Benona Benjamin Davenport Jr.

Brief Life History of Benona Benjamin

When Benona Benjamin Davenport Jr. was born on 5 June 1822, in Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Benona Benjamin Davenport, was 22 and his mother, Martha Patty Burdick, was 16. He married Mary Brewer on 28 August 1853, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Bell Center, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1905 and Soldiers Grove, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. He died on 23 February 1915, in Gays Mills, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mook Cemetery, Rolling Ground, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States.

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Benona Benjamin Davenport Jr.
Mary Brewer
Marriage: 28 August 1853
Mary Jane Davenport
Andrew J. Davenport
Martha C. Davenport
Clark B. Davenport

Sources (13)

  • Benonia Debenport, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benoni Davenport, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Benona Davenport, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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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