Descendants of John Dean



First Generation


1. John Dean 1 2, son of William Dean, was born about 1602 in Chard, Somersetshire, ENG 1 and died between 25 Apr 1660 And 7 Jun 1660 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 22 Jul 1634; South Chard, Somerset, England 3. Received certain fields & personal property in his father's will.

2. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 4 Dec 1638; Plymouth Colony, MA 2 4.

3. Settler; 1638; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 5. Listed among the first settlers.

4. Military Service; Aug 1643; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 6. Listed among the men ages 16 to 60 in Plymouth Colony who were able to bear arms.

5. Investment; 1 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 7. Shareholder in the Taunton Iron Works.

6. Will; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8. [JOHN DEANE'S WILL]

[fol. 62] "Upon the 25 t of the 2cond month * 1660: 1 John Deane of Taunton .... aged sixty yeares or therabouts" made his will. It was probated at Plymouth, 7 June, 1660, "on the oathes of Leiftenant James Wyatt and Anthony Slocum."

Bequests were as follows:

To "my eldest son John Deane my Dwelling house with all my out houses with all my home ground on both sides the great river alsoe my great lott at the two mile river with my meadow att Wassonett; onely .... if God take away my eldest son before hee marry then my second son being then liveing to enjoy what I have given to my eldest son; and what I have given to my 2cond son to bee Devided between my two youngest sons or to either of them"

To "my sonne Thomas Deane my second sone all my land att Squabenansett two Devisions with the meadow ptaining to that; alsoe another pcell of meadow lying on the south side of the great river; Called the little Necke; as alsoe another pcell of meadow on the same south side of the great river lying on the east side of the meadow Called Bare need"

To "my third son Israell Deane the house and lott I bought of Clement Maxfeild and all the home land belonging therunto; alsoe another pcell of land lying between Nicholas Whites house and mistris Gilberts house att Scaddings with my meadow land lying att Scaddingsmore"

To "my two youngest sonns Isacke and Nathanaell I give my Devision of land which is agreed upon to bee layed out equally to bee Devided between- them;"

"my wife shall enjoy all my housing and lands During her life unlesse shee see cause to leave pte or the whole to my sons before her Death"

To "my Daughter Elizabeth a young Cow"

"my overseers with the Consent of my wife shall incase heer bee noe settled minnestrey in Taunton; they shall have full

* The second month was April, in old style dating.

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power to sell either the whole or pte of these my housings and lands; soe as my Children and Posteritie may remove elsewhere where they may enjoy God in his ordinances;"

"I Give all the rest of my Goods and estate .... to Allice my wife whome I make .... sole exequitrix"

[fol. 62] "I make my Brother Walter Deane and James Wyatt my overseers of this my last will"

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Hezekiah Hoar, Anthony Slocum (who signed by a mark) and James Wyatt.

7. Inventory Taken; 7 Jun 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8. 150-00-00

John married Alice unknown (Dean) 1 8.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8. Named Executrix of her husband's will.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. John Dean 1 9 was born about 1640 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1, died on 18 Feb 1716/17 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 9 and was buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 9.
   3 M    ii. Thomas Dean 1 was born about 1642 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 and died in 1697 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8. Received legacy in his father's will.

2. VR - Marriage; 5 Jan 1669/70; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 11 12 13. Married Katharine Stevens. Thomas (Deane) [T.P.R. Dean] & Katrie [dup. and T.P.R. Katrin] Stephens, Jan. 5, 1669. Intentions not published. [Deane & Katheren Stevens, P.C.R.]

3. VR - Birth of Child; 1 Feb 1670/71; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 13. Thomas Dean the son of Thomas Deane was borne the first of february 1670

4. VR - Death of Child; 26 Feb 1670/71; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 13. Thomas Dean the son of Thomas Dean died the 26th of february 1670

5. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Feb 1671/72; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 13. Hannah Dean the Daughter of Thomas Deane was borne the 14th of february 1671

   4 M    iii. Israel Dean 8, died after 7 Aug 1677.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8. Received legacy in his father's will.

He never married.

   5 M    iv. Isaac Dean 9, died before 11 Apr 1710 9.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 24 Jzn 1677; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 13 14. Isack & Hana Leonard [T.P.R. Hannah Lennard], Jan. 24, 1677. [Hanna Leanard, P.C.R. Isaac Deane & Hannah Leonard, Jan 24, 1677/8, in Taunton, P.R. 16]

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8. Received legacy in his father's will.

3. VR - Birth of Child; 20 Nov 1678; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 15. Birth of Alice, daughter of Isack Dean & Hannah Leanard.

4. VR - Birth of Child; 16 Nov 1680; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 15. Birth of Abigail, daughter of Isack Dean & Hannah Leanard.

5. VR - Birth of Child; 24 Apr 1683; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 15. Birth of Hannah, daughter of Isack Dean & Hannah Leanard.

6. VR - Birth of Child; 25 Apr 1685; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 15. Birth of Nathaniel, son of Isack Dean & Hannah Leanard.

7. Lands Recorded; 9 Jul 1689; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 16. Named in the quit claim deed by Maj. William Bradford, as son & heir to Gov. William Bradford who held the patent to the colony in his own name, to the inhabitants of Taunton, formerly known as Cohannet.

