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Descended from 

EZRA DEAN, of Plainfield, Conn, and 

Cranston, R. I. 


A reprint of the article on James and Walter Dean, of 
Taunton, Mass., and early generations of their descendants, 
found in Volume 3, New England Historical and Genealog- 
ical Register, 1849. 

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The Deane Family/ 

In the following pages we propose to give an 
account of John and Walter Deane, two brothers 
who emigrated from England, and were among 
the first settlers of Taunton, Mass. We shall 
also present genealogical notices of the early gen- 
erations of their descendants. These accounts 
we shall preface with some facts concerning the 
origin and history of the name, though the lim- 
its of an article like this will allow us to draw 
but sparingly from the materials which we pos- 
sess. Many of the facts withheld have, to per- 
sons bearing the name, quite as high a degree of 
interest as those here presented. 

The name Den, or Dene, which is the ancient 
way of spelling what is now written Deane, 
makes its appearance in England soon after the 
introduction of surnames. It was apparently 
derived from the Saxon word de7i, or de7ie, a 
valley, ^ which word is not yet quite obsolete, be- 

^ The materials from wliich these notices are prepared, 
were furnished by Mr. William Reed Deane of Boston, w lio 
also aided in their compilation. Mr. Deane has, dm'ing tlie 
last few years, acquired a vast amount of valuable informa- 
tion relative to the name in this country and in England ; and 
by an extensive correspondence has accumulated very many 
valuable letters, all tending to illustrate the object of his 
inquiry. — Ed. 

*" The Saxon word den, or dene, signifies a valley or woody 
place ; but is very different from gleii, which signifies a valley 
between hills. A den or dean sinks suddenly from the com- 
mon level of the country, and cannot be seen till the spectator 
is close upon its borders." — Beauties of England and Wales, 
V. 125, note. 

ing preserved in the proper names of certain 
valleys in England, as Taunton Dean, Castle 
Eden Dean, &c. The name was perhaps first 
given to estates that were situated in, or con- 
tiguous to, certain denes, and from the estates 
the name would easily pass to their possessors. 
Fi'om Dene or De7i, at first but different modes 
of spelling the same word, have arisen two sur- 
names, which at the present time are entirely 
distinct, viz. Deane and Denne. Though the 
name is of Saxon origin, it is by no means cer- 
tain that all the families that bear it are so. The 
first person of the name that we have met with 
is Robert de Den or deDene, who was "pincerna, 
butler or sewer " to Edward the Confessor, ^ He 
held estates in Normandy, as well as in England, 
and may have been one of the Norman favorites, 
whom this monarch called around him. From 
him he may have received estates in England 
of sufficiently greater importance than his Nor- 
man heritage to induce him to assume their ap- 
pellation. Confirmatory of this conjecture it 
may be remarked that this family was not de- 
prived of their estates at the Conquest. Another 
person of the name, early met with, is Sir Will- 
iam of Dene, who " was at the time of the Con- 
quest owner of Throwly" in Kent, the seat of 
an ancient " priory of Priors Aliens" suppressed 
2 Hen.V. (1415). ^ The name is found in Hamp- 
shire, 6 Eich. I., (1194) being mentioned in ''a 
suit at law between Ralph de la Dene and Robert 

^ Berry's Genealogies, Kent ; Collins's Peerage, art. Sack- 
ville, II, 263, (ed. 1768) : and Kilbourn's Survey of Kent, 209. 
8 Kilbourn's Survey of Kent, 273. 


de Anvilliers, respecting two virgates of land in 
East Dene, a village of Hampshire, bordering on 
Wilts, towards Salisbury. "^ In Staffordshire 
there was a John de Dene who was sheriff. 34 
and 35 Edw. I. (1306, 1307.)2 In Bucks, " the 
name occurs very early in the Rotuli Hnndred- 
orum. A William de Dene represented High 
Wycombe in Parliament in the reigns of Edward 
the 2nd and Edward the 3rd, and one of the same 
christian and surname was party to a suit at law 
respecting land in Bucks, 1 John. Again Hugh 
de la Dene (9 John) pays a fine for certain tene- 
ments at Cestresham (Cesterham) in that Coun- 
ty." ^ "A member of the knightly family of 
Deane or Dene, of Huntingdonshire, was present 
in the army of Edward the Second at the battle 
of Broughbridge ;* and in the reign of Edward I. 
and Edward II. " there were many distinguished 
knights of the name Dene, who, though it is im- 
possible to identify them with any particular 
families, are fixed to Counties by the valuable 
Roll of Knights, 8 Edward II. of which copies 
are to be seen in the Harleian Collection in the 

1 We here quote from MSS. letters of Rev. John Bathurst 
Deane, F.S.A., of London, Esq., an eminent anticiuary, who 
is, perhaps, better acquainted with the history and genealogy 
of the various families of Deanes in England than any other 
person. We are largely indebted to him for several com- 
munications and documents of great interest ; and hope that 
we may eventually see from him a complete history of the 
different English families of the name. He is the author of 
" The Worship of the Serpent traced," and of several valuable 
papers published in the Transactions of the Antiquarian 

- Fuller's Worthies, i. 144. » Rev. J. B. Deane, MSS. Letters. 

* Ibid. 

British Museum. In that roll there are five 
knights of the name, viz. : 

1. Sir Wm. de Dene, of Essex : Arms, Argent 
a f esse double dancette gules. 

2. Sir Henry de Dene, of Dene, Northampton- 
shire : The same arms with three red crescents 
in chief. 

3. Sir John de Dene, of Huntingdonshire : Ar- 
gent two bars sable, on each bar three crosses pate 

4. Sir John de Dyne (or Deyne), Oxfordshire : 
Or a f esse sable. 

5. Sir John de Dene, Leicestershire : Argent a 
lion rampan t purpure. 

The Gloucestershire (Forest of Dene) family is 
not mentioned in this roll, because Wm. de Dene 
of St. Briavels Castle was bound only to bear 
arms against the Welsh, and in the counties of 
Gloster, Hereford and Worcester, whereas the 
above-named knights were called out against the 
Scots. "1 

In the preceding names, the prevalence of the 
Norman prefix de will be noticed. This particle, 
at first, was generally used in conjunction with 
the name Dene, but as the Saxon element became 
more prominent in English society, it was grad- 
ually abandoned for the Saxon at and its varia- 
tions, which finally became the prevailing prefix. 
Rev. J. B. Deane, F. S. A., furnishes us with 
the following excellent remarks upon the sub- 
ject : "The prefix atte, at or a', is common to 
many old English names, and was chiefly affect- 

1 Rev. J. B. Deane, MSS. letters. 


ed by those who prided themselves upon their 
Saxon descent. The name Deane is reckoned by 
Verstegan among the Saxon famihes, and ac- 
cordingly the prefix at is frequentl}'- found in 
conjunction with it in the 13th and 14th centu- 
ries. In the reign of Henry the Eighth the terri- 
torial prefix vanishes altogether, and the ancient 
name puts on the more plebian form of " Dene " 
without the distinctive particle, which, after the 
abolition of Feudalities by Henry the Seventh, 
had fallen into general desuetude. For when the 
ancient Nobility and Gentry were permitted to 
alienate their estates or to sell them, they, with 
proper regard to their altered circumstance, dis- 
carded the territorial designation, which was but 
a mockery after their estates were gone. What 
at first was a prudent necessity with many noble 
families, became, by degrees, a general fashion, 
even among those who had not alienated their 
property ; and thus generally, throughout the 
kingdom, the Norman prefix de vanished, and 
the Saxon at was absorbed into the family name. 
A few however retained the latter, as A'Court, 
A'Becket, A'Deane, &c. The letter a was intro- 
duced into the name in the reign of Elizabeth, 
and Dene became Deane. "^ "From this prefix 
is derived the comparatively modern name of 
Adeane, which is now borne by some highly re- 
spectable families. "2 There are in England at 
least four distinct families of Deanes, from which 
all the others are ofi'shoots or branches. ^ 

In more modern times, several eminent per- 
sons of the name have flourished in England. 

1 Rev. J. B. Deane, MSS. Letters. « Ibid. « Ibid. 


The four following are said to have been from 
Gloucestershire, and may have belonged to the 
family of " Dene of Dene in the Forest of Dene," 
namely : Henry Dene, Archbishop of Canter- 
bury and Lord Chancellor under Henry VII.; 
Sir Richard Deane, Mayor of London, 1629 ; Ad- 
miral and Major-General Richard Deane, the 
Regicide, who fell in an engagement with the 
Dutch fleet under Van Tromp, June, 1653 ; and 
Sir Anthony Deane, Comptroller of the Navy, 
1666-1688. Of a different family— Dene of Dene- 
lands — was Sir James Deane, a merchant of great 
wealth, who died 1603. " He left the bulk of 
his property in Charities, founded Almshouses 
at Basingstoke which still bear his name and are 
supported solely by estates bequeathed by him to 
trustees for the purpose. He gave legacies to all 
the Hospitals of London, and to every parish in 
which he had either lived or owned property,"^ 
John Deane, who commanded a ship of war in 
the service of Peter the Great of Russia, perhaps 
belonged to Wilford, County Nottingham, Eng- 
land, as he appears to have been buried there. ' 
He is the person who was shipwrecked in De- 
cember, 1710, on Boon Island, on the coast of 
Maine, of which shipwreck he published, in 1711, 
at Boston, a narrative that has been several times 
reprinted. "A letter from Moscow to the Mar- 
quis of Caermarthen, relating to the Czar of 
Muscovy's forwardness in his Navy since his re- 
turn home," published in London, 1699, was 
probably written by him. Edmund Deane, the 
author, and his brother Richard Deane, Bishop 
1 Rev. J. B. Deane, MSS. letters. « Thoroton's Not., I. 117. 


of Ossory in Ireland, were from Yorkshire, 
England. ^ 

Moses Deane, the ancestor of the present Lord 
Muskerry of Springfield Castle, County Limerick, 
Ireland, resided in the beginning of the 17th cen 
tury "in the vicinity of Taunton," Somerset- 
shire, England, "where the Deanes had lived 
for centuries. "2 His son, Matthew Deane, set- 
tled in Ireland, "near the time of Cromwell,"' 
which would be soon after John and Walter 
Deane, also from the vicinity of Taunton, came 
to this country. He purchased large estates in 
Dromore, County Cork, and was created a Baro- 
net by Queen Anne. He died Jan. 10, 1710, aged 
84. The Hon. Sir Matthew Fitzmaurice Deane, 
the present Lord Muskerry, is his great-great - 
great-grandson.* There are now in the posses- 
sion of Lord Muskerry at Springfield Castle the 
portraits of his ancestors, Moses Deane and his 
wife, "dresssed in the style of covenanters."^ 

Previous to the arrival of the brothers John 
and Walter Deane, two persons by the name had 
emigrated to New England, namely, Stephen 
and Rachel, of Plymouth. The latter, who must 
have been a widow, since she left a daughter, 
Martha Deane, came in 1635, and was married at 
Plymouth, Oct. 28, 1636, to Joseph Beedle. The 
former (Stephen) was one of the "pilgrims" or 

» Rev. J. B. Deane, MSS. Letters. 

* MSS. Letters of the late Lady Muskerry, who, as well as 
her husband, was a descendant of Moses Deane. 

' Ibid, and Burke's Peerage. 

* Rev. J. B. Deane, MSS. Letters. 

^ The late Lady Muskerry, MSS. Letters. 


" first comers. " He arrived November, 1621, in 
the second vessel— the Fortune. ^ The passen- 
gers in this vessel are said to have been princi- 
pally composed of persons vv^ho had embarked 
for x^merica the previous year in the Mayflower 
and Speedwell, but remained in England after the 
latter vessel was abandoned. Whether Mr. Deane 
was one of these, or even whether he had been a 
sojourner in Holland, we have no means of 
ascertaining ; as he may have joined the Pilgrims 
in England. He appears to have been a man of 
enterprise, having set up the first corn-mill in 
the Colony. For this he had exclusive right 
granted him in 1632 by the Colony Court, as ap- 
pears by the following record : 

" Stephen Deane desiring to set up a water 
worke to beate Corne uppon the brooke adjoin- 
ing to the towne of Plymouth for the benefit of 
the Commonwealth was referred to the GoV & 
Council for answer who agreed with him uppon 
these following termes I That provided the place 
he made chovce of were no hinderance to a 
grinding mill intended hereafter he might bring 
the worke neere the towne II That he should 
receive one pottle oute of every bushell for toul 
and no more III That in case the said Stephen 
can beate all the Corne that is or shall be used in 
the Colony it shall not be lawful for any other 
to set up a worke of the kind, except it be for 
his owne use, or freely without toll or any other 
consideracion whatsoever to give leave to others 
to make use of the same."^ 

"Afterwards he was allowed to erect a grind- 

1 Plymouth Court Orders, I. ^ Plymoutli Court Orders. I. 


ing mill, but was to surrender his beating mill, "^ 
Jau'y 2, 1633-4:, The Court ordered that he "have 
a sufficient water wheele set up at the charge of 
the Colony, consisti)ig of one foot more depth 
than that he now useth, at or before 27 March— 
the said Stephen finding the Yron worke there- 
unto belonging. "3 Rev. Samuel Deane remarks : 
" The mill was on the town brook, where a mill 
now stands, and on the first dam above the town 
bridge. "2 

Stephen Deane appears to have been unmar- 
ried when he arrived, and to have remained so as 
late as 1627.* He was probably married soon 
after, and it was perhaps for the purpose of erect- 
ing a house upon it, that he bought, in 1627, of 
Philip Delanoy, one acre of land.^ His wife was 
Elizabeth, daughter of widow Mary Ring, but 
whether by Mr. Ring or by a former husband, is 
not known. Mrs. Ring's will is on record at 
Plymouth, dated 1633, in which she makes be- 
quests, among others, to her daughter Elizabeth, 
wife of Stephen Deane, and to a child of Stephen 
Deane. On the 10th March, 1633-4, Mr. Deane 
purchased for £20 of " W"' Bradford, Gent, the 
deputed adm*" of Godbert Godbertson," the dwell- 
ing house and land of the latter in the centre of 
Plymouth Village. ^ Stephen Deane died Sept., 
1631:. The appraisal of his estate, amounting to 
£87 19s. 6d., is on record, viz.: Personal estate 
£45 19s. 6d., Dwelling House and Garden £20, 

1 Thaclier's Plymouth, 86. ^ Plymouth Court Orders, I. 

» Rev. S. Deane, MSS. Papers. 

* See PlymoutJi Court Orders, I. 56. 

5 Ibid, I. 30. « Ibid, I. 


Com Mill £20, Land at Fresh Lake £2 J His 
wife Elizabeth survived him and was married 
Sept. 16, 1635, to Josiah Cooke, afterwards one 
of the first settlers of Eastham. In 1638 Mr. 
Cooke was granted 25 acres of land for Stephen 
Deane's children. These children, whose names 
we elsewhere learn were Elizabeth, Miriam and 
Susannah, appear to have been of age in 1653, as 
in that year Josiah Cooke " came into court and 
did make it appear unto the said Court that he 
had truthfully cleared payed & satisfied whatso- 
ever was due unto the children of Steven Deane 
or any of them."^ Mrs. Elizabeth Cooke died 
about 1687. Her husband died Oct. 17, 1673. 
Elizabeth Deane, daughter of Stephen D., mar- 
ried William Twining, of Eastham. Her sister 
Susannah married 1st at Eastham, April 4, 1660, 
Joseph Rogers, Jr., born at Sandwich July 19, 
1635, son of Lt. Joseph R., one of the passengers 
in the Mayflower. He died at Eastham, Dec. 27, 
1660, and she married 2nd at Eastham, Oct. 28, 
1663, Stephen Snow. Stephen and Elizabeth 
Snow had children, 1, Bathshua, born 1664, 2d, 
Hannah, born 1666, 3d, Micajah, born 1669, 4th, 
Bethiah, born 1672. ^ Miriam Deane, the remain- 
ing daughter of Stephen, was probably never 

John and Walter Deane, who are the progeni- 

1 Plymouth Court Orders, I. 168. ^ ibid, III. 35. 

3 We are indebted to Dr. N. B. Shurtleff for most of the 
facts relative to S. Deane's children. 

* There is a possibility that Miriam Deane may have been a 
daughter-in-law of Stephen, instead of an own daughter, as 
here represented. 


tors of many of those now bearing the names 
Deane and Dean in the United States, came to 
this country about 1637. "They arrived," says 
the late Rev. Samuel Deane, of Scituate, Mass., 
"at Boston first, stopped a year, or nearly, at 
Dorchester, and then came with others to Taun- 
ton."^ It is known that a large portion of the 
early settlers of Taunton, Mass., were originally 
from Taunton, County Somerset, Eng., and its 
vicinity. Miss Elizabeth Poole, who has been 
called the "Virgin Mother" of Taunton, was 
from Taunton, Eng., and so, we know, were 
several others ; and in a document signed, among 
others, by Walter Deane, it is stated that the 
place was called Taunton " in honor and love to 
our dear native country. "^ It had been the tra- 
dition in the family that John and Walter Deane 
came from Taunton, Eng., and this tradition has 
even found its way into print ;^ but the late Rev. 
Samuel Deane, of Scituate, states* that they 
were " from Chard, near Taunton. "^ We know 
not his authority for this statement, nor for the 
one that they stopped a year or nearly at Dor- 
chester, but we think them both correct. We 
know that several of the early settlers of Taun- 
ton were first at Dorchester, and that there are 
Deanes still residing at Chard as well as Taun- 
ton, Eng. The connection of John and Walter 

1 MSS. Papers. 

s Baylies's Plymouth, II. 276. 

^ Columbian Reporter, 1825, and Baylies's Plymoutli, II. 
282, note. 

* In his MSS. Papers, in a letter to William Willis, Esq., 

and in Baylies's Plymouth, IV., appendix, 170. 

^ Chard is about ten miles from Taunton. 


Deane with several families who are known to 
have been from Taunton, and other circum- 
stances, leave little room for doubt that they 
were from that vicinity. Taunton and Chard, 
Somersetshire, Eng., are situate in an extensive 
and fertile valley called Taunton Dean, on the 
river Tone. This "dean " or valley comprehends 
a region about Taunton, very pleasant and popu- 
lous, of some thirty miles in extent, and has 
been represented as exceedingly productive. 
The following proverb, which, according to 
Fuller's Worthies, is current with the inhabi- 
tants, implies, and is meant by them to express, 
a pride in the place of their birth, namely, 
" Where should I be born else than in Taunton 
Dean." In Campbell's Survey of Great Britain 
is the following description : " The vale of Taun- 
ton Dean in respect to its amazing fertility is 
only surpassed by the industry of its inhabitants, 
which is a point that we may affirm to be ex- 
tremely worthy of notice, since it very rarely 
happens in this kingdom or in any other, that 
when, from the natural fecundity of the soil, a 
plentiful subsistence may be had with very little 
labor, the people should nevertheless apply them- 
selves vigorously and steadily to the manual 

We have not yet been able to trace with posi- 
tiveness the ancestry of the brothers in England. 
Rev. John B. Deane, F.S.A., whom we have be- 
fore quoted, inclines to the opinion that John 
and Walter Deane belonged to the family of 
"Dene of Denelands," whose coat of arms we 
have placed at the head of this article. One of 


this family, Thomas Deane, son of James Deane 
of Deauelands, was a resident of New England 
for a while. He was a merchant at Boston as 
early as 1664, and appears to have been a man 
of wealth and consideration. He was a large 
owner of real estate in Boston, Wrentham, and 
perhaps other places in this vicinity. He appears 
to have belonged to the party who desired to 
see the Colony brought more directly under the 
authority of the king ; and when the Commis- 
sioners appointed by Charles II. to regulate the 
affairs of New England, arrived, Mr. Deane 
brought a complaint before them of some injust- 
ice done him when the Charles of Oleron came 
into the port of Boston, in 1661. ^ The Commis- 
sioners prepared to hear his complaint, when the 
General Court of Massachusetts " sent forth a 
herald to sound a trumpet and read a proclama- 
tion with great solemnity in three several places 
in Boston, that in accordance with their dut}^ to 
God, the king, and their constituents, the Gen- 
eral Court will suffer no one to abet his Majesty's 
Commissioners in their proceedings. "^ The 
spirit manifested by Massachusetts at this time 
was much the same as that which eventually 
brought forth the Declaration of Independence. 
In 1678, Mr. Deane was appointed by the English 
Government one of the Commissioners to ad- 
minister an oath to the Governor of Massachu- 
setts, "faithfully to execute the duty required by 
the act of trade. "^ Mr. Deane married, 1st, 

1 Mass. Hist. Coll., XVIII. 88. 

^ Bancroft's History of the United States. 

» Hutchinson's Hist. Mass., I. 397. 


Sarah, dau. of William Browne, Sen. , ^ of Salem, 
and 2d, Anne, dau. of William Farr, of London. 
The children of Mr. Deane by his first wife were, 

1, Sarah, born 1666, married Rev. Dr. Robert 
Woodward, Dean of Sarum,whom she survived ; 

2, Elizabeth, born 1667, probably died early. By 
his wife Anne he had, 3, Thomas, born 1673, 

married 1698, Jane , by whom he had an 

only daughter, Jane, married to Sir John Cullum 
of Norfolk, Bart. 2; 4, Rebecca, born 1677^; 5, 
James ; 6, Samuel, who was living at London, 
1730.* Thomas Deane, the father, returned to 
England about 1678. In 168], he was a merchant 
at London, after which he retired to Freefolk, 
Hants, where he died April 27, 1686, in his 46th 
year. There is a mural tablet to his memory 
and that of his wife Anne, in Freefolk Chapel. ^ 

John and Walter Deane ' ' took up their farms 
on the west bank of the river, about one mile 
from the centre of the present village " of Taun- 
ton.^ Houses occupying the same lots as those 
erected by them, and nearly the exact sites are 
to this day owned and occupied by descendants 
of each. The road which passed their dwellings 

1 Mr. Browne was one of the benefactors of Harvard Col- 
lege, to which he gave largely. 

^ Betham's Baronetage, II. 55, and Rev. J. B. Deane, MSS. 

=* Rebecca and the children preceding her were born at 
Boston, N. E. See Boston Records. 

4 Suffolk Registry of Deeds, Book 77, p. 65. 

^ We are under many obligations to Rev. R. Fitzgerald, 
officiating clergyman at Freefolk Chapel, for a fine drawing 
of this tablet, sent us by the hands of Rev. J. B. Deane, of 

« Rev. S. Deane, MSS. Papers. 


has been called Dean Street to this day. Both 
took the freeman's oath at Plymouth, Dec. 4, 
1638. By a list of the proprietors of Taunton, 
1659, made for a division of lands, we find that 
the families of John and Walter Deane consisted 
of eight persons each. ^ 

There is a tradition among the descendants of 
John and Walter Deane, that a younger brother 
of theirs came to this country after them and 
settled in Connecticut, and that from him was 
descended Hon. Silas Deane, Commissioner to 
France in the time of the Revolution. This tra- 
dition is confirmed by one in the family to which 
Hon. Silas D. belonged, that their first ancestor 
in this country was a brother to tlie two who 
settled at Taunton. We are aware that tradi- 
tions, especially concerning relationship, should 
be received with great caution ; but one like this 
seems to be entitled to some consideration, the 
more so as well-authenticated facts appear to 
indicate friendly intercourse, at least, between 
these widely separated families. There was a 
Thomas Deane in Connecticut, 16-13,2 ^j^q p^g. 
sibly may have been the brother referred to. The 
earliest ancestor of Hon. Silas Deane that we 
can with certainty ascertain, is his great-grand- 
father, James of Stoniugton, Ct., born 1647, who 
may have been a son of the emigrant, and thus a 
nephew of John and Walter. ^ 

1 Baylies's Plymouth, II. 271. 

^ Hinman's First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut, p. 31. 

3 There was a family of Deans in Stamford, Ct., at an early 
day, to which James of Stonington may have belonged. 
Judge Joseph Deane, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who traces his an- 


Hon. Silas Deane^ was a native of Groton, 
Conn., and gradnated with distinguished honors 
at Yale College in 175S. He was one of the dele- 
gates from the State of Connecticut to the first 
Congress in 1774, and one of the most influential, 
able and efficient members of that assembly. He 
was in 1775 solely and exclusively employed by 
the Marine Committee, with extensive power 
and authority, to procure, by purchase or other- 
wise, and to equip and fit out, a large naval 
force ; and may be said to be the " father of the 
revolutionar}^ marine."^ He received on the 2d 
of March, 1776, a commission from the Commit- 
tee of Secret Correspondence as Political and 
Commercial Agent to France, where he arrived 
in June of that year. The instructions of the 
Committee conferred upon him great and ex- 
clusive powers, and authorized him not only to 
operate in France, but in Holland and Great 

cestry to the western part of Connecticut, may be of this 
family. Tliere was also a family wlio settled in Westchester 
County, N.Y., who, though they were probably from Connec- 
ticut, could not have been descendants of James of Stoning- 
ton. Nicholas Dean, Esq., of New York, a gentleman well 
known in that city for his taste in the fine arts, etc., is of this 
family. His son, George F. Dean, Esq., is a writer in the 
American Whig and other periodicals. There was a Samuel 
Dean, Sen., at Jamaica, L. I., in 1660, as appears fi'om 
Thompson's History of Long Island, and a Christoper Dene in 
1685 at Hempstead, L. I., who may have been from Stamford, 
Ct., as many of the first settlers of those places were from that 

1 We are indebted to Horatio Alden, Esq., of Hartford, 
Conn, for several copies of Mr. Deane's address to his country- 
men in 1784, and other documents connected with his mission 
and life. 

^ Memorial to Congress, 1835, 


Britain, and to procure clothing, arms and mili- 
tary accoutrements and munitions of war suffi- 
cient for an army of twenty-five thousand men, 
as also one hundred field-pieces— in which he 
was very successful. 

So entirely satisfactory had been the conduct 
of Mr. Deane in the discharge of his confidential, 
complicated, important, and delicate duties in 
Europe, that he was, on the 26th of September, 
1776, chosen by Congress to be one of their am 
bassadors, in conjunction with Dr. Franklin and 
Mr. Jefferson, to transact the business of the 
United States at the court of France. Mr. Jef- 
ferson declining. Congress appointed Arthur Lee, 
Esq., at that time in England. Dr. Franklin 
and Arthur Lee, Esq., joined Mr. Deane at Paris 
on the 22d of December of that year, and com- 
menced the discharge of their duties on the 28th 
of that month, when they had their first audience 
with the Count de Vergennes, the prime minister 
of France. ^ 

The Commissioners, with an ability and zeal 
which was probably never exceeded under similar 
circumstances, accomplished the leading object 
of their appointment, and succeeded in negotiat- 
ing treaties with France which were signed at 
Paris on the 6th of February, 1778. 

It is believed, without detracting from the 
merits of his great and distinguished colleagues, 
tliat Mr. Deane, from his previous confidential 
intercourse with the French ministry, the 
marked confidence which they reposed in him 

^ Diplomatic Correspondence, Vol. I. p. 250. 


individually, and the knowledge he had thereby 
attained, is entitled to his full share of credit in 
negotiating this important treaty.^ 

It was by Mr. Deane that the services of the 
great Lafayette were engaged in the cause of the 
colonies, and his name is thus connected with 
one of the most brilliant incidents in our his- 
tory. 2 

Mr. Deane was recalled by an order passed by 
Congress in December, 17YY ; he arrived in Phila- 
delphia in July, 1778. He found that he was 
not in favor with Congress, and various charges 
were made against him which were never sub- 
stantiated. He had a large and just claim upon 
our government, which was not allowed during 
his lifetime, and not until 1835 was the claim 
allowed to his heirs. Mr. Deane died at Deal in 
England, August 23, 1789. 

James Deane of Stonington, Ct., was also the 
ancestor of Rev. Barzillai Deane ( grad. Yale 
College, 1737), who preached awhile at New 
Milford, Ct., and afterwards went to England 
for Episcopal Orders, but died on the voyage ; 
Rev. Seth Deane ( grad. Yale College, 1738 ), of 
Rindge, N. H., and afterwards of Kilhngly, Ct., 
where he died; Judge James Dean (grad. 
Dartmouth College, 1773, died 1823 ), of West- 
moreland, N. Y. ; Prof. James Dean, LL.D. 
(grad. Dartmouth College, 1800, died 1849), of 
BurHngton, Vt.;^ Hon. Ezra Dean, of Wooster, 

1 See Memorial to Congress in 1835. 

3 See Diplomatic Correspondence, and North American 
Review, Oct., 1831, pp. 472, '3. 

3 See N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg., III. 197. 


Ohio, M. C. 1841-1845 ; Rev. David Smith, D. 
D., of Durham, Ct., and Dr. James Deane, ^ of 
Greenfield, Mass., a geologist, who has made val- 
uable additions to our scientific knowledge, espe- 
cially concerning the footprints of birds in the 
red sandstone formation of the Connecticut val- 
ley. There were many thrilling events in the 
life of Judge Dean of Westmoreland. Being in- 
tended by his parents as a missionary to the 
Indians, he was placed by them in his youth in 
the family of an Oneida chief in order to learn 
the language and habits of that people. At a 
proper age he entered Dartmouth College, and 
after leaving it prepared himself for the ministry, 
and preached one or two sermons ; but the revo- 
lutionary war opened to him another field of 
labor. "At the time that the troubles thickened 
between England and her American colonies, he 
was employed by the Colony of New Hampshire 
to visit the Canadian Indians, and win them to 
the side of the colonies. He was in Canada when 
the battle of Lexington was fought, and soon 
after left, traversing the length of Lake Cham- 
plain in a bark canoe, with an Indian blanket 
for a sail. Soon after he entered the service of 
the United States as Agent of Indian Affairs, 
and so remained through the revolutionary war, 
and at its close was Interpreter in the negotiation 
of many Indian treaties with the tribes residing 
along the upper lakes. "^ An incident in his life 

* We are under obligations to Dr. Deane for copies of valu- 
able early records relating to the family of James Deane of 
Stonington, Ct. 

~ MSS. Letter of Hon. J. A. Spencer, of Utica, N. Y., whose 
wife, Electa, is a daughter of Judge Dean. 


"which furnishes a parallel to the rescue of 
Captain Smith by Pocahontas, in the early days 
of Virginia," is graphically described by William 
Tracy, Esq., in his Lectures.^ 

The following facts are known concerning 
John and Walter Deane, respectively, and their 

(I) I. JoHN,^ was born about 1600, having died 
between April 25 and June 7, 1660, "aged sixty 
years or thereabouts. "^ His wife, who was 
named Alice, survived him, and was probably 
living as late as 1668, as she is mentioned in a 
grant of the Plymouth Court, June 1st, of that 
year. 3 Mr. Deane was "of the grand inquest, 
from Taunton, 1640."^ The following extract 
from his will shows that he possessed the Puritan 
feeling in regard to religion : 

"Item, My will is that these my Overseers 
with the Consent of my Wife shall in Case heer 
be no Settled Ministry in Taunton ; they shall 
have full power to sell either the whole or a parte 
of these my Housings and Lauds, soe as my 
Children and Posteritie may remove elsewhere, 
where they may enjoy God in his Ordinances."^ 
The inventory of his Estate amounted to £334, 
18s. « 

An anecdote has been preserved by tradition 
concerning Mr. Deane, that at one time he came 

1 Tracy's Lectures, p. 16, where will be found a very full 
account of Judge Dean. The anecdote is copied by Stone into 
his Life of Brant. Did sjDace allow we would copy it here. 

8 Will Plym. Pr. Rec. II. 61. » Baylies's Plym. II. 273. 

4 Rev. S. Deane, MSS. Papers. 

6 Plym. Prob. Rec. II. 61. « Ibid. 


near losing his life, while out on a hunting ex- 
cursion alone. Perceiving through the bushes 
some Indians cautiously approach, evidently 
with the purpose of capturing or killing him, 
and that they were but a short distance from 
him, the thought suddenly struck him of mak- 
ing it appear as though he were in the company 
of a number of others. This he did by exclaim- 
ing loudly, " Eush on, boys, and we'll have 
them," at the same time firing his gun and rush- 
ing forward. The stratagem succeeded, and 
the wild men of the woods scattered, permitting 
him to return home unmolested. No autograph 
of John Deane is known to be in existence. 

(I) II. Walter, 1 was born, according to Rev. 
S. Deane, " in Chard, Eng., between 1615 and 
1620. "1 If he was 21 years old, as is probable, 
when he took the freeman's oath, he could not 
have been born later than 1617. Rev. Wm. 
Cogswell, D. D. , has ascertained that he married 
a daughter of Richard Strong, of Taunton, Eng- 
land, who came to New England with her 
brother, Elder John Strong, afterwards of North- 
ampton, in the Mary and John, 1630.2 We were 
before aware that Walter Deane and John Strong 
were brothers-in-law, as the former in two dif- 
ferent deeds, dated 1691, calls the latter his 
"brother."^ His wife in 1693, was named 
Eleanor. She joins with him in making a con- 

1 Rev. S. Deane, MSS. Papers. 

° Appendix to Hitclicock's Sermon at tlie funeral of Mrs. 
Joanna Strong, 9. 

» Bristol Reg. Deeds, I. 153, and III. 390. 


veyance, August 20th of that year, ^ which is the 
latest date at which we can learn that either was 
living. Mr. Deane was a tanner by trade. ^ No 
will or settlement of his estate is on record. We 
know the names of but three of his children, 
though from the document before quoted it is 
probable that in 1659 he had six. The remaining 
three may have been daughters. If they were 
sons they must have died early or removed from 
Taunton. We have met with no persons by the 
name more likely to have been his sons than 
John (d. 1727), and William (married 1677), of 
Dedham, Mass. ; and perhaps Jonas (d. 1697), of 
Scituate, Mass. James, of Stonington, Ct. , before 
referred to, if not a nephew, may have been a 
son. From John, of Dedham, is descended Rev. 
William Dean, now Baptist Missionary in China, 
and Dr. Oliver Dean, of Boston. There is prob- 
ably a connection between the Taunton and Ded- 
ham Deans, though the exact relationship is not 

Walter Deane was deputy to the Plymouth 
Court 1640,^ and selectman of Taunton, 1679 to 
1686, inclusive.* He was a prominent man in 
the Town Affairs. When the Cape Towns invited 
the inhabitants of Taunton to come to them with 
their movable property for protection during 
Philip's War, Mr. Deane was one of the persons 
appointed to decline their invitation, and return 
thanks for their kindness. The original of their 
letter, with the signatures in good preservation, 

1 Bristol Reg. of Deeds,VII. 351. =*Ibid I. 152. 

* Plym. Court Orders, I., and Baylies's Plym., I. 307. 

* Plymouth Court Orders, VI. 


is in the Library of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, Hinckley Papers, Vol. I., No. 3. There 
is another autograph of Walter Deane pre- 
served, attached to an Inventory of the estate 
of William Crewe, June 14, 1672. It will be 
noticed that he spells his name with a final e. 
This, as we observe in all the records of in- 
struments signed by them, was the invaria- 
ble way in which he and his brother John 
wrote their names. The majority of their 
descendants, however, have omitted the e. * 

JoHN,i (1) who m. ^hce , had 

{i\) I. John. 2 Settled at Taunton. He was 
b. about 1639, having d. at Taunton Feb. 18, 
1716-17, a. 77.2 jj^ jg buried in the graveyard 
on Sumner (or Neck-of-Land ) Street, Taunton. 
Tradition asserts that he was the first white child 
born in Taunton. 3 Hem. Nov. 7, 1663, Sarah, 
dan. of Dea. Samuel Edson of Bridge water. She 
probably survived him. He died during the 
"Great Snow," as it is called. The snow was so 
deep that it prevented travelling, and there is a 
tradition that Mr. Deane lay dead in his house 
for a long time before his death was known to 
his neighbors. 

(/o) II- Thomas. 2 Settled at Taunton. He 
He m. Jan. 5, 1669, Katharine Stephens. His 
will was proved July 15, 1697. His widow, Kath- 

^ The name Dean (without the finale) is generallj- thouglit 
to be derived from the title of the church dignitary, and pos- 
sibly in some families this may have been tlie origin. Lower, 
in his English Surnames, derives it from both the church 
dignitary and the valley. 

^ Gravestone. ^ Rev. S. Deane, MSS. Papers. 


arine, survived him. Her will was proved June 
12, 1726-7. A book which belonged to Katharine 
Stephens is now in the possession of one of her 

(5) III. Israel, 2 "was a lieutenant in Philip's 
war, and was in the great Narragansett Fight. "^ 
He d. unmarried. Will dated Aug. 7, 1677. 

(g^g) IV. IsAAC.2 Settled at Taunton. Hem. 
Jan. 24, 1867, Hannah, dau. of James Leonard. 
His will was proved April 11, 1710. Wife Han- 
nah, executrix. Being a relative of the wife of 
Sergeant Thomas Jeffrey of New Haven, he dwelt 
in his youth in their family. Sergeant Jeffrey 
was the "highest" military officer in New Haven , 
and "appears to have had the defence of the town 
under his charge. All questions in regard to 
f ortif ying, &c. , were referred to him." ^ Sergeant 
Jeffrey, at his death, left Isaac Deane a legacy of 
ten pounds, which, from the following curious 
record, appears to have been paid to him before 
he was of age, by Mr. Thomas Trowbridge, who 
had the settlement of Sergeant Jeffrey's es- 
tate : 

"Lief tenant James Wyate, together with the 
■widow Alice Deane of Taunton, Doe both of 
them joyntly and severally stand bound unto the 
Govr and Court of New Plymouth in the summe 
of twenty pounds; to save the Court harmless 
and undamnif yed by their p'mitting of a Legacye 
of Ten Pounds to be payed by Thomas Trow- 

1 Rev. S. Deane, MSS. Papers. 

2 Thomas R. Trowbridge, Esq., MSS. Letters. He derives 
his information from the New Haven Records. 


bridge of New Haven unto Isaac Deane of Taun- 
ton the said Isaac Deane being under age."i 

(7) V. Nathaniel, ^ died without issue, between 
1660 and 1677. 

(8) VI. Elizabeth, 2 b. about 1650, having d 
1734, a. 84. She married Josiah Edson, Esq., of 
Bridgewater, son of Dea. Samuel E. He died 
1734, a. 83, leaving a large estate. He "gave 
lands to the town, and to the south parish, where 
he lived, for the maintenance of schools, com- 
monly called the school lands. "^ "They left no 

Walter, ^ (2) of Taunton, had 

(a^g) I. Joseph,^ "cordwainer,"* of Taunton, 
1684, 6 of Dighton, 1728. « He died between Dec. 
3, 1728, and Feb. 11, 1728-9, leaving a widow 
Mary.' In 1688, Bartholomew Tipping is called 
his "brother-in-law. "8 

(I §) II. Ezra 2 Settled at Taunton. He mar- 
ried Dec. 17, 1676, Bethiah, daughter of Dea. 
Samuel Edson, of Bridgewater. He died between 
Oct. 28, 1727, and Feb. 15, 1732. ^ 

(iJ) III. Benjamin. 2 Settled at Taunton. He 
married Jan. 6, 1680-1, Sarah Williams. He died 
between Feb. 2, 1722-3, and April 14, 1725. i« 

John, 2 (3) of Taunton, son of John,i had 

(12) I. Samuel. 3 Settled at Taunton, of the 
church at which place he was deacon. He was 
born Jan, 24, 1666-7, and died Oct. 1, 1731, in his 

1 Plyni. Records. ^ Mitchell's Bridgewater. 151. » Ibid. 
< Bristol Reg. Deeds. I. 63. « Bristol Reg. Deeds, I. 63. 
« Bristol Prob. Rec, V. 202. ' Bristol Prob. Rec, V. 202. 
8 Bristol Reg. Deeds, I., 60. » Bristol Prob. Rec, Vll. 286. 
10 Bristol Prob. Rec. V. 62, 72. 


65th year. His widow Sarah died at Norton, 
"before midnight," Oct. 15, 1741, in her 74th year. 
Their children were, 1, Sarah, * b. Oct. 15, 1694, 
died early; 2, Bethiah,^ b. Jan. 7, 1697, d. Oct, 12, 
1778, m. Samuel Clapp, who d. June 13, 1772, in 
his 80th year. They were the grandparents of 
Hon. Asa Clapp (d. 1848), of Portland, Maine, 
whose daughter, Eliza W., is the wife of Hon. 
Levi Woodbury, one of the Justices of the U. S. 
Supreme Court; 3, Samuel, ^ b. Oct. 17, 1700, m. 
1st, Mary Avery, 2d, Rachel D wight, 3d, widow 
Margaret King. By Rachel, he was the father 
of the late Rev. Samuel Deane,^ S. T. D., of 
Portland, Maine, who was born at Dedham, Aug. 
30, 1733, graduated at Harvard College, 1760, and 
in 1763, became a tutor there, which situation he 
retained till 1764, when he was settled at Fal- 
mouth (now Portland), Maine. ^ While at Cam- 
bridge, he composed an English poem, which, 
with other complimentary effusions from those 
connected with the University, was printed and 
presented to George III., on his accession to the 
throne. "He also published several other poems, 
the longest of which was Pitch wood Hill," evi- 
dently suggested by Dyer's Grongar Hill. "His 
largest work, and one to which he was most 

1 William Willis, Esq., of Portland, author of the History of 
that town, has in preparation and will soon publish, a new 
edition of Rev. Mr. Smith's journal, to which will be appended 
notes and extracts from the diary of Doctor Deane, with 
notices of both Dr. Deane and Mr. Smith, with engraved por- 
traits of both. It will be an octavo volume, of about 500 pages, 
and will be well worthy the attention of the public, and 
especially of those who may have known these ministers, or 
are interested in the history of that town. 


devoted, and which will longest preserve his 
memory, is his 'Georgical Dictionary, or New 
England Farmer,' first published in 1790. Besides 
the foregoing works, the Dr. published an Ora- 
tion delivered July 4, 1793, an election sermon, 
delivered in 1794, two discourses to the young 
men of his parish, and some other sermons. He 
was a man of good personal appearance, and of 
grave and dignified deportment, but in hours of 
relaxation he was fond of indulging in social con- 
versation, which he enlivened with pleasantry 
and wit."^ He married in 1766, Eunice Pearson, 
who died Oct. 14, 1812, aged 87, without issue. 
He died Nov. 12, 1814, aged 81. 

William, 4 b. Aug. 19, 1702, m. Dec. 17, 1730, 
Esther Avery, b. Aug. 7, 1704, d. May 9, 1773, 
aged 68. He d. Oct. 26, 1773, aged 71. His wife 
was a daughter of William Avery, who resided 
in the "Avery House," of which an engraving is 
to be seen in Barber's Hist. Coll. of Mass. Mr. 
Deane had, in 1728, built him a house at Mans- 
field, then called Norton, and originally a part of 
Taunton, which house is now standing and occu- 
pied by his descendants; but at his marriage, it 
probably needed some preparation before it was 
deemed ready to receive his bride, and he 
returned to Norton without her. A letter written 
by him to her, dated "Norton January ye 25 
1730-31" is now in the hands of one of his descend- 
ants, couched in very affectionate language, in 
which he says, "there has been long absence and 
great distance betwixt us and I shall mind you 
with a return to you on Thursday, the second 

» Willis' Hist, of Portland, II. 232. 


day of February next." The absence of four 
weeks was undoubtedly long to him under those 
circumstances, and to us moderns it would be 
equally so; but the "great distance" of which he 
speaks, and which was then undoubtedly a very 
hard day's journey, and perhaps more than one, 
is now traversed by the railroad cars in less than 
forty minutes, there being a stopping-place within 
a stone's throw of each of the houses. It has 
been said that he brought her home, with her 
fitting out, on an ox-sled. 

A pair of spectacles made in 1749, which were 
worn by him, is preserved. Hisson John,^ mar- 
ried Abigail White, Sept. 19, 1769. They were 
the parents of Rev. Samuel Deane,® of Scituate, 
Mass., who graduated at Brown University, in 
1805. He died Aug. 9, 1834, aged 50, after having 
been the pastor of the second church in that town 
twenty-four years, the early part of which period 
as colleague with Rev. Dr. Barnes. He married 
Stella, daughter of the late Hon. Seth Washburn, 
of Raynham, Mass., and left one son, now a res- 
ident of St. Louis, Mo., and two daughters. 

•'In the mind of Mr. Deane the qualities of 
strength and beauty were happily united. His 
genius was essentially poetical. An imagination 
exceedingly productive; a sensibility thrilling at 
a touch; a cultivated taste; a susceptibility to the 
pleasures of music rarely excelled; a true sympa- 
thy with Nature and with Man; these were all 
properties which were obvious in him upon even 
a moderate degree of intimacy."^ His attempts 

1 From obituary in Chr. Reg., Aug. 23, 1834. 



at poetical composition were not numerous. He 
delivered a Poem entitled, "The Populous Vil- 
lage," before the Philermenian Society of Brown 
University, in 1826, which was published, and 
also a satirical Poem on "Some Literary Errors 
of the age," before another literary society con- 
nected with that institution. "For History he 
had a decided predilection, and he indulged it. 
There were not many better versed than he in the 
Colonial History of Plymouth and Massachusetts. 
His History of Scituate affords evidence of re- 
search and talent highly respectable. "^ Mr. 
Deane had gathered much of the early genealogy 
of this family, and from his manuscript notes 
were we first induced to look further into its his- 
tory, and to make more complete what he had 
thus begun. All the ancestors of Rev. Samuel 
Deane in this country, were deacons, excepting, 
perhaps, John, the first, and all of their wills, 
including his, are on record. 

A brother of Rev, Samuel Deane, Mr. Jacob 
Deane,® of Manfiseld, now living in the house 
built by his grandfather William, in 1728, mar- 
ried Mehitable, dau. of Rev. Wm. Reed, of Eas- 
ton, and is the father of William Reed Deane,'' 
of Boston, one of the compilers of these notices. 
John Deane, another brother of the Rev. Samuel, 
settled in Norton, and was the father of John 
Deane, who resides in Dedham, and is master 
, fli/^of transportation in Boston, for the Taunton 
r^/^ "^^ranch Railroad. 5, Nathan,'* m. Elizabeth 
'^ Nicholson, who d. July 17, 1741, in her 23d year. 

1 From obituary in Chr. Reg., Aug. 23, 1834. 


He d. July 11, 1741, in his 3Yth year. 6, Isaac, ^ 
d. April 27, 1734, in his 28th year, unmarried. 

(13) II. Sarah, 3 b. Nov. 9, 1668, m. Maj. Jon- 
athan Howard, of Bridge water. 

(14) III. John, 3 b. July 26, 1670, d. Aug. 6, 

(15) IV. Mehitable,3 b. Oct. 9, 1671, m. 
Joseph Wilbore. 

(16) V. JoHN,3 b. Sept. 18, 1674, d. July 31, 
1724, in his 50th year. His widow Hannah, d. 
July 15, 1748, in her 7lst year. 

(17) VI. Elizabeth, 3 b. March 15, 1676, d. un- 
married, March 15, 1749, aged 73. 

(18) VII. Mary, 3 b. July 15, 1680, m. Seth 

(19) VIII. Susannah, 3 b. Aug. 13, 1683, d. un- 
married, about 1716. 

(20) IX. Israel, 3 b. Aug. 4, 1685, m. March 
20, 1704-5, Katharine Bird, of Dorchester. He 
died July 14, 1719, in his 34th year. His wife 
survived him. 

Thomas, ^ (4) son of John, ^ had 

(21) I. Thomas, 3 b. Feb. 1, 1670-1, d. Feb. 26, 

(22) II. Hannah, 3 b. Jan. 14, 1671-2, d. un- 
married, about 1750. 

(23) III. Thomas, 3 b. about 1673, having d. 
Sept. 10, 1747, in his 74th year. He was mar- 
ried Jan. 7, 1696, by Rev. Peter Thacher, to 
Mary, daughter of John Kingsley, of Milton, 
Mass. She d. Feb. 1, 1749-50, in her 74th year. 
From them was descended Hon. Josiah Dean, ^ 
(d. 1818) of Raynham, Mass., M. C. 1807-9. 

(24) IV. Deborah, 3 m. John Tisdale. 


(25) V. Katharine, 3 m. April 17, 1710, Dea. 
Samuel Leonard. Their daughter, Hazadiah, m. 
Rev, John Wales, the first pastor of the church 
at Raynham ; their daughter Prudence, m. Rev. 
Peres Fobes, LL.D,, its second pastor, and their 
daughter Nancy, m. Rev. Simeon Doggett, who 
has also been settled at Raynham, There 
seems to have been a kind of hereditary charm 
in the daughters of this family, by whose 
wand the several ministers of the town of Rayn- 
ham have been enchanted for three genera- 
tions. Rev. Samuel Wales, D,D,, Professor of 
Divinity in Yale College, was a son of the 
above Rev. John. ^ Hon. John Wales, who 
was recently chosen by the Legislature of 
Delaware a member of the U. S. Senate, in place 
of Hon. Mr. Clayton, appointed Secretary of 
State, is a son of Prof. Samuel, and thus the 6th 
generation in descent from John Deaue. 

(26) VI. Lydia,3 m. George Hall. 

(27) VII. Mercy, 3 m. Daniel Wilhams. 

(28) VIII, Elizabeth, 3 b, about 1688, having 
d, March 18, 1758, aged 70. She m. Dec. 4, 1707, 
Dea. Benjamin Williams, who d, Jan. 10, 1757, 
aged 71. 

Isaac, 2 (6) son of John,i had 

(29) I. Alice, 3 b. Nov. 20, 1678, m. Feb. 1, 
1699-1700, John King of Raynham. 

(30) II. Abigail, 3 b. Nov. 16, 1680, m. 


(31) III, Hannah, 3 b. April 24, 1683, m. 


1 See Rev. Dr. Fobes's account of the Leonard Family. 
Mass. Hist. Coll. Ist ser. III. 174. 


(32) IV. Nathaniel, 3 b. April 25, 1685. 

(33) V. Jonathan. 3 

(34) VI. Abiah.3 

(35) VII. Deborah. 3 

^J Joseph, ^ (9) son of Walter, ^ had 

(36) I, Joseph. 3 From him was descended 
John G. Deane,6 Esq. (d. 1839), of Ellsworth 
and Portland, a prominent writer on the N. E. 
Boundary Question. 

(37) II. Samuel, 3 died without issue. 

(38) III. James, 3 died about 1750. Wife Mary. 

(39) IV. Sarah, 3 m. Reed. 

Ezra, 2 (lO) son of Walter, i had 

(40) I. Bethiah,3 b. Oct. 14, 1677, d. Nov. 27, 

(41) II. Ezra, 3 b. Oct. 14, 1680, was twice mar- 
ried. His wife Abigail, survived. He was a 
physician, and resided in Taunton. His family 
was remarkable for its longevity. The following 
is an extract from a communication published in 
the Columbian Reporter, a newspaper printed in 
Taunton, 1825. We know not the name of the 
writer. "Dr. Ezra Dean's children were : 1, Ezra, 
died at the age of 89 years; 2, Theodora, 100; 3, 
Abijah [Abigail?], 95; 4, Bethiah, 96; 5, Nehe- 
miah, 90; 6, James, 90; 7, Seth, 88; 8, Solomon, 
61; 9, Elkanah, 87; 10, William, now (1825) 
hving, aged 94; 11, George, 86; 12, Elisha, 83; 13, 
Nathaniel, 25 ; 14, Esther, now (1825) Hving, 
aged 92; 15, Prudence, 80; 16, Stephen, 51; united 
ages, 1307. Eleven of the family lived more than 
1000 years, two of whom are now (1825) living. 
Theodora Dean lived to see her children to the 
fifth generation, and was the mother of the late 


Dr. Job Godfrey,^ of Taunton, who was eminent 
in his profession for more than half a century." 

(42) III. Samuel,3 b. April 11, 1681, d. Feb. 
16, 1682-3. 

(43) IV. Seth,3 b. June 3, 1683. Settled at 
Taunton. From him is descended Rev. Paul 
Dean,® formerly of Boston, now of Easton, Mass., 
who has published a course of Lectures on the 
Final Restoration of all men, and various occa- 
sional sermons; also, Amos Dean,® P]sq., of Al- 
bany, N. Y., author of the Philosophy of Human 
Life, Lectures on Phrenology, &c. 

(44) V. Margaret, 3 m. Shaw. 

(45) VI. Ephraim,3 m. Mary Allen, of Reho- 
both. Their son Ezra,'* m. Jemima, dau. of Da- 
vid Allen, and was the father of Dr. Ezra,^ late 
of Biddeford, Maine, now of Cambridge, Mass., 
who m. 1st, Sarah, dau. of Rev. Paul Coffin, D. 
D., of Buxton, Maine, 2d, Mary, dau. of Rev. 
Silas Moody, of Kennebuiikport, Maine, and by 
the latter, the father of Mr. Charles® Deane,^ of 
Boston, Mass., firm of Waterston, Pray & Co., 
who m. Helen, dau. of Robert Waterston, Esq. 

Benjamin, 2 (ii) son of Walter, ^ had 

(46) I. Naomi, 3 b. Nov. 1, 1681, d. Jan. 6, 

* The Proprietors" Records of Taunton, are now in the pos- 
session of a son of this person, Mr. Job Godfrey, of Taunton, 
to \%honi we would return thanks for his kindness in permit- 
ting us to avail ourselves of the assistance of these valuable 
records. A daughter of Mr. G. married Mr. Henry A. Dean, 
of this city, a descendant of Walter. 

* We would acknowledge our obligations to this gentleman 
for important suggestions and aid in preparing this article. 


(47) II. Hannah,3 b. Dec. 26, 1682, m. 


(48) III. Israel, 3 b. Feb. 2, 1684-5, d. March 
27, 1760, m his 76th year. His widow, Ruth, d. 
April 18, 1769, in her 80th year. 

(49) IV. Mary,3 b. June 15, 1687, m. 


(50) V. Damaris,3 b. Sept. 4, 1689, m. Matthew 

(51) VI. Sarah,3 b. Aug. 30, 1692, m. 


(52) VII. Elizabeth,^ b. March 26, 1694-5, m. 

(53) VIII. Mehitable,3 b. June 9, 1697, m. 

(54) IX. Benjamin,^ b. July 31, 1699, d. Jan. 
6, 1785, in his 86th year. He m. Zipporah Dean, 
dau. of John D. [ (16) V.] She died Sept. 27, 
1778, in her 75th year. 

(55) X. Ebenezer,3 b Feb. 24, 1701-2, d. July 
30, 1774. He married Rachel Allen, who d. March 
3, 1768, in her 75th year. He and his son Joshua, ^ 
"marched in the same army in the defense of their 
country in the old French war."^ Joshua,'* had 
a son Joseph,^ who "was frequently out during 
the Revolutionary war, and had the command of 
a company that was called out to support the 
Courts during Shay's rebellion.'" This Joseph^ 
was the father of Rev. Artemus® Dean ( grad. U. 
C. 1803), of New Windsor, N. Y., now living, and 
his brother, the late Rev. Joshua® Dean (grad. 
B. U. 1809), of Groton, N. Y. 

1 Rev. Artemas Dean, MSS. Letters. * Ibid. 


(56) XI. Lydia,3 b. Dec. 11, 1704. 

(57) XII. JosiAH,3 b. Oct. 23, 1707, d. March 
23, 1709-10. 

Note. — We have here given the first three gen- 
erations of this family. Our notes upon the later 
generations are very full, comprehending several 
thousand descendants. We mention this for the 
benefit of those who may be interested. 



Descendants of Jonathan Dean 

With some account of his Ancestors. 

The first ancestor of whom we have any pos- 
itive record is William Deane, who died in 1634, 
and whose will at London, probated in October, 
1634, and dated 22 July, 1634, is copied entire, 
and preserved in volume 51, of New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register, page 432. 
From a genealogical chart of the Dean family, 
late in the possession of John W. Dean Hall, 
librarian of the Old Colony Historical Society, at 
Taunton, Mass., it appears that the father of this 
William Deane was Walter Deane, of South 
Chard, Somersetshire, England, who died in 1591. 
The children of William were William, Isaac, 
Thomas, Susan, Eleanor, Elizabeth, John, Wal- 
ter, and Margerie. The younger sons, John and 
Walter, came to Boston in 1637, stayed a year at 
Dorchester, and then settled at Taunton, Mass. 
From these two brothers have descended many 
of the Deans now found in all parts of the United 

The first three generations of descendants of 
John and Walter Deane are quite fully given in V, 

the third volume of the New England Historical 
and Genealogical Register, which article is re- 


printed entire in the first part of this book, but 
the authors of that article were not able at that 
time to trace the whole family of Walter Deane, 
nor has it ever been clearly traced so far as we 
have been able to learn. It is known that in 
1659 his family consisted of eight persons, which 
would indicate the existence of six children at 
that date. Only three are known, and their 
descendants named in the printed record, viz.: 
Joseph, Ezra, and Benjamin, all of Taunton, 
Mass. The inference is that the other three were 
either daughters, or that they died in infancy or 
removed from Taunton and so were lost trace of, 
William Eeed Deane and John Ward Deane 
admit that James Deane, of Stonington, Conn., 
may have been a son of Walter. After a careful 
examination of the evidence attainable at this 
late day, I am satisfied that James of Stoning- 
ton, was the son of Walter of Taunton, and I 
think from conversations had with John Ward 
Deane of Boston, that he became convinced of 
the truth of this statement from facts brought 
to light after his article was printed. 

I will proceed to enumerate some of the later 
acquired data which lead to the conclusion enun- 
ciated. Benjamin Fish of New York City, and 
Mystic, Conn., whose mother was a Deane de- 
scendant of James Deane of Stonington i, has 
given much attention to the Dean genealogy, 
and largely aided John Ward Deane and Wil- 
liam Reed Deane in the preparation of their rec- 
ord. He long had in his possession (now held by 

^ The line is as follows: Walter^, James*, James*, John*, 
James^, Prudence *(married Asa Fish), Benjamin Fish'. 


his nephew, John Dean Fish of New York ) a 
small account book which at one time belonged 
to James^ (Born 31 October, 1674), son of James^ 
of Stonington, which in a letter of April 12, 
1898, he describes as follows: "The book is 
about 4^ inches long, by 3^ inches wide and an 
inch thick ; binding of oak wood and covered 
with leather. It commences in the year 1696, 
but the ink and paper were excellent, and all 
records are perfectly legible. There are some 
entries up to 1705. I copy from this book : 
* Memorandum of things which my father had 
don in the year 1696-7. To money which my 
father had whin he wint to Tanton, 12^- The 
wait of iron which I took of my father was 287fb. 
I returned 1485).' The Tisdales of Taunton have 
always been in the iron trade. James^ Dean in 
all probability learned his trade of his father-in- 
law. I first called the attention of W. R. Dean 
of the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Society, saying that I guessed that the wife of 
the first James was Sarah Tisdale, and he made 
the investigation and ascertained the fact. The 
first James Deane apparently came into posses- 
sion of some property about the year 1696-7. 
Was it not his inheritance of Walter's estate ? 
Walter was living in 1693. James went to ' Tan- 
ton' in 1696-7, and during that year closed up 
his matters of business in Stonington, leaving 
his son James^ in possession of the homestead, 
and moved to Plainfield, where he bought a 
great territory. He was the first Town Clerk 
there and the penmanship of the old gentleman 
is excellent. He must have received a good edu- 


cation for the time in which he lived. If James 
learned his trade of John Tisdale, he must have 
been a very young man v^hen he entered on his 
seven years' apprenticeship. It is hardly prob- 
able that he strayed away from England alone 
and without a trade, and came as a waif to 
Taunton and there married the daughter of the 
respectable, if not aristocratic John Tisdale. Is 
it not more reasonable to think, that being the 
son of Walter, he and Sarah Tisdale were school- 
mates, and in their youth made up the promise 
true ? In fact, it seems that there is no place to 
put James but in the roll of Walter's children, 
and in this view the late William Reed Deane 
concurred without a doubt." 

So well convinced was Benjamin Fish, that his 
ancestor, James^ of Stonington, was a son of 
Walter^ of Taunton, Mass., that when he and 
his brother James Dean Fish removed the re- 
mains of James^ and his wife from the old bur- 
ial grounds at Plainfield to the White Hall ceme- 
tery, between Mystic and Stonington, they 
erected a substantial monument and engraved 
upon it the following words : "James Dean, born 
at Taunton, Mass., 16'18-49 ; married to Sarah 
Tisdale, 1673-74 ; settled in Stonington 1677 ; re- 
moved to Plainfield, 1696, and there died 29 May, 
1725, aged 76 years. 

"Sarah Tisdale, wife, born at Taunton, 1648-9, 
died at Plainfield, 26 April, 1726, aged 77 years. 
The remains of James Dean and Sarah Dean 
w^ere removed from Plainfield to this burial 
ground 1863, by James Dean Fish." 


We have other evidence of relationship exist- 
ing between our Connecticut ancestors and the 
Deans of Taunton, Mass. In a letter received 
from John Ward Deane, dated 31 August, 1899, 
he says: "William R. Deane, in 1846 called upon 
Miss Sarah Dean, then living over No. 99 High 
street, Providence, and obtained from her some 
information in relation to her ancestry. She 
said she was from Plainfield, Conn., and tliat 
her family was connected with the Taunton 
Deans, as her parent was in the habit of visiting 
them as relatives y This Sarah ^ Dean was a 
daughter of Ezra'*, and a sister of our ancestor, 
Jonathan^, who settled in Abington, Pa., in 

The fact that the Connecticut and Taunton 
Deans were in communication with each other 
is well established by the following circumstance: 
The Ezra"* Dean above spoken of was a promin- 
ent member of the Connecticut Susquehanna 
Company that settled Wyoming Valley, Penn- 
sylvania. After Ezra moved to Rhode Island he 
was made the agent of this company to sell 
shares and enlist settlers from that state. While 
there were nearly a dozen shareholders bearing 
the name of Dean, who lived in Connecticut, 
there were two Deans from Taunton, Mass. (See 
Pennsylvania Archives, 2d series, Volume 18, 
page 19.) 

A further circumstance connecting James^ 
Deane of Stonington, with Taunton and the 
Tisdale family is found in the fact that Jona- 
tlian^, son of James^, named one of his sons 
Tisdale^ Dean. 


With this evidence, while not perfect and abso- 
lutely conclusive, w^e must be content for want 
of better, and on it base the conclusion that 
James^ of Stoniugton, was the son of Walter ^ 
Deane of Taunton, Mass. With this link welded 
more or less firmly, as the evidence recited im- 
presses the questioning mind, we easily establish 
our chain of family descent from the English 
home at Taunton, or its vicinity in Somerset- 
shire, England. 

Walter Deane. 

Of Walter 1 Deane we have no account beyond 
that contained in the article forming the first 
part of this book. From that we learn that he 
was born in Chard, England, between 1615 and 
1620, He took the freeman's oath in Massachu- 
setts, 4 December, 1638, and if then 21 years of 
age, as is most probable, he could not have been 
born later than 1617. He married Miss Strong, 
daughter of Richard Strong of Taunton, Eng- 
land. Her name was probably Eleanor Strong, 
as a deed made in 1693 was signed by Walter 
and Eleanor Deane, though this might have 
been a second wife. This is the latest date that 
we have respecting either. There is no record 
of the settlement of Walter's estate. He was 
deputy to the Plymouth Court in 1640, and 
selectman for Taunton from 1679 to 1686, inclu- 
sive, and was prominent in town affairs. He 
was a tanner by trade. 

His children residing in Taunton, Mass., were 
1 Joseph, 2 Ezra, 3 Benjamin, 4 James of Ston- 


ington, Conn. If there were six children of 
Walter, as appears probable when the listing 
was made in 1659, we have no trace of the other 
two. ^^ 


James^ Deane (Walter^). 

James^ Deane, having learned his trade of 
blacksmith and iron-worker at Taunton, settled 
for a time at Scituate, Mass., where his first two 
children were probably born. On 26 February, 
1676, the town of Stonington, Conn., at a public 
meeting duly warned, voted to donate 24 acres 
of land to James Deane for a home lot, and 100 
acres of commons, to induce him to remove to 
that place to follow his trade of smith, and many 
of the leading citizens offered to contribute con- 
siderable sums of money to be repaid in work. 
A deed from the town of Stonington to James 
Deane, dated 16 February, 1680, is recorded in 
the Town Clerk's office at Stonington, in Vol- 
ume 2, page 124, conveying 100 acres of land. 
He began work there in 1676, and became a prom- 
inent man in the town. His trade was an hon- 
orable one and of more importance to the com- 
munity than it is considered to be today. 

He continued to follow his trade at Stonington 
until 1698, when he sold out to his son James^ 
and removed to Plainfield with other pioneers 
who settled in what was called the Quinnebaug 
country. Here he was elected first Town Clerk 
in 1699, a position he filled with great accept- 
ability for many years. I have seen the public 
records in his handwriting and they are models 


of neatness and fine penmanship of tlie ancient 
style. He was a large land owner at Plainfield 
and the neighboring town of Voluntown. He 
died at Plainfield 29 May, 1725, and his wife died 
26 April, 1726. Their children were as follows : 

3. James^, born 31 October, 1674. 

4. Sarah^, born 4 September, 1676. 

5. JoHN^, born 15 May, 1678, m. Lydia Thatch- 
er, 10 June, 1708. 

6. C Onecephorus^, born 28 Mar. 1680, d. 1680. 

7. \ Mary^, born 28 March, 1680, m. Thomas 
Thatcher, of Lebanon, Conn. 

8. Francis^, born 8 September, 1682. 

9. William^, born 21 September, 1684, d. 7 
October, 1684. 

10. Hannah^, baptized 4 April, 1686. 

11. William^, born 12 September, 1689. 

IS. Nathaniel^, baptized 2 April, 1693, m. 
Joanna Fisher, 17 May, 1716, at Dorchester, 

13. Jonathan^, baptized 22 April, 1695, m. 
Sarah Douglass, 17 January, 1716, at New Lon- 
don, Conn. 

Probably the most prominent man in public 
life in our Dean family was Hon. Silas ^ Deane 
of Groton, Conn., a very important and conspic- 
uous member of the Contineutal Congress during 
the revolution. He was born 24 December. 
1737, son of Silas* Deane, who was son of John^, 
second son of James ^ of Stonington, son of 
Walter ^ of Taunton. Hon. Silas Deane graduat- 
ed at Yale college with high honors in 1758. He 
took a very prominent part in equipping the 


naval force during the revolution. In 1776 he 
was sent as the secret agent of the government 
to France to secure munitions of w^ar for the 
army, and v^as very successful in his mission. 

He w^as also chosen as one of the ambassadors 
w^ith Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee to 
France, and they succeeded in negotiating the 
important treaties which made France an ally 
with the United States, and it was Silas Deane 
who enlisted the sympathies and active co-oper- 
ation of Lafayette with the cause of the colonies. 

Jonathan^ DEAN(James2, Walter i). 

Our branch of the Dean family descended 
from Jonathan^, the youngest child of James^, 
son of Walter^. 

We have very little knowledge of this ances- 
tor. He probably moved with his father from 
Stonington to Plainfield in 1698. He became a 
prominent citizen there and owned much land 
in Plainfield and the neighboring town of Volun- 
town. He was a deputy or member of the state 
legislature in 1750, 1751 and 1753^ He was a 
member of the Susquehanna Company 2, though 
we have no evidence that he ever visited Wyom- 
ing Valley, or participated in its settlement. 

His name appears among the signers of a 
church covenant of the First Congregational 
Church of Plainfield, David Rowland, pastor, in 
1747. This record in 1897 was in the possession 

^ See Counecticut Colonial Records, Vol. 9, p. 547-585 ; Vol. 
10, p. 2. 196. 

* See Pennsylvania Archives, 2d series, Vol. 18, p. 5. 


of William Kinne, the old schoolmaster at Plain- 
field. Jonathan died at Plainfield, Connecticut, 
18 May, 1763. The record of births of his chil- 
dren is at Central Village, in the town of Plain- 
field, and is in an excellent state of preservation. 
From this and other sources we gain the follow- 
ing data: He married Sarah Douglas 17 January, 
1716, at New London, Conn., and their children 
were : 

14. Mary*, born 10 January, I7l7.«^'^*- y- "^^^^^^l 

15. Ezra*, born 18 November, 1718. 

16. Phineas*, born 19 July, 1720, m. Abigail 
Clark, 17 December, 1742. 

17. Hannah*, born 24 March, 1722, m. Thos. 
Gallup, 11 August, 1748. 

1 8. Eliphalet*, born 27 November, 1723, d. 
9 March, 1725. 

19. Lemuel*, born 15 November, 1725, m. 
Mary Lawrence 26 June, 1746. 

20. TiSDALE*, born 25 November, 1729. 

21. Elizabeth*, born 5 June, 1731, m. Mica- 

jah Adams, 7 November, 1750. 

512. Delight*, born 8 March, 1733. 

Ezra* Dean ( Jonathan^, James^, Walter^). 

We have now come down to the period within 
which we have some private family records. 

The first account I ever received of Ezra* 
Dean was obtained when a student at East 
Greenwich, and visiting our Davis relatives at 
Davisville, R. I. Mr. James M. Davis had in his 


possession the family Bible of his father Ezra 
Davis. From it I copied the following record: 

"Joshua Davis had two sons, Jeffrey and Sam- 
uel. Jeffrey mari-ied Abigail Scranton and had 
nine children, viz : Benjamin, Stephen, Joshua, 
Molly, Sally, Abigail, Eebecca, Elizabeth, and 
Waity. Joshua Davis married Ist. Hannah 
Spink and had one girl. 2d, married Sibyl Dean. 
By this wife lie had four children, 1 James, died 
young, 2 Ezra, 3 Jeffrey, 4 James, the last three 
being alive in 1853. Molly Davis married Jona- 
than Dean. They had five children, viz : Ezra, 
James, Jeffrey, Sibyl, and Abigail. My (Ezra 
Davis ) grandfather Dean was named Ezra. He 
lived on the Pardon Mawney^ farm when my 
father was married 2, and moved from there to 
Noose Neck Hill 2, and from there to Pawtuxet*, 
and there died. He had seven children, viz : 
Jonathan, William, James, Sibyl, Abigail, Sarah, 
and Aliny. Jonathan Dean married Molly Davis, 
Abigail married David Martin, Almy married 
Caleb Williams, Sarah died an old maid, William 
Dean dropped down dead mending fence on the 
Pardon Mawney farm and was buried there ; 
James went to sea and was never heard from ; 
Jonathan moved from West Greenwich over 50 
years since (1853), to Abington, Luzerne county. 
Pa. He had five children as above named ; Sibyl 
married Robert Stone, Abigail married George 

"David Martin had four children, Joseph, 


* About a mile from Davisville, in E. Greenwich Township. 
19 November, 1775. ' W. Greenwich Township. 

* Cranston Township, near Providence. 


James, Sally, and Abigail. Almy Dean and 
Caleb Williams had no children." 

We feel deeply grateful to this old relative 
whom I never saw, but whom my father remem- 
bers well, for making this valuable family record. 
It furnished me the first clue to my ancestry 
back of Jonathan Dean of Abington, and quite 
possibly, without this knowledge I would never 
have been able to get started on the line of 
research which has resulted in this history. The 
relationship between the Davis and Dean fam- 
ilies was at one time very intimate. Jeffrey 
Davis and Ezra Dean were neighbors in Rhode 
Island. Two of Jeffrey's children married two 
of Ezra's children. Joshua Davis married Sibyl 
Dean ; Molly Davis married Jonathan Dean. 

The three sons of Joshua Davis were named 
Ezra, Jeffrey, and James. 

The three sons of Jonathan Dean were named 
Ezra, Jeffrey, and James. 

These double cousins were nearly of the same 
age and must have been very intimate in their 
childhood and youth. But when Jonathan 
moved with his family to Abington, Pa., in 1800, 
the distance and difficulties of travel and com- 
munication must have sadly interrupted the 
familiar intercourse of early days. But the ties 
of affection between the Davis and Dean families 
have never been lost or materially weakened. 
Though each generation widens numerically, the 
degree of relationship and the common blood is 
diluted, yet the same affection is felt as in form- 
er times, and we are still cousins, visiting each 


other as opportunity offers, and keeping up in 
some brandies of the two famihes quite a regu- 
lar correspondence. 

Of our ancestor Ezra'* Dean, we have been able 
to glean quite a number of interesting facts. He 
was born at Plainfield, Conn., 18 November, 
1718. In his long life, continuing until 14 De- 
cember, 1806, he had four wives. We have been 
able to ascertain definitely the name of only the 
last one, Phoebe Waterman, whom he married 
20 April, 17741, and who survived him. Who 
was the mother of his children we have thus far 
been unable to discover. We find an account of 
the marriage of some Ezra Dean to Elizabeth 
Field (widow), 13 September, 1743, by Jabez 
Bowen, Esq., in the Vital Records of Providence 
County, R. I., but as there were Ezra Deans at 
Taunton, Mass., no great distance from Provid- 
ence, we have no means of telling which Ezra 
this was. 

On 13 July, 1759, our Ezra Dean and his wife 
Rebekah, of East Greenwich, join in a detnl to 
Henry Tibbits, for four acres of land in East 
Greenwich'. In this deed his occupation is given 
as blacksmith, the same as his grandfathei-, 
James^, of Stonington. 

We are informed tliat one of his wives w^as 
fiom North Kingston, R. I., and it was in her 
honor that he gave the name of Kingston to the 
town in the W^-oming Valley after the settle- 
ment made at Forty Fort^. The town records 

1 See Vital Statistics of Rhode Island.Vol. 10. page 204. 
^ East Green vvicli Land Evidences. Book 8. page 23. 
* See Pierce's Annals of Luzerne county, page 205. 


of North Kingston were badly damaged by fire 
and many names are rendered illegible, hence if 
this marriage was recorded there, the record is 

His settlement in the Wyoming Valley was in 
1769 when he was 51 years of age, and he was 
probably married at Plainfield as early as 1740, 
since his son Jonathan was born in 1741. The 
records of the First Congregational Church at 
Plainfield, kept by the pastor, David Rowland, 
show that 1 May, 1748, Anna, James, and Sibyl, 

children of Ezra and Dean, were baptized. 

The name of the wife of Ezra was not recorded. 

When Ezra left Plainfield, Conn., and settled 
in the town of East Greenwich, R. I., we do not 
know with certainty, but he was assessed in the 
latter place from 1754 to 1771, inclusive^ 

On the 7th of February, 1772, he bought of 
Richard Green of Potto womutt, Warwick, R. I., 
251 acres of land in West Greenwich, near Noose 
Neck Hill, and it is quite likely that he moved 
to this farm the same year. The price of this 
land was £600. ' 

On the third of October, 1776, Ezra Dean and 
his wife Phoebe, sell 68 acres of this farm to 
their son Jonathan for £180, and later he sells 
the remainder of the land to John Green (son of 
John I. Green), of Warwick, for £600. 

On the 23d of September, 1782, Ezra Dean 
bought of James Aborn, 14 acres of land in 

1 See manuscript tax rolls in office of Town Clerk, East 
Greenwich, R. I. 

* See Land Evidences in Town Clerk's office, West Green- 
wich, R. I. 


Warwick Township. His residence w^as given 
as Cranston and occupation a blacksmith, ^ 

On the 28th of August, 1780, Ezra Dean bought 
of Jos. W. Rhodes, physician, of Boston, three- 
fourths of an acre of land at Cranston, R. I.^ 
Ezra's residence was given as Warwick when 
this deed was made. Warwick and Cranston 
are adjoining towns and the village of Pawtuxet 
was partly in each town. 

On the 15th of September, 1783, Ezra Dean 
bought of Abraham Sheldon of Killingly, Wind- 
ham county. Conn., a house and lot in Cranston 
adjoining his purchase from Jos. W. Rhodes. 

After the death of Ezra Dean, the interest of 
his son Jonathan in the father's homestead at 
Pawtuxet, town of Cranston, was sold by the 
sheriff to his brothers-in-law^, David Martin, 
Caleb Williams, and Joshua Davis, and his sister 
Sarah Dean, a single woman, by deed of 11 June, 
1811^. Then in the following year by deed of 
6 May, 1812, the remaining heirs and parties 
interested conveyed the late homestead of Ezra 
Dean to Rhodes Green of Cranston, for the sum 
of $900*. 

This deed is valuable as giving us positive in- 
formation as to the family of Ezra Dean surviv- 
ing in 1812. The grantors are Joshua Davis of 
N. Kingston, and Sibyl, his wife, in her right ; 
David Martin of Providence, and Elizabeth, his 

^ See Land Evidences in Town Clerk's office, Apponaug. 

* See Land Evidences in Town Clerk's office, Cranston, 
R. L.Vol. 3, page 44. 

* See Land Evidences, at Cranston. Vol. 9, page 10. 

