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David Dean (1763-1838)
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Dean - David, Phebe & children

[written on letterhead of "Dean & Carroll Wholesale Dealers and Jobbers in Wall Paper, Window Shades, No. 346 Main Street....Memphis, Tenn. 188__"]

"Family Record
David Dean married to Phebe Borland to them were borned
  Gabriel Dean Nov 10th 1786
  Fanny Dean March 8th 1789
  David S. Dean July 29th 1791
  William Dean Dec 20th 1793
  Jonathan Dean March 1st 1796
  Margaret Marie Dean July 11th 1798
  Horace Dean Jan 2th 1803
  Luther Dean Sept 13th 1803
twins Harry Dean July 5th 1806
         Harriet
  John Dean July 5th 1806
Harriet and Harry Died July 14 & 15th 1806
The mother of the above children Phebe Dean died Sept 20th 1831
Electa Ann Bradner was Borned Sept 6th 1842
And Died Jan the 24th 1853.... "

This is a Family record found in the Bible of William Warren Dean, son of David S. Dean, that was sent to me in June 2006.

--This is the first family document that I am aware of that states Phebe's name as Borland.
[to download a pdf copy - click here]

Dains, David First Presbyterian Church Session Records, Goshen, Orange, NY marriage of
"David Dains & Phebe Borland"
6 December 1784
First Presbyterian Church Session Records, Goshen, Orange, NY
Dean, David  

1790 U.S. Federal Census: Wallkill, Ulster County, NY, p.85
Dean, David 1 1 2 0 0

Free Male over 16: 1--David age 27
Free Male under 16: 1--Gabriel age 4
Females: 2--Phebe age 25, Fanny age 1
Other: 0
Slaves: 0
Note: This accounts for everyone perfectly and also Wallkill is the town that Phebe Borland’s mother Tabitha McNeal Borland was from.

 
Dains, David

1800 U.S. Federal Census: Town of Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY
Dains, David 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Males under 10: 3: Jonathan 4, William 6/7, David S. 9
Males 10-16: 1: Gabriel 13/14
Males 16-26: 0:
Males 26-45: 0: [David 37 should be in this catagory]
Males 45+ 1: This must be David 37 in wrong catagory

Females under 10: 1: Margoret Marie 2
Females 10-16: 1: Fanny 11
Females 16-26 0:
Females over 45: 1: Phebe 35
Females over 45 0:

---This is as I would expect except that David himself should be in the 26-45 box and not over 45. Could be a transcript error or a census taker error.

I have a photocopy of this if anyone would like to see the scan.

 
Dean, David Ontario County Court order for David Dean to appear, dated 18 Feb 1808  
Danes, David

1810 U.S. Federal Census: Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY, p. 262
Danes, David Males: 3 0 2 0 1 Females: 0 1 1 0 1

Males under 10: 3 -- John <1, Luther 6/7, Horace 9
Males 10-16: 0 -- Jonathan 14 but apprenticed and away from home
Males 16-26: 2 -- William B 16/17, David S. 19 [if david had moved, one of these could be a husband of Fanny’s?]
Males over 45: 1 -- David Dean: 47

Females 0-10: 0:
Females 10-16: 1 -- Margaret Marie 12
Females 16-26: 1 -- Fanny 21
Females 26-45: 0:
Females over 45: 1 -- Phebe 45

 
Dean, David
Land purchase & Mortgage in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY dated 30 Aug 1814  
Daines, David
1820 U.S. Federal Census: Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY, p.224;
Head Male s Females Other
David Daines 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0

Males under 10: 0:
Males 10-16: 1: John <0/11,
Males 16-18: 1: Luther 16/17
Males 18-26: 2: Horace 19, William B 26/27 [Jonathan in Canada]
Males 26-45 0: [David S. in Canada, Gabriel in Williamson]
Males over 45: 1: David Dean 57

Females 0-10: 0
Females 10-16: 0
Females 16-26: 0 -- [Margaret Marie 22 - married and moved?]
Females 26-45: 0 -- [Fanny 31 - married and moved?]
Females over 45: 1 -- Phebe 55 [Margaret Marie 22 probably married and moved]

Foreigners 0
Agriculture 4 David, William, Horace & Luther
Commerce 0
Manufacturers 0
Free Colored 0

 
Dean, David   David sold 26.09 accres of land for $495 to son William B. Dean, dated 20 May 1822  
Dean, David & Phebe
David and Phebe sold 52 rods of land for $10.00 , dated 7 Sept 1822  
Dean, David & Phebe   David and Phebe sold 7 acres for $300 , dated 13 Apr 1826  
   

1830 U.S. Federal Census -- David is in home of his son Luther Dean - will post later

Index includes:
D. Dean, Erie, Buffalo -- Doesn't look like David S. Dean
Gabriel Dean, Wayne, Williamson, 15
Horace Deane, Monroe, Greece, 180
Jonathan Dean, Erie, Aurora
Luther Dean, Monroe, Penfield, 147
William B. Dean, Monroe, Penfield, 344

 
Dean, David   Rev. War Pension Application -- this the record that David recorded his date and place of birth, his military service and residence at the time. 1832  
Dean, David
1, 2
David's handwritting very shakey, days before his death dated, 4 March 1838  
Dean, Daivd   Photo of David's headstone with D.A.R. plaque in Newburgh Cemetery, Livonia, Michigan taken by Bennett Joy Dean in 1934.  
David Dean
David Dean Family History, March 31, 1763 -- Sept. 23, 1838, Revolutionary War Soldier, Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter D.A.R. Records copied by Laura J. Baumhart  
       
       
       


David Dean Revolutionary War Pension Papers.
The following are the Pension files from National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. for David Dean. The page numbers I have listed are arbitrary numbers of the xeroxed copies I recieved, in the order they were sent in the envelope.

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Service: New York Name: David Dean Number: S. 29,118
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES MICROFILM PUBLICATIONS SELECTED RECORDS
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6409 New York Michigan
David Dean of Hopewell in the State of New York who was a Private in the Company [comanded] by Captan Coe of the Regt. [comanded] by Col. Cantine in the New York [Militia] for 11 months.
Inscribed on the Roll of New York at the rate of 36 Dollars 66 Cents per annum to comence on the 4th day of March ....
Certificate of Pension issued the 1st day of March 1833 and sent to Hon. I. D... ....
Arrears to the 4th of Sept 1832 $54.[99]
Semi-anl. allowance ending 4 Mar '33  18.3[3]
$73.3[2]
Revolutionary Veteran Act June 7, 1832}
RECORDED BY Ino. Cromwell
BOOK D. Vol. 5 Page 81
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Tr......10
Transfered to Michigan
f... st... f.. 4 March '36
18th 1836
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9221 David Dean 3 mo. Militia services not detailed is disallowed aomd 11 mo pri $36.66
Thomas Beals, Aq..., Canandaigua
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State of New York, Ontario County} ss.
On this twenty seventh day of August 1832 personally appeared in open court before the Judges of the County Court now sitting David Dean a resident of the town of Hopewell, County and State aforesaid aged sixty nine years who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on his Oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the act of Congress passed June 7 1832.
That he entered the service of the United States under the following named Officers and served as herein stated.
1st At Goshen in the County of Orange and state of New York about the first March 1778 he enlisted for four months in Captain Sweeseys Company in Colonel Thurstons Regiment and first marched to Rammappo and there done duty untill discharged.
2nd In September following enlisted for three months in Captain Coe's Company, Colonel Cantine's Regiment, was mustered at Goshen and marched to Peen Pack Dewitts Fort, and remained there to the end of the term, and was then discharged.
3rd About the middle of April 1779 enlisted for four months in Lieutenants Webbs Company Colonel Thurstons Regiment was marched to West Point and done duty there until the term of my enlistment expired and then returned home to Goshen.
4th At Goshen as aforesaid, he was often called out in the Militia, and was once sent to Hurley for Provisions for the army and was out sixteen days; and he verily believes that he had thus served more than three months. He always turned out when called upon, and never refused, and during this time done duty at the Prison keeping guard when Claudius Smith was confined there and four other prisoners - Smith and two others were hung, two of them were pardoned.
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He was in Captain Sweeseys Company and Colonel Thurstons Regiment. John Reid of Canandaigua was in the service with him at Beaver Brook where Colonel Thurston was killed; this was in 1779. He verily believes that he was in actual service more than eighteen months, but from the infirmities of age, and the privations that he has born, he is unable to state with precission many services done and performed by him. He only claims from the Country, compensation for fourteen months in all. He was born in Little Britain in Orange County and State of New York on the [31] day of March 1763. Has no documentary evidence Has no record of his age, and knows no person now living who served with him except John Reid. He lived in Goshen until 1799 when he removed to Canandaigua, and has resided there ever since. All his services was in the Militia. Has seen General Putnam at West Point, and did duty there. Has seen General Clinton at Fort See, and Fort Montgomery, saw general Washington at Peramus. He knows John Reid and Adam Nichols of the town of Canandaigua. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a Pension or anuity except the present and declaired that his name is not on the Pension Roll of the agency of any State.
[signed] David Dean
Sworn & subscribed the day and year aforesaid in open Court}
Mr. John Reid and Adam Nichols residing in the town of Canandaigua in the County and State aforesaid hereby certify that we are well acquainted with David Dean who had subscribed & sworn to the above declaration, that we believe him to be sixty nine years
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of age that he is respected and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier of the Revolution & that they concur in that opinion. [signed] John Reid, Adam Nichols
Sworn subscribed the day & year aforesaid in open Court}
And the said Court do herby declare there opinion, after the investigation of the matter, and after putting the interogatories precribed by the War department, that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary soldier and served as he states. And the court further certifies that it appears to them that John Reid and Adam Nichols who have signed the preceding certification are both ... ... and that their statement is entitled to credit.
I, Charles Crane, Clerk of the said Court, do herby certify that the foregoing contains the original proceedings of the said Court in the matter of the application of David Dean for a pension. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office, this first day of September A. D. 1832.
[signed] Charles Crane
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State of New York, Ontario County SS}
In the matter of David Dean's application for a Pension
Personally appered before me the undersigned, a justice of the Peace in and for said county, David Dean, who, being duly sworn deposeth and saith, that the reason he did not have a clergy man to support his original application before the Court of said County on the 27 day of August 1832, was, the society to which he belongs is without a settled minister, and knew of none that he could conveniently procure. He is required to answer the interogatories prescribed by the War department-The 4 first of them he has answered in his original declaration - the the 5th interrogatory he now says - under the service stated under his first head, that Colonel Hawthorns Regiment was at Ramappo at the same time - but under the 2nd head there was no other troops on duty besides the Company to which he belonged. And under the 3rd head he now says that the company to which he belonged was stationed most of the time at the "Gap" near West Pont, and he cannot state the names of any other Regiments there on that station - Under the 4th head he says that his service was almost always on fatigue and guarding the goal at Goshen - He is required to set forth his service in detail - under the first head he served four months - under the second head three months - under the third head three months and sixteen days - and in all not less than fourteen months and sixteen days as a Private for which he claims a pension.

