Tillman Thomas Davenport

27 April 1834–4 March 1897 (Age 62)
Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Tillman Thomas

When Tillman Thomas Davenport was born on 27 April 1834, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Davenport, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Waters, was 26. He married Lucinda Patterson Drummond on 9 November 1854, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1870 and Prairie Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 4 March 1897, in Lees Summit, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Lees Summit, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Tillman Thomas Davenport
Lucinda Patterson Drummond
Marriage: 9 November 1854
Margaret H Davenport
Phoebe Alice Davenport
Mary Isabelle "Belle" Davenport
Paralee Davenport
Fanny Eudora Davenport
Caselle Davenport
Maud Lenora Angeline Davenport

Spouse and Children

9 November 1854
Morgan, Illinois, United States


    Margaret H Davenport


    Phoebe Alice Davenport


    Mary Isabelle "Belle" Davenport


    Paralee Davenport


    Fanny Eudora Davenport


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 4

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 22

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

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)

  • Tillman Davenport in household of Henry Davenport, "United States Census, 1850"
  • T T Davenport, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Tillman Davenport, "United States Census, 1880"

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