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.
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 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.
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
|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||George ~1781-1845||Alford 1820-1888 347896||347896|
|William ~1748-1823||William ~1782-1837||Hughea Logan 1812-1876||John 1832-1901||Jobe 1870-1921||660624|
|William ~1748-1823||William ~1782-1837||Hughea Logan 1812-1876||Isaiah 1840-1903||Soloman 1870-1961||146706|
|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.
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
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|
John D Davenport
|William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > William (1782-1835) > Hughea Logan > John Iverson (1832 Dewitt Cty, Illinois-1901 Lincoln Cty, Oregon) > Jobe William (1870 Illinois-1921 Oregon) > Douglas Athol (1916 Oregon-1951 Oregon).|
|California||William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > William (1782-1835) > Hughea Logan > Isaiah > Soloman (1870-1961).|
|William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > William (1782-1835) > Hughea Logan > Isaiah > Soloman (1870-1961).|
|William Davenport (1748-1823 Kentucky) m. Comfort Fisher > William (1782-1835) > Hughea Logan > Pleasant Jackson (1843-1908) > John Albert (1884-1962)|
|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|