Deaver Genealogy


FIRELANDS CONNECTION: Read a genealogy of Harriott Deaver, who moved to the Firelands with her family from New York as a child and later married David DeForest Benedict, grandson of Platt and Sally Benedict, who founded Norwalk, Ohio in 1817. This genealogy is an excerpt from the transcription of a handwritten notebook I discovered in my grandmother’s papers. The family history in this notebook was the work of a daughter and granddaughter of Harriott Deaver, Agnes Caroline Wickham and her daughter, Harriott Benedict Wickham Barton, who separately researched and made entries in it over a period of seventy years.  Agnes Wickham wrote roughly half of the entries in the notebook from 1909 to 1915.  In 1915, she gave handwritten copies of her work to each of her five children: Eleanor, William, Lucy, David and Harriott.  Harriott continued her mother’s work off and on for the next sixty years, adding entries as late as 1977.



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One Response

  1. thanks for the family history! I’m only 29 years old but I’m very interested in this.


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