Rebecca Avent

Rebecca Avent[1]

Female Abt 1765 - Aft 1853  (~ 88 years)

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  • Name Rebecca Avent 
    Born Abt. 1765  Cumberland, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft. 26 Jul 1853  Carroll, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • U.S. Census District 1, Carroll, TN 1850: "William Senter, age 64 b. Abt. 1786 North Carolina, farmer[not minister], wife Jane, age 64 b. Abt. 1786 Virginia, Alvin A., age 19 b. Abt. 1831 Tennessee. Rebecca Senter, age 85 b. Abt. 1765 North Carolina."




      Name: Rebecca AVANT
      Given Name: Rebecca
      Surname: AVANT
      Sex: F
      _UID: 3294A1DDD043C945B55F4205A511370EBBE4
      Change Date: 30 May 2003
      Birth: 1764 in Cumberland County, North Carolina 1
      Death: AFT 26 JUL 1853 in Carrol County, Tennessee 1

      Father: Peter AVANT
      Mother: Amy MASSEY

      Marriage 1 Henry SENTER b: 1760 in Cumberland County, North Carolina
      Married: 1785 1
      Children
      Stephen Senter b: 1787
      Drury SENTER b: 25 SEP 1788 in Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina
      William Senter b: 10 MAR 1789 in North Carolina
      Elizabeth Senter b: 21 SEP 1791
      Aaron Senter b: 1793
      James B. Senter b: 1796

      Name: Peter AVANT
      Given Name: Peter
      Surname: AVANT
      Sex: M
      _UID: 57130297F50E8A42A3211B86D4F647529A71
      Change Date: 12 Feb 2003

      Father: Thomas AVANT
      Mother: Mary GOOCH

      Marriage 1 Amy MASSEY
      Children
      Rebecca AVANT b: 1764 in Cumberland County, North Carolina

      Name: Thomas AVANT
      Given Name: Thomas
      Surname: AVANT
      Sex: M
      _UID: 5DCF2A2F4060D64995723F3EED39459CCFA8
      Change Date: 12 Feb 2003

      Marriage 1 Mary GOOCH
      Children
      Peter AVANT

      ID: I2381
      Name: Peter AVANT
      Given Name: Peter
      Surname: AVANT
      Sex: M
      _UID: 57130297F50E8A42A3211B86D4F647529A71
      Change Date: 12 Feb 2003

      Father: Thomas AVANT
      Mother: Mary GOOCH

      Marriage 1 Amy MASSEY
      Children
      Rebecca AVANT b: 1764 in Cumberland County, North Carolina




    Person ID I1328  Complete
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2010 

    Father Peter Avent,   b. 1720, Surry County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1779, Northampton Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Amy Massie,   b. BET. 1718 - 1720, Brunswick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1776 - 1777, Northampton Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1742  Brunswick County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henry Senter,   b. Abt. 1760, Granville, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb1837, Green, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt. 1785  North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900: "Henry Senter, b. 1760 North Carolina & Rebecca Avant [sic], b. 1764, m. 1785 [North Carolina]."
    Children 
    +1. Stephen H. Senter,   b. Abt. 1785, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft. 1860, Summerville, Harnett County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +2. William Senter,   b. 19 Mar 1786, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1858, Carroll, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Drury Senter,   b. 25 Sep 1788, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1853, Grayson County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Elizabeth Senter,   b. Abt. 1791, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Aaron Senter,   b. Abt.1793, Chilhowie, Smyth, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1833, Smyth, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     6. James Senter,   b. Abt. 1796, Washington, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F6816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt. 1765 - Cumberland, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt. 1785 - North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft. 26 Jul 1853 - Carroll, TN Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S76] Burwell Baker of Harnett Co., NC, Bob E. Banker , (Internet:http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/k/Lois-Baker/index.html), http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bobbaker&id=I02458.
      # ID: I02458
      # Name: Rebecca Avent
      # Sex: F
      # Birth: 1764 in Ashe Co., North Carolina
      # Death: 1853 in Carroll Co., Tennessee
      # Reference Number: Ind2458
      # Note:



      [Phil Senter]

      National Archives in Washington, D.C.. This is a official claim made by Rebecca for War Widow's pension rights based on Henry's service in the North Carolina Militia during the American Revolutionary War. The record is in quill pen hand script.

