Dexter Ware (1797 – 1851)

“DEXTER WARE | DIED | OCT. 20, 1851, | AGED 54.

“I am the resurrec
tion and the life he
that believeth in me
though he were dead,
yet shall he live.”

He was b. Oct. 27, 1797, son of Daniel and Abigail Ware; presented for baptism by his mother Jan. 14, 1798. (Ch. Rec.) He was killed by the cars at Grantville.

He was a surveyor or measurer of wood 1825-34, ’36-40, on the committee to reckon with the town treasurer 1827, ’38, inspecting school committee 1828, ’29, ’37, superintending school committee 1840-43, assessor 1829, ’35, ’42 (elected in 1843 and declined), assistant assessor 1830, ’31, surveyor of highways 1833, selectman 1834,’35, tythingman 1834 ’37-40, field driver and fence viewer 1839. From May 27, 1833-July 13, 1846, he was clerk of the West Precinct, and superintendent of the West Church Sunday school April, 1843 April, 1845. In 1842, ’43 he was on the West Parish (precinct) committee.

He m. May 25, 1826 (int. Apr. 23), Mary Colburn Smith, Captain George and Rebecca Smith, on August 3, 1834, four children of Dexter Ware were bapt. (West Ch. Rec, Rev. Joseph Washburn Sessions, minister.)”

Source:  Epitaphs from Graveyards in Wellesley (Formerly West Needham), North Natick, and Saint Mary’s Churchyard in Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts, by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B., Privately Printed, Boston, 1900, page 65

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