Deaver, William

    Born 1763 on Susquehannah River in Maryland.  Enlisted 1780 in Amherst County, VA under Lieut. Bartlett Eades and guarded Burgoyne Prisoners for three months.  In 1781 he volunteered in Capt. James Dillard’s Company and marched from Amherst Court House, VA and joined Gen. Greene’s army at Troublesome Ironworks in North Carolina the day after the battle of Guilford.  Later he enlisted under Col. Washington where he remained until Cornwallis took shipping.  He was then discharged and went home.  In July he enlisted under Cap. John Loving, Cap. James Montgomery and marched to Williamsburg, VA and there remained under Gen. Wayne until Gen. Washington arrived and then was marched to Little York and there remained siege until Lord Cornwallis surrendered and then was discharged and went home.
    In 1800 he was living in Buncombe County, NC and in 1850 he was living at the home of his son Reubin Deaver in Buncombe County, NC.  He died shortly after 1853 in Marshall County, Mississippi at the home of his son Elijah Deaver.  In 18323 he was living in Buncombe County, age 70 years.
    His pension papers were witnessed by Col. Robert Love and Robert Henry, soldiers of the Revolution.  In 1840 he was age 77 years and living with son Reubin.
        /s/ Wm Deaver

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