Household

Isaiah Davenport

October 5th, 2010

B.: Little Compton, RI—November 3, 1784; D.: Savannah — October 16, 1827 (Yellow Fever)

Parents: Jonathan Davenport (1748—1785) and Sarah Thurston

Siblings: Dudley (1781-1862), Samuel (b. ? – d. Sav. Aug. 1820), Thomas

Occupation: “Carpenter”: Apprenticed: In New Bedford, MA

Arrival in Savannah: approx. 1808 (appeared on tax records 1809) read more…

Sarah Rosamond Clark Davenport

October 4th, 2010

B. Feb. 22, 1788, Beaufort area, SC; D. Aug. 7, 1869, Savannah (81)

Parents: Susannah Tippin Sutter of Charleston, SC (grandmother came to SC in 1750s) and Archibald Campbell Clark of Scotland

Mother: Moved to Savannah in 1810; lived with the Davenports?; died in 1829 (68)

Marriage: 1809 to Isaiah Davenport (21 years); 18 years together

Children: Susannah E. (1810-Oct. 8, 1814), Sarah R. (1812-June 12, 1813), Thurston W. (1813-May 8, 1814), Isaiah, Jr. (Feb. 27, 1815—Oct. 17, 1868), Benjamin Russ (June 25, 1817), Archibald Clark (1819-1892), Henry Kollock (Dec. 10, 1820-Aug. 18, 1872), Hugh McCall (Aug. 16, 1822-Aug. 1, 1881), Cornelia A. (1824-1853), Dudley (1827-1860) read more…

Isaiah and Sarah Davenport’s Children

October 3rd, 2010

*Susannah E. Davenport—born September, 1810 in Savannah; died October 8, 1814; of bilious fever; residence (at the time of death) Home of Mrs. Susannah Clarke, her grandmother

*Sarah Rush Davenport — born 1812; died June 12, 1813; age 14 months, 12 days; of teething & bowel complaints; residence (at time of death) “her Father’s [house], Washington Ward” in Savannah

*Thurston W. — born August 1813; died May 8, 1814; age 9 months; of dysentery; residence (at time of death) “his Father’s [house], Washington Ward” in Savannah

Isaiah, Jr. — born February 27, 1815; died October 17, 1868; married Martha E. Fairfax; 4 children read more…

Enslaved Household

October 2nd, 2010

Tax Digest
1810-27
1810 – (17) 2
1811 – (13) 1
1812 – (13) 2
1813 – (illeg.) 4
1814 – (68) 4
1815 – (11) 4
1816 – (14) 4
1817 – (15) 4
1818 – NA
1819 – (18) 6 1 Tradesman
1820 – (18) 6 “ “
1821 – (22) 5 “ “
1822 – NA
1823 – Illeg
1824 – (n.p.) 7
1825 – NA
1826 (n.p.) 9 (some mechanics)
1827 (n.p.) 10 (1 a mechanic)

Rep. & Savh Even. – 10/15/1812
p. 3, c. 4
“Fifty Dollars Reward”
Ran away from subscriber on or about the 20th of March last, a NEGRO WENCH named NANCY, about thirty years of age, four feet ten inches high, has a scar on her neck; she can speak the German language; Nancy was formerly the property of George Rentz, who owns her sister by the name of Peggy, they look very much alike; Nancy was once taken, and got off by passing herself as Peggy; they can only be distinguished by the scar Nancy has on her neck, she has been several times seen passing from Savannah to Wilmington Island. The above reward will be paid on proof to conviction of her being harbored by any white person, or thirty dollars if delivered to the subscriber, or lodged in any goal in this state, so that the subscriber get her.
Isaiah Davenport read more…

Davenport Timeline

October 1st, 2010

1784 — Isaiah Davenport is born in Little Compton, RI to Jonathan and Sara Thurston Davenport. Jonathan, a carpenter, passed his trade to his four sons: Dudley, Isaiah, Samuel, Thomas.

1788 – Sarah Rosamund Clark, future wife of Isaiah Davenport, is born in the Beaufort District, SC area (a legal term that included both Prince William County and the city of Beaufort which is St. Helene Parish), to Archibald and Susannah Sutler Clark.

1795 – Sarah Rosamund Clark and family move to Savannah.

1805-06 – Isaiah is apprenticed in New Bedford, MA

1807-08 – Isaiah moves to Savannah.

1808 – Isaiah builds his first structure in Savannah which may have been what we call “Laura’s Cottage,” originally located at 122 Houston Street. (The house was moved to its present location, 420 E. State Street, in 1969.)

1809 – March 15 – Isaiah Davenport and Sarah Rosamund Clark marry.

– The Davenports enter into a seven-year lease for Lot 14, Columbia Square, the future site of the Davenport House side garden. read more…