Nathaniel Dexter was born in Kennebunk,York, ME on 14 May 1771 to Isaac and Keziah (Wing) Dexter. By the 1810 census he was 39 years old, living in Fairfax, in Kennebec County ME and had a family as listed on the census:
Nathaniel married Chloe Washburn, who was born 28 June 1777 in Wayne, ME to Japheth (Revolutionary War Patriot and of the line Ephraim4, Joseph3, John2, John1 of Plymouth, Mass) and Priscella (Coombs) Washburn. They were married 12 July 1796 in Winthrop ME. (Birth record taken from Town and Vital Records of Wayne, ME, 1800-1891 from FHL microfilm #0012302; marriage record from Town and Vital Records of Winthrop, ME 1772-1890, from FHL microfilm #0012299.) She was also a descendant of Francis Cook, James Chilton and Mary (Chilton) WInslow, passengers on the Mayflower in 1620 (Ebenezer Washburn, His Ancestors and Descendants by George T Washburn, p.51, 53-55, 105-06). More on this connection later.
Post Card of Winthrop ME in late 1800s.
Name: Bolton Fish
County: Kennebeck CO.
Annual Allowance: 66 00
Sums received: 330 00
Description of service: 9th regiment infantry
Time of decease: 25 Jul 1814
Names of the heirs: Meribah, Ruby, Hiram, Ephraim, David and Nathaniel Fish
When placed on the pension roll: 23 Nov 1817
Commencement of pension: 17 Feb 1815
Ending of pension: 17 Feb 1820
Nathaniel died after Aug 1850 (the1850 Census shows him living in Dover Piscataquis ME with wife Annie in Aug 1850).