Hosea Jefferson Dean

11 July 1806–3 August 1855 (Age 49)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Hosea Jefferson

When Hosea Jefferson Dean was born on 11 July 1806, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Dean, was 29 and his mother, Mary Farrow, was 22. He married Elizabeth Ellen Mills on 13 October 1834, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 3 August 1855, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, District of Columbia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hosea Jefferson Dean
Mary Owen
Marriage: 9 August 1840
Edward Jefferson Dean
Elizabeth Ellen "Lizzie D." Dean
Mills Dean Sr
Mary St Lawrence Dean
Hosea Jefferson Dean
Alice Dean

Spouse and Children

9 August 1840
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States


    Edward Jefferson Dean


    Elizabeth Ellen "Lizzie D." Dean


    Mills Dean Sr


    Mary St Lawrence Dean


    Hosea Jefferson Dean


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 14

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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 .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Maj Hosea Jefferson Dean, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Hosea J. Dean, "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979"

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