Sorry, We're Closed.

This blog is essentially no more. Though I have left posts here, in most cases just for the sake of genealogy, there will be no more updates. Those posts I chose to move can now be found between two of my other blogs:

Southern Graves --

Stephlin's Mountain --

10 April 2009

Ransom Taylor Avant

Ransom Taylor Avant was born 18 February 1810 in Washington, Georgia. He married Matilda Johnson. She was born 11 September 1810 in Georgia. Ransom and Matilda had five children:

- Lewis Mitchell Avant (1836-1923);
- Martha Avant (1840-1934);
- Isaiah Lewis Avant (d. 1874);
- James Russell Avant (1847-1919);
- George W. Avant.

Ransom died 12 September 1882 and was buried in Liberty Chapel Cemetery; Bibb County, Georgia. An obituary:

13 September 1882
The Macon Telegraph & Messenger
"On Monday afternoon, in Rutland district, while engaged in hauling with a two-horse wagon, Mr. Ransom T. Avant fell from the wagon, was run over and so badly hurt that he died that night. Mr. Avant had been in feeble health for a number of years, but has been active and diligent in business when not actually in bed. He will be buried this morning at Liberty Chapel, Rev. C. W. Smith conducting the funeral ceremonies. Being a Mason, a number of the Masonic fraternity will attend."

Sources Include:
- Ancestry World Family Tree
- Obituary
- Tombstone Inscriptions
- Newspaper Articles
- US Federal Census Records
- 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.


Gerry in Ga said...

David would be so proud to see his work going on-
My particular line is one not written about-yet-two of them.
James Stanford who came from NC to Tn-to Pike to Talbot to Webster and probably his brother-John also born NC to Talbot-Marion area to Randolph Co Ga.

Derek said...

Do you have an address for Liberty Chapel? I'm trying to find this place, my Great-Grandmother is buried there! Thank you in advance!

S. Lincecum said...

Sure do! It is Liberty United Methodist Church at 6511 Houston Rd in Macon, Georgia.

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