William Avent

William Avent

Male 1748 - 1802  (53 years)

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  • Name William Avent 
    Born 15 Apr 1748 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1802  Sussex Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0110  avefamily
    Last Modified 1 Mar 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 Unknown Unknown,   b. UNKNOWN, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married UNKNOWN  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Avent,   b. Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Morning Avent,   b. Abt 1759, Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Samuel Avent,   b. bef. 1781, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     4. John Avent,   b. bef. 1781, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    +5. Durham Avent,   b. bef. 1781, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 30 Jul 1814  (Age ~ 33 years)
     6. Herbert Avent,   b. aft. 1781, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. William Avent,   b. Abt 1793, Greensville Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2006 
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • from Garland Avent:

      "William Avent, father of Morning, was born 15 Apr 1748 and died 1802 in Sussex Co Va. He was son of John and Margaret Avent. He (John Avent) was son of the immigrant (Col. Thomas Avent). Morning did have a brother William who was born circa 1793 and died in Va. William did leave a will listing 7 children. Peter Avent did have a daughter name Morning."

      Will: Greensville Co., VA will Book I, 391, (468-470). 1 March 1802

      "unto my daughter Morning Prince one Negroe Boy name Aron";
      "unto my son Saml Avent, three Negroes, Annakey and Dan and Dave";
      "unto my son John Avent one Negroe girl named Mary and after the expiration of eighteen hundred and four, also one Negroe Man name Sam";
      "unto my son Durham Avent two Negroes Amy and Harry" a feather bed, a cow and a calf;
      "unto my son Willm Avent, one Negroe girl name Tab and after the expiration of eighteen hundred and four, I give and bequeath one Negroe man name Isaac, also one girl name Viney" a feather bed, cow and calf;
      "unto my son Herbert Avent one Negroe woman name Pheba, also one boy name Mack, one Belmore Colt," a feather bed, cow and calf;
      "unto my daughter Sarah Avent one Negroe woman name Pat, one boy name Fed, also one girl name Easter," a feather bed, cow and calf;
      "lend unto my beloved wife during her life five Negroes named as follows Dick and Rose, Diner, Willy and Fanny...",
      "my land to be equally divided amongst my three last sons, Durham, William and Herbert"

      Exec: "my sons Saml Avent and Durham Avent"
      Wit: John Avent Senr, John Robinson, John G. Harris and Henry Avent
      N.B.: "The Negroes that I have left to my son Herbert and daughter Sarah, should continue with his mother till he arrives to the age of twenty one or marries and her Negroes to continue till she is eighteen years of age or Marries"
      Pr.: September 1802 sec. tog. w/John Avent, Isaac Rowe Walton Junr and Benjamin Woodroof:

      Test: P. Pelham


      Will was proved in Greensville co. Va in 1802--Named 7 children. Information supplied by Garland Avent.

      Mourning Avent b. About. 1759 in Brunswick Co. Va.
      Samuel Avent
      John Avent
      Durham Avent
      William Avent b. About. 1793
      Herbert Avent
      Sarah Avent

      1810 Greensville Co., VA census shows these Avents, each of whom must have been at least 21 yo, so born before 1789:

      John Avent Sr.
      John Avent Jr
      Thomas Avent
      Henry Avent
      Samuel Avent
      Durham Avent
      Peter Avent


      from Avant, SCF:
      John Avent b. ca 1706 or before, d testate 1755, Justice 1754, m. Margaret m. 2nd Lewis Soloman...issue as by Guardian Account records:

      John - b. 16 Mar 1745
      Thomas - b. 12 Jan 1743, m. Rebecca
      William - b. 15 Apr 1748
      James - b. 19 Nov 1752
      Peter - b. 4 Feb 1749, d testate 1780 naming brothers Benjamin, John, James and sister Elizabeth Massie
      Benjamin - exec of will of Lewis soloman in 1795, m. 1786 Lucy Grizzard
      Elizabeth - b. 13 Mar 1739, m. Massie
      Mary - no data
    • Greensville Co. Wills, etc:

      Avent Ann E. Account of Sales 1874 9 290
      Avent Anne S. Will 1882 9 489
      Avent George W. Inventory & Appraisment 1925 11 220
      Avent Henry Will 1852 7 455
      Avent Jane Will 1861 8 353
      Avent John Accounts Current 1819 3 140
      Avent John Appraisment 1819 3 139
      Avent John Will & Inventory Accounts 1821 3 191, 193, 417
      Avent John Accounts Current 1824 4 13
      Avent Samuel Will 1827 4 86, 120
      Avent Samuel Accounts Current 1834 4 353
      Avent Tamlin Will 1875 28-31
      Avent Thomas Inventory 1875 9 310
      Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1882 9 230
      Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1883 9 231
      Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1886 9 241
      Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1889 9 274
      Avent Thomas Accounts Current 1890 9 298
      Avent William Will 1802 1 468, 507