Elizabeth Christina DeVault

F, b. 14 December 1808, d. 18 December 1879
     Elizabeth Christina DeVault was also known as "Eliza". She was born on 14 December 1808 at Hanover, York Co., PA. She was the daughter of Jacob Davault and Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller. Elizabeth Christina DeVault was christened on 8 May 1809 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA. She married Martin Kitzmiller Jr., son of Martin Kitzmiller and Mary Elizabeth DeWald, on 5 October 1837, Eliza (or Elizabeth) and Martin were double-cousins. Elizabeth Christina DeVault died on 18 December 1879 at South Palmyra Twp., Macoupin Co., IL, at age 71 PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
State of Illinois
County: Macoupin
Name: Elizabeth C. Kitsmiller (Kitzmiller with an "s")
Sex: Female
Color: White
Age: 72 years 0 months 4 days
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: Dec 18 1879 Hour: 3:05 P.M.
Nationality and place where born: U.S. Pennsylvania
How long resident in this State: Twenty two years
Place of death: South Palmyra Township
Cause of Death: Pneumonitis Duration of disease: Six and one half days
Complications: Fibroid of uterus - no operation Duration of complication: About one year
Place and date of burial: Girard
Name and place of Undertaker: S. Berry, Palmyra, Ill.
Dated at: Palmyra Dec 19th 1879
S. D. Carlile M.D. Residence: Palmyra.

She was buried in December 1879 at Girard Twp. Cemetery, Girard, Macoupin Co., IL.

Children of Elizabeth Christina DeVault and Martin Kitzmiller Jr.

Elizabeth McAfee DeVault

F, b. 25 June 1880, d. 2 April 1969
     Elizabeth McAfee DeVault was born on 25 June 1880 at Washington Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of William Valentine DeVault and Elizabeth M. McAfee. Elizabeth McAfee DeVault married James Guy McLellan, son of John Washington McLellan and Jane Eleanor Weems, in 1897. Elizabeth McAfee DeVault lived on 1 June 1900 at West Dalton, Whitfield Co., GA.1 She died on 2 April 1969 at Whitfield Co. (probably), GA, at age 88 Dates per SSDI, last residence Dalton.

Children of Elizabeth McAfee DeVault and James Guy McLellan


  1. [S3949] 1900 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 229; FHL #1240229.
  2. [S3951] 1920 Federal Census, Whitfield County, Georgia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 285.

Elmer Keith DeVault

M, b. 25 June 1918, d. 13 April 1993
     Elmer Keith DeVault was born on 25 June 1918 at Little River, Rice Co., KS. He was the son of Leland Tasaway DeVault and Elsie May Keever. Elmer Keith DeVault married Edna Louise Hylton, daughter of Walter Abraham Hylton and Florence Wingfield, on 18 October 1938. Elmer Keith DeVault and Edna Louise Hylton were divorced in July 1968. Elmer Keith DeVault married Edna Louise Hylton, daughter of Walter Abraham Hylton and Florence Wingfield. Elmer Keith DeVault and Edna Louise Hylton were divorced in May 1976. Elmer Keith DeVault died on 13 April 1993 at San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 74. He was buried in April 1993 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Point Loma, San Diego Co., CA.

Children of Elmer Keith DeVault and Edna Louise Hylton

Elon Horace DeVault

M, b. 13 February 1928, d. 27 August 1955
     Elon Horace DeVault was born on 13 February 1928 at Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of Jesse Cleveland DeVault and Mamie Deakins. Elon Horace DeVault married Roberta Bellamy, daughter of Claude Titus Bellamy and Grace Nevada Collier. Elon Horace DeVault died on 27 August 1955 at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN, at age 27. Cause of death: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport, Tennessee News; Sunday, 28 Aug 1955; page 1, by Bill Huff (Ancestry.com)

Two Others Hospitalized
BOONES CREEK -- Two men were fatally injured, one was critically injured and a fourth man was less seriously hurt in a head-on collision at the Boones creek-Jonesboro roads intersection here Saturday afternoon.
Dead Were:
James V. Breeding, 37, RFD Jonesboro and his brother-in-law Elon DeVault, about 25, Route 10, Kingsport. Breeding died of chest and head injuries about half an hour after reaching Memorial Hospital, Johnson City. DeVault also suffered head and chest injuries and died about six hours after being admitted to the hospital.
See picture of smashed automobile on page 8-A
In critical condition late Saturday night was John W. Correll, about 42, 128 Boone St., Jonesboro, who suffered chest injuries and head lacerations.
Less seriously hurt was Gus Breeding, 34, Bloomingdale Rd., Kingsport, brother of James and driver of the car, according to investigating officers. He was admitted to Memorial Hospital for treatment of small head lacerations.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department at Johnson City said a manslaughter charge had been placed against Breeding.
The accident occurred about 5 p.m. at a dangerous intersection about one forth mile off Route 23. Correll, a worker in heating units and guttering was alone in his 1948 model car and apparently driving towards Jonesboro.
The 1950 model car in which two were to be fatally hurt evidently was traveling towards Gray Station.
The roads leading to the intersection are straight.
The right front of the Breeding car struck the left front of Correll's vehicle, knocking it about 20 feet from the point of impact, according to the first person on the scene after the accident, Clarence Mattingly, an auto repairman from Jonesboro.
The Breeding car had stopped after breaking through a panel fence to the left of the road, Mattingly said, and two men lay near it, one whose feet were in the car and his head on the ground. He did not see a third man near or in the car, he said.
Correll was lying in the road curled up, Mattingly stated.
As others arrived and stopped, Mattingly advised Mrs. B. D. Young, whose home is nearby, to call an ambulance and the Highway Patrol. He said he also advised against moving any of the victims until an ambulance came.
Saturday's fatal crash was investigated by Sheriff John R. Deakins, Deputies Ed Phillips, Milt Sluder, and Chief Deputy Bill Taylor and Highway patrol Cpl. Jim Long.
James Breeding was a native of Sullivan County and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He owned and operated Williams Machine Shop at Litz Manor. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Janie Breeding; two children, Carolyn and Jimmy; his mother, Mrs. J. K. Breeding, Route 2, Kingsport; three brothers in addition to Gus - Ernest, Sydney and Kemper, all of Route 2, Kingsport; three sisters, Mrs. I. E. Bevins, Bristol, Mrs. Mabel Peters, San Diego, Calif. and Mrs. Parker Lovelace, Route 1, Kingsport.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport News (Kingsport, Tennessee); Monday, 29 Aug 1955; page 1 column 4; (Ancestry.com)

One Survivor Of Fatal Car Wreck 'Poor'
The two survivors of Saturday afternoon's fatal auto collision at he Boones Creek-Gray Station roads intersection in Washington County were reported "poor" and "fair" respectively at Memorial Hospital at Johnson City late Sunday.
The accident was fatal to Elon H. DeVault, 37, of Rock Springs Community, and James V. Breeding, 37, RFD Jonesboro. Both were passengers in a car driven by Gus Breeding, 34, Bloomingdale Road, listed Sunday in fair condition. He suffered head lacerations.
Still in poor condition was John W. Correll, about 42, 128 Boone Street, Jonesboro, driver and lone occupant of the second vehicle. Correll suffered chest and head injuries.
The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported a manslaughter charge would be placed against Breeding.

OBITUARY - The Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tennessee); Monday, August 29, 1955; page 8 column 8; (Ancestry.com)

Elon H. DeVault
Funeral services for Elon Horace DeVault, 27, Rock Springs Community, who died at 11 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital, Johnson City, following an automobile accident, will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Methodist Church.
The Rev. I. G. Crowder assisted by the Rev. J. B. Overbay will officiate. Burial is to be in the adjoining cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Paul Lizenby, Claude Chase, Denzil Lady, John D. Trivette, Don Strong, Joe Price, M. G. Cale, and Bill Godsey.
Devault is survived by his widow, the former Roberta Bellemy of Kingsport, and one son, Jason Earl, both of Rock Springs; his mother, Mrs. Nannie Deakins DeVault, Rock Springs; four brothers, Paul, Verlin, and J. C. Jr., all of Kingsport, and David of Sacramento, Calif; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Fink, Rock Springs, and Mrs. Gus Breeding, Bloomingdale Road.
He attended Rock Springs School and Sullivan High and served the Navy following World War II. He was a member of Hammond Post No. 3, American Legion.
He had been employed at Mountain Bay Construction Co.
The body was to be removed to the home Monday at 2 p.m.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - "$15,000 Damages---," Kingsport News (Kingsport, Tennessee); Thursday, 29 November 1955; page 8 column 5; (Ancestry.com)

".....The trial of another damage suit over a fatal traffic accident was recessed late Monday until Tuesday morning.
In it, Roberta DeVault, widow of Elon DeVault, asked $50,000 damages from Augustus Breeding and Billy Joe and John W. Correll. At the end of testimony for the plaintiff Judge Shelburne Ferguson directed the suits against Corrells be dismissed, leaving Breeding the defendant.
The suit arises from a wreck Aug. 27 near Boone's Creek in which two men were killed."

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Kingsport News (Kingsport, Tennessee); Thursday, December 1, 1955; page 10 column 1; (Ancestry.com)

Judge Grants New Trial In Case Here
Judge Shelburne Ferguson granted a motion Wednesday for a new trial for a damage suit in which a widow was awarded $15,000 Tuesday in the traffic death of her husband.
The judges action came just before the November term of Kingsport Law Court adjourned here shortly before noon.
The motion for a new trial filed by the defendant, was made in the suit over the death of Elon DeVault in an auto collision Aug. 27 near Boones Creek. The attorney for the defendant charged the deceased was guilty of contributory negligence.
It was a Law Court jury which awarded $15,000 Tuesday to the widow of Elon DeVault.
The widow, Mrs. Roberta DeVault, asked $50,000 damages from Augustus Breeding and Billy Joe and John W. Carroll. At the end of Monday's testimony Judge Shelburne Ferguson directed the suits against the Carrolls be dismissed, leaving Breeding the defendant. .......


FEB. 13, 1928 - AUG. 27, 1955.

Elsie Laura DeVault

F, b. 10 April 1917, d. 3 April 1961
     Elsie Laura DeVault was born on 10 April 1917 at Calhoun Co. (probably), MI. She was the daughter of Ralph Pulliam DeVault and Ruth C. Tenney. Elsie Laura DeVault married Dr. Peter Allen Hillier M.D., son of (?) Hillier and (?) Enessdean. Elsie Laura DeVault died on 3 April 1961 at Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 43.

Emily Kathleen DeVault

F, b. 25 November 1888, d. 14 April 1963
     Emily Kathleen DeVault was born on 25 November 1888 at Bristol Independent City, VA. She was the daughter of Milton Tucker DeVault and Timmie Eugenia Cardwell. Emily Kathleen DeVault married Byrne Aloysius Padon, son of Anthony Joseph Padon and Elizabeth Byrne, in June 1922 at Shanghai, China. Emily Kathleen DeVault died on 14 April 1963 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 74. She was buried in April 1963 at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX.

Children of Emily Kathleen DeVault and Byrne Aloysius Padon

Emma Isabelle DeVault

F, b. 20 May 1874, d. 29 December 1959
     Note: New Florence Leader

Miss Emma!

Leads in the Vote For the Week.



Vote For Your Favorite.

When it rains it pours. When the boys vote the ballots roll in. The week just closed has been one of the greatest in the history of the Contest. Ballots have been coming by the hundreds through the mails and by individuals and the nearer the end the faster they come in. The present outlook indicates an enormous vote between this and the close Tuesday night. Up to Wednesday night Miss Emma Davault takes the lead by a small vote, while Miss Bunnie Benson is an extremly close second, with Miss Minnie Bast in third place. Miss Murtle Wright receives a handsome vote and passes Miss Jennie Baker, while Miss Hattie McCuin is within a few votes of taking fifth place from Miss Baker. The vote has been materially increased along the line and some wonderful changes can be made before the polls close next Tuesday night.
The closing part of the contest is proving so great that we ask all parties voting to label their packages with the number of votes so the counting may be expedited. As Judges for counting the ballots, Messrs Louis Phillips, S P Stewart and J C Dickison have agreed to act. These gentlemen will, we think, give satisfaction as they are in no wise interested, and neither have cast a ballot. They will take the ballots in charge and announce the official vote as soon after the polls close as possible.
Voters and friends of the young ladies must positively remember that the polls close Tuesday night at 9 o'clock, by our office clock. We give the list of contestants in full and next week will give the official votes.


Any subscriber paying one year in advance on their subscription shall receive 10 ballots free.
Any person in arrears on subscription who will pay the same and one year in advance, shall receive 25 ballots free.
Any new subscriber paying in advance shall be entitled to 10 ballots.
Any person subscribing and agree to pay within six months shall be entitled to 5 ballots.


George and Emma owned a beautiful home in Bayard. At one time the address was 740 Canton St. The house was located at the corner of Canton St. and Wisner Ave. Bayard has changed their street names and the address is now 138 7th St. (the corner of 1st Ave. and 7th St.)

Bayard Transcript - October 24, 1929

Mrs. C. H. Harpole entertained a few friends of her son, George, Wednesday evening the occasion being his 12th birthday anniversary. At 6 o'clock a delicious dinner was served. Covers were laid for twelve and Halloween suggestions were used in the decorations. The dinner was followed by a theatre party. The guests were Ralph Bristol, Lewis Ninegar, Everett Norgren, James Basset, Bill Heyl, Bobby Harms, Dorothy Hochstettler, Jerre Deines, Jacquelyn Leach, Wilma Nichols and Margaret Klemke.

Note From Bible of Emma Isabelle (DeVault) Harpole:

Emma I. Harpole died Tuesday evening at 7 P. M. Dec. 29, 1959, age - 85 yrs., 7mo. & 9 days.

Note From Address Book of Emma Isabelle (DeVault) Harpole:

Had heart attack Monday nite, June 2nd, went to hospital June 2nd.

Left hospital June 15th, went to Mrs. Cassells, came home on Thursday, June 19th.

Mrs. Keep helped me till I was able to wait on myself.

Tuesday, July 15, still not able to be up all day.

Went to McFarlands Rest Home Aug. 1st.

Went to hospital Aug. 10, 1959, stayed 2 weeks, came home, was in bed 6 weeks, went back to hospital, stayed 12 days, came home.

Went to hospital Aug. 9th for nose bleed and came home Aug. 11, 1959.

Emma Isabelle DeVault was born on 20 May 1874 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Henry DaVault and Caroline Euphemia Clark. Emma Isabelle DeVault married Charles Henry Harpole, son of William Harpole and Eliza Ritchie, on 17 March 1915 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE,

Bayard Transcript:

DeVault -- Harpole

Wednesday at about twelve o'clock at the M. E. parsonage occured the marriage of Mr. Chas. H. Harpole to Miss Emma DeVault.
The ceremony was preform by Rev. E. L. Torrence in the presence of a few friends.
This estimable couple have lived to long and played to important a part in Bayard's social and business world to need an introduction from us.
Immediately after the service the couple left for Denver where they will spend a few day before returning to take up their residence in Mr. Harpole's beautiful home.
The Transcript takes more than ordinary pleasure in wishing a happy and prosperous married life.

Emma Isabelle DeVault lived at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. She died on 29 December 1959 at Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., NE, at age 85 OBITUARY

Bayard Transcript - January 7, 1960


Final rites for a pioneer Bayard woman, Mrs. Emma Harpole, were held Thursday from the Benson Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, with the Rev. Richard Carlyon officiating. Interment followed in the Bayard cemetery.
Pallbearer were R. C. Bassett, C. E. Moberg, John Hunt, John Ducker, Merle Hughes and Fred Wolff.
The following obituary was prepared by Mrs. R. C. Bassett, at the request of Mrs. Harpole prior to her death:
Emma Isabelle DeVault, daughter of Henry and Caroline DeVault was born in New Florence, Missouri, May 20, 1874. In 1901 with her parents she moved to Nebraska, locating at Bayard. On March 17, 1915 she was united in marriage to Charles H. Harpole, also a pioneer of Bayard, where he was engaged in the merchatile business. They were the parents on one son, George. Mr. Harpole died December 11, 1941, and in 1943 Mrs. Harpole and George moved to Scottsbluff, where she was supervisor of the sewing and housekeeping department of the West Nebraska Hospital for 2 1/2 years, when she was forced to retire because of ill health.
In early childhood the subject of this sketch united with the Methodist Church, of which she remained a loyal and devout member until her death. Some years ago she was the recipient of the honorary 50-year Membership Pin which the church presents to those who have maintained membership fifty or more years. During the active period of her life Mrs. Harpole served her church faithfully and efficiently as President of the Epworth League, Superintendent of the Primary Department of the Sunday School, President of the Ladies Aid Society, and ever responded to the call of duty for her church and her community. She was also active in the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society and the Woman'sClub.
When death came she was a member of the First Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, and as long as her health permitted, she was a faithful attendant at its services and also of the Woman's Societry of Christian Service. Mrs Harpole was a devoted homemaker, a loving wife and mother, a loyal friend and a dedicated Christian.
Survivors include her only son, George, two grandchildren, George Jr. and Susan of Minatare; three nieces, Miss Dorothy DeVault of Scottsbluff, Mrs, C. E. Moberg of Bayard and Mrs. K. C. Tishoff of Denver two nephews, Lynn DeVault of Livingston Montana and French DeVault of Connecticut.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."

She was buried in 1959 at Bayard Cemetery, Bayard, Morrill Co., NE.

Child of Emma Isabelle DeVault and Charles Henry Harpole

Ettie Estelle DeVault

F, b. 6 July 1898, d. 11 October 1988
     Ettie Estelle DeVault was born on 6 July 1898 at McDowell Co., NC. She was the daughter of Hugh Alexander Tate DeVault and Mary Alice Brown. Ettie Estelle DeVault married Robert Carr Cobb, son of William Eugene Cobb and Mahala Jane Ledford, on 25 June 1924. Ettie Estelle DeVault died on 11 October 1988 at Morganton, Burke Co., NC, at age 90. She was buried in October 1988 at Oak Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, Burke Co., NC.
Note: Ettie (DeVault) Cobb had a "DeVault" Bible in her possession that provided much of the information on the family of Sidney Bulow and Laura Theresa (DeVault) Scott.

Eva Ruth DeVault

F, b. 9 March 1920, d. August 1979
     Eva Ruth DeVault was born on 9 March 1920 at Hilltop, Douglas Co., CO. She was the daughter of Charles P. DeVault and Elizabeth Cain. Eva Ruth DeVault married Raymond Heath on 13 August 1939. Eva Ruth DeVault died in August 1979 at Jefferson Co. (probably), CO, at age 59.

Florence DeVault

F, b. 25 July 1873, d. 12 January 1913
     Florence DeVault was born on 25 July 1873 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of John David DeVault and Nancy Melvina Hartness. Florence DeVault married Thomas Jefferson Fulkerson Jr., son of Thomas Jefferson Fulkerson and Margaret Pickens, circa 1890. Florence DeVault died on 12 January 1913 at age 39. She was buried in January 1913 at Kendricks Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN.

Children of Florence DeVault and Thomas Jefferson Fulkerson Jr.


  1. [S1256] 1880 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1281; FHL #1255281.

Foy Niles DeVault

M, b. 27 February 1900, d. 24 April 1984
     Foy Niles DeVault was born on 27 February 1900. He was the son of Frederick William DeVault and Laura Adelaide Martin. Foy Niles DeVault married Hazel Harrison, daughter of James Landon Harrison and Laura Conner. Foy Niles DeVault died on 24 April 1984 at age 84. He was buried in April 1984 at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City, Washington Co., TN.

Francis Howard DeVault

M, b. 21 April 1917, d. 30 August 1998
     Francis Howard DeVault was born on 21 April 1917 at Martinsburg, Audrain Co., MO. He was the son of John Baker DeVault and Effie Dye Walker. Francis Howard DeVault married Edna Irene Lierheimer, daughter of George Lierheimer and Lillie Erisman, on 10 May 1942 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO. Francis Howard DeVault died on 30 August 1998 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO, at age 81

Francis DeVault
Francis H. DeVault, 81, of 2820 Highway Z, Mexico, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Audrain Medical Center.
Funeral services for Mr. DeVault will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Arnold Funeral Home with Dave Fray officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. DeVault had lived in Mexico since 1939. He had worked at Kaiser Refractories for 15 years, and also farmed north of Mexico. He was born April 21, 1917, in Martinsburg, a son of John B. and Effie Walker DeVault. On May 10, 1942, he married Edna I Lierheimer at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. She survives at the home. He is also survived by two sons, Donald W. DeVault of Paris and Charles H. DeVault of Mexico; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, and a twin sister, Ruth Read of La Jolla, California.
He was preceded in death by one brother, John B. DeVault, Jr. Mr. DeVault was a 1936 Graduate of Mexico High School. He was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and a former member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico. He was also a member of the Mexico Moose Lodge.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation or Bethel Presbyterian Church.

He was buried in September 1998 at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mexico, Audrain Co., MO.

