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Devers from WV, confused - help!
Posted by: Gail Adams Date: September 29, 2001 at 21:58:48
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Since tracking my ancestry, I have recently found out that my ggrandfather's sername was really Devers and not Adams. The records are gone when the court house burned down many, many years ago and now depend of word of mouth and any other records/leads. Devers had a son, Forrest Albert Adams whom I am also trying to find info about. He had a son who is my father. My father (Forrest Gail Adams) told me that his grandfather's real last name was "Devers", not Adams but did not know why every child was named Adams vs Devers?? He said everything was "hush-hush" back then and no one was allowed to talk about it. Why? Does anyone out there have any idea? Also, he died in an arguement fight with greatuncle who also died in this fight. The ggreatuncle's last name was Boring (wife's name, Miltred, nicknamed Ted). They both died around 1928 in the Fairmont, Mononga, and/or Preston county area. No one remembers Devers' wife's name. Also, my dad said that the Devers came from Ireland and that they were mining engineers, not coal miners. Does anyone have any info? Would appreciate it. Thanks.


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