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…