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Captain Walter Deane, Revolutionary War, Ohio
Posted by: Michael Braunbeck (ID *****9932) Date: November 12, 2002 at 05:31:48
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I am not a Deane, or related to one. I write this message out of pure interest, and hope my information may help someone in filling out their family tree, and possibly in locating a lost ancestor. There is buried, in Kelloggsville Cemetary, Monroe township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, a Captain Walter Deane. This cemetary is where many of my ancestors are buried, and I noticed the Deane monument one day on a visit there, as the monument is very impressive to look at. Plus, Walter Deane sounds like an interesting historical figure. I copied down the information on the Deane monument, and took some digital photographs. There are some clues to lead me to believe that this man might belong in the Taunton, MA line of the Deane Family. Here's the information I have: Captain Walter Deane was born in 1751, died in 1814. He served with the 13th Massachusetts Colonial Regiment, and, according to one inscription, was "with Washington at Valley Forge, Monmouth, White Plains, Brandywine, Trenton, Saratoga, Siege of Yorktown, and the surrender of Cornwallis". He was an original member of the "Society of the Cincinnati", a Pennsylvania-based group that sought to memorialize the Revolutionary War. Captain Deane may have married a woman named C.C. Fuller (inscription on another headstone). There are a bunch of other Deanes buried there, also. To the best of my knowledge, there are no Deane descendents living in the area, but I need to do some more checking on that. As I have already indicated, I have some digital photographs of the monument and the other Deane headstones, so if you're a relative or think you might be, please send me an email and I could send the pictures upon request. I hope we have scored a genealogical "hit" here.

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