Olive Crain Patton

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

The Life Summary 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
1799–1878
Olive Crain Patton
1807–1864
Marriage: 17 October 1822
Francis Marion Avant
1823–1902
Catherine Elizabeth Avant
1824–1908
William Edward Avent
1827–1897
Mary Susan Avent
1828–1897
Ellender Caroline Avent
1830–1903
Samuel B Avent
1832–1922
Thomas Londa Avent
1833–1910
Martha Ann Avent
1835–1858
Antinette S Avent
1837–1858
Julia Jennett Avent
1840–1883
Elizabeth Fredonia Olive “Eliza” Avent
1842–1911
George Washington Avent
1844–1933
James Knox Avent
1846–1914
Alford D Avent
1850–1934

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1822Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    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 the Middle English and Older Scottish personal name Patun, Paton, an Old French diminutive of Pat(e), a pet form of Patrick. Compare Patrick and Pattinson .History: The American general George Patton (1885–1945) was born in San Gabriel, CA, into a family with a long military tradition. His earliest American ancestor, Robert Patton, had emigrated from Scotland to VA c. 1770.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Patrick
    Paton
    Patten

    Sources (16)

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

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