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Re: Deaver race/ethnicity
Posted by: Joe D. Deaver Date: September 29, 2001 at 15:49:56
In Reply to: Deaver race/ethnicity by Rhonda Collins of 936

Joseph descends from William Deaver Jr. (1763-1855), who is the brother of my ancestor, Richard Deaver. William fought in the Virginia Militia (Amherst County) during the Revolutionary War. Several of the brothers and their father William Sr. were among the founders of Buncombe and Haywood Counties in NC. I visited William's grave in Mississippi last year, where there is a DAR marker erected.

I know one descendent of Rachel's brother Elijah. His wife has done research on the various siblings that came to Grayson County, TX. I will pass on your query to her. I am not certain of any Indian blood in this line. It is ironic that some of them were in Comanche County, TX at some point. One of William Jr's nephews (in my Richard line) married a half Cherokee named Adriah Dyer. Never know where the story could have come from. :)

The following data comes from a variety of sources. While I have done some research on that line, not all info is verified.

       1. Joseph Houston Baxter, Sr., born June 29, 1878 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., TX; died December 21, 1955 in Fresno, Fresno Co., CA. He was the son of 2. John Alvin Baxter and 3. Rachel Ellen Deaver. He married (1) Celia Louesa Wilder September 18, 1898 in Comanche Co., TX. She was born March 17, 1881 in Waco, McLennan Co., TX, and died February 25, 1956 in Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

Generation No. 2

       2. John Alvin Baxter, born April 18, 1841 in Big Lost Creek, Newton Co., MO; died October 11, 1897 in Indian Gap, Hamilton Co., TX. He married 3. Rachel Ellen Deaver February 21, 1865 in Grayson Co., TX.
       3. Rachel Ellen Deaver, born December 1843; died August 11, 1926 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX. She was the daughter of 6. John M. Deaver and 7. Rebecca McFarland.
       
Children of John Baxter and Rachel Deaver are:
              i.       Sarah Catherine Baxter, born October 9, 1866 in Dallas Co., TX; died March 4, 1886 in Indian Gap, Hamilton Co., TX.
              ii.       William Cephas Baxter, born March 8, 1869 in near Cedar Hill, Dallas Co., TX; died June 29, 1944 in Indian Gap, Hamilton Co., TX; married Mollie Elizabeth Harris October 13, 1892 in Goldthwaite, Mills Co, TX; born Abt. 1872; died July 20, 1921 in Gunter, Grayson Co., TX.
              iii.       M. Frances Baxter, born September 29, 1871 in Dallas Co., TX; died September 23, 1872.
              iv.       John Carroll Baxter, born August 23, 1873 in Lancaster, Dallas Co., TX; died February 12, 1943 in Camp Wood, Real Co., TX; married Francis Defiena Tindal September 7, 1892 in Indian Gap, Hamilton Co., TX; born October 17, 1877 in DeSoto, MS; died January 1, 1935 in Barksdale, Edwards Co., TX.
              v.       M. Franklin Baxter, born 1876 in Indian Gap, Hamilton Co., TX; died January 28, 1961; married Mary Nichols January 9, 1901; born Abt. 1876.
              vi.       Minnie Ethel Baxter, born March 29, 1876.
       1       vii.       Joseph Houston Baxter, Sr., born June 29, 1878 in Midlothian, Ellis Co., TX; died December 21, 1955 in Fresno, Fresno Co., CA; married Celia Louesa Wilder September 18, 1898 in Comanche Co., TX.
              viii.       Anna Belle Baxter, born January 8, 1881 in Ellis Co., TX; died Bef. 1955; married Charlie H. Brown December 25, 1899; born Abt. 1880.
              ix.       Laura Baxter, born Abt. 1882; died Bef. 1955.
              x.       Matilda E. Baxter, born August 19, 1884 in Indian Gap, Hamilton Co., TX; died Aft. 1955; married (1) Ed Brannan July 26, 1907 in Hamilton Co., TX?; born Abt. 1884; married (2) Samuel M. Watson Bef. 1955; born Abt. 1884.
              xi.       Martha Ellen Baxter, born November 20, 1887 in Indian Gap, Hamilton Co., TX; died Aft. 1955; married Carl William Wilder June 2, 1907; born Abt. 1887.


Generation No. 3

       6. John M. Deaver, born May 4, 1795 in Guilford Co., North Carolina; died September 4, 1865 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas. He was the son of 12. William R. Deaver, Jr. and 13. Susannah Smith. He married 7. Rebecca McFarland February 9, 1815 in Grayson Co., Texas.
       7. Rebecca McFarland, born January 23, 1798 in Kentucky; died Abt. 1859 in Grayson Co., Texas. She was the daughter of 14. John McFarland and 15. Rebecca.
       
Children of John Deaver and Rebecca McFarland are:
              i.       Jason M. Deaver, born December 13, 1815 in North Carolina; died June 22, 1873; married Mary A. Hughes; born Abt. 1815.
              ii.       Eveline Deaver, born Abt. 1820 in Grayson Co., Texas; married William W. Walker; born Bet. 1815 - 1826.
              iii.       Amanda Deaver, born 1830 in NC.
              iv.       Reuben H. Deaver, born 1827 in North Carolina; married Mary A. 1860 in Texas; born Abt. 1826.
              v.       William A. Deaver, born Abt. 1828 in Grayson Co., Texas; married (1) Margaret Abt. 1850 in Grayson Co., Texas; born 1835 in Arkansas; married (2) Angelia King September 14, 1864 in Grayson Co., Texas; born Abt. 1829.
              vi.       Elijah Newton Deaver, born February 28, 1830 in North Carolina; died January 26, 1870 in Grayson Co., Texas; married Mary Matilda Wells January 8, 1854 in Grayson Co., Texas; born December 23, 1834 in Indiana; died February 11, 1918 in Grayson Co., TX.
              vii.       Caroline Deaver, born Abt. 1832 in Grayson Co., Texas; married John Isgrig; born Abt. 1825 in North Carolina.
              viii.       Nancy E. Deaver, born Abt. 1834 in Grayson Co., Texas; died November 3, 1869; married Reuben Lavally; born Abt. 1824.
              ix.       Mary Ann Deaver, born Abt. 1836 in Grayson Co., Texas; died Bet. August 25 - 28, 1896 in Collinsville, Grayson Co., Texas; married J. Emanuel Fisher May 1847 in Crawford Co., MO; born April 4, 1824; died April 10, 1896 in Collinsville, Grayson Co., Texas.
              x.       Matilda Adeline Deaver, born 1833 in NC; died 1887; married Frances Newton Hackey April 27, 1851 in Collinsville, Grayson Co., TX; born July 11, 1822 in TN; died March 19, 1870 in Collinsville, Grayson Co., TX.
              xi.       John Arthur Deaver, born 1838 in MO; died 1869 in near Sherman, Grayson Co., TX; married Sarah Ann Hughes 1858 in Grayson Co., TX; born April 4, 1842 in TN; died July 1923 in Denton, Denton Co., TX.
              xii.       James M. Deaver, born Bet. 1840 - 1844 in MO.
       3       xiii.       Rachel Ellen Deaver, born December 1843; died August 11, 1926 in Brownwood, Brown Co., TX; married (1) F. M. Herrod February 7, 1861 in Grayson Co., TX; married (2) John Alvin Baxter February 21, 1865 in Grayson Co., TX.


Generation No. 4

       12. William R. Deaver, Jr., born September 22, 1763 in Susquahana River, Cecil Co., MD; died June 30, 1855 in Early Grove, Marshall Co., MS. He was the son of 24. William R. Deaver, Sr. and 25. Susannah Birchfield. He married 13. Susannah Smith July 14, 1791 in Haywood Co. NC.
       13. Susannah Smith, born January 5, 1772 in Guilford Co., North Carolina; died July 14, 1822 in Haywood Co., North Carolina. She was the daughter of 26. Joseph Smith and 27. Rebecca Dath.
       
Children of William Deaver and Susannah Smith are:
              i.       Samuel Deaver, born August 8, 1797 in NC; died June 30, 1810 in Haywood County, NC.
       6       ii.       John M. Deaver, born May 4, 1795 in Guilford Co., North Carolina; died September 4, 1865 in Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas; married Rebecca McFarland February 9, 1815 in Grayson Co., Texas.
              iii.       Elijah D. Deaver, born April 20, 1798 in Buncombe County, NC; died December 18, 1876 in Grayson County, TX; married Matilda Wilson September 2, 1820 in Haywood Co., NC; born December 14, 1798; died Abt. 1860.
              iv.       Joseph M. Deaver, born March 7, 1801 in Buncombe County, NC; died Abt. 1870 in Grayson Co., TX; married (1) Mary Mehaffy May 29, 1834 in Haywood Co., NC; born Abt. 1801; married (2) Unknown Abernathy Aft. 1835; born Abt. 1801.
              v.       Reuben Deaver, born May 28, 1807 in Buncombe County, NC; died May 23, 1852 in Buncombe County, NC; married (1) Mary Louise Henry April 27, 1830 in Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC; born September 3, 1815; died April 6, 1844; married (2) Mary S. Torian January 8, 1847 in NC; born August 1819; died Abt. 1890.

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Joe D. Deaver
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