Esther (Ester) & Ezra

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*Esther Davenport (Ester)

Oct 1783, Esther Davenport married James Norman in Tyrrell County, NC. W. M. Clemens, "North and South Carolina Marriage Records," Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1987.

Aug 22, 1799, Miles Davenport married Esther Swift. Witness: Samuel Chesson. Bondsman: William Davenport.

Sep 1, 1802, will of Luraney Davenport, probated Oct 1802. Names Rosey Davenport as wife of Moses Davenport. Gives items to Rosey Davenport, Leah Wiley, Rachell Row (widow of Elkanah Davenport - Ed.), Frederick Davenport, Jr., Ester Davenport (daughter of Moses), Luraney Willey, James Davenport (son of Moses), Mary Spruill, Harriett Spruill, Betsy Spruill, Elexander Davenport (son of Moses), Edmand (son of Moses), Neding (Nathan?) (son of Moses). Executors: Frederick Davenport son of Moses, and Moses Davenport.

1830, The U. S. Census shows in Tyrrell Co, NC: Elizabeth (2), Frederick, George, James, John, and Moses Davenport; others. In Washington Co, NC: Aaron, Abraham, Alexander, Sr, Amasa, Charlotte, Ephraim, Esther, Fredrick, John, Sr, James, Mary, Moses, Stephen (2), William, William D., and William F. Davenport; others.

*Ezra Davenport

Nov 22, 1773, will of Richard Davenport. Names eldest son John Davenport, son Jacob Davenport. States Jacob has son Benjamin, daughter Sarah; John has son Ezra. Names daughters Mary McCabe, Elizabeth Davis, Susannah Caswell, Anna Davis, Rebeckah Long. Executors: John Davenport, John Davis. Witnesses: James Davenport, Joseph Davenport, Ann Gardner.

Dec 27, 1785, Ezra Davenport married Sarah Bateman. Bondsman George Matthews, witness Simeon Bateman. (NC Reg 3:113)

1787, Sheriff's deed Ezra and Anne Davenport to Edmund Blunt, Jr. (Shff.). (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 198)

1789, Land deed Ezra Davenport to Josiah Phelps, Sr. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 425)

1790, U. S. Census shows Ezra Davenport with 1 male 16+, 1 male under 16, 2 females, no slaves.

1790, Land deed Ezra and Sarah Davenport to Jesse Bateman. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 68)

1790, Land deed Ezra Davenport to Jesse Bateman. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 87)

Jan 1795, petition of Jonathan Phelps. Richard Davenport in his will 22 Nov 1793 (This is a typo; it was 1773 - Ed.) divided land between his 2 grandsons John and Benjamin Davenport. Jesse Bateman purchased from Ezra Davenport (the son of John) his part. Petitioner married Sarah the sister of Benjamin Davenport "who inherited the same on the death of Benjamin." (Note: the will states relationships differently - Ed.)

1797, Land deed John Hassell, Sr. to Ezra Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 292)

April 1797, Ezra Davenport among petitioners for a road "... from the mane road near Capt. James Swane Plantation to the Widow Wynnes back landing on Riders Creek to the mane that lead from Wynnes Ferry to little Alligator..." ("Road Work Papers", CR096.925.1, NC Archives, Raleigh).

Jan 1798, petition for dower by Ann Davenport, widow of John Davenport, who died intestate in 1779 or 1780, leaving one son Ezra, owning 125 acres on Polecat and Gum Swamp. (Did John die in the Revolutionary War? - Ed.)

1801, Land deed Ezra Davenport to Jeremiah Bateman. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 53)

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