Dean, William

Dean, William an early Presbyterian minister, was educated at the Log College, N.J.; was taken on trial by the New Brunswick Presbytery, August 3, 1741; licensed October 12, 1742, and was sent to Neshaminy and the Forks of Delaware, a region inhabited by the Lenape, or Delawares, and other tribes. In 1745 he went with Byram of Mendham into Augusta County, Virginia, where a great awakening attended their labors, and continued until 1751. He was ordained, in 1755, pastor of the Forks of Brandywine, and received a call also from Timber Ridge and the Forks of James River, but it was not put into his hands. He died July 9, 1758. (W.P.S.)

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