Minerva Sutton

10 March 1875–1 June 1954 (Age 79)
Hancock, Henry, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Minerva

When Minerva Sutton was born on 10 March 1875, in Hancock, Henry, Tennessee, United States, her father, Henley Sutton, was 27 and her mother, Dorcas Williams, was 27. She married David Henry Dean on 5 December 1895, in Cowan, Franklin, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in District 3, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 3, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 1 June 1954, in Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Rogersville, Hawkins, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Henry Dean
Minerva Sutton
Marriage: 5 December 1895
Guy H Dean
Henley Miller Dean
Viva Dean
Gale Dean
Kate Dean
Porter Dean
Bonnie Dean
Ray Dean
Sam Dean
Sue E. Dean

Spouse and Children

5 December 1895
Cowan, Franklin, Tennessee, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Dorcas Williams




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 3

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places called Sutton, from Old English sūð ‘south’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Nervy Dean in household of Daniel H Dean, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Manerva Sutton in household of Henly Sutton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minerva Dean in household of Davy H Dean, "United States Census, 1940"

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