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Jimmy Dean ancestry

Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 940248000000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1039037110000
Surnames: DEAN
I understand that Jimmy Dean, the "Big Bad John" singer and sausage baron, was born and raised in Fairmount, Hale Co., TX. I am working on my DEAN family genealogy, and wonder if there is a chance he could be descended from the same Dean lines. Does anyone know where I could learn the ancestry of Jimmy Dean? Anyone working on this? Thanks. Judy

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 1016343854000
Classification: Query
Jimmy's mother lived in Seth Ward not far from where my mother was born. He built his mother a brick house when a tornado tore up the other. This is what was told to me by my mother. Jimmy probably doesn't remember the Conners who lived down the street.
I don't know anymore.

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 1044077007000
Classification: Query
Jimmy Dean's mother did live in Seth Ward and she was a barber of sorts. She raised her two boys Jimmy and Don that way. Don was in business with Jimmy in the sausage business but I think he has gotten out of that business. Don used to work for Borden's delivering milk in the late 50's early 60's. I was raised in Plainview that is how I know about the Dean family but don't know any genealogy on them.

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 1052203680000
Classification: Query
I know I am related to Jimmy Dean but haven't been able to get it together one of my great grandmothers was electra Dean cant get any farther than that
Sharlene Jones

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Betty Armstrong (View posts)
Posted: 1052434781000
Classification: Query
My brother attended school with Jimmy Dean in the 1940's at Plainview Jr. High. I know that his father was a preacher, but nothing more than what has already been posted.

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 1200865269000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dean Family
Since I have been old enough to remeber, there had always been a hush, hush, thing between my grandmother and grandfather. I had been told that my grandfather Homer Dean,that passed away in Hugo, Okla. was the biological father of Jimmy Dean,in a previous marriage. My father Kenneth Dean, passed away in 1989 here in DesMoines,Iowa.,he had always told me that Jimmy was his half brother. In fact, one of my brothers was name Jimmy after him, as a child I remeber going to Osceola Iowa, where his sausage factory was,to visit with him. I have always called him my uncle.If you seen my father,or any of my uncles, thay all look very, very simular. I also have been told that the Cherokee ancestry runs in the blood line. I have 3 other uncles in Oklahoma and in Texas.Last that I knew, Jimmy had homes in New York and in Texas.If this helps, let me know, I will try to further assist you. Sincerley, Rebecca R Dean

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 1200891342000
Classification: Query

These queries go back to Oct 1999. Jimmy Ray Dean was born in Lamb county, not Hale county as indicated in below websites. His father was George Otto Dean born in Chickalah, Yell Co, Arkansas 1891 and mother Ruth Taylor of Texas born 28 Sept 1896.

Ruth was second wife of George Dean and had just the two sons, Jimmy Ray and Don Taylor Dean.

George Otto Dean died in Lubbock county in 1957, Ruth Taylor Dean died in Hale county in 1982.

Ruth was possibly the daughter of William J and Lutia Dean found in Williamson county TX in 1900 and Swisher county TX in 1920, married George Otto about 1927.

George Otto Dean had four known children with first wife Dora; Mark Allen Dean abt 1913, Jessie May Dean abt 1916, William M Dean abt 1918 and Chester Dean abt 1924. First two not listed with the Dean's in Lamb county in 1930 census.

Jimmy Dean (b. Jimmy Ray Dean August 10, 1928, in Plainview, Texas) is an American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman. Although he may be best known today as the founder of the Jimmy Dean Food Company, he first rose to fame for his country crossover hits like "Big Bad John," and for his television appearances.

Birth name Jimmy Ray Dean
Born August 10, 1928
Origin Plainview, Texas

Name: Jimmy Ray Dean
Date of Birth: 10 Aug 1928
Gender: Male
Birth County: Lamb
Father's Name: G O Dean - George Otto Dean
Mother's Name: Ruth Taylor

Name: Don Taylor Dean
Date of Birth: 3 Aug 1930 - 2 Nov 1994 Irving, Dallas County
Gender: Male
Birth County: Lamb
Father's Name: George O Dean
Mother's Name: Ruth Taylor

Source: Texas Birth Index,

9 Apr 1930; Census Place: Precinct 2, Lamb, Texas; Roll: 2368; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 660.0.
George O Dean 37 abt 1893 Arkansas, parents AR, farmer
Ruth Dean 33 abt 1897 Texas, father TX, mother AR, says she was 30 yrs old when she married
William M Dean 12 abt 1918 Arkansas
Chester Dean 6 abt 1924 Oklahoma
George O Dean 1 3/12 TX - this should be Jimmy Ray

1920;Census Place: Yeager, Hughes, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1465; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 78; Image: 1122.
Otto Dean 29 1891 AR, father England, mother Indiana
Dora Dean 28 1892 AR, father GA, mother AR
Mark Allen D Dean 6 1914 AR
Jessie May Dean 3 1917 AR
William Dean 2 1918 AR

RUTH DEAN 28 Sep 1896 Feb 1982 79072 (Plainview, Hale, TX)

Dean, Ruth Taylor 01-Feb-1982 Hale County
Source: Texas Genweb, Hale County

Name: George Otto Dean
Death Date: 5 Oct 1957
Death County: Lubbock
Certificate: 56473
Source: Texas Death Index, 1903 - 2000,

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917 - 1918 Source:
Name: George Otto Dean
Address: Blaine, AR
County: Logan
State: Arkansas
Birthplace: Chickalah, Arkansas
Birth Date: 1891
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1530474
DraftBoard: 0
farming & preaching, supporting mother, wife & two children
tall, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair
Precinct Shine Creek, Logan Co, AR 5 June 1917

