Charles Elbert DeVault1

M, b. 6 November 1917, d. 1 September 2000
     Charles Elbert DeVault was born on 6 November 1917 at Tazewell Co. (probably), IL.1 He was the son of Charles Harrison DeVault and Ida M. (?)1 Charles Elbert DeVault began military service WW II, U. S. Army. He married Catherine S. (?) circa 1943. Charles Elbert DeVault died on 1 September 2000 at Broward Co., FL, at age 82; Charles E. "Charlie", age 82, of Boca Raton, FL died Friday, September 1, 2000. A 75 year resident of Palm Beach County, he moved to Lake Worth in 1925 from Peoria, IL, and later to Boca Raton in 1957. Mr. de Vault began his career in funeral service in 1948, and has been a funeral director with Kraeer Funeral Homes since 1957, where he served as manager, general manager and most recently Director of Community Services. He was president of the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce in 1960-61, and was on the founding boards of Florida Atlantic University, and the Boca Raton Community Hospital. A member of the Boca Delray Masonic Lodge, he was a member of the Mahi Shrine Temple, Amara Shrine Temple, York and Scotish Rite Bodies, Boca Raton Shrine Club, and the Gold Coast Shrine Club, where he was Chaplain, a Mutineer, Nomad, Funiter, Chorister. A veteran of the US Army in World War II, he was a member of the American Legion, and a 50 year member of Kiwanis. Mr. de Vault was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Boca Raton since 1958, where he was a past chairman of the administrative board, among other activities. A life dedicated to service, he was involved with many other organizations, and activities. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years: Catherine, daughters: Barbara Ruth "Binnie" Maher (John) of Couer d' Alene, Idaho, Winifred Ann "Winnie" de Vault of Arlington, TX, granddaughter Toni Worden (Michael) of Reno, NV, two great grandsons: Michael and Mitchell, niece: Kathy Tobernay of Dallas, TX, and nephew: Jimmy Dean De Vault of Houston, TX. Visitation will be today, Tuesday 5:00-8:00PM KRAEER FUNERAL HOME, 1353 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton. Funeral services will be 11:00AM Wednesday, September 6, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Boca Raton, with interment in Boca Raton Cemetery. Memorial contributions to: The Shriners Children Hospitals.

He was buried in September 2000 at Boca Raton Cemetery, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Co., FL.


  1. [S2058] 1920 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 410.

Charles Harrison DeVault

M, b. 26 July 1889, d. 20 January 1973
     Charles Harrison DeVault was born on 26 July 1889 at Pittsfield, Pike Co., IL. He was the son of Elbert S. DeVault and Sarah Harrison. Charles Harrison DeVault married Ida M. (?) circa 1915.1 Charles Harrison DeVault began military service on 5 June 1917 WWI draft registration, Tremon, Tazewell Co., IL. He died on 20 January 1973 at Tarrant or Dallas Co., TX, at age 83.

Children of Charles Harrison DeVault and Ida M. (?)


  1. [S2058] 1920 Federal Census, Tazewell County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 410.

Charles P. DeVault

M, b. 1 March 1881, d. 23 September 1956
     Charles P. DeVault was born on 1 March 1881 at Jonesboro, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Dr. William Bruce DeVault and Mary Frances Powell. Charles P. DeVault married Elizabeth Cain, daughter of James J. Cain and Mary (?), on 12 January 1912 at Denver, Denver Co., CO. Charles P. DeVault died on 23 September 1956 at age 75.

Children of Charles P. DeVault and Elizabeth Cain

Charles Russell DeVault

M, b. 1915
     Note: Died in infancy. Charles Russell DeVault was born in 1915. He was the son of Charles P. DeVault and Elizabeth Cain.

