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Devery Family from Ferbane

I'm looking for more information about my gg grandfather James Devereux.  He came from Ferbane (per his obit) and settled in Utica,  New York about 1865. He could not read or write, so I think this is why the name was changed to Devereux from Devery. His obituary listed siblings, including a brother Owen, still living in Ireland, and a brother Peter,  living in Kansas.  Peter's cemetary records list him as Peter Devereaux ( dob 22 Sep 1850),  the "son of Owen and Mary".  In a newspaper article from 1940, it had Peter getting shamrocks, from his brother Owen in Ferbane.  

  I also found two of my gg-grandfather's uncles living in Utica,  Peter and John.  On Peter's probate record it lists his name as Peter Devereux ( or Devery).  I found Owen Devery in the 1901 and 1911 Irish census, but I couldn't find an Owen Devereux living near Ferbane in the census records.  I just need to be sure I'm on the right trac, about the family name being Devery before it was changed to Devereux.

Thanks for any help!!

Donna Devereux-Larson





Tuesday 8th October 2019, 11:54PM

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  • Miriam,

    10,000 blessings for you and yours!!   I forgot to put in that I found Peter's  (1850) marriage record and it had his mother listed as Elizabeth Rigney!!  It stll had his father as Owen Devereux ( no "a").  I don't know why the cemetary record had "son of Owen and Mary".  Maybe his daughters didn't know her name.

    The Devereux family from Co Wexford ( The battle of Vinegar Hill) were already in Utica NY, and were better educated, I think this is how the name got changed from Devery to Devereux.

    Thank you so much,

    Donna Devereux-Larson



    Friday 11th October 2019, 01:30AM
  • Mariam,

    Thanks so much!!  I knew about James'  sister Bridget ( who went to NY too) and his obit stated he had a brother Owen and two sisters Mary and Elizabeth still in Ireland.  I didn't know about Ann,  but maybe she had already passed.  




    Sunday 13th October 2019, 02:29AM