Contributed by RogerW. WILSON
Thefollowing is a transcription from the "Dean-Fox Reunion Ledger"
Myhistory commences (sic) with the family of my great grandfather SamuelDean. Iknow not his birthplace but he was a Scotchman or of Scotch descent though thefirst real history we have of them is of their living in New Hampshire. His family consisted of six children, three sons and three daughters. The sonswere Samuel, Darius, Brazilla. The three daughters married three brothers by thename of Dagget. Darius married and went to
Samuelwas my grandfather, of his family I will give you a history as I have it fromold records, some in his own handwriting. He was born in
Afterthe birth of his second daughter in 1789, he removed to
Hethen kept house with his children until
Thelast years of his life were spent with his children. He died
Hissecond wife died
Grandfatherwas a soldier in the war of 1812, had made application for a pension, his widowgetting it after his death.
Hisfamily by the first marriage consisted of ten children, five sons and fivedaughters. Their names were. Rachel, Jane, Hannah, Hepsibah, Samuel, Amos,Increase, Freeman, Davis and
(Johnand Rachel Graham)
Theirfamily was ten children. Theirnames were, Elizabeth, William, Alvira, Jeremiah, Adaline, Phebe, Nancy, Rachel,John and Edward. All lived to grow up, all married but John and Rachel. Thereare now (1889) living Jeremiah, Alvira, and Edward.
(Jamesand Jane Fox)
Hewas the first Militia Captain in town, was known as Captain Fox. He was ateacher of some note in his day, and held various town offices, was Justice ofthe Peace from 1819 to 1843. Their family consisted of nine sons: Thomas J.,James L., Amos D., William H., Ira S., Lewis M., Alden D., Charles H., andJeremiah F. There are now living, Thomas J., William and Alden D. Aunt Jane died
(Amosand Hannah Wood)
(Wmand Hepsibah Wood)
(Samueland Martha Dean)
(Amosand Betsy Dean)
(Increaseand Polly Dean)
(Davisand Hannah Dean)
(Georgeand Nancy Carpenter)
UncleGeorge and Aunt Nancy celebrated their Golden wedding Nov. 1876 the only ones ofthe ten children.
Grandfathersfamily by the second marriage was on son and two daughters, Harvey Eliza andHarriet.
(Harvyand Eliza Dean)
Theyhave twenty five grand children, and four great grand children.
(Deckerand Corwin Family)
Eliza was born
(Williamand Harriet Caldwell)
Grandfatherssecond wife (the widow Pierce) had four children by her former husband. As theyall came to
Martinmarried Nancy Bartlet for his first wife. They had two sons, Frances and Byron.For his second wife he married Emily Graham. Their family was six children, twosons Seymour and Martin, four daughters Emily, Mariah, Fanna and Ella. All grewup and married and all are living Honeoye.
(Valentineand Fanny Graham)
Fannymarried Valentine Graham. They had a large family of children, seven are nowliving: Fidelia,
Valentinewas the first Post Master in town, having been appointed in 1824. He alsoerected the first distillery in 1818. He was Justice of Peace and Town Clerk forseveral years. He died in 1864 his wife in 1873.
(Johnand Polly Bartlett)
Pollymarried John Bartlett, they had a large family of children. They moved to
Wealthymarried Mr. Bebee and went west. No history of their family.
Thegrandchildren of Samuel Dean Jr. was seventy seven, of this number seventy onegrew to be men and women, sixty married.
Amongthem we find ministers and farmers, professional men and worthy politicians,some of them filling honorable offices in town and county.
Whilenone have acquired great wealth, still all are in their way independent.
Noneof the daughters are remarkable for great beauty, but all are good housekeepers,good cooks, pleasant wives and mothers, the kind that make home pleasant.
TheFollowing is the DeanFamily History
Theearlier Samuel Dean was probably born in
Thefollowing is a deposition from Darius Dean, Samuel Dean’s brother supportingSamuel’s application for a Revolutionary War Pension.
WindsorCounty ss Personally appeared before the subscriber, a justice of the peace, in and for the said county, Darius Dean ofChester in said county, aged seventy eight years this present month, after beingduly sworn according to law, deposes and says that Samuel Dean, formerly ofTaunton in the county of Bristol and state of Massachusetts, late of Chester,Vermont, and now of Yates County State of New York, who made application for apension from said Yates county, is this Deponent's brother, that his saidbrother Samuel Dean was born in the year 1760, that this deponent was born in1767, being nearly seven years younger than his said brother Samuel, that thisdeponent, Samuel Dean, and his father whose name was also Samuel Dean, residedin Taunton during the War of the Revolution; that his said brother Samuel Dean,served in the War of the Revolution in the service of the United States severalterms of enlistment; one of nine months, one of three, and some other termsamounting to about two years in all from the year 1777 to the year 1780 or 1781according to his now best recollection, knowledge, and belief. That thisdeponent well recollects his going to the army with his said brother Samuel Deanand encamped with him one night on
Swornand subscribed this
7thday of July 1845
Thedeposition also puts Samuel’s place of birth as
The“widow Pierce” was Jemima Round, born about 1777/78. She was the daughter ofMartin Rounds and Jemima Ballou. She married Leonard Pierce of MA. They had fourchildren: Wealthy/Weltha born 1804, Martin born 1807, Leonard, and Polly born1810.
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