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Davenport Family Collection, 1801-1988, undated

(Manuscript Collection #1079)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Davenport Family Collection
Creator: Davenport family
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.25 Cubic feet, 38 items .

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

September 14, 2006, (unprocessed) 38 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Collection (1801-1988, n.d.) of documents and printed forms relating to the Davenport family and related Brame, Brown and Smith, families of Lenoir County, North Carolina, including photocopies of genealogical research notes, bible records, clippings, and photographs, etc. See preliminary inventory attached. Holograph Mss. Copies. Donor: Marguerite Brown Martin

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Davenport Family Collection (#1079), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Marguerite Brown Martin

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Mark Custer, April 3, 2008


Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

  • Box 1#1079.1
    • Folder a-1#1079.1.a-1
      Davenport, William. Indenture made (12/23/1837) giving a tract of 102 acres of land in Lenoir County, NC on Southwest Creek, to Spencer Davenport that was part of a parcel of land patented to Samuel Hearing 11/10/1784; Signed: William [His Mark] Davenport, John [His Mark] Davenport; Witnessed: Oliver Hearing. Exhibited in Common Pleas court and ordered to be registered, 1/3/1838. Signed: Lewis B. Desmond, Clk. Enrolled in Lenoir County Register's Office, 8/10/1838, Signed: Geo. T. Lovick, Regr. Holograph Mss. Copy & Photocopy. 2 item. 5 p. Note: Page 1: Torn in 3 pieces. Needs conversation. Pressure sensitive tape adheres. Page 2: Torn. Pressure sensitive tape adheres.
    • Folder a-2#1079.1.a-2
      Davenport, William. Deposition sworn (2/2/1837) before Acting Justice Oliver Hearing, Lenoir County, NC and several witnesses, concerning the fourth corner of a tract of land patented by William White, containing 300 acres; that the read [red] oak was the established corner when he tuck [took] a deed for said land. Signed Oliver Hearing & William [His mark] December [Davenport ?] Holograph Mss. Copies. 1 item 1 p. Note: Torn in 3 pieces. Needs conversation. Pressure sensitive tape adheres.
    • Folder a-3#1079.1.a-3
      Harper, Hessey. Power of attorney (10/7/1848) appointing Drury Harper as lawful agent to settle the administrator of the estate of Silas Turner, decd. who was formerly a citizen of Lenoir County. Certified by Charles C. Caisan, J.P., 10/7/1848. Certified 10/7/1848. Signed James Terrill, Clk., Rockcastle County Court, Kentucky. Holograph Mss. Copies. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Torn. Needs conversation.
    • Folder a-4#1079.1.a-4
      Unidentified document (n.d.). 1 item. 1 p. Note: Very faded. Torn. Pressure sensitive tape adheres.
    • Folder a-5#1079.1.a-5
      Washington, Jno. C., Agent, etc. Bill of sale [5 January 1847] to William Davenport, of Lenoir County [NC] $482.00 Signed Oliver Hearing. Enrolled in the registers office, Lenoir County, NC 3/5/1847. Signed James E. Miter, Register. Holograph Mss. Copies. 1 item. 1 p.
    • Folder b#1079.1.b
      Census records, notes, photographic prints & clippings (ca. 1981-1988) relating to the Nora Kathleen Smith Davenport - Steven Hazy Davenport family of Lenoir Cunty, North Carolina, ca.1879-1981, and genealogy. Photocopies. 13 item 13 p. Note: Photocopies have genealogical notes written on them for Cora Waller Davenport, William Haywood Davenport, Haywood Voltz Davenport, Dora May Davenport, Benjamin Davenport, Marjorie Davenport, Sarah R. "Sack" Smith, James Robert Brown, Marjorie Davenport Brown, Helen Brame, Atwood Brame, Kathleen Cobb, & Helen Sanderson Brame
    • Folder c#1079.1.c
      Cora Waller letters (ca.1880-1881) to Stephen Davenport during their engagement. Photocopies. 7 items. 8 p. Notes: Includes transcripts of 2 letters. Donor's note says: "The estate of Ruby Nobles Ervin has the originals."
    • Folder d#1079.1.d
      Genealogical notes and transcripts (ca. 1988) compiled by Ruby N. Ervin, Kinston, NC, pertaining to the Davenport family of Lenoir County, North Carolina, ca. 1755-1988. Photocopies. 6 items. 29 p. Note: Also includes email from Sally Lunsford containing a transcript of William Davenport's pension application, dated 10/3/1832.
    • Folder e#1079.1.e
      Smith - Staton - Bass family bible records (ca. 1810-1901) Photocopies. 2 items. 3 p.
  • Oversize Folder os1#1079.os1
    • Tuttle, John. Indenture / Deed of Sale made (3/12/1801) with William Davenport, both of Lenoir County, North Carolina, for the former to sell the latter 300 acres of land on the north side of the Trent River near Chaney's Ford, patented by Sarah Amelia James on 8/18/1763 and William White, 11/27/1785. Signed John Tuttle, James Bright, John Desmond. Ordered to be registered (April Court, 1801), signed J. Westbrook, Clerk. Enrolled in the Register's office, Lenoir County (4/27/1801), signed James Bright, Register. Holograph Mss. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Hill, Mathew. Indenture / Deed of Sale made (11/18/1819) with William Davenport, both of Lenoir County, North Carolina, for the former to sell the latter 105 acres land in Lenoir County, NC, on the south side of Southeast Creek for $204. Signed Matthew [His Mark] Hill, William Hearing & Stephen Hearing; ordered registered (January Term, 1820) signed J. Westbrook, Clerk; Enrolled in the Lenoir County Register (1/4/1820) James Bright, Register & D. Caswell Deputy Register. Holograph Mss. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Lawson, M. C. C. Indenture Deed of Sale made (10/25/1855) with Bright Harper, both of Lenoir County, North Carolina, for the former to sell the latter 94 acres land in Lenoir County, NC, on the north side of the Trent River for $300. Sealed at delivered before Simpson Harper & Joshua Hardison, witnesses; ordered registered (7/29/1856) W. Hersuter, County Clerk; Enrolled in the Lenoir County Register (8/20/1856) Stephen White, Register. Holograph Mss. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Davenport, E. J. Confederate States of America 1864 Tax in Kind. Form No. 2 (1/3/1865) Estimate and Assessment of Agricultural Products. Signed James Hearing, Agent & W. B. Whitfield, Assessor. Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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