Edmond and Absolum Davenport

Their Ancestors and Descendants (1642-2007)

by Carl Wayne Davenport



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/15/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 982
ISBN : 9781425119461

About the Book

This book is about two brothers, Edmond Davenport and Absolum Davenport, who brought their families from Pitt County, North Carolina to Wilson County, Tennessee about 1810-1814. Their great grandfather was Richard Davenport whose descendants are the Albemarle Davenports. He was born in 1642 and lived from about 1680 to his death about 1714 on the north shore of the Albemarle Sound. Their grandfather was Isaac Davenport who moved to the south side of the Albemarle Sound to an area that became a part of Tyrrell County in 1729. Their father was George Davenport, who moved to Hyde County, and served in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. When Edmond and Absolum moved to Wilson County, Tennessee, they settled in the Sanders Fork area that became a part of Cannon County in 1838. Absolum served in the army during the War of 1812. About 1835 Edmond and two of his sons moved to the Barren Fork area of Warren County. The descendants of both Edmond and Absolum increased rapidly and soon began moving out of the area. Today they are in nearly all, if not all, of the 50 states of the United States and also in several foreign countries.

About the Author

The author is a 9th generation descendant of Richard Davenport. He grew up in Warren County, Tennessee in the area where Edmond Davenport settled about 1835. He served in the U. S. Army from 1951-1954. Seventeen months of his service was in Germany. Following his military service he attended college, earning a B.A. degree from Union University, M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University and a M.L.S. degree from George Peabody College. Professional work experience includes pastoral work, college teaching, and college library work. From 1981 until his retirement in 1998 he served as a chaplain at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

He is married to the former Myra Jane Agee. They have one daughter, Carla Leanne Davenport Penner, and three grandchildren.