An American Family History


Deck Family

  Adam Deck¬†was born in Saxony, Germany

Susannah Deck Grubb,
John Deck,
George Deck (1769),
Fredrick Deck (1771, married Mary McDonald), and
Michael Deck (1774, married Lydia Houser)
Catherine Deck (married George Zimmerly).


York County is in south central Pennsylvania and was created on August 19, 1749 from part of Lancaster County.

Michael Deck was born in 1774 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

Mary Magdalena Houser was born 1782 in York County, Pennsylvania.

Elizabeth Deck Harr (1808, married John Frederick Harr),
Simon Deck (1810),
Barbara Deck (1812, married John Miller),
Sarah Deck Booher (1814, married Samuel Booher, son of Frederick Booher),
Catherine Deck (1816, married David Houser)
Mary Deck (1818, married Henry Shaffer)
Joseph Deck (1822, married Susannah Sproles)

Sphar, Isaac & Deck, Michael
20 Apr 1836 200 acres
100 acres by Warrant No. 12228 dated 07 Jun 1834
100 acres by Exchanged Warrant No. 2698 dated 19 Dec 1835
waters of Cove Creek a south branch of the north fork of the Holston River
adj: said Sphar, crossing the creek to a white oak stump by the bank in a bent of said creek, said Deck, Henry Fleenor, said Isaac Sphar
signed Edward Lathim Surveyor of Washington County, Virginia

Michael died on November 27, 1857 in Washington County, Virginia.

Mary died on January 6, 1879 in Washington County, Virginia.

North Carolina was one of the thirteen original Colonies. It was first settled by small farmers and grew quickly in the mid 18th century.










The Last Will and Testament of Adam Deck
of Washington County, Virginia,
Will Book 4 page 195 & 196

In the Name of God Amen. I, Adam Deck of the County of Washington in the state of Virginia....

And first I Will and order that all my just debts be first paid out of my movable estate.

Secondly I Will and bequeath to my loving wife Susannah Deck her bed & furniture also her lawful maintanance or right of dower, of the plantation I now live upon also an equal part with that of my children of my movable estate to my said wife Susannah,

thirdly I give and bequeath to my son Michael Deck the plantation I now live upon and all the land I now possess to him and his heirs forever

excepting his mothers maintenance as before mentioned upon condition

that he gives a suitable maintenance to my son George which I consider incapable of doing for himself, the consideration that

I have bequeathed to him all my lands also to pay fifteen dollars in trade or commutable articles to cash to children in the manner and order following the first payment on after my decease to Susannah Grubb the next to my son John, the next to Jacob then Frederick and then Catarinah Zimmerly allowing one year between each payment.

And all the rest of my personal estate, I Will and devise that it be equally divided among my children John Deck, George Deck, Jacob Deck, Frederick Deck, Michael Deck, Susannah Grubb and Catharine Simmerly each an equal part.

And I do nominate and appoint my sons Jacob Deck and Michael Deck to be executors of this my last Will and Testament.

Hereby renouncing all the other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made declaring this to be my only Last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3rd day of July 1806.
Adam Deck SS

Signed sealed & acknowledged in presence of
Jacob Barb
Michael Mowdy

At court held for Washington County the 18th day of June 1816, The last Will & Testament of Adam Deck decd was exhibited into court....