Deaton Family of Moore County NC

According to an article by William D. Brewer in the Moore County Heritage book, Thomas Deaton was born in England in 1679 and died in Bristol Parish, Henrico Co. VA, in 1761. His wife was Mary Corington. Their son William Deaton was born about 1725 and married Sarah Jackson of Amelia Co. VA. He settled in Chatham Co. NC, and is sometimes known as William the Tory. William Brewer's article says that was killed at the battle of Lindley's Mill in September 1781, probably after participating in Fanning's Raid.

First Generation

Children of William Deaton and Sarah Jackson
James Deaton (ca. 1759-?)
Nathan Deaton (1760-1834) m. Sarah Knight
John D. Deaton (1766-1848) m. Isabella Watts Neace, moved to Breathitt Co. KY
Matthew Deaton (1768-1822) m. Margaret, surname unknown
William Ebby Deaton (1770-1844) m. 1) Abigail Dorsett, 2) Lucinda Martin
Levi Deaton (1774-1842) m. Mary Catherine Vasser
Eldridge Deaton m. Sophia Dobson; lived Yancey Co. NC, changed his name to Deyton
Burrell Deaton (1777-1854) m. Patience Melton
Molly Deaton (ca. 1778-?) Margaret Deaton (ca. 1779-?)
Elijah Deaton (1781-1855) m. Elizabeth Dorsett

Note: William and Sarah appear to have lived mostly in Moore Co. NC, but the stated birthplaces for their children vary among several NC counties. I don't know if the family moved around a lot, or if some of these are incorrect. Also, some of the birthdates may not be accurate.

Second Generation

Children of Levi Deaton and Mary Vasser
Elizabeth Deaton (1794-aft. 1860) m. Riland R. Miller
Levi Deaton (ca. 1800-1872) m. 1) Elizabeth Yarborough, 2) Mary Britt, 3) Brittson Key
Amanda Deaton (1804-1831) m. Francis Monroe (1807-1864)
Mary (Polly) Deaton (1806/1808-1896) m. John Monroe (1802-1877)
Isaac Deaton
Rebecca Deaton (1819-?) m. Upshur Furr

I have a conflict on Mary's birthdate, 20 Oct 1806, or 20 Oct 1808. Which is correct?


The Heritage of Moore County NC, published 2005

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