Davenport, Joseph A. 1a

Birth Name Davenport, Joseph A.
Birth Name Davenport, Joseph A ?
Gender male
Age at Death 31 years, 8 months, 17 days


[WHEELER, Thos & Roland desc 10-25-02.FTW]

Joseph was said to have been mortally wounded at the Battle ofChickamauga during the Civil War, which took place September 19 and 20,1863.

Tombstone says "J. Davenport / C / 8 Tenn."

"8th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
8th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Trousdale, Sumner County, Tennessee, in May, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Smith, Overton, Lincoln, Fentress, Putnam, Jackson, Moore, and Marshall. Ordered to Virginia, the unit arrived at Huntersville in July with 887 men. Assigned to D.S. Donelson's Brigade, it participated in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign, then was sent to Port Royal, South Carolina. During the spring of 1862, it moved west, fought at Corinth, Munfordville, and Perryville, then joined the Army of Tennessee. During the war it was attached to M.J. Wright's and Maney's Brigade. The 8th took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, returned to Tennessee with Hood, and saw action in North Carolina. It reported 38 casualties at Perryville, lost sixty-five percent of the 474 engaged at Murfreesboro, and took 260 into the fight at Chickamauga."


Joan Rambo's husband is a direct descendant of Joseph Benjamin Davenport.

Gainesboro was spelled Gainesborough in 1832.
Joan Rambo says:"Joseph Davenport b ca 1834 TN, died from wounds at the Battle of Chickamauga and is buried at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, GA. Married Elizabeth Wheeler, they had 2 sons, Jubilee b 10 Oct 1857 TN and Joseph Benjamin b 11 Oct 1861 TN.
The closest I can find to a "possible" match for Joseph on the 1850 census is the one listed with Samuel Sloan. On that same page is Hannah Devenport (widow of Henry Davenport). She has Marsilvy 14, Henry 11, John 10 in her household. Next door is Andrew 24 with a wife and two children. Next on that page is John Sloan and family, and next is Samuel Sloan and family. I understand Samuel's son Archibald married Nancy Davenport.
Hannah Devenport's (Davenport) maiden name was Cassetty/Cassitty b VA (more has been done on her line.) I notice Samuel's wife Rhoda is also born in VA, maybe there is a connection between Hannah and Rhoda??
7 Aug 2005, Mary Katherine (Kay) Davenport says:" I have a picture of Joseph Davenport on which my father wrote on the back of the picture that Joseph A. Davenport was born in 1832 in Gainesboro, Jackson County, TN. He ran a merchandise store in Gainesboro before the war. My brother is going to be tested in the Davenport DNA project. He has ordered the kit. Hopefully that will tell us the line of Davenports we are related to. I don't suppose it will help with a Sloan connection however."
1850: Listed out of order, not sure if he is Rhoda's son or not.
1860: Farmer, PP worth $200. Wife Elizabeth age 25, dau Julia (Jubilee?) age 5.

1. Census 1850 Jackson Co. TN. Pg. 602, Fam 913 [Joseph Devenport, age 12, Tn. with Samuel Sloan family]
2. Census 1860 Jackson Co. TN. Flyn's Lick PO, Pg. 64, Fam. 450 [Joseph Davenport, age 26, Tn.]

Note from Kyle Davenport. DNA Testing proves this Joseph was related to my Henry Davenport.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1832 Gainesboro, Jackson, TN    
Death 1863-09-18   Battle of Chickamauga, Civil War 2a
Burial   Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia   1b


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, Charlesabout 1794before 1850
Mother (Davenport), Susanah? or Rhoda?about 1795
    Sister     Davenport, Mary 1818-04-00 after 1881
    Sister     Davenport, Minerva between 1820 and 1825
    Brother     Davenport, unknown son about 1825
    Sister     Davenport, Permelia 1828
    Sister     Davenport, Martha 1830
         Davenport, Joseph A. 1832 1863-09-18
    Sister     Davenport?, Alvira 1842
    Brother     Davenport?, Charles Brook(s) 1844


Family of Davenport, Joseph A. and Wheeler, Elizabeth Ann

Married Wife Wheeler, Elizabeth Ann ( * 1834-03-08 + 1927 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1854 probably Jackson County, Tennessee Marriage of Davenport, Joseph A. and Wheeler, Elizabeth Ann  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, Jubilee Thomas1857-08-101920-06-12
Davenport, Joseph Benjamin1861-10-111921-08-23

Source References

  1. WHEELER, Thos & Roland desc 10-25-02.FTW
      • Source text:

        Date of Import: 27 Dec 2002

      • Source text:

        Date of Import: 27 Dec 2002

  2. War Department Collection of Confederate Records,: U.S., Confederate Army Casualty Lists and Reports, 1861-1865
      • Citation:

        "J V Davenport shot in thigh and head"