Franklin Devereaux

Franklin Devereaux

Birth
Sugar Grove, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Sep 1883 (aged 52)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 17389694 · View Source
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Pvt, Army, Civil War, Co I, 25 MI Inf.

He is believed to be buried in Silver Lake cemetery but until verification can be found, he is listed as an unknown burial. He may even be buried where his body was found.
CHEBOYGAN COUNTY
Gravestone and wooden marker, marking the grave of Franklin Devereaux, on the shore of Devereaux Lake, just off M-33 about twelve miles south of Cheboygan. Devereaux served in the 25th Michigan Infantry in 1862 and 1863. After the war he was a hunter and trapper in northern Michigan. In August, 1883, he was found dead of a fractured skull at this site. Nearby was a dead bear. It was theorized that Devereaux had shot the bear but that the bear, although fatally wounded, had then killed Devereaux. One of the markers at the grave was dedicated on September 7, 1930, by the local American Legion. At the time it was believed, probably incorrectly, that Devereaux was "the only man in Michigan ever killed by a bear."
["Historical Markers and Memorials in Michigan," compiled by Andrus in Michigan History, 15:202-203; Lansing State Journal, July 12, 1965.]


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  • Originally Created by: Dick Rohr
  • Added: 11 Jan 2007
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