There are a few things in the Dayton obit index if you haven't seen them.... first one sure looks like it could be one of your guys?I think both the Helen Deal's are likely to have been born too late to be yours?I just threw in the last one because he was so darned old when he died!
William H. Mayhew Dayton Daily Journal November 21, 1878 v. XVI, iss. 100 : pg. 1, col. 8 died November 20, age 60, softening of brain, National Home DVS, Co. F, 122nd Ohio
Deal, Helen A. Dayton Daily News April 2, 1995 pg. B5
Helen T. Deal Dayton Daily News December 10, 2006 pg. A32,died December 8, age 91, of Miamisburg, obituary
John Deal Dayton Daily Journal August 28, 1874 v. XII, iss. 27 : pg. 4, col. 2 Died August 26, age 101, wife survives, near Johnsville, Came to Ohio when it was a territory
I can check for Andrew and Sarah's marriage record and see if I can get a date if you don't already have it.City directories start about 1850... might be a little as to Andrew's occupations when he was here.Didn't see him or Sarah in the obit index though... do you know if they died here and if so, where they're buried?
Not sure we've communicated since we did that Thompson/Van Cleve stuff maybe three years ago?