1900; Census Place: Magazine, Yell, Arkansas; Roll: T623 80; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 158.
Jesse Dean 8/1851 Indiana, married 25 yrs, parents England, farmer owned no mortgage
Avis Dean 5/1857 Indiana 5 living children of 7, father England, mother Indiana
Louis F Dean 9/1878 Indiana
Rosa E Dean 11/1880 Indiana
Martha E Dean 7/1883 AR
Mary N Dean 5/1887 AR
George O Dean 4/1891 AR

1910; Census Place: Magazine, Yell, Arkansas; Roll: T624_68; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 170;

Image: 849.
James L Durham 1847 SC
Avis Durham 1858 Indiana, father England, mother Indiana, married J. L. Durham 8 Feb 1908 Logan Co
Martha Emma Dean 1884 AR step dtr
Otto Dean 1891 step son

Name: Dora M Halb
[Dora M Halt]
Age in 1910: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's Name: William S
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 1867
Mother's Name: Eliza R
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas 1872
Home in 1910: Centerville, Yell, Arkansas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female

1910, Centerville, Yell, AR
Louis F Dean 1879 IN IN IN
Ehel C wife 1887 AR
Edith dtr 1906
Roy L son 1907

1920;Census Place: Magazine, Yell, Arkansas; Roll: T625_86; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 194;

Image: 424.
Avis Durham 62
James L Durham 73
Emma Deon 35

1880; Census Place: Campbell, Warrick, Indiana; Roll: T9_320; Family History Film: 1254320; Page:

282.2000; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 0569
Jessey Dean 1852 Indiana, parents England, farmer
Avis Dean 1857 Indiana, father England, mother Indiana
Lous F Dean 1879 son IN

1860; Census Place: Union, Vanderburgh, Indiana; Roll: M653_302; Page: 796; Image: 397.
James Deam 1826 England
Theadora Deam 1835 Indiana
Jesse Deam 1852 Indiana
Charles Deam 1843 England

Dean, Nell Mitchell

Nell Mitchell Dean IRVING -- Nell Mitchell Dean of Irving passed away Sept. 6, 2004. She was born in

Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 21, 1929, to Wendell Mitchell and Alice Jones Mitchell. Nell was a great

humanitarian who loved volunteer work. She was a member of the Irving Symphony League, Irving

Healthcare Foundation Guild, Irving Community Theatre, Lyric Stage League, Irving Heritage Foundation,

Las Colinas Women's Association and the Dallas Public Affairs Council. Her husband, Don Taylor Dean,

preceded her in death in 1994. Survivors include sons, Stan Dean [Stanley Ray] born Hale Co 1954 of

Austin and Randall Dean [Randall Earl] born Hale Co 1956 of Southlake; brother, John Mitchell of South

Dakota; sister, Patsy Koelder of Groom, Texas; and grandchildren, Michael Dean and Lauren Dean. The

family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will

be held 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Northgate Baptist Church, Irving, with interment to follow at

Hillcrest Memorial Park in Dallas.
Published in the Plainview Daily Herald from 9/9/2004 - 9/10/2004.
Source: Obituaries,

"Jimmy Dean ~ Born into poverty on a farm in Plainview, Texas, in 1928, Jimmy Dean learned to sing

and play music from his mother, Ruth. While serving in the Air Force in Washington, D.C., he began his

musical career performing in nightclubs and eventually went on to starring in his own radio show on

WARL, Arlington, Virginia

With his immensely popular television shows on CBS and ABC during the 60's he became one of

America's most beloved personalities.

Jimmy gave many entertainers their big breaks on his TV shows, including Patsy Cline, Roger Miller and

Roy Clark. He went on to write and record many hit songs and won a Grammy for his hit "Big Bad John".

As an actor he had a starring role in the James Bond movie "Diamonds are Forever", and during the

1960's he was Fess Parker's sidekick on TV's "The Daniel Boone Show". Jimmy also holds the

distinction of being Johnny Carson's first guest host on "The Tonight show".

After headlining and performing in Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada theaters in the late 60's, Jimmy

diversified his interests and bought a hog farm in his native Texas. When the market fell out he

remembered his grandfather's talent of making sausage and began the most successful sausage

company in America. In 1985 he merged his Jimmy Dean Foods with the Sara Lee Corporation, with

annual sales exceeding a half billion dollars.

In 1990 Jimmy married fellow performer and songwriter Donna Meade and moved from his home in New

Jersey to a tranquil area on the banks of the James River just outside Richmond, Virginia. He and Donna

have become some of the communities most civic-minded citizens, sponsoring incentive programs in the

areas high school and elementary schools. In 1999 Governor Jim Gilmore honored Jimmy by appointing

him to Virginia's Board of Game and Inland Fisheries, and in June of 1997 he was inducted into

Virginia's Country Music Hall of Fame.

Since retiring from the entertainment and food businesses, Jimmy enjoys life at home, fishing in his fresh water ponds and boating on the James River. An exhibit of his life is on display at the Texas Country Music Museum in Carthage, Texas, and in 2005 Jimmy was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame."

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 1200891501000
Classification: Query

Correction: Ruth Taylor possibly daughter of William J and Lutia TAYLOR, not DEAN.

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 1200894525000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dean, Nations
I am related to the other Deans - James Henry Dean and Annie May Nations, along with their 9 Dean children. Email me if you want information on that line of Deans - originating in Laurens Co, SC, through Pike Co, AR, before settling in Hale Co, TX.

Nations come from Mississippi, to Hamilton Co, TX, then to Hale Co, Tx.

I look forward to hearing from those of you to whom this might apply.

Your cousin,
Caroline Dean

Re: Jimmy Dean ancestry

Posted: 1200943280000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Deans
Caroline, Where do you live now? I have a cousin Caroline from Texas. Mother- Pat, Father- Art. Are you the same Dean?
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