Charles Wesley DeVault

M, b. 2 August 1850, d. 5 June 1922
     Charles Wesley DeVault was born on 2 August 1850 at Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of John David DeVault and Cynthia H. Wells. Charles Wesley DeVault married Laura L. Pulliam, daughter of Robert William Pulliam and Sarah Amelia Rodman, on 19 April 1876 at Buncombe Co., NC. Occupation: Pharmacist (Druggist) -- Operated the first drug store in Asheville, North Carolina. Maintained that the original spelling of the family name was "Diewald," which he used as a trademark on drugs he manufactured.

at Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC. Charles Wesley DeVault died on 5 June 1922 at York Twp., Du Page Co., IL, at age 71. He was buried in June 1922 at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

Children of Charles Wesley DeVault and Laura L. Pulliam

Charlton Ross DeVault

M, b. 16 May 1910, d. 2 February 1980
     Charlton Ross DeVault was also known as "Chauncy". He was born on 16 May 1910 at Kendricks Creek, Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of Orgie Milton DeVault and Georgia Sprinkle Meredith. Charlton Ross DeVault married Ida Margaret Masengill, daughter of Charles H. Masengill and Sara Akard, in 1939. Charlton Ross DeVault died on 2 February 1980 at Knox Co., TN, at age 69; Obituary:

Chauncey DeVault
BRISTOL, Va. -- Charlton Ross (Chauncey) DeVault, 69, of 712 Georgia Avenue, died Saturday Morning in Bristol Memorial Hospital.
He was born at Kendricks Creek. He was a member of the State Street United Methodist Church. He served as president of the Bristol Lion's Club and was acive on the Board of Directors of the Bristol's Boys Club for many years. He was a past member of the Tennessee Board of Education and served as chairman in 1957.
He received his high school education at Dobyns-Bennett High School. He earned his bachelor of Arts degree at Emory and Henry College and his masterof Education degree at Columbia Universiry in New York City.
He was a coach of high school athletics and a teacher at Honaker, Appalachia and Bristol, Va., high schools. He was a veteran of World War II. He owned the DeVault Sporting Goods Store. In 1947 he was elected president of the Applachian Baseball League and held that position until his death. His was the longest tenure of a minor league executive in professional baseball history. In 1969 he was crowned the king of baseball by the National Association convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Masengill DeVault, Bristol, two sons, Charlton Ross DeValt, Jr., Kingsport and Merle Masengill DeVault, San Francisco, Calif; one daughter, Meredith DeVault, Knoxville, Ten; one sister, Mrs. Howard Duncan, Kingsport; one half-sister, Mrs. Temple Painter, Pulaski, Va.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday from the State Street United Methodist Church. Blevins Funeral Home in Bristol, Va., is in charge.


DeVAULT -- Funeral services for Charlton Ross (Chauncey) DeVault will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the State Street United Methodist Church with Dr. Roger E. Hilton officiating. Interment will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gene Thompson, Casto Ramsey, Neil F. Young, Alonzo Sprinkle, Paul Mackey and John Leonard. The body will remain at the Blevins Funeral Home until 12:30 p.m. Monday when it will be taken to the church one hour before services.

He was buried in February 1980 at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN.

Clara Olivine DeVault

F, b. 14 November 1874, d. 11 March 1950
     Clara Olivine DeVault was also known as "Ollie". She was born on 14 November 1874 at Washington Co., TN. She was the daughter of Frederick William DeVault and Laura M. Martin. Clara Olivine DeVault married Gabriel Filmore Sylvester, son of John Sylvester and Chloe Walker. Clara Olivine DeVault died on 11 March 1950 at Sulphur Springs, Washington Co., TN, at age 75. She was buried in March 1950 at Sulphur Springs, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Clara Olivine DeVault and Gabriel Filmore Sylvester

Claude DeVault

     Claude DeVault was the daughter of James Miller DeVault. Claude DeVault was buried at Glennwood Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN.

Clifford Olin DeVault

M, b. 21 September 1943, d. before 28 January 2011
     Clifford Olin DeVault was born on 21 September 1943. He was the son of Donald Clifford DeVault and Mary Eileen Wampler. Clifford Olin DeVault died before 28 January 2011.

Clyde Archer DeVault

M, b. 3 June 1901, d. July 1980
     Clyde Archer DeVault was born on 3 June 1901 at Washington Co., TN. He was the son of James L. DeVault and Mary E. Cox. Clyde Archer DeVault married Zella R. Isenberg, daughter of John Isenberg and Irene Henry, on 5 June 1924. Clyde Archer DeVault died in July 1980 at age 79.

