William Avent

William Avent

Male Abt 1745 - Abt 1811  (~ 66 years)

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  • Name William Avent 
    Born Abt 1745  Northampton CO., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 11 Nov 1811  Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0045  avefamily
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2007 

    Father William Avent,   b. ABT. 1706, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760-1761, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Sarah Massey,   b. Bef 1730, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 1735  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sallie Ward,   b. 1763, Isle of Wight Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1844, Halifax Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married BET. 1776 - 1800  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca Avent,   b. 22 Dec 1782, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1805 - 1876  (Age 93 years)
    +2. James A Avent,   b. 7 Nov 1785, Aventon, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1832, Aventon, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +3. Mary "Polly" Avent,   b. 23 July 1787, Aventon, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1830  (Age 43 years)
    +4. Thomas Avent,   b. 25 Apr 1790,   d. BET. 1807 - 1880  (Age 89 years)
     5. Priscilla Avent,   b. 8 Jul 1793,   d. BET. 1807 - 1887  (Age 93 years)
    +6. Benjamin Ward Avent,   b. 22 Jan 1796, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Yalobusha County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. Elizabeth Avent,   b. 13 Apr 1798,   d. BET. 1812 - 1892  (Age 93 years)
     8. Nancy Avent,   b. 2 Jul 1800,   d. BET. 1814 - 1894  (Age 93 years)
     9. William Avent,   b. 4 Oct 1802,   d. BET. 1803 - 1892  (Age 89 years)
    +10. Francis Avent,   b. 4 Dec 1806,   d. BEF. 1850, Edgecombe Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 43 years)
    Family ID F014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • from Garland Avent, in Avant Southern Col Fam:: In Edgecombe Co. NC by 1777. Acquired large land holdings in what was to become Nash Co., NC and the settlement came to be known as Aventon. He died in 1811 leaving orphans Elizabeth, Francis, Nancy and William. His other children were James, Thomas, Polly, Benjamin Ward, Rebecca Powell, and Priscilla Kimball. All of William Avent's chil dr en married and have descendants except William who drowned in Fishing Cre ek. Estate Records of William Avent, II, Nash Co., NC, 1811. William Aven t Bible now in possession of Mrs. Travis H. Clark, Moorehead, MS, 38 761. NASH CO., NC RECORD OF DEEDS, 1818-1829, VOL. 10, pp. 10-11. Will of Will iam Avent, 22 April, 1760, Northampton Co., NC, NC WB1, pp. 56-58. Probat ed August 1761. Will of Sally Avent, halifax Co., NC, NC Record of Wills, Vol. 4, pp. 237-238, 1844. Nash Co., NC Record of Deeds, 1782-181 3, Vol. 4, ppp. 199-200. SOME COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY FAMILIES OF NC, VOL. 1, Marilu Burch Smallwood, Washington, NC, 1964, p. 17.

      Nash Co.,NC Petitions:
      November Term 1811 - Petition of Sally Avent for a year's provisions. She was the widow of William Avent, dec'd.


      Nash Co Inventories, Sales of Estates and Current accounts:

      3-Dec 1811 - William Avent inventory was taken by Peter Arrington and James Avent, admrs

      11-Nov 1811 - Sally Avent, widow of William Avent, requests Peter Arrington and son James Avent as administrators.

      from NC Pensions:

      In testimony whereof (signed) -Nathan Gwaltney- HAMILTON, THOMAS Nash County P. & Q.S. Ct. November Session 1821 This 14th day of November AD 1821 personally appeared in open court it being a Court of Record expresly made so by Law Thomas Hamilton who being duly sworn upon the Holy Evangilist of Almighty God makes and Subscribes the following decleration in order to enable him to recover & obtain certain money due to him by or from the State aforesaid or from the government of the united States (Vizt) That he is about Sixty seven years of age that some time in the month of December 1779 He thinks about the middle he was mustered in Tarborough N.Ca. in the Company Commanded by Captain William Avent, the Reg. not recol____ in the militia of the said state raised and mustered for the service of the United States in Revolutionary War

      1778 Apr. #37 Deed of Bargain Sale from Thomas to William
      #60 Same day, William sold to Josiah Johnson
      1778 Jul. William swore oath
      1779 Jul. 258 William's Mark. Cropp 2 slips in each ear
      #218A William bought land.
      1779 Oct. Tues. Am. William Avent Sec. Ord. Lycense. Bond 500 lbs. W/
      Hardy Griffin Motion Granted to William Battle
      1781 Oct. 544 Adm. William estate of Thomas Avent Dec. Bond Matthew Drake
      Esq. James Battle, William Mann (marked out) Frances Rose 500,000.
      545 William Returned on Inventory of Thomas
      546 Order that William sell estate of Thomas.
      574 An Account sales of estate ofThomas on oath by Coroner.
      1782 Jan. 1119 Account Current on Thomas dec'd.
      1782 Apr. 685 William appointed Patrollers of Dist.
      1784 Jan. 025 Jury to sep. Court Halifax 1783 William
      1784 Jan Tues. 1011 A William swore oath on deed.
      1784 Jul. Tues AM 1124 Joseph Johnston of Chatham Appointed Guardian of
      Allen, Amos oprhans of Thomas dec'd. Entered bond of 100 lbs. with
      William Avent and Joshua Gross. Cee court Adj.
      1143 William Juror Oct. 1784
      1784 Oct 1169 Grand Jury William Avent.
      1785 Feb. 1261 William bought from Robert Adams
      1789 Feb. Wed. AM #321 William Lewis is Constable in Capt. Avent's Dist.
      Bond William Avent Sr. and oaty. (Only mention of Sr.)
      #1348 Allen orphan of THomas came into court and chose Joseph Johnson
      of Chatham 1000lbs. William Avent and William Harris Jr. Security.
      !Note says Conflict from Avent & Their Kin of Avent's Ferry Chatham Co NC by
      Mamie Lee Aven Parker. Other Ref. DAR #5504 Eliz. Avent Simmons,Jackson Miss.
      Avent & Kin by Parker & Moore-above--NC State Archives Pg 8,17, Fla.Pioneers by David Avant 1974 PP 31-this book was retitled SOME SOUTHERN COL.FAMILIES.(GH)