Franklin Davenport

Franklin Davenport

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Jul 1832 (aged 76)
Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 6904318 · View Source
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U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman. He was the nephew of Benjamin Franklin, studied law in Burlington, admitted to the bar in 1776 and commenced to practice law in Gloucester City, New Jersey. He was clerk of Gloucester County Court in 1776 and during the Revolutionary War, he served as a Major assistant quartermaster for Gloucester County. After the war, he remained in the New Jersey Militia and rose to the rank of Major General. He was prosecutor of pleas in 1777, was appointed first surrogate of Gloucester County in 1785, was a member of the New Jersey State General Assembly, (1786-89) and served in the New Jersey Line during the Whiskey Insurrection of 1794. In 1798, he was appointed to the United States Senate as a Federalist to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Rutherfurd, serving until 1799. He was then elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress, serving (1799-1801). Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law and was appointed master in chancery in 1826.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 4 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6904318
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Franklin Davenport (Sep 1755–27 Jul 1832), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6904318, citing Presbyterian Cemetery, Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .