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1850 United States Federal Census, MIfflin Co., PA:

Name: Solomon King
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Menno, Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Family Number: 46
Household Members:
Name Age
John King 30
Sarah King 29
Solomon King 8
Levi King 5
Isaac King 3
Jacob Kauffman 21
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# Name: SOLOMON S KING
# Sex: M
# Birth: 29 APR 1842 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
# Death: 22 FEB 1914
# Burial: ALLENSVILLE MENN CEM, MIFFLIN CO, PA
# Change Date: 19 MAY 2005
# Note: KING. - At his late home near Allensville, Pa., Solomon S. King passed to his eternal reward Sunday evening, Feb. 22, 1914. He was past 76 years old when he died and was a faithful Sunday school and church worker for many years. His place in church and Sunday school was never vacant when health permitted. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, 1 daughter, and 1 son, together with a number of grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted by Eli H. Kanagy in English and Joshua B. Zook in German, Feb. 25. We are glad to commit his soul to God who doeth all things well. May God bless and comfort the bereaved.

Father: JOHN Y KING b: 13 MAY 1819 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
Mother: SARAH SHARP b: 27 SEP 1821 in HUNTINGDON CO, PA
Marriage 1 LEAH ZOOK b: 3 JAN 1845 in MIFFLIN CO, PA

Children

1. SAVILLA A KING b: 15 DEC 1868
2. JOHN C KING b: 29 JUN 1871
3. ELIZABETH M "LIZZIE" KING b: 21 OCT 1881
 
King, Solomon S. (I3712)
 
2
Billy Reece Cotten
Posted by Williford Funeral Home

Dateline: New Hill Billy Reece Cotten, 82, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. Mr. Cotten was born to the late Commodore Reece Cotten and Lina Lee Jones Cotten in 1925. Mr. Cotten is a WWII Veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. Mr. Cotten is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Carroll Cotten, daughter, Vickey Cotten of Gulf Port, MS. Son, Chuck Cotten and wife Ann of New Hill. Sisters, Betty Rose Holsclaw of Durham and Georgie Dale of Broadway. Grandchildren, Stephenie Mueller and husband Richard, Brantly Adcock and wife Ashley, Elisha Mitchell and husband William, Matthew Cotten, Josh Cheeseman and Barrett Cotten. Great Grandchildren, Madison and Riley Adcock, Alex, Emma and Ella Mitchell. The family received friends at Williford Funeral Home on Friday, August 1, from 7 ? 8:30. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Buckhorn United Methodist Church. Rev. Janet Balasko will officiate the services. Burial with military honors will follow at the church cemetery. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary
 
Cotten, Billy Reece (I4236)
 
3
Research by Hikaru Kitabayashi, as of 2007

Richard Cotton did not live long. He was born around 1432, married Margaret Clerk in 1454, and his son Richard II was born in 1461. Like other members of his family, he was a Lancastrian who died fighting for a lost cause. As a result, neither his father nor his younger brother John III ever held a position in the county government again.

John III apparently did not survive his father who died in 1478, thus his life records have largely disappeared from view though those of his wife Joan Fitzherbert survive. Apparently, John II, not being confident the high childhood mortality rates of the 15th century would allow his grandson and infant heir, Richard II to survive, accepted his son John III (Richard II's uncle) getting married and starting a family which John did in an abundance which must have surprised him more than anyone else, as he and his wife had 16 children, of whom only two died in childhood. As he possessed the lordship of no lands, there was no inquisition post mortem for him or his wife which would have allowed earlier generations of Cotton genealogists to more easily straighten things out.

John III and Joan Fitzherbert were probably the ones who actually raised Richard II and excellent relations appear to have been maintained between these two branches of the family in the next generation and the generation after. For those interested in such things, Joan Fitzherbert brought a royal descent from King Henry II. Moreover, her Cotton children aggressively worked to improve their stations in life with two of her boys going to Eton, one of whom went on to get a doctor's degree from Oxford. Other sons became businessmen or got government related jobs. Her oldest son, John IV, married a very wealthy heiress and her eighth son apparently was the only one to stay at home with his mother. Her daughters all married into gentry families, surprisingly well, considering that they were not in a position to bring money or property into their marriages, unions which produced many people of note who literally changed the course of British history. A large part of the British aristocracy can, in fact, show a descent from this match of a highly obscure 15th century Cotton gentleman and his almost equally obscure Fitzherbert wife.

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John Cotton III's youngest or second to the youngest son was Richard whom I will designate as Richard Cotton III. In the normal course of things, Richard Cotton III would not have had the money to marry, produce a family, and maintain his gentry status. However, the daughters of Alice Langham by her first husband, Thomas St. John, were the co-heiresses of their father. After John III and John II passed away, Richard III, being the baby, was still quite young and it is likely that he is the one who stayed with his mother. When his mother appears to have passed away several years afterwards, John IV and his wife Alice Langham must have felt a special responsibility for his upbringing, thus arranging a marriage for Richard III with Jane (or Joan) St. John, Alice Langham's daughter by her first husband and a minor co-heiress in her own right. Richard III also appears to be about the same age as his cousin Richard II's son Thomas III who, to help him out, gave him the use and profits for life of a manor belonging to him in Leicestershire for the life of Thomas III or that of that of Thomas III's wife, whichever lived the longest. Though Thomas III soon died, his young widow lived another generation, allowing Richard III and his wife to live the gentry life and to raise their children as such. It wasn't much but it allowed them to hang on to their status. Richard III's second wife was Alice Savage, apparently a granddaughter of the Sir John Savage who played an important role in the overthrow of King Richard III and the success of King Henry VII. Richard Cotton III had only one child by Alice Savage, a daughter, but this daughter's husband managed to acquire by purchase Richard Cotton III's lands shortly before his death. He had several sons by his Joan St. John, Humphrey, Nicholas and Francis.
 
Cotten, John III (I3945)
 
4 *
o Parentage totally speculative. See below message from Todd Dorsett, Waynesboro, PA, 1/2011:

"I believe that James Hamlet/Hamblet who was born around 1801 or 1803 was a grandson, and not the son, of the William Hamlet who appears to have been the progenitor of the Chatham county Hamlets.

If memory serves me correctly, William had at least three sons: James, Richard, and William. I descend from Richard, and he could possibly be the father of the James listed on your site, but I have no documentation to support that supposition.

Also, I believe that Julia, wife of this James Hamlet, was a Petty and not a Hanks. You might consult the Petty Family website for further information on that couple. Interestingly, it appears that this Julia Petty was the daughter of Mary Hamlet Petty, who was a daughter of William Hamlet the progenitor.
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Unattributed reference:
"According to L. Norwood, Oran's parent names were James Hamlet & Julia Hanks Hamlet came to Chatham 1841."

1840 Person Co., NC census:
James Hamlett, Jr.,
1 male 40-50,
1 female 30-40
children:
male:
5-10: 1
10-15: 2
15:20 1
female:
10-15: 1

Doesn't quite fit what we know.

On 1870 Chatham Co. census, age 68, name "James C. W. Hamlet", living with daughters Mary & Francis. Occupation "farmer".

On 1880 Chatham Co. census, age 79, as "James C. W. Hamlet", occupation "teaching school"

a "WIlliam Hamlet" is on p. 163 of the 1800 chatham co census, at least 45 y.o.. Seems to be the only one in the county at that time.

45_UP 0-10 10_16 16_26 26_45 45_UP ALLOTHERS
2 2 3 2 0 1 4

463b 41 Hamlet Eliza 25 N.C. pg0461b.txt
493a 25 Hamlet Frances 26 NC pg0484a.txt
493a 23 Hamlet James 47 NC pg0484a.txt
463b 42 Hamlet Julia 60 N.C. pg0461b.txt
493a 24 Hamlet Julia 46 NC pg0484a.txt
493a 30 Hamlet Luvania 1 NC pg0484a.txt
493a 26 Hamlet Mary 25 NC pg0484a.txt
493a 27 Hamlet Oran 20 NC pg0484a.txt
493a 28 Hamlet Richard 16 NC pg0484a.txt
463b 40 Hamlet Sydney S. 37 N.C. pg0461b.txt

Here are the Hamlets from the 1850 census:

Hamlet, Sydney S. 37 M Farmer 200 N.C.
Hamlet, Eliza 25 F N.C.
Hamlet, Julia 60 F N.C.

