Abraham Davenport was born in England in 1714. He migrated to America between 1735-1745 and settled in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He married Mary Simms about 1745 and had 11 children - Elizabeth, Stephen, Abraham, John, Marmaduke, Anthony, Adrian, Mary, Samuel, Catherine, and Nancy. During the Revolutionary War, Abraham and his family moved to a farm in what is now Jefferson County, West Virginia. Today the farm is called Altona Farm and his descendents still reside there. Abraham died there in 1789. Known as the Altona Davenports.
Thanks to Martin' Davenport's recent research, there seems to be pretty good evidence that Abraham was adopted at a very young age by the family of Basil Davenport (1662-1714) of Wiltshire, England. Basil was the great grandson of Richard of Wigston, progeniter of the Albemarle Davenports. The adoption would explain why the Y-DNA of the two lines are are different.
Listed below are some of websites dedicated to the Altona 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
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 Altona 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 #|
|Abraham 1714-1789||Stephen 1749-~1802|
|Abraham 1714-1789||Abraham 1752-1825||Braxton 1791-1862||47538|
|Abraham 1714-1789||John 1753-1816|
|Abraham 1714-1789||Anthony 1757-1835||Ira 1797-1862||44798|
|Abraham 1714-1789||Adrian 1759-1841||Marmaduke (1784-1852)||232735|
Y-DNA Test Results
Click here to download an Excel file of these Y-DNA results
|The descendents of Abraham Davenport belong to Haplogroup I1a|
These are the Y-DNA results to-date of the participants descended from the Altona 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 Altona 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
|47538||H Davenport||West Virginia||
Abraham Davenport (b. 1714 England - 1789 Virginia) > Abraham > Braxton > Henry > Henry
|44798||Christopher Davenport||Kentucky||Abraham Davenport (b. 1714 England - 1789 Virginia) > Anthony > Ira > Bazzill > William (1863-1938).|
|188040||Michael Davenport||Ohio||Adrian Davenport > James Berry (1876-1947) > Marvin (1914-2002)|
|232735||John Davenport||Minnesota||Abraham Davenport (b. 1714 England - 1789 Virginia) > Adrian (1759-1841) > Marmaduke (1784-1852) > Adrian > James > Louis > John (1918-2006)|
|Benjamin Davenport (1802 Virginia - 1892 Harlan, Iowa) > Benjamin (1842-1925) > Charles (1868-1941) > Ward (1895-1977)|
|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|