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AC. ELIZABETH DEAKE
Elizabeth was born 15 April 1727 in Westerly, Kings Co., Colony of Rhode Island, to parents George and Susannah Deake. On Dec. 12, 1745 in Stonington, New London, Conn. she was married to Ephraim Clarke by Rev. Joseph Parks. (He was born Jan 5, 1722 at Stonington, Conn. Son of John and Lydia Andrews Clarke. He died Dec. 11, 1797 at Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was a minister in Falmouth, District of Maine, Colony of Mass. He later served in the Revolutionary War.) They had no children of their own but adopted and raised Elizabeth Clarke Deake, and George Deake, children of her brother George Deake, Jr. She died on Feb. 28, 1785; at Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
AD. SUSANNAH DEAKE
Susannah was born Jan. 3, 1729 in Westerly, Colony of Rhode Island, to parents George and Susannah Deake. On May 14, 1747 in Stonington, New London, Conn. she married Timothy Clarke by Justice Simeon Menor (Born Mar. 29, 1719-1720 at Stonington, Conn. Grandson of Timothy Clarke and sone of John and Lydia Andrews Clarke. Brother to her sister Elizabeths' husband Ephraim). They had children: Thankful, Grace, Clark, Ephraim, William and Esther. She died in Stonington, New London, Conn. but the date is unknown.
AE. THANKFUL DEAKE
Thankful was born Jan. 10, 1731 in Westerly, Kings Co., Colony of Rhode Island, to parents George and Susannah Deake. She married Joseph Ayer in Stonington, New London, Conn. on Apr. 11, 1751. They were married by J.P. John Whiting. (Joseph Ayer was born on April 3, 1721 at Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut and died on April 1, 1814 at Groton, New London, Connecticut.). They had children: Ruhamah(Ruamie), Thankful, Elisha, Lucy, Hannah, Cynthia, Joseph II, Louisa, Olive, Elizabeth and Martha. Thankful died on December 22, 1790 at North Stonington, New London, Connecticut.
AF. EDWARD DEAKE
Edward was born in Westerly, Kings Co.,Colony of Rhode Island, on Feb. 9, 1733, to parents George and Susannah Deake. Edward was a boy of thirteen when his father died. On Oct. 27, 1747, Edward asked that Capt. Edward Saunders be appointed his Guardian. From the Town Records: "Edward Deake the son and orphan of George Deake late of Westerly dec., appeared in Council this day and made charge of Capt. Edw. Saunders to be his Guardian. Therefore it is voted by this Council that Capt. Edw. Saunders is accepted Guardian to orphan. He giving bond as Law directs." Captain Saunders died some time before Jan 25, 1748 because on that date the following was entered in the Town Records: "Upon request of Edward Deake son and orphan to George Deake late of Westerly dec. this Council doth vote and accept of John Lewis of said Westerly Esq. to be Guardian to orphan in the room of Capt. Edw. Saunders dec. his former Guardian provided ___ of a bond as the Law directs" He seems to have been fairly close to his brother John even through John was nine years older. This would probably be accounted for in the fact that both his younger brothers (George and Charles) were shunted off to live with married sisters and brother-in-laws. He was trained as a Tailor as a young man. In 1753 he moved to Gould Neck, RI. In 1755 he was listed as living in Charlestown, R.I. as a freeman.
On July 4, 1759 Edward married Mary Adams in Charlestown, RI (Some records indicate her maiden name was Gould which might indicate she was previously married to a Mr. Adams. She was born in 1733 at Westfield, Washington, New York. She later died in 1974 in Washington Co., New York). They moved to Charlestown, Rhode Island shortly after their marriage. (He purchased 100 acres of land near Paquiset Pond. Not sure this is true, while he had money from selling his inherited land in Hopkinton, he was later very poor and lived on Indian land.). The same year he inherited a portion of his fathers original farm near Hopkinton. The last reference to the Deakes in the Westerly records was on July 26, 1756 when John Deake sold to Amos Lewis, four acres where "my house stands" and "other land sold to me by my brother Edward". Reported in a book by Virginia Easley DeMarce. In 1760, Edward and Thomas Gould left Charles Town with permission to go to Richmond.
On June 3, 1765, Edward was appointed to be schoolmaster to the Narragansett Indians by Rev. Joseph Fish, Minister at North Stonington, CT for the Pequot and Narragansett Indian community at Charlestown, RI (from 1732 to 1781). He was to receive money from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Society of the Church of England),to build a school house north of Cockumpaug Pond (The school house north of School House Pond about one half mile from the Indian Church survives today with a a club house on the spot.), on land provided by the Indian Tribe. He did not received these funds right away and ended up building a 40 ft. by 16 ft. building which was completed in 1766, with his own funds. He was reimbursed by the school commissioners on Jan. 5, 1770. This building was used as the school and had one room at the end where he and his family lived. He taught the Indian children in the school house portion of the building and his wife Mary conducted classes for theier own children and other English children in their room. Members of the Indian tribe complained about the English children being schooled in the building along with their children since the land had been provided for the education of their children. This caused some hard feelings.
