William Joseph DeVault

M, b. 9 September 1941, d. 9 September 1941
     William Joseph DeVault died on 9 September 1941. He was born on 9 September 1941. He was the son of William Weldon DeVault and Mary Snyder.

William Lynn DeVault

M, b. 23 August 1897, d. July 1966
     William Lynn DeVault was born on 23 August 1897 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. He was the son of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell. William Lynn DeVault married Leris Junita Hoggarth in May 1931. William Lynn DeVault lived at Livingston, Park Co., MT. He died in July 1966 at Livingston, Park Co., MT, at age 68.

William Paul DeVault

M, b. 31 March 1917, d. 30 September 1980
     William Paul DeVault was born on 31 March 1917 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of Jesse Cleveland DeVault and Lillie G. Carroll. William Paul DeVault married Evelyn Brown. William Paul DeVault died on 30 September 1980 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 63.

Citations

  1. [S3855] 1930 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1181; FHL #2342015.

William Peter DeVault

M, b. 13 April 1863, d. 31 March 1929
     William Peter DeVault was born on 13 April 1863 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry DaVault and Caroline Euphemia Clark. William Peter DeVault was educated at Kirksville Business College, Kirksville, MO.
Note: William Peter DeVault attended Kirksville Business College. Soon afterwards he went west and settled at Loup City, Nebraska where he became a teacher for several years. In 1877 he married Annie Elizabeth Campbell. They took up a homestead four miles from Bayard, Nebraska where he taught school and was later employed by a bank. Sometime before 1910 he became involved in real estate sales.

William Peter DeVault lived in and around Bayard for forty years. In 1920 he divorced Annie and married Cecil Donovan of Alliance, Nebraska. Marvel (Hillman) DeVault says that William and Cecil lived in the house next door to his first wife, Annie. Supposedly, Annie never left the house after that. (Marvel says this house was the first house on the right when coming from her parents' farm.)

William Peter DeVault worked for the Great Western Sugar Company. (This was known locally as the Sugar Beet Plant. When the plant closed it nearly killed Bayard.)

In 1935, about the time Marvel Hillman and Bill DeVault graduated from High school, Marvel says Bill and his mother, Cecile DeVault, were living in the basement of the DeVault house. This must have been Annie DeVault's house as both William Peter and his second wife, Cecil DeVault, were both dead.


POEM WRITTEN BY WILLIAM PETER DEVAULT

Chimney Rock

On a far off western prairie
Stands a rock of great renown,
And its shape is like a chimney
And its base is rods around.

Years ago this old rock stood there
And the travelers one by one
Rested in its friendly shelter
From the hot and burning sun.

Nobly stands this rock of ages
While a river by its side
Flowing down the golden valley
Spreads its waters far and wide.

And between the rock and river
Runs a trail now dim and old
A trail implanted there by seekers
Seekers of fame and gold.

But ere they reached their destination
Ere they reached the golden lands
The redmen met them in this valley
Killing their little bands.

Could this rock relate its history
Many a tale indeed t'would tell
Tales of true and noble warriors
Who engaged in battle fell.

But instead it stands in silence
Uttering not a word or sound
Only a grim reminder
Of the danger that hovered round.

Tho this grand old rock was a witness
Of years of adventure and strife
Yet it stood as a benefactor
To the weary travelers life.

Let us hold it then in memory
As a famous rock of old
As a guide on the Oregon trail
To the fields of wealth untold.


OBITUARY

W. P. DEVAULT DIES AT HOME IN THIS CITY ON MARCH 31

Lived Near Bayard in Early 90's and Has Been Identified with Best Interests.

The news that W. P. DeVault had passed away came as a most decided shock to this community where he has been identified for the past forty years. While it was known for some time that his health was not all to be desired, the seriousness of his condition was unknown, and on March 31, at 1:15 a. m., he quietly fell asleep at his home in this city.

W. P. DeVault was born April 13, 1863, at New Florence, Mo., where he lived during his early childhood. After finishing his grade school course he entered the Kirksville Business college where he completed his business course, after which he came west and resided at Loup City, Neb., where he became a teacher for several years.

In the year 1887 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna E. Campbell and to this union were born six children, four girls and two boys.