* See Land Evidences, at Cranston, Vol. 8, page 183. 


wife, in her right ; Caleb WilHams of Cranston, 
and Ahny, his wife, in her right, and Sarah 
Dean, a single woman. We know that Jona- 
than was then living in Pennsylvania, but his 
rights had passed by the sheriff's sale to the 
other grantors. 

It will be noticed that the name of David 
Martin's wife is written Elizabeth, while in Ezra 
Davis' records he calls the wife of David Martin 
Abigail. His record was written in 1850 when 
he was 74 years of age, and the mistake must be 
one of those so connnon in family records due to 
carelessness or defective memory, for we must 
accept the name attac'hed to a deed made by the 
person herself, as more trustworthy than a record 
made by another. Elizabeth Dean Martin had a 
daughter Abigail Martin, and Ezra Davis may 
easily liave confused the names in his record. 
We are also confirmed in our conclusion as to 
the name of Ezra Dean's daughter by the probate 
records of David Martin's estate, found in the 
Municipal Court of Providence, where his widow 
is mentioned in several places as Elizabeth^. 

The Vital Records of Providence also contain 
the marriage of Elizabeth Dean and David Mar- 
tin, 24 September, 1769^ 

Ezra Dean was prominently connected with 
the settlement of Wyoming Valley. His father 
was an original stockholder in the Connecticut- 
Susquehamia Company. Ezra early bought the 
right of Barnet Dixon, an early proprietor, and 

^ See Probate Records at Providence, Vol. 12, page 522, file 
138, year 1818. 

* See Vital Records of Rhode Island, Vol. 1, Providence. 


his name appears on the hst of shareholders re- 
corded in Vokime 18, Pennsylvania Archives, 
series 2, page 5. The deed of purchase from 
Dixon, I found by chance, recorded at East 
Greenwich, R. I. ^ My abstract of this deed is 
as follows : " Barnet Dixon of Voluntown, Wind- 
ham county, Conn., to Ezra Dean of East Green- 
wich, Kent County, R. I. Consideration, £9, 
grants and conveys unto said Ezra Dean, his 
heirs and assigns forever, the one full part, right 
or share in the Susquehanna Purchase, so-called, 
which whole right, part or share, individual, I, 
the said Barnet Dixon, purchased as being a 
partner or member of the body of men of the 
afoiesaid colony of Connecticut, who jointly pur- 
cliased the said Susquehanna tract of land com- 
monly so-called of the Chief Sachems and Na- 
tions, proprietors of said country or land afore- 
said, dated 28 January, 1760, recorded 8 March, 
1760 ; acknowledged before John Smith, Justice 
of Peace of Voluntown, Windham county, Con- 

At a meeting of the Susquehanna Company 
held at Windham, Conn., on the 16th of Novem- 
ber, 1762, Ezra Dean was appointed on a com- 
mittee to sell shares at £ 15 each, and on 17 
April, 1763, he was authorized to admit settlers 
to the number of forty each to the eight towns 
laid out in the Wyoming Valley 2. It is quite 
probable that Ezra Dean joined the band of im- 

1 See Land Evidences at Town Clerk's office, East Green- 
wich, Vol. 8, page 43. 

" See Pennsylvania Archives, Vol. 18, pages 45, 47, and 60, 
series 2. 


migrants to the valley in 1Y63, as his name 
appears in a list of these early settlers puhlished 
by Stewart Pearce in his Annals of Luzerne 
County^. The Indians attacked these settlers 
15 October, 1763, and killed about twenty of 
them, the remainder escaping after much suffer- 
ing to their former homes^. 

No further attempt was made by the Connec- 
ticut Company to occupy their land at Wyoming 
until 1769, and again Ezra Dean appears in the 
list of settlers at Forty Fort'. How long he 
remained here we have no means of knowing. 
We find that he owned a tract of laud in Exeter 
Township, near the Kingston line*. He also 
owned lot No. 17 in Providence Township^ A 
large portion of this lot was sold in 1802 to 
Nathan Eoberts', and later it was sold by the 
sheriff of Luzerne county to Lord Butler, who 
conveyed it to Henry L. C. Von Storch'', the an- 
cestor of the family of that name prominent in 
the history of the town of Providence and city 
of Scranton. 

It is not believed that Ezra Dean ever lived for 
any great length of time on his property in 
Pennsylvania, or that he ever realized any con- 
siderable profit from his holdings. The land was 
disposed of by him or his son Jonathan before 

* See Annals of Luzerne County, appendix A, page 535. 

* Miner's History of Wyoming, page 54. 

' See Pearce's Annals, Appendix B, page 536. 

* See Pennsylvania Archives, 2d series, page 545, Vol. 18. 

* Ibid, page 543. 

* See Crew's History of Scranton, published 1891, page 81. 
^ See Luzerne County Deed Book 14, page 134. 


its true value was known. Had his lands in 
Luzerne and Lackawanna counties been retained 
in the family until the discovery of coal and its 
value was appreciated, it would have made all 
of his descendants rich. But he died without 
that knowledge, and who can say but that his 
descendants today are happier and perchance 
richer than the}' would have been had they in- 
herited wealth without the effort of acquiring it ? 
Whether Ezra Dean served his country in a 
military capacity we have no positive informa- 
tion, but some circumstances tend to that con- 
clusion. In the probate records at Cranston he 
is called Captain Ezra Dean^. We have found no 
military roll confirming the right to this title, 
but the military records of Rhode Island are very 
imperfect, and the absence of such a roll is no 
proof against the claim. 

The inventorv of his estate showed that he 
was in comfortable circumstances, though by no 
means wealthy. The personal estate amounted 
to $1,635.95. Among the items inventoried was 
a "large Bible, old, $2.00". How eagerly and 
longingly I have searched for that old Bible ! 
What a mint of family history is, or undoubtedly 
was once, contained in its family record ! But 
alas, it is lost beyond hope of recovery, and the 
wished-for facts will never be supplied. Diligent 
search among the files of contemporaneous news- 
papers in possession of the Rhode Island Histor- 
ical Society gave me the following valuable in- 
formation : 

^ See Cranston Town Records, Probate Vol. 2, page 4. 


**At Pawtuxet on the 14th inst., Mr. Ezra 
Dean, in tha SlHh year of his age. We here 
behold the termination of a \Ue rendered vener- 
able by years, and still more venerable by vir- 
tue. Although it had pleased God to extend 
his days beyond the common limits of mor- 
tality, yet were his sorrows likewise extended 
beyond the usual allotment of mortals. Nine 
times had this affectionate parent followed his 
children to the grave. He had four times been 
a husband and had felt those tender sympathies 
thrice broken by death. She whom he had 
chosen as the fourth partner of his joys and 
sorrows was incapable of closing the eyes of a 
husband tenderly beloved, or of soothing by kind 
offices the agonies of dissolution, except by her 
own example of piety, patience and resignation 
to God. At that afflicting moment she was 
wasting on a bed of sickness and seemed very 
near to that awful period to which her husband 
had arrived. In him we observe a piety and res- 
ignation surmounting all the miseries of life, 
placidly looking forward to the end of it with an 
entire confidence in a better. Troubles, far from 
depressing his mind, had only made it more 
serene and resigned to the Hand which inflicted 
them. His life affords an instance how far vir- 
tue and piety may mitigate the sorrows of age 
and, as we trust, render the bed of death but a 
short and peaceful repose till a joyful and im- 
mortal rising hereafter."^ 

This newspaper clipping gave me valuable data 
which partially makes up for the loss of the 

^ Providence Gazette of Saturday, December 20, 1806. 


family record supposed to be contained in the 
lost family bible. 

We know that Ezra left five children to survive 
him. This article tells us he had buried nine. . 
We know the names of a few of these, but have 
no know^ledge of the age at death. The Davis 
record states that James went to sea and was 
never heard from, and William fell dead while 
mending a fence. 

I found the names of Anna, James and Sibyl 
among those who were baptized at Plainfield 
1 May, 1748, and the name of Ruth is found in 
a memorandum taken by Wm. Eeed Dean of 
Boston, when he visited Sarah Dean of Provid- .'^^ 

ence, in 1847. This leaves five whose names and 
ages we know^ nothing about. I give the list of ^i>v^ '' ^ 
Ezra's children in the order of age as far as it is 
known: , li ' ' . 

23. 1^ Jonathan, born 9 July, 1741, d. 2 Au- fl^''' 
gust, 1822. 

24. 2 Anna, baptized 1 May, 1748. 

25. 3 James, 

26. 4 Sibyl, born 25 August, 1747, baptized 
1 May, 1748, d. 20 December, 1829. 

27. 5 Elizabeth, born 1752, d. 184G or 1847. 

28. 6 Sarah, born 1757 or 1758, d. 24 May, 

29. 7 Alma, born 1762 or 1763, d. 1846 or 1847. 

30. 8 William. 

31. 9 Ruth. 

The other five probably died young, and we 
have no record concerning them. 

I have not been able to find where Ezra or any 
of his wives were buried. I have searched in 


many graveyards in Khode Island, but without 
finding their names on the stones. Many stones 
are blank or names illegible owing to the action 
of the weather. 

Passing by for the present our ancestor Jona- 
than, I will record what facts I have learned 
concerning his sisters. 


Sibyl s Dean, born 25 August, 1747, at Plain- 
field, Conn.; moved with her father Ezra, to 
Rhode Island, about 1754, when he became a tax- 
payer in the town of East Greenwich. They 
lived on the Pardon Mawney farm, about a mile 
or two from Davisville, where she married Josh- 
ua Davis, 19 November, 1775. Her children 
were : 

Ezra Dean Davis, born 5 April, 1779, died 21 

June, 1863. 

Jeffrey Davis, born 6 November, 1780, died 
21 July, 1854. 

James Davis, born 8 August, 1783, died 19 Jan- 
uary, 1868. 

Sibyl died 20 December, 1829. 


Elizabeth^ Dean, born in 1751 or 1752, mar- 
ried David Martin of Providence, 24 September, 
1769. They had five children : James, Joseph, 
Sally, Abigail, and Ehzabeth. The last-named 
died 20 December, 1807, in her 17th year. David 
Martin died about 1818, as the Probate Records 
begin 16 September, 1818. Inventory of personal 


property was $7,147.88, and this included a "body- 
pew in the First Baptist Meeting House," which 
the widow took at its appraised valuation, $200. 
The account of administrators showed the per- 
sonal estate realized $9,205.09. Elizabeth Martin 
died in 1846 or 1847 in her 95th year. 


Sarah® Dean was born about 1757 and never 
married. I found an account of her death in the 
College Library in Providence, as follows : "In 
this city on Monday last ( 24 May, 1847). Miss 
Sarah Dean in the 90th year of her age. Miss 
Dean is the last of three sisters who have died 
within a year. The first at the time of her 
decease was in her 95th year, the second in her 
85th year, and Miss Dean in her 90th year. 
Funeral this p. m. at 3 o'clock, from her late 
residence, 97 High street."* 

The settlement of her estate was made by 
Daniel Martin ( probaby a grand nephew, son of 
James or Joseph Martin, sons of her sister Eliz- 
abeth ). The amount to be divided was $ 638.40. 
One-third went to James and Joseph Martin, 
which would indicate that their sisters Sally and 
Abigail were then dead without leaving heirs. 
One-third to Ezra, Jeffrey, and James Davis, 
and one-third to the Deans of Abington, Pa., viz: 
Eliza Green, Maria Colvin, Isaac Dean, Amasa 
Dean, N. N. Dean, Laura Russell, Myron Dean 
and Mariamni, taking the share of James Dean, 
deceased, Ezra and Jeffrey taking the remainder. 

^ From Providence Daily Journal of Wednesday, 26 May, 



This distribution apparently ignored the chil- 
dren of Robert Stone's wife Sibyl, and George 
Gardner's wife Abigail, who were in the same 
degree of relationship to Sarah Dean as were the 
children of Ezra, James, and Jeffrey Dean. 


Almy^ Dean was born about 1761 or 1762, and 
married Caleb Williams of Cranston, R. I., 20 
May, 1804. The Davis record says they had no 
children. Almy died in 1846 or 1847 in her 85th 



Jonathan^ Dean (Ezra*, Jonathan^, James^, 

Walter 1). 

We now come to the history of our family 
who were residents of Abington, Luzerne coun- 
ty, Pa. 

Jonathan Dean, the only son of Ezra Dean who 
lived to raise a family, and probably his oldest 
child, was born at Plainfield, Conn., 9 July, 1741, 
and died at Abington, Pa., 2 August, 1822. 

We have no knowledge of his early life. The 
first record concerning him is found in the tax 
lists at East Greenwich, R. I., where he appears 
as a taxpayer in that township for the years 
1769, 1770, 1771. The first record of his marriage 
is after he removed to West Greenwich, when on 
14 November, 1773, he was married to a Miss 
Nichols, daughter of Thomas Nichols, of North 
Kingston, R. I.^ 

Ezra Dean had bought a large tract of land in 

* See Vital Records of Rhode Island, Vol. 5, page 19. 


West Greenwich in 1772^, and it is likely Jona- 
than moved there the same year, as his name is 
not in the tax list of East Greenwich for 1772. 
His first wife must have died soon after their 
marriage, as we find that Jonathan married 
Mary Davis, daughter of Jeffrey and Abigail 
Scranton Davis of North Kingston, R. I., on 4 
January, 1775. 

Jonathan must have been a man of fair ability 
as he was the Town Clerk of West Greenwich 
from 1776 to 1780. We find that he was a Justice 
of the Peace in West Greenwich in 1778, 1779, 
and 1790, and he may have held that office in 
the years intervening. 

He joined the Baptist church in Exeter, R. I., 
the town adjoining West Greenwich, in October, 
1777', and was the clerk of that church from 
about 1790 to 1796 3. He was also the first clerk 
of the first Abington church from 1802 to 1808, 
when he was succeeded by his son Jeffrey, who 
held the office for twenty years*. 

On the third Monday of June, 1792, the As- 
sembly of Rhode Island appointed Jonathan 
Dean of West Greenwich, Benjamin Tillinghast 
of East Greenwich, and Pardon Tillinghast of 
Exeter, directors of a lottery to raise $250 to 
build a nail factory on land of Pardon Allen in 

While still a resident of West Greenwich he 

1 See Deed Book No. 7, in Town Clerk's Office, West Green- 

* See Vital Records of Rhode Island. Vol. 10, page 408. 
» See Narragansett Historical Register, Vol. 2, page 23. 

* See Bailey's History of Abington Association, page 87. 


made many journeys to Pennsylvania to look 
after the interest of his father in the Susque- 
hanna purchase. There is a tradition handed 
down in the family that he made sixteen trips 
from Rhode Island to Pennsylvania on the back 
of the same pony. He appears to have been 
early interested at Pittston, as he, with John 
Jenkins and Isaac Tripp, established a ferry at 
this point in 1772^. In fact the town of Exeter 
was granted to these three men, for them and 
their associates, on 25 November, 1772'. 

Being in the prime of life at the time of the 
Revolution, it is natural to inquire whether he 
took part in that momentous struggle. I early 
discovered on the pension rolls at Washington, 
the name of Jonathan Dean, and at first it was 
assumed that this was our ancestor. Upon closer 
inquiry and having an examination made of the 
papers on file in the Pension Department I dis- 
covered that the pensioner was four years young- 
er than our Jonathan, and that he was a second 
cousin living in Westmoreland, N. Y, His line 
from James'^ Dean of Stonington, the common 
ancestor, is as follows ; James^, John^, John*, 
Jonathan^, the revolutionary soldier and pen- 

Disappointed in this line of investigation, I 
kept up the search and was rewarded by finding 
an original muster roll of a Rhode Island com- 
pany commanded by Captain Thomas Tilling- 

^ See History of Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming coun- 
ties (Munsell, 1880), page 327. 

» See Egle's History of Pennsylvania, page 1165 (Ed. 1876); 
also " The Harvey Book" by Oscar J. Harvey, page 922. 


hast of West Greenwich, preserved in the Hist- 
orical Society's library at Providence, R. I., in 
volume 4 of Military Papers, No. 615 of Manu- 
scripts. On this roll was the name of Jonathan 
Dean with those of many of his neighbors. How 
long he served or in what engagements he par- 
ticipated, we do not know, and no date appeared 
in the manuscript. 

Jonathan Dean sold his farm at West Green- 
wich, R. I., and moved to Abington, Pa., in 
November, 1800^ His daughter Abigail had 
married George Gardner 20 February, 1800, in 
Exeter, R. I., just previous to the family's change 
of residence. She and her husband soon followed 
to Pennsylvania, and settled near her brother 
James Dean, on the farm late of D. T.Wilmarth 
in West Abington. Jonathan, at the time of his 
settlement in Abington, was in his sixtieth year, 
and so far as the records give us light on the sub- 
ject, he did not purchase any land in his own 
name, but he was accompanied by his three sons, 
Ezra, James, and Jeffrey, and they each took up 
land in the same neighborhood, under the Mer- 
edith and Clymer titles. 

We have no record of the marriage of Jona- 
than's daughter Sibyl to Robert Stone, but as 
their first child was born in 1804, it is most rea- 
sonable to assume that she accompanied her 
father to Pennsylvania and that her marriage 
occurred after the settlement here. My father 
remembers his grandfather Jonathan, and it is 
his belief that Jonathan and his wife made their 

^ MSS. of his son Jeffrey Dean. 


home with one of the sons and did not keep 
house by themselves, This might be the fact in 
the later years of their life, and not true as to 
the earlier period of their settlement. 

The children of Jonathan and Mary Davis 
Dean vrere: 

32. Ezra 6, born 15 February, 1776, d. 29 July, 


33. Sibyl®, born 14 April, 1777, d. 10 Febru- 
ary, 1830. 

34. Abigail®, born 28 June, 1778, d. 21 Janu- 
ary, 1842. 

35. James®, born 7 May, 1780, d. 26 February, 

36. Jeffrey®, born 16 September, 1781, d. 29 
January, 1871. 

I will now take up the family of each of these 
sons of Jonathan Dean and carry the record down 
to date, beginning with the oldest, finishing that 
line before taking up the next. Of the female 
lines I have not succeeded in securing the whole 
chain of descendants, but I think none of the 
Dean name born at time of going to press has 
escaped my vigilance. 


Ezra Dean and Descendants. 


Ezra® Dean (Jonathan^, Ezra'*, Jonathan^, 
James^, Walter^). 

Ezra was born at West Greenwich, R. I., 15 
P'ebruary, 1776, and married Amy Gardner, who 
was born U August, 1781, and died 20 April, 
1847. She was the sister of George Gardner, 
who married Abigail, sister of Ezra Dean. He 
was a farmer and lived near Walls' Corners, in 
West Abington. His children were : 

37i William 7, born IS August, 1804, d. 10 
May, 1878, at Bucklin, Linn county, Mo. 

38. Cyrus 7, born 10 Apiil, 1816, died 20 June, 

39. Ruth '7, born 2 June, 1807, d. 25 Septem- 
ber, 1884. 

40. Nancy 7, born 8 March, 1808. 

' 41. Sibyl'7, born IS November, 1810, d. 16 
June, 1889. 


William '7 Dean, born 18 August, 1804, mar- 
ried first, Nancy Green, 23 January, 1827. She 
was a daughter of Benjamin Green and was 
born 3 April, 1805, died 3 November, 1863. 

By the first wife he had the following children: 
4'3. Ruth, born 29 October, 1830, married 
Israel Lateer, d. 1895. 


43. Ezra, born 17 May, 1833. 

44. Henry, born 18 August. 1836. 

45. Benjamin, born 9 October, 1845, d. 16 
August, 1853. 

William Dean married second, Mary Stanton, 
13 November, 1864-. She was born 22 August. 
1835. They settled in Bucklin, Mo., in 1868. 
They had one son. 

46. Cyrus W., born 5 September, 1866. 


Ezra® Dean, son of William '' Dean, was born 
in West Abington, Luzerne (afterwards Lacka- 
wanna) county. Pa., 17 May, 1833. He married 

first in 1866. Lucy Bailey, daughter of 

Bailey, and moved to Bucklin, Mo., in 1867. By 
his first wife he had one child : 

47. Lucy 9 Dean, born 10 May. 1868. 

He married second, in 1870, Margaret Golden, 
and had : 

48. Nannie®, born 22 March, 1872. 

49. Daisy 9, born 15 July, 1874. 

50. MONA®, born 1 July, 1880. / rj- • , 

51. '. - .9 htmi : '■ \-y, is:-'^ ; * '■*"^' 

52. ZORA®, born 8 October, 1882. 

53. William®, born 5 September, 1891. 


Nannie® Dean, daughter of Ezra® Dean, mar- 
ried 8 March, 1899, Rev. Shirley E. Smutz. 


Daisy® Dean, daughter of Ezra® Dean, mar- 
ried 19 October, 1897, Walter Ray. 



Henry Q Dean, son of William '^ Dean, born at 
West Abington, Pa., 18 August, 1S36, was a 
school teacher in his youth and taught one Wint- 
er term at the schoolhouse then on Cyrus Col- 
vin's farm in West Abington, which the writer 
attended, but being quite young at the time, I 
have only the faintest recollection of the teacher. 

He enlisted in the Union army in the w^ar of 
the rebellion and was killed in 1862 at the battle 
of South Mountain in Maryland, 


Benjamin^ Dean, son of William "^ Dean, born 
in West Abington 9 October, 1845, was drowned 
near the schoolhouse at the four corners called 
Walls' Corners, West Abington, 15 August, 1853, 
in his eighth year. 


Cyrus ^ W. Dean, son of William "^ Dean, was 
born 5 September, 1866. After the death of his 
father in Missouri, he with his mother returned 
to Pennsylvania and settled near Factory ville, on 
a farm near the old Bethel meeting house site. 
He was married first to Kate Shelly and had one 

54. William 9 Earl Dean, born 10 July, 1886. 

He was divorced from this wife and both re- 
married, Cyrus marrying second, Mabel Holgate, 
3 May, 1895. 



Cyrus "^ Dean, son of Ezra^ Dean, was born in 
West Abington 5 November, 1816. He married 
first, 29 January, 1840, Melissa Raymond, daugh- 
ter of John Raymond, and they had one child, 
Harriet L. Dean, born 18 May, 1848, and died 
10 September, 1848. This wife died 19 June, 
1848. He married second, Nancy Raymond, sis- 
ter of the first wife. No children were born to 
this wife. Cyrus died 20 June, 1890, on the farm 
which his father had owned before him, and his 
widow continues to occupy the homestead. 


Ruth '7 Dean, daughter of Ezra® Dean, was 
born in West Abington 2 June, 1807. She mar- 
ried Benjamin Miller, son of Rev. John Miller 
25 April, 1833. They had the following children: 

55. Caroline Q, born 20 June, 1834. 

56. JoHN^ W., born 2 November, 1835. 

57. Mary^ Elizabeth, born 13 September, 
1838, d. 20 October, 1901. 


Caroline Q Miller, daughter of Benjamin and 
Ruth "7 Dean Miller, married Rev. S. S. Kennedy 
14 October, 1858, and has no children. Mi-. 
Kennedy died 2 May, 1898, at Waverly, Pa. For 
many years he had been the agent of the Lu- 
zerne County Bible Society. 



JoHN^ W. Miller, son of Benjamin and Ruth'^ 
Dean Miller, born 2 November, 1835, married 
Fiances D. Carpenter 14 December, 1871. They 
have the following children : 

58. Ruth® Estelle, born 8 November, 1872. 

59. Harry® Benjamin, born 23 October, 1875. 

60. Merry® Maud, born 20 October, 1877. 

61. Arthur® Joseph, born 4 April, 1883. 


Mary^ Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Ben- 
jamin and Ruth'^ Dean Miller, born 13 Septem- 
ber, 1838, married Edward G. Carpenter 27 
March, 1861, and had two children : 

62. George® M. Carpenter, born 6 March, 

63. Carrie® E. Carpenter, born 28 Septem- 
ber, 1864. 


George M. Carpenter married Sadie E. Mile- 
ham 10 October, 1894, and has 

64. Margaret^o Carpenter, born 12 October, 

65. Edwin^° Graham Carpenter, born 26 
March, 1900. 


Carrie E. Carpenter married Dr. Stanley M. 
Ward 25 June, 1885. They have one child : 

66. Janet^°Ward, born June, 1901. 



RuTH®EsTELLE MiLLER married Ward B. Park- 
er 9 October, 1897, and they have one child : 

67. Frances ^o Elizabeth Parker, born 23 
October, 1898. 


Nancy "^ Dean ( Ezra®, Jonathan s, Ezra**, Jon- 
athan^, James^, Walter i,) was born 8 March, 
1808, at West Abington, Pa. She married Law- 
rence Ager, 1838, and had the following chil- 
dren : 

68. Henry s, born 19 January, 1839. 

69. Louisa^, born -t March, 1844, married to 
Justus Newman, 15 October, 1874. 

ro. Amy 8 born 8 June, 1847. 


. Sibyl "7 Dean was born 18 November, 1810, d. 
16 June, 1889. She married Alanson B. Green*, 
son of Benjamin Green, 25 December, 1834, and 
lived at Sycamore, DeKalb county, Illinois. He 
was born 5 June, 1809. They had the following 
children : 

71. Sally 8, born 27 October, 1836. 

72. Dewitt® Clinton, born 29 January, 1839. 

73. Benjamin 8 F., born 5 July, 1841. 

74. Jane 8 E., born 22 August, 1844. 

75. NancyS, born 19 April, 1852. 

1 The Green line is as follows : John^ Benjamin*, Henry*, 
Benjamin*. Benjamin*, Alanson*. 



Sally® Green, married 12 November, 1867. 
Henry Preston, who died 8 February, 1868. 


