Thomas Davenport

3 February 1769–10 September 1847 (Age 78)
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Davenport was born on 3 February 1769, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, John Davenport, was 27 and his mother, Sarah, was 28. He married Anna Davenport in 1790, in Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 September 1847, in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Davenport
1769–1847
Anna Davenport
1768–1847
Marriage: 1790
Ruth Davenport
1796–
Sarah Davenport
1796–
John George Davenport
1797–1874
Susan Davenport
1802–
Delia M. Davenport
1807–1851
A. Lansing Davenport
1802–1883

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1790
Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York, United States
children

(6)

    Female1796–Female

    Sarah Davenport

    Female1796–Female

    Male1797–1874Male

    A. Lansing Davenport

    Male1802–1883Male

    Susan Davenport

    Female1802–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

    Sarah Davenport

    Female1765–1775Female

    Hezekiah Davenport

    Male1767–1832Male

    Male1769–1847Male

    Male1770–1847Male

    Humphrey Davenport

    Male1773–1859Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 7

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1790 · 13th State

Age 21

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.

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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Story Highlight

Thomas the traveler

Thomas along with his brothers were the first generation to leave Little Compton, RI around 1810 or so, settled for a while and Tom married in Pittstown New York near Saratoga, then ultimately ended u …

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Davenport, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Thomas Davenport, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Davenport in entry for Mary Jane Davenport, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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