Clyde Leeroy DeVault

M, b. 18 August 1881, d. 28 April 1918
     Clyde Leeroy DeVault was born on 18 August 1881 at Bristol Independent City, VA. He was the son of Milton Tucker DeVault and Timmie Eugenia Cardwell. Occupation: musician (violinist), studied at Prague. Clyde Leeroy DeVault married Mabel Summers on 15 May 1915 at Point Comfort, Hampton (Independent City), VA; no children. Clyde Leeroy DeVault died on 28 April 1918 at Point Comfort, Hampton (Independent City), VA, at age 36.

Daniel DeVault

M, b. circa 1821
     Daniel DeVault was born circa 1821 at OH. He married Eleanor (?) Occupation: Blacksmith in 1860. Daniel DeVault lived in 1860 at Oxford Twp., Tuscarawas Co., OH; Census p. 273A.

Children of Daniel DeVault and Eleanor (?)

David DeVault

M, b. 27 August 1813, d. 19 April 1884
     Note: David DeVault (as he always spelled his name) was the fourth child of Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was born on the joint homestead of Frederick and Valentine Davault. When he was about five years old he moved with his parents to Leesburg. He lived at the DeVault Tavern until 1838, when he married Mariah (Marie) Cox. David was a prominant man and farmer. He and Maria owned a farm about six miles from Greenville on the Nolichucky River.

David gave each of his children a clock with wooden wheels and weights. It was an "Eli Terry," perhaps the first clock commercially made in the United States. Mrs. Maude (DeVault) Tucker has the clock that David gave her father, John A. DeVault. It has two weights that go up when the clock is wound.

David DeVault was born on 27 August 1813 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.1 He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. David DeVault married Mariah Cox, daughter of John Cox and Priscilla McCray, on 22 February 1838 at Washington Co., TN. Occupation: Farmer at Greene Co., TN. David DeVault lived in 1860 at Greene Co., TN; Owned a farm six miles from Greenville on the Nolichucky River.1 He died on 19 April 1884 at age 70.

Children of David DeVault and Mariah Cox


  1. [S2744] 1860 Federal Census, Greene County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1252; FHL #805252.

David Milton DeVault

M, b. 31 August 1905, d. 4 February 1978
     David Milton DeVault was born on 31 August 1905 at Tennessee. He was the son of Orgie Milton DeVault and Georgia Sprinkle Meredith. David Milton DeVault married Florence Katherine Baum, daughter of Frederick William Baum and Elizabeth Annie Lever, on 12 June 1934 at Johnson City, Washington Co., TN. David Milton DeVault died on 4 February 1978 at Sullivan Co., TN, at age 72.

Children of David Milton DeVault and Florence Katherine Baum

David Sullins DeVault

M, b. 19 December 1876, d. 7 July 1963
     David Sullins DeVault was born on 19 December 1876 at Bristol Independent City, VA. He was the son of Milton Tucker DeVault and Timmie Eugenia Cardwell. David Sullins DeVault married Esther Miller Waldron, daughter of Frank Waldron and Louisa Miller, on 23 June 1916 at Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY. Occupation: Interior decorator for furniture company, per WWI draft registration in 1918. David Sullins DeVault died on 7 July 1963 at Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY, at age 86; Notes for DAVID SULLINS DEVAULT:
David is listed in "Who Was Who in American Art," compiled from the original thirty-four volumes of American Art Annual: Who's Who in Art, Biographies of American Artists Active from 1898-1947. Edited by Peter Hastings Falk. Madison, CT: Sound View Press, 1985. [WhAmArt 1] : DeVault, David Sullins [Des.,C,P,I] Amsterdam, NY b. 19 D 1876, Bristol, VA. Studied: Baltimore Sch A; NY Sch. A; William M. Chase; Robert Henri; F.V. DuMond; abroad. Work: murals, many U.S. cities.

David painted a murel that now hangs in the main foyer of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York. (David S. Devault, 2 historic maps of area, oil on canvas 8' x 19'6" each, 1934 and 1938, PWAP and WPA/FAP.)

OBITUARY - Schenectady Gazette (NY), July 8, 1963

D.S. DeVault, Amsterdam Artist, Dies at Age of 86
AMSTERDAM - David S. DeVault, 86, of Northampton road, an artist, mural painter and interior decorator, died yeaterday following a long illness.
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HE WAS AT ONE TIME employed by the Elgin Simmons Co., where he did furniture designing, interior decorating and painted for customized furniture. His art has also been featured in several leading national and international magazines.
Joining the W. J. Sloane Co., of New York city, he did custom designing, his work including the Ferguson Castle at Long Island.
Mr. DeVault, who is listed in Who's Who in America, came to this city in 1935 and was engaged in free lance art, designing and decorating. He did several murals including those in the Nicholas Restaurant in Schenectady and for Amsterdam high school. Ill health forced his retirement in 1945.
Born in Bristol, Va., he was graduated from New York School of Art and later continued his art education in Europe. He was a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Mrs. Esther Waldron DeVault, died on April 14, this year.
Surviving are one son, David S. DeVault Jr., Holly; one daughter, Mrs. Duane Snyder, Amsterdam; several grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the pike funeral home, Rev. M. C. T. Andrea will officiate and burial will be at Green Hill cemetery. The funeral home will be open tonight after 7 o'clock.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Daily Gazette, Schenectady (NY), Monday, October 4, 2010 (By Bob Cudmore)

Focus on Mohawk Valley History
Amsterdam's muralist is remembered
An accomplished artist married to a local native moved to Amsterdam in 1935, and his art work is still viewed by hundreds of young people every day.
David S. DeVault painted freelance murals after coming to Amsterdam, including the map of the Mohawk Valley in the main hall of today’s Lynch middle school, more properly Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy. When DeVault painted that mural, the building was the high school.
He also painted murals at Nicklaus German Restaurant at State Street and Erie Boulevard in Schenectady. Today there are paintings with a German theme signed by Jay Gogolin but no murals at that location, currently the Bangkok Thai Bistro.
Born in Bristol, Va., in 1876, DeVault was a 1907 graduate of the School of Fine and Applied Arts in New York City. After graduation, he went to Europe and studied interior decoration, painting and furniture design. Returning to New York City, he was scenic designer at the Hippodrome Theater and did decorative work at the Ritz Carlton and McAlpine hotels.
He then worked for Elgin A. Simonds, a furniture manufacturer in Syracuse. In 1915, he married Amsterdam native Esther Waldron, who went to Syracuse University. In 1923 they moved south where DeVault was the first artist on the payroll of Tennessee Furniture Co. His art work and designs appeared in magazines such as House Beautiful and Vogue.
The DeVaults moved to Amsterdam in 1935, and David DeVault continued his artistic endeavors. A son, also named David DeVault, served as a sergeant in World War II. In 1943, Esther Waldron DeVault started a nursery school at their home at 20 Northampton Road. Peter Betz, who suggested this story, attended that nursery school. The elder David DeVault retired in 1945 because of ill health.
In September 1950, another son, Lt. Milton DeVault, was killed in action in the Korean War. Lt. DeVault died only 22 days after arriving in Korea to serve as a commander with the 72nd Heavy Tank Battalion. A West Point graduate, and his wife Gayle had married in Olympia, Wash., shortly before he embarked for the war. His body was not returned to Amsterdam for funeral services until 1951.
Esther Waldron DeVault died in April 1963. She had served as a Republican election inspector at the old West Spring Street School for 25 years. The artist David DeVault died later that year. At the time of their deaths, their surviving son was living in Holly, N.Y. Their daughter Joan had married Duane Snyder and was living in Amsterdam.

He was buried in July 1963 at Green Hill Cemetery, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY.

Children of David Sullins DeVault and Esther Miller Waldron

David Sullins DeVault Jr.

M, b. 11 October 1918, d. November 1980
     David Sullins DeVault Jr. was born on 11 October 1918 at Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. He was the son of David Sullins DeVault and Esther Miller Waldron. David Sullins DeVault Jr. began military service WW II, USMC, Corporal, 22 Service Squadron. He married Kathryn Anable, daughter of Erwin Anable and Kathryn (?), on 27 June 1946. David Sullins DeVault Jr. died in November 1980 at Orleans Co. (probably), NY, at age 62; dates per SSDI, last residence Holley. He was buried in 1980 at Sandy Creek Cemetery, Murray, Orleans Co., NY.

Dean Elmo DeVault

M, b. 30 July 1919, d. 19 August 1999
     Dean Elmo DeVault was born on 30 July 1919 at Tazewell Co. (probably), IL. He was the son of Charles Harrison DeVault and Ida M. (?) Dean Elmo DeVault began military service WW II, U. S. Navy. He married Anna Louise Kennedy in 1942 at Glades Co., FL. Dean Elmo DeVault died on 19 August 1999 at Dallas Co. (probably), TX, at age 80; dates per SSDI, last residence DeSoto.

