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Daniel M Dean, Isaac Dean and others

Murray and Sidney Townships

Northumberland and Hastings County

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WHY I AM INTERESTED IN THIS FAMILY:
Judging from early petitions, Dean was a common surname in Upper Canada from Niagara to Kingston. This study will focus on those Deans that are found in early Quinte records. Daniel M Dean and Isaac Dean were early pioneers to the area and there appear to be a few others. It is not known if they are closely related. My thanks to researchers Bonny Campbell and Olive Hoffman who have done a lot of the research and are willing to share their work on this page. I have added some details of the earliest petitions and there are many more later ones that likely would define children and relationships. The actual grants in the Land Books were not checked.

Olive Hoffman has a Dean database on WorldConnect called Daniel Matthew Dean and his wife Elizabeth. Check it out.

Overview
Daniel Matthew Dean and Isaac Dean are early settlers in Murray Township in the Quinte area and are named as early as 1802 in the Murray assessment below. What is the relationship between Daniel M and Isaac Dean and the other Deans who settled further west?

This is a long web page. Use the links below to jump down the page.
  1. Dean's in the Newcastle District 1802 - 11 
  2. Daniel Matthew Dean
  3. Isaac Dean
  4. Gaius Dean, Cobourg area
  5. Deans in Adolphustown
  6. Deans in the Quinte area
  7. Deans outside the Quinte area


1. Dean's in the Newcastle District 1802 - 11
The Newcastle District Assessment records below name the Dean heads of households (thus about 21 years or older) who have settled along the north shore of Lake Ontario over a 25 mile distance.

1802 Haldimand Township Erastus Dean


Gaius Dean

Murray Daniel M Dean
1803 Haldimand Gaius Dean

Murray Daniel Deen


Isaac Deen
1804 Haldimand Gaius Dean

Hamilton Joel Dean


? Dean


Isaac Deen or Been

Murray Daniel M Dean
1805 Haldimand Gaues Dean


Erastus Dean

Hamilton Weston Dean


Noah Dean


Joel Dean

Murray Daniel M Dean
1806 Haldimand Gearge Dean

Hamilton Noah Dean


Weston Dean


Joel Dean

Murray Daniel M Dean
1807 Haldimand Gaius Dean

Hamilton Joel Dean


Noah Dean


Western Dean

Murray Daniel M Dean
1811 Haldimand Gaius Dean


Erastus Dean
Source: Trent University Archives, Newcastle District Assessment Records


2. Daniel Matthew Dean
Daniel M Dean does not petition for land as a loyalist and neither do his children so he can be considered an early settler. He appears in the record as early as 1802 in Murray and later in Sidney Township and his wife and children are named in the census data below. It is thought that the Daniel M Dean and Daniel Mathew Dean who later moved to Middlesex County are the same person. One of his children married a Perry who was an established early family in Sidney Township.

BORN
Daniel M. Dean, b. March 31 1775
Hilliker Family Bible: "On a piece of paper in the Bible, I think this may have been the Bible of Melinda Hilliker Toaz"
Source: Bible Records, 1951 Michigan State Vol Genealogical Records, Vol 26, 39233 N.2.H, DAR Library, Washington, DC, Arranged and indexed by Francis Reed Glover, 1949-52


MURRAY CENSUS
1804: Daniel M. Dean, 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, 2 females
1806: Daniel M Dean, age 34 [thus b abt 1772, family also named below]

Daniel M Dean

age 34

Miss Do

28

William Do

6

John Do

5

Elizabeth Do

3

Benjamin

2/4?


1808: Daniel M and Polly Dean, 1 male over 16,4 males under 16, 2 females
Source: Murray Township Census records

PETITION 1809
At York, 14 Oct 1809, Daniel M Deen, of Sidney Township, cordwainer, petitions for lease of Lot 37, 8th Con Sidney; Lot 11, 9th Con, Murray and Lot 11, 8th Con, Murray. Peter Davidson of Sidney, carpenter, is offered as a surety to be joined by the petitioner. It is referred to the Surveyor General who records that the first two lots are reserved for the crown and timber is not known and the last is not reserved but is located to Mary? McDonell. Referred to the Executive Council and no decision recorded on the petition. Certificate of oath of allegiance attached for Daniel M Deen of Sidney dated 14 Oct 1809..
Source: Daniel M Deen, Sidney and Murray, 1809, UCLP, D Leases/23, V172, C-1886

CHILDREN
William DEAN b: 19 Sep 1799
John DEAN b: 3 Feb 1801
Elisabeth DEAN b: 28 Feb 1803 m. George Perry
Benjamin L. DEAN b: 4 Jul 1805 in Twp. Murray, Newcastle District [Northumberland Co.] Ontario
Deborah DEAN b: 10 Aug 1807 in Twp. Murray, Newcastle District [Northumberland Co.] Ontario
Jane DEAN b: 28 Jun 1810 in , , , CAN m. Daniel Moss
Henry DEAN b: 11 Dec 1813 in Twp. of Sidney, Midland District, Ontario, CAN (Hastings Co.)
Joel DEAN b: 3 Apr 1816 in Twp. of Sidney, Midland District, Ontario, CAN (Hastings Co.)
Giles DEAN b: 12 May 1818 in Twp. of Sidney, Midland District, Ontario, CAN (Hastings Co.)
Anna DEAN b: 30 May 1821
Source: Olive Hoffman

MARRIAGE
George Perry, bachelor, aged 24 years & Elizabeth Dean, aged 19, both of Sidney, were married on the publication of banns this 7 day of January 1822. Thos Campbell, Rector. Witnesses, William Dean, brother and Caleb Perry, brother
Source: St Thomas Church, Belleville, Register, Anglican Archices, Kingston, Ontario, 7-B-1, page 11, personal files AA Belleville 5372-5609, image 16

MARRIAGE
William son of Daniel Dean of Sidney, batchelor, & Phebe, daughter of Abraham Thomson of Sidney, Spinster, were married by publication of banns on Sunday, the 8th day of December 1822. Thos Campbell, Rector
Present: John Van Dervoort
John Grier
Comment by Bonny Campbell, "This record has to be the marriage of William Dean, son of Daniel Mathew Dean who married a Phoebe Thompson. You sent me a record at one time that confirmed this couple as William Dean died while in the process of purchasing land  around the Dereham Twp area of Oxford County, Ontario."
Source: St Thomas Church, Belleville, Register, Anglican Archices, Kingston, Ontario, 7-B-1, page 34, personal files AA Belleville 5372-5609, image 40

LOT 18, CONCESSION 2, SIDNEY TOWNSHIP
D 458 Bill of Sale February 15 1811, Registered November 28 1818 . Grantor Daniel Mathew Dean and Grantee Owen P Robbin 100 acres ( there was no amount for the land listed). This land was originally purchased July 20 1809 from the Crown by Ruliph Ostrum 200 acres and was then sold December 31 1809 and registered March 4 1815 to Owen P Roblin. 
Source: email Bonny Campbell, Aug 2009

MILITARY
Daniel M. Dean on the muster roll of 1812 Hastings County Flank Company.

SIDNEY TOWNSHIP
1811 - Daniel M Deen - ear marks, [note "removed" later and undated]
1812 - Daniel M Deen, pathmaster, 2nd Concession

1815 - Daniel M Deen, pathmaster, 2nd Concession
1818 - Daniel M Dean,
pathmaster, 2nd Concession
Source: Sidney Minute Book 1790 – 1849, Stock Marks 1796 – 1891, Quinte West Municipal Office, Trenton

MOVE TO WESTERN ONTARIO
 .....  Lots 22 and 23 in the ninth concession of Dereham, [Oxford County] one mile north of the Dean settlement. [pg. 9]
......  After talking over the whole situation with his family, he concluded that he would ask the old man Daniel Dean how he would like to exchange his tow-hundred acre farm, lot 22, concession 11, for the farm of two hundred acres near St. Thomas.   He said he would if the farm suited him.   In a few days they went up to Southwold to see the farm, Mr. Dean taking his farmer with him.   They were well pleased with the farm and country, five miles northwest from St. Thomas.   When they came back they exchanged farms at once.   Mr. Dean gave father fourteen head of two-year-old steers as difference between the two farms.   Mr. Dean moved at once to Southwold and father moved on to the Dean place for a homestead. [pg. 13]

Source: A Short Sketch of the Life of Brinton Paine Brown of Brownsville - Ontario, (Liberal Book press, Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada, 1904

WILL
"The last will and Testament of Daniel Matthew Dean of Saint Thomas in the London District and province of Canada West, Cordwainer … considering that I have amply provided hereto­fore for my sons William Dean and John Dean and for my daughter Elizabeth wife of George Perry by deeds of conveyance and other legal Instruments …   I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth having previously made other provision for her support during her natural life the sum of Twenty Pounds of lawful money of Canada … Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane wife of Daniel Moss the sum of one Hundred Pounds of lawful money … And also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anna residing somewhere in the State of Michigan in the United States of America and now supposed to be married the sum of One Hundred Pounds of lawful money of Canada Also, I give and bequeath unto my said daugh­ter Anna all the Beds, Bedding and Bed furniture I may die possessed of to be delivered to her upon, …
Also I give and bequeath unto Joel Dean the sum of five Pounds oŁ lawful money … Also I give and be­queath unto Harriet Degroates Wife of Peter Degroates for her very great kindness and attention to me during long and several severe cases of sickness the sum of fifty Pounds of lawful money, … And if the said Harriet Degroates shall die before she shall have received the said sum of fifty Pounds above mentioned then I require my Executors to pay the said sum to her two daughters Harriet and Jane share and share alike … tMETHODIST RECORDS
Mary dau of Noah and Libby Dean, b 2 Aug 1801; bap 24 Dec 1806
Malinda dau of Noah and Libby Dean, b 2 Oct 1805; bap 24 Dec 1806
Aldolphus Warner Deen son of Weston and sally Deen, b 15 Mar 1806, bap 24th in Hope.
Elizeran dau of Isaac and Cathy Dean, b 2 Mar 1810, bap 23 Jul 1811 by Rev John Reynolds
Adam Acker son of Isaac and Cathy Dean,b 30 Jun 1811, bap 23 Jul 1811 by Rev John Reynolds
Source: Bridge St United Church Fonds, Belleville, ON, United Church Archives, Toronto, Fonds 1314, A Stuards Book and Register for Smith Creek Circuit dated 1807-1844, Accession 77.095L, Film LCM-67he residue of such proceeds of such sale and debts if any there shall be after paying the legacies and debts above mentioned to divide between my Children hereinafter mentioned namely, Benjamin Dean, Henry Dean, Giles Dean, Deborah wife of James Moss and the said above mentioned Jane wife of Daniel Moss and the said Anna above mentioned living somewhere in the State of Michigan and supposed to be married, share and share alike … Lastly I do hereby appoint my Esteemed friends Daniel Abel of the Township of Malahide in the said Lon­don District, Yeoman and Daniel Moss of the Township of Bayham in the said District, Yeoman, my Executors in  the London District and province of Canada West this twenty sixth day of August In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five.
Witnesses:
Alex Love
Anson Paul
J. R. Bostwick
Probate Granted 23 Jan, 1847”
The Inventory was taken the 5th of January 1847 by Abell Love and Malachi? Johnston
Source 1: Wills of Elgin County [Ontario, Canada] 1846- 1852, P 7   No 5, Family History Library , Salt Lake City, 971.334 P29w, LDS Film # 428268, NOTE: Elgin County was part of Middlesex County from 1837 -1851
Source 2: Elgin County Library Historical Collections, File  No 5.