[signed] David Dean

Sworn to and subscribed the Ninth day of January 1833 before me} Henry Chapin, J. P.

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State of New York, Ontario County ss.}

I, Charles Crane, Clerk of said County, do hereby certify, that Henry Chapin, whose name is subscribed to the within certificate of affidavit, was, at the date thereof, a Justice of the peace in and for said county, and that I am well acquainted with his hand writing, and verily believe the said signature to be his proper act and deed. In testimony whereof, I have here unto set my hand and seal of office this tenth day of January A.D. 1833

[signed] Charles Crane

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State of Michigan, county of Wayne ss}

On this twentieth day of October 1836, before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county, personally appeared David Dean who, on oath, declares that he is the same person who formerly belonged to the company commanded by Captain David Sweezy in the Regiment commanded by Colonel Thurston in the service of the United States. That his name was placed on the Pension Roll of the State of New York, from whence he has lately removed. That he now resides in the State of Michigan, where he intends to remain and wishes his pension to be there payable in future. The following are his reasons for removing from the State of New York. His children removed to Michigan and as he is dependant on them for support he likewise removed to Michigan.

[signed] David Dean

Sworn and subscribed before me, Oct. 20, 1836}

H. A. Noyes, Justice of the Peace

State of Michigan, County of Wayne ss}
On the twentieth day of October 1836 before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally appeared David
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Dean, who, on oath, declares that he is the identical person named in an original certificate of pension in his possession from the War Department of which I certify the following is a true copy:

War Department
Revolutionary claim

I hereby certify that in conformity with the Law of the United States, of the 7th June 1832, David Dean of the State of New York who was a private in the Revolutionary Army [is] entitled to receive thirty six Dollars and sixty six cents per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March 1831, and payable semi=annually on the 4th of March, and 4th of September in every year.

given at the War Office of the United States this 1st day of March One thousand eight hundred and thirty three

[signed] Lew Cap, Secretary of War

Examined and countersigned}
I. L. Edwards and is also the same

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person who has sworn to, and subscribed the above affidavit.
[signed] David Dean
sworn and subscribed before me Oct. 20, 1836
[signed] H. A. Noyes, Justice of the Peace

State of Michigan, County of Wayne ss}

I do hereby certify that the Witness aforesaid is a person of truth and veracity. Oct. [20, 18] 36
[signed] H. A. Noyes, Justice of the Peace

State of Michigan, County of Wayne ss}
I, Isaac S. Rowland, Clerk of the Court of said County of Wayne, certify that H. A Noyes is a magistrate duly elected and qualified and that the foregoing signatures purporting to be his, are true and genuine.

