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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Family Time Line

Richard Henry Lee
1766–
Mary Prescilla Davenport
1773–1821
Marriage: 30 September 1795
Catherine Lee
1803–
Martha Lee
1805–1860
James M Lee
1809–

Spouse and Children

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

(3)

    Catherine Lee

    Female1803–Female

    Martha Lee

    Female1805–1860Female

    Male1809–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1775

Age 2

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1776

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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