Alfred Phelps Davenport

5 November 1832–3 July 1907 (Age 74)
Granger Township, Medina, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Alfred Phelps

When Alfred Phelps Davenport was born on 5 November 1832, in Granger Township, Medina, Ohio, United States, his father, James Davenport, was 30 and his mother, Almira Phelps, was 27. He married Mary Elizabeth Feaster on 10 December 1857, in Mills, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Scott Township, Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 3 July 1907, in Wray, Yuma, Colorado, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Wray, Yuma, Colorado, United States.

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Alfred Phelps Davenport
Mary Elizabeth Feaster
Marriage: 10 December 1857
Erastus L Davenport
Mary Jane Davenport
Annie Almira Davenport
Alfred Phelps Davenport
Jemima Davenport
Jeremiah Davenport
Sarah Davenport
Martha Ellen " Mattie" Davenport
Madora Belle Davenport
James Cornelius Davenport
Lena Davenport

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  • Marriage
    10 December 1857Mills, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 7
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 24
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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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    Alfred Phelps Davenport History

    Alfred Phelps Davenport 1832 - 1907 by Sharon Mangum Bliss Alfred Phelps Davenport was the fourth child born to James and Almira Phelps Davenport. He was born on November 5, 1832, at Granger, Medina …

    Sources (31)

    • Alfred P Davenport, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alfred P. in entry for James C. Davenport and Alta M Elmore Gage, "Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1938"
    • Alfred P Davenport, "United States Census, 1900"

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