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Devault Crowel
Revolutionary Soldier
    Devault Crowel was a son of Henry and Margaret (Bader) Crowel. He was born on 8 April 1752 in Frederick County Maryland, and
    died near Covington, Miami County Ohio in 1839. His Last Will was probated on 15 Aug 1839 and he was first buried on his farm.
    He was married in 1772 to Julianna Nutz. She was born in 1753 and died on 4 Jan 1833 in Montgomery Co Ohio. She is buried in
    Preble County Ohio. The couple had eight children, namely; Michael, Henry, Jacob, Devault, Susannah, Mary, Nancy, Sarah.
    Following is an abstract from a notarized statement made by William Crowel and dated Ansonia, Ohio on 12 Sept 1936:

    "The remains of my great-grandfather Devault Crowel 1st, a Revolutionary Soldier, and my grandfather Devault Crowel 2nd, were re-interred in the Old Harris Creek Cemetery, having been removed from the old graveyard on the Devault Crowel Homestead one and one- half miles west of Covington, Ohio. The bodies were placed on Samuel Crowell's lot in the north center part of the cemetery. The occasions of the removal of the bodies was the laying of a double track by the Pennsylvania Railroad. This encroached on the family burial plot. Both bodies were placed in the same casket. I was present and witnessed it. Both are now buried in the same grave, one tomb-stone only, that of Devault Crowel 2nd. The stone of Devault Crowel 1st was a plain slab, which was left in the old graveyard on the farm. I copied the dates from it. Later I tried to find it but failed. I do not know what became of it."

    The gravestone mentioned above as having been moved to the older Harris Creek Cemetery is still standing (in 1985) and reads as follows:

    In memory of Devault Chrowl who died Dec. 15, 1847, age 67y 7m 13d. 
                    Beside it can be found: 
    Saloma, wife of Devault Chrowl,  died Nov 23rd 1871, age 93y 10m 26d.

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