Capt. Elisha Avery

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Elisha Avery, Capt.

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

Son of Parke Avery, Sr. and Mary Avery
Brother of Abigail Niles; Dorothy Morgan; Lieut. Parke Avery; Jasper Avery; Ens. Ebenezer Avery and 3 others

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About Elisha Avery, Capt.

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

Capt. Elisha Avery - Killed, Age 26

Elisha, the youngest of these brothers, was born in 1755, but had already attained the rank of captain. He was unmarried.

Gravestone Inscription:

"In Memory of Mr Elisha Avery who was slain in Fort Griswould sept 6th 1781 in ye 26th year of his Age. It is appointed for man once to die"

  1. Note:
   Source: Groton Avery Clan.
   Clan: Private in Capt. Abel Spicer's company, May to December 1775 (Same
   unit in which Nathan Darrow served) and killed at Fort Griswold, where Darrow
   was taken prisoner. Elisha never married.

Military Service: 1781 Revolutionary War Patriot, served during the Fort Griswold Massacre led by Benedict Arnold of the British forces

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A private in Captain Abel Spicer's company, May to Dec., 1775; killed at Fort Griswold, Sept 6, 1781; captain (Conn. Men in Rev'n 78:577); unmarried

Source: The Groton Avery Clan, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden), Vol. I, p. 169

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Capt. Elisha Avery's Timeline

1755
1755
Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Colony
1781
September 6, 1781
Age 26
Groton Heights, New London Co., CT
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Groton, New London Co., CT