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Burke Co., NC - William DEAVER/DEVER & others
Posted by: Dennis Dover (ID *****6897) Date: August 10, 2002 at 12:48:21
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One of my interests is the possible name corruption between DOVER & DEAVER/DEVER in Buncombe County, NC part of which was formed from Burke County. Hope this helps the forum on early Burke County records that I have. Are any of these DEAVER/DEVER "NOT" so? Does anyone have "any" DOVER in their research? The DOVER deeds I have seen for Buncombe are very confusing (too many Dovers). Happy to share what Buncombe County info I have if anyone is interested. A William and Nathan have been transcribed as DOVER when it appears to me that they are DEVER. A William DOVER in the Dover family lore, a first son of a John Dover probably born 1720's ... lived in early NC and York, SC went to western North Carolina (could be Tennessee) never to be heard from again. I have William DOVER in a Reems Creek deed also transcsribed as DEVER.


Eleventh Company

Wm. Deevir       6 males over 16, 0 males under 16, 4 females

Wm Deevir       16+       -1774
Male              16+       -1774
Male              16+       -1774
Male              16+       -1774
Male              16+       -1774
Male              16+       -1774

Twelfth Company

Henry Divers       2 males over 16, 5 males under 16, 2 females

Henry Divers       16+       -1774
Male              16+       -1774
Male              16-       1774-1790
Male              16-       1774-1790
Male              16-       1774-1790
Male              16-       1774-1790
Male              16-       1774-1790


DEVER, William Jun              30010-00010-       166
DEVER, Nathan               00010-00010-       167
DEVER, Richard               00010-10100-       167
DEVER, William               00011-00001-       167
DOVER, John               20001-20100-       167

William Dever              45+       -1755
Female                     45+       -1755
Male                     26-25       1755-1774

William Dever, Jr.       26-45       1755-1774
Female                     26-45       1755-1774
Male                     -10       1790-1800
Male                     -10       1790-1800
Male                     -10       1790-1800

Nathan Dever              26-45       1755-1774
Female                     26-45       1755-1774

Richard Dever              26-45       1755-1774
Female                     16-26       1764-1774
Female                     -10       1790-1800

John Dover              45+       -1755
Female                     16-26       1764-1774
Male                     -10       1790-1800
Male                     -10       1790-1800
Female                     -10       1790-1800
Female                     -10       1790-1800

Note, the records below are not in chronological order in either the volume referenced or by the set of volumes published for Burke County, North Carolina or from other references.

Burke County, North Carolina Land Records 1778, Volume I, Huggins (Southern Historical Press)

State of North Carolina
Burke County

On Tuesday, the 27th of Jan. 1778, the Inferior Court of Said County Appointed Charles McDowell, Agree(able) to law, to take the Entries for sa(id) County, & as follows (viz).

#1190, page 391. James Deveres, 150 acres on south side of Catawba River joining William Devars and old lines of John McPeters including each fork of Youngs Branch and improvements for complement. Entered 19 Dec. 1778.

#1662, p. 550, Margrat, Marey and Rachell McPeters, 600 acres on the Catawba River joining George Catheys lower line, between William Deavor and James Neal, including own improvements whereon “the Live” for complement. Entered 31 Dec. 1778. Warrant.

Burke County, North Carolina, Land Records 1779-1790 and Important Miscellaneous Records 1777-1800, Volume II, Huggins (Southern Historical Press)

Burke County, North Carolina Land Entries 1779-1791

State of North Carolina
Burke County

On Tuesday, the 27th of Jan. 1778, the Inferior Court of Said County Appointed Charles McDowell, Agree(able) to law, to take the Entries for sa(id) County, & as follows (viz).

#119, William Dever, 300 acres on Rims Creek the first bottom and good land above John Davidson’s entries at forks of creek. Entered 4 Sept. 1783. Warrant Issued.

#70, William Devers, 200 acres on Swanano in a little Cove including small imp. and a large flat of Chestnut Timbered land for Complement. 20 June 1787.

#98, William Devers, 200 acres Jonathans Creek the first big Creek below Richland Creek, joining William Dever Snr. Survey on Creek including Corner tree, ˝ mile below Survey for Complement. (Undated, but probably Jan. 1788). Warrant Issued.

