William Edward Avent

William Edward Avent

Male 1827 - 1897  (69 years)

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  • Name William Edward Avent 
    Born 10 Jun 1827  GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1897  Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Midway Cem., Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1675  avefamily
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2007 

    Father Benjamin Edward Avent,   b. 5 Apr 1799, Halifax Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1878, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Olive Crain Patton,   b. 27 Mar 1807, Oglethorpe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1863, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1823  Oglethorpe Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F468  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Philora Harmon,   b. 31 Dec 1826,   d. 29 Jan 1893, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1845  Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susan Francis Avent,   b. 30 Oct 1846
     2. Emma Zapporah Avent,   b. 22 Apr 1849
    +3. James Benjamin Avent,   b. 8 Nov 1851, Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1927, Millett, La Salle, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Mary Etta Caroline Avent,   b. 2 Feb 1854, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1935, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Amanda A. Avent,   b. 13 Jul 1856
    +6. Thomas Wesley Avent,   b. 10 Jan 1859, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1917, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     7. Martha Ann Avent,   b. 27 May 1867
    Photos
    Avent, William Edward of MS (1827-1897): children.
    Avent, William Edward of MS (1827-1897): children.
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • I. James Harmon, born about 1784, died 22 September 1835 in Newberry District, SC; married Mary Lester, born 21 September 1785, died testate Lafayette County, MS, daughter of Peter Lester and Jane Ruble (Will Book I, p 132). Their three sons and six daughters were all born in Newberry District, SC.

      1. Harriet Harmon, born about 1802; married 9 March 1818, Richard Simmons.
      2. Matthew Smith Harmon, born about 1806, wife named Mary, moved to Panola County, MS, and later to Van Buren County, AR, where he died between 1860 and 1864.
      3. Wesley Harmon, born 16 October 1809, died 1 December 1860 in Lafayettte County, MS, and is buried in the Harmontown Cemetery. His wife was Lavernia (Vernie) Ann Cain, born 20 December 1824, died 28 June 1884.
      4. Jethro Harmon, born about 1811, died after 1850 and is buried in the Old Covered Wagon Cemetery, Lafayette County, MS, married Elizabeth Morris, daughter of Samuel Morris.
      5. Elizabeth Harmon, born about 1813, married George Morris, Jr.
      6. Abbiness (or Albiness) Harmon, married Isaac K. Jenkins of Alabama.
      7. Conzada Elizabeth Harmon, married a Mr. Elkins of Alabama.
      8. Rachel Philora (Filo) Ann Harmon, born 31 December 1826, died 29 January 1893, married 1845, William Edward Avent, born 10 June 1827 (GA), died 15 January 1897. Both buried in Lafayette County, MS. William was a Mason and a Confederate soldier. In 1904, they changed their name to Avant.

      WE Avent came to Lafayette Co., MS abt 1840.


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      Name: William Edward Avent
      Spouse: Rachel Harmon
      Marriage Date (Day, Month, Year): 1845
      City: Lafayette CO
      State: MS