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Ancestors of Ryan Kirk Miller


      108. John H. Avinger, born March 1816 in Orangeburg Co., SC; died Aft. 1900 in Claiborne Par., LA. He was the son of 216. Henry Avinger and 217. ? Scott. He married 109. Mildred Martin December 1838 in Orangeburg Co., SC.

      109. Mildred Martin, born Abt. 1822 in SC; died Bef. 1900 in Claiborne Par., LA. She was the daughter of 218. [Edward/Jacob] Martin and 219. ?.

Notes for John H. Avinger:
John H. Avinger was the seventh child known to be born to Henry Avinger and ? Scott. He was one of at least ten children in this family who were all raised in the Orangeburg Co., South Carolina area (probably Goose Creek Parish). The Henry Avinger family is shown on the 1820 and 1830 Censuses of Orangeburg Co.

John Avinger and Mildred Martin were married in Dec. 1838 in Orangeburg Co. (according to other Avinger researchers) although no record of this marriage remains because of damage to the Court House during the Civil War. According to the Avinger family history book, a few weeks after the marriage, John and Mildred moved to Alabama and settled near the town of Union Springs. The family has not been located on the 1840 Census, but are listed on the 1850 Census of Macon Co., AL (Fam.# 1231-1238). They have not been located on the 1860 Census, but are shown on the 1870 Census of Bullock Co., AL ( Union Springs P. O., Brianville Beat, Fam.# 27-27). According to available census information, all of
their children were born in Alabama. John Avinger enlisted in the Confederacy during the Civil War at
Tuskegee, AL. He fought as a 5th Sergeant in Capt. Smith's Company (Co. H) of the 4th Alabama Reserves. His description as given on the Company muster in roll was a man having blue eyes, light hair, dark complexion and standing 5 feet 8 inches tall.

John and Mildred moved to Claiborne Parish, Louisiana on 10 June 1872 and settled near the community of Camp located mid-way between Homer and Haynesville. The family is shown on the 1880 Census of Claiborne Par. (Ward 2). John Avinger was living with the John T. Wallis family as shown on the 1900 Census of Claiborne Par., but his wife Mildred had apparently died by then. It is not known for certain when John or Mildred Avinger died, but both are believed to be buried in the Friendship Cemetery just south of Haynesville, LA.



More About John H. Avinger:
Burial: Unknown, [Friendship Cem.], Haynesville, LA

  Notes for Mildred Martin:
Mildred Martin was born about 1822 in SC (according to census records), but nothing is known for certain about her early life. It is possible that she was either the daughter or granddaughter of Philip Martin shown on the 1820 and 1830 Censuses of Orangeburg Co., but this is only speculation at this time.

More About Mildred Martin:
Burial: Unknown, [Friendship Cem.], Haynesville, LA
     
Children of John Avinger and Mildred Martin are:
  i.   Edward Fletcher Avinger, born April 28, 1839 in AL; died September 07, 1913 in Claiborne Par., LA; married Nancy Grace ? Abt. 1862 in AL; died Unknown.
  More About Edward Fletcher Avinger:
Burial: Unknown, Lebanon Cem., SE of Haynesville, LA

  ii.   Lucinda Avinger, born Abt. 1841 in AL; died Unknown.
  iii.   Jacob Avinger, born Abt. 1843 in AL; died Unknown in Mansfield, LA.
  Notes for Jacob Avinger:
(Jacob was killed during the Civil War battle of Mansfield, LA.)

  iv.   Abscilla Avinger, born February 1846 in AL; died Unknown; married Thornton E. Shaw Abt. 1874 in [LA]; died Unknown.
  v.   ? Avinger, born Abt. 1847 in AL; died Unknown.
  vi.   Nancy C. Avinger, born October 26, 1850 in Macon Co., AL; died June 10, 1901 in Claiborne Par., LA; married John T. Wallis Abt. 1866; died Unknown.
  More About Nancy C. Avinger:
Burial: Unknown, Friendship Cem., Haynesville, LA

  vii.   Robert Avinger, born Abt. 1852 in Macon Co., AL; died Unknown; married ?; died Unknown.
  viii.   Henry M. Avinger, born January 1853 in [Macon Co.], AL; died Unknown in Bangs, TX; married Victory J. Aubrey November 28, 1877 in Claiborne Par., LA; died Unknown.
  54 ix.   John Pinkney Avinger, born May 26, 1855 in [Macon Co.], AL; died December 15, 1927 in Ft. Worth, TX; married Emily Jane (Emma) Patrick April 03, 1881 in Claiborne Par., LA.
  x.   Franklin Evans Avinger, born Abt. 1858 in [Macon Co.], AL; died 1943 in Brownwood, TX; married (1) Mary A. Foreman October 15, 1882 in Claiborne Par., LA; died Unknown; married (2) Susan F. (Fannie) Patrick December 18, 1889 in Claiborne Par., LA; died Unknown.
  xi.   George A. Avinger, born July 1864 in [Macon Co.], AL; died 1930 in Denver, CO; married Ella N. ?; died Unknown.


      110. Joshua J. Patrick, born January 13, 1834 in Henry Co., GA; died June 13, 1863 in Vicksburg, MS. He was the son of 220. Larkin Patrick and 221. Mahala S. Evans. He married 111. Susannah Tennessee Buford January 15, 1857 in Claiborne Par., LA.

      111. Susannah Tennessee Buford, born June 15, 1843 in Hempstead Co., AR; died June 21, 1914 in Claiborne Par., LA. She was the daughter of 214. Miles Buford and 215. Jemima S. Buford.

Notes for Joshua J. Patrick:

Joshua J. Patrick was the third child born to Larkin Patrick and Mahala S. Evans. He was born on 13 Jan. 1834 in Henry Co., GA and was named after his mother's father, Rev. Joshua J. Evans. The Larkin Patrick family is shown on the 1830 Census of Henry Go., GA, but on the 1840 Census of that county, only his mother Mahala Patrick is listed as the head of household. Larkin died on 26 Apr. 1839 in Henry Co., GA. On the 1850 Census Census of Henry Co. (42nd Dist., Fam. #189), Joshua J. Patrick is shown living with the [--------] Smith family, next to his mother and the rest of the family. Mahala Patrick, along with several other Evans, Smith and Patrick families, evidently left Henry Co. and moved to Louisiana in the mid-1850's where they settled in the Claiborne Par. area.

Joshua Patrick and Susannah Buford were married on 15 Jan. 1857 in Claiborne Par., LA when Susannah was only 13 years of age and she had her first child at the age of fourteen. On 17 Dec. 1858, Joshua J. Patrick purchased a slave from Ruben Oaks along with land in or near Haynesville. On 30 Sep. 1859, he sold this land to Simeon Tucker. The Joshua Patrick family is shown on the 1860 Census of Claiborne Par. (Haynesville, Fam. #677-677).

Joshua enlisted in the Confederacy on 15 Sep. 1862 in Claiborne Par. He was warranted as Sergeant on 1 Dec. 1862 and was Lance Sergeant in Company H, 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery (Regulars). He was on the muster rolls from Nov. 1862 through Apr. 1863. Joshua J. Patrick was killed during the devastating Siege of Vicksburg, MS on 13 June 1863. It is believed that Susannah did not re-marry, but she has not yet been located on the 1870, 1880 or 1900 Census. She died on 21 June 1914 (according to burial records) in Haynesville, LA and is buried there in the Friendship Cemetery.



  Notes for Susannah Tennessee Buford:
Susannah Tennessee Buford was the eighth child born to Miles Buford and Jemima S. Buford. Jemima Buford was the second wife of Miles Buford and was also the daughter of Miles' older brother John R. Buford. Miles Buford is believed to have had a total of 23 children in five different states. Susannah was born on 15 June 1843 in Hempstead Co., AR and probably in the Spring Hill Twp., since the family is shown living there on the 1840 Census. The Buford family moved to Claiborne Par., LA in 1846 and settled near the town of Haynesville.

More About Susannah Tennessee Buford:
Burial: Unknown, Friendship Cem., Haynesville, LA
     
Children of Joshua Patrick and Susannah Buford are:
  i.   Wiley Green Patrick, born April 11, 1858 in Claiborne Par., LA; died August 23, 1871 in Claiborne Par., LA.
  More About Wiley Green Patrick:
Burial: Unknown, Friendship Cem., Haynesville, LA

  55 ii.   Emily Jane (Emma) Patrick, born September 10, 1860 in Claiborne Par., LA; died June 28, 1937 in Ft. Worth, TX; married John Pinkney Avinger April 03, 1881 in Claiborne Par., LA.
  iii.   James Joshaway Patrick, born April 16, 1862 in Claiborne Par., LA; died July 28, 1880 in Claiborne Par., LA.
  More About James Joshaway Patrick:
Burial: Unknown, Friendship Cem., Haynesville, LA



      116. Alexander Wiley, born August 30, 1819 in Cumberland Co., KY; died February 08, 1893 in Polk Co., MO. He was the son of 232. [John] Wiley and 233. ?. He married 117. Louisiana House August 20, 1838 in Clark Co., IL.

