Thomas Davenport

Brief Life History of Thomas

Thomas Davenport was born on 3 February 1769, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States as the son of John Davenport and Mrs Sarah Davenport. 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

Sources (6)

  • Thomas Davenport, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Thomas Davenport, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Davenport - birth: 3 February 1769; Little Compton, New Port, Rhode Island, United States

World Events (8)

1776

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

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

1790 · 13th State

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

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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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 …

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