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An obituary notice for Thomas Davenport is given in The Star, Raleigh,
North Carolina on 8 Mar 1810.
"Died on the l0th of December 1809 at the house
of Martin Davenport in Burke County, Mr. Thomas
Davenport, in the 98th year of his age. He raised six
daughters and one son. His eldest daughter, Sophia, the
wife of William White, Esq. of Mulberry, Burke County,
hath at this time upwards of 100 of her posterity living
and it has been ascertained that from Thomas
Davenport, counting as the first, there are more than
forty of his posterity now living of the fifth generation.
Thomas Davenport's five youngest children each raised
large families and it is computed that the posterity of
those five now living amount to more than five
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