Col. Thomas Avent

Col. Thomas Avent

Male 1671 - 1757  (~ 86 years)

 

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Avent, Col. Thomas (1671-1757). Letter written ca. 1728.

As Sheriff and Justice of the Peace of Surry/Sussex County, VA, Thomas Avent would have been the chief law enforcement officer for the area. As such, he was called in by the Council of Gov. Alexander Spottswood of VA to investigate some troubles involving the local Indian tribes, the Sapony, the Nottoway, and the Catawba (Thomas calls them the 'Cotobers' in his letter). A page with more details about this letter can be accessed from the main page of this website.


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