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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Rev. Alexander Devin[1]

Male 1769 - 1827


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  • Title  Rev. 
    Born  22 Mar 1769  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  05 Jan 1827  Gibson County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Devin Plot, Warnock Cemetery, Princeton, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Census:
      1820 Gibson Co IN p 240......
      1 male >45; 1 male 16-25; 3 males 10-15
      1 female>45; 3 female 16-25; 2 females <10

      POB from History of Gibson Co IN p. 55; FHC #0934905
      This book gave YOM as 1793. Family moved to Warren County (near Bowling Green), Kentucky in 1798 & to Gibson County, Indiana in spring of 1808.
      Moved to Indiana Territory March 1808 (Gilbert, Polly; Decendents of James Nowlin; updated 01.Aug.2001).

      Represented Gibson Co in the Indiana constitutional convention of 1816.
      Hist. of Gibson Co IN; SLC 977.235 H2p

      IGI & Ancestral File say DOB 27 Mar 1769 or 22 Mar 1769
      Per Hist. of Gibson Co IN DOB = 27 Mar 1769.

      Bought the first lot sold in Princeton, IN.

      Was Baptist minister who along with Joseph Logan and John Hightower, other Baptist preachers, established their ministry and several churches in the Warren County and Allen County, Kentucky, areas
      in the late 1790s and 1800s.

      Land Grant issued to Alexander Divan for 200 acres on the Sulphur Fork of Drake Creek in Warren County, Kentucky. Grant is recorded in Book 12 page 114. Surveyed 08.Aug.1799.

      Alexander recorded a deed in Pittsylvania County Virigina relinquishing his rights in the estate of his father, William Devin, except for any property based on the future estate of his sister, Sarah. Written 21.Novemer.1803; recorded in Deed Book 13 page 537 on 16.January.1804. Witnessed by James Nowlin, John Emmerson, George Thomas, and James Devin.
    • Minister's Returns: Pittsylvania Co. Virginia; Bassett Historical Center, Bassett, Virginia Alex Divin and Sukey Nowling was mared July 19 1791; Minister not named. Looks like the handwriting of Richard Elliott - Mary Frances Reynolds Eggleston
    Person ID  I0054  Devin Timber | William Devin Progeny
    Last Modified  13 Dec 2012 

    Father  William Devin, Sr.,   b. 1724,   d. Bef 19 Apr 1802, Pittsylvania County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Smith,   b. 20 Mar 1727/28,   d. Bef 22 Nov 1800 
    Married  1750 
    Family ID  F0006  Group Sheet

    Family  Susannah Nowlin,   b. 12 Mar 1771, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1846, Gibson County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Jul 1795  Pittsylvania County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • It is possible that 9 July 1791 is their marriage bond date and 10 July 1795 is the date of their marriage.
    Children 
    >1. Lucy Devin,   b. 06 May 1793, Pittsylvania County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1827, Gibson County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. James Devin,   b. 09 Jun 1794, Pittsylvania County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1844, Gibson County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Susan Nowlin Devin,   b. 22 Sep 1796, Pittsylvania County, Virginia U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1832, Washington County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Sarah Devin,   b. 04 Feb 1799, Warren County, Kentucky U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1844, Princeton, Gibson, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Alexander Devin, Jr.,   b. 14 Dec 1801, Warren County, Kentucky U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1864
    >6. Virginia Devin,   b. 02 Jun 1802, Warren County, Kentucky U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1850
    >7. Joseph Devin,   b. 22 May 1805, Warren County, Kentucky U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1864
    >8. Robert Devin,   b. 22 Jun 1807, Warren County, Kentucky U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1841, Gibson County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >9. Peyton Nowlin Devin,   b. 08 Aug 1808, Knox County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1862, Princeton, Gibson, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Devin,   b. 05 Jul 1810, Knox County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1814, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    >11. Catherine Ann Devin,   b. 08 Jul 1812, Knox County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1888, Gibson County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >12. Nancy Smith Devin,   b. 23 Dec 1814, Knox County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1876, Gibson County, Indiana U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location
    >13. Elizabeth Devin
    Last Modified  12 Mar 2010 
    Family ID  F0340  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Rev. Alexander Devin Marker
    Rev. Alexander Devin Marker

    Histories
    A Gift for Alexander Devin
    A Gift for Alexander Devin
    Alexander was given a powder horn by one of his brothers. It has been passed down through the generations.

    Heirlooms
    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.
    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S67413] Relinquishment Deed To Devin's Legatees From Alex. Devin, (County Clerk's Office; Pittsylvania County, Virginia), Deed Book 13 page 537., page 537.

    2. [S04242] Marriages of Pittsylvania County Virginia; 1767-1805, Knorr, Catherine L., (1956), page 25.

    3. [S04110] Descendants of James Nowlin, Sr., Gilbert, Polly A, updated 01.Aug.2001.
      She married Alexander Devin, Sr. July 10, 1795 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

    4. [S04263] Some Virginia Marriages: 1700-1799, McDonald, Cecil D., (Volume 5-8), page 6.
      Devin, Alexander m. Lukey Nowlin, 10 July 1795, Pittsylvania County, Minister Rtn