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In Response To: DEVAN ()
I'm guessing you've seen Paul H's information on the Devan family, elsewhere on the site, or linked to it.
'Google' produced a couple of potentially useful sources for your search. It seems like if you had the names of all of the daughters, some could be ruled out, for example, using the MD Marriages information on Ancestry.
The Simpson Clan http://www.nonawilliams.com/newsletters/simpclan.htm
Volume 1 Issue 8 March 1986
SIMPSONS OF FREDERICK Co., Maryland
Ryan family of Surry Co., North Carolina
These, you may be able to get copies of from MD State Archives, or MD Historical Society.
Donna Valley Russell, "Who is Richard Simpson of Frederick County?,"
Russell, Donna Valley, "Richard Simpson of Frederick County," WMG 14 (1998) 2-9, 50-55.
1790: rootsweb transcription:
1820 Census: Frederick MD
Other Devan FPOC, 1830, none that are reasonably close in spelling or sound.
I figure you already have the census info for Richard Devan, MO, if not, let us know. Still, seems useful to note other MD-born Devan born around same time as Richard, with possibly recurring children's names
1850 Census: Daniel Devan, Jefferson, Frederick MD
1850 Census, a MD-born Eden Devan, mulatto, 1813, is living in Gettysburg, Adams, PA, with Eliza, 1835; Mary, 1819.
1850: MD-born Nelson Devan, 1811, in Cumberland, Adams, PA, with Phoebe, 1835; Sophia, 1815
1850: MD-born William Devan, 1810, living in Sandy Creek, Mercer, PA
On Lydia, circa 1789, MD; the only surviving Lydias, mulatto, born MD between 1785-1795, in 1850 census:
Among 'black,' quite a few more, but only 1 in Frederick: District 8, Frederick MD:
Lydia Luby, b. 1791, married to James Luby, 61, B, laborer, born MD.
In 1850, there are quite a few black/mulatto Simpsons/Simpson in Frederick, but perhaps relevant that the household on the page just above Lydia Luby is:
(Jacob Luby,white; David Luby,white; George Luby, 1 male FPOC, 55-100, in 1840 census, Frederick)
Civil War Pension Index
I see an Amarinta Maize marrying an Andrew Russell, in Cape Girardeau, MO, 2 Oct 1839, no race indicated. Perhaps not coincidence?
The Frederick NEWS, July 3, 1900: "Richard Devan, a switchman in the employ of the United Railways, was struck by a car and seriously injured at Ellicott City." (Under "News of the State")