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Daniel Dean was born October 20, 1766, in the Village of Tobermore, County Londonderry, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland, and died January 24, 1843, in Caesars Creek, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, at age 76. Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. He is the son of George Roger Dean of the Village of Tobermore, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and Mary Campbell of County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Elizabeth Janette "Jenny" Steele was born April 19, 1768, in Augusta, Augusta Co., VA, and died November 28, 1841, in New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH, at age 73. Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. She is the daughter of Unknown.

Daniel Dean and Elizabeth Janette "Jenny" Steele were married 1791 in Augusta Co., VA. 

Daniel Dean and Elizabeth Janette "Jenny" (Steele) Dean had eleven children:

  1. Robert Dean: Born October 8, 1792, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died May 18, 1856, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH (age 63). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married (1) January 8, 1818, in Greene Co., OH, to Elizabeth Campbell: Born June, 1798, in South Carolina; Died September 22, 1838, in New Jasper, Greene Co., OH (age 40). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married (2) February 18, 1840, in Kentucky, to Margaret Orr: Born July 21, 1811, in Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland; Died April 19, 1859, in New Jasper, Greene Co., OH (age 47). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.
  2. Mary Campbell Dean: Born August 19, 1794, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died April 20, 1857, probably in Greene Co., OH (age 62). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married December 17, 1811, in Kentucky, to James William Moore: Born February 8, 1794, in Kentucky; Died August 29, 1845, in Unknown (age 51). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.
  3. Janette S. Dean: Born December 27, 1795, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery, Trigg Co, KY; Died April 11, 1856, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH (age 60). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Greene Co., OH. Married December 31, 1816, in Unknown, to Hugh E. Campbell: Born December 28, 1793, in South Carolina; Died September 28, 1877, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH (age 83). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Greene Co., OH.
  4. Elizabeth Dean: Born November 5, 1797, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died April 23, 1878, in Delaware Twp., Delaware Co., IN (age 80). Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Randolph Co., IN. Married July 3, 1817, in Greene Co., OH, to James Campbell: Born August 23, 1791, in South Carolina; Died January 24, 1863, in Delaware Co., IN (age 71). Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Randolph Co., IN.
  5. Margaret Dean: Born April 19, 1799, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died July 11, 1846, in Greene Co., OH (age 47). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married November 7, 1820, in Greene Co., OH, to John Henry Bickett: Born February 15, 1797, in Kishacoaquillas Valley, near Lewistown, Huntingdon Co., PA; Died May 2, 1859, in Greene Co., OH (age 62). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.
  6. William Dean: Born April 5, 1803, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died May 5, 1856, in Unknown (age 53). Married April 28, 1824, in Greene Co., OH, to Catherine Shook: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  7. Joseph Dean: Born December 31, 1804, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died September 12, 1883, in New Jasper, Greene Co., OH age 78). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married November 6, 1826, in Greene Co., OH, to Hannah Boggs: Born February 25, 1809, in Jackson Co., OH; Died March 7, 1888, in New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH (age 79). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.
  8. James Dean: Born about 1801 in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died Unknown in Indiana. Married September 18, 1823, in Greene Co., OH, to Elizabeth Pendroy: Born about 1803 in Virginia; Died Unknown.
  9. Daniel Dean Jr.: Born November 17, 1808, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died May 17, 1838, in Ohio (age 29). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married March 9, 1830, in Greene Co., OH, to Jane Campbell: Born February 7, 1805, in East Tennessee; Died October 7, 1880, in New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH (age 75). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.
  10. Anna Dean: Born December 6, 1806, in Bath Co, KY; Died July 29, 1879, in Monmouth, Warren Co., IL (age 72). Buried in Monmouth Cemetery, Warren Co., IL. Married October 7, 1830, in Greene Co., OH, to Walter Parry: Born September 6, 1806, in Unidan, Wales; Died July 29, 1876, in Warren Co., IL (age 69). Buried in Monmouth Cemetery, Warren Co., IL.
  11. Julia Ann "Julie" Dean: Born May 8, 1815, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY; Died August 9, 1844, in Greene Co., OH (age 39). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married December 3, 1833, in Greene Co., OH, to James Hopping: Born June 2, 1809, in Ohio; Died July 6, 1884, in Unknown (age 75). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.



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Daniel Dean and Elizabeth Janette "Jenny" (Steele)" Dean are buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Samuel D. Dean is buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Matilda (Mallow) Hopping is buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Evaline (Hopping) (Dean) Williams is buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


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Daniel Dean was born October 20, 1766, in the Village of Tobermore, County Londonderry, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland.

Elizabeth Janette "Jenny" Steele was born April 19, 1768, in Augusta, Augusta Co., VA.

Daniel Dean and Elizabeth Janette "Jenny" Steele were married 1791 in Augusta Co., VA. 

Elizabeth Janette "Jenny" (Steele) Dean died November 28, 1841, in New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH, at age 73. Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.

Daniel Dean died January 24, 1843, in Caesars Creek, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, at age 76. Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.

John Charles Williams died August 20, 1937, in Selma, IN, at age 80. Buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN.


John Charles Williams Death Certificate.


The Province of Ulster is composed of nine counties: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone comprise Northern Ireland, while Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan are part of the Republic of Ireland.


The Dean Family Farm, listed since 1994 as a historic site on the National Register of Historic Places, has its origins with the immigration of Daniel Dean, a native of Tubermore, County Londonderry, Ireland, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1784 when he was aged 18, according to Dean family histories. Daniel was a son of George Roger Dean, who fought in the Colonial line, and Mary Campbell who was reared with her sister by the Duke of Argyl at Inveraray Scotland, the clan Campbells' ancestral home.

The National Register and an Ohio Historic Inventory, dated 11 October 1974, list the historic site at 199 N. Ballard Road, Xenia, as having five buildings dating from the 1820s on 157 acres (0.6 km2) along Caesar's Creek in Greene County, Ohio. Daniel Dean, born Oct. 20, 1766 in Ireland was a son of George Roger Dean, whom DAR archival records list as a Pennsylvania sergeant and militiaman in the 1770s, along with his elder brothers James and David Dean. A weaver by trade, Daniel Dean lived briefly in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia before meeting and marrying Jannet "Jenny" Steele (1768-Nov. 18, 1841), a Scots-Irish girl of Steele's Tavern in Augusta County, Virginia. The couple relocated near Mount Sterling, Kentucky, where Dean built a mill, a house for the couple and another for his sister and mother, both named Mary, whom he brought from Ireland to Kentucky via Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1790.

Daniel and Jannet had the first of their 11 children while in Kentucky. But when Ohio became a free state in 1803, Dean, an ardent abolitionist, scouted out the new lands north of the Ohio River with his brother-in-law, Henry Barnes, a skilled builder whose son later would become Greene County's wartime sheriff and treasurer. Dean, shortly thereafter, bought 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) on Caesar's Creek near the settlement of Xenia, but he spent several years litigating to perfect his title. Once his title was secure, Dean joined Barnes and their families in relocating via Fort Washington (later Cincinnati) to Greene County in September 1812. They first dined using as a table a huge, flat rock -- then began a lucrative business in which Dean harvested and milled timber for lumber used by Barnes to build homes in and near Xenia, Ohio. Dean's son, Joseph (1804-83), wed Hannah Boggs (1809-88) and, according to Dean Family records, Joseph built the first substantial two-story home on the family farm in 1823, a house that still stands.

Daniel Dean, descended from Covenanter Presbyterians, was a church stalwart. At least 36 of his 111 progeny enlisted and served honorably in the Union Army during the Civil War, according to records read at an 1880 Dean family picnic and reported in The Xenia Gazette of Friday, Aug. 20, 1880. The elder Dean, who died Jan. 24, 1843, at age 77, is buried alongside his wife, Jannet, in the Dean Family Cemetery in New Jasper Twp., Ohio. The cemetery and farm, privately owned, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. An historic Ballard Road covered bridge stands just off Route 35 nearby and spans a fork of Caesar's Creek.

Greene County (Ohio) Public Library archives feature maps, from 1855, 1874 and 1896, depicting the original Dean Family Farm acreage divided among Daniel's heirs — Joseph, William,, John, Levi, D. S. Dean and others. Lands lie along the Jamestown Turnpike, now Ohio State Highway 35.


RECORD OF THE DEAN FAMILY

Not unlike many other families, we trace the record of the Deans through trials, vicissitudes and poverty back across the sea to the Province of Ulster, Ireland and to the wilds of the Highlands of Scotland, a country rich in the production of liberty loving men and women. Many such dared to leave their native country, crossed the story Atlantic and cast their lot in the wilds of America, infested by hostile enemies and accompanied by privation and discouragements of almost every description. Only the bold spirits, like Daniel Dean, who had the courage to fight for their rights, as a rule survived the ordeal.

To such we owe the credit of having made America a safe place in which to live. Amid the pioneer work of conquering and surmounting difficulties of seeming impossibilities, Daniel Dean began his career in this country.

The ancestors of the Dean family were strictly of the Coventer faith. Daniel Dean, one with whose history we are familiar and who resided and died not more than a mile from this place, was born in the village of Tubermore in the Province of Ulster, Ireland, October 20, 1766. He immigrated to America in the year 1784 at the age of 18 years. His father, G. R. Dean and his two uncles, James and David, were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. He sent back to Ireland for his mother in the year 1790. He was a weaver by trade, prospering well in his trade. He resided for a time in Pennsylvania, then immigrated to Virginia where he was married to Miss Jannett Steele, a Scotch-Irish girl, of Augusta County, Virginia. The young couple immigrated to Kentucky near Mount Sterling where he was engaged in milling for many years, becoming quite well off in that business. He had a family of eleven children, but falling out with the institution of slavery, he determined to immigrate to Ohio, locating in Greene County in the year 1812 on Caesar's Creek where he purchased 2,000 acres of land -- this farm being a part of the same tract.

The names of his eleven children are as follows: Robert Dean, who was a soldier in the war of 1812 and who married Elizabeth Campbell; Mary C. married James Moore; Jannett S. married Hugh Campbell; Elizabeth married James Campbell; Margaret married John Bickett; William married Catherine Shook and was a soldier in the Mexican War; James married Elizabeth Pendray; Joseph married Hannah Boggs; Anna married Walter Parry; Daniel married Jane Campbell; and Julia married James Hopping. All settled down and lived in Greene County, except two -- James and Elizabeth -- who immigrated to Indiana and resided near Muncie, that state. Of these eleven children, they averaged eleven children each. They have since grown into a great multitude.

During the Civil War, 36 enlisted in the Union Army, most of them serving three years and over and out of the 36 who enlisted, 35 returned alive. Dean Perry lost a leg at the battle of Perrysville, Ky. Three of the others were slightly wounded, and James Moore died with disease at Wartrall, Tennessee and of the 36, ten are yet alive.

Of this large family of near 500, more than three-fourths are members of the Christian Church, and 90 percent are total abstainers from the use of intoxicating drink.

This reunion is the centennial anniversary of the immigration of the ancestor Daniel Dean and his family from Kentucky to Ohio. They landed in this county in September, 1812, and camped on the banks of a small stream near the site which afterward became the Dean Cemetery. Eating their first breakfast on a large flat rock, about 20 feet in circumference and perhaps two feet in thickness, which served very well for a table. This rock still remains as a relic and a monument to the memory of our ancestors.

The early history of the immigration of Daniel Dean to Ohio is so intimately associated with his brother-in-law Henry Barnes, who also immigrated from Kentucky near the same time, that we thought it would be well to give a part of his history which is so closely connected with Daniel as to make this sketch more interesting when taken together.

Daniel Dean first came to Ohio in 1808 with Henry Barnes, as did Joshua and Caleb, spying out the land. It was upon this visit that Daniel purchased this 2,000 acres of land, but soon became involved in a suit over the title which cost him $1,500 to perfect his title, which he did not succeed in doing for about three years thereafter, which delayed his removal to this County.

Henry Barnes, being an excellent mechanic, and so became a useful associate and friend of Daniel and their mutual friendship was never betrayed by either, but continued a strong support to each other during life. Barnes came to this County in 1808 with Daniel and located in Xenia, which then had only a few houses. He owned about one-fourth of the present site of the City. He built many houses in Xenia assisted by Daniel Dean, Dean furnishing the timber while Barnes did the work. Parts of some of the buildings yet remain that they built. Barnes was a strong man in other respects - he was a man of some education - was a surveyor. He was a man of General Jackson's type. He was a member of a company of Indian Hunters in Kentucky, and had been engaged in many Indian hunts in Kentucky. On his immigrating to Ohio his military character was soon recognized, and he was placed as Captain over a company of militia at his new home, and this State being full of treacherous Indians one can well see that such a man as Captain Barnes would be considered a very valuable citizen. Barnes continued to reside in Xenia until his death. He was a member of the M. E. Church, and a Christian man. He had seven children. Henry, who was during the Civil War Sheriff of Greene County and also the Treasurer of Greene County two terms; Dean, John, Andrew, Mrs. Hannah Buckles and Mrs. Eliza J. Clemans and Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, all of which families married and had large families - valuable members of society.

To show the determination of the mother, wife of Captain Barnes, there was an emergency which required her presence back in Kentucky. She mounted her horse with her little child less than a year old, and rode back to Kentucky alone, a distance of 150 miles, back to her old home.

When Daniel Dean came to Ohio he brought with him four wagons - two four-horse teams and two two-horse teams. One of these teams belonged to Captain Barnes. On their way to Cincinnati a stray dog came to them, and as they had no dog he was encouraged to remain, which turned out to be a very valuable asset to the family. Many interesting stories were told of the value of this dog and one of Daniel's horses whose name was Jolly. They gave the name of Range to the dog. A story was told of the dog that after they had passed through Cincinnati, which was a very small village, and took the trail or road toward Greene County, and after they had gone about 15 miles, night came on and they were compelled to camp in the wood. Much fear was entertained of the Indians. At about midnight Range began to raise the alarm of the approach of an enemy. There were four men who had guns. All arose and remained up until daylight. It was supposed that the dog had in fact discovered Indians approaching attempting to steal their horses. After the arrival of the family, and for two or three days thereafter, Range was heard baying something a few hundred yards from camp not far from what is now the family cemetery. James and William took their rifles and went to see what Range had found. On reaching the point, they saw Range baying a bear. It was up on its hind feet challenging Range to a fisticuff which Range declined to accept and while in this posture, William shot him and this bear meat was relished by the family much to the credit of Range.

Another story is told of Captain Barnes and Daniel. A month or so after reaching Ohio they started out to find some friends who settled near the present site of Clifton, both riding horseback; Daniel riding Jolly a noble horse, and the dog Range following after them. On finding this settlement they were cordially received, and their company being genial and entertaining they were induced to remain with them a little too long. On starting home they had not gone far when a cloud came up and they were enveloped in darkness, and soon became bewildered and lost. Not knowing what direction to take, they finally decided to let Jolly have the reins, trusting to his instinct to take them to the camp, Range still following behind. As soon as Jolly was given the reins, he turned about and Captain Barnes objected saying he knew Jolly was going in the wrong direction. But Daniel insisted that Jolly's judgment had been good on other occasions and he could trust him. Jolly set out in a fast walk. It began to storm and thunder furiously. After they had gone quite a distance at about midnight they missed Range, and after a while they heard him barking. He did not like a storm, and during such times he would come to the door of the camp and bark until he was admitted. As soon as Jolly heard the dog bark he started out in a lope and soon reached camp. Grandma, fearing that they were lost, would not let Range in so that he would continue to bark and thereby assist the lost men to find the camp. Jolly went direct to camp and did not betray the trust placed in him.

Daniel Dean was a member of the Associate Presbyterian Church from early life. His wife Mrs. Jannett Dean was a member of the first Missionary Society organized in Greene County. Daniel Dean was an ardent abolitionist; he hated the institution of slavery and enjoyed the distinction of being the first member of that church who was ever arraigned before the session of the church for denouncing his minister for praying for the institution of slavery in which he gained a signal victory, and that same church still exists and prospers and is to be congratulated on being the first church in Greene County to hold a temperance meeting, all members attending, which resulted in a resolution that all members of that church thereafter refrain from the use of intoxicating liquor except in sheep washing and harvest time. This is amusing now, but the great benefit to the temperance cause as a result of that meeting cannot be estimated.

Daniel Dean died in 1842 at the age of 77 years. He was a man of worth, a respected citizen of his community and an upright Christian gentleman. His remains rest in the Dean Cemetery, by the side of his wife Jannett. A suitable monument marks the spot. He was a very liberal man in his dealings with his neighbors, exacting but what was right and just. In his will, which is on record in the Probate Court of this county, he requested that no suit should ever be brought against any person indebted to his estate, and this was fully carried out by his executors, John Bickett and Walter Parry, his two sons-in-law.


The Xenia Gazette, Xenia, Greene Co., OH, Friday, August 20, 1880

THE DEAN PICNIC

The DEAN picnic held on Friday last in the beautiful grove of Mr. D.S. DEAN, adjoining the DEAN Cemetery, was a splendid affair. The weather was highly favorable and a goodly number of the DEAN connection with their friends were present to enjoy the occasion. This connection has now become quite numerous, though the older members of the family have all passed away with a solitary exception: Mr. Joseph DEAN alone remains. Though now well in his seventy-sixth year, possesses much of the uprishliness of youth. He and his wife have already pursued lifes journey together for nearly 54 years, and are seemenly good for many years to come.

Daniel DEAN, the great proginta of the DEAN family was a native of Ireland, and emigrated to this country about the year 1748 when about 19 years of age. He found his way to Bath County, Ky., and soon established himself in business, being engaged in farming and milling. Having become well established in business he wooed and won Miss Jennet STEELE, with whom he was united in marriage about the year 1790. In 1812 having purchased a tract of 1800 acres of land on the waters of Caesars Creek, he emigrated to Greene County. He subsequently added to his former purchase so that he was able to settle his family around him. At this time, or shortly afterwards, his family consisted of himself, wife, mother, and 11 children from whence has sprung the numerous DEAN connection. In memory the writer of this is carried back some 40 years when his numerous family were comfortably settled around the old homestead occupying farms of their own.

Of the DEANS there were Robert, William, James, Daniel, and Joseph. Of the daughters; Mrs. James MOORE, Mrs. Hugh CAMPBELL, Mrs. James CAMPBELL, Mrs. John BICKETT, Mrs. Walter PERRY, and Mrs. James HOPPING. Mr. DEAN at the time alluded to is remembered as a sprightly old man; and rather communicative, many personal reminiscences might be related. I will only mention one for the benefit of that much abused class of persons, mothers-in-law. Mr. DEANS mother and sister soon followed him to this country, and became his house keepers. As a good condition to the agreement of his marriage, his father-in-law required him to build a separate house for his mother and sister, which condition was completed with, but the house was never occupied. His mother, whose maiden name was Mary CAMPBELL, was born about the year 1740, and continued to dwell under his roof till the day of her death in August 1826. Much has been said in praise of this mother and it cannot be doubted that much of Mr. DEANS success in life was due to his mother. She now sleeps in DEAN Cemetery and it was proposed to erect over her remains on the occasion of the late picnic, a fine granite monument to her memory. Unfortunately the necessary arrangements could not be made in time, but will be sometime in the near future. The DEAN Cemetery occupies an elevated piece of ground and contains three-fourths of an acre of land. It is surrounded by a heavy stone wall laid in mortar and apparently of a durability to last hundreds of years. There is but a single entrance through an iron gate. May the DEAN picnic be continued.


The Dean Family Farm, listed since 1994 as an historic site on the National Register of Historic Places, has its origins with the immigration of Daniel Dean, a native of Tobermore, Ulster, Ireland, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1784 when he was aged 18, according to Dean family histories.

The National Register and an Ohio Historic Inventory, dated 11 October 1974, list the historic site at 199 N. Ballard Road, Xenia, as having five buildings dating from the 1820s on 157 acres along Caesar's Creek in Greene County, Ohio.

