Thomas Derritt Deans

Thomas Derritt Deans

Male 1847 - 1935

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  • Name  Thomas Derritt Deans  [1, 2, 3
    Born  17 Oct 1847  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Gender  Male 
    Physical Description  Eyes: Grey, Hair: Brown, Complexion: Light, Height: 5'8"  [7
    Religion  Methodist  [6
    • An ardent supporter of the M. E. Church, Mr. Deans served as a member of its board of trustees and was superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. [6]
    • Thomas Deans was a member of the church choir. [9]
    Military  Civil War Veteran 
    Occupation  1864  [7, 11
    Laborer / Blacksmith 
    Military  5 Sep 1864  Constantia, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8
    Civil War, Enlistment, Federal Army 
    New York, Registers of Officers and Enlisted Men Mustered into Federal Service, 1861-1865, New York - Constantia
    New York, Registers of Officers and Enlisted Men Mustered into Federal Service, 1861-1865, New York - Constantia
    Bureau of Military Statistics, p.229
    New York Town Clerks Register, p.44-45
    New York Town Clerks Register, p.44-45
    New York State Archives; Albany, New York; Collection Number: (N-Ar)13774; Box Number: 43; Roll Number: 25
    Military  2 Oct 1864  [2, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14
    Civil War, Mustered In, Federal Army, Company F, New York 189th Infantry Regiment, Private 
    • He saw service in several engagements and was in the front line at the battle which culminated in General Lee's surrender at Appomattox. From the tree under which the Confederate leader surrendered, he carved a chunk which he later shaped into the form of a Bible watch charm, gold mounted with the letters G. A. R. on one side and the Masonic emblem on the other. This is still in his possession. [12]
    19310527 - Cleveland Fetes Veteran of War
    19310527 - Cleveland Fetes Veteran of War
    Oswego Palladium Times
    05/27/1931, n.p.
    19320511 - Only 23 Veterans in County G.A.R.
    19320511 - Only 23 Veterans in County G.A.R.
    Oswego Palladium Times
    05/11/1932, p.7
    New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 - Thomas D. Deans
    New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 - Thomas D. Deans
    New York State Archives, Cultural Education Center, Albany, New York; New York Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900; Archive Collection #: 13775-83; Box #: 701; Roll #: 357
    20150816 - Thomas Deans Bible Charm
    20150816 - Thomas Deans Bible Charm
    From the tree under which the Confederate leader surrendered, he carved a chunk which he later shaped into the form of a Bible watch charm, gold mounted with the letters G. A. R. on one side and the Masonic emblem on the other.
    Military  30 May 1865  Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16
    Civil War, Mustered Out, Federal Army, Corporal 
    U.S. Civil War Pension Index - Thomas D. Deans
    U.S. Civil War Pension Index - Thomas D. Deans
    National Archives and Records Administration. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
    Occupation  1870  [4
    Boat Maker 
    Residence  1870 - 1894  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • According to the 1870 census, Thomas D. Deans was married and living with his parents.
    • Ursula Auringer to Thomas D. Deans, land in the town of Constantia, March 28, 1892. [17]
    • John Deans and wife to Thomas D. Deans, October 5th, 1894, land in the Village of Cleveland, $150. [18]
    Occupation  1894 - 1895  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Cleveland Village Treasurer 
    Occupation  1903 
    Town Clerk 
    Occupation  1914 -1915  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 20, 21
    Undertaker 
    • [Thomas D. Deans] was a carpenter when a young man and later a partner with his father, John Deans, in the undertaking business for many years. After his father died, he conducted the business for many years in Cleveland, after which he retired. [9]
    Occupation  1913 - 1925  Cleveland Water Company, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [22, 23
    Board of Directors 
    19130127 - Water Company Directors
    19130127 - Water Company Directors
    Oswego Daily Times
    01/27/1913, p.4
    19250210 - Cleveland Water Co. Holds Annual Elections
    19250210 - Cleveland Water Co. Holds Annual Elections
    Oswego Daily Times
    02/10/1925, p.5
    Occupation  1904 - 1926  Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
    Notaries Public 
    Residence  1915 - 1934  West & Bridge Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 21
    • The following real estate note was found, but to which property it corresponds is unknown: Thomas Fitzgerald, Norwich, to Thomas D. Deans, of Cleveland, N. Y., property in the town of Constantia. [30]
    19331017 - Thomas D. Deans is 86 Years Old Today
    19331017 - Thomas D. Deans is 86 Years Old Today
    Rome Daily Sentinel
    10/17/1933, p.3
    Occupation  1909 - 1934  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 9, 12, 16, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
    Justice of the Peace 
    Membership  Campfire Council  [9
    Membership  Independent Order of Odd Fellows  [9
    Membership  Abt. 1883 - 1935  F. and A. M. Lodge #613, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12, 16
    • He has been a mason 42 years and has held all chairs except that of secretary in Cleveland Lodge 613, F. & A. M. [16]
    • Thomas Deans was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a freemasons fraternity-style organization tied into the teachings of the bible. [9]
    Membership  1880 - 1935  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12, 16, 37
    Grand Army of the Republic, H.L. Farmer Post 
    • Elected Commander in 1889. [36]
    • Because he is the only veteran left of the many who once belonged to H.L. Farmer Post 16, G.A.R., he has surrendered the charter. He still keeps his membership in the G.A.R. [16]
    • Deans was instrumental with others in forming H.L. Farmer Post, G.A.R. about 1880. [16]
    18891219 - GAR Elections
    18891219 - GAR Elections
    Syracuse Weekly Express
    12/19/1889, p.4
    Died  8 May 1935  Canastota, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9, 10
    • Died at Canastota Hospital. [6]
    19350508 - Thomas D. Deans Dies At Age Of 87
    19350508 - Thomas D. Deans Dies At Age Of 87
    Rome Daily Sentinel
    05/08/1935, p.9
    Buried  13 May 1935  Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • Funeral services for Thomas D. Deans, last member of H. L. Farmer Post, G. A. R.. were very largely attended from his late home Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. Herbert E. Eades, pastor of the M. E. Church officiating. The last rites were conducted with military honor, the flag covered casket being borne to the cemetery by a caisson and firing squad from Fort Ontario, Oswego, who were accompanied by Raymond Faulkner, Cook Post of the American Legion as an escort Services at the grave were conducted by the Rev. George H. MacNish, chaplain of the American Legion, the last bugle call was sounded, and a volley fired over the flower strewn grave of one whose memory will live long in the hearts of his friends. [37]
    19350513 - Funeral Services Held For Thomas D. Deans
    19350513 - Funeral Services Held For Thomas D. Deans
    Rome Daily Sentinel
    05/13/1935, p.3
    20081019 - Headstone: Thomas and Isabelle Deans
    20081019 - Headstone: Thomas and Isabelle Deans
    Cleveland Village Cemetery
    10/19/2008, Thomas and Isabelle Deans
    Person ID  I1183  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  26 Jan 2016 

