Parents of James William DeVaney (Captain)

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My name is Kathleen Devaney

I am fairly new to this genealogy in the short time I have been doing this.  I have reached a barrier with trying to find out the parents of James William DeVaney b. apr 29 1840 ross county Ohio, d 12/21870 near Wichita Kansas apparently buffalo hunting and was shot and killed married to a Pheobe Chicken.   to continue on with my search.  my email is
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by Michael Stills G2G6 Pilot (476k points)
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James W Devaney

 in the Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900

    Name: James W Devaney
    Gender: Male
    Spouse Name: Phebe Chicken
    Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1860
    Marriage County: Fulton
    Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records located at Lewistown, IL.
    by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (170k points)

    James Deviney

     in the 1860 United States Federal Census

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    Name: James Deviney
    Age: 20
    Birth Year: abt 1840
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Ohio
    Home in 1860: Bernadotte, Fulton, Illinois
    Post Office: Bernadotte
    Family Number: 1617
    Value of real estate: View image
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Henry Chicken 43
    Phebe Chicken 18
    Mary Chicken 16
    John Chicken 14
    Lewis Chicken 10
    Stephen Chicken 8
    Daniel Chicken 6
    Edward Chicken 4
    James Deviney 20

    I believe this is him in 1850.

    This is Stacey in Illinois

    Stacey Devaney

     in the U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

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      Name: Stacey Devaney
      Side: Union
      Regiment State/Origin: Illinois
      Regiment: 79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry
      Company: K
      Rank In: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Alternate Name: Stacy/Davinney
      Film Number: M539 roll 23
      Other Records: Learn More about this Regiment

      Here is Stacey in 1840

      Stacy Deviney

       in the 1840 United States Federal Census

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      Name: Stacy Deviney
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Huntington, Ross, Ohio
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 5
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

      Same record above in the photo

      Stacey Devina

       in the 1850 United States Federal Census

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      Name: Stacey Devina
      Age: 61
      Birth Year: abt 1789
      Birthplace: New Jersey
      Home in 1850: Huntington, Ross, Ohio, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 235
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Stacey Devina 61
      Rachel Devina 55
      William Devina 12
      Does it have his parents name at all?
      I thought perhaps Stacey was his father?
      Phoebe Chicken is misspelled.  She is my Great-Great Grandmother.  After her husband, James William DeVaney was accidentally killed on a buffalo hunt in western Kansas, she remarried a German immigrant, Charles Steffen.  He spoke only broken English.  Her eldest daughter, Annie DeVaney, was my Great  Grandmother, was sent to live with relatives because Charles Steffen was not keen on children.  On the bright side, Annie DeVaney was able to complete her high school education and was later a certified teacher.
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      James William DeVaney was my Great-Great-Great Grandfather.  He was born in Ross Co., Ohio  His mother's maiden name was Finley. He served in Co. "G: and on the commissary staff of the 50th Ill. Vol. infantry.  Also captain of 1st Alabama Vol Calvary (Union)  He had put his rifle on top of the chuck wagon when he was buffalo hunting in western Kansas.  His rifle fell off and accidentally discharged killing him.  He was buried along side the wagon trail in Kansas.
      by Dennis Rapp G2G Rookie (230 points)

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