Blood in the Earth

Jonathan Dean

Male Abt 1685 - 1729


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  • Born  Abt 1685  Jamaica, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1729  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I71  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  11 May 2013 

    Father  Jonathan Dean,   b. 23 Sep 1658, Jamaica, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1718, Jamaica, Long Island-Queens, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Grietje Sneathen,   b. 1667, Jamaica, Livingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1706, Jamaica, Livingston, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F35  Group Sheet

    Father  Samuel Deane,   b. 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1707, Jamaica, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Chasmore,   b. 1632 
    Family ID  F36  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Unknown,   b. 1688, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1730, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jedidiah Jorsey Dean,   b. 1715, New Paltz, Ulster, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1781, New Paltz, Ulster, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 May 2012 
    Family ID  F34  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jonathan Dean among the first children born in the new town of Jamaica, Long Island. He owned land in Jamaica as early as 1681. A "List of the Towne Estate of Jemaica" for 1683 shows "Jonathan Deine" as owning 1 horse, 2 cows and 18 acres of land.

      An early court record shows Jonathan accused of stealing a neighbor's horse. According to Jamaica Town Records, on the "5th of June Anno 1682, At a Towne court held by the constable and overseors, Daniell Denton plaintiff, Hope Carpentor and Jonathan Deine defendants, the plaintiff enters an action of the case against the defendants declareing that the plaintetives did doe him gret damage in molesting of his horse upon the commans driveing his horse into the myre and brought the horse to the Towne and put him into a barne without his order. The testimony of Samuell Mils being sworne is hee saw Hope and Jonathan drive the plaintiffs horse into the myre in the Medowse in the owld Towne Neck and there catch him and then he sawe them leade him to the mill and farther say he not. John Oldfield juneor being sworne testefyeth that he saw Jonathan Deine and Jonas Wood drive the plaintetive horse into the myre and then they catcht him and after he was catched Hope held the horse and Jonas rid him and saw them leade him to the Mill as soe from thens to the Towne and farther sayth not. Capt. John Carpentor being sworne in the case betwene Dan Denton plaintiff and Hope Carpentor and Jonathan Deine defendants sayth that he hearde Daniell say that he would give the plainitivs a dayse work though he had noe nede of him but he would give noe more but charged them to ____ or drive the horse to the plase from whense they fetched him and farther sayth not. Thomas Smith juneor being sworne in the same case testefyeth that upon Daniels request hee went to Capt. Carpentors barne to see the horse and suddenly after Jonathan Deine came in and asked Daniell what he would give for the bringing up of his horse and Daniell sayd hee would give them a dayse work and one of them sayde he should not have them for a dayse work. Whereupon Daniell bid them turne the horse to the plase from whens they had him and farther saythe not." The outcome of the case could not be determined from the records.

      On January 12, 1699, Wait Smith of Jamaica conveyed a parcel of upland with timber trees to "Samuell Deane & Jonathan Deane his son," witnessed by Daniel Dean (Jonathan's brother) and others. On September 10, 1700 Jonathan received three parcels of land from his father: "(1) 20 acres of upland with housing, barn, orchards, gardens & fences, bound east on John Smith of little plains and Wait Smith; north on John Freeman and Benjamin Smith; south on Samuel Carpenter and John Smith; west by the country road; (2) a seven and one-half acre lot upon the hill, bound west by the Rocky Hollow; north by the line dividing the town of Flushing and Jamaica; east on Richard Wright; south on John Everett; (3) a 5 acre meadow lot called by the name Haw Tree Neck belonging to Samuell Deane now of Jonathan Deane (Deeds B:430). " On August 2, 1703 Daniel Whitehead of Jamaica conveyed to Jonathan "the one-third part of a 14 acre meadow lot formerly of Thomas Foster (deceased) at Hether East Neck, bound east on Richard Oldfield; west of the rest of said lot; north on upland; south with same bounds of rest of lot, for a valuable consideration from Samuel Deine Jr. and John Dein (brothers of Jonathan). "

      In 1704, Jonathan was among those protesting a decision by the town to set up a mill on the Plaine Run River; in 1705 he was among those selected to report on any illegal fencing of Town commons; and in 1706 he was elected tax collector for the ensuing year at Jamaica.

      In 1707 "Jonathan Dean defends self before the Friends Meeting at Flushing in regard to a charge on non-payment made by Garet Clason & Hendrick Lot of New York City. Jonathan admitted he refused to pay, but stated he had received bad goods, and that in the future his actions would be such as not to give the Friends a bad name (LDS microfilm,377, Friends Meeting at Flushing, 1670-1760)." NOTE: "Friends" refers to the Quaker Church.

      On March 15, 1715 "Jonathan Dean witness(ed) with Benjamin Carpenter and Adrian Hegeman, for will of Nicholas Sneathen of Mosquito Cove, Oyster Bay, a carpenter who may have been brother of Jonathan's wife Margaret."

