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John "Jack" Smith Davenport
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Birth: 1747
Charlotte County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 1781
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

He was killed during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse and presumed buried there as the war raged on. I will update this if I find it to be incorrect.

Before the battle, Jack confided in his friend Henry Burnley that he felt he would die. Henry thought he was joking and, in turn, jokingly said to Jack that if this happened, he would marry Jack's widow and care for her and his children. Jack did die in the battle, and Henry made good on his promise, marrying Lucy Barksdale Davenport in 1782 and giving Jack's five children nine half-siblings.

Jack and Lucy's children were:
William Davenport, 1776-1827
John Smith Davenport, 1777-1858
Richard Davenport, 1778-?
Catherine "Caty" Smith Davenport, 1780-1842
Mary "Polly" Davenport, 1781-?
 
 
Burial:
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Melissa Margaret Abernat...
Record added: Sep 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42334512
 

To my 3rd Great Grandfather..so gladd I finally found you.....
- cathy davenport-winslow
 Added: Jan. 25, 2013
To my fallen cousin...R.I.P.
- Donnie Adams
 Added: Aug. 4, 2012

- grave hunter
 Added: Dec. 22, 2011
 
 
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