Frank Alton DeVault

M, b. 5 April 1906, d. 27 September 1960
     Frank Alton DeVault was born on 5 April 1906 at Shelby Co., IN. He was the son of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Frank Alton DeVault married Hazel Irene DeBaun, daughter of Charles E. DeBaun and Minnie E. Schonfield, on 16 June 1932 at Marion Co., IN. Frank Alton DeVault married Zirla Clark, daughter of Frank O. Clark, in 1942, no children. Frank Alton DeVault died on 27 September 1960 at age 54 OBITUARY - The Indianapolis Star; Indianapolis, Indiana; Wednesday, September 28, 1960; Page 23 (Newspapers.com)

Frank DeVault
Shelbyville, Ind. (Spl) -- Frank DeVault, 54 years old, 1302 Lexington Avenue, Indianapolis, died yesterday morning while helping to load horses into a truck on a Shelby county farm.
Mr. DeVault, a New York Central Railroad switchman and harness horseman, was stricken at the Cletus Kuhn farm near the Shelby-Rush County lines. It was believed he suffered a heart attack.
He had resided all of his life in Shelby County until going to Indianapolis 17 years ago. Mr. DeVault was a member of the Brookfield Baptist Church.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Zirla DeVault, five sisters, Mrs. James Lamb and Mrs. Garnet Keplinger, both of Shelbyville, Mrs. Nelis Wilkins of Indianapolis, Mrs. Walter Anderson of Rush County and Mrs. Walter Binkley of Chicago, and five brothers, Roy, Harry and Ralph DeVault, all of Shelby County, Fred DeVault of Greenfield and Louis DeVault of Madison.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Murphy Mortuary in Shelbyville.

Note: The term "harness horseman" as used in Frank's obituary is believed to refer to harness racing.

He was buried in 1960 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN.

Frank Fitzgerald DeVault

M, b. July 1878, d. 1904
     Frank Fitzgerald DeVault was born in July 1878 at North Carolina. He was the son of Charles Wesley DeVault and Laura L. Pulliam. Frank Fitzgerald DeVault died in 1904 Died at age 17. He was buried in 1904 at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., North Carolina.

Frank Shields DeVault

M, b. 3 April 1905, d. 27 March 1976
     Frank Shields DeVault was born on 3 April 1905 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Joseph Gilbert DeVault and Nannie Elvira DePew. Frank Shields DeVault married Isabelle Duncan, daughter of William Southern Duncan and Princess A. Gates, on 23 December 1933 at Mt. Airy, Surry Co., NC. Occupation: High school teacher, Galax, Virginia and principal at Woodlawn High School, Carroll County, Virginia. Frank Shields DeVault lived in 1961 at Woodlawn, VA. He died on 27 March 1976 at Galax, VA, at age 70. He was buried in March 1976 at Felts Memorial Cemetery, Galax, VA.

Frederick DeVault

M, b. 26 January 1840, d. 5 March 1903
     Frederick DeVault was born on 26 January 1840 at the farm six miles from Greeneville, Greene Co., TN.1 He was the son of David DeVault and Mariah Cox. Frederick DeVault died on 5 March 1903 at age 63.
Note: Did not marry.


  1. [S2744] 1860 Federal Census, Greene County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1252; FHL #805252.

Frederick Reece DeVault

M, b. 22 May 1916, d. 26 February 1993
     Frederick Reece DeVault was born on 22 May 1916 at Shelbyville, Shelby Co. (probably), IN. He was the son of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Frederick Reece DeVault married Florence C. Ruschhaupt, daughter of William August Ruschhaupt and Emma Hibner. Frederick Reece DeVault began military service WW II service, U.S. Army, Sergeant. He died on 26 February 1993 at Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, at age 76. He was buried in 1993 at New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, Hancock Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 15318193.

Frederick Russell DeVault

M, b. 18 July 1855, d. 9 March 1945
     Note: Provided much of the family history information in 1937 to Newland DeVault for his book.

Member and Elder in the Leesburg Presbyterian Church for over 60 years.

Frederick Russell DeVault was born on 18 July 1855 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of John DaVault and Amanda Jane Russell. Occupation: Farmer and historian. Frederick Russell DeVault was educated; Private schools and King College. He married Blanche Etta Sill, daughter of Frederick Sill and Mary Stiver, on 4 February 1880 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. Frederick Russell DeVault died on 9 March 1945 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, at age 89 OBITUARY - Johnson City Press, March 10, 1945

Frederick Russell DeVault, 89, died at 8:30 o'clock last night at his home at Leesburg after a brief illness. He had been a member and elder of the Leesburg Prebyterian Church for 50 years.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Blanche Sill DeVault; two sons, E. G. DeVault of Bristol and H. U. DeVault of Prince Albert, Canada; a daughter, Mrs. D. D. Roseborough of Mount Dora, Fla; and eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Leesburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. J. Leo Hall, Pastor, and the Rev. W. C. Young in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home is in charge.
He was buried in March 1945 at Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, Headstone legend:

JULY 18, 1855 -- MARCH 9, 1945
OCT. 28, 1858 -- DEC. 7, 1952.

