|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1822|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 1887|
Henry was the son of Caleb Dean and Jemima Indsley. He married to Christiana Margaret Haigler on January 19, 1847.
He was an historic character in the Civil War era, one of the key leaders of the "Peace Democrats," sometimes called Copperheads, who opposed President Lincoln's conduct of the war. He believed it was necessary for the federal government to pay slaveholders to free the slaves (known as the Pendleton Plan) in order to avert Civil War.
He was Chaplain of the U. S. Senate in 1855-56, was a close friend of Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois and placed his name in nomination for President at the Democratic National Convention in 1860. He then spent the entire fall "stumping" for Douglas, traveling by horseback, through the mid-Atlantic states. In 1871, he moved from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa --where he had been a circuit-riding Methodist minister and chairman of the board of what is now Iowa Wesleyan -- to 800 acres along the Chariton River in north Missouri which he called "Rebel's Cove." The ancestral home is now part of the Rebel's Cove Conservation Area, owned by the State of Missouri, and the more than 800 living descendants of Henry Clay Dean are part of our family association known as the Rebel's Cove Historical Society.
The Rebel's Cove Historical Society has a long-term lease on the Dean Cemetery grounds from the State of Missouri -- which owns all the surrounding land -- and is responsible for the maintenance of the cemetery.
Source: Keith Dinsmore
He was author of the book "Crimes of the Civil War".
Caleb Dean (1789 - 1842)
Jemima Indsley Dean (1796 - 1870)
Christiana Margaret Haigler Dean (1827 - 1916)
Charles Caleb Dean (1850 - 1924)*
Mary J Dean Walter (1854 - 1939)*
Christiana Margaret Dean Ball (1859 - 1938)*
William Dean (1817 - 1863)*
Henry Clay Dean (1822 - 1887)
John E. Dean (1825 - 1878)*
Created by: Carl Bennett
Record added: Jun 17, 2009
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