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James Davenport

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Son of Abraham Davenport
Husband of Abigail Davenport and Mehitable Davenport
Father of Elizabeth Coggswell Apthorp; Huntington Davenport; Abigail Fitch Davenport; Frances Louisa Skinner and Mary Ann Davenport
Brother of John Davenport

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About James Davenport, US Congress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Davenport_%28Connecticut_congressman%29

James Davenport (October 12, 1758 – August 3, 1797) was an eighteenth-century American lawyer, politician and judge. He served as a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Davenport was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Abraham Davenport and Elizabeth (Huntington) Davenport. He graduated from Yale College in 1777. He served in the commissary department of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.[1] He served as judge of the court of common pleas and was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1785 to 1790.[2] Davenport served in the Connecticut State Senate from 1790 to 1797, and was a member of the Connecticut council ofassistants from 1790 to 1796.[3]

He was a judge of the Fairfield County Court from 1792 until 1796.[4] He was elected as a Federalist candidate to the Fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Hillhouse, and was reelected to the Fifth Congress. Davenport served in Congress from December 5, 1796 until his death in Stamford on August 3, 1797.[5] Personal life

Davenport married Abigail Fitch on May 7, 1780. They had one daughter together, Elizabeth Coggshall Davenport. Davenport married his second wife Mehitable Coggshall on November 6, 1790. Davenport had three daughters with Mehitable, Abigail Fitch Davenport, Mary Ann Davenport and Frances Louise Davenport.[6][7]

Davenport's uncle, also named James Davenport, was a noted clergyman.[8] Davenport's brother John Davenport also served in the United States Congress

Source: Genealogy of the Morris Family: Descendants of Thomas Morris of Connecticut http://books.google.com/books?id=-xA5AAAAMAAJ

Abigail Fitch (his first wife) was also his step-sister (daughter of his father's second wife).

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James Davenport, US Congress's Timeline

1758
October 12, 1758
1780
May 7, 1780
Age 21
1782
January 27, 1782
Age 23
1790
November 6, 1790
Age 32
1791
November 17, 1791
Age 33
1793
November 11, 1793
Age 35
1795
November 10, 1795
Age 37
1797
1797
Age 38
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