Historical records matching Rep. James Davenport, (F-CT)
About Rep. James Davenport, (F-CT)
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. He served as judge of the court of common pleas and was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1785 to 1790. Davenport served in the Connecticut State Senate from 1790 to 1797, and was a member of the Connecticut council ofassistants from 1790 to 1796.
He was a judge of the Fairfield County Court from 1792 until 1796. 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. 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.
Davenport's uncle, also named James Davenport, was a noted clergyman. 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).
Rep. James Davenport, (F-CT)'s Timeline
October 12, 1758
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut
January 27, 1782
November 17, 1791
November 11, 1793
November 10, 1795
August 3, 1797
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States