Joseph Gilbert DeVault

M, b. 10 June 1872, d. 30 October 1961
     Joseph Gilbert DeVault was born on 10 June 1872 at Washington or Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of John David DeVault and Nancy Melvina Hartness. Joseph Gilbert DeVault married Nannie Elvira DePew, daughter of W. DePew and Julia Chase, on 14 January 1897 at DePew's Chapel, Sullivan Co., TN.
Note: Letter from Joseph G. DeVault to Newland DeVault, 1957:

Just a little to acquaint you with our children. We raised six and helped to raise three of my younger brother's. We gave all six of our children a college education and helped two of my brother's to get one (one died) -- not a black sheep in the family. All are doing excellent in their work, but so, so far from home that most of them do not get here more than once a year -- all members of the Church and I hope Christians. I pray daily that they may live better lives than I have been able to do. And may God continue his mercy on us. May God bless you and yours."

Joseph Gilbert DeVault died on 30 October 1961 at Emory, Washington Co., VA, at age 89; OBITUARY:
The Kingsport Tennessee Times; Wednesday, November 1, 1961; page 14 column 1; (Ancestry.com)

Joseph G. DeVault
Joseph G. DeVault, 91, of Emory, Va., died Monday after a long illness.
He moved from Sullivan County to Virginia about 50 years ago. His wife, the former Nannie E. DePew, also came from Sullivan County originally. She survives.
Other survivors are: three sons, Serle D., Canton Ohio; F. S., Woodlawn, Va., and Charles C. DeVault, Marion, Va; three daughters, Miss Mary Mabel DeVault, Emory, Miss Anna Nelle Waddell, Holdon, Mass., and Mrs. Irma G. Darden, Fresno, Calif; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Emory and Henry College Chapel at Emory, Va.

Children of Joseph Gilbert DeVault and Nannie Elvira DePew

Citations

  1. [S1258] 1880 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1281; FHL #1255281.

Julia Frances DeVault

F
     Julia Frances DeVault was the daughter of Isaac DeVault and Mary Elizabeth Hannah.

Justin E. DeVault

M, b. 4 March 1898, d. 31 May 1983
     Justin E. DeVault was born on 4 March 1898 at Washington Co., TN. He was the son of James L. DeVault and Mary E. Cox. Justin E. DeVault died on 31 May 1983 at age 85.

Karl Howard DeVault

M, b. 28 August 1946, d. 19 June 1975
     Karl Howard DeVault was born on 28 August 1946 at Mobile, Mobile Co., AL. He was the son of Howard Olin DeVault and Juanita Clarke. Karl Howard DeVault died on 19 June 1975 at age 28. He was buried in June 1975 at Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Chester Co., PA.

Karl Vernon DeVault

M, b. 6 February 1890, d. April 1968
     Karl Vernon DeVault was born on 6 February 1890 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of John Dulaney DeVault and Emma Jefferson Childress. Karl Vernon DeVault married Lena Avis Shoun, daughter of Baxter Cyrus Shoun and Sallie Robinson, circa 1918 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN. Karl Vernon DeVault died in April 1968 at age 78.

Children of Karl Vernon DeVault and Lena Avis Shoun

Katherine Mae DeVault

F, b. 4 November 1894, d. 21 June 1981
     Katherine Mae DeVault was born on 4 November 1894 at North Carolina. She was the daughter of William Washington DeVault and Kate Kincaid. Katherine Mae DeVault died on 21 June 1981 at Buncombe Co., NC, at age 86.
Note: Did not marry.

Kenneth Alexander DeVault

M, b. 1 February 1924, d. 14 October 2010
      Kenneth Alexander DeVault was also known as "Bill". He was born on 1 February 1924. He was the son of Leland Tasaway DeVault and Elsie May Keever. Kenneth Alexander DeVault died on 14 October 2010 at San Diego Co. (probably), CA, at age 86; daes per SSDI, last residence Vista.

