ALEXANDER DEAN, deceased (see sketch of Dr. Dean, Marion), was born in Caldwell County, Ky., January 25, 1801. He was a son of Job Dean, a native of South Carolina, and one of the early pioneers of Caldwell County. Alexander Dean lived in Caldwell County until 1836, when he moved to what is now Crittenden County and settled on the place now owned by his sons, A. and J. E. Dean, six miles north of Marion. Mr. Dean was an extensive farmer and an active business man. During his life in this county he accumulated a handsome estate. He died in 1879, aged seventy-nine. Mr. Dean was twice married; the first time to Margaret Ann Gates, of Caldwell County, by whom he had one child, J. M., who is living at the present time in Crittenden County. His second wife, Nancy Dean, was a daughter of William Hughes. Mr. Hughes came to Kentucky from his native State of South Carolina, about 1808, and settled in Crittenden County, about six miles northeast of Marion, where he died in 1847, at the age of eighty-five years. Mrs. Dean was born in 1811, and died in September, 1860. The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dean: Dr. T. L. Dean, of Marion; Jane A. (deceased), Mary L. (deceased), Josephine (wife of J. W. Adams), Alfred, Malinda J. (deceased), Job E., Nannie and Patrick H. (deceased). Alfred Dean was born February 8, 1840, in Crittenden County, on the old home farm, where he has since resided. He commenced life as a farmer, and has been very successful. He is one of the leading stock men of the county and in every respect a public spirited citizen. He has never married, and lives on the place where he was born in company with his brother J. E., and his sister Nannie Dean. Job E. Dean was born April 1, 1844. He has been a farmer and stock raiser all his life. He served a number of years as deputy sheriff of Crittenden County, but has never been an aspirant for any office.
Source: J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 726.