Posted By:Brigette Perkins
Subject:Looking for death record or will of Martha DECK betw. 1881-1900
Post Date:March 24, 2003 at 18:21:20
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Forum:Brazos County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Looking for any information on the DECK family that resided in Brazos county, Bryan area from the 1870's-1890's. THey were connected to the Dilleshaw family. First census they were found in for TX was the 1880 census in Brazos county, where Martha DECK was head of family, living with two of her sons, W.H. Deck and Colie(n) DECK and servant. DECK name is sometimes indexed incorrectly as DICK. I found a cattle brand registration for W.H. Deck (misspelled Dick) for Brazos County for 1880, and a mortality schedule for the same year listing Jo DECK (also son of Martha DECK) who died of alcohol Consumption in 1879.

I'm most interested in when Martha Deck (b.abt. 1827 in South Carolina, believe maiden name was Dilleshaw) died and any will that would have been left. Her last known date alive was the 1880 census of Brazos County, TX where she was listed as a farmer. Also would love info on sons. ANYTHING on the DECK (Dick) surname as I've hit a brick wall! I believe Martha's husband's name was Darling Deck. Don't know if he made it to TX witht he rest of the family. THey were originally from Panola County, Mississippi where all of Martha's children were born.