Frances Dean

Female1 June 1790–4 September 1887

Brief Life History 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 29. 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 Branscom
Frances Dean
Marriage: 28 March 1815
Greenberry McKenzie Branscome
Bathsheba Branscomb
Reuben Branscom
Tabitha W. Branscome
Edmond Branscom
Pheriba Branscomb
Francis Branscome
Rhoda Branscome
Lucinda Jane Branscom
Nancy Ann Branscombe

Sources (14)

  • Frances Branscom in household of James Branscom, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Frances "Frankie" Dean - Government record: birth: 1 June 1790; Grayson, Virginia, United States
  • Frances Mary Dean Branscombe, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1815Grayson, Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (9)

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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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