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About Gilbert Devol, Jr.
Gilbert Devol, Jr., one of the forty-eight, was the son of Hon Gilbert Devol, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, who soon came out with his family to the colony, and was a person of much influence and prominence in the community. Gilbert Devol, Jr., married Polly, daughter of Major Asa Coburn. There were a number of Devols who came from Rhode Island in the early years of the settlement, and planted families in Washington County, to which they have given many respectable and valuable citizens; among whom may be mentioned General H. F. Devol, of Union Army, who was promoted from Captain to Colonel and Brevet Brigadier-General "for gallant and meritorious services during the war.