William R. Avent

William R. Avent

Male 1802 - 1860

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  • Name William R. Avent 
    Born 1802  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 5 Jun and 9 Aug 1860  Terrell Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1574  avefamily
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2009 

    Father Peter Avent,   b. BET. 1750 - 1760, NC or VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 7 Jul 1834 - 1840, Talbot Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Susannah Unknown,   b. 1766-1771,   d. 1850  (Age 79 years) 
    Married ABT. 1789  Halifax Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Goolsby,   b. 1800, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1860 - 1870, Terrell Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1823  Oglethorpe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John H. Avent,   b. 22 Oct 1826, Talbot Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1861, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. William C. Avent,   b. 1829
     3. Robert Avent,   b. 1832
     4. Martha E. Avent,   b. 1833
     5. Sarah Avent,   b. 1835
    +6. James Bernard Avent,   b. 1837, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age 44 years)
     7. Amanda Avent,   b. 1840
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2008 
    Family ID F559  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Georgia Marriages to 1850
      Name: William Avent
      Spouse: Hannah Goolsby
      Marriage Date: 5 Feb 1823
      Marriage County: Oglethorpe
      Marriage State: Georgia

      The Peter Avent in Talbot Co GA would have probably been a grandson of Col Thomas and not his son Peter who died in 1779 in NC. The 1830 Talbot Co census shows Peter Avent's son William having a man 70-80 years old b. 1750-1760 living in his household who could be Peter Avent, William's father. An earlier Peter Avent married Elizabeth Sims in Brunswick CO VA in 1774 but not sure if this is the same one that later lived in Talbot Co. Col Thomas' son Peter had sons Isham and William who witnessed a deed in Brunswick Co in 1769.

      Notes on William R.
      1833-pg 496 8 Nov 1833 William Avant to John T. Cox $400 16th Dis 2nd sec southwest half LL135 Wit: Henry Mims, Valentine Pye Recorded 5 Sept 1835 - Frederick A. Bailey, Ck

      1840 Talbot Co.Ga. Census #224
      William 30/40 w
      ife 40/50
      sons 2 10/15, 5/10, 0/5 Dtrs 5/10, 0/5
      He sold his plantation in Talbot and moved to Terrell Co. Ga. as a druggist.

      Benjamin moved to Lafayette, Oxford, Ms. by 1840
      John moved to Choctaw Co. Ms. by 1840

      William moved to Dawson, Terrell, Ga. after 1840

      In Talbot Co., GA, in the 1830 US census, a man 70 to 80 years old was enumerated in the household of Hannah (Goolsby) and William Avent. This old man was probably Peter Avent.
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      From: gerryinga@isoa.net (Gerry Hill)
      Subject: [GATALBOT] William Avant-who was in 1840 Talbot Records
      Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2002 08:42:38 -0400
      References:

      Talbot 1840 Pg. 222 (List of persons)

      William R. Avent born 1804 NC
      married 5 Feb. 1823 Oglethorpe Co. Ga.
      Hannah Goolsby dtr. of Pleasant and
      Susan Pye of Va., Oglethorpe,Upson Co
      Ga. & Lafayette Ms. (More)

      1840 Talbot Co.Ga. Census #224
      William 30/40 wife 40/50 sons 2 10/15, 5/10, 0/5 Dtrs 5/10, 0/5
      He sold his plantation in Talbot and moved to Terrell Co. Ga. as a druggist.

      Children were:
      John H. 1826 CSA
      William C 1829 CSA
      male a 1830
      Robert 1832
      Martha E 1833
      Sarah 1835
      James B. 1837 Country Merchant
      Amanda 1840

      John H. above born 22 Oct 1826 Ga. died 19 Dec 1861 Richmond Va. married Talbot Co. Ga. 1 Aug. 1848 Elizabeth Jane Lumpkin dtr. of John B. and Sarah Slaton of Brunswick, Talbot and Jones Co. Ga.

      She was born 8 Nov. 1827 Ga. and died 3 Apr 1913 Waverly Hall, Harris, Ga. Their one known child-Sarah Ann Samantha born 10 Dec. 1852.

      William C. Avent son of William married 5 Feb 1859 Marion Co. Ga. Sarah A. Jernigan and they had at least Homer B 16 Dec 1860 and Sarah 1862.
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      Other known children of Peter & Susannah are:
      Benjamin Edward born 5 Apr.1799 married Olive Patton in Ogle. was also in
      Talbot to Miss.

      John born 1785 SC also in Talbot died Chocktaw Ms. married Putnam Co. Mary
      Hall.
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      from descendant Roger Harris, 9 Feb 2009:

      "He's in Terrell County for the 1860 census. This page of the 1860 Terrell County (Ga.) census (Page 6) shows the date "June 5, 1860." William's name is the very last name on that page. His age is given as "58," and his occupation is that of "druggist" (as far as I can tell). Birthplace is North Carolina. At the top of the next page of the census (Page 7), the members of the household are shown as Anna (60) and children: Martha, Sarah, James B., Amanda, and W.C.Avent (Avant). It appears that the son "W.C." is living in his father's household with his wife and child. Interestingly enough, "W.C." is identified as a doctor (M.D.), and I have seen at least one reference to his being enrolled at the Botanico Medical College of Georgia. (The school doesn't exist now.)

      On August 9, 1860 (only two months after we see William in the 1860 census), James B. Avent (son of William) makes an application for letters of administration on the estate of William Avent "deceased." There are various document signed at about this same time by James B. Avent and his brothers Robert and W.C. Avent."
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