Benona Davenport

1823–1915 (Age 92)
New York, United States

The Life of Benona

When Benona Davenport was born in 1823, in New York, United States, his father, Benona Benjamin Davenport, was 24 and his mother, Martha Patty Burdick, was 17. He married Mary Brewer on 28 August 1853, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bell Center, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1905 and Soldiers Grove, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. He died in 1915, in Mook Cemetery, Rolling Ground, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Benona Davenport
Mary Brewer
Marriage: 28 August 1853
Martha C. Davenport
Clark B Davenport

Spouse and Children

28 August 1853
Rock, Wisconsin, United States


    Martha C. Davenport


    Clark B Davenport


Parents and Siblings




    John Davenport


    Daniel Davenport


    Lavicia Davenport


    Barrick Davenport


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

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

Age 4

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

Age 31

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

1 English: 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’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benona Davenport in household of Clark Davenport, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Benana Davenport in household of Bengamin Davenport, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benoni Davenport in household of Clark B Davenport, "United States Census, 1910"

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