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William (Dains) Dean (1757 - 1836)

William Dean formerly Dains aka Danes
Born in Coventry, Windham, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died at age 79 in Onondaga, New York, United Statesmap
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1776 Project
Private William (Dains) Dean served with 20th Continental Regiment (1776), Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Daughters of the American Revolution
William (Dains) Dean is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A205360.

William was born 22 Jan 1757 in Coventry, Connecticut. His parents were Solomon Dains Danes and Ruth Neff. [1][2] [3]

His birth is seen in some places as 28 Jan 1758.[4]

He was a Revolutionary War soldier in a Connecticut regiment, [4] serving with Capts Thomas Dyar and Daniel Tilden and Col Durkee. [5]

He and wife Anne Chamberlain had the following children:

  1. Olson (or Alson) Dean, b. 04 Aug 1783
  2. William Dean, b. 23 Mar 1785
  3. Lurancy Dean, b. 1786 (may have died young, her name was a derivation of Laurentia, several cousins of the following generations carried the name Laura) [4] this is evidently Lurancy Dean, who lived on to be baptized in 1801, marry Ira Porter in 1807, and pass away in 1861
  4. Orrin W. Dean, b.13 May 1788
  5. Calvin Dean, b.1790 (mentioned in Onondaga accounts)[4]
  6. Alba (or Alby) Dean, b. 1793, m. Sally Morgan of VT (related to the Doolittle Family)[4]
  7. Sarah Dean, b. 1795
  8. Marvin Dean, b. 1796
  9. Gorden Dean, b. 1797
  10. Rial Dean, b. 04 Jun 1802

Several of these children, regardless of age, were baptized in 1801 at the Congregational Church, Town of Paris, Oneida County, New York (evidently aka Paris Religious Society):

"William Origin Albagin Marvin and Gurdon the sons, Luraney Anne and Sarah the daughters of William DEAN and Anne his wife, Nov. 5, 1801."[6]

"DEAN, Anson and William Dean, sons of William Dean and Anne his wife, died from home with Typhus fever, May --, 1806."[7]

William passed away in 1836 and is buried in Dodge Cemetery, Pompey Center, Onondaga County, New York. [8] [9]


  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), William Danes, 22 Jan 1757; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 September 2019), William Danes, ; citing Birth, , Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State Library, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL microfilm 008143429.
  3. "Pedigree Chart for William Dean," from the site "The World of Grandpa Don: The Dean/Chamberlin Family Line."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Dean Family members in Litchfield Co, CT," by Laurie Manning, (Forum > Surnames > Dean), August 23, 2001. This discussion also appears on an message board in 2001.
  5. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed Mar 9 2021), "Record of William Dean", Ancestor # A205360.
  6. "1795 - 1822 Baptisms, Congregational Church, Town of Paris, Oneida County, New York," New Horizons Genealogy
  7. New Horizons Genealogy, "1795 - 1817 Death Records, Congregational Church, Town of Paris, Oneida County, New York"
  8. Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 24 October 2018), memorial page for William Dean (unknown–1836), Find A Grave: Memorial #53925207, citing Dodge Cemetery, Pompey Center, Onondaga County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Laurie Dean Manning (contributor 47029562) .
  9. Family Register of Rial Dean [1]

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Birth source has last name as Danes, not Dains.