Biography - P Davenport

P. L. DAVENPORT, farmer, P. O. Walshville, was born in Charlotte County, Va., son of Jack S. and Lucy S. (LEWIS) DAVENPORT. His father was a farmer, born in the same county in Virginia, and died in Logan County, Ky., in 1836; his mother was also a native of Virginia, died in Trigg County, Ky., in 1860 They had four children, of whom our subject was the youngest; he received his education in the common schools of Virginia, and began life as a carpenter; he has worked at his trade and carried on farming in this county for a period of thirty years. He was married in Trigg County, Ky., in 1844, to Frances Elizabeth ROPER, a native of that county; she died in this county in 1857. Her parents were Henry C. and Nancy (LEWIS) ROPER, both natives of Campbell County, VA. Mr. DAVENPORT is at present Assessor of this township, and has held the office of School Director for many years. He has been three times married, his second wife being Mrs. Martha BROWN, a native of Fayette County, Ill., and the third, Mrs. Frances BISHOP, of this county. He has been blessed with the following children: Eliza C, Lucy S., Ann E., Louisa F., Sarah M., Ruth J., Martin S., Ulysses J., John J., Essa O., Tipton C., Thomas R. and Francis I. His religious connection is with the Christian Church, and his political sympathies are with the Republican party.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 196.

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