In the tesimony whereof I have here unto affixed my seal of office and subscribed my name this twentieth day of October in the year 1836
[signed] Isaac S. Rowland, Clrk
[signed] David E. Harbaugh,[Dept] [? or supt]
I. L. Edwards, Com. of Pensions, City of Washington

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N. 9221 David Dean aomd 5.11.12.17 Milita ... indefinite P121 Thos. Beals Canandaigua N.Y.
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BRIEF in the case of David Dean of Hopewell in the State of N. York (Act 7th June, 1832)

1. Was the declaration made before a Court or Judge? in open Court
2. If before a Judge, does it appear that the applicant is disabled by bodily infirmity? [no response]
3. How old is he? Sixty nine years
4. Sate his service, as directed in the form annexed

Period Duration of Service

Yrs., Mos., days Rank Names of General and field

Officers under whom he served

March 1778 4 mos Private Col. Thurston N.Y.

September 1778 3 mos " Col. Cantine N.Y.

April 1779 4 mos " Col. Thurston N.Y.

States that he was afterwards called out to serve in the Militia at various times, and "verily believes that he thus served more than three months." and claims for 14 months service.

5. In what battles was he engaged? None stated
6. Where did he reside when he entered the service? Goshen
7. Is his statement supported by living witnesses, by documentary proof, by traditionary evidence, by incidental evidence, or by the rolls? Traditionary evidence alone
8. Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? and if so, in what respect? The papers are correct in form and authentication

* Certify that the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned.

Wm. Gordon, Examining Clerk

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May 23, 1929

Helen Cunningham
317 Dunlap
Northville, Michigan

Madam:

I advise you that from the papers in the Revolutinary war pension claim, S. 29118, it appears that David Dean was born March 31, 1763 at little Britain, Orange County, New York.

While residing at Goshen, Orange County, New York, he enlisted March 1, 1778 and served four months as a private in Captain Sweezey's Company, Colonel Thurston's New York Regiment.

He enlisted in September 1778 and serv.... as a private in Captain Coe's Company, Colonel Cantine's New York Regiment.

He enlisted in April 1779 and served four months as a private under Lieutenant Webb in Colonel Thurston's New York Regiment, and he served three months and sixteen days, date of enlistment not stated, in Captain Sweezey's Company, Colonel Thurston's New York Regiment.

He was allowed pension on his application executed

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August 27, 1832, while a resident of Hopewell, Ontario County, New York.

In October 1836, he stated that he had lately moved to Wayne County, Michigan to live with his children, but their names are not stated, and there are no further data on file as to his family.
Respectfully,
[signed] E. W. Morgan
Acting Commissioner
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It is important in all cases to determine with precision the period for which the applicant served, and the particular rank he held, as the law directs the pension to be paid according to the grade of the pensioner and the length of his service. The use of the phrase about three or four months is too indefinite, and all such qualifying expressions are objectionable.
QUERE XIV. Proof of Service
In a case where the name of the applicant is not found on the records of the Department, he must prove his service by two credible witnesses, who are required to set forth in their affidavits the time of the claimants entering the service, and the time and manner of his leaving the same, as well as the regiment, company, and line to which he belonged. The magistrate who may administer the oaths must certify to the credibility of the witnesses, and the official character and signature of the magistrate must be certified by the proper officer, under the seal of office.
QUERE XVI. Mode of authenticating papers.
In every instance where the certificate of the certifying officer who authenticated the papers is not written on the same sheet of paper which contains the affidavit, or other paper authenticated, the certificate must be attached thereto by a piece of tape or narrow ribbon, the end of which must pass under the seal of office of the certifying off........to prevent any paper from .... properly attached to the certificate.
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SERVICE: New York Dean, David NUMBER: S. 29,118
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES MICROFILM PUBLICATIONS NONSELECTED RECORDS
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Rev. and 1812 Wars Section.
Herbert D. Dean
Charlevoix
Mich.
Sir;
I have to advise you that from the papers in the Revolutionary War pension claim, S. 29118, it appears that David Dean was born March 31, 1763 at Little Britain, Orange County, New York.
While residing at Goshen, Orange County, New York, he enlisted March 1, 1778 and served four months as a private in Captain Sweezy's Company, Colonel Thurston's New York Regiment.
He enlisted in September 1778 and served three months as a private in Captain Coe's Company, Colonel Cantine's New York Regiment.
He enlisted in April 1779 and served four months as a private under Lieutenant Webb in Colonel Thurston's New York Regiment, and he served three months and sixteen days
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date of enlistment not stated, in Captain Sweezey's Company, Colonel Thurston's New York Regiment.
He was allowed pension on his application executed August 27, 1832, while a resident of Hopewell, Ontario County, New York.
In October 1836, he stated that he had lately moved to Wayne County, Michigan to live with his children, but their names are not stated, and there is no further data on file as to his family.
The 1812 War records of this Bureau fail to afford any information in regard to pension having been claimed on account of the service of any Luther Dean.
Respectfully, Commissioner


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Gabriel Dean Bible

Transcript printed in Genealogical Records:  Bible, Family and Misc. of the Michigan Society D.A.R., 1941, p.57

Family Names Born Married Died
Parents
Gabriel Dean Nov. 10, 1786 Feb. 17, 1878
Lydia Bradner Feb. 25, 1792 Feb. 10, 1810 Sept. 19, 1868
Children
Harriet Jan. 5, 1811 Jan. 1st, 1834 Jan. 30, 1902
Almira Dec. 12, 1812 July 25, 1819
Fanny Jan. 9, 1815 April 7, 1840 March 8th 1886
Henry Jan. 5, 1817 Feb. 22, 1846 May 14, 1864
Charlotte Ann Nov. 1, 1820 Nov. 11, 1851 Sept. 17, 1888
Peleg Holmes Sept. 18, 1822 Sept. 8, 1828
Miranda Dec. 1st, 1824 Aug. 30, 1828
Edwin and Edmund Apr. 30, 1827 (Edmund) Dec. 9, 1858 Edwin, Sept. 15, 1828
James Calhoun Jan. 25, 1830
Marquis Lafayette Mar. 16, 1832 Dec. 16, 1857
Mary Jan. 16, 1835 Dec. 3rd, 1856
Nancy Jayne April 8th, 1837

Contributed by Helen Cunningham Barron (Mrs. Allen Willard), 131 Florence Ave., Highland Park, Michigan.
Submitted 1941 by Fort Pontchartrain Chapter, D.A.R., Highland Park, Michigan.  

[Troy's note: I am not sure if the Fort Pontchartrain Chapter has the actual Bible or a transcript in their possession [update - Gabriel's Bible is owned by a descendant, I will ask to get a copy/ photograph of the record].  A few of the dates here vary from other sources I have seen.  Some look like transcription errors such as: Jan/Jun, 1/7]


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Gabriel Dean - Last Will and Testament, 10 Sept. 1874

from Wayne Co., MI Probate Packets, Packet #8724-Gabriel Dean, LDS Film #0955045

  "To whom it may concern; Know ye that I Gabriel Dean of the town of Livonia, County of Wayne and state of Michigan, being of sound mind and memory, do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows, that is to say;
  First, I order and direct that all my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid
  Secondly, I order and direct that all my monies and credits and all my personal property, except so much as shall be used in paying my debts and funeral expenses, shall be divided into nine equal shares, and that Harriet White, Fanny Griswold, Charlotte A. Smith, Edmund Dean, James C. Dean, Lafayette Dean, Mary Robinson and Nancy J. Dean shall each have one share, and that the three children of Henry J. Dean, deceased, shall have one share, and that the share given to the children of Henry J. Dean shall be so subdivided that George Needleton Dean shall have one hundred dollars more than Alice Lawson or Clark Dean.
  Thirdly, That in consideration of having given to each of my sons Henry J., Edmund, and James C. a piece of land in former years, I hereby give and divise to my son Lafayette a strip of land off the East side of my farm, it being seventeen acres off the West side of the E 1/2 of the S.W. 1/4 of section thirty {30} of the town of Livonia, to have and to hold, to himself, his heirs and assigns forever.
  Fourthly,  I give and devise unto my children, viz. Harriet White, Fanny Griswold, Henry J. Dean, deceased, represented by his three children, Charlotte A. Smith, Edmund Dean, James C. Dean, Lafayette Dean, Mary Robinson and Nancy J. Dean, all that part of my farm in the town of Livonia embraced in the W 1/2 of the S.W. 1/4 of section thirty of said town, to be divided equally among them, to have and to hold, to themselves, their heirs and assigns forever.
  I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.
  Subscribed my name and set my seal this tenth day of  September A.D. 1874
[signed] Gabriel (his X mark) Dean  [seal]
Subscribed by the testator in presence of each of us and at the same time declared by him to us to be his last will and testament and thereupon we at the request of the testator, sign our names hereto as witnessed this 10th day of Sept. A.D. 1874.
[signed] William H. Ambler, Robert F. Allen"


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Luther Dean Probate Records

LDS Film #0953635
Wayne County Michigan Probate Packets
Packet #1775 - Luther Dean

There are approximately 116 pages in all, some being only a single receipt. The page numbers given refer to the sequential pages in the order they appear on the microfilm. I have entered them here in chronological order for ease of understanding.

