News: Looking for females who are in the pure female lines (mother to daughter) from William and Sarah who are willing to do an mtDNA test. Such a person would be descended along an all female line from Mary DEVIN Biggers or Margaret DEVIN Reynolds. The hope is to identify the markers for Sarah SMITH Devin to help identify her parents. Contact the webmaster if interested.

Devin descendant, Stanley Wayne Devin, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2014. He was the last living child of Ira & Oleta Devin.
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Alexander's Ammo Bag
Alexander's Ammo Bag
Believed to be owned by Alexander Devin, son of William Devin of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Alexander used it when he went off to preach. The ammo pouch was (1950) in the possession of William Devin, son of John Devin, son of Peyton Devin, son of Alexander Devin. Finally, the pouch was passed to Carl Rick, a grand-daughter of William Devin. She presented the ammo pouch to the Indiana State Museum.
 
 
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Cake Plate
Cake Plate
Given as a wedding gift to Walter Dawes and Gatha Bressler in 1934 from 'Grandma' Rea (friend of Ruth Breesler). 'Grandma Rea' had the plate since about 1870. Handed down to their daughter. Then handed down to their grandson, David. 
 
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Camera
Camera
Owned by Ira H. Devin about 1930. Origin unknown. Handed down to his son, Carl. Then passed on to his grandson, David. The camera still had film in it when David received the camera. No pictures were able to be developed from the film, though. 
 
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Candy Dish
Candy Dish
 
 
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Cassoral Disk
Cassoral Disk
Owned by Ruth Elizabeth HITCHCOCK Bressler. Origin unknown. Handed down to her grand-daughter. Then, passed to her great-grandson, David Devin. 
 
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Clothes Iron
Clothes Iron
Owned by Oleta HANSEN Devin. Origin unknown. Handed down to her son, Carl. Then passed on to her grandson, David. 
 
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Cream & Sugar Set
Cream & Sugar Set
Given as a wedding gift to Walter Dawes & Gatha Bressler. Handed down to their daughter. Then, passed on to their grandson, David. 
 
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Glass Vase
Glass Vase
owned by Grand ma Bressler (Pat) 
 
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High Chair
High Chair
Made by Carl Devin for his son, David in 1956 or 1957. It was made when David's brother, Gary, was able to sit in the baby high chair with the tray, but David was too small to sit in a regular chair at the dinner table. All of Carl and Pat's children used the chair as they got too big for their baby high chairs.

The chair was made from wood recycled from the tops of school desks. The Woodburn school district purchased new desks to replaces the old rail desks. The old desks were being thrown away, so Carl used the wood.

The chair was handed down to their, son David. 
 
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Home-made hammer
Home-made hammer
Believed to be made by Ira H. Devin. Handed down to his son, Carl. Then passed on to his grandson, David. 
 
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Powder Horn
Powder Horn
Given to Alexander Devin, son of William Devin of Pittsylvania County by one of his brothers either William or John Devin. Family stories say the horn was carried by his brother while serving in the Revolutiionary war. It was carved while the brother was recovering from an illness or injury.

Alexander used it when he went off to preach. The horn was (1950) in the possession of William Devin, son of John Devin, son of Peyton Devin, son of Alexander Devin. The photograph was submitted by Carol Rick, a grand-daughter of William Devin. She presented the powder horn to the Indiana State Library.
 
 
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Salad Bowl
Salad Bowl
 
 
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Shaving Kit
Shaving Kit
Owned by George Bressler. Handed down to his daughter, Gatha. Then, passed on to his great-grandson, David. 
 
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Vise
Vise
Believed to be owned by Ira H. Devin. Origin unknown. Handed down to his son, Carl. Then, passed on to his grandson, David. 
 
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Welded Bookends
Welded Bookends
Made by Carl G. Devin while attending University of Idaho in the early 1950s. Was a class project.