William Raney Dean

24 December 1825–10 July 1912 (Age 86)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Raney

When William Raney Dean was born on 24 December 1825, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Holman Dean, was 25 and his mother, Malinda Rowland, was 18. He married Martha Elizabeth Singleton in 1846, in Jessamine, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 10 July 1912, in Versailles, Woodford, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Versailles, Woodford, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Raney Dean
1825–1912
Martha Elizabeth Singleton
1830–1889
Marriage: 1846
James Thomas Dean
1847–1853
Mary Or Mollie P. Dean
1849–1900
Edward M. Dean
1850–1853
Nancy Elizabeth Dean
1852–1853
John C. Dean
1855–1855
Merritt Nathaniel Dean
1865–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1846
Jessamine, Kentucky, United States
children

(6)

    James Thomas Dean

    Male1847–1853Male

    Mary Or Mollie P. Dean

    Female1849–1900Female

    Edward M. Dean

    Male1850–1853Male

    Nancy Elizabeth Dean

    Female1852–1853Female

    John C. Dean

    Male1855–1855Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Holman Dean

    Male1800–1877Male

    Female1807–1878Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1825–1912Male

    EMANUEL Richard Dean

    Male1827–Male

    Elizabeth Ann Dean

    Female1828–1911Female

    Female1832–1875Female

    Jeremiah Rowland Dean

    Male1841–1917Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 5

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 25

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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)

  • Wm R Dean, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Raney Dean, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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