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901 Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine

By Lyon Gardiner Tyler
Published 1925
Kraus Reprint

p. 181:
Clements, William & Eliza Avent, 30 July 1814. Durham Avent, father, consents. William Thomas, Sec. 
Avent, Eliza (I2850)
 
902 U. S. Census 1880 Bexar County, Texas Page: 288A
Prect 18 10th June SD 6 ED 21

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6 Avent, Joseph A. W M 31 Farmer MS GA ALA
7 Avent, Caledonia W F 26 Wife Keeping House ARK
8 Avent, Mary C. W F 10 Daug At School TX MS ARK
9 Avent, William A. W M 8 Son At School TX MS ARK
10 Avent, Agnes A. W F 6 Daug TX MS ARK
11 Avent, J. Thomas W M 4 Son TX MS ARK
12 Avent, Jesse Lee W M 2 Son TX MS ARK
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1900 United States Federal Census, Justice Precinct 5, Bexar, Texas
Name Age

Joseph A Arant 51
Thomas J Arant 23
Jesse Arant 21
Oscar Arant 15 
Avent, Joseph Alphaus (I2374)
 
903 U. S. Census 1910 Lincoln County, New Mexico Page: 226B Ruidoso 17th May

263/263

83 Avent, J. L. Head M W 53 M TX MS MS
Farmer General Farm
84 Avent, Ella Wife F W 39 M TX MS MS
8 children born 6 children living
85 Avent, Viola Daug F W 30 S TX TX TX
86 Avent, Leslie Son M W 18 S TX TX TX
Farm At Home
87 Avent, Bundy Son M W 14 S NM TX TX
Farm At Home
88 Avent, Julia Daug F W 12 S NM TX TX
89 Avent, Marshall Son M W 5 S NM TX TX
90 Avent, Fred Son M W 4 S NM TX TX
91 Crawford, Chas. Servant M W 45 S TX TX TX

U. S. Census 1920 Sierra County, New Mexico Page: 268B Prect 16 Faulkner 30 January SD 211 ED 740 Sheet 10B

28/32

70 Avent, Lafayette Head O M W 63 M TX MS ALA
Farmer Stock Farm
71 Avent, Ella Wife F W 50 M ALA MS MS
72 Avent, Marshall Son M W 17 S NM TX TX
73 Avent, Fred Son M W 14 S NM TX TX

29/33

74 Avent, Leslie Head O M W 28 S TX TX ALA
Farmer Stock Farm
 
Avent, Jesse Lafayette (I1994)
 
904 U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles about James Harvey Taylor
Name: James Harvey Taylor
Residence: Wilkes County, North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Age at enlistment: 36
Enlistment Date: 2 Jun 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Wilkes County, NC
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, North Carolina 53rd Infantry Regiment on 06 Feb 1863.
Birth Date: abt 1827
Sources: North Carolina Troops 1861-65, A Roster 
Taylor, James Hervey (I3864)
 
905 unmarried in 1760 Massey, Winefrith (I2704)
 
906 unmarried in 1760 Massey, Lucy (I2705)
 
907 unmarried in 1760 Massey, Elizabeth (I2706)
 
908 Utley Family Bible
Contributed by Steven G. Weaver

Gabriel Utley and Lucy Cross was maried Oct 2 day 181- [1813?]

Jacob W Utley and Grizzay A. Buchanan was maried March the 6 1851 
Buchanan, Grizzie (I0262)
 
909 Utley Family Bible
Contributed by Steven G. Weaver

Gabriel Utley and Lucy Cross was maried Oct 2 day 181- [1813?]

Jacob W Utley and Grizzay A. Buchanan was maried March the 6 1851  
Utley, Jacob (I0268)
 
910 very interested in Avent genealogy. Obit:

Joseph Carson Avent, Jr., died of lung cancer at home on Dec. 19, 2005.

Carson was born on July 21, 1941 in Pascagoula, Miss., son of the late Joseph Carson Avent and Ann Avent. Carson graduated from Moss Point High School and the University of Mississippi.

Surviving are: his wife of 38 years, Elizabeth Lawton Avent of Columbia S.C.; a son, Joseph Carson Avent III of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, JoAnn Gallardo of Tuscan, Ark.; a step-mother, Lorraine Avent of Moss Point, Miss.; a step-sister, Phyllis Dunn of Moss Point, Miss.; and a brother-in-law, Jim Lawton and his wife Lynn of Statesville, N.C.

Funeral services will be at the graveside in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens in Georgetown at 11 o'clock, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005.

Memorials may be made to Ascension Hospice, P.O. Box 3077, West Columbia, S.C. 29171.

The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

from Vet Admin cemetery locator:

21. AVENT, J CARSON Jr
US ARMY
VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/21/1941
DATE OF DEATH: 12/19/2005
BURIED AT:
GETHSEMANE CEMETERY
GEORGETOWN, SC 29440
 
Avent, Joseph Carson Jr. (I1543)
 
911 Very interesting email from Polk genealogist Bill Polk, 4/2010:

"We now know, from DNA testing of descendants of Robert Polk/Magdalen Tasker Porter, that William Polk who m. Sabra Bradford is descended from the same Polks as Robert Polk aforementioned. We do not know for sure, based on these DNA tests that Robert himself is the progenitor, but if not him, then an unknown brother, probably, of Robert. My bet would be that Robert and Magdalen are the ancestors, though I am still at a loss to figure out how James Pollock, the proven father of William Polk, is associated with Robert and Magdalen. We don't really know when James Pollock was born, I am estimating c1707. If this be correct or even close, then James Pollock is either a son of a younger son of Robert and Magdalen, or the grandson of an older son of Robert and Magdalen. But I cannot make anyone I know of fit, so perhaps there is an unknown son that no one has found. OR, back to the brother of Robert Polk theory. Anyway, we know the line is accurate back to James Pollock and wife Margaret (and I still do not know her surname, Lawry or Lowry on being an educated guess).

There is not doubt that your William Polk who m. Sabra Bradford was a son of the aforementioned James. There is ample documentation for this, and now this documentation includes what I was missing before, confirmation that your William Polk was the brother of Capt. Robert Polk who m. Elizabeth Digby Peale, this relationship established by the autobiography of Charles Wilson Peale, in which Peale has a reference to his catching up with his brother-in-law Robert Polk, in the house of William Polk of Accomac. It is clear from this autobiography that Robert Polk, William Polk and Charles Wilson Peale are related either by blood or marriage.

The DOB for your William Polk is a guesstimate based on all the known facts about him and his siblings. I use c1746 as his DOB. There is no way the DOD is 1835, and I have no clue as to how this date ever got into the picture. The last record for your William Polk is 1805, and I have not found William Polk on a census after that year, nor have I found any other records for him in VA., or in NC., after 1805, NC being where I think he moved after Sabra's death. William did remarry after Sabra's death, to a Nancy Henry, but that marriage does not help any on his death, as there are no records for her (if she was William's widow, which I do not know that she was). I use as William's death c1805, and in Chatham Co., NC., because that is about as close as I can get based on evidence now known.
(....)
I think that William Polk went to NC., because he sold land around 1800 in Accomac. Also, William Hobson Polk, grandson of William Polk, b. 1784, Accomac, and the son of William Polk/Sabra, said in 1888, that his grandfather William Polk, came to Ohio from NC., in 1805. Now, if this William (grandfather of Wm. Hobson Polk) was b. in 1784, then he would have been but age 16 in 1800, when his father William sold the land in 1800, so it appears that Capt. William Polk, his second wife and the young William Polk all moved to NC., with the others who went.
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from Bill Polk, Jan 2010:

"The POLK DNA group is now a year old. Testing in this last year has revealed quite a bit of information about Polk connections. At this point, we can state with fair certainty:
(1) The Polks of Mecklenburg Co., NC., (ancestors of President James Knox Polk) are NOT connected to the family of Robert Polk/Magdalen (Tasker) Porter of Somerset Co., MD., despite what has been published for 150 years on such connections.
(2) Capt. William Polk of Accomac, VA., and Thomas Polk of Darlington Dist., SC., are likely connected to Robert Polk/Magdalen (Tasker) Porter of Somerset Co., MD. Thomas Polk is the most likely progenitor of many southern Mississippi Polks."
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Capt. of Accomac Co., VA militia in American Rev. Family tradition says he was with Washington at Valley Forge and Yorktown - doubtful. Rev War service well documented by SAR and DAR. Home said to be a 'fine brick house' burned by Benedict Arnold. Operated salt works. Many incorrect versions of his parentage floating around - see notes on father James Pollock for most likely explanation. Home and grave said to be near Bradfords Neck, near Bradfords Bay, SE of Accomac, VA
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marriage:
from rootsweb:
"Sabra was listed as Sabra Polk in her father's will dated 31 January 1784. Maybe this is what you're thinking of? It's on pp. 361-2 in the
1999 reprint of Nottingham's book.

I didn't post this originally to the list because it's not a marriage date. Information in the abstract that would be relevant to a marriage date is the fact that William Bradford (Sabra's father) mentions 6 grandchildren who were the sons and daughters of Sabra and William Polk. He also mentions one great grandson William Polk Lurton.

...there is nothing in the Will Book by Nottingham to give any clue as to the marriage date of William Polk and Sabra Bradford other than at the time of the will of William Bradford, Sabra's father (31 Jan 1784), their son Nathaniel was not yet 21 years of age."
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from rootsweb:
The will of William Bradford, 31 Jan 1784/28 Jun 1785 names William Polk and son-in-law with daughter Sabra Polk, and grandchildren Nathaniel, James, Robert, Martha and Margaret Polk. Also names wife Sarah Bradford.

Copy of the will may be ordered from Clerk of the Circuit Court, PO Box 126, Accomac, VA.

It is also in "Wills of Accomack etc" by Nottingham, and is in the DAR library, which means they will accept the citation.

By 1790 Sabra had died and William and a second wife Anne were disposing of land.
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online reference to:
" an original deed dated May 16, 1800 that I found in the Accomack Co., VA land records, date May 16, 1800 , where my 4th great grandfather, Capt. William Polk, (whose first wife was Sabra Bradford, daughter of William Bradford) sold land to his son, James Polk. Capt. William Polk's 2nd wife, Nancy signed this deed too. The description of the land and following back where the said William Polk first got it, which was left to his first wife, Sabra, by her father William Bradford.
This description matches the same land that Nathaniel Bradford, who died in 1690, got the first patent on, according to the 'Land Causes, Accomack Co., Virginia 1727- 1826'."
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from Wills and Administrations, Accomack Co., VA 1663-1800 by Stratton Nottingham:

Bradford, William - 31 Jan 1784-28 Jun 1785: To son in law William Polk and my dau Sabra Polk...grandson Nathaniel Polk...
grandson Robert Polk...granddau Bridget Polk...granddaughter Martha Polk...granddaughter Margaret Polk
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The William and Mary Quarterly, 2nd Ser., Vol. 2, No. 4 (Oct., 1922), pp. 285-288

Rev. John Lyon Tried by a Court Martial in Accomack County, August 8, 1781

At a Court Martial held in Accomack August 8 1781 for the trial of The Revd John Lyon... Captains William Polk,
John Custis, Robert Coleburn, William Snead, ...
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Ref: Accomack County Virginia Court Records, 1774 - 1777, pp. 503 - 508:

Record of appointment of William Polk as Capt. of militia. Also included were Charles Tunnell, Edward Revel, and Tamar Arbuckle.
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Dec. 2013:

Very interesting info from Becki Pavlik re: place and date of death of Capt. William Polk:

"We also know that (Capt.) William Polk was residing in Guilford County, NC at least in February of 1811.

