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Descendants of James & Mary (Higgins) DEVANEY
Submitted by Pat Watson


First Generation
1. James DEVANEY was born in 1837 in Ireland. He died in Oct 1901 in Preston, England. James married Mary HIGGINS . Mary was born in 1842 in Ireland. 
They had the following children:
+ 2 F i. Bridget DEVANEY was born in 1867. She died on 21 Jan 1909. 
   3 M ii. John DEVANEY was born in 1865 in Preston, England. 
   4 F iii. Mary Ann DEVANEY was born in 1868 in Preston, England. She died in Mar 1892 in Preston, England. Mary married Ambrose WILDING in Sep 1888 in Preston, England. 
   5 F iv. Ellen DEVANEY was born in 1876 in Preston, England. 
   6 M v. Owen DEVANEY was born in 1872 in Preston, England. He died in 1873 in Preston, England. 
   7 M vi. Thomas William DEVANEY was born in 1874 in Preston, England. 
   8 F vii. Ellen DEVANEY was born in 1876 in Preston, England. 
   9 F viii. Ann DEVANEY was born in 1879 in Preston, England. 


Second Generation
2. Bridget DEVANEY (James) was born in 1867. She died on 21 Jan 1909 in Fall River, MA. She was buried in St. Patrick's Church, Fall River MA. 

"Mrs. Bridget Mitchell, a well known resident of the southern section of the city, died last night at her home, 1482 South Main Street.  The deceased attended St. Patrick's Church and had a large following of friends who will regret to learn of her death.  She is survived by a husband, Frank Mitchell, a mother, Mrs. Mary Devaney and three daughters Mary, Ellen and Mabel and one son, James and to them much sympathy is extended.  A high mass of requiem will be offered tomorrow at 8 AM for the repose of her soul at St. Patrick's church.  The funeral will occur on Sunday afternoon".  It also indicated that New Bedford and Pawtucket papers please copy.

Bridget married Frank MITCHELL on 31 Dec 1885. 
Frank and Bridget had the following children:
   10 F i. Mary Catherine MITCHELL .
   11 F ii. Ellen MITCHELL .
   12 M iii. James MITCHELL .
+ 13 F iv. Mabel Loretta MITCHELL .


Third Generation
13. Mabel Loretta MITCHELL (Bridget DEVANEY, James). Mabel married Joseph (Simplego) MELONE
They had the following children:
+ 14 F i. Mary Bridget MELONE . (Living)


Fourth Generation

14. Mary Bridget MELONE (Mabel Loretta MITCHELL, Bridget DEVANEY, James). Mary married Joseph WALLACE (Living).
They had the following children:
+ 15 F i. Laura WALLACE.
   16 M ii. Michael WALLACE .
   17 M iii. Kevin WALLACE .


Fifth Generation
15. Laura WALLACE (Mary Bridget MELONE, Mabel Loretta MITCHELL, Bridget DEVANEY, James).  Laura married John RHODES.
They had the following children:
   18 F i. Cheyenne Elizabeth RHODES .