Hamlet, James 47 M Farmer NC
Hamlet, Julia 46 F NC
Hamlet, Frances 26 F NC
Hamlet, Mary 25 F NC
Hamlet, Oran 20 M Labourer NC
Hamlet, Richard 16 M Labourer NC
Petty, Nathaniel 12 M NC
Hamlet, Luvania 1 F NC
 
Hamlet, James (I0916)
 
5 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Avent, Raymond Richard III (I2853)
 
6 John Avent named a daughter Elizabeth (b. 1739, married a Massie - "Elizabeth Massie" named in will of brother Peter when he died in 1780.)
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Found on the web - no documentation for this, but it might be useful as a clue:

From: "RayShirleyMack"
Subject: [MASSEY-L] Massey: Elizabeth (Avent) Massey
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 19:34:20 -0700

Does anyone have the death for my ancestor Elizabeth (Avent) Massey b 1Jan1739 in Sussex Co, Albemarle Parish, VA and died in Greensville Co, St Andrews Parish, VA, the wife of Richard Massey b c1733 in Greensville Co, St Andrews Parish, VA, d 8Nov1813 in Greensville Co, St Andrews Parish, VA.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Ray Mack
Camarillo, CA 
Avent, Elizabeth (I0107)
 
7 "...John Buckner who came to Virginia in 1661 from Oxford, England. He brought the first printing press to the Colonies in 1682." He introduced the first printing press to Virginia. He resided in Gloucester Co., VA. He was educated in Oxford, England. He immigrated in 1667 to Virginia. So we say that John the Immigrant was a son of Thomas son of Hugh. This may or may not be correct. Quoting again from "Colonial Caroline" we find the following: "Through sheer ownership of property Richard Buckner qualified as a great landlord, but instead of blindly following this group, he wavered like his father before him, between being their partisan and a champion of the plain people. HE WAS THE THIRD GENERATION OF BUCKNERS TO OWN ACREAGE IN THE AREA THAT IS CAROLINE COUNTY. THIS GRANDFATHER ANTHONY received a joint grant with that old speculator, Lawrence Smith of 4972 acres south of the Rappahannock in 1671. ..Control of this vast acreage, however, failed to align [HIS FATHER],with the feudalistic aristocrats. Instead of joining them, he smuggled into Virginia the colony's first printing press and in 1681 printed an abridgement of the colonial laws, which he circulated, that all who were literate might learn the law and demand their rights. Both, to own a press and to print without a license, were felonies" (p. 60). John was then summoned to Jamestown to answer for his crimes. He was ultimately punished by losing his press and posting a one hundred pound note to print no more. The chapter goes on to say that Richard was somewhat of a snob.

William Nuthead sponsored by John Buckner, set up in Gloucester County a press (the second to be established in America) and in 1682 printed two sheets of the Acts of the Virginia Assembly. Though Berkeley had been recalled to England, a spirit of intolerance toward 'liberty of presses' persisted. Buckner was summoned for this printing of the Laws, and Charles II ordered in 1683 that no person use any press in the colony.

Massachusetts had set up a printing press in 1639, but it was 1704 before any newspaper was regularly published in the colonies and 1763 before a daily paper appeared regularly.

Re. "Marlfield", Gloucester Co., Va.
Marlfield in upper Gloucester Co., Va. was built by John Buckner. It was there that he housed the first printing press in America. John Buckner was Clerk of Gloucester Co. and angered Virginia's governor, Lord Culpepper, for printing the Laws of 1680 without a license. He was fined in 1682 for this.

Marlfield had a center hall with a room on either side on one end and 2 rooms above then on a second story. The brick house had a total of 4 rooms and two long halls. In 1779/80 the house was owned by Catseby Jones who added a wing, making the building T shaped.

John Buckner, Gent., the ancestor of a numerous family in the United States, patented 1,000 acres of land in Gloucester County in 1669, and became a merchant with wide connections in Maryland and Virginia. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 1:406, and William and Mary College Quarterly, 7: 9, 10 and 11.

in the year 1682, during the administration of Lord Culpeper, Mr. John Buckner, a merchant of Gloucester County, brought in a press and a printer and set up at Jamestown the second printing establishment of English America.
Begun auspiciously enough, what seems to have been the first venture of this partnership met with such ill favor from the authorities as to discourage further attempts at printing in Virginia for many years. The action of the Virginia Council on hearing that Buckner's press was preparing to issue certain session laws is told in the following .record:3

Att a Councell held att James Citty February 21: 1682/3. .....
Mr. John Buckner being by his Excellency Thomas Lord Culpeper ordered to appear

1 Hening, W. W., Statutes at Large ...of Virginia, 2: 517.

JOHN BUCKNER, son of Thomas and Jane Buckner, was baptised 2 February 1631 at St. Mary's, London, England and died 1695. He married in 1661 to DEBORAH FERRER. John and Deborah were in Virginia by 1682. All of thier children are believed to be born in London.

Issue:

RICHARD BUCKNER, "of Essex COunty", born 1662. He married Elizabeth Cooke. His will proved 14 March 1733 in Caroline County, Virginia..
JOHN BUCKNER, "of Gloucester County", died by 1733. He married Ann Ballard.
ELIZABETH BUCKNER. She married James Williams.
THOMAS BUCKNER.
WILLIAM BUCKNER "of York County", died 1716. He married Catharine Ballard. His will proved 1 May 1716 in Yorktown. Thier issue: William died 1729, John died 1748 and Elizabeth married Drury Stith. 
Buckner, John (I1142)
 
8 "...Thomas Watts, was a remarkable man. He commanded a warship in the year 1656 and his personal courage was outstanding. On one occasion while in the East Indies he was pursued by a tiger into a river and turned to grapple with the animal and, by his coolness and skill, succeeded in driving off the beast. In the war with the Dutch the vessel he commanded exploded, and by this accident he was killed in the prime of life. He was no rough seaman but good at mathematics, music, painting and poetry. His grandson, Isaac, wrote these words in his memory' : "Since he was seen on earth no more He fought on lower seas and drown’d But victory and peace he found On the superior shore"

 
Watts, Thomas (I1169)
 
9 "Born in Lenoir County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in the 27th NC Infantry in Lenoir County on April 27, 1861. Present or ac counted for until discharged on July 16, 1862, by reason of being overage . Discharge certificate gives his age as 37. [May have served later in Company D, 1st Battalion N.C. Local Defense Troops.] " According to the Taylor Book, James and Eliza were buried on the Ed Stanley farm near Deep Run in Moody Cemetery that used to be the Taylor Cemetery. If that is th e c ase, they probably had wooden markers, long gone. On the 1880 Census he had several mulatto children living with him, could they have been his chi ldren? see: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~paday/dobbers/t aylor _john-catherine2.html also: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~paday/dobbers/taylor.htm Taylor, James (I1081)
 
10 "Born in Lenoir County where he resided as a farmer prior to enlisting in the 27th NC Infantry in Lenoir County on April 27, 1861. Present or acco unted for until he died at Camp Gatlin on March 11, 1862. Cause of death not reported. [Death records give his age as 42.] " Probably yellow feve r . John died circa 1863 in Lenoir County, North Carolina. According to th e Taylor Book, John was in the Civil War and family tradition says he die d in New Bern probably of the yellow fever that went around in 1863. Taylor, John (I1111)
 
11 "Chatham County, 1771-1971" shows a Daniel McBane in a list of Rev War soldiers from Chatham Co., NC. McBane, Daniel (I3786)
 
12 "Father of the English Hymn". Wrote the Christmas carol "Joy to the World". Watts, Isaac (I0037)
 
13 "Hardeman County, Tennessee: Family History", by the Hardeman Co. Historical Society, page 18, has this to say about Washington Avent:

"It is said that Washington Avent, a Mount Comfort resident, was the first merchant in the new Hickory Valley. He built an impressive home facing the railroad and adjacent to his mercantile business. He and his son James Monroe Avent played a prominent role in Hickory Valley history during the last half of the 19th century.

James Monroe Avent, planter and sportsman, was born near Hickory Valley. He is a legend to thousands of men and women who go afield with bird dogs or with hounds. For more than half a century his dogs were consistent winners at the Grand Junction Field Trials. He was the first star dog handler in America."

1850 Rutherford Co. census shows 3 Avents born in VA: Jas., b. 1788 (which agrees with other info regarding James, son of John), Benjamin W. Avent, b. in VA in 1812, and Washington Avent, b. 1820 in VA.

David McKinnie Family Cemetery, Hardeman Co., TN

Avent, Nannie P. McKinnie 6 Apr 1829-27 Jan 1886 w/o Washington Avent d/o David Monroe & Bethenia Pope McKinnie
Avent, Washington D. 15 Mar 1819-25 Jun 1882 h/o Nannie P. McKinnie Avent m 19 Nov 1855 
Avent, Washington D. (I1925)
 
14 "Justice" in 1754. "Sussex Co., VA, Order Book (1754-1756)" - John Avent qualified as 'Justice'. Ibid. (1754-1807), p.1 - 30 May 1754, John Avent listed as one of the 'Justices' presiding.

On 13 Oct 1727 he received a grant of land in Brunswick Co., VA (Land Patent Book 13:179), so must have been born on or before 1706.

Sussex Co., VA Will Book "A" (1754-1764) p. 36:

Last Will and Testament of John Avent, of Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA, dated 18 Aug 1755, proved 10 Nov 1755. Mentions son John, wife Margaret 
Avent, John (I0051)
 
15 "Little Nightcap" COLONIAL VIRGINIA by Richard L. Morton

"The most interesting story relating to the Huguenots of Manakin Town is that of Suzanne Rochet. After Revocation of Edict of Nantes in 1658, the refugee daughters of Moses Rochet wrote from Amsterdam to their father in France to send them their youngest sister, Suzanne. Since the French government was keeping strict watch to prevent escape of Huguenots from the country the Rochets always referred to Suzanne as "the Little Nightcap". After several unsuccessful attempts to send his daughter past the Guards, Rochet finally smuggled her out of the country to Holland thru the aid of a friendly ship-captain. In the French Church Amsterdam Suzanne married July 1692 Abraham Michaux, a Huguenot refugee from Sedan. By 1705 they and their children had joined the colony at Manakin Town"
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Baptised: 13 Apr 1667.
Surname sometimes seen as "Rochelle."
Susannah lived near the winding river Meuse, just a few miles northwest of the beautiful city of Sedan, 130 m. North of Paris, in the province of Champagne, France. She was brought up by Protestant parents who looked after her education until the creuel edict of Nantes closed their school, and the Romish priests wished to take her from her parents, and to send her to one of their own schools that they might make her a Papist. Unwilling to have the principles of his daughter poisoned by Romish teachers, she was sent to Amsterdam, Holland, by her parents to reside with cousins. Some faithful Huguenots, who dressed in woman's clothes to avoid detection, helped the refugees to make their escape. These men were called "Night-walkers." They got away from Sedan, but were captured by soldiers and sent to prison. She was allowed to be taken back to France. Her two older sisters made their way to Holland. Here they found a home in Amsterdam, where they were kindly received into the Dutch Reformed Church. They wrote to their father to send them the "Little Night Cap" they had left behind. Little Night Cap being a code word or pet name for Susanne. After various unsuccessful efforts, their father had Susanne put in a hogshead ‎‎(barrell)‎‎ and intrusted it to a friendly sea captain who had it placed on board his ship. God preserved her and brought her safely to Amsterdam, where he sisters received her with great joy. The two older sisters both married and moved to the West Indies. When grown, Susanne married Abraham Micheaux, who was a good, industrious man who was also a Huguenot refugee. They remained in Holland for some years, and by their combined industry, acquired a sum of money sufficient to remove to America. They then embraced an offer made to the Huguenot refugees by King William of England to settle in the colony of Virginia. They landed in Stafford County, Virginia on the banks of the Potomac River. In a few years, the Micheaux family oved from Stafford to a settlement of Huguenots on James River, called Manikin Town, where they lived in peace and prosperity. They had 12 children, from whom many of the most pious and patriotic citizens of Virginia are descended. They intermarried with the Woodsons, Mortons, Venables, Watkins, Flournoys, Carringtons and others. Elizabeth, the 10th, and Magdalen, the 11th child, married respectively Richard and Sanborne Woodson. Richard Woodson's daughter, Agnes, married a Virginia Pioneer, Joseph Morton, who moved to Charlotte Co., and settled near Little Roanoke Bridge.

Will: To son John Paul Michaux, plantation where I live, bequeathed to me by my deceased husband, Abraham Michaux, 100 acres, with all rest of my estate and he to be executor. Dated 2 mar 1741. Wit: John Fleming, Wade Netherland, Anthony Morgan. Recorded 18 Dec 1744. pg. 475. ‎‎(Goochland Co., Va. Wills, 1742-1749)‎‎

Rochet Genealogy, pp 368, 374
VA Mag, Vol. 44, p. 369
"The Huguenot," No. 15, p. 81-86 ‎‎(Little Nightcap article)‎‎
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Rochet, Suzanne (I3897)
 
16 "Louis Dupree the father of Henry Dupree departed this life in January 1787 and was 60 years old.

Elizabeth Dupree, Mother of Henry Dupree died the 21st of Sept. 1813. She was 73 years old.

Henry Dupree was born on the 8th of October 1779.
Rebecca Dupree, formerly Francis, was born on the 15th day of September 1787. We were married on the 8th day of October 1805."

webmaster: unfortunately, I can't find in my records where I found this reference, though it sounds like a Bible record. 
Family F587
 
17 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1368
 
18 # Name: Anne Eliza Anna Hatch
# Sex: F
# Birth: ABT 1807 in North Carolina
# Death: BEF 4 AUG 1870 in bef 8-4-1870,???Not listed with David in the 1870 Census
# NATI: White
# Census: 1850 DIST 1, Orange County, North Carolina
# Census: 1860 Chapel Hill, Orange County, North Carolina
# _NAMS: 1850 Anne Ray
# _NAMS: 1860 Anna Ray
# Event: Note 1850 43 years old, born in North Carolina, Parents born in North Carolina
# Event: Note 1850 43 years old, 9 children in the Home
# Event: Note 1850 Mary Hatch Ray 40 years old, listed in the Home
# Event: Note 1860 53 years old, 3 children in the Home
# Event: Note 1860 53 years old, born in North Carolina, Parents born in North Carolina
# Burial: North Carolina

# Name: Anne Eliza HATCH
# Sex: F
# Birth: 1808 in Orange Co., NC
# Death: 1870 in Orange Co., NC

Father: Alexander HATCH b: 1764 in Hatch's Run, Dinwiddie Co,, VA
Mother: Rhoda SNIPES b: 1775 in Pittsboro, Chatham Co., NC

Marriage 1 David RAY b: 1798 in NC

Children

1. Rhoda Ellen RAY b: 1828 in Durham Co., NC


 
Hatch, Anne Eliza (I2611)
 
19 # Name: Arrenia JOHNSON
# Surname: Johnson
# Given Name: Arrenia
# Sex: F
# Birth: 11 Jan 1801 in Chatham Co,N. C.
# _UID: DB821DC837AF1F41854386F185B991B0468B
# Note:

MARRIAGE: Married Thomas Buckner, son of Elisha Buckner and Sally Steele.

NOTE: Her name may have been spelled Arrenia, Irenia, Arena....

Daughter of Michael and Sarah "Sallie" Johnson.

# Father: Michael JOHNSON b: ABT 1766 in VA
Mother: Sarah Sallie [--?--] b: ABT 1770


Marriage 1 Thomas BUCKNER

Children

1. Amelia Or Millie BUCKNER b: 5 Mar 1826 in Chatham Co,N. C.
2. Eli BUCKNER b: 5 Mar 1826 in Chatham Co,N. C.
3. Jesse D BUCKNER b: 4 Feb 1825 in Chatham Co,N. C.
4. Jemima BUCKNER b: 1829 in Chatham Co,N. C.
5. Edward BUCKNER b: 9 Sep 1830 in Chatham Co,N. C.
6. Henry Edmond BUCKNER b: 30 Sep 1833 in Chatham Co,N. C.
7. Ann BUCKNER b: 1835 in Chatham Co,N. C.
8. Sarah BUCKNER b: Apr 1838 in Chatham Co,N. C.
9. Mary Palmer BUCKNER b: 3 Jul 1840 in Chatham Co,N. C.
10. Nancy BUCKNER b: 20 May 1843 in Chatham C
 
Johnson, Arrenia (I2554)
 
20 # Name: Cornelia ANDREWS
# Given Name: Cornelia
# Surname: Andrews
# Sex: F
# _UID: D148200289C7FD448343A93985300CC3F8E0
# Change Date: 25 Mar 2004
# Birth: FEB 1841 in NC
# Birth: <1843> in NC 1
# Census: 1880 Gulf, Chatham Co, NC
# Note: Age 37 in 1880 Census which states she was F, W and married. She was born in NC as were both her father and mother. 1
# Residence: 1920 Chatham Co, NC
# Note: Age 74 in 1920 Census which states she was W, F and a widow, living in the household of her daughter Addie R Thomas on Raleigh Road. She could read and write. 2
# Residence: 1910 Center Township, Chatham Co, NC
# Note: Age 67 in 1910 Census which states she had been married 48 years and was the mother of 16 children with 10 still living. 3
# Residence: 1900 Center Township, Chatham Co, NC
# Note: Age 56 in 1900 Census which states she was born February 1841. 4
# Residence: 1870 Pittsboro, Chatham Co, NC
# Note: Age 28 in 1870 Census. 5
 
Andrews, Cornelia (I2081)
 
21 # Name: David Freeman AVANT
# Sex: M
# Birth: 12 NOV 1831 in Upson Co. GA
# Birth: 1825 in Alabama 5
# Birth: 1830 in Georgia 3
# Death: 15 APR 1912 in Elmore Co. AL
# Residence: 1860 Southern Division, Chambers, Alabama 3
# Residence: 1870 Township 20, Elmore, Alabama 5
# Residence: 1880 Colemans, Elmore, Alabama, United States 2
# Residence: 1900 Central, Elmore, Alabama 6
# Residence: 1910 Central, Elmore, Alabama 4

Father: Ransome Taylor AVANT b: 18 FEB 1810 in Washington Co. GA
Mother: Matilda JOHNSON b: 11 SEP 1810 in GA

Marriage 1 Nancy Ann YARBOROUGH b: 8 SEP 1831 in GA

* Married: 4 JUL 1852 in Chambers Co. AL 1

Children

1. William AVANT b: 1853 in AL
2. John AVANT b: 1855 in AL
3. Charles AVANT b: 1857 in AL
4. James Hunter AVANT b: 1 SEP 1858 in AL
5. Thomas D. AVANT b: 1859 in AL
6. George AVANT b: 1860 in AL
7. John G. AVANT b: 1863 in AL
8. Julius AVANT b: 1864 in AL
9. Malinda O. AVANT b: 1865 in AL
10. Susan AVANT b: 1868 in AL
11. Samuel AVANT b: 1869 in AL
12. Lucy C. AVANT b: 1874 in AL


Sources:

1. Title: Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969
Author: Ancestry.com
Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006
Repository:
Note: www.ancestry.com
Media: Ancestry.com
Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. Alabama Marriage Collection, 1800-1969 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.Original data -
  • Alabama Center for Health Statistics. Alabam a Marriage Index, 1936-1969. Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Dodd, Jordan R., et. al. Early American Marriages: Alabama to 1825. Bountiful, UT: Precision Indexing Publish ers, 19xx.
  • Hunting For Bears, comp. Alabama marriage information taken from county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfi che, or book format, located at the Family History Library.
  • Dodd, Jordan R., comp. Early American Marriages: Alabama, 1800 to 1920..
    2. Title: 1880 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005
    Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Censu s Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms an d conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administra tion, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. Colemans, Elmore, Alabama, ED 67, roll T9_12, page 20.4000, image 0342.
    3. Title: 1860 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004
    Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eight h Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Southern Division, Chambers, Alabama, post office Beula, roll M653_4, pag e 937, image 660.
    4. Title: 1910 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006
    Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the followin g NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the Unite d States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,178 rolls. Central, Elmore, Alabama, ED , roll T624_12, part , page .
    5. Title: 1870 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003
    Note: 1870
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870.
  • United States. Ninth Census of the United Sta tes, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.
  • Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records A dministration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. Township 20, Elmore, Alabama, post office Central Institute, roll 15, page 158, image 505.
    6. Title: 1900 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004
    Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelft h Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.T623, 1854 rolls. Elmore, Alabama, ED 59, roll T623 15, page 15B.  
  • Avant, David Freeman (I0338)
     
    22 # Name: David RAY
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 1742
    # Death: 1803

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

    Children

    1. David RAY b: 1798 in NC
     
    Ray, David (I2619)
     
    23 # Name: Isaac Lockhart Holt II
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 30 OCT 1806 in North Carolina
    # Death: 22 AUG 1887 in Albright, Alamance County, North Carolina
    # Burial: Mt Hermon United Methodist Church Cemetery 1
    # Census: 1860 Alamance County, North Carolina
    # Census: 1870 Albright, Alamance County, North Carolina
    # Census: 1880 Albright, Alamance County, North Carolina
    # Note:

    [Alamance County_Feb 2006_backup.FTW]

    1850 Alamance County census:
    Isaac, 42
    Mary, 38
    Edward, 17
    Jas, 15
    Margaret, 7
    Isaac, 10/12

    Holt, Isaac, Esq.
    aged 81 years
    a former Presiding Justice
    of Alamance County Court
    died Mon. Aug. 22
    in Albright's Twsp., Alamance Co.
    He was buried at Mt. Hermon
    Gleaner obit Sept. 8, 1887.

    Father: Isaac Lockhart Holt b: 21 SEP 1773 in Orange County, North Carolina
    Mother: Letitia Wale "Lettie" Scott b: 7 JUL 1777

    Marriage 1 Mary Puryear b: BET 1812 AND 1814 in North Carolina (Virginia in 1850 census)

    * Married: 30 DEC 1826

    Children

    1. Seymour Puryear Holt b: 26 MAR 1827 in Orange County, North Carolina
    2. Maria Scott Holt b: 25 SEP 1829 in Orange County, North Carolina
    3. Edwin Michael Holt b: 29 OCT 1832 in Orange County, North Carolina
    4. James Newlin Holt b: 15 SEP 1834 in Orange County, North Carolina
    5. Jane Holt b: ABT 1840
    6. Margaret L Holt b: ABT 1843 in North Carolina
    7. Isaac Holt b: ABT 1849 in North Carolina
    8. Nancy Holt b: ABT 1859 in North Carolina

    Marriage 2 Sarah Ellen Shoffner b: SEP 1837 in North Carolina

    * Married: ABT 1872

    Children

    1. Isaac Holt b: 1 AUG 1873 in North Carolina

    Sources:

    1. Title: Mt Hermon Cemetery Transcription - surveyed by Gary Thompson, February 2006
    Author: Gary Thompson, web site by Allen Dew, Alamance County, North Carolina Cemetery, http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/alam/cem008.htm
    Repository:
    Note: 4178 Mt Hermon-Rock Creek Rd, Graham, Alamance County, North Carolina
     
    Holt, Isaac Lockhart II (I3300)
     
    24 # Name: JOHN C KING
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 29 JUN 1871
    # Death: 4 NOV 1939
    # Change Date: 19 MAY 2005

    Father: SOLOMON S KING b: 29 APR 1842 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    Mother: LEAH ZOOK b: 3 JAN 1845 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    Marriage 1 JENNIE MAE CARSON

    Children

    1. BLANCH CHARLOTT KING b: 10 SEP 1891
    2. MARGARET MAE KING b: 4 AUG 1893
    3. ARLETTA MAUD KING b: 7 FEB 1895
    4. CARRIE ETHEL KING b: 10 AUG 1896
    5. MARTIN LUTHER KING b: 19 OCT 1897
    6. JANET CLAIRE KING b: 28 MAY 1899
    7. BELL GRACE KING b: 13 OCT 1900
    8. MABEL PEARL KING b: 17 SEP 1902
    9. JOHN WILLIAM KING b: 9 DEC 1904
    10. HAZEL RUTH KING b: 7 SEP 1907
    11. WILBUR JAMES KING b: 7 FEB 1909
    12. SERADA ELIZABETH KING b: 7 MAY 1910
    13. GERALDINE CARSON KING b: 8 APR 1912 
    King, John C. (I3710)
     
    25 # Name: JOHN KING
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 1782 in BERKS CO, PA
    # Death: 1839 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    # Change Date: 24 MAR 2005

    Father: JACOB Y KING b: 1758 in BERKS CO, PA
    Mother: BARBARA ZOOK b: 6 OCT 1762 in BERKS CO, PA
    Marriage 1 ELIZABETH YODER b: 4 JUL 1784 in LANCASTER CO, PA

    Children

    1. ELIZABETH KING
    2. JACOB L KING b: 30 SEP 1805 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    3. YOST KING b: 20 DEC 1807 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    4. SAMUEL "SHEM" KING b: 1811 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    5. BARBARA KING b: 1 MAY 1813 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    6. MARY KING b: ABT. 1815 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    7. JOHN Y KING b: 13 MAY 1819 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    8. SOLOMON "SAUL" KING b: 18 OCT 1822 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    9. BENJAMIN KING b: ABT. 1824 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    10. SHEM KING b: 1825 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
     
    King, John (I3716)
     
    26 # Name: JOHN Y KING
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 13 MAY 1819 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    # Death: 18 NOV 1906
    # Burial: ALLENSVILLE MENN CEM, MIFFLIN CO, PA
    # Change Date: 21 APR 2005

    Father: JOHN KING b: 1782 in BERKS CO, PA
    Mother: ELIZABETH YODER b: 4 JUL 1784 in LANCASTER CO, PA
    Marriage 1 SARAH SHARP b: 27 SEP 1821 in HUNTINGDON CO, PA

    Children

    1. SOLOMON S KING b: 29 APR 1842 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    2. LEVI J KING b: 20 SEP 1844 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    3. ISAAC B KING b: 24 JUN 1847 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
    4. LYDIA E KING b: 6 DEC 1850 in MIFFLIN CO, PA
     
    King, John (I3714)
     
    27 # Name: Michael Holt II
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 6 MAY 1723 in Orange County, Virginia
    # Birth: 6 MAY 1729 in Orange County, Virginia
    # Death: 26 JUL 1799 in Orange County, North Carolina
    # Burial: Holt Property (Dr. Pleasant Holt place) 1
    # Will: 23 JAN 1798 Orange County, North Carolina
    # Note:

    Information from "A Biographical History of North Carolina", page 169:
    Micahel Holt, II was about five feet ten inches tall, and weighed about two hundred and twenty-five pounds. He was very dark, so much so that his German neighbors call him "Black M

    From Bill Anderson:
    Michael Holt II, an Anderson-related 5th great-granduncle, organized loyalist militiamen in Orange County to support Governor Martin. He was leading these men to Wilmington at the time of Moore's Creek Bridge Battle. Afterwards, he was arrested and held in Halifax. In May 1777, he and about 30 principal Tories were sent to a Philadelphia prison. Holt contrived to make interest with Congress. Release was granted to Holt and most native-born Americans (Symth in Hatch 1969:86). By 1780, he was home again and cooperated with local Whigs (Troxler 1999:86).

