I'm trying to get through a brick wall on my son's paternal ancestry.
His great-grandmother was Margie Lee DEASON She was born on November 1927 in Sikeston, MO
to Dave DEASON and Eva EDMONDSON. Her parents divorced while she was a young girl, so she
didn't know too much about her father. All she knew (that she passed along to me,
anyways) was that he was born in 1907 in Kennett, Dunklin County, Missouri, that he had
remarried and she had half-siblings around St. Louis.
Anyways, I found a David DEASON in the SSDI who was b. 14 Jul 1907 (the SS# was issued in
MO), and died in Jan 1985 in Colorado Springs.
I found a David DEASON in the 1910 Census in Dunklin County enumerated with a father named
William and a mother named Samantha.
This William was 42 years old, so he would have been born around 1868 in Missouri, and
Samantha was 35 years old, so she would have been born around 1875 in Missouri. They had
the following children in the household in 1910: James (15yrs), Joe (13yrs), Roy (8yrs),
Ralph (4yrs) and David (2y2m). All the boys were born in Missouri. The 1910 Census states
that William and Samantha were married 13 years, and states that this was their first
marriage, but I wonder if this was William's second marriage.
I cannot find William & Samantha in the 1900 Census, nor the 1920 Census. I did find a
13-year old Ralph DEASON listed as a nephew in the home of Charles & Mollie DEASON in
Independence Twp., Dunklin County, MO in the 1920 Census. I can't seem to find any of
the rest of the family in the 1920 Census. This Charles DEASON was 42yrs old, so would
have been born about 1878.
In the 1930 Census I found David, Eva & Margie DEASON in Sikeston, and there is also a
James S. DEASON in Scott County who is the right age to be David's oldest brother.
This James' family consisted of: Nora (wife, 36yrs), Larena (18yrs), Leslie (16yrs)
& Carl (10 yrs).
In trying to figure out who William's parents were, I've searched in Dunklin,
Texas, & Scott Counties, MO and Jackson & Franklin Counties, Illinois, but still
not sure where the connection is.
I'm hoping these people sound familiar to SOMEONE out there! Thank you! ~~Bren
I found a David
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