Here is what I have found to date. I contacted the Perry county Ohio Library since this was where my grandfather was born. There happened to be a Devlin file that was put together a few years ago by Mr. R. Sprague whose mother Anna B. Devlin b. May 25 1887, d. Feb.13 1976 was the fist Devlin of my blood line born in the US from Mary New Devlin b. Mar. 19 1861, d. Aug. 24 1926. What I was told through Mr. Sprague was that Mary New Devlin had gone to Scotland at some point and was married before coming to the US. Where in Scotland he wasn't sure or I may have lost it in my notes. No worries though I can call him back. Did I mention I tracked him down. A very lovely gentlemen. Anyhow the oldest name and date listed in the file is an Edward Devlin b. Nov 22 1822 d. Mar 25 1910. The only name that I recognized was Frances A. Devlin (Sister M. Kenneth, OSF), b. Nov 26 1903 d. ??? less than 10 years ago. Last known location was Wisconsin. The other names listed my father recognized so I do know I am on the right track so far. One thing Mr. Sprague never found out was where my blood line "got off the boat" he said we were a family of coal miners (confirmed by my father who remembers his grand father with the Black Lung Disease. It seems as though some of us came from Westmeath and Derry. Here endith the lesson. That was a lot of typing for me. Hope this helped some.
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