Dewitt® C. Green, married 19 September, 
1865, Julia Elizabeth Preston, and had the fol 
lowing children: 

76. EvA^ May, born 22 February. 1868. 

77. George® Preston, born 5 May, 1876. 


Benjamin® F. Green, married 11 November. 
1868, Alice Smith, and had the following chil- 
dren : 

78. Charles® Alanson, born 18 May, 1871. 

79. Jessie®, born 13 March, 1876. 


Sibyl Dean and Descendants. 


Sibyl® Dean (Jonathan^, Ezra'*, Jonathan^, 
James^, Walter^. 

' Sibyl was born 14 April. 17Y7 ; married 11 No- 
vember, 1802. Eobert Stoned who was born 9 
June, 1776; died 8 March, 1857. They had the 
following children : 

80. Almira'7, born 29 April, 1804, married 
Horace Tripp. 

81. Jambs'^, born 19 June, 1805, married Sarah 

82. Elizabeth "7 Dean, born 27 November, 
1806, married Nathan Sherman, 18 May, 1834. 

83. William'7. born 30 May, 1808, married 
Sarah Jane Nichols. 

84. Ezra "7, born 21 October, 1809, married 
Frances Wright. 

85. Lora'7, born 12 September. 1811, died 3(» 
September, 1816. 


Jambs'^ Stone married 20 January, 1831, Sarah 
Stone, and had the following children : 

86. Altheana^, born 12 November, 1831, mar- 

^ The Stone line is as follows: Robert*', James*, William'. 
John*, Hugh*, the immi.ii;rant of Warwick, R. I. (See Stone 
Genealogy, by Richard C. Stone, 1866.) 


ried Joseph P. Northiip, 11 March, 1852. He was 
born 17 May, 1826. Died 15 April, 1860. 

87. Hanibal®, born 20 June, 1835, married 
Clara Parker. He died 5 November, 1867. 

88. Columbus^, born 21 August, 1837, died 31 
August, 1857. 

89. Fosters, born 26 March, 1840, married 
Evie Brush, 13 November, 1867. 

90. Almon^, born 22 July, 1843, married 
EHzabeth Tinkham ; died 28 October, 1887. 

91. Andrew^, born 31 August, 1852, married 
first, Maiy Lewis, 1 January, 1873 ; married 
second, Carrie Parker, 18 February, 1896. 

James'' died 8 May, 1889, Sarah died 15 Feb- 
ruary, 1892. 


Altheana® Stone married Joseph P. Northup, 
11 March, 1852, and had the following children : 

92. Franklin® Stone, born 24 March, 1853. 

93. John®, born 27 October, 1854, married 
Ella Atherton, 14 January, 1885. 

94. Sarah® Patience, born 23 April, 1856. 


Hanibal^ Stone ( of James'' ) married Clara 
Parker and had : 

95. Columbus®. 

96. Mary®. 

97. Hattie®. 

98. Fred®. 



Foster^ Stone ( of James'') and Evie Brush 
had : 

99. Eoss® M. 

100. Kenneth®. 


Almon® Stone ( of James'' ) and Elizabeth 
Tinkham had : 

101. Myrtle 9. 


Andrew^ Stone ( of James'') and Mary Lewis 

102. Grace®, born 4 October, 1873. 

103. Harold®, born 8 September, 1880. 

104. Roy®, born 10 February, 1888, died 13 
March, 1894. 

105. Ruby®, born 28 May, 1891. 


Elizabeth'' D. Stone, born '27 November, 1806. 
married 18 May, 1834, Nathan Therman. He 
was born 6 August. 1809, and died 16 May, 1864. 
She died 21 January, 1840. Their children were : 

106. Helen®, born 29 December. 1834, died 
7 April, 1897. 

107. Hamilton®, born 22 May, 1836. 


William'' Stone, born 30 May, 1808, married 
Sarah Jane Nichols, and had the following chil- 
dren : 


108. MilqS, born 8 September, 1833, died 2 
November, 1833. 

109. SibylS a., born 26 October. 1834. 

110. MaryS L., born 6 May, 1839. 


SiBYL^ A. Stone, born 26 October, 1834, mar- 
ried first, 3 September, 1859, John W. Snyder, 
and had : 

111. Fi.ora9 H., born 7 June, 1860, died 23 
July, 1874. She married second, Charles M. 
Johnson. No children. 


Mary® L. Stone, born 6 May, 1839, married 

I Septembei-, 1867, Abel 0. Squier, who was born 
24 August, 1837. Their children are : 

112. Bertha® Estelle, born 25 April, 1868. 

113. Clara® May, born 1 June, 1869. 

114. Nellie® Jane, born 8 July, 1871. 

llo. MiLO® Clifton, born 3 March, 1873, died 

II March, 1873. 

110. Cora® Belle, born 21 October, 1874. 


Clara® May Squier, born 1 June, 1869, mar- 
ried 27 September, 1894, George Trimby. Their 
children are : 

117. EthelIO L., born 28 October, 1895. 

118. HelenI® B., born 2 September, 1899. 


Nellie® Jane Squier, born 8 July, 1871, mar- 


ried 14 October, 1891, John A. Wilson. Their 
child is : 

119. EuGENEio D., born 8 August, 1899. 


Cora® Belle Squier, born 21 October, 1874, 
married 28 June, 1899, Jay B. Richards, and had 
one child : 

120. PercyIO j.^ born 10 January, 1901, died 
10 September, 1901. 


Ezra "7 Stone, born 21 October, 1809, married 
12 December, 1833, Frances Wright. She was 
born 30 September, 1810, died 8 March, 1891. 
Ezra died 28 October, 1879. They had the fol- 
lowing children : 

121. Melvin^ Augustus, born 13 January, 

1835, died 28 January, 1835. 

192. Augustus^ Dewilton, born 5 August, 

1836, hving in 1901. 

123. Rorert^ Melvin, born 16 June, 1840, 
living in 1901, single. 

124. Georgia^ Ann Gertrude, born 13 Janu- 
ary, 1842, died 14 June, 1843. 

125. Frances® Louise, born 17 April, 1843, 
living in 1901, single. 

126. Alton® Murray, born 27 March, 1847, 
died 3 November, 1847. 

127. Alton* Murray, born 20 December, 
1848, died 15 February, 1898, married Ella FUnt. 

128. Mary® Ann Gertrude, born 24 July, 
1851, died 3 March, 1852. 



Augustus^ Dewilton Stone, born 5 August, 
1836, married 6 July, 1860, Narcissa C. Sliields. 
She was born 28 February, 1839. Their children 
are : 

129. Carrie®, born 16 February, 1862, living 
in 1901. 

130. George® Robert, born 11 August, 1864, 
died 8 October, 1865. 

131. MiNME®, born 10 August. 1866, living in 

132. Effie®, born 1 March, 1869, living in 

133. Katie®, born 28 February. 1871, living in 

134. William®, born 26 April, 1876, living in 

135. Mettie®, born 2 January, 1879, living in 


Abigail Dean and Descendants 


Abigail® Dean (Jonathan^, Ezra**, Jonathan®, 
James^, Walter^). 

She was born 8 June, 1778, died 21 January, 
1842; married George Gardner in Exeter, R. I., 
20 February, 1800^. He was born 24 August, 
1775, and died 18 April, 1855. They settled in 
Abington soon after their marriage on the farm 
adjoining that of her brother James Dean. This 
farm, after the death of George Gardner, was 
bought b}^ Amasa and Myron Dean, and later 
was sold to D. T. Wilmarth, whose widow, 
daughter of Asa Eaton, still occupies it. They 
had the following children : 

136. Horace', born 4 October, 1800, died 3 
March, 1874. 

137. Asahel'^, born 15 November, 1802, died 
30 August, 1871. 

138. Alfred'7. 

139. Sweet '7, born 20 January, 1811, died 9 
November, 1896. 

140. Abel', born 14 May, 1815, died 12 March, 

» See Rhode Island Vital Records, Exeter. Mary Gardner, 
daughter of Abel, has in her possession the original marriage 
certificate, signed by "C. Stone. Eld.," and on the back, certi- 
ficate of recording by Steplien Reynolds. Town Clerk, Exeter. 
R. I. 


141. Ira'', born 25 March, 1817, died 22 Octo- 
ber, 1853. 

142. LiNUs'7. 

143. Joanna '7, born 25 September, 1803, died 
25 April, 1836. 

144. Minerva'7. 

145. DoRCAs'7, born 9 March, 1812, died 12 
March, 1833. 


Horace'7 Gardner married 29 December, 1825, 
Narcissa Bowen ( born 16 May, 1803, died 18 
August. 1891), and had the following children : 

146. Benajah^, born 3 May, 1827. 

147. LucettaS. born 18 July, 1829, died 26 
August, 1862. 

148. SusanS, born 9 April, 1831, died — Sep- 
tember, 1831. 

149. Samuel^, born 6 February, 1833, died 
13 April, 1836. 

150. CyrusS, born 9 June, 1835. 

151. JamesS, born 21 July, 1837. 

15»3. Miles^ Ira, born 2 February, 1845, died 
II February, 1852. 


Asahel'7 Gardner married Rebecca Colvin, 
daughter of Joab Colvin, and had : 

153. Esthers. 

154. Almira^. 

155. Adaline®. 

156. RhodaS. 



Alfred'7 Gardner married first, Parmela 
Clough, 9 December, 1838, and had : 

157. EllenS. 

158. Jane^. 

He married second, Mahala Clough, and had : 

159. Horace^. 

160. Georges. 

161. Charles^. 

162. AbelS. 


Sweet'' Gardner married Charlotte Estabrook 
2 November, 1842. ( Born 25 June. 1820, died 6 
February, 1898.) They had one child : 

163. Newland^, born 7 December, 1843, died 
1 April, 1898. 


Abel'7 Gardner married Sarah Hitchcock, 
daughter of Elisha Hitchcock, 10 February, 1845. 
and had : 

164. Helens, born 18 February, 1846, died 20 
August, 1846. 

165. RuthS, born 13 August, 1847, died 3 Sep- 
tember, 1877. 

166. SararS Adalaide, b^i^i^ 25 October, 1852. 

167. MaryS, born 29 August, 1859. 


Ira'' Gardner married Esther E. Stone,daugh- 
ter of Riley Stone. He died 22 October, 1853. 
She died 1 February, 1853. They had one son : 


168. Franklin® S., born 20 October, 1850, d. 
2 October, 1871. 


LiNUs'^ Gardner married Mary Jane Dodge, 
and had : 

169. PheneS. 


Joanna "7 Gardner married Geoi'ge Whitman, 
6 March, 1828, and had : 
iro. MaryS. 

171. Almon®. 

1 72. — , married Warren Smith. 


Minerva'7 Gardner married 26 September, 
1844, Benjamin Smith (brother of Thomas and 
Erastus Smith ), and had no children. 


DoRCAs'7 Gardner married 11 December, 1831, 
Ezekiel Reed of South Canaan. Wayne county, 
Pa., and had no children. 


James® Gardner (of Horace'^) married Louisa 
Green, daughter of Lyman Green, and had : 

173. Ira9. 

174. MaryQ. 

175. EmmaQ. 

James married second. Albertha Thomas. No 



Cyrus® C, Gardner (of Horace'^) married Ele- 
anor E. Nichols, born 23 May, 1835 ( sister of 
Archibald Nichols ), 26 November, 1862, and had: 

176. Lulu® B., born 2 July, 1865, married 
G. W. Horubaker, 19 April, 1891. 

177. Nettie® F., born 2 June, 1867, married 
Hiram B.Worden, Jr., 11 April, 1890. 

178. Jennie® M., born 24 July, 1870. 

179. Frank® L., born 24 May, 1872. 

180. Harry® L., born 24 May, 1872. 


Benajah® Gardner ( of Horace "7) married 7 
September, 1853, Kate Reynolds, daughter of 
Crispin Reynolds, and had : 

181. Miles®, born 13 March, 1854. 
183. LucETTA®, born 31 May, 1856. 


Newland® Gardner (of Sweef^) married Sarah 
E. Spoor, 2 December, 1872, and had no children. 
He died 1 April, 1898. 


Sarah® Adalaide Gardner (of AbeF) married 
Dr. Herbert D. Gardner (son of Asahel W.), 11 
August, 1880, and had : 

183. Robert®, born 2 August, 1881. 

184. Ruth®, born 7 May, 1883, died 8 May, 



Miles® Gardner ( of BenajahQ) married Luz- 
ina Gardner, 23 December, 1880, and had : 

183. Mary 10 N., born 3 June, 1883. 
186. BenajahIo J., born 14 August, 1884. 
Howard 10 P.. born 17 February, 1886. 


James Dean and Descendants 


James® Dean (Jonathan^, Ezra*, Jonathan^, 
James^, Walter^). 

He was born at West Greenwich, R. I., 7 May, 
1780, and was therefore a young man of twenty 
when he settled with his father in Abington, in 
1800. He married 28 December, 1803, Catherine 
Tripp^ of Providence, Pa., daughter of Isaac 
Tripp, the early proprietor of Providence, Pa., 
who settled there between 1784 and 1787, and 
granddaughter of Esquire Isaac Tripp, one of the 
earliest pioneers in Wyoming Valley, and w^ho 
was killed by Indians, with his son-in-law Jona- 
than Slocum, on the present site of the city of 
Wilkes-Barre, 16 December, 1778. This Jona- 
than Slocum was the father of Frances Slocum, 
the lost daughter of Wyoming, who was carried 
away captive by the Indians when a child of five 
years, reared among them, married an Indian 
chief, raised a family, and when in old age was 
discovered by her brothers near Logansport. 
Indiana, refused to return to civilized life and 
kindred. Catharine Tripp, wife of James Dean, 
was first cousin of this Indian captive. 

Another cousin of Catharine Tripp, Isaac, son 
of her uncle Job Tripp, was also captured by the 
Indians about the time of the Wyoming Mass- 

* For Tripp records see Appendix. 



S ^.2s^ 

< \ I n i.iMN i; rijiiM' dian 

acre (1Y78), when a youth of eighteen. He was 
carried to Canada and retained until after the 
Revolutionary war, when he escaped and returned 
to Providence. He afterward settled in Scott 
township, Luzeine county. Pa., and was buried 
at Clifford Corners. * 

James Dean bought a farm comprising over 
200 acres, of Meredith & Clymer, Philadelphia 
land speculators, in what was known then as 
Tunkhanuock, but later became Abington town- 
ship, Luzerne county, Pa. It was located about 
one and one half miles northwest of Dalton, on 
the old road leading to Factoryville. The farm 
is still owned by his son Myron Dean of Scran - 
ton. James became a prosperous farmer and 
enterprising citizen of the early settlement. He 
was captain of the local military company. 

When the Abington and Waterford Turnpike 
was chartered, extending from Clark's Green to 
the mouth of Snake Creek, on the Susquehanna 
river, about five miles below Great Bend, he 
became a prominent stockholder and director of 
the company. A toll gate was placed at his res- 
idence, and he continued to act as gate-keeper 
until the road was abandoned as a toll road and 
made a free highway. 

He was also a partner with George Capwell 
and others, who erected a cotton factory at Fac- 
toryville, which enterprise proved unprofitable. 
They afterwards erected a saw and gi'ist mill, on 
the opposite side of the creek from the factory, a 

1 HoUister's History of Lackawanna Countj', page 127. 
Also Bailey's History of Abington Association, page 117. 


short distance above the bridge. He also built a 
still-house on the same stream at Factoryville, 
which he later removed to a small stream on his 
own farm, known in the writer's childhood as 
Stillhouse Brook. He, with others, built the 
first grist mill in Abington proper, and later 
became the sole owner. This mill was located 
where Elias Lillibridge erected his fulling mill, 
which is now owned by Jasper Shoemaker. 

In 1802 James Dean, with his father and a few 
others, united with the earliest Baptist church 
of the neighborhood, the second in the Abington 
Association, under the ministry of the pioneer 
preacher Elder John Miller ^ . It is much to be 
regretted that no portrait of James Dean exists. 
He was a man of medium height, about 5 feet 
8 inches, and quite stout, weighing over 200 hun- 
dred pounds, in his later years. He died of 
dropsy 26 February, 1844, aged 63 years, 9 
months and 19 days. 

The children of James® and Catharine Dean 
were : 

187. Eliza^, born 10 July, 1805, died 20 Feb- 
ruary, 1877. 

188. Ann '7 Maria, born 5 December, 180 7, 
died 25 June, 1877. 

189. Isaac'', born 9 June, 1811; still living 
in 1901. 

^ See Bailey's History Abington Baptist Association, page 
84. For a sketch of the life of John Miller, see Proceedings 
of Wyoming Historical and Geological Society for 1902, 
Vol. 7. 


190. Nelson' N., born 11 July, 1814. died 1 
June, 1879. 

191. Laura'' W., born 25 September, 1817, 
died 10 April, 1848. 

192. Amasa7, born 27 March, 1819, died 29 
December. 1900. 

193. Myron'', born 7 November, 1822 ; living 
in 1901. 

194. Mary'' Amne, born H November, 1824 ; 
living in 1901. 


Eliza'' Dean, born 10 July, 1805, married 
18 January, 1827, Hiram Green, born 8 July, 
1801, died 5 March, 1870. Eliza died 21 Febru- 
ary, 1877. They had the following children : 

195. Henry^ Judson, born 21 February, 1828, 
died 12 July, 1864. 

196. Catherine^ D., born 8 August, 1829. 
died 5 January, 1881. 

197. Candace^ R., born 2 September, 1831, 
died 3 November, 1859. 

198. James^ D., born 26 April, 1834, living in 

199. AlmaS Adelia, born 21 May, 1836, died 
17 October, 1853. 

200. LoRD^ Melbourn, born 16 April, 1839, 
died 6 March, 1856. 

901. William® Davis, born 15 November. 
1841, hvingin 1901. 

203. ANxN® Maria, born 12 October, 1842, died 
31 May, 1889. 

203. Laura® Elizabeth, born 8 October, 1849, 
died 19 October, 1896. 



Henry® Judson Green, married Louisa Wells, 
born 1 June, 1827, died 3 November, 1891. They 
had no children. 


Catherine® D. Green, married Jeremiah 
Smith 20 June, 1855. He was born 26 January, 
1823, and died 25 March, 1865. They had the 
following children : 

204. Mary® Eliza, born 7 September, 1856. 

205. Candace® a., born 10 June, 1858, died 
11 June, 1896. 

206. Nettie® L., born 20 December, 1862. 

207. Clara® S., born 8 April, 1865. 


Mary® E. Smith, married Albert Ball, 23 May, 
1876, and have the following children : 

208. RuthIo Evelyn, born 13 January, 1878. 

209. Howard 10 J., born 25 July. 1880. 


Oandace® A. Smith, married Frank H. dem- 
ons, 14 October, 1880. He was born 4 Marcli. 
1857. Their children were : 

210. Madge 10, born 5 September, 1882, died 
2 February, 1884. 

211. HaroldIO D., born 20 December, 1883. 
died — July, 1884. 

212. EleanorIO L., born 10 October, 1889. 

213. KatherineIO, born 11 April, 1894. 



Oandace® R. Green (of Hiram and Eliza'^j, 
married James S. Searle^ He was bom 8 July, 
18'23, died 18 November, 1863. They had no 


James^ D. Green (of Hiram and Eliza'^), mai- 
ried first, Fannie S. Schooley, 31 October, 1801 ; 
married second, Martha SearleS 15 October, 1808. 

By first wife had : 

214. Clara^ E., born 29 January, 1863. 
By second wife had : 

215. Mary^ S., born 12 April. 1870. 

216. James^ S., born 17 June, 1882, died 5 
August, 1882. 


Clara® E. Green (of James^ D. Green), mac- 
ried 15 June, 1887, Henrv M. Ives, and has one 
child : 

2ir. LomieIo, born 11 May, 1889. 


Mary® S. Green (of James^ D. Green), mar- 
I'ied 10 January, 1895, Dr. A. C. Shoemaker, and 
liad : 

218. James 10 S., born 23 January, 1896. 

219. Archibald lo, born 1901. 

' The Searle line is : Constant, killed in Wyoming Mnssa- 
cvk' ■. Rogers*. John^. James S.'*. Martha Searle*. 



William® Davis Green, married Alvira H. 
Rice, 4 October, 1866, and has one child: 

^20. Edson® M. Green, born 'J8 February, 
1868, married Emalene Killam, 28 April, 1898. 
She was born 8 April, 1876. 


Ann® Maria Green, married first, — June, 
1863, H. P. Halstead, and had one son: 

931. Ray^, born , died 31 May, 1889. 

Married second, J. M. Rosensteel. No chil- 
dren by this husband. 


Laura® Elizabeth Green, married Dr. E. A. 
Glover, 19 December, 1869, and had : 

222. Thomas^ L., born 24 August, 1873. . 

223. Maud^ E., born — February, 1881, died 
4 August, 1881. 


Ann'7 Maria Dean, born 5 December, 1807, 
married Cyrus Colvin, 24 November, 1836. He 
Avas born in Coventry, R. I., 17 March, 1799, 
died in Abington, Pa., 14 November, 1879. They 
had two children : 

224. Cyrus® Dewilton, born 8 March, 1844. 

225. Albert® Davis, born 28 July, 1846. 


Cyrus® D. Colvin, married Dora Andrews. 


ISA A( in; AN 

They had no children. In 1893 she obtained a 
divorce and married Jacobs. 


Isaac'' Dean (James^, Jonathan^, Ezra*, 
Jonathan^, James^, Walter^. 

Isaac Dean was born in Abington, Luzerne 
(now Lackawanna) county, Pa., 9 June, 1811. 
The county was then Httle more than a wilder- 
ness, with here and there a clearing, but was 
rapidb^ filling up with sturdy New^ England set- 
tlers. Being the oldest son, and his father a 
heavy man inclined to dropsy, and engaged in 
various enterprises outside of the farm, Isaac 
early in life became inured to the severe labor of 
cutting down the forest and tilling the newly 
cleared land on his father's extensive farm. His 
opportunities for acquiring an education from 
books and schools were meagre. A few mouths' 
schooling in winter with numerous interruptions 
was the total of his educational advantages, but 
they equalled those of many of his neighbors and 
contemporaries. He was willing to woik and 
give his younger brothers and sisters better op- 
portunities than he himself enjoyed. Among 
his first teachers were Alvinza Gardner and Wil 
liam Dean, wiio taught at Baileytovvn, near the 
residence of 'Squire Benjamin F. Bailey. The 
earliest built sclioolhouse was located near the 
graveyard in front of which formerly stood the 
Bethel meeting house. A part of the time Isaac 
attended a school taught in the currying shop of 
Mr. Bailey, who was a tanner by trade. A little 


later the Union schoolhouse was erected on the 
triangular lot at the corner of Cyrus Colvin's "fox 
lot," land of James Dean and Alvinza Gardner, 
near the small house built years after by James 
Peatherby. Here the younger children of James 
Dean, and neighbors for miles around received 
their education. This schoolhouse disappeared 
prior to the earliest recollection of the writer. 

When Isaac was twelve years old he spent one 
winter with his aunt Polly Tripp, widow of 
Holden Tripp, and attended the school of Samuel 
Coglizer, at Providence, Pa., nearly opposite the 
blacksmith shop of Samuel Davis on North Main 
avenue. This was probably the first schoolhouse 
erected in Providence. During this winter, Isaac 
recalls driving his aunt's team to Kingston, cross- 
ing the Susquehanna river at Pittston on the ice. 

In his early days there were few horses, and 
fewer wagons in all Abington. Most of the 
travel was on horseback or with ox teams and 
homemade sleds. 

When he was 19 years of age he hired one 
horse of Ezra Reynolds, another of his uncle 
George Gardner, and an old lumber wagon of 
Joseph Edwards, there being no spring wagon 
north of the mountains. With this outfit, using 
chairs for seats, he took his mother and her sis- 
ter, Nancy Vaughn, with her two-year-old son 
Stephen, and her sister Betsy Case, with her 
daughter Sally Potter, on a journey to visit their 
relatives in New York state. This was before 
the Abington and Waterford turnpike was built, 
and the roads were not much better than the 

ordinary logging roads in a new clearing. The 


first day they broke down and wen^ delayed sev- 
eral hours, and reached Brooklyn, Susquehanna 
county, about midnight, where they stopped at 
Bagley's tavern. Here one of the horses was sick, 
and Isaac was up all night doctoring it. Two days 
more brought them to Newfield, Tompkins Co., 
N. Y., where they visited aunt Susanna (Tripp) 
Brown, wife of Abram Brown, and their family. 
After tarrying there a few days they proceeded 
through Ithaca, Trumansburg, Ovid, Geneva, 
Canandaigua, Bloomfield, to Bergen and Byron, 
Genesee county, N. Y. At Leroy they visited 
Jerusha ( Dolph ) Tripp, widow of uncle Amasa 
Tripp, and family. At Bergen they visited Polly 
( Tripp ) Gilford and family, and at Byron, Mar- 
tha ( Tripp ) Miller, wife of Elisha Miller, who 
was a brotlier of Elder John Miller of Abington. 
This trip occupied a month or more in tlie early 
fall of 1830, and was a much more formidable 
undertaking than a trip by rail to California at 
the present time. 

When about 21 years of age, Isaac and his 
cousin Ira Tripp made another journey to visit 
the same relatives in New York state. At Lock- 
port they visited Isaac and Henry Tripp, sons of 
Amasa Tripp, deceased. From that point they 
went on horseback to Fort Niagara, crossed to 
Canada by boat, thence to the falls and Buffalo, 
and back home. After the Abington and Water- 
ford turnpike, was built in the early thirties, 
Isaac with his cousins Ira and Isaac Tripp, each 
took a sleigh load of coal from their uncle Steph- 
en Tripp's coal bed to Ithaca, N. Y., and sold it 
for $13.00 a ton. 


