Lt. Willoughby Francis Avery (CSA)

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Willoughby Francis Avery

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Swans Ponds, Burke County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Isaac T. Avery and Harriet Eloise Avery
Husband of Mattie Avery and Lora Avery
Father of Carrie Patterson Avery and Willoughby Moulton Avery
Brother of William Waightstill Avery (CSA); Child (twin) Avery; Theodore Horatio Avery; Colonel Clark Moulton Avery (CSA); Thomas Lenoir Avery and 10 others

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About Lt. Willoughby Francis Avery (CSA)

Lieut. Willoughby F. Avery (43rd N.C.) was wounded on the first day at Gettysburg.

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He left college in 1861, joined a cavalry company of North Carolina troops; was later commissioned lieutenant in the regiment commanded by his brother, Col. Clarke Moulton Avery; was made captain of Company C ; was wounded at Sharpsburg in 1862; at Gettysburg in 1863; at Spottsylvania in 1864, and barely escaped death. After the war, he became an editor at Asheville, N. C.; then he took charge of a daily paper at Charlotte, N. C.; finally established a paper in Burke County, N. C. He was an able and brilliant writer and a man of great influence. He d. Nov., 1876, as the result of his services to the Southern Confederacy. His widow m. Henry Pearce and resides at Selma, N. C.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 622

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Lt. Willoughby Francis Avery (CSA)'s Timeline

1843
May 7, 1843
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
1866
September 29, 1866
Age 23
Burke County, North Carolina, United States
November 7, 1866
Age 23
Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, United States
1875
February 4, 1875
Age 31
Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
1876
May 2, 1876
Age 32
Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
November 24, 1876
Age 33
Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
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Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, United States