John Levi Davenport

Brief Life History of John Levi

When John Levi Davenport was born on 9 January 1850, in Fremont, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, his father, John Squire Davenport, was 23 and his mother, Madorah Pack, was 18. He married Henrietta Lydia Troth on 6 February 1868, in Mills, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 October 1912, in Caddo, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Ida Cemetery, Munden, Republic, Kansas, United States.

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John Levi Davenport
Henrietta Lydia Troth
Marriage: 6 February 1868
Amanda Jane Davenport
Madorah Ellen Davenport
Isaac Odell Davenport
Essie Davenport
Alvin Davenport
Charles Squire Davenport
William Ira Davenport

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  • J L Davenport, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Levi Davenport, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • John L Davenport, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

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Historical Boundaries: 1851: Mills, Iowa, United States


Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

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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John Levi Davenport

John Levi's father, John Squire Davenport, hauled freight between Missouri and the west coast for thirty years. His children were born on these trips west and back and his children basically grew up h …

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