Samuel C. Dean

Samuel C. Dean, one of the prominent young planters of Pike County, was      
born in (Laurens County), S.C., September 19, 1854. His parents, John and    
Elizabeth K. (East) Dean, natives of South Carolina, born in 1813 and 1815,  
respectively, had a family of seven children, viz., James C., Nancy          
(deceased), William W., John W., Samuel C., Miles P., Thomas H. The father   
was a planter, and emigrated from South Carolina to Arkansas in 1857,        
locating in Pike County, where he resided until his death, which occurred    
September 24, 1882. His widow still survives, enjoying good health, and      
lives with her youngest son. Both Mr. and Mrs. Dean were members of the      
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The subject of this sketch received a     
good education at the Arkansas Industrial University in Washington County,   
Ark., entering in March, 1877, and leaving in June, 1880, and after          
completing his education, began teaching school in Pike and Howard Counties, 
having charge of the Murfreesboro school during 1883 and 1884. He continued  
in this occupation for six years. March 2, 1887, Mrs. Dean married Miss Dora 
Scott, a native of Arkansas and a daughter of Rev. William J. and Mary       
Scott. William J. Scott was an itinerant minister of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South in Arkansas for a number of years. He is no superannuated and  
lives in California. This union was blessed wit one child, Mattie Agnes,     
born December 15, 1887. Mr. Dean is a planter by occupation and owns about   
120 acres of good land, with twenty four acres under cultivation. Both he    
and wife are worthy members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.        
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890, Pike County, 
page 325.                                                                    
Rev. S.C. Dean and brother, Henry, of Hamburg, called at the Courier office  
Wednesday. They are former residents of this county. S.C. Dean taught the    
public school of Murfreesboro in the eighty's and was married to Miss Dora   
Scott while living here. They renewed old acquaintances while here and made  
new ones. Both of them are near and over the 70 mark, but are hale and       
hearty looking.                                                              
Pike County Courier, Volume 41, Number 44, October 31, 1930, page 3,         
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