Biography of John J. DeVee
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOHN J. DEVEE, a farmer of London, was born in Monroe county, Mich. Dec. 25, 1844. He enlisted in Co. I, 11th Mich. Vol. Inf., Aug. 24, 1861. Was in the battles of Stone River, Mission Ridge, Buzzard's Roost, Kenseaw Mountain and Chickamauga, remaining with regiment until its return to Michigan, in 1864. in 1870 he enlisted in the 11th U. S. Reg. Inf., as private, going to Sulphur Springs. Texas, then to Fort. Richardson, and Fort Sill, Ind. Ter. Was with McKenzie in the '72 scout, being out six months. His time expired March 3, 1875, and he engaged as stage driver between Jacksboro and Weathertord, Texas, remaining four months, then returned to Michigan. Feb. 20, 1876, married Mary P. Haner, of London, who was born Aug. 1, 1853. One child was born to them. Mr. DeVee is a member of Lucius Taylor Post, No. 274, G. A. R., of Milan, Michigan.

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Talcott E. Wing, Editor
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