- [Third Census of United States: 1810 - Population, Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census; State: VA; County: Shenandoah Co; Census date: 6 Aug 1810-June 1811; page: 180; FREDERICK DETIOUS-indexed Frederick Detives; Obtained from the Internet; www.ancestry.com; Roll: 71; Page: 11; Image: 22.00
.....1 - under 10 [1801-1810]: John Decious [b: Oct 1810];
.....1 - 10y thru 15 [1795-1800]: Abraham Decious [b: 1789 d: bef 1850];
.....1 - 45y and over [bef 1765]: Frederick Decious [b: ca 1763 d: Sep 1826 m-1: 30 May 1788];
.....3 - under 10 [1801-1810]: Barbara Decious [b: 1805-1806] + Suzannah Decious [b: 1807-1808] + Magdalene (Molly) Decious [b: 1809-1810];
.....2 - 10y thru 15 [1795-1800]: Anna Decious [b: 6 Feb 1796] + Mary Margaret Decious [b: 1799-1800];
.....1 - 16y thru 25 [1785-1794]: Elizabeth Decious [b: 1971-1792];
.....1 - 45y and over [bef 1765]: Magdalena (Hiestand) Decious [b: 9 June 1768 d: 1817 m: 30 May 1788]"]
[Fourth Census of United States: 1820 - Population, Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census; State: VA; County: Shenandoah Co; Town/Township: Isabella Furnace; Census date: 7 Aug 1820-Feb 1821; page: 159; FREDERICK DECIOUS; Obtained from the Internet; www.ancestry.com; Roll: M33_138; Page: 159; Image: 168
.....1 - under 10 [1811-1820]: Cornelius Decious [b: 3 Jul 1813];
.....1 - 10y thru 15 [1805-1810]: John Decious [b: Oct 1810];
.....1 - 45y and over including head of families [bef 1775]: Frederick Decious [b: ca 1763 d: Sep 1826 m-2: 20 Jan 1818];
.....1 - under 10 [1811-1820]: Magdalene (Molly) Decious [b: 1809-1810]
.....2 - 10y thru 15 [1805-1810]: Barbara Decious [b: 1805-1806] + Suzannah Decious [b: 1807-1808];
.....1 - 16y thru 25 including head of families [1795-1804]: Mary Margaret Decious [b: 1799-1800] OR Sarah (Hunt) Decious [b: ? m: 20 Jan 1818]
Persons engaged in Agriculture: 1"]
[DAR LINAGE: ...Claudia Ann (nee Sisk) Miller Jenkins, ...Marja Marilyn (nee Raker) Sisk, ...Grace Alberta (nee Sifford) Raker, ...Mary Francis (nee Decious) Bronson Sifford, ...John Decious, ...Frederick Tisius/Decious
"Claudia Ann (nee Sisk) Miller Jenkins joined the Daughters of the American Revolution on 17 April 1999, her national DAR # is 790801. Marja Marilynn (nee Raker) Sisk Miller also joined the DAR on 17 April 1999 and her national DAR # is 790800. A copy of Claudia Ann Sisk's application for membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1776 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-5392 can be reviewed under 'Claudia Ann Sisk'."]
[Clarence W. Decius gathered material about the Decius/Decious family and sent the compilers copies about 1983. DRW]
From HISTORY OF BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA IN THE REVOLUTION From 1774 to 1783 by Morton L. Montgomery:
"Captain (later Major) Bartholomew Von Heer's Troop (Dragoons) was organized under a resolution of Congress of May 27, 1778, establishing a Provost to consist of a captain, four lieutenants, one clerk, quartermaster sergeant, two trumpeters, two sergeants, five corporals, forty-three provosts or privates, and four ex-carboniers. They were mounted and accoutred as light dragoons, and were to apprehend deserters, rioters, and stragglers. Their duties were those of a provost guard. . . . The men were all recruited in Pennsylvania, and the following were from Reading: . . . " (Frederick Tecius [Tissus] was listed among this group.)
In letters from Mark A. Schwalm, of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Inc. of Lyndhurst, OH (now located in Pennsauken, NJ), to Clarence W. Decious, it is stated that this group of Continental soldiers still under the leadership of, then Major, Von Heer, later became General George Washington's personal body guards, much like the Secret Service provides security for the president today.
In a letter dated August 17,1983, Mark A. Schwalm states, "It is possible though that he (Tissus) may have deserted (from the British Army) around York-Lancaster on the march south to Charlottesville in December of 1779 and found his way to Reading."
Also, it was thought by Mark Schwalm that Frederick Decious was conscripted by King George III out of Hannover, Germany for duty in his army to fight the colonists in America. King George III was the Protectorate of Hannover at this time. DRW
After the war he took up a section of land in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where he died. DRW
In a letter from the work of Clarence W. Decius from Anne L. Gwynn, Assistant Researcher for the City of Charlottesville, VA, she states in part: " . . . I contacted the Luray Chamber of Commerce, and was told that Decius in not a very common name in the Luray area, however the Clerk of the Court did find a Dr. Frederick Decius in his records. Dr. Decius apparently had two daughters and a son: Ann married Henry Prince, June 19, 1820; Barbara married David Prince in 1829; Abraham married Kathryn in 1811. . . ."
This is the first use of doctor as a title by Frederick. Possibly he took up medicine after the Revolutionary War. DRW
A letter to Marguerite Wemple Rypkema, from Clarence W. Decius dated December 17, 1985 is in part as follows: " . . . Now as to our Frederick Tisius' military history, it starts in Hannover, Germany in the year of 1776. (On) August 25 (of that year), he was recruited into the British Army, not the Hessian as the family story goes. He was taken into England, trained and sent to the States with the Forth Regiment.* His army serial number was WO 12/2194; he was under the command of Captain John Webster and later under Captain John Bawden. Frederick Tisius fought for the British in these battles: April 21, 1777,(then) the Regiment embarked with five others for an attack on Danbury, CT. On July 18, 1777 they embarked for the Head of Elk, CT; on September 11, 1777 they took part in the battle of Germantown.
"Frederick Tisius deserted the British in June 18, 1778 as the British were withdrawing from Philadelphia. Frederick Tisius joined the (Captain) Bartholmew Von Heer's Mounted Dragoons in the town of Reading, Pennsylvania March 15,1780. Frederick Tisius' enlistment was up in January 13, 1783, when he left Von Heer's Dragoons. He went with three Army friends, Sergeant I. Effinger, and two brothers named Fouch (Fox). All of them went into the area of Woodstock, Virginia. They all married and settled down. Frederick bought land in a place called Dry Run, 21 miles southeast of Woodstock. I believe that a part of his land was given to him as a bounty for his service with the American Army. . . ."
*From the years 1751 to 1867, this regiment was called, The 4th or the King's Own Regiment. This regiment fought in four battles before Frederick Tisius deserted. These battles are: 1. Lexington 1775, 2. Bunkers Hill 1775, 3. Brooklyn 1776 and 4. Germantown 1777. It was about a year after this Battle of Germantown that Frederick Tissus deserted. He resurfaced over two years later when he joined Van Heer's Dragoons.