When quite a young man, Isaac purchased 
grain and hauled it to Carbondale and Hones- 
dale, and sold it to the Delaware and Hudson 
Co. He also devoted considerable time to lum- 
bering on his father's land, and also some which 
he bought near Sheik's Pond, now called Lake 
Sheridan. Here he had a sawmill, and the lum- 
ber was hauled to the Tunkhannock creek at 
Roberts Eddy, below Bacons, where it was made 
into rafts. Nearly every spring from 1830 to 
1837 at high water, he drove a raft down the 
creek to the river, and down the Susquehanna 
to Harrisburg, Marietta, or Columbia, wherever 
he could find a market. In 1837 he ran his raft 
to Havre de Grace, then shipped his lumber to 
Norfolk. He returned by way of Washington, 
Baltimore, and Philadelphia, l)y rail and boat. 
From Philadelphia he traveled by stage to Naz- 
areth. From Nazareth he walked to Wind Gap, 
where he stayed over night. The next morning 
he arose early and walked fourteen miles to 
Edinger's tavern for breakfast ; then walked 
to Daleville for dinner, and from there to his 
home, one and one-half miles west of Dalton, 
to supper, before dark, a walk of sixty miles in 
one day. 

In the eaily days of this settlement, money was 
very scarce and hard to obtain. His father's land 
had to be paid for, and the oldest son worked 
hard to pay off the debt to the Philadelphia 
proprietors. No honest industry was deemed 
too severe or unpleasant if only the family 
credit could be maintained by meeting obliga- 
tions as they fell due, and the younger children 



could be given the best advantages for an educa- 
tion that the new country afforded. Until thirty 
two years of age, Isaac staid at home, and was 
the main-stay of his father and mother in raising 
a large family. 

In 1843 he married Polly Searle Heermans, 
daughter of Henry Heermans, the first merchant 
of Providence, Pa. He bought fifty acres of 
land from his uncle, George Gardner, and about 
sixty more from his father adjoining the home- 
stead, and set about making a home for himself 
with his accustomed energy. This farm he 
cleared of timber and stones, building miles of 
wall for fences. He supplemented farming with 
butchering, and buying live stock for drovers, 
sometimes driving the stock to New Jersey for 
the city market. 

About 1S45 he joined with a Mr. Gorton, of 
Providence, R. I., in purchasing a drove of swine, 
which they secured along the Susquehanna river. 
These they drove to Otisville, the terminus of 
the Erie Railroad at that time, where they ship- 
ped them to New York. There they transferred 
the stock to a boat and took them to Norwich, 
Conn. From this place they drove them to 
Hoyle's tavern, in Providence, R. I., the live- 
stock market of that city. The venture did 
not prove extremely protitable, for after all bills 
were paid, they had about twelve dollars to 
divide between them. This is an illustration of 
the enterprise which characterized his active 
business life. 

His wife inherited some coal property from her 
father, who died in Providence, Pa., in 1843, a 


8hort time before her marriage. This property 
they sold to Judson Clark in 185-, and the pro- 
ceeds, judiciously invested, resulted in the ac- 
cumulation of quite a considerable fortune for 
that time. When the Second National Bank of 
Scranton was organized, in 1863, Isaac Dean was 
an active promoter of the enterprise, under the 
lead of his brother-in-law, W. W. Winton, in 
whose judgment and integrity he placed the 
utmost confidence. He was also a partner in 
the banking house of Winton, Clark & Co. which 
later was chartered under the name of the Citi- 
zens and Miners Savings Bank and Trust Co. , of 
Providence, Pa. Some investments were also 
made in coal property in Scranton and vicinity, 
which promised to yield rich returns in the neai- 
future. Unfortunately, the confidence reposed 
in his brother-in-law was not justified by later 
developments, and in 1877 both banks under his 
management failed and Mr. Dean, who was then 
the largest single stockholder, lost every dollar 
invested in them. To add to the calamity, he 
had endorsed heavily for some of his old time 
dealers in live stock, and was compelled to pa}^ 
large amounts of their obligations. Thus, in a 
brief space of time, he saw the accumulations of 
a life time of toil, economy and enterprise melt 
away and pass from his control. But the loss of 
money did not sour his disposition or diminish 
the usual cheerfulness of his manner and hearty 
enjoyment of life. No man was ever more oblig- 
ing and ready to do a favor or kindness to a 
neighbor or friend. After his wife's death, 8 

July, 1868, he left the farm in the care of his 


eldest son and removed to Providence, Pa. , now 
a part of Scranton, where he purchased a part 
of his father-in-law's farm, at the corner of North 
Main Avenue and Parker Street, nearly opposite 
the old Heermans homestead, where his wife 
s])ent her early days. His wife's remains were 
first buried in the family plot on this farm, hut 
were removed to the Dean vault in Forest Hill 
cemetery in 1897. For the last thirty years or 
more Mr. Dean has spent the greater part of his 
time at his Scranton home. From it his chil- 
dren have married and gone out to establisli 
homes for themselves. His eldest daughter, 
Emma, acted as his housekeeper and companion 
most of the time, until her untimely death in 
1896. Since tht'U he has spent more time Avith 
his children, and making trips to visit relatives 
scattered over a large i>art of the United States. 
He has made three trips to California and other 
states on the Pjicific coast. His last trip began 
in the fall of 1899, when in his 89th year, and 
lasted for six months, during which time he 
traveled over 7,000 miles, and passed through 
portions of twenty-five states and teri-itorien. 
He still cultivates his own garden and takes an 
active interest in all that is going on in the busi- 
ness and political world. Probably no person 
living in the county has so extensive an acquaint- 
ance with the families of the older settlers. 
Nothing affords liim more pleasure than to hitch 
up his horse and take a drive of from 20 to 40 
miles, and spend a few days traveling over the 
well-known country roads, making short visits 
among the old acquaintances of his earlier days. 


His 90th birthday anniversary occurred the 
9th of June, 1901, and was celebrated on Satur- 
day, the 8th, at the home of his son, A. D. Dean, 
at Waverly, Pa., where over one hundred and 
fifty of his relatives and intimate friends from 
far and near met to congratulate him on the un- 
usual event, and spend the day in social reunion. 

The picture accompanying this sketch was 
made from a photograph taken within a few 
days of his 90th anniversary. 

The children of Isaac and Polly ( Heermaus ) 
Dean are: 

226. Emma^ Louise, born 25 November, 1844, 
died 24 April, 1896. 

2Sr. Albert^ W., born 12 March, 1846. 

928. Arthur^ D., born 29 January, 1849. 

229. MiandaS Evelyn, born 9 May, 1851. 

230. George^ Edgar, born 27 October, 1853. 

231. Florence^, born 17 February, 1857. 


Emma^ L. Dean married 31 December, 1885, 
Thomas N. Anderson, a Nova Scotian. He was 
an architect and builder. She met him in Jack- 
sonville, Florida, where she was spending the 
winter of 1883 and 1884. After their marriage 
they lived for a time at Jacksonville ; later at 
Birmingham, Alabama, and Bristol, Tennessee. 
Mr. Anderson was not successful in business and 
returned with his wife to her father's home in 
Scranton. Being of a roving disposition he was 
not long contented in one place, so he looked for 
employment in New York and New Jersey. 


W . A. DKAN 

Later lie tried California, and planned a trip to 
Australia, but was heard of last in South Amer- 
ica, where he was when Mrs. Anderson died at 
her father's home in Scranton, 24 April, 1896. 
She was sick but a few months from a cyst 
on the brain. Her remains were placed in the 
family vault erected in Forest Hill cemetery, 
Scranton. She was well educated, having grad- 
uated from the Ladies' Seminary at Lewisburg, 
Pa. She had traveled extensively in the South 
and California, and spent several months in a 
tour through Europe. Having a retentive mem- 
ory and fluency of speech, she was an agreeable 
and entertaining companion. Much of her life 
was devoted to the care of her younger brothers 
and sisters, and to the comfort of her aged 
father in his declining years. She had expressed 
a hope to live as long as he did and make a home 
for him, but it was not so to be. She was a con- 
sistent christian, and a member of the Penn 
avenue Baptist Church of Scranton. She never 
had any children. 


Albert® Willander Dean was educated in 
the country schools of Abington. and a select 
school in Factory ville. In the winter of 1863 
and 1864 he attended Lowell's Business College 
at Binghamton, N. Y. A part of 1864 he was in 
the general freight and ticket office of the Dela- 
ware, Lackawanna & Western railroad at Scran- 
ton, Pa., when R. A. Henry was the officer in 

From January, 1865, to January, 1866, he was 



a clerk in the store of 0. P. Clark at Hyde Park. 
Then a long and severe attack of inflammatory 
rheumatism compelled him to remain at home. 
In 1867 he conducted a grocery store at Factory- 
ville, and acted as deputy postmaster. In 1868 
he conducted his father's farm, and on 16 De- 
cember, 1868, he was married to Martha North - 
up, daughter of Clark and Louisa (Gardner) 
Northup. He remained fifteen years on the 

In 1884 he bought a half interest in the grist 
mill at Dalton and managed the business. In 
1888 the mill burned down but was soon rebuilt. 
In 1895 he sold the mill and bought a half inter- 
est in the lumber business at Dalton, conducted 
by F. M. Francis, and began a partnership of 
Francis & Dean, which still continues, with Mr. 
Dean as manager. In 1898, this firm, with a few 
others, organized a water company to supply the 
borough of Dalton with water. This firm owns 
most of the stock of the water company, and 
Mr. Dean acts as superintendent of the company. 
They furnish the place with an abundant supply 
of pure spring and well water. His family con- 
sists of the following children : 

232. Harry® Northup, born 22 September, 

233. Walter® Clark, born II April, 1878. 

234. Maurice® Bessell, born 13 September, 



Harry® Northup Dean was educated at the 
public schools at Dalton, and the seminary at 


Hackettstown, N. J. He learned the machinists 
trade at the Dickson Manufacturing Company in 
Scranton. For some years he has been acting as 
inspector of boilers and elevators for the Fidelity 
and Casualty Company, of New York, a position 
which his meclianical skill and experience admir- 
ably fits him, and earns him a very comfortable 
income. He was married 31 December, 1896, to 
Adelle Prentice, of Buffalo, N. Y., a very dist- 
ant relative through the Tripp family i, both being 
descendants of Isaac Tripp, the pioneer settler 
of Providence, Pa. They are now ( 1901) living 
at 2-430 North Main avenue, Scranton, Pa., the 
home of his grandfather Isaac Dean, of whom 
the wife is a great favorite, and it is said she was 
selected by the grandfather as the proper maiden 
to become the oldest grandchild's life companion. 
However that may be, he is well pleased with 
the union, and he now spends many happy hours 
tending the babies that have come to gladden 
the home and perpetuate the Dean name, at 
the old family residence. The children of Harry® 
N. Dean and Adelle (Prentice ) Dean are : 

335. Prentice 10 Northup, born 28 Novem- 
ber, 1897. 

930. George 10 Edgar, born 17 November, 


( S33 ) 

Walter® Clark Dean graduated at Phillips 
Exeter Academy in 1896, and entered the same 

* Harry's line is Willander* Dean. Lsaac' Dean, Catlierine* 
(Tripp) Dean, Isaac^ Tripp. 

Adelle's line is Martha* Prentice, Southard' Miller, Mar- 
tha« (Tripp) Miller, Isaac i Tripp. 


year upon an engineering course at the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, where he grad- 
uated with the class of 1900. He was immedi- 
ately offered a position with the Westinghouse 
Company at Pittsburg, which he accepted and 
remained with them until a better position was 
offered him by the government in the navy yard 
at Norfolk, where he is now employed as an 
electrical engineer. From boyhood he showed 
talent for sketching and artistic work, and his 
proficiency as a pen and ink artist made him one 
of the art editors of "Tech", the annual publi- 
cation of the students of the institute for 1899, 
in his junior year, an honor seldom bestowed 
upon any but the best of the senior class. 


Maurice® Bessel Dean graduated from Phil- 
lips Exeter Academy in the class of 1900, and 
entered upon the study of law at Columbia Col- 
lege, New York city. 


Arthur® D. Dean, born 29 January, 1849, on 
the farm bought by his father from George 
Gardner. He received his early education at 
the district schools in the vicinity. The first 
school he attended was located near the rail- 
road, opposite the fulling mill of Elias Lilli- 
bridge, with Kate Fox, daughter of the Baptist 
preacher, Rev. Charles A. Fox, as teacher. Al- 
vira Colvin, daughter of Jason Colvin of Dalton, 
and later wife of A. B. Stevens, of Scranton, 



Alt run: i». m w 

was also a teacher in the same place. A new 
schoolhouse was erected on the farm of his 
uncle Cyrus Colvin, and here he attended schools 
taught by Mary Bailey, afterwards wife of E. C. 
Reynolds of Factoryville ; Almira Manchester, 
who later married his uncle Myron Dean ; and 
other teachers. One winter he attended a select 
school at Factoryville, taught by Mies Celestine 
Chambers and her sister, Mrs. Thomas Smith. 
When fifteen years of age, in 1864, he entered 
upon the scientific course of study at the univer- 
sity at Lewisburg, later known as Bucknell, 
which course he completed in 1867. 

The winter of 1867 and 1868 he taught school 
in the district near his home, now known as La 
Plume. In the spring of 1868 he began the 
study of the nncient languages at East Green- 
wich, R. I., where Rev. James Edwards was 
principal of the seminary at that place. Before 
the term closed he was called home because of 
the dangerous illness of his mother. She ling- 
ered until the 8th day of July, and then died. 
He resumed his studies at East Greenwich in the 
fall of 1868, and in the fall of 1869 entered the 
classical course at Brown University, Providence, 
R. I. This course he completed in three years, 
graduating with the class of 1872, the last year 
of the presidency of Alexis Caswell, receiving 
his degree of A. B., and three years later his 
A. M. in course. 

The fall of 1872 he entered the law school at 
the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, but 
remained only the first school year. In the 
spring of 1873 he visited Chicago, with a short 


tour into Wisconsin before returning home. That 
same season he entered as a law student the 
office of A. Ricketts, Esq., at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 
the county seat of his native county. He passed 
his examinations and was admitted to the bar 
on 5 January, 1875. While a student at Wilkes- 
Barre, he acted as minute clerk, or deputy, for 
the Prothonotary, and also furnished reports of 
law proceedings to the Record of the Times, a 
daily published by William Penn Miner, Esq., 
a member of the bar, and of one of the most 
prominent families of Wyoming Valley. The 
first year after his admission to the bar he re- 
mained in the office of A. Ricketts, Esq., then 
took offices with Elliott P. Kisner and Frank C. 
Sturges, brother of E. B. Sturges of Scranton. 

In 1878 the county of Luzerne was divided and 
Scranton became the county seat of the new 
county of Lackawanna. In the spring of 1879 
he removed to Scranton, where he has since 
been in the constant practice of his profession. 

On 11 May, 1882, he married Nettie E. Sisson, 
only daughter of Arnold Clark Sisson and Isabel 
Green Sisson, of La Plume, Pa. His wife had been 
his pupil in 1868. In the summer of 1882 they be- 
gan housekeeping in their modest home at 1610 
Penn avenue, Green Ridge, Scranton. In Aug- 
ust, 1882, his wife was stricken with paralysis, 
due to some spinal trouble, and though for a 
considerable time she was completely helpless, 
afterwards recovered the use of her arms, but 
never regained sufficient power in the lowei- 
limbs to stand on her feet. She was treated by 

the best physicians of Scranton and Philadel- 


mm' A 

AK'NOl.n ( I. A i; K <l^>»«>\ 

pbia, including Drs. Mills and S. Weir Mitchell, 
specialists in nervous diseases, but their skill 
was of little avail. Hospitals and cures of vari- 
ous kinds have been tried, but no })ermanent 
relief afforded. She enjoyed comparatively good 
health and was active and efficient in the man- 
agement of her home and in the education of 
her childien, finding time also to do much mis- 
sionary and other charitable work. 

While this book was in preparation, and the 
first poi'tion was in the printer's hands, Mr. Dean 
was called upon to suffer a most bitter domestic 
affliction, the loss of a beautiful and deaily be- 
loved wife. The following tribute was printed 
m the city papers shortly after her decease, and 
will serve to show the esteem in which she w^as 
held by her neighbors, and the cause for tlie deep 
sorrow into whicli tlie family were plunged by 
her untimely death. 

"Tiie death of Mrs. Arthur D. Dean, at her 
home in Waverly, removed from that community 
one of the best known and best loved members. 
She was born at La Plume, in this county, May 
27, 18t)l. Her early education was obtained in 
the public school near her home, and among her 
first teachers was Mr. Arthur Dean, who aftei-- 
wards became her husljand. Her education was 
completed at Keystone Acaden)y, then under the 
priijcipalship of Rev. Dr. John Howard Harris, 
now President of Bucknell University. Here 
also she received training in nmsic, forAvhich she 
h;:d a natuial aptitude and fondness, inherited 
from her father. 


**In early life she united with the Baptist Church 
at Factoryville, under the ministry of Rev. A. J. 
Furman. At the time of her death, and for 
many years previous, she was a member of the 
Abington Baptist Church of Waverly, where her 
consecrated Christian life and devotion to every 
branch of the Master's service connected with 
the work of her church will long be remembered. 

*'0n May 11, 1882, she was united in marriage 
to Arthur D. Dean, of Scranton, and removed 
with him to Green Ridge, where their first home 
was established. Here began the beautiful home 
life which to the day of her death continued to 
be the admiration of a host of friends. Here the 
first of their children was born, and in this 
home came the affliction and sorrow that would 
have crushed and destroyed the hopes of many a 
fife, but which in her case only served to develop 
her naturally strong Christian character, and 
l)ring into prominence the noble traits that en- 
deared her to all who came in contact with her 

" In August, 1882, when a bride of but a little 
more than three months, she was stricken with 
congestion of the spine, and for a time was ren- 
dered entirely helpless. Under the treatment of 
Dr. Dean, and other Scranton physicians, and of 
Dr. Mills, a specialist from Philadelphia, she 
regained the use of her body, and later was taken 
to Philadelphia and placed under the care of Dr. 
S. Weir Mitchell, the leading expert in nervous 
diseases. Under his skillful treatment her gen- 
eral health was restored, but it never permitted 

her to walk again, 






"Of the weeks and months in which it gradually 
became known to our friend that all the means 
that love could suggest, and the skill of the best 
physicians execute, were to be unavailing, and 
that thenceforth the ordinary activities of life 
were to be denied her, we may not write. What 
transpired then is known only to God and her- 
self ; but from that fiery trial there emerged a 
life of ]*are beauty, a spirit brave and helpful, 
that could bear not only its own burdens, but 
furnish strength and comfort to those having any 
sorrow ; a determination that her affliction should 
not unnecessarily cloud the lives of lier friends, 
and that instead of being a burden to others, she 
would be their helper. 

"As the years passed on and children came to 
bless her home and gladden her heart, from her 
chair she dii-ected the activities of her growing 
household, entering, as only a true mother can, 
into the lives of her children, herself supervising 
their education, and yet finding time to listen to 
their trials, and by her wise counsel and inspiring 
example make easier the way of others. No one 
in sorrow or trouble ever came into her presence 
or sought her aid but came away comforted and 
strengthened and better for having known her. 

"While a staunch believer in the doctrines of 
her own church, her religion was of the kind 
that could not be confined by denominational 
lines. Her broad charity knew no creed. All 
Christians were lier friends, and she is mourned 
alike by all. 

"She was called to her reward Monday, Nov. 

25, 1901." 


Mr. Deao, while enjoying a fair practice, never 
attained special eminence in his profession. His 
taste and inclination led him to follow an office 
practice rather than the more showy and possi- 
bly more lucrative practice of a jury lawyer. His 
business of late years has been largely connected 
with real estate and manufacturing corporations. 
He is a director in four lumber companies : The 
Scranton and North Carolina Land and Luml)er 
Company, with a capital of $100,000 ; the Lacka- 
wanna Lumber Company, capital $750,000 ; New- 
man Lumber Company, capital $600,000 ; U. S. 
Lumber Company, capital $1,000,000 ; director 
and treasurer of the Scranton Board of Trade 
Eeal Estate Company, capital $240,000; also 
director and treasurer of the Scranton Vitrified 
Paving Brick Company, capital $50,000. He is 
also quite largely interested in real estate in the 
business center of Scranton. 

His family having outgrown the little home in 
Green Kidge, he built a larger home at 309 Madi- 
son avenue, where his family spent a few win- 
ters, and purchased the old country home of his 
deceased uncle Nelson N. Dean at Waverly, Pa., 
for summer use. After a few years the city 
home was given up and a permanent residence 
taken at Waveily. Here he purchased addition- 
al land and enlarged the home, equipping it with 
water supply and conveniences of a city resid- 
ence, and while enjoying the benefits of country 
life, was able to attend to business daily in tho 

Mr. Dean has always been a Eepublican in 

politics, but has not been ambitious to seek pol- 


itical preferment. For practical politics of the 
kind which has pervaded both leading political 
parties of late years he has no liking. His tastes 
are of the quiet and home-like order, rather than 
those of the caucus and campaign club. Soon 
after taking up his permanent residence in Wav- 
erly he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the 
board of school directors of that borough, to 
which office he has been continuously elected 
since, and for the last few years he has been reg- 
ularly elected president of the board. He takes 
an active interest in the affairs of the borough, 
and is much attached to the old town of Abing- 
ton, of which Waverly is a part. His taste for 
genealogy and history fills his leisure hours, and 
his library contains a valuable collection of Penn- 
sylvania and local histories. 

His oldest son, Carroll, is a student at Phillips 
Exeter Academy, and is inclined to a mechan- 
ical or electrical engineering career. The other 
sons, Russell and James, are students at Key- 
stone Academy, at ITactoryville, Pa. The record 
of his family is the following : 

237. Carroll® Sisson, born 27 March, 1883. 
938. Russell® Heermans, b. 19 March, 1885. 

239. James® Davis, born 22 July, 1887. 

240. Infant son, born 26 July, 1891, died 2 
August, 1891. 

241. Miriam® Isabel, born 1 October, 1893. 

242. Nettie Catharine, born ^22 November, 


' EvA^ Dean Shires was educated at the public 
schools on the Cyrus Colvin farm, about a mile 
from her home. As is the custom in rural dis- 
tricts, the teacher changed usually every year. 
She also spent two years at the Female Institute 
at Lewisburg, Pa., Miss Lucy Rundle, principal. 
She married George H. Shires, a bookkeeper in 
the Delaware and Hudson Company's office at 
Scranton, 3rd November, 1880. They have the 
following children : 

943. Elsie®, born 20 October, 1881. 

S44. Percy®, born 1 January, 1884. 


George^ Edgar Dean was born on the farm 
in West Abington, 27 October, 1853. His early 
education was gained in the district school near 
his home. After the death of his mother in 
1868, his father bought a home in the Borough 
of Providence, now the first ward of Scranton, 
and there he attended what was known as the 
Providence High School. It w^as, in fact, a 
graded school of ordinary character, and not a 
High School as we now designate them. He 
spent something over two years at the Starkey 
Seminary, Yates county, N. Y., on the shore of 
Seneca Lake. In the fall of 1872 he visited the 
family of John L. Graham, whose wife was Emma 
Heermans, sister of Mr. Dean's mother, at Janes- 
ville, Waseca county. Wis. Here he passed the re- 
quired examination for teaching, and took charge 
of a district school for the four months' winter 
term. In the spring he extended his western 


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trip as far as Junction City, Kansas, but finding 
no opening to enter on a business career he 
returned home, resolved to pursue the study of 

In the fall of 1873 he entered Fort Edward Colle- 
giate Institute, Foi't Edward, N. Y., and spent 
one year in prepai'atory study, and in the fall of 
1874, entered the medical department of the 
University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia. 
From this celebrated school he graduated in 
March, 1877, receiving besides his degree of M. D. 
one of the anatomical prizes for proficiency in 
that department of study. He also secured on 
graduation the much coveted position of Resident 
Physician in one of the city hospitals. This 
position he held for thirteen months, until he 
was seized with spinal congestion due to severe 
labor in the lieated season in a malarial atmos- 
phere. This congestion led to inflammation of 
the spinal cord and produced partial paralysis of 
both legs. Two years he spent at hospitals and 
health resorts in vain attempts to recover his im- 
paired health, and he had to abandon his ambi- 
tion to become a Surgeon or Professor of Sui-gery 
in a Medical College. By tlie end of the summer 
of 1880 he was so far i-ecovered that he began the 
private practice of medicine in the city of Scran- 
ton, but he was able to travel only by the aid of 
crutches. In the fall of 1883 he was elected 
Coroner of Lackawanna county, and served the 
full term of three years. 

In 1887 he went to Europe and spent a year in 
study and travel. On his return in 1888 he re- 
sumed practice in Scranton, but confined his 


work to office practice in the specialties of eye, 
ear, nose, and throat diseases. On the lOtli of 
April, 1889, he married Josephine Ginsberg, of 
Berlin, Germany. Dr. Dean has been for over 
twenty years a member of the visiting staff of 
Lackawanna Hospital. He is a member of the 
Lackawanna County Medical Society ; the Penn- 
sylvania State Medical Society, and of the Amer- 
ican Medical Association. Papers prepared by 
him in his special lines, at meetings of the Amer- 
ican Medical Association, and in the first Pan- 
American Medical Association have been honored 
by publication. 

