George Casper Deane b. 1864 Edina, Knox Co, MO & Martha Elizabeth Deane b. 1861 Edina, Knox Co, MO, are part of my Deane/Dean family. They are children of Thomas W. Deane b. ca. 1841 on Glens Creek, Washington Co, KY, died 13 Nov 1864 Edina, Knox Co, MO, married Emma M. Cronister late 1860 in Knox Co, MO or Adams Co, IL. Thomas W. Deane was the son of George W. Deane b. 1819 in Culpeper Co, VA, d. 6 Apr 1860 in Center Twp, Knox Co, MO, married Elizabeth W. Best 4 June 1838 in Garrard Co, KY, Elizabeth W. Best Deane b. ca. 1814 Bedford Co, VA, d. 21 Nov 1871, Edina, Knox Co, MO. Thomas Deane was executor of his father George W. Deane's estate until Thomas himself died; Thomas's widow Emma remarried to William J. Aull of Adams Co, IL. I have the probate files for both Thomas Deane & his father George W. Deane from Knox Co, MO. The costs you mention probably pertained to Thomas Deane's probate in Knox Co, MO, or for the guardianship of Emma's two Deane children. Thomas Deane's (also spelled Dean) siblings were: Meredith Deane (male) b. ca. 1839 Washington Co, KY, d. after 1860 census where he's living in Jackson Co, MO.; George W. Deane, Jr., b. ca. 1843 Washington Co, KY, d. 20 Jun 1867 at the home of his uncle Thomas Best in Jackson Co, MO; John Baxter "Back" Deane, b. ca. 1845 Washington Co, KY, d. 17 Dec 1876, Edina, Knox Co, MO, married Naomi Jane Cottey 9 Jan 1868 Edina, Knox Co, MO, no children; Zachery T. Deane b. 24 Aug 1847 Washington Co, MO, d. 23 Feb 1932 Guthrie, Logan Co, OK, married Lucy Ellen Adams 13 Oct 1871 Edina, Knox Co, MO, had at 8 known children; Barilla Frances Deane (female) b. ca. 1851 Washington Co, MO, died after 1880 census, married Benjamin Franklin Nichols before 1870 census in Edina, Knox Co, MO, 4 known children; Sidney B. Deane b. 10 Sep 1854 Rushville, Schuyler Co, IL, last found living 1875 in Saline Co, MO. There was no George Dean who was a "govenor" in this family though George Casper Deane did have an uncle named George W. Deane Jr (see above, died 1867). I'm descended from a younger brother of George W. Deane Sr. and have done much research on this family and have a lot of records from Knox Co, MO. I'll see if I have those two case numbers you mention. Please reply to this message! FYI George C. "Dean" is living with his step-grandmother Martha (Stewart) Cronister (Martha was not Emma Cronister Deane Aull's mother but was her step-mother) in Sumner Co, KS, on the 1885 Kansas State Census (taken about March 1885), and this is the last I've been able to track George Casper Deane; obviously he got his middle name from his maternal grandfather Casper Cronister. I found a Martha Dean on the 1880 census in Quincy IL still single working as a family servant but have never been sure if this is the right Martha Dean; your other postings indicate both she and George C. married at some point. Are you a Deane/Dean relative?