William Deal

William Deal

Male Abt 1770 - Abt 1838  (~ 68 years)

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    North Carolina homestead ca. 1770s
    North Carolina homestead ca. 1770s

    William Deal may have been born on a homestead like the one that has been recreated at Hickory Ridge in Watauga County, NC.
    Log cabin (modern replica), North Carolina, 1790s
    Log cabin (modern replica), North Carolina, 1790s

    William Deal, a blacksmith, and Eve Decker seemed never to have owned land in North Carolina, Tennessee, or Indiana.

    Thus they were not likely to have lived in so grand a dwelling as this birthplace (1795) of future President James K. Polk.
    Log cabin (modern replica), North Carolina, 1790s
    Log cabin (modern replica), North Carolina, 1790s

    This closeup view shows the details of construction.

    Polk's parents owned 150 acres in Pinesville, Mecklenberg, NC and expanded the farm to 450 acres, before selling and moving eleven years later (1806) to Tennessee.
    Wilderness Road along the Kentucky River, near present day Highbridge, Kentucky (photo, 1907)
    Wilderness Road along the Kentucky River, near present day Highbridge, Kentucky (photo, 1907)

    William Deal and Eve Decker probably migrated with their family from North Carolina via the Cumberland Gap and the Wilderness Road thorugh Tennessee and Kentucky on their way to Indiana.

    Documents
    Cumberland Gap & Wilderness Road restoration plan
    Cumberland Gap & Wilderness Road restoration plan
    William Deal and Eve Decker probably migrated with their family from North Carolina via the Cumberland Gap and the Wilderness Road thorugh Kentucky to Indiana.
    Catawba, NC cemetery index
    Catawba, NC cemetery index
    William Deal (1770-1838), Probate of Will 1 of 3
    William Deal (1770-1838), Probate of Will 1 of 3

    Putnam County, Indiana, Book A, 1839 Term, pp. 757-759, "William Deal, Est., John Deal, Exe."

    Received from Paul E. Williams
    William Deal (1770-1838), Probate of Will 2 of 3
    William Deal (1770-1838), Probate of Will 2 of 3

    Putnam County, Indiana, Book A, 1839 Term, pp. 757-759, "William Deal, Est., John Deal, Exe."

    Received from Paul E. Williams
    William Deal (1770-1838), Probate of Will 3 of 3
    William Deal (1770-1838), Probate of Will 3 of 3

    The net cash value of William Deal's estate in 1840 was $69.38.

    http://www.measuringworth.com/

    "In 2010, the relative worth of $69.38 from 1840 is:

    $1,810.00 using the Consumer Price Index
    $1,550.00 using the GDP deflator
    $16,600.00 using the unskilled wage
    $32,600.00 using the Production Worker Compensation
    $36,000.00 using the nominal GDP per capita."

    Histories
    History of the Formation and Division of North Carolina Counties, 1728 - 1850
    History of the Formation and Division of North Carolina Counties, 1728 - 1850

    Compiled by Dodie Bice Harper
    Joseph A Deal family history in 'Harrison County, Iowa History' (1891), pp. 857-858.
    Joseph A Deal family history in "Harrison County, Iowa History" (1891), pp. 857-858.

    INTRODUCTION:

    The entry for Joseph A. Deal, the son of John Deal (1799-1880) and grandson of William Deal (b. Abt. 1770 North Carolina d. Putnam, IN 1838), mainly described the relocation of the John Deal family from Indiana to Iowa.

    This account raises three questions about the lineage of this family.

    Besides "North Carolina," there was no mention of the birth/death information for grandfather William Deal or even the given name of his wife, grandmother Eve (Decker) Deal.

    The names of John Deal, Elizabeth Deal, and three other children of grandfather William Deal were shown. However, the married name of daughter Eliza Jane was said to be "Groven," rather than "Grogan."

    A sixth child, Andrew Deal, was omitted altogether. Andrew and his family remained in Indiana, which may explain their absence from this narrative.

    Edited by Roy Richard Thomas August 2008

    Census Records
    U.S. Census Lincoln County, NC 1810: Decker and Deal Heads of Household
    U.S. Census Lincoln County, NC 1810: Decker and Deal Heads of Household

    [The "Christopher Decker" in the manuscript census sheet is most likely Eve Decker's brother, Christopher Decker (b. Abt. 1775).]

    "Lincoln, NC:
    Christopher Decker free white males: one under age 10, one 10-15, one 16-25, one 26-44; free white females: one under age 10, one 26-44, one 45+"

    On the same sheet for 1810, there were four William Deals, two George Deals, and one Jacob Deal, all apparently living near each other.

    Review of census information about the Deal families in Lincoln County, North Carolina:

    In the 1790 Census, there was one Jacob Deal; in 1800 two George, one Jacob, one Peter, and two William Deals; in 1820 one John, one Peter, one Solomon, and one William Deal; in 1830 two Deal widows, one David, two George, two Jacob, one John, one Matthias, one Simon, and two William Deals.
    U.S. Census Clay County, IN 1830:  William Deal (1770-1838)
    U.S. Census Clay County, IN 1830: William Deal (1770-1838)

    "William Deal males 50-60 one; females 10-15 one, 50-60 one."

    William Deal, if this census entry is accurate, was born between 1770 and 1780. Eve Decker was age 90 in 1860 and thus born Abt. 1770. For that reason, William Deal's birth date has been listed as "Abt. 1770."

  • Name William Deal 
    Born Abt. 1770  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Catawba River Valley, Rowan County NC, became in 1777: Burke County NC, and became in 1779: Lincoln County NC, and finally in 1842: Catawba County, NC.
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt. 1838  Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Deal's will was dated 19 November 1838 [Putnam, IN Book A p. 757-59]. His wife was listed as Eve and a son John was mentioned.
    Person ID I15176  Complete
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2011 

    Father William Deal,   b. 8 Jun 1742, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1789, Lincoln County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Anna Catherine Fry,   b. 17 Mar 1756, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1805, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt. 1767  Lincoln County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. & International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: "William Deal, age 25 b. Abt. 1742, & Anna Catherine Frye, m. Abt. 1767 North Carolina."
    Family ID F5792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eve Decker,   b. Abt. 1770, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1860, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married Abt. 1798  Lincoln County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Deal,   b. 11 Oct 1799, Lincoln County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1880, St Johns, Harrison County, Iowa, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Andrew Deal,   b. Abt. 1800, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1850, Washington, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    +3. Joseph Deal,   b. Abt. 1802, Lincoln County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1847, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Deal,   b. 03 Jun 1803, Tennesee, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1835, Posey, Clay County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +5. William Jackson Deal,   b. 05 May 1805, Lincoln County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1890, Elkhorn, McDonald County, Missouri, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +6. Mary Ann Deal,   b. 5 Dec 1805, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1881, Putnam, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +7. Eli Deal,   b. 20 Sep 1808, Grainger County, Tennessee, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1866, Story City, Story County, Iowa, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    +8. Eliza Jane Deal,   b. Abt. 1818, Harrison County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1770 - Rowan County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt. 1798 - Lincoln County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt. 1838 - Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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