Born: Au­gust 13, 1821, Ply­mouth, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: No­vem­ber 13, 1890, New Bed­ford, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: For­est Hills Ce­me­te­ry, Ja­mai­ca Plain, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Dexter gra­du­at­ed from Yale Un­i­ver­si­ty (1840) and An­do­ver The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry (1844), and was a lead­ing au­thor­i­ty on the Pil­grims of Ply­mouth Col­o­ny.

A mem­ber of the North Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in New Bed­ford, Mas­sa­chu­setts, he com­mut­ed to Bos­ton, where he ed­it­ed The Con­gre­ga­tion­alist ma­ga­zine.

His works in­clude:

  1. Thou Art Our Ho­ly Lord
  1. Shepherd of Ten­der Youth