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Hugh Ralford Davenport

Joanna Davenport (View posts)
Posted: 2 Apr 2000 8:25AM GMT
Hugh Ralford Davenport is my great grandfather from Knoxville, TN. I'm not sure of his birthdate, but know he died in 1926. In fact, his wife, Hattie Reynolds, died a week later after her case of pneumonia worsened from standing out in the rain during the funeral. Both are buried at the Davenport cemetery in South Knoxville.

Am looking for Hugh Ralford Davenport's parents. Here's what I know about him. He had two sisters, Susie Davenport Brown who died in the 1960s, and Carrie Davenport Stanley. Hugh R. Davenport married Hattie Reynolds around 1900 ish. They had six children---Lydia, John (my grandfather) Lee, Hugh, Joe, and Charles. I know that Hugh R. served in the Tennessee Volunteer Army as well as the regular army. He also lost an arm. He worked as a muleskinner and a trolley car operator.

I thought his middle name Ralford sounded like it might be his mother's maiden name???

Anyone?

Re: Hugh Ralford Davenport

Posted: 16 Aug 2012 10:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Joanna.......Susan Davenport Brown is my grandmother on my father's side. She was Hugh's brother. If my memory is correct, Hugh and Susie's mother was Barbara Elizabeth Mikels Davenport and their father was Jacob Davenport. I hope this helps you out.......I've been retired a few years now and I've been thinking about tracing the Brown and Davenport family trees........but I haven't started yet. I have a small photo of who I think is Hugh and Barbara......it is about 2 x 3 inches, black and white, and dim. I'm going to take it to a photo studio and see if they can restore it. The picture is of them standing outside a frame house.
She appears to be under 5' tall and he looks to be about 6'6" with a big unkempt beard. I can't prove that this is a photo of them, but when I was growing up, I was shown this picture and told that it was my great grandfather and great grandmother.


















Re: Hugh Ralford Davenport

Posted: 16 Aug 2012 10:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
In my previous message, I forgot to give you my email address...............sonny_marie@bellsouth.net..........make sure you put the underscore between sonny_marie
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