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Jesse Davenport (b. November 01, 1775, d. June 28, 1826)Jesse Davenport (son of Augustine Davenport and Mary Harris) was born November 01, 1775 in Lick Creek Waters, Rowan County, North Carolina414, and died June 28, 1826 in Wayne County, Indiana415.He married Rebecca Fouts on June 03, 1800 in Randolph County, North Carolina, daughter of Jacob Fouts and Eleanor Malinda Waymire.
Notes for Jesse Davenport:
Jesse and Rebecca moved from NC to Montgomery Co. OH in 1801.When they moved to Wayne Co. Indiana Territory around 1805 they were among the first settlers.Jesse built a grist and saw mill on the Elkhorn River 4 or 5 miles southeast of Richmond.Jesse was a Justice of the Peace, Indiana Territory 1815-1817; Associate Judge, Wayne Co. 1817-1824; and member of the IN-OH Boundary Commission 1818-1822.He was killed by a falling log in a barn raising.
Young-History of Wayne Co. IN-1872
p. 22-An early settlement was also made in 1806 about 4 or 5 miles southeast of Richmond by Jesse Davenport, Jacob Fouts, and his sons William and Jacob and his son-in-law Thomas Bulla, natives of NC, but immediately from OH.By the formation of Boston Twp. the land of Davenport was taken into this township.
p. 80-The first court in Wayne Co. was held Feb. 25, 1811.The names of the jurors for that trial included Jesse Davenport.
p. 87-Appointments made after the adoption of the state constitution of 1816 includes the following:Jesse Davenport.
p. 154-Jesse Davenport built a grist mill on the falls of the Elkhorn Creek, believed to have been the third one in the county.A few years later he built a saw mill at the same place.
From John Scott Davenport:Jesse Davenport was one of the first Justices of the Peace in Wayne Co., Indiana Territory, and continued to serve until 1817 was the state of Indiana was formed.Then, Jesse, who had a merchant mill on the Elkhorn River, became one of the Associate Judges of the Wayne County Court.He was notoriously renown in early Indiana bench and bar legal annals for " never having allowed facts to influence his opinion."Jesse died in 1826 when drunken neighbors at a barn raising dropped the center beam on him and killed him instantly.
More About Jesse Davenport:
Burial: Unknown, Orange Cemetery, Wayne County, IN.415
Cause of death: Killed in barn raising.416
More About Jesse Davenport and Rebecca Fouts:
Marriage: June 03, 1800, Randolph County, North Carolina.
Children of Jesse Davenport and Rebecca Fouts are:
- +Mary Davenport, b. January 11, 1801, Montgomery County, Ohio, d. August 03, 1831, Wayne County, Indiana.