OBITUARY OF WIFE
Mrs. Elizabeth Dean died 25 January 1852, wife of the late Daniel M Dean of Dereham Township. Death announcement from a paper called the Daily British Whig., Kingston
Source: email Bonny Campbell, Jan 2008

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3. Isaac Dean
Isaac Dean 1787 - 1853, was in Colonel Bleeker's Hasting Militia with his sons Jabez and Adam in 1834 in Shannonville. He was also in the 1818 Hastings Militia. He can then be found in the Hamilton Township assessments as Isaac Deen, Ben, Beens (all different combinations). In Hamilton Township, there was an Adam Acker who also has about 4 spellings throughout those early assessments. His daughter Elizeran is the Eliza Ann Dean was born 1810 and married James Lake who is a witnesses of Isaac's will. A son of Adam Acker named Jacob with his wife Rebekah  (buried in Hogle Cemetery) had relocated to Sidney Township as well as Jabez Smith Deen who is buried in Thomasburg Cemetery and also Adam Achre(Acker) Dean.
Source: Bonny Campbell

METHODIST RECORDS
Elizeran dau of Isaac and Cathy Dean, b 2 Mar 1810, bap 23 Jul 1811 by Rev John Reynolds
Adam Acker son of Isaac and Cathy Dean,b 30 Jun 1811, bap 23 Jul 1811 by Rev John Reynolds
Source: Bridge St United Church Fonds, Belleville, ON, United Church Archives, Toronto, Fonds 1314, A Stuards Book and Register for Smith Creek Circuit dated 1807-1844, Accession 77.095L, Film LCM-67

SIDNEY TOWNSHIP
1822 - Isaac Deen, ear mark, [later "removed"]
Source: Sidney Minute Book 1790 – 1849, Stock Marks 1796 – 1891, Quinte West Municipal Office, Trenton

1834 MILITIA RECORD

Isaac Dean 47 Conc 3 Lot 12 (thus born abt 1787)
Jabez Dean 21 Conc 8 Lot 12
Adam Dean 24 Conc 3 Lot 1
Source: Hastings Militia Reurn 1834, 18 Oct Shannonville under command of Captain George Bleeker, Bonny Campbell

MILITIA
There is an Isaac Deane as a private in this regiment under Colonel John Ferguson. One of the ensigns is a Rosswell Leavs? who is possibly Rosswell Leavens.
Source: Bonny Campbell

HUNGERFORD
Isaac and his two sons were all listed as residents of Hungerford Township and were privates. Isaac's good friend Isaac Denike was 32 and from Conc 1 Lot 13 Huntingdon Township.
Source: Bonny Campbell

DEEDS - Hungerford Township (just north of Belleville)
N4973, 22 Apr 1836, reg 23 Mar 1837, Deed B&S, between James Morton, Hungerford, yeoman and Isaac Dean, Hungerford, yeoman, for 2 pounds buys 1/4 acre, Lot 1, Con 3, Hungerford Township. Witnessed by Isaac Denike Huntingdon, yeoman,  and John Clark, of the same place, yeoman.
Source: Hastings County Land Records, Hungerford Tp, 1830s - 1840s, AO, GSU 197912, N4973, p 168

N4974, B&S, 13 Jan 1837, 23 Mar 1837, William Cummings, Adolphustown, yeoman, sells to Isaac Dean, Hungerford, yeoman, for 100 pounds, Lot one, 2nd Concession, 200 acres. Witnesses, William Rorke, gentleman, Samuel Rorke, merchant, Hallowell of Prince Edward District.
Source: Hastings County Land Records, Hungerford Tp, 1830s - 1840s, AO, GSU 197912, N4974, p 169

C273, May 1857, Reg 28 Mar 1862, Quit Claim, Levinah Dean, of Hungerford, spinster, and Adam Dean of the same place, yeoman, parties of the first part  [space] Dean of the same place wife of the said Adam Dean of the second part and Irena Mosher of the same place, spinster, of the third part making a deed of quit claim whereby all the said parties of the first part in consideration of one hunderd pounds released and forever quited claims for Lot One, 2nd Concession of two hundred acres and Lot One, 3rd concession, one quarter acre ... and the said [space] Dean wife of Adam Dean .for five shillings release her right to dower ... witnessed by John F Embury of Huntingdon, yeoman and Rhoda Wilson of the said place spinster and George Parliament of the same place yeoman.
Source: Hastings County Land Registers, Hungerford, Book C, AO, GSU 197879, No 273, p 358

C274, 25 Mar 1862, reg 28 Mar 1862, Quit Claim, Eliza Lake of Sidney, widow of the late James Lake of the same place, yeoman, deceased and Thomas Clare of Hungerford, yeoman, and Moira Clare of the same place, wife of Thomas Clare of the first part and Rhoda Wilson of Hungerford and William Sills of Thurlow both executrix and executor of the last will and testament of Irene Mosher, late of Hungerford, spinster, deceased, of the second part, purporting to be a deed of quit claim whereby all the parties in the first part for consideration of $455 releasd all claims unto the parties of the second part for Lot One, 2nd Concession of two hundred acres and Lot One, 3rd concession, one quarter acre ... witnessed by Robert Stewart Denny of Belleville, student and George parliament of Huntingdon, yeoman,
Source: Hastings County Land Registers, Hungerford, Book C, AO, GSU 197879, No 274, p 359

C344, 28 Nov 1862, reg 28 Nov 1862, Adam Dean, Huntingdon, blacksmith, Lactitia? Dean, wife of the said party of the first part of the second part and Cornelius Davis of Sidney, Esquire of the third part, whereas in consideration of the first part paying $172.50 and received by the third part .. south half lot 28, 6th Con, Hungerrford
Source: Hastings County Land Registers, Hungerford, Book C, AO, GSU 197879, No 344, p 456

E411, 29 Jan 1870, Reg 6Feb 1870, Jabez Smith Dean, Hungerford, carpenter, of the first part and Rhoda Wilson, Rawdon, wife of Alexander Wilson, of the second part, for $350 Lot one, 2nd Concession Hungerford and also one quarter acre SW corner Lot one, Third Con Hungerford.Witnessed by Samuel Detlor Embury, Hungerford, yeoman, and John Embury
Source: Hastings County Land Registers, Hungerford, Book E, AO, GSU 197879, No 411, p 685

CHILDREN
As stated in his will he had 2 sons (Jabez and Adam) and 3 daughters (Eliza Ann that married James Lake and I believe Mariah Dean that married Thomas Clare). However, Jabez born 1813 was living with Mariah Clare on the 1881 census in Hungerford and he was a carpenter that never married according to his death record.         
Source: Bonny Campbell

