Davenport

Ruzillah & Sarah (Sally) & Samuel

 

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*Ruzillah 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.

*Sarah Davenport (Sally)

Nov 10, 1682, Sarah Davenport born to Richard & Joanah Davenport of Perquimans Precinct (NC Reg 3:213)

Oct 1701, Sarah Davenport, daughter of Richard, recorded a stock mark in Perquimans Precinct. This suggests that Richard the elder is in Perquimans Precinct in 1701 & did not move to the South shore. (Perquimans Court Records, 63, October 1701)

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 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.

Sep 23, 1780, deed Lot Pratt to Jesse Lewiss, 250 acres in Scuppernong Pequoson called Turkey Island. Witnesses: Isaac Davenport, Sarah Davenport.

Jan 6, 1787, Sarah Davenport witnesses the will of James Long, Sr.

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.)

Apr 3, 1799, Stephen Davenport married Sarah Arnold in Tyrrell Co, NC.

Nov 9, 1800, will of Joseph Arnold, Sr. states that he has a daughter Sarah Davenport.

Aug 17, 1803, Captain Henry Starr, divorced December 18, 1801 from his first wife Margaret, married Sarah Arnold Davenport, the daughter of Joseph & Morning Arnold (Tyrrell County Court Minutes).

Jul 1812, Court Minutes show Sarah as "Widow of Henry Starr."

Aug 1814, Richard Wood was appointed guardian of Betsey and Mariah Starr, "orphans of Henry Starr" This suggests that Sarah was now deceased, but does not prove so.

Nov 28, 1823, John Davenport's will recorded in Tyrrell County. Mentions wife Sally Davenport, daughters Sally (a nickname for Sarah), Ruzillah, Patsy, and Joyce Davenport, and sons Talkot, Nias, and Doctor. Land adjoins Hezekiah Spruill, Silas Davenport, Isaac Davenport, and Frederick Davenport.

1824, An estate record is filed in Tyrrell County for Sally Davenport.

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, daughter Sally Davenport (Sally was a nickname for Sarah), daughter Nancy Norman. Mentions Charles Davenport, grandson Richard Davenport, granddaughter Mary Norman.

Dec 8, 1857, Sarah E. Davenport's will recorded in Tyrrell County WB-3/53. Mentions sisters Nancy Harris and Polly Davenport (Polly was a nickname for Mary).

*Samuel Davenport

Samuel Davenport married Debra Ann Harrison, who was born about 1788 and died after 1850. Debra was the daughter of Thomas Harrison III (Jr.) [Will 1795, probated 1798] and Elizabeth Combs. Elizabeth was born about 1750 and died about 1826.

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.

Oct 6, 1828, will of John Ansley mentions land bought from William Tarkinton, land joining Little Island, land on Riders Creek, and Long Reach Swamp. Executors: Samuel Davenport, Daniel Clayton; witnesses: G. W. Davenport, Daniel Ansley. Tyrrell County Will Book O.

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