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DAVENPORT, Mary M. (d. 1848)

The following death notice appeared in the February 12, 1848 issue of the Raleigh Register newspaper.  Mrs. Mary M. DAVENPORT was the wife of Doctrine P. DAVENPORT.

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DAVENPORT, Haywood (d. 1900)

Capt. Haywood Davenport Dead

The death of Capt. Haywood DAVENPORT on Tuesday morning last sent a thrill of grief throughout this town.  He had been in ill health for a year or more, and his seeking relief under the treatment of the best medical men was of little avail. 

He recently came to Plymouth to make his home once more where his early years were spent; he contracted a deep cold which terminated in pneumonia, causing his death seven days later.  There never lived a truer man; kind-hearted, sympathetic, and generous to a fault.  Those who knew him best loved him most. 

He leaves two children, a son and daughter, a sister and other relatives as well as a host of friends to mourn his death.  

His remains were laid to rest in family graveyard under the shadow of the M.E. Church, to which he belonged, on Wednesday. 

The writer, who if possible, loved him better than the rest, join all in heartfelt sympathy. — FLETCHER

Source:  Roanoke Beacon, 2 Mar 1900

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DAVENPORT, James Emerson ca. 1905

Taneya | June 21, 2012 | COMMENTS:No Comments »

Photograph of James “Jim” Emerson DAVENPORT (1901-1966) taken around 1905 when he was about 4-5 years old.  He is standing anding on a box in front of  his parents home and in the background, you can make out the old passenger train that came through Mackey”s Ferry.  James was the son of William S. DAVENPORT and Elizabeth BLOUNT. 



Photograph submitted in June 2012 by Jean Cotten Robertson Davenport

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New Biographies Page added

I’ve added a new section to the site today for Biographies that you can find here or use the drop down menu in the sidebar under Records/Data

So far, I’ve added 4 biographies:

  • William Stanely Davenport
  • William Long Fagan
  • Benjamin Foster Halsey
  • Diamond Matthew Riddick

I hope to add more soon.  If you have biographical information to share about your Washington County ancestors, please do consider contributing to the site.

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