John Wesley Davenport

12 July 1860–26 July 1934 (Age 74)
Beach, Scott, Mississippi, United States

The Life of John Wesley

When John Wesley Davenport was born on 12 July 1860, in Beach, Scott, Mississippi, United States, his father, Wilson Alfred Davenport, was 21 and his mother, Caroline A Thomas, was 29. He married Sarah Eliza "Sallie" Rushing on 10 January 1880, in Scott, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Beat 3, Scott, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Beat 4, Scott, Mississippi, United States in 1910. He died on 26 July 1934, in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Davenport
1860–1934
Sarah Eliza "Sallie" Rushing
1863–1933
Marriage: 10 January 1880
Leona Davenport
1880–1882
Lucy Caroline Davenport
1883–1981
Bessie May Davenport
1885–1960
Jessie Mildred Davenport
1889–1974
Mollie Eliza Davenport
1892–
William Miley Davenport
1894–1975
Lonnie Leroy Davenport
1897–1955
Emmitt Nathan Davenport
1900–1948
Estell Virginia Davenport
1903–1933

Spouse and Children

    Male1860–1934Male

    Sarah Eliza "Sallie" Rushing

    Female1863–1933Female

MARRIAGE
10 January 1880
Scott, Mississippi, United States
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Wilson Alfred Davenport

    Male1839–Male

    Caroline A Thomas

    Female1831–Female

siblings

(5)

    Nancy Davenport

    Female1859–Female

    Male1860–1934Male

    Sarah Davenport

    Female1864–Female

    Robert Davenport

    Male1868–Male

    Mary Davenport

    Female1871–Female

World Events (8)

1861

Age 1

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • John W Davenport, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Davinport, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John W Davenport, "United States Census, 1920"

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