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PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL OR APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATOR
To the Hon. Judge of Probate for the County of Wayne in the State of Michigan:

The petition of Ruth Dean who is of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, of the County of Wayne respectfully shews: That Luther Dean late of the Township of Livonia in said county of Wayne departed this life in said Township of Livonia on the 25th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty without leaving any last Will and Testament, as your petitioner is informed and verily believes.

That said deceased was, at and immediately previous to his death, an inhabitant of said County of Wayne and that he was then possessed of real & personal Estate, situate and being in the County of Wayne to be administered and that the estimated value thereof is the sum of Ten Thousand dollars or thereabout, as your petitioner is informed and verily believes.

And your petitioner further shews that the names and residence of the heirs at law of said deceased, and other persons interested in his Estate, are as follows: Your petitioner widow of said deceased, Marrion L. Dean, Harriett E. Dean, Polly E. Dean, Thomas J. Dean, William D. Dean, George B. Dean, James R. Dean all minors except said Thomas J. & William D. and all of said County.

Your petitioner therefore pray that all persons interested in said Estate may be duly cited as required by law, and as to this Court may seem proper, and that administration of said Estate may be granted to your petitioner & said Thomas J. Dean and that such other and further order and proceedings may be had in the premises as may be required by the statutes in such case made and provided.

Dated January 31st, 1851  [signed] Ruth Dean

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County of Wayne} ss Probate Court
In the matter of the Estate of Luther Dean, deceased

The said Estate to William D. Dean, For Labor & services rendered to deceased in & about his grist Mill in Nankin called Nankin Mills, since 1st day of August 1849 - & also for work & labor on said Mill for saiid estate to this day - $970.75

The above is in line of a verbal contract made with deceased with my & in full discharge thereof.
[signed] Wm. D. Dean

The undersigned administrators consider the above account just & correct & consent that the same be allowed against estate by said Court. Dated March 9th, 1852
[signed] Thos. J. Dean
Ruth Dean

Detroit March 9th, 1852 I do hereby allow the above chaim of $970.75 against the above entitled estate.
[signed] Cornelius O. Flynn, Judge of Probate
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PETITION FOR LICENSE TO SELL REAL ESTATE
State of Michigan, County of Wayne} ss

Probate Court for said County: To the Hon. Cornelius O. Flynn, Judge of Probate for said County: In the matter of the Estate of Luther Dean, late of said County, deceased.

The petition of Thomas J. Dean administrator and Ruth Dean administratrix of said deceased, respectfully show:

That the personal Estate of said deceased according to the inventory and appraisal thereof now on file in this Court and which is all, thus far, that has come into the hands of your petitioner, amount to the sum of one thousand four hundred & seventy two 25/100 dollars and that the disposition and condition thereof are as follows:

That the h.. hold fu.... h hundred dollars of the personal property ... ... to the widow of said deceased and also three hundred dollars of said personal property has been d... to her for the ... of the family .. .. in .. of an o..of said Court and that the balance of said personal Estate has been sold and the proceeds o.. in paying the expenses of settling said estate and also towards the payment of the debts against said estate.

Your petitioner further show that as far as can be ascertained by them and as they verity believe the just debts which the said deceased owed at the time of his decease, and now due and outstanding against his Estate, amount to the sum of thirteen hundred & sixty ... dollars & twenty cents and that the charges of administering said Estate, including future probable charges, will amount to the sum of two hundred dollars as they informed and verily believe.
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Your petitioner further show that in view of the facts and statements aforesaid, and as they verily believe the personal Estate of said deceased is insufficient to pay the just debts due from said deceased, and the charges of administering his Estate, and that it will be necessary for the purpose of paying said debts and charged, to raise the sum of fifteen hundred sixty nine dollars and twenty cents by the sale of the following described Real Estate or some part thereof, of which the said Luther Dean died seized, and possessed, the description, condition and value of each parcel, and of the whole of his Real Estate, according to the information and belief of your petitioners are, as hereinafter stated: that is to say: the east half of the south east quarter of section thirty two appraised at fourteen hundred and four dollars; four acres off of the east side of the south half of the west half of the south east quarter of same section apprased at seventy two dollars; the east half of the south east quarter of section thirty four appraised at five hundred dollars; the North west quarter of the south west quarter of section thirty five apprased at two hundred dollars; the south west quarter of the south west quarter of section thirty five appraised at two hundred dollars all of the above described lands are in town one South of range nine east; the east half of the north east quarter of section [five] in town two south of range nine east appraised at fourteen hundred dollars; the north west quarter of the [north] east quarter of section eleven in town three south of range nine east, appraised at one hundred adn thirty dollars; one acre of land bounded as follows to wit: on the north by land occupied by owner or occupied by John E. Schwarz on the south by the Ann Arbor road on section three in town two south of range nine east apprased at ten dollars; and also one undivided half of the Nankin Mill and east bounded as follows, to wif: beginning at a point on the west line of the west half of the north west quarter of section three in town two south of range nine east situate [ten] chains and fifty links northwardly on said line of or from the quarter section stake in the west side of section three; thence north on said west line nine chains and seventy five links to the center of the highway; thence south east forty nine degrees seven chains and ten links along the center of the highway; thece along the center of the highway one chain and fifty links; thence south west thirty degrees one chain and forty links to the south west corner of John Cohovn's [Chovin's?] sixty by forty feet [lot]; thence south west sixty degrees six chains and twenty two links to the place of beginning, containing about three 90/100 acres, [in section] three, town two, south of range [nine] east apprasied ...levin hundred and forty dollars - that all of said ...
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...nearly the same ..tion as they did when appraised.

Your petitioner further shows that the names and residences of the heirs at law of said deceased, and other persons interested in said Estate, as your petitioners are informed and believe are as follows: Ruth Dean, widow of said deceased resides in Livonia in said County, Thomas J. Dean Livonia Wayne county Michigan, William D. Dean California, Marion L. Dean Ionia County Michigan, George B. Dean Harriet E. Dean James R. Dean and Polly E. Dean all of Livonia Wayne County Michigan, that said Marion L. Dean has sold her interest in said estate to Joseph T. Wilder of Livonia Wayne County Michigan

Wherefore, your petitioner pray that they may be empowered and licensed to sell the Real Estate hereinbefore described, with the hereditaments and appurtenances, or so much thereof was will be sufficient for the payment of the debts due against said Estate, and the charges of administering the same as aforesaid, according to the Statute in such case made and provided.

Dated July 17th, 1852
[signed] Ruth Dean
Thos. J. Dean
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State of Michigan, County of Wayne}ss
To the honorable Judge of Probate of the county of Wayne, State of Michigan the undersigned heir's at law of the Estate of Luther Dean deceased late of Livonia State and County aforesaid Partition to you honor that they may have set off to them their respective shares of the above named estate as is hereafter discribed., to wit. Thomas J. Dean as his share and assigner [?] of George B. Dean that portion of real estate known and described as follows by 45 acres and 131 rods on the west side of the E 1/2 of S E 1/4 of S 5 T2 S of N9 E also a certain p... known and discribed as ...all... commencing at the South East corner stake of section 32 thence west on said section line 22 1/4 rods thence north on a line pararlel with the east line of said section 60 rods to the place of begining containing 8 1/3 acres more or less also a certain piece known and discribed as follows, commencing at a stake on the east line of section 34, 94 3/5 rods north of the South east corner stake of said section thence west 80 rods thence north 26 3/5 rods thence east 80 rods to the east line of said section thence south on section line 26 3/5 rods to the place of begining containing 13 acres and 49 rods more or less in T1 S R ....

To William D. Dean as his share $373.57 cts each as received of Thomas J. Dean administrator and of the real estate one acre of land known and described as follows: Bounded N and E by John E. chivary, south by Amb....r road, W by [?] Hardenburg on R 3 T 2...9 E. Also as guardian for Polly E. Dean $383.57 cts in cash and the interest on the same ... 25 October 1852 and as guardian for James R. Dean 19 1/2 acres off the north end of the E 1/2 of .......

Given under our hands this 23rd day Feb 1854
witness
[signed]
Thomas J. Dean
Wm. D. Dean
George B. Dean
Polly E. Dean
Henry Devring
Harriet E. Devring
J. T. WIlder


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David S. Dean Probate Records

Wayne County Michigan Probate Packets
LDS Film #0954508
Packet #2564
Dean, David S. ESTATE 1856
Dean, Catherine (wife)
Dean, William W. (son)

Petition for appointment of administrator
...Petition of Catharine Dean...of Wayne Co...that David S. Dean late of Canton in said County of Wayne...departed this life in said County of Wayne on Thursday the twenty seventh day of January...1856 leaving a last will and testament...Personal & Real Estate valued at twenty four hundred [?] dollars....Catharine Dean your petitioner and William Dean ...and dev....g of said last will and testament residing in Canton Wayne County Michigan, Horace M. Dean Detroit, Amanda Dickerson formerly Dean residing Grand Rapids Kent Co., Michigan, Phebe ... formerly Dean residing Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Samantha Lambert formerly Dean California, Eldorado Co., Marulda R...t [Roberts?] formerly Dean township s..or washtenaw Co., Minerva Kelby [Kilby?] formerly Dean Detroit Michigan, Charles B. Dean Grand [H...ch?] Rapids, Henry D. Dean Illinois, Iroquois Co., James M. Dean Detroit, Luther M. Dean Detroit, Antoinette Dean Minor 16 years old in July Canton.
Detroit Feb 19, 1856
[signed] Catherine Dean

Last Will and Testament:
"In the name of God amen - I David S. Dean of the town of Canton, County of Wayne and state of Michigan of the age of sixty four years and being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say =

First I give and bequeath to my wife Catherine Dean the South West quarter of the North West quarter of Section thirteen (13) Township two (2) South of Range Eight (8) East lying in the County of Wayne and Sate of Michigan. Also the Brown mare that I now own together with the harness and one horse waggon with the harness and one horse waggon and the one horse sleigh.

To my son William W. Dean and to his heirs and assigns all that tract or parcle of land known and described as follows to wit, the South East quarter of the North East quarter of section fourteen (14) Township two (2) South or range eight (8) East in the County of Wayne and state of Michigan together with all the h...taments and appurtenances thereto belonging.

And lastly I give and bequeath to my wife Catherine all the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate goods and chattles of what nature or kind ____ whome I appoint sole exectrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former will by me made. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the twenty fourth day of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty six.

 David S. Dean
 X {SS}
 his mark

The above instrument consisting of one sheet was at the date thereof signed sealed published and declared by the said David S. Dean as and for his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnessed thereto =
[signed] William H. Dains } residing at Livonia in Wayne County
Ezekial Anderson } residing at Canton, Wayne County, Michigan"


Geography: In order to search for records, we need to know where to look. Here are the known residences of David Dean and some of his sons before they settled in Michigan.

1. David Dean: His Pension files summarize his residences as follows (NARA #S29118): Born in Little Britain, Orange Co., NY 31 Mar 1763. Residing in Goshen, Orange Co., NY by Mar. 1778. "Lived in Goshen until 1799, when he removed to Canandaigua [Ontario Co., NY], and has resided there ever since." "Aug. 1832...a resident of the town of Hopewell, [Ontario Co., NY]" Oct. 1836 he stated he "now resides in the State of Michigan....His children removed to Michigan and, as he is dependent on them for support, he likewise removed to Michigan."
[Research by Richard Tyler at Hopewell in 1994 shows:]
Aug 30, 1814: David bought 26+ acres of land in T. 10 N, R..3 E, lot 52 in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY
Mar 20, 1822: David sold same 26+ acres to William B. Dean
Sep 7, 1822: David & Phebe sold ~.325 acres of land in lot #57
Apr 13, 1826: David & Phebe sold 7 acres in lot #57
: David and Phebe DEAN Bought/sold land at Penfield, Monroe Co., NY

1.1 Gabriel Dean: According to his pension application [NARA #S012355] He was married to Lydia Bradner in Marion (then Williamson), Wayne Co., NY in 1810. He enlisted in the Militia at Palmyra and was honorably discharged at Marion. His daughter Mary has said the family moved to MI from "near Rochester, NY".

1.2  David S. Dean: Moved from NY to Ontario, Canada with his brother Jonathan after the War of 1812.

1.3  William B. Dean: May 20, 1822 bought 26+ acres from his father in Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY. Apr 13, 1826 William & wife Sarah sold the same 26+ acres. "His father's family moved to Penfield, [present day Monroe Co.] NY where William worked on the Erie Canal and assisted in the construction of the locks of Lockport." Moved to Livonia, Wayne Co., MI with wife and 3 children in Fall of 1830.

1.4  Jonathan Dean: Apprenticed at age 14 (1810) to the Buffalo Woolen Manufacturing Co., Buffalo, NY, he may have been there about four years. Served in the War of 1812 from Sept. 1812 to 1 Jan 1814 in defense of the Niagara Frontier. Moved to Canada with his brother David S. Dean. By 1817 in Dundas, Ontario. In 1825 he was living in Clarke Twp., Durham Co. in the Newcastle area of Ontario, Canada. In June, 1837, he...bought 160 acres...near the NE corner of Kalamo, Eaton Co., MI. Returning at once for his family...the family remained through the summer near Plymouth (were Jonathan's brothers had settled)..

1.6  Luther Dean: Married in Hopewell, Ontario Co., NY, Mr. Luther Dean, 'of Canandaigua' to Miss Ruth Brundage of Hopewell. Luther moved his family to Mich. and settled in Nankin, Wayne Co. in 1832. 1833 living in Nankin and sold land in Penfield, Monroe Co., NY



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