Dean Walter Davault1

M, b. 2 September 1921, d. 25 April 2011
     Dean Walter Davault was born on 2 September 1921 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS.1 He was the son of Walter Albert Davault and Jennie Ethel Cromer.1 Dean Walter Davault lived on 11 April 1940 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, with his uncle Tom Davault, delivery boy on milk truck. He was serving in 1951 in the U.S. Air Force, per Wichita city directory. He married Forence Pauline Basham circa 1965, Florence first married Wilbur Arthur Davis, by AUG 1947, with whom she had three children, and second was married to Orville Foy Harris, before she married Dean Davault.

Dean Walter Davault and Forence Pauline Basham were divorced before September 1973. Dean Walter Davault married Georgie Ellen Wood, daughter of George Terry Wood and Clara Mabel Wade, on 2 September 1973 at Elko, Elko Co., NV, Georgie was first married to David R. Boomer in 1939 at Scott County, Missouri, and had a son and two daughters with him. They divorced in 1973. Dean Walter Davault died on 25 April 2011 at Elkhorn Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Clancy, Jefferson Co., MT, at age 89. He was cremated in 2011 at Big Sky Cremations, Martinsdale, Meagher Co., MT, per death certificate.

Citations

  1. [S1840] 1930 Federal Census, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 712; FHL #2340456.

Dorothy Davault1

F, b. 20 April 1917, d. 1 March 2011
     Dorothy Davault was born on 20 April 1917 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of Frederick Adolph Davault and Alma Sue Dyerly.1 Dorothy Davault married Dwight Theodore DeVoss Sr., son of Joseph A. DeVoss and Maybell Elizabeth Baumgartner, in 1935. Dorothy Davault lived on 2 April 1940 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS.2 She lived in 1961 at 909 South Pine Street, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Kansas state census. She died on 1 March 2011 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, at age 93. She was buried in March 2011 at Sunset Cemetery, Cullison, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #66402363.

Children of Dorothy Davault and Dwight Theodore DeVoss Sr.

Citations

  1. [S2051] 1920 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 545.
  2. [S2050] 1940 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1252.

Dorsey S. Davault1

M, b. September 1899
     Dorsey S. Davault was born in September 1899 at Maries Co., MO.1 He was the son of William Robert Davault and Martha Victoria Cox.1

Citations

  1. [S5164] 1900 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 874; FHL #1240874.

Duncan Elwood Davault

M, b. 11 May 1912, d. 6 March 1989
     Duncan Elwood Davault was born on 11 May 1912 at Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK. He was the son of Bruce Thomas Davault and Gertrude Dunkin. Duncan Elwood Davault was educated at University of Oklahoma, Norman, Cleveland Co., OK. He married Helen Louise Gregory, daughter of Walter Theodore Gregory and Gertrude E. McCortney, on 4 September 1936. Occupation: Was in business in El Cajon and San Diego, later employed by the county as a Tax Appraiser. Duncan Elwood Davault died on 6 March 1989 at San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, at age 76. He was buried in March 1989 at Greenwood Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

Children of Duncan Elwood Davault and Helen Louise Gregory

Edith Marie DaVault

F, b. 10 February 1891, d. February 1974
     Edith Marie DaVault was born on 10 February 1891. She was the daughter of Alfred DaVault and Elizabeth Gardner. Edith Marie DaVault married Thomas Irwin Tritch on 29 November 1928 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO,
Davault -- Tritch Wedding

One of the prettiest weddings of this season was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs M. G. lavender in New Florence, Mo., Thursday morning at 11:30 a. m. November 29, 1928 only the immediate relatives and a few friends being present. The wedding march played by Mrs. Lavender, a sister of the bride ushered in the bridal party who were accompanied by H. H. Davault and Miss Lillian Davault, brother and sister of the bride, and under the vine and flower wreathed archway of the reception hall, Rev. J. A. Medley impressively united, Irwin Tritch and Edith Marie Davault in the holy bonds of matrimony using the very beautiful Medhodist ritual and ring service. After many loving congratulations the guests were escorted to the dining room where a tempting Thanksgiving Day luncheon, served from a handsomely appointed table, bright and fragrant with lovely caranations and ferns was much enjoyed. A social hour in the parlors then followed. The bride one of our sweetest girls, wore a simple and attractive costume of heavy tan crepe satin without ornaments save the lovely pink roses tied with white ribbon, which she carried. Miss Lillian Davault wore a becoming costume of the same material as the bride's only in a deeper shade. The groom and his attendant were faultlessly attired for the occasion.
Miss Edith is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Davault of this city, has a host of relatives and friends in this community an accomplished musician, an earnest and sincere ... possessed of a sweet and sunny disposition, a warm friend and a devoted member of the home circle, she will be missed from among her friends but these lovely attributes will make her a delightful companion for the husband she has chosen, who is well worthy of his bride. He is a young man of ability, is honored and esteemed by his friends and business associates for his many good qualities and holds a lucrative position in the passenger department of the Wabash R. R. Co.
At 1:30 p. m. with a gay party of friends they motored to Wellsville where the happy couple embarked on their wedding journey which included Chicago, Detroit, points in Canada. After their return they will reside in St. Louis. Many beautiful gifts and good wishes for future happiness and prosperity were showered upon the young couple. Those who were so delightfully entertained on this occasion by Mr. and Mrs. Lavender were: Rev. J. A. Medley and wife, Alfred Davault and wife, Alfred Davault, Jr. and wife of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Fanchion Waller of St. Louis, H. H. Nunnelly, wife and son Davault, H. H. Davault and wife, Addison Bishop, wife and daughters, Alice Jeanette and Wilma Pearl, Mrs. Angie Pemberton and Harold Lavender.
A Friend.

