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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A History of Kentucky Baptists from 1769 to 1885

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  • Title  A History of Kentucky Baptists from 1769 to 1885 
    Author  Spencer, John H. 
    Publisher  Cincinnati, Ohio; J.R. Baumes; 1886. 
    Call Number  BX6248.K4 S7 
    Source ID  S67431 

  •  Notes 
    • Description:
      book; 2 v. ports.; 24 cm.
    • Includes more than 800 biographical sketches. The manuscript revised and corrected by Mrs. Burrilla B. Spencer.
    • Excerpts submitted by Michael J. on 12.Feb.2002.

      Joseph Logan was another of the trio of ‘master builders’ who laid the foundation for other men to build on among the cane-brakes of Southern Kentucky. He was intimately associated with Hightower and Devin, with either of whom he could fully labor. They were strong doctrinal preachers, and he was a warm, impressive exhorter.

      Referring to Bethlehem Church in Allen County, Kentucky, Spencer writes, “This large old church, located two miles north of Scottsville, the county seat of Allen, was constituted by John Hightower, Alexander Devin, and Joseph Logan, January 31, 1801, and Mr. Logan was immediately chosen its pastor.

      In the biographical sketch for Alexander Devin (the above was the biographical sketch for Joseph Logan), Spencer notes: “...a member of the convention that formed the first state Constitution for Indiana, in 1816. He was, at that time, of an advanced age, and, of course, has long since gone to his reward.