My name is Jonathan Smith and I recently began a quest to assemble a genealogy for my family.I found a post that you had made to genealogy.com about 4 years ago (http://genforum.genealogy.com/deen/messages/292.html), and I am hoping that you are still at this email address!
I am a direct decendent of John Deen and Ruth Nash (though their son, Calloway Deen), and I would greatly appreciate any information you may be able to give me regarding my family's past.I read on a University of Texas website that Calloway's grandfather (John's father), Joshua Deen, fought in the revolutionary war, but I have been unable to find out any information beyond that.
My father has recently transcribed a letter written by Calloway's son, also named John Deen, that was written in 1862 about the battle of Iuka (in which he was involved.)If you are interested in reading it, I would be happy to pass it along to you.
Sincere thanks, Jonathan Email: JLSMITH79@GMAIL.COM