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Lewis Deshazo

Male Abt 1755 - 1818  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Lewis Deshazo 
    Born Abt 1755  King and Queen Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This birth date seems awfully late to have children starting in 1796. I might expect something more like 1770.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790  Edgefield Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lewis Deschaser - 1-0-3-0-0
      Robert Deshazer - 4-1-1-2-4
    Possessions 30 Nov 1809  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    sold land to Peter Dennis 
    • Lewis Deshazo sold to Peter Dennis for $300, fractional district #192, 129 acres.
    Possessions 16 Dec 1809  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    puchased land in Putnam County 
    • Purchased 1/2 of lot 63, District 14, Putnam County, formerly Baldwin from William Spencer, 101 1/4 acres. Deed recorded 29 Sept 1810
    Residence 1813  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    appears on 1813 Putnam County Tax List 
    • 1813 Tax List - Capt. Whitaker's district - Lewis Deshazo listed individually and as agent for Amelia C. Baker. Benjamin King also appears in this district.
    Misc 1817  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    appears in 1817 tax list 
    Address:
    Capt. William A. Slaughter's District 
    • 7 polls, 101 1/4 ac 3rd quality land, in Putnam Co., on Cedar Creek, originally granted to Lowery, adjoins Childs. Tax $2, 31 1/4c.

      Then as agent for William Deshazer, 1 poll, 31 1/4c
    Died 1818  Eatonton, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 8 Jan 1818  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • In his will, Lewis says that the three sons, Larkin, Lewis, and Peter be sent to school for a year. Wilkins gets a horse and saddle. William gets a horse and cash. The two daughters, Nancy and Sourany(?) each get a bed. Land and slaves are all to be sold (but not separated or scattered) and divided between the children.

      Nancy, his wife, is never mentioned.
    Probate 2 Feb 1818  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Misc 24 Feb 1818  Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    announcement of estate sale for second Thursday in April 1818 
    • Will be sold on the second Thursday in April next, at the last residence of Lewis Deshazo, deceased, in the county of Putnam, on the waters of Cedar Creek, adjoining Cary Cox and others, a part of the estate of said deceased; to wit: horses, hogs, cattle, sheep, corn and fodder (signed) William H Deshazo, William King, administrators - Georgia Journal, Milledgeville.

      William King is likely one of Nancy King's relatives.
    Name Louis Deshazo 
    Buried Eatonton, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2509  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2020 

    Family Nancy King,   d. Bef 1818 
    Children 
     1. Lurany Deshazo,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William King Deshazo,   b. 1796, Edgefield, Edgefield Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nancy Deshazo,   b. 1798, Edgefield, Edgefield Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Wilkin Deshazo,   b. 1800, Edgefield, Edgefield Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Larkin Deshazo,   b. 1801, Edgefield, Edgefield Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, Choctaw Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years)
     6. Lewis Deshazo,   b. 1802, Edgefield, Edgefield Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1868, Bold Springs, Shelby Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     7. Mary C. Deshazo,   b. 1806, Eatonton, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Peter Harmon Deshazo,   b. 1808, Eatonton, Putnam Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1887, Bold Springs, Shelby Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1755 - King and Queen Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Edgefield Co., South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - sold land to Peter Dennis - 30 Nov 1809 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - puchased land in Putnam County - 16 Dec 1809 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - appears on 1813 Putnam County Tax List - 1813 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - appears in 1817 tax list - 1817 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1818 - Eatonton, Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 8 Jan 1818 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 2 Feb 1818 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - announcement of estate sale for second Thursday in April 1818 - 24 Feb 1818 - Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Eatonton, Putnam Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • There are two competing theories as to the parents of Louis Deshazo. The first is that he is the son of Peter Deshazo, b. abt 1730 in King & Queen Co., Virginia, and Rebecca Pendleton. This line is hesitantly proposed by Aubrey S. Jennings and Nancy Deshazo Jennings as well as General Tom Deshazo. The second theory, set out by Zuber, is that Louis is the son of Robert Deshazo and Mary Trevallian. Robert is said to be the son of a Nathaniel (Nathan?) and the grandson of Peter, the immigrant. I would generally support the second theory over the first, but hope we can find better documentation of it.

      TODO: Clean up and provide sources for both possible lines of descent. See Zuber doc, B. Yamagami's web site at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/3220/ and Jennings book

      Presumably, Louis and his family were in Putnam County, Georgia by 1806. Likewise, it is to be expected that the King family moved with the Deshazo family from Virginia since there were a number of King marriages in Putnam.

      He is most frequently seen as Lewis Deshazo rather than Louis Deshazo.

      In the early Putnam county records, there are a number of marriages for Deshazo women around 1815 - Luraney, Nancy

      Probate records are available on Family Search in file 67D in the Putnam Co., Estate Records file. But, images are broken when downloaded. See link https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-993Y-96KC?i=639&cc=1999178&cat=294892

  • Sources 
    1. [S1570] 1790 US Federal Census, Edgefield Co., SC, None Stated; page 11; Lewis Deschaser.

    2. [S1568] Putnam Co., Georgia Deed records and mortgages, 1806-1904, 4 January 2020; Book B, page 310, Deed from Lewis Deshazo to Peter Dennis.

    3. [S1568] Putnam Co., Georgia Deed records and mortgages, 1806-1904, 4 January 2020; Book B, page 69, Deed from William Spencer to Lewis Deshazo.

    4. [S1569] Putnam County Georgia Records, 4 January 2020; p. 3, Lewis Deshazo.

    5. [S1567] Putnam Co., GA Tax digest, 1817, 1820, 1824, 1852, 3 January 2020; Capt William A. Slaughter's District - Lewis Deshazo.

    6. [S1566] Putnam Co., GA Will records, 1808-1964, 3 January 2020; Will Book A, pages 129-131, Will of Lewis Deshazo.

    7. [S1349] Georgia Newspapers - Putnam - Vol 1, Page 52.


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