John Dean their oldest son was born between 1764 and 1765 in Halifax County, Virginia. He was a Revolutionary War Soldier in the North Carolina Continental Line. Read more about him in the next section.
Thomas was born in 1766 also in Halifax County. From other Dean researchers I have learned that Thomas married a woman named Sarah and moved to Washington County, Kentucky where he died in 1832. He and Sarah had seven children: Matilda, Mary, Ann, Jane, Sarah Jane, Alfred and Henry.
Job was born in 1768 in Halifax County. In 1784 when he was sixteen it was “Ordered by the Court that Job Dean Orphan of Jno Dean Dec. aged now sixteen years be Bound to Zadock Riggs until he arrange to the age of twenty one years to learn the art & mintry of a blacksmith. The said Zadock doth agree to learn said Job to read, wright ?. To give him ten pounds ? at his freedom. Later Job’s niece Hannah Dean married Redden Riggs so the Deans must have been close to the Riggs family.
Job married a woman by the name of Susannah and they had at least one child, a daughter named Anna Elizabeth Dean born about 1793 in North Carolina. She married Jonas Sykes born 3 Jul1793 in Georgia. He died in Bedford County, Tennessee. They had seven children: Mahala H. -1815, who married William Berry Jones, James Sykes – abt 1820, Thomas A. -1822, Nichol -1824, Manerva -1825, Grimm Sykes – 1826 and Raleigh.
Keziah was born in 1772. Supposedly she died about 1841 in Lawrence County, Kentucky close Floyd County, Kentucky and Wayne County, West Virginia where her brothers John and Amos lived. Nothing else is known about her.
Amasa or Amos Dean the youngest child was born in 1774. He married Abigail Wheeler in 1804 in Washington County, Kentucky. His children were Jonathan, Amelia, Stephen, Darcus, and William Marshall Dean. Amasa also lived in the part of Virginia that became West Virginia during the Civil War. He died in Wayne County, West Virginia between 1860 and 1870. His children and grandchildren continued to live in Wayne County, West Virginia.