Person:Benjamin Davenport (6)

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Col. Benjamin Davenport
m. Oct 1778
  1. Mary Davenport1779 - 1864
  2. Col. Benjamin Davenport1783 - 1830
  3. William Davenport1785 - 1876
  4. Hon. John Davenport1788 - 1855
  5. Rebecca Davenport1790 - 1791
  6. George Davenport, Sr.1792 - 1876
  7. Adrian Davenport1794 - 1818
  8. Frances Davenport1796 - 1797
  9. Catherine Davenport1798 - 1799
  10. Nancy Davenport1801 - 1851
m. 21 Feb 1807
  1. John DavenportBet 1807 & 1810 -
  2. Samuel DavenportBet 1807 & 1810 -
  3. Elizabeth J. "Eliza" DavenportBet 1810 & 1818 - 1846
  4. Ellen Harris Davenport1820 - 1847
  5. Hamilton DavenportAbt 1822 - Bef 1830
m. 9 Nov 1826
  1. Margaret Shannon Davenport1829 - 1889
Facts and Events
Name Col. Benjamin Davenport
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Dec 1783 Berkeley County, Virginia
Marriage 21 Feb 1807 Frederick County, Virginiato Margaret Shannon Cramer
Marriage 9 Nov 1826 Washington County, Marylandto Elizabeth Smythe Cramer
Death[1] 25 Feb 1830 Jefferson County, Virginia[Became part of West Virginia in 1863]

Records in Virginia

  • 1806, Benjamin Davenport purchased a 5-acre tract from Andrew McCormick described as adjoining the land John Davenport purchased from George Cloak (JC DB 3/283). Benjamin was assessed for the 5 acres beginning in 1806. By 1814, his father John had transferred the 114-acre and 195-acre tracts to Benjamin on the tax record, although no deed of conveyance was recorded. Judging by the census record it appears that Benjamin was living on the Mt. Ellen tract, in his father’s old house, as early as 1810. [1]
  • 1810 – Benjamin Davenport (26-44), with a wife, two infant boys and five slaves, was listed as the head of a household separate from his father John. He was listed near Nathan Haines, Thomas West, John Lock, and Thomas Griggs in the Summit Point/Rock Hall area. His father John Davenport was listed with his wife and other family members probably on his new farm (Locust Grove) near Smith Slaughter (Richwood Hall) and Harfield Timberlake (Shenston). [2]
  • 1820 – Benjamin Davenport, whose 380 acres adjoining John Lock (White House) included his 186 acres purchased from his father, plus the remaining acreage purchased from Rebecca and John, was assessed for a building value of $2,500. [3]
  • 1823 - Benjamin Davenport sold a 1-acre lot to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal (Methodist) trustees, Michael Smith, James Grantham, Christian Allemong, John Allemong, and Richard Hardesty (JC DB 12/330). [4]
  • 1837 – Benjamin Davenport was listed as deceased on the 1830 tax record. He left no will and his administrator, Braxton Davenport, apparently had not settled the estate as late as 1837 when he was replaced by Robert Worthington. Heirs listed included John, Samuel, Eliza J., Ellen H., Elizabeth S. (widow), and Margaret S. (infant) (JC WB 9/193) [5]
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Find A Grave.

    Col Benjamin Davenport
    Birth 24 Dec 1783
    Death 25 Feb 1830 (aged 46)
    Burial
    Edge Hill Cemetery
    Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA

    aged 42 years

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/136950291/benjamin-davenport

  2.   National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970.

    Name: Benjamin Davenport
    Birth Date: 24 Dec 1783
    Birth Place: Jefferson, Virginia
    Death Date: 24 Feb 1830
    Death Place: Jefferson, Virginia
    SAR Membership: 93070
    Role: Ancestor
    Application Date: 15 Oct 1965
    Father: John Davenport
    Mother: Ellen Harris
    Spouse: Elizabeth Cramer
    Children: Margaret S Davenport

  3.   Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees.
  4.   United States. 1810 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M252).

    Name: Benj Davenport [Benjn Davenport]
    : Jefferson, Virginia
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2 [2 sons under age 10]
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [b. bet. 1766-1784]
    Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1 [b. bet. 1785-1794] - this is Benjamin Davenport's 1st wife Margaret Shannon Cramer
    Number of Slaves: 5
    Number of Household Members Under 16: 2
    Number of Household Members Over 25: 1
    Number of Household Members: 9

  5.   United States. 1820 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M33).

    Name: Benjamin Davenport
    Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Old Furnace, Jefferson, Virginia
    Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
    Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 1
    Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 2
    Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1 [b. bet. 1776-1794]
    Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2 [2 daughters under age 10]
    Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 2 [b. bet. 1776-1794] - this is Benjamin Davenport's 1st wife Margaret Shannon Cramer
    Slaves - Males - Under 14: 3
    Slaves - Males - 14 thru 25: 4
    Slaves - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
    Slaves - Females - Under 14: 1
    Slaves - Females - 14 thru 25: 2
    Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 10
    Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
    Free White Persons - Over 25: 3
    Total Free White Persons: 10
    Total Slaves: 11
    Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 21

  6.   Davenport, Henry Bedinger, and Abraham Davenport. Genealogy of the Davenport family and connections. (Charleston, West Virginia: H.B. Davenport, 1947).

    I. Col. Benjamin Davenport (52) b. 1783; d. 1831; m. (1) Margaret S. Cramer (62) b. Jan. 6, 1790; d. Oct. 11, 1823; and (2) Elizabeth Smythe (63) widow, sister of his first wife. She was b. April 25, 1795; d. June 9, 1877.
    Col. Ben Davenport was a soldier in the War of 1812, and took part in the defense of Fort Henry when attacked by the British.
    Issue of Col. Ben Davenport (52) and his first wife Margaret S. Cramer (62):
    I. John (64) m. Catherine Orrick.
    II. Samuel (65) m. Emily Orrick. Lived in Baltimore, Md.
    III. Elizabeth d. 1846, unmarried.
    IV. Ellen (67) b. Feb. 1820; d. m. John A. Davenport, her cousin, in 1843. He d. 1847 at Woodsfield, Ohio.
    V. Hamilton b. d. young.
    Issue of Col. Ben Davenport (52) and Elizabeth Smythe [Cramer], (63) his second wife.
    I. Margaret Shannon (68) h. 1829; d. Aug. 11, 1889; m. Nov. 27, 1851, Ambrose W. Cramer (69) b. 1820; d. 1901

    https://www.seekingmyroots.com/members/files/G001909.pdf