Biography of James A. Dean
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





JAMES A. DEAN was born in Caroline, Tompkins county, June 4, 1820, and was the son of Samuel Dean, a prominent man and pioneer of that region. James was brought up on a farm, but at the age of sixteen begam to learn the carpenter's trade. At twenty he was a journeyman and from that until the present time, with a brief exception of five or six years, he has been a carpenter and contractor. In 1841 he came to the town of Owego and has since lived in the village or town. Mr. Dean has been twice married. His first wife, with whom he married on April 25, 1844, was Julia L. Beecher, by whom he had nine children, six of whcrn are now living. His second wife, whom he married July 28, 1892, was Huldah Phelps, daughter of Bradford Phelps, of Owego.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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