Henry Devoe was born at about 1755. The only family information presented in his Revolutionary War Pension file is that he had a brother named Christopher who in 1837 lived in Schenectady, and that both he and Henry had a nephew named Henry I. Devoe who lived in Berne in 1837.
Marriage and Children
There is no reference to his wife or children in his pension file.
He likely enlisted at Schenectady in the Spring of 1777 and served as a Private under Captain White in Colonel Gansvoort’s Regiment he served there for three months and received a regular discharge. He witnessed the surrender of Burgoyne during this service.
He again enlisted in Colonel Willet’s Regiment for a term of 9 months and again received a regular discharge.
In 1781 he again enlisted in the same Regiment for a period of two years in the same company and Regiment and was honorably discharged at the City of Albany.
His discharge papers were given to his nephew, Henry I. Devoe to hold for safe keeping. The soldier declared that he had never been taught to write his name. He lived in Berne when he filed for his pension.
Henry died in Berne on August 26, 1837. No place of burial has been discovered. This is the only evidence of Henry’s death that is so far available.
Except for one or two miscellaneous and uninformative images contained in the file, the following is a complete copy of his Revolutionary War Pension File