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 Abner Francis Davenport

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Abner Francis Davenport

Davenport, Abner Francis
1844-1916

SON OF SARAH FLANDERS & RANDALL WILLIAM DAVENPORT
wife Emily 1848‑1929
children:
Francis 1884‑1887
Charles F. 1889‑1945

Abner. F. Davenport, merchant, was born near Equality, Ill., March 2, 1844.
His father, R. W., was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., settled with his parents near Equality, and was always a farmer. He married Sarah, daughter of Abner Flanders, a farmer and manufacturer, and a native of New Hampshire. For ten years he was coroner, and filled an unexpired term as sheriff.
His death occurred in December, 1852.
The mother, a native of New York, came with her parents to Illinois, settling near Equality; she died in 1875. Our subject, the eldest of our children, was reared and educated in Equality, chiefly, and took a course at Bartlett's Commercial College, Cincinnati. Until two years ago he was a farmer and teacher, when he engaged in his present general merchandise business.

February 13, 1878, he married Juliet, daughter of John W. Clifton, a merchant, formerly of Ohio. She was born in Gallatin County in June, 1848. Their children are May, Delia, Martha J., Randall W., George A. and Robert C. Our subject is a Democrat, and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: [Author unknown] 1887. History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties, Illinois. 534.



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  • Created by: Bev
  • Added: 20 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14008872
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abner Francis Davenport (2 Mar 1844–1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14008872, citing Equality Village Cemetery, Equality, Gallatin County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Bev (contributor 47588577) .