Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins 1 2a

Birth Name Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins
Birth Name Rodolph
Gender male
Age at Death 78 years, 2 months, 28 days


"[J Avery Bryan Funeral Home buillding] beginning dated to about 1890, when the address was 447 McCallie Ave. and one of its neighbors of about the same age was the University of Chattanooga’s Old Main building.
The first resident of the home was Rodolphus B. Davenport, the father of the Krystal restaurant co-founder by the same name and the grandfather of the more recent company head, R.B. “Rody” Davenport III.
At the time he moved into the home, the elder Mr. Davenport was apparently not married and was an official with the Davenport Bros. and Jackson wholesale dry goods firm at 614-616 Market St.
Mr. Davenport’s father had been a Confederate Civil War Army officer.
The McCallie Avenue Mr. Davenport would later also become involved in the Davenport Hosiery Mills, which, in 1925, constructed what is now the Chattanooga Times Free Press building on 11th Street.
Mr. Davenport apparently lived in the home approximately a decade and had moved out by the time his restaurateur son was born."

obit in the New York Times -
"R B Davenport, for years one of Chattanooga's leading wholesalers adn manufacturers and president of the Davenport Hosiery Mills here, died tonight at his home following a long illness..."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1857-12-31 De Kalb, AL    
Death 1936-03-28 Chattanooga, TN    
Burial   Chattanooga, TN Forest Hills Cemetery  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, Robert Rodolphus1823-08-231870-09-18
Mother Spring, Margaret Anna1826-12-211904-09-04
    Brother     Davenport, Joseph Leonidas 1847-04-14 1854-09-18
    Brother     Davenport, Nicholas Spring Sr. 1849-04-26 1916-07-07
    Sister     Davenport, Mary Adeline 1851-08-01 1854-09-06
    Brother     Davenport, George Washington 1853-05-04 1917-08-03
    Sister     Davenport, Helen Evelyn 1855
         Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins 1857-12-31 1936-03-28
    Brother     Davenport, David Bell 1860-04-29 1906-07-09
    Sister     Davenport, Emma Alabama 1862-01-29 1863-10-30
    Sister     Davenport, Ida Cotnam 1866-12-08 1950-12-15
    Brother     Davenport, Joseph Howard about 1868 1920-08-23


Family of Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins and Caldwell, Margaret Lee

Married Wife Caldwell, Margaret Lee ( * 1863-10-16 + 1949-06-25 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1886-11-04 Hamilton Co, TN    

home in <1887-1930: (Chattanooga) Hamilton Co, TN

ausome2000 tree on ancestry.com claims first four children have a different mother, but they were born after Margaret and Rodolphus were married and Margaret says mother of 4 / 4 living in 1900 census.

1910 Census:
Rodolph B Davenport 59
Margarite Davenport 46
Margarite Davenport 19
Martha G Davenport 13
Willie Lee Davenport 10
Rodolph B Davenport Jr 4
Mary A Caldwell 80
Caroline Comira 70
==> Mary gone , probably married.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, Mary1887-08-211978-06-26
Davenport, Margaret A1890-07-031979-11-21
Davenport, Martha Gordon1896-12-001987
Davenport, Willie Lee1899-10-251983-11-19
Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins Jr1906-06-191943-08-27

Source References

  1. various: Find A Grave
  2. obit of R B Davenport
      • Date: 1936-03-29