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John Avery

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut
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Son of Capt. James Avery, III and Mary Avery
Husband of Elizabeth Avery and Mary Avery
Father of John Avery; Griswold Avery; Elijah Avery; John Avery; Caleb Avery and 3 others
Brother of James Avery, Lieut., Esq.; Ebenezer Avery; Elihu Avery; Mary Morgan; Hannah Hall and 2 others

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About John Avery

Note: Born Feb. 4th 1700 at Groton, New London Co., Conn., and baptized May 26, 1700 at the First Church of New London, 'in right of his mother,' his father having signed the remonstrance. John married Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of William and Margaret (Avery) Morgan. Elizabeth was born July 10, 1710, at Groton, she died May 18, 1749, at Groton. John married 2d Mary Dennis. 'Mr. John Avery jr. and Miss Mary Dennis of Stonington were married June 13, 1751, by Nath. Eells, minister of the gospel' (Groton Records, 1:16). Mary was the daughter of Ebenezer and Sarah (Hough) Dennis, and was born April 5, 1713, at New London. Mr. Sweet's supposition that the John Avery who married Mary Dennis had, for his second wife, Anne Miner is not correct. John Avery who married Anne Miner lived many years and left a large family, according to the Groton records, the John Avery who married Mary Dennis died July 11, 1759; this John Avery, the son of James did die at that time. The David Avery ms. and the New London probate records confirm this statement, the descendants of the other John Avery disclaimed any Mary Dennis. John Avery was several times selectman of Groton and several times surveyor. January 8, 1751, he was made guardian of his children, Elijah, Amos and Caleb, who inherited property through their mother (New London Court Journal, 6:100). He died July 11, 1759, at Groton. March 1, 1769, his estate was divided among his heirs the widow, Mary Avery, receiving her right in the homestead farm; Elijah, her 'son-in-law,' 'the oldest son of John Avery, deceased,' a part of the homestead farm, Amos Avery, second son, a share; Mary Avery, only daughter, a share; Jabez Avery, minor, third son, a share (New London Court Journal). Mary (Dennis) Avery was made guardian of Mary and Jabez Avery, children of John Avery, late of Groton, Sept. 11, 1759. Jabez, son of John Avery, late of Groton, age 16, chose Ebenezer Witter for his guardian, May 1, 1772. Mrs. Mary (Dennis) Avery married 2d, Joseph Witter of Preston, Nov. 6, 1760 (Preston Records). The children of John and Elizabeth (Morgan) Avery were baptized at the First Church of Groton, New London Co., Conn. The children of John and Mary (Dennis) Avery were born at Groton, New London Co., Conn.

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John Avery's Timeline

1700
February 4, 1700
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
May 26, 1700
New London, New London, Connecticut Colony
1729
1729
Age 28
Groton, New London, CT
1731
April 15, 1731
Age 31
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1732
July 30, 1732
Age 32
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1734
September 15, 1734
Age 34
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1737
August 21, 1737
Age 37
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1740
April 13, 1740
Age 40
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1743
March 6, 1743
Age 43
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1751
June 13, 1751
Age 51
Groton, New London, CT