Davenport, Robert Dunlevy

Davenport, Robert Dunlevy a Baptist missionary, was born in Williamsburg, Virginia, March 25, 1809. He studied at the Virginia Baptist Seminary; was ordained at Richmond in August 1835; received his appointment as a missionary to labor among the Siamese in September following, and arrived in Bangkok in July 1836. Being a practical printer, he took with him a press, types in Chinese and Siamese, and a lithographic press, and was the means of doing great good, by the publication of religious literature for the people for whose spiritual welfare he was laboring. At the end of about nine years' service he returned to America on account of his health, and died at Alexandria, Louisiana, November 24, 1848. (J.C.S.)

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