Westchester County was contested ground during the Revolutionary War, with both Patriots and Loyalists struggling to control it. Brothers Andrew Devoue of New Rochelle and Daniel Devoue of Eastchester (now in the Bronx) moved to Long Island in early 1777. In 1783 Benjamin Devoe of New Rochelle, maybe a relative, accused them of adhering to the enemy, and they were indicted. Maybe they were just getting out of harm’s way, or maybe they were loyal to the King, like many of the French Huguenots of New Rochelle.
New York State Archives, New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (New York) Pleadings and Other Civil and Criminal Court Documents, 1699-1837, JN522-17, file P-1322.
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