Rev. Nathan Avery

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Nathan Avery

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Great Plain Cemetery , North Stonington, New London Co., CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Christopher Avery, Sr. and Abigail Avery
Husband of Hannah Avery
Father of Isaac Avery, Sr.; Nathan Avery; Hannah Mary Randall; Luther Avery; Col. Stephen Wheeler Avery and 2 others
Brother of John Avery, V; Abigail Allyn and Christopher Avery, Jr.
Half brother of Priscilla Breed; Isaac Avery; Hannah Gallup; Jacob Avery and Temperance Morgan

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About Nathan Avery

Nathan Avery was born March 10, 1712, at Groton, m. March 21, 1746 at Groton, CT, Hannah Stoddard, dau. of Ralph and Hannah (Lester) Stoddard. He was ordained pastor of the strict Congregational (Separatist) church, at Stonington, April 25, 1759. He lived on a farm just south of North Stonington. He died Feb. 7, 1780, at Stonington. Buried in the 'Old Plain' burying-ground. March 5, 1792, the following named persons receipted to Isaac and Stephen Avery, the sons and executors of Elder Nathan Avery: widow, Hannah, for herself and daughters, Hannah M. and Wealthy; daughter, Phebe, wife of Roswell Randall, son, Luther. (Stonington Wills, 6:289)

Source: The Groton Avery Clan, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden), Vol. I, p. 176

Note, the Groton Avery Clan source lists the date of Nathan's death as Feb. 7, 1780 (probably an error) while the gravestone marker lists his death as Sept. 7, 1780

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Wheeler's listing for Rev. Nathan (p. 203, 206-207) says he came from Groton to Stonington and purchased a farm and built a house.

He "became a member of the Separatist or strict Congregational Church" and was ordained the pastor and remained so until his death. He was respected and had the confidence of his parishioners and was a devoted and able preacher.

The Barbour Index for Stonington lists his death as "Avery, Nathan, Elder, d. Sept. 7, 1780. Vol 4 Page 15"

Rev. Nathan Avery and his wife Hannah had eight children: Isaac, Nathan, Hannah, Mary, Luther, Stephen, Phebe and Wealthy.

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Rev. Nathan Avery, son of Capt. Christopher and Abigail (Parke) Avery, was born in North Groton, March 10, 1712. He was ordained pastor of the Separate or Strict Congregational Church in North Stonington, April 25, 1759; died in the twenty- second year of his ministry, Sept. 7, 1780. He was married March 21, 1746, to Hannah Stoddard. They had four sons and three daughters. Mrs. Avery died Oct. 10, 1810.

source: History of the town of Ledyard, 1650-1900

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Rev. Nathan Avery's Timeline

1712
March 10, 1712
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1746
March 21, 1746
Age 34
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1747
August 23, 1747
Age 35
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1749
December 21, 1749
Age 37
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1752
February 28, 1752
Age 39
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
1754
1754
Age 41
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
1756
January 13, 1756
Age 43
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
1758
January 10, 1758
Age 45
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
1772
October 5, 1772
Age 60
Stonington, New London, Connecticut Colony
1780
September 7, 1780
Age 68
Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, United States