- Born: Abt 1783
- Christened: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
- Died: Aft 1843, Belpre, Washington, Ohio, USA
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...
"...Captain Devol and family settled on the Muskingum, five miles above Marietta, after the close of the war iin 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. Sally married James C McFarland, and died in 1810, leaving three daughters and one son, who are connected by marriage with some of the leading families in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia.
"Captain Jonathan Devol, died 27 Sep 1842 [Ref: Gi stone Mound Cemetery, Marietta Ohio]
"Charles, Barker, Francis and Maria (Devol), the two latter born after their parents emigrated to Ohio, are living (1843) with their children, in this vicinity...Isaac Barker settled at Athens...Captain (Jonathan) Haskell married a daughter of Mr Johnn Greene,, a cousin of Griffen Green, and settled in Belpre..."