Dexter H. Purinton, b c 1812, son of George and Deborah; mar. (1) Calista; mar. (2) Nancy Baker Horton, b 28 Jul 1845 Warren RI, dau. of Josiah T. and Lovisa (Adams) Horton; Dexter H. Purinton d Somerset MA 9 Nov 1880. He was listed in census records as an earthenware potter. Nancy Baker (Horton) Purinton mar. (2) 10 Feb 1881 to James Thurston Mosher. They resided in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard, MA. Dexter H. Purinton and wife, Nancy B. Horton, were the parents of one child, a son named Dexter Talbot Purinton b Somerset MA 9 Nov 1869. He also res. Chilmark and was married to Mary Sarah Jennison. In the 1900 census, they had 1 son, Dexter Talbot Purinton, b Chilmark 14 Mar 1896.