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201 buried at:

WOODLAWN MEMORIAL PARK.
Located in Durham at 2107 Liberty Street off South Miami Boulevard (NC 70).

Carlton, Annie Georgia Avent (b. 2 Oct 1880 - d. 1944). Daughter of Wm A.-Mary A.F. Cotton Avent.

 
Avent, Annie Georgia (I0362)
 
202 Buried Emmaus Bap. Ch., Chatham Co., Nc:
Webster, Clarence (b.13 Dec 1848 - d.16 Jan 1913)
Husband of Kate G. Carter Webster. Family headstone. DAR 1965, p. 27.  
Webster, Clarence (I0898)
 
203 Buried in Buchanan family cemetery, in Chatham Co., NC, near Cape Fear river.

American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Hilliard Buchanan
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 1 Aug 1863
Enlistment Place: Moore County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 1 August 1863.
Enlisted in Company F, 50th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 1 Aug 1863.
Sources: 16

Captured at Plymouth, NC, 10/21/1864, sent to Pt. Lookout, MD, POW camp. released 6/23/1865. 
Buchanan, Hilliard Smith (I0261)
 
204 buried in from Avent-Cox-Pierce Cemetery, Sanderson, GA:
Joseph Avant 1851 died at 4 yrs of age. Son of James Ransome & Lucretia Cox Avant.
 
Avant, Joseph (I2667)
 
205 buried in from Avent-Cox-Pierce Cemetery, Sanderson, GA:
Ransome Leverette Avant ca. 1863 adopted son of James Ransome & Lucretia Cox Avant 
Avant, Ransome Leverette (I2668)
 
206 buried in from Avent-Cox-Pierce Cemetery, Sanderson, GA:
Sarah Avant 1853 died at 6 mos. Dau of James Ransome & Lucretia Cox Avant
 
Avant, Sarah (I2666)
 
207 Buried Oakwood Cem., Siler City, NC.
Webster, Duncan L. (b.1 Jun 1850 - d.22 Mar 1915)
"He giveth His beloved sleep". Family headstone. Location row C-16.

Year of birth conflict: death certificate gives year of death as 1915, and age as 62, so birth year of 1853, while tombstone gives birth year of 1850.

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from the Websgter genforum:

Posted by: Donald Roderick Dodson Date: May 24, 2001 at 04:45:17
In Reply to: Re: WEBSTER Genealogy, Chatham Co. NC by Bobbie of 4987

Bobbie, Richard Webster Jr. had three wives. My lineage came from Sarah Auld. He also married Mazy A. Stone and they had a son Duncan Luther Webster. Duncan married Olive Bradshaw. Olive's dad was James Pope Bradshaw, don't know her mother. Duncan and Olive Bradshaw had two sons, Jennings Bryan Webster Sr., and Roland Bradshaw Webster. I can trace back into Jennings and Roland if that interests you. 
Webster, Duncan L. (I0899)
 
208 Buried Sapling Ridge UMC, Chatham Co., NC

Webster, Norman A. (b.25 May 1843 - d.14 Nov 1913)
Husband of Francis Henderson Webster. DAR 1965, p. 85. Location row 8.

# Name: Norman WEBSTER
# Sex: M
# Birth: MAY 1843 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
# 7 JUL 1862 61st Inf Reg. NC,Co D
# Death: Aft 1900 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
# Note: BIOGRAPHY: Enlisted, along with brothers Basil and Nathan, in 61st Infantry Co. D, Confederate Army. Captured at Kinston 14 Dec 1862. Paroled 15 Dec 1862. Returned to duty until 22 Jul 1863 when wounded in left eye. Returned to duty 8 Aug 1863. Hospitalized again 29 Feb 1864. Returned to duty, wounded in left hand at Fort Harrison, VA, Sep 1864. Hospitalized at Richmond. Survived the war. Returned home to marry Civil War widow Frances Henderson Cook.
# Change Date: 28 JUN 2003 at 11:08:57

Father: Richard WEBSTER
Mother: Mazy A STONE

Marriage 1 Frances HENDERSON b: 5 SEP 1839 in Chatham Co,N.C.

Children

1. Virginia A WEBSTER b: 1870 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
2. Meriman WEBSTER b: 1873 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
3. Carrie Frances WEBSTER b: 1877 in Hadley,Chatham Co,N.C.
4. Hezekiah H WEBSTER b: AUG 1880 in Chatham Co,N.C. 
Webster, Norman A. (I0894)
 
209 buried Straughan cememtery:
STRAUGHN [D84.2]

Location: Center Township. By two large cedar trees, 50 feet west of old lane, 850 feet south of old chimney, 2,000 feet east of SR 1520, Old Graham Road, and 1.0 mile north of SR 1520, Russell Chapel Road

Coordinates: 35d 46m 21.0s N; 79d 11m 58.0s W

# Straughn, Elisha H. (b. 12 Jul 1809 - d. 22 Feb 1878)

Husband of Nancy B. Straughn. "He served in the Legislature of 1858-1864. Was Clerk of Sand Creek Assn. 40 yrs. They rest from their labors and their works do follow them." "Father". Double headstone. Footstone: EHS.

# Straughn, Nancy B. (b. 5 Jun 1817 - d. 15 Feb 1883)

Wife of Elisha H. Straughn. "Mother". Double headstone. Footstone: NBS. 
Lindsey, Nancy B. (I0565)
 
210 called 'Col.' Sherwood, Daniel (I1303)
 
211 called 'Major' Taken from "Supplement To The Auld Family Footprints Fr om Maryland To North Carolina Then West Across The South To Texas And O klahoma" September 2002 by V.L. Auld "His home was named Sherwood Fore st near the Miles River." "His occupation was Maryland Assembly in 1692- 1693; Justice, 1694-96." Sherwood, Hugh (I1305)
 
212 called 'Mutt'. Lived in Mebane, NC. Hanford, Mebane L. (I0392)
 
213 called 'Senator'. Member of NC General Assembly for Anson Co., NC in 1783 & 1754 (Representative), and 1788 (Senator).

from "The Journal of James Auld, 1765-1770", published in the Southern History Association, Volume VIII, No. 4, July, 1904, and found in the
National Archives (and elsewhere, including genealogy.com):

"In Nov., 1770, traveled up to Anson County about 200 miles, contracted with Col. Sam Spencer for the clerkship of that county and my first court commenced January 1771. This fall negro wench Cate run away. Continued traveling and attending Anson County court with my sons, John and Michael , until January court '72, when John is placed for one year at Chatham County Court House in a store for Mr. Neal McKennon and also Deputy Clerk for Wm. Cooper of that County, myself pursuing my attendance at Anson County Court until April '72, proposing now to move my family to Anson County before July Court."

The journal goes on to say:

"SUNDAY Feb: 10: 1765 - I took my departure from my house on Fishing Creek in Dorchester County, Maryland where I left my wife and Six children viz....wife Rosanna Auld...sd. Six children...

1st Child a daugh. Ann aged about 14 years
2nd a Son John aged abt 13
3 a Daughter Rosannah abt 10
4 a Son Michael Piper abt. 8
5 a Daugh Mary - abt. 4
6 a Daugh Betsey - abt. 3 m(os)

The following birthdays are also listed:

James Sherwood AULD b. 15 Jan. 177 (torn, prob. 1770)
Henry William AULD b. 14 Mar. 1781.
Rosanna Elizabeth AULD b. 1 Mar. 1783.
Charles AULD b. 13 Dec. 1787.
Alexander AULD b. 16 Sep. 1789.
Sarah AULD b. 25 Dec. 179 (torn, but may be 1792).

In another hand - James AULD d. 8 May 1782

wf Rosanna d. 11 Nov. 1792 Anson Co.
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from another (unattributed) source:

"JOHN AULD, born May 30, 1752; died Nov. 28, 1796; buried in Anson County, North Carolina, in Auld Family Cemetery near Pee Dee Station ; married ELIZABETH SCURLOCK. He was Clerk of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Anson County, North Carolina, and served in the State Senate and House of Legislature several terms. His tombstone reads: 'John Auld died November 28, 1796, aged 44 years and 6 months.'"

The husband of ELIZABETH SCURLOCK was JOHN AULD, son of JAMES AULD and ROSANNA PIPER GOLDSBOROUGH. JOHN was born May 30, 1752, in Fishing Creek, Dorchester County, MD. He died Nov. 28, 1796, and is buried in the Auld Family Cemetery near Pee Dee Station in Anson County, NC.

He was Clerk of Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Anson County, and served in the State Senate and House of Legislature several terms.
According to Anson County, North Carolina: Abstracts of Early Records, JAMES AULD and his sons JOHN and MICHAEL served as Clerks of
Court before, during, and after the Revolution. JAMES served as a member of the commission to locate the state capital. JOHN served as
State Senator after the Revolution, and while serving as Senator he was appointed Auditor for the State of North Carolina.

ELIZABETH2 SCURLOCK (MIAL/MILES 1), died August 26, 1795 in Chatham Co., NC. She married JOHN AULD, son of JAMES AULD and ROSANNA GOLDBOROUGH. He was born May 30, 1752 in Fishing Creek, Dorchester Co., MD, and died November 28, 1796 in Wadesboro Co., , NC.

Children of ELIZABETH SCURLOCK and JOHN AULD are: i. ELIZABETH3 AULD.
ii. JAMES SHERWOOD AULD.
iii. HENRY WILLIAM AULD.
iv. ELIZABETH AULD.
v. SARAH AULD.
vi. CHARLES AULD.
vii. ALEXANDRA AULD.
Information taken from the book titled "SUPPLEMENT TO THE AULD FAMILY FOOTPRINTS FROM MARYLAND TO NORTH CAROLINA THEN WEST ACROSS THE SOUTH TO TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA" by V.L . Auld - September 2002: page 26 "His tombstone reads:"John Auld died 2 8th November 1796, aged 44 years and 6 months."

Connections to Chatham Co, NC, are documented through these deeds:

These are taken from N.C. Archives films of the original Chatham Co., NC records. 1771-1786, vol. A.B.C., being the first ones.

pg. 170, Nov. 18, 1778
"Agnes Harrington, Thomas Harrington and Philemon Harrington, sell to John Auld of Anson Co., for 800 pds, 212 acres, including the land whereon we now live..."

pg. 173, Nov. 18, 1778
"William Alston of Halifax Co., NC sells to John Auld of Anson Co., NC, for 500 pds, 212 acres. Land joins Mial Scurlocks land where the Court House now stands and the land of Zachariah Harman..."
 
Auld, John (I1007)
 
214 called 'Sweet'. Murphy, Thelma (I2525)
 
215 came to Talbot County, Maryland, between 1680 and 1685 Auld, James (I1107)
 
216 Can't explain how Emma could be born in Mar 1889 and sister Sallie in Jan 1889, but that's what their death certificates have.

Listed on 1900 census in household of John Jones and wife Sarah. Rel is 'niece'. DOB given as Oct 1888. 
Johnson, Emma Elizabeth (I3700)
 
217 Capt. in Chatham Co. Militia in Rev War.

Capt. Stephen Poe, b. 1732, d. 1773, m. Hannah Bradford, was captain and commander of local militia in Chatham County, N.C. The first court held in Chatham County was held in Stephen Poe's home. It was later moved to Pittsboro, where a new courthouse was constructed.

Stephen Poe left Virginia and acquired a land grant of 194 acres in 1759, in Orange County, NC. This was known as the Lord Granville Grant. These lands were later incorporated into Chatham Count. The chain carrier for the surveyor of Stephen Poe's first purchase in 1759 was his brother Simon Poe, Jr., (b 1732, d. 1773). Stephen was the oldest son.
 
Poe, Capt. Stephen (I1013)
 
218 Capt., Co., D, 35th NC Infantry in WBTS. Captured June 17, 1864, sent to Ft. Delaware POW camp. Became one of the "Immortal 600", in which Confederate POW's were used as human shields by the Union army:

"On August 20, 1864, a chosen group of 600 Confederate officers left Fort Delaware as prisoners of war, bound for the Union Army base at Hilton Head, S.C. Their purpose--to be placed in a stockade in front of the Union batteries at the siege of Charleston.

The 600 were landed on Morris Island, at the mouth of Charleston Harbor. Here they remained in an open 1 1/2 acre pen, under the shelling of friendly artillery fire. Three died on the starvation rations issued as a retaliation for the conditions of Union prisoners at Andersonville, Ga. and Salisbury, N.C.

On October 21, after 45 days under fire, the weakened survivors were removed to Fort Pulaski, Ga. Here they were crowded into the cold damp casements of the fort. On November 19 197 of the men were sent back to Hilton Head to relieve the overcrowding. A "retaliation ration" of 10 ounces of moldy cornmeal and soured onion pickles was the only food given for 42 days. Thirteen men died at Fort Pulaski and five at Hilton Head.

The remaining members of the Immortal Six-Hundred were returned to Fort Delaware on March 12, 1865, where an additional twenty-five died. They became famous throughout the South for their adherence to principle, refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance under such adverse circumstances, choosing "death before dishonor"."

Photo of him from 'To Bear Arms' by Martha Harrington. (An excellent resource on Chatham Co., NC, genealogy.)

