I am sharing some of my files and hope they may benefit some Dever researchers.
Colony of N.C. 1734-1764 Abstracts of Land Patents by Margaret Hofman
3797 Page 428Robert Taylor 3 April 1749100 acres in Johnston County on Indian Cabbin Branch near Gilbert Deavors, joining Henry Deavors.
7007 Page 31John Deavor23 December 1763175 acres in Duplin County on the E. side of the N.E. Branch of Cape Fear River joining the Great Road, Edward Carter, William Williams and William Grady.
7088Page 31William Grady 23 Dec 1763500 acres in Duplin County (now Pender) in the E. side on the E. side of the N.E. Branch of Cape Fear River joining John Deavors, William Williams, the N.E. swamp, John Lawhorn, the Gread Road, Lewis Barfield and a point opposit James Williams' plantation by Burncost Swamp.(This was copied to give neighbors of John Deavors and probably family his children married into) (The above shows, also, that there was a Gilbert and Henry Deaver living in Johnston County in 1749; and a John, living in Duplin County in 1763.