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Jabez Avery

Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in in the Army
Cause of death: died of Small Pox while in the Army
Place of Burial: Old Norwichtown Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Avery, III and Lydia Avery
Husband of Lydia Avery and Lucy Avery
Father of Jabez Avery, Jr.; Richard Avery; Lucy Leffingwell; John Avery; Guerdon Avery and 3 others
Brother of Amos Avery; John Avery, IV; Sgt. Amos Avery; Lydia Gager; Nathan Avery and 4 others

Occupation: Coachbuilder
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About Jabez Avery

It has been surmised that he had a first wife, Lydia, who d. soon after marriage, but diligent search fails to reveal such an one. He was a coachmaker at Norwich. He was in the "Lexington Alarm"; corporal, 1775, 7th co., 6th reg't; in Capt. Brewster's co., Col. Huntington's reg't~ 1776; d. in the army of smallpox, Jan. 30, 1779 (Conn. Men in the Revn, 7, 76, 102). His estate was not fully settled until May, 1802. His widow d. Aug. 19, 1788, at Norwich; she Was buried by the side of her husband in the Norwichtown burying-ground.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 326.


Jabez Avery b 1733 was the son of John and Lydia Smith Avery of Preston He is said to have married (1) Lydia, though the record of his first marriage we have not found, and (2) in 1761, Lucy daughter of Richard and Lucy (Perkins) Bushnell. He was a coachmaker and died in 1779 of the small pox leaving a widow and seven small children five sons and two daughters. His widow Lucy died in 1788. In 1776 John Saltmarsh a leather breeches maker from London just arrived from Lyme advertises to make all sorts of of doe and buckskin breeches at Jabez Avery's near the Court House. A blacksmith shop formerly stood between this house and the Zebadiah Lathrop house but this had disappeared before 1790 In 1806 the Jabez Avery heirs sell this house to John Sterry.

source: Old Houses of the Antient Town of Norwich [Conn.] 1660-1800

By Mary Elizabeth Perkins p. 89 
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Jabez Avery's Timeline

April 14, 1734
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
April 14, 1734
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
November 18, 1761
Age 27
Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony
April 11, 1763
Age 28
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
April 24, 1764
Age 30
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
January 1, 1766
Age 31
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
March 9, 1769
Age 34
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA
January 14, 1771
Age 36
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut Colony
December 25, 1773
Age 39
Norwich, New London, CT, USA
August 6, 1775
Age 41
Franklin, New London, Connecticut, USA