This family tree follows the ancestral lineage of Gerald Edward Deuel. Gerald was a native of Wayne County, NY and a long time resident of the greater Rochester vicinity. He was born into a family of four brothers. Gerald married Anne Bell Savidge of east Rochester and together they had four children. Two sons and two daughters, all residing with their families in New York State.
Through Gerald's paternal line, he is the direct descendent of several American Colonists emigrating from England, Holland and France all during the 17th century. He most notably has a direct lineage to three of the Mayflower Families settling the Plymouth Colony in 1620. This lineage follows four ancestral lines to four Mayflower Pilgrims which are George Soule, Richard Warren, Francis Cooke, and his son John Cooke. The lineage leading to Francis Cooke, has two separate ancestral lines.
Ancestral Mayflower Lineages:
1. Gerald Deuel>Chester Deuel>Victor Deuel>Philo Deuel>John Deuel>Tristram Deuel>Benanuel Deuel>Lydia Mosher>Lydia Tabor>Mary Cooke>JOHN COOKE>FRANCIS COOKE
2. Gerald Deuel>Chester Deuel>Victor Deuel>Philo Deuel>John Deuel>Tristram Deuel>Benanuel Deuel>Lydia Mosher>Lydia Tabor>Mary Cooke>Sarah Warren>RICHARD WARREN
3. Gerald Deuel>Chester Deuel>Victor Deuel>Philo Deuel>Phebe Manchester>Jabez Manchester>Ellizabeth Gifford>John Gifford>Mary Wright>Sarah Soule>John Soule>GEORGE SOULE
4. Gerald Deuel>Chester Deuel>Victor Deuel>Philo Deuel>Phebe Manchester>Jabez Manchester>Ellizabeth Gifford>John Gifford>Mary Wright>Adam Wright>Hester Cooke>FRANCIS COOKE
Famous Mayflower Cousins:
From Richard Warren...
Ulysses S. Grant ~ President and Civil War Union General
Alan B. Shepard, Jr. ~ First American in space, fifth man to walk on the moon
From Francis Cooke...
George H. W. Bush ~ President
George W. Bush ~ President
From Both Francis Cooke and Richard Warren...
Franklin D. Roosevelt ~ President
Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson) ~ American Folk artist
Deuel Surname Origins:
The DEUEL surname is of French origin. It is derived from Deyville, a village in France, anglicized from the name David. The surname in it's earliest forms is recorded as DAVOL, DEVOL, and DEVEL by American Colonists, as well as in England in historical documents dating back to the Norman period. Eventually some of the Colonists being devout Quakers, changed their name to DEUEL to avoid the word association with the 'Devil'. The name DEUEL is mentioned several times in the Old Testament of the Bible. Other common variations in spelling are DEUELL, DUEL, DUELL, DUAL, DUALL, DEWEL, and DEWELL.