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*Joel Davenport

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.

1784, Tyrrell Co, NC, Elizabeth Davenport registered a stock mark (brand) for her son Joel and one for her daughter Frances.

*John Davenport

Nov 3, 1677, John Davenport born to Richard & Johana Davenport of Berkeley, later Perquimans Precinct (NC Reg 3:209).

Mar 26, 1700, John Davenport recorded a stock mark in Perquimans Precinct. (Perquimans Court Records, 58, March 26, 1700/1)

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)

Jul 20, 1700, deed of gift from Richard Davenport & wife Joanah, of Perquimans Precinct, to daughter Elizabeth Foster, wife of John Foster. Part of tract "I live on", lying next to "the great Marsh swamp". On Oct 10, 1704, John Foster deeded this property to John & Anne Davenport of Chowan Precinct.

Jul 20, 1700, deed John & Anne Davenport of Chowan Precinct, 150 acres to Hugh Davis. Land lying on the Sound opposite Batts Grave, part of a tract formerly belonging to Richard Davenport. (Chowan Precinct Deed Book B, No. 147) [Moseley map of North Carolina in 1733 shows Bat's Grave Island prominently in the mouth of Yeopim Creek - Ed.]

Jan 30, 1702, James Cole of Perquimans Precinct lists Richard Davenport and son John in a list of tithables. This indicates that both are still in the north shore area of Perquimans Precinct in 1702.

Jul 3, 1703, Perquimans Co, NC deed 208: Richard Davenport, of the Precinct of Perq., for "Natural Love & Aff' I bear to my son John Davenport, of same," assigns plan' on Yeopim Creek, where said Richard now lives - 300a. Also one small island, called "Bats Grave," by Estimation 27a. July 3, 1703. Test' John Stepney, Ralph Fletcher. [Moseley map of North Carolina in 1733 shows Bat's Grave Island prominently in the mouth of Yeopim Creek - Ed.]

Jul 13, 1703, Perquimans Co, NC deed 209: John Davenport of Perq. Pre'ct, planter - for the "Yearly Rent of one ear of Indian, payable at the feast of pentecost, have sold to Richard Davenport, my father, all that plan' whereon said Richard now lives," with the Island called "Batts Grave," 317a. July 13, 1703. Test' John Stepney, Peter Godfrey. [Moseley map of North Carolina in 1733 shows Bat's Grave Island prominently in the mouth of Yeopim Creek - Ed.]

Jul 13, 1703, Perquimans Precinct Court. Richard Davenport records assigning land to John Davenport, who in turn returns it to Richard for his lifetime. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina," Vol. I, p. 580]

Jan 9, 1704/5, Perquimans Precinct Court: John Davenport bought land, was made constable for the following year, and wife Ann Davenport relinquished her right to land sold by husband (NC Reg 1:618)

Jan 9, 1704/5, Perquimans Precinct Court. Elizabeth Foster relinquishes right of dower to a plantation sold by husband John Foster to John Davenport. Anne Davenport relinquishes her right of dower to a plantation sold by her husband [John - Ed.] to Alexander Raye. Court names John Davenport constable for one year. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol. I, p. 618]

Oct 10, 1704, Perquimans Precinct Court. John Foster records deed of gift to John Davenport. John Davenport sells land to Alexander Raye. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol. I, p. 612-613]

May 5, 1705, Anne Davenport born to John & Ann Davenport of Perquimans Precinct (NC Reg 3:382)

May 5, 1705, Anne, the daughter of John Davenport and Anne his wife was born the 5th day of May Anno Dom 1705. ("Perquimans County Births, Marriages, Deaths & Fleshmarks 1659-1820").

1706, list of people on John Davenport's Road in Tyrrell District: Rich'd Davenport, Hen. Norman, Ro. Fewox, Sam'l Spruell, Godfrey Spruell (born 1650 - article in THE STATE, August 1, 1964), Joseph Spruell, La. Alexander, Cut. Phelps, Matt. Casswell, Sam'l Hopkins, Tho. Winn, Will Tarkinton, Chas Craddock, Jon. Swain, Jose. Fisher (From the book "Old Albemarle," by Ray) (also NC Reg 2:153) Godfrey Spruill settled on the Albemarle Shore between Back Creek and Bull Bay before 1700, his property passing to his son Samuel and then to his grandson Joseph..

