Dean, Joshua Porter

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Joshua Porter Dean was born in Rensselaerville on October 1, 1820, a son of Abiah Dean. [1]

Marriage & Children

Joshua married in Cairo, Greene County at about 1840, Harriet Thorn who was born on April 3, 1823. [2]

Military Service

Residence: Cairo, Greene Co., NY[1]
Enlistment Date: 27 December 1861 [3]
Enlistment Place: Cairo[3]Staten Island[1]
Enlistment Rank: Private[3]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 4th Heavy Artillery[3]
Company: Company B[3]
Discharged for Disability: 29 Dec 1862 [3]
Discharged at: Fort Marcy, VA[3]
Additional Remarks: His age at enlistment wasn’t given in the AG report, he enlisted for a term of 3 years. [3]
Sources Used: Town and City Registers of the men who served in the Civil War; Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York


Joshua died on October 1, 1897, and his wife, Harriet, on December 11, 1902. Both are buried at the Round Top Cemetery in Cairo, Greene County, NY


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. Burials in the Round Top Cemetery, Cairo, NY
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York