Thanks for this post. There are many of my collaterals listed in your post
(Miller, Fordham, Blackshear, Keene, Stanley, Hall, Deen/Dean, Wynn,
Montford). The areas of Laurens, Washington, and Wilkinson County mentioned
are right where my G-G-Grandfather, James Wesley DANIEL spent his life.
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From: "John R. Clarke" <jclarke(a)rose.net
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Subject: [DANIEL-L] Fw: [[GALAUREN]] Re: Dean Family
Forward fro Laurens County, GA List. Notice the Ebenezer FOLSOME
to be Junior since Sr died in 1788 in NC.
John R. Clarke
2417 N. Patterson St:Thomasville, GA 31792
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Subject: [[GALAUREN]] Re: Dean Family
> This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list.
> Surnames: deen/dean
> Classification: Query
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> Below is the timeline for both dean/deen families living
in Laurens Co,
> in the early 1800s. AT the bottom is the info from NC:
> Laurens County Legal Records 1807-1832, collected in
> Estate of Richard Deen(s) of Laurens Co, GA 1812-1821
> **7-8-1812 Miles Smith, Sheriff of Laurens County, sold
to Richard Dean
> of Laurens County. 287 ½ acres originally granted to John Brazell.
> (resulted from Jones Walton and Co. vs. John Clark, executor of Elijah
> Clarke estate, dated 1807).
> **08-00-1812 Richard Deen, SR. named as a commissioner to view proposed
> road. This is the only mention of a Sr. in any of the legal documents
> listed for Laurens County.
> **09-06-1813 Richard Deen estate. $1400 bond with R. W. W. Wynne and
> Lewis Linder as securities for Wynne as admin of the Deen estate. NOTE:
> This Richard Deen had purchased his land a year earlier on July 8, 1812.
> See above.
> **9-00-1814 ordered that Robert W. W. Wynne, admin of the Richard Deen
> estate, have leave to sell 150 acres of the Deen estate on Big Creek.
> **12-06-1814 R. W. W. Wynne, administrator of the Richard Deen estate,
> sold to Ebenezer Folsom 150 acres . . . on Big Creek adjoining Mary
> Taylor, Alexander Smith, and Henry Culpepper.
> **9-00-1815 My Richard Deen/Dean was appointed the guardian for a
> Deen, orphan of Richard Deen, in Laurens Co, GA, in 1815, with
> as security. $200.00 bond.
> **9-00-1815 Robert W. W. Wynne admin of the Deen estate, rendered
> expenditures of $201.08.
> **9-00-1815 (#1) Deens estate paid out monies to Joseph Calhoun, Hardy
> Wyatt, Berry, Bruton, Thomas Montford, Amos Love, John Clements, William
> Godrey, J. Brantley, Samuel Spullock, Lewis Hall, Instance Hall, Issac
> Ferguson, F. S. Grantland, James Bush, Ecols Hightower, Silas Everett,
> Samuel Kirkland
> **9-00-1815 (#2) Hardy Wyatt, Justices William O’Neal, George Linder,
> Adam Jones. Seems to be a continuance of #1 above.
> **1-06-1816 *Winny Dean and Williamson Dean as securities for Winny Dean
> as guardian of Farley (sic) Dean, orphan of Richard Dean.
> **1-00-1817 Winny Dean appointed guardian of Tarly Deen, a minor, by
> giving bond of $500.00
> **01-00-1817 R. W. W. Wynne was admin and he paid out to the admin. Of
> Hightower, administrators of B. Harrison, and William Thompson.
> **3-00-1817 On application of Robert W. W. Wynne, admin. Of the Deen
> estate, court ordered Jn. Parker, Joel, Williams, James Beaty, Joseph
> Saltonstall and Moses Pullen to divide the Deen estate.
> **9-00-1817 Robert W. W. Wynne admin of the Deen estate, rendered
> expenditures of $141.09.
> **7-27-1818 Williamson Deen m. Eliza Smith.
> **1-00-1819 Ordered that Instance Hall, Elijah Dean, James Beaty,
> Calhoon, and John Keen (Deen?) appraise the Dean estate. [I
> Winiford died]
> **1-00-1819 Williams Deen granted letters of administration on the Deen
> estate. %500.00 bond with Young Keen and William Moorman as securities.
> **1-04-1819 Williamson as administrator of Winnifred Dean
> **3-01-1819 $500.00 bond with Williamson Dean and Lewis Linder as
> securities for Williamson Dean as guardian of Meeky Farley (sic) Dean,
> orphan of Richard Dean.
