Family of Daniel Dean (1781-Unknown) 

& Tombstones at Farnum Cemetery; Town of West Almond,NY 

1st Photo: 2nd Photo: 3rd Photo:

Matilda Dean and Fremont Dean daughter and son of Charles and Hannah Dean
from family history records.
(Submitted by Jay Warner)  

Benjamin, Son of William & Nancy Dean; d. May 26, 1837, age 13 days

Photos by Jay Warner

Nancy, Wife of Daniel Dean; Nov 17, 1826; age 41y, 1m, 15d

Photos by Jay Warner




"Daniel Dean, born Dec. 25, 1781, came at an early day from New Jersey to West Almond. He was an agent for Judge Church and much respected in town. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. He married first, Nancy Sampson, second Mary Jewell. Oliver Dean, his son, was born Dec. 25, 1806. died Nov. 18, 1894, married Jan. 16, 1832, Mrs. Eliza (Stevens) Bostwick. Of their 7 children. Miranda S. Dean married Henry Easterbrooks, who settled in West Almond. He was born Dec. 19, 1824, and died Jan. 14, 1877. They adopted 3 children. He was justice of the peace several years and a steward of the church. Mrs. Easterbrooks married 2d, Dec. 26, 1880, Rev. A. Sornborger, who was born May 7, 1815. When about 30 years old he felt called to preach, having the "gift " and preached nearly every year until his death. July 10, 1888. For many years he worked at his trade of blacksmith, and preached 3 times every Sunday. He belonged to the Protestant Methodist Church Conference. Sept. 26, 1892, Mrs. Sornborger married Rev. J. C. Stevens, who was born Dec. 25. 1836. He attended the Wesleyan Methodist Seminary 2 years, and for 25 years has been a member of conferences of the Methodist Episcopal church, and in 1895 was made a supernumerary. Mrs. Eliza (Stevens) Bostwick Dean was born May 5, 1807, married Burr Bostwick about 1826 ; their children were Harriet and Sela. By her later marriage to Oliver Dean she had 7 children, and at her death, March 5, 1885, she had 8 living children, 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grand­children."  "And her children rise up and call her blessed."

 ("Allegany County and Its People: A Centennial Memorial HISTORY OF ALLEGANY COUNTY,NY" ; John S. Minard; W.A.Fergusson & Co., Alfred,NY, 1896)