Looking for Aven-Duff-McCroskey Connections in Va, NC, and/or TN
John Duff Aven, born in Virginia, ended up in Christian County, Missouri, as a neighbor of Mathew Duff McCroskey and his brothers, James Madison McCroskey and William Barton McCroskey.I suspect John's descision to come to this part of Missouri was based on the fact that the McCroskey's were kin.To date, I have not been able to make the connection.Any assistance would be appreciated.
This is what I have determined so far, virtually all of the information comes from postings by generous reseachers, sources are cited at at the end:
First Aven-MCroskey Link:
1. first generation: Thomas AVENT, Rebecca STEVENS (AVEN) 2. .second generation: Allen Burton AVEN (M) - Birth: 1770 -- Wayne Co, NC, apparently orphaned.Who were his parents? Death: Spouse:, Barsheba TRUELOVE b. abt 1780 Child of LUCY AVENT [ Peter Avent3, Colonel Thomas Avent2, Louis Avent1) ] and TIMOTHY TRULOVE. Children: Rebecca AVEN Timothy AVEN Sidney Jane AVEN 3.third generation: Timothy Allen AVEN (M) - Birth: 4 JUL 1809 -- Washington, VA Death:1862 --- Spouse:, Ann Eleanor MCCROSKEY Birth: btw 1809/1812 -- Death:1875 -- MARRIED: 25 MAY 1831, Washington County, VA CHILDREN: Francis Henderson Reed AVEN Eliza Carolina AVEN John D. AVEN James W. AVEN Mathew Gilford AVEN William Allen AVEN Samuel Wiley AVEN David W. AVEN
4.fourth generation: John Duff Aven(M) married Sarah Payne in ChristianCounty, Missouri
Second, Aven-McCroskey-Duff Link:
ID: I180 Name: James MCCROSKEY Sex: M Birth: 1766 in Augusta Co., VA (now Rockbridge Co.) 1 Death: 1860/1861 Burial: Green Spring Cemetery 1 Occupation: Surveyor (?) Note: Possible spouses are: 1 .Ann DUFF, 2. Rachel Avent m.12/12/1826, Father: James MCCROSKEY b: 1720-30 Mother: Elizabeth HAYS
Marriage 1 Ann DUFF (see below for information about Ann's parentage) 1Children Francis MCCROSKEY b: ABT 1799 William Barton MCCROSKEY b: 13 NOV 1805 in VA** Matthew Duff MCCROSKEY b: 01 JAN 1808 in VA** Thomas MCCROSKEY Frederick MCCROSKEY John MCCROSKEY b: in VA James Madison MCCROSKEY b: 13 FEB 1810 in VA** **All three brothers brought their families to the Greene-Christian County area by ca. 1860.
Marriage 2 Rachel AVENT Married: 12 DEC 1826 One source says:James & Rachel had children born in VA, but names not known. HOLSTON PATHFINDER lists her name as "Rebecca".Another identifies the following as the 2 children of James and Rachel: Rebecca Jane MCCROSKEY b: 1828 Cynthia MCCROSKEY b: 1831 Martha MCCROSKEY b: 1834 Hilda MCCROSKEY b: 1837
Ann Duff is identified as the Daughter of: ID: I9996 Name: John DUFF Sex: M Birth: 1746 in Ireland 1 Death: ABT 1794 1 Father: Samuel DUFF b: in Scotland Mother: Margaret (?) Marriage 1 Margaret BROWN Children Nelly DUFF b: 29 JUL 1777 Mathew B. DUFF Jane DUFF John S. DUFF b: ABT 1786 Jacob N. DUFF Ruth DUFF Mary "Polley" DUFF Martha DUFF Ann DUFF
Note: James McCroskey had a wife named Ann who was the daughter of John and Margaret Brown Duff. Will Book 9 Page 310 on the partial settlement of John's estate because he died intestate. Has Matthew B. Duff [John's son] in some land shuffling with the heirs, nine children, " a deed from James McCroskee and Ann, his wife who was also a child of said John Duff and the said two ninths of said land are the premises herein and hereby conveyed". Aronhime Papers have James with a wife Ann.
Another McCroskey-Duff Link James McCroskey's brother John D. McCroskey reportedly married a Margaret Duff
ID: I17282 Name: John D. MCCROSKEY Sex: M Birth: 1763/1764 1 Death: 10 FEB 1850 in Clarksville, Habersham Co., GA 1 Note: Have pension statement. Father: James MCCROSKEY b: 1720-30 Mother: Elizabeth HAYS Marriage 1 Margaret DUFF Married: 15 APR 1790 in Washington Co., VA 2