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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 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.
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.
Dec 1751,Rachell Davenport (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.) failed to appear for a Court summons issued by Joseph Davenport. Court ordered that she show cause. Minutes of the December, 1751 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:110.
1752, Land deed Anne and Joseph Davenport to Alexander Mackeel. (Tyrrell County DB 2, p. 173)
Sep 1752,Court ordered that a road be laid out from the Red Banks at Roger Snell's on the East side of Scuppernong River to the fort landing at Aligator Creek. Jury appointed: John Alexander, Joseph Alexander, Joseph Spruell, Jr., Joseph Davenport, Godfrey Spruell, James Phelps, Jr., Roger Snell, Joseph Spruell, William Gennet, Isaac Alexandor, Samuel Norman, Joseph Norman, Thos. Spencer, Capt. Sam. Spruell, Jr., and Jas. Phelps, Sr. Minutes of the September, 1752 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:135.
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)
Oct 8, 1754,Joseph Davenport was a Private in Captain William Hurst's Company, Granville County, in the Colonial Militia. ("Colonial Records of North Carolina," William L. Saunders, 1886, 22:367).
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.
Dec 1755, Court petition James, Joseph, & Edward Phelps, Benjamin Tarkington, and Edward Hassell mentions "the road that leads from Joseph Devenports to the Head of Scuppernung River." Minutes of the December, 1755 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:18.
Sep 3, 1756,deed Nehemiah Norman to Andrew Knox, 280 acres northeast side Scuppernong Bay, called Beach Island & Juniper Pocoson, adjoining Thomas Lewis (now John Dillings), Deep Creek Pocoson. Witnesses: Joseph Davenport, Alex. McKeab, Jos. Norman, Lear (Leah?) Davenport.
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 1761, Joseph Devenport serves on a Jury, along with Jeremiah Bateman, Samuel Caswell, John Sedgex, Joseph Alexander, Jacob Blunt, James Gainer, and Richard Draper. Minutes of the June, 1761 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:199.
Dec 1761,Joseph Devenport served on a Grand Jury. Minutes of the December, 1761 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:235.
Aug 1, 1765,deed Joseph Charlton to Isaac Alexander, 448 acres West side of Chowan Sound. Witnesses: Jos. Alexander, Jos. Davenport.
Sep 22, 1768,Superior Court of Orange County, Hillsboro. Joseph Davenport serves on a Grand Jury. ["Colonial Records of North Carolina", Vol. 7, P. 842]
1770,Land deed William Smith to Joseph Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 4, p. 389)
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.
Apr 14, 1770, deed Joseph Davenport to Joseph Spruill, Sr. & Thomas Spruill, 100 acres on West side of Scuppernong River, adjoining James McKabe, Bare Cabbin Bridge, Nathan Bateman, Dr. Joseph Spruill's former corner. Witnesses: Isaac Mettett (Barrett?), Joseph Spruill, Stephen Davenport.
Sep 5, 1772, deed Gideon Lamb to Joseph Spruill, 1960 acres adjoining Scuppernong Bay, Joseph Davenport, McKabe. Witnesses: Joseph Wyatt, Maryann Spruill, Elisebeth Spruill.
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.
1774, Land deed Joseph Davenport, Sr. to Thomas and Joseph Sr. Spruill. (Tyrrell County DB 5, p. 239)
Dec 7, 1774, deed Jesse Lewis to Aaron Lambert, 100 acres called Hardias Island, on West side of Scupernong River, adjoining Bunting Creek, Jeremiah Spruill, Second Branch, Joseph Devanport. Witnesses: V. Wynne, Joseph Spruill, John Tarkinton.
Dec 9, 1777,deed Aaron Lambert to Jesse Hatfield, 100 acres called Hardys Island, adjoining Bentons Creek, Jeremiah Spruill, Second Branch, Joseph Davenport.
Mar 27, 1779, Evan Spruill sells 11 acres for 11 pds. to Joseph Davenport. Land adjoins Evan Spruill, Norman. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 24)
Dec 30, 1779, deed Jesse Lewis to Joseph Davenport, 50 acres adjoining James Davenport Witnesses: Isaac Davenport, John Long. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 125)
1780,Land deed Evan Spruill to Joseph Davenport, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 107)
Apr 5, 1780,deed Evin Spruill to Joseph Davenport, 11 acres adjoining Joseph Davenport, Indian Swamp. Witnesses: Snell, Jos. Chapman.
1780-1781, Joseph Davenport fought as a Loyalist in the North Carolina Little River Regiment in the Revolutionary War. "Loyalists in the Southern Campaign, Vol. 1," by Murtie June Clark (Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore, 1981)
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)
1782,Tyrrell County Tax List shows Joseph Davenport with 63 acres.
1782, Tyrrell County Tax List shows Joseph Davenport, Sr. with 170 acres.
Aug 18, 1783,State Grant 351 to Joseph Davenport & Jno. Fitzpatrick, 8 acres on north side of the lake, adjoining James Anderson, Joshua Tarkinton. (Tyrrell County DB 8, p. 285)
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)
1784,Land deed Joseph Davenport to Shimei Ambrose. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 15)
1784, Land deed Jeremy Frazier to Joseph Davenport, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 16)
1784, State grant 389 to Joseph Davenport, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 146)
1784, Land deed Joseph Davenport, Sr. to John Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 6, p. 14)
1784, Tyrrell County, NC, Joseph Davenport registered a stock mark (brand mark) for his son Stephen Davenport.
1784, Tyrrell County Tax List shows Joseph Davenport, Sr. with 200 acres.
1784,Tyrrell County Tax List shows Joseph Davenport, Jr. with 22 acres.
1785, Land deed Joseph Davenport to John Davis, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 20)
1786,Joseph and Mary Davenport to Samuel Dickerson, Nathanial Allen, and Josiah Collins. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 229)
1787, Sheriff's deed Edmund Blunt, Jr. (shff.) to Joseph Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 191)
1788, Land deed John Davis, Jr. to Joseph Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 201)
1788,Land deed Joseph Davenport to John Davis, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 203)
1784-87, State census shows Joseph Davenport with 1 male 21-60, 4 males under 21 or over 60, 1 female, no slaves. Living in Stephen Swain's District in the area of Marked Poplar Swamp to Scuppernong River in the neighborhood of Marian Alexander, Jonathan Bateman, John Bateman, Ebenezer Spruel, Mary Normand, Thomas Hawkins Spruil, Joseph Chesson, Joshua Chesson, John Swain, Stephen Swain, Stephen Long.
1784-87, State census shows another Joseph Davenport with 1 male 21-60, 3 males under 21 or over 60, 1 female, no slaves. Living in area of Marked Poplar Swamp to Scuppernong River in the neighborhood of Jos. & Godfrey Phelps, John Davis, Jr., Joshiah Spruel, Edward Phelps, Sr., Richd Davis, Stephen Long.
1789, State grant 543 to Joseph Davenport, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 29)
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,Land deed Evan Spruill to Joseph Davenport, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 497)
1790,U.S. Census for Tyrrell County shows Joseph Davenport, Sr. with 2 males 16+, 6 males under 16, 2 females, no slaves.
1790, U.S. Census for Tyrrell County shows Joseph Davenport, Jr. with 1 males 16+, 3 males under 16, 2 females, no slaves.
May 13, 1790, will of James Davenport (Jr., indicated in Oct 7, 1791 action by Frederick Davenport), probated Jul 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 Jeremy Frasier to Joseph Davenport, Jr. (Tyrrell County DB 10, p. 499)
1792, Benjamin Davenport (son of Joseph Davenport) registered a stock mark in Tyrrell Co, NC.
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.
Apr 26, 1792, bond for Isaac Patrick to be guardian to Simion Davenport, orphan of Joseph Davenport the dec'd. Bondsmen: Andrew Bateman, Benjamin Tarkinton, Jr (died July 1837 - St. David's parish records).
Dec 23, 1793,a summons indicates that Elizabeth Mary Davenport (widow of Joseph Davenport - Ed.) and Benjamin Davenport were executors of Joseph Davenport's estate.
Jul 31, 1794, bond for Isaac Davenport to be guardian to Holt Snell. Bondsmen: Joseph Davenport, Frederick Davenport.
1795,Land deed Joseph Davenport to Nathan Norman. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 208)
1795,An estate record is filed in Tyrrell County for Joseph Davenport.
1797, Slave deed Thomas & Hannah Williams to Joseph Davenport, Sr. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 261)
1797,Land deed John Spruill, Sr. to Joseph Davenport, Sr. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 262)
1797, Land deed Nathan Norman to Joseph Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 235)
1797, Land deed James Hassell to Joseph Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 261) 1798, Sheriff's deed Joseph Davenport to Edmund Blunt (Shff.). (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 319)
1798,Joseph Davenport gave power of attorney to Moses Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 12, p. 287)
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.
Oct 12, 1806, "Joseph F. Davenport the Son of Talket & Lowis Davenport was Born October 12th, 18.6 (1806?)." (Furlough - Davenport Bible, Bible Records Collection at the NC State Archives, Raleigh).
1835-1869,Joseph Davenport (possibly not only one individual) had 6 more land acquisitions.
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