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John Davis Devin
Birth: Jun. 11, 1819
Waterford
Washington County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1904
Sedro-Woolley
Skagit County
Washington, USA

John Davis Devin was the first-born son of Thomas and Lucena Davis Devin. He married Frances Peters on his 25th birthday, June 11, 1846. She was a granddaughter of David Chambers, Mayor of Zanesville, Ohio. They had four children: David, Alice, Harry, and Frances.

John was an attorney in Ottumwa, Iowa for about twenty years, and served as registrar during reconstruction of the South after the Civil War.
He was widowed at age 50, and after a time of grieving, married to Agnes Hastings. John and Agnes moved to Des Moines, Iowa, to be near his brother Michael, and eventually moved to Mercer Island in Seattle. His son, Harry Lincoln Devin, was a pioneer of Sedro Woolley, Washington.

Skagit Count Times Sedro-Woolley Dec. 22, 1904
Death of J.D. Devin
John Davis Devin quietly breathed his last at the home of his son Harry L. Devin, in this city, at an early hour this morning, at the advanced age of 86 years. He died of old age. His home had formerly been in Seattle, but he has been visting with his son here since early last spring. His body will be taken to Seattle tormorrow and laid beside that of his wife, who died about three years ago. No services will be held until the remains reach Seattle, when they will be taken to Butterworth's undertaking parlors , where services will be conducted by Rev. Glass, of the Methodist Church, an old and valued freind of the family in that city.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Devin (1792 - 1873)
  Lucena Davis Devin (1796 - 1846)
 
 Spouses:
  Frances Chambers Peters Devin (1828 - 1869)
  Agnes S Hastings Devin (1830 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Alice Devin Gilchrist (1852 - 1887)*
  Harry Lincoln Devin (1862 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Davis Devin (1819 - 1904)
  William Davis Devin (1821 - 1866)*
  Michael Luther Devin (1823 - 1899)*
  Thomas Jefferson Devin (1826 - 1906)*
  James Davis Devin (1830 - 1866)*
  George Washington Devin (1832 - 1898)*
  Brooks Chambers Devin (1852 - 1892)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA
Plot:
 
Maintained by: Beth Devin Marsau
Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
Record added: Feb 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5216669
John Davis Devin
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Added by: Dorothy Peterson Kunz
 
 
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- Carolyn Farnum
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013
R.I.P.
- Brett
 Added: Jan. 31, 2011
John was an attorney in Ottumwa, Iowa; the son of Thomas and Lucena Davis Devin.

With his first wife, Frances Peters, he had four children: David, Alice, Harry, and Frances. His son, Harry Lincoln Devin was a founder of Sedro Woolley.

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- Beth Devin Marsau
 Added: Apr. 5, 2006
 
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