After coming farther west in 1888, they homesteaded four miles from Bayard where they endured the hardships of pioneer life.

Mr. DeVault taught school in the rural districts and was employed in Bayard's first store and bank. He held many positions of trust and confidence during his forty years of residence in and around Bayard. He was a man of high ideals, clean habits, and exemplary character.

On April 13, 1920, he was married to Miss Cecil Donovan of Alliance, Neb., and lived in Bayard, holding a position with the Great Western Sugar company until the last two or three months when he was in poor health. He was confined to his room for only a short time before his departure of this life which came on March 31, 1929, at 1:15 a. m.

Those left to mourn the departure are a wife and six children: Mrs. Mildred Mishoff (Sic) of Denver, Colo; Henry of Iowa; Mrs. Maude Moberg of Bayard, Neb; Lynn of Billings, Mont; Marjorie and Dorothy DeVault of Bayard, Neb; one sister, Mrs. C. H. Harpole and two grandchildren, William Dallas DeVault and Marjorie Beth Moberg, and a great number of friends and acquaintances.

The funeral services were conducted at the family home with Rev. A. J. May, pastor of the Methodist church, in charge, the deceased having joined that church in 1911.

A male quartet of Messrs. A. H. Keys, John Ducker, Paul Lathrop and Bartell Moore, George Mason accompanying them on the violin, sang "Remember me, O Mighty One," "There's a Light in the Valley for Me" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere."

By request the pastor used the 14th chapter of John and the first six verses for the scripture and for the text John 14:1.

Interment was made in the Alliance cemetery, Messrs. A. M. Ginn, Ralph Bristol, Earl Heyl, L. A. Fricke, John Mueller and R. A. Wisner acting as pall bearers.

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From "Pioneering in the Shadow of Chimney Rock" by Leon Moomaw

W. P. DeVAULT

W. P. DeVault arrived in the area in December 1888, taking a homestead north of the new village of Bayard. Their first house was built of black-root sod secured real near the place where they located the house. Dan Hults dug an 80 foot well for him but found no water.

Just exactly what caused Mr. DeVault to come West is not known. He may have been influenced by family relationships. Mrs. DeVault's brother, Elbert Campbell, had filed on a homestead earlier. Mrs. Sarah Campbell, Mrs. DeVault's mother, also had taken a homestead. Her brother, David Lamson, was a Seventh Day Adventist preacher who held services at the "Old Sod Church." Later, Mr. DeVault's father and mother, a brother and two sisters came West, so kinship surely did have some influence in their lives.

When living on the homestead, Mr. DeVault tells of an instance when 4500 steers which were being driven to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, made deep paths in black root sod as they crossed his place. In the early days, Mr. DeVault was asked the question, what was his first mode of travel? His reply was, "walking." Old timers verify the fact that he did walk a great deal, having no other means of travel.

W. P. DeVault was one of those men who had the ability to fill in wherever needed. He taught at least two terms of school. In one of the early elections, he defeated Thomas Winter for Justice of the Peace, but never qualified -- he often took part on programs at celebrations -- he was at one time the defendant's lawyer in a case brought before the Justice of the peace -- he was at another time, elected as County Commissioner of Morrill County. In later years, Mr. DeVault was associated with W. T. McKelvey in the Real Estate business. They were affiliated with The Payne Investment Company helping to dispose of a great deal of land in this section.

In the Early day, Mr. DeVault had used his homestead as the basis for a sheep ranch and kept a band of sheep for many years. Early records show that he was constantly improving the quality of his herd. He was quite successful in carrying his flock through the winter with a limited amount of feed, yet with little loss.

Mr. DeVault finally sold his homestead for $650 or just a little more than $4 per acre. By the time his children were of school age the family moved to town where they all attended school. In 1921 Maude, one of the DeVault girls, was married to Chris E. Moberg. Mr. Moberg began working for the Great Western Sugar Company at Eaton, Colorado, in 1913. He continued in their employ coming to the Bayard factory in 1920 and was retired in 1955, making a total service of 42 years for the company -- 35 years of which were in Bayard. Mrs. Moberg has been the faithful librarian at the City Library for many years.

