Washington D. Avent

Washington D. Avent

Male 1820 - 1882  (62 years)

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  • Name Washington D. Avent 
    Born 15 Mar 1820  Greensville Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 June 1882  Hardeman Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1925  avefamily
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2008 

    Father James Avent,   b. 9 Jan 1788, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1866  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" Avent,   b. 23 July 1787, Aventon, Nash Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1830  (Age 43 years) 
    Family ID F461  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy S. Pope McKinnie,   b. 6 Apr 1829, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1886  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1855 
    Children 
    +1. James Monroe Avent,   b. 1859, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 77 years)
     2. Washington Avent,   b. 18 Jan 1858, Hickory Valley, Hardeman Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1858, Hickory Valley, Hardeman Co., TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2007 
    Family ID F591  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    David McKinney Family Cemetery, Hardeman Co., TN
    David McKinney Family Cemetery, Hardeman Co., TN

  • Notes 
    • "Hardeman County, Tennessee: Family History", by the Hardeman Co. Historical Society, page 18, has this to say about Washington Avent:

      "It is said that Washington Avent, a Mount Comfort resident, was the first merchant in the new Hickory Valley. He built an impressive home facing the railroad and adjacent to his mercantile business. He and his son James Monroe Avent played a prominent role in Hickory Valley history during the last half of the 19th century.

      James Monroe Avent, planter and sportsman, was born near Hickory Valley. He is a legend to thousands of men and women who go afield with bird dogs or with hounds. For more than half a century his dogs were consistent winners at the Grand Junction Field Trials. He was the first star dog handler in America."

      1850 Rutherford Co. census shows 3 Avents born in VA: Jas., b. 1788 (which agrees with other info regarding James, son of John), Benjamin W. Avent, b. in VA in 1812, and Washington Avent, b. 1820 in VA.

      David McKinnie Family Cemetery, Hardeman Co., TN

      Avent, Nannie P. McKinnie 6 Apr 1829-27 Jan 1886 w/o Washington Avent d/o David Monroe & Bethenia Pope McKinnie
      Avent, Washington D. 15 Mar 1819-25 Jun 1882 h/o Nannie P. McKinnie Avent m 19 Nov 1855