Benjamin Avent

Benjamin Avent

Male 1800 - 1876  (75 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Avent 
    Born 11 Jun 1800  NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Jan 1876  Gonzales Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wrightsboro Cem., Gonzales, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1600  avefamily
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2007 

    Father Abner Avent,   b. 1777, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1822, Smith Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mary Ward 
    Family ID F471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Fite,   b. 15 Jun 1805, DeKalb Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1891, Cheapside, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Notes 
    • Benjamin AVANT was born on 6 Oct 1800 in North Carolina. He died on 15 Jan 1875. He married Margaret "Peggy" FITE on 27 Jan 1823.

      Margaret "Peggy" FITE was born on 15 Jun 1805 in Alexandria, Dekalb Co., Tennessee. She died on 14 Aug 1891 in Cheapside, Texas. She was buried in Aug 1891 in Wrightsboro Cem., Wrightsboro, Gonzales Co., Texas. She married Benjamin AVANT on 27 Jan 1823.

      They had the following children:
      M i William Carroll AVANT
      F ii Elizabeth AVANT
      F iii Nancy AVANT
      F iv Polly Saline AVANT
      M v Abner AVANT
      F vi Martha Ann AVANT
      M vii Nathan AVANT
      M viii Pleasant AVANT
      M ix James Monroe AVANT
      F x Sarah Ann Malissa AVANT
    Children 
     1. Moses Marshall Avent,   b. 1839, DeKalb co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Carroll Avant,   b. 28 Oct 1823, DeKalb, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1904, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Will of Benjamin Avant, of Gonzales Co., TX
    Will of Benjamin Avant, of Gonzales Co., TX

  • Notes 
    • Will:



      I, Benjamin Avant of Gonzales County said State & County being of Sound mind and disposing Memory do make and publish this my last Will and testament herby revoking all previous wills ? or published by me. I hereby will and bequeath to my beloved wife Margaret Avant my homestead place containing four hundred and eighty six acres of land situated in Gonzales County ? two thirds of a tacxt of 728 acres purchased by myself & WD Bap and Nathan Avant from BF Fly aget and attorney in said David Ayers. Also our horse and buggy Six ows & Calves. ? five head of hogs and all my household and kitchen furniture unto her the said Margaret Avant during her natural live or until she marry again. It is my wish that at the death of my said wife or at the date of her marriage (if she marries agaun) that all the property ? to my said wife she belong and divided up to my two sons.

      Pleasant Avant and james Avant to be held by them in ? simple share and share alike. The intution of this will being to bequeath the foregoing property real and personal to my said two sons. Pleasant Avant and James Avant. ? to be used for the support and Maintenance of my said wife Margaret Avant during her life or until she may marry again. I do further will and bequeath to my said two sons Pleasant Avant and James Avant, share and share alike. All my stock of cattle also all my stock of hogs. one wagon and four yoke of Oxen (unreadable) me to leave the aforesaid property to my said two sons Pleasant and James being that I have allready given off to my other children such a share of my property as equilivant to this and also that my said two sons have and will ? in a fascat ? to support myself and my wife during our lives

      I further will and bequeath to my two sons Nathan Avant and Abner Avant all the other property of which I may be Possesion at my death. Not herin otherwise disposed of to be divided by them equally Share and Share alike. Further I do nominate and appoint my sons Nathan Avant and Abner Avant executors of this my last will and testament. And in case of their death or failure to act I nominate my two sons Pleasant Avant and James Avant executors of this will. It is my will that no probating in relation to my estate be had in the courts except the probating of this will filing (?) I hereby revoke all previous wills made or published by me and obtain this to be my last will and testiment ? for seal this the 18th day of March AD 1870. Witnesses James F Miller (unreadable) (unreadable)
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      * Benjamin Avant (1800 - 1875)

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      from AWT:
      # Name: Benjamin Avent
      # Given Name: Benjamin
      # Surname: Avent
      # Sex: M
      # Birth: 6 Oct 1800 in North Carolina

      Father: Abner Avent b: 1760 in Nash County, North Carolina Formed 1777 From Edgecombe County
      Mother: Ward b: Abt 1775

      Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

      Children

      1. Moses Marshall Avent b: Dec 1839 in Dekalb County, Tennessee *
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      Wrightsboro Cemetery- Gonzales County, TX This Cemetery was inventoried by South Texas Genealogical & Historical Society, Gonzales, TX. They were printed in the quarterly of that society. For a lookup of dates: Email your request to:Lee Huff (leehuff@gvtc.com) In the subject line of your email add: Cemetery Listing Request & the name of the cemetery you are requesting a lookup for. Please add the names for this request in the body of your message. Transcribed by: Lee Huff (leehuff@gvtc.com) ==========================================================================
      Avant, Abner
      Avant, Abner
      Avant, Alethia, wife of Abner Avant
      Avant, Benjamin
      Avant, Carrie
      Avant, Oscar Lee, son of James and Carrie Avant Avant, Sarah Alice, dau of James and Carrie Avant Avant, James M. Avant, Jefferson, son of P. And M.W. Avant
      Avant, John M.
      Avant, Margaret
      Avant, Mattie Davis, wife of Abner Avant
      Avant, Matilda, wife of Pleas Avant, Mother
      Avant, Pleasant