Pvt. Andrew W. Devore

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Devore, Andrew W. ( Andrew Warren Devore )- Pvt. 10/6/1861. Appointed Regimental Quartermaster Sgt. October 14, 1861. Wounded at Winchester, Va. August 17, 1864. Furloughed for 40 days from General Hospital #9, at Richmond, Va., September 17, 1864. Unofficial records show he died in 1864.

Born in Edgefield, S. C. Oct. 4, 1839, son of Son of Lucinda Berry Cook Devore and David Warren Devore Sr (1808-?.) Brother of Eldridge and James E. Devore of same company. Died Aug. 6, 1897, buried at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Alpharetta, Fulton County, Ga.

Obituary transcribed from the Georgia Baptists Newspaper Dated August 17, 1897


On the 6th of August, 1897, a heavenly messenger from the Courts of Glory came and bore on high the spirit of our dearly beloved brother, A. W. Devore.

Bro. Devore was born Oct. 6th, 1839, died Aug. 6th, 1897. He joined Providence Baptist church, July 18, 1855, and served as deacon 19 years. As a deacon he was ever alert to duty and met the responsibilities of that office with decision and courage; bold and fearless, contending “for the faith once delivered to the saints;” was so faithful and consecrated that ever a stranger could not be in his church long without being reminded of the qualities attributed to the Apostolic deacons, of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom bery able and fervent in prayer. As a Sunday school superintendent he was untiring and never seemed happier than with his loving family and church, with Bible in hand expounding the Scriptures, singing, preaching and training up the young in the way they should go. As an able counselor and sweet singer, his voice has been heard and his influence felt through out the Hightower association. Oh! How we’ll miss him.

Brother Devore had been a great sufferer since the late war and had carried in his flesh a minute-ball put there while in defense of his country. He bore his afflictions with such patience and fortitude, that he was seldom ever heard to complain. As representative of Milton county in the Georgia legislature he was faithful, careful and painstaking, and discharged the duties of his office in honor to himself and constituency.

As to his faithfulness as a church member he could not be excelled. His pastor always found in him a faithful friend; and he was never absent from his church meetings until a few weeks before his lamented death. When he was compelled to yield to the strong hand of affliction, and in spite of all that loving and willing hands could do, he had to succumb to the last enemy that’s to be conquered, whish is death. After bidding farewell to family and friends, he crossed the dark river, leaving a consecrated wife, four daughters, one son, an aged mother, brothers, sister and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

After appropriate service, conducted by Rev. James Tatum, his body was laid to rest in the old church yard to which he had consecrated thirty-nine years of his life, to rest til resurrection morn.

H. T. Ingram.

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