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Ransom L. Deen(s) 1790's?
Posted by: Mike (ID *****1473) Date: June 21, 2004 at 08:49:33
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Concerning a Ransom Lafayette Deen(s)
My great great grandmother was Catherine Joicy Deens. Her daughter, Sarah (sallie) Thomas (b.1852), married my great grandfather, John Peter Purnell (Purnal) circa 1870. Joicy's father was Ransom Lafayette Deen(s) who lived in the Brooklyn community of Conecuh/Covington county Alabama, bordering Florida panhandle. I hear there is a Masonic hall there named after R.L Deens. Brooklyn is at the north end of the old "Pensacola Trail", which is an ancient route pioneer loggers used during the 1700's and up into the 1900's for harvesting logs: the logs were floated down Pigeon Creek, Sepulga and Conecuh Rivers into the Escambia River on down to Pensacola.
You can find some history on these families in the history of the Olive Baptist Church (Pensacola, FL), which is in a book the church publishes. The Creighton family cemetery is located very near the Olive Baptist church, where my ggrandfather and some other ancestors are buried.

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