Sarah Hicks (Avery) (1742 - 1834)

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Nicknames: "Burrows"
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Managed by: Steven Avery Kelley
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About Sarah Hicks (Avery)

Widow Sarah (Avery) Burrows lost her husband in this battle (Fort Griswold) and two brothers, Daniel Avery age 40 and married, Solomon Avery age 32 and unmarried. She was faced with the task of providing for a large family of young children. Subsequently she remarried to John Hicks ( born 1731, died 1818, s on of John Hicks and Lydia Latham). There were several children to this union.


Sarah Avery {Benjamin^ James', James', Christopher^)

was b. July 29, 1742, at Groton; bap. Dec. 19, 1742, First Church

of Groton; m. Hubbard Burrows, s. of Hubbard and Mercy (Denison)

Burrows. He was b. June 26, 1739, at Groton. He was a

private in Capt. John Stanton's company, 4th reg't, campaign of

1759 {French and Indian War Rolls, 2:167); was a captain of

mihtia in the Revolutionary war; was in the siege around New

York, 1776 (Comi. Men in the Rev'n, pp. 333, 451, 577); was in

Capt. Walker's company and marched under Lafayette, 1780

{Collections of the Conn. Hist. Soc, 8:122); was killed at the

massacre of Fort Griswold, Sept. 6, 1781. His first wife was

Prisciila Baldwin. October 3, 1775, Mr. Hubbard Burrows of

Groton complained to the court, for his wife, she being one of the

heirs, that the estate of her father, Benjamin Avery, had not been

settled. The court ordered Benjamin Avery, the executor, to

appear and explain {Stonington Wills). Sarah' Avery m. 2d,

John Hicks after 1784 {Groton Deeds, 9:88). According to their

gravestones in the Mystic burying-ground, he d. May 3, 1818, at

Groton, aged 87; "his wife Sarah" d. same place, Sept. 3, 1834,

aged 92.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p 189

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Sarah Hicks's Timeline

July 29, 1742
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
December 19, 1742
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
July 2, 1770
Age 27
Groton, New London Co., CT
Age 27
Groton, New London Co., CT, United States
June 12, 1775
Age 32
Groton, New London Co., CT
May 14, 1777
Age 34
Groton, New London, CT
May 18, 1778
Age 35
Groton, New London Co., CT, USA
Age 35
Connecticut, USA
Age 36
Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA
Age 38
Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA