Clark  R.  Devol

              Clark R. Devol, an enterprising farmer of Addison Township, and only son of  Thomas Devol (see sketch ), was born March 9, 1848.  He was reared to manhood on the farm where he now lives.  He received a common school education, greatly supplemented in later years by being associated with business men. October 13, 1863, at the early age of seventeen, he realized the necessity of the preservation of our Union, and enlisted in Company M, Twenty-first Regiment, First Indiana Heavy Artillery, where he served until the close of the war.  He was present and participated in the following important engagements:  Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Nashville and Mobile, besides numerous minor engagements . October 9, 1865, his marriage with  Nannie J. Robertson  was solemnized.
He has always made farming his occupation, and he has been very successful.  He occupies his father's farm of 326 acres, and in addition he owns seventy-eight acres in his own right.  He and wife are members of the Baptist Church at Shelbyville.  He also belongs to the Masonic fraternity.  In politics he is Republican.
History of Shelby County, Indiana,  "Addison Sketches,"  page 592,  Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Note:  The WPA marriage index shows Nannie's middle initial as "G"

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