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