1900 Moore Co. Census shows:

George W. Avent, b. 1839 (61)
wife Martha H., b. 1846 (53)

children:
Fannie, b. 1867 (32)
Lizzie B., b. 1877 (22)
Geo. , b. 1883 (16)
Arma, b. 1890 (9)

children of GW and Martha P:

Bernice AVENT b: Abt 1874
Frances Harper AVENT b: Oct 1867 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
Henry AVENT b: 1869 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
John Joseph AVENT b: 21 Feb 1872 in , Harnett, North Carolina
Culbreth AVENT b: Abt 1876 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
Elizabeth Isabel AVENT b: Abt 1878 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
Elton Earley AVENT b: 24 Jul 1879 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
George Hanna AVENT b: Oct 1884 in Lick Creek, Moore, North Carolina
Armaur Rondthaler AVENT 1890-1958

Martha Partridge died 1936 in Moore Co. , NC. ========
George Washington Avent was born 12 Jan 1839 in Moore Co., NC and died 10 May 1926.
He and wife Martha are buried in Jonesboro Cem., Lee Co., NC, and they have headstones,
which read as follows:

AVENT

MARTHA PARTRIDGE
1846
1936
w/o George W. Avent
AVENT DOUBLE STONE

AVENT
GEORGE W.
1839
1926
h/o Martha Partridge Avent
AVENT DOUBLE STONE
 
Avent, George Washington (I0253)
 
219 Captain, CSA. Killed in Civil War. From a history of the 48th NC:

"Thomas J. Clegg, a resident of Moore County, previously served as a captain in the 51st Regiment, N.C. Militia. He was elected first lieutenant of Co. D, 48th Regiment, on Feb. 25, 1862. He was promoted to captain on April 9, 1862, when Huske transferred to the regimental staff. He was wounded in the left thigh at King’s School House, Va., on June 25, 1862, and was hospitalized at Richmond, Va., where he died of his wound on July 8 or 9, 1862."

His brother Montraville was also killed in the war.

Buried in the Clegg family cemetery in Chatham Co.:

# Clegg, Thomas James, Capt. (b. 26 Feb 1828 - d. 8 Jul 1862)

Husband of Elizabeth (Lizzie) McIver. Son of Isaac and Anna (Thompson) Clegg. In Memory of Captain Thomas J. Clegg --- died Richmond, Va. "In Memory of Captain Thomas J. Clegg --- died Richmond, Va". Footstone - TJC. Ref: "The Cleggs of Old Chatham," Broughton, 1977. Location row 3. column HS14. 
Clegg, Thomas James (I2769)
 
220 Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. III, p. 360, 27 Sep 1729. Anthony Morgan, 50 acres in Goochland, South side of James. Surplus within 850 acres granted Abraham Micheaux, 17 Jan 1713. He witnessed the Will of mother-in-law, Susanna Michaux. He also proved it by his "Solemn Affirmnation" as he could not swear on his oath - he was a Quaker and is so listed in the Deed Book.
Inventory of estate ordered this date, 25 Jul 1763.

1748 Tithes List, Southam Parish, Goochland Co., VA. Next to John Minter

1754: Witnessed the Will of Jeremiah Cox of southam Parish, Cumberland Co., VA, along with Harry Bagby, Susannah Bagby, John Ep1 CONC person, Wm. Walker and Isaac Hughes.

Court Order Bk III, pg. 280, 27 Oct 1760. An Indenture of Release between Anthony Morgan of the first part, John Minter and Eliz. Minter, his wife, Daughter of Anthony Morgan, of the second part, Benjamin Clopton and Agness Clopton, his wife, also dau. of Anthony Morgan,of the third part and Jacob Michaux, Eldest Son and Heir at Law of Abraham Michaux, late of the County of Henrico, decդ, of the fourth and last part and the receipt indorsed are acknowledged by Anthony Morgan, John Minter and Benjamin Clopton and recorded. Elizabeth and Egness being first privily examined also acknowledged the Indenture.

"The Huguenot," No. 6, p. 148-150 ‎‎(mentions 3 generations from Abraham Michaux through Elizabeth Morgan m. John Minter)‎‎.

1763, Aug. 19: Inventory of the estate of Anthony Morgan recorded 25 July 1763 by William Cox, Jas. Bagby and John Hyde Sanders, pg. 267, Cumberland Co. Will Book I, 1749-1792, Abstracted by Katherine Reynolds, p. 47.
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Morgan/Minter/Clopton/Michaux Court Document, 1760 - Cumberland Co. VA

COURT ORDER BOOK

Book III:280, 27 Oct 1760
An Indenture of Release between Anthony MORGAN of the first part, John
MINTER & Elizabeth MINTER, his wife, Daughter of Anthony MORGAN, of the
second part, Benjamin CLOPTON and Agness CLOPTON, his wife, also daughter of
Anthony MORGAN, of the third part and Jacob MICHAUX, Eldest Son and Heir at
Law of Abraham MICHAUX, late of the County of Henrico, dec'd, of the fourth
and last part and the receipt indorsed are acknowledged by Anthony MORGAN,
John MINTER and Benjamin CLOPTON and recorded. Elizabeth and Agness being
first privily examined also acknowledged the Indenture.

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"...He was a witness to the will of his mother-in-law, Susanne Michaux, and the probate records in Goochland County, Virginia describe him as a Quaker whose affirmation, rather than oath (as with the other witness), was taken to prove her will."
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William and Mary College Quarterly Magazine, Vol. XI No. 1, July, 1902, p. 69 ("Clopton Family" article):

"...There is a deed in Cumberland county (Virginia), dated October 27, 1760, which shows that Abraham Michaux made his will may 13, 1717, and had issue Jacob, John Paul, James, Magdalen, Susanna, Olive Judith, who married Anthony Morgan after death of testator. Said Morgan had since departed this life, leaving issue Elizabeth, wife of John Minter and Agnes, wife of Elizabeth Clopton."
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"Goochland County, Virginia
Court Order Book 5
1741-1745" by Ann K. Blomquist, publ. 2007, Heritage Books, Westminster, MD, p. 504:

"[534] December Court 1744
Michaux Will prov'd. The last Will and Testament of Susannah Michaux deceased Presented in Court by Paul Michaux her Executor who makes oath thereto and the same being proved by the oaths of Wade Netherland and Anthony Morgan it is admitted and on the motion of the said Executor Certificate is granted him for obtaining a Probate thereofin the form."
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Morgan, Anthony (I0950)
 
221 Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions- 1774-1800
NC State Archives film # C.022.30001

Vol. 2- 1781 - 1785

Pg.3B - Nov., 1781
WILLIAM AVANT, son of JOSEPH AVANT came into court and made choice of JOHN AVANT as Guardian to his Estate.

Pg. 4A - Nov., 1781
JOHN AVANT appointed as Guardian to the Estate of JOHN AVANT, son of JOSEPH AVANT, that he give security.

Soon after this the widow of Joseph Avent is appointed adm. of his estate.

William Avent was selling land on Lick Creek (near Memphis Church) that had been a patent to his deceased father Joseph. These deeds were in 1788 and 1790.

Notes contributed by Rosemary Henderson:

Joseph Avent deceased 1781 had wife Juliann. I cannot find their names in the 1790 index or 1800 index., but the 1810 Census gives Julian,and Harry (?) is how the index shows it...has two males 10 to 16; a male the same age as James (26 to 45); two females 0 to 10; and a female 26 to 45.
James does not have a son at this time; he is 26 to 45; his wife is 16 to 26. two daughters 0 to 10.
1830 Census. A James is in Nash Co. and James in Chatham.
James in Chatham is 50 to 60 with one son (Robert, we know); 2 females 10 to 15; 1 female 15 to 20; 1 female 20 to 30; and 1 female 40 to 50.
1840 Census. James has 3 daughters, Lydia has married Carney Straughan; and a wife 50 to 60.
1850 Census. James Avent, 75; daughter Nancy b. 1809; and son Robert C. Avent, b.1814; Lydia b. 1819 is living next door with husband Carney Straughan and a son George and a daughter Mary Ann (my line).
1860 Census. James is deceased. Robert is not married; A Julia Ann Avent b. 1804 is in the household. Looks like she is named for Juliann. I suppose Nancy has married and Julia Ann must have been somewhere else in 1850 because she was not in the home then.
1870. Cannot find Robert.
I suppose for James Avent b.1775; deceased between 1850 and 1860. We didn't learn his wife's name.
Children: Julia Ann b. 1804; Nancy b. 1809; Robert b. 1814; Lydia b. 1819. We didn't learn the name of the other daughter.
We do not know who Harry (?) in 1810 Census was.
Juliann wrote her will in 1801 (when William died??) and will probated in 1828.I wonder if Sally was still living. A Sally Avent was in Nash Co Census, I believe 1830.
That leaves William, who in 1781 chose John Avent to administer the estate of Joseph Avent.(was he son of Joseph?) I came across a court record of William selling land to --------Jean.A story on the internet has a Philip Jean selling land to Juliann Avent.
The census records, court records, and will of Juliann are my primary sources. 
Avent, Joseph (I0072)
 
222 Chatham Co., NC, militia rolls, 1772:

List of Men on the Muster Role of Capt. Charles Matthews (also written Mathis) - List No. 4

Charles Matthews, Capt.
Matthew Drake, Left'nt
William Lassetor, Ensign
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Joseph Brantly, Clark
Benj'a Brantly, Serg't
(many names...)
John Tomerlinson  
Tomlinson, John (I0026)
 
223 Chatham Co., Wills, Bk. C 1834 - 1857 Microfilm # C.022.80001
Webster, Richard - pg. 530 (129,130,131)

Shows up on 1840 Chatham Co. census (70-80 years old). There are 3 females also in household: one 70-80 (wife?), one 20-30 and one 30-40.

Richard's father Richard Sr. was bound out to the Stone family as a young orphan. Richard grew up knowing the Stones, I imagine, and chose a Stone for his second wife. (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi? op=GET&db=dotsicle&id=I3948)

ORPHAN'S INDENTURES & GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS IN COURT MINUTES
Taken from Chatham Co. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions- 1774-1800
NC State Archives film # C.022.30001

Pg. 77A - Aug., 1784
JAMES WEBSTER, Orphan of CHAS. WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto JAMES YOUNGER, to learn the trade of Cooper or a Trimer untill he arrives to the age to Twenty One, now being Seven years of age.

Pg. 77B - Aug., 1784
PHEBEA WEBSTER, Orphan of CHAS. WEBSTER, dec'd, be bound unto JAMES YOUNGER untill she comes of lawfull age, to learn the mistery of Housewifery, she now being twelve years of age.

Pg., 86B - Nov., 1784
RICHARD WEBSTER, Orphan of CHARLES WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto THOMAS STONE untill he come to the age of twenty one years to learn the trade of a Taylor, he being now judged to be Eleven years.

Pg. 86B - Nov., 1784
JOHN WEBSTER, Orphan of CHARLES WEBSTER, dec'd be bound unto THOMAS STONE, untill he come to the age of Twenty One years to learn the trade of a Taylor, he being now judged to be Eleven years.

From 'A History of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association", by George W. Purefoy:

At ameeting held 1821, 'Cajer's Old field' Church in Chatham Co. sent the following representatives: Jesse Buckner, Richard Webster, Moses Austin.

In 1823, reps from that church were:

Elder Jesse Buckner
Thomas Stone
E. Buckner

1824: same church: R. Webster
1827: Rock Spring Church, Chatham: Richard Webster, Willie B. Straughan
1828: same as 1827
1833, Emmaus church: Richard Webster, Simon Webster
1836: Richard Webster, S. F. Webster
This is the last time Richard shows up until 1845. This Richard is likely Richard, Jr.

pg. 277:

Emmaus church:
"...the deacons have been Richard Webster....and Richard Webster, Jr."
 
Webster, Richard (I1023)
 
224 Chatham County James Burns' Last Will and Testament Recorded in Book C North Carolina Pages 184, 185, 186

In the name of God. Amen. I, James Burns, of the county of Chatham and State of North Carolina, being of sound and perfect mind and memory, Blessed be God for the same, calling to mind that it is once appointed for all to die, do this the Sixteeth day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirty eight (1838) make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the following manner and form.

First, I recommend my body to a decent burial, and my soul to God, who gave it,

Second, I give to my present wife, Mary Burns, the following property: all of the household and kitchen furniture which she may have on hand, which she was possessed of when I married her, and also all the property that she may legally obtain from henceforth and be in possession of at my death, one tract of land whereon she now lives containing one hundred and sixty-three acres more or less, one Negro woman named Dinah, one Negro boy named Mike, one mare and colt, eight head of cattle, and all of the hogs which she may be possessed of, and also the plantation tools. If, however, my said wife, Mary Burns, should contend for any of my property at home where I now live that is any species of property which I may die possessed of except what I have herein named and bequeathed to her, my will and desire is in that event that all my property which I may die possessed of at home and also all the property she may be possessed of at my death be sold and the proceeds be equally divided among all my children who have not received their full share of my estate and my aforesaid wife, Mary Burns.

Thirdly, I give to my daughter, Elizabeth Durham, one hundred and twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, one cow and calf, and one bed and furniture worth twenty-five dollars, all of which she has received.

Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my son, Brantley Burns, one hundred and twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, and in lieu of a bed and furniture, and a cow and calf, he has received twenty-five dollars in money, all of which property he has received.

Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my son, James Burns, one hundred twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, all of which he has received.

Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my son, Hiram Burns, the tract of land whereon he now lives containing three hundred five acres more or less valued at six hundred and ten dollars, also one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, all worth twenty-five dollars all of which he has received. My will and desire furthermore is that after my decease, he shall have one hundred and twenty-five dollars over and above what my other children will have.

Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter, Nancy Harman, one hundred twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars, one cow and calf, and bed and furniture worth twenty-five all of which she has received.

Seventhly, I give and bequeath to my son, Basil Manley Burns, one Negro man by the name of Peter who ran away from me AD 1822 and has since been in the possession of my said son, B. Manley Burns. (This fact he has since confirmed by letter.) This said Negro together with a bed and furniture and one hundred thirty-seven dollars is his full share which I intend him to have of my estate, all of which he has received.

Eighthly, I give and bequeath to my son, Micajah Burns, one hundred twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, also ten dollars, which he received in lieu of a cow and calf, the horse, bridle, and saddle, worth sixty-five dollars, and one bed and furniture worth fifteen dollars all of which he has received.

NInthly, I give and bequeath to my son, John Calvin Burns, one hundred twenty-five dollars, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth sixty-five dollars. In place of giving him a cow and calf, bed and furniture I gave him twenty-five dollars in money all of which he has received.

Tenthly, I give and bequeath to my son Martin Luther Burns, one hundred twenty-five dollars, and one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth fifty-two dollars, all of which he has received.

Eleventhly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Lavina Burns, one horse, saddle, and bridle, worth fifty dollars, one bed and furniture, and also it is my desire that she should have one hundred and twenty-five dollars out of my estate after my decease that is one hundred and twenty-five dollars more than my other children shall have unless ætis paid to her in my life time.

Eleventhly, I give and bequeath to my children, namely, Thomas Burns, Sarah Brooks, and Elias Burns, three Negroes namely, Katie, Abram, and Surry, and horse, bridle, and saddle, which I consider to be a full share of my estate including what I have given them heretofore.

Lastly, I will and direct that all my just debts be paid and after that all of the property which I may have on hand at my death to be sold on a credit of 12 months the amount of which sales together with all the monies I may have and all the debts due me to be equally divided among my children named below (to wit) Elizabeth Durham, Brantley Burns, James Burns, Hiram Burns, Martin L. Burns, Micajah Burns, and Lavina H. Burns, John Calvin Burns, Nancy Harman. The property and cash that I have advanced to my said children as heretofore expressed in this my Last Will and Testament is to be deducted out of what may be coming to them on the settlement of my estate and should there be any one of them who has received more than their proportionable part to pay it over to my executors for the benefit of my other children named above.

I hereby nominate my son, Micajah Burns and William Burns, Sr, my executors in witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and affixed my seal to this, my Last Will and Testament the day and date first above written, signed, sealed in the presence of James Burns

James Burns is listed in the North Carolina pension records.He applied for Revolutionary War Pension. Vol. 22, page 57, 216, 217, 238.

Robert E. Reynolds More About JAMES SR. BURNS: Census: 1793, Birth date recorded on his application for a Revolutionary War pension Census 2: 1830, Chatham, Co., page 401. Census 3: 1840, Chatham, Co., page 501. More About JAMES BURNS and HANNAH BRANTLEY: Marriage: Abt. 1788
 
Burns, James (I0958)
 
225 Chatham County North Carolina Deeds 1771-1782 (etc)
Poe Publishers: Marilyn Poe Laird; Vivian Poe Jackson
(the manuscript is type written)

Title:
Chatham County, North Carolina / Marilyn Poe Laird, Vivian Poe Jackson.
Author:
Jackson, Vivian Poe.
Author:
Laird, Marilyn Poe
Publisher:
Cape Girardeau : Poe, 198?- .
Collation:
v. : maps ; 28 cm.
Note:
Copy 2 of vol. 1, A#84255 duplicate.
Note:
Library holdings : vs. 1-3.
Subject:
Chatham Co., North Carolina - Land records

James Massey is married to Jane Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR. William should be the 'my son William' in Simon SR’s. James Howard is probably the brother of William Howard who took in several of Stephen Poe’s children. Prettyman Berry was almost certainly the one married to Mary Poe, daughter of Simon Poe, SR.  
Poe, Jane (I1568)
 
226 CHATHAM COUNTY, NC - BIBLES - William Brantley Famly Bible --------------¤¤¤¤¤¤--------------
Family Records from Bible of William Brantley of Chatham Co., NC Bible now in possession of Mrs. Henry London Burns of Apex, NC (1936)
William Brantley married Mary Tomlinson August 13, 1781
Elizabeth Brantley married Henry Burns December 23 , 1834
John and Nancy Brantley were married August 19, 1819
Stephen P. Brantley was born Oct. 23, 1820
William Brantley was born Feb. 10, 18 22
George L. Brantley was born April 1, 1824
Sarah A. Brantley was born Dec. 1, 1826
Mary M. Brantley was born March 22, 1828
William Brantley was born April 19, 1742
Mary Brantley was born Feb 15, 1767
William Brantley, Jr. was born Jan. 23, 1787
Joseph Brantley was born April 23, 1789
Lewis Brantley was born June 27, 1800
Simon Brantley was born May 18, 1804
Martha Brantley was born August 4, 1782
Sarah Brantley was bo rn Nov. 5, 1784
Mary Brantley was born Nov. 5, 1791
Hannah Brantley was born March 5, 1794
Mahala H, Brantley was born March 3, 1796
Catherine Brantley was born July 24, 1798
Margaret Brantley was born May 9, 1807
Elizabeth Brantley was born May 2, 1807 (sic)
William Brantley Sr. died Oct. 16, 1823 he was 81 years old.
Mary Brantley, his wife died Feb . 1, 1834 in her 67th year.
Blake Brantley died June 19, 1823 in his 50t h year. J
oseph Brantley died Jan, 16, 1824
Vivian Brantley died August 2, 1823
Selania Brantley died Oct. 1823 [The names are copied as they appear in the old Bible. The birth dates of William Brantley's children by a previous marriage, Blake, John and Hester, wife of John White are not given]
These were noted as NC Bible Record, Book A 1788-1877 and the # given on the above record is 400.1.1.96

Departed this life on the 2nd June 1875, in her 68th year Elizabeth A. Burns, the Consort of Henry C. Burns (Newspaper clipping pasted in Bible) This Bible is now in the Possession of Mrs. E.C. Winchester, Monroe N.C. who kindly gave us permission to use these records. It says here that Tomlinson was Williams Second wife and the number of Brantly children are 17. I am not familiar with this line so You would probably be able to judge better which children listed are Williams and if any that are listed belonged to a relative.
from 1850 Chatham Co. census: CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITO RY: 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, Robe rt M. 14 M North Carol ina 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
Copy of the Family Bible of William Brantley, Sr., and Wife Mary Tomlinson, of Chatham County, N.C. Fly Leaf : Published and printed by Mathew Carey, no. 122 market St., Philadelphia, Pa. in 181 2. Size 8 1/2 X 11 X 3 1/2 inches

Marriages: William Brantly and Mary Tomlinson was md. 31st of August in the year of our lord 1781
Elizabeth Brantly & Henry C. Burns were married the 23rd of Dec. 1834
John and Nancy Brantly was md. Aug. 19th, 1819
Births: Wm. Brantley Sr. was born 19th April in the year our lord 1766
Mary Tomlinson Brantley was born Feb. 15th, in the year our lord 1766 (second wife)
Stephen L. Brantly was born 28th of October 1820
William Brantly was born 10th of Feb. 1822
George L. Brantly was born 22nd March, 1828
Wm. Brantly, Jr., was born 23rd Jan. 1787
John Brantly was born 23rd Jan. 1788
Lewis Brantly was born 27th June 1800
Simeon Brantly was born 18th May, 1804
Marthy Brantly was born 8th Aug. 1782 (very Dim)
Sarah Brantly was born 5th Nov . 1784
Mary Brantly was born 5th Nov. 1791
Hannah H. Brantly was born 5 th MAr. 1794
Mahala H. Brantly was born 30th Mar. 1796
Catherine Brantly was born 24th July, 1798 (Mother of I.G. Barbee)
Margaret Brantly was born 8th MAy, 1802
Elizabeth Brantly was born 2nd MAy, 1807
John W. Burns was born July 2nd 1817
Robert M. Burns was born 17th Dec. 1820
Simeon Blakely Burns was born February 6th 1826
Isiah G. Barbee was born Marc h 1st, 1830
Bob Burns, son of Henry and Elizabeth Burns was born 19th Oct . 1835
Mary Louis Burns was born April 4th 1837
Sim Lisa Burns 1st February 1839 
Brantley, Elizabeth (I0711)
 
227 Chesterfield County, Virginia Births, 1883-86 Record
about LUCY A. QUEENSBERRY
Name: LUCY A. QUEENSBERRY
Birth Date: 9 JUN 1883
Race: W
Sex: F
Father: E.A.
Mother: LUCY
Page: 283
 
Queensberry, Lucy A. (I1792)
 
228 Child info from Allan Jones, 1/2011. Avent, Joseph Ira (I1426)
 
229 Children of Charity LEWIS and William HILL are:
i. Lewis HILL was born ABT 1755 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died 10 JUL 1795 in Nash Co, NC. He married Rebecca WATKINS ABT 1775 in Nash Co, NC, daughter of John WATKINS. She was born ABT 1765.
ii. Richard HILL was born ABT 1757 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died 7 FEB 1832 in Franklin Co, NC. He married Lydia WATKINS 3 MAR 1778 in Bute Co, NC, daughter of John WATKINS. She was born ABT 1758.
iii. William Clanton HILL was born ABT 1761, and died MAY 1803. He married Sarah BRANCH ABT 1790 in Halifax Co, NC, daughter of William Sr. BRANCH and Elizabeth wife of William Sr BRANCH. She was born 1743.
iv. Sion HILL was born ABT 1763 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died ABT 1795 in Nash Co, NC. He married Drucilla LANE 20 OCT 1783, daughter of Newit LANE. She was born ABT 1763.
v. Herbert HILL was born ABT 1765.
vi. Enoch HILL was born ABT 1775 in Edgecombe Co, NC, and died BEF 1870 in Meriwether Co, GA. He married Sarah BRANTLEY, daughter of William BRANTLEY and Mary TOMLINSON. He married Martha BRANTLEY 1800, daughter of William BRANTLEY and Mary TOMLINSON.
2. vii. Henry HILL was born 25 NOV 1776, and died BEF 1850 in probably Chatham Co, NC. He married Agnes FIKE ABT 1800 in probably Chatham Co, NC, daughter of Elijah FIKE. She was born ABT 1780. 
Brantley, Sarah (I0966)
 
230 Children of JOHN BURNS and MARY SCURLOCK are:
i. NANCY3 BURNS, b. 1759, Chatham, Co., North Carolina; d. Abt. 1802, Chatham, Co., North Carolina; m. JOHN TOMLINSON.
More About JOHN TOMLINSON: Census: 1790, Chatham, Co., North Carolina

ii. WILLIAM BURNS, b. 1761; d. 1819, Chatham, Co., North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH MINTER.
Notes for WILLIAM BURNS: Chatham County William BurnsÆ Will Recorded in Book B North Carolina Pages 20, 21 and 22

In the sacred name of God, Amen. I, William Burns, of the County of Chatham in the State of North Carolina, being of sound mind, memory and disposition, blessed by the Almighty for the same. But knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainly of death, do make, declare and ordain this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling all former Wills by me as for me made.

Item. To the Almighty and omniscient being, I resign my soul in fervent and strong hope, that his mercy will look over any transgressions which I have committed in this life and will extend to promote my everlasting rest in that which is to come.

Secondly, to my eldest son, John Burns, I give and bequeath in fee simple forever one tract or parcel of land containing one hundred ninety-seven acres more or less whereon Janet Johnston now lives called and known by the name of the Reuben Tract lying and being in this county and state aforesaid. I also give unto him my son, John, one Negro woman by name Dilcy with her children and that is with her (which my said son, John, has had for some time been in possession of to him and his Heirs forever. I also give to him one horse, bridle, and saddle, which he has already received.

Item. To my daughter, Jane May, I give one Negro girl by name Peggy with what children she has with her. When this increase to her, my said daughter, her heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my daughter Jane May, one horse, bridle, and saddle. The then said Jane has had possession of the Negroes, horse, bridle, and saddle for a considerable time.

Item, to my son, Minter Burns, I give and bequeath in fee forever one tract or parcel of land on which he now lives, containing one hundred thirty-one acres more or less. This same was purchased of my son, John, and he purchased it of Edward Brantley, it lying and being in the County and State aforesaid. I also give to my son, Minter, one Negro woman by name Nancy and her children, Sucky and Julia, to him and his Heirs forever. I also give to my son, Minter, one horse, bridle, and saddle, the said Negroes, land, horse, bridle and saddle as here given to my said son Minter already in his possession.

Item, to my son, Alvis Burns, I give and bequeath in fee forever, the land and plantation on which I now live, at my death. I also give to him one Negro man named Ben to him and his Heirs forever. I also give to him (my son, Alvis) when he may want them, one horse, bridle, and saddle, one bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one sow and pigs and two ewes and lambs.

Item, to my three grandchildren, viz., Elira Jane Reddle, Mary Reddle, and William Fato Reddle, I give one Negro woman named Prissey, and her two children, namely Sarah and Nancy, with thus increase to remain in common stock until William Fato Reddle arrives at the age of twenty-one years or in case one should die the property to go to the two surviving ones. In case that the\wo should die, to go to the one alive and in case they all should die, the property then to be divided between and among any living children or their Heirs.

It is also my desire that my son, John Burns, to take charge of and manage the above named Negroes as given to my three grandchildren as above until the youngest one gets to be twenty-one years of age. The then said, John, to act as their Trustee or best friend.

Item, to Andessan Reddle it is my will and desire that he should receive from my estate the sum of five dollars.

It is furthermore my will and desire that after my debts be paid that all the residue of my property except the Negroes be sold and equally divided between my children; namely, John Burns, Jane May, Minter Burns and Alvis Burns, or their Heirs. The Negroes I wish and it is my will that they should be divided among my own children in the most equitable manner and if they cannot agree in the division, they shall call in three of their respectable neighbors who I hope will do it for them, which shall be binding when done. I wish it to be understood that the Negroes here to be divided between John Burns, Jane May, Minter Burns and Alvis Burns.

Lastly, I hereby nominate my three sons, to wit, John Burns, Minter Burns, and Alvis Burns Executors to this my Last Will and Testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 28th day of May in the year of Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

Signed, sealed and acknowledged in Presence of us.
William Burns

William burns died 1819 in Chatham County, N.C. He was a Revolutionary War soldier, who served eighty-three months for the cause of freedom. He received 640 acres of land for his services. William Burns' deed to this land is in Deed Book B, page 263. William Burns' will is found in Will Book B, pages 201 and 202. His Revolutionary War soldier's number is 3925 and dated 1 October 1783.-

More About WILLIAM BURNS: Census: 1800, Listed in the 1800 Cenus Chatham, Co., page193

From the Adjutant Gen'ls Office, Wash. DC:

“The records of this office show that one William Burns served in the Revolutionary War as drummer and fifer of Major John Baptist Ashe’s Company, 1st North Carolina Regiment, commanded by Colonel Thomas Clark. His name appears only on a roll of that organization dated Sept. 8, 1778, which shows that he enlisted May 20, 1777 for three years, and which bears the remark: “Sick in camp.” No further record of him has been found.”

Signed “E. S. Adams
Major General,The Adjutant General”

from the web: William served 83 months (6yr. 11mth.) in the Revolutionary War and was awarded 640 acres in Chatham Co. for his service. From Direct Data Capture, Revolutionary W ar Service Records. [database online] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999. "This database is a collection of records kept by the National Archives listing men who fought for the colonies during the war. Transferred from microfilm to electronic format by Direct Data Capture, it contains the names of nearly 426,000 individuals. Each record provides the soldier's name,
company and unit of service." BURNS, WILLIAM Rank - Induction: DRUM AND FIFE Roll Box: 79 Roll Description: NC 
Burns, William (I0577)
 
231 Children of SAMUEL PATTON and MARY PYE are: i. OLIVE CRAIN (PYE)8 PATTON, b. March 27, 1807, Oglethorp Co., Georgia; d. January 04, 1863, LaFayette Co., Mississippi; m. BENJAMIN EDWARD AVENT, October 17, 1823, Oglethorp Co., Georgia; b. April 05, 1799, Halfax Co., North Carolina.

Notes for OLIVE CRAIN (PYE) PATTON: Jakson/Loffredo Genealogy Entries: 2738 Updated: Tue Mar 13 08:09:53 2001 Contact: Elizabeth Loffredo ID: I352 Name: Olive Crain Patton Sex: F Birth: 27 MAR 1807 in Oglethorpe Co., Georgia Death: 4 JAN 1863 in Larayette Co., Mississippi Burial: Shiloh Cemetery

Father: Samuel Patton b: 14 NOV 1779 in Wake Co., NC Mother: Mary "Polly" Pye b: 17 FEB 1786 in Wake Co., NC

Marriage 1 Benjamin Edward Avent b: 5 APR 1799 in Halifax Co., North Carolina Married: 17 OCT 1823 in Oglethorpe Co. Georgia Children Catherine E. Avent b: 9 JUL 1825 in TalBot Ga. William Edward Avent b: 10 JUN 1827 in Oglethrope Co., GA Mary Susan Avent b: 30 DEC 1828 in Talbot, Georgia Ellen Caroline Avent b: 4 AUG 1830 in Talbot, Georgia Francis Marion Avent b: 5 JUL 1832 in Talbot, Georgia Sam B. Avent b: 3 FEB 1832 in Talbot, Georgia Thomas Londa Avent b: 14 SEP 1833 in Talbot, Georgia Martha Ann Avent b: 22 AUG 1835 in Talbot, Georgia Sara Antinette Avent b: 4 DEC 1837 in Talbot, Georgia Julia Jannett Avent b: 12 APR 1840 in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette, Ms. Elizabeth Fredonia Avent b: 4 MAR 1842 in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette, Ms. George Washington Avent b: 24 JAN 1844 in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette, Ms James K. Avent b: 26 AUG 1846 in Lafayette Springs, Mississippi Alfred D. Avent b: 1848 in Lafayette Springs, Mississippi

More About OLIVE CRAIN (PYE) PATTON: Burial: 1863, Shilo Cemetery
 
Patton, Olive Crain (I1673)
 
232 Children per Gerry Hill:
1. Mary Avant, b. 1804, , NC
2. (f) Avant, b. Abt 1808, , NC
3. Thomas A Avant, b. 9 Apr 1809, , Chatham, NC
4. (f) Aven, b. 1810
5. James Stanford Aven, b. 25 Oct 1810, ,,Tn
6. John W (Avant or Avent) Aven, Large Lnd Farmer, b. 1811, ,,Tn
7. Chesley W Nelson Avant, b. Abt 1812, , Chatham, NC
8. B T Avant, b. 1815/1820, , Tn
9. William C Fern Aven, b. Abt 1816/1817, , Tn
10. Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" Avant, b. 1817, , NC
11. Ferney C Avant, b. 1820, , Tenn
12. Green Rogers Avant, b. 11 May 1823, Hollow Rock, Carroll, Tn
13. Elijah M Avant, b. 1825, , Carroll, Tenn
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from rootsweb (bettyj@gmi.net):

Greene Rogers Aven,b.May 11,1823, Carroll Co., TN; d. December 16,1889, Grenada Co.MS; m.Sarah Frances Lyon,1851.Father was Amos Aven(1775-1855)m.Matilda Rogers (1780-1856) in 1808. Siblings, Thomas, John W., Elijah, William Fern, Chesley N., Eliza and 3 unknowns. I have a copy of land records in Mississippi that show Green R.Aven purchased land, 543 acres, October 1, 1860 and that it was a "cash entry sale" in Grenada County, MS. A Ferney C Aven had made a purchase June 1, 1860 of 543 acres. These purchases were in Sections 6E and 7E respectively, not sure of Township and Range. Greene Aven was a brother to my grandfather Amos Wesley Aven.
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Nash Co Guardian Bonds and Returns:

Allen Avent, orphan of Thomas Avent. Bond 1784 by Joseph Johnston, guardian
Amos Avent, orphan of Thomas Avent. Bond 1784 by Joseph Johnston, guardian

from Garland Avent:

"Allen, Amos and Abner lived in Nash County in the late 1700's and were the children of one Thomas and Rebecca Avent who lived where I grew up in Aventon...Abner moved to Tn after the death of his first wife and had another family there. Allen and Amos were removed to Chatham County NC after their guardian was changed to Joseph Johnston. Later they moved to Va and Tn."

"Amos Aven", age 69, b. in NC, shows up on 1850 Henderson Co., TN census with wife Matilda and son Green. He cannot be located on 1860 census so it is assumed he died 1850-60. One reference states without sources that he died 1855.

Thomas Avent & Rebecah Stephens (Parents of Amos, Abner and Allen- the orphans in Nash Co. NC (Thomas guardianship papers in Edgecombe-now Nash)

Amos married (probably Chatham Co. NC) Matilda Rogers. In Chatham in 1810, and later Perry Co. TN. 13 children- many to Ms.

"Amos was son of Thomas & Rebecca Stephens-and he was son of William & Sara Massie son of Thomas the Immigrant.

Amos left Chatham Co NC and went to Tn- Carroll-Henderson etc. and his kids on to Miss..etc. My particular one-James Stanford-came to Ga. for some reason and married Rebecca Rogers. His Mother was Matilda Rogers..."
Halifax, N C

"Thomas & Rebecca Stevens had Amos who in 1810 was in Chatham Co. NC and by 1820 was in Carroll Co TN."

"Amos was born 1775 NC-probably Northampton, now Nash." 
Avent, Amos (I0084)
 
233 Children Sex Birth

Ruth McBane F 29 Jan 1816
James McBane M 19 Feb 1817
Daniel McBane M 19 Feb 1819
Jonathan McBane M 2 Oct 1821
David McBane M 2 Oct 1823 in [city], [county], North Carolina, USA
Eleanor Hannah Mcbane F 19 Jan 1826
Martha McBane F 2 Apr 1828 in [city], Chatham, North Carolina, USA
George D Mcbane M 9 Jan 1830 in [city], Chatham, North Carolina, USA
Camilllus A Mcbane M 9 Feb 1832
Adele Mcbane F 4 Sep 1834
Mary McBane F 1 Nov 1836 in [city], Chatham, North Carolina, USA
William Mebane Mcbane M 12 Feb 1839 in [city], [county], North Carolina, USA
Elizabeth McBane F 11 Jan 1842 
McBane, William (I3784)
 
234 children's info from 1850 Chatham Co., NC, census. Future husband of Rebecca, Manly Buckner, lives 2 houses away. Jones, Samuel (I1718)
 
235 children:
Robert Thompson Taylor 1887 – 1942
James Harley Taylor 1890 – 1986
Walter Clyde Taylor 1892 – 1976
Wade B Taylor 1895 –
Annie Lucy Taylor 1899 – 1978 
Taylor, Adolphus J. (I3862)
 
236 Children: 1) Thomas A. PUCKETT, 1837 Virginia
2) Elizabeth 'Betty" V. PUCKETT, 1843, Tennessee
3) Mary A PUCKETT, b. Abt 1845, Tennessee
4) Carryrilla PUCKETT, b. ABT 1845, Tennessee

1870 Census shows Winnifred Puckett living with daughter and son-in-law in Hardeman Co, TN 
Avent, Winnifred (I1606)
 
237 Chloe Hinton Avent
Wife of Rev Isaac W. Avent
Daughter of G.W. and S.E. Becham
B: 8/5/1844
D: 4/25/1904 
Becham, Chloe Hinton (I0009)
 
238 Christopher and Elizabeth Rebecca Evans Williams had the following children: Isaac Newton, John Evans, Sarah Temple, Nathan Avant, Henry David, Cealy Braswell, William Robert, Harriet Elizabeth, Mary Frances, and James. Christopher Williams was the son of Jenny Robinson and unknown Williams. Elizabeth Evans was the grand-daughter of Abner Avent/Avant. Her parents were Nathan Evans and Mary Polly Avant. Evans, Elizabeth Rebecca (I1774)
 
239 Claiborne Finch (d. 1847) m. Sarah Hunt (d. 1846)

Irvin Finch (1795-1880) m. Ferebee Lafayette Strickland (d. 1860)

According to J. D. Finch in his book, "Genealogy of Finch Families Who Are Same Clan," there were a good many Finches in Granville County, and he thought Claiborne may have been from there. He wrote, "After the marriage they came to Nash County, North Carolina, and settled upon a large body of land, and began their farm life. The place which they selected, and upon which they built a home, lived and died, is about two miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash County, North Carolina. Since their death the name of the old plantation changed a few times. For several years it was known as the Morgan Place, then the Marshburn Place, Mr. Marshburn having built the first tobacco-curing barns upon it. Later a Mr. Bottoms bought the place, and it is now [1948] owned by Willie Bottoms. But the buildings on the place now are possibly two or three hundreds farther west than when first built."

J. D. Finch wrote that Irvin Finch and his first wife, Susan Morgan, "...settled in a home about one mile southwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, in Nash County, North Carolina, and owned a large tract of land and a good many slaves at the close of the Confederate War. He was a very successful farmer and one of the leading citizens of his County."

Irvin Finch was a Justice of the Peace of Nash County in 1837. The 1852 tax list of Nash County listed Irvin Finch with 1497 acres of land and 10 slaves. A survey of consolidated lands made for Irvin Finch by Mc. Brantley, surveyor, was dated July 7, 1875. The total was 1161 acres on the Nashville Road and Wilson and Raleigh Road adjoining the heirs of Sion Sanders, the heirs of Benjamin Glover, W. R. J. W. Finch, the heirs of Wm. A. Glover, Mercity Vick, Abijah Griffin, Martha Finch, McBrantley, H. B. Finch, Ben Finch, and the Wilders Mill Branch. Reg. July 10, 1785 (Nash Count, North Carolina, Deed Book 22, page 251).

Irvin Finch's will was dated January 17, 1878, and it was probated in Nash County, North Carolina, on August 2, 1880. He left to his oldest son Calvin R Finch 332-1/4 acres "where he now lives" joining Smithfield Road, Sanders, and George Finch. He left to his son Peyton M. Finch 213 acres on Mocason Creek near Lees Chapel Church called the Barney Driver land, and also 239 acres joining H. B. Finch and B. B. Finch. He left to his youngest daughter Ferebee L. Morgan 590 acres, with reversion to Calvin R. Finch and Peyton M. Finch if she should die without heir. He also left to her his household furniture and some livestock. Executor was friend George N. Lewis, and witnesses were Wesley Privett and John E. Taylor.
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In her book, "Finch Families of Dixie," Ruby Finch Thompson said the Finch family came to Virginia from England. She gave the lineage of Claiborne Finch as follows:

-Francis Fynch, a clothworker of London, will dated March 2, 1674
-Thomas Finch, paid taxes on 300 acres of land in New Kent Co VA in 1664
-Edward Finch, paid taxes on 300 acres of land in New Kent Co VA in 1704
-Henry Finch, baptized in 1690's in New Kent Co VA, estate settled 1754
-William Finch, baptized 1722 New Kent Co VA, on Nash Co NC tax list 1768
-Claiborne Finch

Ruby Thompson wrote, "William baptized December 12, 1722. Married Anne. Where they lived from the time of their marriage to the baptism of their sons in the 1760's is not known, but I assume it was in the Surrey-Sussex Co VA area. Although William was the eldest son, note that his two younger brothers were executors of the father's estate. William's youngest son Claiborne was thought to be born in NC, so we assume that William moved there between 1765 and 1768. One William Finch was on the tax list in Nash Co NC, where his three youngest sons lived in 1790. He was on that list near the Vicks and Ruffins. Claiborne's marriage bond was witnessed in 1790 by John Finch, from which I assume that William died 1784-1790."

Ruby listed the children of William as Isham, Allen, Claiborne, and possibly Henry and William. She wrote, "Claiborne Finch first appears on record on the 26th of January 1790 when he married Sarah Hunt. At that time a bond was required and Claiborne himself gave the five hundred dollar bond, and John Finch was a witness. Despite this it seems more likely that William who died in the years preceding was Claiborne's father. My reasoning on this is that William's baptized sons, Isham and Allen, lived nearby where Claiborne settled, and the names used by these three families were very similar. Before his death in the 1840's Claiborne had accumulated 1,475 acres of land, and it is from the division of this property that we are certain of the names of his children. Only one is assumed and the reason he was not involved in the division is that he died unmarried before his father."

Ruby's research is interesting, but unfortunately she did not mention any real proof of a connection between the Claiborne Finch of Nash County, North Carolina, and the Finch line of New Kent County, Virginia.

In the 1880 census of Nash County, North Carolina, in the listing for Irvin Finch, Claiborne's son, it was recorded that Irvin's father was born in North Carolina.

According to J. D. Finch in his book, "Genealogy of Finch Families Who Are Same Clan," there were a good many Finches in Granville County, and he thought Claiborne may have been from there. He wrote, "After the marriage they came to Nash County, North Carolina, and settled upon a large body of land, and began their farm life. The place which they selected, and upon which they built a home, lived and died, is about two miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash County, North Carolina. Since their death the name of the old plantation changed a few times. For several years it was known as the Morgan Place, then the Marshburn Place, Mr. Marshburn having built the first tobacco-curing barns upon it. Later a Mr. Bottoms bought the place, and it is now [1948] owned by Willie Bottoms. But the buildings on the place now are possibly two or three hundreds farther west than when first built."

J. D. Finch also wrote the following: "Of the two boys and five girls of Clayburn Finch and Sarah Hunt I have visited the resting places of each one. It is so sad to see only three of them have any kind of marker or seem to be cared for. The most of them you will find only a bunch of trees, bushes and briers to locate the place. And still worse there is one place you cannot even find the exact location, and is being cultivated over each year. I do hate so much to have to record things of this kind taking place where any of our old ancestors are laid to rest, and do hope and pray that this will be an inspiration to us who follow never to let this occur again."

According to "Nash County Historical Notes," 1976, page 173, "Mount Pleasant Church, three miles north of Bailey, is also over 100 years old. Three Finch brothers were the outstanding early leaders there. The original building was a small plank building which was later replaced with a larger one..." On November 12, 1817, Lazarus Strickland sold Claborn Finch, John Perry, David Windbond, William Whitfield, Sr., and William Whitfield, Jr., Trustees for the
Methodist Episcopal Church, one acre of land for five shillings. Witnesses were Willey Strickland and Sarah Finch (Nash County Deed Book 10, page 100). The church is today known as the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (1994).

In 1995, I made inquiries regarding any old church records or other information that would explain the above statement regarding three Finch brothers being outstanding early leaders at Mount Pleasant Church. I spoke to the archivist at the Methodist Conference headquarters in Raleigh; Joseph Watson, a genealogist in Rocky Mount; Annie Pearl Brantley, a genealogist in Spring Hope; Edna Vick, church historian; and Ruth Bissette and Ruby Finch, both longtime church members. None of the above people knew the origin of the statement, and apparently there are no old church records still in existence. Ruth Bissette thinks they were in somebody's attic who died and were thrown out. I also wrote to Ruby Thompson inquiring about her sources and if she had any additional information, but my letter went unanswered.

--Rocky Strickland


 
Finch, Irvin (I2106)
 
240 Claiborne Finch (d. 1847) m. Sarah Hunt (d. 1846)
Irvin Finch (1795-1880) m. Ferebee Lafayette Strickland (d. 1860)


According to J. D. Finch in his book, "Genealogy of Finch Families Who Are Same Clan," there were a good many Finches in Granville County, and he thought Claiborne may have been from there. He wrote, "After the marriage they came to Nash County, North Carolina, and settled upon a large body of land, and began their farm life. The place which they selected, and upon which they built a home, lived and died, is about two miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash County, North Carolina. Since their death the name of the old plantation changed a few times. For several years it was known as the Morgan Place, then the Marshburn Place, Mr. Marshburn having built the first tobacco-curing barns upon it. Later a Mr. Bottoms bought the place, and it is now [1948] owned by Willie Bottoms. But the buildings on the place now are possibly two or three hundreds farther west than when first built."

J. D. Finch wrote that Irvin Finch and his first wife, Susan Morgan, "...settled in a home about one mile southwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, in Nash County, North Carolina, and owned a large tract of land and a good many slaves at the close of the Confederate War. He was a very successful farmer and one of the leading citizens of his County."

Irvin Finch was a Justice of the Peace of Nash County in 1837. The 1852 tax list of Nash County listed Irvin Finch with 1497 acres of land and 10 slaves. A survey of consolidated lands made for Irvin Finch by Mc. Brantley, surveyor, was dated July 7, 1875. The total was 1161 acres on the Nashville Road and Wilson and Raleigh Road adjoining the heirs of Sion Sanders, the heirs of Benjamin Glover, W. R. J. W. Finch, the heirs of Wm. A. Glover, Mercity Vick, Abijah Griffin, Martha Finch, McBrantley, H. B. Finch, Ben Finch, and the Wilders Mill Branch. Reg. July 10, 1785 (Nash Count, North Carolina, Deed Book 22, page 251).

Irvin Finch's will was dated January 17, 1878, and it was probated in Nash County, North Carolina, on August 2, 1880. He left to his oldest son Calvin R Finch 332-1/4 acres "where he now lives" joining Smithfield Road, Sanders, and George Finch. He left to his son Peyton M. Finch 213 acres on Mocason Creek near Lees Chapel Church called the Barney Driver land, and also 239 acres joining H. B. Finch and B. B. Finch. He left to his youngest daughter Ferebee L. Morgan 590 acres, with reversion to Calvin R. Finch and Peyton M. Finch if she should die without heir. He also left to her his household furniture and some livestock. Executor was friend George N. Lewis, and witnesses were Wesley Privett and John E. Taylor.

 
Finch, Calvin R. (I2099)
 
241 Claiborne Finch (d. 1847) m. Sarah Hunt (d. 1846)
Irvin Finch (1795-1880) m. Ferebee Lafayette Strickland (d. 1860)

According to J. D. Finch in his book, "Genealogy of Finch Families Who Are Same Clan," there were a good many Finches in Granville County, and he thought Claiborne may have been from there. He wrote, "After the marriage they came to Nash County, North Carolina, and settled upon a large body of land, and began their farm life. The place which they selected, and upon which they built a home, lived and died, is about two miles northwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash County, North Carolina. Since their death the name of the old plantation changed a few times. For several years it was known as the Morgan Place, then the Marshburn Place, Mr. Marshburn having built the first tobacco-curing barns upon it. Later a Mr. Bottoms bought the place, and it is now [1948] owned by Willie Bottoms. But the buildings on the place now are possibly two or three hundreds farther west than when first built."

J. D. Finch wrote that Irvin Finch and his first wife, Susan Morgan, "...settled in a home about one mile southwest of Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, in Nash County, North Carolina, and owned a large tract of land and a good many slaves at the close of the Confederate War. He was a very successful farmer and one of the leading citizens of his County."

Irvin Finch was a Justice of the Peace of Nash County in 1837. The 1852 tax list of Nash County listed Irvin Finch with 1497 acres of land and 10 slaves. A survey of consolidated lands made for Irvin Finch by Mc. Brantley, surveyor, was dated July 7, 1875. The total was 1161 acres on the Nashville Road and Wilson and Raleigh Road adjoining the heirs of Sion Sanders, the heirs of Benjamin Glover, W. R. J. W. Finch, the heirs of Wm. A. Glover, Mercity Vick, Abijah Griffin, Martha Finch, McBrantley, H. B. Finch, Ben Finch, and the Wilders Mill Branch. Reg. July 10, 1785 (Nash Count, North Carolina, Deed Book 22, page 251).

Irvin Finch's will was dated January 17, 1878, and it was probated in Nash County, North Carolina, on August 2, 1880. He left to his oldest son Calvin R Finch 332-1/4 acres "where he now lives" joining Smithfield Road, Sanders, and George Finch. He left to his son Peyton M. Finch 213 acres on Mocason Creek near Lees Chapel Church called the Barney Driver land, and also 239 acres joining H. B. Finch and B. B. Finch. He left to his youngest daughter Ferebee L. Morgan 590 acres, with reversion to Calvin R. Finch and Peyton M. Finch if she should die without heir. He also left to her his household furniture and some livestock. Executor was friend George N. Lewis, and witnesses were Wesley Privett and John E. Taylor.
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Claiborne Finch Birth:1769 had two Brothers, Isham Birth 1761 and Allen Finch March 4.1765. Claiborn Finch's father is William Finch Date of birth 1722 in New Kent Co. Va he Died in 1760 Nash County North Carolina was Married to Anne Woodward date of birth 1723 in VA, His father was Henry Finch b, 1690 Va married to Margaret b:1700 Married in 1719 St. Peters, Va, Henry's Fater was Edward Finch b:1664 married to Martha b: 1668 both of Va. Edward father was Thomas Finch b:1638 New Kent Co, Va wife name unknown at this time. That is the last information I have.
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John Hester Finch Sr.

1. John was born June 17, 1725 in New Kent Co, VA. There is also a second John listed as one who married Mary Williamson and was born before 1730 in Goochland, VA. They are probably the same John, since John spent the first half of his life in Virginia.

2. Parents are not certain, based on a possible confusion of two Johns. If the Johns are the same, then the parents are Henry (christened Feb 15, 1692 St. Peters Parish, New Kent Co. VA s/o Edward, died 1754 Charles City Co, VA) and Margaret Millington (b Nov 5 169? d/o William Millington) who were married in 1719 in New Kent VA. Sons Edward (Christened February 17, 1728 New Kent, VA) and John are recorded as executors of the estate in Charles City, Co, VA 1754. (Thompson p 85).

3. Baptized three children at Dover Church, Goochland Co. VA. Records are found in the "Douglas Registry." (p 81) The register records the christening of Robert (b Oct 1, 1757) on Jan. 30, 1758, George (b Oct 20, 1759) on Feb 11, 1760 and Lucy (b April 1 1761) on July 26, 1761. (FFA #15 Oct 1954, p 98)

4. Moved from Goochland VA to Granville, NC probably between 1761 and 1766 (more probably the County borders moved), between the births of George and John, Jr.

5. 1771 (age 46?) listed with sons Williamson and Edward as serving with Capt. Kitrell's Company of militia in Granville Co. NC. (p 81)

6. Recorded on tax list for 1788 Granville Co with sons Williamson, George and John Hester Jr. (p 81)

7. Many property deeds are recorded in the 1780's and early 1790's in Granville Co, includes the purchase of a 283 acre farm and "appurtenances" for the sum of 2,500 pounds, a considerable amount.

8. Some of the property transactions are distributions to the children in anticipation of his death. Only Susannah, the youngest, is mentioned in the will. She lived on the farm for the rest of her life.

9. John Hester Sr. and Edward are appointed as under-sheriffs of Mecklenberg Co. NC in March of 1780. (VGS vol. 20 #4 p 85)

10. Wife: Mary Williamson (IGI/NA) married October 17, 1757 in Goochland Co. VA.


Children of John Hester Finch, Sr.:

1. Williamson (1) b c 1752 Goochland, VA
2. Edward b c 1756 Goochland, VA
3. Robert b Oct 1, 1757 Goouchland VA, Douglas Registry.
4. George b Oct 20, 1759 Goochland, VA, Douglas Registry
5. Lucy b April 1, 1761 Goouchland, VA Douglas Registry
6. John Hester Jr. b c 1766 Granville, NC
7. Susannah b unk in Granville Co, NC

Disputed Children

1. Henry b 1752 Granville Co. No documentation.
2. Margaret b 1763 unk. No documentation.
3. Lucy "Sunny" b 1765 unk. (Could be the sister of another Williamson (2) b 1797 who married (1) Elizabeth Cagle who had a son Wellington b 1819 in Montgomery Co, NC and (2) Mary Carter who had a son Casewell Finch b 1827. Lucy married Henry Eudy in Montgomery Co, NC. Williamson(2) is probably the son of George. He is of the right age and none of George's six children's names are known.

