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The Andrew James Dean Family History

Updated September 6, 2000

I am searching for information abut these ancestors:
JOHN DEAN m MARY MOORE. Lived in Maryland in 1700's.
Son GEORGE, b abt 1776 in St. Mary's MD. d March 14, 1856 in Perry Co., MO. m ELIZABETH BROWN, Jan. 14, 1803 in St Mary's Co., Maryland.

Daughter, ELIZABETH b 1795 in Maryland. She married STEPHEN DOLSON in Missouri.

JOHN "HON" REICHMAN lived in Iowa.
Daughter ROSA b July 9, 1862, m WILLIAM STEPHEN DEAN in 1878.

I have been researching my family history for several years and have identified the Dean and James families to late 1700's. At about that time they moved from Maryland to Missouri. I would like to hear from anyone who has information about them from Maryland and where they came from before that.

My Dolson ancestors have been traced back to 1640's when they first arrived on this continent. Two Dolson ancestors were soldiers in the Revolutionary War and one, Stephen Dolson, my great, great grandfather, was in the War of 1812. He lived in New York at the time and later went to Missouri. About 1845 he relocated to Iowa with his wife, Elizabeth James and 4 children. Stephen had 3 wives in his lifetime and 19 children.

The Perry County (Missouri) Historical Society has been a great help in providing information about my family as far back as early 1800's in that area.

In their quarterly publication, Vol. 15, Number 1, 1997, they have printed the first installment of over 40 letters written by my great grandfather, George Washington Dean, to his wife, Harriet Ann Dolson, while he was a Union soldier in the Civil War. George was killed in battle at Black River Bridge, MS. in May 1863.

I would be pleased to share my information.

See reports appended to bottom of this page.
Andrew James Dean
123 Acacia Drive #613
Indian Head Park, IL 60525-4469

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