George Roger Dean

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Name George Roger Dean
Born 1737 Scotland
Gender M
Died 1815 Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky
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Family Mary Campbell b. (1739, Londonderry, Ireland) d. (1825-07-21, Xenia, Green County, Ohio)
Married 1759-00-00, Scotland
Children 2 Mary Dean b. (1780, Kentucky) d. (1857-11-23, Xenia, Green County, Ohio)
1 Daniel Dean b. (1766-10-20, Tobermore, Londonderry, Ireland) d. (1843-01-24, Caesars Creek, Green County, Ohio)
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Daniel Dean, born Oct. 20, 1766, in Ulster, Ireland was a son of George Roger Dean, which DAR archival records list as a Pennsylvania sergeant and militiaman in the 1770s, along with his elder brothers James and David Dean

George Roger Dean came to the US just before the Revolutionary War. Possible date of birth 1735


by Frances M. Smith “Dene of Dene in the forest of Dene” and “Dene of Deneland” are family designations centuries old.

The Denes pride themselves upon their Saxon descent, and accordingly, the prefix “at” is frequently used in conjunction with the name, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. De Dene, de Dyne, and de Deyne are also found in the records up to the reign of Henry VIII.

Den or dene is the Saxon word for valley, a word still in use.

Robert de Den was “pincerna”, or Butler to Edward the Confessor. Ralph de la Dene, Hampshire, was living at the end of the twelfth century. Five of the family had the honor of knighthood during the reign of Edward I, and are named in the “Roll of Knight” in that era.

Henry Dene was Lord Chancellor under Henry VII, Sir Richard Deane was mayor of London at the end of the seventeenth century, and Sir Anthony Deane was high in naval affairs.

At Springfield Castle, in Ireland, may be seen portraits of Moses Deane and his wife, dressed in the style of Covenanters. They were the parents of Matthew Deane who purchased large estates in Ireland. … given a baronetage by Queen …?

Two of the first settlers in Taunton, Mass. were John and Walter Deane, from _____ near Taunton or Taunton Deane, Somersetshire, England, a stronghold of the Deanes. Before their arrival, however, Stephen Deane had reached these shores, a passenger on the Fortune, 1621. He built the first cornmill in Plymouth Colony. In 1627 he bought one acre of land of Philip Delanoy, and built a house for himself and his newly made wife, Elizabeth. About six years later he purchased for 20 lbs. of William Bradford, “Gent”, a house in the center of Plymouth village. His wife survived him and was married in 1635 to Josiah Cooke.

The children of Elizabeth and Stephen were Elizabeth, who married William Twining, and Susanna, who married first Joseph Rogers and second Stephen Snow.

The American family of colonial days always spelled the name with a final “e”.

The land which the two colonists purchased at Taunton is still owned by descendants.

Walter Deane was a Deputy to the Plymouth Court in 1648, and Selectman of Taunton for nearly two years. His wife was Eleanor, sister of Elder John Strong of Northampton.

John Deane, Walter’s brother, also held public office. His son, born about 1639, is said to have been the first white child born in Taunton. He married Sarah, daughter of Deacon Samuel Edson. Thomas, another son of John, married Katherine Stephens.

Silas Deane, Commissioner of the Court of France during the American Revolution, was a great-grandson of James Deane, of Stonington, Conn., who is thought to have been a nephew of John and Walter. Silas Deane was one of the Connecticut delegates to the first Congress in 1774. He was so active in fitting out the naval forces that he was called the “Father of the Revolutionary Marine”.

A roster of officers of the Continental Army includes the following names: From Massachusetts, Captains Walter and Thomas Dean, and Lieutenant Ebenezer; From Connecticut, Ensign Jonathan; From Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Samuel; From Maryland, Major John Dean, Jedediah Dean whose wife was Margaret Bristol, was also a Revolutionary soldier.

The Coat of Arms ascribed to John and Walter Deane is blazoned; Gules, a lion, couchant, guardant, or on a chief argent, three crescents of the field.

Crest: a demi-lion rampant, or in his dexter paw a crescent gules. Motto: Forti et fideli nihil difficile. This coat of armor belonging to the family founded by Richard de Dene, time of Edward III, but without the motto, which is used by Baron Muskerry of Deane of Ireland. He, however, has different arms, with angels winged and bearing palm branches for supporters.

There are a number of coats of arms belonging to different branches of the family blazoned for the name spelled Dean, Deane, and Deans.

George Roger Dean 1735 “Dumfries, Scotland” Mary Campbell 1763 “Argyllshire, Scotland” 1815 “Mount Sterling, KY” “Roger Dean was in the Colonial Line from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His brothers, James and David Jr., also fought the British. While in America, Roger Dean lost contact with his wife Mary who, with her sister Anne, had been orphaned and children and were reared at Castle Inveraray by their uncle, the Duke of Argyll. After the war, son Daniel, 18, emigrated from Tobermore, Ulster, to Philadelphia in 1784. Father and son relocated to Kentucky. Daniel wed Jannet Steele of Augusta Co., Va., and then brought his mother and sister through Wilmington NC, to reside with them in Mount Sterling. Daniel and Jannet, in 1812, moved to Greene Co., Ohio, and reared 11 children on acreage west of Xenia, now Dean Family Farm historic site. ” family archives