Francis Marion Avent

Francis Marion Avent

Male 1823 - 1902  (78 years)

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  • Name Francis Marion Avent 
    Born 3 Jul 1823  Oglethorpe Co, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 1902  San Antonio, Bexar, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Rock Cemetery (Plot #590), Old Somerset, Atascosa, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1678  avefamily
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2008 

    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 Harriet Humphries,   b. 23 Jan 1828, Montgomery, Montgomery Co, AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1897, Old Somerset, Atascosa, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1845  Lafayette, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Andrew J. Avent,   b. 27 Feb 1846, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1923, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Joseph Alphaus Avent,   b. 8 October 1848, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1920, Somerset, Atascosa County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Sarah Caroline Avent,   b. 1849, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1921, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Benjamin Franklin Avent,   b. 29 Mar 1851, San Antonio, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1896 Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Francis Marion Avent, Jr.,   b. 1856, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Jesse Lafayette Avent,   b. 14 Nov 1856, Atacosa Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1940, El Paso, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Thomas Lewis Avent,   b. 1858, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1926  (Age 68 years)
     8. Harriett Avent,   b. 1859, Atacosa Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 81 years)
    +9. Cicero Avent,   b. 4 Mar 1860, Atacosta, Somersetshire, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1942, Billings, MT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     10. Leonidas Avent,   b. 1862, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1942  (Age 80 years)
     11. Ruemma Avent,   b. 12 Dec 1863, Atacosa Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1954  (Age 90 years)
    +12. Ira Marshall Avant,   b. 1867, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Urco, Peru Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     13. Mollie Avent,   b. 12 Dec 1869, Atascosa County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Avant (?)
    Avant (?)
    Can anyone identify these people? Virginia (Ginny) Avant Rauth sent in this pic, which was found in an album of the TX Avant family, descendants of Francis Marion Avent.
    Avent, Francis Marion
    Avent, Francis Marion

    Headstones
    Avent Family Plot
    Avent Family Plot
    Photo courtesy of Sara Avant-Stanley.
    Old Rock Baptist Church
    Old Rock Baptist Church
    Photo courtesy of Sara Avant-Stanley.
    Avent, Francis Marion
    Avent, Francis Marion
    Photo courtesy of Sara Avant-Stanley.
    Avent, Francis Marion: tombstone inscription
    Avent, Francis Marion: tombstone inscription
    "He leaves to the world an example of integrity, to his children a legacy of an unsullied name." Photo courtesy of Sara Avant-Stanley.

  • Notes 
    • Heritage of Lafayette Co MI - LDS 976.283 - F9-10 - Francis Marion Avent was a founder of the Old Rock Baptist Church in 1867 - he and wife were charter members of racially integrated Medina Baptist Church in 1857 - F.M was in Texas Cavalry CSA.

      Family Data Collection - Marriages
      Name: Francis Marion Avent
      Spouse: Harriet Humphries
      Marriage Date: 1845
      City: Lafayette
      State: MS

      U. S. Census 1870 Atascosa County, Texas Page: 174A Somerset 8th June

      20/20

      37 Avent, F. M. 45 M W Farmer 500 1000 GA
      38 Avent, F. M. Jr. 14 M W Attending School TX
      39 Avent, Lafayette 13 M W Attending School TX
      40 Avent, Hariet Jr. 11 F W Attending School TX

      Page: 174B

      1 Avent, Thomas 12 M W Attending School TX
      2 Avent, Cicero 10 M W Attending School TX
      3 Avent, Leonidas 8 M W Attending School TX
      4 Avent, Ruemma 6 F W TX
      5 Avent, Ira 3 M W TX
      6 Avent, Mollie 4/12 F W TX

      U. S. Census 1880 Bexar County, Texas Page: 290A
      Prect 18 14th June SD 6 ED 21

      139/148

      36 Avent, Francis M. M W 56 Farmer GA SC GA
      37 Avent, Hariet F W 52 Wife Keeping House ALA ALA ALA
      38 Avent, Francis Jr. M W 25 Son Works on farm TX GA ALA
      39 Avent, Leonidas W. M W 18 Son Works on farm TX GA ALA
      40 Avent, Ruemma F W 15 Daug At Home TX GA ALA
      41 Avent, Ira M. M W 13 Son Works on farm TX GA ALA
      42 Avent, Mollie F W 10 Daug At School TX GA ALA
      GA
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      Family Group Sheet for Joseph R. HUMPHRIES Family

