Sussex County, NJ Devore Timeline

One of the best tools I know for figuring out an entire family tree is to do a timeline. That way, you can see migration patterns, and cross-match records that might otherwise not be obvious if you work only in one person’s set of records.

In order to find Phebe Devore Henion and Uzal Devore’s family line, we need to see which Devores stay in Sussex County, and which ones exit early and are therefore not likely candidates.

Here’s the Devore timeline, still a work in progress. I’ll update and edit this post weekly as I find new records and start to piece things together.

This is a compilation of original source documents and family genealogies from the county history books that were popular from 1880-1910. If something is a word-of-mouth family story, I’ll use “supposedly” to indicate that I have no proof.

I’ll add comments about areas that need further research.

  • 1600s
    • 1664 – The British seized New Amsterdam from the Dutch, and renamed it  New York. The “city” portion of Manhattan is in the southern end of the island; the northern end of Manhattan island is farm land, called the Out Ward.
    • 1674 – supposedly brothers Daniel Devore (m. Frans/Cornelis) and Nicholas Devore immigrate from France (or Germany, depending on who is telling the story) to Manhattan NY (New Amsterdam) aboard the frigate “Diamond,” but I have no source record for that.
    • There’s also supposed to be a third and possibly fourth brother, so I’ll be on the lookout for them. Not all Devores are related to each other. Devore, Defour, Devoe, and Devaux are common enough names that assuming they’re all related is premature.
    • 1677 – David Demerest, a French Huguenot, purchased the “French Patent” land in Bergen County, just north of present-day Hackensack and near New Milford, NJ. On this land, the French Church and French Cemetery are created.  The Old French Burying Ground is situated upon Lot #3 in the French Patent, encompassing 200 acres, surveyed for Samuel Demarest on January 13, 1695.
    • 1679 – Nicholas, brother of Daniel, joins the Bergen Dutch Reformed Church.
    • 1682 – Per Lewis Genealogy, “The first meeting in the newly erected French church building was in 1682 and this church was known as the “French Church of Kinderkamack.”
    • 1686 Daniel Devore marries Anna or Hanna Frans in NYC
    • 1687 Daniel and Hanna have a daughter, Metje “Martha” born in NYC. Metje, daugher of Daniel, is born. Dutch Reformed Church, Manhattan, NY. September 21, 1687. Parents: Daniel Devoor and Hanna Frans. Child: Metje. Sponsors: Cornelis Janszen and Metje Bastiaenszen
    • 1693 Daniel marries Engeltje “Angleca” Cornelis at the Bergen Dutch Reformed Church, Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ. He has letters from the French Church at Kinkachgemeck (Kinderkamack, along the Hackensack River in Bergen County, NJ). He’s listed as “De Voor.”
    • 1694-1713 Daniel has children
      • born/baptized in NYC
      • born/baptized in Hackensack, Bergen, NJ
      • 1696 – Cornelis, son of Daniel, is born. Dutch Reformed Church, Manhattan, NY. Baptized July 25, 1696. Note the record spells his first name as Cornelis, as is the surname of his mother, not Cornelius. Parents: Daniel Duvoort and Engeltje Cornelis. Child: Cornelis Sponsors: Johnannes Cornelis and Annetje Cornelis
      • 1698 – Hendrick, son of Daniel, is born. Dutch Reformed Church, Manhattan, NY. April 17, 1698. Parents: Daniel Devoor and Engeltje Cornelis. Child: Hendrick. Sponsors: Albert Lourense and Hendrikje Cornelise
  • 1700s
    • 1700 – Johannes, son of Daniel, is born. Dutch Reformed Church, Manhattan, NY. January 28, 1700. Parents: Daniel Devoor and Engeltje Cornelis. Child: Johannes. Sponsors: Servaas Vlierboom and Geertruy Lassing
    • 1703 – Jannetje, daughter of Daniel, is born. Dutch Reformed Church, Manhattan, NY, April 7, 1703. Parents: Daniel de Voor and Engeltie Cornelis. Child: Jannetie. Sponsors: Claes Boogert and Aeltie Provoost
    • 1705 – Daniel, Jr, son of Daniel is born. Reformed Dutch Church, Manhattan, NY. March 25, 1705. Parents: Daniel de Voor and Engeltje Cornelis. Child: Daniel. Sponsors: Abraham Metselaar and Saratje Cornelisse
    • 1707 Daniel’s daughter, Metje (Martha), marries Cornelis Jansse in NYC
    • 1708 – Metje Devore Jansse has a daughter, Metje, in NYC
    • 1708 – Rachel, daughter of Daniel, is born. Reformed Dutch Church, Manhattan, NY. January 4, 1708. Parents: Daniel in de Voor and Engeltje Cornelus. Child: Rachel. Sponsors: Johannes Boogert and Claase Van Shaik
    • 1708 – Jacobus, son of Daniel, is born. Son, Jacobus, is born. Reformed Dutch Church, Manhattan, NY. January 4, 1708. Parents: Daniel in de Voor and Engeltje Cornelus. Child: Jacobus. Sponsors:     Elbert Harmese and Catharina Boogert
      • Rachel and Jacobus are baptized on the same day, but it’s unclear whether they’re twins, or born several years apart.
    • 1700s summary: Daniel’s children, Johannes, Jannetje, Daniel Jr, Rachel and Jacobus are born. Daniel’s eldest daughter, Metje, gets married and has a daughter. The baptisms are from the Manhattan church, but I don’t know if they’re living in Manhattan or Bergen County, NJ.
  • 1710s
    • 1710 – Matheus, son of Daniel, is born. Reformed Dutch Church, Manhattan, NY. February 8, 1710. Parents: Daniel in de Voor and Engeltje Cornelus. Child: Matheus. Sponsors:  Mathys Cornelusse and Saartje Hooglandt
    • 1711 – Willem, son of Daniel, is born. Reformed Dutch Church, Manhattan, NY. November 6, 1711. Daniel In de Voor and Engeltje Cornelus. Child: Willem. Sponsors: Willem Krom and Elizabeth Uytenbogert
    • 1718 – 
    • 1719 A Devore family listed as a founding member of the First Presbyterian Church of Readington, Hunterdon, NJ. This church was created in 1719 and composed of Dutch Huguenots from Amwell Valley. Presumably, this is Hendrick’s family, moving from Bergen to Hunterdon.
    • 1710s summary: Daniel’s sons, Matheus and Willem are born in Manhattan and/or Bergen County, NJ. It’s likely that Hendrick has moved to Hunterdon County, NJ by 1719.
  • 1720s
    • 1722 Johannes, son of Daniel, m. Kortright in NYC. He dies in NYC. There is some question about whether this NYC Johannes is Daniel’s son or the son of another Devore. There’s no guarantee that this Johannes is the son of Daniel, as there are other Devore’s in NYC at the same time. If Daniel Devore’s family is in Bergen County, then why would his son be married in NYC when there are several Dutch churches in Bergen? I suspect this is not the son of Daniel, and that the John in Chester County, PA is his son. Needs research.
    • 1723 Cornelis, son of Daniel, marries Helena Westvaal/Westfael. The marriage is registered in Ulster, NY, but they’re both living in Minisink, Orange, NY, so the marriage might have taken place much further south and registered centrally in Ulster. Marriage record says he was born in NYC and she was born  Minisink, Orange, New York.  There were roving ministers who would circulate among the regional churches, and they centrally registered their marriages at Ulster.
