Mary Emma DaVault

F, b. 15 November 1882, d. 22 November 1884
     Mary Emma DaVault was born on 15 November 1882 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Ellen McCleary. Mary Emma DaVault died on 22 November 1884 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 2. Cause of death: on 22 November 1884 Diptheria. She was buried in November 1884 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Mary Magdalene Davault

F, b. 11 November 1841, d. 16 June 1843
     Mary Magdalene Davault was born on 11 November 1841 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN. She was the daughter of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver. Mary Magdalene Davault died on 16 June 1843 at age 1. She was buried in June 1843 at Cross Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.

Mary Margaret DaVault

F, b. 21 November 1836, d. 26 April 1913
     Mary Margaret DaVault was born on 21 November 1836 at Danville, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Henry DaVault and Mary Virginia Smith Maughs. Mary Margaret DaVault married Thomas Jefferson Powell, son of James Powell and Nancy Shealor, on 17 May 1853 at Montgomery Co., MO. Mary Margaret DaVault died on 26 April 1913 at Montgomery Co., MO, at age 76. She was buried in 1913 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of Mary Margaret DaVault and Thomas Jefferson Powell

Mary Virginia DaVault

F, b. 11 December 1853, d. 7 March 1858
     Mary Virginia DaVault was born on 11 December 1853 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of Peter DaVault and Mary Virginia Hoss. Mary Virginia DaVault died on 7 March 1858 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 4. She was buried in March 1858 at Section 1, Block 56, New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Mattie F. Davault

F, b. circa April 1870
     Mattie F. Davault was born circa April 1870 at Maries Co., MO. She was the daughter of John Davault and Matilda Jane Bowen.

Maude Davault1

F, b. August 1889
     Maude Davault was born in August 1889 at Gasconade or Phelps Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Davault and Lucinda I. Blain.1

Citations

  1. [S1278] 1900 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 880 - 881; FHL #1240880 - 81.

Michael Weaver Davault1

M, b. 28 January 1832, d. 12 March 1912
     Michael Weaver Davault was born on 28 January 1832 at Indiana.1,2 He was the son of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver.1 Michael Weaver Davault married Catherine Webb, daughter of David Webb and Sarah Jones, before 1855. Michael Weaver Davault began military service Civil War, Confederate Army. He died on 12 March 1912 at Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN, at age 80. He was buried in March 1912 at Holston Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sullivan Co., TN.

Children of Michael Weaver Davault and Catherine Webb

Citations

  1. [S1277] 1850 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 897.
  2. [S1711] 1860 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1275; FHL #805275.
  3. [S2773] 1870 Federal Census, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1565; FHL #553064.

Mildred Marie DaVault

F, b. 30 August 1919
     Mildred Marie DaVault was born on 30 August 1919 at Mexico, Audrain Co., MO. She was the daughter of Bruce Thomas DaVault and Gertrude Dunkin. Mildred Marie DaVault married John R. Hendel on 7 December 1938 at Yuma, Imperial Co., AZ. Mildred Marie DaVault lived at Cerritos, Los Angeles Co., CA.

Peter DaVault

M, b. 28 March 1808, d. 16 April 1872
     Note: Migrated with brother Henry to Montgomery County, MO after 1827. Returned to Tennessee to marry Mary Hoss, then went back to Missouri and built the DaVault Tavern, a double log house with a broad hallway as "protection against the red man and his strange associates already there". In 1849 the log house was replaced with a 2 1/2 story brick house, known as the Peter DaVault Homestead and occupied by descendants.

Peter Davault was the second child of Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was born on the joint homestead of Frederick and Valentine DeVault located at DeVault's Ford on the Watauga River. Peter was ten years old when his parents moved to the new community of Leesburg, Tennessee. Frederick constructed the DeVault Tavern at Leesburg and Peter lived there until he married Mary Hoss on October 27, 1831.

Shortly after his marriage, Peter, his wife, Mary and Peter's brother, Henry, left for Missouri. They traveled in two wagons drawn by oxen. Peter and Mary homesteaded a tract of land on the Boone Lick Road. It was located about a mile from the future town on New Florence. Their first home was a log structure of two rooms separated by a covered entrance. The house was said to provide protection from "the red man and his strange associates, already there." Like his father, Peter, began to cater to travelers along the road, providing a place to rest and obtain refreshments. Like his father's place, this place soon became known as the "Davault Tavern." It is interesting to note that the trail laid out by Daniel Boone, the Boone Lick Road, passed in front of Frederick's tavern in Tennessee and also in front of Peter's tavern in Missouri.

In the census of 1850, Peter's land was valued at $9,000.00. By 1860 the valuation had increased to $39,000.00 -- the largest of any of the grandsons of Henry DeWald of York Co., Pennsylvania. For his time Peter was a very wealthy man.

When Peter died, he left no will. His son, Fred, administered the estate and signed an affidavit on October 8, 1907, 35 years after Peter's death. (On April 12, 1901, the original records were destroyed by fire.)

Peter and his wife were both buried in the Davault Family Plot across the road from their house. When Virginia Davault (Peter's brother Henry's widow) died on October 7, 1895, she was buried in the New Florence Cemetery. Twenty-three days later, Fred and Alf Davault removed the body of their uncle, Henry, and placed it beside that of his wife. They also transferred the bodies of Henry and Virginia's two sons, Elijah and John, the body of their Aunt Catherine, who died in 1850, and the bodies of Peter and Mary Davault.

The Peter Davault Homestead is located on the Old Boone Lick Road, one mile south of the present site of New Florence. It is also 4 1/2 miles east of Danville and is along the line of the state highway. The place passed into the possession of descendents of his daughter, Catherine, who married David Knox. By 1968 the old building had been destroyed to make room for a freeway.


Newspaper Articles published at the time a marker was placed at the site of the Davault Tavern

DAVAULT TAVERN

In the spring of 1828, following the path of Daniel Boon, as laid out in 1815, came Peter Davault with his wife, Mary Hoss and took permanent abode upon the tract of land where John U. Knox now resides -- the passing of Pioneers over the old Trail being traveled to-day, had been common for some years, but with that nomadic idea of something better farther on, so when Mr. and Mrs. Davault arrived, vast prairies laid to the north, deep woodlands to the south, with not a neighbor within ten miles.
Peter Davault, the pioneer, was a son of Frederick Davault, of Jonesboro, Tennessee. He a son of Henry Davault, born in France, coming to America in 1764, landing near Philadelphia, but soon taking up his abode in Hanover County, Pennsylvania, where he passed the period of the Revolutionary War. Henry Davault died at the age 85 years.
Leaving Jonesboro, Tenn. Peter Davault and wife, then but a short time married pressed their way by ox teams to this place. A double log house with a broad hallway between was soon erected and protection given against the red man and his strange associates already here. This at once became the Davault Tavern and the Pilgrimager plodding his way westward was given rest and refreshment. The Tavern became the stopping place of tradesmen, as many as 20 men with teams were cared for at a time. Prices were not as to-day a single meal was 15c, Supper, lodging and breakfast with team cared for, was only 50 cents. Great droves of cattle, hogs and turkeys rested here over night. Slaves cared for the dining room while "uncle Sam" whose body lies in the graveyard just to the northward, watched the turkeys until they found a roost in the trees or upon the fences.
In 1849 as caravan after caravan passed by, enroute to the gold fields of California, the double log house gave away to a large brick house 2 1/2 story high. The brick for this building were burned just across the road to the east. The present foundation as seen was a part of the brick building. The present frame building took the place of the brick in 1865.

(Note: According to Eugenia Davault, the bricks were defective and part or all of the structure was replaced; many of the old bricks being used inside the walls of the wooden structure.)

To Mr. and Mrs. Davault were born nine children, Henry, Abraham, Frederick, Alf, John, Kittie, Lou, Emma and Mary. Mr. Davault lived until 1872 and Mrs. Davault until 1882. Four children yet live, John, Fred, Alf and Lou, the latter two rejoiced in being present at the dedication.
As the Davault Tavern marker shall stand as a memorial to the Pioneer who braved dangers and hardships that civilization might penetrate westward, may it also stand as an incentive to progress, peace and happiness for the many millions yet to pass over the great National Old Trail.

MARKERS DEDICATED

In Spite Of Rain, Mud and Cold The D. A. R's Carry Out Program.