From the Rhode Island Records, a petition dated Oct. 15, 1765
A Narragansett sachem had been selling parcels of land to whites without tribal authorization, at forty percent of the price that the tribe and the whites had officially agreed upon (one Colonel Christopher Champlin was about to purchase a tract of land at four pounds an acre, and this real estate was "worth ten pounds per acre"). The Narragnasetts that signed this document stated that the sachem was selling land parcels "as fast as he can find opportunities," and repressed their fefar that they soon would be "brought into servitude to the English for want of bread", as a result. The signatories also mentioned two white allies in their plight (Mathew Robinson and Edward Deake), who have incurred the hostility of the other whites in the area for siding with the Natives.
He was the schoolmaster
from 1765 until 1775 with an annual salary of 24 pounds. He had a large family
and it appears he and his wife were very poor during this time and asked several
times for advancements on his salary. Much of the schooling was of a religious
nature so he requested Rev. Fish and Rev. Joseph Park (the Church of England
minister at Westerly, RI) to recognize him as a minister in Charlestown. While
he didn't have the formal training as a minister that other Church of England
(Presbyterian or 'Congregational) had, they certified his position and status
with the church. He was listed as a missionary of the Society for the Propagation
of the Gospel in New England, in Charlestown, RI. He asked Rev. Fish to recommend
his son (I assume this would have been Immanuel) to attend the school of Rev.
Eleazer Wheelock who started Dartmouth College to educate Indian youth. I don't
know if his son actually attended Dartmouth College. (I find it interesting
he asked that his son attend this college for Indian youth. Maybe it was due
to his relationship with Rev. Fish and Rev. Wheelock, or it may have been that
Edward Deake was half Indian. I has been speculated by other Deake genealogists
that his mother Susannah was an Indian. I have read the actual records of her
marriage to George and the last name appears to be intentionally written, so
as not to be determined). In 1776, he asked to be dismissed from his school
in Charlestown. During his tenure as school master, at one time he had half
of the 150 children in the tribe, enrolled in his school. The Indians grew to
resent Rev. Fish and due to Edward's school being support by Rev. Fish, they
gradually withdrew their children from his school and started their own. There
was a lot of turmoil in the church at this time between formally educated ministers
and laymen in the chruch. In 1744 to 1745, several of the English settlers and
some of the Narragansett Indians separated from Rev. Park's church in Westerly
to form a Separate Baptist church. Among them were Dr. Joseph Babcock, Stephan
Babcock (who was a deacon) and Col. Christopher Chaplin (who had married Edwards
parents, George and Susannah Deake). Indian Samuel Niles was ordained by this
church as a minister and Samson Occom was a Pequot Indian minister who preached
at this church.
The 1777 military census listed Edward as still living in Charleston, R.I.; however, Edward and Mary Deake moved with their family to White Creek, Washington County, New York, with his brother Charles about 1777. He may have moved with his brother Charles family to the Ballston, New York area because on July 20, 1782, Edward signed a petition asking the removal of Capt. Wright's Militia Company from Ballston, New York. In records written by his son Immanuel, after the War, indicated that his father Edward was a Minister and had performed his marriage to his wife, in the Ballston Presbyterian Church. Some time prior to 1790, Edward had moved to Cambridge, Washington County, N.Y. and by 1790 he was living in Westfield (later to be known as Fort Ann), Washington, New York. with his sons; Immanuel, John, Bartlett and Augusta. He died in Westfield, Washington Co., N.Y. in 1794. Edward and Mary had seven sons and one daughter.
AG. GEORGE DEAKE JR.
George was born in Westerly, Kings Co., Colony of Rhode Island, on March 10, 1735 to parents George and Susannah Deake. After his fathers death, George and his brother Charles were sent off to live with their sister Elizabeth and her husband Rev. Ephraim Clarke, who moved to Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The area was then known as Falmouth, District of Maine, Colony of Mass. Whether the boys were sent off to live with relatives for reasons of economics or to learn a trade is not recorded. Records do indicate the George learned the trade of a Joiner while living with his sister in Maine. He was later trained as a surveyor. In 1757 he inherited a portion of his father's original farm near Hopkinton. On Jan. 4, 1759 he purchased land (21 acres) from his brother John near Hopkinton. He was listed at this time as living in Falmouth, County of York, Maine, Mass. Bay Colony and having the occupation as a Marnier. It appears that he was ready to return to Westerly but then for some unknown reason changed his mind. In 1764, he was awarded land in the township of Addison, Massachusetts Bay Province. (See quote below) He was married on March 15, 1759 to Mary Woodbury (daughter of Joshua Jr. and Mary Cobb Woodbury born on May 29, 1739 at Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She died on Nov. 19, 1797). That same fall he sold all of his Rhode Island property to his brother Charles. He farmed his land while his wife provided schooling to children in the area. In addition to plowing fields, sawing wood, and pasturing cows for others, George surveyed land, wrote deeds and attended court sessions. He was listed as a member of the Committee of Correspondence of Cape Elizabeth. He constructed the first fortifications for the defense of Portland at Spring Point, Cape Elizabeth and served there during a portion of the War, when not on military expeditions or secret missions for the town. Read the attached article about effects of the Revolution on Falmouth and Cape Elizabeth. He first enlisted on July 10, 1775 as a Private in Capt. David Strouts Company and served until Dec. 31, 1776 on the seacoast at Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. He served as a Matross, which is described as an assistant gunner in the Artillery. He then served from Sept. 1, 1776 to Nov. 25, 1776, under Capt. Bryant Morton. On May 20, 1777 he mustered into Col. Peter Noyes Regiment as a Sergeant and was stationed at Fort Hancock, Cape Elizabeth. On March 23, 1778 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant under Capt. Abner Lowell and was put in charge of fortifications at Portland. He was one of three officers appointed to equip and command the secret and disastrous Bayaduce Expedition.
