Steve Davenport

Brief Life History of Steve

Steve Davenport was born in 1833, in Kentucky, United States as the son of John Strunk. He married Nancy Caroline Ball on 8 May 1862, in Whitley, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Precinct 8 Pine Knot, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died in 1958, at the age of 125.

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Steve Davenport
Nancy Caroline Ball
Marriage: 8 May 1862
Kelly Davenport
James Wilburn Davenport
Calvin Davenport
Jane Davenport
Rufus Zion Davenport
Wlliam R Davenport

Sources (7)

  • Steven Devenport, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Stephen Strunk, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Steve Davenport in entry for Zion Davenport and Nannie Kidd, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cheshire): habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop, to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.

Irish: in Tipperary, this is an English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

History: John Davenport (died 1670) arrived in Boston, MA, in 1637. He came of an English Cheshire family associated with Capesthorne Hall, near Macclesfield.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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