Davenport, Robert Rodolphus

Birth Name Davenport, Robert Rodolphus
Call Name Rodolphus
Also Known As Davenport, Rudolphus Robert
Gender male
Age at Death 47 years, 26 days


Dale T Ellis' (Robert was his ggf ) said
"Captain Robert Rodolphus Davenport was born in Jackson Co., Tenn. on August 8, 1823. Capt. Davenport was the son of Joseph Davenport, a veteran of The War of 1812 who was born in Virginia on June 2, 1789, and Mary Thomas Davenport. There were 7 children in this family, and in about 1839 all 7 brought their families as a group to Little Wills and Big Wills valleys (later known as Valley Head) where they settled on farms. Valley Head became an early trading center for the area. The first general store was operated by Robert Rodolphus Davenport. Robert R. Davenport married Margaret Annie Spring, who was born Dec. 21, 1826 in Pikeville, Tenn. She died Sept. 4, 1904. They had ten children."

"Robert Rodolphus Davenport came to Valley Head from Tennessee and built a much-admired home, designed by an English architect, called Oak Lawn (Elizabeth S. Howard, A Partial Who Was Who in DeKalb County, 1978)"

some real accounts of these Davenports in "The Bear Went Over the Mountain"

DeKalb Co AL Census 1850 pg 399b.
DeKalb Co AL Census 1860 pg 22.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1823-08-23 Jackson, TN or 1823-08-08?  
Death 1870-09-18 De Kalb, AL    
Burial   De Kalb, AL Davenport Family Cemetery  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Davenport, Joseph1789-06-021876-01-22
Mother Thomas, Mary1788-03-311849-08-17
    Sister     Davenport, Emmeline 1813-01-28 1896-11-10
    Brother     Davenport, Orville John 1815-01-28 1875-05-01
    Brother     Davenport, Adrian 1816-07-17 1847-05-01
    Sister     Davenport, Carrol 1820-01-23 1820-03-22
    Brother     Davenport, Montraville 1821-05-04 1890-11-17
         Davenport, Robert Rodolphus 1823-08-23 1870-09-18
    Brother     Davenport, Belcour Lewis? 1827-02-26 1864-02-01
    Sister     Davenport, Evaline Catherine 1830-04-06 1916-03-04
    Sister     Davenport, Adaline Ledbetter 1834-02-18 1912-08-08


Family of Davenport, Robert Rodolphus and Spring, Margaret Anna

Married Wife Spring, Margaret Anna ( * 1826-12-21 + 1904-09-04 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1846-05-20   Marriage of Davenport, Robert Rodolphur and Spring, Margaret Ann  

Home in 1860: Northern Division, De Kalb, Alabama

family details from ausome2000 tree on ancestry.com

Name Birth Date Death Date
Davenport, Joseph Leonidas1847-04-141854-09-18
Davenport, Nicholas Spring Sr.1849-04-261916-07-07
Davenport, Mary Adeline1851-08-011854-09-06
Davenport, George Washington1853-05-041917-08-03
Davenport, Helen Evelyn1855
Davenport, Rodolphus Blevins1857-12-311936-03-28
Davenport, David Bell1860-04-291906-07-09
Davenport, Emma Alabama1862-01-291863-10-30
Davenport, Ida Cotnam1866-12-081950-12-15
Davenport, Joseph Howardabout 18681920-08-23