Ann Davenport[daughter of Davis, wife of Thomas Graves], Provisioner, Continental and State Troops,Spotsylvania County. [Ann died concurrent with the end of the War in 1782, at or near 88 years, per Graves Bible record.] Of Ann's fourteen children and multitudinous grandsons there were many who served Virginia during the Revolution in the Continental Line, State Troops, and/or County Militias, in public offices or as providers of food, fodder, guns, and such other supplies required to keep soldiers in the field. No attempt has been made to identify descendants of Thomas Graves and Ann Davenport by their Revolutionary postures, and such a task has not been undertaken by Graves genealogists toour knowledge except as to individual lines in qualifying for memberships in the DAR or SAR. (taken from the Honor Roll http://www.pamunkeydavenport.com/)
23 December 1772. Ann GRAVES to her granddaughter Barbara PETTUS, Deed of Gift, negro girl. Wit: Joseph GRAVES (Ancestry- Spotsylvania Co deeds)
"Thomas Graves consistently maintained his residence on the Pamunkey in Spotsylvania Co., VA. His wife Ann (or Anne or Sarah Ann) has generally been thought to be a Davenport, daughter of William Davenport and Anne Woodruff, but Mrs. Hiden thought she was more likely a Clark, or of that family connection. Mrs. Taylor says she was born before 1696. She lived until 1782, and during the Revolution she furnished supplies to the Continental troops.
"It now appears that the wife of Thomas Graves was definitely Ann Davenport, and that she was a daughter of Davis Davenport of Pamunkey Neck, Virginia. For further information, see the website at http://www.pamunkeydavenport.com."
Manuscript by John Card Graves, is on microfilm from the VA Library & Archives. It is titled, Family of Capt. Thomas Graves of Virginia (part of the unpublished manuscript on the Graves families). Edited, typed and indexed by Mrs. Nathalie Johnston. No date.
"Marriages VA 1607-1800" pp. 139-144.and "Cowherd", pp. 322-3
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Ann by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ann:
Davenport-689 and Davenport-474 appear to represent the same person because: Anne and Sarah Anne Ann Davenport are married to the same man, Thomas Graves. Please approve this merge to continue the clean-up up Davis (david) Davenport's family. thanks, Mags
Davenport-1014 and Davenport-689 appear to represent the same person because: Thomas Graves has about four wives with the same name listed I am recommending that merges be done on all of them until we reach one Sarah Davenport.