Harvey Davenport

30 November 1797–before 25 March 1822 (Age 24)
Campbell, Virginia, United States

The Life of Harvey

Harvey Davenport was born on 30 November 1797, in Campbell, Virginia, United States as the son of Davenport and Mrs Davenport. He married Martha Patsy Canaday on 17 October 1820, in Casey, Kentucky, United States. He died before 25 March 1822, at the age of 24.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Harvey Davenport
Martha Patsy Canaday
Marriage: 17 October 1820

Spouse and Children

17 October 1820
Casey, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Mrs Davenport




World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 15

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Harvey Davenport, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Harvey Davenport, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Canaday Ancestry

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.