WILL
Dated 27 Apr 1853, probated 28 June 1853, Isaac Deane of Hungerford Township, Hastings County, Innkeeper, ... appoint my wife Elizabeth Deane as executrix and William Ashley [Thurlow] and Jeptha Bradshaw [Madoc] both of Hastings County, Esquires, to be my executors,   ....  bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Deane all my estate as well as real and personal ... comprising one quarter acre of land of Lot One, 3rd Concession  and of Lot One in 2nd Concession  of the Township of Hungerford...  I do will and bequesth unto my two sons and my three daughters or to such of them as shall at that time survive, share and share alike, and to their lawful heirs to their own use subject to such liabilities as are herein after expressed ...  I do further bequeath to John Lake and John Deane Bradshaw ... twelve pounds 10 shillings ... after my decease a suitable burial without pomp in the cemetery in the Third Concession of Huntingdon .... in the hands of my friend Isaac Denike this 27 April 1853.
Signed Isaac Deen
Witnesses:
Isaac Denike
Thomas Clare
John Doak
... entered in Book A for Township of Hungerfor pages 338-40, memorial of Township 353 No 4152
... sworn that the testator died on 13 June 1853
Source: Surrogate Court Registers, RG22-339, Hungerford 1840-1880, MS256, reel 1, Book A, 353, p 176-8

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4. Gaius Dean 1798 and later, Haldimand Township (Cobourg area)

Haldimand, 2 Feb 1798, Gaius Dean, that on 1 Oct 1796 was in possession of Lot 20, Broken Front of Haldimand and has taken the oath of allegiance and returned as a settler by Mr Joseph Keeler who acted as agent for said town and has made improvments prays to grant the said lot to him.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petition UCLP, Gaius Dean, Haldimand, 1798, D4/23, V151, C-1743

York, 23 Apr 1798, Gaius Dean has resided in Kingston with wife and 3 children since 1785, and previously 2 years in Montreal and has received no land, excepting two hundred acres Lot  20, Front Concession of Haldimand, where he now dwells, and that his son Erastus Dean has located Lot 17 same concession and petitions for Lots 18 and 19.
Source: Upper Canada Land Petition UCLP, Gaius Dean, (Kingston) Haldimand, 1798, D4/10, V151, C-1743

17 Feb 1804, These are to certify that I know that my father Gaius Dean requires a lease of the Broken Fronts of Lot 25 in the 1st Concession and the Broken Fronts of Lot 21 in the 1st Concession of the Township of haldimand nd not Lots 21 and 25 in the first Concession as erroneously stated in his petition. [signed] Erastus Dean
4 Mar 1798 Halderman [sic], Gaius Dean petitons for a lease for lot 21, first concession together wit the broken front, recomended.
Source: Gaius Dean, Haldimand, 1800, UCLP, Leases/5, 1800-1818, V172, C-1886)
Gaius Dean, LB E, 1802-04, 263, V23, C-102

Gaius Dean mentioned in the Ezra Dean, 1793 petition - see further down.
Gaius Dean, Chippewa Creek, UCLP, 1791, D1/68, V149, C-1742

1819: Gaius Dean  1 male over 16, 1 female over 16, 1 male under 16 and 1 femaile under 16
Source: Murray Township Census records

HALDIMAN County, Hamilton Township (modern day Cobourg)
"Gaius and Erastmus Dean were listed as very early settlers of Haldimand Township. There is a book written about this family called the Dean Family of Hamilton Township. They seem to be related to the Taunton, Massachussetts Dean family and most of  Cobourg was their land at one time. Most moved to Michigan and I believe Indiana. 
Source: Bonny Campbell

MOODIE STORY
I reviewed Gene Taylor's entry re Noah Dean and suspected that he had no knowledge of these baptisms so I forwarded the info to him. He was quite pleased and Mary Dean , daughter of Noah and Libby ( probably Liddy for Lydia Warner or Warriner) supports his theory that Chester Hatch's wife Mary Warren Dean was the daughter of Noah Dean and Lydia Warren or Warriner. Also, I reviewed the book on Our Roots called Roughing in the Woods by Susannah Moodie. There are references to Mrs. D___ on pages 235 to 237 and Mr. D------ on pages 239 to 260 re their relocation from Cobourg area to Drouro Twp. An article in the Cobourg Star newspaper on 16 Aug 1831 page 5-6 suspected that Mrs. D--- was the wife of Samuel or Weston Dean and it was probably Samuel Corban or Corbin Dean that made the difficult winter journery to safely transport the Moodie family to their new home in Drouro Twp. Susannah Moodie's book provided much detail re the area around Peterboro at the time and that the Dean family had a black servant.
Source: email Bonny Campbell, June 2010

Erastus Dean 1796 (son of Gaius)
Haldimand, 2 Feb 1798, That on 1 Oct 1796 he was put on possession of Lot 17, Broken Front Town of Haldimand... taken the oath of allegiance .. and returned as a settler by Mr Joseph Keeler who acted as agent for said town and have made improvements and built same road and now living on this land  ... prays to grant Lot 17, Broken Front to the petitioner. ps Your petitioner has been in the province seventeen months. Referred to Surveyor General to make sure it does not exceed 50 acres "the accustomed quantity usually allowed to be thrown in"
Source: Erastus Dean, Haldimand, 1798, UCLP, D4/44, V151, C-1743

Erastus Dean is a witness to the 1804 marriage of Joseph Webster and Martha Widdifield at Yonge St Meeting in Whitchurch Township.
Source: Marriage Records in Pelham Book A, 1798 - 1856, p 16/17

Huldah Dean 1833/9; dau. of Gaius
PETITIONS NOT CHECKED
Huldah Dean, LB C, 1833-35, 394, V21, C-101? or likely LB Q, V35, C-105

