Rev. 1 July 2004, Gen. 526

 

DESCENDANTS OF SARAH ANN GRAVES, ZION DAVIS, AND ------ EVANS

OF NC & SC

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Sarah Ann Graves (1) was born about 1740.  She first married Zion Davis.  He was born about 1715 in England, and probably died before 1768.  He is said to have died 1797-98, but this is probably the death date for another Zion Davis who was born in the 1760’s.  Although there is no proof of Zion’s death date, no records have been found for Zion after 1768 and it is assumed that he died before Sarah's second marriage in 1768.  His family may have arrived from England about 1735.  Sarah married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Evans by 1768.  This family seemed to live and move back and forth across the state line between Bladen Co. and New Hanover Co., NC and Marion District, SC.

Ancestral Key to the PeeDee by Mary Belle Manning Bertha, 1978, lists: “Davis, Zion, son of Mrs Davis, married Sarah Ann Graves. Children: Josiah, Francis, Benjamin, David, William and Sarah Ann.”  Marion Churches and Churchmen by Victor Bland Stanley, page 55: “In the Britton’s Neck family in addition to the families already spoken of, there was a family of Davis, which had come over with the original colony.  The emigrant’s name was John, and on April 12, 1739 he received a grant in Craven County.  His wife’s name is not known but it is known that he had several daughters and two sons.  The sons were Richard Davis who died unmarried and Zion Davis who was born prior to his parents’ emigration.  He married Sarah Ann Graves of the Neck colony.  She died prior to 1790 and he died prior to 1800.  They had six children.  The sons were Josiah, who married Miss Rodgers and moved to Georgia; Francis, born 1766, who served in the Revolution as a private and captain and who moved to NC after the Revolution closed; David who died young, and Benjamin and William who migrated to Kentucky.  The daughter, Sara Ann Davis, was born in 1763.  She remained on the Neck and married James Davis, member of a Welsh family that came to the Neck at an early date and who will receive later mention.  They married about 1779 and had one child Samuel born Dec. 13, 1780.  James died between 1800-1810 and his wife died a few years later.  They are buried on the family plantation.”

Researcher R‑1 has placed Catherine Davis who married John William Jeanneret (son of Elias G. Jeanneret) as a child of Sarah Ann Graves and Zion Davis.  He was born 1784 in NC, died 1850 in Mobile, AL, and was buried in Mobile.  Their children were: Elizabeth Jeanneret, b.c. 1802, Lydia Jeanneret, and Mary Jeanneret, b.c. 1805, m. Joseph Gore, d.c. 1882.  However, if her birth date is close to the 1784 date of her husband, it is unlikely that Catherine was their child, since Sarah was supposedly no longer married to Zion in 1768.  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑4, R‑5)

Children - Davis

  2.  Josiah Davis, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Rodgers.  Noved to GA.

+3.  Sarah Ann Davis, b.c. 1763, m. James Davis, c. 1779.

+4.  Francis Davis, b. 1756-1760 (or c. 1766), m. Tabitha DeVane, 14 July 1783, d. Nov. 1847.

  5.  David Davis, died young.

  6.  Benjamin Davis, moved to KY.

  7.  William Davis, moved to KY.

Children - Evans

+8.  Ann Julia Evans, b. 30 June 1768, m. John DeVane, Jr., 25 Oct. 1785, d. 11 March 1845.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH A. GRAVES (1)

Sarah Ann Davis (3) was born about 1763 in SC.  She married James Davis, son of Benjamin Davis (the Welsh line from PA), about 1779.  James died 1800-1810 and his wife died a few years later.  They were buried on the family plantation.  (R‑5)

Children - Davis

+9.  Samuel Davis, b. 13 Dec. 1780, m. Elizabeth Graves, d. Dec. 1831.

 

Francis Davis (4) was born 1756-1760 in Brittens Neck, SC, and died in Nov. 1847 in Bladen Co., NC.  He was a captain in the Revolutionary War.  He moved to NC after the war.  He married Tabitha DeVane, daughter of John DeVane and Ann Robinson, on 14 July 1783.  She was born in 1764 in Duplin Co., NC, and died in 1815 in Bladen Co., NC.  (R‑1)

Children - Davis

  10.  Julia Davis, m. Samuel Hawes.  He was son of Edmund Hawes and Martha Herring.

+11.  William Davis, b. 17 May 1787, m(1) ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bloodworth, m(2) Phebia Bannerman, d. 14 Dec. 1859.

  12.  Ann Julia Davis

  13.  Mary Davis, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Evans.

 

Ann Julia Evans (8) was born 30 June 1768 in NC or SC (probably Brittons Neck, SC), and died 11 March (or 13 Feb.) 1845 in New Hanover Co., NC.  She married John DeVane, Jr., son of John DeVane (Major in militia) and Ann Larkin (or Ann Robinson), on 25 Oct. 1785 in St. James Episcopal Church, New Hanover Co., NC.  He was born 25 (or 12) Dec. 1755 and died 6 June 1802, both in New Hanover Co., NC.  He was buried in Sampson, NC.  He was a Pvt., Lt. and Capt. in the militia.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - DeVane

+14.  William DeVane, b. 1786, m. Olive Holloway, 1809, d. 1870.

+15.  Ann Jane DeVane, b. 29 Jan. 1792, m. John Canty DeVane, 8 Feb. 1812, d. 1892.

+16.  Benjamin F. DeVane, b. 14 Feb. 1796, m. Mary Rodgers, 10 March 1814, d. 28 Oct. 1879.

+17.  Francis DeVane, b. 1798, m. Frances Giddens, c. 1815, d. 8 March 1868

  18.  Rebecca DeVane, b.c. 1799 (Bladen Co., NC), d. 1860.

+19.  John DeVane, b. 1800, m. Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  20.  Thomas DeVane, b.c. 1801.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF SARAH A. GRAVES (3) AND JAMES DAVIS

Samuel Davis (9) was born 13 Dec. 1780 (or 1789) and died in Dec. 1831.  He married Elizabeth Graves.  She was born about 1785 in SC.  (R‑6)

Children - Davis

  21.  Henry G. Davis, b.c. 1809, m. Harriet ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1853-54 (Georgetown, SC).

  22.  William Davis, b. Dec. 1811, m. Virginia Collins, d.c. 1856 (intestate, no record of will).  She was b.c. 1810 in SC, and d. 1861-1870.

  23.  Samuel T. Davis, b. Oct. 1813.

  24.  James L. Davis, b. 5 Nov. 1816.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCIS DAVIS (4) AND TABITHA DeVANE

William Davis (11) was born 17 May 1787 and died 14 Dec. 1859.  He first married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Bloodworth.  He married second Phebia Bannerman.  (R‑1)

Children - Davis, by Phebia Bannerman

+25.  Annie Jane Davis, b. 14 Aug. 1827, m. David Bunyan Melvin, 28 Feb. 1844, d. 14 Jan. 1917.

 

CHILDREN OF ANN J. EVANS (8) AND JOHN DeVANE, JR.

William DeVane (14) was born in 1786 in New Hanover Co., NC, and died in 1870 in Troy, AL.  He married Olive Holloway in 1809 in NC.  She was born in 1788 in New Hanover Co., NC, died in 1861 in Troy, AL, and was buried in Hepzibah Baptist Church Cem.  Their first 6 children were born in NC, and the last 3 in GA.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

+26.  John Thomas DeVane, b. 1810, m. Eliza Sellars, d. 1869.

  27.  Benjamin DeVane, b. 6 Jan. 1812, m. Mary Ann Dejarnette Watkins.

+28.  Holloway DeVane, b. 1 Jan. 1815, m. Susan Myrick, 6 March 1845, d. 12 Feb. 1891.

+29.  Ann Jane DeVane, b. 1821, m. Joseph T. Craig, 22 Oct. 1857, d. 1894.

+30.  James Francis DeVane, b. 17 Sept. 1822, m. Laura Clay (Botsford) Whaley, 13 April 1871, d. 29 Jan. 1895.

  31.  Jasper DeVane, b. 1826 (New Hanover Co., NC), d. 17 Sept. 1862 (Sharpsburg, VA).

+32.  Thomas DeVane, b. 1827, m. Caroline ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

  33.  Susan DeVane, b. 1833, m. Jasper King, 5 Jan. 1857 (Troy, Pike Co., AL).

  34.  Rebecca DeVane, b. 1833.

  35.  Wilflora DeVane, b. 1843.

 

Ann Jane DeVane (15) was born 29 Jan. 1792 in Bladen Co., NC, died in 1892 in MS, and was buried in Damascus Cem., Hazlehurst, MS.  She married John Canty DeVane, son of James DeVane and Margaret Canty, on 8 Feb. 1812 in New Hanover Co., NC.  He was born 23 July 1790 in NC, and died 15 March 1864.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

+36.  John James DeVane, b. 4 Dec. 1812, m. Lucrecia Sandlin, 4 Aug. 1864, d. 6 May 1873.

+37.  Samuel H. DeVane, b. 11 Aug. 1815, m. Mary Polly, d. 4 April 1874.

  38.  George DeVane, b. 11 June 1817, d. 19 March 1874.

  39.  Milton K. DeVane, b. 4 April 1819, m. Melody Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 26 Aug. 1888 (Duplin Co., NC).  She was b. 30 Oct. 1822 in NC, and d. 4 Sept. 1884 in Duplin Co., NC.

  40.  Julia E. DeVane, b. 14 Nov. 1822.

  41.  Margaret A. DeVane, b. 1 June 1826.

  42.  Henry DeVane, b. 11 Sept. 1828.

+43.  Catherine Jane DeVane, b. 4 Dec. 1830, m. Washington Adam Melvin, 14 May 1862, d. 30 March 1898.

  44.  Wesley DeVane, b. 1843.

+45.  Hybert Strange DeVane, b. 30 March 1847, m. Mary Jane Cook, d. 5 Dec. 1918.

 

Benjamin F. DeVane (18) was born 14 Feb. 1796 in Bladen Co., NC, and died 28 Oct. 1879 in Hillsborough Co., FL.  He married Mary Rodgers (or Rogers) on 10 March 1814.  She was born 28 July 1795 in Bladen Co., NC, and died 13 March 1874.  They were both buried in Mt. Enon Church Cem., Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL.  Their first 3 children were born in Bladen Co., NC, and the others were probably all born in GA.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - DeVane

+46.  John Thomas DeVane, b. 21 (or 25) April 1815, m(1) Edith Parrish, 18 May 1838, m(2) Martha Hicks, 26 May 1846, d. 12 Dec. 1896.

+47.  William H. DeVane, b. 22 March 1817, m. Margaret A. Rodgers, 1841, d. 1870.

+48.  Samuel Rowan DeVane, b. 25 Dec. 1821, m(1) Mary Coker, m(2) Mary M. Smart, 1862, d. 23 Dec. 1879.

+49.  Nancy Jane DeVane, b. 14 Sept. 1824, m. William English, d. 3 Dec. 1904.

  50.  James S. DeVane, b. 1 Jan. 1827 (Bullock Co., GA0, m(1) Rhoda Lewis, 1 Sept. 1853, m(2) Nancy A. Johnson, 22 June 1879 (Taylor Co., FL), m(3) Sarah Anderson, 5 May 1901 (Taylor Co., FL), d. 4 April 1911 (Taylor Co., FL).

+51.  George J. DeVane, b. 20 Nov. 1832, m. Eliza Jane Morgan, 18 Oct. 1855, d. 24 July 1863.

+52.  Benjamin Franklin DeVane, b. 1 April 1835, m. Nancy Jane Blanton, 19 April 1855, d. 4 July 1865.

 

Francis DeVane (17) was born in 1798 in Bladen Co., NC, died 8 March 1868, and was buried in Berrien Co., GA.  He married Frances Giddens about 1815.  She was born 1797 in NC, died 28 Aug. 1864, and was buried in Lois Cem., Berrien Co., GA.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

+53.  Priscilla Ann DeVane, b. 8 Jan. 1816, m. Guilford Register, 12 Jan. 1832, d. 22 Nov. 1904.

+54.  Tabitha DeVane, b. 28 May 1817, m. James W. Parrish, d. 14 Feb. 1897.

+55.  Thomas DeVane, b. 14 April 1824, m. Marentha Edmondson, d. 19 April 1902.

+56.  Margaret DeVane, b. 26 Sept. 1826, m. William Roberts, d. 18 Aug. 1882.

+57.  Rebecca Jane DeVane, b. 1831, m. William Parrish, d. 8 April 1859.

+58.  Patrick DeVane, b. 1834, m. Mary Edmondson, 1855, d. 13 Dec. 1862.

+59.  Benjamin Mitchell DeVane, b. 28 Nov. 1835, m. Narcissa Cornelia Forehand, d. 27 April 1912.

+60.  William DeVane, b. 30 March 1838, m. Sarah Butler, 1865.

 

John DeVane (19) was born in 1800 in Bladen Co., NC.  He married Mary ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1810 in NC.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  61.  Margaret DeVane, b. 1832 (Ashe Co., NC).

  62.  Samuel DeVane, b. 1833.

  63.  Alphia DeVane, b. 1834.

  64.  Jarret DeVane, b. 1835.

  65.  John DeVane, b. 1837.

  66.  Elizabeth DeVane, b. 1838.

  67.  Mastin DeVane, b. 1841.

  68.  Mary DeVane, b. 1841.

  69.  Thomas DeVane, b. 1843.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM DAVIS (11) AND PHEBIA BANNERMAN

Annie Jane Davis (25) was born 14 Aug. 1827 and died 14 Jan. 1917.  She married David Bunyan Melvin on 28 Feb. 1844.  He was born 15 July 1819 and died 24 May 1907.  (R‑1)

Children - Melvin

+70.  Lillian Jane Melvin, b. 29 Feb. 1859, m. Robert Alexander McCulloch, 28 Nov. 1882, d. 9 Sept. 1932.

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM DeVANE (14) AND OLIVE HOLLOWAY

John Thomas DeVane (26) was born in 1810 in NC, and died in 1869 in Schley Co., GA.  He married Eliza Sellars, daughter of Richard Sellars and ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Williams.  She was born in 1820 in NC, and died in 1880 in Schley Co., GA.  They were both buried in Ellaville, Schley Co., GA.  All their children were born in Ellaville, GA.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  71.  Taylor Holloway DeVane, b. 23 Nov. 1840, d. 3 April 1919 (Ellaville, GA).

+72.  Olive Cornelia DeVane, b. 27 July 1842, m. Nathan Wesley Myrick, 13 June 1861, d. 6 Sept. 1903.

+73.  Francis Marion DeVane, b. 15 June 1845, m. Polly Ann Wall, 3 June 1867, d. 24 Dec. 1939.

+74.  Stephen Richard DeVane, b. 12 June 1846, m. Mary Taylor, d. 20 Oct. 1907.

  75.  Anna Jane DeVane, b. 28 June 1848, d. 4 Sept. 1921 (Ellaville, GA).

+76.  Thomas David DeVane, b. 19 May 1851, m(1) Anna Eliza Phelps, m(2) Julia Irene Stubbs, 21 Dec. 1886, d. 23 May 1906.

+77.  Alice Chesterfield DeVane, b. 15 Nov. 1857, m. James Asberry Chapman, 16 Dec. 1875, d. 12 May 1940.

+78.  Joseph Lorenza Dial DeVane, b. 10 June 1859, m. Ida Virginia Varner, 5 Oct. 1886, d. 8 Nov. 1928.

  79.  Jasper DeVane, b. 1863.

  80.  Rufus DeVane, b. 1866.

 

Holloway DeVane (28) was born 1 Jan. 1815 in New Hanover Co., NC, and died 12 Feb. 1891 in Shellman, Randolph Co., GA.  He married Susan Myrick on 6 March 1845 in Schley Co., GA.  She was born in 1825, and died in 1894 in Shellman, GA.  They were both buried in Rehoboth Church Cem., Shellman, GA.  All their children were born in GA, perhaps all in Schley Co.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

+81.  Victoria DeVane, b. 1845, m. John Mauk, d. 1918.

  82.  Josephine DeVane, b. 1848, d. 1864 (GA).

  83.  Mary Susan DeVane, b. 1849, m. John Cunningham, 17 Dec. 1876 (Barbour Co., AL).

+84.  Taylor H. DeVane, b. 3 Dec. 1853, m. Sarah Addeline Stewart, 2 Oct. 1873, d. 23 Aug. 1928.

+85.  Catherine Elizabeth DeVane, b. 21 June 1856, m(1) Jim Tison, 17 Dec. 1882, m(2) Robert Whitman Dean, 21 Dec. 1886, d. 13 July 1929.

+86.  William Seppitus DeVane, b. 29 Oct. 1859, m. Sarah A. Hay, 29 Dec. 1885, d. 15 Sept. 1932.

+87.  Matthew Harris DeVane, b. 2 Jan. 1861, m. Sarah Katherine Bell, 29 Dec. 1885, d. 22 Oct. 1935.

  88.  Martha O. DeVane, b. 4 Oct. 1863, m. James Bradley Mainor.  He was b. 1863.

+89.  Dorothy Belle DeVane, b. 28 May 1865, m. Robert Whitman Dean, 18 Aug. 1893, d. 27 March 1900.

+90.  Robert Lee DeVane, b. 26 Aug. 1870, m. Martha Frances Turner, d. 7 Feb. 1942.

 

Ann Jane DeVane (29) was born in 1821 in NC, and died in 1894 in Pike Co., AL.  She married Joseph T. Craig on 22 Oct. 1857 in Troy, Pike Co., AL.  He was born in 1835 in AL, and died in 1864 in the Civil War.  (R‑3)

Children - Craig

+91.  Julia Alice Craig, b. 1854, m. James J. M. Taylor, 24 Feb. 1878.

 

James Francis DeVane (30) was born 17 Sept. 1822 in New Hanover Co., NC, and died 29 Jan. 1895 in Bulloch, Crenshaw Co., AL.  He married Laura Clay (Botsford) Whaley on 13 April 1871 in Pike Co., AL.  She was born 20 Sept. 1840 in Chambers Co., AL, and died 10 Aug. 1909 in Crenshaw Co., AL.  They were both buried in Friendship Church Cem., Crenshaw Co., AL.  Their first 4 children were born in Pike Co., AL, and the last one in Coffee Co., AL.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  92.  James William DeVane, b. March 1873, m. Nora Weeks, d. in FL.

+93.  Susie Alberta DeVane, b. 18 Nov. 1874, m. John Thomas Cadimus DeVane, d. 2 March 1937.

+94.  Francis Holloway DeVane, b. 1 April 1875, m(1) Eliza Mills, 13 May 1897, m(2) Lillian Irene Chapman, 21 Sept. 1905, d. 7 Jan. 1933.

+95.  John Homer DeVane, b. 13 May 1878, m. Nena Belle Ramsey, 9 Aug. 1914, d. 27 Dec. 1941.

  96.  Lucy Florence DeVane, b. June 1882, m. William A. Watkins, 24 Nov. 1915 (Albany, Dougherty Co., GA), d. 1951 (Albany, GA).

 

Thomas DeVane (32) was born in 1827.  He married Caroline ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  97.  Frank DeVane

  98.  Ed DeVane

  99.  Will DeVane

  100.  Eller DeVane

  101.  Lee DeVane

  102.  Dessie DeVane

  103.  Mary Jane DeVane, b. 1854 (GA).

+104.  Thomas Webster DeVane, b. 18 March 1858, m(1) Mary Rebecca Tison, m(2) Clemmie Carroll, 22 July 1908, m(3) Annie Mae Cox, 4 June 1911, d. 27 July 1928.

  105.  Charles E. DeVane, b. 15 March 1877 (AL), m. Epsie ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 6 Nov. 1956 (Cottonwood, Houston Co., AL).  She was b. 1878 in AL.

+106.  Vester Iverson DeVane, b. 28 March 1881, m. Tauty Bell Pearce, 28 Aug. 1904, d. 27 May 1961.

 

CHILDREN OF ANN J. DeVANE (15) AND JOHN C. DeVANE

John James DeVane (36) was born 4 Dec. 1812 in NC, and died 6 May 1873.  He married Lucrecia Sandlin on 4 Aug. 1864.  She was born 23 Sept. 1837, died 8 Jan. 1913, and was buried in Kerr, NC.  All their children were born in New Hanover Co., NC.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  107.  William Canty DeVane, b. 28 June 1865, d. 18 June 1892.

  108.  Milton K. DeVane, b. 17 March 1867, d. 17 March 1882.

+109.  Lulah Ellen Jane DeVane, b. 4 Oct. 1871, m. Everitt Hines Dement, 1 Feb. 1894.

 

Samuel H. DeVane (37) was born 11 Aug. 1815 in New Hanover Co., NC, and died 4 April 1874.  He married Mary Polly.  She was born in 1820 in NC, and died 9 Aug. 1873.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  110.  George W. DeVane, b. 28 March 1858 (New Hanover Co., NC), m. Mittie F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 19 April 1928 (NC).  She was b. 25 June 1885 and d. 4 April 1923.

+111.  James Steward DeVane, b. 28 Aug. 1859, m. Arkie Peterson, 29 July 1863, d. 6 Jan. 1914.

 

Catherine Jane DeVane (43) was born 4 Dec. 1830 in NC, and died 30 March 1898 in Pender Co., NC.  She married Washington Adam Melvin on 14 May 1862.  He was born 20 Oct. 1824, and died 30 May 1908 in Pender Co., NC.  They were both buried in Melvin Cem., Pender Co., NC.  At least their first 3 children were born in NC.  (R‑3)

Children - Melvin

  112.  John Canty Melvin, b. 8 June 1863, m(1) Mollie Boykin Herring, m(2) Elizabeth Wade Hampton Garris, d. 26 March 1926 (Pender Co., NC).  Mollie was b. 25 June 1866, and d. 24 July 1899 in Pender Co., NC.  Elizabeth was b. 3 April 1870, and d. 7 April 1951 in Pender Co., NC.

  113.  Sarah Ann Melvin, b. 4 Feb. 1867, d. 19 Nov. 1922 (Pender Co., NC).

  114.  Washington Adam Melvin, b. 11 March 1870, d. 6 July 1906 (Pender Co., NC).

  115.  Lee Hampton Melvin, b. 21 Sept. 1871, d. 26 Dec. 1872.

 

Hybert Strange DeVane (45) was born 30 March 1847 in NC, and died 5 Dec. 1918 in Sampson Co., NC.  He married Mary Jane Cook.  She was born 12 Oct. 1855 and died 13 May 1931, both in Sampson Co., NC.  They were both buried in Haw Bluff, Sampson Co., NC.  All their children were born in NC.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  116.  Jane Florence DeVane, b. 27 July 1873 (Bladen Co., NC).

  117.  Robert S. DeVane, b. 1876 (Sampson Co., NC).

+118.  John Thomas DeVane, b. 10 May 1878, m. Bertha Horrell, d. 4 March 1958.

  119.  Julie Carrie DeVane, b. 25 Dec. 1881 (Sampson Co., NC), d. 12 June 1956 (Sampson Co., NC).

  120.  Hibert Cornelius DeVane, b. 1884.

  121.  Mary B. DeVane, b. 1887.

  122.  Elizabeth Ann DeVane, b. 14 Dec. 1889 (Colley P.O., Bladen Co., NC), d. 5 May 1972 (Sampson Co., NC).

  123.  Lula P. DeVane, b. 1893.

  124.  Frank Beattie DeVane, b. 24 April 1895 (Bladen Co., NC), d. 26 Nov. 1958.

  125.  Henry Stewart DeVane, b. 26 Sept. 1898 (Bladen Co., NC), d. 17 May 1969.

 

CHILDREN OF BENJAMIN F. DeVANE (18) AND MARY RODGERS

John Thomas DeVane (46) was born 21 (or 25) April 1815 in Bladen Co., NC, and died 12 Dec. 1896 in Brooks Co., GA.  He first married Edith Parrish on 18 May 1838 in Leon Co., FL.  He married second Martha Hicks on 26 May 1846 in Thomas Co., GA.  She was born 21 Jan. 1824 in Duplin Co., NC, and died 26 Sept. 1906 in Brooks Co., GA.  They were both buried in Rogers Cem., Brooks Co., GA.  All their children were born in Brooks Co., GA.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

+126.  Daniel James DeVane, b. 25 July 1847, m. Mary E. Holloway, 15 Aug. 1878, d. 25 Dec. 1937.

  127.  Mary S. DeVane, b. 13 Nov. 1847, d. 19 Jan. 1864 (Brooks Co., GA).

  128.  William B. DeVane, b. 20 Feb. 1851, d. 27 Sept. 1855 (Brooks Co., GA).

  129.  John A. DeVane, b. 8 Feb. 1853, m(1) Timothy Alderman, 30 Oct. 1901 (Brooks Co., GA), m(2) Lualen R. Dixon, 11 May 1910 (Brooks Co., GA), d. 4 Sept. 1941.  Lualen was b. 26 Aug. 1836, and d. 20 Dec. 1912 in Brooks Co., GA.

+130.  Martha Jane DeVane, b. 2 Oct. 1855, m. James M. Griffin, 10 Jan. 1878, d. 23 Nov. 1928.

  131.  Louisiana DeVane, b. 12 March 1858, m. Edmond Joel Pedrick, 8 June 1905 (Brooks Co., GA), d. 15 Aug. 1938 (Brooks Co., GA).  He was b. 17 Dec. 1862 and d. 4 Jan. 1936, both in Brooks Co., GA.

  132.  John Francis DeVane, b. 9 June 1861, d. 12 Dec. 1896 (Brooks Co., GA).

+133.  Alice Moore DeVane, b. 26 Nov. 1862, m. Edmond Joel Pedrick, 26 Feb. 1888, d. 8 Jan. 1905.

+134.  William Marion DeVane, b. 15 April 1866, m. Annabelle Taylor, 20 Jan. 1900, d. 30 April 1951.

 

William H. DeVane (47) was born 22 March 1817 in Bladen Co., NC, died in 1870 in Brooks Co., GA, and was buried in Brooks Co.  He married Margaret A. ("Peggy") Rodgers in 1841.  She was born in 1822 in GA, died 29 Jan. 1864, and was buried in Old Rodgers Cem., Quitman, GA.  All their children were born in Brooks Co., GA.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  135.  Georgia Ann DeVane, b. 1842.

  136.  John J. DeVane, b. 19 Jan. 1844, m. Savannah Eveline Rogers, 19 May 1868 (Brooks Co., GA).

  137.  Margaret DeVane, b. 1846.

+138.  William D. DeVane, b. 1848, m. Sarah G. Lewis, 15 Dec. 1873.

  139.  Mitchell M. DeVane, b. 1850, m. Phoebe Rogers, 25 Feb. 1873.

  140.  Patience C. DeVane, b. 1852, m. Claiborne Pritchard, 16 April 1896 (Brooks Co., GA).

  141.  Benjamin Columbus DeVane, b. Jan. 1855, m. Alice E. Powell, 8 Jan. 1882 (Brooks Co., GA), d. 6 Nov. 1928 (Brooks Co., GA).  She was b. Jan. 1855.

+142.  Elizabeth Jane DeVane, b. 1860, m. Joseph H. Alderman, 1 Feb. 1880.

+143.  Richard W. DeVane, b. Dec. 1860, m(1) Martha Alice Joyce, 22 Jan. 1882, m(2) Florence Parker, 15 Nov. 1914, d. 22 Feb. 1939.

  144.  Mary Lee DeVane, b. 1863, d. 17 Feb. 1949.

+145.  Andrew Jackson DeVane, b. June 1867, m. Ida Mozell Boyette, 6 Jan. 1889.

 

Samuel Rowan DeVane (48) was born 25 Dec. 1821 in Bladen Co., NC, died 23 Dec. 1879 in Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL, and was buried in Mt. Enon Cem., Plant City, FL.  He first married Mary Coker.  He married second Mary M. Smart in 1862 in Madison Co., FL.  She was born 26 Aug. 1841 in Liberty Co., GA, died 22 Aug. 1890 in Ft. Green, Hardee Co., FL, and was buried in Methodist Church Cem., Fr. Green, FL.  All their children were born in FL.  (R‑1, R‑3)

Children - DeVane, by Mary Coker

  146.  Mary Jane DeVane, b. 27 May 1849 (Hillsborough Co., FL), m. John J. Rogers, 23 June 1867 (Madison Co., FL).  He was b. 26 Jan. 1847 in Brooks Co., FL, and d. 7 Sept. 1909.