Daniel Dean, born Oct. 20, 1766, in Ulster, Ireland was a son of George Roger Dean, which DAR archival records list as a Pennsylvania sergeant and militiaman in the 1770s, along with his elder brothers, James and David Dean. A weaver by trade, Daniel Dean lived briefly in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia before meeting and marrying Jennett "Jenny" Steele, a Scots-Irish girl of Augusta County, Virginia. The couple relocated near Mount Sterling, Kentucky, where Dean built a house for them and another for his sister and mother whom he brought from Ireland to Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1790. Daniel and Jennett had the first of their 11 children in Kentucky. But when Ohio became a free state in 1803, Dean, an ardent abolitionist, scouted out the new lands north of the Ohio River with his brother-in-law, Henry Barnes, whose son later would become Greene County's sheriff (1862-65) and treasurer (1868-71). Shortly thereafter, Dean bought 2,000 acres on Caesar's Creek near the settlement of Xenia, but he had to spend years litigating to perfect his title. Once the title was secure, Dean, Barnes and their families relocated to Greene County in September 1812. They began a lucrative business in which Dean harvested trees and cut and milled their lumber, which Barnes then used to build homes near Jamestown and Xenia, Ohio. Dean, descended from Covenanters, was a Presbyterian Church stalwart. At least 36 of his 111 progeny enlisted and served honorably in the Union Army during the Civil War. Dean, who died at age 77 in 1842, is buried alongside his wife, Jennett, in the Dean Family Cemetery. The farm, still privately owned, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Greene County (Ohio) Public Library archives feature maps --- from 1855, 1874 and 1896 --- that depict the original acreage as divided among Daniel Dean's heirs Joseph, William,, John, Levi, D.S. Dean and others. Those lands lie along the Jamestown Turnpike, now U.S. Highway 35

 

 

Daniel Dean came to Philadelphia in 1784, several years after his father and mother. Daniel and Janetta (Steele) Dean had 11 known children. Settled in Xenia, Green County, OH in 1812.

Looking for info on DANIEL DEAN b 20 Oct 1766 in Tubermore, Londonderry, Ireland. He was the son of GEORGE ROGER and MARY (CAMPBELL) DEAN. GEORGE was b ca 1737 and married MARY in Scotland. MARY was born 1739 in Scotland. GEORGE came to US just before Rev War. DANIEL came to Philadelphia in 1784. He married in 1791 in KY, JANETTA STEELE. JANETTA was born 1768 in Augusta Co., VA. Both are buried in Dean Cemetery, Xenia, Green Co. OH. They had 11 known children. Any help is greatly appreciated. Vickie

NORTHWESTERN IOWA ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION VOLUME III 1804-1926

W. W. DEAN

Dr. Willis Warren Dean has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Sioux City since June, 1899, and enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the skilled and successful representatives of the profession in northwestern Iowa. His birth occurred on the 3d of October, 1872, his parents being Lewis Henry and Phanetta (Haines) Dean, the former born in Greene county, Ohio, March 5, 1838. They were married at Cedarville, Ohio, on the 5th of November, 1861, and became the parents of nine children, namely: Lura M., Florence A., Lida G.; Irene and Corinee, twins; Willis Warren; Joseph C.; Clara E.; and Frank A. The Deans pride themselves upon their Saxon descent. “Dene of Dene in the forest of Dene” and “Dene of Deneland” are family designations centuries old. Two of the first settlers of Taunton, Massachusetts, were John and Walter Deane, from near Taunton or Taunton Deane, Somersetshire, England, a stronghold of the Deanes. Before their arrival, however, Stephen Deane had reached these shores, a passenger on the Fortune, in 1621. The American family of colonial days always spelled the name with the final “e.”

Daniel Dean, great-grandfather of Dr. Willis W. Dean, was born in the village of Tubermore in the province of Ulster, Ireland, October 20, 1766. He emigrated to America, landing in Philadelphia in the year 1784, at the age of eighteen years. His father, George R. Dean, and his two uncles, James and David, were soldiers in the Revolutionary war. Daniel Dean was a weaver by trade. He resided for a time in Pennsylvania, then immigrated to Virginia, where he met and was married to Miss Janett Steele, a Scotch-Irish girl of Augusta county, Virginia. The young couple immigrated to Kentucky and located near Mount Sterling, where Daniel Dean was engaged in the milling business for many years. Falling out with the institution of slavery, he determined to immigrate to Ohio, locating in Greene county in 1812 on Caesar Creek, New Jasper township, where he purchased two thousand acres of land. His death occurred in Greene county, Ohio, January 24, 1842.

Joseph Dean, one of the eleven children of Daniel and Janett (Steele) Dean and the paternal grandfather of Dr. Willis W. Dean, was born December 31, 1804, and passed away September 14, 1883. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Hannah Boggs, was born February 25, 1809, and died March 7, 1888. Their children were eleven in number, as follows: Washington Dean, who was born August 10, 1827, and died November 19, 1852; Julia Anne (Dean) Struthers, who was born April 27, 1829, and died October 11, 1865; Daniel Milton Dean, who was born May 19, 1831, and died December 1, 1912; Louisa Dean, who was born October 16, 1833, and died August 4, 1836; Willis Dean, who was born November 10, 1835, and died June 30, 1838; Lewis Henry Dean (father of Dr. Willis W. Dean), who was born March 5, 1838, and died February 14, 1917; Anna Lavina (Dean) Oldham, who was born February 16, 1840, and died December 24, 1923; Joseph Newton Dean, who was born August 22, 1842, and died January 18, 1913; Eliza Jane (Dean) Rensick, who was born August 9, 1844, and did April 28, 1881; Mary Campbell (Dean) Wright, who was born August 9, 1847, and is also deceased; and Samuel Steele Dean, who was born April 17, 1850, and died January 11, 1925.

Willis Warren Dean, whose name introduces this review, acquired his early education in a country school in Pawnee county, Nebraska, and subsequently pursued a course of study in the Pawnee City Academy at Pawnee City, Nebraska. Following his graduation from the latter institution he taught school near Summerfield, Kansas, for one year. Having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work, he matriculated in the medical department of the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1892 and was graduated there from in June, 1895, with the degree of M. D. His initial experience in the field of his chosen profession was gained at Stromsburg, Nebraska, where he remained until the fall of 1898 and where he was surgeon for the St. Joseph & Grand Island and the Union Pacific railways.

While located at Stromsburg, Nebraska, he as instrumental in organizing and was one of the incorprators of the Nebraska Mutual Life Insurance Company, having its head office at that place. Disposing of his interests there in the fall of 1898, Dr. Dean went to Chicago and registered with the postgraduate school, doing laboratory work under Klebs in addition to taking the general postgraduate course. Since June, 1899, or for a period of nearly twenty-eight years, he has been engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Sioux City, Iowa. He has devoted his attention principally to general surgery but has also built up a gratifying patronage as a general medical practitioner, being widely recognized as a physician and surgeon of pronounced skill and broad professional knowledge. During his residence in Sioux City, Dr. Dean has been a continuous and active member of the Woodbury County Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He was one of the early members of the Sioux Valley Medical Society, embracing a membership of northwestern Iowa, northeastern Nebraska, eastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota. For many years he has been the chief medical examiner for the Pennsylvania Mutual Life Insurance Company, covering the Sioux City territory. Dr. Dean has made extensive investments in farm lands, improving and operating various tracts in the states of South Dakota, Nebraska and Washington, and is also interested in Sioux City property.

In politics Dr. Dean styles himself a western democrat. He cast his first ballot for William Jennings Bryan for congress in the first Nebraska district as candidate for reelection. He has been a candidate on the Woodbury county ticket for coroner, leading his name to complete the ticket but not making an active campaign. He served as Sioux City police surgeon from 1900 until 1906, has been surgeon for various corporations and has occupied the presidency of the United States Pension Board at Sioux City from 1914 to the present time. Dr. Dean has been active in various public enterprises, at one time being a member of the house committee of the Chamber of Commerce, a stockholder in the Interstate Fair Association, a director in the Fairway Manufacturing Company, etc. His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the First Presbyterian church, while fraternally he is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His name is also on the membership rolls of the Riverside Boat Club, the Commercial Club and the Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club.

The Dean Family Farm, listed since 1994 as a historic site on the National Register of Historic Places, has its origins with the immigration of Daniel Dean, a native of Tobermore, County Londonderry, Ireland, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1784 when he was aged 18, according to Dean family histories. Daniel was a son of George Roger Dean, who fought in the Colonial line, and Mary Campbell who was reared with her sister by the Duke of Argyl at Inveraray Scotland, the clan Campbells’ ancestral home.[citation needed] The National Register and an Ohio Historic Inventory, dated 11 October 1974, list the historic site at 199 N. Ballard Road, Xenia, as having five buildings dating from the 1820s on 157 acres (0.6 km2) along Caesar’s Creek in Greene County, Ohio. Daniel Dean, born Oct. 20, 1766 in Ireland was a son of George Roger Dean, whom DAR archival records list as a Pennsylvania sergeant and militiaman in the 1770s, along with his elder brothers James and David Dean. A weaver by trade, Daniel Dean lived briefly in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia before meeting and marrying Jannet “Jenny” Steele (1768-Nov. 18, 1841), a Scots-Irish girl of Steele’s Tavern in Augusta County, Virginia. The couple relocated near Mount Sterling, Kentucky, where Dean built a mill, a house for the couple and another for his sister and mother, both named Mary, whom he brought from Ireland to Kentucky via Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1790. Daniel and Jannet had the first of their 11 children while in Kentucky. But when Ohio became a free state in 1803, Dean, an ardent abolitionist, scouted out the new lands north of the Ohio River with his brother-in-law, Henry Barnes, a skilled builder whose son later would become Greene County’s wartime sheriff and treasurer. Dean, shortly thereafter, bought 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) on Caesar’s Creek near the settlement of Xenia, but he spent several years litigating to perfect his title. Once his title was secure, Dean joined Barnes and their families in relocating via Fort Washington (later Cincinnati) to Greene County in September 1812. They first dined using as a table a huge, flat rock – then began a lucrative business in which Dean harvested and milled timber for lumber used by Barnes to build homes in and near Xenia, Ohio. Dean’s son, Joseph (1804-83), wed Hannah Boggs (1809-88)and, according to Dean Family records, Joseph built the first substantial two-story home on the family farm in 1823, a house that still stands. Daniel Dean, descended from Covenanter Presbyterians, was a church stalwart. At least 36 of his 111 progeny enlisted and served honorably in the Union Army during the Civil War, according to records read at an 1880 Dean family picnic and reported in The Xenia Gazette of Friday, Aug. 20, 1880.[citation needed] The elder Dean, who died Jan. 24, 1843, at age 77, is buried alongside his wife, Jannet, in the Dean Family Cemetery in New Jasper Twp., Ohio. The cemetery and farm, privately owned, were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. An historic Ballard Road covered bridge stands just off Route 35 nearby and spans a fork of Caesar’s Creek. Greene County (Ohio) Public Library archives feature maps, from 1855, 1874 and 1896, depicting the original Dean Family Farm acreage divided among Daniel’s heirs — Joseph, William,, John, Levi, D. S. Dean and others. Lands lie along the Jamestown Turnpike, now Ohio State Highway 35.

The historic Dean Family Cemetery, near Cedarville and Jamestown in Greene County, Ohio, was begun along a fork of Caesar’s Creek, shortly after the family of Daniel Dean, a Scots-Irish immigrant, had relocated his family there from Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in September 1812. Dean and a partner, Henry Barnes, had enjoyed a lucrative milling business in Kentucky since 1790, but both were Covenanter Presbyterians. As such, they became increasingly appalled at the recent influx of former Deep South plantation owners, who brought with them into frontier Kentucky their “peculiar custom” of human slavery. Then two men bought land in Ohio in 1803, when it was made a Free State; but sadly, a land swindle was under way, so it took eight years for the men to perfect their title to 2,000 acres they had purchased, east of what’s now Xenia, Ohio. Using three wagons pulled by teams of oxen, the men in 1812, began moving north, across the Ohio River and past Fort Washington (Cincinnati) northeast into Ohio’s wilderness. Along with Daniel, a native of Tobermore, Ulster, Ireland, was his wife, Jennet “Jenny” Steele Dean, formerly of the pioneer Steeles of Augusta County, Virginia. Once the Deans and Barneses arrived where now stands the Dean Cemetery, they found a boulder, some 20 feet in circumference, which made them an ideal ‘table’ on which to spread the first full meal they enjoyed on their new land. Generations of Deans, beginning with Daniel, Jennet and their progeny, since have been interred in the cemetery, surrounded now by a sturdy stone fence. Brave Daniel, at age 19, had made the treacherous Atlantic crossing alone to try and learn the fate of his father, Sgt. George Roger Dean, who with two brothers had disappeared after having fought in Pennsylvania’s Colonial Line during the American Revolution. Young Daniel, after arriving penniless in Philadelphia, wandered across Pennsylvania, Maryland and much of Virginia seeking his father whom he finally located on a homestead in Montgomery County, Kentucky. Roger Dean, having long since assumed that his Irish family had perished, had settled down in the bluegrass with a woman named Rebecca. Family legend says the woman, a local postmistress, had stealthily intercepted letters from Roger’s first wife, Mary Campbell, who had written him faithfully from the Old Country. Once Daniel learned Roger’s whereabouts, he hurriedly set about to bring his mother and younger sister, also a Mary, from Ulster to the port of Wilmington, North Carolina. When the women reached that port in 1790, the mother and daughter were in peril of being sold into indentured servitude to work off the cost of their ocean fare. Daniel, after running and riding through miles of Kentucky and Carolina wilderness, finally arrived breathless in Wilmington, just in time to rescue his mother and sister from their chagrin. Returning west, Daniel in 1791 wed Jennet Steele who was daughter of an American Patriot who lived near Steele’s Tavern. First, Daniel had to agree with Jenny’s father that he would build her a separate house of her own in Kentucky so she would never be dominated by the newly-arrived Campbells. Daniel did, indeed, build her a second house; but both Mary Campbells became faithful live-in housekeepers for the younger Deans. The elder Mary never challenged the second family that her husband, Roger Dean, had begun with Rebecca. After 1813, generations of Deans, including the 11 children of patriarch Daniel and Jennet, would live and thrive on lands around the fine stone home that son Joseph Dean and his wife Hannah Boggs Dean built there in 1823. That historic farm home, with wings long since added, still stands as part of the Dean Family Farm national historic site, not far from the Dean Cemetery off U.S. Highway 35 near Ballard Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ID: I546945306

Name: Daniel DEAN

Given Name: Daniel

Surname: Dean

Sex: M

Birth: 1766 in Tubermore, Londonderry, Ireland

Death: 24 Jan 1843 in Caesars Creek, Greene, Ohio

Burial: Dean Land Cemetery, Caesars Creek, Greene, Ohio

Change Date: 10 Apr 2000

Note:

Was 18 years of age when he came to this country in 1784, landing at the port of Philadelphia. For about four years after his arrival here he traveled in Pa., Md and Vir., "getting his bearings". and then went to Ky. and bought a tract of land in the vicinity of Mt. Sterling, in Montgomery county. A couple of years later he sent back to Ireland for his mother, his father having died.
After his marriage he established his home on his land in the Mt. Sterling settlement, where he continued to live until 1812, when he disposed of his interests there and moved up here into the Little Miami Valley and settled on the tract of land he had previously bought with a view to removing his family from the baleful influence of the institution of human slavery that had fastened itself upon the state of Ky. By this time his older sons were pretty well grown and it was not long until the Dean tract (consisting of 1800 acres of land) on Caesars creek began to be claimed from its wilderness state and as the children married homes also were established for them there.
The land had a burial ground established on it and many of the Deans are buried there.



Father: Roger DEAN b: in Of, Tubermore, Londonderry, Ireland
Mother: Mrs. Mary DEAN b: Abt 1739 in Of, Tubermore, Londonderry, Ireland

Marriage 1 Janet STEELE b: in , Augusta, Virginia. Married: 1791

Children

  1. Robert DEAN b: 1792/1793 in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  2. Mary C. DEAN b: in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  3. Janet S. DEAN b: in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  4. Elizabeth DEAN b: in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  5. Margaret DEAN b: in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  6. William DEAN 

  7. James DEAN b: in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  8. Joseph DEAN b: 30 Dec 1804 in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  9. Ann DEAN b: in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  10. Daniel DEAN b: in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

  11. Julia DEAN b: in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky

 


The Cedarville Herald, Cedarville, Greene Co., OH, Friday, April 9, 1909

DEATH OF LEVI B. DEAN

Levi B. Dean died at his home in Xenia Saturday afternoon after a long illness. Some time ago pneumonia developed which greatly weakened his condition. The deceased came from one of the pioneer families of the county. Mr. Dean was married to Miss Mary Spencer in 1858, only last August celebrating their golden wedding anniversary. She with eight sons survive, this being the first death in the family. The sons are James Riley Dean of Springfield, H. C., John W., Thomas A., Attorney Frank H. Dean, Walter L. Dean, and Joseph A. Dean, of the firm Johnson & Dean of this city. Mr. Dean himself was the last of his parents family. His two brothers John and David having preceded him in death many years. When 18 years of age, Mr. Dean united with the Associate Reformed, now The First United Presbyterian congregation in Xenia. The funeral was held Tuesday from the late home.


DANIEL DEAN - JANNETT STEELE

When Daniel Dean, son of George Roger Dean and Mary Campbell Dean, born in Tubermore, County of Londonderry, Province of Ulster, Ireland, was 18 years old he emigrated to America, landing in Philadelphia, without money or friends. He was a weaver by trade and by his industry, economy and natural shrewdness became fairly well to do before many years. He lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia until about 1788, when he emigrated to Kentucky, settling in the Winchester-Mt. Sterling area, where he engaged in milling, becoming quite well off in that business.

In 1790, six years after coming to America, Daniel sent back to Ireland for his mother and sister. He was to meet them at Wilmington, N.C., pay their passage and bring them to his home. He failed to receive notice of their arrival until the time had nearly expired for their redemption, and they would have been sent back in servitude until their passage was paid. By almost superhuman exertion, he succeeded in reaching the port just in time to prevent this, having walked and run 50 miles the last night of his journey.

In 1791, Daniel married Miss Jannett Steele, a Scotch-Irish girl from Augusta County, Virginia. (Scotch-Irish does not designate Irish ancestry; it means the Scottish people who fled from Scotland to Ireland during the time of the religious persecution  --- Helen Bickett Fiegel.) Daniel built a separate house for the express accommodation of his mother and sister, but it was never occupied by them, they and Daniel and Jannett having lived together in peace and harmony in the same house for many years.

Having a family of eleven children and being unwilling to rear them under the influence of slavery, Daniel and Jannett purchased a tract of 2,000 acres of land on the waters of Caesar's Creek, Greene County, Ohio, and moved there in 1812. In 1807-08 Daniel and his brother-in-law, Henry Barnes, went to Greene County to look for property to buy, and Daniel became involved in a suit over the title to the property he chose, which cost him $1,500 to perfect, and this delayed his removal from Kentucky until 1812. Henry Barnes located in Xenia in 1808, “where he owned about 1/4 of the present (1912) site of the city.”

Daniel Dean was an ardent abolitionist; he hated slavery and enjoyed the distinction of being the first member of his church who was ever arraigned before the session of the church for denouncing his minister for praying for the institution of slavery, "That was also the first church in Greene County to hold a temperance meeting, all members attending, which resulted in a resolution that all members of that church thereafter refrain from the use of intoxicating beverages, except in sheep washing and harvest time. This is amusing now (1912), but the great benefit to the temperance cause as a result of that meeting cannot he overestimated."

Daniel Dean was very liberal in his dealings with others and provided in his will that no suit should ever be brought against any person indebted to his estate. This was carried out by his executors, John Bickett and Walter Parry, two of his sons-in-law. He settled upon each of his sons a farm of 150 acres and each of his daughters 100 acres or the cash equivalent. At his death his estate was worth $14,000 in cash. He was quite benevolent, and his charities were abundant. He frequently visited his numerous descendants and bestowed gifts upon them. He spent much time in a study of the Scriptures and its commentaries, his favorite being Matthew Henry.

Daniel and Jannett Dean had eleven children, five boys and six girls. All married, and they averaged eleven children each.

In September 1888, a political gathering was held on the Dean farm, a pole was raised and a flag five yards long and two and a half yards wide, the handiwork of Mrs. J. N. Dean, was run up.

On August 8, 1912, the 100th anniversary of the coming to Ohio of Daniel and Jannett Dean was celebrated by a picnic held on the farm of the Dean sisters, part of the original tract. More than 300 were in attendance. In 1974 an effort was being made to have the Charles Dean farm (referred to as such in 1912 and also in 1974) designated a historic site.

Jannett Dean died November 28, 1841, aged 72 years. Daniel Dean died January 24, 1843, aged 76 years. Both are buried in the Dean Cemetery.

Information from the Dean History compiled by Blanche C. Liggett in August 1935, from relatives, newspaper clippings and papers read at the Dean Centennial picnic in 1912. This History is at the Greene County Library in Xenia, Ohio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTHWESTERN

IOWA

ITS HISTORY AND TRADITION

VOLUME III

1804-1926

 

J. F. DALTON

 

 

 

 

W. W. DEAN

Dr. Willis Warren Dean has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Sioux City since June, 1899, and enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the skilled and successful representatives of the profession in northwestern Iowa.  His birth occurred on the 3d of October, 1872, his parents being Lewis Henry and Phanetta (Haines) Dean, the former born in Greene county, Ohio, March 5, 1838.  They were married at Cedarville, Ohio, on the 5th of November, 1861, and became the parents of nine children, namely:  Lura M., Florence A., Lida G.; Irene and Corinee, twins; Willis Warren; Joseph C.; Clara E.; and Frank A.

The Deans pride themselves upon their Saxon descent.    "Dene of Dene in the forest of Dene" and "Dene of Deneland" are family designations centuries old.  Two of the first settlers of Taunton, Massachusetts, were John and Walter Deane, from near Taunton or Taunton Deane, Somersetshire, England, a stronghold of the Deanes.  Before their arrival, however, Stephen Deane had reached these shores, a passenger on the Fortune, in 1621.  The American family of colonial days always spelled the name with the final "e."

Daniel Dean, great-grandfather of Dr. Willis W. Dean, was born in the village of Tubermore in the province of Ulster, Ireland, October 20, 1766.  He emigrated to America, landing in Philadelphia in the year 1784, at the age of eighteen years.  His father, George R. Dean, and his two uncles, James and David, were soldiers in the Revolutionary war.  Daniel Dean was a weaver by trade.  He resided for a time in Pennsylvania, then immigrated to Virginia, where he met and was married to Miss Janett Steele, a Scotch-Irish girl of Augusta county, Virginia.  The young couple immigrated to Kentucky and located near Mount Sterling, where Daniel Dean was engaged in the milling business for many years.  Falling out with the institution of slavery, he determined to immigrate to Ohio, locating in Greene county in 1812 on Caesar Creek, New Jasper township, where he purchased two thousand acres of land.  His death occurred in Greene county, Ohio, January 24, 1842.

Joseph Dean, one of the eleven children of Daniel and Janett (Steele) Dean and the paternal grandfather of Dr. Willis W. Dean, was born December 31, 1804, and passed away September 14, 1883.  His wife, who bore the maiden name of Hannah Boggs, was born February 25, 1809, and died March 7, 1888.  Their children were eleven in number, as follows:  Washington Dean, who was born August 10, 1827, and died November 19, 1852; Julia Anne (Dean) Struthers, who was born April 27, 1829, and died October 11, 1865; Daniel Milton Dean, who was born May 19, 1831, and died December 1, 1912; Louisa Dean, who was born October 16, 1833, and died August 4, 1836; Willis Dean, who was born November 10, 1835, and died June 30, 1838; Lewis Henry Dean (father of Dr. Willis W. Dean), who was born March 5, 1838, and died February 14, 1917; Anna Lavina (Dean) Oldham, who was born February 16, 1840, and died December 24, 1923; Joseph Newton Dean, who was born August 22, 1842, and died January 18, 1913; Eliza Jane (Dean) Rensick, who was born August 9, 1844, and did April 28, 1881; Mary Campbell (Dean) Wright, who was born August 9, 1847, and is also deceased; and Samuel Steele Dean, who was born April 17, 1850, and died January 11, 1925.

Willis Warren Dean, whose name introduces this review, acquired his early education in a country school in Pawnee county, Nebraska, and subsequently pursued a course of study in the Pawnee City Academy at Pawnee City, Nebraska.  Following his graduation from the latter institution he taught school near Summerfield, Kansas, for one year.  Having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work, he matriculated in the medical department of the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1892 and was graduated there from in June, 1895, with the degree of M. D.  His initial experience in the field of his chosen profession was gained at Stromsburg, Nebraska, where he remained until the fall of 1898 and where he was surgeon for the St. Joseph & Grand Island and the Union Pacific railways.  While located at Stromsburg, Nebraska, he as instrumental in organizing and was one of the incorprators of the Nebraska Mutual Life Insurance Company, having its head office at that place.  Disposing of his interests there in the fall of 1898, Dr. Dean went to Chicago and registered with the postgraduate school, doing laboratory work under Klebs in addition to taking the general postgraduate course.  Since June, 1899, or for a period of nearly twenty-eight years, he has been engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Sioux City, Iowa.  He has devoted his attention principally to general surgery but has also built up a gratifying patronage as a general medical practitioner, being widely recognized as a physician and surgeon of pronounced skill and broad professional knowledge.  During his residence in Sioux City, Dr. Dean has been a continuous and active member of the Woodbury County Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.  He was one of the early members of the Sioux Valley Medical Society, embracing a membership of northwestern Iowa, northeastern Nebraska, eastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota.  For many years he has been the chief medical examiner for the Pennsylvania Mutual Life Insurance Company, covering the Sioux City territory.  Dr. Dean has made extensive investments in farm lands, improving and operating various tracts in the states of South Dakota, Nebraska and Washington, and is also interested in Sioux City property.

In politics Dr. Dean styles himself a western democrat.  He cast his first ballot for William Jennings Bryan for congress in the first Nebraska district as candidate for reelection.  He has been a candidate on the Woodbury county ticket for coroner, leading his name to complete the ticket but not making an active campaign.  He served as Sioux City police surgeon from 1900 until 1906, has been surgeon for various corporations and has occupied the presidency of the United States Pension Board at Sioux City from 1914 to the present time.  Dr. Dean has been active in various public enterprises, at one time being a member of the house committee of the Chamber of Commerce, a stockholder in the Interstate Fair Association, a director in the Fairway Manufacturing Company, etc.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the First Presbyterian church, while fraternally he is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  His name is also on the membership rolls of the Riverside Boat Club, the Commercial Club and the Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

24. Mitchell, Robert Armstrong (2) ; b. at Clark's run, August 29, 1815. Was named for and baptized by Rev. Robert Armstrong. m. Dec. 17, 1839, Margaret Ann (widow of John McLean), Campbell, of the Daniel Dean neighborhood, about two miles north of New Jasper, Greene Co., O. The first home of the young couple was a cabin on the west part of his father's farm on the north bank of Clark's run. In about five years they bought for a little cash and much credit the 100 acre place on the Old Federal road, about one mile east from its junction with the Xenia and Jamestown turnpike. This they sold in 183 and moved to the James Andrew farm, five miles north of Xenia, which they had purchased. Moved to Xenia in 189, where Margaret died November 21, 1861. By hard work and rigid economy, they succeeded in acquiring a moderate competence. Seceder and United Presbyterian. After removal to Nebraska he united with the Presbyterian church. In 1862, he again moved to his farm, and Aug. 12, of that year, married Mrs. Eliza J. Stipp, a very amiable woman, who died July 20, 1867. In the fall of 1868, he married Miss Wary Daugherty, a school teacher, who died Jan. 20, 1878. In February, 1880, he married Miss Martha A. Gaunt. About 1887, moved to Platsmouth, Neb., and died in Omaha, June 19, 1896, where his widow yet resides. The last decade of his life was much distressed by mental and physical suffering. Three years before his death he was stricken with paralysis, which made him entirely helpless. He was a strong abolitionist, republican. His remains were brought to Xenia, O., by his son, Harry, and interred in the family lot, Xenia cemetery.

Children by first marriage:-127 James; 128 Elizabeth J; 129 Martha A.; 130 Hugh C.; 131 Julia M.; 132 Arvilah M ; 133 Margaretta I.; 134 Adah L.; 135 Katie Belle.

Children by second marriage :-136 Harry L. and 137 Carrie M. (twins); 138 Clara.

JOSEPH N. DEAN


 

From Portrait & Biographical Album of Greene & Clark Counties, Ohio

Chapman Bros., 1890

Joseph N. Dean. The Dean family has been one of note in Greene County since its early settlement, and the subject of this biographical outline is one of the worthiest representatives of an honorable race. Xenia does not contain a more reliable citizen or one who is held in more general respect. He was born in the southeastern part of this county, August 22, 1844. and is the son of Joseph and Hannah (Boggs) Dean, who were natives of Kentucky and Ohio. His early years were spent in a comparatively uneventful manner on a farm, where he attended the district school. Later, before the war, he was a student of Xenia College and attended the same institution afterward. He afterward took a course in the Commercial College at Pittsburg, Pa., from which he was graduated in 1869. He then commenced the study of law in the office of Thomas Scroggy. Later he was with R. F. Howard, and in 1878, he entered the law school at Cincinnati from which he was graduated in 1879.

Mr. Dean began the practice of his chosen profession at Mt. Sterling, Ky., but only remained there a short time, locating in Xenia. His career thenceforward was marked by success and in 1882 he was elected Prosecuting Attorney, holding the position two terms. He has been quite prominent in the affairs of the Republican party, serving as Chairman of the Senatorial Convention which was held at Wilmington, Ohio, and holding other positions of trust and responsibility.

After the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Dean enlisted as a Union soldier September 17, 1861, at Wilmington in Company B, Fortieth Ohio Infantry, and first saw the smoke of battle at Prestonburg, Ky. Later he fought at Franklin, Tenn., Chickamauga, Shelbyville, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Buzzard’s Roost, Ringgold, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain and Atlanta. At Chickamauga he was struck in the right cheek with a ball, but further than this he escaped injury. Mr. Dean had thirty-six relatives in the service, all of whom returned home and thirty-four are yet living. Mr. Dean received his honorable discharge at Kingston and returning to his home in this county, lived there until 1878. He took up his residence in Xenia in 1879.

Joseph Dean, the father of our subject, was born near Mt. Sterling, Ky., December 30, 1804. In 1812 his parents removed to a point five miles southeast of the present site of Xenia and there spent the remainder of his days. The paternal grandfather, Daniel Dean, was born in County Down, in Londonderry, Ireland, and crossed the Atlantic during the Colonial days, locating in Pennsylvania. Later he removed to Virginia where he married Jenny Steele, and thence to Mt. Sterling, Ky. There were born to them five sons and five daughters, all of whom lived to marry and rear large families— an average of eleven children each, making in all one hundred and ten children. On the maternal side, Grandfather Anthony Boggs, came from the North of Ireland and settled in Virginia. After the Revolutionary War he removed to Jackson County, Ohio, where he lived until 1818, and thence removed to Blackford County, Md., where he became a prominent citizen and a Judge.


DANIEL DEAN - JANNETT STEELE (2)

When Daniel Dean, son of George Roger Dean and Mary Campbell Dean, born in Tubermore, County of Londonderry, Province of Ulster, Ireland, was 18 years old he emigrated to America, landing in Philadelphia, without money or friends. He was a weaver by trade and by his industry, economy and natural shrewdness became fairly well to do before many years. He lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia until about 1788, when he emigrated to Kentucky, settling in the Winchester-Mt. Sterling area, where he engaged in milling, becoming quite well off in that business.

In 1790, six years after coming to America, Daniel sent back to Ireland for his mother and sister. He was to meet them at Wilmington, N.C., pay their passage and bring them to his home. He failed to receive notice of their arrival until the time had nearly expired for their redemption, and they would have been sent back in servitude until their passage was paid. By almost superhuman exertion, he succeeded in reaching the port just in time to prevent this, having walked and run 50 miles the last night of his journey.

In 1791, Daniel married Miss Jannett Steele, a Scotch-Irish girl from Augusta County, Virginia. (Scotch-Irish does not designate Irish ancestry; it means the Scottish people who fled from Scotland to Ireland during the time of the religious persecution----HBF.) Daniel built a separate house for the express accommodation of
his mother and sister, but it was never occupied by them, they and Daniel and Jannett having lived together in peace and harmony in the same house for many years.

Having a family of eleven children and helmr unwilling to rear them under the influence of slavery, Daniel and Jannett purchased a tract of 2,000 acres of land on the waters of Caesar's Creek, Greene County, Ohio, and moved there in 1812. In 1807-08 Daniel and his brother-in-law, Henry Barnes, went to Greene County to look for property to buy, and Daniel became involved in a suit over the title to the property he chose, which cost him $1,500 to perfect, and this delayed his removal from Kentucky until 1812. Henry Barnes located in Xenia in 1808, "where he owned about 1/4 of the present (1912) site of the city."

Daniel Dean was an ardent abolitionist; he hated slavery and enjoyed the distinction of being the first member of his church who was ever arraigned before the session of the church for denouncing his minister for praying for the institution of slavery. "That was also the first church in Greene County to hold a temperance meeting, all members attending, which resulted in a resolution that all members of that church thereafter refrain from the use of intoxicating beverages, except in sheep washing and harvest time." This is amusing.


 

 

Lewis H. Dean

Joseph N. Dean was first married in Wilmington, Ohio, in 1867, to Miss Lydia. daughter of James and Mary Cleaver, who spent their last years in Greene County, Ohio. One child was born of this union, a son, Walter P. Mrs. Lydia Dean departed this life at Wilmington, Ohio, in 1874. His present wife, to whom he was married at Adamsville, Ohio, in 1887, was Miss Mary, daughter of Jonathan and Mahala Gaumer. Of this union there have been born no children. Mr. Dean votes the straight Republican ticket and is quite prominent in politics.

Lewis H. Dean, who is one of the old settlers of Pawnee county, Nebraska, coming to Clay township in 1878, is a highly respected citizen and an honored survivor of the Civil war. He was born March 5, 1838, at Xenia, Ohio, and is a son of Joseph Dean, who was born in Kentucky, in 1804, and a grandson of Daniel Dean, who was born in county Down, Ireland. The family was established in Kentucky shortly after the settlement of Daniel Boone.

 

Joseph Dean crossed the river into Ohio, in young manhood, and there married Hannah Boggs, who was born in Gallia county, Ohio, a daughter of Samuel Boggs, who later moved to northwestern Indiana. Joseph Dean and wife took up a homestead farm in Ohio and lived there all their lives engaged in farming, both passing away when about eighty years old. Mr. Joseph Dean was a Whig in politics. The Dean family was Presbyterian in religious belief, while the Boggs's were Methodists. These parents had children born to them as follows: George Washington died in Ohio; Mrs. Julia A. Struthers died at Monmouth, Illinois; Daniel, of Cedarville, Ohio; Louise and Willis both died young; Lewis H.; Anna Oldham lives in Xenia; Joseph N., of Xenia, was a member of Company B, Fortieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry and for years after the war served as probate judge; Mrs. Mary C. Wright lives in Dayton, Ohio; Samuel S. is a prominent man in Green county and lives on the old homestead; and Eliza J., wife of Rev. Renwick, died in Henderson County, Illinois.

 

Lewis H. Dean grew up in Ohio and attended the district schools. On April 16, 1861, he enlisted in defense of his country's flag just four days after Fort Sumter had been fired upon, entering the Twelfth Ohio Infantry for ninety days. His second enlistment was on August 12, 1862, with Company H, Ninety-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and his faithful service continued until the close of the war. He served under Generals Rosecrans and Thomas and took part in many of the leading battles of the war, among these being Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and Bentonville, later going with Sherman to the sea; marching through the Carolinas and triumphantly to the grand review at Washington city. Mr. Dean came out of the service unharmed and had never been incapacitated for duty. He has a record of which he may justly be proud.

 

On November 5, 1861, Mr. Dean was married to Miss Panetta Haines, who was born in Greene county, Ohio, and is a daughter of Samuel P. and Rebecca (McFarland) Haines, an old Tennessee family, and a brother of Alfred A. Haines, who was a soldier in the Eighth Ohio Cavalry and now lives in Texas. In 1867 Mr. Dean removed to Clay county, Illinois, but in 1878 came to Pawnee county, Nebraska. He secured a farm of two hundred and forty acres, but this he sold in 1901. He went to California in 1893 and spent eighteen months there. Mrs. Dean died May 26, 1895, aged fifty-seven years. She was the beloved mother of these children; Mrs. Lula M. Albro died at Pasadena, California; Mrs. Florence McCall, of Washington, Kansas; Lida Gertrude died at the age of eleven years, at White Hall, Illinois, on the journey to Nebraska; Rena is Mrs. Frankenfield of Pawnee city; Mrs. Cora Lobaugh, of Washington, Kansas; Willis is a successful physician of Sioux City, Iowa; Clara E. is the wife of Dr. A. P. Fitzsimmons, of Tecumseh, Nebraska; Frank A. is a dentist at Colville, Washington; Joseph Calvin, a bright young man, was accidentally killed in 1890.

 

On October 28, 1896, Mr. Dean married Mrs. Harriet A. Stephenson, who is a daughter of William and Senath (Powers) Farrow, of Axtell, Kansas. She had two brothers in the Civil war, Gideon, a member of an Iowa regiment, and William, a member of an Illinois regiment.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Dean have a home in Pawnee city and own two valuable farms in Washington county, Kansas, and one of one hundred and ninety-six acres near Emmons. In politics Mr. Dean is a Prohibitionist and he belongs to the John Ingham Post No. 95, Grand Army of the Republic. They have several articles of great historic values in their home, one a table one hundred and ninety-three years old, and a goldsmith's mortar formerly used to crush gold.

 

A Biographical and Genealogical History of Southeastern Nebraska - Volume 1 - 1904

 

 

W. W. DEAN

Dr. Willis Warren Dean has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Sioux City since June, 1899, and enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the skilled and successful representatives of the profession in northwestern Iowa.  His birth occurred on the 3d of October, 1872, his parents being Lewis Henry and Phanetta (Haines) Dean, the former born in Greene county, Ohio, March 5, 1838.  They were married at Cedarville, Ohio, on the 5th of November, 1861, and became the parents of nine children, namely:  Lura M., Florence A., Lida G.; Irene and Corinee, twins; Willis Warren; Joseph C.; Clara E.; and Frank A.

The Deans pride themselves upon their Saxon descent.    "Dene of Dene in the forest of Dene" and "Dene of Deneland" are family designations centuries old.  Two of the first settlers of Taunton, Massachusetts, were John and Walter Deane, from near Taunton or Taunton Deane, Somersetshire, England, a stronghold of the Deanes.  Before their arrival, however, Stephen Deane had reached these shores, a passenger on the Fortune, in 1621.  The American family of colonial days always spelled the name with the final "e."

Daniel Dean, great-grandfather of Dr. Willis W. Dean, was born in the village of Tubermore in the province of Ulster, Ireland, October 20, 1766.  He emigrated to America, landing in Philadelphia in the year 1784, at the age of eighteen years.  His father, George R. Dean, and his two uncles, James and David, were soldiers in the Revolutionary war.  Daniel Dean was a weaver by trade.  He resided for a time in Pennsylvania, then immigrated to Virginia, where he met and was married to Miss Janett Steele, a Scotch-Irish girl of Augusta county, Virginia.  The young couple immigrated to Kentucky and located near Mount Sterling, where Daniel Dean was engaged in the milling business for many years.  Falling out with the institution of slavery, he determined to immigrate to Ohio, locating in Greene county in 1812 on Caesar Creek, New Jasper township, where he purchased two thousand acres of land.  His death occurred in Greene county, Ohio, January 24, 1842.

Joseph Dean, one of the eleven children of Daniel and Janett (Steele) Dean and the paternal grandfather of Dr. Willis W. Dean, was born December 31, 1804, and passed away September 14, 1883.  His wife, who bore the maiden name of Hannah Boggs, was born February 25, 1809, and died March 7, 1888.  Their children were eleven in number, as follows:  Washington Dean, who was born August 10, 1827, and died November 19, 1852; Julia Anne (Dean) Struthers, who was born April 27, 1829, and died October 11, 1865; Daniel Milton Dean, who was born May 19, 1831, and died December 1, 1912; Louisa Dean, who was born October 16, 1833, and died August 4, 1836; Willis Dean, who was born November 10, 1835, and died June 30, 1838; Lewis Henry Dean (father of Dr. Willis W. Dean), who was born March 5, 1838, and died February 14, 1917; Anna Lavina (Dean) Oldham, who was born February 16, 1840, and died December 24, 1923; Joseph Newton Dean, who was born August 22, 1842, and died January 18, 1913; Eliza Jane (Dean) Rensick, who was born August 9, 1844, and did April 28, 1881; Mary Campbell (Dean) Wright, who was born August 9, 1847, and is also deceased; and Samuel Steele Dean, who was born April 17, 1850, and died January 11, 1925.

Willis Warren Dean, whose name introduces this review, acquired his early education in a country school in Pawnee county, Nebraska, and subsequently pursued a course of study in the Pawnee City Academy at Pawnee City, Nebraska.  Following his graduation from the latter institution he taught school near Summerfield, Kansas, for one year.  Having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work, he matriculated in the medical department of the University of Nebraska in the fall of 1892 and was graduated there from in June, 1895, with the degree of M. D.  His initial experience in the field of his chosen profession was gained at Stromsburg, Nebraska, where he remained until the fall of 1898 and where he was surgeon for the St. Joseph & Grand Island and the Union Pacific railways.  While located at Stromsburg, Nebraska, he as instrumental in organizing and was one of the incorprators of the Nebraska Mutual Life Insurance Company, having its head office at that place.  Disposing of his interests there in the fall of 1898, Dr. Dean went to Chicago and registered with the postgraduate school, doing laboratory work under Klebs in addition to taking the general postgraduate course.  Since June, 1899, or for a period of nearly twenty-eight years, he has been engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery at Sioux City, Iowa.  He has devoted his attention principally to general surgery but has also built up a gratifying patronage as a general medical practitioner, being widely recognized as a physician and surgeon of pronounced skill and broad professional knowledge.  During his residence in Sioux City, Dr. Dean has been a continuous and active member of the Woodbury County Medical Society, the Iowa State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.  He was one of the early members of the Sioux Valley Medical Society, embracing a membership of northwestern Iowa, northeastern Nebraska, eastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota.  For many years he has been the chief medical examiner for the Pennsylvania Mutual Life Insurance Company, covering the Sioux City territory.  Dr. Dean has made extensive investments in farm lands, improving and operating various tracts in the states of South Dakota, Nebraska and Washington, and is also interested in Sioux City property.

In politics Dr. Dean styles himself a western democrat.  He cast his first ballot for William Jennings Bryan for congress in the first Nebraska district as candidate for reelection. He has been a candidate on the Woodbury county ticket for coroner, leading his name to complete the ticket but not making an active campaign.  He served as Sioux City police surgeon from 1900 until 1906, has been surgeon for various corporations and has occupied the presidency of the United States Pension Board at Sioux City from 1914 to the present time.  Dr. Dean has been active in various public enterprises, at one time being a member of the house committee of the Chamber of Commerce, a stockholder in the Interstate Fair Association, a director in the Fairway Manufacturing Company, etc.  His religious faith is indicated by his membership in the First Presbyterian church, while fraternally he is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.  His name is also on the membership rolls of the Riverside Boat Club, the Commercial Club and the Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club.

 

 

Dean family Matriarch: Headstone of Jennet "Jenny" Steele Dean (1768-1841), matriarch of the Scots-Irish Dean family and native of Augusta County, Virginia. Jennet, daughter of a Revolutionary War soldier, wed Daniel Dean, recent immigrant from Tobermore, Ireland, on Aug. 9, 1791. Dan'l had sailed alone to Philadelphia at age 18, seeking his father, Sgt. Geo. Roger Dean. With two brothers (James and David), George had fought in the PA Colonial Line. Dan'l finally found Roger in Mt. Sterling, KY, and agreed to build there houses there for Jennet, his new wife, and his mother, Mary Campbell Dean, and a sister whom he brought from Ulster to Wilmington, NC, in 1790. The Deans thrived in KY until 1812, when Daniel, an abolitionist, relocated them in six wagons to land he bought southeast of Xenia, Greene Co., Ohio. Descendants remain in the vicinity of the Dean Family Farm, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

George Roger Dean (ca 1735-1815)

Sgt. George Roger Dean, born circa 1735, had Scots-Irish roots that lay in Dumfries, Scotland. He journeyed with brothers Robert and James to America in the 1770s. Meanwhile, behind in Tobermore, Ulster, Ireland, Dean left his wife, Mary Campbell Dean of Argyllshire, Scotland, a daughter also named Mary and a son, Daniel, born Oct. 20, 1766. It's believed Roger made the crossing to fight for King George and the British Crown against the Colonial Patriots' cause of independence; but on arriving in Philadelphia, then the colonial capital, he was moved instead to enlist instead in Pennsylvania's Colonial Line. As a militia sergeant, Roger later fought for the Patriots' cause in New York and elsewhere.

While an ocean separated Roger and Mary, his Ulster family lost all track of Roger's whereabouts; and Roger, having received no recent letters, assumed about 1780 that his European family was also lost. As partial payment for military service, Roger received lands near Mount Sterling, Kentucky, and so he walked over the Blue Ridge and homesteaded there, eventually beginning a household with a comely postmistress named Rebecca.

Roger's son, reared fatherless in bucolic Tobermore, had a growing curiosity about his father's fate, so at age 18, young Daniel, near penniless, boldly boarded a ship bound for the Port of Philadelphia. Once there, he worked for his keep and searched high and low to locate his lost father, or his uncles. Daniel wandered through Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, probably along the Great Valley Road, seeking clues. Eventually, he learned his father was alive and living on Kentucky's frontier. On the way there, Daniel met and courted an Augusta County, Virginia lass named Elizabeth Jennet Steele who parents also were also of sturdy Cumberland Presbyterian stock. Once in Mount Sterling, Daniel quickly found his errant father and learned he and Rebecca had begun a second family.

By 1790, Daniel had written his mother in Tobermore to let her know Roger was living and... productively occupied in Kentucky. He suggested that the two Marys book passage, so he might meet them in Wilmington, N.C. Roger and Daniel set about preparing for their arrival. Meanwhile, Jennett's Virginian father, Robert Steele, informed Daniel that his daughter would not share a house with the Marys. Before he wed Jennett, Steele said, Daniel must have built a separate home for his new bride, Steele's daughter, apart from that of Daniel's mother and sister.

Daniel obligingly did so, but he learned -- almost too late --- that his mother and sister already had set said from Ireland and were en route to America. Daniel quickly hiked and ran much of the distance from Mount Sterling, across the Appalachians to Wilmington. He covered the final 50 miles in a single day and night, then arrived in Wilmington, scarcely in time to reclaim his family before their seven-year indenture as servants, to repay the cost of their Atlantic passage.

Daniel, after returning to Mount Sterling, wed Jennett August 9, 1791, in Virginia, then made a home for all in Kentucky. He and an associate, Henry Barnes (who apparently married Daniel's half-sister Molly), began a lucrative milling business they maintained for years. The Deans, however, were alarmed to see the infusion of slaveowners into Kentucky. As Covenanter Presbyterians, they abhorred the "peculiar institution" as inhumane and intolerable. Daniel and his friend, Barnes, saved their earnings until 1804 when they purchased a 2,000-acre wilderness tract in the new free state of Ohio. Sadly, their purchase was tied up in courts for eight years, while they prepared their growing families to relocate across the Ohio River to Free country!

In September 1812, courts finally upheld legality of the 1804 sale, so Daniel and Barnes pulled together three teams of oxen to move their possessions through what's now Cincinnati to Greene County, Ohio, west of the Xenia settlement. Behind in Kentucky, they left Roger Dean and his new family. Roger died in 1815 and is believed to have been buried near Mount Sterling.

Daniel Dean's party ate its first meal on their new land in September 1812 when they dined using a huge, flat boulder as a table. The property is now part of the Dean Family Cemetery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Dean Family Farm historic site. Daniel lived until Jan. 24, 1843; and Jennett lived until Nov. 28, 1841. Both are buried in Dean Cemetery, near Jamestown, Ohio, with many of their descendants who, by their deaths, numbered 111.

The Daughters of the American Republic (DAR) has recognized Roger Dean's service as a Patriot with No. AO31042. Roger's grandson, Joseph, built in 1820 a handsome federal home which has been expanded and still stands. Roger Dean's great-grandson, Probate Judge Joseph Newton Dean of Xenia, fought honorably with the 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1861-64) throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.

Roger's descendants survive today in Camden, Maine, Knoxville, Tennessee and elsewhere nationwide.

 

 

 

Not unlike many other families, we trace the record of the Deans through trials, vicissitudes and poverty back across the sea to the Province of Ulster, Ireland and to the wilds of the Highlands of Scotland, a country rich in the production of liberty loving men and women. Many such dared to leave their native country, crossed the story Atlantic and cast their lot in the wilds of America, infested by hostile enemies and accompanied by privation and discouragements of almost every description. Only the bold spirits, like Daniel Dean, who had the courage to fight for their rights, as a rule survived the ordeal.

To such we owe the credit of having made America a safe place in which to live. Amid the pioneer work of conquering and surmounting difficulties of seeming impossibilities, Daniel Dean began his career in this country.

The ancestors of the Dean family were strictly of the Coventer faith. Daniel Dean, one with whose history we are familiar and who resided and died not more than a mile from this place, was born in the village of Tubermore in the Province of Ulster, Ireland, October 20, 1766. He immigrated to America in the year 1784 at the age of 18 years. His father, G. R. Dean and his two uncles, James and David, were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. He sent back to Ireland for his mother in the year 1790. He was a weaver by trade, prospering well in his trade. He resided for a time in Pennsylvania, then immigrated to Virginia where he was married to Miss Jannett Steele, a Scotch-Irish girl, of Augusta County, Virginia. The young couple immigrated to Kentucky near Mount Sterling where he was engaged in milling for many years, becoming quite well off in that business. He had a family of eleven children, but falling out with the institution of slavery, he determined to immigrate to Ohio, locating in Greene County in the year 1812 on Caesar's Creek where he purchased 2,000 acres of land -- this farm being a part of the same tract.

The names of his eleven children are as follows: Robert Dean, who was a soldier in the war of 1812 and who married Elizabeth Campbell; Mary C. married James Moore; Jannett S. married Hugh Campbell; Elizabeth married James Campbell; Margaret married John Bickett; William married Catherine Shook and was a soldier in the Mexican War; James married Elizabeth Pendroy; Joseph married Hannah Boggs; Anna married Walter Parry; Daniel married Jane Campbell; and Julia married James Hopping. All settled down and lived in Greene County, except two -- James and Elizabeth -- who immigrated to Indiana and resided near Muncie, that state. Of these eleven children, they averaged eleven children each. They have since grown into a great multitude.

During the Civil War, 36 enlisted in the Union Army, most of them serving three years and over and out of the 36 who enlisted, 35 returned alive. Dean Perry lost a leg at the battle of Perrysville, Ky. Three of the others were slightly wounded, and James Moore died with disease at Wartrall, Tennessee and of the 36, ten are yet alive.

Of this large family of near 500, more than three-fourths are members of the Christian Church, and 90 percent are total abstainers from the use of intoxicating drink.

This reunion is the centennial anniversary of the immigration of the ancestor Daniel Dean and his family from Kentucky to Ohio. They landed in this county in September, 1812, and camped on the banks of a small stream near the site which afterward became the Dean Cemetery. Eating their first breakfast on a large flat rock, about 20 feet in circumference and perhaps two feet in thickness, which served very well for a table. This rock still remains as a relic and a monument to the memory of our ancestors.

