Biography of William M. Dean
Dean, William M., Monkton, was born in Monkton, Vt., in 1860. He is a general farmer, and was elected lister of the town in 1885. He was married in November, 1884, to Abie M. Palmer, a daughter of James and Lucinda (Martin) Palmer. William M. is a son of Marion and Loretta (Fuller) Dean. She was born in 1835 and Marion H. was born in 1833. They were married in 1854 and have had a family of four children — Ashbel A. (born in 1857), William M. (born in 1860), and Lewis F. (born in 1862). Ashbel A. was a graduate of the New York State Medical College in 1878, when he settled in Bristol, Vt., and now is a prominent physician and surgeon there. Marion H. was a prominent man in his town and has held many of the town offices. He is a son of Ashbel and Polly (Bears) Dean, who were born and married in Monkton, Vt. He was born in 1870 and she was born in 1815. They were married in 1835 and have had but one son born to them — Marion H. Loretta was a daughter of Gideon and Eleanor (Lace) Fuller, of Ferrisburgh, Vt. Ashbel was a son of Harry and Aurilla (Peck) Dean, who were born in Monkton, Vt., and had a family of three children born to them, two of whom are now living, Ashbel and Rebecca. Harry was a son of Ashbel and Rachel (Barnum) Dean, who were natives of Dutchess county, N. Y., and settled in Vermont at the close of the Revolutionary War. Ashbel was a captain in Washington’s army. They had a family of four sons and five daughters born to them. Ashbel was a son of Moses Dean, who was born in England and died in Monkton, Vt,, where he settled at an early day.