Children of Frederick Russell DeVault and Blanche Etta Sill

Frederick William DeVault

M, b. 1 June 1851, d. 27 June 1939
     Frederick William DeVault was born on 1 June 1851 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault and Nancy Kitzmiller. Frederick William DeVault married Laura Adelaide Martin, daughter of Henry A. Martin and Matilda Brown, on 2 October 1873. Occupation: Teacher and 13th pastor of Buffalo Ridge Church, 1905 - 1910. at Washington Co., TN. Frederick William DeVault died on 27 June 1939 at Washington Co., TN, at age 88.1 He was buried in June 1939 at Gray Community Cemetery, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Frederick William DeVault and Laura Adelaide Martin


  1. [S28] Charles M. Bennett, Washington County Cemetery Records., 55.

Frederick William DeVault

M, b. 6 May 1893, d. 9 June 1971
     Frederick William DeVault was born on 6 May 1893. He was the son of Frederick William DeVault and Laura Adelaide Martin. Frederick William DeVault married Frances Robertson. Frederick William DeVault married Florence Ward. Frederick William DeVault died on 9 June 1971 at age 78.

George C. DeVault1

M, b. 1 January 1834, d. 6 March 1891
     George C. DeVault was born on 1 January 1834 at Ross Co., OH.1 He was the son of Jasper DeVault and Nancy Ross.1 George C. DeVault married Prudence Davalt, daughter of John Davalt and Julia Ann Blevins, on 25 March 1858. George C. DeVault died on 6 March 1891 at Winterset, Madison Co., IA, at age 57. He was buried in March 1891 at Norwalk Cemetery, Warren Co., IA.
Note: per Tracy DeVault:

George was a descendant of Pierre D'Veau. As far as we know Pierre was not related to Henry Dewald of Pennsylvania. At least one other descendant of Pierre married a descendant of Henry Dewald of Pennsylvania. That was Edward Blades-Hervey who married Mary Lauretta Hughes Patterson.

Children of George C. DeVault and Prudence Davalt


  1. [S248] 1850 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 725.

George Edward DeVault

M, b. 28 August 1908
     George Edward DeVault was born on 28 August 1908 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of William Weldon DeVault and Adelaide Gresham.

George Henry DeVault

M, b. 1 January 1812, d. 31 March 1889
     George Henry DeVault was also known as "Henry". He was born on 1 January 1812 at Hanover, York Co., PA. He was the son of Jacob Davault and Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller. George Henry DeVault married Emily Seraphina Berry, daughter of John Berry and Kitty Shryock, on 28 May 1847 at Elizabethton, Carter Co., TN. George Henry DeVault died on 31 March 1889 at Bristol Independent City, VA, at age 77. He was buried in April 1889 at East Hill Cemetery, Bristol Independent City, VA.
Note: Henry established a tannery at Elizabethton, Tennessee and it was here that he met Emily Berry.

Letter from George DeVault's grandson, David Sullins DeVault, to Newland DeVault, February 6, 1951
"There is an episode that may be worth telling. During the Civil War, a friend of my Grandfather (George Henry DeVault) told him that a band of Unionists were planning to burn his property at Elizabethton and kill him. He hastily packed what he could carry in two wagons and at 2 A.M. set out for the Tenn-Va state line, arriving at Goodson (now Bristol) Va at 3 P.M. the next day and bought a house at or on the Virginia side of town."

Children of George Henry DeVault and Emily Seraphina Berry

George Henry DeVault

M, b. 24 July 1864, d. 13 January 1888
     George Henry DeVault was born on 24 July 1864 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of John David DeVault and Cynthia H. Wells. Cause of death: on 13 January 1888 spinal meningitis. George Henry DeVault died on 13 January 1888 at Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, at age 23. He was buried in January 1888 at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.


  1. [S1256] 1880 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1281; FHL #1255281.

