The Rev. John Davenport was born in Coventry, England in 1597, the grandson of Edward Davenport of Coventry. He left his homeland due to a dispute with the church and arrived in Salem, Massachusetts aboard the Hector in 1637. He was one of the founders of of New Haven, Connecticut and Yale University.  He married Elizabeth Wooley and had a son John. The Rev. John Davenport died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1670.  Many of John's descendants settled in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. There is very good documentation linking this line to Edward Davenport of Coventry and through him the Davenports of Henbury.


 Links

Listed below are some of websites dedicated to the Rev. John Davenport.  Each represents the complete line or information about its progenitor. If you know of additional websites that might fit this same criteria - please contact the administrator at info "at" davenportdna.com

Davenport Genealogy - Robert Ralsey Davenport http://members.tripod.com/~Davenport_Genealogy/davenpor.htm
Portrait of a Family: Stamford through the Legacy of the Davenports - Francis J. Bremer http://www.stamfordhistory.org/dav_bremer1.htm
Connecticut's Heritage Gateway http://www.ctheritage.org/encyclopedia/ctto1763/davenport.htm
Stamford Historical Society Davenport Exhibit http://www.stamfordhistory.org/dav_intro.htm
A good place to start any Davenport research is Nevada Jack's Davenport Directory and Davenport site. It contains lists of hundreds of Davenport researchers and their interests. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Envjack/davnport/
   

 


Rev. John Davenport Lines

Relationship Tree - How the participants are related.

The following are the known male branches of the Rev. John line. For our purposes a branch would begin with the sons of the 1st generation. If there was only one son then we would start with the sons in the 2nd generation and so on. We would like to test at lease one individual from each branch. The red highlighted entries are branches for which we do not have test participants. Of course we will accept any Davenport participants but especially need the non-highlighted branches.

If there are additional branches not listed or other changes need to be made - contact info "at" davenportdna.com

1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation Notes Kit #
Rev. John 1597-1670 John Jr 1635-1677 Rev. John 1668-1730 John 1698-1742 John (1723-1756)  9415
Rev. John 1597-1670 John Jr 1635-1677 Rev. John 1668-1730 John 1698-1742 [son of 9415]  22623
Rev. John 1597-1670 John Jr 1635-1677 Rev. John 1668-1730 John 1698-1742 [grandson of 9415] 92200 
Rev. John 1597-1670 John Jr 1635-1677 Rev. John 1668-1730 John 1698-1742 Hezekiah 1737-1777  80768
Rev. John 1597-1670 John Jr 1635-1677 Rev. John 1668-1730 Deodate 1706-1761    70488
Rev. John 1597-1670 John Jr 1635-1677 Rev. John 1668-1730 Hon. Abraham 1715-1789   32822

 


 Y-DNA Test Results

The descendents of Rev John Davenport  belong to Haplogroup R-S1480
Click here to download an Excel file of these Y-DNA results

- Note: The Y-DNA of the Rev. John Davenport line is very similar to three other American lines and those of English origin. This means that these groups are all related somehow.  To see how the Rev. John Y-DNA compares to the others, you can visit the English page here: Davenports of Direct English Descent

These are the Y-DNA results to-date of the participants descended from Rev. John Davenport. The different row colors represent the separate branches of the line.  Click on the Kit # to view more information about the individual Davenport linage.  Newer results have a purple block to the left of the kit number. The Modal haplotype is what we believe the Y-DNA of Rev. John looked like based on current results.  Red and blue cells show where an individual varies from the modal. Red indicates movement upward, while blue downward. Combined pink cells represent "connected" markers where the actual difference is counted as one.

  12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667         
 Locus393390394391385385426388439389392389458459459455454447437448449464464464464460GATAYCAYCA456607576570CDYCDY442438531578395395590537641472406511425413413557594436490534450444484520446617568487572640492565 DYF 399x  DYF 408  DYSLocus
 Kit #  /19 ab   1 2 ab      abcd6H4iiaiib    ab    S1aS1b    S1  ab                        710Kit #
 Modal13241510111412121113132918810111125151929151517181111192315151916353712121191516810108101012232316101212158122220131211131111121222t22c24.1t1881888 35Modal
 9415132415101114121211131329188101111251519291515171811111923151519163537121211915168101081010122323161012121581222201312111311111212        9415
 2262313241510111412121113132918810111125151929151517181111192315151916353712121191516810108101012232316101212158122220131211131111121222t22c24.1t1881888143522623
 92200132415101114121211131329188101111251519291515171811111923151519163537121211915168101081010122323161012121581222201312111311111212        92200
 807681324151011141212111313291881011112515192915151718111119231515191635371212                                      80768
 704881324151011141212111313291881011112515192915151718111119231515191635381212                              22t22c24.1t1881888153570488
 32822132415101114121211131329                                                               32822
 Locus393390394391385385426388439389392389458459459455454447437448449464464464464460GATAYCAYCA456607576570CDYCDY442438531578395395590537641472406511425413413557594436490534450444484520446617568487572640492565 DYF 399x  DYF 408  DYSLocus
.   /19 ab   1 2 ab      abcd6H4iiaiib    ab    S1aS1b    S1  ab                        710 
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Participants

The following people are participating in the Davenport Surname DNA Project.  You may view more detail for some by clicking on the link in the Ancestor column.    To email the participant, use the kit # followed by @ and then davenportdna.com. 

Kit #

Participant

Current Residence

Earliest Known Ancestor plus more

 9415

Harry Augustus Davenport III

Massachusetts

The Rev. John Davenport (1597-1670) of New Haven, CT. > John > Rev. John > John > John > James > James Augustus > George > Harry Augustus (b.1868).

 22623

Robert R Davenport

California

The Rev. John Davenport (1597-1670) of New Haven, CT. > John > Rev. John > John > John > James > James Augustus > George > Harry Augustus (b.1868). Robert is the son of #9415.

 92200

Daniel Davenport

South Carolina

The Rev. John Davenport (1597-1670) of New Haven, CT. > John > Rev. John > John > John > James > James Augustus > George > Harry Augustus (b.1868). Daniel is the grandson of #9415.

80768

Leonard Davenport

Arkansas

The Rev. John Davenport (1597-1670) of New Haven, CT. > John > Rev. John > John > Hezekiah > William > Silas > Silas > Oliver > Charles (1905-1965).

70488

John Davenport

Arizona

The Rev. John Davenport (1597-1670) of New Haven, CT. > John > Rev. John >  Deodate > Deodate > Samuel > John > Charles > Frederick > Frederick (1921-1958).

32822

Stephen Davenpot

Virginia

The Rev. John Davenport (1597-1670) of New Haven, CT. > John > Rev. John > Abraham > John > John > John > John > John.

 

 


 Other Surnames

In most cases when any of our Davenport results have had a high resolution (37 or 67 marker) match - it was with another Davenport. However, there have been a few other surnames that came very close to the Davenports. For our purposes, very close means they match on 33 out of 37 markers or better, or 62 out of 67 or better. The surnames listed below are those that are very close to this Davenport line on the 37 or 67 marker test.
This does not necessarily infer that they had a common ancestor. But it may be worth looking into the possibility. The first step is to determine if the ancestors lived in the same vicinity at the same time. When viewing the "prospects" - give the 67/67 a higher priority, then 66/67, and 65/67, and so on.
Surname67 MarkersSurname37 Markers
Davidson65Morton36
Hines 64 Newton 36
Home 64 Currier 35
Pitts 35
Richardson 34
Johnson 34

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