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1749, Although probably not related to the Tyrrell County Davenports there was an Isaac Davenport who died in 1749 in Granville County, North Carolina. His children were Joseph Davenport (b. Abt. 1715, died Newberry County SC), Francis Davenport, Isaac Davenport, and William Davenport. Father Isaac and son Joseph were in Orange County, VA in 1739. Some of these names are mentioned elsewhere in this document.
Sep 17, 1685, Richard & Johana Davenport named as parents of Isaak Davenport (NC Reg: 3:213).
Mar, 1700/1,Richard Davenport proved his right to 200 acres of land because he brought himself, his wife Johanna, and sons Richard Jr. and John into the precinct (they were apparently allowed 50 acres per male person). By this date, his other children were born, but weren't mentioned in this petition. This means that he came into the Carolina settlement before 1685, when Isaak was born (apparently, female children were not counted in land petitions of this type.) (Perquimans General Court Records, March 1700/1, p. 421)
Jun 1739,Isaac Davenport served on a Tyrrell County, NC Grand Jury. Minutes of the June, 1739 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:51.
1743?,Francis Davenport married Mary Turner. Mary died about 1803 in South Carolina. Children: William (b. Mar 5, 1763), David, Fannie, James, Isaac, Francis, Jr., and a daughter. ["The Roster of Texas Daughters of Revolutionary Ancestors", Texas Society of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1976] (also see Francis Davenport, 1749)
1743, Land deed John Davenport to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 1, p. 243)
Feb 8, 1743/4,deed John Davenport to Isaac Davenport, 225 acres in Scuppernong, adjoining Flat Swamp. Witnesses: Edward Phelps, John Gomm.
Apr 14, 1744,land patent Joseph Spruill, Jr. to John Chesson, West side Scupperlong River, adjoining Deep or Fork Branch, Cross Branch, Mr. Davenport. Witnesses: Godfrey Spruil (born 1650, article in THE STATE, August 1, 1964), Samuel Spruil. [See "1754, The King's Colonial Militia ...," linking the places mentioned here with a grouping of individuals.]
Apr 10, 1745,Council held at Newbern. Isaac Davenport is granted a warrant for 300 acres in Edgecombe County. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol. I, p. 764]
Sep 1751,Isaac Davenport is appointed guardian of Jemiah Smith. Minutes of the September, 1751 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:106.
1752, Land deed Elizabeth and Isaac Davenport to Thomas Lee. (Tyrrell County DB 2, p. 201)
Dec 6, 1752,deed involving Isaac Davenport states that his wife is Elizabeth Hawkins Davenport. Witnesses: Jacob Blunt, Giles Long, John Canaday.
Dec 1752,deed from Isaac & Elizabeth Davenport, James Blunt & Mary Blunt, and Thomas & Ann Lewis to Thomas Lee was Proved in Open Court. Witness Jacob Blunt. minutes of the December, 1752 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:148.
Dec 1753, Court appointed Jeremiah Winn, John Hassell, Matthew Caswell, Edward Hassell, Sr., Abraham Hassell, Sr., James Swain, Wm. Gennit, John Davenport, Richard Davenport, Isaac Davenport, Saml. Spruell, Jr., John Tarkington, Joshua Tarkington, and Will Hassell, Sr. to lay out a road from Jeremiah Wynn's landing near the mouth of Rider's Creek down the East side of Scuppernong River into the Road near Roger Snell's. Minutes of the December, 1753 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:187.
1754, The King's Colonial Militia listed a Company in Tyrrell County, NC. Officers were: Samuel Spruill, Capt.; Joseph Spruill, Lt.; John Spruill, Ensg.; Alexander McCabe, Sgt.; Joseph Spruill, Jr., Sgt.; Hezekiah Spruill, Sgt.; John Chesson, Cpl.; and Nathan Batman, Cpl. The following Davenports were listed as Privates: William, John Jr., Isaac, James, Joseph, Richard, John son of Richard. ("Colonial Soldiers of the South," by Murtie June Clark)
1755,Richard Davenport is listed as a taxpayer in Tyrrell Co, NC. Others: Francis (Granville Co, NC 1755, 1769), Isaac & James (Tyrrell Co. 1755), John (Chowan Co. 1721), John, John Jr., Joseph (Tyrrell Co. 1755), and William & Isaac (Rowan Co. 1758, 1759). (C. E. Ratcliff, "North Carolina Taxpayers, 1701-1786," Geneol. Publ. Co. Baltimore, 1984)
May 27, 1755, Granville grant to Isaac Davenport, 139 acres in St. Andrews Parish, adjoining Jacob Davenport, "head and side of the Deep Swamp", Corbin, Wheatley Witnesses: John Hardison, Wm. Mackey. (Tyrrell County DB 2, p. 376)
Jun 3, 1755,Land Grant 41 to Isaac Davenport, 200 acres in Tyrrell County (S.S. L.G. 133-B).
1757,Land deed Isaac Davenport to William Mackey. (Tyrrell County DB 2, p. 378)
Mar 1759, Isaac Davenport sells land to William _____. Minutes of the March, 1759 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:225.
Sep 1759, Isaac Davenport petitions the Court to "Turne the Rhoad Round his plantation." Minutes of the September, 1759 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:151.
Mar 31, 1760,deed Isaac Davenport to William Mackey, 139 acres granted to Isaac by Granville, adjoining Jacob Davenport, Deep Swamp. Witnesses: Robert Russell, John Swain.
Mar 4, 1761, Isaac Davenport is appointed Road Overseer to succeed James Davenport. Minutes of the March, 1761 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:186.
Mar 4, 1761, Court hears a petition of Nehemiah Norman and Isaac Davenport "praying to turn the roade leading from Scupernung from the Eastmost End of Ne'miah Normans Plantation along the North side of the said plantation to the West end of Isaac Davenports plantation." Petition was granted. Minutes of the March, 1761 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:186.
May 13, 1761,Court appoints a Jury to lay out the road from Nehemiah Normans to Isaac Davenports. Members: Alexander H. McAbe, Joseph Davenport, Godfree Spruill, Isaac Devenport, Joseph Norman, Roger Snell, William Devenport, Samuel Norman, Richard Davenport, John Norman, John Hassell, Nehemiah Norman, James Devenport. Minutes of the May, 1761 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:200.
1764,deed of gift Steven Lee to Stevan Gray, 1 negro girl. Witnesses: Iesaa (Isaac?) Davenport, Jas. Ryan, Joseph Bryan.
1764, deed of gift Stephen Lee to niece Ann Gray, 1 negro girl. Witnesses: Isaac Davenport, Jas. Ryan, Joseph Bryan.
Sep 1765, deed Zachariah Owens to Thomas Owens, 50 acres East side Alligator River adjoining Owens Landing. Witnesses: Jos. Alexander, Isaac Davenport.
Oct 22, 1765, will of William Mackey states that he had bought land from Isaac Davenport.
Nov 22, 1766,deed Joshua Swain to Isaac Davenport, 43 acres adjoining Scuppernong River, Deep Creek. Witnessses: James Jackson, James Meekins (?). (Tyrrell County DB 4, p. 61)
1767, Land deed Isaac Davenport, Jr. to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 4, p. 208)
1767, Land deed Isaac Davenport to George Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 4, p. 213)
1767,An estate record was filed in Tyrrell County for Isaac Davenport.
May 10, 1767, Isaac Davenport heir of Isaac Davenport dec'd of Scuppernong assigns his right to his brother George Davenport. Witnesses: John Snell, Ephraim Davenport.
Jul 30, 1767, deed Isaac Davenport "air" to Isaac Davenport (must mean that he is the eldest son - Ed.) of Scuppenond dec'd, to his brother John Davenport. of 225 acres which had belonged to Isaac Davenport dec'd who had acquired it by deed signed by Jno. Davenport 8 Feb 1743/4, adjoining sd Isaac Davenport, John Davenport, John Chesson, Nehemiah Norman, the main road from Tyrrell Court House (at that time located on Kendricks Creek near present-day Mackeys - Ed.) to Scuppernong River Cypress Swamp, Great Swamp, Flat Swamp. Witnesses: John Snell, Efrham Davenport.
Sep 16, 1767, Levi Davenport estate - administrator's bond posted. Witnesses: Isaac Davenport, John Snell, Roger Snell. (Raleigh, NC Archives, Tyrrell County estates)
Sep 18, 1767,bond for Elizabeth Davenport to administer estate of Isaac Davenport. Bondsmen: Roger Snell, Isaac Davenport (Probably a son - Ed.).
Jan 10, 1769,deed Isaac Davenport to Nehemiah Norman, 43 acres called Galars Island, within the bounds of Scuppernong River on Deep Creek Branch. (Tyrrell County DB 4, p. 225)
Feb 17, 1769,Isaac's children John, Francis, and one other are minors; mother Elizabeth as guardian.
Apr 29, 1769,division of Isaac Davenport's estate. Recipients: wife Elizabeth, 8 children Elizabeth, Joel, Isaac, George, Francis, Tamer, and John Davenport, John Snell.
May 1769, Isaac Davenport served on a Tyrrell Co, NC jury. ("Edenton District North Carolina, Loose Estates Papers, 1756-1806," Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., 1995, 3:266).
Mar 9, 1770, deed William Smith to Joseph Davenport, 43 acres on East side of Scuppernong River, adjoining the Sound, Chapman, Wm. Smith. Witnesses: Jas. Spruill, Jr., John Snell, Sr., Isac Davenport, Jr.
Jul 29, 1774, deed Thomas & Rebecca Fisher to Isaac Davenport, 45 acres East side of Scuppernong River, adjoining Yates Branch, Dancing Bridge Swamp, Otter Cone Creek, Jesper Chapman. Witnesses: Joseph Chapman, Samuel Powers. (Tyrrell County DB 5, p. 303)
Mar 1776,deed William Chesson to Samuel Chesson, 100 acres West side of ScuppernongRiver, adjoining Cypress Swamp, Deavanport, Norman. Witnesses: Jas. Spruill, Benjn. Spruill, Benjamin Dillin (Chesson, Norman, and Cypress Swamp tie to Isaac Davenport's locale - Ed.).
Feb 17, 1777, deed Isaac Davenport to Nehemiah Norman, 113 acres adjoining Flat Swamp, John Davenport. Also signed by Sarah Davenport. Witnesses: Henry Downing, Joseph Phelps, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 5, p. 47)
Sep 22, 1779,deed Isaac Davenport & George Davenport to John Davenport, 200 acres formerly patented to Isaac Davenport dec'd 4 Jun 1755, adjoining John Chesson, Dismal, Red Oak Grounds, James Chesson. Witnesses: John Chesson, William Sutton. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 78)
Sep 1779,deed John Davenport to George Davenport, 225 acres as by a deed from Isaac Davenport to John Davenport 1743, adjoining John Davenport, James Chesson, Nehemiah Norman, Cypress Swamp. Witnesses: Isaac Davenport, John Chesson.
Oct 1, 1779,State Grant 35 to Isaac Davenport, 101 acres, adjoining Roger Snell, Great Swamp, Joseph Chapman. (Tyrrell County DB 8, p. 28)
Dec 30, 1779, deed Jesse Lewis to Joseph Davenport, 50 acres adjoining James Davenport Witnesses: Isaac Davenport, John Long.
Sep 23, 1780, deed Lot Pratt to Jesse Lewiss, 250 acres in Scuppernong Pequoson called Turkey Island. Witnesses: Isaac Davenport, Sarah Davenport.
1780-1781, Isaac Davenport fought as a Loyalist in the North Carolina Little River Regiment in the Revolutionary War, seeing action in Orangeburg, SC. "Loyalists in the Southern Campaign, Vol. 1," by Murtie June Clark (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1981)
Oct 29, 1782,State Grant 145 to Isaac Davenport, 110 acres East side of Stephens entry.
1782,Tyrrell County Tax List shows Isaac Davenport with 287 acres.
1782, Tyrrell County Tax List shows another Isaac Davenport with 300 acres.
1784,Land deed Isaac Davenport to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 151)
1784,Land deed John Hooker to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 21)
1784,State grant 387 to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 136)
1784,Land deed Richard Hocutt to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 7, p. 257)
1784, Tyrrell County Tax List shows Isaac Davenport with 288 acres.
1785,Land deed Isaac Davenport to Henry Levingston. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 72)
1785, State grant 145 to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 8, p. 162)
1785, Land deed Isaac Davenport to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 224?)
Oct 5, 1786, bond for Sarah Snell to administer estate of John Snell. Bondsmen: Isaac Davenport, Jacob Davenport.
Nov 28, 1786, Isaac Davenport, Jonathan Phelps, and John Davenport petition the State House of Commons (does not say subject, but later action of House of Representatives indicated that it concerned land). ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol. XVIII, p. 29]
1787,Sheriff's deed Isaac Davenport to Edmund Blunt, Jr. (Shff.). (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 199)
Jan 4, 1787,bond for John Foster to administer estate of Elihu Pease. Bondsmen: John Snell, Isaac Davenport.
Dec 1, 1787, State House of Representatives acted upon the petition of Jonathan Phelps, John Davenport, and Isaac Davenport. Plaintiffs co-owned land which was confiscated by the Commissioner of Confiscated Property in the Edenton District and was sold. Petition was referred to Court of Record for redress. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol. XX, p. 357]
Jul 1788, Isaac Davenport bought property in estate sale of John Alexander, who owned property on the East side of the Scuppernong River.
1790,The South Carolina census shows Francis, two Isaacs, Joseph, two Williams, and James Davenport on the same page (also see Francis Davenport, 1749).
1790,U.S. Census for North Carolina shows Isaac Davenport with 3 males 16+, 2 males under 16, 4 females, no slaves.
1790,U.S. Census for North Carolina shows Isaac Davenport, Jr. with 1 male 16+, 3 males under 16, 7 females, no slaves.
1790,Land deed Anne and Isaac Davenport to Eleazer Craddock. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 551)
1790,Land deed James Fisher to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 421)
1790,Land deed James Fisher to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 422)
1791, Land deed John Davenport to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 588)
Apr 12, 1791, Isaac Davenport bought property at estate sale of John Dosier.
Dec 24, 1791, Isaac Davenport and Ann Davenport witness the will of Richard Chapman.
Feb 5, 1792,will of Joseph Davenport, probated Apr 1792. Names wife Elizabeth Mary, children Benjamin, Simeon, Ismael, Enoch, Eli, Isom, Isaac, Joseph, Ansel (Asahel?), John, Jemima, Elizabeth, Ann, Pattey. States land adjoins Benjamin Davenport, John Davenport, Spruill, McCabe. Witnesses: Moses Davenport, Ader Norman, James Norman.
1793,Land deed John Craven to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 273)
Feb 1, 1793,Joshua Davenport married Ann Brickhouse. Bondsman Isaac Davenport, witness T. Mackey.
Apr 26, 1793,bond for Joseph Snell to administer father's estate. Bondsmen: Jos. Chapman, Isaac Davenport.
Jul 31, 1794,bond for Isaac Davenport to be guardian to Holt Snell. Bondsmen: Joseph Davenport, Frederick Davenport.
Jan 1796,Isaac Davenport was paid 18 pounds 1shilling of public funds for keeping a free ferry for the year 1795. He was additionally allowed 10 pounds for the same purpose for 1796 (Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, January 1796).
Jan 26, 1796, Isaac Davenport named as bondsman on estate of Joanna Davenport (widow of James Davenport, Jr. - Ed.).
1797, Sale of slave, Joshua & Mary Tarkinton to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 218)
Jan 1798,Isaac Davenport paid 21 pounds 3 shillings for keeping a public ferry. (Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions)
1798, Land deed Joseph & Jemima Chapman to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 266)
Apr 1799, petition to divide estate of Simion Davenport, who died Apr 1799 owning 500 acres. Heirs: Isaac, Joseph, Eli, another Isaac, John, Enock, Stephen, Benjamin, and Ishmell Davenport; Ann Davenport Snell, heirs of Jemima Davenport Ambrose, and Patty Phelps. (The beneficiaries are Simeon's siblings. See Joseph Davenport's will, Apr1792. Simeon must not have married, or had no family left at the time - Ed.)
1799,Division of estate, land deed Henry Norman, D. Davenport, and Joseph Phelps, commissioners, to Eli, Enoch, Benjamin, Ishmael, Isaac, Joseph, John, and Stephen Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 385).
1799,Land deed Ishmal Davenport to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 381)
1799, Land deed Benjamin Davenport to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 381)
1799,Land deed Benjamin & Patty Phelps to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 401)
1799, Land deed Asa & Nancy Snell to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 402)
1799, Land deed Joseph Davenport, Sr. to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 418)
1799, Land deed Joseph & Eliza Phelps to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 418)
1799, Division of estate, land deed Henry Norman, D. Davenport, and Joseph Phelps, commissioners, to Eli, Enoch, Benjamin, Ishmael, Isaac, Joseph, John, and Stephen Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 385).
Oct 27, 1799,bond for Isaac Davenport to be guardian to Holt Snell, orphan of Roger Snell. Bondsmen: Levi Bateman, Henry Alexander.
1800-1847, Isaac Davenport had 10 more land and slave transactions as grantee (receiver). Isaac Jr. first appears in 1802.
1800,U.S. Census shows in Washington Co, NC David, Ephraim, Isaac, Jacob, James, Jesse, John, Myles, Stephen, William, William Davenport; and in Tyrrell Co, NC Isaac, Hezekiah, Ishmael, Joseph Davenport.
Jan 1804, Isaac Davenport married ? Rogers in Tyrrell Co, NC.
Mar 23, 1809, will of John Brickhouse in Tyrrell County mentions land which was formerly the property of Isaac Davenport son of Stephen. Tyrrell County Will Book O.
1815,Isaac Davenport's will recorded. (?? County WB A, p. 32)
Nov 28, 1823,John Davenport's will recorded in Tyrrell County. Mentions wife Sally Davenport, daughters Sally, Ruzillah, Patsy, and Joyce Davenport, and sons Talkot, Nias, and Doctor. Land adjoins Hezekiah Spruill, Silas Davenport, Isaac Davenport, and Frederick Davenport.
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