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Temperance Morgan (Avery)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Avery-Stoddard Cemetery, Ledyard, New London Co., CT
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Christopher Avery, Sr. and Prudence Wheeler (Payson)
Wife of Captain William Avery Morgan
Mother of William Morgan; Christopher Morgan, Colonel; Temperence Allyn; William Avery Morgan, Jr.; Israel Morgan, Capt. and 5 others
Sister of Priscilla Breed; Isaac Avery; Hannah Gallup and Jacob Avery
Half sister of John Avery, V; Abigail Allyn; Christopher Avery, Jr.; Rev. Nathan Avery; Jonathan Wheeler and 3 others

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About Temperance Morgan (Avery)

She was a matron of the Revolution. Her name has been found on various old town lists that are preserved with care, showing, as contributions to the soldiers in the field, the work of her own hands, stockings and "Rifel frocks" being among her gifts. (American Monthly Magazine, 27:781)

Source: The Groton Avery Clan, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden), Vol. I, p. 179

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She was the daughter of Colonel Christopher Avery and Prudence Payson. She married William Morgan July 4, 1744 in Groton. She was a Revolutionary War Patriot, rendering aid to the troops by supplying stockings knit from her own hands and also "Rifel frocks."

Temperance Avery and William Morgan had ten children:

1. William who died at age 8.

2. Christopher who married 1st Deborah Ledyard; 2nd Margaret Gates.

3. Temperance who married Ephraim Allyn (Ephraim married 2nd Temperance's sister Rebecca).

4. William who married 1st Lydia Smith; 2nd Sarah Harris.

5. Israel who married Elizabeth Brewster.

6. Mary who married Peter Williams.

7. Simeon who married Rhoebe Allyn

8. Prudence who married Increase Stoddard.

9. Rebecca who married 1st Jacob Galllup; 2nd Ephraim Allyn.

10. Jacob who married Lois Gallup.

In 1888, some of Christopher Avery's descendants set up a brown-stone obelisk on the east side of Avery Hill, Ledyard (formerly the North Parish of Groton) not far from his former home. (Now called Hale Cemetery). The front bears this inscription: Christopher Avery, 1680 - 1753. His Four Wives. His Daughter, Temperance, and her husband William Morgan were buried in the same lot.

-------------------- DAR MATRON OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION - Temperance Avery born on - - 1726 at __ died at ___ on - - 1801 married William C Morgan on - - 1744 -tcd

(f/g) Temperance Avery Morgan Birth: Sep. 14, 1725 Groton New London County Connecticut, USA Death: Oct. 7, 1801 Groton New London County Connecticut, USA

She was the daughter of Colonel Christopher Avery and Prudence Payson. She married William Morgan July 4, 1744 in Groton. She was a Revolutionary War Patriot, rendering aid to the troops by supplying stockings knit from her own hands and also "Rifel frocks."

Temperance Avery and William Morgan had ten children:

1. William who died at age 8.

2. Christopher who married 1st Deborah Ledyard; 2nd Margaret Gates.

3. Temperance who married Ephraim Allyn (Ephraim married 2nd Temperance's sister Rebecca).

4. William who married 1st Lydia Smith; 2nd Sarah Harris.

5. Israel who married Elizabeth Brewster.

6. Mary who married Peter Williams.

7. Simeon who married Rhoebe Allyn

8. Prudence who married Increase Stoddard.

9. Rebecca who married 1st Jacob Galllup; 2nd Ephraim Allyn.

10. Jacob who married Lois Gallup.

In 1888, some of Christopher Avery's descendants set up a brown-stone obelisk on the east side of Avery Hill, Ledyard (formerly the North Parish of Groton) not far from his former home. (Now called Hale Cemetery). The front bears this inscription: Christopher Avery, 1680 - 1753. His Four Wives. His Daughter, Temperance, and her husband William Morgan were buried in the same lot.


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Parents:
 Christopher Avery (1680 - 1753)
 Prudence Payson Avery (1680 - ____) 
Spouse:
 William Morgan (1723 - 1777) 
Children:
 Israel Morgan (____ - 1816)*
 Christopher Morgan (1747 - 1831)*
 Temperance Morgan Allyn (1751 - 1799)*
 William A Morgan (1754 - 1842)*
 Mary Morgan Williams (1760 - 1843)*
 Simeon Morgan (1762 - 1813)*
 Prudence Morgan Stoddard (1764 - 1814)*
 Rebekah Morgan Gallup Allyn (1766 - 1834)*
 Jacob Morgan (1768 - 1855)

Inscription: In Memory of widow Temperence Morgan relict of William Morgan Efq. who died Oct -- 1801 in ye (75th?) year of her age Balance unreadible ~ Inscription courtesy of Northern Neighbors Burial: Christopher Avery Cemetery Ledyard New London County Connecticut, USA Created by: Shari Hanson Frey Record added: May 23, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 37397829 -tcd

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Temperance Morgan's Timeline

1725
September 14, 1725
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1744
July 4, 1744
Age 18
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
1745
September 28, 1745
Age 20
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1747
October 27, 1747
Age 22
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1752
May 5, 1752
Age 26
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1754
November 24, 1754
Age 29
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1757
July 22, 1757
Age 31
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1760
January 8, 1760
Age 34
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1762
April 1, 1762
Age 36
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1764
October 27, 1764
Age 39
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony