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Maj Robert Aaron "Maj. Dean" Dean
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1836
Marshall County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Nov. 19, 1912
Lafayette County
Mississippi, USA

Maj. Dean was the son of Russell and Louisa Ann (Alsup) Dean of Huntsville, AL.

He enlisted as Sergeant, in 1861, with the Marshall county riflemen at Chulahoma, Mississippi, and was soon assigned to the 19th Mississippi Regiment of Infantry, in the army of North Virginia in the Confederate States of America Army during the Civil War. During his service he rose to the rank of Major before the end of the Civil War.

He married Lucy Ann Langston, daughter of Anner(Hudspeth)and John McClure Langston on February 2, 1864 and retired to a quiet farmers life in Lafayette County after the war. He served as Decon in the Glenville Primitive Baptist Church where he was married. In 1878 he served one term in the state legislature. In 1886 to 1896 he was a member of the Senate and held other positions as Senator.

After retiring to private life he was called by Gov. A.H. Longino to serve as a committee member to supervised the creation of the new State Capitol, 1900-1903. He served in the state Senate from 1908 to 1912. This was his last public service before his death at age 75 yrs. 10 mos. 20 days which is stated on his marker.

He and Lucy had 8 children:
Russell Langston Dean
Thomas Greenwood Dean
Joseph James Dean
Robert Aaron Dean, Jr.
Louianna Dean Cavette
Georgia Dean Waldrip
Minnie Dean Davis
Hardy Mott Dean

I am his great grand daughter, Lynn Waldrip Paul, daughter of his grand son, George Waldrip and grand daughter of Georgia Dean Waldrip his daughter.

I am including a link to a web page of an article that was printed on his 100th birthday December 29, 1936 by Lewis Shell. This is where I got most of the info I used here. I was surprised when I read it. The only thing I knew about him was his Civil War service.

Copy and paste the links below:

Link to Maj. Dean's bio.

Link to Muster Rolls of 19th Mississippi Infantry A-L

This is a link to a diary kept by Albert L. Peel, Adjutant to the 19th Regiment. It begins in May 1861 and ends in December 1863. In it in several places Captain Dean is mentioned. It gives a very real look at conditions during the Civil War for the Confederate Army. 
Family links: 
  Russell Dean (1813 - 1891)
  Louisa Ann Alsup Dean (1816 - 1885)
  Lucy Ann Langston Dean (1844 - 1931)
  Russell Langston Dean (1866 - 1950)*
  Thomas Greenwood Dean (1868 - 1949)*
  Joseph James Dean (1871 - 1935)*
  Robert Arron Dean (1873 - 1928)*
  Louanna Dean Cavette (1875 - 1957)*
  Georgia Dean Waldrip (1877 - 1957)*
  Minnie Dean Davis (1881 - 1968)*
  Hardy Mott Dean (1882 - 1956)*
  Robert Aaron Dean (1836 - 1912)
  Minerva Amanda Dean Moore (1841 - 1895)*
  Georgia Ann Dean Byles (1847 - 1932)*
  Russell Hardy Dean (1854 - 1918)*
  Christopher Mott Dean (1861 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Major Robert Aaron Dean enlisted in the Civil War in 1861 as Orderly Sergeant and was assigned to the 19 Mississippi Regiment of Infantry Army of Northern Virginia C.S.A
Was made Third Lieutenant in 1861, Second and First Lieutenant in 1862 and Captain and Major in 1863 at close of the War was Major of the 19th Mississippi Regiment.

Glenville Cemetery
Panola County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Lynn Waldrip
Record added: Oct 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99764755
Maj Robert Aaron Maj. Dean Dean
Added by: Hardy Dean Gillespie
Maj Robert Aaron Maj. Dean Dean
Added by: Lynn Waldrip
Maj Robert Aaron Maj. Dean Dean
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