Note: no children.

Edith Marie DaVault lived at St. Louis; later Mexico, Audrain Co., MO. She was buried in 1974 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She died in February 1974.

Edwin Lee Davault

M, b. 28 January 1870, d. 20 October 1939
     Edwin Lee Davault was born on 28 January 1870 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Frederick Davault and Margaret Ellen McCleary. Edwin Lee Davault married Eugenia Brown Garrett, daughter of Benjamin Garrett and Elizabeth Ellis, on 18 November 1896, Davault -- Garrett

Wednesday evening Nov. 18th a pretty wedding was solemnized at the cozy home of Mr and Mrs B F Garrett. The contracting parties being their only daughter, Eugenia Brown and Edwin Lee Davault. At 7:30 the bridal party entered the tastefully decorated parlor to the melodious strains of the wedding march rendered by Miss Alice Cardwell. The bride and groom were preceded by four young men, Pate Young, Jack Garrett, T. L. Cardwell Bruce Davault and four you ladies Misses Duffy, Goddin, Emma Davault and Lella Hatchett, who arranged themselves on either side the center of the crowded parlor forming an aisle up which the couple advanced till they stood directly under a handsome wedding bell of ferns and chrysanthemums, the clapper of which swayed to and fro with every breath as though singing out a gladsome prophesy for the future of the young pair. Here they were united by Rev J T McDonald, who in a very brief but impressive ceremony pronounced them man and wife. Without waiting for congratulations the newly wedded pair led the way to the dining room where an excellent supper of three courses were served. While the happy guests, about 70 in number, were satisfying the demands of the inner man with the delicious viands the eye was being feasted upon the beautiful table decorations, consisting of festoons of smilax and white chrysanthemums dropped from the center of the ceiling to every corner of the table on which were arranged pretty doilies, fruits, ferns, etc. The bride always pretty and attractive, never looked so handsome as when attired in an eloquent cloth dress of ashes of roses, trimmed in ribbon and chiffon and holding in her hand a point lace handkerchief and a boquet of white chrysanthemums tied with ribbon, she took the vows of wifehood.
A number of useful presents were received: Set of dishes, Lineaus M Garrett; Dresden clock, Alf Davault and wife, John Knox and wife; marble clock, Charlie Wilson, wife and Pate Young; carving set, Nettie Goddin; table linen, Mrs F Davault table linen, Mr and Mrs Wagoner; silver pick holder, Laura Kirtly; sugar spoon, Mattie Kuhne; silver napkin ring, Lizzie and Emma Davault $5, F Davault; rug, W G Garrett; rug W H Knox and wife; silver berry spoon, Jos McCleary and family; lamp, Joe and Ock Garrett; knives, forks and spoons, B F Garrett: tea spoons, Bruce Davault and Jack Garrett; tea spoons, Abe Davault and family; desert knives, C A Bass and family; cut glass tumblers, Mrs N M Garrett; dolies, Mrs Clark Morris movable clock, W H and J A Garrett; vase, Alice Cardwell; salid fork J F Ball and wife; pearl handle fruit knives, M A Grisham and wife; dresser and wash stand set, Annie Duffy; salt and peppers, Misses Hatchett; cake and pie knife, C A Davault and wife; berry set Annie Janssen; glass tea set, Tillie Millikan; pair towels, Riley Grisham; pair towels, Mrs McDonald: tray cloth, Emma Davault; granite ware, Mr and Mrs Phaff, pitcher, L Phillips; butter knife Grace Gardner and Mary Taylor; fine chickens, Mrs Marlow; flour bin, Mrs B E Wilson. Guests.


WEDDING ARTICLE #2

Ed Davault and Miss Eugenia Garrett Married Wednesday Evening.

A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of B F Garrett's two miles east of this place Wednesday eve, when Miss Eugenia, the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Garrett was united in marriage to Edward L Davault. Rev J T McDonald sealed the weding vows in very short but earnest manner.
The couple was conducted into the parlor by four couples: Pate Young, Lella Hatchett; Jack Garrett, Emma Davault; Bruce Davault, Nettie Goddin; Fayette Cardwell, Anna Duffy. The young men preceeded the young ladies into the parlor, the latter coming in and taking positions aside the young men. Mr. Davault and bride stood beneath a beautiful bell made of ferns and chrysantheums.
Miss Eugenia wore a suit of silver gray trimmed in ribbon of same shade and carried a large bunch of chrysantheums. Mr. Davault was attired in black, gloves and wore a button boquet of chrysantheums.
The dining room and table was very attractively trimmed. The delicacis prepared for the occasion were fully enjoyed.
Ed and wife came to town that night and occupied their home which had been previously prepared for them.
The LEADER only wishes for them the best and brightest side of life.

