Samuel Avery (c.1750 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Groton, New London, CT
Death: Died in Norwich, New London, CT, USA
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About Samuel Avery

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 176. Samuel, b. Nov. 15, 1752. THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 282 & 283. In testifying in relation to the service of his brother, Nathan Avery, in the Revolutionary war, he states that he was not in the same company of militia (Widows' Pension File, 308). He was selectman of Norwich in 1805. In 1845, the estate was divided among the children of his son, Samuel, and the children of his granddaughter, Ann Thomas Tracy Richards, his son, Henry, having had his share. _____

Inscription: A Soldier of the Revolution


Note: The reference below from "Old Houses of the Antient Town of Norwich [Conn.] 1660-1800" by Mary Elizabeth Perkins attributes Samuel's parents as John Avery and Prudence Minor. This would appear to contradict other sources (The Groton Avery Clan source).

"Samuel Avery (b 1752) son of John and Prudence Miner Avery of Montville Ct married in 1781 Candace Charlton daughter of Richard and Sarah Grist Charlton of Norwich He settled in Norwich as a tailor and occupied a shop on the Tracy property and was later associated in the mercantile business with Major Thomas Tracy who married his daughter Elizabeth He died in 1844 aged 92 and his wife died in 1816 aged 68"

In 1687 Dr Solomon Tracy sold 21 j4 rods at the south west corner of the Sluman lot abutting north and east on his own land south on the highway 6j4 rods and west on the highway CA rods to Jonathan Crane Here the latter builds a barn In the sale of the Crane property to Israel Lathrop this land and barn are included In 1722 Israel gives the land then called a garden spott to his son William who in 1729 gives it back to Israel who then in 1731 2 deeds it to his son Ebenezer with shop by theUide of sd highway At Ebenezer's death in 1781 the garden where the old blacksmith shop stands is given to his son Jedidiah who sells it in 1785 to Samuel Avery Here is built the shop where Samuel Avery and Maj Thomas Tracy were associated together in business as the firm of Avery & Tracy and after the death of Maj Tracy in 1805 Samuel Avery takes his son Henry into partnership and the firm is known as Samuel Avery & Son In 1818 Roger Huntington and Henry Avery are established here as the firm of Roger Huntington & Co In 1843 David M Lewis purchases the property which he sells in 1856 to William Jackson who alters the store into a house in which he lives for many years

source: Old Houses of the Antient Town of Norwich [Conn.] 1660-1800

By Mary Elizabeth Perkins  pg 194
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Samuel Avery's Timeline

November 15, 1750
Groton, New London, CT
August 4, 1774
Age 23
Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine, United States
March 4, 1780
Age 29
Norwich, New London, CT, USA
August 31, 1784
Age 33
Norwich, New London Co., CT
August 29, 1786
Age 35
Norwich, New London, CT, USA
August 12, 1836
Age 85
Norwich, New London, CT, USA
Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine, United States