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    Shields, Ruth Herndon, [View Citation] [Table of Contents]
    Abstracts of wills recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, 1752-1800 : and (202 marriages not shown in the Orange County marriage bonds) and Abstracts of wills recorded in Orange County, North Carolina, 1800-1850
    Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1972, 446 pgs

    C-149 Will in Archives. Dated 23 Jan 1798, proved August 1799

    MICHAEL Holt wife: Jean

    children by first wife . . .

    son: Joseph Holt
    daus: Margaret Powell, Elizabeth Smith

    dau: Sarah Hardin
    sons: Joshua Holt, Isaac Holt
    daus: Mary Thompson, Catherine Holt
    sons: Michael Holt, William Holt.

    Executors: wife Jean, sons Isaac and Joshua
    Witnesses: J. Scott, Wm. Rainey, John Holt

    Michael, Jr.. was married twice, first to Margaret O'Neill by whom he had Joseph who moved to Kentucky; and two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret, whose fate is not known; his second marriage was to Jean Lockhart in 1767, by whom he had: Sarah, who married John Harden; Joshua who married a Miss Burrow and moved to Kentucky; Isaac (Lockhart) Holt who married Lettie Scott; Mary who married Anthony Thompson; K(C)atherine who married Wm. Holt and moved to Tennessee; Michael III, who married Rachel Rainey, and William who married Sallie Steele.

    Jean Lockhart (according to my data)was a daughter of Samuel Lockhart (1727-1784)and Catherine Bennett(1727-1792) both of Augusta County, VA. and North Carolina.

    **********
    From Joe Holt:
    "1746, Sept. 20 - Michael Holt and Elizabeth Holt of the Parish of St. Mark's, Orange County (Virginia), by their "Deed of Gift," gave to Michael Holt, Jr.. of the Parish of St. Thomas, Orange County (Virginia), 125 acres in St. Thomas Parish, it being one-half of a tract Michael Holt purchased from William Eddings on July 23, 1740. Signed: Michael Holt, Elizabeth Holt (her mark). Witnesses: Nicholas Holt (his mark), John Holt (his mark), John Simpson. Proved Sept. 25, 1746." (Deed Book 10, p.446)
    ***********
    From Joe Holt:
    Orange County - 1752-1952, Edited by Hugh Lefler and Paul Wager, Chapel Hill, 1953: Page 330:

    "MICHAEL Holt (1723-1799) "Revolutionary Character." Born in Va., Moved to Orange county about 1740. Captain of county militia against Regulators. In 1776 answered Gov. Martin's call for loyalist (Tory) support, but after reaching Cross Creek (present-day Fayetteville) en route to Brunswick returned home. Arrested at home and imprisoned in Philadelphia. Released and returned to Orange county. Aided American cause by donating supplies."
    *******************
    From Joe Holt:
    "The History of Alamance", by: Miss S. W. Stockard, Raleigh: Capital Printing Company, 1900: CHAPTER VI., Holt FAMILY, Pages 122-127:

    "Michael Holt (Jr..) was the patriarch of the Holts in Alamance. He belonged to the Lutheran Church at St. Paul's, near Alamance Creek."

    "Mr. Holt was a wealthy planter, his land extending from Greensboro almost to Hillsboro, with his homestead about in the center, on the Great Alamance. "

    "His friend Mr. Roan of Hillsboro once asked Mr. Holt how much he would take for his land. "Gold dollars, gold dollars, by ging," was the characteristic reply, "gold dollars enough to cover it and them laid down edgewise!"

    "But Michael Holt's love of land and money was not exceeded by his generosity. He was an agreeable and popular man, loved talking and fond of a joke. Mr. Henderson of Rowan was a great friend of his. Once his eighteen-miles-away neighbors decided to pay him a joke. They called and said his friend Henderson was being persecuted and was suffering want. Mr. Holt replied that no friend of his should suffer while he could help him out. So he filled his great old saddle pockets with money and set out for Rowan on horseback. After riding a mile or more he noticed a hole in his saddle-bags, and gold dollars dropped all along, as the horse had trotted pretty fast, a golden stream behind him."

    "Michael Holt's home was a hotel on the Hillsboro and Salisburg road. They say he was a "good-feeder." He was a large slave-holder and agriculturist. Michael Holt, says LOSSING'S HISTORY, was a fine old Deutchman and a gentleman commanding great respect. He was buried on the Dr. Pleasant Holt place (his own land), near Burlington cemetery."
    *******************
    Full transcript of will:
    From: Orange County Wills, 1753-1937
    Unbound
    Michael Holt, 1799
    Copied from Xerographic copy by North Carolina State Archives Apr 15 1992

    Michael Holts Will Recorded Aug 1799
    State of North Carolina Orange County

    In the Name of God, Amen! I, Michael Holt, of the said State & County, being advanced in age and infirm, but of perfect memory, thanks be unto God, but calling to mind the uncertainty of my life and that it is appointed for all men once to die, and therefore such property or estate as it hath pleased God to bestow on me in this life, I give, demise, and dispose of in the following manner and form: ____

    First it is my will and desire that my loving wife shall have the use or service of one negro man by the name Jim the younger ____, also one negroe girl by the name of Barbara and also two horses, such as she may choose from the stock, also one waggon, two cows and such household furniture as she may point out and apply to her use, and further it is my will and desire that my said wife shall live and occupy my dwelling house on the manor plantation during her natural life and enjoy all the above named property without molestation, and at her death the said property to be apptd as hereafter directed.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son Joseph Holt, fifty dollars to be raised out of my estate and to be paid unto the said Joseph by my executors hereafter named.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving daugher Margaret Powell ten dollars to be paid to her or her heirs by my executors, forty dollars being advanced and paid by me hertofore, which makes an equivalent sum with my son Joseph as above.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Smith ten dollars, to be paid unto her or her heirs by my executors, forty dollars being advanced and paid by me hertofore, and in consequence thereof makes an equal dividend to my first children by my first wife.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving Sarah Harden, one negroe fellow by the name of Lewis, also one negroe wench by the name of Patt with her increase, unto the said Sarah, her heirs & assigns forever, also such articles as has been delivered heretofore. I give and bequeath unto the said Sarah, viz: one horse, one cow & calf, one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs as aforesaid.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son Joshua Holt, one negroe fellow by the name of Adam, also one negroe girl by the name of Heaster with her increase, unto the said Joshua, his heirs and assigns forever, also the following articles heretofore delivered, viz: one horse, one cow and calf, one feather bed and furniture, I give and bequeath to my said son Joshua & his heirs, etc., as aforesaid.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son Isaac Holt one negroe fellow by the name of Abram, also one negroe girl by the name of Bet, with her increase unto the said Isaac, his heirs and assigns for ever and further I give and bequeath the following articles heretofore delivered, viz: one horse, one cow and calf, one feather bed and furniture unto him the said Isaac, his heirs, etc., as aforesaid.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Mary Thompson one negroe girl by the name of Rachel with her increase, also one negroe boy by the name of Ambrose, unto the said Mary, her heirs and assigns forever and further I give and bequeath the following articles heretofore delivered, viz: one horse, one cow and calf, one feather bed & furniture, unto the said Mary, her heirs , etc., as aforesaid.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Katherine Holt one negroe wench by the name of Sarah, also one negroe girl by the name of Ann with their increase, unto the said Katherine, her heirs and assigns forever. And also the following articles heretofore delivered, viz: one horse, one cow and calf, one feather bed and furniture I give and bequeath the same to my said daughter Katherine, her heirs, etc., as aforesaid.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son Michael Holt one negroe fellow by the name of Charles, also one negroe girl by the name of Mary with her increase, unto the said Michael, his heirs and assigns forever, as also the following articles heretofore delivered, viz: one horse, one cow and calf, one feather bed and furniture. I give and bequeath the same to my said son Michael, his heirs, etc., as aforesaid.

    Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son William Holt the manor plantation whereon I now live, containing four hundred thirty acres [reserving the use of the house and so much of the land as my loving wife Jean may think sufficient for her cultivation and support during her natural life] and at her death it is my will and desire that my son William shall inherit the said plantation, and further I give and bequeath unto my said son William one negroe boy by the name of Jerry and one negroe wench by the name of Suke with her increase and the plantation as above mentioned at the death of my loving wife Jean, unto him, the said William, his heirs and assigns forever, also one set of blacksmith's tools, one young mare, one cow & calf, one feather bed and furniture, and my will and desire is that each and every article mentioned in favour of my loving wife, which she is to possess and enjoy during her life, shall and is hereby given and bequeathed to my son William at her death.

    Item: I hereby declare it to be my will and desire that what of my stock there may be at my death and not herein bequeathed shall be equally divided amongst my children herein named, viz: Sarah Harden, Joshua Holt, Isaac Holt, Mary Thompson, Catherine Holt, Michael Holt and William Holt, and that the word stock may be fully understood. I hereby say horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, and it is further my will and desire that whatever negroes I may have at my death and not herein bequeathed, it is my will and desire that they shall be valued by my executors afterwards named, or that they appoint good and respectable men in the neighbourhood to place a value thereon and my above named seven children as last mentioned to draw whether they will give so much money or take such negroes agreeable to the said valuation.

    Item:It is my will and desire thay my loving wife Jean be my executrix and that my loving sons Joshua & Isaac Holt should act as my executors to this my last will and testament, revoking and disannulling all and every other will heretofore made by me. Declaring this and this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 23rd day of Jan 1790.

    Michael Holt

    Signed Sealed pronounced and declared by the said Michael Holt as his last will and testament in presence of us:
    Test:
    J Scott
    Wm Rainey
    John Holt
    ??



    Father: Michael Holt b: 30 DEC 1696 in Stettin, Wuerttemberg, Germany
    Mother: Anna Elizabeth Scheible b: 17 SEP 1700 in Nuenburg, Baden, Germany

    Marriage 1 Margaret O'Neil

    * Married: BEF 1755

    Children

    1. Elizabeth Holt
    2. Margaret Holt
    3. Joseph Holt b: ABT 1753 in Virginia


    Marriage 2 Jean C. Lockhart b: 10 AUG 1746 in Augusta County, Virginia

    Children

    1. Sarah Holt b: ABT 1766 in Orange County, North Carolina
    2. Joshua Holt b: 3 NOV 1768 in Orange County, North Carolina
    3. Isaac Lockhart Holt b: 21 SEP 1773 in Orange County, North Carolina
    4. Mary Holt b: ABT 1775 in Orange County, North Carolina
    5. Katherine Holt b: 22 FEB 1776 in Orange County, North Carolina
    6. Michael Holt III b: 11 JUL 1778 in Orange County, North Carolina
    7. William Holt b: 9 JUL 1780 in Orange County, North Carolina


    Sources:

    1. Title: The History of Alamance
    Author: Sallie Walker Stockard
    Publication: 1900, Capital Print Co, 332 pages
    Repository:
    Media: Book
    Text: Page 124
     
    Holt, Michael (I3319)
     
    28 # Name: Ransome Taylor AVANT 1 2
    # Sex: M
    # Title: Capt.
    # Name: R. T. AVANT 3
    # Name: Ransom T AVANT 4
    # Birth: 18 FEB 1810 in Washington Co. GA 6
    # Birth: 1811 in Georgia 3
    # Death: 12 SEP 1882 in Bibb Co. GA
    # Burial: GA
    # Residence: 1 JUN 1840 District 99, Washington, Georgia, USA 2
    # Residence: 1860 Rutland, Bibb, Georgia 6
    # Residence: 1870 Subdivision 8, Bibb, Georgia 4
    # Residence: 1880 District 520, Bibb, Georgia, United States 3

    Father: Ransome Davis AVANT b: 24 AUG 1769 in Albemarle Parish, Surry Co. VA
    Mother: Martha SMITH b: 3 MAY 1769 in GA

    Marriage 1 Nancy SAMMONS b: 1808 in NC

    * Married: 16 MAR 1856 in Bibb Co. GA 5

    Marriage 2 Matilda JOHNSON b: 11 SEP 1810 in GA

    * Married: 29 DEC 1830 in Upson Co. GA 7

    Children

    1. David Freeman AVANT b: 12 NOV 1831 in Upson Co. GA
    2. Lewis M. AVANT b: 1837 in Washington Co. GA
    3. Martha S. AVANT b: FEB 1842 in Bibb Co. GA
    4. James R. AVANT b: 1847 in Bibb Co. GA
    5. George W. AVANT b: 18 FEB 1850 in Bibb Co. GA

    Sources:

    1. Title: California Death Index, 1940-1997
    Author: Ancestry.com
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000
    Note: State of California, California Death Index, 1940-1997, Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000.Original data - State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997 . Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
    2. Title: 1840 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004
    Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Sixth Census of the United States, 1840, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Cen sus. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840.M704, 580 rolls. , Washington, Georgia, roll 53, page 208.
    3. Title: 1880 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005
    Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Censu s Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms an d conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administra tion, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. District 520, Bibb, Georgia, ED 9, roll T9_134, page 69.3000, image 0579.
    4. Title: 1870 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003
    Note: 1870
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870.
  • United States. Ninth Census of the United Sta tes, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.
  • Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records A dministration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. Subdivision 8, Bibb, Georgia, post office Macon, roll 136, page 719, image 214.
    5. Title: Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
    Author: Hunting For Bears, comp.
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Hunting For Bears, comp.. Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - Georgia marriage information taken f rom county courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.
    6. Title: 1860 United States Federal Census
    Author: Ancestry.com
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004
    Note: United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eight h Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Rutland, Bibb, Georgia, post office Macon, roll M653_111, page 646, image 6 51.
    7. Title: Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
    Author: Hunting For Bears, comp.
    Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004
    Repository:
    Note: www.ancestry.com
    Media: Ancestry.com
    Text: Online publication - Hunting For Bears, comp.. Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004.Original data - Georgia marriage information taken from count y courthouse records. Many of these records were extracted from copies of the original records in microfilm, microfiche, or book format, located at the Family History Library.
     
  • Avant, Ransome Taylor (I0343)
     
    29 # Name: SAMUEL KING
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: ABT. 1724 in GER
    # Birth: ABT. 1724
    # Death: 1782 in BERKS CO, PA
    # Change Date: 19 MAY 2005

    Father: N N KING
    Marriage 1 ANNA YODER b: 1728 in BERN CANTON, SWI

    Children

    1. ANNA KING b: ABT. 1749 in PA
    2. ELIZABETH Y KING b: 1755 in BERKS CO, PA
    3. JOHN Y KING b: 1756 in BERKS CO, PA
    4. JACOB Y KING b: 1758 in BERKS CO, PA
    5. CHRISTIAN Y KING b: 1761 in BERKS CO, PA
    6. MICHAEL KING b: 1770 in BERKS CO, PA
    7. SOLOMON KING b: 1778 in BERKS CO, PA
    8. BARBARA Y KING b: 1748 in PA
    9. ABRAHAM KING b: 5 JAN 1767 in BERKS CO, PA
    10. CATHERINE Y KING b: JUN 1763 in BERKS CO, PA
    11. SAMUEL KING b: 1765 in BERKS CO, PA
    12. MAGDALENA KING b: 1745
    13. DAVID KING b: ABT. 1769
    14. VERONICA KING b: ABT. 1772 in BERKS CO, PA
     
    King, Samuel (I3720)
     
    30 # Name: Samuel PATTON
    # Given Name: Samuel
    # Surname: Patton
    # Suffix: Jr.
    # Title: Jr.
    # Sex: M
    # Birth: 14 NOV 1779 in ,Wake,NC
    # Death: 31 OCT 1847 in ,Lafayette,MS
    # Note:

    Heritage of Lafayette Co MS- LDS 976.283 - F551 - Moved to Monroe Co GA about
    1820, then moved to Lafayette Co MS about 1840.

    # Change Date: 30 JAN 2001 at 09:31:23

    Father: Samuel PATTON
    Mother: Mary POWELL

    Marriage 1 Mary PYE

    * Married: in ,Oglethorpe,GA

    Children

    1. Olive Crain PATTON b: 1807
    2. Eleanor H PATTON b: 1809 in ,,GA
    3. Alvah P. PATTON b: 1813 in ,,GA
    4. Alfred Gregory PATTON b: 1816 in ,,GA
    5. Kinchen Curk PATTON b: 18 FEB 1819 in ,,GA
    6. Beniah Pye PATTON b: 1821 in ,Monroe,GA
    7. Mary Jane PATTON b: 1824 in ,Monroe,GA
    8. Elizabeth Ann PATTON b: 14 MAR 1826 in ,Monroe,GA
    9. James T. PATTON b: 1828 in ,,GA
    10. Susan R PATTON b: 1830 in ,Monroe,GA
     
    Patton, Jr., Samuel (I1688)
     
    31 'Avents of Avents Ferry': moved from Ragland Castle in Wales between 1700 & 1720 & settled in Henrico Co., VA Ragland, John (I0010)
     
    32 (b Annapolis, MD, 17 March 1767; d Warsaw, VA, 6 May 1822). American painter. Orphaned as a child, he was raised in Philadelphia, PA, by his uncle, Charles Willson Peale, who taught him to paint. In 1791 Polk moved to Baltimore, MD, where he achieved limited success as a portrait painter. Seeking commissions, he moved to Frederick, MD, in 1796. Over the next five years during travels as an itinerant limner through western Maryland and Virginia he reached his mature style. Abandoning his academic training, Polk developed a distinctive but naive artistic vocabulary with a heightened palette, electric highlights and an exaggerated attenuation of the human form. The portraits of Isaac Hite and his wife Eleanor Madison Hite, as well as James Madison sr and Eleanor Conway Madison (all Middletown, VA, Belle Grove), were commissioned in 1799 and are accepted as his masterpieces. Isaac Hite also commissioned the quintessentially 'republican' portrait of Thomas Jefferson (New York, Victor Spark priv. col.), executed at Monticello in 1799. In 1801 Polk moved to Washington, DC, working as a clerk in the Treasury. During the next 16 years he painted few portraits in oil but did execute some in verre ?glomis? (a type of reverse painting with gold leaf on glass that first became popular in France at the end of the 18th century). Notable examples include portraits of James Madison and Albert Gallatin (both c. 1802-3; Worcester, MA, Amer. Antiqua. Soc.). Polk spent the last years of his life in Richmond County, VA, presumably as a farmer, although artist's supplies listed in his estate suggest that he may have continued to paint.

    Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/charles-peale-polk#ixzz1Cja5vaoa
     
    Polk, Charles Peale (I4026)
     
    33 (from Avant, SCF):
    Nash Co., NC, Guardian Bonds and Returns:

    Elizabeth Avent, orphan of William Avent. Returns 1817-18-19 by James Avent, guardian. 
    Avent, Elizabeth (I0088)
     
    34 (from Avant, SCF):
    Nash Co., NC, Guardian Bonds and Returns:

    Elizabeth Avent, orphan of William Avent. Returns 1817-18-19-20-21-22 by James Avent, guardian. 
    Avent, Nancy (I0089)
     
    35 (from Avant, SCF):
    Nash Co., NC, Guardian Bonds and Returns:

    Francis Avent, orphan of William Avent. Returns 1817-18-19-20-21-22 by James Avent, guardian.
    ======
    Brandon, Jane
    Birth : 1808
    Gender: Female
    Family:
    Marriage: 1828 in Nash Co., North Carolina
    Spouse:
    Avent, Francis
    Birth : 4 DEC 1806
    Death : BEF 1850 Edgecombe Co., North Carolina
    Gender: Male
    Parents:
    Father: Avent, William
    Mother: Ward, Sarah

    Children:
    Avent, Lucy
    Birth : 1832
    Gender: Female
    Avent, Rosnia
    Birth : 1834
    Gender: Female
    Avent, John
    Birth : 1836
    Gender: Male
    Avent, James
    Birth : 1837
    Gender: Male
    Avent, Josephine
    Birth : 1840
    Gender: Female
    Avent, Frances
    Birth : 1842
    Gender: Female
    Avent, Marion
    Birth : 1844
    Gender: Female
    Avent, William
    Birth : 1846
    Gender: Male
    Avent, Benjamin
    Birth : 1848
    Gender: Male
     
    Avent, Francis (I0092)
     
    36 (from Avant, SCF):
    Nash Co., NC, Guardian Bonds and Returns:

    Thomas W. Avent, orphan of James Avent. Returns 1834-35-36 by Benja. W. Avent, guardian.
    =====
    from Garland Avent in Avant SCF:
    Met his future wife Mary Eaton Williams (of the well known Williams, Boddie, Alston lineage) while attending boarding school at the old Warrenton Academy. Was an early graduate of the University of North Carolina. He was 16 years old when his father died. After the death of hi s father, Thomas Ward Avent acquired most of his father's estate, and dur i ng his lifetime Aventon flourished. He owned over 100 slaves. JONES FAM IL Y BIBLE Warren Co., NC Marriage Bond Record, 1838, NC Archives. SOME S OUT HERN COLONIAL FAMILIES, VOL. I, by

    Nash Co. Guardian Bonds and Returns:

    Thomas W. Avent, orphan of James Avent. Returns 1834-35-36 by Benja. W. Avent, guardian.
    ===
    North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004

    Name: Thomas W. Avent
    Spouse: Mary E. Williams

    Marriage Date: 15 Dec 1838
    Marriage County: Warren
    Marriage State: North Carolina

    Source Vendor: County Court Records - FHL # 0432251 - 0432254)
    Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT 
    Avent, Thomas Ward (I0096)
     
    37 (Marriage bonds 1828-1832, Reference 1831-43, Sussex Co.VA)

    I hereby Certify that I have Solemnized __________ of Matrimony by authority of Licences issued from the Clerks Office of Sussex County Court according to the rites and Ceremonies of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the following persons, to wit.-

    (many other names)

    1833 Feby. 25 -----"--- William E.Newsom & Susan Avent.-

    also

    1836 July 14 -----"--- James Seaborn & Susan Newsom.-
    ======
    from the Seaborn forum:
    "Posted by: Brenda Larson (ID *****1615) Date: October 29, 2002 at 21:46:49
    In Reply to: Seaborn Family by Mark Anthony Seaborn of 237

    Iam also a Seaborn from Emporia, Va. Desc. from George A. md Annie McCabe to James A. md. Sarah (Sally) Jones to Capt.James md. Susan Avent to ? Seaborn md. Susan Thorp. Have info. of this line of Seaborns from Southampton, Sussex, and Greensville Co. Va. also to Matagorda, Texas."

    from the Whitehorn forum:
    "Posted by: Brenda Larson Date: May 23, 2001 at 18:57:12
    In Reply to: Re: Whitehorn Family - Va/Ky/Il/Ia/Ne/Ca by Dea Edmondson of 306

    I really need help!! I have a Martha Whitehom age 15 list in 1850 census Sussex with my ancestor Susan AVENT/Newson/SEABORN/Bailey b. 1815 (her husb. James Seaborn is dead by then. At first I thought Martha was her dau. married young but her dau Martha b. 1837 married Junius Simmons. I can't find any info on who this Martha is. The Seaborn's from Sussex to Greenville Co. Va. Any help greatly appreciated. E-mail or post. Thanks Brenda, larsonb1344@cs.com"

    from the Hazeltine forum:

    "Posted by: Carolyn Anderson (ID *****6027) Date: February 28, 2006 at 09:06:40
    In Reply to: Re: Hazeltine as middle name (and first name) by Oberta Slotterbeck Baker of 32

    Hi Oberta,

    I've noticed on other sites that you have posted both for the Avent and the Cotton surnames. Well, my Newsoms of Sussex/Greensville Co. Va are all around the Avents in deeds, etc. Also, in a later marriage of 25 Jul 1851 Susan Avent married Benjamin Albert Bailey, Sr, the son of Brittan Bailey and Lucy Andrews. The Baileys of Sussex Co. VA are connected with my Whitehorn, Meglamre and Newsom lines. Then you have Aney Avent who married Frederick Mason and I'm also a Mason researcher." 
    Avent, Susan (I2731)
     
    38 12/9/2009: most info on Frederick Avent and his descendants is based on info contributed by Esther Luna Avent's grandson Jerry Goodwin.
    =========================================
    1900 United States Federal Census
    Name: Fred Avent
    Home in 1900: Durham, Durham, North Carolina
    Age: 42
    Birth Date: Sep 1857
    Birthplace: North Carolina
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: American
    Gender: Male
    Relationship to head-of-house: Head
    Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
    Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
    Spouse's Name: Ida V
    Marriage Year: 1879
    Marital Status: Married
    Years Married: 21
    Residence : Durham Township, Durham, North Carolina
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Fred Avent 42
    Ida V Avent 40 Jul 1859
    Daisy L Avent 20 Dec 1879
    Esther L Avent 18 Aug 1881
    Clyde B Avent 16 Jun 1883
    Cora F Avent 3 Dec 1886
    Emma M Avent 1 May 1889
    Frederick G Avent 5 Aug 1894
    James J Avent 3 Dec 1896
    Braxton C Avent 1 Mar 1899
    C B Holland 21 boarder
    Nevada Jones 22 boarder
     
    Avent, Frederick Henry Sr. (I0169)
     
    39 1667 emigrant to MD Elliott, Edward (I1109)
     