      • There are no Devore records in Ulster until the late 1700s.
      • A 1752 map shows a road from Kingston, Ulster NY to Port Jervis, Orange, NY (was called  Machackemeck or Deerpark at that time), but no road from Hunterdon or Oxford, Warren, NJ  northward, though people could go up the Delaware River, which is navigable in a canoe or rat at that point (but not in a ship because of the depth of the river and the many places where boulders are in the river, such as Foul Rift near Belvedere, NJ or “the falls” at Trenton. Or they could have gone back to NYC and taken a ship up the Hudson River to Kingston, then down to Port Jervis via the Old Mine Road. By 1770 there is a road from Hunterdon to Oxford then north through the town of Walpack NJ to Port Jervis NY.
    • 1724 – Daniel Devore writes his will in Amwell, Hunterdon, NJ. It appears the family, except Cornelis, has settled near the Raritan River in NJ. Cornelis appears to be in Ulster County, NY, which at this time includes what is today’s Sullivan County, NY, on the PA/NJ border. He marries a woman from Minisink, Orange, NY which is southeast of Port Jervis today, so likely not living in the Kingston, Ulster area which is 65 miles north.
    • 1725 – Dutch Reformed Church of Smithfield (aka “Old Log Church”) is built, and formally organized in 1737 in Smithfield Township, Monroe (was Northampton), PA. This church was built near today’s town, Shawnee on the Delaware, about 30 miles south of Walpack, NJ about half-way between Walpack, NJ and Easton, PA.
    • 1725 – Hendrick marries Catherine (not Sullena, that marriage is IN Holland, not USA) about 1725. I have no records for his marriage but he stays in Hunterdon, NJ so was probably married there.
    • 1726 – Supposedly, Daniel Jr marries Wilmtje Kinne about 1726. I have no marriage record for them. They are having children together beginning 1727. 
    • 1726 – Jannetje Devore marries Herman “Harmon” Dildene probably in New Jersey, likely in Hunterdon County. 
    • 1727 Jannetje Devore Dildene gives birth to a daughter in Millstone, Hillsborough, Somerset, NJ, about 10 miles away from Amwell, Hunterdon, NJ.
    • 1727 Daniel Jr. has a son, Peter, born Millstone, Hillsborough, Somerset, NJ
    • 1729 Daniel Devore (m. Frans/Cornelis) dies in Amwell, Hunterdon County, NJ. Names his wife “Angelca” in his will. The summary in the NJ Archives says he does not name his children, but Lewis Genealogy says he does. The names Lewis Genealogy submits DO match with the known children of Daniel based on baptism records. Supposedly there is a copy of this will filed at Trenton. The will is probated on 15 May 1729, so he dies before this date.
    • 1720s summary: Daniel has died in Amwell, Hunterdon, NJ. His daughter Jannetje Devore Dildene, and his son Daniel Jr, are in Millstone, Somerset, NJ, which is about 20 miles away from Amwell. His son Cornelis appears to be in Ulster, NY or Orange NY or Walpack, NJ.
  • 1730s
    • 1730 – Dutch Reformed Churches at Rockaway, Morris and Amwell, Hunterdon are formed
    • 1737 – Minisink Dutch Reformed Church formed at Montague, Sussex, NJ
    • 1738 – Jacobus, son of Daniel, marries Evje “Eva” Dingeman, likely in Walpack, Sussex. There are no Dingman families in Hunterdon, NJ. The Dingman family runs a ferry across the Delaware River, halfway between Walpack, NJ and Port Jervis, NY. (That same ferry became a bridge, and is still in existence today. The town is called Dingmans Ferry, PA)
    • 1738 Jacobus, son of Daniel, has a child in Walpack, Sussex, NJ
    • 1739 – Cornelis has a record for Deerpark, Orange, NY (Port Jervis today).
    • 1730s summary: Daniel Jr is in Walpack, Sussex, NJ. Presumably the other children are: 
  • 1740s
    • 1740 – Daniel’s sons, William and David, sign an indenture together. William is in Morris County, NJ and David is in Hunterdon. William Devoor of Morris County, weaver, and David Devoor of Hunterdon, yeoman… [bound to]… Lewis Morris, Governor… 500 pounds… 13 June 1740
    • 1740 – Willem marries Catharina Schoonmaker in Morris County, NJ. They are both listed as being “of Morris County.” The index says “Monmouth County” but it’s mis-transcribed; the original source document says Morris.
    • 1741 – the Walpack Dutch Reformed Church is formed at Flatbrookville (Walpack), Sussex, NJ 
    • 1741 Hendrick Devore is on tax record in Readington, Hunterdon, NJ. He dies there in 1766. There is a Daniel Devore on the same tax record, but it can’t be Daniel, Sr because he’s dead by 1729. So it’s probably Daniel Jr, Hendrick’s brother.
    • 1741 – Jacobus Devore on records for 1741-1748 Walpack, Sussex, NJ.
    • 1742 – Cornelis has a record for Walpack NY (probably Walpack, NJ – there was a border dispute between NY and NJ at this time, and there is no town called Walpack NY)
    • 1742 – Smithfield Township was founded in what was then Bucks County. In 1752, Bucks split off and Smithfield later belonged to Northampton County. Later still, Northampton County split off and today’s Smithfield (now Smithfield and Middle Smithfield) are in Monroe County, PA
    • 1743 – the Mahackemeck Dutch Reformed Church (aka Machackemeck, Mahackamack) is formed at Port Jervis, Orange, NY. This churchyard, owned today by the Deerpark Reformed Church of Port Jervis, New York, is one of the oldest graveyards in present-day Orange County.
    • 1743 – Jacobus has a son, Adam, baptized at the Dutch Reformed Church of Walpack, Sussex, NJ
    • 1746 – Daniel Jr has a record in Walpack, Sussex, NJ. Rachel, his sister, has a matching record, so it’s likely they were the sponsors for a sibling’s child’s baptism.
    • 1749 – Daniel Jr marries Mally Leed about 1749. They have a daughter together in 1750 in Port Jervis, NY.
    • 1740s summary: Willem is in Morris County. David is in Hunterdon County. Hendrick is in Hunterdon County. Daniel Jr is in Hunterdon, then possibly goes to Port Jervis, Orange, NY area. Jacobus is in Walpack, Sussex, Nj. Cornelis is in Walpack.
  • 1750s
    • 1750 – all in Machackemeck (Deerpark/Port Jervis) records for 1750, baptisms of the next generation:
      • Note that sponsors don’t always appear to be couples. The minister will specifically state when a woman is someone’s wife when listing sponsors. “Syn Huys Vr” means “his wife (Vr = Vrouw)”
      • Evje Dingenman Devoor
      • Jacobus Devoor –  1750 deerpark record, might be sponsor for someone’s child
      • Catharina Schoonmake Devoor
      • Jacobus Devoor
      • Wilhelmus Devoor, Willem
      • Daniel Devoor
      • 1750 –  Johannes and Cornelis, sons of David, are born. They may or might not be twins. One might be born 1749 and one born 1750, then baptized at the same time. May 1, 1750. Reformed Dutch Church, Deer Park, Orange, NY, Parents: David Devoor and Gerretje Hydt; Children: Johannes And Cornelis; Sponsors: Cornelis DeVoor (David’s brother) and Lena Westfael; Wilhelmus Devoor (David’s brother) and Catharina Schoonmaker
      • 1750 – Lisabeth Devore, daughter of Daniel, Jr, is born. May 1, 1750. Parents: Daniel Devoor, Jr. and Mally Leed. Child: Lisabeth. Sponsors: Paul DeWitt and Catherine DuPuy
      • 1751 – David Devore, son of Matheus, is born. September 30, 1751. Reformed Dutch Church, Deerpark, Orange, NY, Parents: Mattheus Devoor and Neeltje Schermerhoorn; child: David, sponsors: David Devoor (Mathias’ brother) and Gerretje Hydt
    • 1750 – there is also a David Devore in NYC, a farmer in the Out Ward. Be aware of him as it would be easy to confuse the two men. I think the Johannes Devore who dies in NYC might be the son of THIS David in NYC, and not our Daniel in Hunterdon.
