William Deupree Family Record

The family records of William Deupree (1759-1854) of Charlotte Co., VA, are written in a suede-bound ledger book, six inches wide by fifteen inches tall, and one and a half inches thick. The book was used for many purposes by William Deupree, who had a tavern on the King's Road (Route 173) and Old Courthouse Road (Route 730) south ofDeupree's Old Store picture Keysville, pictured at the right in a photograph taken in 1930. The ledger contains a few pages of tavern business, and many pages of the ongoing settlement of the estates of two of his sons who predeceased him, Overton Deupree (who died in 1832) and Moses A. Deupree (who died in 1833). There are some pages missing, and lots of blank pages. The earliest date in the book is 1832, and the latest date in the book is 1850. Several of William's youngest grandchildren practiced writing their names on the endpapers.

The family record seems to have been written in 1842 with a few additions after that. Although the entries after 1842 are in a shaky hand, there is a very clear entry for 1850 which may have been written by someone else.

The ledger book was found in an abandonned Charlotte Co. building in 1957 by Mrs. Gene Hile McKinney. She kept the book, although other valuable papers were saved and given to the Virginia Historical Society. These papers include many letters written by William Deupree's descendants back to Virginia, both before and after his death. In 1983, Mrs. McKinney published the Deupree family records in The Southsider: Local History and Genealogy of Southside Virginia, and I was a subscriber to the quarterly magazine. Mrs. McKinney subsequently sent me the ledger book. The records appear on four pages near the middle of the book. Click here to see a section in William Deupree's own hand.

To the right of the first part of the record below is a picture of William Deupree's home in Charlotte County; the photograph was taken in 1930. The house has subsequently been torn down.

List of Ages my Family

Wm Deupree Born July 7th 1759Wm Deupree home

Amy Pettus Born August 17th 1761

Wm Deupree & Amy Pettus Married Decr 27 1780

Julia first Daughter Born Septr 22d 1782

Mary 2d Daughter " April 18th 1784

Thomas 1st Son Born June 12th 1786

Susanah 3 Daughter born April 30th 1788

Wm Son born July 30th 1790

Nane [Nancy] Daughter Born November 6th 1791

Joseph Son born April 4th 1794

John ditto born July 18th 1796

Overton ditto Born November 3d 1798

Amy Daughter born Octr 8th 1800

Prudence Daughter born Novr 4th 1802

Abram Lewis Son born Octr 2d 1805

Moses A Son born Octr 21st 1807

Nancy Deupree present Wife born May 1775

Married to me December 31st 1833

Parsha L. Lipscombe born January 11th 1827

Wm Deupree's Daughter

Pamilia Married August 1839


[following single entry in a different color of ink, possibly a different handwriting:]

Nancy Brown 2nd Wife of Wm Deupree Esq

was born 29th May 1775


List ages Wm Deupree Jr Children

[following single entry in different ink and possibly different handwriting:]

Parsha L Lipscomb & Mary M. Watson married 31 May 1850

Mary J. Deupree now Willingham

Born Septr 1st 1816

Susanah T. Deupree X Jennet

was born January 13th 1819

Thos L Deupree born Septr 6 1821

Pamilia F Deupree now Gwin

was Born Jany 22d 1824

Jos W. Deupree born Feby 14 1827

Benjamin F. Deupree

was born Octr 25 1829

Robert Deupree born Octr 31 1839

[name left out] Born Octr - 1841 [this was Margaret]

Patience 2d Daughter Mary C

Born March 1845

List of Deaths

Amy Deupree first Wife Died May 28th 1828

Son John Died August 22 1798

Son Abram L. Died April 15 1808

Daughter Susana died Jany 7th 1815

Son Joseph died Octr 11th 1814

Son Thomas died Jany 7th 1825

Son Overton died May 8 1832

Son Moses A. died Feby 14th 1833

Daughter Mary C. died Augt 10th 1834

Letty Deupree Wm Wife died Augt 14th 1836

John Cheaney [inserted above] Jr Wife died May -- 1838

Harmon Elam died May 31st 1838

Wm Deupree Son died July 23d 1842

James Brooks died 1842

Ages of Amy Foards family

Devereaux Foard

Born Novr 5th 1797

Amy W. Foard Born Octr 8 1800

Sarah A. P. T. Foard born Jany 7th 1822

Amy E. C. M. Foard born Jany 14 1824

Wm T. A. Foard born Feby 15 1826

Moses A. D. Foard born March 28 1828

Mary S. A. Foard born Augt 3 1830

Jos S. H. Foard born Jany 7 1833

Julia Frs J Foard born Aprl 12 1835

Ages Moses Deuprees Children

Julia Ann Deupree

Born April 1st 1829

Isabella Christiana Feby 13 1831

Amy Jane Novembr 9 1832

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Sarah A. P. Foard Daughter of D. & A. Foard

Married to James Hicks Octr 10th 1839

1841 his elder Daughter

Sarah A. P. T. Hicks Daugh

ter born -- 1841