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DEVEREUX, Thomas Pollock, lawyer, born in Newbern, N. C., 17 December 1798; died in Connemara, Halifax County, N. C., 24 March 1869. He was a great-grandson of Jonathan Edwards, was graduated at Yale in 1813, and studied at the Litchfield, Connecticut, Law School, but did not practice till pecuniary losses forced him to do so. He was U. S. district attorney for North Carolina under the administrations of John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, and in 1826 was appointed reporter for the State Supreme Court. The death of an uncle left him, in middle life, the care of a large estate, and he spent the rest of his days on his plantation, but served for some time as chairman of the Halifax County court. He published "Reports of the North Carolina Supreme Court, 1826'34" (4 vols., Raleigh, 1829'36), "Reports in the Superior Court, 1834'40" (4 vols., 1837'40), and "Equity Reports, 1826'40 " (4 vols., 1838'40). In the preparation of some of these W. H. Battle assisted him.
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