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About James Davenport

"...Davenport, James – (11th Ten) Born May 1, 1802, at Danville, Caledonia Co., Vt., to Squire and Susanne Kitridge Davenport. He learned blacksmithing and after his marriage to Almira Phelps on Sept. 4, 1823, set up a shop and farmed as well. They joined the Church shortly after it was organized in 1830. In 1845, they were residents of Nauvoo. He worked as a blacksmith in the first company. He was among nine men left to operate the upper ferry of the Platte River on June 18, 1847. This group was instructed to ferry the companies across and charge those who could pay. He traveled on to the Salt Lake Valley and then returned to Winter Quarters for his family. It was almost three years before they could afford to come back to the Salt Lake Valley. When he returned, he stayed a short time in Salt Lake City then moved to Grantsville, Tooele Co., Utah. He traveled across the plains twice more to help bring wagon trains of converts. He later moved to Wellsville, and finally Richmond, in Cache Co., Utah, where he died July 23, 1885, at age 83..."



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James Davenport's Timeline

May 1, 1802
Danville, Caledonia, Vt
May 1, 1802
Danville, Caledonia, Vt
September 4, 1822
Age 20
Olean, Cattaraugus, NY
February 27, 1824
Age 21
Covington, Wyoming, New York, USA
February 25, 1826
Age 23
Granger, Harding, Kentucky, USA
December 14, 1828
Age 26
Indiana, USA
November 5, 1832
Age 30
Granger, Medina, Ohio, USA
October 14, 1834
Age 32
Granger, Medina, Ohio, USA
July 1835
Age 33
November 22, 1836
Age 34
Fentonville, Genesee, Michigan, USA