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Samuel Davenport, Sr.

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: June 29, 1773 (75)
Mendon, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Davenport, Sr. and Naomi Davenport
Husband of Rebecca Croft Holbrook
Father of Rebecca Wadsworth (Davenport) and Seth Davenport, I
Brother of John Davenport, ll; Mehitable Mears; Epharim Pennington Davenport; Joseph Davenport; Stephen Davenport and 1 other
Half brother of Samuel Davenport

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About Samuel Davenport, Sr.

Samuel Davenport, Sr BIRTH 20 Oct 1697 Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 29 Jan 1773 (aged 75) Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA BURIAL Old Cemetery Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA MEMORIAL ID 83089503 · View Source SHARE SAVE TOSUGGEST EDITS MEMORIAL PHOTOS 0 FLOWERS 2 Samuel Davenport, s. of John Davenport and Naomi May[*1], b. Oct. 20, 1697 in Dorchester, Mass. [Dor. VRs.] He d. June 29, 1773 in Mendon, Mass. [Mend. VRs.]

He m. bef. 1726, Rebecca Holbrook, dau. of Daniel Holbrook and Abigail Craft(s), b. Feb. 9, 1698/9 in Roxbury, Mass. [Rox. VRs.] She d. Sept. 25, 1777 in Mendon, Mass. [Mend. VRs.] Per the Mendon VRs., both are interred at this cemetery where son Seth and his wife Chloe have extant gravestones.

Samuel and Rebecca had seven known children, the first two b. of record in Roxbury, the other five of record in Milton, Mass. However, the three middle children d. at Milton under 13 years of age and less than one month apart in June and July 1738. The children are:

• i. Samuel Davenport, Jr., b. of record Sept. 1, 1720 in Roxbury, Mass.; m. on an unrecorded date and place, a wife named Sarah, whose ancestry and date of birth cannot be found. Seven children recorded in Milton.

• ii. Rebecca Davenport, b. of record May 3, 1723 in Roxbury, Mass.; m. on an unrecorded date and place, Jonathan Wadsworth, s. of Recompense Wadsworth and Sarah Morey, b. Mar. 14, 1721/22 in Milton, Mass. At least eight children; four recorded in Mendon and four in Becket, Mass.

• iii. Abigail Davenport, b. of record Apr. 15, 1726 in Milton, Mass.; d. in her youth July 7, 1738.

• iv. Sarah Davenport, b. of record July 22, 1730 in Milton, Mass.; d. in her youth June 21, 1738.

• v. Benjamin Davenport, b. of record Feb. 4, 1732/3 in Milton, Mass.; d. in his youth June 30, 1738.

• vi. Elizabeth Davenport, b. of record Apr. 12, 1736 in Milton, d. July 4, 1806 in Mendon, Mass.; m. Sept. 18, 1752 in Mendon, Lieut. James Lovett, whose ancestry and confirmed date of birth cannot be found. He d. July 11, 1814 [Mend. VRs.] Thirteen recorded children of the family.

• vi. Seth Davenport, b. of record Nov. 2, 1738, d. Mar. 28, 1813 in Mendon, Mass. [Mend. VRs.]; m. Nov. 20, 1764 in Mendon, Chloe Daniels, dau. of David Daniels and Huldah Taft, b. Sept. 13, 1745 in Mendon where she d. May 19, 1823. The vital records are unclear as to how many children they had.

[*1] The 1893 Craft-Crafts Genealogy, and the 1899 Foster Family with its fabricated begins of the Edward,1 Foster family of Scituate, Mass., error in calling the wife of John Davenport as Naomi Foster, dau. of Timothy,2 Foster (Edward,1)of Scituate and Dorchester, Mass. John Davenport's wife was quite likely Naomi May, dau. of John May and Sarah Brewer of Roxbury, Mass., b. of record in Roxbury May 20 (bp. May 26), 1667.

Revised 8/30/2011

Family Members

Parents Photo John Davenport 1664–1725

Spouse Rebecca Holbrook Davenport 1699–1777

Siblings Photo John Davenport 1695–1778

Photo Joseph Davenport 1701–1752

Children Photo Rebeckah Davenport Wadsworth 1723–1799

Photo Elizabeth Davenport Lovett 1736–1806

Photo Seth Davenport 1739–1813

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Samuel Davenport, Sr.'s Timeline

October 29, 1697
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
May 3, 1723
Age 25
Roxbury, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
November 2, 1739
Age 42
Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
June 29, 1773
Age 75
Mendon, Norfolk, Massachusetts