Family History
(Of the Eastern Shore of Maryland)
By: Russell S. Pickett

      The "Dean Family" were basically centered in the Preston, Maryland area.  Family members names shown in "Marroon" are the direct ancestors of my children "Kayla Grace Pickett", & "Kara Virginia Pickett".  Anyone that has information or questions on this family line please "email me".  Thanks, and I hope you enjoy this short history of the Dean Family.

Other Family surnames included in this document:
Andrew, Beauchamp, Carroll, Christopher, Collins, Covey, Culver, Davis, Eaton, Fleming, Hignutt, Jester, Moore, Nichols, Poole, Sullivan, Reese, Roper, Todd, Turner


Last Update:

January 29, 2014




      It is unknown where Michael, (1) was born.  He married "Elizabeth Roper" who was born abt. 1675.  Michael (1) passed away in 1724 in Dorchester Co., Md.  Elizabeth passed away in 1750 also in Dorchester Co., Md.  They had seven children together. 2.  Rebeckah Dean  -  b.Oct 1, 1695, d. ??
3.  Elizabeth Dean  -  b. Aug. 26, 1698, d. ??
4.  John Dean  -  b. Jan. 10, 1700, d. ??
5.  Michael Dean  -  b. Oct. 5, 1703, d. ??
6.  Edward Dean  -  b. Jan. 15, 1706, d. ??
7.  William Dean  -  b. Dec. 10, 1709, d. ??
8.* Francis Dean  -  b. May 10, 1712, d. 1796

Family Notes:  All children were born in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot Co., Md.  Nothing else is know about the children other than Francis (8).




      Francis (8), was born the 7th child & 5th son of Michael (1) & Elizabeth (Roper) Dean on May 10, 1712 in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot Co., Md.  He married "Mary _____" whose last name and dates are unknown.  Francis (8) died in 1796 and where he was interred is currently unknown.  They had five children together.   9. *Ruth Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
10. *Mary Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
11. *Elijah Dean  -  b. ??, d. 1805
12. *Ann Dean  -  b. ??, d. Apr. 22, 1818
13.  Rebecca Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??

Family Notes:  The birth order of the children has not been verified.  Nothing further is known about Rebecca (13)



Ruth Dean, (9)


      Ruth (9), was born the 1st known child & 1st known daughter of Francis (8) & Mary (_____) Dean in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot Co., Md.  The date of her birth is currently unknown.  She married "Jonathan Eaton" who was born the son of Anderton & Sarah (Stanton) Eaton on Oct. 14, 1746.  The date of both of their passing is currently unknown as is where they were interred.  They had eight children together. 14.  Deborah Eaton  -  b. ??, d. ??
15.  Dorcas Eaton  -  b. ??, d. ??
16.  Rebecca Eaton  -  b. ??, d. ??
17.  Jonathan Eaton  -  b. ??, d. ??
18.  Peter Eaton  -  b. ??, d. ??
19.  Anderton Eaton  -  b. ??, d. ??
20.  Mary Eaton  -  b. ??, d. ??
21.  Sarah Eaton  -  b. ??, d. ??

Family Notes:  The birth order of the children has not been verified.



Mary Dean, (10)


      Mary (10), was born the 2nd known child & 2nd known daughter of Francis (8) & Mary (_____) Dean in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot Co., Md.  The date of her birth is currently unknown.  She married "Isaac Nichols" who was born the son of Nehemiah Nichols.  The date of his birth is currently unknown.  The date of both of their passing is currently unknown as is where they were interred.  They had one known child together. 22.  James Nichols  -  b. ??, d. ??




      Elijah (11), was born the 3rd child & only son of Francis (8) & Mary (_____) Dean in Md.  He married "Deborah Eaton" who was born the daughter of Anderton & Sarah (Stanton) Easton on June 25, 1751.  Elijah (11) passed away in 1805 and it is unknown when Deborah passed away or where they are interred.  They had ten known children together. 23.  David Dean  -  b. ??, d. 1834
24.  Henry Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
25.  Charles Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
26.  Mary Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
27.* Shadrack Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
28.  Sarah Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
29.  Ann Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
30.  Tamsey Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
31.  Rebecca Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??
32.  Ellen Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??

Family Notes:  David (23) married "Elizabeth Moore" on Feb. 1, 1794 in Caroline Co., Md.  Her parent's names are unknown as are her exact dates.  They had 5 children together; Daniel, Charles, Henry, Mary, & Nancy Dean.  Henry (24) married "Tamsey Covey" on May 17, 1796 in Caroline Co., Md.  She was born the daughter of John & Mary "Polly" (_____) Covey.  They had 1 known child together; Peter Dean.  Charles (25) married "Sarah Turner" on Jan. 29, 1798 in Caroline Co., Md.  Her parents are unknown.  They had 1 known child together; Henry T. Dean.  Rebecca (31) married "Peter Todd" on Mar. 22, 1814 and nothing further is known of them.  Ellen (32) married "Thomas Sullivan" who was the son of John & Tamsey (Andrew) Sullivan.  They had 2 known children; Jacob & Ellen "Nellie" Sullivan.



Ann Dean, (12)


      Ann (12), was born the 2nd known child & 2nd known daughter of Francis (8) & Mary (_____) Dean in St. Peter's Parish, Talbot Co., Md.  The date of her birth is currently unknown.  She married "John Nichols" who was born the son of Nehemiah Nichols.  The date of his birth is currently unknown.  The date of both of their passing is currently unknown as is where they were interred.  They had seven known children together. 33.  Jeremiah Nichols  -  b. ??, d. ??
34.  Rebecca Nichols  -  b. ??, d. ??
35.  Francis Nichols  -  b. ??, d. ??
36.  Isaac Nichols  -  b. ??, d. ??
37.  Darcus Nichols  -  b. ??, d. ??
38.  Margaret Nichols  -  b. ??, d. ??
39.  Amelia Nichols  -  b. ??, d. ??

Family Notes:  The birth order of the children has not been verified.




      Shadrack (27), was born the 5th child & 4th son of Elijah (11) & Deborah (Eaton) Dean in Md.  He married "Rebecca Reese" on January 23, 1802 in Caroline Co., Md.  Rebecca was born on September 24, 1785 in Md.  Her parent's names are unknown.  It is unknown when Shadrack (18) passed away however Rebecca passed away on October 1, 1869 in Caroline Co., Md. and was interred in the Friendship Cem, Friendship, Caroline Co., Md.  It is "assumed" that Shadrack (18) was also interred there.  They had two children together. 40.  Robert Dean  -  b. abt. 1813, d. Aug. 2, 1895
41.  John Dean  -  b. ??, d. ??

Family Notes:  John (41) was married twice. He 1st married "Mary Jane Beauchamp" on Nov. 30, 1858 in Caroline Co., Md. Her parent's names are unknown as are her exact dates. They had 3 children together; Albert, Zorah, & Sallie Dean. He was married 2nd to "Elizabeth Turner" and there are no children recorded from this marriage.

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"Shadrack Dean (27)"
"Rebecca (Reese) Dean"




      Robert (40), was born the 1st child & 1st son of Shadrack (18) & Rebecca (Reese) Dean abt. 1813 in Md.  He was married twice.  His 1st wife's name is currently unknown however they had 5 children together.  He was married 2nd to "Mary Nichols" on July 1, 1847 in Caroline Co., Md.  Robert passed away on August 2, 1895 and was interred in the Friendship Cem, Friendship, Caroline Co., Md.  It is unknown if Robert (40) and Mary had any children together. 42. *Shadrack Dean  -  b. Jan. 14, 1831, d. Jul. 20, 1914
43.   Mary E. Dean  -  b. Mar. 1833, d. ??
44.   David Dean  -  b. abt. 1835, d. ??
45.   Margaret Ann Dean  -  b. abt. 1835, d. ??
46. *Robert H. Dean  -  b. Dec. 22, 1841, d. Aug. 1913

Family Notes:  Mary (43) married "Peter Jester" on Mar. 5, 1850 in Caroline Co., Md. and they had nine children together;  Emeline, William Henry, Robert, James Francis, Peter, Mary Ida, John M., Robert McClyment, & Charles L. Jester.  David (44) married "Mary Ellen Dean" on Aug. 29, 1857 in Caroline Co., Md. and they had four children together; Robert W., Mary, Sarah, & Alfred Harry Jester.  Margaret (45) married "John W. Andrew" and nothing further is known of them.

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"Robert Dean" (40)



Shadrack Dean, (42)

      Shadrack, (42) was born the 1st child and 1st son of Robert (40) & _____ (_____) Dean on January 14, 1831 in Md.  He married "Sarah Christopher" on Mar. 18, 1853 in Caroline Co., Md.  She was born the daughter of William Christopher and Elizabeth Nichols Christopher on December 13, 1829 in Md.  Sarah passed away on November 30, 1892 and was interred in the Nichols-Williamson Family Cemetery in Nichols, Md.  Shadrack (42) passed away on July 20, 1914 and was interred next to his wife. They had two children together.  Mary Emily and Martha Susan Dean.

60. * Mary Emily Dean  -  b. 1854, d. 1881
61.   Martha Susan Dean  -  b. 1856, d. 1892

Family Notes:  Mary (60) married "Jesse Francis Collins" and they had two children, Alverta Collins and Lona Alice Collins.  It is unknown where she is interred.

