Richard Devlin
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Richard Devlin

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Richard L. Devlin
Born 1940s.
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Y-700 DNA R-M222 >> R-DF104 Conn Cétchathach Ceadcatha (-0157) >> R-S588 - Eógan (Cenel n Eogain) mac Néill (abt.0400-0465) > BY11432 >> FGC30690 > A10530 >> A10531 >> FT89134 >> John Devlin Sr. (abt.1812-abt.1860)

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Served in the United States Navy 1972-1995
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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.

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  • 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 700 markers, haplogroup R-FT89134, FTDNA kit #B216114, MitoYDNA ID T15674 [compare] + Y-Chromosome Test 300000 markers, haplogroup R-M222
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Hello Richard fantastic to write to you. I have done extensive research into my natural family (im adopted) and have discovered that my lineage goes all the way back to the O'Rourkes. I have traced back to Aed crown prince of Breifne to Duach the 5th Christian King of Connacht to Eoghan Sreibh to Muiredach then Fergus son of Muiredach to Feargna son of Fergus. Needlesstosay its a fascinating journey. I am the descendant of the king of Ireland !!
posted by Kate Collins
Hi Richard,

I recently discovered that my son-in-law has deep Irish/Scots roots in a few prominent families, which was pretty exciting. I haven't put any of that line on WikiTree yet, I'm planning to do it for the upcoming Connect-a-thon. However, I have not been able to source the generation around when the line jumped from Scotland to Ireland. If you ever get bored, I'd love some help with that! The guy who allegedly made the transition was Rev. James Gordon of Comer b Nov 22 1614 Salterhill, Draine, Morayshire, Scotland, d Oct 14 1691 Comber, Newry, Down, Northern Ireland. Christening: 22 Nov 1614, Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland. 1. Immigration; 1646; Northern Ireland. 2. Occupation; FROM 1645 TO 1656; Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland. chaplain. 3. Education; FROM 1641 TO 1645; Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. chaplain.

There is a lot of conflicting info about Rev James's parentage, and that is what I'd really like to nail down. My info is that his father was Alexander Gordon of Newton Garie b Mar 5 1580 Lesmoir, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d Oct 1649 (at age 69) Salterhill, Drainie, Morayshire, Scotland, and his mother was Marjorie Geddes (Gordon) b 1580 Estill, Auchinveath, Essil, Moray, Scotland, d 1650 Inverey Abergeldie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, but I have not been able to find any evidence of Marjorie, and the info on Alexander Gordon is all over the map, including his own parentage.

Anyway, if you happen to run across any pertinent info, I'd love to hear from you! If you're not interested, no worries! Just thought I'd give you a ping. Thanks! Nina

posted by Nina Bruhns
Hi Nina.

I'll keep my I out but the records are few for that time frame. Let me know when you have created the profile for him and I have another look.

posted by Richard Devlin
Hello,

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hi SJ,

I don't see a Team that I could fit into. I've been working on Irish Military Diaspora United States - U.S._Revolutionary_War https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:U.S._Revolutionary_War%2C_Devlin_Name_Study#U.S._Revolutionary_War

posted by Richard Devlin
Thanks for the quick response! I've added you to the Profile Development team with a note that you're working on the Irish Military Diasopora.

thanks and best regards,

SJ

posted by SJ Baty
Richard,

I am descended from a William McCamish who is found in the American colony Virginia in the 1770's and Greene County, Tennessee later. I have been a FTDNA member for a long time, and I and several distant cousins test as you do from the O'Neils. We have some distant matches to Australia from people who emigrated around 1850. However, we have no link to anyone in Ireland by name and I've given up on using DNA to connect. Bridging the pond has been tried by a professional genealogist and she gave up and so have we. I do not have experience searching Irish records. Bottom line: I'm trying to understand how my participation would help the Irish project or me. Doug McCammish

posted by Doug McCammish
Hi Rich,

Would you please take a look at this profile (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Devlin-1005) to see if you can find a first name or any details. He is the grandfather of MP Joseph Devlin and the 3x great grandfather of my mother-in-law. The family has been trying to work this one out for decades.

posted by Deborah (Smith) Talbot
Hi Deborah,

In the past, I have tried to find information on him with no luck. I'll try again next week, after the Thon.

posted by Richard Devlin
Richard, I'm interested to know the names in the photo of the Mathias Jorish family. Nellie Parworth married John Peter Jorsch on 28 November 1897 in Manitowoc.

Wayne

posted by Wayne Lee Parworth
Hi Wayne, I'll have to dig up the picture, I know the picture has the names on the back. It is over 50 years old and reproduced from one that was over 100 years old. I beleive John is in the second row, on the left. If you're related to Nellie, I would love to connect to you. If you're having troubles entering your family, just let me know and i'll help you.
posted by Richard Devlin
Richard, Thanks for the reply. I've been working on the family history for almost 20 years. Like most people who research their family, I wish I would have asked my father more about what he knew regarding his immediate family. As for Nellie, she lived a rather common life along with her Parworth family. Her grandfather came from Boxworth, England. His father and sister died less than a month apart. Having no income he and his mother moved in with her sister & husband, the Kemptons. They sailed to America when He was 10 having to use the Kempton name on the ships manifest; the reason it took a great deal of time finding him---Job was his name. Not knowing the name change from Kempton to Parworth was another challenge. Seplling of his real surname was Papworth. In short, he married and had two offsprings, Nellie & Lloyd. Nellie married John Peter Jorsch on 28 November 1897 at Saint James Episcopal Church in Manitowoc (Man it-to-walk), Manitowoc County, Wisconsin USA, Nellie was born 10 March 1870 in Manitowoc and died soon 03 June 1944 and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. John Peter was boron 12 July 1870 in the Town of Newton a few miles South of Manitowoc. He died on 30 September 1937 in Chicago and is buried next to Nellie. John was an engineer by trade. He worked for a company that constructed the Northside Pier in Manitowoc. The company liked his work so they invited him to work for them. Together they ha two Children, Frederick C and Geraldine. Frederick was born on 11 October 1898, married Genevieve Vraney, died in 25 December 1925 and Geraldine 18 December 1900 of whom I am presently working on. Frederick had one offspring that I know personally, Robert. We met several time for lunch and spoke of the Jorsch family. He gave me a picture of Nellie and John which I will send you if you'd like as well as Robert and his wife. Hope this helps a little.

Wayne

posted by Wayne Lee Parworth
Dear Rich, I know you technically don't need a check-in message for Wales, but I wanted to take the opportunity of thanking you for your enormous contribution across the whole of WikiTree in the last six months. Thank you for stepping up big time and providing strong leadership and continuity during these crazy times in which we live. You are absolutely amazing and it is both an honour and a privilege to be able to serve you and the team as PC for Membership in Wales. Here's to the next six months! Olivia :-)
posted by Anon (MacLeod) Anon
Thank you so much for your assistance today.
posted by Gypsy (P) Pruitt
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 [Living Bostick]
edited by [Living 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 https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1049594/would-you-like-to-join-the-new-and-improved-wales-project That way we can get you into the process of joining the project.
posted by Richard Devlin
Richard,

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.

Billie

Hi Billie,

Thanks, I just got you in there. Have you picked a team from https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Ireland

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
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
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 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