Shelly, I am the gg grand daughter of Rubin Keith DEAVER, b 09 Jan 1811 (some list his birth year as 1809.)There has been a lot of confusion over who his father and mother was.William J (John?) DEAVER, or Thomas Sheperd DEAVER.
I know Rubin Keith DEAVER had a son named Thomas Sheperd DEAVER.I believe that he may have also had a brother Thomas Sheperd DEAVER.
I recently found the KEITH family website.Very interesting.In the KEITH family, they have individuals named, Rubin KEITH, Louarty KEITH, Thomas Sheperd KEITH.
In the 1800 census of Buncombe County, there are both DEAVERS, and KEITHS.I also see several other SURNAMES from our family line.
May be a long shot, but this KEITH information has me wondering if Rubin Keith DEAVER is possibly the son of William John DEAVER b 1763, and one of the KEITH daughters.
I know my response is kind of late as to when you entered your initial post.If you have not came to a conclusion on your Thomas Sheperd DEAVER's, you may want to check out the KEITHs @ www.geocities.com/Heartland/Lake/1477/JamesKeith.html
Do you know who your Thomas Sheperd DEAVERS siblings were?