09 April 2009

James & Mary Avant

James Russell Avant was born 10 January 1847 in Georgia to Ransom Taylor Avant (1810-1882) and Matilda Johnson (b. 1810). James married Mary E. Harry about 1874. Mary was born 4 December 1845 in Georgia, and died 15 March 1912 in Walden, Bibb County, Georgia.

James and Mary Avant had five children:
- Minnie Lewis Avant (1876-1959);
- Fannie Avant (b. abt 1878);
- Mary Alma Avant (1881-1914);
- Jessie W. Avant (b. 1885);
- George S. Avant (1887-1974)

James died 20 June 1919 in Walden, Bibb County, Georgia. He and his wife were buried at Liberty Chapel Cemetery in Bibb County, Georgia. An obituary for James R. Avant:

22 June 1919
The Macon Daily Telegraph
Deaths and Funerals
"James R. Avant, aged 71, died last night at his home near Walden. Mr. Avant was a Confederate veteran, being a member of the R. A. Smith camp. He is survived by the following brothers: L. M. Avant, Macon; George W. Avant, Riverside, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Martha Livenster, and the following children: Mrs. J. F. Hammock, Mrs. E. W. Lipford, Miss Jessie Avant, and George S. Avant. Funeral will be held at Liberty Chapel (this Sunday) afternoon..."

An obituary for Mrs. Mary Avant:

16 March 1912
The Macon Daily Telegraph
"Mrs. Mary Avant, wife of J. R. Avant, died at her home near Walden yesterday evening at 8:30. Mrs. Avant is survived by a husband and four children; the latter being Mrs. Jinks Hammond, of Dunbar; Mrs. G. W. Lipford, Mrs. Alma Griffin and George Avant, of Walden; one brother, W. A. Harry, of Abbeyville...

The funeral services will take place at the Liberty Chapel, Saturday the 16th, at 3:00."

Sources Include:
- Obituary
- Newspaper Articles
- US Federal Census Records
- Tombstone Inscriptions
- Georgia Deaths, 1919-98: This database is an index of more than 2.7 million deaths recorded by the State of Georgia from 1919 to 1998. The index includes the name of the deceased, the volume of the certificate number, the death date, the race of the deceased, the deceased's gender, the county of death, the death certificate number, the date the certificate was filed, and the deceased's age.
- Ancestry World Family Tree
- History of Peach County, Georgia


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