1707-1772, No Davenport wills recorded in Chowan Co, NC. ("Chowan County Will Abstracts 1707-1850", P. A. Elliott, D.A.R., Edenton, NC)

Dr. Godfrey Spruill (1650-Aug 15, 1718) was the first Spruill in Tyrrell Precinct and had a large plantation on the Sound at Bull Bay, North of Back Landing. John Davenport was the first Davenport in Tyrrell Precinct, and had land Westward from Back Landing and adjoining Godfrey Spruill. A good Spruill genealogy is given in ["Benjamin and Nancy Spruill," James William Melson, 1964-1965 (copy in the Tyrrell County Library in Columbia, NC)]. It covers from Dr. Godfrey Spruill forward to the present. The Davenports were constantly intermarrying and interacting with the Spruills.

Jul 28, 1713, Godfrey Sprewell conveyed 100 acres of land to John Davenport. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina" Vol. II, p. 101]

Jul 28, 1713, William Wilkerson conveyed 52 acres of land to John Davenport. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol II, p. 102]

Jul 29, 1713, Jno. Horsell (Hassell?) conveyed 304 acres of land to John Davenport. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol II, p. 104]

Oct 28, 1713, will of Mathias Giles mentions "Richard Davenport during his natural life, then to his grandson Richard Davenport, son of John..." Witnesses included Richard Davenport. (NC Reg 1:46)

Aug 27, 1714, John Davenport records land patent 653 for 300 acres "in Chowan Precinct on ye S. side of Cuscopenung Bay, joining ye mouth of ye Reedy Branch, Godfrey Spruill, ye head of Outlett Swamp, & ye Indian Swamp." [Hoffman's "North Carolina Abstracts of Land Patents 1663-1729"]

Aug 27, 1714, Patent Book 1, p. 226 John Davenport 27 August 1714 300 acres in Chowan precinct on ye S. side of Cuscopening Bay, joining ye mouth of ye reedy branch, Godfrey Spruell, ye head of Outlett swamp, and ye Indian swamp. /s/Cha. Eden, Tho. Boyd, Na. Chevin, Wm. Reed, C. Gale, Fras. Foster. ["Province of North Carolina 1663-1729 -Abstracts of Land Patents," M. M. Hofman, 1979]

Oct 18, 1715, recordings of a Chowan County Court proceedings September 18, 1715 include: "Ordered that a road be cleared from Doctor (Godfrey) Spruill's to Eliza. Long's and that John Davenport Rt. Fewox, and Cuthbert Phelps lay out the Road and that all Inhabitants from Clay's Creek to John Davenport's do assist in Clearing the sd. Road, and that John Davenport be appointed overseer of the road. John Davenport, Robt. Fewox, and Cuthbert Phelps are to lay out the road." (NC Reg 1:148)

Jul 27, 1716, John Davenport of Scuppernong River sells 300 acres to Joseph Spruill, with boundary "Beg. at the fartherest outlet & varying with a line of marked trees S. Easterly various courses to Godfrey Spruill's line near the Deep Branch, so Northerly to the Great Swamp & along the sd. swamp various courses Westerly to 1st station." Test, Samuell Spruell, Wm. Wilkinson. (Chowan County DB B 1, p. 306)

Aug 1, 1716, John Davenport sells Hugh Davis 150 acres for 12 pds. Land is on Albemarle Sound opposite Bat's Grave Island, "part of a tract formerly belonging to Richard Davenport." (Perquimans County DB B, p. 147 & C, p. 250)

Oct 19, 1716, John Davenport records land patent 2759 for 560 acres "on ye W. side of Cuscopenung River, joining Godfrey Spruill, ye Gum Swamp, Joseph Spruill, ye Persimmon Branch, Putataua Run, & sd. Davenport." [Hoffman's "North Carolina Abstracts of Land Patents 1663-1729"]

Mar 9, 1717/18, Grant 450 acres to John Davenport in Chowan Precinct. Land adjoins the "Grt. pocoson" (on the Sound?), Flat Swamp, and Cypress Swamp. "For importation of 1 person per 50 acres." (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 450)

Apr 10, 1719, deed John Pettiver to Henry Norman, 450 acres adjoining John Davenport. Witnesses: Edmund Chamberlayne, Thomas Wynn, Joseph Spruill. (Chowan County Deed Book B-1, #611), (Chowan County Deed Book C, No. 1)

