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Dean, Jeremiah E.

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Dean, Jeremiah E.
March 16, 2007 02:11PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the
Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros. & Co.
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Clark County.

CAPT. JEREMIAH E. DEAN, a veteran of the Mexican and late Civil wars, was
born in Clark County, Ky., October 25, 1821 and is one of five children
born to James and Mary (Campbell) Dean. When a small lad he went to
Marion County, Indiana, making that his home until about fourteen years
old, when he moved to Orange County, Indiana to live with an uncle. Until
attaining his majority he worked on a farm, then worked two years in a
grist mill at Lawrenceport, Lawrence Co., Ind., after which he moved to
Bedford. May 7, 1847, he enlisted in Company I, Sixteenth Regiment of of
the United States Infantry, served in the Mexican War until he was
honorably discharged at Newport, KY., July 28, 1848. May 24, 1849, Mary A.
Owens became his wife, shortly after which he moved to Springville, Ind.,
where for over twenty years he was engaged in blacksmithing. June 7,
1861, he enlisted in Company F, Fifteenth Indiana Volunteers, a position
he held until after the battle of Stone River, when he was advanced to the
Captaincy of his company. Besides various skirmishes in which he was
engaged he was an active participant in the battles of Shiloh, Stone
River, Chickamauga and Mission Ridge. Mr. Dean is a member of the Blue
Lodge in Masonry, is a Republican in politics, and in 1876 was elected
Auditor of Lawrence County, serving as such four years. He is at present
engaged in the hardware trade. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dean are members of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, and the following named of their ten children
are yet living: Samuel M., Sarach C., D. J., Amanda L., Harriet C. and
Jeremiah H.

Dean Campbell
Marion-IN Lawrenceport-Lawrence-IN Campbell-KY

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