All honor in the pluck and grit of the D. A. R's. When Gov. Majors appointed Mrs. Mark S. Salisbury of Kansas City, Mrs. Geo. B. McFarlane of Columbia, State Regent and Mrs John VanBrunt of Kansas City to have charge of the markers on the Old Trail, he evidently knew his ladies. This was the week of dedication, starting in at St. Louis all went well until Foristell was reached. By fighting mud, bad roads and etc., Warrenton was reached. The Wabash was used to Jonesburg were Wednesday, just after lunch the Cross Keys tavern marker was dedicated, and the one at Lewiston as well, with the same ceremonies. The school children sang "America", presentation speeches were made by Mrs. Salisbury and Deputy State Highway Engineer Hawkins, acceptances by Mrs. Wardie Ebert Regent of the local chapter and Dr. J. L. Jones.
Undaunted, the ladies braved the heavy rains, and muddy roads, however abandoning the automoile and taking to hack, just as Pioneers did of old, they drove to the Davault Tavern, which was reached at 4 o'clock.
The marker for this point was in the car at noon yet when the ladies arrived it was duly in place. A program of special interest had been arranged but was canceled on account of the rain. Upon their arrival Mr. and Mrs. John Knox entertained for a few moments after which Mrs. Van Brunt representing the state D. A. R's in a flow of language, eloquent and full of inspiration presented the marker. This was approved by State Commissioner Hawkins. Mr. Alf Davault who was born and reared at the old place in a few words recieved the marker. Mrs. Chas. A. Bast of Mexico presented a sketch of the tavern. The ladies drove to Montgomery City and were entertained in the evening by Montgomery Chapter.
Thursday morning Danville and Mineola markers were formally dedicated and the trip continued on to Fulton.
At Mineola Mrs. Emma Graham made the acceptance for the D.A.R's and Mr. Ben Graham for the County.

Letter from Peter Davault to his brother John dated May 30, 1940:

Mr. John Davault
Leesburg, Washington Co
Tennessee May 30, 1840
Dear Brother:
I now take my pen in hand to inform you that we are all enjoying health at present. Henry and his family also the same blessing. I received your letter dated April 10 which gave me great satisfaction to hear from you and that all are well and doing well, particular Father and Mother, for I long to hear from them at times, we get letters seldom.
I believe with you, the way they have been slipping off from them is a caution, but I am afraid that the place has become so slippery, that there will be more slipping done yet before very long and leave the old folks by themselves. Tell David I have first honored father with his name. I have a boy a year old before yesterday, which I call Frederick and define any one to show a pertine boy than he is. He has been walking for some time and can begin to talk. Little Henry is going to school in Danville and can read quite well and commencing to
write and will soon write you a letter. Tell Mr Duncan he must not think hard of me for not writting him before. He wrote a very fine letter, but most too mysterious on politicks for me to comprecate; tell him he must not decline writting to me for I shall write him an answer yet soon some time when I have a leisure moment or too.
I have nothing of importance to write you at this time. The politicks of this state is card to a great extent; there was in St Louis the largest meeting that has ever been seen in the west, there was thought to have been 3.000 people, besides the city, pulling canoes and log cabins and buildings of dimentions made of logs and sticks; even went so far as having wagon beds full of clay and men on them digging graves; and coffins setting on them as they went along. I have to send a letter tonight, and it is getting late. I will stop for the present, I intend to have said more.
Your affectionate brother,
Peter Davault

Note: This letter was sent before the time of stamps. The envelope was a plain sheet of paper, folded and the back sealed with sealing wax. The letter had been placed and remained for almost 100 years in a wooden mail pouch where it hung in the DeVault Tavern, Leesburg, Tennessee. In 1946, the letter was given to Newland DeVault by John's son, Russell DeVault. Today (2004) the letter is in the possession of Newland's daughter, Jean (DeVault) Switzer. In 1999 I was told by Mary (DeVault) Butcher, present owner of the Davault Tavern (Tennessee), that the mail pouch had been stolen some years ago.

Note: Fourteen months after receiving this letter, John Davault, of Leesburg, made a trip to Missouri on horseback to see his brothers Peter and Henry and his sister Catherine (Davault) Crawford. When he arrived at Peter's home, neither Peter nor his wife Mary knew him and they would not believe it was he until John showed them his name in his hat band. John had been 12 years old when Peter left Tennessee, he was now 22. John stayed 58 days. He left Missouri on November 16, arriving back at Leesburg, Tennessee on December 11, 1841. He spent 19 days traveling to Missouri and 25 days on the return trip.

Peter DaVault was born on 28 March 1808 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Peter DaVault married Mary Virginia Hoss, daughter of Abraham Hoss and Frances Boren, on 27 October 1831 at Washington Co., TN. Peter DaVault died on 16 April 1872 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 64.

