Lewis Dean

about 1832–
Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States

The Life of Lewis

Lewis Dean was born about 1832, in Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States as the son of Lewis Dean. 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–
Willis E. Dean
1857–
Ralph E. Dean
1872–1929
Ida A. Dean
1859–
Georgietta Dean
1862–
Sabra Dean
1865–
Nellie Dean
1868–
Hudson Dean
1873–1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1853
Lincolnville, Waldo, Maine, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Male1832–Male

    Rebecca Deane

    Female1834–1901Female

    Frances E Dean

    Female1840–1918Female

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

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 (3)

  • Lewis Dean, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lewis Dean, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lewis Dean in household of Lewis Dean, "United States Census, 1850"

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