Thomas Davenport was born about 1615 in England. He arrived in Dorchester (Boston), Massachusetts prior to 1639 becoming a freeman in 1642. He is believed to have married Mary Pitman. They had nine children - Sarah, Thomas, Mary, Charles, Abigail, Mehitable, Jonathan, Ebenezer, and John. Thomas died in Boston in 1685. His descendants settled in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island.
Listed below are some of websites dedicated to Thomas of Dorchester. 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
|Descendants of Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA - Jerry & Jan Larsen||http://www.jerryjan.com/Davenport/index.html|
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.
Thomas of Dorchester Branches
Relationship Tree - How the participants are related.
The following are the known male branches of the Thomas of Dorchester 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 #|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Charles 1652-1720||Thomas 1695-||7181|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Charles 1652-1720||Charles 1700-||Thomas 1736-1818||7505|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Charles 1652-1720||Charles 1700-||Elijah 1743-||209585|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Jonathan 1659-1729||John 1693-1741||Noah 1727-1756||406128|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Jonathan 1659-1729||John 1693-1741||Ephraim 1736-1811||Job (1771-1850)||559514|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Jonathan 1659-1729||John 1693-1741||Ephraim 1736-1811||Bordon (1775-1850)||11122|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Jonathan 1659-1729||Thomas 1681-1751||Oliver 1714-1790||John||35696|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Jonathan 1659-1729||Thomas 1681-1751||Oliver 1714-1790||Noah 1758-1840||236569|
|Thomas 1615-1685||Jonathan 1659-1729||Thomas 1681-1751||Gideon 1738-1810||749818|
||Ebenezer 1661-1738||Ebenezer 1706-1785||Jonathan 1732-1810||Abraham 1766-1833||911104
|Thomas 1615-1685||John 1664-1724||John 1695-1778||50899|
|Thomas 1615-1685||John 1664-1724||Samuel 1697-1773||Seth||11950|
|Thomas 1615-1685||John 1664-1724||Samuel 1697-1773||Samuel||13434|
|Thomas 1615-1685||John 1664-1724||80196|
Y-DNA Test Results
|The descendents of Thomas of Dorchester belong to Haplogroup R-S1480|
|Click here to download an Excel file of these Y-DNA results|
- Note: The Y-DNA of the Thomas of Dorchester 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 Thomas of Dorchester 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 Thomas 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 Thomas of Dorchester 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.
Earliest Known Ancestor plus more
|7181||William Davenport||Ohio||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Charles > Thomas > Lemuel > Daniel > Amos > George > Birge (1861-1939)|
|7505||Allen Norman Davenport||Virginia||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Charles > Charles > Thomas > Samuel > Robinson > Horace > Norman.|
|Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Charles > Charles > Elijah > Paul (1766-1832) > Daniel (1798-1893) > David L (b. 1821) >|
|Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Jonathan > John > Noah (1727-1756) > Pardon (1755-1818) > Cyrus Colden (1801-1883) > Cyrus Colden (1829-1906) > Henry Haskell (1859-1940)|
|559514||Vernon Davenport||Michigan||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Jonathan > John > Ephraim > Job > John (1799-1859) > Ithamer > Frank Ithamer|
|11122||Robert Davenport Jr||California||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Jonathan > John > Ephraim > Bordon > Job > Myron > Robert (1894-1948)|
Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Jonathan > Thomas > Oliver > John > Thomas > John > Anthony > Arthur > Arthur
Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Jonathan > Thomas > Oliver > Noah (1758-1840) > Erastus (1793-1856) > Harper (1831-1903) > Perry
|749818||Frank H Davenport||Michigan||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Jonathan > Thomas > Gideon > John (1764-1822) > Gideon (1803-?) > Joseph Darling (1831-1907) > William Edgar (1860-1938) > Frank Howard (1884-1945} > Frank Howard (1929-2014)|
|94297||Richard Davenport||California||Possibly a Thomas Davenport of Dorchester descendent. Oliver (b abt 1799-aft 1870) > Paul Dudley 1823-1888 > Wilfred Justin > Gilford Earl 1893-1965|
|911140||M. Davenport||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > Ebenezer (1661-1738) > Ebenezer > Jonathan > Abraham > Gorham > George Follin > Henry Gorham (1873-1951)|
|Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > John > John > John > Jesse > John > John > Horace (b.1844)|
|11950||Russell Stearns Davenport||New Hampshire||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > John > Samuel > Seth > Seth > Joseph Gibbs > Stearns Godfrey > Edward Walter (1872-1951).|
|13434||Charles Davenport||Florida||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > John > Samuel > Samuel > Nathaniel > Nathaniel > Frederick > Charles > Roger > Charles.|
|80196||Paul Davenport||Massachusetts||Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, MA (1615-1685) > John >|
|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|