Simeon Avery, Colonel (1753 - 1796)

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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 Simeon Avery, Colonel

Simeon Avery enlisted in the first regiment of Conn, line, as ensign, Jan, 1, 1777 ; was second lieutenant, Jan. 1, 1778 ; first lieutenant, Nov. 15, 1778; later became adjutant and continued as such until 1781. He was in the battles of White Plains, Germantown, Monmouth, and Stony Point and endured the hardships of Valley Forge.

Simeon Avery was an important citizen of Groton in times of peace. He was selectman and member of the school committee. He became colonel of militia and was known as CoL Simeon Avery and is so recorded on his tombstone. April 20, 1778, he received permission to free his slave, Joseph, aged 25; who was "able bodied and industrious and not likely to become a charge on the town."

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 264-267

Colonel Simeon Avery was on the staff of General Washington in the Revolutionary War.

source: and his wife Mary Hudson Avery the former a son of Colonel Simeon Avery who was on the staff of General Washington in the Revolutionary War, pg. 316

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Simeon Avery, Colonel's Timeline

1753
October 20, 1753
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1777
February 26, 1777
Age 23
Groton, New London, CT
1778
January 20, 1778
Age 24
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1780
December 11, 1780
Age 27
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1783
November 13, 1783
Age 30
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1785
September 1, 1785
Age 31
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1787
October 1787
Age 33
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1789
March 5, 1789
Age 35
Groton, New London, CT
1790
December 22, 1790
Age 37
Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
1792
September 12, 1792
Age 38
Groton, New London, CT