In May of 1778 he was responsible for the capiture of several British ships. The following was documented in the Martime Court records: To all whom it may concern. Notice is hereby given, that a Litel(sp) it filed before me by George Deake, in behalf of this State, himself and others, against the Schooner Two Brothers(sp), burthen about 50 tons, Thomas Louden, late Masser, her appurenances and Cargo. And for the Trial of the Justice of said Capture, a Maritime Court for said District, will be held a Falmouth, on Wednesday the Sixth Day of May 1778 at the hour of ten in the forenoon, when all persons concerned may appear and for cause, if any they have, why the said Vessel, her Cargo and appurtenances should not be condemned. Signed: Tim Langdon, Judge of said Court
In 1783, he was appointed
to the First Mass. Legislature as a Congressman representing Cape Elizabeth.
. His line of the family was the only one to keep the original spelling of the
surname (Deake). He died on March 8, 1821 at Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland Co.,
Maine and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Land grant by the Governor, Council and House of Representatives of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England:
"and their heirs all that tract of Land adjoining to the tract of land before mentioned and beginning at the North East boundary of No Five and running along the great East and West Boundary Line five miles, and from thence South about Seven miles to the West side of a River, near to which is a slooping spruce marked W on the Plat, and down the said River, and along the Sea Coast Westerly to the East Line of No Five, then North up that Line to the first point. To Have and to Hold the said Lands with their appurtenances to Them and their Heirs to the only Use and Behoof of them and their Heirs forever as Tenants in Common. Subject nevertheless to the Restrictions, Provisoes and Conditions hereafter mentioned.
Reserving nevertheless, to be yielded and paid unto his majesty, his Heirs and Successors, by the said several Grantees and their respective Heirs and Assigns, one fifth part of all Gold and Silver Oar and precious Stones which shall happen to be found and gotten on the said Tracts of Land, or any of them, or any part thereof. Provided that these Grants, or any of them, shall be of no force or effect until his Majesty his Heirs and Successors shall signify his or their approbation thereof. And it is hereby provided and declared that the foregoing Grants, and each of them are, and is made upon these express Considerations and Conditions, that the said several Grantees of the said several Tracts of Land hereafter to be made so many several Townships, and each of them shall within six years after they shall have obtained his Majestys approbation of such Grants (unless prevented by War) settle each Township with 60 good protestant Families, and build 60 Houses, none to be less than eighteen feet Square, or of equal Area, and seven feet Stud; and clear and cultivate five Acres of Land on each Share fit for tillage or mowing; and that they build in each Township a suitable Meeting House for the public Worship of God, and settle a learned Protestant Minister, and make Provision for his comfortable and honourable Support. And that in each Township there be reserved and appropriated four whole shares in the Division of the same (accounting one sixty fourth part a share) for the following Purposes, viz one for the first Settled or ordained minister, his heirs and assigns forever, One for the use of the ministry, one to and for the Use of Harvard College in Cambridge, and one for the Use of a school forever. And if any of the Grantees or proprietors, of any of the said Townships respectively, shall neglect within the term of six years as aforesaid, to do and perform the conditions aforesaid, as shall respectively belong to his Share or Right as aforesaid, such Share or Right shall be entirely forfeited, and shall enure to the use of this Province, this Grant or anything therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided nevertheless that if the aforenamed Grantees, their Heirs and Assigns, shall not obtain his Majestys confirmation of these Grants before the expiration of eighteen months, to be computed from the day of the date hereof, then the said Grants, or such thereof as shall remain unconfirmed, shall cease and determine, and be null and void this present. Writing or any thing therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
Given in the Great and General Court and Sealed In the public Seal of the Province the 27th of Jany in the Fourth Year of the Reign of his Majesty George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender Of the Faith &c and in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred and sixty four. In the House of Representatives January 27:1764"