Don Charles DeVault

M, b. 10 December 1915, d. 26 November 1990
     Note: Don was listed in editions 12 through 18 (1971 - 1993) of American Men & Women of Science. A biographical directory of today's leaders in physical, biological, and related sciences. New York: R.R. Bowker. He was also listed in Who's Who in the Frontier Science and Technology. First edition, 1984- 1985. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1984.


"Chemical effects of delayed conversion electron emission,--by Don Charles DeVault." (1940)
DeVault, Don. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Univ. of California, May 1940.

"The Raman Spectrum of Boron Trifluoride Gas" (1938) Yost, Don M., DeVault, Don, Anderson, Thomas F., Lassettre, Edwin N.
The Raman spectrum of BF3 was photographed using a purified preparation obtained from the thermal decomposition of C6H5N2BF4. Of the lines observed, that with the frequency 888 cm^—1 is certainly...

"Energetics of photosynthetic glow peaks" DeVault, Don, Arnold, William
By postulating temperature-dependent equilibria between two or more electron carriers acting as traps for electrons or holes, it is possible to modify the Randall-Wilkins theory of thermoluminescence...

"Quantum-Mechanical Tunnelling in Biological Systems" (IUPAB Biophysics) by Don DeVault (27 Jul 1984)

"Secrecy and war research in universities" (Pamphlet - Society for Social Responsibility in Science) by Don Charles DeVault (1966.)

Don Charles DeVault was born on 10 December 1915 at Calhoun Co. (probably), MI. He was the son of Ralph Pulliam DeVault and Ruth C. Tenney. Don Charles DeVault married Jeanette Irwin Baird, daughter of Rev. James Wallace Baird and Maude Rebecca Edgerton; no children. Don Charles DeVault died on 26 November 1990 at Champaign, Champaign Co., IL, at age 74; OBITUARY - Photosynthesis Research 28: 95-98, 1991.

Dr Don Charles DeVault, visiting Professor of Biophysics, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois, passed away suddenly last November 26, 1990, due to cardiopulmonary failure. Don discovered quantum mechanical tunnelling processes in biology for which he was honored on the occasion of his retirement in two special issues of Photosynthesis Research during 1989. Both his research and his personal interest in social issues were intense, and he made important contributions in both areas.
Don called Professor A.A. Noyes his 'father in science.' He worked in Noyes' laboratory at the California Institute of Technology during the height of the Depression. Noyes opened up his own office at night so that Don, not able to afford housing, would have a place to sleep while he completed his B.S. in Chemistry. Don's achievements as a Ph.D. student under W.F. Libby (Nobel prize winner for ~4C dating) in the early days of radioisotope research led to a friendship with Martin Kamen during the late 1930s at the University of California, Berkeley. The association resulted in a paper entitled
'Photosynthesis with Radio-Carbon' (Ruben et al. 1939). This early introduction to photosynthesis research would ultimately lead Don back 25 years later to studies of primary photochemical processes for which he is best remembered. During the interim period, he pursued his interests in electronics and social causes. He spent much of WWII as a conscientious objector in prison and in a Civilian Public Service Camp from which he actually published two articles on methods of teaching electronic structure of the atom (DeVault 1944a and b). After the war, he spent a short time at the University of Chicago, but most of his efforts focused on using Gandhian methods of nonviolence to fight racial discrimination long before this became a popular thing to do. Don and his CORE (Congress for Racial Equality) colleagues were successful at integrating Tuley Park in South Chicago on one occasion by refusing to retaliate despite beatings and in Don's case, a broken jaw. Subsequently, for ten years until 1958, he taught at the University (then College) of the Pacific and spent part of the time serving as Chairman of the Physics Department. Frustrated with administrative duties, Don headed East to develop a Xenon flash/detector device to guide the blind with a small Philadelphia company called Bionic Instruments, Inc. During this period, he championed Seneca Indian causes and protested germ warfare work by the army.
With the advent of lasers, Don joined Britton Chance at the Johnson Research Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, in 1963. He used his electronics expertise and background in kinetics to develop one of the first time-resolved laser spectrometers built to measure fast light-induced chemical reactions. Since many of the required electronic circuits were not available at the time, he designed the requisite amplifiers, lamp boost circuits, timing systems, and an A.C. coupling device himself from first principles. Chance's interest in the laser system arose out of his own work on light-driven cytochrome oxidation with John Olson, a graduate student at the time. Chance also discovered, with Mitsuo Nishimura, low temperature cytochrome oxidation in the photosynthetic bacterium, Chromatium vinosum, and observed, with Walter Bonner, low temperature cytochrome oxidation in green leaves. This environment set the stage for the laser studies. In a series of classic papers (Chance and DeVault 1964, DeVault and Chance 1966, DeVault et al. 1967), Don showed that the rate of cytochrome oxidation in C. vinosum decreased as the temperature was lowered to 120 K but thereafter remained constant with a half-time of 2.3 ms down to liquid helium temperature. This was the salient information (the lack of apparent activation energy at low temperature) that led to Don's interpretation of the result in terms of quantum mechanical tunnelling. Details of these times were discussed by Don himself (DeVault 1989) and Bill Parson (1989). Parson, by the way, with Don's guidance used the laser equipment to determine that P870 and not a cytt, chrome was oxidized in the primary photochemical step of photosynthesis. This answered a major question

