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George Davenport

Born: 1783

Death: Jul 4, 1845

Birthplace: Lincolnshire

Nationality: United States

George Davenport

Date of Birth : 1783
Date of Death : Jul 4, 1845
Birth Place : Lincolnshire

Colonel George Davenport was a 19th-century American frontiersman, trader and US Army officer. A prominent and well-known settler in the Iowa Territory, he was one of the earliest settlers in Rock Island and spent much of his life involved in the early settlement of the Mississippi Valley and the "Quad Cities". The present-day city of Davenport, Iowa, is named after him.

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