Benjamin Robeson Devane Jr. (22 April 1828 - 11 October, 1897)
and wife
Elizabeth Ann Cain Devane (25 November, 1839 - 29 August, 1919)
photo dated about 1895

From article typed by Linda Devane Boyd:
Bennie & Betsy, as they were called, were married on December 23, 1858 in Bladen County, NC.  (This date, along with their birth dates; their children and their death dates is recorded in the Devane bible.)  B.R. Devane served in the Confederate States Army, Co K, 18th Regiment NC Troops.  B.R. Devane was the son of Benjmain Robeson Devane, Sr. (1783 - 1858) born in New Hanover Co., died in Bladen Co., NC and wife, Ann Davis born 1785-90 in Bladen Co., NC and died between 1840-1850 (census) in Bladen Co., NC; B.R. Devane Jr. is buried in the Melvin Cemetery in White Oak section of Bladen Co.  His wife is buried there also, but her grave is unmarked, except for a large rock.  It is beside of B.R.'s grave.  Her death certificate is on file in Bladen Co. court records: death book #6 certificate #12.  The date of birth on it is incorrect.  It should read November 25, 1839 rather than September 15, 1840.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Wm. Cain (1809 - 1866) & Sarah Willis (1813 - ) of Bladen Co.  Bennie & Betsy were parents of only 2 sons: Charles Thomas Devane (1859 - 1945) & William Francis Devane (1861 - 1949).

New information (January, 2008):
Benjamin R. Devane is found in the 1900 Bladen County census in White Oak Township.  He is listed as age 72, born in April, married 41 years, and a farmer.  Living with him is wife Elizabeth A. Devane.  This information contradicts the death date on his tombstone of October 11, 1897.  The above photo of Benjamin and Elizabeth was contributed by Linda Devane Boyd.  She took the picture out of the frame and looked on the back.  Written on the back was the date March 15, 1903.  We can conclude that Benjamin Devane died sometime after this date and before the 1910 census was taken.

Jason Bordeaux and Layton Dowless recently placed a CSA tombstone for Benjamin Robeson Devane, Jr. in September, 2006.

Contact Jason Bordeaux for more information.

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