Peter Avery, Deacon

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Peter Avery, Deacon

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Niles Family Cemetery, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Avery, Lieut., Esq. and Elizabeth Avery
Husband of Mary Avery and Hannah Avery
Brother of James Avery, V; Elizabeth Starr; David Avery, Esq.; Prudence Avery; Hannah Avery and 2 others

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About Peter Avery, Deacon

December 16 1807 Deacon Peter Avery died.

He was a man of marked character and had been a tower of strength to the church for fifty years Peter Avery was a missionary to the Indians in western New York He was a deacon of the Baptist church in Groton for fifty years He was surveyor of the town selectman 1778 to 1782 and 1787 in which period the town passed many patriotic measures He was one of the committee of six who were ordered December 22 1775 to direct the work on Fort Griswold.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 159,243

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inscription: in the 78th year of his age Being continued in the office of Deac'n 30 years to the first Baptist Church in Groton 

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Peter Avery, Deacon's Timeline

1730
February 22, 1730
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
March 22, 1730
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1800
August 28, 1800
Age 70
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1807
December 16, 1807
Age 77
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
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Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States