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Eliza Williams (Avery)

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

Daughter of Caleb Avery, Esq. and Mary Avery
Wife of Denison Billings Williams
Sister of Sarah Belton Williams; James M. Avery and Robert Austin Avery

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About Eliza Williams

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 382, 632

"Eliza Avery was b. Aug. 31, 1796, at Groton; m. Nov. 21, 1850, at Groton, Denison Billings Williams, s. of Eleazer and Mary (Billings) Williams, and brother of the wife of James M. Avery (No. 1679). He was the widower of Hannah Avery (No. 1813) . He was b. March 2, 1794, at Stonington ; d. Feb. 23, 1867, at Preston. She d. June 27, 1883, at Groton."

"Caleb Avery, the son of James and Elizabeth (Allyn) Avery, was born February 25, 1760; the next younger brother of Rufus Avery, whose narrative is given elsewhere. He was living near the present location of the navy yard and entered the fort as a volunteer and was stationed near the southeast corner of the works. Seeing the treatment accorded to the garrison, he fled to the magazine; as he was turning to enter he saw the killing of Ledyard as heretofore described. He was not wounded, and was taken a prisoner to New York, and confined in the old Sugar House, but returned home late in the fall as I learn from his daughter Mrs Eliza Avery Williams, now living on Groton Bank. His wife was Mary Avery, a sister of Peter, also one of the prisoners." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris, p 256
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Eliza Williams's Timeline

1796
August 31, 1796
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1850
November 21, 1850
Age 54
Groton, New London, CT
1883
June 27, 1883
Age 86
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
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Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States