John Devine & Rose McGaughan*
*There are many variations in spelling.
The parish of Clonfeacle encompasses both the County of Tyrone and the County of Armagh. The
Blackwater River is the boundary between the counties.
Andy Mullan & Heather Devine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 16 November 2011: “In researching my
Devines, I have determined through DNA testing that my father was related to a Philadelphia branch of the
Devines. On a couple of trips to Ulster, my husband and I discovered that the Philadelphia Devines came
from Derrymagone Townland, County Armagh (northeast of Moy on the map). My ancestor is James
Devine (b. ca. 1792) and married Mary Mulligan in County Cavan. Rose McGaughan appears as a witness
to the birth of Francis Devine who later died in Philadelphia. John and Rose likely lived in the Townland of
Derrymagowan (Derrymagone) on the Armagh side of the Blackwater River near the town of Moy,
Northern Ireland, prior to moving to Trois Rivieres, Quebec. Many Devines are to be found on both sides
of the Blackwater River.”
CHURCH RECORDS: IRELAND
15 Oct 1819 / Church Marriage Record / Parish Clonfeacle /county Tyrone
John Devine / Rose McGagan
Ages not recorded. Parents not recorded.
Witness 1: James McGagan
Witness 2: Jane Stuart
00 Jan 1819 / Church Baptism Record / Parish Clonfeacle /county Tyrone
Father: John Devin
Mother: Rose McGaughan
Sponsor 1: John Ann
Sponsor 2: Ann Mullan
25 Feb 1822 / Church Baptism Record / Parish Clonfeacle /county Tyrone
Father: Jno Devin
Mother: Rose Gahegan
Sponsor 1: Jno Elisa
Sponsor 2: Elisa Crossy
Rachel (Scherf) Levine
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