Victoria Brown Davenport

April 1860–28 April 1909 (Age 49)
Amherst, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Victoria Brown

Victoria Brown Davenport was born in April 1860, in Amherst, Virginia, United States as the daughter of Davenport and Jane. She married James William Bethel on 1 January 1883, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Forest District, Bedford, Virginia, United States in 1900. She died on 28 April 1909, in Nelson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Massies Mill, Nelson, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James William Bethel
Victoria Brown Davenport
Marriage: 1 January 1883
Hettie Mae Bethel
John Thompson Bethel
Berenice Opal Bethel
Wiliam Bledso Bethel
Martha Jane Bethel
James Houston Bethel
Charles Wesley Bethel
Samuel Preston Bethel
Sadie Louis Bethel
Maggie Elizabeth Bethel

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1883Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 1
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 15
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 18875;2007: 40919; 2010: 55895)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’.

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

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    Sources (40)

    • Victoria Bethel in entry for Martha J Bethel, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Victoria Bethel in household of James W Bethel, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Victoria B Davenport in entry for James Bethel, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

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