    40 17 November 1806

    Jacob F. Poe Bride: Rebecca Paine Bond Date: 17 Nov 1806 Record #: 01 197 Bondsman: James Paine, Jr Witness: Jo Terrell, Deputy Clerk of Court Bond #: 000162331

     
    Poe, Jacob F. (I1015)
     
    41 17 November 1806

    Jacob F. Poe Bride: Rebecca Paine Bond Date: 17 Nov 1806 Record #: 01 197 Bondsman: James Paine, Jr Witness: Jo Terrell, Deputy Clerk of Court Bond #: 000162331

     
    Family F456
     
    42 1755 Tax List, Granville Co., NC: Richard Hargrove, Sons John & Richard, Negroes Cate, Jenny, Sue & Jemey, 3-4-7
    ===========================
    File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Connie Ardrey n/a July 27, 2009, 11:00 pm Source: Colonial Records Written: 1778 List of inhabitants of Granville County who took the oath of allegiance to North Carolina, including oaths No Author May 22, 1778 - August 02, 1778 Volume 22, Pages 168-179

    The following took the oath in Nutbush District:

    (many names listed)
    Richard Hargrove
    ===================
    Children:
    Richard Hargrove 1733 –
    John Hargrove 1737 – 1792
    William Searcy Hargrove 1749 –
    George Hargrove 1750 – 1823 
    Hargrove, Richard (I4145)
     
    43 1774--had a note due from the estate of John Blake--note paid in 1776

    1789--paid one poll in tax

    Estate sale--Jul 1797--Buyers-- Sampson KING, Elizabeth SMITH, Old Mary SMITH, Delilah SMITH , Young Mary SMITH, Sion SMITH. Adm: Sion Smith 
    Smith, Thomas (I1163)
     
    44 18 September 1804

    Hasten Poe Bride: Eliza Paine* Bond Date: 18 Sep 1804 Record #: 01 197 Bondsman: Robert Fleming Witness: M Duke Johnson Bond #: 000162330
    and
    Abstracts of vital records from Raleigh, North Carolina newspapers / compiled by Lois Smathers Neal
    Spartanburg, NC : Reprint Co., 1979-

    18 September 1804

    Poe (Pooe) m. A few days ago, Mr. Pooe of Pittsborough to Miss Betsy Paine, dau. of Col. Paine of Warren Co. 1 Oct. 1804

    M. B. Warren Co. Hasten Poe, Eliza Paine 18 Sept 1804
     
    Poe, Hasten (I1018)
     
    45 1830 Chatham Co., NC census, Pittsboro:

    William Campbell, 20-30, 2 females: 1: 30-40, 1 under 5 yo.

    Only Campbell in Chatham Co. w/ daughter < 5 yo. 
    Campbell, Elizabeth (I3369)
     
    46 1850 census, Chatham Co., NC:
    Leroy Cole, 30, b. NC
    Sarah Cole, 21, b. NC
    Elizabeth Cole, 1
    Sarah Yarbrough, 5 
    Cole, Leroy Emerson (I2078)
     
    47 1850 census, Yalobusha Co., MS:

    B.W. Avent, 54, planter, b. NC
    Mary, 50, b. NC
    (all children b. NC)
    Elizabeth, 17
    Martha, 16
    Thomas, 14
    Victoria, 12
    Delia B., 10
    Joseph, 8
    Charles B., 6

    Also in county (must be William Ruthven Avent):
    Wm Avent, b. 1822, NC
    Rebecca J. Avent, wife, b. 1828, NC
    Edward R., b. 1849, MC

    From Ms. Wanda Clark:
    I have a DAR worksheet with the following information:
    Benjamin Franklin Avent was the child of Benjamin Ward Avent, born on 1/22/1796 at Nash County, N.C., died at Yalobusha County, MIss. on 1851. The wife was Mary Eley, born on 5/4/1800 at Halifax County, N.C., died at Yalobusha County, Miss. on 1876; married on 12/19/1816.

    BENJAMIN WARD AVENT was born January 22, 1796. He married MARY ELEY December 19, 1816 in North Carolina. She was born April 05, 1800.

    Notes for BENJAMIN WARD AVENT:
    Married in North Carolina and came to Mississippi with all their children in 1848. They had a son named Benjamin Ward Avent who died when he was about 2 years of age.


    Children of BENJAMIN AVENT and MARY ELEY are:
    i. BENJAMIN WARD6 AVENT.

    Notes for BENJAMIN WARD AVENT:
    Died at about age 2 yrs.

    ii. BENJAMIN F. AVENT.
    iii. MARYANN PENELOPE AVENT, b. October 06, 1817.
    iv. JAMES LAURENCE AUGUSTUS AVENT, b. July 01, 1819.
    v. WILLIAM RUTHVEN AVENT, b. October 09, 1821. 
    Avent, Benjamin Ward (I0087)
     
    48 1850 Chatham Co., NC census:

    James Harris, 22, farmer, b. NC, can't read/write
    Betsey, 30, can't read/write
    Octavia, 2
    Julia A., 9/12

    1860 Chatham census:

    Jas. Harris, 34
    Elizabeth, 34
    Octavia, 12
    Julia, 10
    Gemelia (?), 6
    Mary, 5
    Elizabeth, 2

    Not found on 1870 census

    1880 United States Federal Census > North Carolina > Chatham > Hickory Mountain > District 27:
    Harris, James, 53, farmer, can't read or write, b. NC, both parents b. NC
    Harris, Elizabeth, wife, 57, can't read or write, b. NC, both parents b. NC

    Daughter Octavia's death cert shows parents James Harris and Betsy Campbell. 
    Harris, James (I3368)
     
    49 1850 Chatham Co., NC, census:

    George Kirkman, 41, Physician
    Mary, 35
    Mary T., 18
    John C. C., 15
    William P., 13
    Willie R. P., 10
    Henry B. C., 7
    George E. B., 6
     
    Kirkman, George (I2339)
     
    50 1850 Rutherford Co., TN census shows 3 Avents born in VA: James, b. 1788, Benjamin W. Avent, b. 1812, and Washington Avent, b. 1820.

    Walton Family Cemetery Limestone County, Alabama
    James Avent bn Jan 09, 1788 died Sept 15, 1866
    Mary Avent [wife of James] bn July 23, 1787 died Sept 04, 1830.

    "James Monroe Avent, a prominent and wealthy attorney of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was born December 10, 1816, in Greenville County, Va. His parents, James and Mary Avent, were natives, respectively, of Virginia and North Carolina, and removed from the father's native State to Alabama, from whence they came to this State and county in 1830. They resided here until 1856, when they removed to Hardeman County, Tenn., where the elder Avent died in 1868....." Source: The Goodspeed History of Rutherford County, Originally published in 1886.

    Wills Vol 3 Page 191
    Will of John Avent
    Daughter Polly Drewry- i slave and half interest in machine on James drewer's pond, etc
    Son Henry Avent- 1 negro girl Clary
    Son Thomas Avent-1 negro Ephriam
    Son Peter Avent-1 negro Mingo
    James Avent-1 negro boy slave named George which he carried with him to the state of Tennessee in March 1820
    To the orphaned children-James Edwin Avent, Nancy Elizabeth Avent, Robert Henry Avent children of John Avent{deceased] $450.00 etc.
    To my daughter Elizabeth Woodruff-1 negro boy slave named Nat and part of the land whereon I now live adjoining Martin Pucket, also 1 negro girl slave "Vilet"
    to James Woodruff son of William and Elizabeth Woodruff 1 negro boy Hall.
    Henry Avent, Thomas Avent and James Drewry named as executers. November 22, 120
    Witnesses- Thomas Johnson, Jones Sturdevant, Samuel Avent, Thomas Avent
    Proven at court of Greensville County, held 14 Febuary 1821 on the oaths of Jones Sturdevant and Samuel Avent.E Mason C.G.C.

    Rebecca Avent married George Sheehorn in 1820 and left Greensville.
    William Woodruff died and Elizabeth woodruff married ? Walton and removed to Limestone County, Ala. James Avent and wife Mary "Polly" Avent are buried in Limestone County, Ala. also.
    Peter married Sarah ? and left Greensville for Halifax Co., NC before moving on to Hardeman County, Tennessee.

    Wife of John Avent (Sr) was not mentioned but is thought to have been Elizabeth Grizzard dau of Ambrose Grizzard.

    "James, son of John, lived in Davidson, Rutherford and Hardeman counties in Tennessee. He died in Hardeman County, Tennessee. It is thought that he married his cousin Mary "Polly" Avent daughter of William Avent and Sarah "Sally" Ward of Nash County, N C. James was in Limestone County, Alabama in 1830. His sister Elizabeth Woodruff Walton lived in Limestone at "The Cedars" or "Belle Mina" plantation near Athens."
     
    Avent, James (I0275)
     

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