Martha Dean was the daughter of Jesse Dean and Hester Ann Carney . She was born on the Dean family farm along the Dover to Smyrna Rd. in Little Creek Hundred, Kent Co.,DE in 1835.
On 10 June, 1857 she married John Saunders. Rev. Piner Mansfield performed the ceremony. He was the same minister who married Elmira CARTY and Isaiah MUNCE.