Edwin Lee Davault lived at Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and then, Riverside Co., CA. He died on 20 October 1939 at Riverside, Riverside Co., CA, at age 69 OBITUARY - The Daily Enterprise, Riverside, California
Funeral Held for Edwin L. Davault
Edwin L. Davault, who saw service in the United States postal department and whose son, Roy Davault is now on the staff of Riverside postoffice was buried yesterday afternoon in Olivewood cemetery following funeral services in the M. H. Simons chapel. Rev. Paul J. Kluth of Grace Methodist church officiated at the rites. Mr Davault had been a member of the official board of this church for a number of years.
Born in New Florence, Mo., Mr. Davault grew up there and married Eugenia Garret there in 1896. Besides his years of service for the U. S. mail, Mr. Davault was a farmer and stock dealer. He lived some time in Tulsa, Okla., where he was in the mercantile business. Coming to Riverside in 1921, Mr. Davault operated the Eight street market at Sedgwick street for three years before he retired to take care of his citrus acreage exclusively at 1906 Blaine street where he resided at the time of his death. He was 69. Pall bearers were W. H. McCurdy, J. H. McDermott, F. M. Lindsley, J. H. Simonson, A. L. Lawrence and P. A. Handley, all members of Grace church.
Surviving Mr. Davault is addition to his wife and son is a brother Emmet C. Davault of Santa Ana.

OBITUARY #2
E. L. Davault Dead
Relatives and friends were saddened Friday when a message came telling of the death of E. L. Davault, at his home in Riverside, Calif. Ed was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davault, was born and grew to manhood at this place. As a boy and young man he was loved by all for the sterling qualities he possessed. He was united in marriage to Miss Eugenia Garret of this place and to this union one son, Roy was born. After leaving New Florence the family resided for a nimber of years in Oklahoma City, Ok., later moving to Riverside, Calif., where they have lived for many years. Surviving are his wife and son, Roy. one brother, E. C. Davault, of Santa Ana, Calif., and many relatives.
Funeral services were held at Riverside Saturday afternoon, burial was at that place. We join the relatives and friends at this place in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

Child of Edwin Lee Davault and Eugenia Brown Garrett

Eliena Louisa Davault1

F, b. 28 March 1865, d. 1 July 1926
     Eliena Louisa Davault was also known as "Lou".2 She was born on 28 March 1865 at Gasconade or Maries Co., MO.1,3 She was the daughter of Jacob Davault and Sarah A. Moore.1 Eliena Louisa Davault married Joseph Milburn Mundy, son of William Preston Mundy and Mary Ann Ailes, on 18 May 1891 at Crawford Co., MO, Joseph's obituary shows 17 MAY. Eliena Louisa Davault lived on 18 June 1900 at Steelville, Crawford Co., MO, farming.2 She died on 1 July 1926 at Los Angeles Co., CA, at age 61

Obituary -- Gasconade County Republican, Owensville, Missouri; Friday, 9 JUL 1926, p.1 (Newspapers.com):

-- Mrs. Louisa E. Mundy, mother of Mrs. A. L. Branson of Owensville and of Miss Pearl Mundy, who formerly worked in the shoe factory and was well known here, died in the state of California last Thursday night. Mrs. Mundy was born March 28, 1865; died July 1, 1926, her age being 61 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Her remains were shipped to her home at Cuba, where burial took place Tuesday, July 7, Rev. J. S. Arvin of Owensville conducting the funeral services. Mrs. Mundy with her daughter, Miss Pearl, had been visiting her son in California.

She was buried on 7 July 1926 at Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Crawford Co., MO, Findagrave #96835782.

Children of Eliena Louisa Davault and Joseph Milburn Mundy

Citations

  1. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.
  2. [S3554] 1900 Federal Census, Crawford County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 851; FHL #1240851.
  3. [S5168] 1880 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 702; FHL #1254702.
  4. [S299] 1910 Federal Census, Crawford County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 778; FHL #1374791.

Elijah C. DaVault

M, b. 9 June 1839, d. 24 October 1843
     Elijah C. DaVault was born on 9 June 1839 at Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry DaVault and Mary Virginia Smith Maughs. Elijah C. DaVault died on 24 October 1843 at Montgomery Co., MO, at age 4. He was buried on 30 October 1895 at Section 2, Block 56, New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, moved to New Florence Cemetery from original burial in the Davault family burial plot across the road from the Peter Davault home/tavern.

Eliza Catherine Davault

F, b. 29 December 1846, d. 17 September 1941
     Eliza Catherine Davault was born on 29 December 1846 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver.1 Eliza Catherine Davault married Royston Hicks, son of Edward Hicks and Annie/Amy Royston, on 25 August 1868 at Sullivan Co., TN, No children. Eliza Catherine Davault died on 17 September 1941 at age 94. She was buried in September 1941 at Cross Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.

Citations

  1. [S1277] 1850 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 897.

