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Historic Homes, Part VII: The Fountain and Its Builder


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Colonel William Davenport was born in 1769 in Culpepper County, Virginia. During the Revolutionary War, Davenport's father moved his family to Burke County, North Carolina. Despite the remote location, Davenport excelled in subjects of mathematics and English, and later represented Burke County in the General Assembly and the district as State Senator. After his marriage to Mary Gordon, Davenport built the plantation, "The Fountain," located in Caldwell County, North Carolina.
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