Edna Noble was born in 1838 in Illinois.
She married Mr William H. Davenport (a.w.a. Devenport) on 12 Dec 1857 at Wheatland, Bad Axe Co, WI, the fourth of Seven children born to the union of Frederick and Maria Devenport.
Edna and William had four sons: James E., Albert, William C. and Walter.
William served his country in defense of the union during the War of the Rebellion. He enlisted as a Private on 03 Feb 1861 into Co L, 1st WI Veteran Cavalry.
William died on 15 Nov 1864, with the cause of death listed as, "Died from the effects of filthiness and starvation Nov 15-1864 at Camp Laudeu near Millen GA" The rolls show him to have been a "Prisoner of War." He was buried in Millen Cemetery, Millen, Jenkins Co, GA, and his remains were later exhumed and placed in Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort Co, SC.
Edna remarried in Utica, Crawford Co, WI on 05 Apr 1869 to Edward Naylor, a widower with five grown children.
In 1872, Edward and Edna adopted Emma Letitia Hulce, Maria Hulce and Amanda Olivia Hulce, after the deaths of both their parents. Their mother Mary Julia Thompson in 1865, as legend has it, she died of pneumonia which she caught by holding the barn doors shut in a blizzard and then their father Herman Williams Hulce in 1872. Edward's first wife, Mary Polly Hulce, was a distant relative of Herman's.
Edward died on 24 Mar 1881 in Utica, Crawford Co, WI in his seventieth year of his life and is buried in Eitsert Cemetery, Fairview, Crawford Co, WI.
William H. Davenport (1835 - 1864)
Edward Naylor (1811 - 1881)
James E. Davenport (1859 - 1942)*
William Chester Davenport (1862 - 1936)*
Created by: John A. Aiello
Record added: Feb 23, 2011
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John A. Aiello
Added: Apr. 15, 2011