Theodora S. Davenport

7 November 1861–
Georgia, United States

The Life of Theodora S.

When Theodora S. Davenport was born on 7 November 1861, in Georgia, United States, her father, James Gillam Davenport, was 42 and her mother, Amanda E Johnson, was 39. She married Virgil Brewer Bishop on 18 February 1883, in Carroll, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in District 714, Carroll, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Hapeville, Fulton, Georgia, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Virgil Brewer Bishop
Theodora S. Davenport
Marriage: 18 February 1883
Carrie D Bishop
Henry Anderson Bishop

Spouse and Children

18 February 1883
Carroll, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 14

Historical Boundaries: 1875: Fulton, Georgia, United States
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 32

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

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)

  • Dora Bishop in household of Virgil B Bishop, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora S Bishop in household of Virgil B Bishop, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Theodora Davenport in household of James G Davenport, "United States Census, 1870"

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