"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.
Daniel Avant, Sr.
Daniel Avant Sr. was married to Louise Fox, the sister of George Washington
Fox who was brought to Lafayette County MS from Virginia in 1863. Daniel and
his wife Louise Fox Avant begat five children: Alice married Joe Talor had 4
children; George and wife Della Nicks had no children; Daniel Jr. and wife
Pearl Roberson had no children; Maggie Avant had one son, Mose Jones; Allen
and wife, Angeline Tales begat 10 children; Essie B. Mitchell the oldest has
no children; Conwell, the preacher, migrated North and wife Evelyn has 10
children; Oscar Samuel Avant married Nellie Knicks had 5 children and their
eldest child, Louise Jackson has no children. Louise writes of the incidence
found in the family Bible stating that Grandfather Daniel Avant Sr. was
drowned in 1889. When crossing the Jefferson Davis Bridge on the way to
Sardis in Panola County, MS he stopped to let his horse drink water, the
horse slipped and both he and the horse were drowned. As of July 1996, there
were about eight or nine generations of Daniel Avant Senior.”