Joseph Avent

Joseph Avent

Male Abt 1740 - Abt 1798  (~ 58 years)

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  • Name Joseph Avent 
    Born ABT. 1740  Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died ABT. 1798  Washington Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0060  avefamily
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2007 

    Father Peter Avent,   b. ABT. 1720, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1779, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Amy Massey,   b. Bef 1722,   d. Bef 1777, Cumberland Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married BEF. 3 Jun 1742  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Melinda Davis 
    Married BET. 1760 - 1765 
    Children 
     1. Sari Eliphair Avant,   b. 24 Aug 1768
    +2. Ransome Davis Avant,   b. ABT. 1769,   d. Dec 1849, Washington Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2007 
    Family ID F025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Rev War soldier. Rec'd grant of land in Washington Co. GA for Rev War services in 1784. Pvt - GA Continental Line.

      from: McCall, Mrs. Howard H.
      Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia. Vol. III. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.

      p. 13: "Joseph Avant, d 1798 Washington, GA. Enlisted in Col. George Mathew's VA Reg., was at Germantown and Brandywine. Married Melinda Davis."

      Was in Cumberland Co., NC in 1776:

      Cumberland Co., NC Deed Book 7, p. 63:

      "10 December 1776 - Bill of Sale in which Peter Avent, of the State of NC, Co. of Cumberland, sells to Joseph Avent, of the same county and State..."

      In GA by 1782 (also proof that Peter is his father):

      Ibid., August, 1782 -

      Power of Attorney from Joseph Avent, "of the State of Georgia..." appointing his friend William Rand to recover the estate he purchased of "...my father, Peter Avent, late of the county of Northampton, State of NC" as by a bill of sale dated in Cumberland Co., NC, 10th Dec 1776..."

      "...Let us now investigate Sarah “Sallie” Avent, alleged wife of old John Spurlock. The same source that gave “Sallie Aven” as the wife of old John also said she was born in 1761 and died 1846 (date ?) and that she married John in Washington County, Ga. In 1791. However, the “Sari” who was a daughter of Joseph Avent was born 24 Aug 1768. (date ?) The Avent Gen Form message board informs us that Joseph Avent lived in 1781 in Washington County., Ga. Among his children was a daughter Sari Elephair Avent and a son Ransom. Ransom Davis Avent born in the 1760s in North Carolina died 1849 in Washington County. His son Ransom Taylor Avent born 18 Feb 1810 in Washington, died 12 Sept 1882 in Bibb County, Georgia. Other sons of Joseph were John, William, James and Joseph. William Avent, age 42, was listed on the 1850 Barbour census on the same page as a Spurlock. The year of birth of Sally (Avent) Spurlock makes a big difference in determining whether Ransom born 1807 could have been her son - 1768 possible, 1761 less likely. Aven/Avent/Avant, not a real common surname, pops into Spurlock connections quite frequently."


      5/22/1787 served on the first grand jury of Washington Co., GA