      Husband: Joseph R HUMPHRIES (1)
      Born: 17 Apr 1797 - Athens, Jackson Co, Georgia
      Died: 26 Apr 1864 - Martindale, Caldwell Co, Texas
      Buried: Apr 1864 - Humphreys Cemetery, Martindale, Caldwell Co,
      Texas
      Father: George W HUMPHREYS (1772-1865) (1)
      Mother: Abigail McDONALD (1768-1849) (1)
      Married: 1816 Place: Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Alabama
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      Wife: Sarah Jane JONES (1)
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      Born: 18 Feb 1799 - Athens, Jackson Co, Georgia
      Died: 1 Apr 1889 - Martindale, Caldwell Co, Texas
      Buried: Apr 1889 - Humphreys Cemetery, Martindale, Caldwell Co,
      Texas
      Father: Thomas JONES (Abt 1775- )
      Mother: Mary ??? (Abt 1779- )
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      Children
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      1 F Elizabeth HUMPHRIES (1)
      Born: Oct 1820 - Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama (2)
      Died: 30 Jun 1903 - Frio Co, Texas
      Spouse: James Riley LANGLEY (1811-1857) (1)
      Marr. Date: 28 Dec 1837 - Chambers Co, Alabama (3)
      Spouse: Reverend Samuel Ellis PEARCE (1814-1875)
      Marr. Date: 8 Mar 1860 - Bexar Co, Texas
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      2 M Seaborn HUMPHRIES
      Born: Abt 1820 - Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
      Died: Abt 1903 - Frio Co, Texas
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      3 F Tabitha Ann HUMPHRIES
      Born: 1822 - Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
      Died: 1902 - Blanco Co, Texas
      Spouse: Edmond Asa BARKER (Abt 1820- )
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      4 F Melvina HUMPHRIES
      Born: 30 Jan 1824 - Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
      Died: 18 Feb 1878 - Caldwell Co, Texas
      Spouse: William Henry JENNINGS (Abt 1820- )
      Marr. Date: 6 Nov 1845 - Lafayette Co, Mississippi
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      5 M Ira HUMPHRIES
      Born: 1826 - Tuscaloosa Co, Alabama
      Died: Deceased
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      6 F Harriet HUMPHRIES
      Born: 23 Jan 1828 - Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Alabama
      Died: Deceased
      Spouse: Francis Marion AVENT (Abt 1825- )
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      7 F Nancy HUMPHRIES
      Born: 14 Apr 1831 - Marion, Perry Co, Alabama
      Died: Deceased
      Spouse: James PETTY (Abt 1830- )
      Marr. Date: 6 Jan 1858 - Caldwell Co, Texas
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      8 F Abigail HUMPHRIES
      Born: 11 May 1833 - Marion, Perry Co, Alabama
      Died: Deceased
      Spouse: Colonel Fred MALONE (Abt 1830- )
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      9 F Mary Ann HUMPHRIES
      Born: 11 Dec 1835 - Oxford, Lafayette Co, Mississippi
      Died: 17 Apr 1917 - Kyle, Hays Co, Texas
      Spouse: William Jasper WYATT (Abt 1835- )
      Marr. Date: 7 Mar 1860 - Caldwell Co, Texas
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      10 M Jesse Lafayette HUMPHRIES
      Born: 12 May 1838 - Alabama
      Died: 5 Jun 1900 - Caldwell Co, Texas
      Buried: Jun 1900 - Humphreys Cemetery, Martindale, Caldwell Co,
      Texas
      Spouse: Kay C WORD (1844-1869)
      Marr. Date: 23 Sep 1868
      Spouse: Eliza T Wiley FARMER (1848-1885)
      Marr. Date: 14 Dec 1871 - Guadalupe Co, Texas
      Spouse: Emma LACKEY (Abt 1845- )
      Marr. Date: Abt 1883
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      11 F Sarah Jane HUMPHRIES
      Born: 1840 - Oxford, Lafayette Co, Mississippi
      Died: Deceased
      Spouse: Charles L McGEEHEE (Abt 1840- )
      Marr. Date: 4 Oct 1858 - Caldwell Co, Texas