Person:Isaac Davenport (4)

m. 1 JUL 1692
  1. Isaac Davenport1693 - 1749
  • HIsaac Davenport1693 - 1749
  • WPhoebe
  1. Joseph Davenport1715 - 1791
  2. Francis Davenport1718 - 1803
  3. Phebe Davenport
Facts and Events
Name[1] Isaac Davenport
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 17 May 1693 Chesterfield (township), Burlington, New Jersey, United States
Death[1] 1749 Granville, North Carolina, USA

Isaac Davenport from Burlington Co., NJ

Isaac Davenport, father of Francis, was born in Burlington Co., NJ in 1693, the son of Francis Davenport, a devout Quaker immigrant who was a Sheriff of Burlington County and on the Council of Proprietors of West Jersey in the late 1600's, and serving one year as President of the Council, and his third wife, a widow, Mrs. Rebecca (Whitten) Decou. Isaac lost both of his parents when he was still in his teens and he later left Burlington County, settling briefly in the area of the Susquehanna River and then turning southward into the backcountry of Virginia in old Orange County. He moved in the early 1740's into Edgecombe Co., NC and was in Granville Co., NC when he died in 1749. All four of his sons later moved to what is now Newberry Co., SC. They were Joseph, Francis, Isaac, and William.

Isaac Davenport in Colonial North Carolina S3

  • 9 Apr 1745 - Land Entry: Isaac Davenport enters 300 acres in Edgecombe County on the South fork of Tar River and on the path that runs from Shelton to Grice's, runs up from red oak on river bank. [Pruitt, A.B. (ed.), Colonial Land Entries in North Carolina, Vol. I, (1735-1752), No. 1538. Hereafter Pruitt.]
The sequence of procedures for a grant or patent for King's land in Colonial North Carolina was (1) Entry, (2) Petition for Warrant, (3) Survey, (4) Surveyor's plat filed with Surveyor General, and (5) Issuance of Grant. There were fees to be paid for each step. This entry was made for King's land. The Granville Land Office was not yet opened (see next).
Grice was a name that appeared lower down Tar River in the early 1730s, but there are no Grice land activity records in Granville County (erected 1746). Nor are there any colonial Shelton records, either before or after the erection of Granville County, but Shelton Creek, located near Isaac Davenport's plantation of 1750, remains today (1999) as a fork of Fox Creek of the headwaters of Tar River and rises in west central Granville County near the Person County line. Grice and Shelton were apparently early frontiersmen who moved on when civilization moved in.
  • 10 Apr 1745 - Land Warrant: Among those petitions for a Land Warrant presented to the Executive Council and approved: Isaac Davenport, 300 acres, Edgecombe County. (The Colonial Records of North Carolina [Second Series], Volume VIII, Records of the Executive Council 1735-1754, 190)
In 1745 Edgecombe County was the northwestern most county in North Carolina and had no boundary to the west other than to the extent of the Colony's charter. In 1746, Granville County was erected west of Edgecombe, and thereafter included Isaac Davenport's improvement. A major change affecting Davenport's warrant later in 1745 was the transfer by the King of the upper half of North Carolina to the Earl Granville as a Manor with all land therein and thereafter--not previously granted by King's Patent--belonging to Granville and subject to his grants, quit rents, and land office procedures. The King's procedures remained in effect for the southern half of North Carolina, identified contemporaneously as being "below the Granville Line". Isaac Davenport obtained this Warrant from the King, but he either did not or could not obtain a survey and perfect a grant before Granville's Manor was erected. Thereafter, Davenport's King's warrant was null and void. By the time that Granville's Land Office was established, Isaac Davenport had died (see below), and Nathaniel Daugherty, possibly a son-in-law, made the entry.
  • 1 Feb 1748 - Survey: Joseph Davenport and Rhoderick Easley carried the chains for a survey for Robert Jones of 150 acres in Granville County, on the east side of Deep Creek, joining said creek, by Dan Weldon, surveyor. A grant was issued for same on 25Mar1749. [Hofmann, Margaret M. (ab.), The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763, Abstracts of Land Grants, Vol. 2, No. 1790; North Carolina Patents, 11:408. Hereafter Hofmann I.)
Joseph Davenport appears to have been the eldest son of Isaac Davenport. The Deep Creek here was a draft of Flat River, a headwater draft of Neuse River. The land being surveyed was no more than three or four miles westerly of Isaac Davenport's entry on Tar River. Robert Jones was a Virginian engaged in speculation in North Carolina land. He obtained at least thirty grants from the Granville Land Office, all within twenty-five miles of the North Carolina-Virginia boundary. Joseph Davenport was likely working for wages in this instance. Generally, the young men of a family or neighbors carried the chain in making surveys. Names of chain carriers were a part of a survey's documentation, for they were officially witnesses to the accuracy of the surveyor's work.
