Biography of Joshua M. Dean
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Dean, Joshua M., Charlotte, North Ferrisburgh p. o., was born in Lincoln, Vt, in 1823. He purchased his farm in Charlotte of his father in 1853. where he now resides. He was justice of the peace for sixteen years, selectman for two years, and is now a director of the National Bank of Vergennes. He was married in 1845 to Lucy Miles, who was born in England in 1819. They have had two sons born to them, William Henry, who married Eliza Newton, of New York, and is now residing in Ferrisburgh,At, and James Richard, who married Alma Collins, of Monkton,Vt, and is now living and managing the home farm of 260 acres with his father. Lucy Dean was a daughter of Henry and Mary Miles, who were born in England, and settled in Monition, Vt., in 1843, where they died in 1885, at the age of ninety years. Joshua M. was a son of William and Lydia (Meade) Dean. She was born in New Hampshire on December 28, 1794, and died on October 18, 1851. He was born in Monkton, Vt, on May 13, 1795, and died in Ferrisburgh on June 1, 1874. They were married on September 23, 1819, and had a family of four children born to them, Eliza H., Joshua M., Sarah B., and William L., who is now a clergyman of the Society of Friends, and pastor of a church in Batavia, N. Y. William Dean was a son of James and Sarah (Bates) Dean, natives of Connecticut, who settled in Monkton, Vt, about 1792, but soon removed to Lincoln, Vt., where James died in 1802, and was the first white man buried in that town. His wife died in New Haven, Vt, in 1860. William Dean came to Charlotte, Vt, from Lincoln in 1825, and settled on the homestead farm now owned by his son Joshua.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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