Dr. Dean is essentially a religious man. He 
was converted while at school when eighteen 
years of age. Three years later while attending 
a Methodist school he joined the Presbyterian 
church. His leaning was to the Congregational 
church, but as there was no church of tliat 
denomination in his vicinity he joined the Pres- 
byterian. He has been coimected with four 
different churches of this denomination. Fort 
Edward, N. Y., Princeton Pi-esbyterian, West 
Philadelphia, Pa., Second Presbyterian, Scran- 
ton, and now a member of the Green Ridge 
Presbyterian, of Scranton. While an active 
Christian worker he is not tied to creeds or doc- 
trines, and most of his work has been of an 
inter-denominational character. In Philadelphia 
he was an usher at the Moody and Sankey meet- 
ings where ten thousand people congregated 
nio-htlv. Later on he assisted in organizing the 
Y. M. C. A. in Dun more, tiie Scranton Rescue 
Mission, and the Florence Crittenden Mission. 

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N Kl.SON \. I) IAN 

While engaged in an ardnous profession, never 
enjoying robust health, and hampered in locomo- 
tion, yet Dr. Dean has found time and strength 
to do much good in the woild, and his works of 
charity will never be known but by the poor who 
have n^ceived his help witliout money and witti- 
out price. Dr. Dean of late years has been able 
to walk a short distance without ci-utches, aided 
by a cane. He never had any children. 


Florence® Dean Walter was educated in the 
same schools as was her sister Eva. She mariied 
Martin R. Walter, proprietor of a job printing 
office in Scran ton, 29 September, 1885. They 
have no children. Mrs. Waltei-'s health has 
never been good, her thi'oat being weak from an 
attack of diphtheria in childhood. She finds the 
northern winters too severe, hence usually 
spends the winter with her husband at Tampa, 


Nelson'7 N. Dean ( James^, Jonathan^, Ezra*, 
Jonathan^, James^, Walter i,) 

Was born at West Abiiigton, Pa., 11 July, 18 14. 
He w^as educated at the public school near his 
home and at Franklin Academy, Haiford, Pa. 
He married Clarissa Dayton Seaile, 25 April, 
1850. She was born 14 November, 1824, on the 
Constant Seaile farm in Pittston Township, 
Luzerne county, Pa. Her great grandfather. 
Constant Searle, a native of Stoningtou, Conn., 


was killed in the Wyoming Massacre, 3 July, 
1778. Her grandfather, Roger Searle, then a 
youth of 18, was in the battle, but escaped. 
His sister's husband, Captain Dethic Hewitt, was 
killed in the battle. 

Mrs. Dean's mother was Mary Stark, daughter 
of Henry Stark, of Plains, Luzerne county. Two 
of the Stark family were also killed in the mas- 
sacre at Wyoming. These Starks of Wyoming 
Valley were relatives of General Stark, of the 
Continental Army. Thus on both sides of her 
family Mrs. Dean came of brave patriotic stock. 

After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Dean began 
housekeeping in their own home near Abington 
Centre, now Waverly, Pa., where they spent all 
their married life. Their small farm was pur- 
chased of George Clark, one of the early settlers, 
a son of Deacon William Clark, the first settler 
in Abington. Mr. Dean was a farmer and 
huckster by occupation. His health was never 
rugged, and he was not able to endure severe 
manual labor, but he was active and enterprising, 
and provided a comfortable home for his family. 
He was an intelligent citizen, intei'ested in the 
welfare of his county. He was elected one of 
the Board of three County Commissioners for 
Luzerne county in 1876, the last to serve in that 
capacity from the portion of Luzerne county 
that was cut off and erected into Lackawanna 
county. He died 1 June, 1879, soon after com- 
pleting his term of office. His son Willis erected 
a pleasant home for his mother in the centre 
of the village of Waverly, soon after his father's 
death, and she still resides there with her grand- 


daughter, Anna May Dean, daughter of J. Elmer 
Dean. The old home in the outskirts of town 
was purchased by her nephew, A. D. Dean, who 
has enlarged and improved it, and his family 
now enjoy the fruit and shade of the trees which 
the uncle's forethought and wisdom lavishly pro- 
The record of their children is as follows : 

245. James^ Elmer, born 13 September, 1851. 

246. Willis^ Leonard, born 5 February, 


^ James^ Elmer Dean, born 13 September, 1851, 
was educated at the public schools in Waverly, 
and Madison academy, located in the same place. 
He was employed some time as a clerk in the 
store of the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company 
at Scranton. He married Anna E. Chamberlin 
of Waverly, 6 September, 1881. She died 16 
May, 1883, leaving a daughter, Anna May, who 
was born 4 May, 1883. Anna was reared by her 
grandmother Dean, who has given her a good 
education at the Waverly High School, and the 
State Normal School, at East Stroudsburg, Pa. 
James Elmer moved to Floiida in 1884, where he 
married Lucy Cox, 10 January, 1889. Having 
lost his orange grove in the freeze of 1895 he 
moved to Glasgow, Kentucky, where he bought 
a farm and still resides. The record of his 
children is as follows : 

247. Anna® May, by 1st wife ; born 4 May, 

248. Eoger® Searle, by '2d wife; born 27 
May, 1891. 



Willis^ L. Dean, born 5 February, 1857, was 
educated at Madison Academy, Waverly, Pa., 
and at Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa. Ho 
graduated from the Connnercial Department 
of Wyoming Seminary in 1873. He taught in 
Lowell's Commercial College at Binghamton, N. 
Y., from 1873 to 1875. He became teacher of 
penmanship and bookkeeping at Wyoming Sem- 
inary in 1875, and was made Principal of the 
College of Business of that institution in 1882, 
which position he has filled with great accept- 
ability to the Trustees, as well as to the patrons 
of the school. Mr. Dean has not limited his 
studies to the lines of his own department, but 
has acquired a broad and liberal culture from 
reading and contact with men of learning. In 
recognition of his position and attainments Dick- 
inson College in 1890 conferred upon Professor 
Dean the honorary degree of Master of Arts. 
He is a man of excellent business capacity, and 
from small beginnings, by prudent management, 
has acquired a handsome competency. His 
tastes run to banking and investments in indus- 
trial enterprises, and he is a stockholder in sev- 
eral prosperous corporations. By marriage he is 
connected with some of the leading families in 
the Wyoming Valley. He married Mary Good- 
will, daughter of Philip M. Goodwin, 20 June, 
1878. He resides on Wyoming avenue, Kingston. 
The record of his family is as follows : 

249. Searle^ G., born 13 November, 1880; 
d. lu October, 1881. 

S50. Makjorie®, born 19 September, 1884. 


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Laura "7 W. Dean, born in West Abington, 25 
September, 1S17, married Barton Russell, 19 Oc- 
tober, 1842. He was a farmer, residing in Wash- 
ington township, Wyoming count.y, Pa., a place 
known as Russell Hill. The Russell family were 
among the first settlers of that region coming 
from Connecticut. 

Laura Russell died 10 April, 1848, and Barton 
Russell in June, 1861. 

Their children were : 

251. William^ Davis, born 15 September, 

252. Myron^, born October, 1847 ; d. October, 



William^ Davis Russell, born 15 September, 
1845, was raised by his grandmother, Catherine 
Dean, widow of James Dean, on the old home- 
stead in West Abington. He attended the 
county schools on the adjoining farm of Cyrus 
Colvin, and took a course at Lowell's Business 
College, at Binghamton, N. Y. He secured a 
position as weighmaster and salesman of coal for 
the Spencers in Dunmore, Pa. From there he 
took a position as weighmaster at Olyphant for 
the Delaware and Hudson Company. Then he 
went into the same Company's office at Carbon- 
dale, as a clerk, and was later transferred to the 
coal office, at Providence, under the Superin- 
tendency of E. W. Weston. When the new 
Delaware & Hudson depot was built in Scranton 
the offices were removed to that building on 



Lackawanna avenue, where Mr. Russell retains 
his position as chief clerk in the coal department 
of the Delaware and Hudson Company. 

He married Margaret Marshall, born 25 Jan.. 
1862, niece of J. Atticus Robertson, 28 July, 1880, 
and they reside with Mr. Robertson's widow on 
Sanderson avenue, Scranton, Pa. 

The lecord of his children is as follows : 

253. Lawrence® R., born 20 July, 1881 ; d. 
1 April, 1887. 

3*14. Arthur® G., born 4 January, 1884; d. 
20 January, 1886. 

255. Margaret®, born 18 October, 1894. 


Amasa'' Dean, (of James®, Jonathan®, Ezra*, 
Jonathan^, James^, Walter^,) 

Was born at West Abington, 27 March, 1820, on 
the farm in West Abington purchased by his 
father, of Meredith and Clymer, proprietors of 
much of the land in Lackawanna county north 
of the mountains. He spent the most of his life 
upon the old homestead farm. For a short time 
he was engaged in the milling business, con- 
ducted at the old grist mill near Market street 
bridge. Providence. Later he engaged in mining- 
coal for the retail mai'ket at the Notch but did 
not continue long at the business. The latter 
part of his life was spent at Dalton, where he 
boarded with his nephew, W. A. Dean, and last 
with his sister, Mrs. Eaton, where he died 29 
December, 1900. 
Mr. Dean was a kind-hearted, obliging neigh- 




AM ASA in: AN 

bor, and without an enemy in the world. He 
possessed a happy disposition and contented 
mind He was never rich, but possessed a com- 
petency equal t(^ his modest wants. He was a 
sufferer by the failure of the Second National 
Bank, of Scran ton, in common with many 
Abington people, losing five thousand dollars of 
stock by its collapse He was especially beloved 
by his nephews and neices, who received many 
proofs of his affection. Kindness and considera- 
tion of children was a marked characteristic. 
He was never married. 


Myron'7 Dean (of James®, Jonathan^, Ezra**, 
Jonathan^, James^, Walter^,) 

Was born 7 November, 1822, in West Abington, 
Lackawanna (then Luzerne) county, Pa. He 
was the youngest son and seventh child in a 
family of eight children all born and reared on 
the same farm. He followed farming and stock 
dealing until 1849 when he engaged in merchan- 
dizing at Lynn, Susquehanna county, Pa., where 
he remained six years. He married Almira C. 
Manchester, 10 June, 1857. He returned to the 
old homestead farm, owned by him and his 
brother Amasa, and conlinued at fartning and 
dealing in live stock till 1861 when he resumed 
mercantile life, this time at Factoryville, Pa. 
There he remained ten years, doing a large busi- 
ness, having the principal store in a thriving 
town. Having sold out his store he returned 
again to the Abington farm, which he success- 


fully managed for fifteen years, meantime buy- 
ing out his brother's interest. The infirmities of 
age, and the difficulty in securing competent 
help on the farm and in the house impelled him 
to rent the farm and move to Scranton. His 
only daughter was married and had left the 
home roof, and the only son was engaged in 
business in Scranton. For the last twelve or 
more years he has lived with his wife in that 
city. To occupy his time, and make an invest- 
ment of his savings, he bought some lots in the 
Green Ridge section of the city, and erected a 
number of tenements for renting. He still re- 
tains the old farm which his father bought at the 
beginning of the last century. Though neaiing 
the four-score mile stone in life's journ(^y he stil! 
retains an active interest in the business world, 
attending to his own property and enjoying a 
fair degree of health and strength. The record 
of his family is as follows : 

256. Laura® Mabel, born 26 January, 1859. 

257. Edwin® Carlton, born 16 January, 1861. 


Laura® M. Dean married George Sisson, 21 
May, 1885, and had the following children : 

258. Robert®, born 16 March, 1890. 

259. Earl®, born 6 May, 1892. 

260. Ruth®, born 6 September, 1894. 

( 257 ) 

Edwin® Carlton Dean, born on the old farm 
in West Abington, where his father was born, 






Ml i;<>\ in; AN 

spent his early years in the village of Factory- 
ville, but later retnrn(>d to tlie farm, and made 
his home there till 1880. In the meantime he 
completed a six yeai's' coarse of study at Key- 
stone Academy at Factoi-yville. In 1880 he 
entered the grocery store of A. H. & E. G. Cour- 
seu, and remained there twenty years. In 1900 
he began business for himself as a dealer in 
tobacco, having his office in the Connell Build- 
ing, Scranton. He married L. May Haywood, 
daughter of Josei)h L. Haywood, of North field, 
Minnesota, 29 June, 1897. They have no children. 


Mary'' Amne Dean ( James^, Jonathan^, Ezra'^, 
Jonathan^, James^, Walter^,) 

Was born on the farm in West Abington, 6 No- 
vember, 1824. She attended school at Bethany, 
Wayne county, in her youth. She remained at 
home and kept house for her mother and brother 
Amasa till Myron was married, and afterward 
while he lived at Factory ville. Her home was 
with her brothers Myron and Amasa till her 
marriage to Asa Eaton, of Elmhurst, Pa., 10 
November, 1880. They resided at Elmhurst sev- 
eral years, where Mf. Eaton had charge of the 
Taimery of his brother-in-law, Jackson Schultz, 
of New York City. Mr. Eaton retired from ac- 
tive business in 1884, and purchased of W. B. 
Svvick a pleasant home in the village of Dalton, 
Lackawanna county, Pa., only a mile from his 
wife's birth place and long-time home. Mr. 


Eaton died 1 April, 1895, and his widow con- 
tinues to reside in the home he purchased in 
Dalton. She has no children. 



.1 m-'KlIl-^ I) KAN 

Jeffrey Dean and Descendants. 


Jeffrey® Dean (of Jonathan^, Ezra*, Jonathan^, 
James^, Walter^,) 

Was born in West Greenwich, R. I., 16 Septem- 
ber, 1781. He came with his father to Abington, 
Luzerne (now Lackawanna) county. Pa., in 1800. 
He married Sibyl Hall, daughter of Jonathan 
Hall, of Plainfield, Conn., 2 May, 1805. She 
was born 30 January, 1786, and died 10 Decem- 
ber, 1878. 

Jeffrey Dean was an active and influential 
member of the Baptist Church, of Abington, and 
succeeded his father, Jonathan Dean, as clerk 
of the church, 26 November, 1808, continuing in 
that office till 1828. He was made a Deacon of 
this church, 27 April, 1822, and continued to serve 
till the infirmities of age compelled him to resign 
its duties. Rev. E. L. Bailey in his history of 
the Abington Baptist Association characterizes 
Deacon Dean as ''a man naturally cautious and 
retiring but graciously wise and reliable." A 
granddaughter who spent a part of her school 
days in his home thus writes of him : " Unlike 
his stirring and enterprising father, the bold 
Connecticut pioneer of the Wyoming Valley, 
and later of the Abington settlement, Jeffrey 


Dean wns a quiet, unambitious, home loving 
man, who, after the railway came within three 
miles of his home could never be pursuaded to 
make a journey upon it. His life was most un- 
eventful as to externals ; his struggles and suc- 
cesses were upon the spiiitual plane. He took 
little interest in the material progress of the 
Nineteenth century save as it could be made 
tributary to moral and religious ends. Had he 
lived a few hundred years earlier he might have 
been a Mediaeval Saint. Had he been bqrn a 
hundred years later, he would doubtless have 
claimed for himself the best education the 
present day affords. Personally, grandfather 
Dean was most attractive. He was small and 
slender, with a fine head, remarkable blue-gray 
eyes, and a clear white and ruddy complexion, 
even in old age. He was naturally reticent, and 
had a hesitation in his speech which prevented 
him from being fluent even when he was deeply 
inteiested in a topic ; but the little that he did 
say was always pointed and impressive. His 
wife, Si!)yl Hall, possessed the practical, every- 
day qualities needful to supplement his un- 
worldly traits. She was a good housewife, a 
tender mother, and an indulgent grandmother, 
of the dear old-fashioned type. She, too, was 
devoutly religious, and the home life in their 
little gray farm house is lovely in the remem- 
brance of the writer of this sketch, who in un- 
conscious childhood absorbed in that pure and 
reverent atmosphere something precious and 
vital beyond the power of words to express." 


Sim I, II Ai.i, i)i: AN 

The record of his family is as follows : 

261. Mary'7, horn 16 Fehruary, 1806; d. 5 
August, 1856. 

262. Davis'', horn 1 June, 1810; d. 23 March, 

263. Sophia'' Louisa, horn SSeptemher, 1817 ; 
d. 16 Septeniher, lOoO. 

264. Monroe'7 B., horn 23 June, 1826; living 
in 1901. 


Mary*' Dean, horn 16 February, 1806, married 
< Thomas Smith, 1 Novemher, 1827. He was horn 
1 May, 1803, and died 16 January, 1865. He was 
hy profession a surveyor, and was prominent in 
the business relations of his neighborhood. He 
was the owner of valuable coal land at Old 
Forge, Pa., and of late years the surface has also 
become valuable for sale in building lots. He 
was also a Justice of the Peace for many years, 
and in this capacity he exerted a commanding 
influence in his community. His death was due 
to a railroad accident. His family was as fol- 
lows : 

265. MaryS, born 23 November, 1829 ; d. 9 
May, 1816. 

266. Louisa^, born 4 May, 1832 ; d. 21 Jan- 
uary, 1843. 

267. Andrew® J., born 15 December, 1836 ; d. 
February, 1900. 

268. JaneS Sybil, born 2 April, 1839. 

269. George® Thomas, born 30 March, 1841: ; 
died 1 September, 1871. 

270. Emily® Adelia, born 30 January, 1816. 



Andrew^ J. Smith, born 15 December, 1836 ; 
married 31 January, 1858, Josephine Green. He 
was a surveyor and attorney at law and a man 
of superior ability. 

They had the following children : 

971. Mary® Nicholson, born 29 June, 1861 ; 
d. 28 April, 1891. 

272. Grace® Josephine, born 15 May, 1866. 

273. Thomas® Bradley, born 11 October, 1871. 


Grace® J. Smith, born 15 May, 1866. Married 
John Kerr George, 21 September, 1892. They 
have no children. They reside in London, Eng- 


Thomas® B. Smith, born 11 October, 1871. 
Married 27 April, 1901, Edith Hallock. They 
now reside at Ventura, California. 


George^ T. Smith, born 30 March, 1844. Mar- 
ried 25 December, 1867, Louise Palmer, of Glen- 
burn, Pa., daughter of Hon. Gideon W. Palmer. 
Mr. Smith was a lawyer by profession, residing 
and practising at the county seat, Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa. His untimely death, which occurred 4 Sept- 
ember, 1871, cut short a career which gave 
promise of great success and usefulness. His 
family was as follows : 

274. Edith® Palmer, born 30 April, 1870. 


275. George® Palmer, born 18 September, 


Edith® Palmer Smith, married Rev. John 
Curry Johnstone, 22 June, 1901, and resides in 
Dublin, Ireland. 


George® Palmer Smith, married 29 December, 
1898, Ernestine Butts. They have one child. 
Sarah Louise, born 4 April, 1900. 


Davis'' Dean ( Jeffrey®, Jonathan^, Ezra*, Jon- 
athan^, Jaraes^, Walter^,) 

Was born in West Abington, Luzerne county, 
Pa., 1 June, 1810. He grew to manhood on his 
father's farm following the pursuit of farm- 
ing. Later he became a merchant, keeping a 
small country store on his own fjirm and adjoin- 
ing that of his father. Afterwards this business 
was removed to the town of Waverly, where it 
was continued until his death in 1876. He was 
married 4 October, 1832, to Hannah Smith, born 
1 January, 1810; daughter of Diodat Smith, one 
of the earliest settlers of the Wyoming Valley. 
She was a woman of great pei'sonal beauty, and 
of a character not less remarkable. Of a genera- 
tion which had emei'ged from the rigidities of 
puritanism, they retained all the virtues of the 
puritan without his harshness. Their lives were 
models of high thought and pure deed, and they 
were loved and honored by all who knew them. 


Their home was notabl}^ a hospitable one ; always a 
happy resort for fiieiids, or a welcome shelter for 
the needy. In chui'ch membei'ship, both husband 
and wife were Baptists, Jonathan Dean, grand- 
father of Davis Dean, having been one of the 
organizers of the First Abington Baptist Society 
in 1802 ; but in sympathies they were non sec- 
tarian and liberal. In politics Davis Dean was 
first a Whig, then a Republican. Patiiotism was 
with him a marked chaiacteristic, and through 
the years when the great questions of our country 
were of states rights, and slaveiy, and the bonds 
which united us were not so firmly cemented as 
they happily now are, he was a passionate advo- 
cate of the supremacy of the federal government, 
the indissolubility of the Union, and tlie freedom 
of the slave. During the Civil War he was a 
conspicuous local figure and leader of patriotic 
sentiment. The oldest son. Smith D. Dean, then 
in the prime of young manhood, was among the 
first to respond to the call for volunteers. 

The record of Davis Dean's family is as fol- 
lows : 

976. Smiths Davis, born 29 December, 1833 ; 
d. 4 August, 1867. 

977. Jonathan^ Wade, born 6 May, 1836; d. 
8 March, 1843. 

978. Althea® a., born, 12 January, 1839. 

979. Rachel^ Louisa, born 27 March, 1841. 

980. LauraS Sybil, born 21 April, 1843 ; d. 
8 May, 1847. 

981. HklenS M., born 8 May, 1845. 

989. Newtok^ Jeffrey, born 19 May, 1847. 


28». Alices B., born 20 February, 1850. 

284. MaryS a., born 29 December, 1852. 


Smith® Davis Dean, born 29 December, 1833. 
Enlisted as a private in the civil war, Com- 
pany D, 61st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
6th Army Corps of the Potomac. Mustered in 
2d September, 1861. Promoted Lieutenant 
23rd July, 1862, First Lieutenant 19 April, 1864. 
He was seriously wounded in the battle of the 
Wilderness, 1 May, 1864. His Captain and Col- 
onel had both fallen in this battle before he 
received his wound, and he was acting as Colonel, 
when he too was placed out of combat by a ball 
which passed through his body from shoulder 
to shoulder. He was discharged on account of 
disability caused by this wound, 10 August, 1864, 
and died from its effects 4 August, 1867. 

Smith D. Dean married 4 December, 1857, 
Maria Green, daughter of William Cullen and 
Aurilla (Stone) Green; they had the following 
children : 

285. Anna® Gertrude, born 25 September, 

286. Nellie® L., born 7 March, 1860. 

287. John® S., born 25 May, 1867. 
Maria (Green) Dean, d. 25 February, 1895. 


- Anna® Gertrude Dean, married 4 August, 
1878, Chailes J. Wilson, son of Julius and Nancy 
Wilson, of Sheboygan county, Wisconsin. Mr. 


Wilson is a superintendent of the Northern 
Pacific Raih'oad, with headquarters at James- 
town, North Dakota, 


Nellie® L. Dean, married 27 May, 1880, Charles 
Warren Smith, of Beaver county. Pa. Mr. Smith 
is a druggist by occupation, and resides in St. 
Paul, Minn. Children as follows : 

388. Dean 10 Wilson, born 29 December. 
1894, d. 31 December, 1894. 

280. Josephine 10 Dean, born 30 December, 


John® S. Dean, married Edith Althea Miller. 
He is a train dispatcher on the Northern Pacific 
Railroad, located at Jamestown, North Dakota. 
Has one daughter. 

290. CatharineIo Maria, born 18 July, 1900. 


Althea^ A. Dean, married 7 September, 1868, 
John C. Granger, son of Rev. Calvin and Maria 
Morgan Granger, of Poultney, Vermont. Mr. 
Granger resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. Their chil- 
dren are as follows : 

201. Abbott® Dean, born 3 December, 1870. 

202. Anna® Dean, born 15 November, 1874. 

203. Roger® Dean, born 3 January, 1880. 

204. Dean® Morgan, born 14 May, 1884. 



Abbott® Dean Granger, married 26 October, 
1895, Jane Sherman Peters, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
a direct descendant of Miles Standish and John 

He is a civil engineer by profession, a graduate 
of the School of Mines, Columbia College, New 
York City. His children are : 

295. Althea^o Jane, born 29 December, 1890. 

296. Olive ^o Rose Standish, born 18 March, 


Anna® Dean Granger has taken a four years' 
course in Botany at Barnard College, and one 
year at Adelphi College, Brooklyn. She is now 
a teacher in one of the public schools in Brook- 
lyn. N. Y. 


Rachel® Louisa Dean, married 30 October, 
1861, Hiram C. Rice, son of Roswell and Eliza- 
beth (Case) Rice, of Providence, Pa. The record 
of their family is as follows : 

297. Mabel® Dean, born 16 April, 1866. 

1 The line from Standish and Aldi 

en is as follows : 

Miles Standislii, 

John Alden. 

Alexander Standish*. 


Sarah Alden. 

Sarah Standish* 


Abraham Samson. 

Miles Samson* 


Sarah Stud ley. 

Joseph Samson* 


Sarah Hall. 

Isaiah Samson* 


Betsey Samson. 

Thomas Samson'' 


Eleanor Joselyn. 

Daniel Samson* 


Jane W. Slierman. 

Anna Samson* 


Jaiue.s E. Peters. 

Jane Sherman Peters' 


Abbott Dean Granger 


098. Robert® W., born 1 November, 1868. 

299. Murray® R. born 20 October, 1872; d. 
29 November, 1889. 

300. Mary® E., born 7 September, 1876. 

The family reside at Helena, Montana. 


Mabel® Dean Rice, married 7 November, 1899, 
John Alexander Wright, editor of Great Falls 
Leader, Great Falls, Montana. One child. 

301. Donald 10 Carey, born 18 August, 1900. 


Helen^ M. Dean, married 28 January, 1868, 
Giles Wilson, son of Dr. John Wilson, of Factory- 
ville. Pa. Mr. Wilson was a farmer. He died 
29 June, 1901. Their children are : 

302. John 9 G., born 9 February, 1869. 

303. Paul® Dean, born 24 February, 1871. 


John® G. Wilson, born 9 February, 1869. grad- 
uated from the Medical Department of Michigan 
University, Ann Arboi', Mich. He is now a 
practising physician at Montrose, Pa. He mar- 
ried 24 November, 1897, Louise Kent, of Mont- 


Paul® Dean Wilson, born 24 February, 1871, 
graduated from New York Dental College, city 
of New Yoi'k, third in a class of eighty. He is 
practising dentistry in the city of New York. 



