Francis DEVOL, I
- Born: Abt 1787
- Christened: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
- Died: Abt 1791, Belpre, Washington, Ohio, USA
Cause of his death was Smallpox.
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...
"...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..."