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Rev William Dean
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Birth: 1807
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 13, 1895
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

   "Dean, William (1807-1895), American Baptist missionary in Siam (Thailand) and Hong Kong. Dean was born in Eaton, New York, the oldest of eight children of Joshua and Mary Dean. He graduated from Hamilton Academy and Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution; while there he also studied at the Burma School operated by Maung Sway Moung. In 1834 he and his wife, Matilda (Corman), were appointed to Siam (Thailand) to work with the Chinese and begin a new mission for the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, the first American missionaries appointed to work among the Chinese....."
   [Biographical dictionary of Christian missions By Gerald H. Anderson, p.173]

   Rev. Dean's first wife, Matilda Corman Dean, died in Singapore. While on a mission in Macao, he met and married his second wife Miss Theodosia Ann Barker, also a missionary. They continued their missionary work in Bangkok and Hong Kong where Theodosia died in 1843. Rev. Dean married as his third wife Maria Brown.

"Fifty Years a Missionary.
   San Diego, Cal., Aug. 13.-Rev. Dr. William Dean, distinguished as the first Baptist missionary to China and Siam, where he labored fifty years, died here today. Dr. Dean had warm friends in the last and present King of Siam." 
Family links: 
  Mary C. Fairbanks Dean (1786 - 1824)
  Maria M Brown Dean (____ - 1883)
  Matilda Coman Dean (1814 - 1835)*
  Theodosia Ann Barker Dean (1819 - 1843)*
  William Kendrick Dean (1855 - 1918)*
  William Dean (1807 - 1895)
  Mary Dean (1820 - 1824)*
  Franklin Dean (1823 - 1823)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Interment: Aug 25, 1895 Age 85 Residence: San Diego, CA
Mount Hope Cemetery
Monroe County
New York, USA
Plot: All 13-13 1/4-13 1/2-15 3/4 L
Created by: TDS
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
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Rev William Dean
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