QUAKER REORDS
Our esteemed friend Phebe Bishop attended this meeting with a certificate from Danby monthly meeting held at Granvil ?th of 6th mo 1837 also our friend Hulda B Dean attended with her as her companion with a minute of unity from the members of the celect meeting of Queensbery 21st of 7th mo 1839 whose company and gospel labours have been verry satisfactory to us.
Source: West Lake Monthly Meeting Women (Orthodox) 1828 - 1851, C-4-1, Ameliasburgh, 15 8th month 1839, p 180

Our Freind Phebe Bishop attended this meeting with a minute of unity and concurrence from Danby Monthly meeting held at Granville 6th month 6th 1839 whose company and gospel labour have been truly acceptable to us, also Huldah B Dean & Gideon Potter in company with Phebe Bishop whose company ?? ??
Source: West Lake Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) 1828 - 1849, O-10-1, Ameliasburgh, 15 8th month 1839, p 228

STORY
Huldah lists her birthplace as Canada, in the family Bible which she gave to her son, William G. Allen. Huldah was quite a character. She out-lived three husbands. I believe her first husband might have been Canadian. Her second husband, William Allen, was 10 years her junior, but he died very young. According to a newspaper article from the late 1800's, Huldah was the first white women to cross the Mississippi by house ferry in 1832. I believe she met her last husband, Richard Freeborn, in Red Wing, Minnesota.  His family, the Freeborns, were somewhat famous pioneers in the Minnesota area and county is named for
them. Huldah was born in Canada and I think married for the first time in Canada to a man named Dudley. I think this because she had a daughter by her first marriage, who crossed the Mississippi to Iowa with
her, named Emily M. Dudley. I do know that Gaius Dean was Huldah's father because there were records that my father had on Gaius' Revolutionary War exploits.
Source: Information from Julie Clark. Visit the Clark website, select 'index" and scroll to the Dean's to see the family lineage from Gaius.

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5. Deans in Adolphusutown
Lt Samuel Deane - Adolphustown
Lt. Samuel Deane who settled in Adolphustown.
Source: The Settlement of Upper Canada, William Canniff, 1869, p 453

Concession 4 Deane, Samuel Lieutenant 1/2 lot 16 100 acres
Deane (Samuel) 1/2 lot 14 in Con 4 50 acres

Source: email Bonny Campbell, May 2012

Moses Dean
Source: Land Board Schedule of Granted land in the Township of Marysburgh, District of Mecklenburg 1789:
Concession 1, east side of Carrying Place (called First Concession) - opposite Adolphustown in 1800, Lot 11 owners: Christopher Peterson 100 acres, Moses Deane 100 acres

Source: Land Board Schedule of Granted land in the Township of Adolphustown District of Mecklenburgh, 1789:
Concession 2 lot 23 to William Moore 100 acres; Moses Deane 100 acres (noted as Joseph Dean in 1800 location register for Adolphustown)

Source: email Bonny Campbell, May 2012

James Dean - abt 1798
James Dean m Margaret (Peggy) Johnson  b 1798 Adolphustown or Ameliasburgh Tp dau'r of James Johnson UE & Margaret Redner DUE residing in Hope Tp in the 1830s when she made a Petition
This couple disappears. A number of the Johnsons moved to Hope Tp c1825 so it is possible that Peggy married James Dean in the Quinte area, but no firm info on that. He was likely born prior to 1798.
Source: email from Peter Johnson, Dec 17, 2007

Jim Chase has been trying to find the father of his Paul Dean born 1826 that married Harriet Rowe and they lived in Shannonville, Tyendinaga, Hastings County, Ontario.  If this marriage is correct, I believe that James Dean of 1797 married a second time to Margaret German so his son Amos Dean would have been born to an unknown first wife. Amos Dean born around 1826 listed his parents as James Dean and Margaret Gorman on  record but I think that it might be German. Margaret German was born around 1803 according to census and she was widowed living with her son Amos Dean who relocated to Tiny, Simcoe County Ontario. There was a William R German born around 1806 in Prince Edward County that lived in Murray Township, Northumberland County, As his year of birth was close to that of Margaret German, I searched to find the parents of William R German. If an online tree is correct, they were Christopher German and Margaret Ruttan and they also list a Margaret as one of the daughters.
Source: email Bonny Campbell, May 25, 2010

John Dean 1831

John Dean is named in the James Noxon Account book starting in 1831
Source: James Noxon Account Book 1765 – 1842, image 64 and on

"There is an online story of Parker Allan of Aldophustown whose father was Jonathon Allan. The grandfather of Parker Allan was Joseph Allan, a large mill owner in Monmouth New Jersey who became a loyalist. He was also a Quaker. I believe that he is the same Joseph Allan that was involved with land transaction with John Dean."
Source: email Bonny Campbell, May 2012

EMAIL
a. Joseph Allan, Claim # 126 Yeoman of Marysburgh Twp - Mr. Allan stated he purchased from John Dean lot 17 in the 2nd and 3rd concession
b. Benjamin Clapp claim 1799 West half of lot 25 conc. 3 Adolphustown Original nominee: John Dier proof submitted: a ticket of location that John Whitley and John Dear are entitled to 200 acres of land by His Majesty's Instrucitons and have drawn lot 25 Con. 3 in seigneuree; # 4 consisting of 200 acres.  Ticket dated Sept. 24, 1784 at Bay Quintee and sigend by Deputy Surveyor General; John Deane then traded this lot for an equivalent lot in Fredericksburg to Peter Van Skiver; Demorest, of Sophiasburgh Towp claim # 111 in 1803 Peter Valleau stated Christian Peterson to Moses Dean drew this lot.  Certificate to Peterson and Dean lost.  Memorest made improvements on this lot after purchase 10 years ago 1793

Source: Settler land owner - The first heir and Devisee Commission for the Midland District 1797-1803 by Linda Corupe, email Bonny Campbell, May 2012

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6. Deans in the Quinte area

Corbin Dean 1836
Corbin? S? Dean, ensign
Source: 1836 Northumberland Militia return

The individual in the Northumberland Militia was Samuel Corbin (also seen as Corban) Dean who married an Eliza Hall. He was born in New York in 1801 to Weston Dean and Sally Warner. He died 14 Fev 1883 in Brighton, Northumberland County, Ontario.
Source: email from Bonny Campbell, Jun 2009

Esther Dean 1845
Our beloved Friend Esther Deane attended this meeting with a minute from Yonge Street Monthly Meeting expressing unity with her prospect of attending some of our meetings her company has been acceptable to us.
Source: West Lake Monthly Meeting Women (Orthodox) 1828 - 1851, C-4-1, Ameliasburgh, 15 8th month 1839, p 279

Daniel Dean of NY
There is a Daniel Dean in Dutchess County, NY, Quaker who marries Elizabeth Leavens in 1780. Three of Elizabeth Leavens siblings (Joseph, Benjamin and Catherine) settled in Prince Edward County and it is possible that the Dean's did as well. The above Daniel and Elizabeth had children named Daniel Dean and Mary (Polly) who married a Young.  It is likely that the Daniel Dean named in the 1797 Nine Partner minutes is this same person and he would have travelled to Adolphustown to meet the settlers who wished to establish a meeting at Adolphustown. Maybe at this time he considered bringing his family to Canada.

Bonny Campbell writes; "I emailed the individual doing Dutchess County Family Research Books and he stated that Daniel Dean that married Elizabeth Leavens died in 1830 in Dutchess County." This may end the debate but needs to be verified.

1797 QUAKER MINUTES
At Ninepartners Quarterly Meeting held 9th of 8th mo 1797
The subject of a Visit to Friends in Upper Canada agreeable to the prospect and Accommundations of Our Yearly Meeting as expressed in the extracts now come under the sole consideration of this meeting and is ? concerned with and the attention of this meeting turned to the appointment of a Committee to unite with the committee appointed by the Yearly meeting on this weighty and Intrefting subject and to that service the following Friends are appointed (Viz) Henry Hull Daniel Dean, Jonathan Sowle, Enoch Dorland, Trip Mofhier, Reuben Haight, Garret Burtice Joseph Wilber, Charles Webb, David Reynolds and Joseph Talcot.. Taken from the Minutes of The aforesaid Meetings   By Tiddeman Hull Clerk
Source: Adolphustown Monthly Meeting Minutes 1798 – 1813, Quaker Archives: O-2-1, p. 02

CHILDREN
Elizabeth Leavens m Daniel Dean, a farmer and had –
(III).     Mary (Polly) Dean – mar.  -  Young and settled on the Caleb Williams farm, Bloomfield.

             Daniel Dean – mar.       settled the homestead in Dutchess Co.
The "Bowerman" Family of Canada Descendants of Ichabod Bowerman of Dutchess Co., NY 1683 - 1796 by Albert C. Bowerman, MB, Bloomfield, Can, July 1904, tissue carbon copy, AC Bowerman Records, Marion Cronk Fonds, Quaker Archives, p. 53 (folder 5-4-6, image 155

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7. Deans who appear in Upper Canada records outside the Quinte area


Stephen Dean of NY 1779

“A complaint came to this meeting by way of last Preparative at Oswego against Icabed Boreman [sic] for being neglectful in attending our meetings and sleeping in meeting when there; also for keeping unsivel people in his House and selling liquor; therefore this meeting appoints Zebulon Hoxsie and Stephen Dean to treat with him on that account and make a report to next Monthly Meeting”.
Source: Ichabod Bowerman was a member of the “Oswego Preparative Meeting of Friends” under "Great Nine Partner’s” Mo. Mtg. in Dutchess Co. N.Y.; 19th Mar. 1779, as written in
The Bowerman" Family of Canada Descendants of Ichabod Bowerman of Dutchess Co., NY 1683 - 1796 by Albert C. Bowerman, MB, Bloomfield, Can, July 1904, tissue carbon copy, AC Bowerman Records, Marion Cronk Fonds, Quaker Archives, p. 53 (folder 5-4-6, image 25

Mathias Dean 1790, Matilda Township, Dundas Co
2 Nov 1790, Matilda Tp,, Mathias Dean, late private soldier in General Read Hogle Regimant, requests 200 acres having drawn no lands.wishes to become an inhabitant in the District of Lunenburg. Granted.
Source: Mathias Dean, Matilda, 1790, UCLP 1777-1795, Misc D/33, V171, C-1885

Ezra Dean 1793, Niagara area
1. Navy Hall, 23 May 1793, The petition of Ezra Dean and associates ... are still desirous of forming a settlement ...  to grant 200 acres each ....  granted 20 000 acres in the Chipawaand Welland and the same to be kept open for two years.
2. Hillsdale, Columbia County, NY, 24 Mar 1794, From the proclamation of 7 Feb 1792 "to encourage Migration to Canada from all parts of America" asking for a township of land ... we formed an Association ... and sent forth our agent Mr Dean  ... ordering that twenty thousand acres of land in the Township of Welland on the Chipwa Creek for two years  ...
[signed] Beriah Phelps, Abraham Holdridge, Timothy Younglove, John Vanghan?, Jonathan Davenport. On the fold it names Gaius Dean as the agent for the above men. (68)
3. 26 June 1795, above grant extended for two more years. Petitions for the land to erect an iron works and forge.
[Note; Does the name Gaius Dean written on the fold imply a relation with Ezra Dean?]
Sources: Ezra Dean and Co., 1793, UCLP, D1/ 13, 65, 66 and 68, V149, C-1742

Josiah Dean 1798 Blenheim (Oxford County)
Adolphustown, 24 May 1798, The memorial of Josiah Deane, son of Lieut Samuel Deane, prays that his proportion of lands, usually allowed to the sons of subaltern reduced officers may be assigned him .. ordered 400 acres as son of Lieut under new regulations .. entered page 119
[Note: Adolphustown was an administrative centre and he made his petition there. Probably the same man as below. Check the land books to see what he was granted to verify.]
Source: Josiah Dean, Adolphustown, 1798, UCLP, D4/45, V151, C-1743

York, 9 Jun 1798, Your petitioner has lately arrived ... wishes to settle ... has brought cattle ... expects his family in three months .. he has leased, plowed and planted six acres  ... well known to Mr Horne rof Blenheim and desirous to occupy a lot in that Township  prays for Lot 9 on Dundas St [signed] Josiah F Dean ... granted 200 acres
Source: Josiah F Dean, Dundas Street, Blenheim, 1798, UCLP, D4/18, V151, C-1743