Elizabeth DaVault

F, b. 25 February 1822, d. 28 August 1843
     Note: Elizabeth Davault was the seventh child of Frederick and Margaret Davault. She was born in 1822 at the DeVault Tavern in Leesburg, Tennessee. She married Joseph Duncan, Jr. Joseph, Jr. was a brother of James W. Duncan who married Elizabeth's sister, Mary Davault. At one time the two Duncan brothers were in the merchantile business in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Elizabeth and Joseph had no children. She died two years before her father.

Elizabeth DaVault was born on 25 February 1822 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. She was the daughter of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Elizabeth DaVault married Joseph A. Duncan, son of Joseph Duncan and Molly Allison, in 1842, no children. Elizabeth DaVault died on 28 August 1843 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, at age 21. She was buried in August 1843 at Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, Headstone legend:

In memory of
MRS. ELIZABETH DUNCAN
BORN FEB. 25, 1872
DIED AUG. 28, 1843.

Elizabeth Davault1

F, b. August 1881
     Elizabeth Davault was born in August 1881 at Gasconade or Phelps Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Davault and Lucinda Isabelle Blain.1

Citations

  1. [S1278] 1900 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 880 - 881; FHL #1240880 - 81.

Elizabeth Davault

F, b. 1 May 1851, d. 6 June 1856
     Elizabeth Davault was born on 1 May 1851 at Sullivan Co., TN. She was the daughter of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver. Elizabeth Davault died on 6 June 1856 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 5. She was buried in June 1856 at Cross Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.

Ellsmere Merle DaVault

M, b. 25 September 1908, d. 10 January 1968
     Ellsmere Merle DaVault was born on 25 September 1908 at Baldwin City, Douglas Co., KS. He was the son of Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr. and Maude Matilda Snethen. Ellsmere Merle DaVault married Ada Tot Minnick, daughter of Henderson C. Minnick, on 3 July 1937 at Rich Hill, Bates Co., MO. Ellsmere Merle DaVault died on 10 January 1968 at age 59.

Emily DaVault

F, b. 25 March 1847, d. 5 November 1904
     Emily DaVault was also known as "Emma". She was born on 25 March 1847 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss. Emily DaVault lived, Lived with brother Fred in New Florence and sister Louise in Mexico, Missouri. She died on 5 November 1904 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 57
OBITUARY:

Miss Emma Davault

The news of the serious sickness of Miss Emma Davault fell heavily upon our people last week. Saturday morning she passed from this life to life everlasting.
Her sickness was brief and rather severe. A post-mortem examination revealed appendicitis and pertonitis. She realized the end as it approached and like Hezekiah of old, set her house in order by giving instructions as to her funeral and burial.
Her life and character were exemplified in the request that what might be done should be for good of others and not for herself.
Sunday afternoon in the Methodist church, before a very large attentive audience the final obsequies were held. Rev. Trotier delivered a splendid sermon -- to the living.
Miss Emma was a great help to the Methodist church and Sunday school. She was an old member. Her life was but a reflection of those Christian virtues in which she believed and taught.
She was a member of the Davault family so prominent in this country. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Chas. Bast, and four brothers, Jno. of Texas, Henry of Nebraska and Alf and Fred of this place, all of whom weep not as those without hope, for when mortal shall put on immortality, the glories of a never ending reunion will bless this family around the Throne in Heaven.

She was buried in November 1904 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.
Note: Did not marry.

Emmett Creigh Davault

M, b. 29 October 1863, d. 11 December 1944
     Emmett Creigh Davault was born on 29 October 1863 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Frederick Davault and Margaret Ellen McCleary. Emmett Creigh Davault married Rebecca Sturgis on 25 November 1896. Emmett Creigh Davault lived at Orange Co., CA, Farber, MO., then Tulsa, OK, finally Santa Ana , CA. He died on 11 December 1944 at Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA, at age 81. He was buried in December 1944 at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA.

Children of Emmett Creigh Davault and Rebecca Sturgis

Frances Davault1

F, b. 23 January 1866, d. 20 October 1923
     Frances Davault was born on 23 January 1866 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Michael Weaver Davault and Catherine Webb.1 Frances Davault married Benjamin Franklin Latture, son of Jacob Latture and Mary Ann Jones, on 8 March 1883 at Sullivan Co., TN. Frances Davault died on 20 October 1923 at Lincoln Twp., Midland Co., MI, at age 57.

Citations

  1. [S2773] 1870 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1565; FHL #553064.

Frances Louise DaVault

F, b. 25 May 1849, d. 9 December 1933
     Frances Louise DaVault lived at Mexico, Audrain Co. and, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was born on 25 May 1849 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss. Frances Louise DaVault married Charles Anderson Bast, son of George Bast and Sophia Jacobs, on 18 May 1870 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. Frances Louise DaVault died on 9 December 1933 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO, at age 84. She was buried in December 1933 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.
Note: D.A.R. Number: 64927, Volume 65, page 327.

Children of Frances Louise DaVault and Charles Anderson Bast

Frederick DaVault1

M, b. 5 May 1778, d. 9 August 1847
     Frederick DaVault was Lutheran.
Note: From 1803 to 1818 he lived on the Booneland on the Watauga River, a tributary of the Holston, at what was later called DeVault's Ford. This is about 10 miles from Jonesboro. Frederick built the Devault homestead in Leesburg. He began it in 1819, and completed it 2 years later in 1821 because he allowed the bricks, which he made there, one full year to dry. This homestead is now the DeVault Tavern.

