Hi, vicki and douglas,
I am a descendant of Thomas Davenport who was one of Benjamin's brothers.
I have a copy of Hezekiah's will that lists his children and his wife, Frances J. Her maiden name was Clark. BEn and Thomas moved to MI with Frances but Thomas enlisted in Civil War and was killed so his wife and children returned to NY.
I am wondering if Frances used Nelly as a nickname, perhaps for her middle iinitial but can't prove it. She seems to use Frances on census and legal documents. I also have some deeds with her and Hezekiah's names listed.
IT is 8 am in CA now and I am off to a meeting but I will get back to you later and will be glad to share what I have with you.
Wendy Sheldon Black