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www.childers-shepherd.org, 9 Feb 2010
William Henry Deaver
1846    -      1915
NC             NC  
"William was a successful man, being a magistrate for years and also a detective of the North State Agency for
over 40 years. His business cards read, 'William Henry Deaver, Chief of North State Agency. (Do not handle
divorce cases.)' William was on the committee appointed to get the government to put the first courthouse in
Asheville. His office was on Court Square, next to the Oates Building.

"Having his own printing press, he printed the first newspaper ("The Journal") to be circulated more than once a
week in Asheville. There are several pages on William in the Sondley library in Asheville."

                                                                                       -- Bernice Orr Bancroft,
HOBC, Vol II, p. 150
William H. Deaver, of Madison County, NC, age 16,
enlisted in Company D,
North Carolina 29th Infantry
Regiment, in Madison County, NC, on 7 July 1862.

  -- Ancestry.com's "North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster"