Lewis Dean

Maleabout 1832–

Brief Life History of Lewis

When Lewis Dean was born about 1832, in Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States, his father, Lewis Dean, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Richards, was 35. He married Rovenia Richards about 1853, in Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Maine, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Dean
1832–
Rovenia Richards
1834–
Marriage: about 1853
Caroline E. Dean
1854–1900
Willis E. Dean
1857–
Ida A. Dean
1859–
Georgietta Dean
1862–
Sabra Dean
1865–
Nellie Dean
1868–
Ralph E. Dean
1873–1929
Hudson Lewis DEAN
1876–1926

Sources (9)

  • Lewis Dean, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis Dean, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dean in entry for Hudson Dean and Minnie Monroe, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1853Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 0

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

    Age 0

    The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

    1863

    Age 31

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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