  147.  Margaret S. E. DeVane, b. 1851, m. James D. Taylor, 22 Aug. 1872 (Madison Co., FL).

  148.  Daniel Jackson DeVane, b. 17 Sept. 1851 (Bartow, Polk Co., FL), m(1) Lavincy Campbell, 15 June 1866 (Madison Co., FL), m(2) Jennie Summerall Green, 6 Dec. 1910 (Manatee Co., FL), d. 21 Sept. 1933 (Ft. Green, Hardee Co., FL).  Jennie was b. 1864.

  149.  John B. DeVane, b. 14 July 1854, m. Alabama Rodgers.

  150.  William H. DeVane, b. 1857.

+151.  Benjamin H. DeVane, b. 5 July 1859, m(1) Martha Jane Rawls, m(2) Aurella Simmons, 18 Nov. 1886, d. 2 Aug. 1934.

  152.  James Madison DeVane, b. 29 March 1863, m. Jennie Brown.

  153.  Lucy DeVane, b. 25 April 1866, m. Raiford Durrence.

  154.  George F. DeVane, b. 11 Sept. 1868, m. Alvarina Hancock, d. 20 June 1938 (Ft. Green, Hardee Co., FL).

  155.  Lucretia DeVane, b. 22 July 1871, m. Thomas Hancock.

  156.  Florida DeVane, b. 17 Sept. 1873, m. James Padgett.

  157.  Julia DeVane, b. 8 Feb. 1876, m. Jesse Alderman.

+158.  Samuel Lacy DeVane, b. 11 March 1878, m. Lula V. Stephens, d. 25 Oct. 1963.

 

Nancy Jane DeVane (49) was born 14 Sept. 1824 in GA, and died 3 Dec. 1904 in Hillsborough Co., FA.  She married William English.  He was born 16 June 1830, and died 12 March 1914 in Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL.  They were both buried in Mt. Enon Cem., Plant City, FL.  All their children were born in FL.  (R‑3)

Children - English

  159.  Margaretta English, b. 1854.

  160.  Sarah E. English, b. 1858.

  161.  Mary A. English, b. 1862.

  162.  Francis J. English, b. 1865.

  163.  Savannah English, b. 1867.

 

George J. DeVane (51) was born 20 Nov. 1832, and died 24 July 1863 in Gettysburg, PA.  He married Eliza Jane Morgan on 18 Oct. 1855 in Madison Co., FL.  She was born 5 Sept. 1838 and died 6 Oct. 1887.  Both their children were born in FL.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  164.  Flora Ann DeVane, b. 1857.

  165.  Mary Jane DeVane, b. 1859.

 

Benjamin Franklin DeVane (52) was born 1 April 1835 in Lowndes Co., GA, and died 4 July 1865 in Savannah, GA.  He married Nancy Jane Blanton on 19 April 1855 in Madison Co., FL.  She was born 19 Dec. 1838 in Brooks Co., GA, died 30 March 1908 in Tampa, FL, and was buried in Mt. Enon Cem., Plant City, FL.  Their first 3 children were born in Madison Co., FL, and the fourth in Lowndes Co., GA.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

+166.  George Albert DeVane, b. 3 July 1856, m(1) Meeky S. Ballard, 29 Nov. 1877, m(2) Annie Margaret Wheeler, 3 June 1894, d. 2 Sept. 1924.

  167.  Mary E. DeVane, b. 22 Sept. 1858, d. 4 Jan. 1886 (Hillsborough Co., FL).

+168.  Edward Jasper DeVane, b. 13 Oct. 1860, m. Alice V. Collins, 5 Oct. 1882, d. 12 Dec. 1933.

+169.  Frank Elbert DeVane, b. 24 Feb. 1864, m. Fanny Claudia Wheeler, 12 Oct. 1893, d. 5 Nov. 1943.

 

CHILDREN OF FRANCIS DeVANE (17) AND FRANCES GIDDENS

Priscilla Ann DeVane (53) was born 8 Jan. 1816 and died 22 Nov. 1904.  She married Guilford Register on 12 Jan. 1832.  He was born 7 Jan. 1811 in GA, died 24 Aug. 1894, and was buried in Hamilton Co., FL.  (R‑3)

Children - Register

  170.  Francis Register, b. 4 March 1833, d. 20 March 1907.

  171.  Zilpha Register, b. 30 April 1834, d. 8 Sept. 1927.

  172.  Tabitha Register, b. 13 July 1835, d. 21 June 1908.

  173.  David D. Register, b. 8 Nov. 1837, d. 3 Oct. 1917.

  174.  Bethany Register, b. 2 Jan. 1839.

  175.  Candacy Register, b. 9 March 1840.

  176.  Chester A. Register, b. 19 Sept. 1841, d. 3 Aug. 1909.

  177.  Amy Register, b. 27 Sept. 1843.

  178.  Arcadia Register, b. 9 Feb. 1845.

  179.  Jason Register, b. 25 April 1846, d. March 1865.

  180.  Eliza Register, b. 8 May 1848.

  181.  James W. Register, b. 4 Feb. 1850, d. 30 June 1929.

  182.  child, b. 1851, d. 1857.

  183.  Samuel Register, b. 6 Jan. 1852, d. 29 Sept. 1896.

  184.  Sumner Register, b. 30 Oct. 1853.

  185.  Rebecca Register, b. 27 Oct. 1854.

  186.  Elizabeth Register, b. 8 May 1855.

  187.  Guilford G. Register, b. 26 Nov. 1856, d. Oct. 1937.

 

Tabitha DeVane (54) was born 28 May 1817 and died 14 Feb. 1897.  She married James W. Parrish.  He was born 9 March 1816 in Bullock Co., GA, died 17 Oct. 1868, and was buried in Pleasant Cem., Berrien Co., GA.  (R‑3)

Children - Parrish

  188.  Ezekiel Parrish, b. 8 Aug. 1838, m. Mary Ellen Belote, 1858, d. 3 June 1862.  She was b. 13 Jan. 1839 and d. 28 Sept. 1908.

