AfriGeneas Slave Research Forum
Col. Geo DAVENPORT, Jo Davies C, IL; 1830
Source: Lehman, Christopher P. Slavery in the Upper Mississippi Valley: A History of Human Bondage in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, 1787-1865, NC; McFarland and Company, c2011. P.49.
“…several slaves remained in Jo Davies County that year (1830). George Davenport owned four slaves-a relatively high number of bonded people for a slaveholder uninvolved with the mining business. Known as Col. Davenport, he was a trading agent for the American Fur Company. He traded at Fort Armstrong. He operated a ferry…