John Devine

1765–1810 (Age 45)
Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Devine was born in 1765, in Virginia, United States, his father, Rev. John Scott War Divine, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Frey, was 19. He married Anne Davis on 27 March 1784, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died in 1810, in Allen, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 45.

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John Devine
1765–1810
Anne Davis
1768–1790
Marriage: 27 March 1784
David Devine
1790–1860
Delila Divine
1790–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 March 1784
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
children

(2)

    David Devine

    Male1790–1860Male

    Delila Divine

    Female1790–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 15

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of either of two Gaelic names, Ó Duibhín ‘descendant of Duibhín’, a byname meaning ‘little black one’, or Ó Daimhín ‘descendant of Daimhín’, a byname meaning ‘fawn’, ‘little stag’. These are attenuated versions of Ó Dubháin and Ó Damháin, and are the phonetic origin of Anglicizations with an internal v (as opposed to w, as in Dewan , or monosyllabic forms with an o or u) ( see Doane ).2 English and French: nickname, of literal or ironic application, from Middle English, Old French devin, divin ‘excellent’, ‘perfect’ (Latin divinus ‘divine’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Devine, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Devine, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Divine, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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