My interest in genealogy began when one of my elementary school teachers asked her students to draw their family trees. I was surprised to discover that nineteenth-century genealogies existed for both sides of my family: the monumental Genealogy of the De Vaux Family published by Thomas F. De Voe in 1885; and an 1853 history of Hanover, Massachusetts containing a genealogy of the Josselyn family. I've been collecting information on my family's history ever since.
Since retiring in 2002 from my position as Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Maryland, I've been able to devote more time to this project. The information is entered into a genealogy database created by The Master Genealogist computer program from Wholly Genes (now sadly discontinued), and published on this website in the form of linked web pages created by John Cardinal's wonderful Second Site program.
For persons who are living, or not known to have died, only the names of parents and children are shown; other details are omitted on this website. Some images of photos and documents that are part of the database have also been omitted. If you are interested in images related to a particular person or persons, please contact me through the email link that is at the bottom of each page.
Start with the Surname Index or Search This Site button at the top of any page to find a particular person. The Using This Site button explains the icons and tells you about navigating the site.
Howard Josselyn DeVoe