Benjamin Ward Avent

Benjamin Ward Avent

Male 1796 - 1851  (54 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Ward Avent 
    Born 22 Jan 1796  Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1851  Yalobusha County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0087  avefamily
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2007 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Eley,   b. 4 May 1800, Halifax Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876, Yalobusha County, MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1816  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Penelope Avent,   b. 6 Oct 1817
     2. James Laurence Augustus Avent,   b. 1 Jul 1819
     3. William Ruthven Avent,   b. 9 Oct 1821
    +4. Benjamin Franklin Avent,   b. 1829, Halifax Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Avent,   b. 1833, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Martha Avent,   b. 1834, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Thomas Avent,   b. 1836, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Victoria Avent,   b. 1838, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Delia B. Avent,   b. 1840, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Joseph Avent,   b. 1842, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Charles B. Avent,   b. 1844, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2007 
    Family ID F031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Narrative of Dempsey Pitts
    Narrative of Dempsey Pitts
    A fascinating narrative from a slave in the household of Benjamin W. Avent, of NC and Yalobusha Co., MS.

  • Notes 
    • 1850 census, Yalobusha Co., MS:

      B.W. Avent, 54, planter, b. NC
      Mary, 50, b. NC
      (all children b. NC)
      Elizabeth, 17
      Martha, 16
      Thomas, 14
      Victoria, 12
      Delia B., 10
      Joseph, 8
      Charles B., 6

      Also in county (must be William Ruthven Avent):
      Wm Avent, b. 1822, NC
      Rebecca J. Avent, wife, b. 1828, NC
      Edward R., b. 1849, MC

      From Ms. Wanda Clark:
      I have a DAR worksheet with the following information:
      Benjamin Franklin Avent was the child of Benjamin Ward Avent, born on 1/22/1796 at Nash County, N.C., died at Yalobusha County, MIss. on 1851. The wife was Mary Eley, born on 5/4/1800 at Halifax County, N.C., died at Yalobusha County, Miss. on 1876; married on 12/19/1816.

      BENJAMIN WARD AVENT was born January 22, 1796. He married MARY ELEY December 19, 1816 in North Carolina. She was born April 05, 1800.

      Notes for BENJAMIN WARD AVENT:
      Married in North Carolina and came to Mississippi with all their children in 1848. They had a son named Benjamin Ward Avent who died when he was about 2 years of age.


      Children of BENJAMIN AVENT and MARY ELEY are:
      i. BENJAMIN WARD6 AVENT.

      Notes for BENJAMIN WARD AVENT:
      Died at about age 2 yrs.

      ii. BENJAMIN F. AVENT.
      iii. MARYANN PENELOPE AVENT, b. October 06, 1817.
      iv. JAMES LAURENCE AUGUSTUS AVENT, b. July 01, 1819.
      v. WILLIAM RUTHVEN AVENT, b. October 09, 1821.