Some DEAN Family Gleanings
By Kay Bradley
At a court held in and for the county of Franklin on the 10th day of March 1834 it is ordered to be Certified that it appears to
the Court by satisfactory evidence that, Robert Dean a Soldier in the Revolutionary War, died intestate, and that Cooper Dean and Hearty Ham are his only
children and Heirs at law
At a court held in and for the County of Franklin on the 10th day of March 1834 it is ordered to be Certified that it appears to the court by satisfactory
evidence that Philip Dean a soldier in the Revolutionary War died intestate and that Cooper Dean and Hearty Ham are his next of kin and only heirs at law
In the AMERICAN PRISONERS OF THE REVOLUTION
by Danske Dandridge, the appendix lists a Phillip Deane as a prisoner of the British prison ship, the "Old Jersey." This book includes data from the British
Archives and on a list of Capt Sheppard's Company. Nine of the names including Phillip's are listed. The book states "The officers were well-treated but
most of the enlisted men were ill and poorly fed and a lot of them died.
They were buried on shore and many washed out to sea.
At a court held in and for the county of franking on he 10th day of march 1834 It is ordered to be certified that Sterling Dean a soldier in the
Revolutionary War died intestate and that Cooper Dean and Hearty Ham are his next of kin and only heirs at law
S. Pattinson, Clerk of Franklin County
DEAN Family Marriage Bonds:
Franklin County NC Marriage Bonds 1779-1868 Stephen E. Bradley Jr.
page 12 Green Cook to Elizabeth Park 2 Jan 1836 Henry G. Dean witness S. Patterson clerk
page 24 John E. Gupton to Mary Dean 9 Dec 1846 William Gupton witness Y. Patterson clerk
page 24 Littleberry Ham to Manerva Dean 7 Feb 1848 Jordan S. Ham witness Y. Patterson clerk
page 35 Parker Leonard to Martha Dean 8 May 1843 Geo. W. Gupton
page 36 James Loyd to Mildred Collins 27 Sept 1832 Henry G. Dean witness S. Patterson
(Loyd is spelled with one L as I have discovered in many other records/kb)
Deed book 23
Franklin County NC
Cooper Dean (DEEN) sold his interest as heir at law of Robert DEEN, deceased, for that to which he may be entitled for his miliary service in the
Continental Line of N.C. in the War of the Revolution, June 14 1822
Franklin County NC Tax lists Stephen E. Bradley Jr 1785-1810
page 42 : 1806 Cooper Dean, 1wp
49 1807 Cooper Dean, 1wp
55 1808 Cooper Dean, 1wp
71 1810 Cooper Dean, 1 wp
1830 Federal Census Franklin County NC Stephen E. Bradley Jr.
274 Cooper Dean FW 1M15-20 1M 50-60 1F 5-10 3F 10-15 1F 15-20 1F
Cooper Dean note due in 1821
notes due to Archd. Davis
Franklin county NC will book G
executors Edward Alston & Archd. H Davis
Franklin County, North Carolina Will Book L. pp. 53-64
Will Cooper Dean dec'd
COOPER DEAN 1841 WILL
I Cooper Dean of the County of Franklin and State of North Carolina being old & weak in body but of sound & xxxxxx mind and memory do make this my last will
& testament viz, I give & bequest to my dear & loving wife Elizabeth all my Estate real & personal so long as she may live excepting the following xxxxxx,
to Wit I give & bequeath to my daughter Martha one Bed & furniture, one Cow & Calf and one heifer- I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary one bed &
furniture, one cow & calf and one heifer - I give and bequeath to my daughter Minerva one bed & furniture. one cow & calf and one heifer - and at the death
of my wife Elizabeth it is my will that my son Henry G. Dean shall have my land that I now live on , and it is further my will that at the death of my wife
Elizabeth all the property above xxxxxx to her except the land shall he equally divided between my three daughters Martha, Mary, & Minerva. I have
heretofore given to Matthew Turner & Eller Leonard one bed & furniture, one cow & calf & one heifer which is my will that they may have. What debts I may
owe it is my will & desire that my Executors shall collect what may be owing to me and pay them off, if enough, and if not enough the balance to be paid out
of the property xxxxx to my wife above and if I have more money owing to me than xxxxx pay off my debts I wish my wife to have the overplus - and I do
hereby appoint & authorize my son Henry G. Dean and Eller Leonard to act as my Executors to carry into effect this my last will & testament - In Testimony
whereof have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the 11 th day of May 1841.
Cooper Dean ("+" his mark)
Signed & Sealed in the
his presence of
Geo. W. Stamper
State of North Carolina
Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions March Term 1842.
I certify that the foregoing will was exhibited in open court for probate and the execution thereof was duly proved by the oath of George W. Stamper, a
subscribing witness thereto, and was thereupon ordered to be Recorded & filed.
S. Patterson. clk.