Dexter, Andrew Alfred, 1809-1854

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Dates:
Birth 1809
Death 1854

Biographical notes:

Civil engineer promoting development of railroads in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and elsewhere; trained as a civil engineer, Dexter surveyed the first railroad from Charleston, S.C. to Augusta, Ga., 1832-1833, and laid out the town of Aiken, S.C., where he met and married Sarah Williams, ca. 1834; Dexter became a cotton planter in Macon County (Ala.); died of yellow fever, 1854, while surveying a railroad from Mobile to New Orleans; son of Andrew Dexter (1779-1837), a native of Massachusetts who settled on the present site of Montgomery, Ala.

From the description of Andrew Alfred Dexter papers, 1823-1834. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 35619234



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SNAC ID:
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Subjects:

  • Sawmills
  • Railroads

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Places:

  • South Carolina (as recorded)