Surname Saturday: Deviney

My connection to the Deviney family is through Jane S. Shinn, sister of my 3rd great-grandfather.  Jane married Joseph around 1847.  They lived in their native Burlington Co., New Jersey throughout their lives.

Joseph was the son of Clayton Deviney and Charlotte Unknown.  Joseph and Jane had the following children:
  • Charles Henry Deviney, 1847-1920.  He lived in the Juliustown area of Springfield Twp., Burlington, New Jersey.  He married Mary G. Mount and they had the following: Jane S. Deviney Harker and Lydia T. Deviney Stevens.
  • Sarah Ann "Sadie" Deviney Vansant, 1851-1908.  She married a prominent Camden coffee merchant, James Alpheus Vansant.  They had two children: Amy Rose Vansant Scott and Ada V. Vansant Stoddard.
  • Edith Ella Deviney Cliver, 1852-1925.  She married David L. Cliver.  They lived in the Camden area.  They had: Shannon Cliver, Sadie V. Cliver Underwood, Estella Cliver Willett.
  • Joseph W. Deviney, 1858-1908.  Died in the New Aveline Hotel fire in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Married Sarah Kirk.  One daughter, Florence J. Deviney.
Surname is often also spelled: Devinney, Devinny or Deviny.

Joseph died in 1863, Jane in 1892.  Their headstones can be seen here.


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