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James Avery, Jr.

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

Son of James Avery, Sr. and Joanna Avery
Husband of Deborah Avery (Stallyon)
Father of Hannah J Morgan; Deborah Allyn; Capt. James Avery, III; Margaret Morgan; Edward Avery and 10 others
Brother of Hannah Minor; Mary Minor (Avery); Capt. Thomas Avery, 1651; John Avery, Sr.; Rebecca Potts and 4 others

Occupation: Captain in Groton Militia, Farmer, Politician, Captain
Managed by: Steven Patrick Frank
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About James Avery, Jr.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN. James Avery Jun. sonn of James Avery, was marryed unto Deborah ye daughter of Edward Stallyon - 20th of February 1669.

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JAMES AVERY JR., b. December 15, 1646, Gloucester, Essex Co., CT; d. August 22, 1728, Groton, New London Co., CT; m. DEBORAH STALLYON; b. 1647, New London, New London Co., CT. Notes for JAMES AVERY JR.:VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.

James Avery Jun. sonn of James Avery, was marryed unto Deborah ye daughter of Edward Stallyon - 20th of February 1669.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 80-102. Was born Dec. 16, 1646, at Gloucester, Mass. He married Feb. 20, 1669, at New London, Conn Deborah Stallyon, daughter of Edward and Margaret Stallyon. The New London town records for 1669 contains the following entry: "James Avery jun, sonn of James Avery was marryed unto Deborah ye daughter of Edward Stallyon - 20 of February."Feb. 12, 1670, James Avery's wife Deborah was baptized in the First Church, New London. Jan. 12, 1670/1, Edward Stallyon and Margaret, his wife, deeded land to their son-in-law, James Avery, jun., which land they gave him with their daughter. "Debora, his now wife." Also a farm, upland and meadow, in or about Birch Playne on both sides of the river or creek which Stoney Brook runs into, with house and barn, &c.; provided it is agreed James Avery is to keep for the use of the said Edward Stallyon and Margaret his wife during their life 12 head of cattle which he is to keep and look to both summer and winter. This document is signed by Edward Stallyon and James Avery. (New London Deeds, 5:18) He received numerous tracts of land from his father, one (March 28, 1679) being enough to make up a hundred acres "near the cart path that goes to John Morgans, near the county road." May 29, 1702, Capt. James-3 and Capt. John-3 Avery, Ephraim and Joseph Myner sold three hundred acres of land in Preston called Pachaug. James-3 Avery early disposed of his land on the General Neck, land that came to him from his father and grandfather, and lived on the east side of the river. Like his father, he took an important part in the affairs of the colony. The took the oath of freeman, Oct. 14, 1669. He was several times selectman of Groton, also justice of the peace; he was deputy from New London to the general court seven times (1690-1702), and from Groton nine times (1707-12); he was made sergeant of the train band, New London, June 5, 1683; he was commissioned lieutenant in May, 1690, and later became captain; he was counselor and advisor of the Pequot tribe and, in 1720, became their guardian; in 1723, he instituted suits to recover lands of which they had been deprived; he several times acted as interpreter to the council; he was often on committees to settle boundary disputes and the location of public lands, and often served on the grand jury. (See Conn. Col. Rec.) Sources: The Groton Avery Clan; New London Vitals; Beers; The Averys ofGroton; NEHGR, Vol. 50; History of New London County, Conn. (Hurd); ACatalogue of the Names of Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticutby Hinman; Virkus; Savage; Diary of Joshua Hempstead; National Society,Daughters of Colonial Wars. Groton Clan: When James married Deborah Stallion, her father, Edward, gavethem land. It included "a farm, upland and meadow, on or about Birch Playne onboth sides of the river or creek which Stoney Brook runs into, with house andbarn, etc." NL Vitals: Married 20 Feb. 1669. Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Connecticut,by Beers says all of James Jr.'s children were born in New London, in the areathat is now Groton, Conn. Info on children is from "The Averys of Groton." NEHGR, Vol. 50, p485: a New London County court record at Norwich saysDaniel Wetherell, commissioner, married 18 Feb. 1669 James Avery Jr. andDeborah Stullion (sic). Col. Wars: James Avery Jr., married Deborah Stallyon, 20 Feb. 1669, in NewLondon. Virkus: Lt. James Avery, born 1646; captain in the Connecticut colonialforces, judge, deputy to the General Court, peace commissioner. Married 1669,Deborah Stallyon. Savage: James Avery of New London, born 16 Dec. 1646; married Deborah,probably eldest daughter of Edward Stallion. Hempstead, page 201: 24 ??? 1728--"Capt Ja Avery of Groton & Dea ManassehMinor of Stonington both buried & upwards of 80 years."

