Looking for any help on identifying the parentage on my ggg grandfather - Horace R. DEANE, shown below.
Horace R. DEANE/DEEN/DEAN, son of ?, b. 1802 (acc. to death record) or 1811 at Bethel, VT; m. to Carrie Scribner (NH Vital Records) or to Clarissa Mason (dtr Ellen's obit.). His parentage is at present unknown. Horace shows up in Walpole, NH in 1837 and 1840 Census'; and in Charlestown, NH for the 1850 Census. Horace reappears in Walpole in the 1840 Census and then in the 1850 and 1860 Census' in Charlestown, NH. I have not yet been able to locate him in 1870 and 1880 Census'. Another man, a Horace Deen (alias Horace C. Dean) is listed in 1850 in Claremont, but he is older with a different wife and children. Ellen's father, Horace R. Deane died at Claremont on 10 DEC 1884 at age 82, a farmer, of prostration. The 1850 Census shows his wife as Clarissa, b. about 1811 in NH. In the original proprietor's records of Claremont, a reference is made to posting a notice for a meeting of the town proprietors. The records mention posting a copy of this notice at the tavern of Horace Dean, in Claremont, on 15 NOV 1845. The other Horace Dean had a prominent farm in town, so that it is possible that the tavern belonged to my Horace.
Ellen, b. 1842 at Walpole, NH, m. John7 Eugene Lovejoy on 5 SEP 1857 at Claremont, NH; d. 30 SEP 1914 of cerebral hemorrhage at Claremont; buried at Pleasant Street Cemetery, Claremont with husband.
John, b. 1849 at Walpole, NH.
George, b. between 1849-50 at Charlestown, NH.
(The 1850 Census includes the following people living with Horace and his family)
George Howard, b. 1823 in NH, farmer.
Harriet Howard, b. 1831 in NH, farmer, perhaps a daughter of Horace.
Martha J. Howard, b. in Hubbard, Vt.
Any assistance in determining who Horace's parent were in Bethel, Vermont (about 1809 - 1811) will be greatly appreciated.
Jerry H. Lovejoy
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