Davenport

Jacob

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1737, The Mormon FamilySearch International Genealogical Index (IGI) Film Number 903571 claims that Jacob Davenport was born "ABT 1737" and his father was Richard. The same record claims that Zachariah was born June 6, 1774, with parents Jacob Davenport and Johannah Garrett. The FamilySearch Ancestral File record AFN 11BW-B20 claims that William Davenport was born "ABT 1799" in Whitley County, KY, with parents Zachariah Davenport [AFN 11BW-B0K] and Precilla Spruill [AFN 11BW-B1R]. However, the Ancestral File contains unverified family sheets submitted by private individuals, and may contain errors and conjecture. William was actually born in Kentucky on May 31, 1800 (from his headstone & the Kentucky census), and Zechariah had already married Jean Douglass by that time (Washington County, VA marriage records).

Apr 4, 1741, Council held at Edenton. Jacob Davenport is granted 200 acres in Tyrrell County. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol. I, p. 593]

Jul 29, 1746, will of Jacob Davenport, probated Sep 1746. Names wife Rachel (who was pregnant), daughter Anne, brothers William, John, James. Witnesses: Edwd. Phelps, John Brown, John Davenport, Sr. (NC Reg 1:202)

Jun 1751, Court orders that James Davenport, Executor of Jacob Davenport's will, is to be the guardian of Jacob's children, Ann and Lurane. Bond was paid. Minutes of the June, 1751 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:95.

Jun 1751, Court ordered that Rachell Davenport, widow of Jacob Davenport, turn over the child Ann Davenport to the custody of James Davenport, Executor. Likewise, Edward Phelps is ordered to give custody of Lurane Davenport, the other child, to James Davenport. Minutes of the June, 1751 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:96.

Sep 1751, Rachell Davenport (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.) ordered to appear in court and explain why she had not remanded custody of her children Ann Davenport and Lurania Davenport to James Davenport, Executor of Jacob Davenport's will. Minutes of the September, 1751 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:105.

Mar 1752, Rachell Davenport (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.) failed to appear in Court when called by James Davenport, Executor of Jacob Davenport's will. Court ordered her to show cause. Minutes of the March, 1752 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:115.

Jun 1752, Rachell Davenport (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.) Again failed to appear in Court when called by James Davenport, Executor of Jacob Davenport's will. Court ordered a subpoena to force her to show cause. Minutes of the June, 1752 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:125.

Mar 1753, James Davenport, Execut of Jacob Davenport's will, places a motion before the Court to deliver the estate of Jacob Davenport to Francis Ward. Minutes of the March, 1753 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:158.

Jun 1753, Court rules on motion of James Davenport, Executor of Jacob Davenport's will, to deliver the estate of Jacob Davenport to Francis Ward. The Court dismissed the motion and Ward to pay the cost, Court saying that there was nothing to be settled. Minutes of the June, 1753 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:164.

Mar 1754, Court appoints Francis Ward guardian of Ann and Lurena Davenport, orphans of Jacob Davenport. Bondsmen John Daly and Daniel Garrett. Minutes of the March,1754 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:204.

Dec 1754, James Davenport, Executor of Jacob Davenport's will, is ordered to appear in Court and present his accounts. Minutes of the December, 1754 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:228.

Mar 4, 1755, Court orders James Davenport to give an account of the estate of Jacob Davenport, deceased. Minutes of the March, 1755 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:1.

May 27, 1755, Granville grant to Isaac Davenport, 139 acres in St. Andrews Parish, adjoining Jacob Davenport, Deep Swamp, Corbin, Wheatley. Witnesses: John Hardison, Wm. Mackey.

Jun 1755, Court issues a Summons to James Davenport to give an account of the estate of Jacob Davenport, deceased, at the next session of Court. Minutes of the March, 1755 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:9.

Mar 1756, James Davenport executor of Jacob Davenport's will. Names children Lurane and Ann Davenport (Lurane was born after Jacob's death - Ed.).

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.

1762, Land deed Jacob Davenport to Nathan Miars. (Tyrrell County DB 4, p. 224)

Mar 18, 1762, Francis Ward & his wife Rachell (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.) to Nathan Miars planter of Tyrrell Co. 18 Mar 1762. 60 pounds paid to Ann Davenport & Susana (Lurana?) Davenport daughters of sd Rachell by her first husband Jacob Davenport dec'd. 114 acres which was her right of dower & of 218 acres patented to Jacob Davenport 16 Jun 1741 & left to sd Rachell wife of Francis. Witnesses: James Legett, William King.

Dec 23, 1764, deed Ann Davenport to Nathan Mins (Miars?), Sr, 114 acres which was of a patent to Jacob Davenport 16 Jun 1741. Witnesses: Fr. Ward, Fr. Ward, Jr.

Sep 1765, division of John Davenport's estate among wife Anna and children John, Ephrain Maryann, Jacob, Anna, Joanna, Joshua, Hezekiah Davenport.

Jan 22, 1767, deed Roger Snell to father-in-law William Davenport, 40 acres in Scuppernong, adjoining Jacob Davenport, John Snell, a deep swamp. Witnesses: John Snell, John Davenport. From other records in the present compilation, Roger Snell owned land as early as 1753 (see John Davenport, 1753), then appeared in the records until 1799, when an orphaned son was mentioned. That would mean that Roger Snell was at least 20 years of age in 1753; i.e., was born around 1733. Being his father-in-law, William Davenport would be 20 years older, yet, implying that he was born around 1713 or before.

Feb 1, 1768, Jacob Davenport married Joanna Garrett in Tyrrell Co, NC Bondsman Jno. Snell. (NC Reg 3:108).

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.

Jun 6, 1774, The Mormon FamilySearch International Genealogical Index (IGI) Film Number 903571 claims that Jacob Davenport was born "ABT 1737" and his father was Richard. The same record claims that Zachariah was born June 6, 1774, with parents Jacob Davenport and Johannah Garrett. The FamilySearch Ancestral File record AFN 11BW-B20 claims that William Davenport was born "ABT 1799" in Whitley County, KY, with parents Zachariah Davenport [AFN 11BW-B0K] and Precilla Spruill [AFN 11BW-B1R]. However, the Ancestral File contains unverified family sheets submitted by private individuals, and may contain errors and conjecture. William was actually born in Kentucky on May 31, 1800 (from his headstone and the Kentucky census), and Zechariah had already married Jean Douglass by that time (from the Washington County, VA marriage records).

Feb 17, 1779, Jacob Davenport married Elizabeth Duncan in Tyrrell Co, NC. Jno. Snell bondsman. (NC Reg 3:110).

Oct 1, 1779, State Grant 27 to Jacob Davenport, 275 acres adjoining Great Swamp, John Alexander. (Tyrrell Co, NC DB-8/1)

Oct 1, 1779, State Grant 34 to Joseph Chapman, 204 acres adjoining Jacob Davenport.

Jun 5, 1780, deed Josiah Phelps, Sr. to James Phelps, Sr., 50 acres called Bull Pond, in the Dismal on East side of Scuppernong River & West side of Laurrel Ground, adjoining Juniper Swamp, Gum Branch, Narrow Neck. Witnesses: Ja. Anderson, Jacob Davenport.

1782, Tyrrell County Tax List shows Jacob Davenport with no land, and another Jacob Davenport with 125 acres.

1784, Tyrrell County Tax List shows Jacob Davenport, Senr. With 125 acres and Jacob Davenport, Junr. With 50 acres.

1785, Land deed Joseph Phelps, Sr. to Jacob Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 71)

1785, Land deed Jacob Davenport to Benjamin Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 121)

Oct 5, 1786, bond for Sarah Snell to administer estate of John Snell. Bondsmen: Isaac Davenport, Jacob Davenport.

1784-1787, State census of North Carolina shows Jacob Davenport in Tyrell Co, NC (Marked Poplar Swamp to Scuppernong River) with one male 21-60 years of age and two females in the household. Others in the neighborhood: Joseph Ansley, Joseph Tarkington, John Ansley, Benjamin Tarkington, Evan Spruill, John Davenport, Joseph Norman, and Andrew Bateman.

1784-1787, State census of North Carolina shows another Jacob Davenport in Tyrell Co, NC (Marked Poplar Swamp to Scuppernong River) with only one male 21-60 years of age (himself). Others in the neighborhood: Mary Norman, Moses Davenport, Levi Rowe, Miles Spruel, James Dilling, William Chesson, and Joseph Phelps, Jr.

Jul 21, 1787, will of Joseph Phelps, Sr. states that Jacob Davenport's land adjoins his property. 1784-87 census confirms Joseph Phelps lives in the same district as Jacob. 1790, Land deed Joseph Phelps to Jacob Davenport, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 104)

1790, U.S. Census shows Jacob Davenport (Jacob #2) in Tyrrell Co, NC with 1 male 16+, 1 male under 16, 2 females, no slaves. In the neighborhood of John Warrington, Josiah Powers, Isaac Patrick, John Godwin, and Jonathan Phelps.

1790, U.S. Census shows a second Jacob Davenport (Jacob #1) in Tyrrell Co, NC with 1 male 16+, 2 males under 16, 0 females, no slaves. In the neighborhood of John Clifton, James Ambrus, Benj. Tarkington, Josiah Phelps, and James Phelps.

Feb 16, 1792, Jacob Davenport is cited as a witness in a Tyrrell County Bastardy Bond Record.

Nov 11, 1795, Jacob Davenport, Sr. (Jacob #2) witnesses will of Jonathan Felps (Phelps?).

1800, Deed, Jacob Davenport, Jr. to Abraham Davenport. Washington County Deed Book B, page 59.

May 6, 1800, The Mormon FamilySearch International Genealogical Index (IGI) Film Number 903571 claims that Jacob Davenport was born "ABT 1737" and his father was Richard. The same record claims that Zachariah was born June 6, 1774, with parents Jacob Davenport and Johannah Garrett. The FamilySearch Ancestral File record AFN 11BW-B20 claims that William Davenport was born "ABT 1799" in Whitley County, KY, with parents Zachariah Davenport [AFN 11BW-B0K] and Precilla Spruill [AFN 11BW-B1R]. However, the Ancestral File contains unverified family sheets submitted private individuals, and may contain errors and conjecture. William was actually born in Kentucky on May 31, 1800 (from his headstone and the KY census), and Zechariah had already married Jean Douglass by that time (from the Washington County, VA marriage records).

1800, U.S. Census shows Jacob Davenport in Washington Co, NC as follows: 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 Template: 0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45-up

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.

1810, U.S. Census shows Jacob Davenport in Washington Co, NC as follows: 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 Template: 0-10 10-16 16-26 26-45 45-up

1810, U.S. Census shows in Washington Co, NC: Aron, Asa, Ephraim, Hetty, Isaac, Isaiah, Jacob, James, James, William (2), William Jr. Davenport; and none in Tyrrell Co, NC (must have failed to record those).

Jan 27, 1812, will of Frederick Davenport, Sr. mentions wife Joanah (who was pregnant), daughters Nancy Stubbs and Permelia Davenport, and sons James, Samuel, William, George W., and Frederick Davenport. States that he has (among others) 393 acres bought in 8 deeds from Andrew Oliver, Peter Hines, Jesse Batman, Thomas Smith, Samuel Chesson, John Davenport son of Jacob, and Hezekiah Arnold. States that sons Samuel and George W. are under 21. Leaves to son William a large tract of land on the Sound that had belonged to Joseph & Stephen Spruill & others, plus land & swamp near Deep Creek. Leaves to son Frederick the land which he had bought from James Davenport, Sr. and from James Davenport son of Elkanah. Leaves money to school his young children. States his brother James is deceased. Charles Davenport proved the handwriting. James, William, and Samuel were old enough to be executors.

1815, Jacob Davenport (Jr. or Sr.) does not appear in the Washington County, NC tax lists, but Zachariah Davenport does. Zachariah is assessed with 280 acres and an estate valued at $1,200, about twice the typical worth for the area and time.1820, Jacob Davenport does not appear in Washington Co or Tyrrell Co, NC census.

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