George Jefferson DeVault

M, b. 7 June 1906, d. 17 April 1957
     George Jefferson DeVault was born on 7 June 1906 at Twelve miles north of Jet, Alfalfa Co., OK. He was the son of Samuel Henry DeVault and Margaret Angeline Shutt. George Jefferson DeVault married Sadie Greenman, daughter of Frank C. Greenman and Mary Williams, on 11 September 1937 at Enid, Garfield Co., OK. George Jefferson DeVault died on 17 April 1957 at Enid, Garfield Co., OK, at age 50. Cause of death: on 17 April 1957 at Enid, Garfield Co., OK, Collapsed and died of a heart attack at Fred Lewis' auto body shop. He was buried in April 1957 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Garfield Co., OK, Findagrave #140074156.

Children of George Jefferson DeVault and Sadie Greenman

George Valentine DeVault

M, b. 23 February 1862, d. 23 March 1951
     George Valentine DeVault was born on 23 February 1862 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Valentine DeVault and Edna Anne Hannah. George Valentine DeVault married Margaret Embry, daughter of Charles Talton Embry and Elizabeth H. Bridges, on 30 August 1893 at Jessamine Co., KY. George Valentine DeVault married Barbara E. Higgenbothom, daughter of Reese Bowen Higgenbothom and Louise Jame Emmons, after January 1920. George Valentine DeVault died on 23 March 1951 at Umatilla, Lake Co., FL, at age 89.

Gideon DeVault

M, b. 1810
     Gideon DeVault was born in 1810 at North Carolina.1 He was the son of Valentine DeVault and Anna Barbara May. Gideon DeVault married Elizabeth Gerringer.

Child of Gideon DeVault and Elizabeth Gerringer


  1. [S1873] 1850 Federal Census, Guilford County, North Carolina. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 632.

Glenna DeVault

F, b. 11 April 1867, d. 17 September 1912
     Glenna DeVault married an unknown person on 10 October 188 at Washington Co., TN. She was born on 11 April 1867 at Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Valentine DeVault and Florence Allison. Glenna DeVault married Michael D. Massengill, son of John Massengill and Mary Jane Colbaugh, on 10 October 1888 at Washington Co., TN, Five children born, all living as of the 1910 census.3 Glenna DeVault died on 17 September 1912 at age 45. She was buried in September 1912 at Piney Flats United Methodist Church Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN, Find A Grave Memorial# 76453657.

Children of Glenna DeVault and Michael D. Massengill


  1. [S2773] 1870 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1565; FHL #553064.
  2. [S464] 1880 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA T9, Roll 1284; FHL #1255284.
  3. [S1694] 1910 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1522; FHL #1375535.

Harriett Artheretta DeVault

F, b. 4 February 1922, d. 3 October 1992
     Harriett Artheretta DeVault was born on 4 February 1922 at Shelby Co., IN. She was the daughter of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Harriett Artheretta DeVault married Garnett Wendell Keplinger, son of Jefferson Leonard Keplinger and Evelyn Clark, on 3 April 1944. Harriett Artheretta DeVault died on 3 October 1992 at Indiana at age 70. She was buried in October 1992 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 91359569.

Harry Arthur DeVault

M, b. 4 February 1922, d. 17 April 1999
     Harry Arthur DeVault was born on 4 February 1922 at Shelby Co., IN. He was the son of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence. Harry Arthur DeVault married Erma Ellen Rutherford, daughter of Cecil William Rutherford and Zelphia Lavon Sink, on 2 September 1951 at St. Paul, Decatur Co., IN. Harry Arthur DeVault died on 17 April 1999 at Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ, at age 77 OBITUARY

Former Shelbyville resident Harry A. DeVault, 77, Mesa, Ariz., died Saturday at Mesa Lutheran Hospital.
He was born Feb. 4, 1922, in Shelby County to William and Stella (Pence) DeVault. He married Erma (Rutherford) DeVault on Sept. 2, 1951, and she survives.
Mr. DeVault was an auto mechanic, retiring in 1987. He moved to Arizona from Shelbyville in 1985.
Mr. DeVault was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of American Legion Post 70, Shelbyville, and the Shelbyville Masonic Lodge.
Other survivors include a daughter, Karen Hoyt, Paris, Mich; two sisters, Elizabeth Lamb, Shelbyville, and Melvina Binkley, Westport; a brother, Roy DeVault, Shelbyville; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters and five brothers.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. L.J. Poe officiating. Burial will be in Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul. Graveside military services will be conducted by Shelby County veterans organizations.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Shelby Lodge 28, F.&A.M., will conduct Masonic rites at 8 p.m.

He was buried in April 1999 at Paul Hill Cemetery, St. Paul, Decatur Co., IN.