Benjamin Avent

Benjamin Avent

Female 1843 - 1868  (25 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Avent 
    Born 1843  TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Nov 1868  Holly Springs, MS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3064  avefamily
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2008 

    Father Benjamin Ward Avent,   b. 1812, Greensville Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1878, Memphis, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Nancy Lytle,   b. 1816,   d. 1909, Memphis, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1835 
    Family ID F585  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • from Ancestry.com,Public Member Stories, "familyhistorycrw":

      " Benjamin Ward Avent Jr. was born to his namesake and Nancy Taylor Lytle. Not much is known about his schooling, but young Ben enlisted on April 1861 in the Company I, 1st Tennessee Infantry (CSA), detailed on special duty in medical department.
      The Rutherford Rifles (Company I, 1st Tennessee Infantry) was organized in Rutherford County with William Ledbetter, Jr., as captain. They spent one week in daily drills in and about Murfreesboro. On May 2, 1861, they met on Depot Hill to leave for Nashville, where they arrived at 11 a.m. They marched around the square in Nashville to the tune of "Annie Laurie." They were mustered into Confederate service on August 1, 1861. The outfit fought at Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, the Atlanta campaign, and in Hood's invasion of Tennessee."
      After the war, Benjamin Avent served in law enforcement. The Monitor newspaper states, "Murder of Benj. Avent: This young gentleman, son of Dr. B. W. Avent, formerly of this city, was murdered near Holly Springs, MIss., on Sunday night last, by a desperado whom he attempted to arrest.

      Sources:
      1. personal research
      2. The Monitor, November 28, 1868, p. 3."