Sgt. Abraham Davenport, POW

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Abraham Davenport, Jr.

Birthplace: St. Mary's, MD, USA
Death: Died in Jefferson, WV, USA
Place of Burial: Edge Hill Cemetery Charles Town Jefferson County West Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Davenport and Mary Davenport
Husband of Frances Davenport
Father of Col. Braxton Davenport; Rebecca Bryan; Ariett Davenport; William Davenport and Mazy McCormick
Brother of Elizabeth B Conwell; Stephen Davenport; John Davenport; Marmaduke Davenport; Sgt. Anthony Sims Davenport and 5 others

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About Sgt. Abraham Davenport, POW

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A soldier of the revolution and an upright magistrate. Husband of Frances Williams."

Captured by British forces at the surrender of Fort Washington on November 16, 1776 and remained a prisoner of war until he was exchanged for British POW's four years later (1780).

Son of a convicted felon, and a Revolutionary War veteran, was commissioned as a Major by Govenor Lee of Virginia, on May 6, 1793, in the 55th Regiment of the Virginia Militia.

In 1801, he was appointed a Magistrate (judge) of Jefferson County, Virginia by Govenor Monroe. Later, he became Sheriff of Jefferson County by appointment of Govenor James Barbour.

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Sgt. Abraham Davenport, POW's Timeline

February 9, 1752
St. Mary's, MD, USA
Age 38
Virginia, United States
Age 40
Age 42
Age 46
April 17, 1825
Age 73
Jefferson, WV, USA
Edge Hill Cemetery Charles Town Jefferson County West Virginia