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Rev William Dean

Rev William Dean

Birth
Eaton, Madison County, New York, USA
Death 13 Aug 1895 (aged 88)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot All 13-13 1/4-13 1/2-15 3/4 L
Memorial ID 59562583 · View Source
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   "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."


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Gravesite Details Interment: Aug 25, 1895 Age 85 Residence: San Diego, CA

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  • Created by: TDS
  • Added: 3 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59562583
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev William Dean (21 Jun 1807–13 Aug 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59562583, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by TDS (contributor 47121885) .