Lavisa Lavicy Dean

23 November 1809–19 November 1882 (Age 73)
Weathersfield, Windsor, Vermont

The Life of Lavisa Lavicy

When Lavisa Lavicy Dean was born on 23 November 1809, her father, Shubal Treadway Dean, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Robinson, was 28. She married Jasper Drury on 27 May 1827. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 19 November 1882, in Aurora, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72.

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Jasper Drury
Lavisa Lavicy Dean
Marriage: 27 May 1827
Elbert Washington Drury
Edwin Jerome Drury
Sarah Jane Drury
Mary Rosetta Drury
Julia Ann Drury
Lydia A. Drury
George Irwin Drury

Spouse and Children

27 May 1827
Weathersfield, Windsor, VT


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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 9

Illinois is the 21st state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu), or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of England named Dean, Deane, or Deen from this word. In Scotland this is a habitational name from Den in Aberdeenshire or Dean in Ayrshire.2 English: occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official who was the head of a chapter of canons in a cathedral. The Middle English word deen is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .3 Irish: variant of Deane .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Dean in entry for Albert W. Drury, "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001"
  • Harriet Palmer in entry for Edwin J Drury, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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