|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1763|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 23, 1838|
David Dean was born in Little Britain, Orange County, New York. Unfortunately the names of his parents are a mystery to the current generations of family members.
David served as a Private in the New York Militia during the Revolutionary War. Enlisting the first time shortly before his 16th birthday. He would later receive a pension (No. S 29,118) for the following service:
March 1778--4 Mo.--Pvt--Col. Tustin
September 1778--3 Mo.--Pvt--Col. Cantine
April 1779--4 Mo.--Pvt--Col. Tustin
--3 Mo. - called out as needed
In all, David sincerely believed he served for at least 18 months during the War but could only recall the details of the above. David did recall in his pension application having been at Beaver Brook when Col. Tustin was killed (Battle of Minisink), he saw General George Washington at Peramus; General Clinton at Fort See and Fort Montgomery; and General Putnam at West Point.￼
David married Phebe Borland at the First Presbyterian Church in Goshen. After their marriage in 1784, David and Phebe lived for some time near Phebe's mother in Wallkill, New York.
In 1799 David moved his family west to Canandaigua in Ontario County, New York, where he was enumerated on the 1800, 1810 & 1820 censuses.
In the 1820's he became more dependent on his children and was probably living with his son Luther by 1830 in Penfield, Monroe County, New York.
In 1832, as a resident of Hopewell, NY, David was added to the Pension roll. Two of David's sons were among the organizers of the Newburgh Cemetery Society in Michigan in 1832. In 1836 he moved to Michigan to be near his children. He died in Wayne County, Michigan in 1838 and was buried at Newburgh Cemetery.
David and Phebe, his only wife, had 11 children: Gabriel, Fanny, David, William, Jonathan, Margaret, Horace, Luther, Harry, Harriet & John.
The Newburgh Cemetery repaired David Dean's gravestone and the the Sarah Ann Cochrane Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution replaced the missing bronze plaque. On September 16, 2012 the D.A.R. conducted a grave rededication ceremony of David Dean's gravesite. There was a ceremony at the gravesite with at least 14 direct descendants in attendance.
NOTE: Surname also spelled "Dains" or "Danes" on occasional records before 1820.
Phebe Borland Dean (1765 - 1831)
Gabriel Dean (1786 - 1878)*
David S. Dean (1792 - 1856)*
William B Dean (1793 - 1864)*
Jonathan Dean (1796 - 1890)*
Luther Dean (1803 - 1850)*
Harry Dean (1806 - 1806)*
Harriet Dean (1806 - 1806)*
John Dean (1810 - ____)*
Orange Co. N.Y.
Sept 23, 1838.
Aged 76 Years.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIER
NY MILITIA 1778-1779
MARKER PLACED BY
SARAH ANN COCHRANE CHAPTER, NSDAR
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Plot: West Side
Maintained by: Troy S
Originally Created by: J Witkowski
Record added: May 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26953913