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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)

Aug 28, 1745, deed John Davenport, Sr. to John Diten (Dillon?), 9 acres in Scuppernong, adjoining Gum Swamp, Second Branch. Witnesses: James Phelps, James Davenport.

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.

1747, Land deed John Davenport, Sr. to James Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 5, p. 173)

Dec 1, 1747, deed of gift John Davenport to son James Davenport, 360 acres West side of Scuppernong River, adjoining "the saw pit on my plantation", Burnt Ground Tract, Reedy Branch, Indian Swamp. Witnesses: James Phelps, Joseph Davenport.

Jun 30, 1748, deed of gift of John Davenport, Sr. Names wife Ann Davenport; sons Richard, John, James, Joseph, William Davenport; Mary Davenport, daughter of William; Ann & Lurana, daughters of Jacob Davenport, dec'd. Witnesses: Christian Barrett, W. Barrett. (Tyrrell County DB 2, p. 14)

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.

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.

May 21, 1752, deed of Joseph Davenport to Alexander Mackeel (Mackey?), 150 acres West side of Scuppernong adjoining Outlet Swamp, Samuel Spruill, the bridge. Witnesses: James Davenport, John Davenport, Joshua Turner.

Jun 1752, Court ordered a Grand Jury to convene. Members: Thomas Lee, John McCaskey, William Barrett, William Mobley, John Ballard, William Devenport, John Gumm, Saml. Spruell, Jr., Nathan Bateman, James Devenport, Joshoa Tarkinton, Joseph Phelps, and Thos. Ludford. Minutes of the June, 1752 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:130.

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, Executor 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, Tyrrell County, NC Grand Jury convened; members Jacob Blunt, Jaspir Hardeson, Daniel Garret, Sr., Thomas Hardison, John Mizell, James Ganner, Arther Ganner, Thomas Dugan, James Cooper, James Davenport, Marmeduke Robinson, Daniel, Robinson, William Faulk, John Daly, and Ebenezer Slaid. Minutes of the June, 1753 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:161.

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.

Sep 20, 1753, deed John Dillen to Thomas Lewis, 60 acres adjoining Gum Swamp, James Davenport, Second Branch. Witnesses: John Hooker, Joshua Phelps.

Dec 1753, Court rules on "Idem vs. James Davenport; Ind't. Cap's. to Issue". Minutes of the December, 1753 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:190.

Mar 1754, Court orders that the Petit Jury be convened. Members: Everit Stubs, Alexandor Meceve?, James Cheson, Joseph Spruell, Samuel Norman, John Dillin, Thomas Best, William Davenport, John Browning, Jr., John Robinson, Danl. Robinson, Luke Mizell, and Hardy Councise? Minutes of the March, 1754 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:193.

Mar 1754, Court executes on "Idem vs. James Davenport; Ind't. Cap's. to Issue". Minutes of the March, 1754 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:195.

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)

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.

Dec 1754, Court petitioned by James Phelps, Josiah Phelps, Edwd. Phelps, Benjn. Tarkington, Jos. Tarkington, and Edwd. Hassell for a road from Scuppernong River near Davis' Landing to the Upper Inhabitants on Bear Creek. Court appointed John and Isaac Alexander, John Bateman, James Phelps, Sr., James Phelps, Jr. Joseph Davenport, John Tarkington, Benjamin Tarkington, Joshua Tarkington, Joseph Tarkington, Edward Hassell, Sr., Alexandor Olever, Nathan Bateman, Nehemiah Norman, and James Davenport. Minutes of the December, 1754 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:231.

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)

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.

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, Court convenes the Grand Jury. Members: John Dugan, Joseph Hudson, Joseph Hardison, Thomas Ames, James Leget, Isaac Gardiner, Fryly Jones, Joshua Tarkington, James Devenport, Nathan Bateman, Alexander Oliver, John Hopkings, Richard Leary, William Kirkeet, John Ares, Sr., and James Ganer. Minutes of the March, 1756 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:27.

Sep 4, 1759, James Devenport is appointed Road Overseer to succeed Samuel Norman. Minutes of the September, 1759 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:146.

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.

May 13, 1761, James Davenport named Patroler from the Mark Popler to Scupernung River. Minutes of the May, 1761 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and QuarterSessions, 2:200.

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.

Jun 14, 1768, Adonijah Davenport, son of John Davenport, is killed while fighting a fire "in the field before the door of his father." A burning tree fell on him. A coroner's inquest was held, apparently at the request of John Davenport. The jury: Joseph Spruill (foreman), Capt. Jos. Spruill, Stephen Hooker, John Snell, Roger Snell, Benj. Hatfield, James Jackson, Wm. Freeman, John Spruill, Elijah Norman, Nehemiah Norman, John Norman, Wm. Davenport, Joseph Chesson, Benj. Spruill, James MacKibb, John Swain, Jesse Lewis, Samuel Norman, Richard Leary, James Davenport, and Richard 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.

Feb 19, 1777, deed Joseph Hassell to James Davenport, 100 acres West side of Scuppernong River, adjoining Reedy Branch, Gum Swamp. Also signed by his wife Elizabeth Hassell. Witnesses: Benjn. Spruill, Hez. Spruill, Seth Phelps, Simeon Spruill, Benjamin Mann. (Tyrrell County DB 5, p. 36-37)

Apr 4, 1778, James Davenport married Ann Marriner. Bondsman James Davenport. (NC Reg 3:109)

Mar 29, 1779, deed Evan Spruill to Joseph Davenport, 11 acres adjoining Spruill, Norman. Witnesses: James Davenport, Jos. Norman.

Mar 5, 1779, James Davenport sells 115 acres to Elkanah Davenport on the West side of the Scuppernong. Witness: Peter Wynne. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 65)

Dec 30, 1779, deed Jesse Lewis to Joseph Davenport, 50 acres adjoining James Davenport Witnesses: Isaac Davenport, John Long.

1780, James Davenport served in the Revolutionary War. (Amer. Geneol. Biol. Index)

1780-1781, James 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)

May 18, 1780, James Davenport received State grant 478 for 38 acres. Land adjoins Flat Swamp, Brown, John & William Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 532-533)

1782, Land deed James Davenport, Sr. to James Davenport, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 7, p. 49)

1782, Tyrrell County Tax List shows James Davenport (son of Wm.) with no land.

1782, Tyrrell County Tax List shows James Davenport with 120 acres.

Jan 7, 1782, James Davenport, Sr. sells 115 acres to Frederick Davenport, Sr. for 5000 pds. Land adjoins Elkanah, Frederick Jr., James, Joseph, Joseph Sr., and the Gum Swamp. (Tyrrell County DB 7, p. 48)

Jan 8, 1782, James Davenport, Sr. sells 110 acres to James Davenport, Jr. for 5000 pds. Land adjoins Joseph Davenport, James Sr., Elkanah Davenport, Indian Swamp, Reedy Branch, and the "Up River road." (Tyrrell County DB 7, 49)

Oct 13, 1782, will of William Davenport, probated Oct 1785. Names wife Elizabeth Davenport, children James Davenport (eldest), Daniel Davenport, David Davenport, Mary Hassell (wife of Zebedee Hassell - Ed.). Witnesses: Mich Spruill, John Snell, Stephen Wiley.

1783?, Asahel, James, and Giles Davenport are paid for Revolutionary War service. ("Colonial Records of North Carolina," William L. Saunders, Raleigh, 1886, 17:205).

Aug 20, 1783-Aug 31, 1786, James, Francis, and Joseph Davenport filed Revolutionary War claims in South Carolina. "Index, Revolutionary War Claims Filed in South Carolina," (Clearfield Company, Columbia, SC, 1941; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1969), p. 107, #47 & #117. (also see Francis Davenport, 1749)

Jul 1783, James Davenport signed inventory of estate of Asahel Davenport. Also mentioned Joshua Davenport.

Jun 19, 1784, James Davenport married Keziah Davenport in Tyrrell Co, NC. Bondsman Daniel Davenport, witness T. Mackey.

1784, James Davenport married Hannah Stephens. Bondsman Ed. Blunt (1745-1792). (NC Reg 3:112)

1784, Tyrrell County Tax List shows James Davenport, Sr. with 115 acres.

1784-87, State census shows James Davenport with 1 male 21-60, 2 males under 21 or over 60, 1 females, 2 slaves. Living in area of Marked Poplar Swamp to Scuppernong River in the neighborhood of David Davenport, Saml. Carswell, Benony Hassell, Joel Norman, John Oliver, Jon. & Jesse Bateman. Indication that this James was married around 1782 (after the Revolutionary War).

