Name: *Daniel Deans , Jr. 1
Birth: ABT 1735 in Virginia/ Hampshire County, West Virginia
Death: BEF APR 1789 in Patetown, Wayne County, North Carolina 2
Burial: Deans Cemetery, Tommy Road, Wayne County, North Carolina
Daniel Dean (Deans) (Deanes) left a will in Wayne County, North Carolina that was recorded April Court 1789. He lived in Wayne County near Patetown. That is where the Deans Cemetery is located.
He served in the Revolutionary War as a Sergeant in Virginia. Some records refer to him as being from Hampshire County, Virginia. That is in fact a county in West Virginia. It is located west of Winchester, Virginia.
Romney, West Virginia on Route 50 west of Winchester is where Hampshire County is.
Daniel Deans is listed as a Patriot by the Sons of the American Revolution:
See NSSAR File # 150336, NCSAR File # 02316, SAR File Ref. # 289, 290, 291.
See NSSAR File # 151584
Daniel Deans is listed as a Patriot by the DAR
See DAR Patriot Index, 1990, Vol. 1, page 801
Daniel Deans b c 1750 Va d a 4-? -1789 NC m Sarah ---- Sgt. VA
See the DAR application of Angela Carol Saucier Bass
DAR # 777493
See also DAR # 751128
From the: Willard Lee Jones Family Tree
Contact: Willard Jones
Name: Daniel Deans Jr.
Given Name: Daniel Deans
Birth: 1735 in Hampshire Co., West Virgina
Death: Apr 1789 in Patetown, Wayne Co., North Carolina
Burial: Goldsboro, Wayne Co., North Carolina
Event: Military Service Bet. May 1777 - Nov 1779 Revolutionary Soldier
Religion: Methodist Preacher
Daniel Deans Jr. enlisted into Capt. John Lewis' Company, 2nd Virginia
State Regiment, on May 11, 1777, as a Corporal, for a term of three
years. While at the rank, he was paid $7.33 per month. During the summer
of 1778, he was absent from his regiment for several months due to
sickness, and was listed as being in the hospital during September 1778.
After returning to service, he was in camp at Middle Brook for several
months. Corporal Deans was promoted to Sergeant by January 1779, and was
paid $10.00 a month at that rank. During that year, he was listed in camp
at Smith's Clove [?], Camp Rambeau, Camp Haverstraw, and Philadelphia. He
was descharged November 20, 1779. (From United States Archives records on
microfilm). This company also was led by Capt. Machen Boswell. The 2nd
Virgina State Regiment was commanded by Col. Gregory Smith and Col.
Burial: Deans Cemetery
Location: From Hwy 70 in Goldsboro, NC. Take Hwy 117 North. Go about
three miles to Tommy's Road.
Turn right on Tommy's Rd and go about one half mile. Cemetery on left on
a hill. Cemetery is about half way between Hwy 117 and Hwy 111 on Tommy's Rd.
Following is a Homecoming and Becentenial Celebration Letter written by
Marvin Woodard. A member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Goldsboro,
Wayne Co., North Carolina.
Salem United Methodist Church
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Homecoming and Becentennial Celebration
We are indebted to a former member, Col. W.S.G. Andrews, for much of
the early history of Salem, which was recorded in his article published
in the North Carolina Advocate of Feb. 1856.
Daniel Deans Jr. came from Virginia and settled on Stoney Creek in
Wayne County, North Carolina. He was a member of a small religious group
in that community. In 1786 his mind became very much disturbed about
religion. His conduct was so singular at times that his neighbors thought
him deranged. During one of these seasons of mental depression, he
concluded to visit his birthplace in Virginia. While he was there he
attended a meeting of Methodists, heard the preaching, was taught the
way of life more perfectly, and experienced the forgiveness of his sins.
When he returned home, on meeting his wife, he threw his arms around
her and exclaimed, "O' Elizabeth! I have seen a man in Virginia, who
was worth a lifetime of labor to see. If I had known how happy his
preaching would make me, I would have traveled the world over to find
him. He has promised to come and preach for us, and you shall hear him
and be happy."
Shortly thereafter, the "English preacher", as Bishop Asbury was
called, came to the Stoney Creek neighborhood. An Englishman named Watts,
who lived on the east side of Stoney Creek, consented that he should
preach at his house.
The sermons of Bishop Asbury were preached to the small religious
group at the house of Mr. Watts, in Wayne County. Daniel Deans Jr.
therefore is credited with helping to introduce Methodism into Wayne
A few years after Bishop Asbury preached at the Watts home, a small
log meeting house was built on the west side of Stoney Creek, and called
" Deans Meeting House ". It was very crudely constructed of rough logs,
with holes cut for a window and door. But no window or door was ever
Some of the preachers who conducted services at Deans Meeting House
were John Buxton, John Kay, Morris Howell, and Mr. Moody. They were men of
great zeal, and constant revival attended their labors.
