Families: Dr. Rufus Marion Deen, Liberty Chapel, Grant Parish, La
Submitted by: Grady L McFarland, 379 Packton-Alex Rd, Winnfield, La
 

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From: Database records, records of Mrs. Iva Lea Howell Elliot, Census
Records of Grant, Winn & Rapides Parish, cemetery censuses & interviews.
 

Families: Dr. Rufus Marion Deen, Liberty Chapel, Grant Parish, La
 

Dr. Deen moved into the Liberty Chapel area after the close of the Civil
War. His parents were: William H Deen b.4/02/1779 in NC and died after
1870 in St. Landry Parish, La. Elizabeth Pierce Deen b. 11/15/1891 in
NC and died after 1870 in St. Landry Parish. Burial locations are unknown.
 

Known children of William & Elizabeth were: Oliver S Deen b. 12/24/1819 Ga;
Thomas H Deen b. 7/11/1822 Ala, mar. Dorcas Steen; Caroline M Deen
b. 1/20/1825 Miss; Permely Deen b. 10/29/1827 Miss d. 10/27/1829; Priscilla
Deen b. 9/10/1831 Miss, mar. John Allen; Armintha Deen b. 3/15/1834 Miss,
Mar. William James Milligan; Rufus Marion Deen (4/27/1836 - 5/06/1910);
Wiley Jackson Deen b. 5/05/1838 Miss, mar. Sarah unk; Daniel Franklin
Deen b. 9/10/1840 Miss, mar. Ella Massingale; Elizabeth Deen b. 1841 Miss;
Origon Deen b. 10/03/1844 Miss, d. 9/08/1848.
 

Some of these children wound up living in St. Landry Parish, as verified
by census records. Dr. Rufus Marion was the only family member known to have
moved to the central Grant Parish area. Deens buried at Liberty Chapel are
his descendants. There are at least two other very old Deen family groups
in Winn Parish, one around Atlanta area, the other in NW Winn Parish. No
connection between groups has been established.
 

There are records of Dr. Rufus M. Deen and CSA service in a Ground Response
Bn. His widow applied for and received a Confeferate Widow's Pension.
 

Most of his descendants listed below are buried at Liberty Chapel, except
as noted. No attempt was made to extend listing to six generations - too
involved and information is missing. Pairings and family groups as noted
are from the best data available - there still may be some errors.
Descendant level is noted by number prefix. Dates listed are the ones as
known - some are incomplete - could not be found. Anyone with corrections
or expanded family information - submit it for future revisions.
 

1-Dr. Rufus  Marion Deen
b: Apr 27 1836 in Miss.
d: May 6 1910 in Grant Parish
sp: Louisiana Smith - d/o Ralph & Mary Matilda Smith @ LC
b: May 4 1843 in La.
m: Jun 15 1865 in Grant Parish
d: Nov 5 1925 in Grant Parish
Both buried at Liberty Chapel Cem.
 

    2-Julia Matilda Deen
    b: Jan 12 1866
    d: Nov 13 1941 in Rapides Parish
    sp: Benjamin J Nugent - s/o William & Tussette @ LC
    b: 1859 (census)
    m: Jan 30 1884
    Have been unable to locate their burial sites.
    There is much information missing on this family group.
 
        3-Charles  Odus (Ode) Nugent
        b: Jun 2 1885
        d: May 23 1953 in Alexandria, La
        Buried @ Greenwood Memorial - Pineville
        sp: Florence Melton - d/o James Edgar Melton
        b: Dec 7 1890
        m: Jan 13 1908 in Alexandria
        d: Apr 15 1931 in Winnfield
        Buried @ Melton Cem
            4-Jewel Nugent
            b: Jan 3 1909
            d: Nov 23 1988 - Garden of Memories - Winnfield
            sp: Ruie Brantley
            b: Apr 27 1914
                5-Candace Nugent
                b: Sep 13 1942
            4-Odis  Seiss Nugent - L/C
            b: Dec 18 1910
            d: Oct 10 1986
            sp: Ola  Mae Howard
            b: Nov 6 1905
            m: Apr 15 1933
            d: Oct 22 1987
                5-Carl Nugent
            4-Dan  Henry Nugent - L/C
            b: Aug 22 1913
            d: May 18 1987
            sp: Gertrude Howard
            b: Feb 3 1915
            m: Jun 24 1935
            d: Oct 20 1992
                5-Sarah Florence Nugent
                b/d: Mar 10 1936 - Melton Cem
            4-Bill Heflin Nugent
            b: Feb 26 1916
            d: Jul 18 1988 - Greenwood Memorial Cem
            sp: Ruby Brosette
                5-Carolyn Nugent
            4-Bertie Nugent
            b: 1919
            d: Dec 14 1998 - Greenwood Memorial Cem
            sp: Thomas E Deville
            b: 1912
            d: Jul 27 1998
            4-Everett  Fitz "Doc" Nugent
            b: Feb 6 1921
            d: Jun 2 1889 - Greenwood Memorial Cem
            sp: Una  Mae Brosette
                5-Ronnie Delrie Nugent
                5-Martha Nugent
            4-Ben Nugent
            b: May 16 1927
            d: Jun 25 1995 - Garden of Memories - Winnfield
            sp: Doris McManus
                5-Beverly Nugent
                b: Feb 25 1957
                d: Oct 8 1999 - Garden of Memories - Winnfield
            4-Bonnie Nugent - Shreveport
            4-unk Nugent
            b/d: Apr 15 1931 - Melton Cem
        sp: Attie Stevens
        b: Apr 4 1884
        d: May 19 1974 - Greenwood Memorial Cem
 

        3-Bert Benjamin Nugent
        b: Oct 29 1891
        d: Oct 4 1956 - Greenwood Cem
        3-James Quincy Nugent - L/C
        b: 1894
        d: 1957
        3-inf Nugent
        b: Oct 29 1895
        d: Nov 6 1895
        3-Keener McKinley Nugent - L/C
        b: Jul 11 1900
        d: Apr 24 1975
        sp: Geraldine Givens
        m: Apr 1 1920 in Rapides Parish
        sp: Ida Wells
        sp: Golda Malone
        b: Nov 5 1908 Arkansas
        m: ab. 1944
        d: Jul 18 1994 Mesa, Ariz. -L/C
        3-Howard Nugent
        3-Will Nugent
        3-Essie Nugent
        3-Bonnie Nugent
        3-Flossie Nugent
 

    2-Francis Marion Deen
    b: Mar 31 1868
    d: Jul 24 1931 in Williana
    sp: Louisiana Banks - d/o Mary Jane Gray Banks @ Bethel Cem
    b: Jan 23 1871
    m: Jan 28 1892
    d: Jun 13 1953
        3-Clarence Arthur Deen
        b: Nov 15 1892
        d: Mar 23 1987
        sp: Bessie Cox
        b: Dec 13 1895
        d: Oct 6 1987
            4-Lucy Deen
            d: in California
            4-Melo Deen
            b: 1906
            d: 1954
        3-Mattie V. Deen
        b: Jan 26 1895
        d: Aug 5 1900
        3-Marvin W Deen
        b: Jun 14 1899
        d: Aug 17 1932
 

    2-Araminta Elizabeth Deen
    b: Mar 11 1870
    d: Jul 11 1937
    sp: James Matthew Johnson
    b: Mar 7 1861
    d: Oct 2 1924
 

