Jean Margaret Lander (Davenport) (1829 - 1903)

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About Jean Margaret Lander (Davenport)

Jean Margaret Davenport (May 3, 1829, Wolverhampton, England – August 3, 1903, Washington, D.C.) was an English actress.

1853, she returned to her adopted country, then made her first visit to California in 1855 and again traveled to England a few times (1856–1859). She then afterwards, in San Francisco, became the wife of transcontinental explorer and civil engineer Frederick W. Lander on October 12, 1860. Her married life was happy, but brief; her husband, by then a brigadier general during the Civil War, died of a brain disease possibly caused by injuries on March 3, 1862.
For two years, Jean Lander subsequently served as a supervisor in charge of the nurses working in the Union Army hospitals at Beaufort, South Carolina.

English actress who later married General Frederick W. Lander in 1860 in San Francisco.

She is said to have overheard a plot to kidnap or kill President Lincoln. Her father was a British attorney and theater manager and her mother was an actress. Her house once stood where the Supreme Court building is now located. She presented a Tiffany window to St. Mark's Church on Capitol Hill.

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