2009-12-12 / Top News

Davenport Descendants Visit Island

Eleven direct descendants and their families of Ambrose and Susan Davenport of Mackinac Island visited the Davenport home Monday, October 12, on the Island. The Davenport house was one of the older two-story log cabins built in Michigan. It was built in 1805.

While on the Island, they visited Mayor Margaret Doud, who told them some of the history of the Island. The group enjoyed their time on the Island, participant Karen Frazier reported, since this was the first time some of them met.

Family members making the trip were Wayne “Teto” and Janet King of Romulus, Richard and Betty Wachtu, and Sharon Arnold, all of Cheboygan, Winnefred and Bob Wertz of Sault Ste. Marie, Ed Beckman, Vivian and Chuck Wilson, and Karen Frazier, all of Naubinway, Mary Jo and Beau Firlick of Boyne City, Roger and Shirley Saffer of Manistique, and Beth (nee Wachter) Albrecht of Carp Lake.

Some of the group are related to the McGulpins. The group visited that house as well, but were unable to see the inside. Other families the group is related to on Mackinac Island include Duffina, Metty, Chambers, Belonga, King, and Allard.

A family history of the Davenports is being compiled. Anyone related can share stories and pictures by contacting Mrs. Frazier at (906) 477-6294.

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