Caleb Avery, Esq.

Is your surname Avery?

Research the Avery family

Caleb Avery, Esq.'s Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

Caleb Avery, Esq.

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

Son of James Avery, V and Elizabeth Avery
Husband of Mary Avery
Father of Sarah Belton Williams; James M. Avery; Eliza Williams and Robert Austin Avery
Brother of James Avery, VI; Elizabeth Avery; Robert Avery; Abigail Hoxie; Capt. Rufus Avery and 8 others
Half brother of Lucy Avery and Elizabeth Avery

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Caleb Avery, Esq.

Caleb Avery entered Fort Griswold as a volunteer on the morning of Sept. 6, 1781. He saw Col. Ledyard killed and was himself taken prisoner and confined in the old sugar house at New York. He was a pensioner. (Conn. Men in the Rev'n.)

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 382

_____

"Caleb Avery, the son of James and Elizabeth (Allyn) Avery, was born February 25, 1760; the next younger brother of Rufus Avery, whose narrative is given elsewhere. He was living near the present location of the navy yard and entered the fort as a volunteer and was stationed near the southeast corner of the works. Seeing the treatment accorded to the garrison, he fled to the magazine; as he was turning to enter he saw the killing of Ledyard as heretofore described. He was not wounded, and was taken a prisoner to New York, and confined in the old Sugar House, but returned home late in the fall as I learn from his daughter Mrs Eliza Avery Williams, now living on Groton Bank. His wife was Mary Avery, a sister of Peter, also one of the prisoners." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris, p 256
   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 241 & 382.
   
   DAR PARTIOT INDEX, page 98,
   AVERY, Caleb: b. 2-25-1763, d. 4-6-1835, m. Mary Avery, Sol CT.

_________________

Calab Avery - Captured, Age 21

Gravestone Inscription:
            I N
      M e m o r y  o f 
C A L E B  A V E R Y  E S Q
           who died
    A p r i l  7   1 8 3 5 
       aged 75 years
  Blessed are the dead which
       die in the Lord

_____

Caleb Avery the son of James and Elizabeth Allyn Avery was born February 25 1760 the next younger brother of Rufus Avery whose narrative is given elsewhere He was living near the present location of the navy yard and entered the fort as a volunteer and was stationed near the southeast corner of the works Seeing the treatment accorded to the garrison he fled to the magazine as he was turning to enter he saw the killing of Ledyard as heretofore described He was not wounded and was taken a prisoner to New York and confined in the old Sugar House but returned home late in the fall as I learn from his daughter Mrs Eliza Avery Williams now living on Groton Bank His wife was Mary Avery a sister of Peter also one of the prisoners These Averys are all descended from James Avery born in England 1620 died in Poquonoc 1694 in a house still standing This ancient dwelling stands at the head of Poquonoc Plains and is owned and occupied by James D Avery the town clerk of Groton It is now in good repair and the timbers are as sound apparently as when cut in the primeval forest in 1656 or 7 by James Avery In 1684 he bought for 6 the first church in New London which had stood about thirty years took it down and transported it across the river and added it to his house where nearly a century later it was again used as a house of worship by Elder Parke Avery the great grandson of James and leader of The Separates It has been aptly called the hive of the Averys having been the home of the Avery family for eight successive generations in regular order of descent from father to son 1 James 2 James 3 Ebenezer 4 Elder Parke 5 Lieutenant Parke 6 Youngs 7 Parke and 8 James D the present occupant

source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris p. 256
view all

Caleb Avery, Esq.'s Timeline

1760
February 25, 1760
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1788
January 16, 1788
Age 27
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1790
January 25, 1790
Age 29
Groton, New London, CT, USA
1794
January 16, 1794
Age 33
Groton, New London, CT
1796
August 31, 1796
Age 36
Groton, New London, CT
1803
August 3, 1803
Age 43
Groton, New London, CT
1835
April 7, 1835
Age 75
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
????
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States