Special mention should be made of the DeVault sisters, Lizzie and Emma. They took a very active part in all of the early day church and social functions, also working in numerous positions. Later, Miss Emma DeVault became the wife of Charles H. Harpole. Today a worthy representative is found in George R. Harpole.

He married Anna Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Charles F. Campbell and Sarah Lamson, on 25 August 1888 at Sherman Co., NE. William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell were divorced in 1920. William Peter DeVault married Cecil Donovan, daughter of Millard Donovan and Zella (?), on 14 April 1920. William Peter DeVault was buried in 1929 at Alliance Cemetery, Alliance, Box Butte Co., NE. He died on 31 March 1929 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE, at age 65.

Children of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell

William Reeves DeVault

M, b. 23 June 1887, d. 16 June 1888
     William Reeves DeVault was born on 23 June 1887 at Washington Co., TN. He was the son of William Valentine DeVault and Barbara E. Higgenbothom. William Reeves DeVault died on 16 June 1888 at Washington Co., TN. He was buried in June 1888 at DeVault Cemetery, DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.

William Thomas DeVault

M, b. 14 April 1878, d. 13 November 1910
     William Thomas DeVault was born on 14 April 1878 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Dr. William Bruce DeVault and Mary Frances Powell. William Thomas DeVault married M. (?). William Thomas DeVault died on 13 November 1910 at Montgomery Co., MO, at age 32. He was buried in November 1910 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Child of William Thomas DeVault and M. (?)

William Thomas DeVault

M, b. 23 January 1921, d. 30 November 1996
     William Thomas DeVault was born on 23 January 1921 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO. He was the son of Julius Raymond DeVault and Hattie Mae James. William Thomas DeVault began military service on 6 May 1942 WW II service, U.S. Army, released 30 NOV 1945. He married Oarie Lee Casteltow before 1996. William Thomas DeVault died on 30 November 1996 at Urbana, Champaign Co., IL, at age 75 OBITUARY - The Pantagraph; Bloomfield, Indiana; Monday, December 2, 1996; Page 18 (via Newspapers.com)

William DeVault
FARMER CITY -- William Thomas "Bill" DeVault, 75, of Farmer City died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 30, 1996) at Covenant Medical Center, Urbana. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, Rev. Bud McMasters officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, with graveside military rites accorded. Visitation will be one hour before the funeral at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the William DeVault Memorial Fund in care of the Farmer City State Bank.
Survivors include his wife, Oarie Lee DeVault; three stepdaughters, Cheryl Pittman, Sue Haney and Mary Mann, all of Rantoul; two stepsons, Paul Lee Knechtges, Frederick, Md; and Billy K. Knechtges, Rantoul; two sisters, Dora O'neal and Dorothy Hubbs, both of Bloomington; two brothers, Robert L. DeVault, Farmer City; and Franklin L. DeVault, Normal; and 15 stepgrandchildren.

He was buried in December 1996 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, DeWitt Co., IL, Findagrave #43071270.
Note: NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Decatur Herald; Decatur, Illinois; Friday, February 7, 1947; Page 27 (via Newspapers.com)

Farmer City Men Fined
Farmer City, Feb. 6 -- William DeVault and Carl Scott, both of Farmer City, were arrested Wednesday night on a charge of fighting. They were taken to Clinton, where they were arraigned before Justice of the Peace, J. L. Costly who fined each $11 and costs. They paid and were released.

William Valentine DeVault

M, b. 21 November 1846, d. 12 September 1916
     William Valentine DeVault was born on 21 November 1846 at Washington Co., TN.1 He was the son of Jacob DeVault and Elizabeth Jane Clark. William Valentine DeVault married Elizabeth M. McAfee circa 1879. William Valentine DeVault married Barbara E. Higgenbothom, daughter of Reese Bowen Higgenbothom and Louise Jame Emmons, on 4 September 1883. William Valentine DeVault died on 12 September 1916 at Austin Springs, Washington Co., TN, at age 69. He was buried in September 1916 at DeVault Cemetery, DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.

Child of William Valentine DeVault and Elizabeth M. McAfee

Children of William Valentine DeVault and Barbara E. Higgenbothom

Citations

  1. [S467] 1850 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 898.

William Walker DeVault

M, b. 3 November 1880, d. 8 September 1934
     William Walker DeVault was also known as "Will". He was born on 3 November 1880 at Fordtown, Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of John David DeVault and Nancy Melvina Hartness. William Walker DeVault lived on 12 June 1900 at Civil District 14, Sullivan Co., TN, single, living with widowed mother and brothers David and Jesse, farming.1 He married Estella Mae Pence, daughter of William Allen Pence and Amanda Kelley, on 29 July 1903 at Marion Co., IN. William Walker DeVault died on 8 September 1934 at age 53. He was buried in September 1934 at Acton Cemetery, Acton, Marion Co., IN, Find A Grave Memorial# 49972895.

Children of William Walker DeVault and Estella Mae Pence

Citations

  1. [S1872] 1900 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1601; FHL #1241601.

William Washington DeVault

M, b. 13 November 1856, d. 28 August 1928
     William Washington DeVault was born on 13 November 1856 at Glen Alpine, Burke Co., NC. He was the son of Jacob A. DeVault and Mary Ann Alexander. William Washington DeVault married Kate Kincaid, daughter of Milton Welbourne Kincaid and Sophia Rebecca Moore, on 16 March 1886. William Washington DeVault died on 28 August 1928 at Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC, at age 71. He was buried in 1928 at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

Children of William Washington DeVault and Kate Kincaid

William Weldon DeVault

M, b. 3 October 1865, d. 29 March 1910
     William Weldon DeVault lived at Johnson City, TN. He was born on 3 October 1865 at Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Valentine DeVault and Edna Anne Hannah. William Weldon DeVault married Adelaide Gresham on 24 December 1902 at Her parents home, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. William Weldon DeVault was buried in 1910 at DeVault Cemetery, DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He died on 29 March 1910 at Washington Co., TN, at age 44.1

Children of William Weldon DeVault and Adelaide Gresham

Citations

  1. [S28] Charles M. Bennett, Washington County Cemetery Records., 97.

William Weldon DeVault

M, b. 29 September 1904
     William Weldon DeVault married Mary Snyder at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN. William Weldon DeVault was born on 29 September 1904 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of William Weldon DeVault and Adelaide Gresham.

Child of William Weldon DeVault and Mary Snyder

Zelda Lee DeVault

F, b. 17 July 1926, d. 12 January 1986
     Zelda Lee DeVault was born on 17 July 1926 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of Jesse Cleveland DeVault and Mamie Deakins. Zelda Lee DeVault married Augustus Lincoln Breeding, son of James Kemper Breeding and Lucy Aston Moore, on 15 July 1947 at Rossville, Walker Co., GA, MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT - Kingsport, Tennessee Times News; Sunday, July 27, 1947; page 3-B column 6; (Ancestry.com)

Miss Zelda DeVault Is Bride Of Augustus Breeding , July 16
The marriage of Miss Zelda Lee DeVault, daughter of Jesse C. DeVault, Rock Springs, and Augustus L. Breeding, son of J. K. Breeding, Route 2, Kingsport, was solemnized Wednesday July 16 at 11 o'clock in the morning in the First Baptist Church in Rossville, Ga. The Rev. E. V. Shivers officiated, using the double-ring ceremony.
The bride wore a street-length dress of egg shell crepe with brown accessories and a picture hat of brown straw with an open crown. Her corsage was a single yellow orchid.
The bride is a graduate of Sullivan High School and has been an employee of the Credit Service Bureau for the past 21 months.
Mr. Breeding attended Sullivan High School and served for three years in the U.S. Army, including 2 years in the E.T.O. He is now employed by Tennessee Eastman Corporation.
Mr. and Mrs. Breeding are making their home at 720 Fairview Avenue.

Zelda Lee DeVault died on 12 January 1986 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 59.

DeVault

F, b. 22 November 1876, d. 22 November 1876
     DeVault died on 22 November 1876 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. She was born on 22 November 1876. She was the daughter of John DaVault and Mary C. Carmack. DeVault was buried in November 1876 at Private burial ground across from DeVault Tavern, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN.

DeVault

M, b. 23 April 1928, d. 23 April 1928
     DeVault died on 23 April 1928. He was born on 23 April 1928. He was the son of Leland Tasaway DeVault and Ona Mae Wiard. DeVault was buried in April 1928 at Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice Co., KS.

