Name: Marina Harriett ROSS Deason

United States Government, United States Federal Census:
"Year: 1860; Census Place: Not Stated, Randolph County, Georgia; Roll: M653_135; Page: 703; Image: 130;
James L. Ross; 56 (~1804); Male; White; Planter; North Carolina;
Ann Ross; 44 (~1816); Female; White;
Walter T. Ross; 15 (~1845); Male; White;
George F. Ross; 13 (~1847); Male; White;
Samuel E. Ross; 11 (~1849); Male; White;
Mary Ross (Twins); 2 (~1858); Female; White;
Marina Ross (Twins); 2 (~1858); Female; White."


United States Government, United States Federal Census:
"Year: 1870; Census Place: Glasgow Georgia Militia District 981, Thomas County, Georgia; Roll: M593_177; Page: 128; Image: 258; 2 Dec 1870;
James L. Ross; 66 (~1804); Male; White; Farmer; North Carolina;
Ann Ross; 54 (~1816); Female; White; Keepinghouse; South Carolina;
Mary Ross; 12 (~1858); Female; White; Georgia;
Marine Ross; 12 (~1858); Female; White; Georgia."


United States Government, United States Federal Census:
"Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 7, Rusk County, Texas; Roll T9_1325; Family History Film: 1255325; Page: 191.1000; Enumeration District: 79; 4 Jun 1880;
Dan DEURN; White; Male; 35 (~1845); Self; Married; General Merchant; Texas; Georgia; Texas;
Marina DEURN; White; Female; 22 (~1858); Wife; Married; Keeping House; Texas; Georgia; Georgia;
Walter DEURN; White; Male; 4 (~1876); Son; Texas; Georgia; Georgia;
Hugh DEURN; White; Male; 1/2 (~1880); Son; Texas; Georgia; Georgia."


United States Government, United States Federal Census:
"Year: 1900; Census Place: Timpson, Shelby County, Texas; Roll: T623 1669; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 92; 4 Jun 1900;
D. M. Deason; Head; White; Male; Sep 1844; 56 (~1844); 26 (~1874); Georgia;
M. H. Deason; Wife; White; Female; Aug 1857; 47 (~1853); 26 (~1874); 6 children; 4 living; Georgia; North Carolina; South Carolina;
W. H. Deason; Son; White; Male; Jun 1876; 23 (~1877); Texas; Georgia; Georgia;
R. M. Deason; Son; White; Male; Aug 1882; 17 (~1883); Texas; Georgia; Georgia;
C. Z. Deason; Daughter; White; Female; Sep 1887; 12 (~1888); Texas; Georgia; Georgia;
A. Louallen Deason; Daughter; White; Female; May 1899; 1 (~1899); Texas; Georgia; Georgia."


United States Government, United States Federal Census:
"Year: 1910; Census Place: 7 J-Pct, Shelby County, Texas; Series: T624; Roll: 1588; Page: 229B; Enumeration District: 154; Part: 2; Line: 21; 23 Apr 1910;
Daniel M. Deason; Head; Male; White; 65 (~1845); Married 35 (~1875); Georgia; Georgia; Georgia;
Marina H. Deason; Wife; Female; White; 52 (~1858); Married 35 (~1875); 6 children; 4 alive; Georgia; North Carolina; South Carolina;
Callie Z. Deason; Daughter; Female; White; 22 (~1888); Single; Texas; Georgia; Georgia;
Annie L. Deason; Daughter; Female; White; 10 (~1900); Single; Texas; Georgia; Georgia;
Walter H. Deason; Son; Male; White; 33 (~1877); Married 10 (~1900); Texas; Georgia; Georgia;
Mary E. Deason; Daughter-in-law; Female; White; 30 (~1880); Married 10 (~1900); 3 children; 3 alive; Texas; Texas; Texas;
Lore E. Deason; Granddaughter; Female; White; 7 (~1903); Single; Texas; Texas; Texas;
Joe D. Deason; Grandson; Male; White; 5 (~1905); Single; Texas; Texas; Texas;
Walter H. Deason; Grandson; Male; White; 4 (~1906); Single; Texas; Texas; Texas."


United States Government, United States Federal Census:
"Year: 1920; Census Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas; Roll: T625_1837; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 202; Image: 1032; 19&20 Jan 1920;
Daniel Deason; Head; Male; White; 75 (~1845); Married; Georgia; Georgia; Georgia; Tool Room Keeper; Steam Railway;
Marianna Deason; Wife; Female; White; 63 (~1857); Married; Georgia; North Carolina; South Carolina;
Llewellyn Deason; Daughter; Female; White; 20 (~1900); Single; Texas; Georgia; Georgia; Stenographer; Loan Association."


United States Government, United States Federal Census:
"Year: 1930; Census Place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas; Roll: 2384; Page: 39B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 714.0; 18 Apr 1930;
Daniel M. Deason; Head; Male; White; 85 (~1845); Married; 30 (~1875); Georgia; Georgia; Georgia; Tool-Keeper; Railroad;
Marina Deason; Wife; Female; White; 72 (~1858); Married; 17 (~1875); Georgia; North Carolina; South Carolina;
Lewelly Deason; Daughter; Female; White; 30 (~1900); Single; Texas; Georgia; Georgia; Stenographer; Oil Company;
Jean Webb; Roomer; Female; White; 28 (~1902); Single; Louisiana; Louisiana; Louisiana; Stenographer; Basils;
John I. Barnes; Roomer; Male; White; 27 (~1903); Single; Texas; Texas; Texas; Salesman; Tire Company;
Jim O. Jenkins; Roomer; Male; White; 26 (~1904); Single; Texas; Texas; Texas; Clerk; Railroad."


Marina Harriett ROSS Deason
about 1924 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas


Marina Harriett ROSS Deason and Daniel Marion DEASON
about 1928 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas


Dallas Morning News, Texas - 15 Dec 1928 - "Twin Sisters Who Married Same Date to Observe 54th Wedding Anniversary Monday - Remarkable family history will be reviewed in a reunion Monday in Fort Worth of the descendants of Texas twin sisters, both of whom with their husbands will take part in the celebration signifying their fifty-fourth marriage anniversary. Mrs. George Clough, 3424 Amhurst street, a daughter of one of the twins, and Mrs. A. T. Key, 4431 Bowser avenue, granddaughter of the other, will attend the reunion. Mary and Marina Ross, formerly of Georgia, were twins so much alike they wore different colored kitchen aprons so their mother could tell them apart. On Dec. 17, 1874, they married. One became the bride of Daniel M. Deason, Amarillo, and the other became the bride of Samuel Johnson, Fort Worth. These are the couples whose wedding anniversary will be the occasion of the reunion of their children and grandchildren. Six children were born to each of the twins. The twins still bear a remarkable resemblance to each other, Mrs. Key said Friday, both in personal appearance and in disposition."


Samuel McBride JOHNSON, Mary Blanche ROSS Johnson, Daniel Marion DEASON, and Marina Harriett ROSS Deason
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas - 25 Dec 1928 - "Twins Observe 54th Wedding Anniversary - Twin sisters, 71 years old, with their husbands, celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary Monday in Dallas. The two couples are Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Johnson, Fort Worth, at left in the group above, and Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Deason, Amarillo, at the right in the picture. The celebration was held at the home of Mrs. G. O Clough, 3417 Amherst avenue, University Park. Mrs. Clough is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. A granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Deason is Mrs. A. T. Key, 4431 Bowser avenue, Oak Lawn. The twins, formerly Misses Mary and Marina Ross of Thomasville, Ga., married in Texas the same day in a double wedding. Each couple had six children."


Samuel McBride JOHNSON, Mary Blanche ROSS Johnson, Daniel Marion DEASON, and Marina Harriett ROSS Deason
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 7 May 1931 - "Twins and Husbands Married Fifty-Six Years - Twin sisters who have been married fifty-six years are seen in this picture with their husbands, who were close friends when they married. At the left are Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Johnson of Fort Worth. At the right are Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Deason of Amarillo. Then men are well over 80 and the women are 75. They are now visiting in Dallas with Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Clough, Mrs. Clough being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, and with Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Key, Mrs. Key being the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Deason."
[The math is questionable. The twins were born on 24 Aug 1857 (plus 75 years is 24 Aug 1932.) They were married 17 Dec 1874 (plus 56 years is 17 Dec 1930.)]


Marina Harriett ROSS Deason's Affidavit dated 19 Apr 1940.


Texas Death Certificate for Marina Harriett ROSS Deason:
"Name: Marina Harriett Deason;
Death date: 2 Jul 1940;
Death place: Amarillo, Potter County, Texas;
Cause of death: Senility - Coronary Disease;
Gender: Female;
Race: White;
Birth date: 24 Aug 1857;
Birth place: Georgia;
Marital status: Widowed;
Spouse name: D. M. Deason;
Father name: J. L. Ross;
Father birth place: North Carolina;
Mother name: Ann Knighton;
Mother birth place: South Carolina;
Residence: 1611 Fillmore, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas;
Cemetery name: Llano Cemetery;
Burial place: Amarillo, Texas;
Burial date: 4 Jul 1940;
Informant: Roy Slay;
Film number: 2118555;
Digital GS number: 4030462;
Image number: 737;
Reference number: cn 34604;
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976."


The Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas - Wednesday Morning, July 3, 1940 - Front Page - "Mrs. D. M. Deason Taken by Death - Mrs. D. M. Deason died suddenly yesterday morning at 9:10 o'clock at her home at 1611 Fillmore Street. She had been in failing health for several months but was apparently in good health early yesterday morning. She was stricken suddenly with acute indigestion and died about an hour after the attack. She was 82 years old. Mrs. Deason had been a resident of Amarillo for 31 years. She was a member of the Polk Street Methodist Church. She was a member of the Browning Sunday School Class of the Polk Street Methodist Church. She was born Aug. 24, 1857, in Macon County, Georgia, the daughter of a prominent planter of that state. The family came to Texas soon after the Civil War. She was married to Daniel Marion Deason, a Confederate veteran, Dec. 17, 1874, at Pineola, Tex., at a double wedding in which her twin sister was married to Sam Johnson. The family came to Amarillo in 1909 from Timpson, Tex. Mr. Deason was employed at the Santa Fe Roundhouse as toolkeeper for many years. He died here six years ago. Mrs. Deason is survived by two sons, Walter Deason of Amarillo, and Ross M. Deason of St. Paul, Minn.; two daughters, Mrs. H. M. Timmons and Miss Llewellyn Deason, both of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren, Joe Deason, Walter H. Deason, Miss Martha Nell Deason, Miss Alice Timmons and Paul Timmons, all of Amarillo, Mrs. Aubrey Key of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Frank Chapman of Los Angeles, Cal., Herman and Dorothy Deason, both of St. Paul, Minn., and David Deason of New York City; and five great-grandchildren. The body is in state at the N. S. Griggs and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending the arrival of relatives."


The Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, Texas - Friday Morning, July 5, 1940 - Page Four - "Mrs. D. M. Deason Rites Conducted - Funeral services for Mrs. Marina Ross Deason, 82-year-old Amarillo resident, were conducted yesterday afternoon at 4 o-clock in the Polk Street Methodist Church with the pastor, Dr. G. G. Grimes, officiating. Mrs. Deason, wife of the last D. M. Deason died at her home 1611 Fillmore Street Tuesday morning following a sudden illness. The well known woman had been a resident of Amarillo the last 31 years. Mrs. Deason was a native of Georgia and came to Texas soon after the Civil War. She was married to Daniel Marion Deason, a Confederate veteran, in 1874. Survivors include two sons, Walter of Amarillo and Ross M. of St. Paul; two daughters, Mrs. H. M. Timmons and Miss Llewellyn Deason, both of Amarillo; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment was in Llano Cemetery under direction of N. S. Griggs & Sons."


Grave marker for Marina Harriett ROSS Deason
"MARINA H. DEASON - 1857 - 1940 ----- DANIEL M. DEASON - 1844 - 1934"
Buried on 4 Jul 1940 in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA