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Re: Co. Donegal Devlins in New York City
Posted by: FM Fritsch Date: July 06, 2001 at 09:23:25
In Reply to: Co. Donegal Devlins in New York City by William Devlin of 1442

There is a reference to a
"Daniel Devlin [who] came to New York in 1844 from Donegal, married the daughter of a wealthy Irish American, and did custom tailoring for the city's leading Catholics....By the late 1850's Devlin and Company's store, at the corner of Broadway and Grand, was the biggest men's clothier in New York after Brooks Brothers." On another page, it says he supplied uniforms to a NYC Civil War brigade.

REF: Gotham, A History of New York City
by Edwin G. Burrows & Mike Wallace
Oxford University Press, 1999
(A BIG Book)

I was researching for the Devlin name in NYC and had come across Daniel Devlin & was looking for a connection because a "Jane Devlin" appears on a document as my husband's great-grandmother. She married a Frederick H. Stevens & they had a daughter, Jeanette Stevens in 1877 in Richmond county (-now Staten Island, NYC)

Is this Your Devlin & have you come across a Jane? Can you send me the info you have on the Devlin sons who remained in NYC? Anything would be appreciated, as I at a bend in the road.


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