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Wilson and Mary Muse Dean

Wilson and Mary Muse Dean

Wilson Dean was born 29 October 1838 to Henry Dean and Elizabeth Duff.  

He married Mary Muse on 1 July 1858. She was born 20 Sept 1838 and died 23 April 1910. 
Wilson was a veteran of the Civil War; he was a musician in Company A of 139th PA Volunteers.  

He was a farmer and lived most of his life in New Lebanon. Wilson died 1 Mar 1911. Both Wilson Dean and Mary Muse Dean are buried in New Lebanon.

Biography of Wilson Dean
from History of Mercer County, 1888, page 1085

Wilson Dean, farmer, post office New Lebanon is a son of Henry and Elizabeth (Duff) Dean, of French Creek Township. He was born in Lawrence County, Penn., October 20, 1838, and in the spring of 1839 his parents moved to this county and located in French Creek Township, where he was reared and educated. In August, 1862, he enlisted in Company A, One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and served until the close of the war. In 1858 he became united in marriage with Mary, daughter of James Muse, of New Lebanon. By this union, they have four children: Rosetta, wife of George Amon; Kit C., Milo E. and Harry P. Our subject moved to his present farm in Mill Creek Township in 1871. He has held various township offices, such as school director and supervisor. He is a member of the Norville Muse Post No. 251, G. A. R., and of the A. O. U. W., No. 54, of New Lebanon, and votes the Republican ticket.


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