John Avent

John Avent

Male 16 Mar 1744/45 - 1821

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  • Name John Avent 
    Born 16 Mar 1744/45 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1821 
    Person ID I0109  avefamily
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2007 

    Father John Avent,   b. BEF. 1706, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 18 Aug 1755, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years) 
    Mother Margaret Unknown,   b. BET. 1701 - 1727,   d. BET. 1755 - 1815  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married Bef 1738  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Athelia Keziah likely not a daughter, but not sure where else to put her. One unattributed source states she was dau. of John Avent, so here she is. Mentioned in will of Col. Thomas Avent, so must be somehow related. Keziah (spelled various ways) was not an uncommon surname in Northampton & Halifax counties, NC, so possibly she was adopted.

      The other 8 children named here are listed in "Sussex Co., VA, Guardian Accts (1754-), pp 26-27 as orphans of John Avent & gives their guardians.

      Birthdates of children come from Albemarle Parish records.

      Wife Margaret married Lewis Solomon after death of John Avent.
    Family ID F022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Grizzard 
    Children 
     1. Polly Avent
    +2. John M. Avent,   d. Before 1821
     3. Thomas Avent
     4. Henry Avent,   b. Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Peter Augustus Avent,   b. 1781, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1857, Hardeman Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +6. James Avent,   b. 9 Jan 1788, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1866  (Age 78 years)
    +7. Elizabeth Avent,   b. 3 Mar 1790, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1859, Limestone Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2006 
    Family ID F476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Garland Avent:

      "...I found Benjamin Avent b 1753 married to Lucy Grizzard... He had a brother John who was born 16 Mar. 1745 Brunswick Co. Va. d 1821 and he was married to a "Betty"...
      Their children were:
      Polly (Molly)
      James
      John M
      Elizabeth
      Peter
      Thomas
      Henry
      These "boys" (i.e., Benjamin Avent and John Avent) were the sons of John and Margaret..He (John Avent, husband of Margaret) was a son of Col. Thomas."

      Wills Vol 3 Page 191
      Will of John Avent
      Daughter Polly Drewry- i slave and half interest in machine on James drewer's pond, etc
      Son Henry Avent- 1 negro girl Clary
      Son Thomas Avent-1 negro Ephriam
      Son Peter Avent-1 negro Mingo
      James Avent-1 negro boy slave named George which he carried with him to the state of Tennessee in March 1820
      To the orphaned children-James Edwin Avent, Nancy Elizabeth Avent, Robert Henry Avent children of John Avent{deceased] $450.00 etc.
      To my daughter Elizabeth Woodruff-1 negro boy slave named Nat and part of the land whereon I now live adjoining Martin Pucket, also 1 negro girl slave "Vilet"
      to James Woodruff son of William and Elizabeth Woodruff 1 negro boy Hall.
      Henry Avent, Thomas Avent and James Drewry named as executers. November 22, 1820
      Witnesses- Thomas Johnson, Jones Sturdevant, Samuel Avent, Thomas Avent
      Proven at court of Greensville County, held 14 Febuary 1821 on the oaths of Jones Sturdevant and Samuel Avent.
      E Mason C.G.C.

      John Avent married Rebecca Robinson 1809 Greensville. Rebecca Avent married George Sheehorn in 1820 and left Greensville.
      William Woodruff died and Elizabeth woodruff married ? Walton and removed to Limestone County, Ala. James Avent and wife Mary "Polly" Avent are buried in Limestone County, Ala. also.
      Peter married Sarah ? and left Greensville for Halifax Co., N C before moving on to Hardeman County, Tennessee.

      "Wife of John Avent was not mentioned but is thought to have been Elizabeth Grizzard dau of Ambrose Grizzard. "