Abraham Davenport, Jr. (1752 - 1825)

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Birthplace: St. Mary's, MD, USA
Death: Died in Jefferson, WV, USA
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About Abraham Davenport, Jr.

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A soldier of the revolution and an upright magistrate. Husband of Frances Williams."

Captured by British forces at the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776 and remained a prisoner of war until he was exchanged for British POW's four years later (1780).

Son of a convicted felon, and a Revolutionary War veteran, was commissioned as a Major by Govenor Lee of Virginia, on May 6, 1793, in the 55th Regiment of the Virginia Militia.

In 1801, he was appointed a Magistrate (judge) of Jefferson County, Virginia by Govenor Monroe. Later, he became Sheriff of Jefferson County by appointment of Govenor James Barbour.

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Abraham Davenport, Jr.'s Timeline

February 9, 1752
St. Mary's, MD, USA
Age 38
Virginia, United States
April 17, 1825
Age 73
Jefferson, WV, USA