    2-Wilton Prestridge Deen
    b: Jan 4 1871 in Grant Parish
    d: Apr 12 1967
    sp: Ida  Elizabeth Allbright - d/o John A Allbright
    b: Apr 29 1871
    m: Dec 22 1891 in Grant Parish
    d: Apr 24 1941
        3-Eva  K. Deen
        b: Sep 22 1891
        d: Mar 30 1984
        sp: Eben (Ebb) H. Hyde - s/o John Henry & Amanda Moore Hyde
        b: Sep 1 1881
        m: bef 1912 in Grant Parish
        d: May 12 1970
            4-Tharon Earl Hyde
            b: Nov 7 1912
            d: Mar 24 1977
            sp: Julia Tince Murry - d/o George W & Minnie A. Nugent Murry
            b: Apr 4 1917
            m: Oct 10 1933
            d: Oct 3 1983
                5-Dixie Rayne Hyde
                b: Nov 11 1944
        3-Lelia Deen
        b: Mar 17 1893
        d: Oct 16 1974
        sp: Edgar G Guilliams
        b: Jan 13 1890
        d: Aug 22 1971
        3-infant Deen
        b: Jun 8 1894
        3-Julia L Deen
        b: Jul 7 1895
        d: Dec 5 1978
        sp: Charles Emmitt Smith
        b: Jul 26 1886
        d: Nov 4 1954
            4-Billy Ray Smith
        3-Pearlie Deen
        b: Jul 9 1901
        d: Jan 23 1903
        3-Marie Deen
        b: Nov 23 1907
        d: May 1 1988
        sp: Albert Marion Hyde - s/o John T Hyde & Carrie Allbright
        b: Apr 25 1893
        m: 1920
        d: Dec 10 1957
            4-Albert Marion  Jr Hyde
            b: Aug 18 1921
            d: Apr 30 1945
        3-Thelma Deen
        sp: E J Buchanan
        d: 2000 - Winnfield Cem
 

    2-Laura Virginia Deen
    b: May 12 1874
    d: Jun 24 1949
    sp: Wesley A Nugent - s/0 William & Tusette
    b: Oct 5 1866
    m: Dec 22 1890
    d: Jun 19 1954
        3-inf Nugent
        b: Feb 16 1895
        d: Feb 16 1895
        3-Eley May Nugent
        b: May 31 1900
        d: Jul 11 1905
        3-Ivey W Nugent
        b: Dec 9 1900
        d: Jan 4 1987
        sp: Iva Oglesby
        b: Jul 28 1907
        d: Feb 17 1972
            4-Dr. Leon Nugent
            b: Dec 9 1930
            d: Mar 2 1971
            4-Elva Nugent
            sp: Ken Maddry
        3-Conrad Nugent
        b: 1911
        d: 1993
        sp: Ruby Sherwood
        b: 1916
        d: 1962
 

    2-Rufus Marion Deen
    b: Aug 8 1876
    d: Sep 10 1946
    sp: Mary E. Allbright - d/o John A Allbright
    b: Jan 24 1874
    m: Jan 13 1901
    d: Jan 14 1922
        3-Ezra W. Deen
        b: Nov 16 1905
        d: Nov 23 1974 - Mars Hill Cem
        sp: Bertie Lee S. unk
        b: Feb 14 1911
        3-Lonnie Deen
        b: 1903
        d: May 3 1984 - Hargis Cem
            4-Willie Dee Deen
    sp: Anne Lashley
    b: Jan 14 1886
    m: Feb 14 1925
    d: Jul 24 1931
 

    2-Oliver Berti Deen
    b: Jan 12 1878 in Grant Parish
    d: Apr 26 1963
    sp: Annie Rambo - further unk
    m: Jan 12 1899
    sp: Verbenia  Lisabeth Thames - d/o GWT Thames & Elephair Murphy Thames
    b: Mar 12 1879 in Holmes Co, Fla
    m: Feb 15 1902 in Ada - Grant
    d: Nov 18 1973
    (Verbenia mar. first to Edward L Smith, had daughter Nancy Ellie.
     Widowed in 1899. Nancy Ellie mar. Robert Neely Howell - children:
    Elon Berty Howell & Iva Lea Howell Elliot & Ronald Neeley Howell.)
 
        3-Lucy Mae Deen
        b: May 2 1903 in Tide  area - Grant Parish
        d: Mar 19 1975 in Pollock
        sp: Robert T Slayter - s/o Alexander Jerome Slayter
        b: Feb 25 1898
        m: Feb 29 1920
        d: Oct 7 1975
        Both buried at Dry Prong Cem - no children @ LC
            4-Eulas Slayter
            b: Apr 1 1921 in Williana
            d: Mar 3 1945 in Germany - WW2 - Dry Prong Cem
            sp: Doris Craid
            m: Feb 4 1942
            4-Carin Mae Slayter
            b: Feb 23 1923 in Jena, La
            sp: Elton Thomas Murrell
            b: Dec 3 1916 in Colfax
            m: May 16 1942
            d: Jul 16 1997 in Tomball, Tx
                5-Thomas E Murrell
                b: Mar 12 1944
                5-Euretta Murrell
                b: Jul 19 1946
                5-Eugene Murrell
                b: May 2 1952
            4-Vernon O Slayter
            b: May 1925
            sp: Billy Jo Hartwig
            m: Apr 9 1945
            4-Marjorie Inez Slayter
            b: Jun 23 1927
            sp: Earl W Smith
            b: Apr 11 1920 in Va.
            m: Apr 6 1945
        3-Robert Lee Deen
        b: May 18 1905
        d: Jun 9 1978
        sp: Ida Maris Sherwood - d/o Rev. W D Sherwood
        b: Dec 29 1907
        m: Mar 3 1928 in Winnfield
        d: Apr 30 1891
            4-Golda Lee Deen
            b: Oct 13 1931
            d: Jan 28 1937
            4-Sherwood Forest Deen
            b: Mar 20 1938
            d: May 21 1999 in Jackson, Miss - @ LC
            sp: Donna Hammel
            4-Oliver Deen
            b: Jan 17 1940
            sp: Melda Brunson
            m: Jul 14 1961
            d: Sep 6 1990
        3-Lavenia Elizabeth Deen
        b: Jun 3 1907
        d: Sep 1 1943
        sp: James E Walker
        b: Nov 21 1904
        m: Dec 29 1930
        d: Feb 15 1977
            4-Jimmy Deen Walker
            b: Nov 13 1933
            d: Aug 3 1939
        3-Georgia Emma Deen
        b: Jan 30 1912
        d: Aug 31 1949 in Evergreen - @ LC
        sp: Anderson Leroy Harris
        b: Jun 16 1909 in Ok.
        m: Jun 18 1931
        3-Vivian Effie Deen
        b: Oct 16 1914
        d: Aug 30 1992 in Lake Charles - buried there
        sp: Grover W Bennett
        b: Aug 8 1914 in Bernice
        m: Feb 28 1936
        d: Apr 24 1993 in Lake Charles
 

    2-Annie Orregon Deen
    b: May 3 1880
    d: Jan 25 1903
    sp: John Reuben Hay
    b: Nov 21 1874
    m: 1898
    d: Aug 24 1942
        3-Addie Hay
        b: Oct 22 1899
        3-Lizzie Hay
        b: Jul 9 1901
        d: Jan 20 1928 in McCamey, Tx
        3-Noah Hay
        b: Sep 27 1902
        d: Oct 17 1983
 

    2-Jessy Verbena Deen
    b: May 12 1882
    d: Aug 26 1949
    sp: George R Guynes - s/o William P Guynes
    b: Jan 25 1874
    m: Nov 3 1901
    d: Jul 20 1944
        3-Marion D Guynes
        b: Aug 14 1902
        d: Aug 21 1949
        sp: Ethel S unk
        b: Dec 5 1898
        d: Nov 4 1991
            4-Ralph Guynes
            4-Raymond Guynes
        3-George Dewey Guynes
        b: Mar 16 1904
        d: Jul 3 1951
        sp: Vera Clingen
        b: Jun 15 1904
        d: Feb 13 1964
 

    2-Thomas Benjamin Deen
    b: Feb 20 1884
    d: Jul 16 1952
    sp: Mary Brown
    b: Dec 7 1884
    m: Apr 5 1908
    d: Apr 9 1960
        3-Thomas Earl Deen
        b: Jun 2 1909
        d: Nov 13 1989
        sp: Bessie Davidson
        b: Jan 30 1913
        3-Lester Oliver Deen
        b: Mar 20 1911
        3-Stanley Ted Deen
        b: Jun 17 1913
        d: Feb 9 1971
        sp: Mae Vallery
 

    2-inf Deen
    b: Feb 25 1886
    d: Feb 27 1886
 


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