Richard Davenport was born in approximately 1714 in New Kent County, Virginia. Records analysis suggests he may have been the grandson of Richard Davenport, listed in the 1677 Headright list of John Webb and John Rea[Ray], and the son of West Davenport, listed on New Kent County Quit Rent Rolls in 1704. By documentation, he had ten known children: Joseph, b.~1736, Hanover County; Charles, b ~1745, Hanover County; John, b.~1748 Louisa County; Richard Jr., b.~1755, Hanover County; Mary, b.~1758, Louisa County; Martin, b.~1760 Albemarle County VA; William, b.~1756 Louisa County; Sarah, b.~1770, Albemarle County; and Martin, b.~1788 Albemarle County. Richard Davenport’s siblings include: Joseph, b.~1717, King William County; Crotia Davenport Kennedy, b.~1727 Hanover County, and possibly Lucy Davenport Venable, although much work remains to be done to verify this last sibling relationship. 

Richard Davenport had his start in New Kent County, but later moved to property straddling the line dividing Hanover/Louisa Counties, and from there, to Albemarle County, VA, where he died in 1792. By DNA and documentary evidence, his children with Elizabeth Benge Hamner shared her Native American heritage. By documentary evidence, he had a child with a woman who was his slave: Martin, b.~ 1788, Albemarle County VA. Her name remains unknown, as does the name of Richard’s first wife.

By DNA evidence, Richard Davenport was also father to two Davenports whose paper-trails lead to a neighboring couple, Pamunkey Davenport John Davenport and his wife Mary Smith. These are: William Davenport, Jr. b.~1738-1742 and Richard Davenport, b.~1750, both in Hanover County. This match is given detailed discussion in A Chronology of the New Kent/Hanover Davenports,

Additionally, descendants of Fielding Woodruff also match the DNA of Richard Davenport. While this match is given greater discussion in A Chronology of the New Kent/Hanover Davenports, interested readers should examine the genealogical information provided by Michael Hébert at the link below.

The name New Kent/Hanover Davenports is drawn from Richard Davenport’s birth in New Kent County and his greater than fifty-year ownership of land on the Hanover/Louisa County Line.


 Links

Listed below are some of websites dedicated to Richard Davenport of the Hanover/Louisa County LIne neighborhood and Albemarle County.  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

Randi Davenport's "A Chronology of the New Kent/Hanover Davenports". A very detailed research paper and a "must have" if you are part of this Davenport line. http://www.randidavenport.com/my-works/the-new-kenthanover-davenports
Michael Hébert's genealogy of Fielding Woodruff on Rootsweb. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mhebert&id=I56
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/
   

 


New Kent - Hanover Branches

Relationship Tree - How the participants are related.

The following are the known male branches of the New Kent/Hanover 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 #
William 1805-1856 Horace 1833-1904 Albert 1877-1965     352619
William 1805-1856 Horace 1833-1904 William 1880-1869     41293
Charles Lewis 1805-1848 William 1831-1907 Charles 1858-1886     70003
Charles Lewis 1805-1848 William 1831-1907 William 1861-1955     92671
Davis  bef 1660-bef 1735 Martin 1682-1735 John ~1717-~1779 William ~1738-1801   234948
Davis  bef 1660-bef 1735 Martin 1682-1735 John ~1717-~1779 William ~1738-1801 Presley > Marshall 96008
Davis  bef 1660-bef 1735 Martin 1682-1735 John ~1717-~1779 Richard 1750-1833 Jack Smith > William 92883
Davis  bef 1660-bef 1735 Martin 1682-1735 John ~1717-~1779 Richard 1750-1833 Jack Smith > Peter 75989
John Forbe Davenport 1828/1838-1864 John 1860-1936 Daniel 1888-1967     202730
Fielding Woodruff ~1795-1854 Daniel 1827-1908 Daniel 1888-1967     W001
Fielding Woodruff ~1795-1854 Daniel 1827-1908       W006
Fielding Woodruff ~1795-1854 George ~1832-bef 1895        
Fielding Woodruff ~1795-1854 Andrew ~1844-1906        
George Woodruff ~1828-1905         W008
Howell Woodruff ~1775-~1835 John 1828-1888       W014
William Overton ~1848-?         27597

 


 Y-DNA Test Results

The New Kent / Hanover Davenports  belong to Haplogroup R-P312
Click here to download an Excel file of these Y-DNA results

These are the Y-DNA results to-date of the participants belonging to the New Kent/Hanover line. 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 New Kent / Hanover 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     
 Locus393390394391385385426388439389392389458459459455454447437448449464464464464460GATAYCAYCA456607576570CDYCDY442438531578395395590537641472406511425413413557594436490534450444484520446617568487572640492565710485632495540714716717505556549589494533636575638462452445YGATA463441YGGA525712593650532715504513561552726635587643497510434461435DYF 399x  522Locus
 Kit #  /19 ab   1 2 ab      abcd H4iiaiib    ab    S1aS1b    S1  ab                                        AT                       Kit #
 Modal1424141011151212111213281799111125151928151617171110202316151818354111121191516810108101012232315101212158122220131211141111121235      12111212 912121011                          20t23c26.1t10Modal
 261605142414111115121211121328179911112515192815161717111020231615181835411112                                                                             261605
 352619142414101115121211121328179911112515192815161717111020231615181835401112                                                                             352619
 41293142414101115121211121328179911112515192815161617                                          35            12                             20t23c26.1t 41293
 700031424141011151212111213281799111125151928161617171110202316151818354111121191516810108101012232315101212158122220131211141111121235            12                             20t23c26.1t 70003
 92671142414101115121211121328179911112515192816161717111020231615181835411112                                                                             92671
 960081424141011151212111213281799111125151928151617171110202316151818354111121191516810108101012232315101212158122220131211141111121235      12111212 912121011                          21t23c26.1t1096008
 23594814241410111512121112132817991111251519281516171711102023161518183541111211915168101081010122323151012121581222201312121411111212                                               235948
 92883142414101115121211121328179911112515192815161717111020231615181835411112                              35                                          20t23c26.1t 92883
 759891424141011151212111213281799111125151928151617171110202316151818354111121191516810108101012232315101212158122220131211141111121235.2.           12                             20t23c26.1t 75989
 202730142414101115121211121328179911112515192815161717111020231615181835401112                   12  13                                                      202730
 W0011424141011151212111213281799111125151928151617171110202316     1112                   12  13                                                      W001
 W0061424141011151212111213281799111125151928151617171110202316151918354111121191516810108101012232315101212158122220131211141111121234.                                         20t23c24.1t W006
 W00814241410111512121112132817991111251519281516171811102023161519183541111211915168101081010122123151012121581222201312111411111212                                               W008
 W01414241410111512121112132817991111251519281516171711102023161518183541111211915168101081010122323151012121581222201312111411111212       12111212 912121011                          20t23c25.1t10W014
 2759714241410111512121112132817991111251519281516171711102023161518183541111211915168101081010122323151012121581222201312111411111212                                               27597
 B236492142414101115121211121328169911112515192815161717111020231615171835411112                                                                             B236492
 Locus393390394391385385426388439389392389458459459455454447437448449464464464464460GATAYCAYCA456607576570CDYCDY442438531578395395590537641472406511425413413557594436490534450444484520446617568487572640492565710485632495540714716717505556549589494533636575638462452445YGATA463441YGGA525712593650532715504513561552726635587643497510434461435DYF 399x  522Locus
.   /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

 261605 Roland Davenport Washington Richard (b. abt 1714 New Kent County, Virginia) > Joseph (B. abt 1736 Hanover County, Virginia) > Charles Richard > Charles Richard > William > Robert > Arthur Browner (b. 1894 Logan County, Kentucky)
 352619 Travis Davenport Oregon William (1805 Virginia - 1856 Missouri) > Horace (1833-1904) > Albert Sydney (1877-1965) > Aubrey Niles (1905-1975) > Albert Dean (1928-1991)
 41293 William Davenport Florida William (1805 Virginia - 1856 Missouri) > Horace (1833-1904) > William Lawrence (1880-1969)
70003 Gene Davenport North Carolina Charles Lewis Davenport (bet 1800/1810 Virginia - abt 1848 Tennessee) > William Lewis (1831 Tennessee - 1907 Kentucky)> Charles L (1858 Kentucky - 1886 Kentucky) > Charles Miles (1879 Kentucky - 1932 Illinois) > John Clyde (1907 Illinois -  1986 Arizona)

92671

Rodnie Davenport

Kentucky

Charles Lewis Davenport (bet 1800/1810 Virginia - abt 1848 Tennessee) > William Lewis (1831 Tennessee - 1907 Kentucky) > William Marion (1861 - 1955) > Governor Bradley (1897 - 1949)

 96008

Mark Davenport

 North Carolina

Davis Davenport (b. abt 1660) > Martin (Virginia) > John > William > Presley > Marshall > Elisha > John > Luther > Buford (1908-1980).  (Note - line is being re-researched since paper trail leads to Pamunkey Davenports)

235948 

Rodney Davenport

Davis Davenport (b. abt 1660) > Martin (Virginia) > John > William > Presley > Clement (1739-1859).  (Note - line is being re-researched since paper trail leads to Pamunkey Davenports)

 92883

Robert Davenport

Davis Davenport (b. abt 1660) > Martin (Virginia) > John > Richard > Jack Smith > William > John.  (Note - line is being re-researched since paper trail leads to Pamunkey Davenports)

75989 

Robert Davenport

Illinois 

Davis Davenport (b. abt 1660) > Martin (Virginia) > John > Richard > Jack Smith > Peter > Ulysses.  (Note - line is being re-researched since paper trail leads to Pamunkey Davenports)

 202730

 Gene Davenport

John Forbes Davenport (1828/38 Alabama - 1864 Virginia) > John Edwin (1860 Alabama - 1936 Alabama) > William > Emmett

 W001

Woodruff

Fielding Woodruff (abt 1795 Virginia - 1854 Illinois) > Daniel Webster (1827 Kentucky - 1908 Illinois) > Daniel Webster (1888 Illinois - 1967 Illinois) ( Note - W001 and W006 are brothers)

W006 

Woodruff

Fielding Woodruff (abt 1795 Virginia - 1854 Illinois) > Daniel Webster (1827 Kentucky - 1908 Illinois) > Daniel Webster (1888 Illinois-1967 Illinois) ( Note - W006 and W001 are brothers)

 W008

Woodruff

George Woodruff (abt 1828 Georgia - abt 1905 Alabama)

 W014 Woodruff Howell S Woodruff (~1775 Virginia - ~1835 Tennessee) > John McNairy (1828 Tennessee - 1888 Tennessee) > William Hamilton (1883 - 1923)
27597

Overton

Virginia

William Overton (~1849 Illinois - ?)

 B236492

Seth Davenport

Oklahoma

John Thomas Davenport (1845 Hilton Head, South Carolina-1929 Clarke County, Mississippi) > James Morgan (1889 Blum, Texas-1970 Duncan, Oklahoma) > James Morgan (1920-2004)

 

 


 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
Woodruff67Tiry35
Overton67
Watson63
Sturgill63
Jones62
Flowers62


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