Guilford County Court Minutes for 21 Feb 1811:

"Ordered that Jonathan Parker Esquire Joseph Leonard James Dicks and William Polk to allot and lay of[f] one years provisions to the widdow of William Swim [Swaim] Deceased and report to next Court"

There were no other Polk's in the Guilford Co. area at that time except James Polk (son of Capt Wm Polk)and his children and he did not have a son named William Polk.

We also know that (Capt) William Polk is connected to the Swaim family through two connections, that being through his son James Polk's second wife, Massah Swaim (daughter of John and Elizabeth Vickery Swaim) and through his granddaughter, Nancy H. Polk (daughter of James Polk and 1st wife Elizabeth Hutchinson), who married Joshua Swaim. This seems like pretty strong evidence that the William Polk of the Guilford Co. Court Minutes was Capt William Polk.

Another strong clue to puts Capt Wm Polk in Guilford county is the deed to his son, James Polk's first land purchase in Guilford Co., North Carolina as noted:

1809, Sept. 17th-Grantee Book 12, page 34:

Nathan Armfield to James Polk 104 acres for $224.00,
'Beginning at a stake near a said grist turning thence South with William Dobson's line..' said William Dobson being the husband of Martha Polk, the sister of Capt William Polk.
I believe its highly likely that Capt William Polk was either living with or near his sister Martha Polk Dobson and or his son, James Polk, at the time of his death.

These pieces of evidence don't necessarily give us an exact date and place of death for Capt William Polk, but hopefully they will help zero in on the most likely place and timeframe and discount the notion that he ever lived or died in Ohio.

Becki (Polk) Pavlik"

 
Polk, William (I0161)
 
912 Vickey Tresa Wilson

March 5, 1949~September 3, 2012

Gulfport, MS

Vickey Tresa Wilson, 63 years young, after an extended battle with cancer went to her Lord on September 3, 2012.

She was born March 5, 1949 in Durham, NC. Vickey became an Administrative Assistant to Coach "Mack" Brown, head football coach at the University of North Carolina for 10 years before moving to Gulfport, MS with her family in 1999.

She received her degree in Interior Design from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. After a short internship, she was having the time of her life working for John D. Folding and Assoc. at the time of her passing. Her hobbies were painting, tennis, cruising with her husband, and enjoying her grand-children.

Vickey was preceded in death by her father, Billy Reece Cotten.

Vickey is survived by her husband, Steven Cameron Wilson; her mother, Ruby Lee Carroll Cotten of New Hill, NC; her children: Stephenie Adcock Mueller (Richard) of Gulfport, Steven Brantly Adcock (Ashley) of Raleigh, NC, and Elisha Adcock Mitchell of Gulfport; her brother, BIlly Reece "Chuck" Cotten, II of New Hill, NC; and her precious grand-children, Madison Hope Adcock, Riley Dawson Adcock, Ella Victoria Mitchell, Stephen Alexander Mueller, and Emma Jennifer Mueller.

Vickey is remembered for her passion for living, her compassion for others, her strength, courage and optimism.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:30 pm, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 Church Street, Pass Christian, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made in Vickey's name to the American Lymphoma and Leukemia Society or the . 
Cotten, Vickey (I4238)
 
913 Virginia Marriages to 1800 Record
Avent, Samuel
Spouse 1: Avent, Samuel
Spouse 2: Woodruff, Jenny
Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1799
Marriage Location: Virginia
Greensville County

Samuel possibly born 1763, Jane (Jenny), wife, possibly 1768.

from the web:
"His (Wm F. Avent) mother was Sarah Elizabeth Dupree and his father was a politician, Tamlin Avent, member of the house of delegates from what is now Emporia,va. He attended William and Mary College back in the 1840's. "

Register of Students of William and Mary College, 1827-1881: William and Mary Quarterly, 2nd Ser., Vol. 4, No. 3 (Jul., 1924), pp. 168-183

Wm. F. Avent, Tomlin Avent, Avents Cross Roads, Greens., Oct. 16, 18, Junior, ...

From Library of VA site:

Title Avent, Tamlin, Greensville County, died, near Ryland’s Depot.
Other Title Comment on life.
Acc. Restrictions March 20, 1875, page 91, column 1.
April 10, 1875, page 118, column 5.
Note Petersburg Index and Appeal (Petersburg, Va. : Daily) (Film 106).
Note March 15, 1875, page 3, column 3.
April 10, 1875, page 2, column 5.


 
Avent, Tamlin (I1847)
 
914 Virginia Vital Records #1, 1600s-1800s, Virginia Land Records, Abstracts of
Virginia Land Patents, page 635.

(340) EDWARD MINTER, 300 acres on upper Chippoaks creek, on the west side of
the great swamp, and adjoining the land of Jeremiah Clements. Due 50 for the
transportation of his now wife, Grace, 50 for the transportation of one
servant, Richard Hyde, and 200 by bill of sale from Charles Foard, to whom
it was due for the transportation of four persons: Ann Emmerton, Henry
Patrick, Edward Young, and Jon. Cooper.
By West, last day of May, 1636.

This establishes Edward Minter's wife as Grace. This is an abstract.

Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book
1, Pat II, Page 94 records this land transaction: EDWARD MINTER, 300 acs.
James Citty Co. 25 July 1638, page 583. At the Up. Chippokes, bounded on the
W. with a great Sw. next to land of Benjamine Harrison, runing along the S.
side of James Riv. towards land of Jerimiah Clements. Trans. of 6 pers:
Grace Minter his wife, Richard Hyde, Ann Emmerton, Hen. Patrick, Edward
Young, John Cooper.

In Founders and Patriots of America Index, page 152, Lineages of Hereditary
Society Members, 1600s-1900s, is listed:

MINTER
Edward (1612- c.1684) m. 1633 Grace.... VA XXVIII, 159.

This indicates the birth dates of Edward and the marriage date to his wife
Grace as 1633, yet she doesn't arrive in VA until 1638.

In Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666m Surnames M-N, page 228, from
Genealogical Records: Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s. Genealogy
Library:

MINTER, JON., 1638, by Wm. Baker and Associates, Charles City Co.
MINTER, GRACE, 1638, by Edward Minter (her husband) James City Co.
MINTER, JON., 1635 by Edw. Minter, James Co.
MINTER, RUTH, 1635 by Edw. Minter, James Co.
MINTER, ANNIE, 1635 by Edw. Minter, James Co.

This list reveals that JON. (which is either JOHN or JONATHAN), RUTH and
ANNIE MINTER came in 1635 and were brought in by Edw. Minter, probably their
father. It is not until 1638 that Edward's wife GRACE MINTER comes from
England according to this listing. Yet, she is mentioned in a 1636 deed.
Need help to sort this out.

According to George Minter gm200051@home.com, JONATHAN MINTER came from
Londo in 1635 on the Ship Paul E. captained by Leonard Betts, possibly to
Jamestown.
: Virginia Vital Records #1, 1600s-1800s, Virginia Land
Records, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents, page 582. Found on Genealogy
Library.

(233) EDWARD MINTER, 250 acres in the county of James, over against Dancing
Point, on the south side of the river, and on the east side of a small creek
called Sunken Marsh Creek, and extending along the bank of the river -- due
said Edward Minter, as son and heir of his father RICHARD MINTER,
deceased -- 50 acres due the said Rich'd Minter for his personal adventure,
50 for the personal adventure of his wife ANNA MINTER (mother of said
Edward) and 150 for the transportation of his two sons EDWARD and JOHN
MINTER, and one servant William Browne. By West, July 22nd 1635. 
Minter, Edward (I1550)
 
915 WALLER, Joseph 1793 - 13 Jan 1874 (TS 1878) - (obit 1879) F: Nathaniel GF: John M: Margaret JOHNSTON War of 1812 Vetern Md: Rebecca WILLIAMSON 1792 - Jan 1873 F: Stephen Mary Ann 1832 Md: Thomas R. HILL William 1835 Md: 1866 Susan SANDERSON 1847 - missing 1880C Waller, Joseph (I4113)
 
916 War of 1812 Service Records
Name: Saunders Witt
Company: 4 REG'T (SHARP'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 230
Roll Exct: 602
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Witt, Saunders (I3880)
 
917 Was a Methodist minister. Moved to Ark. ca 1853, then to Pollard, AL. Avent, Joseph Carson (I0227)
 
918 Watts was out of prison by 11th September, 1673, for on that day he married Sarah Taunton, daughter of Mr Alderman Taunton, a pious woman and a woman of taste. Her father was descended from the Huguenots who escaped from France to England after the massacre of Protestants in Paris on St Bartholomew's Day, 1573. A community of Huguenots flourished in the town. One of his grandchildren, Richard Taunton, founded Taunton's College in 1760.

Watts settled in 41, French Street (4) where he conducted a boarding school of such repute that pupils from America and the West Indies were committed to his care. Apparently the persecution to which he was subjected ruined his academy. We are told he was 'a clothier,' ie clothmaker. This may well have been his trade before he had to give up his school, for many dissenters learnt a trade and combined it with teaching and preaching.

His mother and his wife's parents lived nearby. The young couple were constantly harassed by their enemies and Watts was again imprisoned. The strain on his wife was considerable, and when their first child, Isaac, was born on 17th July, 1674, he was small and sickly. He was baptised about September, the actual date not being recorded "by reason of an unsettled estate of the church at the tyme."
 
Taunton, Sarah (I0036)
 
919 Wife/chidren names/ages from 1900 Nash Co., NC census Avent, James Thomas Daniel (I2380)
 
920 wife:
Nancy Williams
Parents: William Williams & Rachel Parker
Birth: 27 Jun 1824
Smith,TN
Death: 11 Jan 1903

Children
Name Sex Birth
*Martha Helen Avant,F,ABT 1845 in Smith,TN
*Delia A. Avant,F,ABT 1847 in Smith,TN
*(Casius) Caswell Avant,M,ABT 1848 in Smith,TN
*Alvin Avant,M,9 Nov 1852 in DeKalb,TN
*Lucian Blain Avant,M,24 Mar 1855 in Dowelltown,Dalton,TN
*Paralee Josephine Avant,F,4 Aug 1857 in Smith,TN
*Araminta Avant,F,11 Nov 1859 in Smith,TN
*Matthew Avant,M,24 May 1862 in DeKalb, TN
*William Jep Avant,M,2 Dec 1864 in Smith,TN
*Charles Avant,M,1 Jan 1867 in DeKalb, TN

 
Avant, William Carroll (I3390)
 
921 will dated 27 Aug 1813 Greensville Co., VA Woodruff, William (I1725)
 
922 Will in 1862 lists wife: Judith. Adm is Nathaniel Clegg

Who was his father? This is one of the great mysteries of the genealogy of the Chatham Co. Avents. Many say his father was Joseph Avent, brother of the John Avent who founded Avent Ferry, and son of William Avent and Sarah Massie of Northampton Co., NC, but this is clearly in error, as there is documentation that the elder Joseph Avent died around 1781, 15 years before the younger Joseph's birth.

