Mrs. Helen P. Poindexter DeVoe, the daughter of Archie Poindexter and Inez Houdeshell, was born in Indiana. She was married to the late Mr. Paul Volney DeVoe, and had two children; the late James Frederick DeVoe and Judith Ann DeVoe-Stafford. Mrs. DeVoe graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and complete some graduate work. She retired and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • National Gavel Society
  • National Society Dames of the Court of Honor (Honorary President General)
  • Colonial Dames of America (former President of Chapter XXV)
  • Welcome Society of Pennsylvania
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry (Three-term Councillor)
  • National Huguenot Society
  • National Society Daughters of the Founder and Patriots of America (National Organizing Secretary
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar 1565-1861
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution (Associate Member)

Mrs. DeVoe was the Patron for the Hereditary Society Blue Book in 1995.

  • The Southwest Blue Book

Other Notes

Mrs. DeVoe was a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (House of Burgesses); and the Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth, Sr. Society. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.