Henry Avis

Henry H Avis (1840 - 1927)

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Henry H Avis
Born in Missouri, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USAmap
Profile last modified 11 Jul 2019 | Created 27 Jun 2019
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When the Civil War broke out I left the express company and joined the 12th Indiana cavalry. I was with Sherman on his march to the sea. I am now past 81 years old. If there are other old riders left I should like to hear from them. [citation needed] fold3 nothing for him there, nps.org no Henry Avis there so unless he joined the CSA..........


1870 Olathe, Johnson, Kansas
Boarding House with numerous other persons
Head: George Richards 30 Illinois, United States
Elizabeth Richards 22 Missouri, United States
Ada Richards 7 Kansas, United States
Alice Richards 4 Kansas,
Name: Henry Avis
Age: 28
Born: Missouri
Occupation: R.R. Labor


Spouse: Mollie Avis 1847–1923
1900 Precinct 13 St. Louis city Ward 19, St. Louis, Missouri
Age: 60
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 15---Marriage Year (Estimated): 1885
Birth Date: Sep 1840
Birthplace: Missouri
Father's Birthplace: England ---Mother's Birthplace: England
Henry Avis Head M 60 Missouri
Occupation: Horse Dealer
Mollie Avis Wife F 53 Virginia
Children: 1 / 0 living
District: 297--Sheet Number and Letter: 6A--Household ID: 111--Line Number: 33
Citing this Record


A Pony Express Rider Writes from Raytown, Missouri
To the Star: "A dispatch in the Star April 28 stated that Henry Avis was the last living Pony Express Rider. by Frank Gould
"In 1859 I worked for the Wells-Fargo Express Company as a Rider from St. Joseph, Mo., to Denver, carrying letters and valuable packages."
Burial: Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri
Location: Plot Bridger Garden 3-2-11684


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial # 17295316
  2. List of RIDERS
  3. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3D7-6MC : accessed 27 June 2019), Mollie Avis in household of Henry Avis, Precinct 13 St. Louis city Ward 19, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 297, sheet 6A, family 111, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,897. Digital Folder Number: 004118845---Image Number: 00373


  1. Horse Riders
  2. Pony Express
  3. Westward Ho Project
  4. Pony Express Project
  5. Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri

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