Kenneth Dean DeVault

M, b. 4 January 1944, d. 25 April 1960
     Kenneth Dean DeVault was born on 4 January 1944 at San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. He was the son of Elmer Keith DeVault and Edna Louise Hylton. Kenneth Dean DeVault died on 25 April 1960 at age 16; if the dates are correct, Kenneth was a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force when he died at age 16. Seems unlikely -- possibly the birth or death date is erroneous. He was buried in 1960 at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego Co., CA.

Kincaid DeVault

M, b. 4 January 1893, d. 3 September 1893
     Kincaid DeVault was born on 4 January 1893 at Paint Rock, Madison Co., NC. He was the son of William Washington DeVault and Kate Kincaid. Kincaid DeVault died on 3 September 1893. He was buried in September 1893 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Morganton, Burke Co., NC.

Landon DeVault

M, b. February 1858, d. 26 May 1931
     Landon DeVault was born in February 1858 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN. He was the son of Michael Kitzmiller DeVault and Mary Ann Bridwell. Landon DeVault died on 26 May 1931 at Pittsfield, Pike Co., IL, at age 73. He was buried in May 1931 at Pittsfield West Cemetery, Pittsfield, Pike Co., IL.
Note: did not marry.

Laura Oldham DeVault

F, b. 29 December 1908
     Laura Oldham DeVault was born on 29 December 1908. She was the daughter of Rev. Samuel Pierce DeVault and Helen Oldham.

Laura T. DeVault

F, b. 15 September 1860, d. 17 June 1930
     Laura T. DeVault was born on 15 September 1860 at Pittsfield, Pike Co., IL. She was the daughter of Michael Kitzmiller DeVault and Mary Ann Bridwell. Laura T. DeVault died on 17 June 1930 at Newberg Twp., Pike Co., IL, at age 69. She was buried in June 1930 at Pittsfield West Cemetery, Pittsfield, Pike Co., IL.
Note: Nancy Louise DeVault told Newland DeVault that Laura "was one of the sweetest girls I ever knew." Laura did not marry.

Laura Theresa DeVault

F, b. 14 October 1854, d. 6 June 1928
     Laura Theresa DeVault was born on 14 October 1854 at Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC. She was the daughter of Jacob A. DeVault and Mary Ann Alexander. Laura Theresa DeVault married Sidney Bulow Scott, son of James Wellborn Scott and Rebecca Harper, on 4 October 1874; 9 children born, all living as of 1900 census. One child had died by the 1910 census. Laura Theresa DeVault died on 6 June 1928 at North Carolina at age 73. She was buried in June 1928 at Glen Alpine Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC.

Children of Laura Theresa DeVault and Sidney Bulow Scott

Citations

  1. [S1657] 1880 Federal Census, Burke County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 954; FHL #1254954.
  2. [S1658] 1900 Federal Census, Burke County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1185; FHL #1241185.

Laurrie Alice DeVault

F, b. 12 June 1924, d. 6 June 1925
     Laurrie Alice DeVault was born on 12 June 1924 at Acton, Marion Co., IN. She was the daughter of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Laurrie Alice DeVault died on 6 June 1925 at Acton, Marion Co., IN.

Leland Tasaway DeVault

M, b. 24 August 1892, d. 1 September 1971
     Leland Tasaway DeVault was born on 24 August 1892 at Morganton, Burke Co., NC. He was the son of Hugh Alexander Tate DeVault and Mary Alice Brown. Leland Tasaway DeVault married Elsie May Keever, daughter of Elmer Ellsworth Keever and Della Jane Howell, on 1 September 1917 at McPherson, McPherson Co., KS. Leland Tasaway DeVault married Ona Mae Wiard, daughter of Samuel Wiard and Julia Work, on 24 December 1925 at Leona, Doniphan Co., KS.
Note: In 1957 Leland was living in Hutchison, Kansas. He was planning a trip to California to visit his sons near San Diego. On this trip he was planning to stop by and see Newland DeVault, in Banning, California. Instead, he decided to take a trip to Alaska.

Leland Tasaway DeVault died on 1 September 1971 at age 79. He was buried in September 1971 at Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice Co., KS.

Children of Leland Tasaway DeVault and Elsie May Keever

Children of Leland Tasaway DeVault and Ona Mae Wiard

Lena Northern DeVault

F, b. 20 January 1920, d. 26 June 1991
     Lena Northern DeVault was born on 20 January 1920 at Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC. She was the daughter of Edward Ray DeVault and Gwendolyne Ewing Buckner. Lena Northern DeVault married Edwin Grady Sinclair Jr., son of Edwin Grady Sinclair and Lenora W. (?). Lena Northern DeVault died on 26 June 1991 at Greenville Co. (probably), SC, at age 71; dates per SSDI, last residence Greenville.

Lena Russell DeVault

F, b. 31 July 1888, d. January 1978
     Lena Russell DeVault was born on 31 July 1888 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Dr. William Bruce DeVault and Mary Frances Powell. Lena Russell DeVault married A. B. Dodson on 5 June 1922 at Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL. Lena Russell DeVault lived in 1944 at Corinth, MS. She lived in 1950 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL. She died in January 1978 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL, at age 89.

Leonard Carson DeVault

M, b. 18 June 1919, d. 10 June 1948
     Note: Did not marry. Leonard Carson DeVault was born on 18 June 1919. He was the son of Rev. Robert Martin DeVault and Bess Telete Moulten. Occupation: Trustee; teacher; pianist; chairman of the buildinng committee at First Baptist Church, Fall Branch. Leonard Carson DeVault began military service between 1942 and 1944 First Lieutenant, U.S. Army. He died on 10 June 1948 at age 28. He was buried in June 1948 at Buffalo Ridge Church Cemetery, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN.

Leota Eleanor DeVault

F, b. February 1886, d. before 1930
     Leota Eleanor DeVault was born in February 1886 at Pike Co., IL. She was the daughter of Elbert S. DeVault and Sarah Harrison. Leota Eleanor DeVault married Clarence Eber Oakley, son of William L. Oakley and Sarah (?), on 19 June 1910 at Pike Co., IL.1 Leota Eleanor DeVault died before 1930.

Child of Leota Eleanor DeVault

  • Samuel S. DeVault b. c 1905; This relationship is speculative. The 1920 census shows "Schrieber" Oakley, age 14, living with Leota and Clarence Oakley. He was the same age as Clarence's son Everett C. Oakley, but Everett was consiistently listed with his mother and was apparently in her custody. So one assumes that "Schrieber" was the same individual as "Samuel" in the 1910 census, grandson of Elbert Devault. In 1910, one can find Matthew Schreiber, age 26, living with his brother John in Woodville, a short distance east of Pike County, Illinois. DLB 2013

Children of Leota Eleanor DeVault and Clarence Eber Oakley

Citations

  1. [S2061] 1920 Federal Census, Pike County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 401.

Lillie Marie DeVault

F, b. 21 November 1921, d. 3 December 2001
     Lillie Marie DeVault was born on 21 November 1921 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of Jesse Cleveland DeVault and Lillie Carroll. Lillie Marie DeVault died on 3 December 2001 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 80; OBITUARY

Marie Fink, 80, Kingsport.
KINGSPORT - Lillie Marie DeVault Fink, 80, of the Rock Springs community, died Monday (Dec. 3, 2001) at Hillside Manor after a lengthy illness. She lived her entire life in the Rock Springs community and was a member of the Rock Springs United Methodist Church. Mrs. Fink retired from Tennessee Eastman Company in 1984 after 41years service.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessee C. and Lillie Carroll DeVault; husband of over 50 years, John W. Fink; sister, Zelda Breeding; and four brothers, Verlin DeVault, Paul DeVault, Jessee C. DeVault Jr. and Elan DeVault.
Surviving are a brother, David Devault, Rio Linda, Calif; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, downtown.
Friends may also call anytime at the home of a niece, Helen Williams, 1505 Monterey Avenue.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Rock Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry DeVault and the Rev. Scott A. Robertson-Gouge officiating.
The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Lola Irene DeVault

F, b. 10 June 1902, d. 4 April 1996
     Lola Irene DeVault was born on 10 June 1902 at McDowell Co., NC. She was the daughter of Hugh Alexander Tate DeVault and Mary Alice Brown. Lola Irene DeVault married George Calvert Swain, son of John Swain and Allice Smith, on 12 July 1930. Lola Irene DeVault died on 4 April 1996 at Varnamtown, Brunswick Co., NC, at age 93. She was buried in April 1996 at Gospel Center Baptist Church Cemetery, Supply, Brunswick Co., NC.

