AVANT

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Thomas Avant

Thomas Avant, b. 1671, Rouen, Normandy, France; d. 31 Oct 1757, Surry Co., VA; m. in America to Margaret Elizabeth Gooch, daughter of Claiborne Gooch.  Thomas Avant left France in 1698, during the French Huguenot Migration.  He traveled first to England then on to America .  During the Colonial Wars, Thomas Avent served as a Colonel.  He was a large land owner.   From 1728 to 17551 he served as the Justice of the Peace of Surry County, Virginia.  Thomas & Margaret Elizabeth (Gooch) Avant had six (6) children[i]:

1.   John , b. Virginia ; d. 1754, Sussex Co., VA; m. Mary Carey.
2.   Thomas , b. 12 Jan 1734; d. 1795, Sussex Co., VA; m. Ursula (Unknown 
3.  
  William , b. unknown; d. 1740; m. Sarah Massie.
4.  Peter , b. Sussex Co., VA; d. 1779, Northampton Co., NC; m1st Amy Massie; m2nd Mary Thomlinson.
5.  
Mary , m. Thomas Vincent
6.   
Sarah , m. William Fox

Peter Avant

4.  Peter Avant, son of Thomas & Margaret Elizabeth (Gooch) Avant, b. Sussex Co., VA; d. 1779, Northampton Co., NC; m1st Amy Massie (Joseph), b. Brunswick Co., VA; m2nd Mar Tomlinson - there were no children of this union.  Peter & Amy (Massie) Avant had ten (10) children[ii]:

4.1.    William Avant
4.2.  Isham Avant
4.3.  Jospeh Avant
4.4.  Thomas Avant
4.5.  Sarah Avant
4.6.  Elizabeth Avant, m. Reverend Andrew Baker
4.7.  Lucy Avant, m. Mr. Truelove
4.8.  Rebecca Avant
4.9.  Mourning Avant (daughter)

Elizabeth Avant

Elizabeth Avant, daughter of Peter & Amy (Massie) Avant, b. 12 Oct 1752; d. after 1811; m. ca. 1769 to Reverend Andrew Baker, son of James Baker, Esq., b. 1749, VA; d. 23 Apr 1815, Lee Co., VA.  See Baker.


[i] "Andrew Baker  and His Descendants", by Frieda Sims Nelson, p. 4
[ii] "Andrew Baker  and His Descendants", by Frieda Sims Nelson, p. 3