William Davenport

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William Davenport  (1778-1829)


"The records of the First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia Baptisms 1701-1856, page 276, May 20, 1781 William, son of Michael and Ann Davenport born Nov. 20, 1778"

"1797 Mrs. Davenport, 43 South Front;  1800-1801 Mary Davenport, widow, 43 South Front St.;  1802-03 Davenport, Wm., mathematical instrument maker 43 S. Front;  1818-1829  Davenport, Wm., mathematical instrument maker 25 S. Front, h 86 Sassafras;  1829  Davenport S. H. accountant 86 Sassafras."

"Poulson's American Daily Advertiser, Wednesday morning May 20, 1829 states:  Died last evening, about six o'clock, in the 51st year of his age, Mr. William Davenport, of severe illness."

Reference:  Smart, Charles E.   The Makers Of Surveying Instruments In America Since 1700  Troy, New York:  Regal Art Press.  1962 


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