Devault Tebald Walter Beck was born circa 1715 at Palatinate, Germany. It is believed that his parents were Johan Jakob Beck and Elizabeth from Ebingen,Schwarwazwaldkrels,Wurttemberg,Germany. He married Catherine, last name unknown, circa 1738. Devault died circa 1787 at Abbotts Creek, NC. Catherine died circa 1790 also at Abbotts Creek NC.
Devault Beck, John Phillip Beck, and John Valentine Beck arrived in America from Germany in August 1750 on the the ship Phoenix. Devault Beck swore an oath of allegiance to the Revolutionary Government and to the State of NC on 6 Aug., 1778. He received two land grants for 200 acres and 500 acres, both on Pounder's Fork on 4 Nov., 1784. Ponderer's Fork is a branch of Abbotts Creek.
In 1757 Devault Beck and his wife Catherine moved from Lancaster, PA to what is now known as the Beck's Church section of Davidson County, NC. Devault and Catherine Beck raised their children in a cabin along Pounder's Fork of Abbotts Creek in Davidson County, NC. On 24 Apr., 1786, he sold 200 acres to his son John and 200 acres to his son George.
Davault served in the militia during the Revolutionary War along the Yadkin River in North Carolina. A Memorial Monument was placed in Beck's UCC Cemetery, Lexington, North Carolina on September 30, 2000 when descendants gathered for a reunion.
Devault made his will on 18 Dec., 1773, with Leonard Kern and Henry Garner, executors. This will was proved on 3 Aug., 1774, in open court, although he lived longer, as he deeded land to his son, Jacob, in 1784. On 12 Feb., 1785, Davidson County court, NC appointed him to view and straighten the Virginia Road.
Children of Devault Tebald Walter Beck and Catherine were:
Jacob Beck; b. circa 1739.
Johann Philip Beck 'Philip' Johann was born circa 1741 at Germany.
Margaret Beck; b.circa 1743
Johannes C. Beck , Sr. 'John'; b. 6 Jan 1761
George Beck; b. 1762
'Catherine' Mary Catheron Beck; b. 6 Feb., 1764; m. Johann Adom Schweissguth 'Adam'
Wills and Estates of Records Rowan County North Carolina Tax lists of 1759-1778
Sources: "Historic Sketch of the Reformed Church in North Carolina" by A Board of Editors Under the Classis of North Carolina. Publication Board of the Reformed Church in the United States Richards, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. "Pennsylvania-German in the Revolutionary War 1775-1783". 1978