Sarah Davenport

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Davenport was born on 10 December 1700, in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Jonathan Davenport, was 41 and her mother, Hannah Maynard, was 40.

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Jonathan Davenport
Hannah Maynard
Thomas Davenport
Johnathan Davenport
Hannah Davenport
Simon Davenport
Ebenezer Davenport
John Davenport
Joseph Davenport
Benjamin Davenport
Sarah Davenport

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  • Sarah Davenport, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Davenport -
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Davenport - birth: 10 December 1700; Little Compton, New Port, Rhode Island, United States

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The Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, as it was from June 22, 1703, when it created the counties of Providence Plantations and Rhode Island, to June 16, 1729, when Providence Plantations County was renamed Providence, Rhode Island County was renamed Newport, and Kings County was created from Providence.


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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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