Joseph Avent (1740-1781), brother of John, and his wife Julianne (last name likely Jean/Gean) likely had 3 sons: John, William and James. It appears that James moved to SC by 1789, so the most likely candidates for father of this Joseph are John or William. William seems to be the strongest candidate - see his record for more information. 
Avent, Joseph (I0340)
 
923 Will of 1858 lists daus Louisa Avent and Martha Cox. Exec is Richard Marks.

burial:

JOHN AVENT CEMETERY
Location: Cape Fear Township. 0.5 mile northwest of NC 42, east of Cape Fear River

In 1972, W. Harold Broughton recorded 4 grave markers. The marker for Rev. William Avent was moved to the vestibule of the Buckhorn Methodist Church (T40.1). In February 1984, Martha Harrington reported this cemetery. It is recorded in Kathy Brooks Jones Buffalo Creek Chronicles, Vol. I, 1984, pages 2 and 174.

(Note by Webmaster: as of 2006 there are no markers visible at this cemetery.)

Enclosed: Yes.
Listed: Yes.
Listed explanation: W Harold Broughton, 1972. Kathy Brooks Jones, "Buffalo Creek Chronicles," Vol. I. 1984, pp. 2, 174..
Miscellaneous information: No survey form.


Avent, Esther Watts (Clegg) (b.23 Feb 1791 - d.2 Jan 1858) 3rd Wife of Rev. William Avent. Daughter of Thomas A. and Bridget B. (Polk) Clegg. Broughton, p. 8.

Avent, John (b. - d. 1820) Husband of Mary Avent. Father of Rev. William Avent. Founder of Avent Ferry, Chatham Co., NC.

Avent, Martha Hill (Hicks) (b.23 Aug 1785 - d.2 May 1809) 2nd Wife of Rev. William Avent. Daughter of George and Temperance Hicks. Broughton, p. 8.

Avent, Mary (b. - d.) Wife of John Avent. Mother of Rev. William Avent.

Avent, Silva (Drake) (b.27 Oct 1782 - d.3 Feb 1805) 1st Wife of Rev. William Avent. Daughter of William and Sallie Drake. Broughton, p. 8.

Avent, William, Rev. (b.8 Aug 1775 - d.15 Dec 1841) Son of John & Mary Avent. Husband of Silva (Drake) Avent & Martha Hill (Hicks Avent and Esther Watts (Clegg) Avent. Tombstone is in vestibule of Buckhorn UMC, Corinth, NC. Has graffiti on it by a self-described "Yankee Soldier". Broughton, p. 8.  
Clegg, Esther Watts (I0229)
 
924 Will of father John Minter mentions daughter Elizabeth Burns. Minter, Elizabeth (I0558)
 
925 Will of Frederick Jordan
Dated October 14, 1791

In the Name of God, Amen, the 14th day of October 1791 I Frederick Jordan of Wayne County in the State of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to god for the same calling mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this instrument to contain my last will and testimony in manor to witt:

I give my son Aven Jordan my Negro boy Tim that he now has in his possession and what other things I gave him at his marriage to him and his heirs for ever

--- Item I give to my daughter Pryor Lane my Negro woman Hanner that she now has in her possession and her increase during her natural life and after her death my desire is that the wench and her increase should be equally divided between all her children and also the other things that I gave her at her marriage I give to her and her heirs forever

---- Item I give to my Daughter Penny Smith forty acres of land as patented myself joining the land she now lives on and the Negro boy Jacob and what other things I let her have at her marriage to her and heirs for ever

--- Item I give to my Daughter Dicey Hamm the girl Easter and what other things I let her have at her marriage to her and heirs for ever

---- Item I give to my Son Frederick Jordan one horse, bridle and saddle, one feather bed and furniture, five cows and calves I let him have at his marriage to him and his heirs for ever

---- Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Holmes my Negro girl Creasey and one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs for ever

---- I give to my son Matthew Jordan my three Negro boys Peter, Little Harry and Hampton and the horse that is called his and one bridle and saddle to him and his heirs for ever

---- Items I give to my Daughter Clarkey Jordan my Negro girl Jane one feather bed and furniture at her coming of lawful age or marriage to her and her heirs for ever

---- Item I give to my Daughter Vicey Jordan my Negro girl Little (Leo) one feather bed and furniture at her coming to lawful age or marriage to her and her heirs for ever

---- Item I give to my son Charles Jordan one Negro boy named Lewis to him and his heirs for ever

---- Item I give to my Daughter Amey Jordan my Negro girl Sarah one feather bed and furniture at her coming to lawful age or marriage to her and her heirs for ever

---- Item my will and desire is that what money is due me should go to pay my lawful debts and if there should lack any my desire is that my Executors should sell such things as they think proper to settle my debts and my desire is that my Children that is in their manage should live together on my Plantation until they arrive to lawful age or marriage and for my wife to keep them to school and raise them and if my wife should die before my daughter Amey comes to twelve years of age then for my Executors to continue the living as shall hereafter (find) my wife and children living such as be under age at her death until my Amey comes to twelve years of age all to be continued on my plantation until the above mentioned time also all the rest of my estate as have not already mentioned such as lands, Negroes, household furniture, stock ???

--- Item to my beloving wife Winneford during her widowhood and if she should marry my desire is that Jack and Bob and Jim should be sold by my executors and twenty five pounds apiece should be given to my five youngest daughters meaning Dicey Hamm, Elizabeth, Clarkey, Vicey and Amey Jordan and the rest of the money to be divided amongst all my daughters and Aven Jordan and Frederick Jordan,

and the rest of the living which I lent my wife for her to have it during her natural life with this reservation allowing my son Charles to have two hundred acres of land at the lower part of my plantation next to the creek, if he should want to settle before my wife should die, and after my wives death I give all my lands as I lent her to my son Charles Jordan to him and his heirs for ever and likewise after my wives death my desire is that if any of the Negroes should die that I have given to any unmarried daughters before they come to lawful age or marriage, that their Negroes should be made good out of the estate I lent my wife, then my desire is the rest of my estate I lent my wife be sold the money equally divided betwixt all my daughters and my son Aven Jordan and Frederick Jordan,

except old Harry and old Jim and my desire (is) ,that they should choose their master to serve who they choose, so it be one of my children and ??? falls to my daughter Pryor Lane my desire is that she should have it her life time and at her death to be equally divided betwixt all my children and if any of my daughters should die without heirs my desire is that their legacy should be equally divided betwixt those that should remain alive,

and lastly I constitute nominate and appoint loving friend John Spann, Frederick Jordan and Erastus Hamm executors of this my last will and testament disannuling all other wills by me made(.)

