The narrative below was written by Lula Dean Watson of Dallas, Texas. We have Lula to thank for most of the early historical data on the John Dean, Sr. family. This narrative was written for one of the Dean Reunions that took place on Sunday, September 6th, 1959. This was sent by Ann Dean, who's husband is a descendant of Asa Dean, a brother to Jarrett Dean who came to Texas in 1845.
While visiting the grave of Daniel and Ann Dean, I learned from the person across the street from the cemetery about Charles Ham who lived just miles away in Montalba, TX. Charles is a cousin of my grandfather, Billy Q. Dean.
My dad (Wayne) and I went to go meet Charles and had a great time. He told us many stories about the Deans and also shared the Dean Book which we scanned.
Thanks to Kelly and Uncle Tommy for posting these on Facebook. I hope you don't mind me linking to the Best-of-the-Best.
LeNore Dean b 4 JULY 1947
Our site includes a full-featured geneology / family tree mapping capabilities, similar to Ancestry.com ... but without the monthly fee. It can be viewed best when you click this link to open in a new browswer. If you would like to contribute, you will need a login and password. To request one, fill out our Access Request Form.