Catharine Davenport

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Davenport was born on 15 February 1787, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jesse Davenport, was 25 and her mother, Hannah Crane, was 21. She married Joseph Foster about 1804, in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Dorchester, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 February 1875, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87.

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Joseph Foster
Catharine Davenport
Marriage: 22 September 1804
Albert Foster
Hannah Foster
Joseph Warren Foster
Harriot Foster
John Foster
Louisa Foster
Catharine Davenport Foster

Sources (14)

  • Catherine Foster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Catharine Davenport, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Catharine Davenport Foster, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.


George Washington elected first president of United States.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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