DeVault family (Jonesborough, Tenn.)
The DeVault family of Jonesborough, Tennessee is descended from early Washington County, Tennessee pioneer Frederick DeVault, who built the DeVault Tavern in 1821 in the Leesburg community. A noted stop on the Old Stage Road from Memphis to Washington, D. C., the tavern was owned and operated by the family for several generations and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Collection — Box: G (Small Collections)
Scope and Contents The Edward G. DeVault Family Papers consists of a physician's notebook belonging to W. B. DeVault and a Washington County, Tennessee Justice of the Peace ledger for Civil District 16 (Leesburg) kept by Samuel Conley, Justice of the Peace. The physician's notebook describes medical and surgical procedures and identifies many different types of drugs and compounds used in 19th century medical practice. The justice of the peace ledger contains names of plaintiffs and defendants in...