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James Edwin Spears (2) [Parents] was born on 22 Oct 1798 in Marlboro County, SC. He died on 3 Sep 1871. He married Deborah Bethea on 12 Jan 1820.

Deborah Bethea was born in 1802 in Marlboro County, SC. She died before 1890. She married James Edwin Spears (2) on 12 Jan 1820.


Hezekiah Doane Jr. [Parents] was born on 30 Mar 1711 in MA. He died about 1770 in NH. He married Thankful Bickford before 1745.

Thankful Bickford was born after 1715. She died after 1746. She married Hezekiah Doane Jr. before 1745.

They had the following children:

  F i Ruhamah Doane (2)

William Wiley Brown [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born on 12 May 1829 in Conecuh County, AL. He died on 14 Apr 1907. He was buried on 16 Apr 1907 in Gibbs Chapel Cemetery, Blount County, AL. He married Susan Jane Biggs in 1871.

Other marriages:
Gray, Phoebe Caroline
Everault, Ann

William Wiley Brown fought in the 2nd Alabama Cavalry during the
American Civil War.
Source: Kenny Brown <TwoTreesKLB@aol.com>

Susan Jane Biggs was born in 1838. She died after 1881. She married William Wiley Brown in 1871.

They had the following children:

  F i Caroline Brown (3) was born in 1871. She died after 1920.
  F ii Eliza Brown was born in 1873. She died in 1943.
  M iii George Willis Brown was born in 1874. He died in 1950.
  M iv Charles Mitchell Brown was born in 1876. He died in 1941.
  M v Walter A. Brown was born in 1877. He died in 1939.
  M vi Elbert Brown (2) was born in 1881. He died in 1926.

Richard John Taylor [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born on 18 Jul 1903 in Baltimore, Baltimore City County, MD. He died on 9 Apr 1987 in MD. He married Elizabeth Dorothy Bilz about 1924 in MD.

Richard J. Taylor and Elizabeth had five children, according to the
1930 Census: Catherine M., Mary M., Richard J., Lawrence P., and
Veronica C.

Elizabeth Dorothy Bilz 1 was born in 1905 in MD. She died in 1987. She married Richard John Taylor about 1924 in MD.


John Merrill [Parents] was born in 1545 in England. He died in 1600 in England. He married Prudence Bird before 1570 in England.

Prudence Bird was born in 1550 in England. She died in 1609 in England. She married John Merrill before 1570 in England.

They had the following children:

  M i Nathaniel Merrill

Thomas McClammy Sr. was born in 1675 in Scotland. He died in 1744 in New Hanover County, NC. He married Catherine Bishop about 1700.

Catherine Bishop was born about 1680. She died after 1705 in New Hanover County, NC. She married Thomas McClammy Sr. about 1700.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas McClammy Jr.

Charles Edward Dean [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born on 14 Jan 1831 in AL. He died on 5 Jun 1864. He married Martha Blackmon on 19 Sep 1852 in AL.

Martha Blackmon 1 was born on 17 Sep 1832 in Conecuh County, AL. She died on 16 May 1891 in Monroe County, AL. She married Charles Edward Dean on 19 Sep 1852 in AL.

They had the following children:

  M i William Pierce Dean 1 was born on 27 Jan 1854 in AL. He died about 1893 in AL.
  M ii Lawrence Sermon Dean 1 was born about 1855 in AL. He died after 1860.
  M iii John Levi Dean 1 was born on 1 Oct 1857 in AL. He died on 1 Jun 1915 in AL.
  F iv Mary Isabella Dean was born on 19 Apr 1861 in AL. She died on 20 Apr 1940 in AL.

Nathaniel Merrill [Parents] was born in 1570 in Suffolk, England. He died in 1626 in England. He married Mary Blacksol on 20 Feb 1592.

Mary Blacksol was born about 1570 in England. She died after 1601 in England. She married Nathaniel Merrill on 20 Feb 1592.

They had the following children:

  M i Nathaniel Merrill (2)

James Irvin Cook [Parents] 1 was born on 6 Mar 1848 in Conecuh County, AL. He died on 21 Jan 1916 in Sabine Parish, LA. He was buried on 22 Jan 1916 in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, Florien, Sabine Parish, LA. He married Mary Ann Blackwell in 1887 in Sabine Parish, LA.

Other marriages:
Higdon, Emily C.

Mary Ann Blackwell was born on 28 Apr 1873. She died on 16 Aug 1955. She married James Irvin Cook in 1887 in Sabine Parish, LA.


Letcher Bethune Dean [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 was born on 8 Feb 1886 in Bluff Springs, Escambia County, FL. He died on 2 Oct 1959 in Tyler, Smith County, TX. He was buried on 6 Oct 1959 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, TX. He married Addie Lee Blades on 3 Oct 1943.

Other marriages:
Alexander, Nellye Blithe

Letcher B. Dean and Nellye Blythe Alexander became guardians of three
orphaned children in April 1928: Helen, James, and Dorothy Menefee.
They are listed in the Dean household in the 1930 Census.
Letcher Dean was a partner in the Dean Brothers grocery business,
with brothers Leslie and Fred. He was the founder of the Arp Nursery
Company in Arp, TX., one of the highest-producing nurseries in the
state. It supplied plant stock to large retail distributors such as
Jackson & Perkins. The Arp Nursery Company had a branch office in
Waco, McLennan County, TX., presumably operated by his brother Fred
Dean. In the 800 block of Elm Avenue in Waco, some homes are
surrounded by large pecan and persimmon trees, the types of trees
sold by the company between 1938 and 1942.
Letcher was a charter member of the Texas Rose Research Foundation,
and held memberships in the local and regional American Associations
of Nurserymen. He donated a silver trophy bowl to represent the Arp
Award, given anually by the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association,
recognizing those whose service to the industry exemplify not only
dedication but the highest in ethical values and business standards.
- 2004 Joe Defazio <ancestor2b@yahoo.com>

Addie Lee Blades was born on 5 Mar 1903. She died on 6 Aug 1981 in Tyler, Smith County, TX. She was buried on 10 Aug 1981 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, TX. She married Letcher Bethune Dean on 3 Oct 1943.

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