Amanda <I>Babcock</I> Dean

Amanda Babcock Dean

Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, USA
Death 5 May 1883 (aged 84)
Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 9607414 · View Source
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Another Pioneer Gone
Mrs. Amanda Dean died of dropsy at the residence of Mrs. Salisbury, in the village of Oregon, May 25th aged eighty-four years and five days. She was born near Plattsburg, New York, May 20th, 1799. Her father was a Baptist minister. Her first husband’s name was Jonathan Ellsworth, who died, leaving her with six small children, four of whom are still living: John Ellsworth, of Mifflin, S.K. Ellsworth, of Madison, Mrs. Amanda Chapin, of Union, and Mrs. Eleste Palmer, of Baraboo. She again married to James Dean. The fruits of this marriage was one son, J.F. Dean; who lost his life in the army, a member of Co. H. 8th Wis. volunteer. Mr. and Mrs. Dean came to Wisconsin in 1846, A few months after their arrival Mr. Dean died, she was again left a widow with an infant son and other small children, but by her own industry the family were provided for and forty acres of land bought and paid for on section nine of this town where she lived till 1866, since which time she has lived part of the time at Miflin, part at Baraboo and part at Oregon. Mrs. Dean’s father served in the revolutionary war, two of her brothers Thomas and Barness Babcock, in the war of 1812, and two sons S.K. Ellsworth and J. T. Dean, in the war of the Rebellion. Besides the four children mentioned, Mrs. Dean leaves to mourn her loss eighteen grand children and eighteen great-grandchildren, besides many of the early settlers who remember her in her strength as one the kindest to the poor and distressed. The funeral was held at the Presbyterian church of this place Sunday at eleven o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Lawson of the M.E church and Rev. McLean of the Presbyterian. The remains were interred in Oak Hall cemetery.
Oregon Observer
May 31, 1883

Obituary provided courtesy of Find A Grave contributor Teresa Lalor (#46982706).

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amanda Babcock Dean (4 May 1799–5 May 1883), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9607414, citing Oak Hall Cemetery, Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .