Hi Harold, just came across your post and wanted to reply. My grandmother Bessie Lee McDevitt Thomas is daughter to Garvis, who is son to Hiram, Jr. I have more info on all other siblings. contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets exchange info.
3. GARVIS3 MCDEVITT (HIRAM2, HIRAM1 MCDEVITT/MCDAVID, SR.) was born Mar 1851 in Glassy Mountain, Greenville, SC, and died Bef. 1910 in Died before 1910 in Big Laurel, Madison, NC. He married (1) NANNIE. She was born 1859 in Tennessee. He married (2) NANCY JEAN EVANS 1880 in Big Laurel, Madison, NC. She was born Mar 1859 in Tennessee, and died in Big Laurel, Madison, NC.
Children of GARVIS MCDEVITT and NANCY EVANS are:
i. MARTHA ELIZABETH4 MCDEVITT, b. May 1882, Big Laurel, Madison, NC; m. LAST NAME HUSBAND OF MARTHA E. MCDEVITT GOSNELL.
ii. ISABELLA MCDEVITT, b. Sep 1884, Big Laurel, Madison, NC; m. LAST NAME HUSBAND OF ISABELLA MCDEVITT GOSNELL.
iii. RILLIA (NILLIE) MCDEVITT, b. Oct 1886, Big Laurel, Madison, NC; m. LAST NAME HUSBAND OF RILLIA MCDEVITT O'DELL.
6. iv. MATILDA MCDEVITT, b. Jan 1889, Big Laurel, Madison, NC.
7. v. LUEMMA (EMMA) MCDEVITT, b. Jan 1891, Big Laurel, Madison, NC.
8. vi. MOLLIE ROXIE MCDEVITT, b. Jun 1893, Big Laurel, Madison, NC.
vii. SUSIE MCDEVITT, b. Sep 1895, Big Laurel, Madison, NC; d. 1907, Age 12 died.
9. viii. BESSIE LEE MCDEVITT, b. 02 Apr 1900, Madison County, NC; d. 11 Apr 1984, Asheville, NC.
ix. NANCY MCDEVITT, b. 1907, North Carolina.
9. BESSIE LEE4 MCDEVITT (GARVIS3, HIRAM2, HIRAM1 MCDEVITT/MCDAVID, SR.) was born 02 Apr 1900 in Madison County, NC, and died 11 Apr 1984 in Asheville, NC. She married JOHN WASHINGTON THOMAS 29 Nov 1914, son of GREENE THOMAS and MOLLIE KUYKENDALL. He was born 05 Mar 1895 in Madison County, NC, and died Jul 1978 in Asheville, NC.
Notes for BESSIE LEE MCDEVITT:
1920 BigMama and BigDaddy Thomas (Bessie and John) lived in Madison County, Shelton Laurel, North Carolina. Referenced by 1920 Census, dated January 24, 1920. They had 2 daughters, Guynella (Aunt Nea, marriages to Stines, Michales, Rice) and Lillie (marriage to Payne). THIS IS MY MOTHER!!
Bessie and John had a total of 18 children of which only 10 lived to adulthood.
More About BESSIE LEE MCDEVITT:
Social Security Number: 241-05-4499
Children of BESSIE MCDEVITT and JOHN THOMAS are:
11. i. GUYNELLA (NEA)5 THOMAS, b. 05 Nov 1915, Walnut, NC Madison County; d. Feb 2006, Asheville, N.C..
12. ii. LILLIE DALE THOMAS, b. 25 Oct 1918, Madison County, North Carolina; d. 15 Nov 1991, Asheville, N.C..
13. iii. ROBERT GREEN THOMAS, b. 04 Apr 1922, Madison County, NC; d. 01 Aug 1984, Hildebran, NC.
14. iv. GARVIS HARRISON THOMAS, b. 06 Aug 1924, Belva,Madison County, NC; d. 24 Feb 1983, Zanesville, OH.
15. v. EVELYN LOVONA THOMAS, b. 06 Dec 1926, Marshall, NC.
16. vi. JIMMY W. THOMAS, b. 02 Aug 1928, Madison County, NC; d. 28 May 1994, Asheville, N.C..
17. vii. MARY LOUISE THOMAS, b. 12 Apr 1931, Madison County, NC; d. 12 Feb 2005, Landowne, PA.
18. viii. GENE LUTHER THOMAS, b. 28 May 1933, Walnut, Madison County,NC.
19. ix. RAY DEWEY THOMAS, b. 13 Jul 1935, Walnut, NC.
x. GEORGE WASHINGTON (BO) THOMAS, b. 09 Feb 1938, Asheville, N.C.; d. Bet. 1938 - 1942, Asheville, N.C..
20. xi. WILLIAM TOMMY THOMAS, b. 30 Jun 1942,
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