His property was near Mount Bowdoin, seen in the middle of the map at right (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Thomas Davenport and his wife Mary had ten children: Sarah, Thomas, Mary, Anna, Charles, Abigail, Mehitable, Jonathan, Ebenezer, and John. His oldest son Thomas died on December 19, 1675 fighting in King Philip's War.
He died on November 9, 1685. His will was proved on February 4, 1685/86, but his estate wasn't settled for another 35 years, after the death of his administrator, his son, Charles.
I descend from his eighth child and third son, Jonathan.
Generation 2: Jonathan Davenport was born on March 6, 1658/59, and baptized on March 13, 1658/59, in Dorchester. The Dawes-Gates genealogy claims that he married Hannah Maynard in Dorchester; the Rhode Island Vital Records states that he married Hannah Warren in Little Compton, Rhode Island - both marriages on December 1, 1680. See Tuesday's Tip for my analysis of this record; I believe it's Hannah Warren.
The image at right (courtesy Wikipedia) shows Rhode Island, the county of Newport in pink and the town of Little Compton in red.
Jonathan died in Little Compton in 1729 and is buried in the Old Commons Cemetery there. His will was recorded in Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, about 30-35 miles north of Little Compton. He and wife Hannah had nine children: Thomas, Jonathan, Hannah, Simon, Ebenezer, John, Joseph, Benjamin, and Sarah. I descend from his oldest son, Thomas.
Generation 3: Thomas Davenport was born in Dorchester on December 10, 1681. He married Catherine Woodworth in Little Compton on July 20, 1704. They had six children: Eliphalet, Mary, Ephraim, Deborah, Hannah, and Oliver. Catherine died in 1729 and he married Mary Pitman in Newport, Rhode Island, and fathered two more children: Gideon and Susanna, before dying in 1751 in Little Compton.
I descend from his son Oliver.
Generation 4: Oliver Davenport was born on February 5, 1714, in Little Compton, Rhode Island. He married his first wife Sarah Macumber there in 1741, and fathered one son with her. His second wife, Mary fathered his remaining children: Noah, Oliver, Sarah, Freelove, Catherine, and Benjamin.
I have found no primary source yet to confirm her surname, though several secondary sources have Devol.
This Oliver Davenport possibly died in Connecticut; there is a short probate packet at Ancestry.com: Connecticut Wills and Probate Records, for the receipts on an estate of Oliver Davenport in June 1781, with Mary Davenport, executrix. I have tried exploring other sections of this database for Oliver, but have had no luck. This list of receipts doesn't help me confirm that this is the right Oliver Davenport.
I descend from Oliver's son Noah.
Generation 6: Frances (Fanny) Davenport (1785-1871) married Leonard Adsit.
Generation 7: James Monroe Adsit (1809-1894)
Generation 8: Charles Chapin Adsit (1853-1931)
Generation 9: Elizabeth Adsit (1897-1983)
Generation 10: Charles McAlpin Pyle, Jr. (1924-1993)
Generation 11: Me
The Davenport Family by Bennett F. Davenport, M.D., in The New England Historic Genealogical Register, Volume 33, pp. 25-34 (January 1879)
Little Compton Families compiled by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour, published by the Little Compton Historical Society (1967)
Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, Vol. 1, by Mary Walton Ferris, published by Cuneo Press of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1943)
Dorchester Church Records
Massachusetts Town and Vital Records