Surnames registered by Robert Deacon
OXSIL User No.: 5733

SurnameTimeframePlace
DEACON Any Wantage

Notes: This is as far back as I have been able to go. Of course, any additional information regarding William Deacon* mentioned below would be appreciated. John Deacon married Hannah Bell on 26 July 1769 in Wantage, England. They had a son, James Deacon. James Deacon married Sarah Vellewise on 31 December 1805 in Wantage, England (witnessed by John Wyate. They had two sons: 1. John Deacon - born 4 July 1810 (baptized 27 July 1810) 2. James Deacon - born 7 November 1806 (baptized December 1806). James Deacon (born 7 November 1806 married Martha Ann Nutt (born 1811). They were married 8 November 1829. James was a Laborer. Both signed their marriage license with an "X" as they were unable to write. The marriage was witnessed by Joseph Bishop. They lived on Grove Street in Wantage. They did not move to the United States. They had six children: 1. Ann - Born 12/11/1831 (or 1 December 1833 in Wantage, Eng.) died 12 October 1886 in Millbury, Ohio. Buried at Lake Township Cemetery in Wood County, Ohio, Sect. B, Plot 38. The church shows baptism as 2/13/1831, married James Pinniger in Cleveland, Ohio in 1853. Moved to Wood County, Ohio, started a farm and had five (5) children. Pinniger died in 1870. Ann married John Holman Selfe in 1871 and they had 1 child. * 2. William Deacon - Born 6 May 1833, (baptized 2 Feb 1834) died 12 March1900. Our direct line. 1st in our family to come to United States. William Deacon married Maria Gilbert on 26 May 1860 in Wantage, England at St. Peter & Paul Church. During the early part of their marriage they lived in a cottage across the street from King Alfred's Statue. They later lived on Locks Lane and Grove Street, Wantage, England. Wantage was once notorious for bloodsports and nefarious activities. It is now a respectable town. Their first child, a girl, died and was buried in Wantage. Two other daughters, Kathleen Anne and Martha Elizabeth were also born in Wantage. After the Civil War, approximately 1865, they emigrated to the United States.

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