We are activly searching for a documented male descendant of Rev. John Davenport (1597-1670) of New Haven, Connecticut. If you purchase a 37 marker test and the results confirm you decent from the Rev, John line, then the Project will upgrade your test to a Big-Y test at no cost to you. This is a $300+ value. If you believe you are a potential DNA donor or know of one - please contact the project administrator - info"at" DavenportDNA.com (replace "at" with @ )
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.
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 expand your research is the Davenport Archives website. It contains hundreds of Davenport related documents, photos, trees and includes lists of researchers and their interests.
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|
|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.
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.
|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.|
|Surname||67 Markers||Surname||37 Markers|