Silas Dean and wife Polly Dean 1805 Blenheim
York, 14 May 1805, Silas Dean, Blenheim, yeoman, has been upwards of two years in the province with family of wife and three children has property of 100 pounds upwards and taken the oath of allegiance prays for 200 acres. Land granted
"On 4 Oct 1799, Silas Dean, 22 years of age, born in NY ... took the oath of allegiance"
Source: Silas Dean, UCLP, Blenheim, 1805, D9/6, V153, C-1744

Burford London District, 26 Jan 1807, Polley Dean of Oxford County, daughter of Nathan Burtch of Blenheim Township, UE Loyalist, that she is married to Silas Dean and has never received land and prays for 200 acres of land as a DUE. Granted.
Source: Polly Dean (Burtch), Blenheim, 1807, UCLP, D8/44, V152, C-1744

Perez Dean 1800
York 9 Jun 1800, that Perez Dean, of Clinton, Yeoman, came to the province last winter from the State of NY with his family (wife and one child) and resides in Clinton. That your petitioners wife is is the daughter of Abel Stafford and sister of Frederick Stafford, now in Oxford, the latter of whom has applied for a lot on Dundas St, your petitioner  to reside near him.. Recommended
Source: Perez Dean, UCLP, Burlington, 1800, D5/39, V151, C-1743

From other Ancestry trees, it appears that the Perez Dean that had the land record here in Ontario and whose wife was related to Abel Stafford was the son of Perez Dean born 1744 in Taunton, Ma and Sybil Pierce born 1748 in Swansea, Bristol, Ma. Perez's brother Miel ( also seen as Mial) was born 14 Feb 1768 in North Adams, Berkshire, Ma and married Sara Stafford that was born in Plainfield , Sullivan, Ma.
Source: email from Bonny Campbell, Jun 2009

Thomas Dean 1801, Eastern Ontario

20 Feb 1801, Thomas Dean, of Augusta, has resided a number of years in the Johnstown District of the Province and has never received lands except for a land board certificate from the Eastern District which is not duly assigned  .. prays for 200 acres. "recommended for a warrant as UE if not granted before".
Source: Thomas Dean, UCLP, Augusta, UCLP, 1801, D5/50, V151, C-1743
Rec'd 9 Sep 1799, Thomas Dean has held a certificate since 1794 that is dated 1 Apr 1794 and has not yet drawn his land.
Source: Thomas Dean, UCLP, 1794, D5/2, V151, C-1743
Thomas Dean, UCLP, Grenville, 1794, Misc D/31,V171, C-1885

John Dean 1800

1 July 1800, John Dean was Received 150 acres that is in the clergy reserves ... to be rescinded [hard to read and needs to be reexamined]
Source: John Dean, UCLP, 1800, D5/21, V151, C-1743

Jonathan Dean and David Dean 1819, near city of Hamilton

Hamilton, April 1819, Elizabeth Dean is the daughter of Samuel Munroe of Yonge in the District of Johnston, UE Loyalist, married to Jonathan Dean of West Flamborough praying for 200 acres as DUE. Accompaning document states that "Jonathan Dean arrived in thsi province since the late war."

Hamilton, April 1819, Catherine Dean is the daughter of Samuel Munroe of Yonge in the District of Johnston, UE Loyalist, married to David V Dean of West Flamborough praying for 200 acres as DUE. Accompaning document states that "David V Dean arrived in thsi province since the late war."
[Note: both sets of documents are in the same hands with the same dates and people as witnesses implying that Catherine and Elizabeth are sisters and likely married two brothers as well.]
Sources: Elizabeth and Catherine Dean, (Munroe), West Flamborough, 1819, UCLP, D12/32 and 33, V155, C-1745

Visit the Descendants of David Dean and Phebe Borland website and scroll down to David (1.3) and Jonathan (1.5) for more information.

Jacob Dean, Dutchess County, NY
JACOB DEANE 1776 NY
“Lieutenant William B Alger sworn an affidavit that Jacob Deane in Charlotte Precinct, Nine Partners refused the paper emission of the Continental Congress as payment of a parcel of Deer's leather.

November 8, 1776
Whereas it appears clearly to this Committee that Jacob Deane, Solomon Haight and Solomon Eltinger are notoreiously disaffected to the American cause, which they have evinced by refusing to receive in payment the Continental currency, and endeavouring to depreciate the same: Resoved, That they be forwith removed to Exeter in the State of of New Hampshire, there to remain, at their own expense, under such restrictions as to the General Court, or the Council or Committee of Safety of the said State shall appear most advisable.”
 
Interesting that this Jacob Dean was in Nine Partners. I found that it was interesting that a Jacob Dean around the same age as my Isaac married an Elizabeth Mosher, daughter of Philip Mosher and Rhuame Palmer (members of Nine Partners). Obviously this Jacob Dean was born around 1749 so at least one generation older than the Jacob Dean that married Elizabeth Mosher. I still have not connected why Elizabeth, Isaac's second wife left one third of Isaac Dean's property to Irena Mosher. It would be nice to know what happened to the Jacob Dean who went to Sunbury New Brunswick.
Source: email Bonny Campbell, Feb 2010

OSWEGO 1779
The minutes of 7th. Mo. further explains that ... This meeting taking into consideration the appeal of Echabed Boreman [Ichabod Bowerman] from the judgement of this meeting appoints the following Friends to attend the next Quarterly Meeting with the minutes and papers relating thereto and speak to it as need shall require; viz. Izrael Titus - Samuel Dorland - Paul Hoag - Edward Palmer - Jacob Dean - Samuel Hallock'.
Source: Oswego Preparative Meeting, [Quaker], 1779, page 11, AC Bowerman 1916

JACOB DEAN of NY, a Thurlow connection
My 3rd great grandmother was Rachel Dean who married Stephen Lawrence who came to Thurlow in the late 1790s from Dutchess County. Rachel was the daughter of Jacob Dean and she was mentioned in his will dated 3 February 1795 as were her siblings. Rachel died prior to Stephen making his will in 1816 and passing away at Thurlow on 30 June, 1821. Stephen appears to have been well off as he purchased 400 acres from John Fairman being Lots 9 and 10 plus the broken front on the Bay of Quinte. His brother Cornelius arrived in the area in 1800 and he purchased 1240 acres of land in Sidney Township from John Ferguson and his wife Magdalen (nee Johnson) of Kingston for 750 pounds. Stephen's sister Polly came to Canada with her husband Sam Badgley and family in 1789 and other Lawrence family members arrived with Stephen in the 1790s.

