Frances Dean

1 June 1790–4 September 1887 (Age 97)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Frances

When Frances Dean was born on 1 June 1790, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Henry Harrison Dean, was 27 and her mother, Charity Beamer, was 28. She married John Jones Jr. on 8 May 1806, in Grayson, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Pipers Gap, Carroll, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 September 1887, in Carroll, Virginia, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Dean Cox Cemetery, Pipers Gap, Carroll, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Branscome
Frances Dean
Marriage: 28 March 1815
Greenberry McKenzie Branscome
Bathsheba Branscomb
Reuben Branscome
Tabitha W. Branscome
Pheriba Branscomb
Edmund Branscome
Bathsheba Phearby Francis Branscome
Rhoda Branscome
Lucinda Jane Branscome
Nancy Ann Branscombe

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1815Grayson, Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 22
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 29
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    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 or Dene from this word.English: nickname or occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official, the head of a chapter of canons or a church official with jurisdiction over a sub-division of an archdeaconry. Though no doubt some deans had illegitimate children, they were officially celibate, and in the main the surname is probably a nickname in origin, similar to Bishop , Prior , Priest , and Monk . The Middle English word deen, dien, dein, is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, doien from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .English: from the Middle English personal name Deyne (or Dene) a rhyming pet form of Reynald (see Reginald ).

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Frances "Frankie" Dean - Government record: birth: 1 June 1790; Grayson, Virginia, United States
    • Frances Branscom in household of James Branscom, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Frances Dean or Jones in entry for James Branscome or Branscom, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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