Louis Pence DeVault

M, b. 1 March 1908, d. 30 June 1969
     Louis Pence DeVault was born on 1 March 1908 at Shelby Co., IN. He was the son of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Louis Pence DeVault died on 30 June 1969 at Tippecanoe Co., IN, at age 61.

Louise Catherine DeVault

F, b. circa 1859, d. circa 1861
      Louise Catherine DeVault was also known as "Kitty". She was born circa 1859 at Carter Co., TN. She was the daughter of George Henry DeVault and Emily Seraphina Berry. Louise Catherine DeVault died circa 1861; Died at age 2.

Louise Virginia DeVault

F, b. 10 April 1844, d. 2 February 1887
     Louise Virginia DeVault was born on 10 April 1844 at the farm six miles from Greeneville, Greene Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of David DeVault and Mariah Cox. Louise Virginia DeVault married Dr. Jacob Payne Easterly, son of Jacob Easterly and Margaret Whittenburg, on 22 May 1866 at Greene Co., TN. Louise Virginia DeVault died on 2 February 1887 at Greene Co., TN, at age 42.

Children of Louise Virginia DeVault and Dr. Jacob Payne Easterly

Citations

  1. [S2746] 1860 Federal Census, Greene County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1252; FHL #805252.

Mabel C. DeVault

F, b. 28 December 1893, d. 18 January 1969
     Mabel C. DeVault was born on 28 December 1893 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of John Dulaney DeVault and Emma Jefferson Childress. Occupation: School teacher at Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN. Mabel C. DeVault died on 18 January 1969 at Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC, at age 75.
Note: did not marry.

Margaret DeVault

F
     Margaret DeVault was the daughter of James Miller DeVault.

Margaret Elizabeth DeVault

F, b. 21 December 1892, d. 24 May 1982
      Margaret Elizabeth DeVault was also known as "Bessie". She was born on 21 December 1892 at Pike Co., IL. She was the daughter of Elbert S. DeVault and Sarah Harrison. Margaret Elizabeth DeVault married James Orville Kramer, son of Noah Kramer and Mary E. Mummey, on 30 August 1912 at Pittsfield, Pike Co., IL; When Bessie ran off with James Orville Kramer, her father strongly disapproved. When she came back two weeks later asking to be allowed to stay with her parents and leave her husband, her father replied, "You burnt your ass, now you have to sit on the blister. Go home to your husband."

Margaret Elizabeth DeVault died on 24 May 1982 at San Marcos, San Diego Co., CA, at age 89.

Children of Margaret Elizabeth DeVault and James Orville Kramer

Margaret Jane DeVault

F, b. 1852, d. 1932
     Margaret Jane DeVault was born in 1852. She was the daughter of Daniel DeVault and Eleanor (?). Margaret Jane DeVault married William Thomas Lanning, son of James Lanning and Ruth Temple, on 17 June 1871 at Guernsey Co., OH. Margaret Jane DeVault died in 1932 at Guernsey Co., OH.

Maria Catherina DeVault

F, b. 30 January 1810, d. 15 February 1895
      Maria Catherina DeVault was also known as "Mary". She was born on 30 January 1810 at Hanover, York Co., PA. She was the daughter of Jacob Davault and Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller. Maria Catherina DeVault married Warrington Cary Hunt, son of Henson Hunt and Mary Pope, on 10 January 1833. Maria Catherina DeVault was Christian Church (Campbellite). She died on 15 February 1895 at Jonesboro, Washington Co., TN, at age 85; Death and Obituary Notices Appearing in the Herald and Tribune, compiled by William A. Burns

Vol. XXVI. #43 Wed., Feb. 20, 1895
Hunt, Mary C.
Mrs.--- Hunt (my note: Mary C., widow of Warrington Hunt - WAB) died at the residence of her son-in-law, A.C. Broyles, Esq., on Friday night (15th) of last week. She was over eighty-five years of age. Funeral services were conducted at the house Saturday afternoon by Rev. J.C. Hickson, of the M E. Church, South., after which the remains were buried in the old cemetery.

Vol. XXVI. #45 Wed., March 6, 1895
Hunt, Mary C. nee DeVault
Mrs. Mary C. Hunt, nee DeVault, was born in York County, Pa., January 30, 1810. Her father, with a large family of children, moved to Tennessee in 1831. She was married to (an arrow points to this section and written in ink in the margins is: "He died 5 Dec. 1876 Chuckey Valley, TN, according to descendant. J. Troffer. She stated that Jacob DeVault was his father-in-law. Mrs. Troffer also stated that Cynthia A. Hunt who married Luther B. Henley Apr. 6, 1848 (page 34) (Vol. XXVII. #7 Wed., June 12, 1895 - GMO) and two brothers Thomas Hiter Hunt & Warrington Cary Hunt, were children of Henson & Mary (Pope) Hunt.") Warrington C. Hunt, in 1833, and soon afterwards joined the Christian Church. She died in Jonesboro, Tenn. at the home of her daughter, her only child, Mrs. A.C. Broyles, on the 15th February 1895, a little more than eighty-five years of age. Only two brothers and two sisters are still living.

She was buried in February 1895 at Old Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesboro, Washington Co., TN.
Note: Letter from Lucy Nell Thomas to Newland Devault, August 21, 1952

"The branch of the DeVault family which sprang from the marriage of Mary DeVault to Warrington Hunt has always been close to my mother's. Louise Hunt, who married Andrew C. Broyles, lived for years in Jonesboro, Tenn, where we also lived. In later years they sold their home in Jonesboro and lived with their children, spending some time with each one. When Cousin Louise died and the children carried her body back to Jonesboro for burial in the Old Cemetery there, we entertained them for dinner in our home, my mother being the head of the household at that time, my father having died in 1912. Cousin Mary Hendricks, daughter of Geo Henry DeVault and Emily Berry, who lived in Bristol, Tenn. were with us on that day also. I think all the children of Louise and Andrew Broyles were in Jonesboro at that time."

Child of Maria Catherina DeVault and Warrington Cary Hunt

Marjorie Beth DeVault

F, b. 26 July 1902, d. 16 July 1948
     Note: Bayard Transcript - September 5, 1929:

Miss Marjorie DeVault left Friday for Mitchell where she has accepted the position of third grade teacher for the ensuing year.


Poems by Marjorie DeVault

THANKS FOR THESE

Long it has been since I have seen a star,
Or stood at night and gazed at heavens afar;
Long it has been I have been forced to lie
And reach into my memories for pictures of the sky.

Long too, since I have braced the morning breeze
And looked on lanes and roads with rows of lovely trees.
The great outdoors I loved seems very far away
From these four walls where I a prisoner now lay;

A prisoner to pain and aching malady,
But these words I've penned wrong, I should more thankful be.
I have a great companion in a sister kind to me,
And I have many, many friends who keep me company.

All the great out of doors I would not change for these;
God knows I would not trade them for all the earth and seas.
But to you pain-free mortals who gaily walk the earth,
I beg you note the beauties of the out doors - know its worth'

Lest sometime in the future, perhaps you and not I
May need to search your memories for pictures of the sky.


WE THAT MOURN

Could it be that we may over mourn for our beloved dead?
"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done" in the Lord's Prayer is said.
Is it self pity that makes us think we've so much time for tears,
Makes us forget the blessings God's given us through the years?

When with these many blessing we often failed to pray;
Should we expect that He would have Mercy on us today?
When, only in desperation we view the path we trod,
When, only in desperation we think to pray "Dear God".

Let us lay aside our grief, the dead will rest in peace,
Let's help the sick and dying their sufferings release.
Let's try to serve the Master as he would have us do,
And honor our dead by the beautiful way that we live and follow through.

Note: Did not marry.

Marjorie Beth DeVault was born on 26 July 1902 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. She was the daughter of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell. Occupation: Elementary school teacher. Marjorie Beth DeVault died on 16 July 1948 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE, at age 45.