Saturday, January 04, 2014

Surname Saturday: DEADMOND



The DEADMOND line is one on my children's paternal grandfather's side. It is often spelled DEADMAN or DEDMAN in various documents and by the family members themselves. According to the Dictionary of American Family Names on Ancestry, the origin of the surname is unknown. It is possibly a variant of DEDMAN, itself a variant of DEBNAM. In turn, DEBNAM is a location surname for someone from Debenham in Suffolk, probably derived from the Old English river name "Deope" (deep one) and "ham"  (homestead).

The known DEADMOND story begins in Suffolk, England. Several generations emigrated to Maryland, a safe haven for Catholics. While I currently have not researched their religious heritage, I may venture to guess that this was a pull factor for this family.


Stories and History:

Ahentafel #8960 - John Lane DEADMAN, I (1596 - c.1679) - born in Cavendish, Suffolk, England, John married Sarah COOK (1595 - c. 1678) in 1612 in Marsh Parish, Suffolk, England. They had six known children. The family emigrated to Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland, where both John and Sarah died.

Ahentafel #4480 - John Lane DEADMAN, II (1613 - c.1689) - the eldest known child of John and Sarah, he was born in Cavendish, Suffolk, England and married Rachelle CONDRE' (1611 - c. 1690) in 1631 in Marsh Parish, Suffolk, England. She had been born in Roeun, Normandy, France. They had nine known children. Sometime after 1636, the family emigrated to Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland, where both John and Rachelle died.

Ahentafel #2240 - John Lane DEADMAN, III (1632 - c.1695) - another eldest child, he was born in Cavendish, Suffolk, England, and married Mary [--?--] (c. 1639 - c. 1697) about 1652 in Norfolk, England. She had been born in Roeun, Normandy, France. They had six known children and also emigrated to Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland, where they both later died.

Ahentafel #1120 - Thomas Charles DEADMAN (c. 1656 - c.1720) - a second son and child, he was the last of this direct family line to be born in Cavendish, Suffolk, England. About 1679, he married Margaret [--?--] (c. 1664 - 1749) in Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland, her birthplace. They also had six known children and appear to have lived in Patapsco for the rest of their lives.

Ahentafel #560 - Thomas James DEADMAN (c. 1687 - c.1771) - the youngest child, he was born in Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland. In 1719 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, he married Sarah EDMOND (c. 1701 - c. 1781) who had been born in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. They also had six known children. Thomas died in Davie Co., North Carolina, while Sarah died in Patapsco.

Ahentafel #280 - Edmond DEADMAN (1724 - c.1812) - born in St. Paul's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland. In 1753 in Patapsco, Baltimore Co., Maryland, he married Elizabeth CORBIN (1734 - c. 1810) of Baltimore County. They also had ten known children and by 1778 had emigrated to Rowan Co., North Carolina, where they both died.

Ahentafel #140 - William Lane DEADMAN (c. 1760 - 1837) - born in St. James's Parish, Baltimore Co., Maryland. In 1783 in South Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts (his wife's birthplace), he married Mary GREEN (1757 - c. 1855). They also had four known children and died in Rowan Co., North Carolina.

Ahentafel #70 - Thomas DEADMOND (1784 - 1851) - born in Mocksville, Rowan (now Davie) Co., North Carolina. In 1808 in Bedford Co., Virginia (his wife's birthplace), he married Elizabeth MILLIORN (1793 - 1862). They had eleven known children and emigrated to Marion Co., Illinois after 1810, where they died.

Ahentafel #35 - Martha Susan DEADMOND (1813 - 1906) - born in Bedford Co., Virginia. In 1831 in Marion Co., Illinois, she married Dr. John Wilks WILBOURN (1809 - 1878). They had nine known children and emigrated to Northeast Texas about 1846/7, John dying Grayson County. After moving to neighboring Cooke County, Martha later emigrated with several of her adult children to Butte Co., California, where she died and is buried in Chico.

Ahnentafel #17 - Mary Emeline WILBOURN (1839 - 1923) - I've written about her on this blog here.

Ahnentafel #8 - John Franklin MIDKIFF, I (1870 - 1926) was married twice. He had four children with his first wife and three with his second. His daughter from his first marriage married his second wife's brother, making their children double and half cousins with my father-in-law!

Ahnentafel #4 - John Franklin MIDKIFF, II (1910 - 1957) - I've written a bit about John on this blog in one of my best posts, "Every Eleven Miles."

Ahnentafel #2 - My children's paternal grandfather (living)

Ahnentafel #1 - My children's father (living)


More About the DEADMOND Family:

1. Online database (I update this at least once a month): DEADMOND ancestors and relatives (no info on living persons available)

2. Posts about DEADMOND ancestors and relatives on this blog

3. Some scanned DEADMOND photos


My Children's DEADMOND Immigration Trail:

Suffolk, England > Baltimore Co., MD > Rowan Co., NC >
Marion Co., IL > Grayson Co., TX > Cooke Co., TX > Cleveland Co., OK Territory > Pottawatomie Co., OK > Delta Co., CO > Butte Co., CA > Custer Co., ID > Yakima Co., WA > Clark Co., WA > Spokane Co., WA

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