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Charles Town in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial

 
 
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (South Face) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
1. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (South Face)
Inscription.  

To the Glory of Patriotism
In memory of
Abraham Davenport
and his wife
Mary Simms.
Their seven sons were
soldiers of the
American Revolution
———————
Stephen, Abraham, John,
Marmaduke, Anthony Simms,
Adrian, Samuel.

———————
The stand on the pedestal
of liberty, with sword in
hand, laurel on the brow,
and flame of patriotism
in the heart.
———————
Seven Davenport Brothers
Soldiers of Revolutionary War,
Regiments of Virginia Troops,
and Regiments of Maryland Line.
———————
Stephen born November 24, 1749.
Moved to Kentucky, 1792.
Abraham born February 9, 1752.
Died April, 1825.
Buried in Edge Hill Cemetery
Charles Town, West Va.
John born December 14, 1753.
Died 1815. Buried in Davenport
Grave Yard, near Summit Point,
West Virginia.
Marmaduke born August 23, 1755.
Died in Spring of 1777,
near
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
2. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial
Looking WSW
Valley Forge.
Anthony Simms born May 19, 1757.
Moved to Pickaway County, Ohio,
1793. Buried in that county.
Adrian born April 9, 1759.
Moved to Fayette County
Kentucky, 1796. Buried
in that county.
Samuel born August 3, 1763.
Died 1829. Buried on Davenport
Wiltshire Farm, north of
Charles Town, West Va.
———————
Resistance to Tyrants,
Obedience to God.

We struck for the
freedom of our altars
and our fires, flag
and native land

[Quotes across top of monument]
Audaces Fortuna Juvat. Davenport

Sic Semper Tyrannis. Virginia

Fatti Maschii Parole Femine. Maryland

E Pluribus Unum. United States


 
Erected by the Davenport Family.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 39° 17.414′ N, 77° 51.17′ W. Marker is in Charles Town, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Monument can be reached from cemetery entrance at Seminary and Congress Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town WV 25414, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (North Side) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
3. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (North Side)
of this marker. Major James Gibson (a few steps from this marker); In Memoriam (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Confederate Dead (about 400 feet away); Edge Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Lock Graveyard Memorial (about 400 feet away); "Coloured" Grave Yard (about 500 feet away); Rutherford House (about 700 feet away); The Stribling House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charles Town.
 
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (East Side) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
4. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (East Side)
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (North Side) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
5. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (North Side)
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (East Side) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
6. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (East Side)
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (West Side) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
7. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (West Side)
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (East Side) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
8. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial Marker (East Side)
Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2017
9. Davenport Brothers Revolutionary War Memorial
Looking SE
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 18, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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