Posted By:Sharon Davis
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Subject:George W. DEVAULT/DEWALT of Green Twp
Post Date:January 31, 2007 at 08:53:53
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/oh/harrison/messages/544.html
Forum:Harrison County, OH Genealogy Forum
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I'm just starting to research this family again -- it is a major brick wall. There also seems to be several DEVAULT families in the OH area (and we all know everyone names their kids the same name.)

Allegedly I descend from George W. DEVAULT/DEWALT b ca 1772 and wife Elizabeth EMERY, who were living in Harrison Co, OH in the early 1800s. I am trying to confirm he had a son named Nathaniel, b 1806, but as yet have been unable to do so. Of course, if someone else has a son named Nathaniel b 1806 I would certainly be interested in that family. Some sources (ie death certificate) indicate Nathaniel was b in PA.
Allegedly there was another son named Jacob, who would have been Nathaniel's brother. I assume there would have been a few (many?) more kids. Finally, the family supposedly immigrated about 1803 from the Black Forest region of France to escape religious persecution because they were Quakers. Can anyone confirm/deny any of the above?

As for Nathaniel, I have extensive information on his descendants that I would be happy to share. Below are the names of his children and their spouses -- if there is any incorrect info listed, please let me know.

1 Nathaniel Devault b: 27 May 1806 in Green Twp, Harrison Co (Jefferson Co at time), OH d: 05 Apr 1877 in Farmington, Colerain Twp, Belmont Co, OH
..+Isabella Parry b: 31 Dec 1811 in Londonderry Twp, Chester Co, PA m: 28 Jul 1828 in Saint Clairsville, Belmont Co, OH d: 05 Aug 1897 in near Barton, Colerain Twp, Belmont Co, OH
.....2 Robert J. Devault b: 12 Apr 1829 in Farmington, Colerain Twp, Belmont Co, OH d: 1833 in Belmont Co, OH
.....2 William D. Devault b: 08 Jun 1830 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 24 Mar 1908 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH.........+Mary Maretta Grover b: 22 Jun 1834 in Steubenville, Belmont Co, OH m: 20 Sep 1852 in Bridgeport, Belmont Co, OH d: 15 Nov 1901 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH
.....2 John Devault b: 18 Jan 1832 in Farmington, Colerain Twp, Belmont Co, OH d: 18 Feb 1912 in Farmington, Colerain Twp, Belmont Co, OH
.........+Isabella Hughes b: 02 Feb 1835 in Colerain Township, Belmont Co, OH m: 11 Jan 1855 in Belmont Co, OHd: 04 Jun 1896 in Colerain Township, Belmont Co, OH
.....*2nd Wife of John Devault:
.........+Mary M. Hoar b: Mar 1859 in IL m: Abt. 1906 d: Aft. 1912
.....2 Mary Jane Devault b: 10 Nov 1833 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 05 May 1870 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH
.........+Henry Barker b: Bet. 1822 - 1829 in Belmont Co, OH m: 22 Mar 1853 in Barton, Belmont Co, OH d: Jul 1859 in Belmont Co, OH
.....*2nd Husband of Mary Jane Devault:
.........+John Nelan m: 08 Nov 1863 in West Alexander, Washington Co, PA d: Bef. 1866
.....*3rd Husband of Mary Jane Devault:
.........+Joseph V. Bable m: 10 Jan 1866 in Belmont Co, OH
.....2 Sarah Ann Devault b: 1835 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 1835 in Belmont Co, OH
.....2 Robert Thomas Devault b: 04 Jun 1837 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 05 Feb 1915 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH
.........+Elvira Collins b: 05 Mar 1839 in Steubenville, OH m: 26 Feb 1863 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH d: 18 Jul 1917 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH
.....2 Moses H. Devault b: 12 Oct 1839 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 03 Sep 1864 in Dalton, GA
.....2 David Louis Devault b: 12 Jul 1841 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 21 Sep 1923 in Old Washington, Guernsey Co, OH
.........+Nancy Jane Lewis m: 28 Jun 1863 in Belmont Co, OH d: 05 Apr 1864 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH
.....*2nd Wife of David Louis Devault:
.........+Mary Elizabeth Parry b: 15 Jul 1843 in Washington, Guernsey Co, OH m: 25 Dec 1865 in Washington, Guernsey Co, OH d: 04 Nov 1919 in Washington, Guernsey Co, OH
.....2 George Washington Devault b: 13 Aug 1843 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 03 Oct 1924 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH
.........+Rebecca Jane Burris b: 31 May 1842 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH m: 26 Feb 1863 in Belmont Co, OH d: 07 Nov 1924 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH
.....2 Mahlon Richard Devault b: 02 Nov 1846 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 19 Jan 1917 in Pease Twp, Belmont Co, OH
.........+Matilda Kirk Wells b: 16 May 1850 in Belmont Co, OH m: 24 Mar 1869 in Martins Ferry, Belmont Co, OH d: 12 Jun 1909 in Bridgeport, Pease Twp, Belmont Co, OH
.....2 Jesse B. Devault b: 14 Apr 1848 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 28 Mar 1918 in Mount Pleasant, Jefferson Co, OH
.........+Mary Jane Fowler b: Jun 1844 in Washington, Guernsey Co, OH m: 08 Feb 1870 in West Alexander, PA d: 15 Jul 1913
.....2 Maria Rebecca Devault b: 14 Apr 1851 in Farmington, Belmont Co, OH d: 06 Apr 1932 in Warren, Jefferson Co, OH
.........+Samuel Karl Moore b: 09 Jan 1845 in Belmont Co, OH m: 24 Apr 1869 in West Alexander, Washington Co, PA d: 01 Mar 1923 in Warren, Jefferson Co, OH
.....2 Unnamed Devault b: 14 Apr 1851 d: 15 Apr 1851