   6 M    v. Nathaniel Dean 8 9, died between 1660-1677 9.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8 9. Received legacy in his father's will.

   7 F    vi. Elizabeth Dean 8 9 was born about 1650 9 and died in 1734 9.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8 9. Received legacy in her father's will.

Elizabeth married Josiah Edson 17, son of Samuel Edson and Susanna Orcutt. (Josiah Edson was born in 1651 in Salem, Essex Co., MA 17 and died on 7 Oct 1734 17.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 18. to my other two sons Joseph Edson and Josiah Edson my musket Sword and
Bandaleers." Also named co-Executor with his mother, Susanna Olcutt, and brother Samuel Edson.

2. VR - Birth of Child; 26 Feb 1704/05; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Sarah Edson, [daughter of Josiah Edson & Sarah his wife] was born February the 26 Anno Dom 1704/5

3. VR - Birth of Child; 6 Apr 1706; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Abiah Edson was born April the Sixth Anno Dom 1706

4. VR - Birth of Child; 24 Jan 1708/09; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Josiah Edson was born January 24th Anno Dom 1708/9

5. VR - Birth of Child; 3 May 1713; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Huldah Edson was born May ye third Annoq Dom 1713

6. VR - Birth of Child; 10 Jun 1715; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Abiezer Edson was born June 10th Anno Dom 1715

7. VR - Birth of Child; 11 Oct 1718; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Freelove Edson was born October ye 11th Anno Dom 1718

8. VR - Birth of Child; 28 Oct 1720; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Elijah Edson was born October 28th Anno Domi 1720


Second Generation (Children)


2. John Dean 1 9 (John1) was born about 1640 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1, died on 18 Feb 1716/17 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 9 and was buried in Ancient Burying Ground, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 9.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8. Received his father's house.

2. Lands Recorded; 9 Jul 1689; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 16. Named in the quit claim deed by Maj. William Bradford, as son & heir to Gov. William Bradford who held the patent to the colony in his own name, to the inhabitants of Taunton, formerly known as Cohannet.

3. VR - Death; 18 Feb 1716/17; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 20. 77 [Deane, [in lot with John (1724)] Gravestone record, Summer Street Burying Ground, (Neck of Land), Taunton]

4. Gravestone; 1717; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 21. "Here lieth the body of John Deane, aged 77, died in the year 1717"

John married Sarah Edson 1, daughter of Samuel Edson and Susanna Orcutt, on 17 Nov 1663 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 9 10 11. (Sarah Edson was born in 1642 in Salem, Essex Co., MA 17 and died on 18 Feb 1716/17 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 17.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 15 Jan 1688/89; Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA 18. And all within Doores all my houshold Goods and Cash to be Equally Divided among my five Daughters Elizabeth Susanna Sarah Mary and Bethiah their heirs and assignes"

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 7 Nov 1663; Plymouth Colony, MA 13. John Dean Married to Sarah Edson of Bridgwater the 7th of November 1663


Children from this marriage were:

+ 8 M    i. John Dean 2d 10 13 22 was born on 18 Sep 1674 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 13 22, died on 31 Jul 1724 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 22 and was buried on 31 Jul 1724 in Ancient Burying Ground, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 21.
   9 M    ii. Samuel Dean 1 10 22 was born on 24 Jan 1666/67 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 10 22 and died on 1 Oct 1731 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 22.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 24 Jan 1666/67; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 25.

2. VR - Marriage; 15 Dec 1692; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 26. Samuel Dean & Sarah Robinson. Intention not recorded.

3. VR - Death; 1 Oct 1731; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 27. Deacon Samuel Dean, 65 yr.; [In lot with Isaac & Jesse, Gravestone Record, Plain Burying Ground, between Broadway & Washington Street, Taunton]

   10 F    iii. Sarah Dean 10 22 was born on 9 Nov 1668 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 22.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 9 Nov 1668; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 13 28. Sarah the Daughter of John Dean borne the 9th of November 1668

2. VR - Marriage; 8 Oct 1691; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 29. Sarah Dean & Johnathan Hayward. Intentions not published.

   11 M    iv. John Dean 1 10 22 was born on 26 Jul 1670 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 10 22 and died on 6 Aug 1670 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 10 22 30.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 26 Jul 1670; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 13 31.

2. VR - Death; 6 Aug 1670; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 11 13 20. John (Deane) [T.P.R. Dean], s. John, Aug 6, 1670 [Dean, P.C.R.]

   12 F    v. Mehitabel Dean 10 13 22 was born on 9 Oct 1671 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 13 22.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 9 Oct 1671; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 13 25.

   13 F    vi. Elizabeth Dean 10 13 22 was born on 15 Mar 1675/76 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 13 22, died on 15 Mar 1748/49 1 22 and was buried on 15 Mar 1748/49 in Ancient Burying Ground, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 21.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 15 Mar 1675/76; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 13 32.

   14 F    vii. Mary Dean 1 10 was born on 15 Jul 1680 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 10 and died on 15 Mar 1748/49 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 15 Jul 1680; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 33.