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Donald Clifford DeVault

M, b. 17 January 1921, d. 23 February 1945
     Donald Clifford DeVault was born on 17 January 1921 at Tennessee. He was the son of Karl Vernon DeVault and Lena Avis Shoun. Donald Clifford DeVault married Mary Eileen Wampler circa 1939. Donald Clifford DeVault began military service WW II, U.S. Army, 413 Regiment, 104 Infantry Division, PFC, s/n 33890099. He died on 23 February 1945 at France at age 24. He was buried at Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium.

Child of Donald Clifford DeVault and Mary Eileen Wampler

Doris DeVault

F, b. 10 June 1917
     Note: Did not marry. Doris DeVault was born on 10 June 1917. She was the daughter of Rev. Robert Martin DeVault and Bess Telete Moulten. Occupation: Worked with the Woman's Missionary Union for 38 years at Farmington, AL.

Dorothe Lulu DeVault

F, b. 12 November 1893, d. 28 April 1947
     Dorothe Lulu DeVault was born on 12 November 1893 at King Co. (probably), WA. She was the daughter of John Jacob DeVault and Minnie D. Gaedecke. Dorothe Lulu DeVault married Louis Lee Goldsmith, son of Charles Goldsmith and Nettie Winters, circa 1914. Dorothe Lulu DeVault died on 28 April 1947 at Seattle, King Co., WA, at age 53.

Children of Dorothe Lulu DeVault and Louis Lee Goldsmith

Dorothy DeVault

F, b. 10 June 1917, d. 11 November 2011
     Dorothy DeVault was born on 10 June 1917. She was the daughter of Rev. Robert Martin DeVault and Bess Telete Moulten. Dorothy DeVault was graduated; Graduated Meredith College; WMU Training School. She married Dr. Thomas Braden Milligan on 16 October 1945. Dorothy DeVault died on 11 November 2011 at age 94.

Child of Dorothy DeVault and Dr. Thomas Braden Milligan

Dorothy Bell DeVault

F, b. 26 July 1902, d. 2 February 2002
     Dorothy Bell DeVault was born on 26 July 1902 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. She was the daughter of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell. Dorothy Bell DeVault lived in 2000 at nursing home, Gering, Morrill Co., NE. She died on 2 February 2002 at Gering, Scotts Bluff Co., NE, at age 99.
Note: Did not marry.

Edward Guerrant DeVault

M, b. 1 December 1880, d. 25 March 1964
     Note: Upon the death of his parents, became the sole owner of the DeVault Tavern by buying out his sister Mary Roseborough's share.

Edward Guerrant DeVault was born on 1 December 1880 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Frederick Russell DeVault and Blanche Etta Sill. Edward Guerrant DeVault married Martha Isabelle Fain, daughter of Samuel Fain and Rachel Hicks, on 3 January 1906 at Bristol (Independent City), VA. Occupation: Train engineer -- worked for the Norfolk & Western Railroad for 53 years. Edward Guerrant DeVault died on 25 March 1964 at Bristol (Independent City), VA, at age 83. He was buried in March 1964 at Glenwood Cemetery, Bristol, Sullivan Co., TN.

