Mary Prescilla Davenport

1773–1821 (Age 48)
Buckingham, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary Prescilla

When Mary Prescilla Davenport was born in 1773, in Buckingham, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Julius Terry Davenport, was 61 and her mother, Mary Noell, was 35. She married Richard Henry Lee on 30 September 1795, in Saltville Magisterial District, Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died in 1821, in Saltville Magisterial District, Washington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 48.

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Richard Henry Lee
Mary Prescilla Davenport
Marriage: 30 September 1795
Catherine Lee
Martha Lee
James M Lee

Spouse and Children

30 September 1795
Saltville Magisterial District, Washington, Virginia, United States


    Catherine Lee


    Martha Lee



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World Events (8)


Age 2

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 13

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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 (2)

  • Mary Davenport in entry for Richard Lee, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Prescilla DAVENPORT -

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