PRIMARY ORIGINAL SOURCE DOCUMENTS
Bloomville Mirror, Delaware County, New York (1851-1862)
Charlotte Valley News, Davenport, Delaware County, New York (1878, June 22, 1881)
Davenport, Delaware County, New York, 1820 and 1830 Census
Delaware Gazette, Delhi, Delaware County, New York (1819-1879)
Harpersfield, Delaware County, New York, 1810 and 1830 Census
Kortright, Delaware County, New York, 1830 Census
Delaware County Court House, Delhi, New York:
Davenport, Erastus (husband of Parmelia, son of Noah) petition of (son) Joseph H. Davenport (dated December 6th, 1856)Davenport, John Proceedings of Surrogates Court in the matter of proving the will of (February 16th-18th, 1830)
Davenport, Noah will of (dated August 1st, 1840)
Davenport, Parmelia - estate of P. Davenport dec'd Statement of distribution
Davenport, Parmelia - notice of Citation of Heirs commencing 8 July, 1871
Various Davenport Grantor/Grantee Deeds and Documents including:
Anna Davenport to Barnabas Dickinson, et. al. (Liber G, Page 337, Date of Record 1830)
Billa Davenport to Barnabas Dickinson (Liber G, Page 230, Date of Record 1830)Noah Davenport, et. al. to John Davenport (Liber C, Page 362, Date of Record 1808)
SECONDARY PRINT SOURCES
History of Delaware County, N.Y., W.W. Munsell, 1880, New York
Click on "A Scrapbook of Cheshire Antiquities", and then click on "Bramhall Hall"
Click on "A Scrapbook of Cheshire Antiquities", and then click on "Brereton"
"Webpage no longer active", see www.manchester.com for possible related items.
Search for surname "Davenport"
DAVENPORT DNA PROJECT
Search term "Davenport" for Great Britain, and then click on "Find"
DAVENPORT HALL AND HOUSE MAP
Click on circle to left of "Co-ordinate", then enter "379077,366271" in white box above Co-ordinate.
Alternatively, click on "County Gazetteer", then click on "Cheshire", and then click on "Brereton Heath".
Davenport Hall and Davenport House are just to the north of Brereton Heath.
It may take a few minutes for the search to find and display the map, especially when this site is busy.
DAVENPORT, THOMAS (DESCENDANTS)
Click on "The Thomas Davenport Pages"
Click on "GGG Grandfather Isaac Alan Finney", and then click on "Antiquities of Macclesfield"
Click on Profiles - "Presidents", then click on 27 "William Howard Taft", 41 "George H. W. Bush", or 43 "George W. Bush",
and then click on either NBK, GME, EA or ATB for particular encyclopedia source desired.
Following alphabetical links to "Taft, William Howard", "Bush, George Herbert Walker", and Bush, George Walker"
Related Tafts and Bush's are also on this site.
"Website no longer active"
Search term "Hydro", then click on "Key stage 3 hydrological cycle", and then click on "longprofile"
THE DAVENPORT FAMILY
Click on "A Scrapbook of Cheshire Antiquities", and then click on "Capesthorne Hall"
The "Title Page" original photograph was taken in 1953 by David Mayne Griswold. This view is of his wife, Jane Kramer Griswold and their oldest son, 2 year-old Paul Mayne Griswold, standing on John Graig's hillside as they gazed northeasterly over the easterly portion of Davenport toward Beaver Spring Pond. The Charlotte River is traversing the valley, hidden amongst the trees behind the "Davenport Story" lettering added by Jeffrey Griswold. John Graig's hillside was previously owned by his grandfather, William Graig, until 1909, and then by John's father, J. Willis Graig.
The "Davenport Story - Table of Contents" original photograph, used courtesy of the Davenport New York Historical Society, was taken circa 1904 by Claude A. Taylor with some colorization and retouching done by Jeffrey Griswold. The view is northwesterly, overlooking the Town of Davenport, New York, from William Graig's (in 1904) hillside, showing the Charlotte River peacefully wending its way through the Town of Davenport and the Charlotte Valley. The original 4"x5" glass plate photograph is part of an extensive Claude A. Taylor photographic glass plate and print collection owned by the Davenport New York Historical Society. This image is reprinted in the book Davenport, Fact and Fancy, in its original black and white format, scanned and retouched by David Griswold from an original print made from the original glass-plate image. The original development times typically ranged from 1 to 15 minutes, as indicated by Claude Taylor's notations, with 3 to 4 minutes being most typical. Claude labeled this particular picture "No 19." (of 537) "Davenport village, 12. P.b.2" It was taken shortly before he left for St. Louis (the fourth largest U.S. city at the time) where he resided for a year. During his stay there, he took many interesting photographs of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
The "Bibliography" image work was done by Jeffrey Griswold using Photoshop and was based upon a version of the Davenport Crest.
The John Davenport Court Case images and the 1808 real property deed from Noah Davenport to John Davenport were scanned by Jeffrey Griswold from xerox copies made during his research of the original public record documents located in the basement of the Delaware County Courthouse in Delhi, New York.
DAVENPORT STORY, GENEALOGY CHARTS, PHOTOSHOP IMAGE WORK AND WEB PAGE DESIGN
by Jeffrey Griswold, 2004