WARREN DAVENPORT, farmer, section 14, Barton Township, was born in Whitley Co., Ind., May 5, 1846. His father, William Davenport, was a son of Jesse Davenport; the former was born Sept. 24, 1824, in Wayne Co. Ind.; was married July 31, 1842, to Jemima Stanley, of Richmond, Ind., in 1845, he went to Columbia, Whitley County, where he embarked in a successful mercantile enterprise, and three years later came to Newaygo County, and engaged in the business of millwright; settled in Barton Township in 1856, where he has since resided.
Warren Davenport is the oldest of six children born to his parents. He received a fair education in the common schools of Indiana, and was bred to the calling of farmer, which he has pursued almost exclusively in Barton Townhsip. He owns a fine farm of 214 acres, and is cultivating 120 acres, which he has cleared and placed under most creditable improvements. He was married Sept. 12, 1863, to Eliza, daughter of William C. and Lucinda (Lord) Bliss. Her father was born in New York and her mother in Pennsylvania, of which State she is a native, born in 1846. Mr. and Mrs. Davenport have eight children: Jessie L., Walter, William F., Frank F., Rosa J., George W., Addie E. and Fred C.
Mr. Davenport is a Republican in respect to national issues. He has served his township as Justice of the Peace eight years.