4. Claiborn b 1768 Granville, NC.
Claiborn s/o William b c 1722 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co, VA, s/o Edward and Agnes Brothers Finch. died 1784-1790 in Edgecomb, Nash Co, NC, and Ann. (J. D. Finch p ?) Other children: Brothers Finch (m Sarah Vaughn) and Eve Finch Watson. (see Finch/Harper Page)

Claiborne's correct birth is Edgecomb, Nash Co, NC (IGI/NA). Claiborn, his father and two brothers, Allan and Isham are listed in the 1800 Granville census, p 510. In 1810, Isham is listed in Montgomery Co, NC, Allan and Claiborn are still in Granville. William is not mentioned and assumed deceased. (J. D. Finch p ?) Claiborn married Sarah Hunt January 26, 1790 in Granville, NC. (IGI/NA) They had 10 children. He died in Nash Co., NC in 1849. Claiborn and Sarah are buried at the Mount Pleasant Methodist Church in Nash Co. NC along with three of their children (J. D. Finch p ?)

12. Unanswered Questions: The two Johns. There are a Millington (b unk) and Williamson(2) (b unk) mentioned with the parents of John and Mary. Their wedding was October 17, 1757, after Williamson (1) was born. The names are right for the family, but they might be the sons of John Hester's brother Edward.

Williamson Finch

1. Born c 1754 to John Hester Finch Sr. and Mary Williamson in Goochland VA.
2. Christened in Dover Church, along with two other siblings. Christening recorded in the "Dover Registry."
3. Served with his father and his brother Edward in Capt. Kitrell's militia in Granville Co, NC in 1771.
4. Listed in the 1788 tax records for Granville Co., NC.
5. Moved from Granville Co. before the 1800 census for NC.
6. Wife: Mary Spivey (dates unknown)
7. Children: unknown

Edward Richardson Finch

1. Born c 1756 to John Hester Finch Sr. and Mary Williamson in Goochland VA, died Davidson, NC c 1823 (DAR).
2. Christened in Dover Church, along with two other siblings. Christening recorded in the "Dover Registry."
3. Served with his father and his brother Williamson in Capt. Kitrell's militia in Granville Co, NC in 1771.
4. Appointed with his father as "under-sheriff" of Mecklenberg Co., NC in March of 1780 (VGS vol. 20 #4 p 85)
5. Not listed in the 1788 tax records for Granville Co., NC nor the 1800 NC census.
6. Moved to Wilkes Co., NC in late 1770's, then to Newberry, SC before 1790.
7. Wife: (1) Nancy Richardson

Children:

1. Pettis Asbury Finch (1) (unknown)
2. Isaac Richardson Finch (1) (b 1790 Clinton NC) m (1) Piety Hester, d/o Anne Rudd (d/o John and Avis Whitaker Rudd, Chesterfield Co. VA) and James Hester (s/o James and Frances Cook Hester of Louisa Co. VA): three children, and (2) Delia Pullen, three sons.

Edward Richardson Finch and Wife: (2) unknown; possibly ______ Gram.

Children:

1. Frances Finch (unknown) m Hamblin Jordan (unknown)
2. Mary "Polly" Finch (unknown)
3. John (T or H?) Finch (unknown)
4. Edward Finch (unknown)

Above information from Finch Families of Dixie (p 87-91)

George Finch

1. Born c 1761 to John Hester Finch Sr. and Mary Williamson in Goochland VA.
2. Christened in Dover Church, along with two other siblings. Christening recorded in the "Dover Registry."
3. Served with his father and his brothers Williamson and Edward in Capt. Kitrell's militia in Granville Co, NC in 1771.
4. Listed in the 1788 tax records for Granville Co., NC.
5. Not listed in Granville Co. in the 1800 census for NC.
6. Moved to Mecklenberg Co. NC before 1800
7. Wife: Janey Short (unknown), married December 7, 1796

8. Children: six, unknown names and dates.


This is what documentation I have. I have spent some time correcting some of the common mistakes. A lot of the appear in usually respectable geneologies.

This is a cold thread for me, but I will compare what you have given me with other information that I have found. Any documentation would be greatly appreciated.
George was the brother of my great grand father, Lee Andrew Finch - the one who didn't follow the Guilford College connection and into the family business. My grandfather was Ed "Wray" Sr, My dad Jr., my son the IV.

Thanks,

Ed Finch, III




 
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242 Clarence Eugene Queensberry, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014

Name: Clarence Eugene Queensberry
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age at Death: 67
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1892
Death Date: 4 Dec 1959
Death Place: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Registration Date: 8 Dec 1959
Father: William E Queensberry
Mother: Belle Dockstader
Spouse: Mary Myers Queensberry
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Clarence Queensberry
Born: 12 Feb 1892
Died: Dec 1959
State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951 )

Clarence E. Queensberry
Male
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Event(s):
Birth: 27 FEB 1920 Newport News, , , Virginia

Christening:
Death: 22 SEP 1997
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Parents:
Father: Clarence G Queensberry
Mother: Hazel
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Marriages:
Spouse: Virginia Dare Guillette
Marriage: 22 APR 1978 Hampton, , , Virginia

Clarence QUEENSBERRY
Birth Date: 27 Feb 1920
Death Date: 22 Sep 1997

Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 23606
Localities: Newport News, Newport News (City), Virginia

 
Queensberry, Clarence Eugene (I0906)
 
243 Commonwealth's Attorney, Greensville Co., VA. Wilson, John H. (I3261)
 
244 Confederate soldier:

American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Isaac J Bynum ,
Residence: Chatham County, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment Date: 08 March 1862
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 08 March 1862 at the age of 18
Enlisted in Company G, 48th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 17 April 1862.
Wounded on 14 October 1863 at Bristoe Station, VA
Absent on 30 November 1863
Hospitalized on 25 February 1864 at Fayetteville, NC
Returned on 15 April 1864 (Estimated day)
Transferred Company G, 48th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 22 October 1864
Transferred in on 22 October 1864.

Buried at PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Chatham Co., NC.
Tombstone:
Bynum, Isaac J. (b.25 Apr 1844 - d.17 Jul 1915) 
Bynum, Isaac (I2346)
 
245 Constable in Sussex Co., VA in 1772 as well as a Lt. in the VA colonial militia. He appears to have moved to NC between 1761 and 1765 (deeds show that Peter was in Brunswick Co., VA in 1761, and then he shows up on a deed in what was then Orange Co., NC in 1765. Chatham Co. was created out of Orange Co. in 1771.)

May have been a participant in the American Revolution. The records of the Chatham Co., NC, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions (1774 - 1788) show a Peter Avent as a member of the militia company commanded by Captain Elisha Cain in Chatham Co., NC, in 1772. This may be another Peter Avent, however, as a Peter Avent, Pvt, NC militia, shows up on a roster of Capt. Bynum's (Chatham Co.) company taken 7 April 1781, two years after this Peter's death.

Married (first) Amy Massie (sister of William's wife Sarah Massie) before 3 June 1742 in VA and had the following children: William, Isham, Joseph, John, Thomas, Sarah, Elizabeth, Lucy, Mourning and Rebecca. Many of these children moved south or west: Isham was in Rowan Co., NC (the area around Salisbury, NC) by 1768, and Joseph moved to GA, where he became a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

Was in Cumberland Co., NC, by 1776 and in 1777 he took as his second wife a Mary Tomlinson. His will was probated in Northampton Co., NC, in 1779.

from Avant, SCF:

Sussex Co., VA, Deed Book "B", p. 202:

21 May 1761: Indenture in which Peter Avent and Amy, his wife...

from Sussex Co., VA Order Book 8 (1754-1756) Index:

Peter Avent sworn a constable...Peter Avent, Lieutenant in Militia, took the oath...

made a marriage contract 10 Feb 1777 with 2nd wife Mary Tomlinson, of Brunswick Co., VA

Will of Peter May 19 1779 Northampton NC Will Bk 1 pp 215-6 13 May 1779
Proved Sep Court 1779 Northampton NC.
son William 5 shillings sterling, son Isham 5 shillings, son Joseph 5
chillings, son John 5 shillings, son Thomas 5 shillings, dtr Sarah 5 shillings,
dtr Elizabeth Baker 5 shillings, dtr Lucy Truelove one negro man hamed Joe,
dtr Rebecca one Negro boy named Jim..my wife's dtr Lucretia Tomlinson
feather bed & furn.
wife Molly 300 Pounds Va money the jointer I made her at marriage..lend her remainder of estate during her life
and then to two youngest daughters. I apoint Wm. and Lucas Tomlinson to be Ex of will. Wit Henry Mason,Simon Harris, WIlliam Love. The will was by oath of Wm Love and Lucas Tomlinson who qualified as Ex.
Constable and a Lt. in the Va. Colonial Militia.
David Avent gives marriage date as before 3 Jun 1742...
Sharon sgrant@sprynet.com says Peter entered into a marriage agreement with Mrs. Mary Tomlinson of Greensville Co. Va. in 1777.

Living in Cumberland Co., NC in 1777--date of his 2nd marriage
Some sources list his birth as about 1720.
10 dec 1776 Cumberland Co., NC sells to Joseph Avent (son) negro boy and girl and household estate. (Possibly giving clear title to property before he married Mary Tomlinson.)

1752, Surry
Lt. Virginia colonial Militia

MILITIA OFFICERS OF CHATHAM COUNTY IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
AND OTHER COUNTY OFFICALS

© Extracted & Transcribed by Sue Ashby
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The following are names of the men who were Officers of Companies raised in Chatham County for the Revolutionary War. Some of the names are taken by me from the records of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions of the county (1774 - 1788)

A list of the company Commanded by Captain Elisha Cain in 1772 - List No. 5

...many names
Peter Avent

In the name of God Amen I PETER AVENT of Northampton County in the
state of North Carolina being of sound memory thanks be to the Almighty God
for the same; Do make & ordain this my last will & testament in, manner &
form following, first I recommend my soul to almighty God hoping through
the (?) of my blessed Savior he will vouch safe to receive it, and my body
to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor, & he
is after mentioned & as for what (?) Estates it hath pleased God to bestow
on me I dispose of in manner & form following (Vizt.)
Item I give & bequeath unto my son Wm Avent five shillings sterling
Item I give & bequeath unto my son Isham Avent five shillings sterling
Item I give & bequeath unto my son Joseph Avent five shillings sterling
Item I give & bequeath unto my son John Avent five shillings sterling
Item I give & bequeath unto my son Thomas Avent five shillings sterling
Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Avent five shillings sterling
Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Eliza Baker, five shillings sterling
Item I give & bequeath unto my daughter Lucy (Truelove ?) one Negro man
named (Jas?) to her & her heirs forever
Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Mourning Avent one Negro girl named
(?) to her & her heirs forever
Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Rebecca Avent one Negro boy named
(?) to her & her heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath to my wife's daughter Lucretia Tomlinson one
feather bed & furniture
Item I give and bequeath to my wife Molly Avent three hundred pounds
Virginia money her (account?) I made her at marriage I also leave my wife
all the remainder of my Estate during her life &at her (death?) to be
equally divided between my two youngest daughters to them & their heirs
forever.
I do hereby name & appoint Wm Avent & Lucas Tomlinson to be my Execs. of
this my last will & testament In (?) Whereof I have here onto set my hand &
affixed my seal this thirteen day of May one thousand seven hundred &
seventy nine.
Peter Avent & a seal

Sealed & delivered in presence of Henry Mason, Simon Harris,Wm.
(Louis?), Northampton County, Sept Court 1779.
This will of Peter Avent was proven by the oath of Wm (Louis?) One of
the subscribing (?) thereto & Lucas Tomlinson, Qualified as Executor
ordered to be certified and recorded . Test (Joseph Athenton?) CCO

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Peter Avent
Gender: male
Birth Place: VA
Birth Year: 1720
Spouse Name: Mary Tomlinson
Marriage Year: 1777
Number Pages: 1

U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: Peter Avent
Gender: male
Birth Place: VA
Birth Year: 1720
Spouse Name: Amy Massie
Marriage Year: 1742
Marriage State: VA
Number Pages: 1

Mary Tomlinson made a marriage agreement 5 Feb 1777 with Peter Avent of Cumberland Co., NC. Peter Avent's 1779 will mentioned wife's daughter Lucretia Tomlinson; Lucas Tomlinson was an executor. [Lucas Tomlinson, b. 11 Apr 1746, Albemarle Parish, was a son of John Tomlinson, Jr. and Susanna [Tatum?]. Richards, 33] 
Avent, Peter (I0859)
 
246 Contrary to widely-held belief, there is no evidence whatsoever that his wife was named Margaret Elizabeth Gooch, and the webmaster is virtually certain that the Gooch connection is entirely false, since there is no known evidence that Margaret Elizabeth Gooch ever existed, much less that she was Col. Thomas' wife. All we know from the record is that her name was Elizabeth. Any evidence as to her identity would be gratefully appreciated.

