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Re: Northampton to Chatham to Onslow
Posted by: Gerry Hill (ID *****8882) Date: November 07, 2002 at 05:33:15
In Reply to: Northampton to Chatham to Onslow by Kathy Cox Foskey of 776

Why did they marry in Chatham???
Well, the groom usually married where the bride was-
The history I have on this particular Family:

John Avent (Brother of my Thomas)
Born 12 Jan 1734 Northampton Co. NC died 1821-7 Chatham Co. NC
married 1768
Mary Carey born a 1740 Northampton died 1821 Chatham.

Martha "Patsy" (Of Chatham Co. NC) born 1769 Dobbs Co. NC
died 1851 Washington Co. Ga.

married 1786 Chatham Moses Cox Rev. Sol. Born 5 May 1756 Duplin Co. NC died 19 Dec 1845 Washington Co. Ga.
Buried Cox-Avent Cemetery, Oconee, Ga.

and here is your answer:
Martha met Moses during the American Rev. when she carried water and made bandages for the troops in NC at age 10-11. She posed as a boy by the name of Patrick Avent until her Uncle Lt. Peter Avent spotted her at the troops
bedside. He sent her home with a guard. She and Moses settled land in Wash. Co Ga. which was granted them in 1788 by grateful govt. for their services. Avent and Coxtown is named after them.

I only show one child- so would appreciate your additions there.

William Avent & Sarah Massie were John & Thomas parents-
and Thomas Immigrant his Father wife Margaret Elizabeth Gooch.
I have more on both.
Please e-mail me as this is not my line.

Ms. Gerry Hill- Albany Ga.

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