   15 F    viii. Susannah Dean 1 10 was born on 13 Aug 1683 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 10 and died about 1716 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 13 Aug 1683; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 34.

   16 M    ix. Israel Dean 1 10 22 was born on 4 Aug 1685 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 10 22, died on 4 Jul 1719 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 35 and was buried in 1719 in Ancient Burying Ground, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 21.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 4 Aug 1685; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 31.

2. VR - Death; 4 Jul 1719; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 35. 34 [In lot with Israel, (1794) Gravestone record, Summer Street Burying Ground, (Neck of Land), Taunton]

3. VR - Marriage; 20 Mar 1704/05; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 14. Israell [dup. Israel] (Deane) Jr. [dup. of T.] & Caherine Bird of Dorchester.

4. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 23 Apr 1660; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 8. Received legacy in his father's will.

5. Gravestone; 4 Jul 1719; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 21. " Here lies the body of Israel Dean, aged 74, died in the year 1719, July the 4th."


Third Generation (Grandchildren)


8. John Dean 2d 10 13 22 (John2, John1) was born on 18 Sep 1674 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 10 13 22, died on 31 Jul 1724 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 22 and was buried on 31 Jul 1724 in Ancient Burying Ground, Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 21.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 18 Sep 1674; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 13 31. John Dean, s. of John 18 Sep 1674. [s. John (Deane) P.C.R.]

2. VR - Death; 31 Jul 1724; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 20. In 50th year [In lot with Hannah (1748) Gravestone record, Summer Street Burying Ground, (Neck of Land), Taunton]

3. Gravestone; 31 Jul 1724; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 21. "Here lies the body of John Dean, died July ye 31, 1724, in the 50th year of his age"

John married Hannah Bird 36, daughter of John Bird and Elizabeth Williams, on 21 Dec 1699 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 23 24. (Hannah Bird was born on 16 Dec 1677 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA 36 and died on 15 Jul 1748 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 22 30.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 16 Dec 1677; Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA 36.

2. VR - Death; 15 Jul 1748; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 30. Hannah, wife of John, 71

3. Gravestone; 15 Jul 1748; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 21. "In memory of Mrs. Hannah Dean, wife of Mr. John Dean, died July 15, 1748, in the 71st year of her age."

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 21 Sep 1669; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 23 24. John Dean of Taunton & Hannah Bird of Dorchester, Sept 21, [16]99 [?1669]. Intention not recorded.


Children from this marriage were:

   17 F    i. Elizabeth Dean 37 was born about 1714 1.

Elizabeth married Stephen Smith 37, son of John Smith, on 18 Mar 1731/32 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 38 39 40.

   18 F    ii. Mary Dean 1 was born about 1700 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 and died on 23 Mar 1780 1.
   19 M    iii. Abial Dean 1 was born about 1702 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 and died in Sep 1748 1.
   20 F    iv. Zipporah Dean 1 was born about 1703 1.
   21 M    v. John Dean 1 was born about 1705 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 and died on 19 Nov 1750 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Death; 19 Nov 1750; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 20. Lt. John Dean, 76

   22 F    vi. Hannah Dean 1 was born about 1707 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 and died on 29 Dec 1784 1.
   23 F    vii. Anna Dean 1 was born about 1709 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.
   24 F    viii. Sarah Dean 1 was born about 1711 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.
   25 M    ix. David Dean 1 was born about 1712 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1 and died on 27 Apr 1801 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Death; 27 Apr 1801; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 30. In 89th year [in lot with Mrs. Mary & Mrs. Hannah, Gravestone Record, Plain Burying Ground, between Broadway & Washington Street, Taunton]

   26 M    x. Joseph Dean 1 was born about 1716 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 24 Feb 1740/41; Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 23. Joseph Deane & Kathrine Willis, both of Taunton, Feb 24, 1741, in Taunton.

   27 M    xi. Ebenezer Dean 1 was born about 1720 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA 1.


Sources


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2. Samuel Hopkins Emery, History of Taunton, Massachusetts, from its Settlement to Present Times, (Syracuse, NY, 1893). p 36.

3. Dean, H. Clark, Eleanor Cogan, the Wife of Walter Deane of Taunton, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 147, July 1993, p. 240 & subsequent).

4. ibid. citing Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, Court Orders I (1633-1640); Nathaniel B. Shurtleff; Boston, 1855, p 105.

5. ibid. citing History of Taunton, Massachusetts; Samuel Hopkins Emery; Syracuse, 1893, p 29; & Plymouth Co. Deeds, 3:13.

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26. ibid. Vol 2, p 151.

27. ibid. Vol 3, p 71.

28. ibid. Vol 1, p 132.

29. ibid. Vol 2, p 152.

30. ibid.

31. ibid. Vol 1, p 128.

32. ibid. Vol 1, p 125.

33. ibid. Vol 1, p 129.

34. ibid. Vol 1, p 134.

35. ibid. Vol 3, p 66.

36. Vital Records of the Town of Dorchester [MA], (Early Vital Records of Suffolk Co., MA, to about 1850; Search & Research Publishing Co., Wheatridge, CO, 2000). p 16.

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