Newton^ Jeffrey Dean, born 19 May, 1847, 
married, 1875, Helen Rice, daughter of William 
and Delia (Muniford) Rice. The record of his 
family is as follows : 

304. Davis^ N.. born 20 March, 1876, d. 4 

November, 1899. 

305. Charles® R., born 21 May, 1877. 

306. Althea® L.. born 20 February, 1883. 

307. Harriet® A., born 3 March, 1886 ; d. 20 
August, 1889. 

308. George® Smith, born 4 December, 1891. 

309. Florence® M., born 23 June, 1893. 

310. Anna® W., born 31 May, 1896. 

311. Grace® V., born 31 May, 1896. 

Davis N. Dean, was lost at sea while serving 
as a sailor on the bark "Cyrus Wakefield." 


Alice^ B. Dean and Mary^ A. Dean, live 
together in Brooklyn, N. Y., both single. They 
are accomplished, refined ladies of more than 
usual culture. 

For a number of years Mary has been the finan- 
cial secretary for a manufacturing company in 
New York City, and has developed a talent for 
business not usually found in her sex. The 
vi^hole family are remarkable, no less for intel- 
lectual ability than for beauty of features. In 
the writer's youth, w^hen this home was filled 
with children of his own age and older, it was 
one of the happiest incidents of his life to accom- 


pany his cousins home from the country school, 
and pass the night under the hospitable roof 
of Uncle Davis and Aunt Hannah, as his father's 
cousins were always called. It was a home of 
domestic happiness and generous hospitality. 


Sophia'7 Louisa Dean, married 29 November, 
183S, Stephen Wright, of Waverly, Pa. They 
had no children. Mr. Wright was born 1 August, 
1809, and died 12 March, 1881. Mrs. Wright 
died 16 September, 1900. 


Monroe'' B. Dean (Jeffrey®, Jonathan^, Ezra*, 
Jonathan^, James^, Walter^,) 

Born 23 June, 182G, resided most of his life on 
his father's farm in West Abington. His parents 
lived with him on the farm till their death. He 
married 9 February, 1860, Louise M. Rice. She 
was the daughter of Roswell and Elizabeth (Case) 
Rice, of Providence, Pa. Born 24 June, 1832. 
She died 14 January, 1896. The record of their 
family is as follows : 
313. Jeffrey^ R., born 1 January, 1861. 

313. Lizzie^ Sybil, born 17 September, 1862. 

314. Jennie^ L., born 1 October, 1867. 

315. Johns q., born 15 February, 1870. 


Jeffrey^ R. Dean, born 1 January, 1861, is 
single, and lives in Dudley, Idaho. 



Lizzie ^ Sybil Dean, married 8 January, 1890, 
Welding M. Swallow, a farmer of South Abing- 
ton, Pa. They have no children. 


Jennie^ L. Dean, married 6 August, 1891, 
Joseph W. Leach, a miller of Chinchilla, Pa. 
They have the following children : 

316. Roger® Dean, born 10 December, 1892. 

317. Howard® Jeffrey, born 4 May, 1895. 

318. Louise®, born 28 March, 1897. 


John® C. Dean, born 15 February, 1870, mar- 
ried 20 November, 1895, Lena Guilder, of Me- 
shoppen, Pa. They now reside in Scranton, Pa., 
where Mr. Dean is employed as clerk in a grocery 
store. They have no children. 



On pages 38 and 43 I have stated that only 
four of the six children of Walter Dean, of 
Taunton, Mass., are known. Since that part of 
this hook was printed new facts have come to 
my knowledge. Hon. Josiah H. Drummond, of 
Portland, Maine, lately deceased, collected much 
valuahle data concerning the descendants of John 
and Walter Dean. Before his death he placed 
his manuscript in the possession of the Old Col- 
ony Historical Society at Taunton, Mass. The 
efficient and enthusiastic secretary of that 
society, James Edward Seaver, worthy successor 
of the late Capt. John W. D. Hall, has kindly 
put in my hands an abstract of Mr. Drummond's 
manuscript relating to Walter's children. Later 
research has quite clearly established that the 
other two children of Walter were Lydia, who 
married Bartholomew Tipping, and Mary, who 
married Henry Andrews. 


On page 91 I gave quite an entended account 
of the long and active life of my father Isaac 
Dean. He took a deep interest in the progress 
of this work, and his active memory going back 
to the early part of the 19th century, was a 
material aid to me in tracing out many lines of 


the family connection. He read the proof sheets 
as they came from the press, but it was not per- 
mitted him to see the completed work. On the 
15th day of Nov. 1902, he passed peacefully 
away to join the long line of ancestors who had 
lived their brief span of years on earth and had 
passed on to their eternal home. His last days 
were peaceful and nearly free from pain. Sun- 
day, the 9th, he attended church in the morning 
and visited some of his friends in Scran ton in the 
afternoon. The day was unusually pleasant for 
the season, but, exposing himself, he took some 
cold, which developed into grippe on Monday, 
when a doctor was summoned and a trained nurse 
procured in spite of his protest that such care was 
unnecessary. On Friday his voice was strong 
and he told me that by Sunday he would be able 
to drive from his home in Scranton to mine in 
Waverly. This was the last time I saw him 
alive. On Saturday morning before I could 
reach his home he had passed away. Old age 
had so weakened the heart that it could not 
withstand the disease which a younger person 
would have endured with little discomfort. 

Though greatly missed by his family and many 
friends, we feel thankful that he was spared to 
us so long, dying in his 92d year, and that his 
last days were so peaceful and happy, free from 
accident, or great suffering, possessed to a re- 
markable degree of the full power of all his fac- 
ulties. Truly a good man is at rest and his mem- 
ory is fragrant and blessed. 







Child of 







Carroll Sisson 
Catharine M. 
Charles R. 




Child of 

John S. 
Newton J. 















Joseph 34 
Ezra 50-57 
Ezra 47 
Ezra 47-53-57-60 
James 59-78-87 













Ann Maria 





Davis N. 


Jeffrey 125-127 
Newton J. 133 

Albert W. 





Arthur D. 


Isaac 98-102-115 



Anna May 


James E. 





Althea A. 







Alice B. 




Ezra, Hon. 


Anna G. 


Smith D. 




Althea L. 


Newton J. 






Anna W. 


Newton J. 























Walter 2 























































Jonath'n 41-46-49 

Cyrus W. 









Index op Deans 


Child of 















John Bathurst 






Child of Page 





Emma Louise 

Edwin C. 









Walter : 





Joseph Judge 


Florence M. 



Newton J. 




James Judge 
James Prof. L. 
James Dr. 

L. D. 





George F. 
George E. 
George Edgar 
George S. 
Grace V. 





Newton J. 
Newton J. 





















23 25 

























Henry A. 


















John G. 



















Harriet L. 








Harry Northup 8 







Helen M. 


Davis 128-132 





Harriet A. 


Newton J. 











James 41-44-45 































Ezra 50-57-78 







Ezra 47-51-57-60 










James 59-86-91 





Index of Deans 



Child of 



Child of 


James Davis 




Mianda E. 


Isaac 98-110-113 

James Elmer 


Nelson N. 


Maurice B. 




Jonathan W. 




Miriam Isabel 




John S. 


Smith D. 




Willis L. 


Jeffrey R. 








Jennie L. 




IMonroe B. 




John C. 




Mary A. 







Smith D, 

























I 35 











Benjamin 33 













Nelson N. 


James 59-86-113 

Laura W. 








Laura M. 








Laura Sybil 




Nettie Catherine 9 



Lizzie Sybil 




Newton Jeffrey 9 




Nellie L. 


Smith D. 























Paul Rev 















Prentice N. 

















Benjamin 34 





Benjamin 34 






































Russell Herm' 

'n8 9 

A rthur 






Roger Searle 


James El 

mer 115 

Mary A. 




Rachel Louisa 8 




Index of Deans 






Child of 



Child of 













Samuel Rev. 


















Silas Hon, 





Seth Rev. 


















■ 1 

Wm, 1-7-11-12-14 










Wm. Reed 












William Rev. 














William Reed 





















































William Earl 


Cyrus W. 


Silas Hon. 








Ezra 47-50 


Walter Clark 






Ezra 51-52 


Willis L. 














Searle Q 


Willis L. 


Sophia Louisa 7 

Jeffrey 1; 





Smith D. 


Davis 1: 









Avery, Mary 26 

Avery, Esther 27 

Avery, William 27 

Allen, Mary 33 

Allen, Jemima.. 83 

Allen, Rachel 34 

A born James 50 

Allen, Pordon 61 

Adams, Micajah 46 

Ager, Lawrence 70 

Ager, Plenry 70 

Ager, Louisa 70 

Ager, Amy... 70 

Atherton, Ella 73 

Andrews, Dora. .. 90 

Anderson, Thomas N 98 

Alden, John 131 


Beedle, Joseph 7 

Brown, Sarah 14 

Bird, Katharine 30 

Bowen, Jabez 49 

Butler, Lord ... . 54 

Bailey, Lucy 66 

Brush, Eva 73 

Bowen, Narcissa 79 

Ball, Albert 88 

Ball, Ruth Evelyn 88 

Ball, Howard J 88 

Bailey, Ben j, F. 91 

Brown, Susannah 93 

Brown, Abram 93 


Bailey, E. L _ 123 

Butts, Ernestine 127 


Cooke, Josiah.. 10 

CuUum, Sir John 14 

Clapp, Samuel 26 

Clapp, Hon. Asa... 26 

Clapp, Eliza W 56 

Coffin, Sarah 33 

Coggswell, Rev. Wm 21 

Clark, Abigail 46 

Carpenter, Frances D 69 

Carpenter, Edward G. 69 

Carpenter, Geo. M 69 

Carpenter, Carrie E. .... .. .. 69 

Carpenter, Margaret 69 

Carpenter, Edwin Graham 69 

Colvin, Rebecca 79 

Colvin, Joab 79 

Clough, Parmela. 80 

Capwell, George 85 

demons, Frank H. 88 

demons, Madge 88 

Clemons, Harold D._ 88 

demons, Eleanor L 88 

Clemons, Katharine 88 

Colvin, Cyrus 90-103 

Colvin, Cyrus Dewilton 90 

Colvin, Albert Davis 90 

Coglizer, Samuel 92 

Case, Betsy 92 

Clark, Judson 96 

Colvin, Alvira 102 

144 Index op Other Surnames 

Page Page 

Colvin, Jason 102 Eaton, Asa 78-121 

Chambers, Celestine - - - - 103 Estabrooks, Charlotte 80 

Caswell, Alexis 103 Edwards, Rev. James 103 

Clark, George 114 Edwards, Jos. 92 

Clark, Deacon Wm. .114 p 

Chamberlin, Anna E 115 j,^^^^ ^^^^ 14 

Cox,Lucy.._^ \ll Fish, Benjamin 38 

Coursen,E.G, ^ Fish, John Dean. 39 

Cour8en,A.H - 1~-1 pi^h^r, Joanna 44 

D Field, Elizabeth 49 

Delanoy, Philip 9 Fobes, Feres Rev 81 

Dwight, Rachel 26 Fobes, Nancy 31 

Douglass, Sarah 44-46 Featherby , James 92 

Davis, Joshua 47-51 Francis, F. M 100 

Davis, Jefifrey 47 Fox, Kate 102 

Davis, Samuel- 47 Fox, Chas. A. Rev 102 

Davis, Benjamin 47 Furman, A. J. Rev 106 

Davis, Stephen 47 G 

Davis, Joshua - 47 Godfrey. Dr. Job, 33 

Davis, Molly 47 Gardner, George 47-63-78 

Davis, Sally .- 47 Gardner, Amy 65 

Davis, Abiirail 47 Green, Richard ... 50 

Davis, Rebecca 47 Green, John 50 

Davis, Elizabeth 47 Green, Eliza... 59 

Davis, Waity 47 Gallup, Thomas 46 

Dixon, Barnet 52 Green, Rhodes - 51 

Davis, Ezra Dean 58 Green, Nancy 65 

Davis, Jeffrey 58 Golden, Margaret 66 

Davis, James . - 58 Green, Alanson B 70 

Davis. Sibyl 58 Green, Benjamin --- 70 

Davis, Mary... 61 Green, Sally 70-71 

Doggett, Simeon Rev 31 Green, Dewitt Clinton 70-71 

Davis, J. M. 46 Green, Jane 70 

Davis, Ezra 46 Green, Nancy — 70 

Dodge, Mary Jane 81 Green, Eva May --- 71 

Davis, Samuel 92 Green, Geo. Preston - 71 

E Green, Chas, Alanson. 71 

Edson. Sarah 23 Green, Jessie -71 

Edson, Samuel 23-25 Gardner, Horace 78-79 

Edson, Josiah.... - 25 Gardner, Asahel 78-79 


.Gardner, Alfred ...78-80 

Gardner, Sweet 78-80 

Gardner, Abel 78-80 

Gardner, Ira. 79-80 

Gardner, Linus 79-81 

Gardner, Joanna 79-81 

Gardner, Minerva 79-81 

Gardner, Dorcas 79-81 

Gardner, Benajah 79-89 

Gardner, Lucetta 79 

Gardner, Susan 79 

Gardner, Samuel 79 

Gardner, Cyrus 79-82 

Gardner, James 79-81 

Gardner, Miles Ira 79 

Gardner, Esther 69 

Gardner, Almira 79 

Gardner, Adeline 79 

Gardner, Rhoda - _ 79 

Gardner, Ellen 80 

Gardner, Jane 80 

Gardner, Horace . . 80 

Gardner, George 80 

Gardner, Charles 80 

Gardner, Abel 80 

Gardner, Newland .80-82 

Gardner, Helen 80 

Gardner, Ruth 80 

Gardner, Sarah Adalaide 80-82 

Gardner, Mary 80 

Gardner, Franklin S. 81 

Gardner, Phene.. 81 

Gardner, Ira 81 

Gardner, Mary 81 

Gardner, Emma 81 

Grenn Louisa 81 

Green, Lyman... 81 

Gardner, Lulu B. 82 

Gardner, Nettie F 82 

Gardner, Jennie M. 82 

Gardner, Frank L. 82 

Index of Other Surnames 145 


Gardner, Harry L . . 82 

Gardner, Miles 82-83 

Gardner, Lucetta 82 

Gardner, Dr. Herbert D 82 

Granger. Althea Jane 131 

Granger, Olive Rose S 131 

Gunder, Lena 135 

Graham, John L 110 


Howard, Maj. Jonathan 30 

Hall, George. 31 

Hall, John W. Dean 37 

Hodges, Hannah 31 

Holgate, Mabel .. - 67 

Hitchcock, Sarah 80 

Hitchcock, Elisha 80 

Hornbaker, G. W 82 

Heermans, Polly S 95 

Heermans, Heniy 95 

Halstead, H. P. 90 

Halstead, Ray 90 

Hewitt, Capt. Dethic... 114 

Haywood, L. May 121 

Haywood, Joseph L. 121 

Hall, Sibyl 128 

Hall, Jonathan 123 

Hallock, Edith.. 126 

Harris, J. Howard 105 

Heermans, Emma 110 


Ives, Henry M. 89 

Ives, Lohme. 89 


Jeffrey. Thomas 24 

Jenkins, John 62 

Johnson, Chas. M. 75 

Johnstone, John C. Rev 127 


King, Margaret -- 26 

Kingaley, John 30 

146 Index of Other Surnames 

Page Page 

Kingsley, Mary... 30 Miller, Martha 93 

King, John 31 Miller, Elisha 93 

Kinne, William 46 Manchester, Almira 103-119 

Kennedy, S. S. Rev 68 Miner, W. P 104 

Kisner, Elliott P. -... 104 Mills, Dr 105 

Killam, Emalene 90 Mitchell, S. Wier 105 

Kent,Louise 132 Marshall. Margaret 118 

l_ Miller, Edith Althea 130 

Leonard, James. 24 N 

Leonard, Hannahs 24 Nicholson, Elizabeth 29 

Leonard, Samuel 31 Nichols, Thomas 60 

Lawrence, Mary 46 Newman, Justus 70 

Lateer, Israel 65 Nichols, Sarah Jane 73 

Lewis, Mary 73 Northup, Jos. P 73 

Lillibridge, Elias 86 Northup, Franklin Stone 73 

Leach, Joseph W 135 Northup, John 73 

Leach, Roger D 135 Northup, Sarah Patience 73 

licach, Howard J 135 Nichols, Eleanor E. - 82 

Leach, Louise 135 Northup, Martha 100 

1^ Northup, Clark 100 

,. , T J m Northup, Louisa 100 

Muskerry, Lord 7 ^ 

Moody, Silas 33 ^ 

Moody, Mary 33 Poole, Elizabeth 11 

Mawney, Pardon 47 Pearson, Eunice 27 

Martin, David 47-58 Pearce, Stewart 54 

Martin, Joseph... 47 Parker, Ward B 70 

Martin, James 48 Parker, Frances Elizabeth ... 70 

Martin, Sally 48 Preston, Henry 71 

Martin, Abigail 48-52 Preston, Julia Elizabeth 71 

Martin, Elizabeth. 58 Parker, Clara.. 73 

Martin, Daniel 59 Parker, Carrie 73 

Miller, Benj 68 Potter, Sally 93 

Miller, John, Rev 68-86-93 Prentice, Adelle 101 

Miller, Caroline 68 Palmer, Louise 126 

Miller, John W 68-69 Palmer, Hon. Gideon W. .... 126 

Miller, Mary Elizabeth 68-69 Peters, Jane S. 131 

Miller, Ruth Estelle 69-70 R 

Miller, Harry Benj 69 Ring, Mary "9 

Miller, Merry Maud 69 Ring, Elizabeth 9-10 

Miller, Arthur Joseph 69 Rogers, Joseph .. . 10 

Index of Other Surnames 


Reed, Mehitable 29 

Reed, William 29 

Rowland, David 45-50 

Rhodes, Jos. W. 51 

Roberts, Nathan , . . 54 

Russell, Laura 59 

Ray, Walter 66 

Raymond, Melissa... .. 68 

Raymond, Nancy 68 

Richards, Jay B. 76 

Richards, Percy J 76 

Reed, Ezekiel 81 

Reynolds, Kate 8^.2/ 

Reynolds, Crispin 82 

Reynolds, E. C 103 

Ricketts, A., Esq 104 

Rundle, Lucy 110 

Rice, Alvira H. 90 

Rosensteel, J. M. 90 



Snow, Bathshua 10 

Snow, Hannah .- 10 

Snow, Micajah 10 

Snow, Bethiah 10 

Spencer, J. A., Hon. 19 

Smith, Rev, David 19 

Strong, Richard ... 21 

Strong, John 21 

Stephens, Katherine... .... 23 

Strong, Eleanor 21-42 

Scranton, Abigail 47 

Spink, Hannah 47 

Stone, Robert 47-63-72 

Sheldon, Abraham 51 

Smith, John.. 53 

Stanton, Mary 66 

Smutz, Shirley E., Rev 66 

Shelly, Kate 67 

Smith, Alice 71 

Reynolds, Ezra 9.'^ > Stone, Almira 72 

Robertson, J. Atticus 118 

Rice, Hiram C 131 

Rice, Roswell 131-134 

Rice, Elizabeth C 131-134 

Rice, Mabel Dean 131-132 

Rice, Robert W 132 

Rice, Murray R. 132 

Rice, Mary E 132 

Rice, Helen ... 133 

Rice, William 133 

Rice, Delia 133 

Rice, Louise M ._ 134 

Russell, Barton 117 

Russell, Laura 117 

Russell, Wm. D 117 

Russell, Myron .__ 117 

Russell, Lawrence R 118 

Russell, Arthur G 118 

Russell, Mai-garet 118 


Snow, Stephen.. U) 

Stone, James 72 

Stone, Elizabeth Dean 72-74 

Stone, William 72 

Stone, Ezra 72-76 

Stone, Lora 72 

Sherman, Natlian 72 

Stone, Altheana 72-73 

Stone, Hanibal 78 

Stone, Foster 73-74 

Stone, Almon 78-74 

Stone, Andrew 73-74 

Stone, Columbus 78 

Stone, Mary 78 

Stone, Hattie 73 

Stone, Fred 78 

Stone, Ross M 74 

Stone, Kenneth. 74 

Stone, Myrtle. 74 

Stone, Grace 74 

Stone, Harold 74 

Stone, Roy 74 


Index of Other Surnames 


Stone, Ruby 74 

Sherman, Helen 74 

Sherman, Hamilton 74 

Stone, Milo 75 

Stone, Sibyl A. 75 

Stone, Mary L. 75 

Snyder, John W 75 

Snyder, Flora H. ..- 75 

Squier, AbelO 75 

Squier, Bertha E, 75 

Squier, Clara May._- 75 

Squier, Nellie Jane.. 75 

Squier, Milo Clifton 75 

Squier, Cora Belle 75-76 

Stone, Melvin A .- 76 

Stone, Augustus D 76 

Stone, Robert M.. 76 

Stone, Georgie Ann G. 76 

Stone, Frances Louise 76 

Stone, Alton Murray 76 

Stone, Mary Ann G. 76 

Stone, Carrie . . - 77 

Stone, Geo. Robert 77 

Stone, Minnie 77 

Stone, Effie - -. 77 

Stone, Katie 77 

Stone, William .- 77 

Stone, Nettie 77 

Shields, Narcissa C 77 

Stone, Esther E 80 

Stone, Riley 80 

Smith, Warren 81 

Smith, Benjamin 81 

Spoor, Sarah E. 83 

Slocum, Jonathan 84 

Slocum, Frances 84 

Smith, Jeremiah .-. 88 

Smith, Mary Eliza 88 

Smith, Candace A. 88 

Smith, Nettie L... 88 

Smith, Clara S 88 


Searle, James S 88 

Slocum, Jonathan 84 

Searle, Martha 89 

Schooley, Fannie S. 89 

Shoemaker, Dr. A. C 89 

Shoemaker, James S 89 

Shoemaker, Archibald 89 

Stevens, A. B 102 

Sturges, Frank C 104 

Sturges, E. B 104 

Sisson, Nettie E 104 

Sisson, Arnold Clark 104 

Shires, George H 110 

Shires, Elsie 110 

Shires, Percy... 110 

Searle, Clarissa D 113 

Searle, Constant.. 113 

Searle, Roger 114 

Stark, Mary 114 

Stark, Henry 114 

Sisson, George 120 

Sisson, Robert 120 

Sisson, Earle 120 

Sisson, Ruth 120 

Shoemaker, Jasper 86 

Shultz, Jackson 121 

Swick, W. B.. 121 

Smith, Thomas 125 

Smith, Mary 125 

Smitli, Louisa 125 

Smith, Andrew J. 125-126 

Smith, Jane Sybil 125 

Smith, George Thomas 125-126 

Smith, Emily Adelia 122 

Smith, Mary Nicholson 126 

Smith, Grace Josephine 126 

Smith, Thomas Bradley 126 

Smith, Edith Palmer 126-127 

Smith, George Palmer 127 

Smith, Sarah Louise 127 

Smith, Hannah 127 

Index of Other Surnames 



Smith, Diodat 127 

Smith, Chas. Warren 130 

Smith, Dean Wilson. 130 

Smith, Josephine Dean 130 

Swallow, W. M. 135 


Twining, William 10 

Tracy, William 20 

Tisdale, John 30-40 

Tisdale, Sarah 39 

Thatcher, Lydia 44 

Thatcher, Thomas .'. 44 

Tibbits. Henry 49 

Tillinghast, Benjamin 61 

Tillinghast, Pardon 61 

Trowbridge, Thos 24 

Thatcher, Peter 30 

Tony, Abigail 31 

Tripp, Isaac 62-93 

Tillinghast, Thos. Capt 62 

Tripp, Horace 72 

Tinkham, Elizabeth 73 

Trimby, Geo ._„ 75 

Trimby, Ethel 75 

Trimby, Helen B 75 

Thomas, Albertha 81 

Tripp, Catharine 84 

Tripp, Isaac 84 

Tripp, Job 84 

Tripp, Polly 92 

Tripp, Holden. 92 

Tripp, Jerusha 93 

Tripp, Amasa 93 

Tripp, Ira 93 

Tripp, Stephen 93 

Tripp, Isaac 93 

Tripp, Henry 93 


VonStorch, Henry L. C 54 

Vaughn, Nancy 92 

Vaughn, Stephen 92 



Woodward, Robert _ 14 

Williams, Sarah 25 

Woodbury, Hon. Levi 26 

Willis, Wiaiiam 26 

White, Abigail.. 28 

Washburn, Stella.. 28 

Wilbore, Joseph 30 

Williams, Seth 30 

Williams, Daniel 31 

Williams, Dea. Benj 31 

Waterson, Robert 33 

Waterson, Helen 33 

White, Matthew 34 

Williams, Caleb .47-51 

Waterman, Phoebe 49 

Wales, John, Rev 31 

Wales, Prudence 31 

Wales, Saml, Rev. 31 

Wilmarth, D. T 63 

Ward , Stanley M ., Dr 69 

Ward, Janet.. 69 

Wright, Frances 72 

Wilson, John A 76 

Wilson, Eugene D. 76 

Wilmarth, D. T.. 78 

Whitman, George 81 

Whitman, Mary 81 

Whitman, Almon 81 

Wells, Louisa 88 

Worden, H. B. Jr 82 

Wenton, W. W 96 

Walter, Martin R. 113 

Weston, E. W 117 

Wilson, Chas. J 129 

Wilson, Julius 129 

Wilson, Nancy 159 

Wright, John A. 132 

Wright, Donald C 132 

Wilson, Giles 132 

Wilson, Dr. John 132 

Wilson, John G.. 132 

Wilson, Paul Dean 132 

Wright, Stephen. 134 

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