      On this twenty-sixth day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty three personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the County of Carroll, State of Tennessee, Rebecca Senter, aged eighty-eight years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed July 4th, 1836:
      That she is the widow of Henry Senter, who was a private in the militia in the State of North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War. He was drafted and served two terms. The first for three months, and was stationed at Moore's Bridge in the State of North Carolina. He served the second tour three months and was stationed at Fayetteville, to protect that place from the Tories. She further declares that she was married to the said Henry Senter in the year Seventeen hundred and seventy one; that her husband, the aforesaid Henry Senter, died on the 27th day of February 1832, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will be more fully appeared by reference to the proof hereto annexed.
      (This was accompanied by a witnessing affirmation signed: Wm. Senter & Jency Ann Senter)
      Her
      Rebecca X Senter
      Mark

      The government with no explanation denied the claim. There are two possible reasons:
      Henry was in the State Militia instead of the regular Army. And that may have disqualified him. Or the statement was judged to be false. Why? The statement is dated 1853 and says Rebecca was then 88 years old. That means she was born in 1764 or 1765. But then it says she married Henry in 1771. She would have been 6 or 7 years old. Henry, born in 1760, would have been 11 years old. Furthermore the first child was not born until 1786. Did they wait years to have their first child, then have five at one and two year intervals? It is more than likely they were married between 1781-85, after the war was over, so Rebecca was not a war widow.



      [Henry & Rebecca Senter Bible]

      info from Rebecca's bible (1827 she was 63 years old)
      Their children were (5 boys -doesn't list any others
      1. Stephen b 1787 married in Cumberland Co. N.C. 9-22-1805 Anna Blalock, lived and died near Fayetteville on Cape Fear River. dates of deaths unknown
      Their Children: Alfred b 1804 d 1884;
      Alvin Blalock b 11-12-1806, d 5-17-1870; Gibson Co. Tennessee;
      James b 1812 d ca. 1878;
      William b ca. 1810
      Belle m. James Stewart (no info)
      2. William Senter b. 1789 married in Cumberland Co. N.C. 12-17-1805 Jency Butler. they are buried near South Gibson Post office (So. Gibson County, Tennessee)
      Their Children:
      James C. b 1806 in N.C.
      Mary (Polly) m Lemuel Day -8 children;
      Morning m Tom Jackson 8 children;
      Delaney m Bill Horn no children;
      William Butler b 10-4-1812 m. 1 Eleanor 'Ellie" Ann Werr (Wear) m. 2 Isabella Gracy Rhodes;
      Matilda D. m W.B.S. Hall, 7 children;
      Moses Easter b 9-10-1816 d 1881 m Margaret Jane Elam b 1822 d 1881;
      Henry -blacksmith went to Ark died young
      Patrick m. 1 Martha Elam m. 2 Jan??
      Elizabeth m1 Dan Barcroft m2 a "young man" no name she and Dan had 4 children
      Alvin m1 12-7-1851 Nancy Elam ms Nancy's sister??
      3. Drury Senter (this is my line) b 9-25-1788, d 1-10-1853 in Washington Co. VA; married Washington Co. VA 6-6-1809 Mary (Polly) McClure,
      They had 12 children-- and will give info if requested
      4. Aaron Senter b in 1793 d unk m Elizabeth Baker, dau of Henry Baker and Mercy Tilson, lived in Smythe Co. Va, Elizabeth married after Aaron's death to Robert Cook.
      Children of Aaron and Elizabeth:
      James b 1818 in Chilhowie VA d ca 1857 m Carolina Yandan.
      Martha J. b 8-23-1821 d 11-4-1890 m Charles R. Greener 9 children
      William Tilson b 5-20-1823 d 6-1-1907 m 11-18-1847 Sarah Rector 9 children
      Rebecca b 6-30-1830 d unk m Arthur L. G Stevenson
      Andrew b 1832 immigrated to Kentucky married but no record.[Gregory Family Tree 2.FTW]

      [Bakers of Harnett County.FTW]



      [Phil Senter]

      National Archives in Washington, D.C.. This is a official claim made by Rebecca for War Widow's pension rights based on Henry's service in the North Carolina Militia during the American Revolutionary War. The record is in quill pen hand script.