      117. Louisiana House, born January 23, 1820 in Monroe Co., IN; died April 20, 1890 in Polk Co., MO. She was the daughter of 234. [Michael] House and 235. ?.

Notes for Alexander Wiley:
According to the "Goodspeed History of Polk County, Missouri (1889)", Alexander Wiley was born in
Cumberland Co., Kentucky on 30 Aug. 1819 and moved to Indiana as a child with his widowed mother. It
is believed that Alexander was the son of the John Wiley who had land transactions with John Withrow
and John Tade for land between McFarland and Meredith Creeks in Cumberland Co. in Sep. 1813 and Oct. 1815 and is also mentioned in other Cumberland Co. records in 1818 and 1822. This John Wiley is very likely a descendent of the Wiley and Noel ancestors of Garrard and Bracken Cos., Ky. who moved from Virginia to Kentucky in the late 1700's. Alexander may have also been part Indian since his grandson Holland Edward Wiley often described him as having long black, braided hair and wearing earrings.

Alexander and Louisiana were married on 20 Aug. 1838 in Clark Co., IL. They moved to St. Louis shortly
after their marriage. After living there for a short time, they moved to Jasper County, Illinois in the
community of Charleston where they lived until 1858. In that year they moved to Texas Co., Missouri and lived there until the start of the Civil War when they returned to Illinois where they lived in Coles Co. About 1870, they moved to Polk Co., MO where they lived in Jackson Township. Alexander and his wife
were members of the Christian Church and are both buried in the Mitchell Campground Cemetery in Polk
County.



More About Alexander Wiley:
Burial: February 12, 1893, Mitchell Campground Cem., Polk Co., MO

  Notes for Louisiana House:
Louisiana (or Louisa Ann) House was born in Monroe Co., Indiana on 23 Jan. 1820. She was probably the daughter of Michael House who is shown on the 1830 Census of Monroe Co., but this is far from certain. The 1840 Census of Clark Co., IL shows the Alexander Wiley and Michael Haus families in close
proximity.

More About Louisiana House:
Burial: April 24, 1890, Mitchell Campground Cem., Polk Co., MO
     
Children of Alexander Wiley and Louisiana House are:
  i.   ? Wiley, born Abt. 1838 in IN/MO; died Bef. 1860.
  ii.   Martha Wiley, born Abt. 1842 in [Madison Co.], IL; died Unknown.
  58 iii.   John Wiley, born Abt. 1844 in [Jasper Co.], IL; died Bef. 1900 in [MO]; married Susan Alice Titus April 07, 1863 in Coles Co., IL.
  iv.   Michael Alexander Wiley, born January 01, 1846 in Jasper Co., IL; died 1928 in Polk Co., MO; married Elizabeth Virginia Gossett November 26, 1871 in Polk Co., MO; died Unknown.
  More About Michael Alexander Wiley:
Burial: Unknown, Mitchell Campground Cem., Polk Co., MO

  v.   James Wiley, born Abt. 1848 in [Jasper Co.], IL; died Unknown; married Sarah ? Abt. 1870 in MO; died Unknown.
  vi.   William W. Wiley, born Abt. 1850 in [Jasper Co.], IL; died Unknown; married Elizabeth (Betsy) Redman October 17, 1872 in Polk Co., MO; died Unknown.
  vii.   Malen Wiley, born 1852 in [IL/IN]; died 1942 in Polk Co., MO; married Margaret C. Scroggins January 06, 1874 in Polk Co., MO; died Unknown.
  More About Malen Wiley:
Burial: Unknown, Enon Cem., Polk Co., MO

  viii.   Jesse Wiley, born January 1853 in [Jasper Co.], IL; died Unknown; married Nancy M. Hendrickson March 06, 1876 in Polk Co., MO; died Unknown.
  ix.   George Wiley, born Abt. 1856 in [Jasper Co.], IL; died Unknown.
  x.   Nathaniel Wiley, born Bet. 1858 - 1959 in MO/IN; died Unknown; married Mary H. Clevenger January 08, 1888 in Polk Co., MO; died Unknown.
  xi.   Joseph Francis (Frank) Wiley, born May 14, 1861 in [IL]; died December 09, 1914 in Polk Co., MO; married Almarenda Wilson July 24, 1887 in Polk Co., MO; died Unknown.
  More About Joseph Francis (Frank) Wiley:
Burial: Unknown, Mitchell Campground Cem., Polk Co., MO



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