When Frederick was nineteen years old his father came to Tennessee and purchased three farms for his sons, Gabriel, Henry Jr., Valentine and Frederick. One of the farms was purchased from John Been, the "Been Plantation," of 637 acres. It was purchased in 1797 and recorded in 1798. This land was located on both sides of the Watauga River in Washington County, Tennessee. Frederick and Valentine moved onto the land in the fall of 1800. The old stage road crossed the Watauga on their property and later the crossing and the place became known as DeVault's Ford. Frederick and Valentine inherited this farm upon the death of their father. (Gabriel and Henry, Jr. inherited the other two farms located in Sullivan County, Tennessee.)

The lives of Frederick and Valentine, after they came and settled on John Been's old plantation, are so closely related that you cannot discuss one without discussing the other. They jointly owned and operated the farm and all the property. They married sisters, Margaret and Susan Range and built a house large enough to accommodate two families. The two families lived together and the children were treated more like brothers and sisters than as cousins. (At one time there were four adults and eleven children living in the house.) Frederick and Valentine bought more land until they owned over 1200 acres at DeVault's Ford on the Watauga.

In 1818, Frederick, now 40 years old, moved his family from the home on the Watauga to the new community of Leesburg, about ten miles to the west. Here he started construction of the DeVault Tavern (as it was later known). The 427 acre parcel on which the tavern was to constructed was jointly owned by Frederick and Valentine. It took three years to construct the tavern. The first year was spent making the bricks, the second year was spent allowing the bricks to dry and the third year was spent in actual construction of the building.

(In 1999, Tracy and Judy DeVault visited the DeVault Tavern. At that time it was one hundred and seventy-eight years old and still in very good condition. It is now owned by Mary DeVault Butcher and used as a museum to showcase the furniture and memorabilia of the DeVaults that have lived there. Mrs. Butcher is a gracious host. She spent several hours showing us the tavern, telling us interesting stories and pointing out many items of interest.)

In 1831, Frederick and Valentine, having acted as co-partners for a number of years, divided their real and personal property. Frederick took the tavern that he had built and the farm of 427 acres where it was located.

Frederick and Margaret are buried in a small family plot located across the road from the tavern. Nearby is the Presbyterian Church of Leesburg. Frederick was Lutheran, his wife, Margaret, was Presbyterian. A number of Frederick and Margaret's descendents are buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery which is located about 75 feet east of the family plot.

Among the grave stones in the DeVault Family Plot across the road from the tavern is this one:

INFANT
Dau of
JOHN & MARY C.
DEVAULT
BORN
NOV. 22, 1876
"Suffer little children
to come unto me and
forbid them not for of
such is thee Kingdom
of God."

He was born on 5 May 1778 at Hanover, York Co., PA. He was the son of Henrich DeWald and Maria Catherine Greaver. Frederick DaVault married Margaret Range, daughter of Peter Range and Elizabeth Ronimus, on 23 September 1803 at the home of the bride's parents, Knob Creek, Washington Co., TN, Nicholaus Kefauver, bondsman.1 Frederick DaVault died on 9 August 1847 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, at age 69. He was buried in August 1847 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, Headstone legend:

In memory of
FREDERICK DAVAULT
Born in York Co.
Pennsylvania MAY 5, 1778
Died AUGUST 2, 1847
AGED 69 y. 8m. 1 days.

Children of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range

Citations

  1. [S97] Washington County, Tennessee Marriages.

Frederick Davault

M, b. 17 May 1839, d. 6 November 1926
     Frederick Davault was born on 17 May 1839 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss. Frederick Davault married Margaret Ellen McCleary, daughter of Thomas McCleary and Barbara B. See, on 8 January 1863 at Montgomery Co., MO,

50th Wedding Anniversary Article:

Golden Wedding
A kind providence occasionally, not often, permits the blessing of husband and wife celebrating a half century of wedded life. Such came to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davault when with near 100 guests assembled in their pleasant home in Davault addition Wednesday, Jan. 8th, 1913, they celebrated the golden wedding in gladness, feasting and thankfulness.

January 8, 1863 was rather a rainy day, in the farm residence near Montgomery City upon which now lives Solon Brandt, Mr. Davault and Miss Ellen McCleary were united for weal or woe under the ministration of Rev. George Smith. Jos. McCleary and Miss Sharp, Charlie See and another Miss Sharp, waited upon the couple during the ceremony. One hundred and fifty guests were present to partake in the joy of that occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Davault settled on a part of his father's farm just at the southern edge of town and have been part and parcel of this community this half century. Five boys have added to the noise of their home, now all men and occupying responsible places in the commercial affairs of a busy world. Emmett, Edward and Bruce engaged in business in Tulsa, Oklahoma were not able to attend the celebration Wednesday evening. Wednesday evening, January 8th 1913, the guests assembled with Mr. and Mrs. Davault between six and seven o'clock. A few minutes before dinner was announced, Mr. Davault attired in the conventional black with white tie and Mrs. Davault arrayed in Chiffon over white silk, entered the parlor and took their place under a large bell swinging from an arch of Holly. Rev. W. G. Rigg to the surprise of Mr. and Mrs. Davault rendered the following humorous ceremony:

