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William Davenport

William Davenport

Male 1770 - 1859  (88 years)

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  • Name William Davenport 
    Born 12 Oct 1770  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Aug 1859  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I38842  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2019 

    Father Martin Thomas Davenport,   b. 23 Jun 1742, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1815, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F12663  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 4 Dec 2021 
    Family ID F12660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Davenport, William, philanthropist, b. in Culpepper county, Va, 12 Oct., 1770; d. in Walnut Fountain, Caldwell co., N.C., 19 Aug, 1859. About the close of the Revolutionary war he went with his father to what is now Mitchell county, N.C. He represented Burke county in the legislature in 1800, and was state senator in 1802. He was also justice of the peace, county surveyor, and a colonel of militia. Col. Davenport was the chief founder of Davenport female college, at Lenoir, N.C. He married the widow of Maj. Charles Gordon, one of the heroes of King's Mountain. Source: Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography, Vol. II, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1887