William Davenport was born, probably in England, about 1748. He married Comfort Fisher in Accomack County, Virginia and together had eight children - John (1771-1835), Mary (b. 1773), Agnes  (b. 1774), Thomas (1776-1862), Sarah, George (1781-1845), William (1782-1837), and Margaret (1786-1860).   The family resided in Surry County, North Carolina and eventually in what is now Casey County, Kentucky.  Since William and Comfort first appeared in the historical records in Accomack County, which is off the eastern coast of Virginia, his line is called the Eastern Shore Davenports.


Links

Listed below are some of websites dedicated to the Eastern Shore Davenports.  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

There is an extensive William and Comfort tree at Teri Dimmett & Butch Devenport's Davenport Families site. http://www.Davenport.5u.com    
The site for South Fork Baptist Cemetery in Casey County, Kentucky displaying the graves of William and Comfort and many of their relatives. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kycasey/southforkcem.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/

 


Eastern Shores Branches

The following are the known male branches of the Eastern Shore 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

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1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation Notes Kit #
William ~1748-1823 John ~1770-~1835 Ephraim 1799-1843 Clayton 1824-1897 David 1850-1904 48649
William ~1748-1823 John ~1770-~1835 Ephraim 1799-1843 Clayton 1824-1897 Lorenzo 1861-1935 151393
William ~1748-1823        
William ~1748-1823 George ~1781-1845 Alford 1820-1888 347896     347896
William ~1748-1823 William ~1782-1837 Hughea Logan 1812-1876 Isaiah 1840-1903 Soloman 1870-1961 145706
William ~1748-1823 William ~1782-1837 Hughea Logan 1812-1876 Isaiah 1840-1903 Soloman 1870-1961 N113018
William ~1748-1823 William ~1782-1837 Hughea Logan 1812-1876 Pleasant 1843-1908   212912

 


Y-DNA Test Results 

The descendents of the Eastern Shore Davenport a belong to Haplogroup R-L1066
Click here to download an Excel file of these Y-DNA results

These are the Y-DNA results to-date of the participants descended from the Eastern Shore Davenports. 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 Eastern Shore line 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.

 

  1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859606162636465666769707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111 
 Locus393390394391385385426388439389392389458459459455454447437448449464464464464460GATAYCAYCA456607576570CDYCDY442438531578395395590537641472406511425413413557594436490534450444484520446617568487572640492565710485632495540714716717505556549589494533636575638462452445YGATA463441YGGA525712593650532715504513561552726635587643497510434461435Locus
 Kit #  /19 ab   1 2 ab      abcd H4iiaiib    ab    S1aS1b    S1  ab                                        AT                   Kit #
 Modal142414111114121212131329179101111241419291515161711101919161417173838121211915168101081011122323161012121681222201512111311111212                                           Modal
 486491424141111111212121313291791011112414192915151617111019191614171738381212                                                                         48649
 151393142414111111121212131329179101111241419291515161711101919161417173838121211915168101081011122323161012121681222201512111311111212                                           151393
 3478961424141111141212121313291691011112414192915151617111019191614171738381212                                                                         347896
 1467061424141111141212121313291791011112414192915151617111019191614171737381212                                                                         146706
 N113018142414111114121212131329179101111241419291515161711101919161417173738121211915168101081011122323161012121681222201512111311111212                                           N113018
 2129121424141111141212121313291791011112414192915151617111019191614171737381212                                                                         212912
  The participant below matches the Eastern Shore Davenports, however no link has been found yet.
 315832142414111114121212131329                                                                                                  315832
 Locus393390394391385385426388439389392389458459459455454447437448449464464464464460GATAYCAYCA456607576570CDYCDY442438531578395395590537641472406511425413413557594436490534450444484520446617568487572640492565710485632495540714716717505556549589494533636575638462452445YGATA463441YGGA525712593650532715504513561552726635587643497510434461435Locus
.   /19 ab   1 2 ab      abcd H4iiaiib    ab    S1aS1b    S1  ab                                        AT                    


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

48649 Dewitt Davenport Texas

William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > John (~1770 Surry County, North Carolina - 1835 North Carolina) > Ephraim (1799 - 1843) > Clayton (1824 Kentucky - 1897 Sedalia, Missouri)  > David > Marion Davenport (b. 1874 Illinois - 1936 Oklahoma)

151393 William Davenport Washington William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > John (~1770 Surry County, North Carolina - 1835 North Carolina) > Ephraim (1799 - 1843) > Clayton (1824 Kentucky - 1897 Sedalia, Missouri) > Lorenzo (1861-1935)
347896 Robert G Davenport Florida William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > George (1781-1845) > Alfred (1820-1888) > George Washington Davenport (1847-1917) of Stockton, Illinois > Samuel Alfred > Robert Glenn
146706

Dan Davenport

California William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > William (1782-1835) > Hughea Logan > Isaiah > Soloman (1870-1961).
N113018

Bill Davenport

Texas

William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > William (1782-1835) > Hughea Logan > Isaiah > Soloman (1870-1961).
212912 Timothy Davenport

Missouri

William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > William (1782-1835) > Hughea Logan > Pleasant Jackson (1843-1908) > John Albert (1884-1962)

 

 


 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


Analysis