Apr 16, 1719, deed of gift John Pettiver to Richard Davenport (son of John), 150 acres adjoining that sold to Henry Norman. Witnesses: Thomas Wynn, Joseph Spruill, Edward Chamberlayn. (Chowan County Deed Book B-1, #612) (Chowan County Deed Book C, No. 1)

Apr 1719, Chowan Co, NC Deed Book B-1, #599: John Davenport of Scoupernung in the province of N. C. to Thomas Gaylord of Scouperning this ... Apr. 1719. 6 pounds. 43 acres more or less on the south side of Deep Creek at the head of Spruill's Bay between John P...... (?) and the head of the main creek called John Davenport's. Wit.: Samuel Spruell, Henry Norman. (Chowan County Deed Book C, No. 1)

About 1720, Patent Book 3, p. 91 Samuel Spruel (no date) 93 acres on the West side of Scuperning River, joining John Davenport, the Putataua Run, and John Hopkins. Witnesses: C. Eden, Wm. Reed, Rich. Sanderson, Fra. Foster, J. Lovick. ["Province of North Carolina 1663-1729 - Abstracts of Land Patents," M. M. Hofman, 1979]

1720, Assignment of title James Singleton to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p.150)

Aug 5, 1720, Thomas Pierce 400 acres at ye head of Bentley's Creek, joining James Chesson, John Barrow, Spellman, Edward Willson, John Davenport, ye fork of ye creek, and a branch. Witn. Cha. Eden, Thos. Pollock, Wm. Reed, John Hecklefield, Richard Sanderson.

Jan 28, 1720/21, James Singillton assigns his right to John Davenport, 180 acres on "wt. side of Cussopaung River, joining Reedy Branch.". Witnesses: Saml. Spruill, Joseph Spruill. (NC Reg 2:142) (Chowan County Deed Book C, No. 1)

Jan 28, 1720/21, Chowan Co, NC Deed Book B-1, #1466: "James Singleton to John Davenport 28 Jan. 1720/21 assignment of a Pattent for 180 acres on the West side of the Cuscopening River purchased of Godfrey Spruill 30 Jul 1717 the sd Pattent dated 27 Aug. 1714. Wit.: Samuel Spruill, Joseph Spruill."

1722 or before, Samuel Spruell receives 93 acres on West side of Scuppernong River, adjoining John Davenport.

Feb 4, 1722, Chowan Co, NC Deed Book C-1, #1543: Robert Fewox & wife Martha sell land formerly known as Hardy's Island to John Worley, adjoining Samuel Spruill and John Davenport. (NC Reg 2:284)

Aug 4, 1724, John Davenport served on a grand jury at Edenton. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina" Vol. II, p. 70]

Nov 7, 1735, Cape Fear, NC Court Session: Jno. Davenport attested the will of Charles Milliard. (NC Reg 1:354)

Sep 1739, Court convenes a Grand Jury including John Gardiner, John Stancill, John McCaskey, Epenetus Griffin, Denis Glisson, James Glisson, Joseph Spruel, Henry Norman, John Davenport, John Swain, Giles Long, John Swinson, William Rhodes, Jacob Blount, John Duggen, and Martin Griffin. Minutes of the September, 1739 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:58.

Sep 5, 1740, Court ordered that a road be laid out from the main road to Samuel Spruil's. Landing. Mentions a section "from the Bark Poplar Bridge to the Back Landing". Jury of Samll. Spruill Esqr., Joseph Spruill, Sr., John Davenport, Sr., John Swain, Godfree Phelps, Mathew Caswell, John Davenport, Jr., Henry Norman, Samll. Spruil, Jr., Sollomon Ansley, Thos. Bateman, Richard Davenport, Edwd. Phelps, and John Snell. Minutes of the September, 1740 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:86.

Feb 17, 1741, deed Joshua Turner to John Hassel, 100 acres in Scuppernong, called Planes (Plains?), adjoining Reedy Branch, Gum Swamp, John Davenport. Witnesses: Christopher Buttery, Jonathan Bateman.

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 (In area where John Davenport lived - Ed.).

Sep 20, 1744, Richard Davenport receives a Proprietor's grant from John Earl Granville for 370 acres adjoining the Polecat Swamp, John Davenport, Turner, Gum Swamp. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 151)

1745, Land deed Richard Davenport to John Davenport, Sr. (Tyrrell County DB 1, p. 325)

Jan 16, 1745, deed Richard Davenport to John Davenport, Sr., assignment of a patent. Witnesses: Saml. Spruill, Edwd. Phelps.

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. (Tyrrell County DB 1, p. 319)

Jul 29, 1746, will of Jacob Davenport, probated Sep1746. 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.

1748, Land deed John Davenport, Sr. to Richard Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 2, p. 14)

1748, Land deed John Davenport, Sr. to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 2, p. 14)

1748, Land deed John Davenport, Sr. to Joseph Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 2, p. 14)

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)

1749, Proprietor's grant John Lord Carteret to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 450)

Sep 20, 1749 (22nd year of King George's reign), Granville Grant to Richard Davenport, 300 acres on Pole Catt Swamp on West side of Scuppernong, adjoining John Davenport, Turner, Gum Swamp.

Dec 1751, John Davenport registers a stock mark. Minutes of the December, 1751 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:110.

Mar 1752, Court convenes a Grand Jury including William Mackey, Thos. Bennet, Francis Hobson, Francis Keneday, Robert Daniel, Ebazer Slaid, Joseph Warren, John Swain, Sr., Richard Davenport, John Dilling, Jno. Rhodes, John Devenport, Sr., Robert Davis, John Tarkington, Daniel Garret, Sr., Robert Howell, Humphry Bates, John Watson, Thomas Jones, Thos. Learry, Edward Williams, William Archdecon, and Joshua Worley. Minutes of the March, 1752 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:122.

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

Dec 5, 1752, deed John Padgett, Jr. to Samuel Spruill, Jr., 100 acres West side Scuppernong River, adjoining Mathew Caswell, Saml. Bree Island, Edward Hassel. Witnesses: John Davenport, Jno. Padgett, Sr.

Dec 1752, Court appoints John Davenport, son of Richard Davenport, as Constable to succeed Joshua Phelps. Minutes of the December, 1752 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:147.

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)

1754, Chowan Co, NC tax records show that John Davenport is delinquent. (NC Archives, Miscellaneous Tax Papers, 1746-1906)

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) (also see Francis Davenport, 1749)

Mar 1755, Court appoints Nehemiah Spruill Road Overseer to succeed John Davenport. Minutes of the March, 1755 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:5.

Mar 1, 1756, deed Richard Davenport to James Long, Jr., 60 acres south side of Gum Swamp. Witnesses: John Davenport, Alexander McKeel.

Sep 1760, Court appoints John Devenport Road Overseer to succeed John Bateman, Sr. Minutes of the September, 1760 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:161.

Sep 1, 1761, Court appoints James Phelps Road Overseer to succeed John Devenport. Minutes of the September, 1761 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:206.

Dec 1761, Court convenes the Petet Jury. Members: John Ares, Bedford Fagan, Edward Walker, Thomas Garrett, James Phelps, Jr., James Long, Jr., John Devenport, Mikel Alexander, Solomon Hassell, Thos. Learey, Benjamin Hardison, Gidion Alexander. Minutes of the December, 1761 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:235.

1764, deed of payment Mary Wynne to sons Joseph & George Wynne (items of payment). Witnesses: Peter Wynne, John Davenport.

1764, deed of payment Mary Wynne to daughter Rachall (Rachell?) Wynne (items of payment). Witnesses: Peter Wynne, John Davenport. (Rachell Wynne would later marry Elkanah Davenport - Ed.).

1765, John Davenport named as a security in division of estate of Joanna Davenport.

Mar 23, 1765, bond for John Davenport to administer estate of John Davenport. Bondsmen: John Davenport, son of Richd, John Norman. [SS 884 says John Davenport, Sr. was a security.]

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

1767, Land deed Isaac Davenport, Jr. to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 4, p. 208)

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.

Jul 30, 1767, deed Isaac Davenport "air" to Isaac Davenport 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 (John Davenport - see earlier action that date - Ed.), 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.

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.

Jan 21, 1769, deed Mathew Caswell et al to Nathan Bateman, Jr., 174 acres West side of Scuppernong River at head of Potato Knawed Run, adjoining Samuel Caswell, Hopkins, Davenport, Spruill, Chesson. Witnesses: John Hooker, James Phelps (Nathan Bateman, Chesson, and Caswell tie to John Davenport's locale - Ed.). (NOTE: Joseph Ansley's Tyrrell County will 8 Jun 1827 mentions "...all my land between Scupernong River & the plantation where I now live, joining Petotoe Choad Run, Mary Batmon's...Nathan Phelps,...William Tarkinton,...")

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.

Sep 8, 1773, deed Nathan Bateman to Jonathan Bateman son of John, 74 acres on West side of Scuppernong on head of Potato Knaw'd Run, adjoining Davenport, Spruill, Chesson, Samuel Caswell's former line. Witnesses: John Hooker, Benjamin Howard, Jonathan Bateman (Nathan Bateman, Chesson, and Caswell tie to John Davenport's locale - Ed.).

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.

Mar 1776, deed William Chesson to Samuel Chesson, 100 acres West side of Scuppernong River, adjoining Cypress Swamp, Deavanport, Norman. Witnesses: Jas. Spruill, Benjn. Spruill, Benjamin Dillin (Benjamin Spruill, Chesson, Norman, and Cypress Swamp tie to John 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.

1779, Land deed George Davenport to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 78)

1779, Land deed John Davenport to George Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 135)

Apr 17, 1779, Joana Davenport married John Davenport in Tyrrell County, NC. Bondsman J. Alexander. (W. M. Clemens, "North and South Carolina Marriage Records," Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1987).

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.

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.

1779 or 1780, John Davenport died, as stated in Jan 1798 petition for dower by Ann Davenport, widow of John Davenport, who left one son Ezra, owning 125 acres on Polecat and Gum Swamp. (Did he die in the Revolutionary War? Is this the reason for the uncertain date? - Ed.)

Jan 11, 1780, deed John Bateman to Alexander Oliver, Jr., 50 acres West side of Scuppernong, adjoining Potato Knaw'd Run, Davenport, Hopkins. Witness: Joseph Phelps, Jr. (Potato Knaw'd Run ties to John Davenport's locale - Ed.). (NOTE: Joseph Ansley's Tyrrell County will 8 Jun 1827 mentions "...all my land between Scupernong River & the plantation where I now live, joining Petotoe Choad Run, Mary Batmon's...Nathan Phelps,...William Tarkinton,...")

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)

Aug 4, 1782, John Davenport married Zilpa Spruill in Tyrrell Co, NC. Bondsman Joseph Wyatt, witness H. Norman. [Had son Richard (1810-1866), "Tyrrell Cemeteries" by Everton]

Oct 29, 1782, State Grant 242 to John Davenport, 230 acres adjoining John Spruill, James Phelps. (Tyrrell County DB 8, p. 275)

1782, Tyrrell County Tax List shows John Davenport, Jr with 200 acres.

1782, Tyrrell County Tax List shows John Davenport, Sr with 225 acres.

1783, Land deed John Davenport to George Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 7, p. 122)

Jul 1783, John Davenport married Ann Godwin. Bondsman Joseph Godwin. (NC Reg 3:111)

1784, Land deed Isaac Davenport to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 151)

1784, Land deed Joseph Davenport, Sr. to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 14)

1784, Tyrrell County Tax List shows John Davenport, Sr. with 225 acres.

1784, Tyrrell County Tax List shows John Davenport with 135 acres.

1784, Tyrrell County Tax List shows another John Davenport with 100 acres.

Apr 1784, bond for John Warrington to administer estate of Mary Alexander; John Davenport and Joseph Spruill signed as bondsmen.

1784-87, State census shows John Davenport with 1 male 21-60, 0 males under 21 or over 60, 2 females, no slaves. Living in area of Marked Poplar Swamp to Scuppernong River in the neighborhood of Alex. Oliver, John Phelps, Jr., Wm. Spruel, James Norman, Jos. Arnold, Stephen, John & Nathan Bateman.

1784-87, State census shows another John Davenport with 1 male 21-60, 3 males under 21 or over 60, 2 females, 0 slaves. Living in area of Marked Poplar Swamp to Scuppernong River in the neighborhood of Evan Spruil, John Davis, Jas Long, Jr., Edwd Alexander, John Farlow, Jacob Davenport, Jos. Norman, Andrew Bateman. This record seems to indicate that this John was married before 1780.

1785, Land deed Isaac Davenport to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 224?)

1786, Land deed George Davenport to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 204)

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, Land deed John and Zilpha Davenport to William Chesson. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 155)

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, John Davenport bought property in estate sale of John Alexander, who owned property on the East side of the Scuppernong River..

1790, Land deed John Chesson to John Davenport, Sr. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 495)

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

1790, U.S. Census shows another John Davenport with 1 male 16+, 2 males under 16, 2 females, no slaves. In the neighborhood of Thomas Warrington, Miles Pierce, John Hassell, Sr., and Joseph Tarkinton.

1790, U.S. Census shows a Doctor John Davenport with 2 males 16+, 2 males under 16, 3 females, no slaves.

1791, Sheriff's deed John Davenport to Edmund Blunt, Jr. (Shff.) (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 489)

1791, Land deed John Davenport to Isaac Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 588)

1791, Land deed John Davenport, Sr. to Jesse Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 591)

Feb 5, 1792, will of Joseph Davenport, probated Apr1792. 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.

Apr 26, 1792, bond for Sarah Clifton to administer the estate of husband John Clifton. Bondsmen: Nathan Bateman, John Davenport.

1793, Land deed John Craven to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 11, p. 272)

Sep 29, 1793, John Devenport, Sr. witnesses will of John Jones.

Oct 2, 1793, John Davenport witnesses will of Joshua Harrison.

1794, Land deed John Davenport to William Chesson. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 60)

1794, Land deed John Davenport to Joseph Phelps, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 134)

1794, Land deed Eleazor Craddock to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 1)

Jan 30, 1794, bond for Joshua Swain to be guardian to Swain Swift. Bondsmen: John Davenport, Joshua Leary.

1795, Land deed Martin R. Byrd to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 120)

1795, Land deed John Davenport to Jesse Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 92)

Jan 1795, petition of Jonathan Phelps. Richard Davenport in his will 22 Nov 1793 (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..)

Jan 26, 1796, bond for Samuel Chesson to administer John Davenport's estate. Bondsmen: Jesse Spruill, David Davenport.

Jul 1796, Court ordered that the execution returned by Capt. Hathaway levied on the land of John Davenport lay over till the Accounts of the administrator be audited (Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, July 1796).

Oct 1796, Court appointed George Dawson and John Davenport as patrollers from Chapel Swamp to Lee's Mill (Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, October 1796).

1797, An estate record is filed in Tyrrell County for John Davenport.

Jan 1797, petition of Parthea Davenport, widow of John Davenport. Said John owned 100 acres joining William Davenport and Nehemiah Norman. John died intestate by Jan 8, 1796. Petition for dower.

1798, Land deed John Davenport to Thomas Stubbs, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 324)

1798, Land deed Mary and John Davenport to Ezekial Alezander. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 395)

1798, Sheriff's deed Edmund Blunt (shff.) to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 319)

1798, Executor's deed Thomas Stubbs, Jr. and Caleb Bambridge to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 325)

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.

1798, An estate record is filed in Tyrrell County for John Davenport.

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, Apr 1792. 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).

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.

1800-1875, John Davenport (possibly not one individual) had 9 more land and slave acquisitions. Three, in 1845 and 1846, concerned division of estate.

Feb 8, 1804, John Davenport married Sarah Price in Tyrrell County. Bondsman Fredrick Spruill, witness C. Spruill, clerk.

Dec 9, 1804, John Davenport witnesses will of Jesse Spruill.

Oct 7, 1811, Patsy Davenport's will recorded in Tyrrell County WB-2/36. Mentions sisters Nancy, Miriam, & Charlotty Davenport, sister Sealey (Selah?) Chapman, aunt Johanna Alexander, brothers Asahel & John Davenport.

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, John Davenport is listed in the Washington, Co, NC tax list with 65 acres.

Mar 29, 1818, John Davenport's will recorded in Tyrrell County. Mentions sisters Charlotte Davenport, Selah Chapman, Mariam Cooper, brother Sahel Davenport, and uncle John Davenport.

Feb 12, 1819, John Davenport married Elizabeth Spruill in Tyrrell Co, NC. Bondsman Harman Bateman, witness James Wood, clerk.

Dec 19, 1820, John C. B. Davenport married Eliza Weskitt. Bondsman Joseph Wynn, Jr., witness Jas. Wood, clerk.

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.

1820, An estate record is filed in Tyrrell County for John Davenport.

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.

1828, An estate record is filed in Tyrrell County for John 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.

1837, An estate record is filed in Tyrrell County for John G. B. Davenport.

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.

Aug 16, 1856, John S. Davenport died (headstone in Columbia Cemetery).

1864 , John Davenport's will recorded in WB-E/444.

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