DeVault

M, b. 23 April 1928, d. 23 April 1928
     DeVault died on 23 April 1928. He was born on 23 April 1928. He was the son of Leland Tasaway DeVault and Ona Mae Wiard. DeVault was buried in April 1928 at Bean Cemetery, Little River, Rice Co., KS.

DeVault

M, b. 4 September 1937, d. 4 September 1937
     DeVault died on 4 September 1937 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN. He was born on 4 September 1937 at Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of David Milton DeVault and Florence Katherine Baum.

Grace Tara Devault-Stoller

F, b. 10 February 1975, d. 15 February 1975
     Grace Tara Devault-Stoller was born on 10 February 1975 at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA. She was the daughter of Lynn Chesterman Stoller. Grace Tara Devault-Stoller died on 15 February 1975 at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA.

Alexander Dever

M, b. 14 May 1821, d. 28 January 1853
     Alexander Dever was born on 14 May 1821. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Alexander Dever died on 28 January 1853 at Mill Gap, Highland Co., VA, at age 31.

Andrew Jackson Dever

M, b. 30 March 1826, d. 24 December 1859
     Andrew Jackson Dever was born on 30 March 1826 at Back Creek, Bath Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Andrew Jackson Dever died on 24 December 1859 at Back Creek, Highland Co., VA, at age 33.

Eleanor Gilmore Dever

F, b. 18 January 1834
     Eleanor Gilmore Dever was also known as Ellen. She was born on 18 January 1834 at Bath Co., VA. She was the daughter of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Eleanor Gilmore Dever married Samuel Gwin on 12 October 1854 at Highland Co., VA.

Children of Eleanor Gilmore Dever and Samuel Gwin

Eliza V. Dever

F, b. 25 April 1845, d. 17 April 1926
     Eliza V. Dever was born on 25 April 1845 at Green Hill, Bath Co., VA. She was the daughter of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Eliza V. Dever married David H. Campbell on 16 February 1869 at Highland Co., VA. Eliza V. Dever died on 17 April 1926 at Warm Springs, Bath Co., VA, at age 80. She was buried on 18 April 1926 at Highland Co., VA.

Francis Dever

M, b. circa 1823, d. before 1901
     Francis Dever was born circa 1823 at Rockingham Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Francis Dever died before 1901.

Hugh Dever

M, b. circa 1828
     Hugh Dever was born circa 1828 at Bath Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Hugh Dever married Alcinda Susan Cleek on 24 April 1866 at Pocahontas Co., WV.

Jasper Newton Dever

M, b. 7 March 1835, d. 20 June 1909
     Jasper Newton Dever was born on 7 March 1835 at Bath Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Jasper Newton Dever died on 20 June 1909 at Highland Co., VA, at age 74.

John Dever

M, b. circa 1799, d. after 1860
     John Dever was born circa 1799 at Rockingham Co., VA. He married Eliza Gilmore, daughter of Samuel Gilmore and Ellen Bailey, on 16 May 1820 at Rockingham Co., VA. John Dever died after 1860.

Children of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore

John Dever

M, b. circa 1824, d. circa 1897
     John Dever was born circa 1824 at Rockingham Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. John Dever married Catherine Sprowl circa 1847. John Dever died circa 1897.

Margaret Jane Dever

F, b. circa 1832
     Margaret Jane Dever was born circa 1832 at Bath Co., VA. She was the daughter of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Margaret Jane Dever married Andrew Washington Moore circa 1864.

Martin Dever

M, b. 13 February 1837, d. 4 May 1907
     Martin Dever was born on 13 February 1837 at Bath Co., VA. He was the son of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Martin Dever was buried in 1907 at Highland Co., VA. He died on 4 May 1907 at age 70.

Nancy Jane Dever

F, b. 13 February 1838, d. 8 August 1895
     Nancy Jane Dever was born on 13 February 1838 at Bath Co., VA. She was the daughter of John Dever and Eliza Gilmore. Nancy Jane Dever married Peter Lightner Gum on 6 May 1861. Nancy Jane Dever died on 8 August 1895 at Highland Co., VA, at age 57.

Children of Nancy Jane Dever and Peter Lightner Gum