Eve Decker

Eve Decker

Female Abt 1770 - Aft 1860  (~ 91 years)

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    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

    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 Cass, Clay, IN 1860: Eve Decker (1770-Aft. 1860) & Joseph Zenor (1805-1882)
    U.S. Census Cass, Clay, IN 1860: Eve Decker (1770-Aft. 1860) & Joseph Zenor (1805-1882)

    U.S. Census Cass, Clay County, IN, 1860: "Joseph Zenor age 55 b. Abt. 1805 Kentucky, farmer, owned real estate $1500 other property $400; wife Mary A., age 53 b. Abt. 1807 North Carolina [sic], weaver; four children b. Indiana: Margaret M, age 17 seamstress, Josiah age 15 farm laborer, Milan, age 11, Eliza age 1." [The birth dates of Joseph, 1805 and Mary, 1807 would make them age 15 and 13 when they married in 1821!] Also in the household: "mother-in-law, Eve [Decker] Deal, age 90 b. Abt. 1770 North Carolina, knitter."

    U.S. Census Cass, Clay County, IN, 1870: "Joseph Zenor, age 67 b. Abt. 1803 Kentucky, farmer real estate owned $2000 other property $787, wife Mary, age 65 b. Abt. 1805 South Carolina [sic]; two children b. Indiana: Milen, 21 farm laborer, Eliza J. 11." [The birth dates of Joseph, 1803 and Mary, 1805 would make them age 17 and 15 when they married in 1821.]

    U.S. Census Washington, Putnam County, IN 1880: "Joseph Zenor, age 79 b. Abt. 1801 Indiana [sic] parents b. Germany, farmer, 'Chronic Diarrhea,' wife Mary, age 77 b. Abt. 1803 Indiana [sic] parents b. Germany [sic], heart disease; three grandchildren b. Indiana: Sarah E. Mace 19, Huldah E. Mace 2, Nicholas McCullough 9." [The birth dates of Joseph, 1801 and Mary, 1803 would make them age 19 and 17 when they married in 1821.]

  • Name Eve Decker 
    Born Abt. 1770  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft. 1860  Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Which person is the daughter, "Eve" mentioned in the will dated 1807 and probated 1808 in Lincoln, County, NC, of Christopher Decker I13181 (Abt. 1855-1808) & Elizabeth (Unknown): Eve Decker I9132 (Abt. 1770-Aft. 1860, wife of William Deal) or Eve Ann Decker I39975 (Abt. 1795-1861, wife of Jacob Miller Julius)?

      The differences in the information available are:

      AGE--Eve (Decker) Deal b. Abt. 1770, Eve Ann (Decker) Julius b. Abt. 1795; If Elizabeth (Unknown) were born Abt. 1855, then either Eve Deal or Eve Julius could have been a daughter; also, both were alive when Christopher Decker wrote his will in 1807.

      TIMELINE--Dates of Christopher Decker's land transactions in North Carolina: bought 29 Dec 1792; sold 3 Nov 1802.

      Eve Ann Decker was born Abt. 1795 in Pennsylvania. It is unlikely that Chrictopher Decker and wife Elizabeth (Unknown) were in Pennsylvania during a ten-year period, when he was buying and selling land in North Carolina.

      MARRIAGE PLACE--Eve Decker & William Deal were married Abt. 1798 in Lincoln County, NC. Eve Ann Decker & Jacob Miller Julius were married 31 Jan 1815 in York County, PA.

      CHILDREN'S BIRTH PLACE--The first three of Eve Deal's children (John, Andrew, & Joseph) were born in Lincoln County, NC. None of the children of Eve Julius were born in North Carolina. The first three were born in Pennsylvania; the others were born in Pittsylvania County, VA.


      It appears from the evidence above that Eve Ann Decker and her husband, Jacob Miller Julius, never lived in North Carolina. Thus Eve Decker, wife of William Deal, must be the daughter of Christopher Decker, Sr. of Lincoln County, NC.
    Person ID I9132  Complete
    Last Modified 27 May 2012 

    Father Christopher Decker,   b. Abt. 1755, Standorf, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1808, Lincoln County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Unknown,   b. Abt. 1755, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1814  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Family ID F6392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Deal,   b. Abt. 1770, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1838, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 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 - Virginia 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 - Aft. 1860 - Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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