      On this twenty-sixth day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty three personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace, within and for the County of Carroll, State of Tennessee, Rebecca Senter, aged eighty-eight years, who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth, on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed July 4th, 1836:
      That she is the widow of Henry Senter, who was a private in the militia in the State of North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War. He was drafted and served two terms. The first for three months, and was stationed at Moore's Bridge in the State of North Carolina. He served the second tour three months and was stationed at Fayetteville, to protect that place from the Tories. She further declares that she was married to the said Henry Senter in the year Seventeen hundred and seventy one; that her husband, the aforesaid Henry Senter, died on the 27th day of February 1832, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period, as will be more fully appeared by reference to the proof hereto annexed.
      (This was accompanied by a witnessing affirmation signed: Wm. Senter & Jency Ann Senter)
      Her
      Rebecca X Senter
      Mark

      The government with no explanation denied the claim. There are two possible reasons:
      Henry was in the State Militia instead of the regular Army. And that may have disqualified him. Or the statement was judged to be false. Why? The statement is dated 1853 and says Rebecca was then 88 years old. That means she was born in 1764 or 1765. But then it says she married Henry in 1771. She would have been 6 or 7 years old. Henry, born in 1760, would have been 11 years old. Furthermore the first child was not born until 1786. Did they wait years to have their first child, then have five at one and two year intervals? It is more than likely they were married between 1781-85, after the war was over, so Rebecca was not a war widow.



      [Henry & Rebecca Senter Bible]

      info from Rebecca's bible (1827 she was 63 years old)
      Their children were (5 boys -doesn't list any others
      1. Stephen b 1787 married in Cumberland Co. N.C. 9-22-1805 Anna Blalock, lived and died near Fayetteville on Cape Fear River. dates of deaths unknown
      Their Children: Alfred b 1804 d 1884;
      Alvin Blalock b 11-12-1806, d 5-17-1870; Gibson Co. Tennessee;
      James b 1812 d ca. 1878;
      William b ca. 1810
      Belle m. James Stewart (no info)
      2. William Senter b. 1789 married in Cumberland Co. N.C. 12-17-1805 Jency Butler. they are buried near South Gibson Post office (So. Gibson County, Tennessee)
      Their Children:
      James C. b 1806 in N.C.
      Mary (Polly) m Lemuel Day -8 children;
      Morning m Tom Jackson 8 children;
      Delaney m Bill Horn no children;
      William Butler b 10-4-1812 m. 1 Eleanor 'Ellie" Ann Werr (Wear) m. 2 Isabella Gracy Rhodes;
      Matilda D. m W.B.S. Hall, 7 children;
      Moses Easter b 9-10-1816 d 1881 m Margaret Jane Elam b 1822 d 1881;
      Henry -blacksmith went to Ark died young
      Patrick m. 1 Martha Elam m. 2 Jan??
      Elizabeth m1 Dan Barcroft m2 a "young man" no name she and Dan had 4 children
      Alvin m1 12-7-1851 Nancy Elam ms Nancy's sister??
      3. Drury Senter (this is my line) b 9-25-1788, d 1-10-1853 in Washington Co. VA; married Washington Co. VA 6-6-1809 Mary (Polly) McClure,
      They had 12 children-- and will give info if requested
      4. Aaron Senter b in 1793 d unk m Elizabeth Baker, dau of Henry Baker and Mercy Tilson, lived in Smythe Co. Va, Elizabeth married after Aaron's death to Robert Cook.
      Children of Aaron and Elizabeth:
      James b 1818 in Chilhowie VA d ca 1857 m Carolina Yandan.
      Martha J. b 8-23-1821 d 11-4-1890 m Charles R. Greener 9 children
      William Tilson b 5-20-1823 d 6-1-1907 m 11-18-1847 Sarah Rector 9 children
      Rebecca b 6-30-1830 d unk m Arthur L. G Stevenson
      Andrew b 1832 immigrated to Kentucky married but no record.



      Father: Peter Avent b: 1720 in Surry Co., Virginia
      Mother: Amy Massie b: BET. 1718 - 1720 in Brunswick Co., Virginia

      Marriage 1 Henry Senter b: 1760 in Granville Co., North Carolina

      * Married: BET. 1781 - 1785 1

      Children

      1. Has Children William Senter b: 19 MAR 1786 in Cumberland Co., North Carolina
      2. Has Children Stephen H. Senter b: 1787 in Cumberland Co., North Carolina
      3. Has Children Drury Senter b: 25 SEP 1788 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., North Carolina
      4. Has No Children Elizabeth Senter b: 21 SEP 1791 in Cumberland Co., North Carolina
      5. Has Children Aaron Senter b: 1793 in Chihowie, Smythe Co., Virginia
      6. Has Children James H. Senter b: 1796 in Washington Co., Virginia


      Sources:

      1. Title: Regina Senter
      Repository:
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      Media: Other
      Text: "You have their marriage date as 1781, I have it as 1783"

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