William Stanley Davenport

Taneya | September 13, 2009 |

William S. Davenport, Democrat, of Washington County, Senator from the Second District, was born in Tyrell County, August 16, 1859.  Son of Tully and Eliza (Nonnan) Davenport.  Educated in the public schools.  Farmer.  Clerk Superior Court, 1882-1886.  Member Board of County Commissioners, 1911-1916.  Chairman Democratic County Executive Committee, 1912-1916.  State Senator, 1917.  Mason.  Married, November 14, 1883, to Miss Henrietta E. Blount.  Seven children.  Address: Mackeys, N.C.

Source:  North Carolina, and North Carolina Historical Commission.North Carolina Manual. Raleigh: North Carolina Historical Commission, 1917. Available @ Google Books <http://books.google.com/books?id=KdUGAQAAIAAJ>

Other Information about William S. Davenport

  • See his marriage license here
  • William died December 17, 1294 – see his death certificate here.  His mother’s name is listed as Ann Eliza Norman.
  • Henrietta was the daughter of Joseph Warren Blount & Elizabeth Sleight.
  • From the Roanoke Beacon Newspaper of December 6, 1889 — “ Mr. W.S. DAVENPORT holds more positions than any other man within our knowledge – he is a merchant, postmaster, express agent, steam boat clerk, freight agent and farmer.”