||John T. Dean
John T. Dean was born in Pennsylvania, March 15, 1843. His parents, James and Mary (Meller) Dean, were natives of England, and came to America about 1842, lived 12 years in Pennsylvania, and since that time in Berrien County, this State. He was 12 years of age when the family came to Michigan, and when 18 he went to McLean Co., ILL, and worked as a farm hand two years. He then enlisted in the 5th ILL. Vol. Inf., for three years, but was honorably discharged at the end of the year on account of disability. He returned to Berrien County for a few months, and then came to Newaygo County, in 1864, buying 40 acres of wild land in Dayton Township, on section 16, where he now resides; he has bought 80 acres more, and now has a farm on 120 acres, 92 of which is cultivated.
Mr. Dean was married in Dayton Township, this county, June 21, 1870, to Emma, daughter of Warren and Alvina Broadway, natives of New England. She was born at Hillsdale, Mich., July 26, 1853. Their children are: Mary I., Eula C., Coral A., John O., Clara A. Charles S. died in infancy. Mr. D. is a Republican.
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