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Devan, William, (c 1830-1877) Massachusetts, Conover corner Elizabeth, 252 Conover
252 Conover Near Elizabeth west side of street
1870 Liquor dealers list Brooklyn Eagle, Devan, W., CONOVER corner Elizabeth
William Devan was born in Massachusetts circa 1830. He married Mary Shea born circa 1835. She had a brother
Daniel born in Ireland circa 1844. William and Mary had Ann in 1854 who married Dennis Costello and
Cornelius in 1861 who married twice and had several children.
William was a boat man/seaman who later had a liquor store on Conover at Elizabeth.
William died in 1877 leaving Mary with three children, ages 24 (married), 19 and 14.
The 1886 map shows a frame building at 252 Conover - three in from Elizabeth on the west side of Conover.
Not listed 1870 directory.
Birth: c 1830 Massachusetts (or Maine)
Brith of Mary Shea: born Ireland circa 1835
Residence Year: 1866, 1870
Street Address: Conover n Vandyke
Residence Place: Brooklyn, New York
Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1866, 1870
- Ann c 1854
Married Dennis Costello
Children: Annie c 1877, Daniel c 1879
- Elizabeth c 1858 - must have died young
- Lydia c 1859 - must have died young
- Cornelius G. c 1861
Death of Annie Devan:
Friday Aug 4, 1899 2476 8th ave New York Annie the beloved wife of Cornelius G. Devan in her 39th year
(Devan Annie 38 y Aug 4 1899 22687 Manhattan)
1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
2476, 8th ave, Cornelius Devan 42, widowed, janitor,
Daniel Devan 12, son,
Cornelius Devan 10, son,
Lillian Devan 5, daughter,
Robert Devan 1, son,
Daisy Costello 21, niece,
Frank Costello 18, nephew,
May Costello 15, niece
Remarriage: Devan Cornelius Mar 21 1901 Manhattan 5249 -
Yochmann Dorothy Mar 21 1901 Manhattan 5249
1910 United States Federal Census, 8th ave,
Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York
Cornelius G. Devan 49, father born Massachusetts, mother born Ireland, real estate,
married 9 years, 1 child,
Dorothy W Devan 29,
Victor Devan 4
Robert Devan 11
Lillie Devan 14
Cornelius Devan 20, son,
Daniel Devan 22, son,
Dennie Costello 51, brother in law,
James J Coffey 47, boarder, very hard to read their jobs.
Cornelius G Devan
Residence Year: 1915
Street Address: 2476 8th Av
Residence Place: New York, New York
Occupation: Real Est
Publication Title: New York, New York, City Directory, 1915
1920 8th ave,
C G Devan 59, renting agent,
Dorthy W Devan 39
Victor Devan 14
Robert Devan 21
✟ Devan Cornelius G 29 y May 5 1919 15951 Manhattan
✟ Devan Cornelius G 59 y Jul 4 1920 20539 Manhattan
- Sarah c 1867
Sarah De Van
Event Type Birth
Event Date 06 Aug 1867
Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Father's Name William De Van
Mother's Name Mary O'Shean (LDS)
1868 Executive Committee 12th ward, William Devan.
1869 William Devan, Vice president, Ticket No 2, 12th Ward candidate.
Liquors, Conover c Elizabeth h Conover n Elizabeth
Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1871
1860: Brooklyn Ward 12 District 1, Kings, New York, William Devan 33, boatman, born Maine,
Mary Devan 26, born Ireland,
Ann Devan 4,
Elizabeth Devan 2,
Lydia Devan 1,
Daniel Shea 16, born Ireland.
1865: frame $1,200, Ward 12, William Devan Father M 45, seaman, born Mass.,
Mary Devan Wife F 30, born Ireland,
Annie Devan Daughter F 19
Cornelius Devan Son M 15
Daniel Devan Adopted son M 1, Daniel Shay boarder age 21
Brooklyn Ward 12 boatman, born Mass. $,1500 $200,
William Devan 40,
Mary Devan 35,
Annie Devan 16,
Cornelius Devan 10,
Sarah Devan 3
December 1870 - Daniel Shea, while under the influence "of Holiday benzine"
called on his sister, Mrs Devan, living at the corner of Conover and Elizabeth, Red Hook.
Shea was so obnoxious that Mrs. Devan threw him out. In return he smashed the side lights of the door.
He was arrested.
1874- November - Cornelius Devan, age 14, and companion were arrested for stealing $10
worth of iron bolts from the shipyard of Howard Burtis.
1875: did not find
1877: Death of William Devan
Probate: Mary widow of William Devan died 16 February 1877, three children,
Anne wife of Dennis Costello, Cornelius Devan, age sixteen,
Sarah age 10.
How did Mary Devan support herself and her children after the death of William in 1877?
1879- August - Cornelius Devan age 19, of 252 Conover and a friend were arrested
after being caught carrying
off several bags of cotton from
the New York warehouse company's stores at the foot of Van Brunt. They had entered the warehouse by forcing the doors.
October 1879 - Mary "Doran" of 353 Conover Street charged William Ward
of having pointed a revolver at her and threatened to shoot her.
1879, 1880, Mary Devan, wid William, h 252 Conover.
1880 Census Brooklyn, 252 Conover street,
Mary Devon 50, keeping house,
Cornelous Devon 19, row boat, father's birthplace Massachusetts,
Sarah Devon 14, daughter,
Annie Castello 24, daughter,
Dennis Castello 25, son in law,
Annie Castello 3, granddaughter,
Daniel Castello 1, grandson,
Michael Castello 48, boarder, shovel grain,
Patrick Castello 20, boarder,
Micheal Castello 14, boarder,
Nellie Castello 10, boarder - two "families" in the house.
1882 - 250 Conover Devan, Mary, wid William
Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1879
November 1885 - for auction property of Mary Devan and Edward Keogh at the corner of Elizabeth and Conover.
"in pursuance of a judgement of foreclosure" (northwest side of Conover, 40 feet from
the corner of Elizabeth and
80 feet along Elizabeth street).
Devan William 60 Jan 19 1877 539 Kings
Devan Mary 58 y Aug 2 1894 12950 Kings