Joseph Avent

Joseph Avent

Male 1796 - 1862  (66 years)

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  • Name Joseph Avent 
    Born 10 Mar 1796  Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Apr 1862  Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Memphis Church, Lee Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0340  avefamily
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2007 

    Family Judith Rush,   b. 1798,   d. 1869  (Age 71 years) 
    Married UNKNOWN  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alvis Avent
     2. Sarah Francis Avent
     3. Jacobina Avent
     4. Elizabeth Avent
     5. Henry Avent
    +6. Benjamin Rush Avent,   b. 3 Apr 1829, Chatham Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1862  (Age 33 years)
    +7. Glover Avent,   b. 2 Sep 1832, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1889, Chatham Co. N.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +8. George Washington Avent,   b. 12 Jan 1839, Moore Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1926  (Age 87 years)
    Family ID F085  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Mar 1796 - Chatham Co. N.C. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1862 - Chatham Co. N.C. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - UNKNOWN - Unknown Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Avent, Joseph, Memphis Church, Lee Co., NC
    Avent, Joseph, Memphis Church, Lee Co., NC
    (1796-1862)

  • Notes 
    • Will in 1862 lists wife: Judith. Adm is Nathaniel Clegg

      Who was his father? This is one of the great mysteries of the genealogy of the Chatham Co. Avents. Many say his father was Joseph Avent, brother of the John Avent who founded Avent Ferry, and son of William Avent and Sarah Massie of Northampton Co., NC, but this is clearly in error, as there is documentation that the elder Joseph Avent died around 1781, 15 years before the younger Joseph's birth.

      Joseph Avent (1740-1781), brother of John, and his wife Julianne (last name likely Jean/Gean) likely had 3 sons: John, William and James. It appears that James moved to SC by 1789, so the most likely candidates for father of this Joseph are John or William. William seems to be the strongest candidate - see his record for more information.