    • 1751 – David is in Deerpark, Orange, NY, as a sponsor for his brother Mathues’ child’s baptism. David’s wife is listed as Gerretje Hydt.
    • 1751 – Rachel Devore marries Johannes DuPuy about 1751. They have a daughter in 1752 in Smithfield, Monroe, PA, and there are other DePuy families there at that time. The Smithfield Dutch Reformed Church is about 30 miles south of Walpack on the PA side of the river. She’s 43 at this time, so I’m not sure if there’s a first marriage for her, or if this truly is Rachel, daughter of Daniel, or rather a granddaughter of Daniel?
    • 1751 -supposedly Nicholas Devore marries Sarah Decker in Sussex. There are no records for this marriage, and many questions about his true age and her parentage. But its highly likely he is NOT born in France, but rather is a son of one of the Devore men in Sussex at this time. If they truly marry in 1751, there should be baptisms for their children in NJ in this timeframe.
    • 1752 – Rachel Devore DuPuy has a daughter, Lena, baptized at Smithfield, PA Dutch Reformed Church. Sponsors are Cornelis Devore (her brother) and Lena Westfael.
    • 1753 – the Presbyterian Meeting House was built in Smithfield (near today’s Shawnee On The Delaware) by Nicholas DePui, Samuel DePui and Abraham Van Kampen. The Devore’s later marry into the DePui/DuPui/DuPuy family.
    • 1753 – Jacobus marries his second wife, Elisabeth Prys (it’s actually Price…the Dutch minister always used “Prys” for both English “Price” settlers and Welsh “Prys” settlers.). Dutch Reformed Church, Walpack, Sussex, NJ: June 24, 1753 Jacobus Devoor, widower of Evje Dingenman to Lisabeth Prys, yw -b N. Engellant & both dwelling Palingskill (Paulinskill), md July 5th. The Paulinskill River Valley runs from Hampton, Sussex, NJ through Stillwater, Sussex, NJ, then through Blairstown, Warren, NJ and out to the Delaware River. I would guess, if he’s using the Walpack Church, he’s likely in the Stillwater, Sussex, NJ or Hardwick, Warren (was Sussex) area at this time.
    • 1753 – Helena, daughter of Willem, is baptised in the Smithfield, Monroe, PA Dutch Reformed Church. I don’t know if they are living there or if this is the wife’s church?
    • 1754 – Cornelis supposedly dies in 1754 Deerpark, Orange, NY, but I have no proof of this.
    • 1755 – Daniel, son of Willem, is baptized in the Smithfield, Monroe, PA Dutch Reformed Church.
    • 1755 – Rebecca Devore, sister of Nicholas m. Decker, marries Jeremiah Washburn in Sussex, NJ. This is supposedly Nicholas from France who goes to Brown OH, so he was in Sussex in the 1755 timeframe?? Nicholas m. Decker is not her father, so who is? Jeremiah Washburn is a witness for the 1761 will of John Adams in Wantage, so they don’t leave Sussex County until after that. The Washburns end up in Kentucky.
    • 1755 – Nicholas Devore supposedly fights with Braddock in the Fort Pitt (today’s Pittsburgh area) during Braddock’s Defeat.
    • 1756 – abt 1756, Cornelius Devore is born (unparented, m. Overshimer). He serves in the Revolutionary War from Easton PA, and lives in Stillwater, Sussex, NJ when he dies about 1831. In his 1821 pension application, he says he’s 65. It’s important to remember two things about this Cornelius: he seems to stay in Sussex County from the 1770s all the way through 1831, and he says in his Rev War App that he has FIVE children, three of which I can’t account for. So, some of these Sussex Devore men and women might be his, those born starting about 1776 and later, and marrying starting around 1796. I’m temporarily putting this Cornelius as the son of Willem because Willem is the only one in the lower Smithfield region at the time Cornelius joins the army in Easton, Northampton, PA.
    • 1756 – Jacobus is in the Stillwater area, and Willem is baptizing children at Smithfield, which is close to Easton, PA. If I had to guess, I’d think this Cornelius is son of Willem at this point. But Willem goes to Bedford as early as 1774, so unlikely his son would travel all the way back to Easton, PA to serve. We know the Cornelius baptized 1750 is the son of David m. Hydt, and we believe he is the one who also goes to Bedford, supposedly with his uncle Willem. But in 1830 Sussex County, Cornelius m. Overshimer is listed as 80-89 years old, so born 1741-1750. It’s possible that TWO Cornelius Devore men are born around the same time: one the son of David, and one the son of Willem. Logic would say it’s the sons of Willem who go with him to Bedford, and that THIS Cornelius is son of David m. Hydt who stays in Sussex.
    • 1757 – On April 27, 1757, citizens of Sussex County signed a petition asking for greater protection from the Indian incursions. Included on this petition:
      • Jacob Devore, likely Jacobus/James, son of Daniel
      • Daniel Devore, Jr, son of Daniel
      • Willem Devore, son of Daniel
      • Samson Dildene, Uriah Dildene (are they related to Jannetje Devore Dildene’s family?)
      • John Adoms (Adams, the father of Evi Adams who witnesses Jacob S Devore’s will in 1785), Steph Adoms (not sure, but probably related to John Adams)
      • Henry De Pue (the father of the Henry who signs the bond on Jacob S Devore’s will). Probably related to Johannes DuPuy who marries Rachel Devore, daughter of Daniel.
      • John Washer (Johann “John” Washer, grandfather of William C Washer who marries Mary Devore, daughter of Johannes “John” Devore b 1749, son of David Devore and Gerretje Hydt. Johann Washer is the great-grandfather of Boyes Washer, who marries Susan Devore, daughter of George Devore and Phebe Courtwright. 
    • 1750s summary: No other records for Daniel, Jr, so its presumed he dies after 1757 Sussex. It’s also presumed Cornelis dies in 1754 timeframe, but if that’s true, then the Cornelis who signs the  1757 petition is either the son of Cornelis or Willem. Daniel Jr is in Port Jervis, Orange, NY area for some of 1750; Willem is in the Smithfield, Monroe, PA area for some of 1750. Then, by 1757, Cornelis (probably Stillwater area), Daniel son of Cornelis, and Willem all in Sussex County, NJ.
  • 1760s
    • 1760s – Smithfield Township in PA split into Upper and Lower Smithfield townships.
    • 1760 – A David Devore dies in Ulster, NY. I’m not sure if it’s “our” David or a David from a different branch of the family. Ulster County, at this time, includes today’s Sullivan County, NY (Sullivan County founded 1809) which was near the PA/NJ/NY border.
