About Abigail Avery
THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC, page 372.
George Avery and Abigail Sheffield deeded land that had belonged to their father, James Avery, March 9, 1798 (Groton Deeds,13:236). Before 1816, she married Gideon Hoxie. Under that name she is mentioned in her mother's will and in the will of her aunt, Elizabeth (Avery) Starr. No children