Sarah Massey

Sarah Massey

Female Bef 1730 - Aft 1760  (~ 31 years)

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  • Name Sarah Massey 
    Born Bef 1730  Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1760 
    Person ID I0057  avefamily
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2013 

    Father Joseph Massey,   b. ca 1686-1691, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Brunswick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Unknown Unknown 
    Married Abt 1710 
    Family ID F790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 1735  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ogilvie Avent,   b. 1727, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1816, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. John Avent,   b. 12 Jan 1733, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1821, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Thomas Avent,   b. 1736, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ABT. 1781, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +4. Joseph Avent,   b. abt. 1740, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ABT. 1781, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +5. William Avent,   b. Abt 1745, Northampton CO., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 11 Nov 1811, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     6. Mildred Avent,   b. ABT. 1746, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1795, Halifax Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +7. Rebekah Avent,   b. ABT. 1753, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1814, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     8. Sarah Avent,   b. 1744, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

      from Avant, SCF:
      "That Sarah, wife of William Avent, was a daughter of Joseph Massie of nearby Brunswick County, appears from the will of the latter, dated the 19th of August 1760 and proved 26 May 1761 [Brunswick Co. Wills 3:368], which leaves her a negro boy named Ned.

      Sarah (Massie) Avent and Amey (Massie) Avent, wife of Peter Avent, were sisters, but while Peter and not Amey Avent is named in the estate accounting returned the 24th of June 17 65 [id. 3:431], Sarah and not William Avent is named because Peter was alive while William was already dead."