John & Jane S. (Winn) Pavy

John Pavy Jane S. Pavy
Tin type photos of my ggg grandparents Rev. John Pavy, and Jane S. Winn Pavy.

Submitted by  Rita Doles.

Rev. John was born March 17, 1791 in Sussex Co. DE. March 17, 1791. Died November 9, 1869 in Decatur Co., IN. Father: Samuel Pavy II (not documented) Mother: Sarah Hurst/Husk. He married Jane S. Winn Sept 5, 1811 in Harrison Co., KY. Her parents unknown. They are both buried in Mt. Hebron/Moriah Cemetery in Adams, IN, Decatur County. [John and Jane's markers.]

John Pavy (sometimes spelled Pavey or Peavy) was a Baptist minister who lived in Kentucky in the early 1800's. He was considered controversial due to his Abolitionist beliefs. He left Gallatin Co., Ky. in 1823 and moved across the Ohio River to Switzerland Co., IN to avoid the turmoil that his preaching against slavery caused among the church members who were slave owners. He later moved to Decatur Co., IN where he preached at Sandcreek Baptist Church, Adams Baptist Church, Liberty Baptist Church, and the Salem (Burney) Baptist Church, all in Decatur Co., IN.

Ref: Source: Indiana Historical Collections, History of Switzerland Co. p. 120. He is also mentioned in the book "History of Dearborn, Ohio, and Switzerland Co. IN, From Their Earliest Settlement" written in 1885.

Rev. John and Jane Winn Pavy had 11 children: James, Samuel Husk, John Jefferson, Washington, Absolem H., Ralph P., Sarah Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Marinda, and Charles Curtis Pavy.

 My line of descent: Rev. John Pavy - Ralph P. Pavy - Winfred Scott Pavy - Albert Roscoe Pavy - Ralph E. Pavy - Rita Pavy Doles.