Two Deanes families in Chowan Co. area of NC
The July 2012 issue of "Carolina Trees & Branches" has an article on this family:
Rachael Taylor Deanes, the oldest surviving child of Isaac, Sr. and Mary Taylor was born....about 1795, apparently in Chowan Co., NC.The article mentions a grandfather, Walter McFarlane, who served as a schoolmaster when living in Bertie County.There is a mention that Isaac left for Norfolk in September 1814 to serve in the War of 1812.
In the same neighborhood was the family of Matthias Deanes, the son of Daniel Daines/Deanes a migrant to Hertford county from the Western Branch area of Lower Norfolk Co., VA about 1767.He was likely a descendant of William Daynes, born in England, who received a 400 acre land grant from the Virginia Colony Apr 26, 1646 in Lower Norfolk County in that Western Branch area on the James River east of today's Hoffler Creek.It is likely that Matthias had a son William and that they all lived in the vicinity of the Cross Roads and the mill SE of present day Harrellsville, NC.
I am not related to these people, but did have ancestors in that area.