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22. Francis DEAL (Peter DEAL , Francis , Peter , John ) was born on 11 Feb 1792 in Unknown Co. Pa. He died on 7 Apr 1860 in Knoxville, Knox, Il and was buried in Knoxville Cem. Knoxville, Il.

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.

Francis married Catherine MINNICH on 27 Jan 1824 in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pa. Catherine was born on 10 Dec 1804 in Pa. She died on 19 Jan 1866 in Knoxville, Knox, Il and was buried in Knoxville Cem., Knoxville, Il.

Catherine Minnich Deal applied for a Mother's Pension on November 13,1865. She says she and Francis Deal were married on January 24, 1824, atChambersburg, PA, by Henerick Miller, a minister of the gospel. Baptized12 May 1805 with Barbara Miller, single, as her sponsor.

Francis and Catherine had the following children:

  39 i Unamed DEAL was born on 20 Nov 1824.
  40 F ii Unnamed DEAL 1 was born 2 on 20 Nov 1824 in Pa. She died 3 on 20 Nov 1824 in Pa.
  41 M iii George Washington DEAL 1 was born on 21 Jan 1826. He died 2 on 31 Jul 1831 in Pa.
  42 F iv Catherine Binkley DEAL 1 was born on 15 Dec 1827. She died 2 after Nov 1863.

On the estate papers for Francis Deal, dated the 16th day of NovemberA.D. 1863, there is a listing of his children which includes Catherine.Unfortunately, her married name is the only one I cannot read. Itappears to be Catherine Wark.

Catherine is not listed with the family in the 1850 census which meansshe must have been married before that time. I do not know if she madethe move to Illinois with the family or if she stayed in Pennsylvania.
        Catherine married Unknown WARK.
+ 43 F v Elizabeth Jackson DEAL
  44 M vi Samuel DEAL was born on 9 Apr 1833.
  45 F vii Henrietta DEAL 1 was born on 3 May 1835. She died 2 on 26 Nov 1856 in Knoxville, Knox Co., Il.

International Genealogical Index and the Illinois marriage index list amarriage for Jane Deal to John J. Ames, 21 August 1856, Knox County,Illinois. Can this be Henrietta? IGS marriage CD gives the date of thismarriage as August 25, 1856, Vol. 2, page 715, Knox County, Illinois.There are no Knox County marriages for the name Deal except for thisfamily, so it may be Henrietta.
  46 F viii Mary Minnich DEAL 1 was born on 8 Jun 1838. She died 2 on 4 Aug 1838 in Pa.
  47 ix Unamed DEAL was born on 7 Mar 1839.
  48 F x Unnamed Deal 2 1 was born 2 on 7 Mar 1839 in Pennsylvania. She died 3 on 7 Mar 1839 in Pennsylvania.
  49 F xi Margaret Ann DEAL 1 was born on 18 Mar 1840.
        Margaret married Albert M. EVANS on 15 Aug 1865 in Knox Co., Illinois.

Information from International Genealogical Index and Illinois Marriage Records.
+ 50 F xii Gertrude Vandike Rice DEAL
+ 51 F xiii Sarah Francis DEAL

26. Catherine DEAL (Daniel DEAL , Francis , Peter , John ) was born on 7 May 1792 in Pa. She died on 4 Jul 1873.

Catherine married Isaac LONGACRE on 27 Dec 1812 in Palmyra, Marion, Mo. Isaac was born on 4 Feb 1792 in Pa. He died on 30 Jun 1818 in Pa.


Isaac and Catherine had the following children:

  52 M i Daniel LONGACRE
        Daniel married Elizabeth BOYER.
  53 M ii Francis LONGACRE
  54 M iii Isaac LONGACRE

27. Daniel , Jr. DEAL (Daniel DEAL , Francis , Peter , John ) was born on 16 Feb 1797.

Daniel married Susan Sands (?) on 22 Jan 1824 in Germantown, Pa.

They had the following children:

  55 M i George DEAL
  56 F ii Mary Ann DEAL

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