  189.  Mary E. ("Polly") Parrish, b. 23 June 1841, m. Eali A. Futch, 1859, d. 4 April 1913.

  190.  Wealthy Ann Parrish, b. 5 Dec. 1842, m. Benjamin Franklin Lindsey, 9 March 1865 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 10 Dec. 1913.

  191.  Pricilla Annie Parrish, b. 5 Feb. 1845, m. John W. Futch, 5 Nov. 1868 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 19 Jan. 1878.  He was b. 11 Dec. 1845, and d. 29 Dec. 1898 in Berrien Co., GA.

  192.  Nancy Parrish, b. 14 Nov. 1846, m. John W. Futch, 3 Feb. 1879 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 29 July 1913.  He was b. 11 Dec. 1845, and d. 29 Dec. 1898 in Berrien Co., GA.

  193.  Henry Francis Parrish, b. 7 June 1849 and d. 9 Oct. 1870.

  194.  Irwin Parrish, b. 17 March 1853, m. Nancy Crumpler, 27 Oct. 1877 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 4 Dec. 1899.  She was b. 1860 and d. 1928.

  195.  Rebecca J. Parrish, b. Sept. 1855, m. Thomas Malcolm Futch, 22 Oct. 1874 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 1914.  He was b. 1854 and d. 1940.

  196.  James Warren Parrish, b. 18 July 1857, m. Christina DeVane, 24 Feb. 1878, d. 29 Dec. 1886.

  197.  Missouri Parrish, b. 31 July 1862, m. Nehemiah Butler, 6 Jan. 1884, d. 6 July 1936.

 

Thomas DeVane (55) was born 14 April 1824, died 19 April 1902, and was buried in Pleasant Church Cem., Berrien Co., GA.  He married Marentha Edmondson.  She was born in 1829 and died 11 March 1900.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  198.  Rebecca Jane DeVane, b. 19 Nov. 1846, d. 22 Aug. 1921.

  199.  Wealthy Ann DeVane, b. 24 Feb. 1848, d. 16 Jan. 1921.

  200.  Christian DeVane, b. 7 Dec. 1849, d. 13 May 1932.

  201.  Mary P. DeVane, b. 1852.

  202.  James Madison DeVane, b. 14 Sept. 1853, d. 9 Aug. 1930.

  203.  America Elizabeth DeVane, b. 3 March 1857, d. 22 Aug. 1900.

  204.  Benjamin Mitchell DeVane, b. 7 July 1862, d. 22 June 1902.

  205.  Frances ("Fanny") DeVane, b. 22 Feb. 1868.

 

Margaret DeVane (56) was born 26 Sept. 1826 in Bullock Co., GA, and died 18 Aug. 1882.  She married William Roberts.  He was born 27 Aug. 1828 and died 24 July 1903.  They were both buried in Valdosta City Cem., Valdosta, GA.  (R‑3)

Children - Roberts

  206.  Priscilla Ann Roberts, b. 9 May 1849, m. Edwin Perry Davis, d. 10 Oct. 1849.

  207.  Rebecca Jane Roberts, b. 30 June 1849, d. 14 July 1849.

  208.  John Taylor Roberts, b. 30 July 1850, m. Catherine Margaret Young, 25 Oct. 1883, d. 18 Jan. 1920.

  209.  Elizabeth Roberts, b. 13 April 1853, m. James Taylor Giddens, 16 Dec. 1868, d. 6 March 1936.

  210.  William Patrick Roberts, b. 3 May 1855, d. 22 Oct. 1922.

  211.  Benjamin Hill Roberts, b. 7 Oct. 1857, m. Helen Harrell, d. 23 June 1936.

  212.  Martha Leona Roberts, b. 17 Jan. 1864, m. Colquitt Strickland, 31 Jan. 1883 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 10 Aug. 1900.

  213.  Francis DeVane Roberts, b. 17 Feb. 1864, m. Lillian Jones, d. 15 July 1915.

  214.  Margaret Beulah Roberts, b. 12 May 1867, m. Colquitt Strickland, 23 April 1902 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 23 April 1946.

 

Rebecca Jane DeVane (57) was born in 1831 and died 8 April 1859.  She married William Parrish.  He was born in 1826 and died in 1865.  (R‑3)

Children - Parrish

  215.  Henry Parrish, b. 1846, d. in Civil War.

  216.  James Francis Parrish, b. 14 Feb. 1847, m(1) Elizabeth Lindsey, 26 Feb. 1870, m(2) Lula Hagan, 6 Dec. 1874, d. 15 July 1910.

  217.  Margaret Anne Parrish, b. 18 Feb. 1849, m. Berry J. Connell, 6 Sept. 1865, d. 12 Jan. 1864.

  218.  William J. Parrish, b. 20 Aug. 1850.

  219.  Tabitha Parrish, b. 28 May 1852, m. William J. Taylor.

  220.  Gilbert Parrish, b. 13 July 1856, m. Nebraska Arkansas Lindsey, 28 Oct. 1876, d. 31 May 1908.

  221.  Rebecca Jane Parrish, b. 8 April 1859, m. William Harrison Griffin, 8 Dec. 1878, d. 8 May 1936.

 

Patrick DeVane (58) was born in 1834 in Berrien Co., GA, died 13 Dec. 1862, and was buried in Pleasant Church Cem., Berrien Co., GA.  He married Mary Edmondson in 1855.  She was born in 1834 in Lowndes Co., GA, and died 3 March 1889.  All their children were born in Berrien Co., GA.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  222.  George Madison DeVane, b. 18 Feb. 1856, m. Mary Malissie Shaw Whittington, 2 Aug. 1874 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 2 April 1921.  She was b. 10 Nov. 1857 and d. 9 June 1934.

  223.  Millard Fillmore DeVane, b. 30 Aug. 1857, m. Martha Mathis, 16 Jan. 1893 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 26 Sept. 1925.  She was b. 16 Oct. 1869 and d. 28 Sept. 1933.

  224.  Georgia Ann DeVane, b. 25 Jan. 1859, d. 2 Dec. 1903.

  225.  John Madison DeVane, b. 7 July 1862, m. Amanda C. Parrish, 16 Dec. 1883 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 22 June 1902.

  226.  James Patrick DeVane, b. 13 Jan. 1863, m. Mary Elmina Morris, 9 Oct. 1884 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 29 Nov. 1945.  She was b. 7 Aug. 1866 and d. 6 Nov. 1918.

 

Benjamin Mitchell DeVane (59) was born 28 Nov. 1835 and died 27 April 1912.  He married Narcissa Cornelia Forehand.  She was born 20 Nov. 1839 and d. 18 April 1910.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  227.  Theresa Mitchell DeVane, b. 8 March 1862, m. James Henry Hutchinson, 30 Oct. 1883, d. 25 Oct. 1895.  He was b. 1857.

  228.  Virginia Augusta DeVane, b. 2 Dec. 1865, m. Charles Edward Webb, 7 Oct. 1891 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 19 Jan. 1914.

  229.  Corra Camellia DeVane, b. 22 July 1867, m. David Newton Hutchinson, 13 Jan. 1887, d. 9 May 1943.  He was b. 1860.

  230.  Cincinattus Raymond DeVane, b. 22 Feb. 1869, m. Mamie Martin, 30 Jan. 1895, d. 24 Aug. 1922.

  231.  Adella Lillian DeVane, b. 30 Jan. 1871, m. Alonza Webb, d. 25 May 1912.

  232.  Erastus Evans DeVane, b. 24 Sept. 1872, m. Mary Evelyn Parrish, 12 Nov. 1899 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 29 Aug. 1914.

  233.  Willie Rebecca DeVane, b. 27 May 1874, m. James Gordon Webb, 24 Oct. 1895 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 18 May 1934.  He was b. July 1870 in GA.

  234.  Ethel Isabella DeVane, b. 26 Sept. 1876, m. Benjamin Franklin Scruggs, 4 Nov. 1896 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 9 Aug. 1964.

 

William DeVane (60) was born 30 March 1838 in Berrien Co., GA.  He married Sarah ("Sallie") Butler in 1865 in Dooly Co., GA.  She was born 12 Feb. 1842 in Dooly Co., GA, died 15 June 1896, and was buried in Pleasant Church Cem., Berrien Co., GA.  All their children were born in Berrien Co., GA.  (R‑3)

Children - DeVane

  235.  Emma Lorene DeVane, b. 18 Feb. 1866, m. George W. Marsh, 15 March 1893 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 20 Jan. 1855.

  236.  Marcus LaFayette DeVane, b. 25 April 1867, d. 16 Sept. 1881.

  237.  Columbus Clark DeVane, b. 11 Feb. 1869, d. 4 June 1929 (Cook Co., GA).

  238.  Ada Belle DeVane, b. 10 April 1870, m. William J. Hodges, 28 Oct. 1893, d. 27 June 1932.

  239.  Ezekiel Hartridge ("Tobe") DeVane, b. 21 Dec. 1872, m. Beulah Parrish, 1 Aug. 1900 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 30 Aug. 1947.  She was b. 18 April 1881 and d. 23 Dec. 1942.

  240.  William Ed. Pemberton DeVane, b. 8 Nov. 1875, m. Mary McClelland, d. 10m Jan. 1868.

  241.  John Franklin DeVane, b. 2 Aug. 1877, d. 15 Oct. 1878.

  242.  Benjamin Robert DeVane, b. 15 Oct. 1879, m. Bessie Whitehurst, 12 April 1906, d. 3 July 1919.  She was b. 10 Aug. 1886, and d. 16 May 1980 in Cook Co., GA.

  243.  Caulie Agustus DeVane, b. 15 Sept. 1882, m. Alma Lota Albritton, 8 Jan. 1911, d. 25 May 1969.  She was b. 1 Dec. 1893 and d. 8 Nov. 1963.

  244.  Connie Cleveland DeVane, b. 11 Nov. 1882, m. Nellie Mae Coppage, d. 19 March 1957.  She was b. 21 Oct. 1902 and d. 27 May 1955.

  245.  Onnie Lee DeVane, b. 11 Nov. 1884, m. John Wesley Strickland, 20 Nov. 1904 (Berrien Co., GA), d. 14 Dec. 1971.  He was b. 18 Oct. 1869 and d. 5 Sept. 1953.

 

 

GENERATION 5

 

CHILDREN OF ANNIE J. DAVIS (25) AND DAVID B. MELVIN

Lillian Jane Melvin (70) was born 29 Feb. 1859 and died 9 Sept. 1932.  She married Robert Alexander McCulloch on 28 Nov. 1882.  He was born 7 Nov. 1857 and died 25 July 1933.  (R‑1)

Children - McCulloch

+246.  Annie Jane McCulloch, b. 31 Oct. 1883, m. Leon King Anders, 14 Nov. 1900, d. 9 Jan. 1962.

 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL R. DeVANE (48)

Samuel L. DeVane (158) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - DeVane

+247.  Emil DeVane, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

 

 

GENERATION 6

 

CHILDREN OF LILLIAN J. MELVIN (70) AND ROBERT A. McCULLOCH

Annie Jane McCulloch (246) was born 31 Oct. 1883 and died 9 Jan. 1962.  She married Leon King Anders on 14 Nov. 1900.  He was born 1 Nov. 1878 and died 17 May 1963.  (R‑1)

Children - Anders

+248.  Carvel King Anders, b. 27 Nov. 1901, m. Annie Shoaf, 15 June 1923, d. 27 Sept. 1969.

 

CHILDREN OF SAMUEL L. DeVANE (158)

Emil DeVane (247) married ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  (R‑1)

Children - DeVane

  249.  James DeVane

 

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