Some years later, the little group which had been formed at Deans
Meeting House, moved to Sarah Howell's about two miles west, and near
the present location of Salem Church.
Sarah Howell had joined the church at Watt's; had lost her husband;
was not in affluent circumstances; had a family dependent upon her; but
she threw open her doors to the group and to the preachers.
Father: Daniel Deans SR. b: 1709 in Hampshire County, West Va.
Mother: UNKNOWN ????
Marriage 1 Elizabeth PEASE b: 1737 in North Carolina
Demsey DEANS b: 1760 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
James DEANS b: 1762 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
Elizabeth DEANS b: 1765 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
Daniel DEANS b: 1770 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
George DEANS b: 1775 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
Bartholomew (Bartly) DEANS b: 1776 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
John DEANS b: 1777 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
Sarah DEANS b: 1779 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
Tarlisha DEANS b: 1781 in Wayne Co., North Carolina
Lydia DEANS b: 1784 in Patetown, Wayne Co., North Carolina
The will below is from G. Hunter Ferrell:
Name: Daniel DEANS
Birth: ABT. 1735 in Virginia?
Death: APR 1789 in Wayne County, North Carolina
Will of Daniel Deans
Wayne County, North Carolina
Recorded April Court 1789
In the Name of god Amen I Daniell Deanes of the State of North Carolina Wayne
Cownty being poorly and Weake in Body but in perfect mind and Memory thanks be
given to allmighty god For the same knowing and Calling to mind that it is
appointed for all men once to Die I Do Maake and ordain this my Last will and
Testament in Manner Following and form as Follows that is to say First
particular I commit My sole in to the hands of all mightey god hoping Through
Merrits(?) I Dooth and (unreadable) of my lord and saviour Jesus Christ to
have full and free hand and forgiving of all my sins and my Boddy I commit To
the Clay to be Decentle Buried at the Discretion of my Executors hath pleased
all mightey God to bestow uppon me I gave the said Dispouse(?) as Follows
First I Will that all my Juss Debts Funerall Charges and Discharge ~~~
Item I Lend to my Well beloved wife During her Life or Widdowhood the
plantation Where on I now Live and all my house hold furniture and all the
Working Tooles my carpenters Tooles and Tinkers tooles Excepted and Blacksmith
Tooles Excepted and all my live stock I lend to my Dear Beloved Wife ondly
Four Hed of Sheepe apiece to my son Dempsey and James Item I gave and bequieve
unto my son Demsey a certain Track of Land Containing 275 acors More or less
Lying in Nash County Item gave and Bequieve unto My sons James Danniell Bartley
George and John Deanes all my Land that I Hold in Wayne Cowntey and all my
tooles that is befor Excepted to be Equally Divided Between my six sons Item I
gave and bequive unto my sons Daniell Bartholomew George and John one bed a
piece Item I gave and bequive unto my Daughters Sarah Elizabeth Tarlisha and
Lydya all my Live Stock after the Diseesa of My Wife to be Equally Between
them all and Likewise my house hold furniture after My Wifes disease also
Dempsey Deanes and James Deanes Executors
March the 24th 1789 (No Signature, mark, or seal)
James Davis &
Charles Pope proved this will
Then came James Davis and Archelas Howell Before me Justice of the peace for
Wayne County and made Oath on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God that the
above Leageses was given By Daniel Deans dec'd and that he was in his proper
senses at the same time
Sworne to Before me James (his X mark) Davis
John Handley J. P. (signed) Archelaus Howell
Marriage 1 Elizabeth UNKNOWN b: 1737
Dempsey DEANS b: ABT. 1760
James DEANS b: ABT. 1762
Elizabeth DEANS b: ABT. 1765
Daniel DEANS b: ABT. 1767
Bartley DEANS , Sr. b: ABT. 1775
George DEANS b: ABT. 1775
John DEANS b: ABT. 1777
Sarah DEANS b: ABT. 1779
Tarlisha DEANS b: ABT. 1781
Lydia DEANS b: ABT. 1784
Father: Daniel Deans , Sr. b: 1709 in Hampshire County, West Virginia
Sarah Elizabeth (? Pease) b: ABT 1737 in North Carolina
- Dempsey Deans b: ABT 1760 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- *James Deans b: ABT 1762 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- Elizabeth Deans b: ABT 1765 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- Daniel Deans III b: ABT 1770 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- George Deans b: ABT 1775 in Goldsboro, Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- Bartholomew (Bartley) I. Deans , Sr. b: ABT 1776 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- John Deans b: ABT 1777 in Dobbs/Wayne County, North Carolina
- Sarah Deans b: ABT 1779 in Wayne County, North Carolina
- Tarlisha Deans b: ABT 1781 in Wayne County, North Carolina
- Lydia Deans b: 7 JAN 1784 in Patetown, Wayne County, North Carolina
- Title: DAR Patriot Index, 1990, Vol. 1, page 801.
- Title: North Carolina Wills by Olds, page 319, 1925, Will of Daniel (David) Deans, Wayne County, April 1789