    • 1763 – Jacobus’ daughter, Catherine, born in Virginia, per her 1850 census record. This is likely western Pennsylvania, which had a border dispute with Virginia, as Jacobus/James later shows up in Allegheny, PA, near today’s Pittsburgh. If this is true, he’s out in western PA earlier than I thought, or this is the wrong Catherine and his daughter is Catherine m. Rial. But Jacobus isn’t in Somerset or Morris, so likely not the Rial one.
    • 1763 – August 12, 1763 – tenants of Sussex County farms ask the proprietor for rent abatement. Included on this list: Alphecy Gustin (Alpheus Gustin, but not the one who administers John Devore’s will 70 years later)
    • 1763 – Elias, son of Willem, is born. Baptized Smithfield, Monroe, PA Dutch Reformed Church. Are they living down near Smithfield at this time, or is this his wife’s church? This is the last record I have for William in the area.
    • 1763 – August 19, 1763 – seeking help “because of their scattered condition” near the frontier
      • David Luse of Knowlton (now in Warren County, was Sussex), son of David Luse and Mary Brown, brother of Capt. Henry Luse. It’s Henry’s Luse’s daughter, Mary, who marries John Henry Devore, son of Hendrick and Catherine.
    • 1763 – September 1, 1763 – petition about the Indian incursions in Northampton County, PA – signed by Willem/William Devore at Lower Smithfield, Northampton, PA (which is near today’s Stroudsburg, PA, just above the Delaware Water Gap). This is the same area as the Smithfield Dutch Reformed Church. Nicholas Depui/Depuy also signs this petition, possibly related in some way to Willem’s sister, Rachel Devore DuPuy (she baptizes her daughter, Lena, at Smithfield), and Joseph and Peter Hains, possibly related to Willem’s daughters, Heltje Devore Hayns, Helena Devore Hains, or Lydia Devore Heyns. I need to research if these Hains/Heyns men from Northampton end up in Bedford, PA to marry the daughters of Willem. Haines is a common name in Sussex County, NJ.
    • 1766 – Hendrick Devore (“Devooer”) dies in Reading, Hunterdon, NJ. Names his wife, Catherine, in his will, and his children: Oldest son, Henry; sons John, James; daughters, Elizabeth, Rachel, Catherine, Sarah, Leah, Anne, Margaret (are these in birth order?). 
      • It is possible this is a younger Hendrick, perhaps son of Hendrick. The way he talks about the kids in his will implies they are quite young. Or perhaps this is a second marriage.
      • He talks in his will about the possibility of his children dying without issue, so it’s possible these children are quite young at this time. His will says “children are to be put to school” implying they are school-age children, and perhaps some aren’t married (he does not give married names for any of the daughters).
      • If John Devore m. Mary Luse is his son, that John is born 1753. And if Henry is the eldest, he would be born before 1753. But I haven’t been able to track down all these children to discover their birth dates.
      • If his kids are young, does their mother remarry?
      • Do these kids go off to live with aunts and uncles after he dies?
      • It’s possible John is the youngest son, and Hendrick begins having kids in the 1730s all the way through 1766 when he dies. Look for marriages for these kids starting around 1750 and up to 1780s.
      • Look for her property to be sold after her death. Hunterdon deed books begin 1785 but most records begin 1802. 
      • Look for guardianship records, or his probate re-occurring after the youngest turns 21.
      • 1768 -Samuel Devore, son of Jacobus, buys land in Westmoreland County, PA. He is the first to go to Western PA. Brother Moses follows him in 1770, and the first record of their father/brother in western PA is Devores ferry in 1773/1775.
    • 1760s summary: Hendrick Devore, son of Daniel, dies in Hunterdon County NJ. Samuel, son of Jacobus, has moved to western PA/Westmorelan. If Catherines census record is correct, then Jacobus is somewhere in VA. Willem  near Smithfield, Monroe (was Northampton County), PA. It’s possible during this time that Willem moves to Bedford, PA.  A David Devore dies in Ulster, which might be Sullivan NY.
  • 1770s
    • During the War years (1776-1783), the British became allies with the Indians, and the Indian raids became more frequent throughout the newly settled areas. For safety, many Sussex County families moved east toward more populated areas such as Amwell in Hunterdon, Saddle River in Bergen, Elizabeth Town in Essex, Morristown in Morris. They may also have moved north towards Kingston NY/Dutchess NY, or south towards Easton/Nazareth/Bethlehem PA. So, during this period, you might find “Sussex” families have records elsewhere. Some go back to Sussex after the war; others move away permanently.
    • 1773 – James Devore runs a ferry near today’s Pittsburgh, PA. This is likely Jacobus Devore from Walpack, Sussex, NJ.  When he’s in NJ, he uses “Jacobus,” and when he’s in western PA he uses “James,” so I can’t be 100% sure this is the same man or whether he has a son called James.
    • 1774 Cornelis and David Devore on tax list for New Town township, Sussex, NJ. No other Devore on Sussex tax list.
      • I am unsure if this David (m. Hydt) is his brother, or David his son. If the 1760 David who dies is David Jr, then this David is the son of Cornelis.
      • This Cornelis/Cornelius can’t be the one who is born 1756; he wouldn’t be old enough to be on a tax list unless this tax list is for men 16 and older. This is possibly Cornelius m. Baker who ends up in Londonderry, Bedford, PA. That Cornelius is associated in some way with Luke Devore (Rev War from Sussex), and I’ve temporarily put them both under David m. Hydt pending further research. — need to research the criteria for this tax list.
      • Research is needed into the NY Devores from Westchester, Rockland, etc. to be sure that we know who is where. That way, we can know if this is David (m. Hydt) the son of Daniel, or someone else’s NY family line.
    • 1774 Willem/William Devore in Cumberland Valley, Bedford, PA. He dies in Cumberland Valley Twp or Londonderry Twp, Bedford, PA about 1786.
    • 1776-1783, Revolutionary War. Lots of Indian incursions in the Sussex area, so many families moved back east or south to relative safety during this time period.
    • 1776 Devore men in the Revolutionary War
      • I’ll be adding to this list as I find more information.
      • Militia lists include men 16-50, so you can’t assume that a man on a militia list is a young man. As long as he was fit and able, and owned a gun, he was recruited.
      • In NJ and eastern PA:
        • 1776-ish – David and Jacob Devore, per Stryker, on Sussex Militia list. No dates given. Are these the ones who go to Northampton, PA later? These are likely the David and Jacob who show up on the 1774 New Town township, Sussex County tax list.
        • 1776-ish – On Stryker’s New Jersey list:
          • John DeVow, Morris County, NJ;
          • David Devour, no county listed;
          • Cornelius Devore, no county listed.
          • John Devorce (sp), Hunterdon.
          • John Devoe, Samuel Demarest’s company, Bergen County, NJ.
          • John Devore, Captain Stillwell’s company, Hunterdon (also State Troops, also Continental Army). Probably the “John Devorce” listed above.
        • Luke Devore, possibly son of Willem? – in the 3rd Regiment, recruited from Sussex County, NJ. I have lots of DNA matches down this line. Possibly the same one who shows up later in the Bedford County, PA militia.