> **4-10-1819 Williamson Dean, of Laurens Co, sold 287 acres on Big
> formerly called Clark’s Creek. Dean was one of three legatees
> deceased Richard Dean.
> **9-00-1819 Robert W. W. Wynne, admin, Deen estate, applied for letters
> of dismissal from his admin. 6 months notice ordered published.
> **6-20-1821 Itemized inventory of the Dean estate as prepared by
> appraisers Daniel Hill, Young Woodard, and Needham Cock.
> **3-00-1821 Letters of dismissal to be granted to Robert W. W. Wynn on
> estate of Richard Dean
> * All of the following spellings are given for Winnifred
Dean in the
> Laurens Co, GA, legal documents: Winny / Winnefred //Winiford Dean
> Laurens County Land sales of
Richard Dean/Deen and his sons Elijah and
> Note: Richard and his sons began purchasing land in
> on “Big Creek” in what is now East Laurens Co, GA, in 1790 or
> of the lands bought and sold in Laurens County, Washington County,
> Montgomery County, and Wilkinson County were within a five or six-mile
> radius of Richard’s home place on Big Creek. The county lines changed
> Georgia developed. Richard drew 450 acres of grant land on
> Creek in Montgomery County in 1799 about 3 miles from his home on Big
> Creek. He drew 490 acres in Appling county in the 1820 Land Lottery.
> After 36 years on Big Creek, Richard moved with Elijah to Houston
> GA. He also owned land in W. Laurens Co, and in Pulaski
> Micajah left Laurens County in 1818, appeared on the census in Telfair
> County in 1820, and was living in Florida by Richard’s death in 1840.
> Ransom L. Dean may have gone to West Covington County, Al, about 1837.
> 1843 or 1844 he returned to Muscogee County for the settlement
> Above summarized from Thomas H. Dean.
> **4-27-1808 Grantor Sally Hawsley of Putnam County, sold to grantee
> Micajah Dean 20th L. D. L. L. #314 in Laurens Co., GA
> **5-16-1808 through 10-14-1818 Micajah Dean sold various pieces of land
> Laurens Co. By 1818 Micajah is living in Montgomery Co, GA
> **12-01-1817 Elijah Dean, of Laurens County, sold o Robert Northcutt of
> Laurens County 17th L. D., L. L. #280.
> **10-24-1825 Richard Deens of Laurens County, sold to David Blackshear
> Larurens 287 acres on both sides of Big Creek and originally
> Reubin Barrow on July 13, 1785. Land bounded by E. Bryan, Deen and
> **9-04-1826 Elijah Deens, of Laurens County, sold to David Blackshear
> Laurens. 120 acres on Big Creek, bounded by Blackshear,
> Beaty. Land originally conveyed from John Smith to Richard Barrow To
> Richard Deens.
> **1826-1838 Elijah owned over 1,000 acres in Houston Co., GA. Richard
> lived with Elijah and with his daughter Rebecca Dean who had married
> Gregory D. Hightower, son of Joshua Hightower and Richard Dean’s older
> daughter Sally Dean (In other words, Gregory D. Hightower married his
> aunt). After Elijah’s retirement from the Georgia Militia in 1838, the
> families moved to Muscogee County, GA, where Richard died in 1840.
> Timeline for Legal Records Associated with William Enels
> **10-02-1812 William Enels Dean purchases land in
Laurens Co, GA. 2nd
> D., L. L.
> **5-09-1816 William E. Dean of Laurens purchased land from John Hill
> Bryan of Montgomery Co. 2nd L. D., no L. L. given but 2021/2 acres.
> Witness John Bryan
> **7-04-1816 William E. Dean marries Susanna Albritton.
> **3-00-1818 John Dean and William Dean granted letters of admin on the
> William E. Dean estate.
> **4-10-1818 Itemized inventory of estate prepared by appraisers.
> Included in the estate were notes involving Wm. Albritton, Henry
> Albritton, and John Kittles.
> **1-00-1819 James Stanley, Joseph Blackshear, and David Scarbrough bond
> for guardianship of Mary Dean, Susanna Dean, and Alsey Dean, all orphans
> of William E. Dean
> ** 9-00-1819 John Fullwood and Henry Bailey, securities for William Dean
> and John Dean, admin of the William E. Dean estate, accuse the admin of
> mismanaging the estate. The court ordered both men to show cause why
> should not provide new securities.
> **1-00-1820 John Dean, administrator of the William E. Dean estate,
> rendered expenditures.
> **2-00-1820 Henry Bailey and David Scarbrough give bond for the
> guardianship of Angelina Dean and Evalina Dean, orphans of William E.
> Dean. Bailey was guardian.
> **7-00-1820 William O’Neal, Jethro B. Spivery, John Tomas, Thomas
> Mathews, and William P. Downman to divide the Dean estate.
> **7-00-1820 John Dean, admin of the Dean estate, rendered expenditures.
> **9-00-1820 $177.09 each to heirs Susannah Mariah Dean, Mary Eliza
> Aley Dean, Susan Dean (widow), Angelina Dean, and Avelina Dean*
> **1-00-1823 James Stanley is guardian of Alsey Dean.
> **05-0-1824 Charles S. Guyton, Laurens County Sheriff, sold to Henry
> Bailey 2nd L.D., no L. L. stated, although property adjoined James
> and Jesse Green on South Sandy. Sale resulted from case of John
> John Dean, admin of William E. Dean estate.
> **02-00-1825 James Stanley was guardian of the orphans of William E.
> and he paid out for Land Lot #95 in the 13th Land District in
> **03-06-1825 Susan Dean married James Brack.
> **07-28-1825 Mary Dean married William Brack.
> **05-00-1828 David Scarbrough, security for Henry Bayly, guardian of
> Angelina Dean, claimed mismanagement and desired release from his
> **09-00-1828 Court ordered David Scarbrough released from his security
> for Henry Bayly, guardian of Angelina Dean and Evalina Dean.
> **1-00-1832 James Stanley, guardian of Susannah Dean, Alsey Dean, and
> Mary Dean, petitioned to be dismissed from guardianship. 6 months
> publication ordered.
> **03-00-1832 William Bayly discharged from his security for Henry
> guardian to the children of William E. Dean. Henry Bayly to
> with Edwasrd (sic) St. George as security.
> *NOTE: I have replicated the
varied spelling in the document.
> • I surmise that William E.
Dean had his children during his first
> marriage as reflected in the way that the children receive guardianship.
> His first wife was Katy Fordham m. 1806 in Laurens County, GA, according
> to family records on worldconnect.com
. William E. Dean married Susan
> Albritton in 1816. She did not become guardian for the children. I
> that the Susan Dean who married John Brown in 1820 is William E.
> widow Susannah Albritton Dean.
> • A William Dean sold property to William E. Deen in Lenoir County, NC.
> Also see the census documents, land deeds, and wills from Dobbs/Lenoir,
> Co, NC: a James Standley / Stanley and Henry Bailey, who became William
> Dean’s children’s guardians, appear on various of those
> a William Dean, John Brown, and an Issac Brown, the later who
> from William E. Dean in Lenoir County, NC, 1811, the year before
> E. appears in Laurens Co, GA.
> • I included the following marriage record in hopes that it will shed
> light on the various relationships of theses Deans to my Richard Dean.
> - Lenoir County, NC - Marriages from Lenoir Bible
> File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by
> Cristine Grimes Thacker who contributed those records not listed with
> other contributors
> Isaac Brown Bible
> Contributed by Martha Marble
> Isaac Brown and Mary Dean were married Sept. the 21st
> Isaac Brown and Lucy Small were married the 31st May 1820
> Isaac Brown and the widow Nancy Taylor were married the --- of --- 182-
> NOTES: These notes are at the bottom of the page. I
> researcher regarding their use due to new information found in 1998,
> donated to LCC and abstracted by Russell King. Among those papers is
> found the will of Philpenah Miller Noble Kinsey who was the widow of
> Philemon who died in 1782. She married second Joseph Kinsey. She clearly
> states in her will that her former husband was Philemon. The will of
> Joseph Kinsey is also found in these papers and one page of a Noble
> "Benjamin Brown was the son of Howell Brown of Virginia.
> married his wife Ruth Langston in Virginia before moving to NC. After
> his death his widow Ruth Brown married William ? Dortch and moved to
> Georgia taking all the Brown and Dortch children except the eldest son
> Isaac Brown and he stayed here because by the English law he inherited
> the estate."
