Old Devereaux, Ga

Monday 2/2/99
from: David Stembridge

In East Hancock Co., there is a town that has declined in population through the years. There once were several Hotels, 3 Doctors, a Cotton Mill, and many other businesses. Devereaux still has an active church community, and lively farming community. My Father, Roger Stembridge is an active member of Devereaux United Methodist Church. I attended there in late January with my son Dylan. Even with the declining population, this is still a community of God!

Devereaux, Ga (former town square)

Old Cotton Mill

Old Abandoned business in the town center area

Gas Pump overgrown with weeds

One of the many older unique-styled abandoned homes in Devereaux

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53 Responses to Old Devereaux, Ga

  1. Chris Smith says:

    I am a descendant of Jane Devereaux who married Arthur Danielly. Arthur can be found in the 1820 Hancock Co, GA census enumerated 3 families down from Samuel M. Devereaux.

    All records I can find say that Jane’s father was a Samuel A. Devereaux who married a Rachel Barron.

    I have found a few trees and webpages that suggest Samuel A. Devereaux was a son of the brother of Samuel M. Devereaxu, a John W. Devereaux. I have been unable to verify this information with source records.

    However, I also find it interesting that Samuel M. Devereaux had a son Samuel as well. This is from Samuel M.’s will.

    Given the geographic and temporal proximity to Samuel M. Devereaux, I feel it is quite likely that Samuel A. Devereaux is related to him, but exactly how still feels like a mystery.

    I have e-mailed Morris Devereaux requesting assistance on this question, but if there is anyone else on this page who might have some info, I would be happy to communicate.

    Thank you.

  2. Claire Devereaux says:

    I may have posted here before but I am still looking for information on Rachel Devereux. She was married to Samuel A. Devereux (not Samuel M.). I am a descendent of Rachel and Samuel A. and their son Richard S. Devereux. Rachel is thought to be a Creek Indian and/or mullato. She was born in Georgia but then moved to Creek Indian Lands in TN or perhaps the lands there were renamed as TN. She is thought to have grown up as a Barron and I connect to the Barron family through DNA as well as to both Rachel and Samuel and so there must have been a connection of some sort. Rachel was born in 1778. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I believe that Samuel M. was a cousin of my Samuel A. Thank you for any info you may have. Claire Devereaux

  3. DNB says:

    For Claire Devereaux: I, too, am descended from Rachel Barron. I was told as a young girl that I was about 1/32 Seminole. I don’t know history well enough to know the connection between the Seminoles and the Creeks; nonetheless, I am searching for my elusive Native ancestry. My DNA shows no Native, but I am 2% African. Knowing that my father was from the south, that does not surprise me. I am curious to know how many of Rachel’s descendants show no Native DNA but have African DNA.

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