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Benjamin Avery

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in Groton, New London, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Avery-Morgan Burying Ground, Groton, New London Co., CT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. James Avery and Deborah Avery (Stallyon)
Husband of Thankful Avery
Father of Benjamin Avery Jr.; Abigail Smith; Deborah Avery; Daniel Avery, Ens.; Sarah Hicks and 9 others
Brother of Deborah Allyn; Capt. James Avery, III; Margaret Morgan; Edward Avery; Col. Ebenezer Avery and 9 others

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About Benjamin Avery

1696c: Benjamin, a son of James and Deborah (Stallyon) Avery at Groton Village (New London) Connecticut Colony.

"The Groton Avery Clan" by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery: I:132-3; Cleveland, Ohio; 1912 (929.2 CHS)

  • She is recorded as No. 28 on page 406 of "The Avery's of Groton". Mr. Sweet said that this Thankful Avery was born in 1712, the daughter of Benjamin Avery, whose record appears as No. 14 on page 406 of his book. But careful search has failed to show that there was any such Benjamin, son of John Avery. The whole record that appears as No. 14, on the page in question should be cancelled. The family historian has taken care of the children; the alleged father is a myth. According to the Reverend David Avery (whose aunt she was and whom he often visited), this Thankful Avery was a daughter of John-4, the son of John-3.

1717, March 15: In a deed of lands to his oldest son, James Avery directed the payment of £10 to each of "my five daughters" Deborah Allyn, Margaret Morgan, Hannah Morgan, Sarah Latham and Mary Morgan,

1720, July 4: Benjamin Avery was given the right to build a pew in the gallery.

1731-2: He was lister.

1733c: He was a Fence Viewer.

1735c: He was a Fence Viewer.

1737c: He was a Fence Viewer and a Surveyor.

1749c: He was a Fence Viewer and a Surveyor.

1754, December 6: Benjamin Avery owned two shares in the Wyoming Company that claimed land in Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna.

1755-58: He was a Selectman.

1769, January 9: Benjamin Avery's Last Will and Testimony was signed.

1772, December 5: Benjamin Avery died at Groton Village (New London) Connecticut. His tombstone is standing in the Avery-Morgan burying-ground: "In memory of Benjamin Avery, who died Dec. 5, 1772 in ye 76 year of his age." His wife, Thankful, was buried by his side.

1773, January 4: His will was probated. It mentions wife, Thankful: sons, Benjamin, Daniel, Solomon, Denison, daughters, Abigail Smith, Anna Avery; two oldest unmarried daughters, Sarah and Mary; two other daughters Lucy and Thankful; two youngest daughters, Deborah and Hannah; daughter, Mercy, to be cared for during her natural life (Stonington Wills, 2:38).

"The Groton Avery Clan" by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery: I:132-3; Cleveland, Ohio; 1912 (929.2 CHS)

Additional Resources:

1) "History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut" by Richard Anson“ Wheeler; Press of The Day Publishing Company of New London, Connecticut; 1900 (974.62 S87Wl LAPL)

Benjamin* Avery was given the right to build a pew in the

gallery, July 4, 1720. He was lister, 1731, 1732; fence viewer,

1733, 1735, 1737, 1749; surveyor, 1737, 1745; selectman, 1755-1758.

March 16, 1617, James Avery deeded land at the head of Poquonock

Cove to his loving son, Benjamin. This land had belonged

to his honored father, Capt. James Avery, and "butted"

on his brother Samuel's land {Gh^oton Deeds, 2:391). Benjamin

Avery owned (Dec. 6, 1754) two shares in the Wyoming company

that claimed land in Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna.

Benjamin^ Avery's will, made Jan. 9, 1769, and probated Jan.

4, 1773, mentioned his wife Thankful; sons, Benjamin, Daniel,

Solomon, Denison; daughters, Abigail Smith, Anna Avery; two

oldest unmarried daughters, Sarah and Mary; two other

daughters, Lucy and Thankful; two youngest daughters, Deborah

and Hannah; daughter, Mercy, to be cared for during her natural

life {Stonington Wills, 2:38). His tombstone is standing in the

Avery-Morgan burying-ground: "In memory of Benjamin Avery,

who died Dec. 5, 1772, in ye 76 year of his age." This determines

the year of his birth and makes him the youngest child. His

wife. Thankful, was buried by his side.

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Benjamin Avery's Timeline

1696
1696
Groton, New London, Connecticut
1734
January 10, 1734
Age 38
Groton, New London, CT, United States
1735
September 9, 1735
Age 39
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1737
December 12, 1737
Age 41
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1738
October 6, 1738
Age 42
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1740
November 14, 1740
Age 44
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1742
July 29, 1742
Age 46
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1744
January 15, 1744
Age 48
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1746
June 1746
Age 50
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1748
January 1748
Age 52
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony