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151 African-American

1930 NC census, Franklin Co., Cedar Rock
Williams, Joe F., 28 17 @ 1st marr, farmer, b. NC, & both parents
Hattie, wife, 25, 14 @ 1st marr, b. NC, & both parents
Mangelle, dau, 10
Willie L., son, 5
Joe A., son, 3 10/12
Pattie, dau, 9/12

1920 Nash Co NC census, Mannings Twp,

Spivey, William, 50
Harriett, wife, 36
Lazarus, son, 17
Harry, son, 15
Hilliard, son, 11
Williams, Hattie, daughter, 18
Williams, Joseph, son in law, 21


 
Williams, Joseph Foster (I2450)
 
152 African-American

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
Name: (Baby girl) Williams
Date of Birth: 19 Aug 1931
Race: Colored (Black)
Birth County: Franklin
Parent1 Name: Joe Foster Williams
Parent2 Name: Hattie Williams
Roll Number: B_C039_66001
Volume: 20
Page: 51

Social Security Death Index
Name: Raefield W. Avent
Last Residence: 27816 Castalia, Nash, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 19 Aug 1931
Died: 16 Apr 2004
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1958 )

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
Name: Joel Mc Crae Avent
Date of Birth: 1 Oct 1949
Race: Colored (Black)
Birth County: Nash
Parent1 Name: Willie Leader Avent
Parent2 Name: Rayfield Williams
Roll Number: B_C069_66003
Volume: 35
Page: 40

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
Name: Joyce Ann Avent
Date of Birth: 16 Aug 1947
Race: Colored (Black)
Birth County: Nash
Parent1 Name: Willie Leader Avent
Parent2 Name: Rayfield Williams
Roll Number: B_C069_66003
Volume: 35
Page: 38

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
Name: Willie Lee Avent JR.
Date of Birth: 6 Jul 1951
Race: Colored (Black)
Birth County: Nash
Parent1 Name: Willie Lee Avent
Parent2 Name: Rayefield Williams
Roll Number: B_C069_66003
Volume: 37
Page: 1584
 
Williams, Raefield (I2446)
 
153 African-American

Social Security Death Index
Name: Hattie Williams
SSN: 245-82-7584
Last Residence: 27816 Castalia, Nash, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 30 Jun 1900
Died: Mar 1979
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1965 )
 
Spivey, Hattie Bell (I2451)
 
154 African-American - possibly fathered by Thomas Londe Avent, of MS.

This idea is based on an inquiry of Rickie Austin, who says that the tradition in his family has always been that they were descended from a slave child of Benjamin Edward Avent (1799-1878, Lafayette Co., MS). My investigation seems to indicate that it is possible that Tempy Avent may in fact have been fathered not by Benjamin, but by his son Thomas Londe Avent (1833-1910).

Lafayette Co., MS, census records show that Tempy was listed as 'mulatto', so she was clearly of mixed race. They also show her and another black child, Young Avent (about the same age as Tempy) in the household of Thomas Londe Avent's brother, James Knox Avent, in 1870, so it's reasonable to assume they were brother and sister.

Other census records show that Tempy's parents were both born in GA. We know that Benjamin Edward Avent himself was born in NC, and James Knox Avent was born in MS, as were most of Benjamin's numerous children, but he had four sons who were, in fact, born in GA before the family moved to MS 1838-40. One of the GA-born children was Thomas Londe Avent. We also know that on 18 Sep 1883 Young Avent received a marriage license, witnessed by a Thomas Avent. So, if this Thomas Avent was Thomas Londe Avent, then it's reasonable to assume that he may have been Young's father, and if Young and Tempy were brother and sister, then Thomas may have been the GA-born father of Tempy, as well. So, to summarize the evidence:

* we can prove that Tempy was of mixed race and that her father was born in GA
* Rickie's family tradition is that her father was Benjamin Edward Avent
* we can prove that Benjamin was born in NC, and all his children were born in MS, except for four sons, one of whom was named Thomas and was born in GA
* a 'Thomas' Avent' witnessed the marriage license of Young Avent, who was likely Tempy's brother

This is far from conclusive but when dealing with situations like this circumstantial evidence is usually all you have to work with. More research is needed to prove or disprove this claim, but it's worth considering.

1900 Lafayette Co., MC census, Beat Two,

Murphy, Fate, Dec 1839, m. 14 yrs, b. AL, both parents b. AL
Tempy Oct 1840, m. 14 yrs, mother of all 5 children, b. MS, both parents b. GA
Clarence, Sep 1887
Sue, Sep 1890
Velmer, Jun 1894
Bertha, Jan 1897
Sweet, Jan 1899
 
Avent, Tempy (I2519)
 
155 African-American.

1880 Nash Co. census is:
Avent, Orace, 36
Tetia, 35, wife
Isaac, 13
Edward, 12
Julia, 10
George, 7
Dennis, 5
William, 2

1870 Nash Co NC census
Avent, Horace, 25
T, 27, wife
Isaac, 3
Edward, 3
Lucinda, 15
 
Family F728
 
156 African-American.

1930 Nash Co. census:

Avent, Willie, 52 (b. 1878)
Hattie, wife, 41
Lessie, dau. 22
George, son, 19
Annetta, dau, 14
Euly (?), son, 8
Willie L., son, 4
Oliver L., son, 2 9/12
 
Family F729
 
157 African-American.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Willie Avent
Last Residence: 27816 Castalia, Nash, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 17 Jul 1925
Died: Jan 1975
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (1951 )

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Willie Avent
Death Date: 28 Jan 1975
Death County: Nash
Death State: North Carolina
Date Death Recorded: 3 Feb 1975
Death Age: 49
Burial Location: Burial in state
Birth Date: 1926
Residence County: Nash
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Autopsy: No
Institution: Home
Attendant: Physician
Source: NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1975

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Willie L Avent
Birth Year: 1925
Race: Negro, citizen (Black)
Nativity State or Country: North Carolina
State: North Carolina
County or City: Nash
Enlistment Date: 5 Nov 1943
Enlistment State: North Carolina
Enlistment City: Fort Bragg
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 2 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 89
Weight: 990

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
Name: Joel Mc Crae Avent
Date of Birth: 1 Oct 1949
Race: Colored (Black)
Birth County: Nash
Parent1 Name: Willie Leader Avent
Parent2 Name: Rayfield Williams
Roll Number: B_C069_66003
Volume: 35
Page: 40

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
Name: Joyce Ann Avent
Date of Birth: 16 Aug 1947
Race: Colored (Black)
Birth County: Nash
Parent1 Name: Willie Leader Avent
Parent2 Name: Rayfield Williams
Roll Number: B_C069_66003
Volume: 35
Page: 38

North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000
Name: Willie Lee Avent JR.
Date of Birth: 6 Jul 1951
Race: Colored (Black)
Birth County: Nash
Parent1 Name: Willie Lee Avent
Parent2 Name: Rayefield Williams
Roll Number: B_C069_66003


 
Avent, Willie Lee (I2444)
 
158 age 11/12 on 1860 Chatham Co. census

Buried Emmaus Baptist Ch., Chatham Co.,:

Webster, Betty (b.29 Jul 1859 - d.29 Oct 1883)
Daughter of Richard E. & Mary Webster. "Professed religion and joined the Baptist Church in 1874. DAR 1965, p. 27. Location row 9.  
Webster, Elizabeth (I1287)
 
159 aka "Kitti" West, Margaret Elizabeth (I0395)
 
160 Alice Smith married her step-brother Nathaniel Bradford. On 18 August 16 63 he and his wife Alice sold 400 acres which Bradford had patented, May 1661. On 14 August 1662 he had made an agreement with the King of Mathc e pungo whereby in exchange for a suit of clothes and other things he had r eceived 200 acres about his house at Matchepungo. As Nathaniel Bradfo rd of the County of Accomack, "currier," he deeded, 18 October 1664, the lan d he had acquired by his marriage to Alice Smith, daught of Richard S mith , deceased, to his son and heir, Nathaniel Bradford, Jr. He held 36 20 ac res in Accomack County, by 1683, by virtue of his warrant, 25 March 1676, he was granted a tract called "Bradford's Hall" on Rehoboth Creek in Sus sex County, Delaware, which his son William sold 29 June 1692. Af ter Ali ce's death Nathaniel Bradford married Joan (or Jeane) Franklin, s ister of Henry Franklin of Northumberland County, by whom he had a son Jo hn. She and William Bradford, his son and heir were granted letters of a dministr ation on his estate, 18 November 1690.
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The father of Alice Smith, Richard Smith, came to Virginia in the London Merchant, March 1619/20. He was living at Pasbehaighs, James City, at the time of the census, 1623/4 and the muster, 1624/5. Soon, however, he moved to the Eastern Shore, where he had been granted, 18 November 1618, 200 acres in Accawmack County, 23 September 1639. The area where he resided became Northampton County and in his will, proved 31 January 1659/60, he mentioned 500 acres which he divised to his daughter Alse Smith and 450 acres left to his daughter Susan Smith.

Since he divised to his daughter Alice by her maiden surname, Smith, and also referred to Nathaniel Bradford as his son-in-law, it seems clear Richard Smith had two wives, both dead when he wrote his will, one of whom was the mother of Alice and probably of Susan, and one who was a widow Bradford, mother of Nathaniel Bradford. Susan Smith was left "the linen which was her mother's".

ALICE SMITH married her step-brother NATHANIEL BRADFORD......... After the death of Alice, Nathaniel married Joan (Jeane) Franklin, sister of Henry Franklin of Northumberland County, by whom he had a son John. She and William Bradford, his son and heir were granted letters of administration on his estate, 18 November 1690. compiled by Glenn Bray 1999 
Smith, Alice (I0187)
 
161 All info from her Death Certificate, which shows her parents as Simon F. Webster and Mary P. Auld of Anson Co.. Married name 'Skillicorn' (hard to read) on death cert. Webster, Sarah Scurlock (I3625)
 
162 also called "Captain Jack".

see: http://www.carolinacuzins.org/CH-IWMurphreys.html

According to Dixon family history, Captain John Murphrey arrived in Dobbs County, N.C. from Virginia with his cousin Murphrey Dixon in 1747. He was the founder of the Beare Garden plantation in Greene County, North Carolina. Elizabeth was John's 2nd wife and we do not know precisely when they were married.

