deVeber Family Genealogy:Information about Francis deVeber
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Ensign Francis deVeber (b. Abt. 1759, d. Bet. 1791 - 1794)Francis deVeber (son of Gabriel deVeber I and Mary Burke) was born Abt. 1759 in England115, and died Bet. 1791 - 1794116.He married Lucretia Thurston on May 08, 1782 in New York Province117.
Notes for Francis deVeber:
Land grant memorials "establish that Francis DeVeber was the son of Lt Co.l. Gabriel DeVeber".
#1 is the Land Petition Index showing the two petitions by Francis deVeber
This establishes that Francis deVeber is the son of Lt. Col. Gabriel deVeber:
#2 is item RS 108 probably executed prior to March, 1785; it asks for land near to his father..."yet as his father Lieut Colonel DeVeber's grant is for land is at Musquash Cove, he was induced to wish to be near him both from filial affection but also..." (see enclosed)
#3 is probably a follow up request by both Francis and John D'Veber for land at Musquash and gives a property description. It is dated 26 March 1785.
#4 is some sort of legal notice by Francis, before his father acting as Justice of the Peace. .... Francis is either giving up his claim, or is making public notice of it.The property seems to be the same as in #3 above. The date is 26 July 1785. (source for the above: Allen P. Bristow, P.O. Box 1109, Atascadero, CA 93423,letter dated Dec 6, 1993)
(documents held by George Angus deVeber, Toronto, Canada)
Note:Question why Francis lived in US; was he mentioned in will of Gabriel I? Ans: no (P.Clermont) [Brøderbund Family Archive #118, Ed. 1, Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s - 1900s, Date of Import: Nov 7, 2000, Internal Ref. #184.108.40.20638.10] (according to Allen P. Bristow he was not mentioned in the will).
Land Grant petitions, NB Canada - 1785 establishes paternal link to Gabriel.
Individual: DeVeber, Francis
Year: Abt 1783
Province of record source: New Brunswick
Source: The Loyalists of New Brunswick.
Author: Esther Clark Wright
Publisher: Lancelot Press
Publication place: Hantsport, NS
Publication year: 1981
Please note: The province and county are associated with the location of the record source and in some cases may not be the same as the place where the event occurred.
The US 1790 Census of New York City, Montgomery Electorial Ward, SE Manhattan, shows Francis as head of household, one FWM under 16 (John) and three FWF who were probably Lucretia and two daughters.Note: "...it was not uncommon for Loyalists to return to the former colonies after a few years in Canada.They were accepted because needed skills and experience in commerce were in demand" (Bristow 1993 report). Bristow note:Why would Francis list himself as a British officer so soon after the end of the war; pride, arrogance, or ?
Francis is listed in NY Street Directories 1790 and 1791
His daughters assumed from 1790 Census listing (Bristow)
More About Francis deVeber:
Census: 1790, US Census, NYC, p. 123.
Military service 1: 1778, "Francis, along with brothers Gabriel (Jr) and John were commissioner along with Gabriel (Sr) in 1778 in the West NJ volunteers." Bristow letter Sept 22, 1993 - Letter on file chez GADeV.
Military service 2: Campaign to Savanah under Clinton then back to NYC where he is in the DeLanceys Bde along with the other DeVebers (Bristow letter dated Sept 22, 1993).
Military service 3: July 1778, On muster list of Capt. Thomas Hundkie's Col, 3rd Battalion, NJ Volunteers as a "Cadet" Source: NJ State Archives, Loyalist Muster Rolls, p. 991, 993. See also British Military & Naval Records (RG81) Vol. 1856, p.31, reel C-4216: Vol 1879 pp 42, 49..118
Military service 4: November 29, 1779, Muster list of same company as July, 1778 but "at Savannah, with a note that he had been assigned to the Kings Regiment on the 28th of March (see source)..119
Military service 5: Bet. August 1780 - May 1781, Ensign in Capt. Hewlett's Co., 2nd Battalion, DeLancey's Brigade, at Lloyds Neck, L.I. NY.
Military service 6: Bet. June - August 1781, Same unit as above, at Jamaica - British and Military Naval Records (RG81) Vol. 1879 pp42, 49 - see source for further info).120
Military service 7: December 1781, At Flushing (adjacent to Jamacia on Long Island) Same references as above..
Military service 8: Bet. 1782 - 1783, Ensign, late 2nd Battn. Brig. Gen'l.DeLancy's Stationed on Long Island, N.Y., Loyalist Officer in DeLancey's Brigade.121
Military service 9: Bet. August - December 1783, "On Leave", location not statedRef. British Military & Naval Records (RG81) as above. Bristow report footnote 9, 1993 report. .
Occupation: 1791, Listed as a Grocer in Street Director of NYC (Allen Bristow info).
Property: 1785, "Francis is found, along with John, in land grant petitions in 1785 (Bristow letter Sept. 22, 1993) Letter on file with G.A. deVeber.
Residence: 1790, 1790 US census and Street Director listed as "Lieutenant, B. Army" in Montgomery Ward of NYC (S.E. Manhattan). (7 yrs. after end of war?) Shown with wife, one son, two daughters. Bristow info, dated 22 Sept. 1993 info on file - PMC ID NY41913405.122
More About Francis deVeber and Lucretia Thurston:
Marriage: May 08, 1782, New York Province.123
Children of Francis deVeber and Lucretia Thurston are:
- +John L. deWebber, b. Abt. November 07, 1783, Jamacia, Long Island, N.Y.124, d. January 26, 1849, Virginia Twsp, Cass Co. IL.
- child deWebber, b. Bef. 1790125, d. date unknown.
- child deWebber, b. Abt. 1790125, d. date unknown.