Steve Davenport


Brief Life History of Steve

Steve Davenport was born in 1838, in Kentucky, United States. He married Nancy Caroline Ball about 1865, in McCreary, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 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 120.

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Steve Davenport
Nancy Caroline Ball
Marriage: about 1865
Kelly Davenport
Bill Davenport
James Wilburn Davenport
Calvin Davenport
Jane Davenport
Rufus Zion Davenport
Wm R Davenport

Sources (3)

  • Steven Devenport, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Steve Davenport in entry for Zion Davenport and Nannie Kidd, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Steve Davenport in entry for Zion Davenport, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1865McCreary, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1850 · 8th Most Populated State

    Age 12

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

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 32

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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