        • John Devore, son of Hendrick, in the 2nd Regiment, Sussex militia, plus time in the Hunterdon County NJ militia.  MIGHT be two different Johns. He marries Mary Luse, daughter of Capt. Henry Luse, Sussex 2nd Regiment NJ.  The 2nd regiment was recruited from sussex and morris, but Stryker says Sussex. John dies in Bedminster, Somerset, NJ, but the Luse family is from Morris County, so might he have married there in the 1774 timeframe?  This one needs research: the SAR record says he dies 1816 Morris County, NJ, but he’s alive in 1820 Somerset when he applies for a Rev War pension. The one who fills out the Rev War app says he had a wife and two children and they’re all dead. The one who marries Luse has children that are still alive in 1820, unless the Mendham children aren’t his.. Might be two different Johns. There’s a John born about 1750, son of Jacobus, who would be the right age, but he goes with Jacobus to western PA so wouldn’t serve from NJ.
        • See History of Sussex County for a list of all men from Sussex in the Revolutionary War. 
        • Daniel Devoor in 1st Regiment NJ – need to research him. He might be Daniel m. Householder, or he could be the Daniel from Upper Mount Bethel, or the one from Readington, Hunterdon, NJ.
        • Cornelius Devore (m. Magdelena Overshimer) – has a Rev War app, says he enlisted from Easton, Northampton, PA in 1778. He may have enlisted there because the 2nd NJ Regiment and others were emassing at Easton prior to Sullivan’s March. Jannetje Devore Dildene’s kids are in Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton, PA at this time, so I need to see if they enlisted with Cornelius Devore.
          • He could be associated with the Northampton Devore men (it’s just across the river from Walpack)
          • Or could be associated with Willem who baptizes children at Smithfield.
          • Easton is 20 miles down the river from Upper Mount Bethel. (You could get there from Sussex County, NJ, and there is a road from Port Jervis via the town of Walpack southward to Oxford and out to the Delaware River. But why go all the way to Easton to enlist when Port Jervis, NY is closer?)  Need to research.
      • In Bedford, PA:
        • 1778 – Cornelius Devore (m. Elizabeth Baker) – Capatain Paxton’s 4th regiment, 1778 Bedford, PA militia. I have him as the son of David m. Hydt because he’s supposedly married in NJ in 1769, but he might be the son of Willem… or he simply goes with his uncle Willem to Bedford. He names a son Luke  perhaps after his brother (the older Luke Devore is in the Revolutionary War from Sussex County). Cornelius’ daughter, Charity, marries Luke’s son, Phillip. And Willem has a son George, whose daughter, Clarissa, marries a Baker in Londonderry, Bedford, PA (perhaps Elizabeth Baker’s family??). I don’t have enough records for Willem between 1763 and 1774 to know exactly when he moves from NJ to PA. I have lots of DNA matches down this line. This person needs further research.
        • 1778 – Elijah Devore, possible son of Willem, Bedford PA Militia. Has Rev War Pension App #R2907 from 1842 Decatur, IN, and says “born in NJ” on it. App submitted in 1832, was rejected. Aka “Devour”. Barbary Devore resubmits in 1851 from Bartholomew County, IN, and  indicates his name is Elijah Devore, Sr. under Capt Cornelius Devore, Londonderry, Bedford County, PA, in 1778. Then drafted again in 1780. Age and birth date given in the application, says he was born in Hunterdon County, NJ.
      • In western PA and Maryland:
        • Nicholas Devore – living in western PA, around the Fayette/Washington County area, part of Van Swearingen’s company and Morgan’s Rifles. (Van Swearingen is a Maryland man who moved to Fayette County, PA which is next to Washington County, PA). This Nicholas has Rev War App and DAR info. Need dates on this record.
        • 1777 – David Devore, Van Swearingen’s company, possibly a brother or cousin to Nicholas.
        • 1779 – James Devoreaux/Devore/Debour(Sgt) and Jacob Devore/Devere (private, drum and fife), both in the 2nd Maryland Regiment. During this era, there was a boundary dispute about the southern border of Pennsylvania. Areas like Washington, Fayette and Bedford counties in PA were claimed by three states: PA, VA, and MD. Maryland is right across the border from Washington County, PA and Bedford, PA.
        • Charles Devore – Maryland
        • https://archive.org/stream/officialregister00newjuoft/#page/572/mode/1up/search/Devore
    • 1778 – Jacobus/James supposedly dies in Forward, Allegheny, PA. I have no proof of this.
    • 1770s summary: Jacobus/James and Nicholas move to far western Pennsylvania before the War. Jacobus/James dies there. Willem moved to  Bedford, PA before or during the War. A Cornelius Devore moves to Bedford, PA, but I’m sure if he’s the son of Willem or the son of David.
  • 1780s
    • No Devore families on the 1780 Sussex tax list. They may have moved to more populated areas for safety.
    • 1780 – A David Devore dies in Ulster, NY. I’m not sure who he is. If he’s David m. Hydt, it would explain why so many Devore men go to Bedford, PA with Willem, both Willem’s sons and his nephews. It would also explain why some DNA for these Bedford Devore men match, but at a further distance than they should match (meaning some of sons of David and some are Willem’s sons, so further distance DNA-wise from my line) . Need to research.
    • 1784 – Philadelphia Gazette advertisement for land/farm sale, and the ad mentions Nicholas Devore and David Devore. It says “A lot of land, containing 76 acres and 85-100s, situated in the easterly part of New Town [today’s Andover area], about a half mile southward of Nicholas Devores, near to where David Devores lived.” This implies that there is a Nicholas Devore who currently owns land there (not sure whether he’s living on that land or renting it out, but still alive) and that a David Devore used to live there. (I’m not sure if it means David is dead, or no longer owns the land. He might be the David who died in 1780 Ulster, NY.)
      • Is this Nicholas m. Decker and David m. Hydt? Or Nicholas and David from Northampton County, PA? Logically, the Northampton men would likely own land in Sussex, not the Washington, PA men who have been gone from Sussex since 1773 or 1775.
    • 1784 – a tract of land in Wantage, Sussex, NJ is put up for sale, per an advertisement in The Pennsylvania Gazette, which is “including the improvements of Cornelius Devore.” I would interpret this to mean that Cornelius is on that land, though I’m not sure if that means he owned it, or rented it. This might be the Cornelius who ends up in Stillwater and Hardwick.
    • 1785 – Jacob S. Devore writes a will in Wantage, Sussex, NJ, and names his wife, Mary. Mary is the administrator of the will, witness is Evi Adams, and bondsman is Henry Depue. Inventory is Dec 23 1785 by Evi Adams and Samuel Decker. This is likely the Jacob who was in the Sussex militia in 1776 and on the tax list in 1774.
    • This is likely jacob, son of corn and westfael, who marries maria gunmaer. 
    • What if it’s Jacobus, not “Jacob S” and it’s a typo?
      • Jacob would have to be over 21 if he’s married, so born before 1764. This isn’t Jacobus James if he goes to Allegheny in 1773, but it could be his son who supposedly is born in Walpack in 1739, and supposedly dies in Allegheny PA – perhaps he doesn’t die in Allegheny?
      • OR perhaps James who runs the ferry is the SON of Jacobus, and the Jacob who dies in 1785 is Jacobus, son of Daniel? In NJ he’s called “Jacobus” and in Allegheny, he’s always called “James” so it could be two different people. So “Jacob” who dies in 1785 could be “Jacobus” and the “James” in Washington, PA could be his son. Unlikely, as Jacobus’ kids from both marriages end up in Washington, PA, and his wife should be Elizabeth not Mary, but worth considering.
      • Evi Adams is probably Judge Evi Adams from Wantage, son of John Adams who signs the 1757 petition. He’s about 40 years old.
      • I’ll have to check into Henry Depue/DuPuy/DuPui. It’s the same DuPuy family as Rachel Devore DuPuy family, but several generations later. Acting as bondsman is typically something a family member would do. Or, perhaps he’s related to Jacob’s wife, Mary, not to Jacob himself? Maybe Mary is a DuPuy? Henry’s daughter, Mary, marries into the Price/Prys family of Jacobus’ second wife, Elizabeth Prys Devore. But the Henry DuPuy who marries Sarah Dewitt dies in 1777 in Newton, so this must be his son, Henry Jr. But I don’t have any record of Henry Jr being in Wantage or in Sussex County. The only other possibility is that he’s the son of Rachel Devore Dupuy; the family IS in Wantage in 1765 when her husband, John Depue dies. Need to research.
      • I’m assuming that, somehow, Jacob of Wantage and Cornelius of Wantage are related.
    • 1786 – a tract of land for sale in New Town township, near Nicholas and David, which appears to be the same one offered at Sherriff’s sale in 1784. However, this time, the wording is a little different: “A lot of land containing 76 acres and 85 hundreths, situated in the easterly part of Newtown, about half a mile southward of Nicholas Devores, near David Devores.” Does this mean David is still living in the area? 
    • 1787 – Mathias, son of Daniel, is in Edgefield County, SC
    • 1780s summary: Mathias (Matteus/Matthew) has moved to South Carolina. There are Devore men in Ulster County, NY (possibly Sullivan County area, needs research into land/tax records to know for sure). A David Devore dies in Ulster, NY. There was a Jacob Devore who dies in Wantage, Sussex, NJ but I don’t know who he is. It looks like Nicholas still owns land in Sussex, and a David used to own land in Sussex.
  • 1790s
    • 1790 census:
      • Abram and Daniel Devore in Mount Bethel, Northampton, PA. Might be related to Willem, because the History of Pike/Monroe PA book says that Abram De Voor marries Catherine Schoonmaker (Willem also marries a Catherine Schoonmaker). See page 1073 and research, as it discussses the DuPui (DuPuy), Haynes (Heyns, Haines), Prys (Price), etc. families, all tied in some way to Willem and the other Devore families in the area.
    • 1791 – John Devore, chain-bearer in Hardyston, Sussex county NJ. I’m assuming he’s at least 18 at the time, so born before 1773. This is the first Devore family back in Sussex since Jacob dies in 1785. It’s possible that they’ve been living in Sussex all along (with no records) or that they moved elsewhere and are just starting to come back to the area.
    • 1793 tax/militia census of Sussex (and Warren)
      • Cornelius Devore in Knowlton, Warren County (was Sussex at the time). He was in the Rev War, enlisted from Easton, PA
      • Isaac Devore in Knowlton twp (possibly Cornelius’s son or brother, b 1772 so just turned 21)
      • John Devore in New Town twp (b bef 1772) probably the same as the chainbearer
    • 1799 John Devore insolvent in Flemington, Hunterdon County, NJ. This is the shoemaker who has wife, two kids, I believe. All the rest of his property sold by Sherriff in 1796. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSGD-FSFP-9?i=526&cat=265299
    • 1790s summary: there is a John Devore in the Newton/Andover/Hardyston area of Sussex County, NJ. These areas are only 10 miles apart from each other, so it could be the same person. There is another Devore family in Knowlton/Stillwater area. Again, these areas are only 15 miles from Newton, so might be somehow related. There’s a John Devore in Hunterdon, NJ.
  • 1800s
    • 1800 – Lucy Devore marries Christopher Willover in Vernon, Sussex. Minister is Baptist. Vernon is near the NJ border with Orange, NY. She’s born around 1781 in New Jersey, which is confirmed by her 1850/1860 census. I don’t know who her parents are but I suspect it’s John/Johannes, son of David (m. Hydt), because he’s the only Devore left in Sussex at this time and she would have been married from her home county. They move to Essex County, NJ and then eventually to Schuyler County, NY in the 1850s. She dies in Steuben County, NY in 1869.
    • 1800 – George Devore marries Sarah Luse. They’re married by a Justice of the Peace in Newton, Sussex, NJ. In 1812 he’s in Randloph, Morris, and by 1850 he’s in Knox County, Ohio. I don’t know who his parents are, but it’s likely either John/Johannes or Cornelius m. Baker, or one of the Mendham Devore men. But Cornelius is in Bedford by the 1770s, and George’s 1850/1860 census says he’s born NJ in 1776, so more likely son of John/Johannes or one of the Hunterdon/Morris Devore families. The Luse family is from Morris (but why is she marrying in Sussex??). He needs work to figure out his parents.
    • 1803 – Cornelius Devore marries Susan Main in Newton, Sparta, NJ. She is “of Newton twp” – his location is not mentioned. It’s likely his father is John/Johannes or Cornelius m. Overshimer.
    • 1804 – John Devore in debtor’s prison, Sussex, see newspaper ad. It’s 11 years later, so might not be the John from the 1793 census.
    • 1806 – David Devore marries Catherine Flomerfelt in Sussex County. Both are “of Newton”. He would have been born around 1783. It’s likely his father is John/Johannes, but he might be from a different line in another county. He doesn’t live long enough to have an 1850 census.
    • 1806 – Cornelius Devore “of Newton” buys land – he’s likely the one who just married Susan Main.
    • 1806 – Ezekiel Devore marries Sarah Willis, both “of Byram” but married in Morris by Charles Hoff, JP of Morris. He would be born bef 1785 and is likely to be a son of John of Hardyston, below. Note this Willis family — Devore and Henion men marry into this Willis family repeatedly. I have no further records for Ezekiel.
    • 1807 – John Devore owns land in Hardyston, next to Joseph Sharp. John would need to be at least 21, so born before 1786.  John Devore (Owner of adjoining land); Israel Munson (Owner of adjoining land); John Wilson (Owner of adjoining land)
      • Does he sell this land, or is it willed to a child?
      • Check for much later land sales for Devore, Israal Munson, John Wilson
    • 1808 – David Devore “of Newton” buys land. This is likely David m. Flummerfelt, as he later sells this same land with her.
    • 1808 – Cornelius and Susan Devore “of Newton Township” sell land to Benjamin Masters. There are no more records for Cornelius and Susan after this. They might have moved away or died. Need to research.
    • 1800s summary: John Devore in Hardyston, Sussex. David m. Flummerfelt in Newton. George m. Luse in Newton. Cornelius m. Main is in Newton. Lucy Devore Willover marries in Sussex and moves to Essex, NJ. Ezekiel Devore of Byram.
  • 1810s
    • 1810 – David Devore and Catherine his wife of Hardyston (Sparta) sell land. (He’s born bef 1783)
    • Abraham and Frederick Devor, from the Nicholas 1 line, are in Hackensack, Bergen, NJ
    • 1811 – “Widow” Elizabeth Devore marries Barney Swaney in Newton. Married by George Gustin, JP. Which Elizabeth is this? Is she one of the Morris/Hunterdon ones? Or the Byram ones? And are any of these marriages below for her children?
    • 1811 – William Devore marries Elizabeth Mathews. They are both “of Hardyston”. He would be born before 1790. He is probably the son of John of Hardyston who owns land there in 1807 or David and Catherine of Hardyston.
    • 1812 – Phebe Devore Henion is born in Sparta, Sussex, NJ per her 1875 census. Sparta was in Hardyston in that time period. Phebe’s death certificate does not list her parents.
