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Priscilla & Rachel

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*Precilla Spruill Davenport

Jul 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).

Mar 1, 1794, Zachariah Davenport married Precilla Spruill in Tyrrell Co, NC. Bondsman James Freeman, witness Samuel Chesson.

*Priscilla Davenport

1760, Daniel Davenport born. Married Sarah Nicholls (born 1770) in 1786. Children: Priscilla Davenport Long, Unisa Arnold, Nancy, Elizabeth, Asenath (Born 1788). (Information from Mrs. Loretta Phelps, 2637 Mt. Tabor Rd., Cresswell, NC 27928, September, 1997).

*Rachel Davenport (Rachell, Rachall)

Jul 29, 1746, will of Jacob Davenport, probated 9/1746. Names wife Rachel (who was pregnant), daughter Anne, brothers William, John, James. Witnesses: Edwd. Phelps, John Brown, John Davenport, Sr.

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.

Jun 1751, Rachel Devenport (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.) appeared in court to attest under oath to the sale of a parcel of land from Dennis Caleham to Francis Ward. Minutes of the June, 1751 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:92.

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 Lurane 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.

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.

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, Court vs. Rachel Devenport (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.), Rachel summoned to respond to a contempt of court charge. Minutes of the March, 1753 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:154.

Jun 1753, Court vs. Rachel Devenport (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.), attachment of contempt of court. The name Rachel Ward was entered, then crossed out and substituted with Rachel Devenport. Minutes of the June, 1753 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:163.

Sep 1753, Court vs. Rachel Devenport (widow of Jacob Davenport - Ed.), attachment of contempt of court not executed. Dismissed. Francis Ward paid court fees. Minutes of the September, 1753 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1:173.

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 27, 1755, Jeremiah Wynne, Even Jones, and Francis Ward post 500 pounds bond to "his Excellency Arthur Dobbs, Esqr., Governor and Commander in Chief &C" so that Jeremiah Wynne can be Inspector for the County of Tyrrell. He is to inspect the weights, measures, and packaging of "all such Beef, Pork, Rice, and Indigo, the filling of all Tarp and Pick and to Guage and Inspect all Turpentine, Slaves, Heading and shingles and Lumber..." Rachell (Davenport) Ward and Jno. McCaskey sign as witnesses. Minutes of the December, 1755 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:38.

Aug 13, 1756, Jonathan Davis has Francis Ward, Court Clerk, to issue a Writ against Robert Rusell. Rachall (Rachell?) (Davenport) Ward attests. Minutes of the August, 1756 session of the Tyrrell County, NC Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 2:49.

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 & 1/2 of 218 acres patented to Jacob Davenport 16 Jun 1741 & left to sd Rachell wife of Francis. Witnesses: James Legett, William King.

Feb 8, 1778, Elkanah Davenport married Rachel Wynn (another place says Rachel Hassell; perhaps she was a widow). Bondsman William Edwards, no witness given. [Also see 1764, deed of payment Mary Wynne to daughter Rachall (Rachell?) Wynne (items of payment). Witnesses: Peter Wynne, John Davenport.]

Apr 3, 1779, Mary Davenport born to Elkanah and Rachel Davenport. Married Dempsey Spruill. Died Jan 10, 1858. (All from headstone in the cemetery at Spruill's Bridge, Washington Co, NC) (Mary Spruill wife of Dempsey Spruill mentioned in the will of Luraney Davenport, Sep 1, 1802 - Ed.). According to the St. David's Parish records, Dempsey died March 9, 1842.

Mar 30, 1785, division of estate of Elkanah Davenport. Recipients: widow Rachel Davenport, son James, daughters Mary and Azinah Davenport. Jul 27, 1791 action indicates children were still minors.

Apr 6, 1785, Rachel Davenport (widow of Elkanah Davenport - Ed.) married Levi Rowe. (Rachel Row mentioned in the will of Luraney Davenport, Sep 1, 1802 - Ed.) (NC Reg 3:113)

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).

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