John Davenport (Ohio politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
|Preceded by||Thomas Shannon|
|Succeeded by||William Kennon, Sr.|
January 9, 1788|
|Died||July 18, 1855
|Resting place||Green Mount Cemetery, Barnesville, Ohio|
Born near Winchester, Virginia, Davenport attended the common schools. He moved to Ohio in 1818 and engaged in mercantile pursuits. Davenport settled in Belmont County, Ohio. There he served as member of the State house of representatives in 1824, 1827, and 1830. He served as member of the State senate in 1825 and 1826.
Davenport was elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1828 to the Twenty-first Congress. Davenport was twice elected by the legislature as judge of the Monroe judicial circuit.
John Davenport's mother was Martha Coulson of Virginia, the daughter of American Revolutionary War veteran Captain Coulson, while his father was also served in that war. Davenport’s grandson from his daughter Frances Ellen Davenport, William D. Hare, served as a state legislator in Oregon.
- Portrait and biographical record of Portland and vicinity Oregon. containing original sketches of many well known citizens of the past and present. Chicago: Chapman Pub. Co., © 1903. p. 727-8.
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