I have gathered far more info since March.Here is an update on the family I am researching.I seek ANY living ancestors:
William McDevitt, b. abt 1795 in Ireland and his wife, Mary, b. abt 1805 in Ireland.They had the following children:
Ellen, b. abt 1834, Ireland James, b. abt 1835, Ireland Mary, b. abt 1836, Ireland Susan, b. abt 1838, Philadelphia William H., b. abt 1840, Philadelphia Joseph, b. abt 1844, Philadelphia Agnes, b. abt 1848, Philadelphia
This family is found together in the 1860 census.After that, in 1870, I do not know whom the sisters or brothers married.James, apparently, stayed single.
William H. went on to marry an Ellen (surname unknown) about 1869, and they had:
John, b. 1870 Annie, b. 1875 Ellen, b. 13 Aug 1877 Mary, b. Aug 1879 Margaret, b. 6 Nov 1884
Margaret married John J. Strohmeier, and had Agnes Strohmeier.
Mary married a Mr. Reed and had Marie.
I do not know who John, Annie or Ellen married, and have been unable to narrow it down.
Anyway, this info at least takes us back to the siblings of William H. McDevitt, and if anyone has info on these folks, it would be greatly appreciated.
Wendy L. Hawksley Dover, Delaware Stormphoenix@juno.com