Matilda was born in Maryland in 1813 (or 1812). She migrated with the rest of her family to Nelson Co., KY where, in 1832 she married James Jarboe. By 1833, they had moved on to Perry Co., IN with her mother and two siblings. There Matilda and James lived out their lives, both being recorded in census' through 1880.
For future use, the sources below indicate that Matilda had these children: James William, John, Ann, Mary E. Joshua, Sarah J.
Matilda is associated with the following family unit based upon various sources and reasoning. No documentation has yet been found which explicitly associates all the members. Here is the current state of the reasoning:
>Father and mother: John and Mary Avis
Mary’s tombstone says she was wife of John. Mary is explicitly referred to as mother of Matilda in Matilda’s marriage record.
>Children: Nancy Ann (b. 1796), Basil (b. 1799), Sarah J. (b. 1807), James (b. 1810), Matilda (b. 1813), unnamed male (b. <1814)
All children except the unnamed male were born in Maryland between 1790 and 1813. There’s no birthplace data for him.
The parents were both born in Maryland according to the later census records of the children.
These persons are the only Avis’ born in Maryland who, in 1850/1860, were no longer in Maryland (except for Avis-261, see below). The family may have originated in St. Mary’s Co., MD because Nancy was married there and a John was in the militia there in 1794 (two years before Nancy was born).
All the children settled in Nelson Co., KY with Sarah, James and Matilda continuing on to Perry Co., IN where mother Mary is buried. The were all married either in Maryland (Nancy), Nelson Co. (Basil, Matilda) or Perry Co. (James, Sarah). The unnamed male’s widow (Mary) was remarried in Nelson County.
From the reported birthplaces and baptisms of children and a few deeds, they settled in Nelson Co. around 1826 and in Perry Co. in 1832. All the children lived out their lives in those two counties.
Mary’s children are also associated via their sponsorship of each other’s children at baptisms or providing bond for marriages.
>David Avis, another possible son:
David is the only other Avis who was born in Maryland and not there in 1850/1860. Associating him with this family as a child of John and Mary is logical, but currently tenuous. However, the following data applies:
David has not yet been associated with this family in WikiTree (as of 9/1/2019) pending further research.
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