Captain Jonathan DEVOL
- Married: Bef 1776
- Died: 27 Sep 1842, Muskingum, Washington, Ohio, USA
- Buried: Cemetery, Mound, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA
Another name for Jonathan was Captain.
The American Pioneer Vol 2 pg 112-34 Cincinnati OH 1843, Stimson Collection Class 051 Book A51P 55838
"Shortly after our call on Alonzo Frouse, Belpre, Mrs TD Phillips, Marietta, said there is a book in Marietta College Lobrary, in which the journey of the Rouse family and others to Ohio, is given in detail, as related to Dr S P Hildreth by Mrs Bathsheba ROUSE Greene, Marietta...
"Parts relating to the Rouse family are here copied. It corrects come of Alonzo Rouse's records-LCP...
"Captain Joseph Cook, who had married a sister of Mrs Rouse, and Edward Bennett, an old neighbor, accompanied them as far as Providence...which reached second day at evening. Here they were joined by the family of Capt Jonathan Devol, composed of Mrs Devol and five children, viz: Sally- 12 years; Henry- 10, Charles- 8, Barker- 5, and Francis- 1 year. Mrs Nancy Devol was the sister of Mrs Rebecca Rouse. Her husband had been absent nearly a year, and was attached to the party of pioneers sent by the Ohio company, in the autumn previous...Their (Devol) covered wagon, with four horses...was driven by Isaac Barker, an only brother of the married femailes. He was about thirty years of age, in the vigor of manhood, and had left a wife and family in Rochester, until he could return and bring them on the following year...
"pg 131 They reached mouth of Muskingum at dark, Thursday, fourth day after leaving Pitsburgh. Ice had made in the Ohio last twenty-four hours...Next morning Muskingum frozen from shore to shore...
"pg 131-132 It was the fore part of December and the emigrants had been more than eight weeks on the road.
"Captain Devol hurried on board to see wife and children, from whom he had been absent more than a year. Their goods and chattels were put into the 'Mayflower', which was used as a receiving boat for the emigrants, and with the women and children, landed at the Ohio Company's wharf. Captain Devol had built a comfortable two story house in one of the curtains of the garrison, to which all were removed that night, and his happy family slept once more under their own roof- but in the far distant region of the 'Northwest Territory'. [History of Washington County Ohio, Williams, pg 502, American Pioneer]...
"...The following spring, about forty men, commenced a settlement fourteen miles below, on right bank of the Ohio, called Belpre. Captain Devol, Mr Rouse, Michael Rouse, Captain Haskell and Isaac Barker joined this association. The latter returned to New England and moved out his family in the fall of 1789... Indian war broke out...Epidemic of smallpox and scarlatina. Mrs Rouse's children down with it and Mrs Devol lost Henry, in his thirteenth year, and Francis in his fourth, by this terrible scourge...
"...Captain Devol and family settled on the Muskingum, five miles above Marietta, after the close of the war in 1795, and built a large mill, which was by far the most useful to the inhabitants of that day, of any in that part of Ohio...
"...Captain Jonathan Devol, died 27 Sep 1842 [Ref: Gi stone Mound Cemetery, Marietta Ohio]..."
1. Removed; Oct 1788, Marietta, Washington, Ohio, USA. From Providence Rhode Island with family.
2. Removed; Spring 1789, Belpre, Washington, Ohio, USA. From Marietta Ohio with family.
3. Removed; Aft 1795, Muskingum, Washington, Ohio, USA. Built a large mill on Muskingum River, 5 miles north of Marietta Ohio.
Jonathan married Nancy BARKER, daughter of Captain Isaac BARKER, Sr, before 1776.