MANUS G. DEVINE, farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Oregon; born May 4, 1812, in Chautauqua Co., N.Y.; in 1832, he settled in Erie Co., Penn., and resided there until June, 1847, when he came West and bough his farm of 80 acres in Oregon; this was wild, new land, which he has brought under cultivation, erecting a barn, etc. William Devine, born in 1818, came with Joseph to Walworth Co., Wis. in 1844, but afterward returned, and after the death of his father in 1850, settled up the estate, and the same year came to Oregon, with his mother, brother John and three sisters; he owned an excellent farm adjoining his brother’s on which he built a large and tasteful residence; he died, a single man in March, 1880. M.G. and Adeline, also single, lived with him during these thirty years in Wisconsin, and are now on his farm. Bennett Devine, born in 1821, came West in 1845; he died in Union, Rock Co., Wis. in January 1871, leaving a widow and four children. John Devine, born Nov. 6, 1831, is one of the farmers in the “Devine Settlement,” and has been since 1850, having a farm and a family. Polly, born in July 1816, married Robert Blair, who died in Pennsylvania; she has three children, and lived in Brooklyn, Green Co. Sally Devine died in Oregon, as did her aged mother.
1880 Dane County History, Town of Oregon, p. 1237-38.