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Daniel Deans, R.S.

Posted by William (Chip) Pate <chip@pateandassociates.com> on Mon, 11 Jan 1999

Capt. John Lewis’ Company,
2nd Virginia State Regiment*

Daniel Deans 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 that 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 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 discharged November 20, 1779. (From United States Archives records on microfilm.) * This company also was also led by Capt. Machen Boswell. the 2nd Virginia State Regiment was commanded by Col. Gregory Smith and Col. William Brent.

Daniel Deans (abt 1750-1789), a Methodist preacher, was born in Hampshire County, Virginia, and was married about 1771 to Sarah ? (b abt 1755). Their children were George, Lydia, Talisha, Elizabeth, Sarah, John, Bartholomew, Daniel, James and Dempsey. Daniel Deans' will is available on line at the Wayne County, N.C., GenWeb Archives.





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