Land Papers and Deeds 1770-1790

Two grants suspended by James Glasgow on Nov. 17, 1788:

Nathan Dever suspended the execution of a grant to John McDowell, Sr.

Estate Papers 1777-1795

Montgomery, Hugh, Jr., Oct. 20 1782. Many papers and accounts. Names: Jas. Dever, George Cathey, Sr., William Sharpe, David Vance, William Cathey, Jr., John Hardin, J.P. ….

Nelson, David. About 1795. Adm. Accounts: … William Dever, Jr., Jane Dever ….

Some Interesting Civil and Criminal Papers 1773-1790

Philip Hoodenpyle vs William Murphy, transcript of a record. Jury in January: … William Dever ….

Burke County, North Carolina, Land Records and More Important Miscellaneous Records 1751-1809, Volume III, Huggins (Southern Historical Press)

Miscellaneous Papers of Civil and Criminal Cases 1755-1790

File 1783 (No. 2)

Isaac Martin vs. Jacob Miller. Bail: John Fisher, Geo. Eslinger; Jury: Reuben Eastris, Robert Lowry, Joseph Woodfolk, Jacob Anthony, Mordecai Southerlin, Thos. Bradley, Robert Adams, John Bickerstaff, Wm. Dever, Geo. Cathey, Thos. Patton, Robert Brank. Narrative case. W. Avery, Atty.

File 1789 (No. 1)

Appeal of James Greenlee, April. Jury: Jacob Anthony, Geo. Walker, Robert Patton, Francis Patton, John Connelly, William Connelly, Joshua Hall, William Dever (?), Ute Sherill, Walter Oneal, William Probit, Joseph Dobson.

John Wilson assignee of Thomas Dever vs. Wm. Graham. Bond: Jas. Dever. June 22.

Subpoenas to Nathan Dever in case of State vs. Will Young, Jan. 20.

William Dever in case of David John McDowell vs. Nathan Dever, April.

File 1789 (No. 2)

State versus Samuel Wilson, Feb. 19. Bond: John Davidson, Nathan Dever.

Attachments: Nathan Dever vs. John McDowell, Pleasant Gardens, Oct.

File 1790 (No. 1)

….. William Dever, juror

Joseph Dobson, Jr. vs. William Dever, April. Joseph Dobson vs William Dever, Sr., Oct.

Burke County, North Carolina, Records 1755-1821 (Including Wills Index 1784-1900), Volume IV, Huggins (Southern Historical Press)

Morgan District Miscellaneous Court Papers 1759-1801

Page 7 (Page no.’s refer to the court papers)

William Walton, Sen., Notice of Intention to take dep. on Tues., Sept 18 (1798) at James Britain’s in Buncom(be) Co. of Jos. Tucker in suit of Walton vs. Wm. Dever. (signed) William Walton, Sher.

Dep. of Abraham Levy, lawful age: “in case of Wm. Walton vs. Wm. Dever … sd. Dever left fences in bad repair … resided on land.

Page 13

Dep. of Joel Ponton (?) in case o Wm. Walton vs. Wm. Dever, 59 a., Jan 1, 1790, at Pub. Whs. for Ins. Tobacco, Newmarket, Amherst Co., Va.

Page 19

Sub: to Tillman & John Walton in behalf of William, Sr. vs. William Deaver. March 2, 1797.

Page 23

Dep. of Henry Bibb, Thos. Fortune, John West in Amherst Co., (Va.) (Walton – Dever Case). Nov. 1796.

Page 43

William Walton to William Deaver who will take dep. of Edward Tilmer in Union Co., S.C. Feb. 1799.

Page 44

Sub. To Benjamin Woodson & William McCullock to examine wits. Edward Tillman “of Walton” vs. Deaver.

Page 48

Wm Walton & Wm. Deaver, narrative case. Deaver in 1771 & Jan 1772 in Amherst Co., Va. in Walnut Cove of Rucker’s Run. Feb. 2, 1799. (& see p. 56 narrative case.)

Note: I cannot find a Walnut Cove or Rucker’s Run or any name variation in the USGS mapping database or in the current maps of the area.

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