Claiborne Davenport, Sr

Claiborne Davenport, Sr

Tennessee, USA
Death 18 Aug 1842 (aged 83)
Virginia, USA
Burial Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 67669782 · View Source
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Davenport, Claiborne [of Julius of Thomas of Davis], Private, Captain Charles
Fleming's Company, 7th Regiment of Foot, Virginia Continental Line. Served also in 5th and 1st Regiments. Escaped from British as a prisoner-of-war after Surrender
of Charleston. A family pedigree chart written in 1911 by John W. Davenport notes that Claiborne was imprisoned for 5 years when he escaped the british and lived on huckleberries until he could return across the lines.



On June 1, 1818 in Washington County, Virginia, Claibourne Davenport applied for a pension as a soldier in the Virginia Continental Line. Pension application number S35875. He states that he is 62 yrs. of age, his wife is 47; children are Elizabeth 22, William 29, Patsy 19, Steven 17, Rebecca 14, Polly 12, Claiborne 10, Lewis 7, Jinsey 3 . He states that he moved to Wayne Co., Kentucky to be near his children. Clairborne Davenport was a member of the Seventh and First Virginia Regiments. (He was allotted an annual allowance of $96 and $1,513 was received.)

He was a private in Captain Charles Felmings Company, 7th Virginia Regiment commanded by Colonel McClenachan. He reenlisted in the 5th Virginia Regimant under the command of Colonel William Davies. He participated in the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth, Stony Point, and the seige of Charleston,

An enteresting note Claiborne was said to have been personally saved from certain death by Gen. George Washington when the general called him out of the path of fireing cannon. This little fact was published in the 1926 edition of the Sabinal newspaper in the obituary of Claibourne's Great Grandson John W. Davenport.

If you would like to know more about Claiborne's experiences in the Revolutionary war you can read about it in my blog in the post entitled Claiborne Davenport Rendezvous with History.

Son of Thomas Davenport and Mary Nolan / The Davenport Family OF Buckinham County Virginia and The Nolan Family OF Buckingham County Virginia Came From Bristol. England TO THE USA in About 1735-1737 .

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Claiborne Davenport, Sr (3 Jan 1759–18 Aug 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67669782, citing Grant Roberts Cemetery, Wayne County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Brown (contributor 46637485) .