John P. Devereux, Circuit Judge in 1851, went to Kansas City in 1859, entering the railroad business and becoming very prominent in the development of the “New West.” In 1866 he removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he was commissioner of the land department of the Union Pacific Railroad Company until 1876, when he returned to Kansas City as the attorney of the company. In 1878, he moved to Denver, Col.
Judge John P. Devereux came here from Virginia, married Miss Mason of this county, practiced as an attorney for a number of years, was Circuit Judge, and in ——– went West, etc. He was a noble man, both in appearance and manners.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.