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John J. Avery

Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Elijah Avery and Prudence Avery
Husband of Margaret Avery and Nancy Ann Avery
Father of Albert Lay Avery; Erastus Avery; George Anson Avery; Elijah Murdock Avery; Amanda Malvina Avery and 7 others
Brother of Eliza Eldridge and Caleb Avery
Half brother of Joseph B. Morgan, III; Isaac Morgan; Susannah Allyn and Prudence Stoddard

Occupation: Farmer
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About John J. Avery

John J born March 4 1776 was therefore in the sixth generation from James 1. He was born in Groton Conn as were all his ancestors following James. He was a well to do farmer was modest and unassuming in his manners owned seven hundred acres of land was one of Groton's leading farmers and one of the solid substantial men of his day He married Nancy daughter of James Murdoch of Say brook in 1794 and had twelve children Maria M born Jan 26 1796 died July 13 1867 Elijah born May 27 1798 died 1834 Dean Loy born Feb 14 1800 died April 1824 George Anson born Jan 28 1802 died May 8 1856 Delia A Mrs Samuel B Wheeler Carlton M born April 24 1806 Court land born Dec 18 1807 Erastus born Dec 8 1809 Albert L born July 12 1812 Oscar F and Amanda M born May 24 1813 and Solon C born May 27 1816 died July 1854 Mr Avery was a Whig in politics He died Oct 25 18 At this writing June 1881 Carlton Amanda and Albert are the surviving children

History of New London county, Connecticut: with biographical sketches of ... edited by Duane Hamilton Hurd


In 1799, he obtained permission from the town of Groton to call himself John J. Avery to distinguish himself from the many other John Averys.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 385-6

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John J. Avery's Timeline

March 17, 1776
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
January 9, 1794
Age 17
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
January 26, 1796
Age 19
Groton, New London, CT
March 17, 1798
Age 22
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut, United States
February 14, 1800
Age 23
Groton, New London Co., CT
January 28, 1802
Age 25
Groton, New London, CT
March 6, 1804
Age 27
Groton, New London, CT, USA
April 24, 1806
Age 30
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
December 18, 1807
Age 31
Groton, New London, CT, USA
December 8, 1809
Age 33
Groton, New London, CT