  • 10 Jul 1749 - Survey: Joseph Davenport and Josiah Mitchell carried the chains for Dan Weldon, surveyor, in platting 300 acres for Michael Murray on both sides of Island Creek in Granville County. [Hofmann, Margaret M. (ab.), The Granville District of North Carolina, Abstracts of Miscellaneous Land Office Records, Volume 4 (?: Author, 1993), No. 3333. Hereafter Hofmann II]
Josiah Mitchell appears to have related to Joseph Davenport in some manner, possibly as a brother-in-law, for he and Joseph appear in concert often in the records that follow and were neighbors on Island Creek waters. A northerly flowing draught of Roanoke River, Island Creek was approximately twenty miles northeast of Isaac Davenport's plantation near the head of Tar River, and represented a major relocation away from his father.
  • 4 Apr 1750 - Survey: Joseph Davenport and Thomas Huggan carried the chains for a survey for Joseph Glover, being 225 acres in Parish of St. John, Granville County, on the east side of Island Creek joining Mitchell and said creek, by Dan Weldon. A grant was issued for same on 25Apr1754. (Hofmann I, No. 1596; North Carolina Grants 11:367)
Joseph Glover was a neighbor to Joseph Davenport on Island Creek. At least one of the Glovers went to South Carolina with Joseph in 1768-69. The Mitchell cited as an adjoining landowner was Josiah Mitchell.
  • 13 Aug 1750 - Granville Land Entry: Nathaniel Daugherty entered 300 acres in Granville County on Island Creek, adjoining Josiah Mitchell's east line near the Main Road. (Pruitt, No. 3095)
Daugherty was surely related to the Davenports, for it was he who obtained the grant for Isaac Davenport's plantation (see next) and then sold it to Francis Davenport, Isaac's second son. After obtaining a patent for this land on Island Creek, Daugherty sold it to Joseph Davenport. The Island Creek community now straddles the line between Granville and Vance counties. Daugherty, possibly married to a daughter of Isaac Davenport, appears in land and court records with both Joseph and Francis Davenport in Granville County, and with Francis in Anson County (see below).
  • 17 Oct 1750 - Survey: Joseph Davenport had 640 acres in Granville County, on both sides of Tar River surveyed by Sherwood Haygood. Chain carriers were John Tommison and Richard Dodd. Before filing plat, Davenport's assignment of the survey to Robert Bumpas was witnessed by Dan Weldon, surveyor. Bumpass obtained a Granville grant for the land on 26Oct1753. (Hofmann I, No, 1340; North Carolina Patents 11:313)
This tract adjoined the Isaac Davenport plantation entry (see next). There is no record that Joseph obtained made an entry for this tract, but Surveyor Haygood would not have made the plat without a warrant. The Granville Land Office excelled in keeping records on bits of paper, may have lost the registration.
  • 19 Oct 1750 - Granville Land Entry: Nathaniel Daugherty entered 300 acres in Granville County near the head of Tar River, including the "plantation where Isaac Davenport, deceased, lived and made [improved]". (Pruitt, No. 3119)
After obtaining a patent for this land, Daugherty sold it to Francis Davenport. Today the land is near the Granville-Person county line west of Oxford, county seat of Granville County.
  • 22 Oct 1750 - Granville Land Entry: Joseph Davenport entered 400 acres in Granville County on the north side of Little Island Creek, beginning at his own corner tree to Lick branch and down branch. (Pruitt, No. 3119)
Although made three days later, this entry follows Daugherty's Tar River entry of the Isaac Davenport plantation tract in Granville Land records. The land sought was east of Daugherty's entry of 13 Aug 1750 and is now in Vance County, set off from Granville in 1881.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ancestry.com. One World Tree (sm). (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.).

    Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.

  2.   My Davenport / Devenport / Deavenport Family , in Patrick Hogue (Samples). The Samples / Semples Family, 18 February 1999, June 1999, 7 Oct 2000, January 2002.

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    As hereditary foresters of the King, the Davenports were literally the game wardens on the King's hunting preserves (largely in Cheshire) and had the authorized power to put poachers to death without trial. Hence, the crest of the Davenport coat of arms originally was a serf's head with a rope around its neck, signifying that the Davenports had the power to hang without appeal to the King. Davenports who went on Crusades to the Holy Land upon their return substituted the head of a Saracen with a rope around his neck


    My Source is "The General Armory" [see below]
    General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland & Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings
    from the Earliest to the Present Time


    Descendants of Isaac Davenport [7th]

    Blue numbers from [7th] to [1st] indicate my Davenport great-grandfathers
    as they descend to me, Patrick L. Hogue

    Generation No. 1

    1. ISAAC DAVENPORT [7th] died 1749 in Granville County, North Carolina.

    Notes for ISAAC DAVENPORT [7th]:
    Executrix, Phoebe

    Children of ISAAC DAVENPORT [7th] are:
    2. i. JOSEPH DAVENPORT [6th], b. Abt. 1715; d. Newberry County, South Carolina.
    ii. FRANCIS DAVENPORT.
    iii. ISAAC DAVENPORT.
    iv. WILLIAM DAVENPORT.

