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Denison Avery

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Onondaga County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Westvale, Onondaga, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Avery and Thankful Avery
Husband of Hannah Avery
Father of Alfred Anson Avery; Hannah Haley; Phebe Avery; Denison Avery; Benjamin Gilson Avery and 3 others
Brother of Benjamin Avery Jr.; Abigail Smith; Deborah Avery; Daniel Avery, Ens.; Sarah Hicks and 8 others

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About Denison Avery

Revolutionary War Service: In the fall of 1776 Denison was drafted into the militia company under the command of Capt. Joseph Gallup in the regiment commanded by Col. Clevis Smith; ordered to White Plains, NY; did not engage in the battle commanded by Gen. George Washington, however "frequently saw him". Became sick with distemper, was treated and verbally discharged; returned home to Groton. Rejoined the militia company in Groton the following winter under the command of Capt. John Williams who succeeded Capt. Gallup; serving shore patrol against British intrusions.

In the fall of 1780; marched to Newport RI; joined a militia company commanded by Benjamin Adams, in the regiment commanded by Adam Gallup (perhaps Benadam Gallup); upon completion of 3 month service, dismissed and returned to Groton.

In the spring of 1781; drafted for duty at Fort Griswold in the company commanded by John Williams; served 6 months; states the following in his pension declaration letter of 1832: "I should have been in the garrison when it was massacred - had not a lame knee excused me from duty a few days. I drove a load of wood into the fort only a few hours before the enemy spoiled it; saw and spoke with Col. Ledyard who was then walking on the platform encouraging his men from the fort. I went with my wagon and helped remove some goods out of the reach of the British. I had three brothers (Daniel Avery, Solomon Avery, and Hubbard Burrows, a brother-in-law) slain on that day in the fort and carted their dead bodies home with others the following morning"

Removed to Coventry, Tolland County, CT in 1822 (SAK)

source: Declaration letter to the board of pensions dated 29, September 1832 on record with his pension application.


He served in the Revolutionary war, Capt. Gallop's company, 8th reg't, 1776; was a pensioner in Tolland county, 1832 {Conn. Men in the Rev'n, pp. 452, 656).

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p 190


Alternate Birth Date: Denison's birthdate is stated as June 23, 1747, according to his declaration statement in application for a war service pension filed in 1832. The Groton Avery Clan source lists his birth date as June 11, 1749 (SAK).

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Denison Avery's Timeline

1749
June 11, 1749
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1751
September 22, 1751
Age 2
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1794
September 12, 1794
Age 45
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1795
1795
Age 45
Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA
1797
July 2, 1797
Age 48
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1799
January 29, 1799
Age 49
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1801
June 14, 1801
Age 52
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1804
May 6, 1804
Age 54
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
1806
June 28, 1806
Age 57
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States