In witness I, the said Frederick Jordan, have with my hand and fixed my seal the day and date of the year above written. Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of His

Henry Johnson
Frederick Jordan
James Smith
Henry Spann
Mark Probated in the January Term 1795 Court of Wayne County, North Carolina 
Jordan, Frederick (I1557)
 
926 will of her father Thomas mentions "...Sarah Fox wife of William". Avent, Sarah (I0050)
 
927 Will of Jesse Buckner

In the name of God amen I Jesse Buckner of the County of Chatham & state of North Carolina being of sound mind and disposing memory do make ordain and declare this to be my last will & testament that is to say, first after all my lawful debts are discharged & paid the Residue of my Estate both real and personal I give and bequeath as follows

to my beloved wife all the land which I own and the appertinances thereunto belonging lying in Chatham County on the waters of Tyrrels Creek and on a part of which I now lived during her natural life, and after her death to be divided as follows between Susan Buckner & Camelia Buckner, the daughters of my son John R. Buckner and my grandson Manly Buckner, to wit:

to my Grandson Manly I give & bequeath the part of my land included in the following boundries to wit: beginning at a Red oak J. T. Buckners corner thence East one hundred & sixteen poles thence south twenty four poles thence East sixty five poles thence North forty eight poles thence East forty poles thence North 20 (degrees) West one hundred & twenty poles thence East Eight po les thence North 2 ( degrees) East ninety nine poles thence North 5 (degrees) West one hundred and four poles thence West 28 (degrees) North sixty seven poles thence south 50 (degrees) West Sixty Eight poles thence West 3 (degrees) North sixty five poles thence south one hundred & thirty seven poles thence East 5 (degrees) south forty two poles thence south 7 ( degrees) East one hundred & twenty six poles to the beginning containing by Estimation four hundred and seven acres more of less, also one gray mare six years old last spring & one boy mule two years old last spring & the increase of the mare from this date one black & white cow to (two ) red & white cows & calves twenty five head of hogs ten head of sheep with the increase of all the stock above named from this date all my smith tools all my farming tools my cutting machine my clock one good bed &
furniture, my rifle gun

and to Susan Buckner & Camelia Buckner the
daughters of my son John T. Buckner I give and bequeath all the rest of my land and I give and bequeath all the rest of my personal estate to Julia and Gemima Hardgrove the daughters of my deceased daughter Aquilla Hardgrove to be Equally divided between them or the survivors of them if either of them should die before she comes of age this last gift or bequeath named to my three grand daughters [should this read “two granddaughters?] the Hardgrove is not to take effect or go into operation until the death of my beloved wife Gemima Buckner.

Likewise I make constitute and appoint my trusty friend S. R. Perry Executor of & to this my last will and testame nt in witness whereof I have hereun to subscribed my name and affixed my seal this the twenty Eighth day of December one thousand Eight hundred & sixty three.

Decbr. The 28th, 1863
Jesse Buckner (SEAL) Acknowledged and published in the presence of Wm. Cook Samuel Jones. 
Buckner, Jesse D. (I0993)
 
928 Will of Rosanna Harrington, Will Book A, p. 164
Dated: 21 January 1828
Probated: January 1829, Anson Co., NC:

Sect. 10th I give and bequeath to my son HENRY W. HARRINGTON in trust for the use of my grand nieces DELILAH and SARAH AULD daughters of the late HENRY W. AULD my female slave HANNAH and her daughter EASTER and their future increase to be held by them as tenants in common and not divided until the marriage or arrival of age of one of the said grand nieces and then at that time the said slaves to be equally divided with their increase between the said DELILAH and SARAH AULD to them their heirs and assigns, so that each of the said grand nieces shall hold their separate share to her Sole use and benefit and not to liable to the debts contracts or incumbrances of any husband that either of my said nieces may intermarry with. 
Auld, Sarah (I0891)
 
929 Will of Samuel Avent, Greensville Co., VA (1827 -will book 4, p. 120)
mentions "...my four children..." Tamlin, Thomas, Mary, Eliza.

also "...I bequeath to my son Tamlin Avent..."

will of Samuel's father William Avent (Greensville Co., VA 1802, Vol. 1, p. 468):

"...I give and bequeath unto my son Sam'l Avent..."

Greensville Co. Wills, etc:

Avent Ann E. Account of Sales 1874 9 290
Avent Anne S. Will 1882 9 489
Avent George W. Inventory & Appraisment 1925 11 220
Avent Henry Will 1852 7 455
Avent Jane Will 1861 8 353
Avent John Accounts Current 1819 3 140
Avent John Appraisment 1819 3 139
Avent John Will & Inventory Accounts 1821 3 191, 193, 417
Avent John Accounts Current 1824 4 13
Avent Samuel Will 1827 4 86, 120
Avent Samuel Accounts Current 1834 4 353
Avent Tamlin Will 1875 28-31
Avent Thomas Inventory 1875 9 310
Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1882 9 230
Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1883 9 231
Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1886 9 241
Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1889 9 274
Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1890 9 298
Avent William Will 1802 1 468, 507

from the web:

During the early 1800s, there was a Sam'l Avent who married Ann, and their children were Thomas, Tamlin and William, perhaps others.

also from the web:

Avent, Samuel married Woodruff, Jenny on 18 Nov 1799 in Greensville County, Virginia

from "VA Marriages to 1800" (Ancestry.com):
Avent, Samuel
Woodruff, Jenny
18 Nov 1799 Virginia, Greensville County

