Patty, You wrote, ...Rubin Keith DEAVER is possibly the son of William John DEAVER b 1763...
I don't have a William John DEAVER b. 1763.Please let me know more about this. ======================= And in your list was, "Morresy I DEAVER b 1844 m George BROWN, twin"... Who is Morresy I DEAVER? ========================
And forget about my theory of Reuben DEAVER being the f/o Wm John & Thomas DEAVER.Reuben's brother John's will appears in the Duplin Co., NC, Will Book 1, page 232, "I give & bequest to my wife, Mary DEAVER the tract of land I now live on containing 200 acres I purchased of Isaac Periman Lying on Cothoria of the brushy fork of Jacobs creek together with my stock of all kinds & household furniture to have & to hold the said land & stock & household furniture at her own disposal in order to move my children back to MD.15th day of June 1790."
In 1790 a young Reuben was living with or near John & I think too young to have been the f/o Wm. John & Thomas DEAVER who were b. c 1778 & 1780. Census: Rheuben DEAVER: State: NC. Co.: Duplin Co., Page #: 191. Census/Enumeration year: 1790, Age ranges in household: 01-00-00-00-00
John DEAVER on same page: State: NC, Co.: Duplin Co., Page #: 191, Census/Enumeration year: 1790, Age ranges in household: 02-03-01-00-00