Dorothy Davenport

8 February 1860–1864 (Age 3)
Clay, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Davenport was born on 8 February 1860, in Clay, North Carolina, United States, her father, Martin Winn Davenport, was 40 and her mother, Mary Ann Hughes, was 32. She died in 1864, in her hometown, at the age of 4.

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Family Time Line

Martin Winn Davenport
Mary Ann Hughes
Marcus Taylar Lafeyette Davenport
Mary Ann Davenport
Harriet Louise Davenport
George Henry Davenport
James D. Davenport
Thomas Jefferson Davenport
Joseph Martin Davenport
Dorothy Davenport
Sarah Davenport
Nancy Davenport
Martha Elizabeth Davenport

Parents and Siblings

    Martin Winn Davenport


    Mary Ann Hughes




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World Events (3)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 2

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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