About Christopher Avery
Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781
1781 Revolutionary War Patriot, served during the Fort Griswold Massacre led by Benedict Arnold of the British forces
"Christopher Avery, the son of George and Eunice Avery, was born September 6, 1760. He went to the fort in response to the signal, in spite of the protest of his family, and was slain on his twenty first birthday."
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p 253