||John T. Dean
John T. Dean was born in Pennsylvania, on 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 a year on account of disability. He returned to Berrien County a few months, and then came to Newyago County, in 1864, buying 40 acres of wild land in Dayton Township, on section 16, where he resided; he bought 80 acres more, and had a farm of 120 acres, 92 of which was 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 were: Mary L., Eula C., Coral A., John O., Clara A., Charles S. died in infancy. Mr. Dean was a Republican, he died in 1899 and was buried in the Jewell Cemetery.
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