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Dean, James, 1748-1823

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1748 - 1823

James Dean was born on August 20, 1748 in Groton, Connecticut. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1773 with a licence to preach. He served as an Indian missionary and Indian agent for the United States during the Revolutionary War, stationed at Fort Stanwix and Oneida Castle. For his service to the Oneidas during the war, he was granted a tract of 2560 acres that included Wood Creek and Westmoreland, becoming the first settler in Westmoreland. Dean died on September 10, 1823.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

James Dean letter

Mss 775256.2
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 775256.2
Scope and Contents Carbon typescritp letter from James Dean of Montreal, Canada to Thomas Walcott, describing the atmosphere at Dartmouth College before he left. Makes arrangements for a payment to Mr. Salem. Original in Massachussetts Historical Society.

James Dean letter

Mss 829322
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 829322
Overview In English.

John Wheelock letter

Mss 784171
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 784171
Overview In English.