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George Freeman Deane
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1847
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 11, 1923
Washington County
Arkansas, USA

According to the Washington County, Arkansas, website, George Freeman Deane served as sheriff of Washington County during the years 1884-1888. He was from the Mt. Comfort area and "...was a Confederate veteran having served with Captain Beaver's Company, Stirman Regiment."

His father Charles W. Deane was married twice. George's mother was Eliza Ruth McKisick, first wife of Charles Deane. Charles Deane's second wife was Aurelia Caledonia Dickson, a cousin of Eliza's. Thus George's stepmother was also his first cousin once removed.

George and his wife Mary Elizabeth Davis had eight children:
Sidney Edward Deane (1882)
Ruth E. Deane Jackson (1884)
Charles Vaulx Deane (1886)
Madeline A. Deane Ellingsworth (1888)
George Freeman Deane, Jr. (1890)
Allen Davis Deane (1893)
Mary Belle Deane (1895)
Katherine Deane (1897)

"George Freeman Deane, sheriff of Washington County, and a prominent citizen, is a son of Charles W. and Eliza Ruth (McKissick) Deane, and grandson of Job Deane, who was a native of Virginia, and a planter and merchant by occupation. He settled in North Carolina at a very early date. The parents of the subject of this sketch were natives of South Carolina and Tennessee, respectively, and the father was a physician by profession, making his home in Washington County, Ark., at an early date. He died in this county March 4, 1886, full in the faith of the Episcopal Church. The Deanes were originally from Virginia, and were long-lived people. Mrs. Deane was the daughter of Col. James McKissick, a native of South Carolina, who made a settlement here in early times. George Freeman Deane attained his majority in Fayetteville, and followed agricultural pursuits for some time. His early inclinations were for stock raising, and after the war, in which he served about thirteen months in the Southern army, he began dealing and trading in stock. He was married in Fayetteville to Miss Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Judge Hiram and Elizabeth (Anderson) Davis. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Deane, two sons and one daughter: Sidney E., Ruth Elizabeth and Charles Volx (sic). Mr. Deane has 160 acres in the home place and 160 acres in another tract. He is using his influence in the introduction of Holstein cattle and Spanish jacks in the county, with a fair prospect of success before him. He has always taken an active interest in the agricultural society in the county, and has served as an official in the same. He was also interested in the Grange movement. He is just closing his second term as sheriff of the county, which position he filled with credit to himself and his constituents. He and Mrs. Deane are worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
History of Benton County
Benton County, Arkansas [1890]
Family links: 
  Charles W. Deane (1810 - 1886)
  Mary Elizabeth Davis Deane (1851 - 1931)
  Allen Davis Deane (1893 - 1965)*
  Katherine P. Deane Fry (1897 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Comfort Cemetery
Washington County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Betty Dudley Smith Beard
Originally Created by: Annette Shaw
Record added: Aug 01, 2008
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George Freeman Deane
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George Freeman Deane
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George Freeman Deane
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Rest in peace. Believed to be the same George F. Deane who had some involvement in the aftermath of the Goingsnake Massacre as a Deputy US Marshal.[See US Senate historical documents; letter from Deputy US Marshal Donnelly, writing to Hon. James Huckleber...(Read more)
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