I am not aware of Jacob Dean coming to Canada. It appears that Stephen Lawrence was accompanied to Canada with the families of Daniel Lawrence, Stephen and Lawrence Halstead. Stephen Halstead was married to Stephen Lawrence's daughter Parmela. Stephen and Lawrence Halstead were brothers and their mother Martha Lawrence was a sister of Stephen Lawrence and was married to Thomas Halstead 1735-1806.

Stephen Lawrence was a Baptist minister as well as a farmer according to his daughter Amelia and she also states that her grandfather, likely Jacob Lawrence, was very well off. Stephen had his land confiscated however we are not aware of the reason as most Dutchess records from this period were destroyed in a fire of the NY Archives in 1911.
Source: Email Don Kellaway, Feb 2012

1795 WILL OF JACOB DEAN, DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY
I Jacob Dean of Clinton town, Dutchess County state of New York yeoman being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, first I empower authorize and order my executers hereafter named to call in all my debts due on to me and all my debts to be paid and if my debts due unto me are not sufficient to pay my debts so much of my moveable estate to be sold as will pay and satisfy my just debt, I give and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Dean one hundred pounds a note or writing which I have from him for the payment of that same. I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife the one third part of as the remaining part of my moveable estate in lieu of her dowry as also the use of the one third of my house and farm--whereon I now dwell as long as she remains my widow I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel Lawrance the one third part of all that now remaineth of my moveable estate and unto my daughter Ruth’s children I give one third part of it, and the other third part of my moveable estate I give to my daughter Marys children, I give and bequeath unto my daughters Sarah Elizabeth and Ruth five shillings to each of them, I give and bequeath unto my son Moses Dean that part of my land whereon he now lives as far south as a line running from the south west corner of that acre of land I sold to James Brown westerly parallel with the north line until it comes to the creek then running up the creek to Isaac Albertsons land I give and beqeath unto my sons Jonathan Dean and Jacob Dean and to their heirs and assigns all the remaining tract of land and apportenances whereas I now direct be equally divided between them two, And lastly I hereby nominate constitute and name my so this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have put my name and seal the third day of the second month one thousand seven hundred and ninety five. [3 Feb 1795]
Jacob Dean (LS)

Signed sealed published and delivered to be the last will and testament of him the said Jacob Dean in this the presence of us. Isaac Albertson, Isaac Lamoree his mark X, John Albertson, N.B. that the word into/ is interlined between the ninth and tenth lines from the top and in the thirty fourth from the top was Day is interlined. Dutchess County for Be it remembered that on the nineteenth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety six personally appeared before me Gilbert Livingston Surrogate of the said county Isaac Albertson of Dutchess County farmer who on his own affirmation declared and Isaac Lamoree of the same place farmer who on his oaths declared that they respectively did see Jacob Dean sign and seal the annexed written instrument purporting to be the will of the said Jacob Dean bearing date the third day of the second month one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament. That at the time thereof he the said Jacob Dean was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of them the affirmant and deponent and that they the said affirmant and deponent as also John Albertson feverally fulfilled the said will as witnesses thereto in the testators presence.
Gilbert Livingston (L.S.)

The people of the state of New York by the grace of God and independent. To all to whom These presents shall come or may concern send greetings know ye, that at Poughkeepsie, Dutchess county on this the nineteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety six before Gilbert Livingston Esquire Surrogate of the said county, the last will and testament of Jacob Dean deseased/ a copy whereof is hereunto annexed and allowed of by us, and the said deseased having whilst he lived and at the time of his death goods, chattels or credits within this state by means whereof the proving and registering the said will and is granting administrations of all and singular the said goods, chattels and credits and also the auditing allowing and fix and discharging the account thereof doth belong unto us, The administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased, and any way concerning his will is granted unto Jonathan Dean and Nathaniel Powell the executors in the said will named they being first duly affirmed will and faithfully to administer the same, and to make and exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said goods chattels and credits also to under a just and true account thereof when the accounts required, In testimony whereof we have caused the seal of office of our said Surrogate to be hereunto affixed, Witness Gilbert Livingston Esquire Surrogate of the said county at Poughkeepsie the nineteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety six and of our independence and of our independence the twenty-first.
Gilbert Livingston

Dutchess County to be recorded the preceding will of Jacob Dean “him the said” and “in the” interlined. The certificates of the proofs the and letters testamentary thereon “the” interlined.
October 1st, 1796
Gilbert Livingston Surrogate
Jonathan Dean one of the Ex’ took the will-Oct 22nd, 1796 Gilbert Livingston

Source: Email Don Kellaway, Feb 2012, no citation given for the will

Friend's Burial Ground in Dutchess County NY:
Ann Dean born 1836,  GCL Dean died 1829m  Hannah B died 1960 at 61,
Jonathon Dean born March 27 1747 and died Feb 16 1813
Julia Dean wife of Edwin

Petitions not yet examined
Huldah Dean, LB C, 1833-35, 394, V21, C-101? or likely LB Q, V35, C-105
Thomas Dean, UCLP, Grenville, 1794, Misc D/31,V171, C-1885
Perez Dean, UCLP, 1797-1800, D/502
Weston Dean, UCLP, Hamilton, 1805, UCLP, Leases/35, V172, C-1885
Samuel Dean, UCLP, Saltfleet, 1802, D5/51, V151, C-1743
Samuel Dean, UCLP, 1804, D7/11, V152, C-1743
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