DAVENPORT Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsDamport, Danfort, Dauneporte, Daunport, Davenpord, Davenport, Davenpt, Davinport, Debuenport, Devenport
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|DAVENPORT, Amzi Benedict [1817-1894] – American genealogist ::> 920: Biographers, genealogists, diarists and auto-biographers ::> "Genealogy of the Davenport Family" DAVE561 9C6|
DAVENPORT, Charles Benedict
[1866-1944] – American zoologist and geneticist, author
He is noted for his work on the genetic factors in human skin pigmentation and for anthropometric studies of American troops during World War I.
|DAVENPORT, Christopher [1598-1680] – English cleric and theologian DAVE341 3C14|
[1716-1757] – American clergyman
He was born in Stamford, Conn., in 1716; son of the Rev. John and Martha (Gould) Selleck Davenport; grandson of Judge John and Abigail (Pierson) Davenport, and great-grandson of the Rev. John Davenport, the Puritan. He was graduated at Yale in 1732, studied theology in New Haven, and was ordained to the ministry at Southold, N.Y., Oct. 26, 1738. He took an active part in the religious revival of that period, preaching with great effect on Long Island, and in New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The assembly of Connecticut disapproved of his methods and expelled him from the colony. He then went to Boston where he was arrested, imprisoned, tried and declared "non compos mentis and therefore not guilty." A council of ministers dissolved his relations with the Southold congregation in 1742 and in 1743 his partisans induced him to organize a church at New London, Conn., and he continued his erratic actions against the use of jewelry, wigs, fine clothes, and certain books which he gathered together and burned. In July, 1744, after his recovery from a severe illness, he published in the Boston Gazette a retraction of his errors. The College of New Jersey made him an honorary A.M. in 1749. In September, 1746, he became a member of the New Brunswick (N.J.) presbytery and was transferred to the New York presbytery in 1748. In 1754 he was moderator of the New York synod. He subsequently became pastor at Hopewell, N.J., where he died Nov. 10, 1757.
DAVENPORT, James, Hon.
[1758-1797] – American legislator and jurist
Son of Judge Abraham Davenport and a brother of John Davenport (1752-1830). He was graduated at Yale in 1777; served in the commissary department in the Revolutionary war; was a judge of the court of common pleas; a representative from Connecticut in the 4th and 5th congresses, 1796-97 and a trustee of Yale corporation ex officio, while a representative in congress. He died in Stamford, Conn., Aug. 3, 1797.
|DAVENPORT, John [1597-1670] – American Puritan preacher DAVE541 3C14|
DAVENPORT, John, Hon.
[1752-1830] – American legislator
He was graduated at Yale in 1770 and became a lawyer in Stamford. He was a major in the commissary department in the Revolutionary war and represented Connecticut as a Federalist in the 6th-14th congresses, 1799-1817. He was married, May 7, 1780, to Mary Silverton, daughter of the Rev. Noah Wells, D.D. He died in Stamford, Conn., Nov. 28, 1830.
DAVENPORT, Samuel Arza, Hon.
[1834-1911] – American lawyer and legislator
Son of William and Phylance (Tracy) Davenport; grandson of Roswell and Esther (Heminway) Davenport, and a descendant of the Rev. John Davenport, who with Theophilus Eaton and others, in April, 1638, settled at Quinnipiack, afterward known as New Haven, Conn. He attended the academy in Erie, Pa., and was graduated from Harvard law school in 1855. In 1860 he was elected district attorney in Erie county, Pa., and thereafter practised in the courts of the state and of the United States. He was a delegate to the Republican national convention at Chicago in 1888 and at Minneapolis in 1892. He was a Republican representative from the state of Pennsylvania at large in the 55th and 56th congresses, 1897-1901.
|DAVENPORT, Thomas [1802-1851] – American inventor (first electric motor) DAVE581 6C7|
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