One needs to imagine the home surrounded by Elizabeth's beautiful boxwood and flower gardens. As her daughter Gale writes in June 1770, "Mother has already sent her gardner Cato over with some cuttings to get the grounds in order. The box garden there will be larger and more modern than ours but I think will never surpass the beauty of mama's garden."

Listed as a Captain in the list of officers for the Dobbs County Militia on March 11, 1761. Died in 1776 when he was thrown from his riding chair and fractured his skull. There is a narrative believed to have been written by Martha Suggs Dixon (1829-1904), the wife of Rev. Henry Aldridge Dixon, son of Benejah Dixon and Mary (Polly) Hill Dixon. It begins, "Both my father and my mother were related from Old Capt. Jack Murphrey from across Contentnea from Snow Hill. This old gentleman was revered almost as a tribal god amongst his offspring and descendants who were numerous and intermarried with the oldest and best families in the area."

The narrative says Capt. Jack was married to Betsey Harrison, whose family lived at Harrison's Landing near Richmond (Berkeley Plantation), before he left Virginia. It describes a fair they attended at Williamsburg during their courtship at which a greased pig contest was held. No one could catch the pig. Capt. Jack said he didn't know why everyone was having such a hard time. Elizabeth challenged him to try; he wanted to know what was in it for him. She replied that if he failed to catch the pig, he would have to buy her a new pony and saddle; if he should catch it, she would agree to marry him. Capt. Jack took his coat off, laid down in the pen, stuck a carrot in one ear and when the pig came up to bite the carrot, Capt. Jack caught him. Elizabeth married him shortly thereafter. 
Murphrey, John (I1093)
 
163 Also spelled Dockstader and other ways.

Belledockstader Queensbury, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014

Name: Belledockstader Queensbury
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age at Death: 78
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1866
Death Date: 18 Dec 1944
Death Place: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 20 Dec 1944
Spouse: W E Queensbury
Name of father: unk
Maiden name of mother: unk 
Doxstater, Isabelle L. (I0681)
 
164 Alvin "Buddy" Scott Ridings, 39, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Newport News. A native of Lee Hall, Buddy had been a Newport News resident his entire life. He was a carpenter and had attended Denbigh High School. His favorite pastime was fishing.

Buddy is survived by his parents, George and Dolores Ridings of Newport News; his daughter, Heather R. Lewis of Newport News; and his sister, Sophie Avent, and her husband, Stephen, of New Kent County. 
Ridings, Alvin Scott (I0435)
 
165 Ambrose Grizard Will -1781 - Sussex Co., VA

Sussex Co Va Will book C page 415
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I AMBROS GRIZARD of the county of sussex, being very sick but of sound &
perfect mind & memory thaks be to Almighty God & calling to mind the uncertainly of this life do think proper to dispose of what it hath pleased God to bless me with in the following manner
IMPRIMIS I lend unto my beloved wife LUCY GRIZARD during her natural life the following negroes - John, Sam & Moll, also as much of my household & kitchen furniture as she may think necessary for her use also as much of my stock of horses cattle sheep & hoggs as she may think proper to take out for her use.
ITEM I give & bequeath unto my beloved son WILLIAM GRIZARD one half of the land I now live on containing five hundred & seventy five acres it being the whole of the land purchased of JOSEPH PRINCE and if my said Son WILLIAM GRIZARD & my Son JOHN GRIZARD who I allot the other half of the said five hundred & seventy five acres cannot agree upon the dividing line between them then it is my will & desire that my Son in Law JOHN
AVENT & my friend JOSHUA THORP & LITTLEBERRY MASON be and they are hereby authorised to divide
the same between my two sons WILLIAM GRIZARD & JOHN GRIZARD which said one half I give to my son
WILLIAM GRIZARD to him & his heirs forever. Also my Negro fellow LUKE I give to my said Son to take
possession of at the end of the year or when the present crop is finished that may be growing at my death & I do moreover give to my son WILLIAM the colt my young bay mare may have the insuing spring which my said Son hath put to Mr JOSHUA THORP's horse
ITEM I give & bequeath unto my beloved Son JOHN GRIZARD one half of the land I now live on the whoe to be devided between my Son WILLIAM GRIZARD & my said Son JOHN and it is my will & desire that my Son William have the upper half & my Son JOHN the lower half with the houses I now live in also I give my said Son JOHN a horse to be raised from one of the mares I now own against he shall arrive to the age of eighteen years to be raised out of my Estate
ITEM I give & bequeath unto my beloved son AMBROS GRIZARD when his brother JOHN shall arrive to the age of eighteen years the choice of all my Negroes that I may have at that time also the colt my old bay mare is now with foald with in lieu of his portion of land give his two brothers
ITEM It is my will & desire that when my beloved Son JOHN GRIZARD shall arrive to the age of eighteen years that then the whole of my Estate not before given away be equally divided amonst all my children to wit WILLIAM GRIZARD only he is to account for the value of the Negro Luke given him before, MARY GRIZARD, ELIZABETH AVENT wife of JOHN AVENT, LUCY GRIZARD, AMBROS GRIZARD & JOHN GRIZARD, to each of them & their heirs for ever, and at the death of my beloved wfie it is my will & desire that all the portion allotted to her be equally divided amongst my six children above mentioned to them & their heirs.
LASTLY I do nominate & appoint my beloved Son WILLIAM GRIZARD & my Son in Law JOH AVENT
Executors to this my last will & testament makeing retifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the 14th day of May 1781
Signed Sealed & acknowleged /s/ AMBROSE GRIZARD seal
In presence of
LITTLEBERY MASON
BURWELL WESTBROOK
JOSHUA THORP
At a Court held for the Sussex County the 16th day of August 1781 the last Will & Testament of AMBROSE GRIZARD dec'd was exhibited in Court by WILLIAM GRIZZARD & JOHN AVENT the Executors therein named proved by the oath of LITTLEBERRY MASON & JOSHUA THORP two of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded & on the motion of said Executors who made oath according to Law & with NATHANIEL HOLT & LITTLEBERRY MASON their securities entered into & acknowledged their bond in tepenalty of Ten hundred thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
Exd.
Teste
/s/ JOHN COCKE CC CUR

 
Grizzard, Elizabeth (I1611)
 
166 Ambrose Grizard Will -1781 - Sussex Co., VA

Sussex Co Va Will book C page 415
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I AMBROS GRIZARD of the county of sussex, being very sick but of sound &
perfect mind & memory thaks be to Almighty God & calling to mind the uncertainly of this life do think proper to dispose of what it hath pleased God to bless me with in the following manner
IMPRIMIS I lend unto my beloved wife LUCY GRIZARD during her natural life the following negroes - John, Sam & Moll, also as much of my household & kitchen furniture as she may think necessary for her use also as much of my stock of horses cattle sheep & hoggs as she may think proper to take out for her use.
ITEM I give & bequeath unto my beloved son WILLIAM GRIZARD one half of the land I now live on containing five hundred & seventy five acres it being the whole of the land purchased of JOSEPH PRINCE and if my said Son WILLIAM GRIZARD & my Son JOHN GRIZARD who I allot the other half of the said five hundred & seventy five acres cannot agree upon the dividing line between them then it is my will & desire that my Son in Law JOHN
AVENT & my friend JOSHUA THORP & LITTLEBERRY MASON be and they are hereby authorised to divide
the same between my two sons WILLIAM GRIZARD & JOHN GRIZARD which said one half I give to my son
WILLIAM GRIZARD to him & his heirs forever. Also my Negro fellow LUKE I give to my said Son to take
possession of at the end of the year or when the present crop is finished that may be growing at my death & I do moreover give to my son WILLIAM the colt my young bay mare may have the insuing spring which my said Son hath put to Mr JOSHUA THORP's horse
ITEM I give & bequeath unto my beloved Son JOHN GRIZARD one half of the land I now live on the whoe to be devided between my Son WILLIAM GRIZARD & my said Son JOHN and it is my will & desire that my Son William have the upper half & my Son JOHN the lower half with the houses I now live in also I give my said Son JOHN a horse to be raised from one of the mares I now own against he shall arrive to the age of eighteen years to be raised out of my Estate
ITEM I give & bequeath unto my beloved son AMBROS GRIZARD when his brother JOHN shall arrive to the age of eighteen years the choice of all my Negroes that I may have at that time also the colt my old bay mare is now with foald with in lieu of his portion of land give his two brothers ITEM It is my will & desire that when my beloved Son JOHN GRIZARD shall arrive to the age of eighteen years
that then the wole of my Estate not before given away be equally divided amonst all my children to wit WILLIAM GRIZARD only he is to account for the value of the Negro Luke given him before, MARY GRIZARD, ELIZABETH AVENT wife of JOHN AVENT, LUCY GRIZARD, AMBROS GRIZARD & JOHN GRIZARD, to
each of them & their heirs for ever, and at the death of my beloved wife it is my will & desire that all the portion allotted to her be equally divided amongst my six children above mentioned to them & their heirs.
LASTLY I do nominate & appoint my beloved Son WILLIAM GRIZARD & my Son in Law JOHN AVENT
Executors to this my last will & testament makeing retifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal the 14th day of May 1781
Signed Sealed & acknowleged /s/ AMBROSE GRIZARD seal
In presence of
LITTLEBERY MASON
BURWELL WESTBROOK
JOSHUA THORP
At a Court held for the Sussex County the 16th day of August 1781 the last Will & Testament of AMBROSE GRIZARD dec'd was exhibited in Court by WILLIAM GRIZZARD & JOHN AVENT the Executors therein named proved by the oath of LITTLEBERRY MASON & JOSHUA THORP two of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded & on the motion of said Executors who made oath according to Law & with NATHANIEL HOLT & LITTLEBERRY MASON their securities entered into & acknowledged
their bond in tepenalty of Ten hundred thousand pounds conditioned as the law directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form
Exd.
Teste
/s/ JOHN COCKE CC CUR

AMBROSE2 GRIZZARD (AMBROSE1) was born 1732 in Isle of Wight Co., VA, and died Abt. August 1781 in Sussex Co., VA. He married LUCY FORT Bef. 1753 in probably VA, daughter of JOHN FORT. She was born Abt. 1732 in probably VA, and died Aft. 1790 in Sussex Co., VA.


Children of AMBROSE GRIZZARD and LUCY FORT are:

4. i. JOHN E.3 GRIZZARD, SR., b. Abt. 1770, probably VA; d. April 06, 1825, Sussex Co., VA.

ii. WILLIAM GRIZZARD.

iii. LUCY GRIZZARD, m. BENJAMIN AVENT, January 19, 1786, Sussex Co., VA.

iv. ELIZABETH GRIZZARD, m. JOHN AVENT; b. Greensville Co., VA.

v. MARY GRIZZARD, m. BENJAMIN BAIRD, March 18, 1785, Sussex Co., VA.

5. vi. AMBROSE GRIZZARD, b. Abt. 1766, Sussex Co., VA; d. Bef. November 1819, Wake Co., NC.




 
Grizzard, Ambrose (I1615)
 
167 Amelia County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 Record
about VIRGINIA QUEENSBERRY
Name: VIRGINIA QUEENSBERRY
Birth Date: 5 MAY 1871
Race: W
Sex: F
Father: E.A.
Mother: LUCY
Page: 87
 
Queensberry, Mary Virginia (I0911)
 
168 American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Calvin Broughton
Residence: Johnston County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 10 May 1862
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 May 1862 at the age of 32
Enlisted in Company I, 47th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 10 May 1862.
POW on 01 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA
Confined on 09 July 1863 at Fort Delaware, DE
died POW Company I, 47th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 02 October 1863 in Fort Delaware, DE

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
Groom: Calvin Broughton
Bride: Mary E Lassiter
Bond Date: 25 May 1858
Bond #: 000067152
Marriage Date: 24 May 1858
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 004655
County: Johnston
Record #: 01 033
Witness: Thos. D. Snead
Performed By: J F Ellington

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Calvin Broughton
Age in 1860: 30
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Neuse River, Johnston, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Post Office: Clayton

Household Members:
Name Age
Calvin Broughton 30
Mary Broughton 20
James H Broughton 1 
Broughton, Calvin (I0250)
 
169 American Civil War Soldiers
Name: David Jones ,
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment Date: 5 Apr 1862
Enlistment Place: Chatham County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 5 April 1862 at the age of 29.
Enlisted in Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 5 Apr 1862. 
Jones, David A. (I2651)
 
170 American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Oliver Straughn ,
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 10 May 1863
Enlistment Place: Chatham County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 May 1863 at the age of 19.
Enlisted in Company I, 32nd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 10 May 1863.
Died of disease Company I, 32nd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 22 Sep 1863 at Richmond, VA.

Pvt. 32nd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry (Lenoir Braves).

O. L. Straughan (First_Last)
Regiment Name 32 North Carolina Infantry
Side Confederate
Company I
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Alternate Name Oliver/Straughn
Film Number M230 roll 37

32nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, in April, 1862, using the 1st North Carolina Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. Its companies were raised in the counties of Tyrrell, Nash, Camden, Northampton, Catawba, Bertie, Chatham, and Franklin. The unit was stationed near Petersburg and Drewry's Bluff during the fall of 1862, then returned to North Carolina. Here it served in and around Kinston until May, 1863, when it moved back to Virginia. Assigned to General Daniel's and Grimes' Brigade it fought in various conflicts from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, saw action in the Shenandoah Valley with Early, and ended the war at Appomattox. This regiment lost thirty-five percent of the 454 engaged at Gettysburg and sustained 3 casualties at Bristoe and 3 at Mine Run. It surrendered with 4 officers and 110 men on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Edmund C. Brabble, David G. Cowand, and Henry C. Lewis, and Lieutenant Colonel William T. Williams. 
Straughan, Oliver L. (I0562)
 
171 American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Richard Ausley ,
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment Date: 21 Jul 1862
Enlistment Place: Chatham County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 July 1862 at the age of 22.
Enlisted in Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 21 Jul 1862.
Died of disease Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 21 May 1864 at Richmond, VA Hospital.
Sources: 16

Died of tetanus at Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond. 
Ausley, Richard (I1936)
 
172 American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Richard Jones ,
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 5 Apr 1862
Enlistment Place: Chatham County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 5 April 1862 at the age of 21.
Enlisted in Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 5 Apr 1862.
Transferred out of Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 May 1862.
Transferred into Company F, 53rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 May 1862.
Enlisted in Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 Aug 1864.
Deserted from Company F, 53rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 Aug 1864. 
Jones, Richard M. (I2653)
 
173 American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Thomas Cotten ,
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Chatham County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 11 August 1862 at the age of 25.
Enlisted in Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 11 Aug 1862.
Died of disease Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 10 Nov 1862 at Tarboro, NC. 
Cotten, Thomas Benton (I1200)
 
174 American Civil War Soldiers Record
Name: Andrew J Dalton
Enlistment Date: 21 February 1863
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 February 1863
Enlisted in Company C, 24th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 21 February 1863.
Wounded on 02 April 1865 at Five Forks, VA (Wounded in leg)
Surrendered Company C, 24th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 09 April 1865 in Appomattox Court House, VA

Name: Andrew Jackson DALTON
Sex: M
Birth: 23 JUN 1830 in Patrick Co, VA
Death: 26 JUN 1894 in Patrick Co, VA
Note:

Earl G. Swem & John W. Williams, compilers, . Richmond, VA: Superintendent of Public Printing, 1918.

Dalton, Andrew J., Senate 1885-1888 (failed to note the county)

Dalton, Martin, House 1871-3, 1876-7, 1879-82, Carroll Co. (He is a descendant of William Dalton)

PATRICK COUNTY DALTON RECORDS
contributed by Judy Roberts, J2ROBERTS@aol.com

1870 Mayo Dist. Patrick County, VA. census
Dalton, Andrew J. 40 $754
Sarah 39
Amanda C. 14
Emily V. 14
Coleman J. 13
Dolle E. 12
Andrew J. Jr. 10
Murry T. 8
Sarah E. 5
Louisa 1
Patrick Cty Death Records. (LVA; Daltons b. < 1850.)
Died 1894, 26 Jun. Andrew J. Dalton, s/o Coleman and Dolly Dalton. m. Sally.
age 64 (b. 1830)

Sources; Judy Stacey-
-42821 Avenida Tigre-
-Hermet, CA 92544
Andrew registered on Birth FHA Film #0033352 ppg #119
Had 11 Children
1850 Patrick Co, VA Census with family ppg #735
1860 Patrick Co, VA Census Andrew not listed, just wife and children
1880 Patrick Co, VA Census Andrew and his family all found.
children birth and death dates from files # 0033352 ppg # 119 and in cemetaries FHC 975.5695 V3p
Change Date: 23 JAN 2004

Father: Coleman Jefferson DALTON b: 1798 in VA
Mother: Dolly SHELTON b: 1797 in Va.
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Marriage 1 Sarah GILBERT b: 1831
Married: 10 NOV 1853 in Patrick Co, VA
Children
Amanda C DALTON b: 1856 in Patrick Co, VA
Emily V DALTON b: 1856 in Patrick Co, Va
Coleman J DALTON b: 1857 in Patrick Co, Va
Dolle J DALTON b: 1858 in Patrick Co, Va
Andrew J DALTON b: 1860 in Patrick Co, VA
Murray T DALTON b: 1862 in Patrick Co, Va
Sarah E DALTON b: 1865 in Patrick Co, Va
Louisa DALTON b: 1869 in Patrick Co, Va
 
Dalton, Andrew Jackson (I2223)
 
175 Another family Bible gives surname as 'Dickenson'. Dickens, Dicey Anna (I3583)
 
176 ANTHONY bought land in Cumberland Co. VA (could this is Caroline?) in Nov.
1749, then went to Chatham Co. NC where he purchased 148 acres of land by
Cape Fear River in Dec. 1771 from James Riddle & wife Temperance & James
Riddle's mother Elizabeth Riddle. He returned to Cumberland Co. (later
Powhatan Co.) He signed an oath in Powhatan Co. VA Jan. 1 1788 showing his
support for the Constitution of the United States. He furnished beef, wheat
and flour to troops.

Miscellaneous Deed Abstracts, 1749-1750 -- Cumberland Co. VA lists this
property: Book I:75, 27 Nov. 1749. Charles BATES of Goochland to ANTHONY
MINTER of Cumberland, 40 pounds for 200 ac. in Cumberland on branches of
Stovalls Crk. Witness: Tarlton Fleming, Daniel Coleman.

Book I:86, 26 Feb. 1749. Charles Bates of Goochland and John Bates of
Cumberland to Paul Michaux of Cumberland, 45 pounds for 150 ac. formerly
belonger to Maj. John Woodson, bounded by John Bates, Maj. Daniel Stoner,
ANTHONY MINTER, John Cox. Witness: Step. Hughes, William Ballard, John
Elliott.
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(From http://webpages.charter.net/chamberlayne/minter/mnotes.htm)

Notes Pertaining to

Some Descendants of Anthony Minter
of Caroline County, Virginia
(Link)

last updated September 10, 2008
compiled by Donald W. Chamberlayne

Anthony and Elizabeth Minter of Caroline County, Va.
A major source of documentary evidence regarding Anthony and his family, probably the major source, is the work of Dorotha Riddle Marsh, on the descendants of William Julius Riddle, an immigrant to Virginia from Scotland, and his wife Nancy Elizabeth (Minter) Riddle. In 1981 she published Branches of One Riddle Family Tree, and in 1987 a supplemental volume of source documents drawn from court records of several counties that were integral to her research. (Citation in list of sources).

For persons lacking access to the hard-to-find Marsh volumes, this compiler included, descendency listings by others citing her work have been crucial. Especially valuable has been the work of June Bowman, posted online through the webpages of a group of her family members under the heading "Dellinger, Mallory & Others" at Ancestry.com. Mrs. Bowman and her nephew Marvin Dellinger constitute the persons to contact for anyone wishing to pursue this line further.

Drawing from "Dellinger, Mallory & Others," with reference to Marsh's book on the Riddles, the fundamental source of information concerning Anthony Minter and his family is his will, which was "presented in court 14 Nov 1751 by Elizabeth Minter." [Marsh, 1981, B2, p.259]. Except for daughter Nancy Elizabeth, the dates of birth for Anthony and his children, where known, are also from the will [June Bowman, email, Jan-29-2007]. Presumably this is also the source of the name Elizabeth as his wife. Anthony's date of birth is said to have been "about 1685." The Dellinger-Mallory listings also say that Anthony is thought to have moved to Caroline County "about 1730." If true, this casts doubt on Caroline County as the birthplace of his children, as has been stated in a number of places.

Listings posted by Minter researchers have identified as many as eight children of Anthony and Elizabeth. Presumably, most of their names appeared in their father's will, and perhaps in other records as well. Eight are included here, but substantiation is incomplete, and most of what is known apparently derives from the research by Marsh.

The single greatest deficiency in the available information on the family, at least as is known to this researcher, is that his wife we know only as Elizabeth. Not even her maiden name is known, much less anything of her origins.

ANTHONY MINTER b. about 1685 in Virginia, d. 1751 in Caroline County, Va.
mar. ELIZABETH (surname unknown) @1

Children of Anthony and Elizabeth Minter:
2a. NANCY ELIZABETH MINTER b. abt 1713, d. abt 1787, mar.
WILLIAM JULIUS RIDDLE (b. 1708, d. unk) @2A
2b. ANTHONY MINTER, JR. b. abt 1715, d. 1812
2c. JOHN OLIVER MINTER b. abt 1718, d. Jun-14-1797, mar.
ELIZABETH MICHAUX MORGAN (b. 1725, d. unk) @2C
2d. RICHARD MINTER b. abt 1722, d. Mar-1785; mar. MARTHA SCRUGGS @2D
2e. WILLIAM MINTER b. abt 1728, d. unk
2f. JAMES (or JEREMIAH) MINTER b. unk, d. abt 1780; mar. MARGARET ___
2g. JOSEPH MINTER b. unk, d. 1789; mar. ANNA MARIAH GOOCH (b. abt 1735,
d. 1802), settled in SC @2G
2h. JACOB MINTER b. unk, d. unk

 
Minter, Anthony (I1288)
 
177 ARK Death Index, 1934-1940
Spires, Arka, d. 3/20/1934, Pulaski Co., AR
 
Malone, Arka Burton (I2058)
 
178 Arrived in VA in 1638 aboard "The Transport" from the web: Edward was the first known immigrant to America. He came over on the ship "The Transpor t" in June of 1638 to Jamestown Va. He was the sole Brantley aboard the T ransport. John Seaward sponsored Edward's journey and so Edward served as an indentured servant for about 7 years. Edward then recieved 50 acres o f land from the King as did Mr Seaward. Edward died in in Isle of Wigh t C o Va in 1688, and mentions children as shown. Source Elsie Blair Aira ghi: A man names John Seward received 400 acres of land on 18 Jun 1638 fo r tr ansporting 8 persons to America, one was Edward Brantly. Edward's na me, a lng with this sons Edward and Phillip, were on a petition for pardo

see: Pages from 'Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666' documenting Edward Brantly's arrival in America under the sponsorship of John Seward. John Seward received 50 acres of land for each person he sponsored and he received the land for sponsoring Edward and others in 1638.

Edward arrived in 1638 from England. He served John Seward seven years as an indentured servant for paying his passage. John received a land grant 18 June 1638 of 400 acres upon the North side of SW Creek setting out main creek commonly called Caryes Neck, due for transporting 8 persons, including Edward Brantley.

Edward received 675 acres of land in Virginia from the Governor William Berkley. The land was on the Blackwater River south of Proctors Bridge. (May now be in Southhampton County, then was Isle of Wight County.) This grant was made 30 October 1669 adjoining lands of Mr. Took and Mr. England.

On October 15, 1677 the following signed a statement of loyalty to the King of England: Edward Brantley, Edward Brantley Jr. and Phillip Brantley.

Edward Brantley, Edward Brantley Jr. and Phillip Brantley signed a statement of loyality to the King of England on October 15, 1677.

Edward Brantley Sr., Edward, Jr. and Phillip all served in Bacons Rebellion in 1677.

Edward Sr. will was probated in 1688 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

In the name of God, Amen. The 30th day of March in the year of our Lord God 1688, I edward Brantley senior of the upper Parrish of the Isle of Wight County being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect memory praise be to God for the same, and knowing the uncertainity of this life on earth and being desirious to see things in order do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.... this is to say first principally I commend my soul to the almighty God, my creator assuredly believing that I shall own full pardon and free remission of all my sins and be saved by the precious death and merit of my blessed Savior and Redeamor Jesus Christ and my body to the earth from whence it was taken, to be buried in such decent and Christian maner as to my Executrix hereafter named shall be thought meek and convienient and as touching such worldly estate as the Lord in mercy hath lent me make my will and meaning is that the same shall be employed and bestowed as hereafter by this my will expresses in...first to revolk, denounce, frustrate and make void all wills by me formerly made and seal and appoint this my last will and testament.
I doth give devise and bequeath to my son Edward and his son James one hundred sixty and five acres of land where the said Edward now liveth,, to him and the heirs of the same bodies lawfully begotten that is to say the whole one hundred and sixty five acres of land unto my son Edward until his son James doth attain the age of one and twenty years and then it is my will James Brantley shall have one hundred acres of that land to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten: but if it should happen that he dye without heirs then it is my will that the next surviving child of my son Edward shall have it forever.

The other bequest is 200 acres to Phillip Brantley and his son Edward with 100 to each at Edward's arrival at 21, with all of the same conditions.

The other bequest is to John Brantley and his son John, 200 acres with same conditions as above.

I do bequeath unto John the son of my son John one feather bed with all apparatuses... and one black mare, two pewter dishes and two porringers. I do bequeath unto Edward Barntley the son of my son Phillip one bay mare with kin moriake (?) only it is my will and I do give the first mare foal that that mare shall bring unto James Brantley the son of Edward Brantley. I do give and bequeath a yoke of steers unto my three sons to be used jointly amongst them during the time the said heirs shall live and equally to be shared when they shall be killed.

I give unto my three sons: Edward, Phillip and John my Indian slave Peter to serve them two years apiece successively one after the other and when six years is expired I do give the Indian slave Peter unto my daughter Mary during her natural life and after her decease to her children if she shall leave any behind but if she die without increase then to return to my sons or their children to be equally divided amongst them: I do give ans bequeath to my sons eldest sons a two year old heifer apiece. I do give and bequeath the remainder of my personal estate after my debts and funeral expences unto my daughte Mary Brantley whom I do make the sole Exectrix of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I do hereunto put my hand andseal.

Signed sealed published and declared Edward Brantley
to be the last and testament of Edward Brantley His mark
inthe sight and presence of
John Whitstone
Ann A. White
William Evans

Proved in open court for the Isle of Wight County, January 9, 1688 by the oaths of John Whitstone, Ann White and William Evans to be the will of Edward Brantley...Test John Pitt  
Brantley, Edward (I0044)
 
179 Athelia Keziah likely not a daughter, but not sure where else to put her. One unattributed source states she was dau. of John Avent, so here she is. Mentioned in will of Col. Thomas Avent, so must be somehow related. Keziah (spelled various ways) was not an uncommon surname in Northampton & Halifax counties, NC, so possibly she was adopted.

The other 8 children named here are listed in "Sussex Co., VA, Guardian Accts (1754-), pp 26-27 as orphans of John Avent & gives their guardians.

Birthdates of children come from Albemarle Parish records.

Wife Margaret married Lewis Solomon after death of John Avent. 
Family F022
 
180 Avent, William J.
Born: Mar 1, 1843 Capt; Co. D, 15th MA Inf
Eupora, Webster, Choctaw County, MS
Enlisted: Apr 20, 1861
Eupora, MS Died: Oct 22, 1929 Discharged: Med. Discharge: 1865 Private Eupora, MS 
Avent, William J. (I1643)
 
181 b 1708-93 in Essex County, VA (according to a newspaper article from the time of his second marriage in 1792, he was born in 1707,); d. 1793, Chatham County, NC.); m. Sarah Bradford, b. 1692, d 1780. In the 1790 census of Chatham County, Simon Poe, Sr., is listed as having three slaves.

There are records of Simon Poe's connections with the establishment of Deep River Baptist Church on Haw River in North Carolina as early as 1764, which is the date the church was established. This was shortly after he left Caroline County, VA. Sarah, his first wife, may have been deceased by this time because she is not mentioned.

There is no record to show if she died before the family moved to North Carolina or afterward. No marker has been found. He died in Chatham County in 1793 and his will was probated. He had been married twice and his first wife, Sarah, was the mother of his children. He later married in 1792, a short time before his death, a widow named Rhoda Marsh (maiden name Flowers). The marriage notice was carried in the North Carolina Gazetteer. It recited that at the time of his marriage his age was 86 years. At the time of his death, he had 167 living descendants, including children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Simon Poe, Sr., in making his will, named Stephen Poe, the son of Simon Poe, Jr., as taking his father's part and that Urlys William Poe, the son of Stephen Poe, took Stephen Poe's part. Simon Poe, Sr. left several living children. Three of his children, two sons and a daughter, were deceased. William and James and his daughter Frances Poe, who married Robert Thompson, were given their respective parts while Simon Poe was living; and his living children and grandchildren received the remaining part of the estate at his death. Simon Poe, Sr. conveyed a slave to his widow Rhoda Flowers (Marsh).
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Title:
Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Orange County : in the Province of North Carolina, September 1752 through August 1766 / comp. by Ruth Herndon Shields.

Author:
Shields, Ruth Herndon

Publisher:
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Shields, 1966

Collation:
183 p. :

Note:
Index.

Subject:
Orange Co., North Carolina - Court records

August 1761

Ordered that .... Simon Poe, Jr., Stephen Poe, James Poe*, ... do work on the road from Haw River to Roberson's Ford

* Almost certainly three sons of Simon Poe, Sr. James would be later known as Major James S. Poe. Stephen and Simon JR both died in 1773.


This William Poe must be Senior (see below) and must be the 'my son William' mentioned in the 1793 will of Simon Poe, SR. his son, William Poe Jr appears to have died shortly after this around 1800 and have left heir including James Cain Poe. A big question remains to the identity of the wife of William Poe, Sr as the William Poe who married Elizabeth Bray seems to be a different person.

Title:
Chatham County, North Carolina court minutes / Marilyn Poe Laird, Vivian Poe Jackson
Author:
Jackson, Vivian Poe.

26 May 1782*

Pg. 14A. The Following hands appointed to work on the Road under Richard Strawn (Viz.) Prettyman Berry, David Poe, John Gilliam, John Thomas, William Poe Jun'r, Hannah Poe's Negroes, Stephen Straughn, Stephen Neal, Stephen Herndon, Chrispan Straughan, William Poe, Sr, Robert Thompson and James Poe.

* This record pretty much associates members of Simon Sr's clan. William Poe Jr is designated here. Stephen Herndon evidently married Simon Poe's daughter Lucy at some point. Robert Thompson was Simon's daughter Frances' husband. Simon's daughter Mary married a Berry and most have concluded (as do I) that it was Prettyman Berry. Simon Poe, Jr's son David would be in his twenties here. And of course Richard Strawn would be married to Lucy Poe at this point. Hannah is Simon's son Stephen's widow.

Will:

Volume of Chatham County Records (File No. 22, 018) labeled "Deeds, Bills of Sale, Inventories of Estate and Wills, 1782-1794
States on page 146. Sales - Simon Poe, SR, page. 137, 1793 Inventory - Simon Poe

Vol.1 of Chatham Co. NC wills, file #22.018 pg.146

This is taken from a typewritten transcript of the will, photocopy provided, contained in the DAR application of Marilyn Poe Laird. I am accepting Mr. Lairds spelling corrections from the original with a few exceptions where the original is retained. One simply must look at the original script to decide spelling, and sometimes, the intent of the narrative.
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Last Will and Testament of Simon Poe. From Records - Chatham County, North Carolina.

In the Name of God, Amen: I, Simon Poe, of Chatham County, and State of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, Blessed be God, do this 9th day of April in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred ninety three, make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and from following, that is to say:

FIRST. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife, Rhoda Poe, one negro girle named Weney, one feather bed and furniture, pigs, one desk and three plates pewter, three knives and three forks, ten barrels of corn to be paid this fives day of next December, together with one hundred acres of land on Pigs Branch where on the said Rhoda Poe formerly lived on during her windowhood.

All the rest of my estate to be equally divided between these my children: Sary (Sarah) Herndon, Mary Barry (Berry), Jane Madsey (Massey) and one child’s part to be divided between Mary George and Lucy Straughn (Straughan), daughters of Lucy Straughn (Straughan), deceased. Stephen Poe, son of Simon Poe*; one other child’s part: Also William Poe, the son of Stephen Poe* one other child's part; my son William Poe and my son James Poe and daughter Frances Thompson having had their part of my estate already

And I hereby make and ordain my worthy friends Richard Straughn (Straughan), Robert Thompson (Thomson) and James Massey Executors of this my last will and testament.

In Witness I the said Simon Poe, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

His Mark 'X'
Simon Poe

Witness Present.
Elijah Foushee (Fooshee),
B.S. Manley

* This has to refer to Simon Poe (so-called the third). Simon Poe, JR died in 1773. His son Simon was bound to Simon Poe, SR. This explains why Stephen was singled out for a child’s part among others. I think that William Poe who received a child’s part is the son of Stephen Poe – the son of Captain Stephen Poe, who is believed to have been a son of Simon Poe, SR. Both Capt. Stephen and Simon Poe, JR died in 1773.



Chatham County, August 1793
The execution of this Will was duly proven in open court by the Oath of Basel Manley, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto and on motion ordered to be recorded whereupon Richard Straughan, Robert Thomson and James Massey, the executors named duly qualified. John Ramsey, Clk.
Recorded in the Clerks office in Book E, page 147 Simon Poe will Aug. 1793

 
Poe, Simon Sr. (I1020)
 
182 b. January 12, 1742/43 in Albemarle Parish, Surrey/Sussex Co., VA, d. 5 November, 1795, Sussex Co., VA. m. Rebecca
Will of Thomas Avent
Wife Rebecca whole estate until son Thomas is 21 yrs. Land to be divided between 3 sons when Thomas is of age: John, William, Thomas if either of sons die before coming of lawful age others to have land in lawful division.
Children: John, William, Thomas, Angelina, Elizabeth, Polly, Rebeccah, Ruranna Avent.
Brother Benjamin Avent and brother in law John Jones executors Feb 12, 1785.
Proven Sussex County 1795 Nov 6
John Avent qualified to administer Dec 3, 1795
 
Avent, Thomas (I0108)
 
183 Bank Officer Avent, John Edward (I1793)
 
184 Baptist Minister, Siler City. Listed in 'A Roll of Captain Isaiah Hogans Company at a Muster September 19th 1772' from 'Chatham Regimental Return made 23rd Sept. 1772'.

Will of Jesse Buckner

I, Jesse Buckner, of the county and state aforesaid being in a low state of body but of perfect mind and memory to make the following to be my Last Will and Testament. That is first I resign my Soul to God who gave it, and my Body to be decently interred in Christian Burial, and as to my worldly estate I dispose of in the following manner, to wit,

I give unto my daughter Aquilla West a Negro girl name Cinda to her and her heirs forever.

I give unto my son Jesse Buckner a Negro man named Peter to him and his heirs forever.

I give unto my daughter Sarah Jones a Negro girl named Prissy to be her property for lifetime then to be equally divided between her daughters Fably Austin and Fanny Johnson to them and their heirs forever.

I give unto my daughter Peggy West sixty dollars to be paid out of my estate by my executors.

I give to my Grand-daughter Susannah Buckner one hundred dollars to be paid as above named.

I also, give ten dollars to be equally divided between the hairs of my son Nathaniel Buckner dec’d, Susannah excepted as to her part of the ten dollars.

I also give unto my son Martha Johnson (probably means daughter) one side board together with the contents attached to it.

I also give unto Nancy Hogan one hundred dollars to be paid out of my estate by my executors.

I also give unto my son John Buckner a certain tract of land wherever he now lives together with another small tract adjoining the same containing one hundred and eighty acres in all to him and heirs forever.

I also give unto Wesley Buckner son of Jesse Buckner and Buckner Johnson son of Jesse Johnson my tract of land wherever I now live to be equally divided between them at my decease.

I also give to Nancy Hogen two chests, one walnut and one pine chest which is now in my house. I also give unto the heirs of my son Elisha dec’d five dollars to be equally divided between them, to be paid out of my estate.

I also give unto my son William Buckner five dollars to be paid as above, I also give unto Riche Buckner my son five dollars to be paid as above named.

I also give unto my son Edward Buckner five dollars to paid as above named.

I also give unto my son Edward Buckner five dollars to be paid as above named:

I also give unto the heirs of my daughter Polly Street decd five dollars to be equally divided between them to be paid out of my estate as above. I also give unto my grand son Samuel Jones sixty dollars to be paid out of my estate.

The balance of my estate after paying all my just debts to be divided in the following many, viz, to my daughter Peggy West sixty dollars to her and her heirs, and also to my daughter Aquilla West I give sixty dollars to her and her heirs in addition to what was before mentioned.

I also give to my son Richd Buckner sixty dollars in addition to what was before given the balance of my estate if any to be equally divided between my three youngest children., John Buckner, Jesse Buckner and Martha Johnson and I do ordain and appoint Jesse Buckner and Jesse Johnson my whole and sole executors. In witness where I have set my hand and seal the twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six.

Signed and delivered in the presents of witness Jesse Buckner (seal)
Absolom Rogers

Proved May Sessions 1826

Recorded in Book B, pgs 122-123 in Chatham County Courthouse, Pittsboro, NC
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THIS INDENTURE made this ninth day of August one Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty five between Jesse Buckner of the County of Chatham in North
Carolina, planter, of one part & Isham Thrift of the County & State aforesaid

. . . Jesse Buckner for and in consideration of the sum of Two hundred pound to him in hand paid by Sd Isham Thrift

. . . sell alian (assign?) releast and confirm
. . . Track or parcel of land containing six hundred and forty acres lying and being in the said County of Chatham the Northside of Haw River bounded...

. . . stake formerly Isaac Hollinsworth line and
running east along Powells line to a poplar on the Bank of Wilkersons creek [etc. no additional names mentioned] to the first station

. . . said Jesse Buckner and his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and date above written
Jesse Buckner
(SEAL)
Martha x Buckner
(SEAL)
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presents of US W. Douglass Chatham County Nov. Term 1785. This deed was duly acknowledged in Open Court & ordered to be registered. Test John Ramsey C>C> Recorded in Book D, at Page 39, Chatham County Registry.
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In 1793 the church at Forks of the Yadkin in Rowan County was reconstituted with 45 members under the care of Jesse Buckner, a licentiate [he had been licensed to preach but was not yet ordained] from the Haw River Baptist Church, and joined the Sandy Creek [Baptist] Association. - Haw River Baptist Church was in Chatham County and had 320 members in the late 1790's. The pastor there was [Elder] Elnathan Davis [see bio Pickens Co. SC] and it was "much the srongest church in the Association, still under the care of Elder Elnathan Davis, who had as his assistants the licentiates Thomas Brown, Jesse Buckner, Thomas Cate, Solomon Smith, Isaac Hailes, ____ Ray, and William Weatherspoon" (Paschal, p. 40 7).

From 'mpchapter.org' (DAR):
Not all our revolutionary ancestors bore arms. Consider the case of Jesse Buckner. He was born circa 1740 in Virginia and served his country in the Revolutionary War as a Civil Patriot by giving money to the cause. Jesse owned a large plantation and was a Baptist minister for more than 40 years. He died in March 1826 in Chatham County, NC, near Siler City and is buried on the land of his plantation. His second wife was Mary Martha Pyle. They were the parents of 13 children. Jesse Buckner's great grandfather was John Buckner who came to Virginia in 1661 from Oxford, England. He brought the first printing press to the Colonies in 1682.

from http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilclark/misc/bucknr-f.htm: The Buckners of Crawford County trace their unbroken line back to Jesse Buckner of Chatham County, NC. He was one of seven brothers, who migrated from Virginia and settled in the western part of this State. He found life too wild and bloody, so he left the western region and settled near Siler City, Chatham County, about 1780. A history of the Early Baptists in North Carolina, tells of his aid in establishing the Baptist Church in that state. It is recorded that he preached on the Haw River Circuit in 1790 and in
1793 he helped to establish a church in Rowan County at the forks of the Yadkin. Jesse Buckner was married to Mary Pyle, they had seven sons and five daughters.

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 discour-
age 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.

 
Buckner, Jesse (I0995)
 
185 Baron of Powis, Montgomery, Wales Herbert, Edward (I2725)
 
186 bdate from Brooks & Kindred Families, Kellam

JOHN BURNS JR, b. Abt. 1768; m. MARY BRANTLEY, 30 Jan 1792.

Notes for JOHN BURNS JR:

Chatham County: John Burns Will Recorded
Book C North Carolina Pages 230. 231, 232

In the name of God Amen. I, John Burns, of the County of Chatham and State of North Carolina being of sound mind and memory, praised be God for the same, and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs while I have strength and capacity so to do, and knowing the certainty of death and the uncertainty of life, do make and declare this my Last Will and Testament.

First and principally, I commit my soul into the hands of my Creator who gave it and my body to the earth to be interred under the direction of my Executors hereinafter named suitable to the wishes of my relations and friends, and pay all funeral charges together with my just debts, however and to whomever owing out of the moneys that may first come into their hands as a part or parcel of my Estate.

Item, I give and devise to my beloved wife, Mary Burns, a part of the tract of land whereon I now live, as follows:--Beginning at the North East of the barn lot, running east to Alvis Burns Spring Branch, thence up the branch to the Spring, thence West to a Burch on the Creek near a general croping place, thence down the Creek to the River thence down the River to the Mouth of the branch at the Gland thence up that branch to the finck, thence North to Alex Burns Spring branch where the line from the barn strikes the branch then East to Wm. Burns line and with his line to the pine at the Hill field, thence West to a corner in Wm. Burns line, thence South to the line running East from the Spring branch. - I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife my road wagon and gun, two choice horses, two negro men, one by the name of King, the other by the name of Tom, one negro woman by the name of Lucy and her child, Frank. - Two beds and furniture, two Cows and Calves, two sows and pigs, ten head of sheep, and all the domestic fowls and poultry, and a sufficiency of provisions for herself and family for one year and at the death of my wife my Will is that the property given to her be equally divided amongst my now living children share and share alike to wit. -Henry C. Burns, W. T. Burns, Caroline White, wife of William White, Winney Tiny, wife of Wesley Tiny, Alvis Burns, J.B. Burns, Frances Burns, and Mary Makepeace wife of J. H. Makepeace.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Henry C. Burns, one horse, bridle, and saddle, one bed and furniture which he has received.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, William T. Burns, One Horse, bridle and saddle, one bed and furniture which he has received.

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Caroline White, wife of William White one horse, bridle and saddle, one bed and furniture, which she has received.

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Winney Tiny, wife of Wesley Tiny, one horse, bridle and saddle, one bed and furniture which she has received.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Alvis Burns, one horse, bridle and saddle, one bed and furniture, which he has received.

Item, I give and bequeath to my son, J. B. Burns, one horse bridle, and saddle which he has received and he is to receive from my Estate one bed and furniture.

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Frances Burns, one horse, bridle and saddle, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs, one bed and furniture, all of which she is to receive from my Estate.

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Mary Makepeace, wife of G. H. Makepeace in addition to what she has already received, a horse worth fifty dollars.

Item, I give and bequeath to my Granddaughter, Martha Frances Burns, daughter of my departed son, Elisha Burns, two hundred dollars in Cash, to be paid by my Executors as soon as they can conveniently do so.

The residue of my Estate both real and personal not otherwise devised or bequeathed, my Will is that it be equally divided amongst my now living children before mentioned, share and share alike, with this exception my son, W. T. Burns is to account for Six hundred dollars for the hire of my Negro man, Adam, before he can come in for his equal share. -And my son, H. C. Burns is to account for Two hundred dollars for the hire of George before he can come in for is equal share.

My will and desire is that my Executors will not suffer any of my married Negroes to be separated, husband from wife or wife from husband if it can be prevented, unless something would take place that makes it necessary to do so.

In order to prevent law suits which might engender ill will amongst my children my will and desire is that if any of the children would contend that I have made advancements to some of the children by which some of them received more than others, let it be so, for I have desired in making this my Last Will and Testament to do the best I could for all of my children under all the existing circumstances.

It is further my will and desire that my children have no lawsuits with one another.

And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved sons: Henry C. Burns, William T. Burns, Alvis Burns and J. B. Burns, my lawful Executors to all intents and purposes to execute this my Last Will and Testament according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and every part and former thing hereby making and declaring utterly void all other Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made.

In witness whereof I, the said John Burns, to hereunto set my hand and seal this, the 23rd day of July, A.D. 1848.

Signed sealed published and declared by the John Burns said John Burns to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of us who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other do subscribe our names as witnesses.

 
Burns, John Edward (I0039)
 
187 Benjamin AVANT was born on 6 Oct 1800 in North Carolina. He died on 15 Jan 1875. He married Margaret "Peggy" FITE on 27 Jan 1823.

Margaret "Peggy" FITE was born on 15 Jun 1805 in Alexandria, Dekalb Co., Tennessee. She died on 14 Aug 1891 in Cheapside, Texas. She was buried in Aug 1891 in Wrightsboro Cem., Wrightsboro, Gonzales Co., Texas. She married Benjamin AVANT on 27 Jan 1823.

They had the following children:
M i William Carroll AVANT
F ii Elizabeth AVANT
F iii Nancy AVANT
F iv Polly Saline AVANT
M v Abner AVANT
F vi Martha Ann AVANT
M vii Nathan AVANT
M viii Pleasant AVANT
M ix James Monroe AVANT
F x Sarah Ann Malissa AVANT 
Family F895
 
188 Benjamin moved to Lafayette, Oxford, Ms.by 1840
John moved to Choctaw Co. Ms. by 1840
William moved to Dawson, Terrell, Ga. after 1840

marriage source:
Title: Putnam County, Georgia Marriage Records: 1808-1850
Abbrev: Putnam County, GA Marriages
Publication: Francis T. Ingmire, St. Louis, Missouri, 1985


Does anyone know where Drewery (Drowery) Avent came from and went to? I am trying to find the Parents of my John W. Avent who is first found in 1840 Talbot Co. Ga. born 1811
and according to later census records-NC.
(In 1820 Ga, we have only the Ransome Avent bunch)
(Washington Co. Ga)

Abbrev: 1830 U.S. Census of Talbot Co, GAJohn AVENT - he
Title: 1830 U.S. Census of Talbot Co, GA
John AVENT - head of household
1m 10-15 (Henry)?
1m 40-50 (John)?
1f <5 (Caroline M.)?
1f 5-10
2f 10-15
1f 30-40 (Mary)?

Abbrev: 1830 U.S.Census of Choctaw Co, MSAvant, John b
Title: 1830 U.S.Census of Choctaw Co, MS
Avant, John b 1785 SC
Mary 1795 NC (wife)
Henry C. 1820 GA (son)
Caroline M. 1825 GA (daughter)
John J. 1830 GA (son)
Mary 1836 GA (daughter)
1840 Census of Choctaw Co, MS
Avant, John - head of household
1m 50-60 yrs (John)
1f 40-50 (Mary)
1m 10-15
1f <5

Abbrev: 1850 U.S. Census of Choctaw Co, MSJohn Avant age
Title: 1850 U.S. Census of Choctaw Co, MS
John Avant age 65 b SC (Farmer) father-SC, mother-NC
Mary 55 b NC (wife)
Mary 14 b GA (daughter)

1860 U.S. Census of Choctaw Co, MS
Mary Avant 65 b NCc

Abbrev: SAMMY, JOEY, DANIELLE, AND RICKIES ANCESTORS
Title: GEDCOM file imported on 22 Nov 1998.
Author: R. A. FERGUSON

Children
Female AVANT b: BET 1815 AND 1820 in GA (near Atlanta)
Henry C. Captain AVENT\ AVANT b: 1820 in GA (near Atlanta)
Caroline M. J. AVANT b: 1823/24 in Talbot Co, GA
Female AVANT b: BET 1825 AND 1830 in GA (near Atlanta)
John J. AVANT b: 1830 in GA (near Atlanta)
Mary AVANT b: 1834 in GA (near Atlanta)

Talbot Deed Bk C
pg 508
2 Nov 1834
Peter F. Mahone to William H. Nixon
$250 1st Dis LL18
known as Lockhart Fraction 56 acres
Wit: John N. Turner, John Avent, S. Strickland, JP
Recorded 7 Oct 1835 - Frederick A. Bailey, Ck

Notes on John:
1813 Tax List Putnam Co Ga.
Putnam Pulaski
1815- Oct 19 Georgia Pioneers Publication issue May 1985 Vol. 22 #2 pg. 52
Putnam Co. Ga. marriages show: John Averst and m Polly Burt 19 Oct 1815 .. from Bobbie Day Shehling to Barbara Goodson on internet BEG@tntech.edu
1820 Jones 139 Clinton 1827 Jones Drew land 1830 Talbot.
Another death place Choctaw Co MS ...
1827- Aug. 1 John Burt son of John dec'd Al.-Guardian
1827- Nov. 11 John witnessed deed
1830- Talbot Census
W/ Male 10-15 (1815-20)
He was 40/50 (1780-90)
Female 10-15 (1815-20_
Female 30-40 (1790-1800)
1830-Mar. 6 Talbot Deed to Joseph L. David $1500 Lot 65
Originally 23rd Dist. Muscoogee. Recorded 9 years later
1-22-1839
1840 Choctaw Co. Ms. he was born 1780/90 f 1790/1800 m 1825/30 f 1830/5
1850 same born 1785 SC Mary b 1795 NC Mary b 1836 Ga.
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Avents in 1830 Talbot Co., GA census
Avent, William
Avent, (Averett) Benjamin
Avent, John 0010001 112001 9
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JONES COUNTY, GA - TAXLISTS Alphabetical
1816 Tax List Alphabetical
CAPT. HANSFORD'S DISTRICT #305
Avent, John


War of 1812 roster:
AVENT JOHN Thomas' GA Militia Reg't 2 PRIVATE PRIVATE 7 
Avent, John (I1572)
 
189 Bible has death date as 27 jun 1909. Clegg Family History pg 103 has death date as 30 jul 1909 and death place as Harnett Co. Staying with son in Harnett Co. at time of death. Due to bad weather, she was buried in nearby Cokesbury Meth Church. Tombstone epitaph: "God's finger touched her and she slept."

from gravestone:

Mary A.E.Avent
wife of H.E. Avent
B: 2/27/1832
D: 7/30/1909 
Buchanan, Mary Ann Elizabeth (I0282)
 
190 birth year 1847 per 1900 census, shows husband "Richd", wife "Bettie", children Maggie and Annie(?).
also: CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITOR Y: NC COUNTY: Chatham DIVISION: Upper Regiment REEL NO: 432-624 PAGE NO: 384a Burns, Henry C. 45 M Farmer 500 North Carolina Burns, Elizabeth 43 F North Carolina Burns, Robert M. 14 M North Carolin a Burns, Mary L. 13 F North Carolina Burns, Ann E. 11 F North Carolina Burns, Mahala C. 9 F North Carolina Burns, Cornelia F. 7 F North Carolina Burns, Margaretta 5 F North Carolina Burns, Elizabeth 3 F North Carolina Burns, Henry L. 6/12 M North Carolina

gravestone, Mt. Pleasant UMC, Chatham Co., NC
Hamlet, Bettie Burns (b.24 Jun 1850 - d.29 Jan 1922)
Wife of R. R. Hamlet. "One who cared". Location row 6-N.  
Burns, Elizabeth Rosa Brantley (I0904)
 
191 Birth/death dates and spouse from tombstone.
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American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Elbert Buchanan
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment Date: 5 Nov 1863
Enlistment Place: Moore County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 5 November 1863 at the age of 43.
Enlisted in Company F, 50th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 5 Nov 1863.
Sources: 16 
Buchanan, Ethelbert (I0258)
 
192 BIRTH: ABT. 1692, Albemarle, Surry now Sussex Co., VA [1581]
DEATH: BEF. 16 FEB 1779, Sussex Co., VA [1582] [1583]
WILL: 26 Jun 1777, Will proved 18 Feb 1779 [Sussex Co., Wills C:318]
from the web: Will written 26 jun 1777 proved 18 feb 1779 lists sons John, Thomas, Nathaniel, William, Richard, David, Isham, Drewry, and Henry, grch Wells, son of William and Thomas son of Henry. Witness: John Adkins.
A Richard Cotten died intestate in 1718, Virginia. John Cotten on Isle of Wight 1704. List ed in the will of his cousin (uncle), Thomas Cotten in 1718. 1713--wit to will of John Barker src: Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex by John B. Boddie src: Albemarle Parish by Gertrude Richards. Only Isham and Mary are listed in the parish records. 
Cotten, Thomas II (I1002)
 
193 BIRTH: ABT. 1697, Albemarle Parish, Surry now Sussex Co., VA [2175] DEATH : 2 Dec 1768, Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA [2176] Hyde, Jane (I1003)
 
194 BIRTH: ABT. 1705, Surry, now Sussex Co., VA DEATH: by Apr 1760, Northampton Co., (formed from Bertie Co. -1741), WILL proven : 22 Apr 1760 [Northampton Co. Wills 1:56]. Named wife Sarah, William Ragland and Joseph Avent executors. lived near present day Roanoke Rapids, NC.

On 2 Nov. 1733 (William's brother) Thomas Jr. received a deed of Gift of land in old Bertie Co., NC. ("Thomas Avent, Sr. of Surry Co., VA, Planter, deeds to Thomas Avent, Jr., of Bertie Precinct...land separated from land of William Avent..." Bertie Co., NC Deed Book D:125.)

Wife Sarah's Massie family has been traced back (using solid sources) to the Conquest in England, and was related to numerous families in the English aristocracy. See "Massey Genealogy 2000", by William M. Massey, Jr. Her great-great grandfather, William Massie, known as "Sir William Massey", was knighted by King James at Chester in 1617.

from the web:
1727-received land grant in Brunswick Co., VA on South side of Meherrin River
1745-Northampton Co., NC-sold land to Richard Cross.

Will written 22 Apr 1760. Had received land from in his father in old Bertie Co, NC by 1733. In 1727 received land grant in Surry Co., Va. Had land on an island in the Roanoke River.

Colonial records in NC say he was an ensign in the seventh North Carolina Regiment in 1740.

1758-Newton Tapley to William Avent and his heirs, rights of the plantation of Thomas Avent , Jr, deceased, on the north side of Roanoke River, not including Beaver Pond
his will:
(Northampton Co., NC Will Book 1 Pg 56)

In the name of God amen, I, William Avent, of the county of Northampton, Province of North Carolina, being very sick and weak and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz):

First I recommend my soul to Almighty God who gives and my body to be decently buried at the direction of my Executors hereafter.

Item: I give and bequeath to my loving son, John Avent, one hundred twenty acres of land lying in the back of my plantation and back of the plantation Thomas Avent formerly lived on, to him and his heirs forever. Also the half of my part of that hundred acres my brother Thomas Avent formerly lived on, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my loving wife the plantation I now live on, during the time of her natural life, and at her death, I give the same and also that island of land willed to me by my brother Thomas Avent, to my son William Avent, to him and his heirs forever. I lend to my wife, my negro man Mingo, and my negro woman Bridget and Phillis and Charles during her life and at her death, I give to my son William Avent the said Mingo and Bridget. I advise that Phillis and Charles be sold and the money equally divided among (viz) my children, John and Thomas Avent, and no other of them.

Item: I give to my son Joseph Avent, one negro man named Dick.

Item : I give to my son John Avent my negroes Job, and Fan.

Item: I give to my son Thomas Avent, my negroes Peter and Lucy.

Item: I give to my daughter Sarah Ragland, my negro man Pompey.

Item: I give to my daughter Gilley Avent, my negroes Moll and Davie.

Item: I give to my daughter Rebecca, my negroes Ned and Jenny.

I desire Thomas Vinson may have fifteen pounds of the money Captain David Mason is indebted to me to be discharged a legacy given to Ursula Avent by my father, and I give to my brother Peter Avent, thirty pounds of the said Mason money due me to discharge a note of hand given to him for the same, and I desire the remainder of the money due me by Thomas Mason to be equally divided amongst all my children.

I give to my son Joseph Avent, two cows and three year-old steers and to Sarah Ragland the same quantity and I lend to my wife all the rest of the cattle, and as my children come of age, I desire my wife give them the same quantity as above mentioned, and to give to William Ragland two sows ____and ten bushels of wheat.

I give to my son John Avent, one gray mare and saddle, and year old ___ to Thomas Avent.

I lend to my wife all my hogs during her life and at her death I give them to my son William Avent, and as for my household I lend to my wife during her life and at her death to be equally divided amongst my children.

I give Joseph my fine waistcoat and I give my country cloth and brushes to John Avent, and I give my ____ waistcoat to Thomas Avent, and my beaver hat also.

I give to William Ragland beaver skins to make him a hat.

I lend to my wife my horse during her life. I hereby appoint my loving wife and William Ragland and Joseph Avent my Executors to this my last will and testament. I hereby make all others made theretofore, whether by word or writting of no effect. Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal this 22 day of April in the year of our Lord 1760.

his -William X Avent- mark
Will proved August, 1761. This Will is recorded in Northampton County North Carolina

War of THE SPANISH ALARM 1747-48 list on page 273 State Records "A List of Northampton Ridgment William Avent, Insign, & two Corpralls & four Seargents"

War of Spanish Alarm: "During King George’s War, the Spanish attack Beaufort and Brunswick. In the so-called Spanish Alarm, they sack settlements before local militia can drive them away ." 
Avent, William (I0858)
 
195 BIRTH: BET. 1727 - 1729, Albemarle Parish, Surry now Sussex Co., VA
DEATH : BEF. 7 JAN 1790, Albemarle Parish, Sussex Co., VA [1580]
WILL: Will Dated 24 May 1786, Will Proved: 7 Jan 1790, [Sussex Co., Wills E:1]
from the web: Will Written 24 may 1786 proved 7 jan 1790-Sussex Lists daus Salley Ivey, Rebecca Mangum, Jiney Cook, sons Seth, Harris, Archibald, Carey, Weaver, grch Eliza Cook. Ancestral file lists another dau: Celia Cotten chr 12 aug 1760 Surry... md William Scoggins chr 2 jun 1760
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Richard COTTON signed a will on 7 Jan 1790 in Sussex County, Virginia.(1) Will Book E, page 1, Sussex Co. VA. Wills, will dated 24 May 1786; probated 7 January 1790. In Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry-Sussex Cos. VA., 1739-1778 (1958), by Gertrude R. B. Richards, PHD., births of nine children are listed born to "Richard Cotton and his wife Betty". Eight of the children listed in the birth records were named in Richard Cotton's will. The one being omitted was named William. Virginia Marriages (1953) by William Armstrong Crozier and Marriages of Virginia (1952) by Catherine Lindsay Knorr indicate the marriages shown for the children of Richard Cotton and his wife Betty: All 9 children was born Susex Co. VA.?

Albemarle, Virginia


(This Will is the way I found it, and the spelling too.)

WILL OF RICHARD COTTON
Sussex County, Virginia

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Richard Cotton, of the Parish of Albemarle in the County of Sussex, being of perfect mind and memory, thanks be to All Mighty God for the same, and same, and calling to mind the uncertainty of Life, and knowing that all flesh must exile to death, do make this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following.

ITEM - First, I recommend my sole to All Mighty God who gave it to me, trusting in merits of the Crucified Salvation. As for settling what temporal Estate it has pleased All Mighty God to bestow upon me, far above my desert, I dispose in manner and from followth:

ITEM - I give to my Daughter, Salley Ivey, one negro gal name Liddy, to she and her heirs forever.

ITEM- I give to my sone, Seth Cotton, a negro woman named Tabb, thirty pounds cash, one feather bed and blanket, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM - I give to my sone, Haris Cotton, one negro woman named Aniche, and the upper part of my Black Swamp land, formerly the part that was Howell Jarratt's, and half the benefit of the orchard on the place where he now lives, till he can raise one, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM - I give to my daughter, Rebecca Mangum, one negro woman named Pender during her life and at her death to her eldest some, Zachariah, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM - I give to my sone, Archabal Cotton, one negro man named Will and seventy pounds gold or Silver, one sow and pigs, six barrels of corn, 300 pounds of pork, one axe, one hoe, one pot, one frying pan, one paile, fore sheaps and one feather bed & furniture, all which I give to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM - I give to my sone, Cary Cotton, the Plantation where on I now live, and all the lands that belong to the Tract, one negro by named Lewis, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM - I give to my daughter, Jincy Cook (Cocke ?), one negro gal named Lucy, during her life and at her death to her daughter, Elizabeth Cook, to her and her heirs forever.

ITEM - I give to my sone , Weaver Cotton, the lower part of the land on the Black Swamp, being the part where Taddey Jarrell forerly lived, also one negro boy named Gabriel, one horse bridle & Saddle, to him and his heirs forever.

ITEM- My will desire is that after my just debts and legaceys is paid, that all the remainder part of my Estate of what kind or denominations what so every, to be equally divided between my three sons, namely, Archebal, Carey, and Weaver Cotton, by two good honest men to be chosen for that purpose by my Executors.