    • 1813 – Leah Devore marries Hugh Barr. 10 days later, Daniel Devore marries Mary Smith (married by William Ribble, JP, who is somehow related to the Flommerfelt/Flummfelt family in Warren; Ribble eventually lives in Oxford, Warren, NJ, so this marriage might have been in that portion of Sussex which is now Warren). All “of Sussex County”. I have no further records for either of these couples. Need to research; so many of these couples die early – was there an epidemic in the early 1800s Sussex? Check Sussex Register for stories 1813-1820. Yes, there seems to be many around March/April 1814
    • 1814 – William Devore marries Margaret Youngs in Newton, New Jersey. They are married by Robert Price, JP of Newton.
    • 1815 – Uzal Devore is born in New York State. The family has moved from NJ to NY by 1815. Uzal’s death certificate says his father is William.
    • 1817 – Ralph/Ruloff Devore is in Chester, Morris, NJ. He is the son of Henry Devore and Marion Hoagland.
    • 1818 – John Devore (m. Luse), supposedly son of Hendrick, applies for a Rev War pension from Bedminster, Somerset, NJ (“formerly of Readington, Hunterdon, NJ”). Says he’s 63 years old, so born abt 1753. However, there’s another application/affidavit in 1820 where he says he’s 61, and had a wife and two children, all dead. This is the one who is a shoemaker, and is often in debtor’s prison or having his property sold by the Sheriff. David m. Luse’s kids are alive in 1818/1820, so I wonder if there are two John Devores?
    • 1819 – Pettit Britton Devore, son of David and Catherine, is born in Newton. His death record says his father is David.
    • 1819 – Estate of Martin Connett, Hardyston, village of Sparta. Heirs-at-law include:
      • Isaac Hurd and  John H. Stewart  as representative of Henry Connett (minor)
      • Benjamin P. Connett
      • Heirs of John Connett
      • David Devore and William McGill as representatives of Sible Knox, nee Connett, widow of William Knox
      • Sarah McGill, nee Connett (wife of William?)
      • Hannah Robeson (nee Connett?)
    • 1810s summary:
      • Newton – David m. Flummerfelt, and Cornelius m. Main are in Newton; David m. Flummerfelt also in Hardyston/Sparta. Phebe Devore born in Sparta. William m. Mathews/Young is in Newton then moves to NY.
      • Leah m. Barr and Daniel m. Smith are in Sussex County, but I’m not sure where.
      • No mention of John Devore so he’s either died or moved away. (Since there’s no John in 1810s Sussex, Phebe’s parents are either David and Flummerfelt, or William and Mathews.)
      • Cornelius m. Overshimer has no records, but it’s assumed he’s still living in Hardwick/Stillwater area, because his next record is there in 1821. 
      • Are these ones who get married in this decade all siblings? Or from other Devore families?
  • 1820s
    • 1821 – Cornelius Devore of Hardwick submits a Rev War App from Hardwick, Warren (was Sussex). Hardwick is just a few miles away from Stillwater. Peter is his son. Isaac of Knowlton is probably his son, too. In his Rev War App, he says he has FIVE children…I can only account for three or four. I wonder if Magdelina is a second marriage? He has children, Isaac and Sarah, who are born when he’s in his 50s.
    • 1824 – William Devore marries Nancy Howard. They are both from Byram, Sussex, NJ.
    • 1824 – David Devore and wife Catherine Flummerfelt Devore of Newton Twp sell land to Anna Devore. 
      • Anna must be either single and over 21, or a widow, otherwise she couldn’t buy land in her own name. Married women couldn’t own land in their own name in NJ until 1852.
      • This is the last record I have for David and Catherine Devore. Per the Sussex Register, he dies in 1843 Newton, but I have no records for him 1826-1843, unless he moves away then comes back. He’s not on the 1830 Sussex census. His son marries in 1848 Sussex.
    • 1826 – Julia Ann Devore m. Joseph Viles , Jr, both of Newton. They’re married by Rev. Clarkson Dunn, at the Christ Episcopal Church in Newton. This is the same minister/church as George Devore m. Courtwright (Kortwright); both Devore marriages are the same year.
    • 1827 – dysentery epidemic in the summer
    • 1827 – Susan Devore m. Amos Allen in Stillwater. She’s born about 1806. She is the daughter of Cornelius m. Overshimer (her brother is Peter Devore, b 1808). Susan Devore Allen and Peter Devore request that Cornelius Devore’s Rev War pension be transferred to them after he dies. They say they are the only living relatives and that another sister, Rachel, has not been heard from for a year.
    • 1827 – Elizabeth Devore marries Peter Drake in Newton. (I have a lot of DNA matches down this line)
    • Matilda Devore marries Ananias Kinney, both of Hardyston. Online trees have her as the daughter of David Devore and Catherine Flummerfelt, but I don’t see any proof.
    • 1829 – Peter Overshimer Devore marries Anna Margaret Savercool/Savacool in Stillwater. He is the son of Cornelius m. Magdelena
    • 1829 – John Devore dies before Feb 1829 in Sussex County. Alpheus Gustin, an attorney, administers his estate in Feb 1829. John might have died several years earlier, and they didn’t need to administer the estate until a family member wanted to sell property, or until the widow died. Therefore, Anna Devore could be his widow, and she might die in 1829. She does not have an 1830 census record and there are no older women living with the Devore families in 1830.
    • 1820s Summary: There are several Devore families in Sussex county.
      • Newton – David and Catherine Flummerfelt Devore in Newton area. They are likely related to Anna who buys land from them. For the low $20 price tag, I’d guess she’s his mother. George Devore is of Newton, and he’s born 1804 Andover/Sparta. Sarah Devore is also of Newton; both are probably children of David and Catherine. Of special note: There are no records of Anna Devore selling land. Therefore, it’s highly likely that this land was inherited by her children. I need to look at future land records to see when this land is sold and by whom. I think it’s David selling this land later on, which would support the idea that Anna is his mother.
      • Byram – William Devore m. Howard are both “of Byram”. Since their marriage is in 1824 Byram, and David of Newton is selling land in 1824, it appears they are two different families.
      • Hardyston – Matilda Devore is “of Hardyton” when she marries. The only one in Hardyston is John, so she must be his daughter.
      • Hardwick – Cornelius and Magdelena in Hardwick, Warren (was Sussex), with their children Peter and Sarah both getting married during this decade.. It’s on 15 miles between the two locations. David dies in Newton in 1843 (I don’t know when Catherine dies.)
      • Elizabeth Devore Swaney, possibly a mother to some of these people, but I don’t know how old she is, only that she was a Devore widow when she got married. There are no Devore/Elizabeth marriages in NJ, so it’s likely she married her first husband in PA or NY.  If she’s at least 21 when she’s married, she’s born before 1790. Barney Swaney ends up in Ohio in 1840, b 1791-1800. 
  • 1830s
    • Federal census, Sussex, NJ – none of these men have a daughter aged 19 living with them, so Phebe is living elsewhere, probably NY, or with another family member. If she’s the daughter of David Devore m. Flomerfelt, then I need to look at the Flomerfelt families in 1830 Sussex/Warren. Otherwise, she’s the daughter of William Devore and they’re in NY or PA in 1830.
      • John Devore (the younger one) in Hardyston census, 30-39, so born 1791-1800. Has a wife, a daughter, and 3 sons. It can’t be the same as the 1807 land man, as he would have been too young to own land in 1807. I’m missing several children from his 1830 census, two sons born 1825-1830, one son born 1816-1820, and one daughter born 1816-1820. Phebe is born 1812, so it’s not likely to be her. He has a land record that names his wife, Elizabeth.
      • William DeVore in Byram – he marries Nancy Howard, both “of Byram” in 1824. By 1840/1850 in Paterson, Passaic, NJ. He has 4 children in 1830, but all too young to be Phebe. However, he is missing some younger children in his tree, born 1821-1830.
      • Peter Overshimer Devore in Stillwater, son of Cornelius and Magdelena (has a baptism), marries Anna Savacool, dies in Stillwater. Has his older father, Cornelius, living with him. I’m missing some young daughters from his 1830/1840 census. I need to find other Stillwater marriages, because Cornelius says in 1820 that he has five children, and I can only account for four. 
      • George Devore in Newton – born in Andover in 1804 (per his 1875 census), marries Phebe Courtwright, dies in 1878 Hampton.  Supposedly son of George m. Sarah Luse, but George and Sarah move to Knox, OH, so that’s questionable. I’m missing a son from his 1830/1840 census, born 1825-1830.
      • Arthur Devore in Newton – mystery, unparented, might be related to George Devore above, or the Devore families from Morris County, NJ. Born 1796 in NJ, dies 1862 in Chemung County, NY. In 1830, he has one son under 5 who is unaccounted for. His next son, Ezra, is born 1832. Arthur is in Chemung by 1850. Don’t know where he is in 1840. Some kids born NY in 1836? I need to double-check where his kids are born.  Marries Abagail Garrabrant. Both born NJ.
    • Federal Census, other NJ counties:
      • Henry Devore in Chester, Morris County. He’s 20-29.
      • Lydia Devore in Newark, Essex, NJ. She’s 40-49, and has a son 15-19 and a daughter 5-9 with her, so Devore must be her married name.
    • 1830 – Elizabeth Devore marries Peter Drake. Both are “of Sussex County” but are married in Newton by Robert McCarter
    • 1831 – March 1831, Cornelius m. Overshimer dies, probably in Stillwater. His Rev War pension documents say the last payment was March 1831.
    • 1832 – widespread cholera epidemic
    • 1833 – scarlet fever epidemic in Newton
    • 1833 – Peter Devore buys land in Stillwater. This is Peter Overshimer Devore, son of Cornelius m. Overshimer in Hardwick/Stillwater.
    • 1835 – John Devore “of Byram” buys land from from Sylvanus Goble of Byram. John would need to be at least 21 to buy land so born bef 1814. He’s probably the John from the 1830 census from Hardyston. He sells this land in 1838.
    • 1838 – From John Devore (b bef 1814) and wife Elizabeth of Byram,  to John Gafney. This is the same land he purchased in 1835.
      • In 1850 there is a Robert Sweeny/Swaney living with John Gafney, possible son of the widow Elizabeth Devore who married Barney Swaney. Robert Swaney is born 1813 NJ and his sister, Mary Swaney Greacen is born 1818 NJ. They disappear from Sussex after 1850, then re-appear in 1880 Sparta.
      • I would guess the William m. Howard from Byram is associated with this John.
      • This might also be the John from 1830 Hardyton, as he only buys this land in 1835.
      • This is NOT “widow Elizabeth Devore” who marries earlier.
    • 1838 – James Devore buys land in Dover, Morris, along with Hurd and Dickerson. He would be over 21, so born before 1817. (Who is he? There should be a census record for him in 1840/1850. He’s on the Dover, Morris school list in 1853). The Hardyston John (m. Elizabeth) seems to show up in Roxbury, Morris in 1850, so perhaps this James is related to him? John/Hardyston is missing a son born 1816-1820 from his 1830 census . See Dover History book.   https://books.google.com/books?id=LwxTAAAAYAAJ&dq=%22phebe+devore%22&q=devore#v=snippet&q=devore&f=false
    • 1830s summary: There are several Devore families in Sussex: Peter and Israel in Stillwater, sons of Cornelius of Hardwick; John Devore in Hardyston and later Byram; William in Byram;  George and Arthur in Newton. There is also James Devore in Dover, Morris.
  • 1840s
    • federal census
      • George Devore (mis-indexed as Maines) in Newton, m. Phebe Courtwright. There are other Maines families nearby, and they might be associated with the Cornelius m. Mains family. Mains is a well-known Sparta family.
      • Peter Devore (mis-indexed as Bevore) in Stillwater
      • James Devore in Randolph, Morris. This is probably the James who buy land in Morris in 1838.
      • William Devore (m. Howard) in Paterson, Passaic, NJ
      • Samuel Henion in Hardyston. It’s important to note him here because all his kids are born in NJ. It’s possible that this is him and a first wife, and son Henry. In 1850 he has 2 sons born before 1840, but in the 1840 census, it only lists 1 son.
      • I don’t know where John of Hardyston is. He seems to show up later in Roxbury, Morris, NJ in 1850, unless that’s a different John Devore. So this John must be living with another family in 1840.
    • 1843 – David (m. Flummerfelt) dies in Newton.
  • 1850s
    • Federal Census. In 1850, most Devore families live in Sussex, or Mendham, Morris, and a few in Essex and Bergen NJ. There are also many Devore people born in NJ (or NY), living elsewhere. This is a good census to look for older Devore people, born in NJ in 1770-1800, living elsewhere.
      • John Devore, b 1789 NJ, shoemaker, alone in Roxbury, Morris, NJ. This is probably the younger Hardyston John m. Elizabeth. He’s living with another shoemaker/shoe manufacturer and his family. There are many shoe manufacturers in the area at this time, so “shoemaker” could mean several things.
      • Mary Devore in Newton, Sussex. She’s b about 1796 NJ, and marries William Washer in 1856 at age 60.
        • She seems to be single until she married William. 
        • Her marriage license says her father is John Devore, so she’s not the widow of Daniel Devore.
        • No Devore children living with her in 1850, but Shafer children living with her.
        • She dies in Andover and lives near George Devore m. Courtwright. Because of this, I would guess she’s the sister of George, and the daughter of John and Anna. She’s about 8 years older than George.)
        • I don’t know where she is between her birth and her 1850 census record.
      • William Devore, born about 1817 in NJ, married to a Malinda. I don’t know who he is or where he comes from. His son, Richard, is born 1849 in Sparta. Is this William m. Howard of Byram who went to Essex, now come back to Sussex? Or a son of William m. Mathews/Young? Or the missing son of John of Hardyson?
      • Note: Samuel and Phebe Devore Henion are living in Passaic County, NJ at this time. They return to Sussex around 1854. There ARE Devore families in Passaic, but I think they’re the Nicholas 1 line…need to research them. Uzal Devore is in Sullivan, NY; he doesn’t return to Sparta until sometime between 1880-1895.
    • Other Devore families nearby in the 1850 Census:
      • Henry and John Devore, sons of Ralph, in Mendham, Morris, N
      • Frederick Devor b. 1784 NY is in Dover, Jefferson, Morris, NJ with his family. James 1838 Dover might be related to him. He and his wife and his son all b. NY. His son’s kids b. NY as late as 1852. He might be the Frederick Devor/Devoe from Westchester, NY in 1820, but I do see any intervening records until 1860.
      • The Ralph Devore line is in Mendham, Morris, NJ

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