Debbie and Carolyn, I am most interested in your postings regarding Frances Avant of Laurens County SC. My ancestor Peter Avants 1790? to 1850+ was born in SC. He married Mary “Polly” Sharp, daughter of Isaac Sharp of Laurens County SC. I have never been able to find any confirmed information regarding the parents of Peter.I would be interested in any information you might have of the Avant/s family in SC.