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Charles Webb Davenport, Jr.
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1818
Death: Jan. 4, 1899

Charles Webb Davenport, Jr., was born in New York City, New York County, New York State, son of Charles Webb, Sr., and Mary Esther Fitch Davenport. He recieved a good education in that city. In 1836, Chas., Jr., and his brother, Thomas Fitch Davenport, were sent to the wilds of Henry County, IL, where they built a log house for the father's family when they arrived with the Morristown Settlement. Chas., Jr., farmed and raised cattle in Henry County according to a letter owned by family members. He married Electa Sherman Moore May 21, 1843, in Henry Co. She died March 28,1860, with young children. Charles married second, Miss Ellen Elizabeth Teachout, also in Henry Co. Charles was the first Henry County Census Enumerator (1850) and held odd town jobs because of his education. He helped found the Cambridge Public Library. The Cambridge Chronicle referred to him as "venerable". He made a train trip late in life to Kansas in order to visit the children he had living there. He died at Orion, Henry, IL. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Electa Sherman Moore Davenport (1822 - 1860)
  Ellen Elizabeth Teachout Davenport (1839 - 1909)
 
 Children:
  Mary Esther Davenport Hughes (1845 - 1918)*
  Henry Snapp Davenport (1856 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Western Township Cemetery
Orion
Henry County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Bill Pixley
Record added: Jan 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46767628
Charles Webb Davenport, Jr.
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Charles Webb Davenport, Jr.
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Charles Webb Davenport, Jr.
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