Opal Davault

F, b. circa 1907, d. 1995
     Opal Davault was born circa 1907 at Pratt Co. (probably), KS.1 She was the daughter of Frederick Adolph Davault and Alma Sue Dyerly.1 Opal Davault married Vernon L. Wilka. Opal Davault lived between 1953 and 1961 at 214 Soputh Gordon Avenue, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS. She died in 1995. She was buried in 1995 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #76144921.

Citations

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

Peter Davault

M, b. 28 March 1808, d. 16 April 1872
     Peter Davault was born on 28 March 1808 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Peter Davault married Mary Virginia Hoss, daughter of Abraham Hoss and Frances Boren, on 27 October 1831 at Washington Co., TN. Peter Davault died on 16 April 1872 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 64.
Note: Migrated with brother Henry to Montgomery County, MO after 1827. Returned to Tennessee to marry Mary Hoss, then went back to Missouri and built the DaVault Tavern, a double log house with a broad hallway as "protection against the red man and his strange associates already there". In 1849 the log house was replaced with a 2 1/2 story brick house, known as the Peter DaVault Homestead and occupied by descendants.

Peter Davault was the second child of Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was born on the joint homestead of Frederick and Valentine DeVault located at DeVault's Ford on the Watauga River. Peter was ten years old when his parents moved to the new community of Leesburg, Tennessee. Frederick constructed the DeVault Tavern at Leesburg and Peter lived there until he married Mary Hoss on October 27, 1831.

Shortly after his marriage, Peter, his wife, Mary and Peter's brother, Henry, left for Missouri. They traveled in two wagons drawn by oxen. Peter and Mary homesteaded a tract of land on the Boone Lick Road. It was located about a mile from the future town on New Florence. Their first home was a log structure of two rooms separated by a covered entrance. The house was said to provide protection from "the red man and his strange associates, already there." Like his father, Peter, began to cater to travelers along the road, providing a place to rest and obtain refreshments. Like his father's place, this place soon became known as the "Davault Tavern." It is interesting to note that the trail laid out by Daniel Boone, the Boone Lick Road, passed in front of Frederick's tavern in Tennessee and also in front of Peter's tavern in Missouri.

In the census of 1850, Peter's land was valued at $9,000.00. By 1860 the valuation had increased to $39,000.00 -- the largest of any of the grandsons of Henry DeWald of York Co., Pennsylvania. For his time Peter was a very wealthy man.

When Peter died, he left no will. His son, Fred, administered the estate and signed an affidavit on October 8, 1907, 35 years after Peter's death. (On April 12, 1901, the original records were destroyed by fire.)

Peter and his wife were both buried in the Davault Family Plot across the road from their house. When Virginia Davault (Peter's brother Henry's widow) died on October 7, 1895, she was buried in the New Florence Cemetery. Twenty-three days later, Fred and Alf Davault removed the body of their uncle, Henry, and placed it beside that of his wife. They also transferred the bodies of Henry and Virginia's two sons, Elijah and John, the body of their Aunt Catherine, who died in 1850, and the bodies of Peter and Mary Davault.

The Peter Davault Homestead is located on the Old Boone Lick Road, one mile south of the present site of New Florence. It is also 4 1/2 miles east of Danville and is along the line of the state highway. The place passed into the possession of descendents of his daughter, Catherine, who married David Knox. By 1968 the old building had been destroyed to make room for a freeway.


Newspaper Articles published at the time a historical marker was placed at the site of the Davault Tavern:

DAVAULT TAVERN

In the spring of 1828, following the path of Daniel Boone, as laid out in 1815, came Peter Davault with his wife, Mary Hoss and took permanent abode upon the tract of land where John U. Knox now resides -- the passing of Pioneers over the old Trail being traveled to-day, had been common for some years, but with that nomadic idea of something better farther on, so when Mr. and Mrs. Davault arrived, vast prairies laid to the north, deep woodlands to the south, with not a neighbor within ten miles.

Peter Davault, the pioneer, was a son of Frederick Davault, of Jonesboro, Tennessee. He a son of Henry Davault, born in France, coming to America in 1764, landing near Philadelphia, but soon taking up his abode in Hanover County, Pennsylvania, where he passed the period of the Revolutionary War. Henry Davault died at the age 85 years.

Leaving Jonesboro, Tenn. Peter Davault and wife, then but a short time married pressed their way by ox teams to this place. A double log house with a broad hallway between was soon erected and protection given against the red man and his strange associates already here. This at once became the Davault Tavern and the Pilgrimager plodding his way westward was given rest and refreshment. The Tavern became the stopping place of tradesmen, as many as 20 men with teams were cared for at a time. Prices were not as to-day a single meal was 15c, Supper, lodging and breakfast with team cared for, was only 50 cents. Great droves of cattle, hogs and turkeys rested here over night. Slaves cared for the dining room while "uncle Sam" whose body lies in the graveyard just to the northward, watched the turkeys until they found a roost in the trees or upon the fences.

In 1849 as caravan after caravan passed by, enroute to the gold fields of California, the double log house gave away to a large brick house 2 1/2 story high. The brick for this building were burned just across the road to the east. The present foundation as seen was a part of the brick building. The present frame building took the place of the brick in 1865.

(Note: According to Eugenia Davault, the bricks were defective and part or all of the structure was replaced; many of the old bricks being used inside the walls of the wooden structure.)

To Mr. and Mrs. Davault were born nine children, Henry, Abraham, Frederick, Alf, John, Kittie, Lou, Emma and Mary. Mr. Davault lived until 1872 and Mrs. Davault until 1882. Four children yet live, John, Fred, Alf and Lou, the latter two rejoiced in being present at the dedication.

As the Davault Tavern marker shall stand as a memorial to the Pioneer who braved dangers and hardships that civilization might penetrate westward, may it also stand as an incentive to progress, peace and happiness for the many millions yet to pass over the great National Old Trail.

MARKERS DEDICATED

In Spite Of Rain, Mud and Cold The D. A. R's Carry Out Program.

All honor in the pluck and grit of the D. A. R's. When Gov. Majors appointed Mrs. Mark S. Salisbury of Kansas City, Mrs. Geo. B. McFarlane of Columbia, State Regent and Mrs John VanBrunt of Kansas City to have charge of the markers on the Old Trail, he evidently knew his ladies. This was the week of dedication, starting in at St. Louis all went well until Foristell was reached. By fighting mud, bad roads and etc., Warrenton was reached. The Wabash was used to Jonesburg were Wednesday, just after lunch the Cross Keys tavern marker was dedicated, and the one at Lewiston as well, with the same ceremonies. The school children sang "America", presentation speeches were made by Mrs. Salisbury and Deputy State Highway Engineer Hawkins, acceptances by Mrs. Wardie Ebert Regent of the local chapter and Dr. J. L. Jones.

Undaunted, the ladies braved the heavy rains, and muddy roads, however abandoning the automoile and taking to hack, just as Pioneers did of old, they drove to the Davault Tavern, which was reached at 4 o'clock.

The marker for this point was in the car at noon yet when the ladies arrived it was duly in place. A program of special interest had been arranged but was canceled on account of the rain. Upon their arrival Mr. and Mrs. John Knox entertained for a few moments after which Mrs. Van Brunt representing the state D. A. R's in a flow of language, eloquent and full of inspiration presented the marker. This was approved by State Commissioner Hawkins. Mr. Alf Davault who was born and reared at the old place in a few words received the marker. Mrs. Chas. A. Bast of Mexico presented a sketch of the tavern. The ladies drove to Montgomery City and were entertained in the evening by Montgomery Chapter.

Thursday morning Danville and Mineola markers were formally dedicated and the trip continued on to Fulton.

At Mineola Mrs. Emma Graham made the acceptance for the D.A.R's and Mr. Ben Graham for the County.

Letter from Peter Davault to his brother John dated May 30, 1840:

Mr. John Davault
Leesburg, Washington Co
Tennessee May 30, 1840

Dear Brother:
I now take my pen in hand to inform you that we are all enjoying health at present. Henry and his family also the same blessing. I received your letter dated April 10 which gave me great satisfaction to hear from you and that all are well and doing well, particular Father and Mother, for I long to hear from them at times, we get letters seldom.

I believe with you, the way they have been slipping off from them is a caution, but I am afraid that the place has become so slippery, that there will be more slipping done yet before very long and leave the old folks by themselves. Tell David I have first honored father with his name. I have a boy a year old before yesterday, which I call Frederick and define any one to show a pertine boy than he is. He has been walking for some time and can begin to talk. Little Henry is going to school in Danville and can read quite well and commencing to
write and will soon write you a letter. Tell Mr Duncan he must not think hard of me for not writting him before. He wrote a very fine letter, but most too mysterious on politicks for me to comprecate; tell him he must not decline writting to me for I shall write him an answer yet soon some time when I have a leisure moment or too.

I have nothing of importance to write you at this time. The politicks of this state is card to a great extent; there was in St Louis the largest meeting that has ever been seen in the west, there was thought to have been 3.000 people, besides the city, pulling canoes and log cabins and buildings of dimentions made of logs and sticks; even went so far as having wagon beds full of clay and men on them digging graves; and coffins setting on them as they went along. I have to send a letter tonight, and it is getting late. I will stop for the present, I intend to have said more.

Your affectionate brother,
Peter Davault

Note: This letter was sent before the time of stamps. The envelope was a plain sheet of paper, folded and the back sealed with sealing wax. The letter had been placed and remained for almost 100 years in a wooden mail pouch where it hung in the DeVault Tavern, Leesburg, Tennessee. In 1946, the letter was given to Newland DeVault by John's son, Russell DeVault. Today (2004) the letter is in the possession of Newland's daughter, Jean (DeVault) Switzer. In 1999 I was told by Mary (DeVault) Butcher, present owner of the Davault Tavern (Tennessee), that the mail pouch had been stolen some years ago.

Note: Fourteen months after receiving this letter, John Davault, of Leesburg, made a trip to Missouri on horseback to see his brothers Peter and Henry and his sister Catherine (Davault) Crawford. When he arrived at Peter's home, neither Peter nor his wife Mary knew him and they would not believe it was he until John showed them his name in his hat band. John had been 12 years old when Peter left Tennessee, he was now 22. John stayed 58 days. He left Missouri on November 16, arriving back at Leesburg, Tennessee on December 11, 1841. He spent 19 days traveling to Missouri and 25 days on the return trip.

Children of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss

Rainey Forrest Davault1

M, b. 7 January 1891, d. 21 September 1958
     Rainey Forrest Davault was born on 7 January 1891 at Broadway, Maries Co., MO.1 He was the son of William Robert Davault and Martha Victoria Cox.1 Rainey Forrest Davault married Iva Louvonie Gray, daughter of James Martin Gray and Mary Jane Hays, on 28 August 1913 at Phelps Co., MO. Rainey Forrest Davault lived in April 1930 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO, truck driver.2 He died on 21 September 1958 at Roark Twp., Gasconade Co., MO, at age 67. He was buried on 26 September 1958 at Southard Cemetery, Maries Co., MO, Findagrave #63643422.

Children of Rainey Forrest Davault and Iva Louvonie Gray

Citations

  1. [S5164] 1900 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 874; FHL #1240874.
  2. [S5205] 1930 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1187; FHL #2340922.

Regina May Davault

F, b. 8 April 1903, d. 18 April 1991
     Regina May Davault was born on 8 April 1903 at Farber, Audrain Co., MO. She was the daughter of Emmett Creigh Davault and Rebecca Sturgis. Regina May Davault married Raymond Franklin Boothe, son of (?) Boothe and (?) Wilson, on 3 July 1932. Regina May Davault lived at a ranch near Fernley, Lyon Co., NV. She died on 18 April 1991 at age 88.

Robert Emmett Davault

M, b. 30 May 1900, d. 2 July 1992
     Robert Emmett Davault was born on 30 May 1900 at St. Charles Co., MO. He was the son of Emmett Creigh Davault and Rebecca Sturgis. Robert Emmett Davault was educated; Attended school in Tulsa and the University of Oklahoma. He married Orpha Lucille Metsker on 18 January 1935 at Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV. Robert Emmett Davault married Genevieve Ruth Campbell, daughter of (?) Campbell and (?) Pinell, on 28 September 1957 at Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV. Occupation: Retired from Standard Oil of California; teaches flying and does some commercial flying. Robert Emmett Davault died on 2 July 1992 at Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL, at age 92. He was buried in July 1992, Cremated, ashes scattered over Avanal Airport, Kings Co., California.

Roland Davault1

M, b. 25 September 1844, d. 15 February 1887
     Roland Davault was born on 25 September 1844 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1,2,3 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 Roland Davault began military service Civil War service, U.S. Army, Co. G, 48th Missouri Infantry, Sgt. He married Josephine Shuey circa 1876. Roland Davault lived on 9 June 1880 at Boles Twp., Franklin Co., MO, farming.4 He died on 15 February 1887 at Missouri at age 42. He was buried in February 1887 at Scantlin Cemetery, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #86135116.

Children of Roland Davault and Josephine Shuey

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. [S5039] 1880 Federal Census, Baker County, Florida. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 125; FHL #1254125.
  4. [S4039] 1880 Federal Census, Franklin County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 686; FHL #1254686.

Roy Edwin Davault

M, b. 2 December 1897, d. 23 October 1977
     Roy Edwin Davault was born on 2 December 1897 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Edwin Lee Davault and Eugenia Brown Garrett. Roy Edwin Davault began military service on 8 April 1917 Enlisted in U.S. Army the second day after WW I was declared, served until conclusion. He married Thelma Catherine Averrette on 3 March 1926 at Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX. Occupation: Post office, Riverside, CA. Roy Edwin Davault died on 23 October 1977 at Panola Co., TX, at age 79. He was buried in October 1977 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carthage, Panola Co., TX.

Samuel Davault

M, b. 23 July 1813, d. between 1860 and 1870
     Samuel Davault was born on 23 July 1813 at Manheim Twp., York Co., PA. He was the son of Jacob Davault and Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller. Samuel Davault was christened on 22 August 1813 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA. He married Salina Galloway, daughter of John Galloway and Mary Combs, on 24 January 1840 at Washington Co., TN, Samuel and Salina were married by the Rev. James Miller, who also married Elizabeth DeVault, a daughter of Valentine Davault, Sr. In December of 1850, Samuel, Salina and their two children made the migration to Macoupin County, Illinois. Newland said he thought Samuel had eventually changed the spelling of his name to "DeVault." I could find no evidence of this. Samuel's grandchildren were still using the "Davault" spelling in 1995.

Samuel Davault died between 1860 and 1870.

Children of Samuel Davault and Salina Galloway

Samuel Davault1

M, b. September 1897
     Samuel Davault was born in September 1897 at 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.

Samuel Davault1

M, b. circa 1848, d. before 24 August 1860
     Samuel Davault was born circa 1848 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 Samuel Davault died before 24 August 1860 at Gasconade Co., MO.

Citations

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

Samuel Harvey Davault

M, b. 1816, d. 9 April 1889
     Samuel Harvey Davault was born in 1816 at Washington Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of Jacob Davault and Mary Hodges. Samuel Harvey Davault married Alvira Foley, daughter of Larkin Foley, on 9 February 1837 at Crawford Co., MO, Missouri, Compiled Marriages, 1754-1850 (Ancestry.com, database on-line.) Samuel Harvey Davault lived on 5 November 1850 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO, farming.2 He married Ruth Alice Blain, daughter of Samuel Blain and Mary Ann Wagoner, on 27 January 1873. Samuel Harvey Davault died on 9 April 1889. He was buried in April 1889 at Scantlin Cemetery, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #27029845.

Children of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley

Children of Samuel Harvey Davault and Ruth Alice Blain

Citations

  1. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.
  2. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.

Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault

M, b. 8 June 1824, d. 25 March 1897
     Note: Samuel DeVault was the eighth child born to Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was born in 1824 at the DeVault Tavern in Leesburg, Tennessee. In 1848, Samuel married Nancy Kitzmiller, the daughter of his first cousin, David Kitzmiller. Samuel and Nancy were married in her parent's large 2 1/2 story brick home near Buffalo Ridge. At the time it was built, it was the finest home west of Roanoke, Virginia. It was reported to be a double wedding, with Nancy's sister, Sarah Kitzmiller marrying Samuel Backman.

After the wedding, according to Russell (Frederick Russell) DeVault, Samuel DeVault and Samuel Backman went into business together in Leesburg under the name of BACKMAN AND DAVAULT. The building they used was the same building that Frederick Davault had lived in while building the Tavern. The two families were living together in Leesburg. By 1860 the families were no longer living together, the Backmans having moved to Sullivan County near Kingsport.

Samuel and Nancy had settled on a farm at Cedar Creek and opened a grocery business. They joined Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, the first Baptist church in Tennessee. Nancy's brother, David, and grandson, Robert, were ordained there. Samuel and Nancy's son, Frederick, was pastor at Buffalo Ridge from 1905 - 1910.

In 1860, Samuel and Nancy's two-story frame house was destroyed by a cyclone. Their son Frederick was left sitting on the fireplace hearth.

Both Samuel and Nancy are buried in the Buffalo Ridge Church Cemetery.

Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault was born on 8 June 1824 at DeVault's Tavern, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault married Nancy Kitzmiller, daughter of David Kitzmiller and Elizabeth Hughes, on 19 April 1848 at Her parents home, Buffalo Ridge, Washington Co., TN. Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault died on 25 March 1897 at Washington Co., TN, at age 72. He was buried in March 1897 at Gray Community Cemetery, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault and Nancy Kitzmiller

Samuel M. Davault1

M, b. 16 April 1869, d. 9 September 1900
     Samuel M. Davault was born on 16 April 1869 at Maries Co. (probably), MO.1,2 He was the son of Jacob Davault and Sarah A. Moore.1 Samuel M. Davault lived on 27 June 1880 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO.2 He died on 9 September 1900 at age 31

Obituary -- The Telephone, Cuba, Crawford County, Missouri; Friday, September 21, 1900:

DAVAULT, SAMUEL
A Popular Young School Teacher Is Dead.

Samuel Davault departed this life September 9, 1900, being cut down in the prime of his life, being only 32 years of age. In this as in many other cases we see that death has no respect for persons. Those who are in the track of the destroyer must yield to his power, whether they be young or old. All men prepare for life but how few prepare for death. Mr. Davault never made any public profession of religion, but many times in conversation with the writer he has remarked I have great faith in God and His promises are sufficient. He was born in Maries county April 16, 1868, and was the second son of Jacob and Sarah Davault. He was one of the most prominent school teachers in Crawford county and had followed that profession for over ten years. At all times he was a man of kind heart and excellent judgment and loved by acquaintance, and the many expressions of sympathy on his untimely death warmly attests the strong friendships held by him in his life. About four weeks ago he fell down stairs, which caused malarial fever, followed by cancer of the spleen, which finally resulted in death. His death will be most widely felt as he was a most intelligent, useful and valuable citizen. With a mind perfectly clear and a faith admitting of no doubt, he peacefully fell asleep. To his widowed mother, brothers, and sisters we kindly say you are left to travel the balance of life's journey alone, but rest assured your parting will not be long. You shall meet again where there will be no more sad farewells and where all tears will be forever wiped away.-G. S. McIntosh.

Citations

  1. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.
  2. [S5168] 1880 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 702; FHL #1254702.

Thomas Davault1

M, b. 1 January 1850, d. 2 September 1929
     Thomas Davault was born on 1 January 1850 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 Thomas Davault married Lucinda Isabelle Blain, daughter of Dr. John Blain and Elizabeth (?), on 5 December 1878. Thomas Davault died on 2 September 1929 at age 79. He was buried in September 1929 at St. James Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #86143031.

Children of Thomas Davault and Lucinda Isabelle Blain

Citations

  1. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.
  2. [S1278] 1900 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 880 - 881; FHL #1240880 - 81.

Thomas James Davault

M, b. 1 May 1892, d. 8 September 1968
     Thomas James Davault was also known as "Tom". He was born on 1 May 1892 at Missouri. He was the son of James Canny Davault and Jane Medley. Thomas James Davault married M. Frances Cromer, daughter of Joseph H. Cromer and Lucinda J. Renner, on 14 June 1924 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS,

The Pratt Republican, Pratt, Kansas; Thursday, 19 JUN 1924; Page 8; (Newspapers.com):

Pratt Locals

Business has picked up some for Judge Purcell as he married Tom DaVault and Miss Frances Cromer of this city on Saturday....

Thomas James Davault died on 8 September 1968 at age 76. He was buried in September 1968 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #76140617.
Note: According to Newland DeVault's research, there were a total of four adopted children. Per Cathy Cook's research, they were:

i. ROBERT "BOBBIE"3 DAVAULT, Adopted child.

More About ROBERT "BOBBIE" DAVAULT:
Residence: Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas (1936)


ii. MOLLIE DAVAULT, b. Abt. 1928, Oklahoma, USA; Adopted child; m. WALTER LA BICKE

More About MOLLIE DAVAULT:
Census: 1940 with parents, Prat, Pratt County, Kansas
Family relationship: Walter and Mollie have children.
Occupation: Telephone operator (1947)
Residence: Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas (1935,1936,1940); Denver, Denver County, Colorado (1947)


iii. MILDRED DAVAULT, b. Abt. 1930, Oklahoma, USA; Adopted child; m. __?__ LILE.

More About MILDRED DAVAULT:
Census: 1940 with parents, Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas
Family relationship: a daughter, Sharon Lile
Residence: Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas (1935,1936,1940)


iv. WOODROW DAVAULT, b. 1932; d. 1932; Adopted child.

Notes for WOODROW DAVAULT:

GRAVE MARKER photo
     
     WOODROW
     DaVAULT
     ? ? ? 1932

More About WOODROW DAVAULT:
Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas.

Thomas P. DaVault

M, b. 13 January 1875, d. 23 January 1875
     Thomas P. DaVault was born on 13 January 1875 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Abraham DaVault and Medora E. Jones. Thomas P. DaVault died on 23 January 1875 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO.

Valentine DaVault

M, b. 8 June 1824, d. 1824
     Valentine DaVault was born on 8 June 1824 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN, Twin of Samuel. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Valentine DaVault died in 1824 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.
Note: Valentine Davault was the ninth child born to Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was a twin of Samuel and died in infancy. The place of burial is not known. It was probably in the private family burial grounds across the road from the Tavern or, possibly, the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church that is nearby.

Valentine Franklin DaVault1

M, b. 27 September 1852, d. 6 March 1925
     Valentine Franklin DaVault was also known as "Dick". He was born on 27 September 1852 at Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley.1 Valentine Franklin DaVault married Lucinda Adella Fallis, daughter of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Fallis and Ruth Alice Blain, on 25 April 1877 at Redbird, Gasconade Co., MO. Valentine Franklin DaVault died on 6 March 1925 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, at age 72. He was buried in March 1925 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #27029956.

Children of Valentine Franklin DaVault and Lucinda Adella Fallis

Citations

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

Walter Albert Davault

M, b. 8 October 1887, d. 18 April 1963
     Walter Albert Davault was also known as "Bert". He was born on 8 October 1887 at Oregon.1 He was the son of Herman Davault and Sarah Warriner. Walter Albert Davault lived on 1 March 1895 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, 1895 Kansas State Census, microfilm roll v115_122, Pratt, p.18, line 13. He lived on 13 June 1900 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS.1 He lived on 15 April 1910 at Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, drayman in flour mill, boarding with the George Scantlin family.2 He began military service WW I service, France. He married Jennie Ethel Cromer, daughter of Joseph H. Cromer and Lucinda J. Renner, circa 1918.3 Walter Albert Davault lived on 1 March 1925 at 930 South Main Street, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, 1925 Kansas State Census, microfilm roll KS1925_136, line 20. He lived on 9 April 1930 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, lineman, electric power company.3 He lived in 1937 at 428 North St. Francis Avenue, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, per city directory. He married Thelma K. (?). Walter Albert Davault lived between 1951 and 1958 at 1010 East Central Avenue, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, city directories, with wife Thelma. In 1951 his son Dean was listed with Bert and Thelma, shown as being in the U.S. Air Force. He died on 18 April 1963 at Kansas at age 75. He was buried in April 1963, A Findagrave.com memorial, No. 76140603, exists for Bert at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt County, KS. Althought this would be a logical burial location, as he spent most of his life there, Tracy DeVault visited that cemetery and reported that there is no burial record and no headstone for Bert. DLB 2020.
Note: Bert's location as of the 1920 census is unknown. His wife Jennie was listed living in her parents' household in Pratt County, marital status "M", but Bert was not there. An Albert Devault was listed in 1920 at Chestonia Twp., Antrim County, Michigan, with no further demographic information -- he apparently was absent when the census was taken. That might have been where Bert was living and working at the time. DLB 2020

Newspaper articles:

The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 12 January 1905; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

-- Frank Harper, Sam Dupont and Bert Davault were trying to "beat the blind baggage car" on a trip east last Saturday night. They had to pass a freight train at Taron and the boys were between the two trains when Harper stumbled over a pile of cinders and fell with his legs across the rail where the freight train was moving. Dupont was near enough to jerk him out before the wheels caught him, but it was a narrow escape.


The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 27 July 1905; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

-- Vic Young, Bert Davault and Frank Harper, white, and Andrew Wilson and Fred Horton, colored, were arrested last week for shooting craps without a license under the new game law. The fine and trimmings just amounted to $10 apiece, which three of them paid and the other two were put in the city "cooler"; afterwards the county health officer, Dr. Douthart, ordered them removed from that place and rather than pay the expense of maintaining them in the county jail, they were told to go and sin no more.


The Pratt Union (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 06 February 1908; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Team Ran Away

Bert Davault's dray team ran away, Monday. It started at the Rock Island and ran south until it struck a tree at home of Dr. Dix. The wagon was badly wrecked.


City News - The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 25 June 1908; Page 9; (Newspapers.com):

-- Bert Davault while hauling a load of lath last Saturday was going down hill when the lath rolled down on the seat and knocked him from the seat and down between the horses. The loaded wagon passed over Bert badly bruising him and while he is able to be out he still feels the effects of it.


City News - Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 29 June 1916; Page 5; (Newspapers.com):

Bert DaVault is spending his vacation in the harvest fields.


City News - The Pratt Union (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 12 April 1917; Pages 5 & 10; (Newspapers.com):

Bert Davault came home Saturday from Des Moines, Iowa, where he is employed by a telephone company as a lineman. He heard that his father, Herman, was sick but found him up and around and Bert will return to his work in a few days.

Fred Cromer and Bert Davault spent Tuesday afternoon at J. H. Cromers.

[Note: J. H. Cromer was Bert's future father-in-law. - cac]


City News - The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 11 October 1917; Page 8; (Newspapers.com):

Bert Davault came home Sunday night from Illinois where he is working. He came in answer to the call from Uncle Sam.


The Pratt Union (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 21 February 1918; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

Called For Service

The following list of our selected men have been called for service and will leave next Tuesday for Camp Funston: ......? ? [ included Bert Davault.


Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Tuesday, 26 February 1918; Page 1; (Newspapers.com):

PRATT BOYS OFF FOR CAMP FUNSTON TO-DAY

Last Percentage of First Draft Escorted to Train by High School

Cadets and the Home Band

One of childhood's dreams, which is probably the closest to the hearts of most boys, came true for fifteen Pratt young men this afternoon when with all the honors at the command of the citizens, they were escorted to the train by the home town band and the High School Cadet Corps, to start on their journey to Camp Funston. They will go by way of Topeka and arrive at Camp Funston tomorrow, where they will soon be an important part of Uncle Sam's great military system and a force to be reckoned with.

The stores and business houses were closed for an hour in honor of the departure of the draft boys, which forms the last percentage of the first draft called from Pratt county and included fifteen men. A large crowd of citizens were at the station to give the boy's a last word of good cheer and to show them they were leaving behind a loyal army of just plain folks who are mighty proud of the men who are going out to represent the county in the great war.

The men left on Rock Island No. 2, with Richard Abrams in charge. They were: ...... [ included Bert Davault? ?


City News - Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Saturday, 06 April 1918; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

Herman Davault is very Low at the home of his nephew, Claude Davault, in this City. His son, Bert Davault who left in the last draft from Pratt and is stationed at Camp Grant, Rockford, Ill., has been sent for.


City News - Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Friday, 28 June 1918; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

Word has been received that Bert Davault has arrived safely in France.


Pratt Daily Tribune (Pratt, Kansas); Friday, 28 June 1918; Page 4; (Newspapers.com):

Miss Jennie Cromer, received a letter this morning from Bert Davault who is in France stating that he had been in the hospital five weeks with the flue and pneumonia but was all right now and would be home almost any day.


City News - The Pratt Republican (Pratt, Kansas); Thursday, 27 March 1919; Page 5; (Newspapers.com);

Bert Davault returned home last Thursday from overseas service. He was discharged from Camp Funston.


City News - The Pratt Union (Pratt, Kansas); Wednesday, 11 January 1922; Page 7; (Newspapers.com):

Bert Davault left Friday night as mail guard on the Rock Island road. Bert will be all right with a gun and will assist well on a reception committee.

Child of Walter Albert Davault and Jennie Ethel Cromer

Citations

  1. [S2044] 1900 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 495; FHL #1240495.
  2. [S2045] 1910 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 453; FHL #1374466.
  3. [S1840] 1930 Federal Census, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 712; FHL #2340456.

Wilbur Earl DaVault

M, b. 5 February 1916, d. 15 September 1964
     Wilbur Earl DaVault was born on 5 February 1916 at Baldwin City, Douglas Co., KS. He was the son of Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr. and Maude Matilda Snethen. Wilbur Earl DaVault died on 15 September 1964 at age 48.

William Davault1

M, b. 15 June 1844, d. 24 February 1862
     William Davault was born on 15 June 1844 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver.1 William Davault began military service on 21 August 1861 Enlisted, Co. "F", 29th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. He died on 24 February 1862 at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, at age 17. Cause of death: Fever contracted during military service. He was buried in 1862 at Cross Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.

Citations

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

William Eugene Davault

M, b. 31 January 1928, d. 18 May 2010
     William Eugene Davault was born on 31 January 1928. He was the son of Rainey Forrest Davault and Iva Louvonie Gray. William Eugene Davault died on 18 May 2010 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO, at age 82. He was buried in May 2010 at Saint James Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #76810371.

William Frederick Davault

M, b. 21 December 1874, d. 19 April 1938
     William Frederick Davault was born on 21 December 1874 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.1 He was the son of Frederick Davault and Margaret Ellen McCleary.
Note:

W. F. Davault accompanied his brother Ed on the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip run. He was too young to claim land for himself but rode on the back of another man's wagon to beat off those trying to catch a ride.

William Frederick Davault married Catherine Beal Benson, daughter of Vinson Benson and Martha Allen, on 9 March 1898. William Frederick Davault lived on 29 April 1910 at Nine Mile Prairie, Callaway Co., MO, general farming.1 He lived at Williamsburg, Callaway Co., MO. He died on 19 April 1938 at Fulton, Callaway Co., MO, at age 63

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
W. F. DeVault, 63, farmer SE of Williamsburg was struck by car driven by a Stevens College student on Highway 40, Sat. AM at 11:30 about a mile & 1/2 east of Williamsburg as he was returning home in wagon from selling produce. He was thrown from the wagon and fell between the horses. Team ran away and drug him 60 feet. He suffered a broken back and rib injuries described as serious.

OBITUARY:
W. F. DeVault, born 24, December on a farm on the west edge of New Florence where he grew to young manhood residing with parents until marriage, died in the Callaway County Hospital at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 25 days. After he was married Mr. and Mrs. DeVault resided on a farm near Danville for a short time, but soon moved to the Benson home place - a farm near Williamsburg where the rest of his life was spent. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Williamsburg, the funeral was April 21. He was buried in the Williamsburg Cemetery. He was one of six children, two of whom still live: Emmett C. of Santa Ana, CA and Edward L. of Riverside, CA. Also May Marmaduke, a cousin, now Mrs. Everett Plater of Carbondale, IL, raised as a sister.

OBITUARY #2
Auto Injuries Are Fatal To W. F. Davault, Former Local Resident William Frederick Davault, son of Fred and Ellen McCleary Davault, was born December 24, 1874 on a farm at the west edge of New Florence where he grew to young manhood, residing with his parents until his marriage.
He passed away April 18, 1938 at the Callaway County Hospital in Fulton, Mo. On April 8th, while returning to his home from a trip to Williamsburg, he was run into by an automobile driven by a girl student at Stephen's College and was very seriously injured. He was at once taken to the hospital where every thing was done to relieve his suffering. He tried to be cheerful and patient throughout it all but the nature of the injuries made recovery impossible and death came to relieve him of his suffering Monday afternoon. He had reached the age of 63 years, 3 months and 25 days.

Mr. Davault was one of a family of six children, Emmett C., Charlie, Edward L., Bruce T., and Mary, all of whom with his parents have passed to the Great Beyone, except two brothers, Emmett C., of Santa Ana, Calif., and Edward L. of Riverside, Calif. May Marmaduke, a cousin, now Mrs. Everett Plater of Carbondale, Ill., was reared in the Davault home and was as a sister.

On March 8, 1898 he was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Benson, of near Williamsburg. The young couple resided on a farm near Danville for a short time, but soon moved to the Benson home place, a farm near Williamsburg where the rest of their married life was spent. Two daughters came to bless this union, Martha Ellen, now Mrs. Hugh Crabtree, of Cascade, Idaho, and Katherine, now Mrs. Gordon Niedergerke, of Fulton. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Martha Jo Niedergerke and Katherine Crabtree, two sons-in-law, a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives. His wife passed away April 10, 1936. He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father and to his friends, the soul of fellowship.

He was buried in April 1938 at Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg, Callaway Co., MO.

Children of William Frederick Davault and Catherine Beal Benson

Citations

  1. [S5250] 1910 Federal Census, Callaway County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 774; FHL #1374787.

William Henry Davault1

M, b. 12 September 1879, d. 24 March 1949
     William Henry Davault was also known as William Henry DeVault per headstone. He was born on 12 September 1879 at Franklin Co., MO.1 He was the son of Roland Davault and Josephine Shuey.1 William Henry Davault married Margaret Elizabeth Kinkead, daughter of Samuel Alexander Kinkead Jr. and Hannah Marie LeFever, on 18 June 1906 at Phelps Co., MO. William Henry Davault lived on 12 January 1920 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO, sawmill operator.2 He died on 24 March 1949 at Farmington, St. Francois Co., MO, at age 69. He was buried in March 1949 at Saint James Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #80077863.

Child of William Henry Davault and Margaret Elizabeth Kinkead

Citations

  1. [S4039] 1880 Federal Census, Franklin County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 686; FHL #1254686.
  2. [S5171] 1920 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 941; FHL #1820941.

William J. Davault1

M, b. July 1893
     William J. Davault was born in July 1893 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.

William Robert Davault1

M, b. 13 April 1862, d. 4 December 1925
     William Robert Davault was born on 13 April 1862 at Gasconade or Maries Co., MO.1,2 He was the son of Jacob Davault and Sarah A. Moore.1 William Robert Davault lived on 27 June 1880 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO, working on his father's farm.2 He married Martha Victoria Cox, daughter of William Henry Cox and Mary Ann Southard, in 1889.3 William Robert Davault lived on 11 June 1900 at Johnson Twp., Maries Co., MO, farming.3 He died on 4 December 1925 at Maries Co., MO, at age 63 Missouri death certificate #36980. He was buried in December 1925 at Southard Cemetery, Maries Co., MO, Findagrave #32894698.

Children of William Robert Davault and Martha Victoria Cox

Citations

  1. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.
  2. [S5168] 1880 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 702; FHL #1254702.
  3. [S5164] 1900 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 874; FHL #1240874.

Davault

M, b. 27 December 1861, d. 27 December 1861
     Davault was born on 27 December 1861 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He died on 27 December 1861 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry Davault and Caroline Euphemia Clark.

DaVault

M, b. 1880, d. before 1900
     DaVault was born in 1880 at Macoupin Co., IL. He was the son of Jacob Wesley DaVault and Rebecca Frances Helmick. DaVault died before 1900 died young.

Jane Davenhill

F, b. 6 May 1921, d. 22 March 2001
     Jane Davenhill was born on 6 May 1921 at Lackawanna Co., PA. She was the daughter of Walter W. Davenhill and Frieda Jones.1 Jane Davenhill married Robert Harbaugh Shulenberger, son of Elden Orville Shulenberger and Nellie Catherine Harbaugh, after April 1940. Jane Davenhill died on 22 March 2001 at age 79.

Citations

  1. [S3755] 1930 Federal Census, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2054; FHL #2341788.

Walter W. Davenhill1

M, b. circa 1890
     Walter W. Davenhill was born circa 1890 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Frieda Jones circa 1920.1

Child of Walter W. Davenhill and Frieda Jones

Citations

  1. [S3755] 1930 Federal Census, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2054; FHL #2341788.