The early history of the immigration of Daniel Dean to Ohio is so intimately associated with his brother-in-law Henry Barnes, who also immigrated from Kentucky near the same time, that we thought it would be well to give a part of his history which is so closely connected with Daniel as to make this sketch more interesting when taken together.

Daniel Dean first came to Ohio in 1808 with Henry Barnes, as did Joshua and Caleb, spying out the land. It was upon this visit that Daniel purchased this 2,000 acres of land, but soon became involved in a suit over the title which cost him $1,500 to perfect his title, which he did not succeed in doing for about three years thereafter, which delayed his removal to this County.

Henry Barnes, being an excellent mechanic, and so became a useful associate and friend of Daniel and their mutual friendship was never betrayed by either, but continued a strong support to each other during life. Barnes came to this County in 1808 with Daniel and located in Xenia, which then had only a few houses. He owned about one-fourth of the present site of the City. He built many houses in Xenia assisted by Daniel Dean, Dean furnishing the timber while Barnes did the work. Parts of some of the buildings yet remain that they built. Barnes was a strong man in other respects - he was a man of some education - was a surveyor. He was a man of General Jackson's type. He was a member of a company of Indian Hunters in Kentucky, and had been engaged in many Indian hunts in Kentucky. On his immigrating to Ohio his military character was soon recognized, and he was placed as Captain over a company of militia at his new home, and this State being full of treacherous Indians one can well see that such a man as Captain Barnes would be considered a very valuable citizen. Barnes continued to reside in Xenia until his death. He was a member of the M. E. Church, and a Christian man. He had seven children. Henry, who was during the Civil War Sheriff of Greene County and also the Treasurer of Greene County two terms; Dean, John, Andrew, Mrs. Hannah Buckles and Mrs. Eliza J. Clemans and Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, all of which families married and had large families -- valuable members of society.

To show the determination of the mother, wife of Captain Barnes, there was an emergency which required her presence back in Kentucky. She mounted her horse with her little child less than a year old, and rode back to Kentucky alone, a distance of 150 miles, back to her old home.

When Daniel Dean came to Ohio he brought with him four wagons - two four-horse teams and two two-horse teams. One of these teams belonged to Captain Barnes. On their way to Cincinnati a stray dog came to them, and as they had no dog he was encouraged to remain, which turned out to be a very valuable asset to the family. Many interesting stories were told of the value of this dog and one of Daniel's horses whose name was Jolly. They gave the name of Range to the dog. A story was told of the dog that after they had passed through Cincinnati, which was a very small village, and took the trail or road toward Greene County, and after they had gone about 15 miles, night came on and they were compelled to camp in the wood. Much fear was entertained of the Indians. At about midnight Range began to raise the alarm of the approach of an enemy. There were four men who had guns. All arose and remained up until daylight. It was supposed that the dog had in fact discovered Indians approaching attempting to steal their horses. After the arrival of the family, and for two or three days thereafter, Range was heard baying something a few hundred yards from camp not far from what is now the family cemetery. James and William took their rifles and went to see what Range had found. On reaching the point, they saw Range baying a bear. It was up on its hind feet challenging Range to a fisticuff which Range declined to accept and while in this posture, William shot him and this bear meat was relished by the family much to the credit of Range.

Another story is told of Captain Barnes and Daniel. A month or so after reaching Ohio they started out to find some friends who settled near the present site of Clifton, both riding horseback; Daniel riding Jolly a noble horse, and the dog Range following after them. On finding this settlement they were cordially received, and their company being genial and entertaining they were induced to remain with them a little too long. On starting home they had not gone far when a cloud came up and they were enveloped in darkness, and soon became bewildered and lost. Not knowing what direction to take, they finally decided to let Jolly have the reins, trusting to his instinct to take them to the camp, Range still following behind. As soon as Jolly was given the reins, he turned about and Captain Barnes objected saying he knew Jolly was going in the wrong direction. But Daniel insisted that Jolly's judgment had been good on other occasions and he could trust him. Jolly set out in a fast walk. It began to storm and thunder furiously. After they had gone quite a distance at about midnight they missed Range, and after a while they heard him barking. He did not like a storm, and during such times he would come to the door of the camp and bark until he was admitted. As soon as Jolly heard the dog bark he started out in a lope and soon reached camp. Grandma, fearing that they were lost, would not let Range in so that he would continue to bark and thereby assist the lost men to find the camp. Jolly went direct to camp and did not betray the trust placed in him.

Daniel Dean was a member of the Associate Presbyterian Church from early life. His wife Mrs. Jannett Dean was a member of the first Missionary Society organized in Greene County. Daniel Dean was an ardent abolitionist; he hated the institution of slavery and enjoyed the distinction of being the first member of that church who was ever arraigned before the session of the church for denouncing his minister for praying for the institution of slavery in which he gained a signal victory, and that same church still exists and prospers and is to be congratulated on being the first church in Greene County to hold a temperance meeting, all members attending, which resulted in a resolution that all members of that church thereafter refrain from the use of intoxicating liquor except in sheep washing and harvest time. This is amusing now, but the great benefit to the temperance cause as a result of that meeting cannot be estimated.

Daniel Dean died in 1842 at the age of 77 years. He was a man of worth, a respected citizen of his community and an upright Christian gentleman. His remains rest in the Dean Cemetery, by the side of his wife Jannett. A suitable monument marks the spot. He was a very liberal man in his dealings with his neighbors, exacting but what was right and just. In his will, which is on record in the Probate Court of this county, he requested that no suit should ever be brought against any person indebted to his estate, and this was fully carried out by his executors, John Bickett and Walter Parry, his two sons-in-law.


Julia Ann "Julie" (Dean) Hopping died August 9, 1844, in Greene Co., OH, at age 39. Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.

Hello,
 
I ran across your genealogy website on a search for the history of the Daniel Dean family of Greene County, Ohio.
I pretty much have the same information on this family that you have posted.  I don't suppose that you have any other information that you do not have posted.  I am looking for an Evaline Dean (b. 1827) and an Isabella Dean (b. 1834).  Both girls were living with David Hopping and his second wife, Matilda Mallow in Greene Co, Ohio in 1850.  Julia Dean married James Hopping, who was a son of David Hopping with his first wife.  David and Matilda Hopping moved to Muncie, Delaware Co, IN (along with both girls).  I know James Dean, James Campbell and Elizabeth Dean also went to Delaware Co, IN. (They are already there in 1850)  It seems these girls must somehow be related to the original Daniel Dean family but I have not been able to ascertain exactly how.  Have you ever heard of these girls?  I appreciate any ideas you might have.
 
Thanks,

 
Jane Estabrook

David R. Hopping was born February 25, 1781, in Augusta Co., VA, and died June 30, 1859, in Smithfield, Delaware Co., IN, at age 78.

David R. Hopping and Elizabeth Guffy were married May 12, 1802, in Rockbridge Co., VA.

David R. Hopping and Matilda Mallow were married February 21, 1822, in Greene Co., OH.

David R. Hopping died June 30, 1859, in Smithfield, Delaware Co., IN.

Matilda Mallow was born March 31, 1804, in Ohio.

Matilda (Mallow) Hopping died August 8, 1864, in Delaware Co., IN, at age 60. Buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN.

Samuel D. Dean was born September 4, 1820, in Greene Co., OH, and died July 4, 1847, in Greene Co., OH, at age 26. Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. He is the son of Robert Dean of Mount Sterling, Montgomery Co, KY, and Elizabeth Campbell of South Carolina.

Evaline Hopping was born May 5, 1827, in Greene Co., OH, and died August 6, 1862, in Delaware Co., IN, at age 35. Buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN. She is the daughter of David R. Hopping of Augusta Co., VA, and Matilda Mallow of Ohio.

Samuel D. Dean and Evaline Hopping were married February 2, 1847, in Greene Co., OH.

Samuel D. Dean and Evaline (Hopping) Dean had no children.

Evaline (Hopping) Dean then married John R. Williams.

John R. Williams was born January 1, 1825, in Ohio, and died July 3, 1873, in Delaware Co., IN, at age 48. Buried in Mount Tabor Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN. He is the son of George Williams, and Nancy Rench.

John R. Williams and Evaline (Hopping) Dean were married January 18, 1853, in Muncie, Delaware Co., IN.

John R. Williams and Evaline (Hopping) (Dean) Williams had seven children.

Isabella Dean "Isabelle" Hopping was born August 30, 1834, in Greene Co., OH, and died October, 1874, in Watseka, Iroquois Co., IL, at age 40. She is the daughter of David R. Hopping of Augusta Co., VA, and Matilda Mallow of Ohio.

James Willits Waldo was born August 18, 1833, in Jacksonburg, Wayne Co., IN, and  died February 15, 1875, in Watseka, Iroquois Co., IL, at age 41. He is the son of Loring Andrews Waldo of Stockbridge, MA, and Jane Willits of Pennsylvania.

James Willits Waldo and Isabella Dean "Isabelle" Hopping were married January 18, 1853, in Delaware Co., IN.

James Willits Waldo and Isabella Dean "Isabelle" (Hopping) Waldo had eight children.

 

 

Hi, Leigh,

 
Thanks for your response. I didn't really think that you would know anything about these ladies but thought it was worth a try. I certainly did not expect you take the time to look for them and I am appreciative. I initially thought they were both Hoppings because of a transcription error in the 1850 census index. The 1850 census is the only time they show up as Deans.
 
Evaline first married Samuel Dean (son of Robert Dean and Elizabeth Campbell) on 2-9-1847 in Greene Co. OH. He died the same year in July and is buried in the Dean Cemetery there. She married (2) John Williams on 12-7-1850 in Delaware Co. IN, where she died in 1862. Isabella married James Waldo on 1-18-1853 in Delaware Co. IN. They moved to Watseka, IL in 1857. She and James both died there, at a fairly young age, within 4 months of each other. (She died in Oct. 1874; He in Feb. 1875) Their children mostly were living with various families in various places. There are a few that I have not found in 1880, but a couple stayed in Illinois, a couple went to Delaware Co. IN and one went to live with David Hopping in Greene Co. OH (David is the son of James Hopping and Julia Dean).

 
Anyway, I know that is more information than you care to know. Of course, for me, Isabella Dean is my gggrandmother, so I want very much to find her parents. It appears that Daniel Dean's was the only Dean family in Greene Co. OH before 1850, and with the other connections, I tend to believe the girls are somehow related to him. Unfortunately, I cannot find anyone that might be a real possibility.

 
Again, thanks for your time and effort.

 
Jane