    Generation No. 2

    2. JOSEPH DAVENPORT [6th] (ISAAC [7th]) was born Abt. 1715, and died in Newberry County, South Carolina. He married JEMIMA MITCHELL, daughter of JAMES MITCHELL.

    Notes for JOSEPH DAVENPORT [6th]:
    was in Orange County, Virginia with his father in 1739

    Notes for JEMIMA MITCHELL:
    daughter of James Mitchell of Granville County, North Carolina (see his will of March 1, 1775); moved to what is now Newberry County, South Carolina in 1769; made will of 5 Aug 1788; proven 16 May 1791.

    Children of JOSEPH DAVENPORT [6th] and JEMIMA MITCHELL are:
    3. i. DAVID DAVENPORT [5th], b. Abt. 1739, Orange County, Virginia.
    ii. REBECCA DAVENPORT.
    iii. AMY DAVENPORT.
    iv. JEMIMA DAVENPORT.

    Generation No. 3

    3. DAVID DAVENPORT [5th] (JOSEPH [6th], ISAAC [7th]) was born Abt. 1739 in Orange County, Virginia. He married HANNAH UNKNOWN in Granville County, North Carolina.

    Notes for DAVID DAVENPORT [5th]:
    Moved with parents to Newberry County, South Carolina; Owner of Davenport Mill on Little River; Probation of his estate, 5 Nov 1803; His wife Hannah was still in Newberry in the 1820 census.

    Children of DAVID DAVENPORT [5th] and HANNAH UNKNOWN are:
    4. i. JOSEPH4 DAVENPORT, b. Abt. 1760, Granville County, North Carolina.
    ii. EDNA DAVENPORT, m. ROBERT MALONE.

    Generation No. 4

    4. JOSEPH4 DAVENPORT [4th] (DAVID [5th], JOSEPH [6th], ISAAC [7th]) was born Abt. 1760 in Granville County, North Carolina. He married MARGARET FLOYD, daughter of ANN.

    Notes for JOSEPH DAVENPORT [4th]:
    Moved as a boy to South Carolina with his parents; fought with the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina in October of 1780; moved to Greenville County, South Carolina probably in late 1803 after the death of his father; made his Will 11 Apr 1804 in Greenville County, South Carolina naming wife, Margaret, and children: James [3rd], Robert, John, Joseph, Sarah, Francis, Levina, Busesy (?), and Polly. Executors: wife Margaret and Hudson Berry. Witnesses were his cousin William Davenport and former neighbor in Newberry County, Jesse Kirby. He sold 250 acres of land that had been left him by his grandfather, Joseph, in 1788 on 14 Jan 1805 and is believed to have died between 1805 and 1810 when Margaret is listed as Head of Household in Greenville. Joseph's son, John, was deeded a gift of 5 slaves back on 19 Feb 1803 by his grandfather.

    Children of JOSEPH DAVENPORT [4th] and MARGARET FLOYD are:
    i. JAMES DAVENPORT [3rd], b. Abt. 1786, South Carolina; m. ELIZABETH GENTRY, Abt. 1805, South Carolina.

    Notes for JAMES DAVENPORT [3rd]:
    With a thorough study of the South Carolina Davenports, this James, born abt. 1786 will only fit into the family of Joseph's, will of 11 Apr 1804 and deed 14 Jan 1805

    ii. ROBERT DAVENPORT.
    iii. JOHN DAVENPORT.
    iv. JOSEPH DAVENPORT.
    v. SARAH DAVENPORT.
    vi. FRANCIS DAVENPORT.
    vii. LEVINA DAVENPORT.
    viii. BUSESY DAVENPORT.
    ix. POLLY DAVENPORT.


    THE EARLY DAVENPORT FAMILY OF NEWBERRY COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA

    HOW THIS NEW THEORY ON MY DAVENPORT FAMILY ERUPTED!

    The Famous Jim "Peanut" Davenport


    Descendants of James DAVENPORT [3rd]


    1 James DAVENPORT [3rd] b: 1786 in South Carolina
    . +Elizabeth GENTRY b: 1787 in South Carolina d: Aft. 1880 in Chilton Co., Al
    ........ 2 Joseph DAVENPORT b: Abt. 1808 in South Carolina
    ............ +Eliza MARTIN b: January 10, 1818 in South Carolina d: January 26, 1890 in Bibb Co. Alabama
    ........ 2 William DAVENPORT b: 1813 in South Carolina
    ............ +Mary Stallings b: 1812 in Georgia
    ........ 2 John DAVENPORT b: 1809 in South Carolina d: in Rusk County, Texas
    ............ +Kitty McCary b: Abt. 1812 in Edgefield County, South Carolina d: Abt. 1871 in Rusk County, Texas
    ........ 2 Wilson Wilse Davenport b: March 30, 1811 in South Carolina d: November 10, 1890 in Chilton County, Alabama, buried in Oates/Davenport cemetery,
    ............ +Elmina Campbell b: September 14, 1818 in Georgia d: April 01, 1912 in Chilton County, Alabama, buried in Oates/Davenport cemetery,
    ........ 2 D.H. (Doctor) DAVENPORT b: 1817 in South Carolina d: April 11, 1896 in Chilton County, Alabama
    ............ +Rebecca Gentry b: November 12, 1820 in Alabama d: May 29, 1884 in Chilton County, Alabama, buried in Oates/Davenport cemetery,
    ........ 2 Amanda Katherine DAVENPORT b: November 07, 1823 in Bibb Co. Alabama d: November 05, 1892 in Union Parrish, LA
    ............ +Levi Banks Cobb b: February 17, 1819 in Bibb County, Alabama d: May 10, 1883 in Union Parish, LA
    ........ 2 Isaac DAVENPORT[2nd] b: 1825 in Alabama
    ............ +Susan Rasberry b: October 03, 1833 in Bibb County, Alabama d: November 18, 1917 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Brinkman cemetery
    ........ 2 Andrew Jackson DAVENPORT b: 1829 in Bibb Co., Alabama d: October 20, 1890 in Chilton County, Alabama
    ............ +Mary Jane Dawson b: May 31, 1838 d: May 12, 1904 in Chilton County, Alabama
    ........ 2 Washington DAVENPORT b: 1830 in Bibb Co. Alabama
    ........ 2 Marion DAVENPORT b: 1832 in Bibb Co. Alabama
    ............ +Jane Ray
    Descendants of Isaac DAVENPORT[2nd]


    1 Isaac DAVENPORT[2nd] b: 1825 in Alabama
    . +Susan Rasberry b: October 03, 1833 in Bibb County, Alabama d: November 18, 1917 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Brinkman cemetery
    ........ 2 Julian "Julia" T. Davenport b: 1853
    ........ 2 James Madison Davenport b: September 12, 1858 d: April 28, 1935 in Chilton County, Macedonia Baptist cemetery
    ............ +Effie Perdelia Gibson b: October 08, 1863 in Bibb County, Alabama d: October 31, 1924 in Chilton County, Alabama, buried in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery
    ........ 2 Margaretta Davenport b: 1861 in Alabama
    ........ 2 William J. Davenport b: 1864 in Alabama d: April 12, 1926 in Siskiyou County, Weed, California, buried in Winema Cemetery
    ........ 2 George N. Davenport b: 1867 in Alabama
    ........ 2 Alex D. Davenport b: 1870 in Alabama
    ........ 2 Walter Patterson Davenport[1st] b: December 04, 1872 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama d: February 25, 1966 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California, buried in Winema Cemetery
    ............ +Rutha W. Williams b: May 17, 1877 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana d: November 17, 1941 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
    ........ 2 Bessie Elizabeth Davenport b: October 26, 1875 in Alabama d: December 19, 1957 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Russell Cemetery, Sec 1 3N 23W
    ............ +Joseph Franklin Mathis b: September 14, 1872 d: April 08, 1956 in Greer County, Oklahoma, buried in Russell Cemetery, Sec 1 3N 23W
    Descendants of Walter Patterson Davenport[1st]


    1 Walter Patterson Davenport[1st] b: December 04, 1872 in Selma, Dallas County, Alabama d: February 25, 1966 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California, buried in Winema Cemetery
    . +Rutha W. Williams b: May 17, 1877 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana d: November 17, 1941 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
    ........ 2 Margaret Josephine Davenport[Grandmother] b: June 22, 1898 in Texas d: December 09, 1977 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
    ............ +Charles Alvin Samples b: August 29, 1893 in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas d: April 08, 1965 in Weed, Siskiyou County, California
    ........ 2 Eva Ila Davenport b: 1897
    ............ +Roach
    ........ 2 [1] Edna Sally Davenport b: November 02, 1899
    ............ +Hedberg
    ........ *2nd Husband of [1] Edna Sally Davenport:
    ............ +Hill
    ........ 2 Isaac Orval Davenport b: January 24, 1906 in Indian Territory, Oklahoma d: November 09, 1988 in Redding Medical Center, Shasta County
    ............ +Ethel

  3.   Davenport, John Scott. The Newberry Davenports: Extracts & Abstracts from Primary Sources, Chronological Compilation and Editing, with Annotations in Italics.
  4. Whitton Lineage, in "Early Church Records of Burlington Co., NJ" Chesterfield MM.