Olive Crain Patton

26 March 1807–3 January 1864 (Age 56)
Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States

The Life of Olive Crain

When Olive Crain Patton was born on 26 March 1807, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States, her father, Samuel Patton Jr, was 27 and her mother, Mary Polly Pye, was 21. She married Benjamin Edward Avent on 17 October 1822, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Lafayette Springs, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Lafayette, Mississippi, United States in 1860. She died on 3 January 1864, in Dallas, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Edward Avent
Olive Crain Patton
Marriage: 17 October 1822
Francis Marion Avent
Catherine Elizabeth Avant
William Edward Avent
Mary Susan Avent
Ellender Caroline Avent
Samuel B Avent
Thomas Londa Avent
Martha Ann Avent
Antinette S Avent
Julia Jennett Avent
Elizabeth Fredonia Olive “Eliza” Avent
George Washington Avent
James Knox Avent
Alford D Avent

Spouse and Children

17 October 1822
Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 4

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English, northern Irish, and Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Pate .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Avant, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Olivia Avant in household of Benj Avant, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Merium in entry for George Washington Avent, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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