Ebenezer Avery, Lieut. (1732 - 1781)

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Birthplace: Groton, New London Co., CT
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London, CT
Managed by: Steven Avery Kelley
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About Ebenezer Avery, Lieut.

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

Ebenezer Avery was commissioned ensign, First Company of Groton,Oct., 1760; lieutenant, 1779. He was on the first committee of inspection for Groton, 1774; moderator, 1776; one of a committee to collect clothing for the soldiers, 1781.His grave stone in Packer Rocks Cemetery, Groton, bears this inscription: In memory of Lieutenant Ebenezer Avery who fell Gloriously in Defence of Fort Griswold and American Freeed om Sept. 6th, 1781, in ye 49th year of his Age Exhibiting a noble Specimen of Military Valour and Patriotic Virtue.

-------------------- The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 8 Added by Elwin C Nickerson about my Ancestor: DAR ID Number: 7007 Born in Connecticut. Descendant of Isaac Denison, Sergt. Jeremiah Holmes, Lieut. Ebenezer Avery, Jr., and Ens. Charles Eldridge, Jr., all of Connecticut. Daughter of Hiram Clift Holmes and Hannah Fish Denison, his wife. Granddaughter of Jeremiah Holmes, Jr., and Ann Boradell Denison, his wife; Nathan Fish Denison and Mary Eldridge Avery, his wife. Gr.-granddaughter of Jeremiah Holmes and Mary Denison, his wife; Col. Ebenezer Avery and Mary Eldridge, his wife; and of Isaac Denison. Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Ebenezer Avery, Jr., and Phoebe Denison, his wife; Charles Eldridge, Jr., and Rachel Avery, his wife. Jeremiah Holmes, 1777, was sergeant under Capt. Richard Hewit, Col. Jonathan Latimer's regiment that reenforced Gates at Saratoga. Also Nos. 3183, 4189. Isaac Denison was a member of the Committee of Safety and his home was a retreat for the patriots from Long Island while it was occupied by the British. Also Nos. 3180, 4189. [p.4] “Lieut. Ebenezer Avery, Jr., who fell gloriously in defense of Fort Griswold and American freedom September 1, 1781, in ye 49th year of his age.” This is the inscription on his tomb. Also Nos. 934, 3854, 4716. Charles Eldridge, Jr., was wounded at the battle of Groton Heights, where he served as ensign.

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Lieut. Ebenezer Avery's Timeline

March 7, 1732
Groton, New London Co., CT
June 11, 1761
Age 29
Groton, New London Co., CT
August 8, 1762
Age 30
Groton, New London Co., CT
April 24, 1766
Age 34
Groton, New London Co., CT
October 28, 1768
Age 36
Groton, New London, CT
July 20, 1772
Age 40
Groton, New London Co., CT, USA
September 2, 1776
Age 44
Groton, New London Co., CT
July 7, 1779
Age 47
Groton, New London, CT, USA
September 6, 1781
Age 49
Groton Heights, New London, CT
Colonel Ledyard Cemetery, Groton, New London, CT