Re: Josiah/Jesse Deanes of Hertford Co NC
All I know is that I have Peterson Deanes from Hertford/Bertie Co. that married Martha Wilkes.
I have a b. date as being abt. 1795.
He had a brother William who also maried a Wilkes.
When Peterson moved his family to Morgan Co., Alabama in 1830, he also dropped the es on his last name.
Could this be part of your Deanes.