William Dean

1845–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Dean was born in 1845, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James B Dean, was 24 and his mother, Dotia Louisa A Wesbrooks, was 20. He lived in Lewis, Tennessee, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

James B Dean
1821–
Dotia Louisa A Wesbrooks
1825–1887
John Greenberry Dean
1841–1921
Nancy Dean
1849–1915
Joseph N. Dean
1857–
William Dean
1845–
Elizabeth Betty J. Dean
1846–1919
Moses L. Dean
1847–
Emily Dean
1852–
James Henry Dean
1854–1928
Lucinda C. Dean
1855–
Sina E. Dean
1859–
Sarah L. Dean
1862–
Frances Livonia Dean
1865–1900

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 1

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1863

Age 18

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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  • William Deem in household of James Deem, "United States Census, 1860"

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