____________________________________________________________________________ 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, column 1. ____________________________________________________________________________ HTML file and design by David Kelley, 1997. All rights reserved.