Saturday, May 03, 2014

Surname Saturday: DeVERRE

(I got behind in my Saturday Surname posts, so I am posting two this week.)

The surname DeVERRE probably is originally of French origin. It is found in England, however, because it is one of the names of soldiers who fought with William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. According to the Internet Surname Database, "...they served with conspicuous distinction so much so that the nameholders were granted large estates, mainly in East Anglia, some of whom they still hold after nine hundred years. The origination is from the villages of 'Ver' in the canton of Guttray, La Manche, Normandy, although there is also a Dutch town called 'Veere' on the island of Walcheren, and it is possible that later nameholders may have originated there."

Stories and History:
Ahnentafel #102 - Joseph DeVERRE (dates unknown) - he married Mary [--?--] (dates unknown) before 1803. It is believed he died in Louisiana, thereby adding to the hypothesis that this may be a family that originated in France before immigrating to the United States, rather than a line that came via England.

Ahnentafel #51 - Mary DeVERRE (1803 - 1871) - born in Clark County, Kentucky, she married John W. HAINLINE in 1826 in that county. They had eleven known children, the first six of whom appear to have been born in Montgomery County. The family then removed to Sciota Township, McDonough County, Illinois between 1834 and 1837. This is the county in which their remaining five children were born and where both John and Mary died.

Ahnentafel #25 - Susan W. HAINLINE (1828 - 1914) - born in Montgomery Co., Kentucky. She was the second wife of Gideon CHAPLIN (1821 - 1876), whom she married in 1850 in McDonough Co., Illinois. They had ten children. She continued to run the family farms with her sons' help after her husband died. The family emigrated to Union Co., Iowa and then Cheyenne Co., Kansas, where she died after a stroke and fall.

Ahnentafel #12 - Albert Francis CHAPLIN (1868 - 1946) - born in Afton, Union Co., Iowa. He married Emma Alice LYTON (1874 - 1959) about 1891 in Iowa. They had six children, and lived all over the Midwest and West (Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado, Idaho) before settling in Washington State, where Albert died.

Ahnentafel #6 - Forrest "Frank" L. CHAPLIN (1901 - 1977) - born in Yankton, Yankton Co., South Dakota. Came out West in a covered wagon as a boy with his family...yes, they still had them in the early 1900s! Married Leona Mary MARTIN (1906 - 1993) in 1925 in Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington. they had three children and lived in various counties in Central and Western Washington State. Frank died in Othello, Adams Co., Washington.

Ahnentafel #3 - My children's paternal grandmother (living)

Ahnentafel #1 - My children's father (living)

More About the DeVERRE Family:

1. Online database (I update this at least once a month): DeVERRE ancestors and relatives (no info on living persons available)

2. Posts about DeVERRE ancestors and relatives on this blog

My Children's DeVERRE Immigration Trail:
LA? > Clark Co., KY > McDonough Co., IL > Union Co., IA > Cheyenne Co., KS > Butler Co., NE > Fremont Co., IA > Clay Co., SD > Yankton Co., SD > Prowers Co., CO > Cheyenne Co., IA > Payette Co., ID > Yakima Co., WA > Thurston Co., WA > Clark Co., WA > Spokane Co., WA

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