> Mr. Joseph Kinsey, LaGrange, NC wrote Jan. 2, 1908
> mother was named Catherine Miller sister of Phillip Miller also daughter
> of Phillip Miller ie Uncle Ike's and my mother's grandmother was
> Miller. Further Mary Kinsey my grand father Kinsey's sister
> Richard Nobles whose mother was Peny (long e) Nobles wife of John Nobles
> (some think Philemon instead of John) and sister of Phillip Miller. Also
> Uncle Ike's father (Note - there is a note in the Bible records that
> Ike was the Isaac Brown born in 1828), my grandfather first
> whose mother was Phillip Miller's sister. His last wife who
was a widow
> was the daughter of Catherine Miller (as above). So you see two of his
> wives were cousins and
> daughters of Phillips Miller's sisters. Greatgrandfather Kinsey in his
> old age married the widow of John Nobles and she was as above said the
> sister of Phillip Miller. My grandfather Isaac Brown was a son of
> Benjmain Brown. He being the oldest inherited the land at his father's
> death and his brothers moved to Georgia."
> IS THE UNNAMED MILLER SISTER OF PHILLIP THE MARTHA WHO
> THUS, MOTHER OF MARY DEAN WHO MARRIED ISSAC BROWN?
> • ID: I26376
> • Name: Mary Dean
> • Sex: F
> • Birth: 22 MAR 1780 in Kinston, Dobbs Cty, NC.
> • Death: 8 NOV 1819
> • Reference Number: 26376
> Father: Moses Dean
> Mother: Martha ?? Miller? See below
> Marriage 1 Isaac Brown b: 25 SEP 1773 in Edenton Dist.,
Hertford Cty, NC
> • Married: 21 SEP 1796
> 1. Levice I. Brown
> 2. Zacheus Brown
> 3. William Brown b: 10 APR 1798
> 4. Mary Brown b: 20 AUG 1803
> 5. Susannah Brown b: 21 APR 1805
> 6. Orpah Brown b: 12 DEC 1810 in Craven Cty, NC
> • Name: Phillip Miller
> • Sex: M
> • Birth: ABT 1699 in Palatine Region, Germany
> • Death: ABT 1766 in North Carolina
> • Reference Number: 26217
> Father: Jacob Miller b: ABT 1668 in Palatine, Germany
> Mother: Catherine Lether b: ABT 1672 in Germany
> Marriage 1 ???
> 1. Tobias Miller b: ABT 1727 in New Bern, Craven Precinct, NC
> 2. Phillip Miller II b: ABT 1732 in Lenoir Cty, NC
> 3. George Miller b: ABT 1736
> 4. Philpeny Miller b: ABT 1736
> 5. Daniel Miller b: ABT 1738
> 6. Seeley Miller b: ABT 1740
> 7. Catherine Miller b: ABT 1742
> 8. Peny Miller b: ABT 1744
> 9. ?? Miller b: ABT 1746 Mary Dean’s Mother?
> Re: Wm. A. Dean of Jones Co., NC late 1700's
> Posted by: Sharon Hightower Bradley
> Date: November 30, 1999 at 11:01:10
> In Reply to: Re: Wm. A. Dean of Jones Co., NC late 1700's by Sharon
> Hightower Bradley of 6614
> Thought I would post this info from the Fordham I
connected with. Have
> more. Would love to have your info on the Dean's.
> Benjamin Fordham, III was the
> ninth child and second son of Benjamin Fordham, Jr. and his wife, Mary
> Blackshear. Benjamin III was born May 10, 1784 in New Bern, North
> died on March 19, 1864. He married Elsie Miller on February 17, 1805, in
> or Craven County, North Carolina.
> *Benjamin Fordham, III and his wife, Elsie Miller brought with them to
> in 1812, the family Bible that belonged to his parents Benjamin Fordham,
> II and
> his wife, Mary Blackshear. It listed the names of twelve children, who
> were the
> brothers and sisters of Benjamin Fordham III.
> There is a tradition in the family that this Benjamin crossed the Oconee
> on his way to settle in Georgia on January 12, 1811 along with families
> Stanley and Blackshears, all from Jones County, North Carolina.
> at a
> point two miles below the mouth of Big Sandy Creek known as Green's
> which has long since been discontinued.
> Benjamin Fordham, III settled in Wilkinson County near where he crossed
> river and near the Laurens County line, at old Evergreen School house.
> attended the Christ Church. His paternal grandparents were
> I(Sr.) and his wife, Martha LaPierre. Benjamin Fordham, III, and his
> Miller had fourteen children. * From the book, "The Fordhams and Related
> Families" by Jane Whitaker Fordham, Jenette Fordham Kelley and Yvonne
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