ITEM - Lastly, I do consititute & appoint my loving sons, Carey & Archebal Cotton, my hole and sole Executors of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all other wills here to fore maid, & acknowledging this for my last Will & Testament. IN WITNESS, I have set my hand and Seal this Twentieth forth day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty six. Signed Richard Cotton (Seal)

Signed & Acknowledged for
his last Will & Testament in
the presents of

Lawrence Smith
Jesse Ivey

Will Book E, Page 1 Sussex Co. VA.
Probated: 172 7 January 1790, Sussex Co. VA. He was born co1729 in Albemarle, Sussex Co., VA.(2) He died in Surry, Virginia. 
Cotten, Richard (I1186)
 
196 birthdate of 1793 from Garland Avent - no source given. Avent, William (I1913)
 
197 Born in Chatham Co., NC. Served as a tail gunner in the 14th Air Force in China and Burma (the 14th AF was the outfit that succeeded the Flying Tigers, when the all-volunteer Flying Tigers became incorporated into the USAAC). Commanded by Gen. Claire Chennault. Flew over 55 combat missions, shot down three times. Also served in the USAF during the Korean Conflict . Is buried in Rock Quarry Veteran's Cemetary, Raleigh, NC.

Name: Howard F Avent
Birth Year: 1921
Race: White, citizen
Nativity State or Country: North Carolina
State: North Carolina
County or City: Alamance

Enlistment Date: 30 Nov 1942
Enlistment State: North Carolina
Enlistment City: Fort Bragg
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Army Air ForceSource: Civil Life
Education: 4 years of high school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 70
Weight: 164

U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2006
Name: Howard F Avent
Service Info.: SSGT US AIR FORCE WORLD WAR II, KOREA
Birth Date: 10 May 1921
Death Date: 15 Sep 1985
Service Start Date: 22 Nov 1942
Service End Date: 17 Aug 1955
Interment Date: 17 Sep 1985
Cemetery: Raleigh National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 501 Rock Quarry Road Raleigh, NC 27610
Buried At: Section 16 Site 204 
Avent, Howard Foster (I0276)
 
198 Born in Chatham Co., where he resided as a farmer. Enlisted in CSA army in 61st NC Inf Co. D on 7/16/1862 for the war. Mustered in as Pvt., promoted to Corp. 12/27/1862, and to Sgt. on 6/1/1864 at Cold Harbor battlefield. Fought at battle of Crater and Cold Harbor, among many others.


EMMAUS BAPTIST CHURCH
Location: Hadley Township. On north side of SR 1346, Silk Hope--Gum Springs Road, 0.2 mile east of SR 1559, Emerson Cook Road

Coordinates: 35d 46m 18.0s N; 79d 16m 25.0s W
In December 1965, Lots Sugg Willett, Guilford Battle Chapter, DAR, Greensboro, North Carolina, recorded 240 grave markers with legible data and 68 field stones. On 15 March 1997, Will and Audrey Heiser recorded data from 261 grave markers, and noted 43 unmarked graves or illegible markers.

Webster, Basel E. (b.22 May 1839 - d.24 Feb 1905)
3' pedestal. DAR 1965, p. 26 west side of pedestal. Location row 7.

Webster, Mary (b.1823 - d.24 May 1903)
Wife of Richard Webster. DAR 1965, p. 27 Marker not found byAOH.

Webster, Richard (b.1817 - d.11 Nov 1893)
Husband of Mary Webster. "At Rest". 4' pedestal. DAR 1965, p. 27. Location row 9.  
Webster, Basil Elisha (I0889)
 
199 Born in Prince Edward Co., VA per app for Confederates Home in old age.
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History Of Prince Edward County, Virginia by Herbert C. Bradshaw (1955 ) Page 309 Among those to whom ordinary licenses were granted in this pe r iod were John QUEENSBERRY, 1795, and Mackness ROWLETT, 1797. The Herita ge Of Virginia by James Hagemann 1988 Green Bay Prince Edward VA. T wo ordinaries competed for trade here in 1797, one operated by John QU EEN SBERRY and the other by Mackness ROWLETT. The names of the taverns ar e no t in the history books, but since this hamlet has been known as Gree n Bay for nearly two hundred years and there is no bay within 125 air mil es of the locality, undoubtedly the more popular tavern bore that name.

Pvt., 23rd VA INF, wounded, captured at Spotsylvania, lived in Richmond Old Confederates Home in later years.

1860 Amelia Co., VA census:

, Edward Queensbury, 22, M, Laborer, VA
7, Lucy Queensbury, 20, F, VA

from the web:
I have been researching the surname of QUEENSBERRY, often spelled Quesenberry/Quisenberry.
John Queensberry died 1813 in Prince Edward Co. VA. He married Mary Bruce in the 1790's, daughter of Alexander Bruce who left will in Nottoway Co. VA 1795.
John and Mary's children were:
Alexander, John, Washington, William, Rachel, Nancy, and possible other daughters, all born between 1797 and 1812.
I believe, but have not proven that John Queensberry was a son of Aaron or Nicholas Queensberry of Amelia Co. VA.

The Quesinberry family came from Germany to Virgina in Colonial times. There were six brothers who came to this country, two locating in Floyd Co. Vir., two in Carroll Co. and two in North Carolina. The members of the family who settled in North Carolina spell their name Queensberry.

Mary/Polly BRUCE was born about 1774 in Amelia Co. VA. Died 23 Sept 1859 in
Prince Edward Co. VA. She was daughter of Alexander BRUCE and second wife,
which her name is unknown, but I believe her mother to have been Rachel WOODSON.
Married John QUEENSBERRY before 1795. No marriage record survives but she
is named as Polly CUSHENBERRY, wife of John CUSHENBERRY in her father's
September 1795 Nottoway Co. Will. In the Prince Edward Co. VA 1859 Death
Register, Mary/Polly QUEENSBERRY is listed as being 85 years old, died of
"old age", parent is listed as Alexander BRUCE, widow of John QUEENSBERRY
and the informant was a son, Alexander QUEENSBERRY.

John QUEENSBERRY operated an "Ordinary" in the area of Green Bay, VA.
(P.E. Co) He died in 1813. Left no will but his inventory covers several
pages in the Prince Edward Co. Court Books and several Deeds are recorded
for his children and wife after his death.

The 1810 census for Prince Edward Co. VA listed John QUEENSBERRY as head
of household, age 45 plus. Three males under 10 years of age, and one
between 10 and 16 years old. Females included were two females under 10
years and one female between 26 and 45 years old.

Children are not in the order that they were born. Names taken from a list
of heirs of John QUEENSBERRY in the division of his estate..

Alexander QUEENSBERRY born about 1796 Prince Edward Co. VA removed to
Lunenburg Co. VA

Elizabeth Nancy QUEENSBERRY born about 1808 Prince Edward Co. VA. Married
on 20 May 1825 to Thomas WALLER, P.E. Co. VA.

John QUEENSBERRY born about 1811 Prince Edward Co. VA. Died of consumption
at age 55 in August 1866. Found in the 1866 Death Register for P.E. Co. VA

Washington J. QUEENSBERRY born 13 November 1806 Prince Edward Co. VA Died
14 Jan 1856 Guilford Co. NC. Married 11 Nov 1841 Mary Jane BURKE Prince
Edward Co. VA. Daughter of Richard F. BURKE and Sally FOSTER.
This may have been a second marriage, I lose Washington QUEENSBERRY for
the years 1832-1841. He sold all of his land in 1831-32 in Prince Edward
Co. and can not be found as head of household in VA, GA, KY, or N.C. in 1840.

William QUEENSBERRY born about 1803/4-Died in Lunenburg Co. VA. in 1826.
Estate filed in Lunenburg Co. VA. Married Nancy ROBINSON.

Rachel QUEENSBERRY born about 1805 Prince Edward Co. VA married in Prince
Edward Co. VA on 15 June 1821 to McNess SHIPP son of John SHIPP.

Mary QUEENSBERRY born 1812/13, married Edward B. MILLER on 1 Dec 1831,
consent given by her guardian R.M. DEJARNETT
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Children of Washington J. QUEENSBERRY and Mary Jane BURKE
Victoria Anne QUEENSBERRY born 4 Jan 1848 Guilford Co. NC-died 21 Sept
1919 in Rockingham Co. NC. Married Pinckney L. WALL
Caroline QUEENSBERRY died as an infant
Mary W. QUEENSBERRY born 1856 after the death of her father, she died at
age 8 years (guardianship records)

After the death of Washington QUEENSBERRY, Mary BURKE married as her second
husband Jesse Harper BEVIL of Guilford Co. NC. Marriage bond dated 1 Oct
1856. Mary died 24 Nov 1884 and is buried at Center Church Cem, Guilford
Co. NC. in the BEVIL plot. They had one daughter:
Permelia BEVIL born 1858, married Mack WARREN and died in Caswell Co. NC

Sources:
North Carolina:
Guilford County Court Records, 1856-1858
Marriage Bonds
Dates taken from Tombstones in Center Methodist Church Cemetery
Virginia:
Nottoway Co. VA
Court Order Book 2
Will Book 1, page 200

Prince Edward Co. VA
Court Order Books 8/11/13
Marriage Bonds
Deed Books

Richmond, Virginia City Directories, 1889-90 Record
Name: Alexander E Queensberry
Location 2: Midlothian tpk, Swansboro
Occupation: carp
Year: 1889
City: Manchester
State: VA

He and wife Lucy living on French farm in 1860

ID: I1661
Name: Edward QUEENSBURY 1
Sex: M
Death: UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 Lucy FRENCH b: 1840
Married: 22 DEC 1858 in Nottoway Co., VA

Sources:
Title: Descendants of Robert French
Author: Tom French/ Larry Maier
Publication: 1995
Note: Work was probably prepared by M. Amundson of Fredrick, Md.
Repository:
Note: Hard copy held by Jim Supan
Call Number:
Media: Manuscript
 
Queensberry, Edward Alexander (I0908)
 
200 burial:
MAGNOLIA CEMETERY OF ELON. Location - Cemetery is in Elon, NC and is bounded by E. Trollinger Ave and S. Oak Ave.

# Avent, Jos. P. (b. 1862 - d. 1914)
Masonic Symbol Spouse - Alice Boone
# Avent, Alice Boone (b. 1865 - d. 1938)
Spouse - Jos. P. Avent

 
Avent, Joseph Partridge (I3268)
 

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