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Jonas Avery

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in White Plains, Westchester County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Avery Cemetery, Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Avery, V and Anne Avery
Husband of Mary Avery
Father of Jabez Avery and Margaret Avery
Brother of John Avery, Sr.; Abigail Hurlbut; Amos Avery, Deacon; Anna Niles; Margaret Downer and 2 others
Half brother of Phebe Parke

Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Jonas Avery

In his will, made Dec. 16, 1776, Jonas Avery mentioned his children, Jabez and Margaret, and his wife, Mary. His tombstone in the Avery burying-ground at Preston reads: 'In memory of Mr. Jonas Avery who voluntarily joined the army in ye year 1776 and at ye White Plains contracted ye desease of which he died Dec. 18, 1776, in ye 32d year of his age. Stop generous morals, Who shall pass this way, A dept to Patriotic virtue pay, For liberty and all On earth you prize, He and ten thousand Fell a sacrifice.'

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 278

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AVERY, Jonas: b. 7-15-1745 CT, d. 12-18-1776 CT, m. Mary (Avery) Pvt CT

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 206. 140. Jonas, b. July 13, 1745, m. Mary Avery. _____

Jonas was a member of Captain Frederick Witter's Company General Israel Putnam commanding and fought at Bunker Hill Long Island and at White Plains New York where Jonas was severely wounded Sergeant Isaac Avery took his brother home to Preston and there he died from his wounds and was buried His gravestone bears this inscription

Stop Curious Mortals As you pass this way A debt to Nature pay For Life and Liberty and all on earth you prize I and ten thousand were a sacrifice

source: A modern history of New London County, Connecticut, Volume 3

edited by Benjamin Tinkham Marshall

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Inscription: 'In Memory of Mr. Jonas Avery who Voluntarily joined the Army in ye year 1776 and at ye White plains Contracted ye Disease of which he died Dec. 18 in ye 32d year of his age' 'Stop Generous Mortal Who shall pass this way A debt to Patriotic virtue pay'


Note: Jonas Avery was born on 15 Jul 1745 in Preston, Avery, Conecticut, the son of John Avery and Anns Stanton Avery. On 16 Jan 1772, he married Mary Avery.

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Jonas Avery's Timeline

1745
July 15, 1745
Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony
1772
January 16, 1772
Age 26
Preston, New London, Connecticut Colony
1773
April 4, 1773
Age 27
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1775
February 27, 1775
Age 29
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1776
December 18, 1776
Age 31
White Plains, Westchester County, New York, United States
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Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States