    Father  John Deans,   b. 29 Jun 1819, Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1904, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Clarasa Lane,   b. Abt. 1823 - 1824, Schoharie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1898 
    Married  Abt. 1839  [2, 38, 39, 40
    Notes 
    • One child died in infancy, but no other information is known at this time. [40]
    Family ID  F100  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Isabelle Smith,   b. 1848, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1890 - 1897 
    Married  1866  [6, 9, 10
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F298  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ada Kime,   b. Abt. 1872,   d. Abt. 1920 
    Married  1899 - 1915  [6, 9, 21
    Last Modified  15 Mar 2015 
    Family ID  F299  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Clarabell Houck,   b. 28 Nov 1871, Albany, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1957, Oneida City Hospital, 321 Genesee Street, Oneida, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Jul 1924  West Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9, 41
    Last Modified  27 Nov 2016 
    Family ID  F300  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1847 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Civil War, Enlistment, Federal Army - 5 Sep 1864 - Constantia, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Civil War, Mustered Out, Federal Army, Corporal - 30 May 1865 - Washington, D.C. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - 1894 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Cleveland Village Treasurer - 1894 - 1895 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Undertaker - 1914 -1915 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jul 1924 - West Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1915 - 1934 - West & Bridge Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Justice of the Peace - 1909 - 1934 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - Grand Army of the Republic, H.L. Farmer Post - 1880 - 1935 - Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 May 1935 - Canastota, Madison, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 May 1935 - Cleveland Village Cemetery, North Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1925xxxx - Thomas D. Deans Profile
    1925xxxx - Thomas D. Deans Profile
    Thomas D. Deans, circa. 1925
    Unknown Newspaper Clipping
    xxxxxxxx - Main Street, Cleveland, New York
    xxxxxxxx - Main Street, Cleveland, New York
    This postcard shows the Deans building on the far right.

  • Notes 
    • Thomas D. Deans was the father of Mrs. Carlton Sweet, an adopted daughter, but there is no reference to which of his wives helped raised the child or even her name. [9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] 1870 United States Federal Census, 4 (Reliability: 2), 10 Jun 1870.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/10/1870; Sheet No: 4; Line No: 25-26;

    2. [S50] New York, Town Clerks Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, 1861-1865, (Ancestry.com), 44-45 (Reliability: 2).
      New York State Archives; Albany, New York; Collection Number: (N-Ar)13774; Box Number: 43; Roll Number: 25

    3. [S25] Northshore Notes, (Cleveland Historical Society), http://blog.clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/?p=924 (Reliability: 2), 15 Mar 2015.
      Thomas Derritt Deans

