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Capt Henry Clay Avent
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Birth: May 19, 1820
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1897
Bellefontaine
Webster County
Mississippi, USA

Henry Clay And Married Sarah moved to mississippi around 1841 settling near Old Cumberland in Webster County Where they lived till they died.Henry Clay was a farmer,owning slaves and was a pioneer school teacher,teaching (1845)in the first public school bulding in Webster County located near Bellefontaine.Henry and Sarah Avent aka Avant obtained land grant for 155 acres in 21 N Range 17 E in what was then Choctaw County, MS. They are in 1850, 1860, and 1870 Choctaw County census. The last census for Henry and Sarah Avent aka Avant was in 1880 in Sumner County, Mississippi. The CSA Memorial Marker is not a tombstone.


John P Avant (1785-1860) Mary Polly Burt (1795-1860) 
 
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 Children:
  Alexander Selkirk Avent (1845 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Cumberland Cemetery
Dancy
Webster County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: James C.
Record added: Nov 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22640257
Capt Henry Clay Avent
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Capt Henry Clay Avent
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Capt Henry Clay Avent
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In Memory of Henry Clay Avent, husband of Sarah C. Spencer, they married Dec. 24, 1841 in Choctaw Co., Miss. They had 12 Children.
- William G. Latham Jr.
 Added: Aug. 18, 2010

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 Added: Jul. 9, 2008

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