      Jonathan died October 1, 1718. His gravesite in unknown. His last will and testament, dated September 23, 1718, is on file at the Office of the County Clerk at Jamaica, NY. It reads as follows:

      "In the Name of God, Amen. The twenty third day of Sepember in ye fifth year of ye Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord King George over Great Brittaine & Anno dom one thousand seven hundred eighteen, I, Jonathan Deane of Jamaica, in Queens County in the Collony of New York: being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament and form following: first, I bequeath my soul and Spiritt unto God who gave it by whome of his grace in trust to be saved I committ my body to the earth to be buried at the descretion of my Executors in hope of a joyfull resurrection and touching the disposeing of my worldly estate, I distribute the same as follows.

      "First Item I will that all such debts as I owe shall be truly paid. I give device and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Margarett Deane all and singular my house hold goods as Pewtere, Brass, iron, wooden or earthen and all and singular beds, furniture and Utensills in and about the house of what nature or kind soever for the deseent and good liveing & maintenance of my said Wife Margarett all to be at her own disposall and according to her discretion to her Heirs and assigns forever.

      "Item, I do give, device and bequeath unto my son Jonathan Deane all my homestead houses, lands, meadows hereidtaments and appurtenances To Have & to hold to my said Son Jonathan the said above devised and bequeathed lands and premises with every of their appurtenances unto him and to his heirs and assigns forever on condition & under this proviso that he the said Jonathan do build and furnish a small convenient room on my homestead aforesaid for my said Wife to dwell in and allso to keep one cow and one horse both summer & winter & provide fire Wood and good comfortable maintainance for my said loving Wife dureing her natural life or Widowhood. But if it shall happen that my said Son Jonathan shall not provide or perform or cause to be provided and performed as above said then the above devise & gift to be void and of none effect.

      "Item I do give unto Nickelas Deane my second Son twenty pounds New York money to be paid by my son Jonathan Deane his executors or administrators in some convenient time after my decease to be to him, his heirs and assigns forever.

      "Item I do give to Samuel Deane my Son thirty pounds lawfull money of New York to be paid him by my son Jonathan within two years after my decease, that is to say fifteen pounds ye first year & fifteen pounds the second year to remaine to him & his heirs and assigns forever.

      "Item I give and device unto my Son Joseph Deane the like sum of thirty pounds New York money to be paid him by my Son Jonathan in such manner and at such times as in the devise to Samuell expressed to remain to him and to his heirs and assigns forever.

      "Item I do give to my son Isaac twenty shillings money aforesaid to be paid by my said Son Jonathan when he shall come to age.

      "Item I do give to my daughters Elizabeth, Rachell, Dinah and Ruth ten pounds each to be paid them by my said Son Jonathan that is to say ten pounds to Elizabeth and ten pounds to Rachel within two years after my decease and to Dinah and Ruth when they respectively come to age or marriage to remaine to them and their respective heirs and assigns forever.

      "Item I do give unto Sarah Deane my Eldest daughter five shillings over and above which I have already given her to be paid by my Son Jonathan.

      "It is my Will that if Jonathan, my said Son, shall not provide and perform or cause to provide and perform according as is herein mentioned for the comfortable maintenance of my said Wife then all my lands, houses and meadows with ye appurtenances shall remaine to my said Son Samuel and his heirs and assigns he performing the conditions aforesaid and paying the above legacies.

      "Item I do give and bequeath all my moveable estate without doors, goods and chattels to my said Wife to be at her disposal among my children as she shall think fitt and I do hereby appoint my Brother Samuel Deane and my friend Charles Doughty to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have herunto sett my hand and Seal the day and year above first written. Jonathan Dean (seal)"

      SOURCE: Descendants of Samuel Deane (Abt. 1630 - 1707) of Long Island, by Steve and Marcy Dean, pub. 1998

      Children of Jonathan Dean and Margaret Grietje Sneathen are:

      Nickelas Dean, d. date unknown.
      He married Deborah Seaman.
      Samuel Dean, d. date unknown.
      He married Ruth Valentine. He was purported to have been a town officer in Westchester, New York in 1736.
      Joseph Dean, d. date unknown.
      He married Patience Oakley.
      Elizabeth Dean, d. date unknown.
      Rachell Dean, d. date unknown.
      She married Mosey Haight 25 Dec 1718.
      Dinah Dean, d. date unknown.
      She married John Low.
      Ruth Dean, d. date unknown.
      She married Christopher Tobias.
      Sarah Dean, d. date unknown.
      She married Thomas Valentine 12 Nov 1717 in Grace Episcopal Church in Jamaica, Long Island, New York.
      Stephen Dean, d. date unknown.
      +Jonathan Dean, b. Abt. 1687, d. date unknown.
      Isaac Dean, b. Abt. 1698, d. 1752.
      He married Amee Weeks.

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