John Davenport (Ohio politician)

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John Davenport
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
Preceded byThomas Shannon
Succeeded byWilliam Kennon, Sr.
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Ohio Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1788-01-09)January 9, 1788
Winchester, Virginia, United States
DiedJuly 18, 1855(1855-07-18) (aged 67)
Woodsfield, Ohio, United States
Resting placeGreen Mount Cemetery, Barnesville, Ohio
Political partyAdams

John Davenport (January 9, 1788 – July 18, 1855) was a U.S. Representative from 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.[1] 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 died in Woodsfield, Ohio, July 18, 1855, with interment at Green Mount Cemetery in Barnesville, Ohio.


John Davenport's wife was Martha Coulson of Virginia, the daughter of American Revolutionary War veteran Captain Coulson, while his father was also served in that war.[1] Davenport's grandson from his daughter Frances Ellen Davenport, William D. Hare, served as a state legislator in Oregon.[1]


  • United States Congress. "John Davenport (id: D000076)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ a b c 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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