Thomas Avent1736 - Abt 1781 (45 years)
Name Thomas Avent Born 1736 Northampton Co., NC Gender Male Died ABT. 1781 Nash Co., NC Person ID I0073 avefamily Last Modified 12 Apr 2006
Father William Avent, b. ABT. 1706, Sussex Co., VA , d. 1760-1761, Northampton Co., NC (Age ~ 55 years) Mother Sarah Massey, b. Bef 1730, Sussex Co., VA , d. Aft 1760 (Age ~ 31 years) Married 1735 Unknown Family ID F018 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Rebecca Stevens, b. ABT. 1758, d. AFT. 1805 (Age ~ 48 years) Children 1. Elizabeth Avent, b. 1769 + 2. Amos Avent, b. 1775, Nash Co. N.C. , d. 1850-1860, TN (Age 85 years) + 3. Allen Avent, b. 1776, Aventon, Nash Co., NC , d. BET. 1840 - 1850, Washington Co., VA (Age 74 years) + 4. Abner Avent, b. 1777, Nash Co., NC , d. 1822, Smith Co., Tennessee (Age 45 years) Family ID F028 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Garland Avent wrote:
Thomas Avent, son of William Avent (and Sarah Massie), came to Edgecombe Co. in 1771 and died in 1781 after Nash Co, NC was cut from Edgecombe. He left orphans Allen and Amos and wife Rebecca Stevens Avent. I believe there were other children but there is no record except for Abner who was reared by William Avent (SFA: must be William, husband of Sallie Ward)
Nash Co Guardian Bonds and Returns:
Allen Avent, orphan of Thomas Avent. Bond 1784 by Joseph Johnston, guardian
Amos Avent, orphan of Thomas Avent. Bond 1784 by Joseph Johnston, guardian
Garland Avent says Thomas rec'd land for Rev War Service.. Book called Glasgow Land Fraud Papers Part 4..4371..Soldier: Heirs Thos. Avent 640 acres
Timeline courtesy of researcher Gerry Hill:
1770 Edgecombe Co NC--1/2 became Nash
1771 Jan. 8 Thomas Avent bought from Samuel Harris, wife Frances 540 acres 295 lbs. Va.
1773 Dec. 19 Thomas Avent witnessed. He was neighbor of Cyrus Floyd
1776 Oct. 4 Thomas Event (Avent) gold 400 acres conveyed to him from Samuel
Harris 8 Jan 1771 North Side Swift Creek joining Spring Branch 400 lbs.
1777 Jan. 25 This land sold again by James McNeil of Halifax 800 lbs..
same acres...land was Thomas Avent's.
1778 Apr. #37 Deed of Bargain sale from Thomas to William.
#60 same day William sold Josiah Johnson
1781- Nash Co was cut from Edgecombe Co NC.
1781 Oct.31 544 Adm. of William on the estate of Thomas Avent dec'd.
Bond Mathew Drake Esq, James Battle, William Mann marked out, Frances Rose, 500,000
545 William returned on Inventory of Thomas
546 Ordered that William sell estate of Thomas
1782 574 Jan. An Account sales of estate of Thomas on oath by Coroner
1784 Jul. Tues. Am.
1119 Acct. Current on Thomas Dec'd.
1124 Joseph Johnston of Chatham appointed guardian of Allen, Amos orphans of dec'd. Entered Bond of 100 lb. with William Avent and Joshua
Gross Sec. Court Adj.
1793 Feb. Allen orphan of Thomas came into court and chose Joseph Johnson of Chatham as his guardian. (He was probably 14) 1000lb bond. William Avent and William Harris Jr. Security.
Assignments by Robert Avent to Sterline Brewer: Witness: Joseph Moore Mesne
assignments Brewer to Thomas Malloy drawn by Jesse Speight Survey for Thos. Molloy..Remarks see warrent #4643.
Sharon Minton Hill says he died as a Rev. Sol. in Ga. (?)
Abner was reared by William Avent...his brother who joined him in 1777.
Guardian Bond for Allen and Amos - State Archives Raleigh NC. Joseph Johnston was Guardian.
There may have been a son Thomas born 19 Mar 1768 Va Albermarle Sussex...according to notes on FGS of one researcher.
Amos was son of Thomas & Rebecca Stephens.
Amos left Chatham Co NC and went to Tn- Carroll-Henderson etc. and his kids on to Miss..etc.
Will dated 25 May 1822 Smith County, Tennessee
Recorded 25 Sept 1822
Abner Avent moved to Tennessee from North Carolina
In his will he names his wife Mary and names his children Polly Evans, Rebekey Fite, Benjamin, Nancy, Elizabeth, Peggy, Thomas. "to my young children Thomas, Nancy, Elizabeth and Peggy" and he mentions Patsey Anderson of whom he left $2.00 to [this could be another daughter].
The interesting thing in the will is Abner leaves everything to Mary "provided she kept his children together and behaved herself in a respectable manner and if not after one year everything was to be sold and equally divided among the children.
Note: Patsy Aven married Francis Anderson 1814 Halifax, N C
More from Garland Avent:
"Jul. 6 1784 Know all men by these presents that we Joseph Johnston, William Avent and Joshua Gross are held and firmly bound unto the Justices of the County of Nash in the sum of one thousand pound specie to which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves and each of our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dates this 6 day of July annodomno 1784.
"The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Joseph Johnston shall will and truly pay and deliver or cause to be paid and delivered unto Allen & Amos Avent orphans of Thomas Avent all such as now is or hereafter shall appear to be due to the said orphans when thereto required by the said Justices. As also to save harmless the said Justices their heirs, executors, and administrators from all trouble and damage that shall or may void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
"Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Hall, Joseph Johnston, William Avent, Joshua Gross"
"Orphan Bond 1784..Know all men by these presents that we William Avent, Howell Ellen and John Battle are held and firmly bound unto the Justices of Nash in the sum of one thousand pounds to which payment will and truly to be made we bound ourselves and each of our heirs, exrs, and admins jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated the 16th day of May anno dom 1792.
"The conditon to the above obligation is such that if the above bound William Avent shall will and truly pay and deliver or cause to be paid and delivered unto Amos Avent hereaftre shall appear to be due to the said orphan when and as soon as he shall attain to lawful age or when he shall be thereto required by the said Justices as also to save harmless the said Justices their heirs, exors, and admrs from all trouble and damage which shall or may arise about the said Estate then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virture... Signed in the presence of test...Wm Hall Wm Avent, H Elle, John Battle."
Chatham Co. was created in 1770 from Orange. Chatham has marriage and land records from 1771. Orange has marriage & land records from 1754. 1792 May Ct. Pg. 2 1787-93 Wed. Am. Nash Co. NC 1146 William appointed Guardian of Allen and Amos orphans of Thomas, who entered into bond of 1000 lb. each w/ Howell Ellin and Capt. William Battle Sec."
More records about Amos and Abner:
1810 Census p 197. Abner was in Nash p 635.
1810 Census Chatham Co NC Amos had 2 m 0-10 1 m 26-45 2 f 0-10 1 f 26-45.p 187
1820 Census Perry Co. Tn. Amos 4 m 0-10 2 m 10-16 1 m 25-45 2 f 10-16 2 f 0-10 1 f 26-45.
1821-1826 TAX RECORDS CARROLL CO TN Dec. Term Monday 9, 1822 From Morman Records: (editor: see Amos mentioned as "Amos Avin" and also mentions Davey Crockett)
"Ordered by the Court that Wm. Lightfoot, Jarrett Bell, Jacob Lyse, Stokely E. Enochs, John McKee, Thomas Whileborn and Andrew McKin, Dairs Pitt & Wm. Mattock, James Howard & Fielding Veasey, Amos Avin and Samuel Fowler, James Berrow and John Osburn, George Sulivan & Solomon Cooper, Solomon Seal, David Crockett, James Strickland, James Gee, R.E.C., Dogherty, Mathias Bigham, Thomas A. Thompson, Allen A. Lake & Elijah Whelis be appointed as jurors to the worshipfull Co. Court to be held on 2nd Monday in March next at the county seat of said Co. Ordered by the Court that court adjourn until tomorrow at 8 O"clock Nathan Nesbett JP Mark R. Roberts JP Edwd. Given JP"
1822 Amos in Carroll Minutes 182111-26 Roll 86
1823- March Term Tues 11 1823
"David Crockett came into open court and made oathe to the killing of 2 wolves in boungs. This day came Sion Rodgers Sheriff of Carroll Co. & returned his venira facias and the following (to wit) Stokely H. Enoch, Wm. Lightfoot, Jaret Bell, Jacob Lype, John McKee, Thomas Whithorn Andrew McKin, David Pitt, WM. Matlock, James Howard, Fielding Veasey, Amos Avin, Samuel Fowler, James Burrow, John Ozburn, George Sullivan, Solomon Cooper, Solomon Seal, David Crockett, James Strickland, James Gee, R.E.C. Dougherty, Mathis Bigham, Thomas A. Thompson, Allon D. Lake, Elijah Wheelis out of shich the following Gentlemen were chose as grand jurors (to wit) Stokely H. Enouch, Fielding Veazey, Elijah Whelis, David Crockett, Solomon Cooper, James Burrown, Jarrett Bell, Thomas Whitehorn, Solomon Seal, James Howad, Jacob Lype?, Allen D. Lake and Mathis Bigham, James Burrown, Foreman of the grand jury."
1824-28 Carroll Co Tn..mentioned in Court Minutes and land deeds.
1824-Monday 13 Dec. Carroll Co. Tn Page 234 Jurors: Amos Avin Joel Johnson Smodly Lyoh Isaac McKee Wm Griffin Sr Pharo Hopkins Duncan Munn Wilson Barr Barton Hix Jonathan M. GIlbert Edward Busy Robert Payne Elisha Fla Jarrett Bell Samuel McKee Slothly Enoch James Wms Wm Webb John Wyn John Webb Johnson Richardson John Leshlie Wm. Lenvile (Amos) Nice Sencer
1825 Mar. Page 287 Caroll Co. Tn.Wed. 9th Jury w/John Horn Amos Avins
1825 Page 298 May Thurs. 18 He (Amos) was found guilty- owed #41 (John Horn)
1830 (Byron & Barbara Sistler's Indices) (Amos) Carroll Co P 158 1 m 0-5 1 m 5-10 2 m 10-15 2 m 15-20 1 m 40-50 1 f 10-15 1 f 30-40. also there was Thomas 186
1840 Sistler Index Henderson Co. pg 348 Amos 2 m 15-20 1 m 50-60 1 f 20-30 1 f 50-60 also there were Chesley W., p 347 and Thomas 249.
1850 Amos 69 #350 NC Matilda 68 NC and Green R 27 Tn. Chesley W Carroll Elijah Avins and B T Evans.
1850 Census Henderson Co., Tennessee Amos Aven 69 Farmer bn N C Matilda 68 bn N C Green R 27 Farmer bn Tennessee
- Garland Avent wrote: