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Re: William R. Divine Monroe TN
Posted by: Dale McElrath Date: December 03, 2001 at 16:03:13
In Reply to: William R. Divine Monroe TN by Wayne Duncan of 255

Hey cousin,

Like most researchers I get side tracked and havenít checked this web site in quite a while. I donít know if anyone has answered your query or not but here is what I have. My aunt did quite a bit of research and although I donít have actual copies of birth and marriage certificates everything that I have tracked down checks out so far. Here is what she has on the Divine/Webb family.

William Riley Divine (b 1819 in Greenville Dist S.C., died Oct 4, 1875) married Amelia (Milly) Webb on Sept 29, 1842: They had the following children: Nancy Elizabeth (12 Dec 1845 married Philip Scott), Elvira (b 12 Dec 1847, married Wm Burnett), James (b 1849), Sarah Jane (b.1850 married John Mosier), Texanna (b. 1851, married Wm Craig), Martha Caroline (b. 1852, married Martin Scott and eventually ? Brown), Fanny (b. 1854, married Samuel Duncan), William Webb (b. 1855), Milly Matilda (b 1856, married Joseph West), Thomas Madison (b. 1857, married Sarah ?), all of these were born in Madisonville, Tenn, and the following children were born in Dade Mo: Ella Zan Lydia (b. 1858, married John Brown), Marcus Lafayette (b. 1859, married Armilda J. Montgomery), Artemisia (b. 1861, married Philander Hollister--my great grandparents), John Bernard (b.1863, married Lucinda Watson), Tennessee California (b. 1866, married Charles Franklin Meredith then ? Ferguson, then ? Walker, then ? Beckman).

As you can see we have dozens, maybe even hundreds of cousins. I have information on the Divines going back to Thomas Lee Divine Sr. the original immagrant. I and others believe he is the Thomas ďDevineĒ who was the Irish immigrant transported in chains to America by the British. He arrived in Boston in 1775, and enlisted in the militia to fight in the Revolutionary War (he may have had an axe to grind). One of the cousins (Gary Divine) is trying to get copies of the trial transcript but I havenít communicated with him in a while. He has several postings on the Divine page that you can check out.


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