Born 28th November 1823 - Died 9th September 1890


Far left Elizabeth Augusta, next to her Samuel Chase Dean


He was born in Oakham, Massachuetts, on 28th November 1823, the son of Josiah Robinson Dean and Betsey Wheaton (Chase) of Oakham. He died on 9th September 1890 at South Bend, Nebraska.

He graduated at Amherst College in 1853, and from the Thoelogical Seminary in Andover in 1856. On 9th August 1856, at Andover, he married Elizabeth Augusta, a daughter of the Reverend Amos Abbott, who had been born in Ahmednuggur, India, on 8th April 1835, and died on 12th February 1916 at Northfield, Minnesota. She came from India with her parents when she was 12 years old, and studied at Mount Holyoke Seminary, Massachusetts. She and her husband returned to India in 1856 as missionaries under the ABCFM where they remained until 1867, when they returned to America. They lived at Mount Vernon, New Hampshire until 1869, and then at Nacoochee Valley, Ga, until 1872, when they became home missionaries under the Congregatioonal Home Missionary Society in Steele City, Plymouth and So Bend Nebraska, where he died on 9th September 1890, after which Elizabeth Augusta lived in Omaha, Nebraska, until 1891, and then in Wilmette, Illionois, a suburb of Chicago. She was president of the Ladies Missionary Society of the Congregational Church in Nebraska from 1876 to 1888. Christened as Elizabeth Augusta, her father reversed her names. They had children:

1 Horace Abbott, born at Ahmednuggur, India, 20th October 1857, and died 21s October 1933.
2 Carrie, born at Ahmednuggur 10th June 1859, and died in Lincoln, Nebraska 13th February 1944.
3 Walter Chase, born at Mahabaleshwar, India, 16th March 1861, and died 15th December1927.
4 Frank Wilson, born at Satara, India 9th February 1863, and died 3rd July 1955 at Council Blufs, Iowa.
5 George Robinson, born at Satara, 9th February 1863, and died 10th December 1919.
6 Edwin Blanchard, born at Satara 11th August 1864, and died 8th November 1948.
7 Arthur Randolph, born at Mount Vernon, USA, 5th February 1869, and died 11th November 1949.
8 Norman Peck Dean, born at Nacoochee Valley, USA, on 22nd April 1871, and died 20th February 1923.


Augusta Elizabeth Dean





Information supplied by Frank Dean.
Photographs courtesy of Frank Dean.


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