Biography of C. L. Davenport
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Davenport, C. L., Russell, was born in Coopersville, N. Y., February 16, 1842, a son of T. W. and Julia (Chilton) Davenport, both of Vermont, T. W. was born February 17, 1811, and came to this State about 1835, settling in Potsdam. He followed his trade of bIacksmithing in that town and Canton, also at various other places, for a period of sixty years, and he and wife now reside at Fine. Of their nine children six survive: Albert, enlisted in Company A, Sixtieth N, Y. Infantry in 1861, and served three and a half years, receiving an honorable discharge. In 1864 he joined an independent squad to fight the Indians, and has never since been heard of; Laura married D. B. Fell, of Fine; Harriet is the wife of Charles Freely, of New York city; Emma married James Lamb, of South Dakota; George is at Black River, Jefferson county; Eugene lives at Cedar Springs, Ia.; and C. L. The latter was edncated in the com mon schools and learned his trade with his father, beginning at the age of fourteen and remaining in his father's shop till about seventeen, when he began work for himself at Hermon, where he remained two years and then removed to Edwards, where he worked six years. From there he went to Fine and stayed two years, and in 1869 came to Russell, where he has since resided and worked at his trade, having a large patronage. August 14, 1866, he married Sarah, daughter of John and Ann (Norris) Rushton, of Bolton, Lancashire, England. She was born in Edwards, August 25, 1845, aid was a member of Gonverneur Wesleyan Seminary. Mr. and Mrs. Davenport have two children: Norris, born in Fine, June 21, 1858, who married Sadie Hill and has one child, born December 15, 1893; and Amy, born in Russell, June 27, 1871, wife of Harvey Partridge, of Potsdam, and have one child, born August 1, 1892. Mr. Davenport enlisted in 1863 in the Twentieth N. Y. Cavalry, and remained as a blacksmith till the close of the war. He is a member of Russell Lodge No. 566 F. & A. M. John Rushton was twenty six years old the year the battle of Waterloo was fought, and was married six weeks after the battle.

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