"Dearly Beloved, we are gathered in the presence of these witnesses because of the hasty and inconsiderate conduct of these two persons present half a century ago. And I abjure you both if you know any reason why you should continue to follow the same line of life, that you forever hold your peace thereabout. And I further urge that if any one present knows any reason why these two persons shall continue to live as man and wife that they keep it secret on penalty of singleblessedness the remainder of their respective lives. And I require and charge you both as you shall stand before the awful throne of judgement, if either knows anything about the other that you tell it and that right quickly. Frederick, do you promise this present that you will allow this woman to support you and in manly courage treat her half as well as you do the washerwoman and on an equal footing with the cook? And will you faithfully stick to your promise for fully a week? Ellen, do you promise to continue to boss this man as you have done for the past threescore years, and under all circumstances take his part especially when it's something that he likes? Will you keep him as thin and as timid as we now see him by casting pleasant smiles and glances to the grocery boy and other stranger as may chance to pass this way? As much as Frederick and Ellen have both refused our serious ministrations in their behalf, I now pronounce them incorrigibles together, and turn them over to the tender mercies of their many friends."

Mr. and Mrs. Davault led the way to the tastily decorated dining room where dinner was served, including everything from turkey and oysters down to ice cream and cake. Mr. and Mrs. Davault never seemed happier and the fifty years passed showed no signs upon their activity and entertaining qualities. May their married life continue unbroken for the years to come and the joy and happiness of the home with children and children's children, increase as the years go by. Mr. Alf Davault was the only person present in 1863 to witness the first marriage that witnessed this one of 1913. The out of town guests included Harvey Marmaduke and wife, Carbondale, Ill., Willaim Davault and wife, Williamsburg, C. A. Davault and wife, Farber; J. B. DeVault and wife, Martinsburg; Chas A. Bast and wife, Mexico, George Bast Mexico.

Many nice presents were left with Mr. and Mrs. Davault as tokens of love and friendship.


Note:

History of St. Charles, Montgomery & Warren Counties Missouri, Pages 728, 772 On 19 Aug. 1867, Fred Davault was injured in the back when a cyclone struck New Florence and destroyed the partially erected ampitheater of the fairgrounds where the entire crew of hands had taken refuge, two killed, nearly all more or less injured as reported by the Montgomery Standard, Montgomery City, Missouri.

Missouri State Genealogy Association Journal, 1982, Page 73 (Copy in Timberland Library, Olympia, Washington.
On 6 Aug. 1892 the Old Settlers Association of Montgomery Co., Missouri at their 11th Old Settlers Reunion, elected Fred Davault, Vice President for the next year, the reunion crowd was estimated at 15,000 persons and was held in a grove 1/2 mile west of New Florence.

Frederick Davault died on 6 November 1926 at Riverside, Riverside Co., CA, at age 87 at the home of son E. L. DaVault in CA. He was buried in November 1926 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of Frederick Davault and Margaret Ellen McCleary

Frederick Adolph Davault

M, b. 18 April 1878, d. before 15 March 1920
     Frederick Adolph Davault was born on 18 April 1878 at Missouri.1 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Ruth Alice Blain. Frederick Adolph Davault married Alma Sue Dyerly, daughter of Thomas Dyerly and Medora A. Board, circa 1902.1 Frederick Adolph Davault lived on 5 May 1910 at 177 North High Street, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Meatcutter.1 He died before 15 March 1920 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS. He was buried in 1920 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #76140608.

Children of Frederick Adolph Davault and Alma Sue Dyerly

Citations

  1. [S2045] 1910 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 453; FHL #1374466.
  2. [S2051] 1920 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 545.

Hannah Davault1

F, b. 10 March 1836, d. 19 August 1902
     Hannah Davault was born on 10 March 1836 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN.1 She was the daughter of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver.1 Hannah Davault married Jacob H. Cross, son of Jesse Cross and Susannah Hicks. Hannah Davault died on 19 August 1902 at age 66. She was buried in August 1902 at Cross Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.

Citations

  1. [S1277] 1850 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 897.

Hannah Elizabeth Davault1

F, b. 28 January 1858, d. 6 March 1936
     Hannah Elizabeth Davault was born on 28 January 1858 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 She was the daughter of Michael Weaver Davault and Catherine Webb.1 Hannah Elizabeth Davault married James D. Webb, son of Benjamin Webb and Elizabeth Arrants, circa 1881, Four children born, three living as of 1900 census.2 Hannah Elizabeth Davault died on 6 March 1936 at Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN, at age 78. She was buried in March 1936 at Holston Grove Lutheran Cemetery, Sullivan Co., TN.

Children of Hannah Elizabeth Davault and James D. Webb

Citations

  1. [S1711] 1860 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1275; FHL #805275.
  2. [S1872] 1900 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1601; FHL #1241601.

