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Dexter, Charlotte

American, 1812 - 1878

Biography
Charlotte Dexter was the daughter of Andrew Dexter [1779-1837] and Charlotte Morton Dexter [1787-1819], married in 1808. Charlotte Morton Dexter, subject of a portrait by Gilbert Stuart now in the NGA [1947.17.104], was the daughter of Perez and Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton of Boston. Mrs. Morton was the author of a novel, The Power of Sympathy, written under the name Philona. Andrew Dexter was a Brown University graduate, lawyer, and nephew of Samuel Dexter, Secretary of War and Secretary of the Treasury (1800). Andrew was president of the Boston Bank. When the bank failed the family moved to Athens, New York. Later, in 1816, Andrew Dexter moved to Montgomery Alabama, where his wife joined him in 1819, but died twelve days after her arrival. Charlotte Morton and Andrew Dexter also had a son, Andrew Alfred Dexter [1809-1853]. [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
Bibliography
1904
Dexter, Perry. Dexter Genealogy, 1642-1904. New York, 1904:122-128, 184-185, 231-232.
1995
Miles, Ellen G. American Paintings of the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 1995: 179-180 (on NGA portrait of Charlotte Morton Dexter (Mrs. Andrew Dexter))
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