Jean Margaret Davenport was born May 3, 1829, in Wolverhampton, England. Her father was a lawyer, but he left the bar for the stage, and became the manager of the Richmond Theatre in the London borough of Richmond Upon Thames.
|National Theatre, New York City|
|James William Wallack, the Elder|
In 1846 she went to the Netherlands, taking an English company, with which she acted in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague. They also performed in Germany at Hamburg and Hanover. The tour continued for two years and was remunerative.
Her second visit to America was made in 1849, and she determined to make it her home.
|Cincinnati, Ohio, 1850|
In 1853, she returned to her adopted country, then made her first visit to California in 1855. She traveled to England a few times between 1856 and 1859.
At the conclusion of the Western Virginia campaign, General Lander was assigned to command a brigade in Charles Stone's Division of the Army of the Potomac. After a short time in command of a brigade, he was assigned to command the District of Harpers Ferry, where he was involved in an engagement the day after the Battle of Ball's Bluff in October 1861. He was badly wounded in the leg.
|Beaufort, South Carolina|
|Union Army Hospital, Beaufort, South Carolina|
|Niblo's Garden Theatre in New York City|
|Autographed Card of Jean M. Davenport Lander in Scarlet Letter Costume|
|Grave of Jean Margaret Davenport Lander|