Richard Devlin
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Richard Devlin

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Richard L. Devlin
Born 1940s.
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Brother of [private brother (1930s - unknown)] and
Profile last modified | Created 28 Feb 2017 | Last significant change: 15 Jan 2021
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Richard Devlin has German Roots.
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Served in the United States Navy 1972-1995
Naval Flight Officer
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Born in Chicago, grew up in Pelican Lake, Wisconsin attended University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee studied bronze sculpture and architecture. After receiving draft notice joined the Navy. Served with VP-22 and VP-90, recalled to active duty and served with United States Navy Reserve Staff as Recruiting Computer Systems Officer. Retired as a Commander after 22 years of service.

Places I've been to: U.S. 48 states, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Bermuda, Azores, Scotland, Germany, France, Monaco, Midway, Wake, Guam, Korea, Japan. Okinawa, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Diego Garcia, Oman, Iran.



  • Y-Chromosome haplogroup R-M222 R-M269 This is the ancestral lineage of the Uí Néill and Connachta dynasties.
  • Mitochondrial DNA haplogroup V18 This lineage attains its highest frequency (about 50 percent) in the Skolt Saami of Scandinavia, a group of hunter-gatherers who follow the reindeer herds seasonally from Siberia to Scandinavia and back. However, the Skolt Saami population has a lower diversity compared with that observed in West Europe, making it likely to have been introduced into this population within the past several thousand years.


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  • Richard Devlin: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup r-m269, FTDNA kit #B216114 + Y-Chromosome Test 300000 markers, haplogroup R-M222
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  • Richard Devlin: Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup V18
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The Irish Roots Diaspora Team would be the best team for me I think since most of my Irish ancestors came to America, I can try to connect them to Ireland.
posted by Leia Bostick
edited by Leia Bostick
Hello Richard.

I'm already a member of the Irish Roots Project. I'd like to join the Topics Team.

Thanks, Bill Wright

posted by Bill Wright
Hi Bill, I've added you to the Topics team. If you would like to join one of the sub-team, feel free to add your name to it.
posted by Richard Devlin
Hi Richard, thanks a lot. I will follow your advice.
posted by Alan Chisholm
Hello, Richard, I would be interested in trying to help with the Wales project. Nearly all the more ancient among those of my ancestors whom I have been able to trace were Welsh people. The Welsh seem to have been particularly good at keeping tabs on their foreparents. Perhaps the fact that the Welsh used to use patronymics instead of permanent surnames has something to do with it.

What should I do next?

posted by Alan Chisholm
Hi Alan and thanks for your interest in the Wales Project. Could you answer the G2G That way we can get you into the process of joining the project.
posted by Richard Devlin

I applied to the Irish Google group. I like to join. I haven’t heard about joining it as of yet. I found stickers to put on my profile stating I have Irish ancestors. Just want to make sure I in Irish group correctly.


Hi Billie,

Thanks, I just got you in there. Have you picked a team from

posted by Richard Devlin
Hi there, Richard!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their followed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any discussions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you know that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steve Harris
Hello Richard,

In our locality, St Patrick's Day is normally seen as another good day for drinking (green?) beer and having a good time. Covid-19 has cast a dark shadow. Steve.

posted by Steve Thomas
Hi Rich,

Could I join the Irish Quakers Group? I am already a member of the Quakers Project,

Many thanks,


posted by Trevor Fisher
Thanks Trevor, I added you to thee team.
posted by Richard Devlin
Hello Richard.

I would like to join the Irish Counties sub-team of the Irish Roots project. My specific interest is finding out more about my ancestors who migrated from County Cavan (i.e. James Jones) to South Australia in 1855.

Kind regards, Steve Thomas.

posted by Steve Thomas
Richard, your Felix Devlin (Devlin-1689) had a son Patrick born 1933 but my Felix Devlin had also a son Patrick but he born in 1893. So we can´t merge Elizabeth O'Neill as the spouse of your Felix and mother of your Patrick. The previous merge we have done must also be wrong.

But I believe that we are in the right path. Would you like to discuss this privately by email? We can exchange some information on our Devlins before doing public our research.

posted by Tomás Devlin
Hi Richard!

Sorry but I coudln't merge your Devlin-1154 with mine Devlin-1689 (Felix Devlin) I always get a "Permission Denied" warning...

posted by Tomás Devlin
Hi ,

On behalf of the Connectors Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Michelle ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hello Richard,

Sorry but I had that source and family wrong. She did die in 1888. I removed the source. Thank you for pointing that out to me.

posted by Marilyn Sanford
Hello Richard, I would like to join the Irish project as I am in the process of entering information onto Wikitree on some 3,000 Jephson's and that includes many in or from Ireland particularly the area around Mallow, Pass of Kilbride, Molanstown, Tintern Abbey, Dublin, Trinity College, Carrick, Kilbixy, Limerick and others. I have so far entered data on just over 1,000 Jephson's going back to the 1500's so I have a way still to go, but if I joined now, it might give me a chance to (a) learn about your work and (b) contribute to the project.. Can you give me some guidance on where I might start? Many thanks. Chris Jephson
posted by Chris Jephson
Hello, Richard! I am the great great granddaughter of Frank Devlin. I believe Frank is George Devlin's brother which would make us first cousins 3x removed I think. I would love to collaborate and find out more about our family!
posted by Emily Jaroszewski

Rejected matches › John R. Devlin Jr