In my previous message I wrote; 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.
Based on the method used by many families when naming their children; 1st son, mothers father, 2nd son named after fathers father.If this method was used, the above scenerio is very possible.
Unverified siblings of Rubin Keith DEAVER; William H DEAVER b 30 Jun 1795, d 30 Dep 1873, m 22 Sep 1822 +m1 Elizabeth MACKEY m 22 Sep 1822 (3 children) +m2 Elizabeth BUCHANAN (? children) Samuel DEAVER b 08 Aug 1797 John DEAVER b 04 May 1798 +Mary PHILIPS (10 children) Thomas Sheperd DEAVER b 23 Mar 1803, d 26 Feb 1898 +m1 Louarty KEITH m 18 Mar 1828 (11 children) +m2 Janet RICE m abt 1878 (1 foster child) Nancy Polly DEAVER b 1806 + George Robinson m abt 1830 Rubin Keith DEAVER b 09 Jan 1811, d 21 Mar 1888 +m1 Lidia A THOMAS, b 27 Apr 1813, d 27 Oct 1870 m 1832(12 children) +m2 Susannah Catherine CHAPMAN, m abt 1870 (4 children) John Harvey DEAVER b 1815, d 1864 + Nancy Mary KEITH m abt 1835 (8 children)
Rubin Keith DEAVER m1 Lidia A THOMAS together they had 12 children William Hamby DEAVER 1832-1877 m Louise McElroy Thomas Sheperd DEAVER b 1834 m Avaline REID b 1840 Verina M DEAVER b 1836 m Garrett DeWeese Ephram M DEAVER b 1839 m unk ANDERSON Mary Luarte DEAVER b 1841 m1 ukn RICE, m2 Alexander PARKER Elvira DEAVER b 1842 m ukn WELSH John A DEAVER b 1844 m Chesdominion (Eliza)ANDERSON twin Morresy I DEAVER b 1844 m George BROWN, twin Cecelia A DEAVER b 1847 Susan M DEAVER b 1848 Lidia Samantha DEAVER b 1850 m 1869 Wm THOMPSON Rubin Miles DEAVER b 1854 m Nancy Jane CHASTAIN m2 Susannah Catherine CHAPMAN (2nd w/o Rubin Keith DEAVER) together they had 4 additional sons Adolphus Pinkney DEAVER 1871-1951 m Mary SIMPSON Solomon Alfred DEAVER 1874-1949 m Amanda Caroline CHASTAIN Harvey Wilson DEAVER 1876-1966 m Frances (Fanny) Odell DAVIS Isaac Benjamin DEAVER 1880-1954 m Dora Pathena LANKFORD
Rubin KEITH's siblings; (info from KEITH family website) Samuel KEITH b 1758 William KEITH 1762/65-1838 John KEITH b 1764 Reuben KEITH b 1764-1854 James "Big Jim" KEITH b 1764 Joshua KEITH 1768-1835 daughter KEITH 1772 daughter KEITH 1778/80
Reuben KEITH m Elizabeth Runnion together theyhad at least four children William KEITH 1793-1854 b Madison Co., NC John KEITH b Buncombe Co., NC Louarty KEITH 1807-1876 near Mars Hill, NC Thomas Sheperd KEITH b 1808 Buncombe Co., NC
I haven't figured it out yet, but there are too many same names in these families.There has got to be a relation somewhere prior to the marriage of Thomas Sheperd DEAVER and Luarte (Louarty) KEITH.As prior to their marriage in 1828, Rubin DEAVER, b 1811, already had the middle name of Kieth.