The children of John Averett, Jeremiah Averett and Benjamin Averett are not well documented. Based on circumstantial evidence in most cases, it is assumed that he may have had the following children: David Averett, Matthew Averett, Drury Averett and Allen Averett. ADD TEXT
John Averett was in the in 1794 tax list for in Capt Worthens District, Hancock Co, Georgia. No land, no slaves. < p [m2]>.2
On Jan 6, 1801 in Hancock Co, GA at the estate sale of Albright Averett in Hancock Co, GA, John Averett purchased 1 side of leather $1.25, cotton in the field $5.25 Purchasers included John Averett, John Averett, Archibald Averett, William Averett, William Averett, David Averett, Zach Beckham, William Worthen, Richard Worthen, Joshua Jacobs, Arthur Herring, Robert McCook, John Caudele, Bolin Cureton, Shadrack Taylor, William Pritchit, James Wadsworth, Edward Denton, John Graves, Sterling Amons, Patty Griffin, Joseph Jacobs, James Page, John Brown, Sanders Heron, Thomas Dixon, Asa Jordan and Benjamin Averett Administrators: Sarah woAlbrightAverett and John Averett. Witnesses: Mitchell Morris and Drury Cook.4,5
Wilkinson Co GA was formed in May 11 1803 from Creek indian lands ceded in 1802 and divided into five districts. Surveyors laid out the districts in land lots of 202 1/2 acres each. Wilkinson Co was included in the land lottery of 1805. Creek Indian lands were added in 1806 and land from Baldwin in 1807. In 1807, Wilkinson lost land to Laurens, Telfair, and Baldwin. Many historical records were destroyed in court house fires of 1828 and 1924.6
In the Land Lottery in Georgia in 1805,
Greene Co: John Averet: B. May not be John Jr. Drawers were: Greene Co: John Averet #312
Hancock Co: Matthew Everritt #191, David Everett #192, John Everrett #193, Archelaus Everet #215, Jeremiah Everrett #218, Robert Striplin #913
Warren Co: William Averett #603
Washington Co: Benjamin Averett #638, Henry Averett #674
Location is where they lived between May 1803 and Mar 1 1804 when they registered. None of these individuals received land..7
John Averett age 33 married Unknown woJohnAverettJr bef 1806. Hancock Co GA probably.8
In the in 1806 land lottery of in Capt Thomas Dist, Hancock Co, GA, [p1] was a drawer. : John Averett 2 draws (could be John Sr); Archelus 2 draws, Jeremiah 2, David 2, Mathew 2..8
Twiggs Co GA was formed in Dec 14, 1809 from Wilkinson Co.6
John may be listed in the household of Matthew Averett in the in 1816 census of in Monroe Co, Mississippi Territory. : Mathew Averit- males 2>21 (Matthew) (and John?, see 1820 census for Wilcox Co ), 1<21 (William); females 1>21 (Kizziah), 1<21 (Sarah Mary); 2 slaves.9,10,11
In 1820 in Twiggs Co, GA, no census records available.
1840 United States Federal Census
Hancock County Georgia Tax Lists - 1794; Georgia Virtual Vault. Custom Id: 403; Georgia State Archives online.
1830 United States Federal Census
Hancock County Georgia Inferior Court, Wills and Administration; Book A-AAAA, 1974-1807. Custom Id: 401; LDS Church microfilm.
Some Georgia County Records, Volume 4. Custom Id: 457; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3758 LUC.
Georgia Counties, Their Changing Boundaries. Custom Id: 118; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 975.8 BRY.
1805 Georgia Land Lottery, Persons Entitled to Draws. Custom Id: 362; personal copy.
Marriages of Hancock County Georgia 1806-1850 & 1806 Land Lottery. Custom Id: 172; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3758 HOU.
Early Records Index, Alabama; 1706-1819. Custom Id: 441; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3761 JAC.
Tracking Your Roots. Custom Id: 442; online. Call Number: http://www.burntcorn.com/.
Early American Series, Early Alabama, 1704-1818; Volume 1. Custom Id: 443; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3761 JAC.