Capt. Salem Avery

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Capt. Salem Avery

Birthplace: Blue Point, Suffolk County, New York, United States
Death: Died in West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Avery and Mary Ann Avery
Husband of Lucretia Avery
Father of Ella Jeanette Kirchner; Alonzo Jacob Avery; William Edward Avery; Emma Lucretia Price; Andrew Nelson Avery and 2 others
Brother of Capt. William Nelson Avery; Capt. Walter Norton Avery; Josiah Smith Avery; Edward Avery; John Avery and 3 others

Occupation: Mariner
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About Capt. Salem Avery

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. II, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. p. 940

Like a number of other fishermen from the northeastern states, Captain Salem Avery was drawn to the Chesapeake Bay in the mid-19th century by reports of the abundant fisheries. The Long Island fisherman built what is now known as the Captain Salem Avery House around 1860 on the banks of the West River in Shady Side, Maryland. The building was purchased by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society in 1989 and has been restored to its to its 1860 appearance for use as a waterman's museum.

Salem Avery (William, Humphrey, Humphrey, Humphrey, Samuel, James, Christopher) was b. Oct. 4, 1831, at Blue Point, N. Y.; m. Jan. 1, 1857, at West River, Md., Lucretia Weedon, dau. of Ely and Ann Catharine (Johnson) Weedon. She was b. July 16, 1828, in Ann Arundel County, Md. He was a mariner; d. July 5, 1887, at West River.

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Capt. Salem Avery's Timeline

October 4, 1831
Blue Point, Suffolk County, New York, United States
November 13, 1857
Age 26
Fairmount, Somerset, MD, USA
March 28, 1859
Age 27
Fairmount, Somerset, MD, USA
April 2, 1860
Age 28
West River, MD, USA
July 25, 1865
Age 33
West River, MD, USA
April 11, 1867
Age 35
West River, MD
June 7, 1868
Age 36
West River, MD, USA
August 12, 1871
Age 39
West River, MD, USA
July 5, 1887
Age 55
West River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States