Children of Peter DaVault and Mary Virginia Hoss

Regina May DaVault

F, b. 8 April 1903, d. 18 April 1991
     Regina May DaVault was born on 8 April 1903 at Farber, Audrain Co., MO. She was the daughter of Emmett Creigh DaVault and Rebecca Sturgis. Regina May DaVault married Raymond Franklin Boothe, son of (?) Boothe and (?) Wilson, on 3 July 1932. Regina May DaVault lived at a ranch near Fernley, Lyon Co., NV. She died on 18 April 1991 at age 88.

Reusy Davault1

F, b. March 1883
     Reusy Davault was born in March 1883 at Gasconade or Phelps Co., MO.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Davault and Lucinda I. Blain.1

Citations

  1. [S1278] 1900 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 880 - 881; FHL #1240880 - 81.

Robert Emmett DaVault

M, b. 30 May 1900, d. 2 July 1992
     Robert Emmett DaVault was born on 30 May 1900 at St. Charles Co., MO. He was the son of Emmett Creigh DaVault and Rebecca Sturgis. Robert Emmett DaVault was educated; Attended school in Tulsa and the University of Oklahoma. He married Genevieve Ruth Campbell, daughter of (?) Campbell and (?) Pinell, on 28 September 1957 at Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV. Occupation: Retired from Standard Oil of California; teaches flying and does some commercial flying. Robert Emmett DaVault died on 2 July 1992 at Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL, at age 92. He was buried in July 1992 Cremated, ashes scattered over Avanal Airport, Kings Co., California.

Roland Davault1

M, b. circa 1844
     Roland Davault was born circa 1844 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1,2 He was the son of Samuel Davault and Alvina Foley.1

Citations

  1. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.
  2. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.

Roy Edwin DaVault

M, b. 2 December 1897, d. 23 October 1977
     Roy Edwin DaVault was born on 2 December 1897 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Edwin Lee DaVault and Eugenia Brown Garrett. Roy Edwin DaVault began military service on 8 April 1917 Enlisted in U.S. Army the second day after WW I was declared, served until conclusion. He married Pauline Shadwick in 1920 at Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX. Roy Edwin DaVault married Thelma Catherine Averrette on 3 March 1926 at Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co., TX. Occupation: Post office, Riverside, CA. Roy Edwin DaVault died on 23 October 1977 at Panola Co., TX, at age 79. He was buried in October 1977 at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Carthage, Panola Co., TX.

Samuel Davault

M, b. 23 July 1813, d. between 1860 and 1870
     Samuel Davault was born on 23 July 1813 at Manheim Twp., York Co., PA. He was the son of Jacob Davault and Rachel Dorothy Kitzmiller. Samuel Davault was christened on 22 August 1813 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, York Co., PA. He married Salina Galloway, daughter of John Galloway and Mary (?), on 24 January 1840 at Washington Co., TN, Samuel and Salina were married by the Rev. James Miller, who also married Elizabeth DeVault, a daughter of Valentine Davault, Sr. In December of 1850, Samuel, Salina and their two children made the migration to Macoupin County, Illinois. Newland said he thought Samuel had eventually changed the spelling of his name to "DeVault." I could find no evidence of this. Samuel's grandchildren were still using the "Davault" spelling in 1995.

Samuel Davault died between 1860 and 1870.

Children of Samuel Davault and Salina Galloway

Samuel Davault

M, b. 1816, d. 9 April 1889
     Samuel Davault was born in 1816 at Washington Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of Jacob Davault and Mary Hodges. Samuel Davault married Alvina Foley on 9 February 1837. Samuel Davault lived on 5 November 1850 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He died on 9 April 1889.

Children of Samuel Davault and Alvina Foley

Citations

  1. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.
  2. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.

Samuel Davault1

M, b. September 1897
     Samuel Davault was born in September 1897 at Phelps Co., MO.1 He was the son of Thomas Davault and Lucinda I. Blain.1

Citations

  1. [S1278] 1900 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 880 - 881; FHL #1240880 - 81.

Samuel Davault1

M, b. 16 April 1869, d. 9 September 1900
     Samuel Davault was born on 16 April 1869 at Maries Co. (probably), MO.1 He was the son of Jacob Davault and Sarah Moore.1 Samuel Davault died on 9 September 1900 at age 31.

Citations

  1. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.

Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault

M, b. 8 June 1824, d. 25 March 1897
     Note: Samuel DeVault was the eighth child born to Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was born in 1824 at the DeVault Tavern in Leesburg, Tennessee. In 1848, Samuel married Nancy Kitzmiller, the daughter of his first cousin, David Kitzmiller. Samuel and Nancy were married in her parent's large 2 1/2 story brick home near Buffalo Ridge. At the time it was built, it was the finest home west of Roanoke, Virginia. It was reported to be a double wedding, with Nancy's sister, Sarah Kitzmiller marrying Samuel Backman.

After the wedding, according to Russell (Frederick Russell) DeVault, Samuel DeVault and Samuel Backman went into business together in Leesburg under the name of BACKMAN AND DAVAULT. The building they used was the same building that Frederick Davault had lived in while building the Tavern. The two families were living together in Leesburg. By 1860 the families were no longer living together, the Backmans having moved to Sullivan County near Kingsport.

Samuel and Nancy had settled on a farm at Cedar Creek and opened a grocery business. They joined Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, the first Baptist church in Tennessee. Nancy's brother, David, and grandson, Robert, were ordained there. Samuel and Nancy's son, Frederick, was pastor at Buffalo Ridge from 1905 - 1910.

In 1860, Samuel and Nancy's two-story frame house was destroyed by a cyclone. Their son Frederick was left sitting on the fireplace hearth.

Both Samuel and Nancy are buried in the Buffalo Ridge Church Cemetery.

Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault was born on 8 June 1824 at DeVault's Tavern, Leesburg, Washington Co., TN. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault married Nancy Kitzmiller, daughter of David Kitzmiller and Elizabeth Hughes, on 19 April 1848 at Her parents home, Buffalo Ridge, Washington Co., TN. Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault died on 25 March 1897 at Washington Co., TN, at age 72. He was buried in March 1897 at Gray Community Cemetery, Gray's Station, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Samuel Kitzmiller DaVault and Nancy Kitzmiller

Thomas Davault1

M, b. June 1850
     Thomas Davault was born in June 1850 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Davault and Alvina Foley.1 Thomas Davault married Lucinda I. Blain, daughter of Dr. John Blain and Elizabeth (?), on 5 December 1878.

Children of Thomas Davault and Lucinda I. Blain

Citations

  1. [S1280] 1850 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 399.
  2. [S1278] 1900 Federal Census, Phelps County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 880 - 881; FHL #1240880 - 81.

Thomas P. DaVault

M, b. 13 January 1875, d. 23 January 1875
     Thomas P. DaVault was born on 13 January 1875 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Abraham DaVault and Medora E. Jones. Thomas P. DaVault died on 23 January 1875 at Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO.

Valentine DaVault

M, b. 8 June 1824, d. 1824
     Note: Valentine Davault was the ninth child born to Frederick and Margaret Davault. He was a twin of Samuel and died in infancy. The place of burial is not known. It was probably in the private family burial grounds across the road from the Tavern or, possibly, the cemetery of the Presbyterian Church that is nearby.

Valentine DaVault was born on 8 June 1824 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN, Twin of Samuel. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range. Valentine DaVault died in 1824 at DeVault's Ford, Washington Co., TN.

Valentine Davault1

M, b. circa 1852
     Valentine Davault was born circa 1852 at Bourbois Twp., Gasconade Co., MO.1 He was the son of Samuel Davault and Alvina Foley.1

Citations

  1. [S1279] 1860 Federal Census, Gasconade County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 619; FHL #803619.

Wilbur Earl DaVault

M, b. 5 February 1916, d. 15 September 1964
     Wilbur Earl DaVault was born on 5 February 1916 at Baldwin City, Douglas Co., KS. He was the son of Jacob Wesley DaVault Jr. and Maude Matilda Snethen. Wilbur Earl DaVault died on 15 September 1964 at age 48.

William Davault1

M, b. 15 June 1844, d. 24 February 1862
     William Davault was born on 15 June 1844 at Sullivan Co. (probably), TN.1 He was the son of Henry Davault and Matilda Weaver.1 William Davault began military service on 21 August 1861 Enlisted, Co. "F", 29th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. He died on 24 February 1862 at Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, at age 17. Cause of death: Fever contracted during military service. He was buried in 1862 at Cross Cemetery, Piney Flats, Sullivan Co., TN.

Citations

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

William Edward Davault1

M, b. circa 1867
     William Edward Davault was born circa 1867 at Maries Co. (probably), MO.1 He was the son of John Davault and Matilda Jane Bowen.1

Citations

  1. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.

