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, no children. 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.

Children 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.

John Davault1

M, b. 18 August 1818
     John Davault was born on 18 August 1818 at Washington Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of Jacob Davault and Mary Hodges.1 John Davault married Mary Elizabeth Hutchison on 24 August 1843 at Crawford Co., MO.1

Citations

  1. [S1285] 1850 Federal Census, Crawford County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 397.

John Aldred Davault

M, b. 31 March 1878, d. 20 February 1962
     John Aldred Davault was born on 31 March 1878 at Linn, Osage Co., MO.1,2 He was the son of Roland Davault and Josephine Shuey. John Aldred Davault married Alice Thorp, daughter of Thomas J. Thorp and Nancy J. (?), on 10 June 1904 at Rolla, Phelps Co., MO. John Aldred Davault died on 20 February 1962 at St. James, Phelps Co., MO, at age 83. He was buried on 22 February 1962 at Saint James Cemetery, St. James, Phelps Co., MO, Findagrave #204648380.

Citations

  1. [S4039] 1880 Federal Census, Franklin County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 686; FHL #1254686.
  2. [S5170] 1910 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 797; FHL #1374810.

John Clark DaVault

M, b. 11 October 1866, d. 5 November 1871
     John Clark DaVault was born on 11 October 1866 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry Davault and Caroline Euphemia Clark. John Clark DaVault died on 5 November 1871 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 5. Cause of death: Diptheria.

John D. DaVault

M, b. 2 October 1841, d. 24 October 1843
     John D. DaVault was born on 2 October 1841 at Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry DaVault and Mary Virginia Smith Maughs. John D. DaVault died on 24 October 1843 at Montgomery Co., MO, at age 2. 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.

Julia Fern Davault1

F, b. 20 December 1908, d. 7 July 1978
     Julia Fern Davault was born on 20 December 1908 at Pratt Co. (probably), KS.1 She was the daughter of Frederick Adolph Davault and Alma Sue Dyerly.1 Julia Fern Davault married Wilbert Huston Brehm, son of Andrew John Brehm and Emma Margaret Gimpel, on 9 July 1927 at Kiowa, Barber Co., KS. Julia Fern Davault died on 7 July 1978 at Bur, Pratt Co., KS, at age 69. She was buried in July 1978 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #76139882.

Child of Julia Fern Davault and Wilbert Huston Brehm

Citations

  1. [S2045] 1910 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 453; FHL #1374466.
  2. [S2050] 1940 Federal Census, Pratt County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1252.

Juliet Emma DaVault

F, b. circa 1871, d. 1957
     Juliet Emma DaVault was born circa 1871 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO, age 9 as of the 1880 census -- a few years seem to have been lost in later censuses. Headstone shows 1876.1 She was the daughter of Abraham DaVault and Medora E. Jones. Juliet Emma DaVault married Justus M. Pfaff, son of Henry Pfaff and Rebecca Miller, on 12 June 1895.
Note:

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Mapelwood, Mo. News - The St. Louis Republic, November 23, 1902, PART III, Page 7, Image 33; (Library of Congress, Chronicling America; Internet):

Mrs. Pfaff of Old Manchester road is entertaining her mother and sister, Mrs. Davault and Miss Davault of Jonesburg, Mo.

Juliet Emma DaVault died in 1957

Obituary -- Warrenton Banner, Warrenton, Missouri; Thursday, May 9, 1957; Page 6 (Newspapers.com)

Juliet Pfaff, daughter of Medora and Abraham Davault, was born in Jonesburg June 12, 1870, where she spent most of her early life and where she grew up to young womanhood.

On June 12, 1895, she was united in marriage to Justus M. Pfaff of St. Louis and moved to St. Louis to make their home. To this union one son, Justus, was born on July 4, 1909. Mrs. Pfaff joined the Cabanne Methodist Church, then later the West Presbyterian Church where she was a member at the time of her death.

Mrs. Pfaff passed away Sunday in St. Louis at 2 p.m. May 5, after a lingering illness. Her parents, her sister, Anna Theresa Davault, and her husband, Justus Pfaff, have preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Justus, numbers of cousins, other kindred and friends. Her remains were brought to the Harding Funeral Home Sunday, and last rites were held in her honor Monday afternoon, May 6, with the Rev. Howard D. Hardeman, pastor of the Jonesburg Methodist Church officiating.

Her body was laid to rest beside other members of her family in the Jonesburg Cemetery. Mrs. Pfaff was a charter member of the Hardin Camp Chapter D.A.R. She was very musical and her home was always open to her relatives and friends. She was a devoted mother and was known to all for her unlimited generosity. Mrs. Pfaff was a niece of the late Mrs. Ward Ebert, Mrs. Blanche Purl, Miss Maude Jones and other sisters and brothers of the Jones family. --Contributed.

She was buried in 1957 at Jonesburg City Cemetery, Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO, Findagrave #173733994.

Child of Juliet Emma DaVault and Justus M. Pfaff

Citations

  1. [S2252] 1880 Federal Census, Audrain County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 672; FHL #1254672.

Katherine Davault

F, b. 3 December 1904, d. 14 January 1991
     Katherine Davault was born on 3 December 1904 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Emmett Creigh Davault and Rebecca Sturgis. Katherine Davault was educated; Attended school at Tulsa, OK, and Santa Ana, CA. She married Roswell Ferris Reid on 5 June 1925, no children. Katherine Davault lived at Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA. She died on 14 January 1991 at Orange Co., CA, at age 86.

Katherine Clare DaVault

F, b. 19 October 1884, d. 4 February 1964
     Katherine Clare DaVault was born on 19 October 1884 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Alfred DaVault and Elizabeth Gardner. Katherine Clare DaVault married Henry Howard Nunnelly, son of Henry Nunnelly and Nanny Scott, on 27 September 1911 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO,
From the New Florence Leader:

Nunnelly -- Davault.

A beautiful home wedding was solemnized Wednesday evening, September 27, 1911, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alf Davault, when their daughter, Katharyn Clare, became the bride of Mr. Howard Nunnelly.
Promptly at 8:00 o'clock, the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March, played by Miss Edith Davault, sister of the bride, announced the approach of the bridal party. The bride and groom, preceded by the attendants, Miss Susie Pemberton and Mr. Herbert Davault, advanced to the bay window, which had been converted by means of flowers and ferns into a bower of beauty for the occasion where the Rev. Rigg in an impressive manner performed the wedding ceremony. The bridal party then led the way to the tastefully appointed dining room where an elegant supper was served.
The petite and winsome bride never looked more charming than in her wedding gown of soft white silk over white satin, with trimmings of white lace and pearl passamentra over which fell the bridal veil held in place over a wreath of orange blossoms. The bridesmaid was also attired in white silk with trimmings of hand embroidery and lace. The groom and groomsman both wore the conventional black.
They were the recipients of many handsome and useful presents which betokened the high esteem of a wide circle of friends.
The bride is a highly cultured young lady, and has been for a number of years one of the popular teachers of this and adjoining counties.
The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nunnelly of this place and is a model young man in every respect and well worthy of the bride he has chosen.
They will go to housekeeping at once in the Locke cottage in the east end of town, where the best wishes of their many friends for a long and prosperous journey through life attend them.

Katherine Clare DaVault died on 4 February 1964 at age 79. She was buried in February 1964 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Child of Katherine Clare DaVault and Henry Howard Nunnelly

Kenneth Norman Davault

M, b. 12 August 1931, d. 13 July 2012
     Kenneth Norman Davault was born on 12 August 1931 at St. Louis, MO. He was the son of William Jacob Davault and Blanche Isabell Hutchison. Kenneth Norman Davault married Sylvia Lee Luhring on 4 September 1954 at Rosebud, Gasconade Co., MO. Kenneth Norman Davault died on 13 July 2012 at Rosebud, Gasconade Co., MO, at age 80

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

Born in St. Louis on August 12, 1931 to the late William Jacob and Blanche (Hutchinson) Davault. On September 4, 1954 in Rosebud he was united in marriage to Sylvia Luhring. He was a member of Old Argo Presbyterian Church, Gerald Fire Dept. and a former member of the Gerald Lions Club. He owned and operated the Northside AG and also had worked at Bull Moose Tube. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Robert Davault and Raymond W. Davault and by two sisters, Merl Davault and Pearl Davault. His survivors include his wife, Sylvia; children, Roger D. Davault and wife Judy of Alton, Ill. and Rhonda K. Davault and special friend Tonya of Rosebud; grandchildren, Derrick Davault, Dustin Davault, Kimberly Baker and Ashley Hatton; special brother-in-law, Calvin and Naomi Luhring of Rosebud; nephew, Aubrey Davault and wife Trish of St. James; great nieces, Ashley of Florida and Megan of St. James; and by special friends, Gary and Melanie Adkison of Owensville.

He was buried in July 2012 at Countryside Memorial Gardens, Canaan, Gasconade Co., MO, Findagrave #93582909.

Kitty DaVault

F, b. 8 December 1873, d. 9 October 1881
     Kitty DaVault was born on 8 December 1873. She was the daughter of Alfred DaVault and Sarah Corrine McNeily. Kitty DaVault died on 9 October 1881 at age 7.