Jefferson Dean

Male26 October 1846–24 March 1933

Brief Life History of Jefferson

When Jefferson Dean was born on 26 October 1846, in Slippery Rock, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Abel W. Dean, was 30 and his mother, Catharine Hege, was 47. He lived in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Mercer, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 March 1933, in Grundy, Missouri, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Franklin Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States.

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Abel W. Dean
Catharine Hege
Harriet Dean
Marion Dean
Maria Dean
Hannah Dean
Jefferson Dean
Elizabeth Dean

Sources (5)

  • Jefferson Dean in household of Abel W Dean, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Headstone
  • Jefferson Dean in household of A W Dean, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Historical Boundaries: 1849: Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States


Age 17

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

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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