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"Shadrack Dean" (42)
"Sarah (Christopher) Dean"




      Robert H. (46), was born the last child & 3rd son of Robert Dean (40) & _____ (_____) Dean on December 22, 1841.  His mother's name is currently unknown.  He married "Mary C. Hignutt" who was born on Mar. 4, 1841 the daughter of Robert H. & Mary (Towers) Hignutt.  Mary passed away on May 20, 1909 and was interred in the Hynson Cem, Hynson, Caroline Co., Md.  Robert (46) passed away in August 1913 and was interred with his wife.  They had one known child together. 62.* John Wesley Dean  -  b. abt. 1868, d. ??

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"Robert H. Dean" (46)
"Mary C. Hignutt Dean"



Mary Emily Dean, (60)

      Mary (60) was born the 1st child and 1st daughter of Shadrack (42) & Sarah Christopher Dean in 1854.  She married "Jesse Francis Collins".  Nothing further is known of this family except that they had two children.  Mary (42) passed away in 1881.  It is unknown where she was interred.

63.  Alverta Collins  -  Sep. 17, 1879, d. ????
64.* Lona Alice Collins  -  Sep., 1881, d. ????




      John, (62) was born the only known child of Robert H. & Mary C. (Hignutt) Dean about 1868 in the Federalsburg, Md. area.  He married "Katherine May Fleming" on November 30, 1892 in Caroline Co., Md.  Katherine was born in 1875 in Md.  John (62) passed away in 1940 and was interred in Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, MD.  Katherine passed away in 1927 and was interred in the Hillcrest Cem, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., Md.  They had six children. 65.  Blanche V. Dean  -  b. Oct. 1, 1894, d. Jul. 9, 1970
66.  Alice M. Dean  -  b. 1896, d. 1970
67.  Robert L. Dean  -  b. Jul. 5, 1901, d. Jul. 29, 1901
68.  Alton B. Dean  -  b. Mar. 17, 1905, d. Mar. 20, 1906
69.* Maurice Samuel Dean  -  b. Jul 21, 1907, d. May 30, 1979
70.  Esther R. Dean  -  b. Aug. 26, 1914, d. Jan. 7, 1996

Family Notes:  Alice (65) married "Walter Carlton Andrew" on Oct. 10, 1945. They had no known children and she is interred in the Hillcrest Cem, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., Md.

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"John Wesley Dean (62)"
"Katherine M. Fleming Dean"
"Blanche V. Dean (65)"
"Alice M. Dean Andrew (66)"



Lona Alice Collins, (64)

      Lona (64) was born the daughter of Jesse Francis Collins & Mary Emily Dean Collins (42) in September, 1881.  She married "Joseph Frederick Culver".  They had five children however only ones name is known.  Nothing further is known of this family.

71.* Florence Evelyn Culver




      Maurice, (69) was born the 5th child & 3rd son of John Wesley (62) & Katherine May (Fleming) Dean on July 21, 1907 possibly in Federalsburg.  He married "Grace Carroll" on November 6, 1929 in the Union Grove Church Parsonage in Preston, Md.  Grace was born the dau of Lewis Clayton & Sally Emily (Poole) Carroll on March 3, 1908 in Preston, Md.  ( See the "Carroll Family History" & "Poole Family History" ).

      Maurice (69) worked as an Insurance Salesman, Farmer, Carpenter and at one time owned and operated a store in Denton, Md.  Grace grew up in Preston & worked with her family on their farm.  She attended all of her schooling in Preston & was the only family member to graduate from High School.  During her marriage she worked as a homemaker & raised her children.  This marriage ended in divorce & Maurice (69) moved to Philadelphia, PA.  While there it is unknown what type of work he did or exactly where is lived.  Maurice (69) died on May 30, 1979 in Philadelphia, PA of a Heart Attack at the age of 71.  He was interred somewhere in Philadelphia.  Grace passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2002 at the Caroline Nursing Home in Denton, Md.  She was interred in the Denton Cemetery, Denton, Md.  Together they had 6 children.

80.* Kenneth Carroll Dean  -  b. Sep 7, 1930, d. Feb 27, 2001
81.* William Clayton Dean  -  b. Dec 6, 1933
82.* Audrey Ann Dean  -  b. Feb 26, 1936
83.* Ruth Elizabeth Dean  -  b. Oct 21, 1938
84.* Norris Eugene Dean  -  b. Nov 29, 1944
85.* Sharon Lee Dean  -  b. Jan 5, 1949

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"Grace (Carroll) Dean"

      For further information on the above Maurice Samuel Dean family and their descendants
please see the
"Carroll Family History"
by Russ Pickett.



Florence Evelyn Culver, (71)

      Florence (69) was born the daughter of Joseph Frederick Culver & Lona Alice Collins Culver (64).  She married "Edward Francis Davis".  They had seven children however only ones name is known.  Nothing further is known of this family.

86.  Alice Catherine Davis

Family Notes:  Alice (86) has one known daughter, Sally Hovorka.


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Created by Russell S. Pickett in: April, 1998
Updated: January 29, 2014