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*Stephen Davenport

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

Jul 25, 1755, will of Thomas Wynne states that he has a daughter Lidya Davenport and a grandson Stephen Wynne Davenport. States that Stephen is under 16.

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.

Dec 28, 1778, Stephen Davenport married Elizabeth Alexander. Bondsman John Alexander, Joseph Whedbee, witness Thomas Hoskins. (NC Reg 3:109)

1779, Land deed John Wynne to Stephen Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 9, p. 124)

1779, State grant 105 to Stephen Davenport. (Tyrrell County DB 8, p. 104)

Apr 7, 1779, John Alexander married Joanna Davenport. Bondsmen Joseph Alexander and Stephen Davenport. Clerk, Thomas Hoskins. (Reproduction of the original marriage bond document in the Washington County Genealogical Society Journal, December, 1996)

Nov 5, 1779, deed John Wynne to Stephen Davenport, 200 acres on East side of Scuppernong River & north side of Phelpses Swamp, adjoining Main Pocoson. Witness: Joseph Wynne.

Dec 15, 1779, State Grant 105 to Stephen Davenport, 178 acres on East side of Scuppernong River, adjoining Great Swamp, Phelps's Swamp.

1780, State grant 67 to Stephen Davenport, 50 acres. (Tyrrell County DB 8, p. 103)

Jul 4, 1780, deed Joseph Chesson to William Handcock, 100 acres called Ludfords Island. Witness: Stephen Davenport.

Oct 29, 1782, State Grant 144 to Stephen Davenport, 110 acres on East side of Phelps's Swamp. (Tyrrell County DB 8, p. 161)

1782, Tyrrell County Tax List shows Stephen Davenport with 328 acres.

Jan 1783, Elizabeth Davenport named administrator of Stephen Davenport's estate. (Did he die in the Revolutionary War? - Ed.) An estate record was filed in 1783 in Tyrrell County.

1784, Tyrrell County, NC, Joseph Davenport registered a stock mark (brand mark) for his son Stephen Davenport.

Apr 1792, Stephen Davenport had two children by Elizabeth Alexander, as stated in Hezekiah Davenport's petition of Isaac Alexander's estate. The two children were alive in 1792. One was named Emilia Alexander (probably married name). Elizabeth later married Hezekiah Davenport in January 1785. Elizabeth Alexander Davenport died July 1785.

Jul 13, 1794, will of Zilphah Alexander, wife of Isaac Alexander, states that her daughter Elizabeth Davenport (widow of Stephen Davenport - Ed.) is deceased.

Jan 27, 1795, bond for John Alexander to be guardian to Stephen Davenport. Bondsmen: James Hoskins, Samuel Carswell.

Jun 17, 1798, Nathan Davenport married Selah Spruill. Witness: Samuel Chesson. Bondsman: Stephen Davenport.

Apr 3, 1799, Stephen Davenport married Sarah Arnold in Tyrrell County, NC. Witness: Samuel Chesson. Bondsman: Joseph Arnold.

Apr 1799, petition to divide estate of Simion Davenport, who died Apr1799 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).

Oct 27, 1799, bond for Frederick Arrenton to administer estate of Stephen Davenport. Bondsmen: Jesse Bateman, John Dillon.

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.

Mar 23, 1809, will of John Brickhouse in Tyrrell County mentions land which was formerly the property of Isaac Davenport son of Stephen. Tyrrell County Will Book O.

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.

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. (George W.?), James T., John, Richard, and Sally Davenport.

*Susannah Davenport

Nov 18, 1688, Susannah Davenport born to Richard & Johannah Davenport of Perquimans Precinct (NC Reg 3:215)

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.

Oct 21, 1800, Deed Nehemiah Spruill to Demsey Spruill "my son"...natural love and affection... 65 acres...Benjamin Spruill's patent line...Myles Spruill...West side of Scuppernong. Witness: Susannah Davenport, Jas. Phelps. (Washington County Deed Book A, page 73)

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. (George W.?), James T., John, Richard, and Sally Davenport.

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