Details for Major John Dean House (Atlas Number 5423007718)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5423007718


Marker Number 7718
Atlas Number 5423007718
Marker Title Major John Dean House
Index Entry Dean, Major John, House
City Tyler
County Smith
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 273236
UTM Northing 3577435
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; military topics
Marker Year 1972
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location take SH 31 west about 5 mi. to Spur 364, go south about .5 mi. to CR 1134, go west 1 mi. to CR 1141, go south on CR 1141 .6 mi. to house on west side of road
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text On land bought Jan. 22, 1863, by Frances Clarenda Rice Dean (1836-76) with Confederate pay sent home from Civil War post by husband, Major John Dean (1831-1902). Using Louisiana heart pine lumber that he himself milled and seasoned, Dean had house built in 1872. An ex-slave, Jesse Duckinfield, made and burned brick of farm clay. Finest in the community when finished, the house remains in builder's family a century later. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1972