Benjamin ....Earlest record I have on Shadrick Deen is 6/1781 in Guilford Co., NC.His dob of 1745 is only an estimate.Have idea he or his family came from Ireland.There are a large clan of Deen/Deans in County Kerry. Have in the past made only minor searches in Ireland. Do not know if he was born here or back in Ireland. Earlest records and his will has the spelling DEEN and all have changed the spelling to Dean except my line that moved into MS.Would like to add your wife's family to my master file.You are welcome to any information I have. Can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.orgAlso I have had my Y-DNA tested and can give you that site info.