William Frederick DaVault

M, b. 21 December 1874, d. 19 April 1938
     William Frederick DaVault was born on 21 December 1874 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Ellen McCleary.
Note: W. F. Davault accompanied his brother Ed on the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip run. He was too young to claim land for himself but rode on the back of another man's wagon to beat off those trying to catch a ride.

William Frederick DaVault married Catherine Beal Benson, daughter of Vinson Benson and Martha Allen, on 9 March 1898. William Frederick DaVault lived at Williamsburg, Callaway Co., MO. He died on 19 April 1938 at Fulton, Callaway Co., MO, at age 63 NEWSPAPER CLIPPING
W. F. DeVault, 63, farmer SE of Williamsburg was struck by car driven by a Stevens College student on Highway 40, Sat. AM at 11:30 about a mile & 1/2 east of Williamsburg as he was returning home in wagon from selling produce. He was thrown from the wagon and fell between the horses. Team ran away and drug him 60 feet. He suffered a broken back and rib injuries described as serious.

OBITUARY:
W. F. DeVault, born 24, December on a farm on the west edge of New Florence where he grew to young manhood residing with parents until marriage, died in the Callaway County Hospital at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 25 days. After he was married Mr. and Mrs. DeVault resided on a farm near Danville for a short time, but soon moved to the Benson home place - a farm near Williamsburg where the rest of his life was spent. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Williamsburg, the funeral was April 21. He was buried in the Williamsburg Cemetery. He was one of six children, two of whom still live: Emmett C. of Santa Ana, CA and Edward L. of Riverside, CA. Also May Marmaduke, a cousin, now Mrs. Everett Plater of Carbondale, IL, raised as a sister.

OBITUARY #2
Auto Injuries Are Fatal To W. F. Davault, Former Local Resident
William Frederick Davault, son of Fred and Ellen McCleary Davault, was born December 24, 1874 on a farm at the west edge of New Florence where he grew to young manhood, residing with his parents until his marriage.
He passed away April 18, 1938 at the Callaway County Hospital in Fulton, Mo. On April 8th, while returning to his home from a trip to Williamsburg, he was run into by an automobile driven by a girl student at Stephen's College and was very seriously injured. He was at once taken to the hospital where every thing was done to relieve his suffering. He tried to be cheerful and patient throughout it all but the nature of the injuries made recovery impossible and death came to relieve him of his suffering Monday afternoon. He had reached the age of 63 years, 3 months and 25 days.
Mr. Davault was one of a family of six children, Emmett C., Charlie, Edward L., Bruce T., and Mary, all of whom with his parents have passed to the Great Beyone, except two brothers, Emmett C., of Santa Ana, Calif., and Edward L. of Riverside, Calif. May Marmaduke, a cousin, now Mrs. Everett Plater of Carbondale, Ill., was reared in the Davault home and was as a sister.
On March 8, 1898 he was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Benson, of near Williamsburg. The young couple resided on a farm near Danville for a short time, but soon moved to the Benson home place, a farm near Williamsburg where the rest of their married life was spent. Two daughters came to bless this union, Martha Ellen, now Mrs. Hugh Crabtree, of Cascade, Idaho, and Katherine, now Mrs. Gordon Niedergerke, of Fulton. Also surviving are two granddaughters, Martha Jo Niedergerke and Katherine Crabtree, two sons-in-law, a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives. His wife passed away April 10, 1936. He was a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father and to his friends, the soul of fellowship.

Cause of death: on 19 April 1938 Automobile accident. He was buried in April 1938 at Williamsburg Cemetery, Williamsburg, Callaway Co., MO.

Children of William Frederick DaVault and Catherine Beal Benson

William R. Davault1

M, b. 13 April 1862
     William R. Davault was born on 13 April 1862 at Gasconade or Maries Co., MO.1 He was the son of Jacob Davault and Sarah Moore.1

Citations

  1. [S1283] 1870 Federal Census, Maries County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 791; FHL #552290.

DaVault

M, b. 27 December 1861, d. 27 December 1861
     DaVault died on 27 December 1861 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was born on 27 December 1861 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of Henry DaVault and Caroline Euphemia Clark.

DaVault

M, b. 1880, d. before 1900
     DaVault was born in 1880 at Macoupin Co., IL. He was the son of Jacob Wesley DaVault and Rebecca Frances Helmick. DaVault died before 1900 died young.