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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Beck-Devin: Marriage Bond

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  • Title  Beck-Devin: Marriage Bond 
    Short Title  Marriage Bond for Richard Beck & Lucy Devin 
    Author  Virginia. Pittsylvania County Clerk's Office 
    Call Number  Marriage Bonds Book 01 page 49 
    Repository  Pittsylvania County Court House 
    Source ID  S67661 
    Text  Know all men by thes presents that we Richd Beck
    and James Beck  -  are held and firmly
    Bound unto george William Smith lieutenant governor of
    The Common Wealth of Virginia now exercising the func
    tions of governor and to his sucefsors in the office of Go
    vernor in the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to
    which payment Will and truly to be made we bind our
    selves our heirs Executors and administrators firmly by these
    presents seald with our seals and dated this 15 day of
     July - - 1811 The Condition of above obli
    gation is such that where as there is a marriage depending
    and suddenly intended to be had and solemnized
    betwen the above bound Richard B Beck
        and Lucy Devin
    daughter of Elizabeth Devin
    if thierfore their is no lawfull Cause to obstruct the
    said marriage then the above obligation to be Void else
    to remain in full force and virtue

    Richard B. Beck {seal}
    James Beck {seal}

    Sign seald and delivered
    in the presence of
    Thos O[Nun]

    [consent for bride]

    1811 July 15th I do hereby certify that
    Richard B. Beck hath my consent to marry my
    daughter Lucy Devin given from under
    my hand the day & Date above --
    Elizabeth Devin
    Widow of< BR>Joseph Devin Dec.d

    James Beck
    Sucky Devin


  •  Notes 
    • Richard Beck and James Beck make bond of 150 dollars on 15.July.1811 for marriage of Richard Beck and Lucy Devin. Bond witnessed by Thomas O. [Nun].
    • Consent given by Elizabeth Devin (widow of Joseph Devin, mother of Lucy) on 15.July.1811 and was witnessed by James Beck and Sueky Devin
    • Transcribed by David Devin on 28.May.1999 from a photocopy of Pittsylvania County Marriage Bonds Book 1 page 49. The spelling, capitalization, and puncuation are as they appear in the handwriting. Text in square brackets [ ] are the comments of the transcriber. My appologies in advance for any mistakes interpreting the handwriting.