Capt. Griswold Avery

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Griswold Avery, Capt.

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: October 06, 1812 (73)
Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Ebenezer Avery and Lucy Avery
Husband of Anna Avery (Avery)
Father of Griswold Avery, Jr.; Guerdon Avery; Anna Powers; Charles Avery, Esq. and Polly Steward
Brother of Hannah Packer; Lucy Colfax; Mary Billings; Lt. Ebenezer Avery, Jr.; Latham Avery, Sr. and 6 others

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About Capt. Griswold Avery

He lived at Waterford on a large farm called Alewife Farm. He was a captain in the Revolutionary War. In 1839, his son, Griswold applied for a pension and stated that in 1779 and 1780, he served as a waiter under his father, Captain Griswold Avery, in Col. Joseph Harris's regiment. He did much to promote the separation of Waterford from New London in 1801; was first selectman; was justice of the peace and representative. His will, made March 18, 1812, he mentioned the children listed. The inventory of his estate, recently in a Waterford garret, showed that he died possessed of $11,000, a large sum for those days.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 250-1

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First selectmen of New London, Justice of the Peace, and representative.

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Capt. Griswold Avery's Timeline

1739
September 15, 1739
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
September 16, 1739
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1765
September 27, 1765
Age 26
Waterford, New London, Connecticut Colony
1768
April 24, 1768
Age 28
Waterford, New London, Connecticut Colony
1770
1770
Age 30
Waterford, New London, Connecticut Colony
1772
1772
Age 32
Waterford, New London, Connecticut Colony
1775
1775
Age 35
Waterford, New London, Connecticut Colony
1812
October 6, 1812
Age 73
Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, United States
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Waterford, New London County, Connecticut, United States