Davenport, Martin S 1a

Birth Name Davenport, Martin S
Nick Name Martie
Gender male
Age at Death 70 years, 7 months, 28 days


1880 - farmer
1890 - veteran (Devinport, Martin S. Private Co. B, 8th TN mounted Infantry)
1900 - blacksmith
1910 - blacksmith

The 1910 census adds he was a veteran of the Civil War, UA = "Union of Army"

Civil War Pension Index has 2 dates for "Martin S Devinport" and "Sarah E Devinport":
1889? Dec 31 "Invalid" claim#746452, cert#719478
1915 Aug 12 "Widow" claim#1051686 cert#802685

Original enlistment records for Civil War contain description:
Dark eyes, Light hair, Fair complexion, and 5'8" tall.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1844-12-02 Jackson, TN    
Military Service     Civil War veteran - served Comp. B, 8th TN mounted Infantry  
Event Note

1910 Census, box for veteran of Civil War looks like either "VA" or "V/a". Since question is Union or Confederate Army or Navy, answer could be Ua for Union army.

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
about Martin S. Davenport
Name: Martin S. Davenport
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Tennesee
Regiment Name: 8 Tennessee Mtd. Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 8th Regiment, Tennessee Mounted Infantry
Company: B
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M392 roll 4

SERVICE.-Duty at Nashville and Carthage, Tenn., till June, 1865. At Clifton and Savannah, Tenn., and in District of Middle Tennessee till August. Mustered out August 17, 1865.

"[Captain] William S. Long, Co. “B”. Enrolled at Carthage. Men from Jackson and neighboring counties. Mustered out August 17, 1865."

Occupation     farmer and blacksmith  
Death 1915-07-30 Davidson Co, TN    
Event Note

Tennessee Death Index: http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/vital/1915-05.htm
Vol 12 pg 406

Death certificate for Martin S Davenport - cause of death is heart disease & buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Location of grave is in the Richardson Plot, Section 16, Lot 405, but no visible headstone.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, Joseph1818-12-251875-06-05
Mother Huffines, Elizabeth1824after 1880
    Brother     Davenport, William 1839 before 1870
    Sister     Davenport, Mary Emeline 1841-10-15 1909-12-17
         Davenport, Martin S 1844-12-02 1915-07-30
    Brother     Davenport, Miles Metha 1847-12-01 1921-01-25
    Brother     Davenport, George 1848 1860
    Brother     Davenport, Elias Job or Jefferson 1849 between 1910 and 1920
    Sister     Davenport, Margret Evaline 1853-05-15 1936-12-11
    Sister     Davenport, Nancy Elizabeth 1855 1917-11-22
    Sister     Davenport, Louvina? A 1856-04-00 before 1910
    Brother     Davenport, Sampson Alexander 1861-02-12 1919-01-03
    Brother     Davenport, Wade Henry? 1861-03-00


Family of Davenport, Martin S and Green, Sarah Elizabeth

Married Wife Green, Sarah Elizabeth ( * 1845-12-14 + 1917-04-27 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1866 Jackson, TN    

Note Martin and Sarah are next door neighbors in 1860 TN>Jackson>District 3
Also Sarah is not with parents in 1870 but already married to Martin Davenport AND her first daughter is named Nancy E like her mother.

Home in 1880 District 3, Jackson, Tennessee, USA
Martin Davenport 35 Self (Head)
Sarah E. Davenport 33 Wife
Nancy E. Davenport 14 Daughter
Joseph Davenport 11 Son
Thomas J. Davenport 11 Son
Milas S. Davenport 8 Son
William Davenport 3 Son

As of 1900, Sarah was mother of 7, 5 still living - only George at 17 yrs old still living at home. Since there are no gaps in her children's names, I suspect her 7th child was born after George, prob. about 1886, and died before 1900.

1910: living next door to daughter Nancy Richardson in Davidson County, TN.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, Nancy Elizabeth1867-08-151931-08-13
Davenport, Thomas Jefferson1869-04-081932-11-21
Davenport, Joseph Cephus1869-04-081938-11-09
Davenport, Milas/Miles S1872between 1892 and 1900
Davenport, William Henry1876-07-021944-07-14
Davenport, George Milton1882-07-121961-03-07

Source References

  1. 1900 Census Jackson Co, TN
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