Elisha Avery, Capt.
|Birthplace:||Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Colony|
|Death:||Died in Groton Heights, New London Co., CT|
|Place of Burial:||Groton, New London Co., CT|
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About Capt. Elisha Avery
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.
"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"
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
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