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James Avery

Male 1620 - 1700  (80 years)


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  • Name James Avery 
    Born 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Apr 1700  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I7600  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2017 

    Father Christopher Avery,   d. 12 Mar 1678, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Greenslade,   b. of Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1693, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Nov 1643  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Children 
    +1. James Avery,   b. 15 Dec 1646, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1728, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Thomas Avery,   b. 6 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1736  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In the Indian wars of his period he bore an active and foremost part, ranking as captain. He was in charge of the three towns, New London, Stonington, and Lyme, during King Philip's War, and in the stubborn fight at South Kingston, Rhode Island, Sunday, December 19, 1695, against the Narragansetts, he commanded the friendly Pequot Indians. He was equally prominent in civil life, serving as selectman twenty years, was commissioner of the peace, twelve times elected member of the General Court, and filled many temporary positions on committees and commissions. [A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, citation details below.]

      Early settler of Stonington. A memorial bust of him sits atop a column in Avery Memorial Park in Groton, on Poquonnock Road just south of US highway 1.

  • Sources 
    1. [S656] A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, ed. Benjamin Tinkham Marshall. Volume III. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.

    3. [S119] Ancestors and Descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen, by Gerald R. Fuller. Esther Fuller Dial, ed. The Andrew Lee Allen Family Organization, 1952.

    4. [S657] The Groton Averys, Christopher and James, The Founders of the Family, by Elroy M. Avery. 1893.

    5. [S1406] Findagrave.com page for Joanna Greenslade Avery.

    6. [S656] A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, ed. Benjamin Tinkham Marshall. Volume III. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922., date only.