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DeVore, Cornelius  ( 1819 Sep 11  -  1883 Jul 29? 1885 Jul 29 )

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De VORE, CORNELIUS -- Born September 11, 1819, a son of Jesse De Vore. Jesse De Vore was twice married and Cornelius was a child of the first marriage. Jesse De Vore came to Texas with his family in 1831. On June 21, 1835 he received title to a league of land in Vehlein's Colony situated in what is now Liberty County. In the Headright Certificate issued in 1838 to Cornelius De Vore for one-third of a league of land by the Board of Land Commissioners for Liberty County it is simply stated that he had arrived in Texas prior to March 2, 1836.

Mr. Cornelius De Vore was issued Bounty Certificate No. 4228 for 320 acres of land, August 24, 1838 for having served in the army from March 6 to June 6, 1836. He was a member of Captain William M. Logan's Company at San Jacinto and was issued Donation Certificate No. 552 for 640 acres of land, August 29, 1838 for having participated in the battle.

Mr. De Vore was a member of the Texas Veterans Association. He died in Liberty County, July 29, 1883. In his will signed August 13, 1881 he left all of his property to his housekeeper, Judy Lacour. The State of Texas had a monument erected at his grave in 1936. He was never married.

After the death of his wife, Mr. Jesse De Vore, father of Cornelius De Vore, was married to Rachel Faulk. Children of this union were Sarah Ann, who married James A. Gregg; Samuel F., who married Nancy Cain; Christopher Columbus, who married Harriet Smith, and Warren De Vore, who married Emily Massey.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Private
  • Company: Capt. William M. Logan

Personal Statistics

  • Alternate Names: Neil; Devois
  • Date of Birth: 1819 Sep 11
  • Birthplace: Louisiana
  • Came to Texas: 1831? 1828?
  • Date of Death: 1883 Jul 29? 1885 Jul 29
  • Bounty Certificate: 4228
  • Donation Certificate: 552
  • Wife: none

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