James Avery, Lieut., Esq. (1697 - 1759)

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Managed by: Steven Avery Kelley
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About James Avery, Lieut., Esq.

Source: The Groton Avery Clan, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden), Vol. I, p. 159

Born May 27, 1697, at Groton, New London Co., Conn., and baptized August 29, 1697 at the First Church of New London.

James-5 married Dec. 13, 1719, at Groton, Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Nehemiah and Dorothy (Wheeler) Smith.

She was born Nov. 17, 1700, at Groton.

He was a tythingman, 1730; constable, 1733, justice of the peace from 1736 to 1741, deputy to the general court, 1736, 1737, commissioned lieutenant of the first military company of Groton, Oct. 1738 (Conn. Col. Rec., 8:195).

His commission, signed by Gov. Talcott, is in the possession of the family.

He was a member of the school committee, 1745; deacon of the First Church of Groton, 1748.

In his will, dated April 30, 1759, he mentioned wife, Elizabeth; sons,

  1. James,
  2. David,
  3. Peter,
  4. John and
  5. Aaron, to each of whom he gave a farm, and among whom he divided his swords and arms, giving to James his 'Silvered Helter Swoard;' daughters,
  6. Elizabeth Starr,
  7. Prudence Avery, and
  8. Hannah Avery
(New London Wills, G:367). 

He died May 2, 1759, at Groton, Elizabeth his wife died April 17, 1761, at Groton, New London Co., Conn.

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James Avery, Lieut., Esq.'s Timeline

May 27, 1697
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
August 29, 1697
New London, New London, Connecticut Colony
December 13, 1719
Age 22
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
July 27, 1724
Age 27
Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA
January 13, 1725
Age 27
Groton, New London, CT, USA
February 11, 1728
Age 30
Groton, New London, CT
February 22, 1729
Age 31
Groton, New London, Connecticut
March 16, 1732
Age 34
Groton, New London, CT
December 15, 1733
Age 36
Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA
January 24, 1738
Age 40
Groton, New London, CT