Henry Davault was born in France, but married Catharine Maria Grover, of Germany. They emigrated to America about the year 1764, landed near Philadelphia, and settled near Hanover, York Co., Pa., where they lived and died. Mr. Davault served in the revolutionary war, under General Washington. He died at the age of 85, but his wife lived to the remarkably old age of 97 years, 4 months and ten days. They had the following children Philip, Margaret, Elizabeth and Gabriel (twins), Catharine, Mary, Henry, Valentine, Frederick, Julia, and Jacob. Philip was one year old when his parents arrived in America. He married Catharine Long. Margaret married Samuel Long. Elizabeth married John Kitzmiller. Gabriel married Mary Kitzmiller. Catharine married Nicholas Keefauver. Mary married Martin Kitzmiller. Henry married Kitty Gross. Valentine married Louisa Range. Julia married Jacob Warts. Jacob married Rachel Kitzmiller. Philip Davault had the following children Mary, Kate, Margaret, Lydia, Louisa, Daniel, and Eliza. One of these children married John Harshey, and died in Maryland. Another married William Roberts, and lived in Baltimore. Another married William Landers and lived in Illinois. Another married John Kitzmiller, and lived in Tennessee. Another married Mary Kitzmiller, and lived in Tennessee. Another married James Larrimore, and lived in Ohio. The children of Frederick Davault were Henry, Peter, David, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Louisa, Kitty, and Samuel. Most of these children settled and lived in Tennessee. Henry settled in Montgomery County in 1831, and married Virginia Maughs, by whom he had Mary, Elijah, and John. Peter married Mary Hays, of Tennessee, and settled in Montgomery County in 1831. He conditionally donated the land to the County on which. Danville now stands. His children were Henry, Laban, Catharine, Frederick, Alfred, John, Emma, Louisa, and Mary V. The latter died in childhood. Mr. Davault died in 1872. His sister, Kitty, married a Mr. Crawford, of Tennessee, and removed to Kansas but afterward died in Missouri. Mary Davault married James Duncan, who settled in South Carolina. Elizabeth married Joseph Duncan, and remained in Tennessee. Louisa was married twice, to two brothers, named Rankin, and remained in Tennessee.
Biography of Henry Davault
MLA Source Citation:Bryan, William Smith A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief, Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions. Bryan Brand & Company. 1876. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 February 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/missouri/biography-of-henry-davault.htm - Last updated on Feb 18th, 2013
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