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Samuel T. Devolld
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1846
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1936
Adair County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Veteran
62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry

married, son of Lewis Devolld, husband of Amie F. Craig
d. cert 29750 indicates burial at Pratt Cemetery. There is also a marker for Samuel at Green Castle Cemetery in Sullivan County (see memorial 22554790).


SAMUEL T. DEVOLLD moved to Scotland County, Missouri, with his parents, Lewis and Mary E. (Dye) Devolld, in 1801, living there till the beginning of the war. They came from Hancock County, Illinois, where Mr. Devolld was born November 15, 1845. For nine months he served without enlisting, then joined Company I, 62nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He served till March, 1S66, being sent out on the frontier during the Indian wars. After the war he came to Adair County, Missouri, where he has since lived and been engaged in farming. At present he owns a farm of 190 acres, two and one-half miles southeast of Pure Air. He is a breeder of Aberdeen-Angus cattle, fine saddle horses, etc. Mr. Devolld was with Col. McNeil and took part in the battle of Kirksville.

Mr. Devolld was married December 31, 1866, to Mary E. Dye, daughter of James and Carrie (Thomas) Dye. She died February 24, 1888. They had four children: Clara, born May 23, 1869, now the wife of Edgar Clayton; Mirandy J., October 5, 1871, was the wife of W. H. Fuller, and died January 21, 1898; Hattie, April 2, 1875, now the wife of W. H. Fuller; Willie H., July 2, 1878. Willis H. own a farm of eighty-one acres adjoining his father's farm. Mr. Devolld is a RepuSlican.

History of Adair County, 1911
By Eugene Morrow Violette
Page 748


Civil War Veteran Dies at Kirksville

Samuel Devolld, 90, who "tagged" along with his father and brother into the battle of Shiloh, died today at his farm home near here.

Devolld was in camp with his father and brother when the battle was fought, but did not enlist until later. All served in General Prentiss' brigade.

"Our regiment wouldn't give up when Prentiss surrendered to the confederates," he recalled recently. "We cut our way through. My father and brother were both killed."

His death leaves George Wall Smith, 90, as the only remaining Civil War veteran in Adair county. Smith claims he was the first drummer boy to call Union troops into action at Shiloh.

He said today he was the only drummer available when a Union captain discovered the confederates were attacking.

"I began beating a long roll," Smith said, "and I have a letter from that captain giving me credit for the first signal for Union troops to engage in battle." 
Family links: 
  Mary E. Dye Devolld (1849 - 1878)
  Amie Frances Allred Devolld (1886 - 1966)
  Clara Devolld (1869 - ____)*
  Miranda J. Devolld (1871 - 1898)*
  Hattie L. DeVolld (1875 - ____)*
  Willis Harvey Devolld (1878 - 1961)*
  Mary Jane Devolld Penniston (1920 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Pratt Cemetery
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Row 1W, Lot 25
Created by: NE MO
Record added: Feb 07, 2012
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Samuel T. Devolld
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