Ebenezer Avery (1704 - 1780)

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
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About Ebenezer Avery

Ebenezer was a: juryman, constable, selectman, moderator of church meetings, ensign of First Groton Company in 1741; Lt. 1748; capt, 1749; major of 8th regiment 1768; lt-col. 1770, succeeding Christopher Avery (No. 44)

He resigned his commission and position as too old. Deputy to general court, justice of the peace, owned large tract of land in South Groton adjoining that of his father, James Avery. "Ebenezer commanded the Eight Militia Regiment, but his old age compelled

him to resign, and he was succeeded in 1776 by Oliver Smith."

He was a grantee of Stowe, New Hampshire 1763 and Deacon of his church

"Col Ebenezer Avery was given pew No. 1 in the new meeting house, 1771 for which he paid 7 pounds. "

Groton, July 25, 1780.

Mr. Green,

Please to give the following a place in your next paper:

On Tuesday the 11th Instant departed this Life, Col. Ebenezer Avery, in

the 77th year of his Age. A Gentleman possessed of a sensible and

judicious Mind which furnished him for uncommon Usefullness in his

Day and early introduced him to public Employment. For many years

he served the Town in various Capacities, frequently representing it to

the general Assembly, from which he received a Commission for the

Peace, which he used to suppress Vice, and promote Peace and good

Order. His Genius so peculiarly fitted him for the Service of his

Country, that he was employed in Military Offices 'till he was honored

with the Rank of Colonel of the Regiment to which he belonged; all of

which he filled up with Integrity and Honor; his Wisdom, Fidelity and

Generosity procuring him universal Veneration and Esteem. Yet he

excelled in the devout and religious Life, being a faithful Servant of

God, a cordial Friend of Christ and Mankind and honoring Religion.

From the New London Gazette, Friday, Aug. 4, 1780.

Printed by Timothy Green, near the Court House.

Ebenezer Avery, in his will made Feb. 22, 1775, mentioned

sons, Ebenezer, Latham, Griswold, Elihu; daus., Hannah Parke,

Lucy Colfax, Mary Billings, Katharine Denison, Deborah Avery,

Rachel Eldridge (Stonington Wills, 3: 225). His second wife d.

Feb. 4, 1791, at Groton.

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Ebenezer Avery's Timeline

March 29, 1704
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
July 9, 1704
New London, New London, Connecticut Colony
January 16, 1726
Age 21
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
January 10, 1727
Age 22
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
January 27, 1727
Age 22
Groton, New London, CT, USA
November 30, 1730
Age 26
Groton, New London Co., CT
March 7, 1732
Age 27
Groton, New London Co., CT
April 15, 1735
Age 31
Groton, New London, CT
June 9, 1737
Age 33
Groton, New London, CT
September 15, 1739
Age 35
Groton, New London Co., CT