Children of Edward Guerrant DeVault and Martha Isabelle Fain

Edward Guerrant DeVault

M, b. 21 April 1907, d. 1 September 1963
     Edward Guerrant DeVault was born on 21 April 1907 at Arcadia, Sullivan Co., TN. He was the son of Edward Guerrant DeVault and Martha Isabelle Fain. Edward Guerrant DeVault married Erma Estelle Millard, daughter of Holly Millard and Naomi Litton, in June 1939 at Bristol (Independent City), VA. Edward Guerrant DeVault died on 1 September 1963 at Leesburg, Washington Co., TN, at age 56; FUNERAL NOTICE - Johnson City, Tennessee); September 2, 1963:

DEVAULT. EDWARD GUERRANT JR. -- Funeral services for Edward Guerrant DeVault, 56, Leesburg, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital will be at 3:30 p. m. Monday at Leesburg Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ferguson Wood, the Rev. John Yelton and the Rev. Lee Carico officiating. Burial will be in Leesburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Carson, Don Harris, Robert Rankin, Horace Rankin, Tom Fox, Mack Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be elders and deacons of Leesburg Presbyterian Church and W. F. Hicks, Charles Lowry, Francis Hines, Virgil Bell, Guy Harris, Robert Hannabas, John Crookshanks, Robert Clark, Joe Bacon, Will Rankin, Bert Wolfe, Pierce Fleenor, Richard Knight and Joe Chase. The body was returned to the home Sunday and was removed to the church Monday to lie in state. Dillow-Taylor is in charge. He was buried in September 1963 at Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN.

Edward Ray DeVault

M, b. 10 October 1890, d. 20 February 1950
     Edward Ray DeVault was born on 10 October 1890 at Morganton, Burke Co., NC. He was the son of William Washington DeVault and Kate Kincaid.
Note: WW I draft registration. Edward Ray DeVault married Gwendolyne Ewing Buckner, daughter of Neptune Buckner and Lena Northern, on 25 June 1917. Edward Ray DeVault died on 20 February 1950 at Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL, at age 59. He was buried in 1950 at Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

Children of Edward Ray DeVault and Gwendolyne Ewing Buckner

Edwin Butler DeVault

M, b. 14 September 1921, d. 8 March 1982
     Edwin Butler DeVault was born on 14 September 1921. He was the son of Rev. Robert Martin DeVault and Bess Telete Moulten. Edwin Butler DeVault was graduated; Auburn University. Occupation: U. S. Navy. He died on 8 March 1982 at Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL, at age 60. He was buried in March 1982 at Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.

Elbert S. DeVault

M, b. 25 December 1849, d. 23 May 1929
     Elbert S. DeVault was born on 25 December 1849 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of Michael Kitzmiller DeVault and Mary Ann Bridwell. Elbert S. DeVault married Sarah Harrison, daughter of Moses Harrison and Elizabeth Ballinger, on 1 January 1882 at Pike Co., IL. Occupation: house painter (1880, 1900, 1910, 1920.) Elbert S. DeVault died on 23 May 1929 at Pittsfield, Pike Co., IL, at age 79.

Children of Elbert S. DeVault and Sarah Harrison


  1. [S1277] 1850 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 897.

Elizabeth DeVault

F, b. 10 December 1805, d. 14 February 1877
     Note: Had 3 sons, all of whom died when young and are buried in the old DeVault graveyard at DeVault's Ford.

Elizabeth DeVault was born on 10 December 1805. She was the daughter of Valentine DeWald and Susannah Range. Elizabeth DeVault married Rev. James Miller on 24 March 1827. Elizabeth DeVault died on 14 February 1877 at Washington Co., TN, at age 71. She was buried in February 1877 at DeVault's Cemetery, DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Elizabeth DeVault and Rev. James Miller

Elizabeth DeVault

F, b. April 1851
     Elizabeth DeVault was also known as "Lizzie".1 She was born in April 1851 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN.1 She was the daughter of John DeVault and Elizabeth Kitzmiller. Elizabeth DeVault married Henry K. Hodges, son of James Hodges and Mary Kitzmiller.


  1. [S465] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1603; FHL #1241603.