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VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN. James Avery Jun. sonn of James Avery, was marryed unto Deborah ye daughter of Edward Stallyon - 20th of February 1669.

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James Avery, Jr. was an important part in the affairs of the colony, like his father. He served several times as selectman of Groton, and also as justice of the peace. He was deputy from New London to General Court seven times, 1690-1702, and from Groton 9 times, 1707-1712. He was made Sergeant of the train band, New London, CT on June 5, 1683. Commissioned Lieutenant, May 1690, and later Captain. Was Councilor and advisor of the Pequot Tribe and, in 1720, became their guardian; in 1723 he instituted suits to recover lands from which they had been deprived: he several times acted as interpreter to the council: he was often in committees to settle boundary disputes and the location of public lands, and often served on the grand jury. He took part in various expeditions against the Indians in MA and CT. James and Deborah were married 61 years and 6 months before his death in 1728. “Leaving 12 children alive, 11 of whom attended his funeral with their mother who was in the 78th year of her age.”

He married Deborah Stallyon, and their tombstones, in a fair state of preservation, may be seen near the center of the burying ground at Poquonock.

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VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.

James Avery Jun. sonn of James Avery, was marryed unto Deborah ye daughter of Edward Stallyon - 20th of February 1669.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 80-102.

Was born Dec. 16, 1646, at Gloucester, Mass. He married Feb. 20, 1669, at New London, Conn Deborah Stallyon, daughter of Edward and Margaret Stallyon. The New London town records for 1669 contains the following entry: "James Avery jun, sonn of James Avery was marryed unto Deborah ye daughter of Edward Stallyon - 20 of February." Feb. 12, 1670, James Avery's wife Deborah was baptized in the First Church, New London. Jan. 12, 1670/1, Edward Stallyon and Margaret, his wife, deeded land to their son-in-law, James Avery, jun., which land they gave him with their daughter. "Debora, his now wife." Also a farm, upland and meadow, in or about Birch Playne on both sides of the river or creek which Stoney Brook runs into, with house and barn, &c.; provided it is agreed James Avery is to keep for the use of the said Edward Stallyon and Margaret his wife during their life 12 head of cattle which he is to keep and look to both summer and winter. This document is signed by Edward Stallyon and James Avery. (New London Deeds, 5:18)

He received numerous tracts of land from his father, one (March 28, 1679) being enough to make up a hundred acres "near the cart path that goes to John Morgans, near the county road." May 29, 1702, Capt. James-3 and Capt. John-3 Avery, Ephraim and Joseph Myner sold three hundred acres of land in Preston called Pachaug.

James-3 Avery early disposed of his land on the General Neck, land that came to him from his father and grandfather, and lived on the east side of the river. Like his father, he took an important part in the affairs of the colony. The took the oath of freeman, Oct. 14, 1669. He was several times selectman of Groton, also justice of the peace; he was deputy from New London to the general court seven times (1690-1702), and from Groton nine times (1707-12); he was made sergeant of the train band, New London, June 5, 1683; he was commissioned lieutenant in May, 1690, and later became captain; he was counselor and advisor of the Pequot tribe and, in 1720, became their guardian; in 1723, he instituted suits to recover lands of which they had been deprived; he several times acted as interpreter to the council; he was often on committees to settle boundary disputes and the location of public lands, and often served on the grand jury. (See Conn. Col. Rec.)

