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    Edward Dean

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    • 6th Great-grandfather of Edward Snowden — 9th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 322 
    • Birth Date:
    • ABT 1717 
    • Birth Location:
    • Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts 
    • Christening Date:
    • Christening Location:
    • Death Date:
    • 9 Apr 1791 
    • Death Location:
    • Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts 
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    • Marriage Date:
    • AFT 19 Apr 1754 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Children:

    • Mary "Mollie" Dean

      Deborah Dean (Ahnentafel No:161 )

      James Dean

    • Notes: 
    • Edward Dean's wife Mercy Pratt is often listed as the mother of all of his children. However, since Mercy died in 1754, she could not have been the mother of all of his children and he must have had a second wife. Unfortunately, much of the information for this family comes from the bible of his son James Dean (b. 1762). Although the bible lists the death of James's father Edward in 1791, it does not list the death of James's mother. More research is needed to identify the second wife of James. A clue might lie in the death record of Mary "Mollie" Dean who died 09 AUG 1770 in the 14th year of her age. Although she was allegedly born 2 years after Mercy (Pratt) Dean's death, her gravestone apparently listed her as the daughter of “Edward and Marcy Dean.” Perhaps Edward's second wife was also named Mercy or Marcy.

  • Additional marriages for Edward Dean

    • Spouse:
    • Mercy Pratt
    • Marriage Date:
    • 12 Nov 1741
    • Marriage Location:
    • Berkley, Bristol, Massachusetts

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  • Sources for Edward Dean

    • 5 Arranged by the Librarian of the Society, A Catalogue of the Portraits and Other Objects of Historic Value Belonging to the Old Colony Historical Society . . ., Taunton, Massachusetts: The Old Colony Historical Society (1907), 11.
    • 6 National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, Founders and Patriots of America Index, Baltimore, Maryland: Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (2003), 66.
    • 7 Tisdale, Rosa D., Meet the Tisdales: Descendants of John Tisdale of Taunton, Mass. 1634-1980, Baltimore: Gateway Press, Inc. (1981), 274.