1784-87, State census shows another James Davenport with 0 males 21-60, 2 males under 21 or over 60, 5 females, 2 slaves. Living in area of Marked Poplar Swamp to Scuppernong River in the neighborhood of Enock Phelps, John Tarkington, Edwd Hassell, Robert Wynne ( born March 24, 1764), Sarah Snell, Jas. Phelps, Jr., John Alexander, Sr. This record seems to indicate that this James is over 60, because of the number of women in the household and no males 21-60. That would make him being born before 1724.

Mar 30, 1785, James (died 1834 - mother Rachel's will) named as son of Elkanah in division of Elkanah's estate. This James still a minor on Jul 27, 1791. (Did Elkanah die in the Revolutionary War? - Ed.)

1786, at Warrenton. Asahel Davenport, James Davenport, and Giles Davenport paid for their Revolutionary War service. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol. XVII, p. 205]

1789, State grant 478 to James Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 532)

Jan 17, 1789, inventory of James Davenport, Jr. estate. Frederick Davenport was administrator.

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 Tyrrell County shows James Davenport with 1 male 16+, 2 males under 16, 2 females, 3 slaves.

May 13, 1790, will of James Davenport (Jr., indicated in 10/7/1791 action by Frederick Davenport), Tyrrell County WB-1/174, probated 7/1790. Names wife Johannah, children Luranah, Elkanah, Frederick, Moses, Isiah, Ann, Leah, Uriah . Executors: son Frederick Davenport, John Norman, James Davenport. Witnesses: Joseph Davenport, Sr., Elizabeth Norman, Joseph Phelps.

1791, Land deed James Davenport, Jr. estate to Frederick Davenport and Moses Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 86)

1791, Land deed James Davenport, Jr. estate to Uriah Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 87)

1791, Estate land division C. Spruill and James Davenport, Jr., commissioners, to Moses Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 86)

1791, Estate land division James Davenport, Jr., C. Spruill, and J. Phelps commissioners, to Frederick Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 86)

Oct 7, 1791, bond for Frederick Davenport to be guardian of Isaiah and Uriah, orphans of James Davenport, Jr.

Dec 28, 1791, James Davenport, Jr. (dec'd) land is divided to Frederick, Moses, Uriah, James (son of Elkanah), and Isiah Davenport. Land adjoins Reedy Branch and Indian Swamp. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 86-89)

1792, Land deed James Davenport, Jr. estate to James Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 88)

1792, Land deed James Davenport, Jr. estate to Isaih Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 89)

1792, Estate land division, John Ansley, James Davenport, Jr., and Henry Norman, commissioners, to Isaih Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 89)

1792, Estate land division C. Spruill, J. Phelps, and Henry Norman, commissioners, to James Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 88)

1792, Estate land division John Ansley and James Davenport, Jr., commissioners, to James Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 88)

1794, Land deed Daniel Davenport to James Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 342)

Jun 19, 1794, James Davenport (son of William) married Keziah Davenport in Tyrrell County. Bondsman Daniel Davenport, witness T. Mackey.

1795, Land deed John Spruill, Jr. to James Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 119)

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.

1800-1839, James Davenport had 6 more land acquisitions in Tyrrell County.

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.

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, James Davenport listed as deceased in the Washington Co, NC tax list, with 648 acres in the estate. Another James Davenport is listed as alive, with 111 acres.

1820, The U. S. Census shows in Tyrrell Co, NC: Betsy, Frederick, Joanna, and John Davenport. In Washington Co, NC: Aaron, Abram, Alexander, Asa, Charlotte, Ephraim, James, Mary, Nias, Samuel, William (2), and William F. Davenport.

1829, An estate record is filed in Tyrrell County for James 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.

Jul 29, 1834, will of Rachel Roe (widow of Elkanah Davenport - Ed.) is recorded in Tyrrell County. Mentions daughter Mary Spruill, heirs of son James Davenport, daughter Zina (Azinah) Davenport, son Robert Ollive, heirs of son John Roe, son William Roe with daughter Rachel, daughter Sally Davenport, daughter Nancy Norman. Mentions Charles Davenport, grandson Richard Davenport, granddaughter Mary Norman (mother Nancy).

1840, The U. S. Census shows in Washington Co, NC: Abraham, Alexander, Aron, Daniel, David, Doctrine, Edmund, Ephraim, George B., James, John, Mary, Stephen, Sr, Susanna, William, William D., and William K. Davenport; others. In Tyrrell Co, NC: Elizabeth, Enoch, Frederick, G.W., James T., John, Richard, and Sally Davenport.

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