    4. [S31] 1870 United States Federal Census, 4 (Reliability: 2), 10 Jun 1870.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/10/1870; Sheet No: 4; Line No: 20-24;

    5. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 3 (Reliability: 2), 17 Oct 1933.
      Thomas D. Deans is 86 Years Old Today

    6. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 9 (Reliability: 2), 8 May 1935.
      Thomas D. Deans Dies At Age Of 87

    7. [S72] New York, Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900, Archive Collection #: 13775-83; Box #: 701; Roll #: 357 (Reliability: 1), 2011.
      Thomas D Deans


    8. [S52] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 1).
      Thomas D. Deans

    9. [S74] Cleveland Historical Society File Collection, np (Reliability: 1).
      Thos. D. Deans

    10. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29852443&ref=acom (Reliability: 2), 17 Sep 2008.
      Thomas Deans

    11. [S71] New York, Registers of Officers and Enlisted Men Mustered into Federal Service, 1861-1865, New York (State). Bureau of Military Statistics, 229 (Reliability: 2).
      Constantia: Thomas D. Deans

    12. [S12] Oswego Palladium Times (Reliability: 1), 27 May 1931.
      Cleveland Fetes Veteran of War

    13. [S33] History of Oswego County New York with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches, (L.H. Everts and Company), 295 (Reliability: 2), 1877.
      Military Record of Constantia

    14. [S25] Northshore Notes, (Cleveland Historical Society), http://blog.clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/?p=894 (Reliability: 2), 19 Jan 2015.
      Armistice Day in 1918

    15. [S12] Oswego Palladium Times, 7 (Reliability: 1), 11 May 1932.
      Only 23 Veterans in County G.A.R.

    16. [S8] Unknown Newspaper Clipping, np (Reliability: 1), 1925.
      Last Survivor: Thomas D. Deans

    17. [S36] Oswego Daily Times, np (Reliability: 1), 1892.
      Real Estate Transactions

    18. [S37] Oswego Daily Palladium, 8 (Reliability: 1), 14 Dec 1894.
      Real Estate Transactions

    19. [S40] Landmarks of Oswego County, Henry Perry Smith, W. Stanley Child, (Higgins Book Company - 1895), 507 (Reliability: 2), 1895.
      Town of Constantia

    20. [S4] Syracuse Post-Standard, 6 (Reliability: 2), 28 Mar 1914.
      Bull Moose Nominate Ticket Of Women To Combat Men Named By Fusionists

    21. [S10] 1915 New York State Census, 4-5 (Reliability: 2), 1915.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/01/1915; Assembly District: 1; Page: 4-5

    22. [S36] Oswego Daily Times, 4 (Reliability: 1), 27 Jan 1915.
      Water Company Directors

    23. [S36] Oswego Daily Times, 5 (Reliability: 1), 10 Feb 1925.
      Cleveland Water Co. Holds Annual Elections

    24. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 35 (Reliability: 1), 1904.
      Oswego City Directory: Notaries Public (Oswego County)

    25. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 28 (Reliability: 1), 1910.
      Oswego City Directory: Notaries Public

    26. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 59 (Reliability: 1), 1916.
      Oswego City Directory: Notaries Public

    27. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 29 (Reliability: 1), 1912.
      Oswego City Directory: Notaries Public

    28. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 27 (Reliability: 1), 1914.
      Oswego City Directory: Notaries Public

    29. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 26 (Reliability: 1), 1927.
      Oswego City Directory: Notaries Public

    30. [S37] Oswego Daily Palladium, 8 (Reliability: 1), 27 Jan 1917.
      Sale of Real Estate

    31. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 29 (Reliability: 1), 1914.
      Oswego City Directory: Justices of the Peace or Magistrates of Oswego County

    32. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 62 (Reliability: 1), 1916.
      Oswego City Directory: Justices of the Peace or Magistrates of Oswego County

    33. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 53 (Reliability: 1), 1925.
      Oswego City Directory: Notaries Public

    34. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 28 (Reliability: 1), 1927.
      Oswego City Directory: Justices of the Peace or Magistrates of Oswego County

    35. [S75] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 32 (Reliability: 1), 1929.
      Oswego City Directory: Justices of the Peace or Magistrates of Oswego County

    36. [S73] Syracuse Weekly Express, 4 (Reliability: 1), 19 Dec 1889.

    37. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 3 (Reliability: 2), 13 May 1935.
      Funeral Services Held For Thomas D. Deans

    38. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 4 (Reliability: 2), 2 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/02/1875; Page: 4; Lines: 26-27

    39. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 37 (Reliability: 2), 21 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/21/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 37; Line No: 27-29

    40. [S8] Unknown Newspaper Clipping, np (Reliability: 1).
      John Deans

    41. [S13] Rome Daily Sentinel, 26 (Reliability: 1), 19 Dec 1957.
      Mrs. Deans, Formerly of Rome, Dies