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.

Henry Isaac DaVault

M, b. 2 August 1868, d. 25 October 1871
     Henry Isaac DaVault was born on 2 August 1868 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry Davault and Caroline Euphemia Clark. Henry Isaac DaVault died on 25 October 1871 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 3.

Herbert Harold DaVault

M, b. 19 September 1889, d. 16 April 1980
     Herbert Harold DaVault was born on 19 September 1889. He was the son of Alfred DaVault and Elizabeth Gardner. Herbert Harold DaVault married Grace Gillfillan on 17 August 1921 at St. Louis, MO, no children. Occupation: Gasoline distributor. Herbert Harold DaVault lived at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He died on 16 April 1980 at Big Springs, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 90. He was buried in April 1980 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Herman Davault1

M, b. circa 1855, d. 1918
     Herman Davault was born circa 1855 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO, 1900 census shows May, 1858, which is not likely based on the earlier censuses. Headstone shows 1850, but that is years too early, per the 1860 census. Possibly he did not know his birth year -- not everyone did in that time.1,2 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 Herman Davault married Sarah Warriner, daughter of Gannaway Warriner and Martha Ann Lucas, on 26 August 1885 at Gasconade Co., MO. Herman Davault lived on 20 April 1887 at Yakima Co., WA, Ferry man, per 1887 Washington territorial census, with wife Sarah. He lived on 13 June 1900 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, widowed, day laborer, with son Walter.2 He died in 1918 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, in the home of his nephew, Claude Davault. He was buried in 1918 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #18673073.

Child of Herman Davault and Sarah Warriner

Citations

  1. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.
  2. [S2044] 1900 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 495; FHL #1240495.

Homer F. Davault

M, b. 28 March 1911, d. 7 February 1998
     Homer F. Davault was born on 28 March 1911 at Pratt Co., KS.1 He was the son of Frederick Adolph Davault and Alma Sue Dyerly.1 Homer F. Davault died on 7 February 1998 at age 86. He was buried in February 1998 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #76140609.

Citations

  1. [S2051] 1920 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 545.

Jacob Davault1,2

M, b. 17 October 1785, d. before 1860
     Note: (from Tracy DeVault)

Jacob A. Dewald/Davault was born in Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania. His birth date is somewhat in question but it was probably between 1782 - 1785.

On January 10, 1808 he married Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller of York County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of John George Kitzmiller and Anna Christine Keefauver. After their marriage Jacob and Rachel lived on his parents' farm. They had nine children: Elizabeth Christina "Eliza," Maria Catherina "Mary," George Henry "Henry," Samuel, Jacob A. Jr., John David "David," Michael Kitzmiller, Rachel Mary and Susannah C. "Susan." All the children were born in York County Pennsylvania. In 1817, Jacob's father died and he inherited the family "plantation." Jacob, with his mother and family, lived there for another eleven years.

Rachel died on August 14, 1826 and was buried in the churchyard of Saint Matthew Lutheran Church. Shortly after her death, Jacob sold the family farm. His mother, who was still alive, probably went to live with her daughter, Juliana Wortz and her family. Jacob, with his nine children, moved to Tennessee. He lived in Washington County for several years and then, about 1833, he moved to Sullivan County, settling east of the DeVault's Ford settlement.

About 1835 Jacob married Elizabeth Scott. Jacob and Elizabeth are listed in the 1840 Census with his sons George Henry and John David. In the 1850 Census for Sullivan County, Tennessee, Jacob and Elizabeth are living alone.

In December of 1850, five of Jacob's children and their families made the migration to Macoupin County, Illinois. Many of their neighbors also made this migration.

Newland DeVault said that, sometime after 1850, Jacob went to live with his daughter, Mary Catherine (Davault) Hunt, in Jonesborough where he died. The story goes on to say that Jacob was buried in the Old Jonesborough Cemetery, although no stone has ever been found.

Newland DeVault reported that Jacob's house in Sullivan County was burned down during the Civil War and that Jacob was severely burned. However, Jacob and Elizabeth do not appear in the 1860 census. I'm guessing that they both died before the Civil War.

Note: Jacob used the "Dewald" spelling on all legal documents while living in Pennsylvania. After moving to Tennessee he adopted the "Davault" spelling as did his brothers when they arrived in Tennessee. Both Newland DeVault and Dorothy (DeVault) Bicknell, say that, at some point, Jacob used the "DeVault" spelling. I have not found any evidence of this and, since he died long before the Louise Kitzmiller - Dr. E. O. Guerrant meeting of 1875, I do not understand why he would have ever used the "DeVault" spelling.

Jacob Davault was born on 17 October 1785 at Hanover, York Co., PA. He was the son of Henrich DeWald and Maria Catherine Greaver. Jacob Davault married Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller, daughter of John George Kitzmiller and Anna Christina Keefauver, on 10 January 1808 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA, Jacob DeWald and Rachel Kitzmiller were married by Frederick Valentine Melsheimer in St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., Pennsylvania. In the church records they are listed as Jacob Thewald and Rahel Kitzmüller.

There was a close relationship between the family of Jacob DeWald and Rachel Kitzmiller and the family of Martin Kitzmiller (Rachel's brother) and Mary DeWald (Jacob's sister). Later Martin's son, Martin Kitzmiller, Jr., married Jacob's daughter, Eliza Christina DeWald.

There was also a close relationship between the families of Jacob and Rachel (Kitzmiller) DeWald and Gabriel and Magdalene (Kitzmiller) Davault, the wives being first cousins.

Jacob Davault married Elizabeth Scott, daughter of John Scott and Mary McCorkle, circa 1835 at Tennessee. Jacob Davault died before 1860 at Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN. He was buried at Old Jonesboro Cemetery, Jonesborough, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Jacob Davault and Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller

Citations

  1. [S101] William Bruce Gillmore M.A. LL.B, A DeVault Genealogy, 16.
  2. [S24] Byron & Barbara Sistler, Early Tennessee Tax Lists, Green County 1804; Washington County 1819, 53.

Jacob Davault

M, b. 1795, d. 1867
     Jacob Davault was born in 1795 at York Co., PA. He was the son of Gabriel DeWalt and Magdalena Kitzmiller. Jacob Davault married Mary Hodges on 7 October 1815 at Washington Co., TN.1 Jacob Davault died in 1867 at Maries Co., MO,

Biography -- (Findagrave.com):

Jacob was born in York County Pennsylvania. In 1798 he moved with his parents to East Tennessee, living first in Washington County then in Sullivan County.

In 1815 Jacob married Mary "Polly Hodges, daughter of Roland Hodges and Hannah Chamberlain. About 1835 Jacob, Mary and their first eight children moved to Crawford County, Missouri.

Court records show that Jacob and his son Samuel, then 19 years old, purchased land in July of 1836 -- 80 acres at $1.25 per acre and in December of 1837 he purchased and additional 40 acres at the same price.

The 1850 Census lists Jacob, his first wife Mary, son James and daugher Mary. In the associated slave schedule Jacob is identified as the owner of two Negro children, a girl age 8 and a boy age 5. These two children are named in later court records.

In 1843 Jacob's son Rolin died. He was buried in Wash Cemetery, Red Bird, Gasconade County, (sic) Missouri. It is not known why this cemetery was selected, however, over the next forty years Jacob's wife and other family members would also be buried in Wash Cemetery. Jacob's son James died in June of 1850, a couple of months after the 1850 Census was taken. He was buried in Wash Cemetery. In 1855 Jacob's wife Mary died. She, too, was buried in Wash Cemetery.

Very little is known about Jacob's second wife, also a Mary. Jacob and the second Mary bought other tracts and at one time owned 280 acres.

He was buried in 1867 at Wash Cemetery, Phelps Co., MO.

Children of Jacob Davault and Mary Hodges

Citations

  1. [S97] Washington County, Tennessee Marriages.
  2. [S1285] 1850 Federal Census, Crawford County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 397.

Jacob Davault1

M, b. 22 July 1840, d. 12 October 1896
     Jacob Davault was born on 22 July 1840 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co. (probably), MO.1,2,3 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 Jacob Davault married Sarah A. Moore on 14 April 1861.4 Jacob Davault lived on 27 June 1880 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO, farming.3 He died on 12 October 1896 at Maries Co., MO, at age 56

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Saint James Journal, St. James, Missouri, October 9, 1896

Died, at his home near Nine Mile Creek, Maries county, on Tuesday last, Jacob Devault, aged 52 years. The deceased had been a sufferer for a long time of that dread disease, dropsy. He leaves behind a wife and five children to mourn his untimely taking away. He was a devout member of the Baptist church, and died perfectly happy. The interment took place at the Southard graveyard, Wednesday, to which place the remains were followed by a large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends.

He was buried in October 1896 at Southard Cemetery, Maries Co., MO, Findagrave #63642771.

Children of Jacob Davault and Sarah A. Moore

Citations

  1. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.
  2. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.
  3. [S5168] 1880 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 702; FHL #1254702.
  4. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.
  5. [S5164] 1900 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 874; FHL #1240874.

Jacob Wesley DaVault

M, b. 11 October 1850, d. 17 April 1932
     Jacob Wesley DaVault was born on 11 October 1850 at Tennessee 1850 census (November) show him age 1 -- birth year could have been 1849. DLB 2012.1 He was the son of Samuel Davault and Salina Galloway. Jacob Wesley DaVault married Rebecca Frances Helmick, daughter of John William Helmick and Maria W. Lister, on 10 November 1875 at Macoupin Co., IL. Jacob Wesley DaVault died on 17 April 1932 at Douglas Co. (probably), KS, at age 81.

Children of Jacob Wesley DaVault and Rebecca Frances Helmick

Citations

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

Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr.

M, b. 3 November 1881, d. 4 July 1962
     Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr. was born on 3 November 1881 at Modesto, Macoupin Co., IL. He was the son of Jacob Wesley DaVault and Rebecca Frances Helmick. Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr. married Maude Matilda Snethen, daughter of John Snethen and Anna Lamb, circa 1904 at Kansas. Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr. died on 4 July 1962 at age 80. He was buried in July 1962 at Vinland Cemetery, Vinland (now Baldwin City), Douglas Co., KS.

Children of Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr. and Maude Matilda Snethen

James Canny Davault1

M, b. 3 July 1848, d. 23 January 1924
     James Canny Davault was born on 3 July 1848 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 James Canny Davault married Jane Medley, daughter of Jesse Allen Medley and Rachel Elizabeth Jones, in 1883, per his newspaper obituary. James Canny Davault died on 23 January 1924 at 621 North Pine Street, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, at age 75

Obituary -- The Pratt Republican; Pratt, Kansas; Thursday, January 31, 1924; Page 8 (Newspapers.com):

J. C. Davault was born in Missouri, July 3, 1848. He died in Pratt, Kansas, at his home, 621 North Pine street, at 10:30 o'clock January 23, 1924. He is survived by his wife and eight children, seven of whom are living. Semon (sic) died at the age of five years. Those living are Frank Davault of Pratt. Fred Davault, who is living in Colorado; Sam Davault of Wellsford; Mrs. J. S. Watson of Pratt; Tom Davault of Pratt; Mrs. Minnie Brewer of Pratt, and George Davault of Colorado. Mr. Davault was married in 1883 to Jane Medley. They came to Pratt 14 years ago and Mr. Davault has worked at the Rock Island shops until last July, when he was taken sick. The funeral was held Friday afternoon, at the family residence at 3 o'clock with Rev. L. B. Parker in charge of the service. Interment will be made in Greenlawn cemetery.

He was buried in January 1924 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #66040358.

Child of James Canny Davault and Jane Medley

Citations

  1. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.

John DaVault

M, b. 5 June 1844, d. 5 January 1924
     John DaVault was born on 5 June 1844 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss. John DaVault married Sophia A. Fullington, daughter of Albert Fullington and Mary (?), on 24 December 1879. Occupation: Monument business. John DaVault died on 5 January 1924 at Denison, Grayson Co., TX, at age 79

OBITUARY
Montgomery Standard - Montgomery City, Missouri, Jan 18, 1924, Page 7, Column 1 (Film in State Historical Library, Columbia, Missouri)
A letter was received Monday announcing the serious illness of John Davault of Denison, Texas, and a short time afterword a message announcing his death. The body arrived at this place Tuesday, accompanied by his son Carl and was taken to the home of his neice, Mrs. M. G. Lavender, where on Wednesday afternoon short funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Scholl, paster of the Methodist Church. The body was laid to rest in the New Florence Cemetery beside the body of his wife. Mr. Davault had not been in the best of health for some time, but not until a few days before his death was his condition considered serious.
He was a good citizen, a kind and indulgent father and his passing is a great loss to his son, who was very devoted to his father. Below is a short sketch of his life:
John Davault, son of Peter and Mary Virginia Davault, was born at the Davault homestead 3/4 mile west of New Florence, Mo., June 5, 1844, and departed this life January 5, 1924, at his home in Denison, Texas, being 70 years and 7 months of age. He was one of a family of 9 children, all of whom have preceded him to the better world, except Fred of California, Alfred of this place and Mrs. Louisa Bast of Mexico, Mo. The entire family have been blessed with long useful lives. Mr Davault was married December 24 1879 to Miss Sophia Fullington who passed away February 20 1921. To this union two children were born, a child dying in infancy and Carl of Denison, Texas. Mr. Davault was born in this community, but in 1881 moved to Denison, Texas where he spent the
remaining years of his life.

He was buried in January 1924 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of John DaVault and Sophia A. Fullington

John DaVault

M, b. 30 July 1819, d. 4 February 1897
     Note: John Davault was the sixth child of Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was born in Leesburg, Tennessee, in 1819, while the Tavern was being built. In 1842 he married Amanda Jane Russell. Amanda died in 1865 and John married Mary C. Carmack in 1867. John and Amanda lived in a house across the road from the Tavern and he operated the Tavern after the death of his father.

John inherited the DeVault home in Leesburg, Tennessee.

During his life he made three trips to Missouri. The first trip, to see his brothers, Peter and Henry, and his sister, Catherine, was made in 1841. He made the trip on horseback and kept a day-by-day diary of expenses and mileage. It took him 19 days and the total cost one way was $16.60. He spent 58 days visiting in Missouri and his return trip took 25 days as it was then winter time. When John arrived at Peter's home, neither Peter, nor his wife, Mary, recognized him. They would not believe that he was John until he showed them the name in his hat band. When Peter and Mary left Tennessee, in 1831, John was just twelve years old -- it had been ten years since they had last seen him.

John's second trip was made in the late summer of 1850 and was in regard to the settlement of his father's estate. John was the executor and payments were to be made to Peter, Henry and Catherine. He made this trip in a two-horse carriage, with his wife and young son, William Bruce DeVault, then three years old. His last trip to Missouri was made in 1859. He traveled by train, boat, train again and finally by stage.

John fought in the Civil War in the Confederate Army. There is a story that was told by Russell (Frederick Russell) DeVault about his father. It seems that the lines of the two armies were continually changing. Sometimes the Union soldiers were near the Tavern and sometimes the Confederates. From time to time John would return home to see his wife. When the Union troops were near the Tavern, John would hide in a hole dug under the floor boards of one of the slave cabins located behind the Tavern. Across the road from the Tavern there is a spring house. (It is still standing today.) Next to the spring house was a large oak tree. Russell says that once, when he was a boy, he picked a peck of bullets out of this tree after a skirmish. Three months after the war ended John was sworn back into United States citizenship.

John died in 1897 and was buried in the graveyard of the nearby Presbyterian Church. The name on his stone is spelled DeVault, a spelling he never used, but was used by all of his children.

John DaVault was born on 30 July 1819 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. John DaVault married Amanda Jane Russell, daughter of William Russell and Nancy Allison, on 8 September 1842. John DaVault began military service Confederate Army during Civil War. He married Mary C. Carmack on 19 December 1867 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. John DaVault died on 4 February 1897 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN, at age 77. He was buried in February 1897 at Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, Headstone legend:

 JOHN DEVAULT
   BORN
 JULY 30, 1819
   DIED
 FEB. 4, 1897
   AGED
77 YRS. 6 MOS. 4 DAS.

Children of John DaVault and Amanda Jane Russell

Children of John DaVault and Mary C. Carmack

John Davault1

M, b. 19 December 1837, d. 16 January 1916
     John Davault was born on 19 December 1837 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 John Davault married Matilda Jane Bowen, daughter of Oliver H. Perry Bowen and Margaret Kinkead, on 3 October 1858.2 John Davault lived on 6 June 1870 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO, farming.3 He lived on 23 June 1880 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO, stable operator.4 He died on 16 January 1916 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO, at age 78

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Saint James Leader-Journal, January 18, 1916

John Devault, who was admitted to the Home Aug. 16, 1903, died January 16. His service was with 124th Ill. Inft. Born at Jakes Prairie, Dec. 19, 1837, and having lived his life in this vicinity, he had drawn around him a host of friends, who followed his remains to the Masonic cemetery where interment was had under the auspices of Big Spring Lodge No. 237 I.O.O.F.

He was buried in January 1916 at Saint James Cemetery, Saint James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #86134297.

Children of John Davault and Matilda Jane Bowen

Citations

  1. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.
  2. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.
  3. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.
  4. [S5169] 1880 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 709; FHL #1254709.

John Davault1

M, b. June 1887
     John Davault was born in June 1887 at Gasconade or Phelps Co., MO.1 He was the son 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.