SOLON DEVOLL farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Stoughton; a native of Vermont; born in Weathersfield, Windsor Co., in 1823; his father, James, was the son of James Devoll, and was born in Massachusetts; he removed with his father’s family to Vermont when quite young; Solon’s mother, Eliza Gould, was a native of Vermont; our subject emigrated to Dane Co., Wis., in 1852, and settled on Sec. 23, town of Rutland, where he resided till 1872, then removed to this section; he now owns 200 acres on Secs. 13 and 14. Mr. Devoll was Assessor of the town for a number of years, has been a member of the board for several terms, and Chairman of the same for a number of terms. He was married in Windsor Co., Vt., in 1849, to Frances M., daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth Stow, a native of that county; their children are De Wane, S. Calvin and Carrie, who is now the wife of Amasa Guernsey, and lives at Fort Dodge, Iowa.
1880 History of Dane County Wisconsin, p. 1198