Feb 2017: the webmaster ran across some unattributed info online that Thomas' wife was Elizabeth Riggan (or Regan). No proof to back it up, but a little research did turn up that there was an Elizabeth Riggan/Regan, b. ca 1681 in Surry Co., VA. Parents were Daniel Riggan, b. 1626, Co. Cork, Ireland, d. 1686 Surry Co., and Elizabeth (possibly) Wilson b. 1635, m. 1660 in Isle of Wight, VA, d. 1726, Surry Co., VA.
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1702--appears on list of Surry Co., VA, tithables (as "Thomas Avon" - could this be how he pronounced the name? In modern Devonshire, England, though, they pronounce the name exactly as American Avents do; sort of rhyming with 'playpen'.) living on plantation of a John Nicholls. Source: Boddie (see below)

1714--appears in records of Surry Co., VA.
1716--Chowan Precinct NC lists his wife as Elizabeth.
July 1716 - sells land in Chowan Precinct, NC, below Mt Royall on Morattock (modern day Roanoke) River
1716-land grant in Surry.
1718-land grant in Surry
1718--sold land to Richard Moore.
Elizabeth Avent relinquished her right to this land.
1729--land in Surry.
1728--land in Greensville.
1741--land in Brunswick.
1741--appeared at court in Southwark Parish, Surry Co., VA.
1746--of Northampton Co, sells land to Vincent Vaughon
1747--sells land to James McManus of Edgecombe, land on Pea Hill Creek, Northampton Co., NC

--timeline courtesy of Ms. Gerry Hill

Col. Thomas Avent named as a colonel of militia in Sussex County records (Court Order 1:212, 14 July 1755). He was a Presiding Justice of the Surry Court in 1741 (Surry County Order Book [1741-1744],p. 1),

Justice of Sussex Co 1753-54. Vestryman of Albemarle Parish, Sheriff of Sussex Co. in Sussex Co. Virginia records (Court Orders 1:212, 14 July 1755). Had patents for over 6000 acres of land in VA. Owned land in NC.

Death recorded in the Albemarle Parish register 1739-78, p. 164, that he died in Sussex Co., 31 October 1757, age 86. His son, William Avent being the informant.

Will of Thomas Avent, written 21 September 1756, Sussex County, VA, probated 18 November 1757, Will Book A., p. 80. Devises land to his son, William Avent in Sussex Co., VA and in Northampton County, NC and also appoints him an executor.

"Son, William; son, Peter; grandson Thomas Avent son of John, dcd; granddau Elizabeth Massey, dau of son John , dcd; five granddaughters (who are the daughters of son, Thomas dcd); dau, Mary Vincent wife of Thomas; dau Sarah Fox wife of William" src: W. B. A. P. 80, Va Hist Mag Jan 1911, pg 46.

[pg 016][Sussex Co. Will Book "A" 1754-1764]
(p. 222) Account of Estate of Col. Thomas Avent by Thomas Vinson, executor, shows payments to Mrs.
Atheliah Keziah Norris, John Dorch, Matthew Walden, Rev. John Noverion, Joseph Carter, Mr. Peter Avent, the children of Thomas Avent, Jr., decd., Dr. Samuel Peete, Capt. John Machin, Lewis Solloman, William Hyx, sheriff of Lunenburg Co for quitrents on 6904 acres, Mr. Major Tiller, Mr. Joseph Prince, Rev. William Willis, Capt. James Wyche, Mrs. Elizabeth Eldridge, Mrs. Sarah Underwood, Col. John Willis, Matthew Waldin, Mr. Ingram Blanks, Mr. James Stewart, John Barlow, cash from the sale of 304 acres and 390 acres in Lunenburg Co and William Doby. 19 Nov 1761

Witness to will of John Barlow in 1727, Surry. Witness to will of Nicholas Brewer in 1729, Surry. Witness to will of Edward Clarke in 1713, Surry. Witness to will of Joseph Kimball in 1713, Surry. Witness to will of James Mayo in 1725, Surry . Witness to will of Lewis Solomon in 1742 in Surry. 1702 listed on Surry, Tithables.

REGISTER OF ALBEMARLE PARISH, SURRY AND SUSSEX COUNTIES, 1739-1779, Gertrude R.B. Richards, 195 8, p. 214.

SOME COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY FAMILIES OF NORTH CAROLINA, VOL. 1, Marilu Burch Smallwood, Washington, NC, 1964, pp. 7-9, 15, 21. Thomas Avent was Justice, Surry County, Virginia 1741, and a Captain of the Militia:

REGISTER OF ANCESTORS, THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF THE COLONIAL DAMES IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, Richmond, 1979, p. 3. VA. Records, 3 May, 1739… Thomas Avent refers to his importation "from Great Britain 38 years ago" (ie in 1701) and in which he states further that he has never before received the benefit of the Act of Assembly which allows 50 acres of land for every person imported from Great Britain.BRUNSWICK CO. VA. COURT ORDER BOOK 1 PAGE 241

(From Avant, SCF):
"This record causes us to reflect that Thomas Avent must have imported himself from Great Britain and paid his own passage, as otherwise he would not have been entitled to 50 acres of land. Since John Nicholls listed him as one of his headrights in the 1714 patent, Thomas Avent must have made another trip back to England after 1701 and before 1714, and it seems very possible that he may have been an agent or factor for John Nichols since he was living on his plantation."

He also spent some time in North Carolina. On 17 July 1716 Thomas Avent, weaver, acknowledged sales of land to Jacob Coleson, Robert Green and Richard Moore, his wife ELIZABETH, through her attorney in fact Robert Hicks, recouncing dower. (Chowan Co. Deed (1): 19-20) Although Thomas Avent had been in VIrginia more than ten years, on the 16th of December 1714 John Nickolls, gent. obtained a patent for land in Prnce George County for transport of several persons, including Thomas Avent.

(From Avant, SCF):
"Because these patents may have been sought years after the transportation took place, it is possible that Nickolls was in fact responsible for bringing Thomas Avent in 1701, in which the two men may have had a connection in England."

from "Sketches of Greensville County, Virginia, 1650-1967", Chapter II, "That Honest Man, Captain Hicks", Part II, By Douglas Summers Brown.

"...In March of 1720/21 he (Capt. Hicks) was at Williamsburg with Richard Kennon, Drury Stith, John and Robert Bolling when they were granted vast tracts of land in Prince George County. At the same time he and Thomas Avent were granted 2,000 acres on Roanoke River. After the business was over he and "Major Bolling" dined with William Byrd - "ate pie and after dinner talked till four" in the afternoon when they left."

On 31 October 1716 Thomas Avent paid 2 cash for a patent for 400 acres in Surry County. Land Patents 10:198.

It appears that son WILLIAM did not long outlive his father; his will, dated the 22nd of april 1760 and proved August 1761 (Northampton Co. Will 1:56) named as executors his wife (identified as SARAH AVENT in the probate act), WILLIAM RAGLAND (his son-in-law) and JOSEPH AVENT. His daughter REBECCA was bequeathed two Negro slaves -- she was well under age. North Carolina Wills, 1690-1760, page 12.

English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records. List of Patents, page 107: 400 acres, Surry Co . To whom granted: Thomas Avent

1716. Chowan Deed Book B #1, Pages 357 – 363, # 901-905. (Per Garland Avent, Mount Royall was site of present-day Gaston, NC. "Morattock river" is now known as the Roanoke River.)

Thomas Avent of Chowan Precinct, weaver, transfers (1) 270 acres more or less at Mount Royall on Morattock river, joining Robert Green at ye mouth of a branch, to Jacob Coleson of Chowan Precinct, carpenter, for 4 Pounds;
(2) 370 acres more or less at Mount Royall at the mouth of the first branch, joining the branch next to the mouth of Morattock River as by patent to me July 29, 1712, to Robert Green of Chowan Precinct; for 10 Pounds
(3) 200 acres on Morattock, joining Nottaway Richard Moore and Richard Moore upon ye River, to Richard Moore of the Province of N.C. for 10 Pounds; and
(4) 240 acres more or less being part of a tract of land lying on the north side of Morattock river below Mount Royall which was surveyed for me the said Thomas Avent by Captain William Maule, Dept. Surveyor May 8, 1713 to Richard Moore of Nottaway River, planter, for 6 Pounds.

All four deeds are dated July 16, 1716 and are registered on August 6, 1716. Witnesses include Richard Moore () his mark , John Nairne, Henry Jones () his mark, Robert Green () his mark.

Elizabeth Avent of Surry County, Virginia, Spinster, also gives a letter of attorney dated July 12, 1716, to Robert Hicks of North Carolina to make over in her stead land at Mount Royal to Robert Green and Jacob Coleson and 200 acres to my neighbor Richard Moore and 240 acres to Richard Moore of Nottaway River. Witnesses to the letter of attorney are Henry Jones () his mark, and William Green () his mark.

Garland Avent believed that the Avents emigrated to England from Brittany, France. Had no proof of this, however. Has visited 'Pont Aven' in Brittany.

Concerning allegations that Thomas Avent was a Huguenot:

"A letter dated 30 September 1969 from Herbert A. Elliot, Registrar of "The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia: to Mrs. Travis H. Clark, R. 1, box 28, Moorehead, MS, 38761 states, "I know of no proof that Colonel Thomas Avent was of Huguenot descent, in fact, all available evidence indicates that he was not."

Another letter from Mr. Elliot to Mrs. Clark dated 14 November 1970 states, "I have examined the Avent record you left with me Sunday before last as presented by the Nanticoke Chapter to the NSDAR 1 March 1948. [These are the five pages of charts drawn by John Smith Avant, which on page one state Joseph Avent was born in France and descended from the Conde, Freeman and Bartlett lines.] An example of inaccuracy in the papers you left with me, the names given are all English names and no French names. This paper has Joseph Avant born in Brunswick County, Virginia Colony August 24, 1720. Officially there was no Brunswick County until 1732. A check of the records of Albemarle county did not list the name of Avant or any variation of the name. chronologically the Virginia and French references contained on page one of the records are perfect, but historically, they are completely inaccurate...I do not know who compiled the records or the source from which they are taken, but I suspect that this is the work of Sandy Miller...it is a complete fake." This same opinion was independently reached by Charles H. Hamlin about a year later. English genealogist, P. WIlson Coldham comes to the same conclusion.

Land patent (ref VPB 18:531) dated 12 Mar 1739/40 to Clement Reade:

Land granted in compensation for "...importation of 10 persons to dwell in Virginia whose names are John Stevens, John Scott, John Jackson, Cornelius Keith, Marmaduke Johnson, Michael Cadet Young, Henry Morris, William Eaton, Patrick Dempsey and Thomas Avent and 45 shillings..."

Colonel Clement Reade (1707-1/2/1763 VA) married 1730, Lunenburg co., VA, Mary Hill (1709-1786VA). Mr. Reade served as First Clerk of Lunenburg County for 16 years. He was the King's attorney in Brunswich Co., VA, Vestryman at St. Andrew's Parish until the formation of Lunenburg county from Brunswich County in 1746-47. He with Colonel Byrd surveyed tracts in southern Virginia, a Burgess representative, and a Commissioner during the French and Indian War. He graduated from William and Mary College.
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Various Avent/Devon records from http://www.a2a.org.uk/default.asp
(these may or may not have anything to do with the VA Avent family and/or Col. Thomas Avent.)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office: Woollcombe of Hemerdon

WOOLLCOMBE OF HEMERDON

Catalogue Ref. 710
Creator(s):
Woollcombe family of Hemerdon, Devon

FAMILY
MARY WOOLLCOMBE I
Papers of the Avent Family
Testamentary
FILE [no title] - ref. 710/288 - date: 1698
[from Scope and Content] Probate copy will of Thomas Avent of Plympton Earle, weaver (will dated 4 May 1698)

DEEDS AND LEASES
section MIXED PARISHES AND MANORS
section Lands in Manor of Heligan, Trewoone, Tyndeale, p. St. Ewe, Mevagissey, Goran, Week St. Mary, St. Mewan, Ladock, Ruan Lanihorne, Veryan, Cuby, Tregoney also some lands in Devon

FILE - [no title] - ref. T/753/1-3 - date: 12th/13th. December, 1693

Contents
(VARIOUS NAMES)
John Avent, Inner Temple, gent.
Properties in Cornwall: Manor of Heligan, Heligan Mills, Poyles Heligan,.....many more
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PROB Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Division within PROB Exhibits
PROB 4 Prerogative Court of Canterbury and Other Probate Jurisdictions: Engrossed Inventories Exhibited from 1660

Record Summary
Scope and content

Avent, Thomas, of Plymouth, Devon, merchant, ob. intestate at Antegua, one of the Carrebia Islands on or about the beginning of June last, belonging to the ship "Tradesmens' Blessinge" of Plymouth
Covering dates 1686 2 June (1685)
Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years
Former reference (Department) Admon
Held by
The National Archives, Kew
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E. Records of the Exchequer, and its related bodies, with those of the Office of First Fruits and Tenths, and the Court of Augmentations
Division within E Records of the King's Remembrancer
E 215 Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Records of the Commissions on Fees, James I and Charles I
Subseries within E 215 PAPERS OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF CHARLES I
Subsubseries within E 215 Papers of Sub-Commissions

Record Summary
Scope and content
Devon Certificate by Thomas Avent, Steward of the Hundred of Plympton, of his fees.
Covering dates Rec. 11 Jan. 1629
Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years
Held by
The National Archives, Kew
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TITLE DEEDS
section DEVON
section Hemerdon and Bickfordtown
section Bickfordtown

FILE - [no title] - ref. 710/82 - date: 1697

Contents
Grant of annuity in lieu of jointure
1 Jane Avent, widow of Tristram Avent, of Plympton St Mary, gent
2 Tristram Avent, son of 1
Bickfordtown and Cholwill
Consideration: £20
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Brixton Feoffee Lands Charity Catalogue in Full

FILE - [no title] - ref. 1277/16 - date: 1594-1860
item: [no title] - ref. 1277/16/21 - date: 1 December 1661

Contents
Lease
i) Edward Fortescue of Spriddlestone esq., James Wood gent son and heir of Richard Wood of Hareston, Walter Stert [place illegible] gent, Thomas Maynard of Brixton gent, John Avent of Venn, yeoman, Robert Worth, Philip Avent, Richard Avent, Nicholas Winston, Andrew Avent and John Towson all of Brixton yeomen
ii) Joanne Wood of Brixton widow
Cottage garden and orchard in Brixton (see 1277/16/16)
Term: 99 years or 2 lives
Consideration: 40/-
Rent: 12/-
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Kitley Estate, Yealmpton
Bastard family of Kitley, Devon

FILE - [no title] - ref. 74/82/1 - date: 1698

Contents
Release
1 Thomas Avent of Venn, Brixton, yeoman
2 Walter Stert and Thomas Stert of Brixton, gents, Walter Worth of Brixton, yeoman, John Philips of Thurlestone, yeoman, Andrew Phillips of Plymouth, gent and Bartholomew Avent of plymouth, merchant
3 John Avent of Inner Temple, London, gent, son of (1)
Chillaton, Aveton Gifford and messuage in Brixton town, Doddevens, East Sherford, both in Brixton
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Shelly & Johns, Solicitors, Plymouth
Shelly and Johns, Plymouth, solicitors
section Modbury

FILE - [no title] - ref. 567/88/7a and b - date: 1697

Contents
Lease and release
1 Henry Avent, yeoman, and Mary Avent, widow, both of Modbury
2 Nicholas Avent of Modbury
3 Silvester Holditch of Slapton, yeoman
North Greenaven, Modbury
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Brixton Feoffee Lands Charity, Brixton, Devon

FILE - [no title] - ref. 1277/16 - date: 1594-1860
item: [no title] - ref. 1277/16/34 - date: 3 April 1706

Contents
Lease
i) Edward Read of Brixton gent, Nicholas Winston, Walter Worth, Philip Avent, John Avent and John Stevens all of Brixton yeomen
ii) John Cole of Brixton, husbandman
House and garden in Brixton, as in 1277/16/29
Term: 99 years or 3 lives
Consideration: £3-2-6
Fine: 3/-
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Kitley Estate, Yealmpton
Bastard family of Kitley, Devon

FILE - [no title] - ref. 74/123/15-16 - date: 1626

Contents
Assignment
1 Thomas Avent of Wifferton, Brixton
2 John Avent, his son
Property as above
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WOOLLCOMBE OF HEMERDON
Woollcombe family of Hemerdon, Devon
section TITLE DEEDS
section DEVON
section Hemerdon and Bickfordtown
section Bickfordtown

FILE - [no title] - ref. 710/89 - date: 1702

damaged

Contents
Mortgage in £400
1 Tristram Avent of Bickfordtown, gent
2 Edward Avent of -, gent, brother of 1
Property as above
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Brixton Feoffee Lands Charity, Brixton, Devon

FILE - [no title] - ref. 1277/16 - date: 1594-1860
item: [no title] - ref. 1277/16/24 - date: 20 May 1679

Contents
Lease
i) Edward Fortescue of Spriddleston esq., Walter Stert of Brixton gent, Thomas Maynard of Brixton gent, John Avent of Venn yeoman, Robert Worth, Nicholas Winston and John Towson all of Brixton yeomen
ii) Thomas Wood of Brixton husbandman
House, garden and orchard in Brixton (see 1277/16/21)
Term: 99 years or 2 lives
Consideration: 40/-
Rent: 12/-
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Brunswick County, Virginia
Deed Book 5 (1751-1755)

Indenture made 26 March 1751, between Nathaniel Edwards of St. Andrew Parish, brunswick County, and John Irby of same, £100, 250a, on the Lick branch, being part of a larger tract of 1675a,
granted to Thomas Avent by Letters Patent dated 22 September 1739, and by the said Thomas Avent sold and conveyed to Charles Stewart and by the said Charles Stewart sold and conveyed to Charles Williams by deed dated 3 January 1744, and by the said Charles Williams and Benjamin his son sold and conveyed to Nathaniell Edwards by deeds dated 27 March 1749. Signed Nathaniell Edwards. Court 26 March 1751, Indenture and Memorandum acknowledged by Nathaniell Edwards. Deed Book 5, Page 63. 
Avent, Col. Thomas (I0870)
 
247 Contrary to widely-held belief, there is no evidence whatsoever that his wife was named Margaret Elizabeth Gooch, and the webmaster is virtually certain that the Gooch connection is entirely false, since there is no known evidence that Margaret Elizabeth Gooch ever existed, much less that she was Col. Thomas' wife. All we know from the record is that her name was Elizabeth. Any evidence as to her identity would be gratefully appreciated.
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wife 'Elizabeth' relinquished her rights to property Thomas Avent sold in 1716. Only known reference to Thomas' wife. She was alive in 1755 when she witnessed the will of her son John Avent. (Sussex Co., Wills A:36), but she was apparently dead by the following year when not mentioned in the will of her husband.
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Very skeptical of this, but include it for what it's worth:

from "Thomas Bell: Ulster Scot to South Carolina And Allied Families", compiled by Rufie Lee Williams, Allmond Printing company - Aberdeen,
Mississippi, copyright 1984, Library of Congress, pg. 388

Henry GOOCH may have died before the brother of his wife Jane made his will, 15 August 1687. Rev. Rowland JONES died 23 April 1688 and his will was proved 13 Dec 1688 at Yorktown. He made comfortable provision for his widow and four children, with handsome legacies to his sister, Jane GOOCH, and her children -- Henry, Rowland, Jane and Elizabeth. Jane's will is of record in King William County under the name of Joane GOUGH and bears date of February 1701/2. she mentions sons Henry and Rowland GOUGH, dt. Joane PEAKE, and son-in-law William GOUGH. On July 17 following, Henry and Rowland qualified as executors. In Colonial times, the term "son-in-law" meant stepson. Presumably, the daughter, Elizabeth, was deceased when the mother made her will. Elizabeth GOOCH married a Mr. DICKERSON and Jane or Joane married a Mr. PEEKE. In the 1704 quit Rent List for Virginia, I find listed in King William County: John PEEK, Thomas and William DICKASON -- each 100 acres. I was unable to find a listing in 1704 for anyone of the surname GOOCH - GOUGE, by any spelling.
The son, William GOUGE, of Lt. Col. Henry GOOCH and his first wife, Millicent (GOODWIN) KINSEY, was born about 1660-1662. He married Ursula
CLAIBORNE, grandaughter of Col. William CLAIBORNE born 1600 in England, to Virginia 1621. She was the sister of a William CLAIBORNE, who named her in his will along with her eldest son, Claiborne GOOCH.

Claiborne GOOCH, born about 1685, was living in 1748 opposite "Sweet Hall". A Ferry was located there, called "GOOCH's Ferry in King William
County (Hening Statues, VI, p. 17). "Sweet Hall" was the home of Thomas CLAIBORNE and Ann FOX. Claiborne GOOCH married a Miss THOMPSON and is
credited with children: William, Rowland, Claiborne, Thomas and Elizabeth.

1. Elizabeth GOOCH married Thomas AVENT (1671-1750) a Huguenot, who came to Sussex Co. Va in 1698. The had at least six children. (From "Forebears and Kin" of John Tyson SMITH, Sr. and his wife, by Earl D. SMITH, in Longview, Texas, 1972).
2. Claiborne GOOCH, married ___?___ No further information
3. Thomas GOOCH, married ____?___ No further information
4. Rowland GOOCH, born ca. 1725 died 1794, married Unity ___?___ (Patriotic
Service, Virginia - DAR Patriot Index, 1966). He had children:
a. William, b. Pumphrey, (DAR Index), c. Liner (to Ky.), d. Gideon, e. John, f. Claiborne, g. Rowland and h. Elizabeth.

Rowland GOOCH left a will in Louisa County, Virginia. He owned land there and some of the family remained in Louisa County while others removed to Kentucky after settlement of the area began there, after the end of the Revolution.
5. William GOOCH born about 1710, married about 1737, Elizabeth ___?___. They had five known children:
a. William Jr., b. Thomas, c. Elizabeth, d. Ursula, and e. Sarah.

 
Unknown, Elizabeth (I0158)
 
248 Crozier's book, _The Buckners of Virginia_ (pg. 91) records the following : "John Buckner, third of that name, was a son of Richard and Elizabeth C ooke Buckner. His wife's name was Sarah, and she is believed to have be en a Buckner before her marriage. We know positively that John and Sarah had a son, Philip, and there is a tradition that they had other children. " from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~csmpages/ancestors.html: 96 . John Buckner79, born circa 1712 in Essex County, Virginia to Richa rd Buckner and Elizabeth Cooke; married Sarah Buckner; died circa 1782 in Jones, Georgia. 97. Sarah Buckner79, born circa 1712 in Virginia to Thom as Buckner and Sarah Morgan; died in Jones, Georgia. Buckner, John (I0996)
 
249 CSA Military Service 19 May 1865 Private, Co., A, Yerger's Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry

SPIRES SURNAME
Author: Linda McPherson Date: 19 Oct 1999 5:54 PM GMT
In Reply to: BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SPIRES by: hugh spires

Hi Hugh,
I just found your reply to my query on Ben Franklin SPIRES. My grandfather, Ben Franklin Spires died in 1933 in Little Rock. In my research I found two Benjamin Franklin Spires living in Conway Co., AR in the same time frame, so I became a little confused. My grandfather was born in 1870/72 and married Arka Malone from Springfield, AR. The other Ben Spires I found was a little younger and married a Laura Dickens or Dickson at Damascus, AR in a double wedding ceremony. I keep having the feeling that there was some connection between the two of the Bens! In the 1880 census for Van Buren Co., AR it shows my Ben living with his father James H. Spires. Hope I'm not making this too confusing but I'm having to do this by memory as all of my genealogy in down in L.R. where we have another home. I'm going there this week-end and will look up all of this. Keep in touch.

1880 census, Van Buren, AR:
Spires, Henry F., Head, 28
Victoria, wife, 28
Susan A., 4
Henry W., 3
Richmond L., 1
George W., 26, brother
James H., 34, brother
Benjamin, 8, nephew
all b. MS, father b. GA, mother b. NC

1860 census, Scott Co., MS:
James Spiers, 40, farmer, b. SC
Absey, 35, b. NC
Hardy Spiers, 14
Joseph Spiers, 12
Josephine Spiers, 10
Henry Spiers, 8
George Spiers, 6
Benjamin Spiers, 5
Absy Spiers, 3
Caroline Spiers, 1

I think Hardy = James H. given that their ages match with the 1880 census, as do George's and Henry's.

Arkansas Land Records Record
Name: JAMES H SPIRES
Land Office: LITTLE ROCK
Document Number: 4291
Total Acres: 160.7
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 8749
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: July 23, 1888
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original
Land Description:
1 SWNE 5TH PM No 9N 13W 3
2 SENW 5TH PM No 9N 13W 3
3 W½SE 5TH PM No 9N 13W 3

Name: James Hardy SPIRES
Given Name: James Hardy
Surname: Spires
Sex: M
Birth: Feb 1846 in Mississippi
Death: Bef 1920 in Arkansas
Event: Military Service 19 May 1865 Private, Co., A, Yerger's Regiment, Mississippi Calvary
Note: REFN: 534

Father: James Enoch III SPIRES b: Abt 1819 in South Carolina
Mother: Absela E. ? b: Abt 1824 in North Carolina
Suggested Next Step:

Marriage 1 Rachael Ann DAWSON b: Mar 1853 in Missouri
Married: 3 Oct 1881 in Conway Co, AR
Note: REFN2951
Children
Bertha Ophelia SPIRES b: 4 Sep 1883 in Damascus, Faulkner Co., AR
Laura A. SPIRES b: May 1885 in Arkansas
Blanche V. SPIRES b: Dec 1889 in Arkansas
Whitt Prescott SPIRES b: 10 Jan 1892 in Arkansas
Una B. SPIRES b: Aug 1894 in Arkansas

Marriage 2 E. J. ?
Note: REFN1757
Children
Benjamin Franklin SPIRES b: 3 Nov 1872 in Mississippi
Ida M. SPIRES b: Abt 1870 in Mississippi 
Spiers, James Hardy (I2063)
 
250 CSA pension petition of Christopher's son, John Evans Williams, stating that his father was born in Smith Co, TN.
Will of Stephen Robinson, 1828-DeKalb Co, TN naming Christopher Williams, his grandson, as an heir.
1840 Census of DeKalb Co, Tennessee
1850 Census of Gibson Co, Tennessee
1860 Census of Titus Co, Texas
1868 Homestead deed in Titus Co, Texas.
Christopher and Elizabeth Rebecca Evans Williams had the following children: Isaac Newton, John Evans, Sarah Temple, Nathan Avant, Henry David, Cealy Braswell, William Robert, Harriet Elizabeth, Mary Frances, and James. Christopher Williams was the son of Jenny Robinson and unknown Williams. Elizabeth Evans was the grand-daughter of Abner Avent/Avant. Her parents were Nathan Evans and Mary Polly Avant. 
Avent, Polly (I1598)
 

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