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James Avery

Male Bef 1621 - 1700  (> 78 years)


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  • Name James Avery 
    Alternate birth 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Born Bef 22 Apr 1621  [4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 22 Apr 1621  Wolborough, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 18 Apr 1700  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I7600  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 

    Father Christopher Avery,   b. Abt 1590, Ipplepen, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1679, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Mother Margery Abraham,   d. Bef 21 Aug 1626 
    Married 28 Aug 1616  Abbotskerwell, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F5322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Greenslade,   b. Bef 4 Feb 1622,   d. Bef 8 Oct 1697  (Age < 75 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1643  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Children 
    +1. James Avery,   b. 16 Dec 1646, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts 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 1737, Montville, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 20 May 2020 
    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. [S3763] Babcock and Allied Families by Louis Effingham De Forest. New Haven, Connecticut: De Forest Publishing Co., 1928.

    3. [S2280] The Granberry Family and Allied Families, Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry based on data compiled by and for Edgar Francis Waterman and compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Hartford, Connecticut: Edgar F. Waterman, 1945.

    4. [S3332] The Avery Family: The Ancestors and Descendants of Christopher Avery by Maureen A. Taylor, with contributions by Julie Helen Otto. Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2004.

    5. [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.

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

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

    8. [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., says Boston.

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

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

    11. [S2280] The Granberry Family and Allied Families, Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry based on data compiled by and for Edgar Francis Waterman and compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Hartford, Connecticut: Edgar F. Waterman, 1945., says Boston.

    12. [S3763] Babcock and Allied Families by Louis Effingham De Forest. New Haven, Connecticut: De Forest Publishing Co., 1928., says Boston.

    13. [S4165] Some Colonial Families: Avery, Brewster, Mills, Morgan, Smith, Starr, Stewart, Tracy by Eloise M. Roberts. Avard, Oklahoma, 1926., says Boston.