Greensville Co., VA Wills:
Samuel Avent-Will 1827/9 Vol 4 Page 4, 86,120

 
Avent, Samuel (I1915)
 
930 Will of Thomas Avent Dated : April 15, 1751

In the name of God, Amen; I, Thomas Avent, of Northampton County, North Carolina being in a very weak condition and Knowing it is appointed for all men to once to die, Do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, Viz.:

First I recommend my soul to almighty God, the Giver, and as for my worldly goods I give and bequeath as follows:

Item: I give and bequeath to my Brother William Avent an Island of land adjoyning on his own Dwelling Plantation containing by estimation fifty acres to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I lend to my Loving wife Urslea Avent all my Estate without ? on during the time she shall continue as my widow and on her death or marriage to be equally divided amoung my children

and I do hereby revoke all others made before either by word or writing and I hereby appoint John Moore & William (Probably his brother William Avent) my executors to this my last will and testiment as witness my hand this fifteenth day of April, 1751.

His Thomas Avent Mark
Test: Richard Moore, unreadable name, John Davis, Jr.
Mark
Northampton County
February Court 1752

The written will was exhibited into court and proved by the oath of Richard Moore one of the subscribing witness thereto and at the same time John Moore and William ? ? qualify as Executors thereof; ? on motion was proved to be certified. Test: Edward Uerlun

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

from Avant, SCF:

Thomas Avent - b. on or before 1712, d. Northampton Co., NC 1752, m. Ursula. Children:

Elizabeth - m. New Tapley, removed to Johnston Co., NC
Mary - m. Joel Tapley, removed to Johnston Co., NC
Amy - m. Richard Smith of Brunswick Co., VA
Winny - m. Frederick Jordan of Northampton Co., NC
Ursula - m. Ephraim Pettipool of Dobbs Co., NC in 1768 
Avent, Thomas (I0052)
 
931 Will:



I, Benjamin Avant of Gonzales County said State & County being of Sound mind and disposing Memory do make and publish this my last Will and testament herby revoking all previous wills ? or published by me. I hereby will and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Avant my homestead place containing four hundred and eighty six acres of land situated in Gonzales County ? two thirds of a tacxt of 728 acres purchased by myself & WD Bap and Nathan Avant from BF Fly aget and attorney in said David Ayers. Also our horse and buggy Six ows & Calves. ? five head of hogs and all my household and kitchen furniture unto her the said Margaret Avant during her natural live or until she marry again. It is my wish that at the death of my said wife or at the date of her marriage (if she marries agaun) that all the property ? to my said wife she belong and divided up to my two sons.

Pleasant Avant and james Avant to be held by them in ? simple share and share alike. The intution of this will being to bequeath the foregoing property real and personal to my said two sons. Pleasant Avant and James Avant. ? to be used for the support and Maintenance of my said wife Margaret Avant during her life or until she may marry again. I do further will and bequeath to my said two sons Pleasant Avant and James Avant, share and share alike. All my stock of cattle also all my stock of hogs. one wagon and four yoke of Oxen (unreadable) me to leave the aforesaid property to my said two sons Pleasant and James being that I have allready given off to my other children such a share of my property as equilivant to this and also that my said two sons have and will ? in a fascat ? to support myself and my wife during our lives

I further will and bequeath to my two sons Nathan Avant and Abner Avant all the other property of which I may be Possesion at my death. Not herin otherwise disposed of to be divided by them equally Share and Share alike. Further I do nominate and appoint my sons Nathan Avant and Abner Avant executors of this my last will and testament. And in case of their death or failure to act I nominate my two sons Pleasant Avant and James Avant executors of this will. It is my will that no probating in relation to my estate be had in the courts except the probating of this will filing (?) I hereby revoke all previous wills made or published by me and obtain this to be my last will and testiment ? for seal this the 18th day of March AD 1870. Witnesses James F Miller (unreadable) (unreadable)
Attached to

* Benjamin Avant (1800 - 1875)

=====
from AWT:
# Name: Benjamin Avent
# Given Name: Benjamin
# Surname: Avent
# Sex: M
# Birth: 6 Oct 1800 in North Carolina

Father: Abner Avent b: 1760 in Nash County, North Carolina Formed 1777 From Edgecombe County
Mother: Ward b: Abt 1775

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Children

1. Moses Marshall Avent b: Dec 1839 in Dekalb County, Tennessee *
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Wrightsboro Cemetery- Gonzales County, TX This Cemetery was inventoried by South Texas Genealogical & Historical Society, Gonzales, TX. They were printed in the quarterly of that society. For a lookup of dates: Email your request to:Lee Huff (leehuff@gvtc.com) In the subject line of your email add: Cemetery Listing Request & the name of the cemetery you are requesting a lookup for. Please add the names for this request in the body of your message. Transcribed by: Lee Huff (leehuff@gvtc.com) ==========================================================================
Avant, Abner
Avant, Abner
Avant, Alethia, wife of Abner Avant
Avant, Benjamin
Avant, Carrie
Avant, Oscar Lee, son of James and Carrie Avant Avant, Sarah Alice, dau of James and Carrie Avant Avant, James M. Avant, Jefferson, son of P. And M.W. Avant
Avant, John M.
Avant, Margaret
Avant, Mattie Davis, wife of Abner Avant
Avant, Matilda, wife of Pleas Avant, Mother
Avant, Pleasant  
Avent, Benjamin (I1600)
 
