Second Generation

3. Hiram2 Deats (John1) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey April 12, 1810. Hiram died November 22, 1887 at 77 years of age. buried in Cherryville Baptist Cemetery, Hunterdon Co. NJ

He married Rebecca Higgins November 10, 1838. Rebecca was born in New Jersey June 26, 1820. In the 1850 census Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 92, Hiram (age 40), is recorded with Rebecca (age 30), Jonathan (age 9), Emily (age 7), Lemuel (age 4) and Rebecca (age 1). Also in the household are Usilla Deats (age 84), Rhoda Deats (age 48), Ann Johnson (age 20), Lydia Johnson (age 16), Elisha Deats (age 50) a plow maker, James Gray (age 23) a wheelright, William Gray (age 23) a teamster, and John Reading (age 23) a carpenter. Hiram is a farmer and all births are NJ except Ann Johnson is Ireland.

In the 1860 census Pittstown Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co NJ page 431, Hiram (age 50), is recorded with Rebecca (age 40), Emily (age 17), Lemuel (age 14) and Rebecca (age 12) and Ann Johnson (age 25). Hiram is a foundryman and all births are NJ except Ann Johnson is Ireland.

Hiram Deats and Rebecca Higgins had the following children:

child 4 i. Jonathan H3 Deats was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey November 8, 1840. Jonathan died August 16, 1850 in Quakertown, Hunterdon Co NJ, at 9 years of age.

child 5 ii. Emley O Deats(876) was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey September 13, 1842. Emley died October 31, 1866 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 24 years of age.

child 6 iii. Lemuel Madison Deats was born in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey June 23, 1845. Lemuel died July 26, 1879 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 34 years of age.

child 7 iv. Rebecca Julia Deats was born Franklin Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ October 11, 1848. Rebecca died August 22, 1882 in Hunterdon Co, New Jersey, at 33 years of age. She married Porter Christy Little. Porter was born 1846.

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