Helen Marie Davault1

F, b. 13 October 1905, d. 10 April 1998
     Helen Marie Davault was born on 13 October 1905 at Pratt Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of Frederick Adolph Davault and Alma Sue Dyerly.1 Helen Marie Davault married George Clarence Lynch on 25 November 1926. Helen Marie Davault died on 10 April 1998 at Minneola, Clark Co., KS, at age 92.
Note: from History of Lynch and Isabel, Kansas
posted 23 JUL 2014 by jinxtopaz, online at ancestry.com

George Clarence Lynch, son of George W. and Anna Evelin Lynch came to a farm in the Ashton community five miles north of Isabel with his parents in March 1907. He attended the Ashton school and graduated from Isabel High School in 1922. On November 25, 1926 he married Helen Davault, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davault of Pratt. Their marriage was kept secret until the fall of 1927 at which time they moved to the farm two and one-half miles south of the Ashton schoolhouse. In the spring of 1930 they made the decision to move to Minneola, Kansas on land owned by Helen's sister and husband, W.H. Templeman. After twelve years of marriage, Karen Sue was born on August 24, 1938 and was adopted by Clarence and Helen, coming to live with them on December 22, 1938. During the 30's they milked a number of cows, sold cream and raised hogs and chickens. They were in the Dairy Testing Association for a number of years. Clarence was a lover of the soil and soon became interested in raising new varities of wheat. They conducted a Wheat Variety Test plot for 25 years, in cooperation with the Extension Division of Kansas State at Manhattan. For a number of years they produced and sold certified seed wheat. He was selected as a Premier Seed Grower in 1957. Clarence was very active in Farm Bureau, both on county and state level. He served on the Program of Works Committee of the State Farm Bureau and was a leader of the year in 1957 and won a trip to Washington, D.C. (along with other leaders of that year) in the spring of 1958. He served on the Minneola School Board for seven years. Karen and family returned to the farm in the early 60's and they have made their home on a quarter of Lynch Land about three miles from the home place. She has done a majority of the farming operations for a number of years. Clarence and Helen have one grandson and two granddaughters.

Citations

  1. [S2045] 1910 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 453; FHL #1374466.

Helen Naomi Davault

F, b. 5 November 1919, d. 9 December 1945
     Helen Naomi Davault was born on 5 November 1919 at Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO. She was the daughter of Rainey Forrest Davault and Iva Louvonie Gray. Helen Naomi Davault married Guy Ellsworth Kinsey, son of Wilton Matthew Kinsey and Nellie Mae Love, on 26 September 1940. Helen Naomi Davault died on 9 December 1945 at Rolla, Phelps Co., MO, at age 26. Cause of death: childbirth and influenza. She was buried on 16 December 1945 at High Gate Cemetery, High Gate, Maries Co., MO, Findagrave #61261668.

Henry Davault

M, b. 8 May 1833, d. 28 October 1908
     Henry Davault was born on 8 May 1833 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss.
Note: Henry Davault was the first child born to Peter and Mary Davault. He was born in 1833 near New Florence, Missouri. In a letter Henry's father wrote to his brother, John on May 30, 1840, he had the following to say about Henry: "Little Henry is going to school in Danville -- he can read quite well and is comencing to write, and will soon write you a letter." Henry was seven years old and Danville was five miles from his home.

In 1860, Henry married Caroline Clark. Caroline was the daughter of William Clark and Elizabeth Snethen. Like the Davaults, the Snethens were early pioneers of Montgomery County. The couple raised their seven children near New Florence, Missouri.

Henry and Caroline's eldest son, William Peter DeVault, attended Kirksville, Missouri Business School. There he heard that the "Davault" name was French and should by spelled the French way "DeVault." When he came home from school he convinced his father that they should change the spelling of their name. William Peter eventually settled in Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska. By 1900 their youngest son, Aylett, and his family were also living near Bayard. (It is not known when he moved away, but Aylett was living in Boise, Idaho in 1907, at the time of his death.) In April of 1901, when he was 68 years old, Henry, his wife, Caroline and their two unmarried daughters moved to Bayard. Here they homesteaded farms about nine miles from town.

Henry Davault married Caroline Euphemia Clark, daughter of William Clark and Elizabeth Snethen, on 20 December 1860 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. Henry Davault died on 28 October 1908 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE, at age 75 OBITUARY #1

LIFE'S SHADOWS

Henry DeVault was born in New Florence, Montgomery county, Missouri, on May 8th, 1833. On December 20, 1860 he married Caroline E. Clark. Seven children were born to them, three of whom are living. He moved with his family to Bayard in April 1901, where he took a homestead, on which he was residing at the time of his death, of heart failure, on October 28, 1908.

He leaves his wife, one son, William P. and two daughters, Misses Lizzie and Emma, besides many friends to sorrow for him. His youngest son, Aylett, died at Boise, Idaho, less than a year ago.

In his youth he united with the M. E. church and lived all his days a consistant christian. Life's shadows are many and to the young and vigorous, death is the greatest, but to the aged, who have passed their three score years, it is simply the laying down of burdens and going home.

