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Bedford County TN Biographies

JAMES THOMAS DEAN

Born Bedford Co., Tenn., 1858; son of Payton S. and Nancy P. Dean; father’s occupation farmer; received a common school education; married Mattie J. Crawford Jan., 1888; began business career as a merchant at Flat Creek, Tenn.; withdrew from mercantile business in 1882 and organized the bank of Lewisburg; was elected as cashier of the same in 1882; resigned his position and moved to Kansas City, Kan., in 1890, where he entered in the insurance business; sold out agency in 1892 and returned to Tenn.; organized the Dayton Bank and Trust Co., of which institution he is now cashier, and has been since 1894; member of the Christian church.

Source: Who’s Who in Tennessee, Memphis: Paul & Douglass Co., Publishers, 1911; transcribed by Kim Mohler

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