John Avery, V (1705 - 1789) MP

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

   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 173.
       He was born Oct. 26, 1705, at Groton, m. Feb. 19, 1732, at Stonington, Anne Stanton, dau. of Joseph and Margaret (Chesebrough) Stanton.
   He was received into the Congregational church at Preston by letter from the Groton church, June 23, 1734, and his wife, Anne, July 28, same year. The strict Congregational (or Separatist) church was organized March 17, 1747, with six members of whom John Avery was one. He was chosen deacon Aug. 5, and ordained Aug. 16, 1747. He refused to pay rates to the regular church and was once imprisoned for that offence, an imprisonment that he felt was honorable. He was made Lieutenant of the Preston train band, 1739; captain, 1741; resigned May 7, 1750. He was deputy to the general court, 1743 (Conn. Col. Rec., 8:227, 372, 552).
       He lived at Avery's Pond, in the southeast part of Preston. He had a keen black eye, was of commanding presence, and was physically strong.
       He married 2nd Rachel Parish, widow of Joshua Parke.
       He married 3rd Mrs Phebe (Burrows) More, dau. of Samuel Burrows (Groton Deeds, 5:160)
       In his will, Jan. 5, 1788, he mentioned wife, Phebe; sons, John, Amos, and Isaac, Grandchildren, Jabez Avery and Margaret Avery, children of deceased son, Jonas, daus. Abigail, widow of John Hurlbut, Anna, wife of Thomas N. Niles, Hannah, wife of Ebenezer Brewster, Phebe, wife of Hezekiah Parke. He gave his negro man, York, his freedom and provided for his support, when he could no longer suport himself (Norwich Wills, 8:228).
       The tombstone in the Avery burying-ground, at Preston, reads: Dea. John Avery, Died March 11, 1789, Age 84, The righteous shall be in everlasting rememberance.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 203.
      71. John, b. Oct. 26, 1705, m. Anna Stanton.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 205.
       John Avery (No. 71) m. Anna Stanton, Feb. 19, 1732, (No. 131) of that family. Married 2nd, Mrs. Rachel Park in 1750; m. 3rd, Mrs. Phebe Burrows.
   THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 583.
      131. Anna, b. Feb. 22, 1708, m. John Avery (No. 71), Avery family.
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John Avery, V's Timeline

October 26, 1705
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
February 19, 1732
Age 26
December 6, 1732
Age 27
Preston, New London, Connecticut
April 1, 1735
Age 29
Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA
April 16, 1737
Age 31
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States
May 28, 1739
Age 33
Preston, New London Co., CT
April 19, 1741
Age 35
Preston, New London Co., CT, USA
March 24, 1743
Age 37
Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA
July 15, 1745
Age 39
Preston, New London, Connecticut
October 9, 1747
Age 41
Preston City, New London, Connecticut, USA