William Deaver + Susannah Smith                            Robert Henry   +   Dorcas Bell Love
     |                                                                          |
Reuben Deaver               +          Mary Louisa Henry
1807   -   1852                       1830                1815 - 1844
Haywood Co NC  Bunc Co NC                                               Bunc Co NC      Bunc Co NC  
                                                               |    
                        William Harrison Deaver, 1834 - 1864
                        Eliza Eugenia Deaver (Louis F. Hopson), 1836 - 1925
                        Frances Louisa Deaver (William Davenport), 1838 - 1911

Did Reuben Deaver remarry after Mary Louisa Henry died?

In 1850, this family resided in Buncombe County, NC: Reuben Dever, 42; Mary Dever, 33; Eugenia
Dever, 14; Louisa Dever, 12; Rebecca Dever, 3; Nat Dever, 0; William Dever, 87; F. Styne, 21
(blacksmith); Nancy Barnard, 50; and [Mrs?] Corkle, 45. Some sources claim that Reuben Deaver did
indeed marry Mary Torian, of Person Co NC.

In 1860, the household of Nathaniel and Martha Torian, in Person Co NC, included Mary Deaver, 35;
Robert Deaver, 12, and Nathaniel Deaver, 10. That Mary is apparently a widow with small children
living back with her own parents supports this narrative. On the other hand, Mary Deaver's age has
advanced only 2 years since 1850, and where was Robert, age 2, in 1850?
So the following seems
probable but is not certain:

William Deaver + Susannah Smith                        Nathaniel Torian + Martha Wade                
     |                                                                          |
Reuben Deaver               +          Mary S. Torian
1807   -   1852                       1847               1817 - 1898
Haywood Co NC  Bunc Co NC               Person Co NC       Person Co NC   Person Co NC                              
                                                               |    

                        Rebecca Deaver (Benjamin L. Bradshaw), 1847 - 1918
                        Nathaniel Reuben Deaver, 1850 - ?
                        

Sources: Ancestry.com's OneWorldTree;
     NC Death Certificate, Rebecca Bradshaw Deaver, 1918;
     NC Marriage Collection (Reuben Deaver & Mary Torian, 1847);
     NC Death Certificate, Eliza Eugenia Hopson, 1925 (burial Columbia, SC);
     US Census 1880, Columbia, SC;
     New York, Death Newspaper Extracts, 1801-1890 (Barber Collection), Ancestry.com;
     Ancestry.com's DuBarry family tree;
     
     
                                    
WNC Timeline

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www.childers-shepherd.org, 12 Feb 2010