Biography of William N. Dean
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Dean, William N., is descended from Eli Dean, born in Danbury, Conn., in 1749, and died in 1814. He was a soldier of the Revolution, and fought at Bunker Hill, where he was taken prisoner after being wounded. His son, Nelson, was born in Canaan, Conn., in 1805, and settled in Carlton in 1839. He died in 1853, and his wife, Mary A. Andrews, born 1813, died in July, 1893. Their children were: William N., born in Canaan, Conn., in 1837; George W., born 1839 in South Canaan, and still lives in the same town; Julia A., born 1841, died April 11, 1868; John H., born May 20, 1843, died 1852; Mary L., born May 28, 1846; Sanford H., born August 14, 1852, died October 24, 1886. Our subject attended the common schools at Carlton, and later graduated at the Albion Academy in 1860. He has always followed farming and lived on the homestead of 108 acres. He is a Republican, and has served as assessor five terms, and justice of the peace, was elected supervisor in 1893, and reelected in 1894. He enlisted in the late war and sworn in the regular army, but thrown out on account of throat difficulty, afterwards enlisted twice in the volunteer service, and again rejected for the same reason. He is a Mason, of Renovation Lodge No. 97, Albion. February 23, he married Genevieve Porter, torn in 1848, a daughter of Alonzo Porter, born in 1818, who married Phebe Phillips, born in 1827. Our subject has two children: Harry P., born February 23, 1877, and George A., born September 8, 1878. Mr. Dean has taught schools winters for eighteen seasons, holding a State certificate from Nel Gilmore.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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