Joseph Avent

Joseph Avent

Male Abt 1740 - Abt 1781  (~ 41 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. 1781  Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0072  avefamily
    Last Modified 29 Dec 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 Julyann Unknown,   b. UNKNOWN, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ABT. 1828, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married UNKNOWN  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sally Avent
     2. John Avent
     3. William Avent,   b. ABT. 1770, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    +4. James Avent,   b. 1775, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1850 - 1860  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F081  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - ABT. 1781 - Chatham Co. N.C. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - UNKNOWN - Unknown Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 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.