I have just begun researching the Deer/Deering family and its many branches.I have really enjoyed reading your posts as I endeavor to piece together family connections.I am helping the Townsend family of Martinsville, VA, in their family search.Which one of the Deer/Deerings are you connected to?
I am connected to the family through Nellie's daughter, Augusta Deering who married Jessie A. Millner (1st husband, they had 12 children)and Robert W. Dallas (2nd husband, they had 1 child.
Children of Augusta Deering & Jessie A. Millner: surname Millner:Nora, Cara (aka Cora Mary), Dara, William H., Sawney (or Sannie), Roy, Lerry (or Leary), Pearly (or Pearl), Rufer C., Hattie, Charlie, Harry J.
Augusta Deering & Robert W. Dallas had one son, Worth E. Dallas.
Augusta is listed as "Anna G." in the census records and was also known as "Anna Augusta Deering" by her family. One of her daughters, Pearl Millner married George Washington Galloway. Their children are: Jessie J., George A., John T., Odaris G., Carrie B., Hattie P., Virginia D., Beulah, Geneva, and Orlando.
My twin sister, Caryl, is married to James Frank Townsend, son of Odaris Garfield Galloway & John Hubert Townsend.
If you have information to share, I and the Townsends would be most grateful.