932 William Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1] bought 130 acres on Cattail Creek from Thomas Wise in 1760. William Robinson Jr. and his wife, Lucy —, sold 100 acres on both sides of Lick Branch to John Day 8 June 1769, bought 500 acres on Cattail Creek from Anthony Irby 25 March 1772, and sold 314 acres to Thomas Shelton 22 May 1775. William Robinson was a churchwarden of Meherrin Parish in 1783, and was then living in a household of four whites and eight blacks.
William Robinson Sr. prepared his will in Greensville County naming ten children, including three married daughters (will dated 14 Oct. 1800, recorded Feb. 1802).
6› John Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.1] married Elizabeth Piland 30 July (bond) 1785.
6› William Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.2] married Sally Rives in Greensville County 15 September 1797.
6› Daniel Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.3].
6› David Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.4].
6› Lucy Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.5] married Thomas Avent in Greensville County 14 January (bond) 1805.
6› Winifred Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.6] married Henry Avent in Greensville County 23 December (bond) 1801.
6› Sarah Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.7] married — Powell.
6› Rebecca Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.8] married William Lanier in Greensville County 9 November (bond) 1785.
6› Mary Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.9] married James Piland 8 December (bond) 1794.  
Robinson, William (I1666)
 
933 William, b. c1715; d. 15 Feb-28 March 1758, Brunswick Co., VA; possibly m. 1 a Clark?, possibly related to Peter Clark, guardian of William Tomlinson, Jr. until 1773; m. 2 by 1758 Mrs. Mary (Fish?).

William (Sr.'s) widow was named Mary; his will mentioned "my wife's daughter Mary Fish." 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]
 
Family F579
 
934 Wills Vol 3 Page 191
Will of John Avent
Daughter Polly Drewry- i slave and half interest in machine on James drewer's pond, etc
Son Henry Avent- 1 negro girl Clary
Son Thomas Avent-1 negro Ephriam
Son Peter Avent-1 negro Mingo
James Avent-1 negro boy slave named George which he carried with him to the state of Tennessee in March 1820
To the orphaned children-James Edwin Avent, Nancy Elizabeth Avent, Robert Henry Avent children of John Avent{deceased] $450.00 etc.
To my daughter Elizabeth Woodruff-1 negro boy slave named Nat and part of the land whereon I now live adjoining Martin Pucket, also 1 negro girl slave "Vilet"
to James Woodruff son of William and Elizabeth Woodruff 1 negro boy Hall.
Henry Avent, Thomas Avent and James Drewry named as executers. November 22, 120
Witnesses- Thomas Johnson, Jones Sturdevant, Samuel Avent, Thomas Avent
Proven at court of Greensville County, held 14 Febuary 1821 on the oaths of Jones Sturdevant and Samuel Avent.
E Mason C.G.C. 
Avent, Polly (I1624)
 
935 Wills Vol 3 Page 191
Will of John Avent (Sr.)

Daughter Polly Drewry- i slave and half interest in machine on James drewer's pond, etc
Son Henry Avent- 1 negro girl Clary
Son Thomas Avent-1 negro Ephriam
Son Peter Avent-1 negro Mingo
James Avent-1 negro boy slave named George which he carried with him to the state of Tennessee in March 1820

** To the orphaned children-James Edwin Avent, Nancy Elizabeth Avent, Robert Henry Avent children of John Avent{deceased] $450.00 etc.

To my daughter Elizabeth Woodruff-1 negro boy slave named Nat and part of the land whereon I now live adjoining Martin Pucket, also 1 negro girl slave "Vilet"
to James Woodruff son of William and Elizabeth Woodruff 1 negro boy Hall.
Henry Avent, Thomas Avent and James Drewry named as executers. November 22, 120
Witnesses- Thomas Johnson, Jones Sturdevant, Samuel Avent, Thomas Avent
Proven at court of Greensville County, held 14 Febuary 1821 on the oaths of Jones Sturdevant and Samuel Avent.
E Mason C.G.C. 
Avent, John M. (I1625)
 
936 Winifred Robinson [1600.2.2.5.1.6] married Henry Avent in Greensville County 23 December (bond) 1801.

see http://www.virginians.com/redirect.htm?topics&1600 
Robinson, Winifred (I1668)
 
937 [no title] BCM/A/5/9/4 [1369]

These documents are held at Berkeley Castle Muniments

Language: French

Contents:
The executors of Lady Katherine de Berkel', lady of Wotton, and John
de Berkel' her son. 27 Aug. 43 Edw. III
John will claim from the executors of Katherine, of her goods and
chattels, only the following articles, viz. a silver hanaper with a
cover enamelled with the arms of Berkel', six cups enclosed within an
ewer engraved with the arms of Berkel', six dishes of silver and six
saucers and six pans of silver, and all the things which he had by
demise of the lord his father; item, the goods that John had through
Eleanor recently his wife, viz. a quilt cover of sendal powdered with
blue roses, a bed of blue embroidered with the arms of Sir Robert
Dasshton (viz. one coverlet, a half-tester, six embroidered covers and
three plain), three worsted curtains, one pair of lintels [etc.],
which Robert had by grant of Lady Katherine and which Robert gave to
Eleanor his daughter and she demised to John her husband, a bowl with
cover with a rose in enamel of the arms of Berkel' and Cobeham, and
two gold rings; item, of the goods which Katherine had demised to John
and which her executors will deliver to him when he is of age, viz.
one quilt of sendal tulle, five covers of tulle, one mattress, one
pair of curtain lintels, one sendal pillow, and other things.
Witnesses: Walter Burgh, Nicholas Kyngescote, Adam Legat, Walter
Benyimin, Sir John Oldelonde.
Sealed by Henry Warner and Nicholas de Kyngescote, John's esquires,
because John is within age.
At: Wotton.

[Please quote GC3609 at Berkeley Castle Muniments when requesting this file]

"Sir Robert de Dasshton" named in this document was Eleanor Ashton's
father, Robert de Ashton, Knt., of Ashton, Charlton, East Lydford,
Knole (in Long Sutton), and Pitney Lorty, Somerset, Lord High
Treasurer, 1375?7, Chancellor and Justiciar of Ireland, Admiral of the
West, Governor of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports. 
De Clivedon, Katherine (I4334)
 

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