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.

James, b. at Glouscestor, Dec. 15, 1646, m. Deborah Sterling, or Stallyon, Feb. 18, 1669.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard Ansel Wheeler, pages 201.

Lieut. James Avery, Jr., (No. 4) m. Deborah, daughter of Edward Sterling, or Stallyon, Feb. 18, 1669. Like his father he was an important man of affairs. Their names are first in the list of those who were in full communion in the church of Groton, in the old church record, begun by John Owen, pastor, before 1727. He was lieutenant in the Connecticut Colonial forces during the frontier wars. Mr. and Mrs. Avery are buried near the centre of athe west burying ground at Pequonoc. He d. August. 22, 1748; she d. Mar. 27, 1729.

James married Deborah STALLYON 1, daughter of Edward STALLYON and Margaret, on 20 Feb 1669 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. Deborah was born 20 Feb 1649/1650 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 27 Mar 1729 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 80 & 81. Daughter of Edward and Margaret Stallyon.

Feb 12, 1670, James Avery's wife Deborah was bap. in the First Chruch, New London. Jan. 12, 1670/1, Edward Stallyon and Margaret, his wife deeded land to their son-in-law, James Avery, Jun., which land they gave him with their daughter, "Debora, his now wife;" also a farm, upland and meadow, in or about Birch Playne on both sides of the river or creek which Stoney Brook runs into, with house and barn, &c.; provided it is agreed James Avery is to keep for the use of the said Edward Stallyon and Margaret his wife during their life 12 head of cattle which he is to keep and look to both summer and winter. This document is signed by Edward Stallyon and James Avery. (New London Deeds, 5:18.)

 

Sources

  • Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London, CT
  • Early History of the 1st Church of Christ of New London
  • New London Vitals
  • NEHGR 50/485
  • Diary of Joshua Hempstead
  • Groton Avery Clan
  • National Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars.

Notes for Deborah Stallyon:

Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London, Connecticut, says three things in three different places: Name is (1) Stallyon and (2) Stallyon or Sterling, and that (3) she was the daughter of Edward Sterling of Stallyon. Others also say she was a Sterling. There was a place name in Connecticut called Stallion Hill. Some say the name could originally have been Sterling.

Deborah was baptized in the 1st Church of New London on Feb. 12, 1670 (which is about a year after her marriage), according to The Groton Avery Clan.

"The Early History of the 1st Church of Christ of New London, Conn." says she was baptized 1 Feb. 1670. Her husband, James Avery, was listed as a member of the church before 5 Oct. 1670.

Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Conn., calls her Deborah Stallyme. NL Vitals: Married 20 Feb. 1669.

NEHGR 50/485: Marriages performed by Daniel Wetherell, commissioner, in New London County included that of James Avery Jr. and Deborah Stullion (sic) on 18 Feb. 1669 (found in New London County Court records in Norwich). Hempstead: 26 March 1729--"Ms Avery died aged 78 yr Wid of Capt James."

Page 208. Col. Wars: Deborah Sterling or Stallyon, born 1651, New London; died 27 March 1729.

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Capt. James Avery's Timeline

1646
December 16, 1646
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts
1668
February 20, 1668
Age 21
New London, New London County, Connecticut
1670
1670
Age 23
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1671
August 1, 1671
Age 24
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1673
April 20, 1673
Age 26
Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony
1674
February 4, 1674
Age 27
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1675
March 20, 1675
Age 28
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1678
May 1, 1678
Age 31
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1679
January 23, 1679
Age 32
Groton, New London County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1681
November 9, 1681
Age 34
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony