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Notes for Mary Patience Fuson Dean

August 30, 1836 - daughter Mary Patience born in Greasy Creek, Knox Co., KY

1840 census Knox Co., KY page 308
John Fuson
1 male 40-50 (John, age 48)
3 males 10-15 (James C. , age 13, John, age 11 & ???)
1 male 5-10 (Joseph, age 9)
1 males under 5 (Pleasant, age 4)
1 female 40-50 (Mary, age 42)
1 female 5-10 (Nancy, age 6)
1 female under 5 (Mary, age 4)
Where is James Roberson, age 18??? No males age 15-20 in house.

1850 census Knox Co., KY page 346 census taken August 20, 1850
John Fuson, age 58, farmer, b. VA
Mary, age 53, b. TN
John G., age 21, farmer, b. TN
Joseph P., age 19, farmer, b KY
Nancy, age 16, b KY
Pleasant, age 14, b KY
Mary, age 13, b KY
Hamson M., age 11, b KY
Sarah, age 6, b KY
James C., age 23, farmer, b. TN
Amanda R., age 21, b KY
William A, age 6 months, b KY
#372 is Ebenezer & Jane (Fuson) Goodin & family

1852 - went to Mercer Co., Missouri

About 1853 - Mary Fuson married William Henry Harrison Dean

Moved between 1856 to 1860 from Kentucky to Missouri

1860 census Marion, Mercer Co., MO
William H Dean Marion, Mercer, MO 30 1829 Kentucky Male Farmer
M P Dean Marion, Mercer, MO 21 1838 Kentucky Female
John S Dean Marion, Mercer, MO 4 1855 Kentucky Male

1870 census Lindley Twp., Mercer Co., MO
John G. Fuson age 41 male b TN, farmer
Sarah age 36 female b KY
America age 19, female b KY
Mary age 17 female b KY
Martha age 16 female b KY
Rosa age 10, female b MO
Jefferson, age 8 b MO
Alta A., age 7 b MO
William H. Dean, age 41, farmer, b. KY
Mary, age 33, keeping house, b. KY

Moved from Missouri to Iowa between 1877 to 1880

1880 United States Census Grand River, Wayne, Iowa Page Number 313A
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
William H. DEAN Self M Male W 51 KY Farmer VA KY
Mary P. DEAN Wife M Female W 44 KY Keeps House TN TN
William H. DEAN Son S Male W 6 MO At Home KY KY
Mary C. DEAN Dau S Female W 4 MO At Home KY KY
James D. DEAN Son S Male W 3 MO At Home KY KY

Returned from Iowa to Kentucky in 1884 (HH Fuson book)

1900 census Magisterial District 1, Pineville, Bell Co., KY
William H. Dean, head, May 1829, age 71, md 45 yrs. KY/VA/KY
Mary P, wife, August 1836, age 63, md 45 yrs, 7 births 3 surviving, KY/TN/TN
William H., son, May 1874, age 26, MO/KY/KY
Mary C, daughter, Jan 1876, age 24, MO/KY/KY
James D., son, May 1877, age 23, MO/KY/KY

April 3, 1904 - Mary Patience Fuson Dean died in Bell Co., KY.

Entries: 3170 Updated: Sat Aug 25 20:28:51 2001 Contact: Unknown
ID: I0283
Name: Mary Patience FUSON
Sex: F
Birth: 30 AUG 1836
Death: 4 FEB 1904 in Kentucky

Father: John Henry FUSON b: 20 JUL 1792 in Montgomery County Virginia
Mother: Mary Ann GARNER b: ABT. 1794 in Clinch River, Tennessee

Marriage 1 William H DEAN
Married: ABT. 1852
John Siler DEAN
William Hansom Mack DEAN
James Daniel DEAN

History of Bell Co., KY by Henry Harvey Fuson 1939
Thomas Dean, who was born before 1800, died and was buried in the Dean Graveyard near the mouth of Greasy Creek in 1875. He lies beneath a large spreading oak tree, some four feet through, and his headstone is close to the lower side of the tree. W. H. Dean, his son, and his son's wife, Mary Patience (Fuson) Dean, lie buried near him.
Thomas Dean built the first house at the forks of the road, where the Greasy Creek road joins the main highway along Cumberland River. The house is still standing, having been built to and worked over. He built this house in the early part of the nineteenth century. Daniel Dean, a brother of W. H. Dean, lived where later W. H. Dean lived, half mile up Greasy Creek from the forks of the road.
William Henry Harrison Dean, a son of Thomas Dean, was born near the mouth of Greasy Creek in 1829. He married Mary Patience (Pop) (Fuson) Dean, daughter of John Fuson, in 1852. She was born in 1836 further up Greasy Creek. W. H. H. Dean died in 1901 and Mary Patience Dean died in 1904. Their children were (1) John Siler Dean, 1856-1863; (2) William Hansom Mack Dean, 1874-, who holds a first aid diploma in mine rescue work from the U.S. Government, was mine Superintendent for years, and married Willia King, daughter of Harvey King, 1888-1920, no children; (3) Mary Catherine Dean, 1876-, who married a GOODIN; (4) James Daniel Dean, 1877-, who married a Tinsley.
W. H. Dean and his wife went to Mercer County, Missouri, in 1852 and remained in Mercer County and St. Joseph, Missouri, until 1884, when they returned to the old farm at the mouth of Greasy Creek, where they lived the remainder of their days.
W. H. H. Dean went with a party of men to California in the gold-rush of 1849 and returned with some twenty-two thousand dollars. He went into the hog-drover business, driving hogs south from Bell County, after his return from California and lost most of his money in this venture.
He was a farmer, school teacher, lumberman and pioneer. He was a man of large, strong build, with the true daring of the pioneer.