Name for Francis Deal is also spelled as Diehl and Diel. In the 1850census for Chambersburg, PA, this family is listed under the name"Francis Diehl." After they moved to Illinois, it was always spelledDeal. The 1850 Census listing, dated September 15, 1850, Chambersburg,Franklin County, Pennsylvania, is:
498/545 Francis Diehl, 47, M, Coach Trimmer, b. PA
Catherine Diehl, 45, F, b. PA, Elizabeth Diehl, 20,F, b. PA
Samuel Diehl, 17, M, Moulder, b. PA Henrietta Diehl, 15, F, b. PA
Ann Diehl, 10, F, b. PA Gertrude Diehl, 7,F, b. PA Sarah Diehl, 5, F, b. PA William McClure,76, M, No occupation, b. PA
Apparently, Catherine Binkley Deal was married before 1850. She islisted in her father's estate in 1863, but it is not known if she went toIllinois with the family or if she stayed in Pennsylvania. I do not knowwho William McClure was.
The 1860 Census listing, dated July 13, 1860, Knoxville, Knox County,Illinois, is: 1788/1730 Catherine Deal, 55, f, RE $1,000, PE $500, b. PA
Samuel Deal, 27, m. Moulder, PE $150, b. PA Ann Deal, 20, f, Milliner,b. PA
Gertrude Deal, 18, f, Milliner, b. PA, Sarah Deal, 15,f, b. PA
Francis Deal was Baptized at Germantown Reformed Church on 2 July 1793.He enlisted in Capt. George Hambright's Company of Infantry, 1st Regt.Pa. Militia in Lancaster County on 1 Sept. 1814 and served until 4 Dec1814. His commander in the War of 1812 was Col. Schoppell. At somepoint in the next ten years he moved to Franklin County, Pa. He boughtland in Chambersburg in 1830 and later sold half his lot in 1842.Purchase recorded on 15 April 1830 in Bk 15, p. 74. Sale of half his lotbecause of financial problems recorded 24 March 1842 in Bk. 18, p. 548.(From Ed Deal, Seattle, WA.) On 4 Feb 1851 Francis Deal applied for abounty land warrant on the basis of his War of 1812 service. He wasgranted 40 acres in Knoxville, Illinois, where he moved in May 1854. OnMay 7, 1854, Francis Deal reported to Knoxville, Illinois, to claim hisland. He was 63 years old at that time. His Bounty Land was Warrant No.27392. On March 3, 1855 he applied for an additional bounty landwarrant. The name is spelled DIEHL on the military records and astatement is included which states that Frances Diehl and Francis Deal isthe same person.
There is an obituary in Knox County, Illinois, for Ira Deal, age 3 yrs.,3 mo., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Deal, March 1, 1899. Two sisters,Essie, 6, and Florence, 4. It is unknown who these Deals were.
Francis Deal and his daughter Henrietta and son Samuel M. Deal are allburied in Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, Illinois. I am sure CatherineMinnich Deal was also buried there, but no marker exists now. Alsoburied with them is Little Willie Lindsey, son of Hugh M. Lindsey andElizabeth Jackson Deal. James Phillips Rogers and his wife, SarahFrances Deal, are buried with the Deal family, along with two of theirchildren, Mary E. and Fannie E. Rogers.
I have obtained a copy of the Estate papers for Francis Deal datedNovember 16, 1863. His estate was valued at "approximately $400." Hewas survived by his widow, Catherine Deal, and the following children:Catherine Wark, Elizabeth J. Lindsey, Samuel M. Deal, M. Ann Deal,Gertrude Deal and Sarah Deal. Administrator was his son-in-law, Hugh M.Lindsey.