Selah (Sealey, Sealy) & Silas & Simion (Simeon)

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*Selah Davenport (Sealey, Sealy)

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.

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

Jun 1803, will of Nehemiah Spruill mentions daughters Rezeneah Davenport and Sealy Davenport. Also states that Dempsey Spruill was their brother. Other records show that Nehemiah Spruill built Spruill's Bridge near Creswell in 1777.

*Silas Davenport

Feb18, 1793, Silas Davenport born. (Overton Family Bible, in possession of Georgia Forbes, Norfolk, Virginia, October 1998).

Jul 16, 1815, Silas Davenport married Sally Alexander (other records say Sally Davenport) in Tyrrell County. Bondsman Abell Cohoon, witness James Hoskins, clerk.

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.

Jul 21, 1830, Silas Dean Davenport born to Silas and Sally Davenport. This Silas died Jan 1, 1877 in Dallas, Texas.

About 1845, Silas Davenport (1793-1852) married second wife Eliza (Phelps?). Sally must have died.

Sep 27, 1852, Silas Davenport's will recorded in Tyrrell County. Mentions wife Eliza, sons David, Isaac, & Silas Davenport, son Ebeneezer Pettigrew, daughter Mary Eliza.

*Simion Davenport (Simeon)

Feb 5, 1792, will of Joseph Davenport, probated 4/1792. 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. Bondsmen: Andrew Bateman, Benjamin Tarkinton, Jr (died July 1837 - St. David's parish records).

Apr 1799, petition to divide estate of Simion Davenport, who died 4/1799 owning 500 acres adjoining Benjamin Davenport, John Davenport, Spruill, McCabe. 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).

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