This is weird. There is a William P. M. Dean, b. 5 Feb 1830, d. 1 May 1908, here in Jasper Co., Tx. My records show him born in Mississippi. He had a son, James E. Dean, born 12 Nov 1856, d. 3 April 1932. WPM was the son of Sophia Waller Pridgeon Doles Dean Ralph (now that's a mouthful!) This is not my line, so I don't know a connection to Conecuh Co,Al, but I do know some folks who are working on this line. Let me know if you are interested in corresponding with them. Dianne P.