Since coming to Bayard seven years ago, Grandpa DeVault has endeared himself to all who knew him, by his gentle, kindly acts, and it can be sincerely said of him as the Master said of Nathaniel, "Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile."


OBITUARY #2

Henry Davault Dead.

A telegram received Wednesday announced the sudden death of Mr. Henry Davault of Bayard, Nebraska. What was the cause or where interment will be is not yet known.
Mr. Davault was 75 years old. He was born on the place where John Knox lives, and made this community his home until about seven years ago, when he moved to Nebraska. He was a member of that prominent and pioneer Davault family. His three brothers, Alf and Fred of New Florence, John of Texas and Mrs. Lou Bast are all that remain.
Mr. Davault leaves a wife, two daughters, Lizzie and Emma, and one son, Peter. His death is a great surprise and regretted by our people. The family are entitled to and have our sympathy.


Note From Bible of Emma Isabelle (DeVault) Harpole:

Henry DeVault died Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 1908, at 8 o'clock of heart failure, was sick only an hour, was buried Thursday afternoon in Bayard Cemetery.

He was buried in 1908 at Bayard Cemetery, Bayard, Morrill Co., NE, Headstone legend:

Left side

Caroline
  1837
  1923


Front

  Henry
  DeVault
May 8, 1833
Oct 28, 1908


Right side

Mary E.

  1864
  1924.

Children of Henry Davault and Caroline Euphemia Clark

Henry Davault

M, b. 1807, d. 1876
     Henry Davault was born in 1807 at Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of Gabriel DeWalt and Magdalena Kitzmiller. Henry Davault married Matilda Weaver on 20 June 1830 at Sullivan Co., TN. Henry Davault died in 1876 at Sullivan Co., TN. He was buried in 1876 at Cross Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.

Children of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver

Citations

  1. [S1277] 1850 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 897.

Henry DaVault

M, b. 2 May 1805, d. 5 April 1849
     Note: Henry Davault was the first child born to Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was also the first child born at the joint homestead of Frederick and Valentine Davault. Henry was thirteen when his parents moved from the farm at DeVault's Ford on the Watauga to Leesburg. It was here, at the DeVault Tavern, that Henry lived until he moved to Missouri with his brother, Peter, and Peter's wife. There are several dates given for this move, some as early as 1827. However, records show that Henry and Peter were in Tennessee from October of 1830 until October of 1831. Peter was married on October 27, 1831, and it is believed that the three of them left for Missouri shortly after that.

Henry lived with Perter and his wife for a while after they moved to Missouri. In 1833 he made a trip To St. Louis to enter some land for Peter. In a letter to his sister, Mary, in Tennessee, dated, September 1, 1833, he stated that he had bought a farm five miles west of Peter's. In this same letter he had this to say on the subject of marriage: "I haven't spoken to any girl yet and don't intend to. I haven't seen one that was worth having. There are several girls in the neighborhood. I won't marry any girl that ain't worth anything. If they have a bed they do lay and sleep when they ought to be up and working. I won't have no such girls if I do know it. I will live single all my life." A little less than a year later Henry married Virginia Maughs. Her family had moved to Montgomery County from Fleming, Kentucky in 1832.

In 1834, when the town of Danville was selected as a county seat for Montgomery County, land for the new town was donated by Henry Davault and Conrad Carpenter. Henry owned the western part and Conrad Carpenter owned the eastern part.

Henry died in 1849 and was buried in the Davault Family Plot across the road from Peter's house. Henry's wife, Virginia, died in 1895 and was buried in the New Florence Cemetery. Just 23 days later, Henry's body was removed from the Davault burial grounds and buried beside his wife. The bodies of Peter Davault and his wife were transferred to New Florence Cemetery at the same time.

Peter operated the tavern on Boone Licks Road.

Henry DaVault was born on 2 May 1805 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Henry DaVault married Mary Virginia Smith Maughs, daughter of Elijah Maughs and Mary Smith, in 1834 at Montgomery Co., MO. Henry DaVault died on 5 April 1849 at Montgomery Co., MO, at age 43. He was buried in April 1849 at Section 2, Block 56, New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of Henry DaVault and Mary Virginia Smith Maughs

Henry Davault1

M, b. circa 1843
     Henry Davault was born circa 1843 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1

Citations

  1. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.

Henry Davault

M, b. 11 October 1879, d. 16 August 1881
     Henry Davault was born on 11 October 1879. He was the son of Thomas Davault and Lucinda Isabelle Blain. Henry Davault died on 16 August 1881 at Phelps Co., MO, at age 1. He was buried in August 1881 at Scantlin Cemetery, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #86300435.

Henry D. Davault1

M, b. 2 September 1855, d. 4 April 1931
     Henry D. Davault was born on 2 September 1855 at Sullivan Co., TN.1 He was the son of Michael Weaver Davault and Catherine Webb.1 Henry D. Davault married Mary I. Deakins circa 1880, no children.2 Henry D. Davault died on 4 April 1931 at age 75. He was buried in April 1931 at Holston Grove Lutheran Cemetery, Sullivan Co., TN.

Citations

  1. [S1711] 1860 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1275; FHL #805275.
  2. [S1872] 1900 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1601; FHL #1241601.