John AVERY

Male 1700 - 1759  (59 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John AVERY was born 4 Feb 1700, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was christened 26 May 1700, First Church of New London (son of James AVERY and Mary GRISWOLD); died 11 Jul 1759, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    John married Mary Elizabeth MORGAN Between 16 Jan 1725 and 1726, Groton, New London, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of William MORGAN and Margaret AVERY) was born 10 Jul 1710, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 18 May 1749, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Elijah AVERY was christened 15 Sep 1734, First Church of Groton; died 6 Sep 1781, Killed at Fort Griswold.

    John married Mary DENNIS 13 Jun 1751. Mary (daughter of Ebenezer DENNIS and Sarah HOUGH) was born 5 Apr 1713, New London, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James AVERY was born 20 Apr 1673, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of James AVERY, Jr. and Deborah STALLYON); died 18 Sep 1754, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan burying ground.

    Notes:

    Name:
    James Avery and his wife were members of the church at Groton before the ordination, Nov. 22, 1727. He was brander of horses for Groton, 1705; constable, 1707-8; on list of freemen, 1708-11. He was selectman from 1731 to 1742 inclusive, and moderator most of that time. He was deputy to the general court for fifteen terms (1715-1731); justice for New London County, 1726-1735; guardian of the Pequot Indians after his father's death; commissioned ensign of the first company of the Groton train band, 1716; lieut., 1721; capt., 1728 (Conn. Col. Rec., 5:489, 548, 572 & 6:2, 42, 270, 439, 514 & &:2, 88, 124, 149, 152, 191, 250, 293, 311, 346) He was often called James Avery, 3d. In 1730, he was one of the committee to take care of the town guns. He was given lot No. 18, in the division of the common lands.....

    James married Mary GRISWOLD 1696, New London, Connecticut. Mary (daughter of John GRISWOLD and Mary BEMIS) was born 02 Feb 1673, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; died 26 Nov 1750, Groton, New London County, Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan burying ground. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Mary GRISWOLD was born 02 Feb 1673, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA (daughter of John GRISWOLD and Mary BEMIS); died 26 Nov 1750, Groton, New London County, Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan burying ground.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 01 Feb 1673, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
    • Birth: Between 1676 and 1680

    Children:
    1. James AVERY was born 27 May 1697/98, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was christened 29 Aug 1697, First Church of New London; died 02 May 1759, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    2. 1. John AVERY was born 4 Feb 1700, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was christened 26 May 1700, First Church of New London; died 11 Jul 1759, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. Ebenezer AVERY was born 29 Mar 1703/04, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 11 Jul 1780, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Morgan Avery Cemetery.
    4. Elihu AVERY was born 29 Jul 1708.
    5. Mary AVERY was born 23 Feb 1709/10.
    6. Hannah AVERY was born 07 Apr 1712.
    7. Prudence AVERY was born 21 Mar 1714/15.
    8. Thomas AVERY was born 1717.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James AVERY, Jr.James AVERY, Jr. was born 15 Dec 1646, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA (son of Capt James AVERY and Joanna GREENSLADE); died 22 Aug 1728, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 15 Dec 1646, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts
    • Death: 22 Aug 1748, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA

    Notes:

    Name:
    He received numerous tracts of land from his father, one (March 28 1679) being enough to make up a hundred acres "near the cart path that goes to John Morgans, near the county road." May 29, 1702, Capt. james and Capt John Avery, Ephraim and Joseph Myner sold thee hundred acres of land in Preston called Pachaug.

    James Avery early disposed of his land on the General Neck, land that came to him from his father and grandfather, and lived on the east side of the river. Like his father, he took an important part in the affairs of the colony. He took the oath of freeman, Oct. 14, 1669. he was several times selectman of Groton, also justice of the peace; he was deputy from New London to the general court seven times (1690-1702), and from Groton nine times (1707-12); he was made sergeant of the train band, New London, June 5, 1683; he was commissioned lieutenant in May, 1690, and later became captain; he was counselor and advisor of the Pequot tribe and, in 1720, became their guardian; in 1723, he instituted suits to recover lands of which they had been deprived; he several times acted as interpreter to the council; he was often on committees to settle boundary disputes and the location of public lands, and often served on the grand jury. (See Conn Col. Rec.)

    Captain James Avery took part in various expeditions against the Indians of Massachusetts and Connecticut....

    James married Deborah STALLYON 20 Feb 1669, New London, Connecticut. Deborah (daughter of Edward STALLION and Margaret ?) was born 20 Feb 1648/49, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 27 Mar 1729, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Deborah STALLYONDeborah STALLYON was born 20 Feb 1648/49, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Edward STALLION and Margaret ?); died 27 Mar 1729, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Deborah AVERY was born 10 Aug 1671, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    2. 2. James AVERY was born 20 Apr 1673, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 18 Sep 1754, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan burying ground.
    3. Margaret AVERY was born 07 Feb 1673/74, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Jul 1755, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    4. Edward AVERY was born 20 Mar 1675/76, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 14 Mar 1759, Groton, New London County, Connecticut.
    5. Ebenezer AVERY was born 01 May 1677/78, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 16 Jun 1678, 1st Church of New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died 19 Jul 1752, Groton, New London Co., Conn..
    6. Capt Christopher AVERY was born 23 Jan 1679/80, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 28 Feb 1679/80, 1st Church of New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died 20 Jan 1753, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Christopher Avery Cemetery, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.
    7. Jonathan AVERY was born 9 Nov 1681, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; was christened 29 Mar 1682, First Church of New London, Connecticut; died Abt 1741, Cuba.
    8. Mary AVERY was born 04 Aug 1683, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died Bef 1695.
    9. Hannah AVERY was born 24 Mar 1684/85, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Sarah AVERY was born 10 May 1688, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    11. Joseph AVERY was born 09 Aug 1691, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 27 Jun 1753, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    12. Mary AVERY was christened 02 Jul 1693, 1st Church of New London, New London Co., Connecticut; died Apr 1780, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    13. Benjamin AVERY was born 1693; died 05 Dec 1772, Groton, New London Co., Conn..

  3. 6.  John GRISWOLD was born 01 Aug 1652 (son of Edward GRISWOLD and Margaret ?); died 07 Aug 1717, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Congregational Cemetery, Clinton, Conn..

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 01 Aug 1652, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

    John married Mary BEMIS 28 Nov 1672, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA. Mary (daughter of James BEMIS and Sarah DIMOND) died 27 Oct 1679. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Mary BEMIS (daughter of James BEMIS and Sarah DIMOND); died 27 Oct 1679.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Mary Bevins

    Children:
    1. John GRISWOLD was born 22 Sep 1679, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; died 14 Dec 1679, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.
    2. 3. Mary GRISWOLD was born 02 Feb 1673, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; died 26 Nov 1750, Groton, New London County, Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan burying ground.
    3. Hannah GRISWOLD was born 25 Oct 1677, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Margaret GRISWOLD was born 10 Dec 1675, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Capt James AVERYCapt James AVERY was born Abt 1620, Devonshire Co., England (son of Christopher AVERY and Margery STEPHENS); died 18 Apr 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Name:
    Captain James Avery is often spoken as the founder of the family or clan that we call the Groton Averys. That he was the only child of Christopher Avery is plainly seen by the following entry on the books of the county court of New London, Connecticut, November 24, 1683:

    "Capt. James Avery appearing in this Court and there Declaring himself the only sonn & Heir of his Father Mr. Christopher Avery deceased and that there was neither sonn or Daughter but himself was sole heir and he desiring this court would so constitute him and give him power of administration upon the said estate of his father deceased. This Court having duly considered what hath been alleadged do approve of the same and judge the said Capt. James Avery to be the right and full heir to the said estate and do give him power of administrator to the estate of Mr. Christopher Avery his deceased father,

    Attest Charles Hill rec."

    James Avery came to America with his father and lived at Gloucester for several years. He married November 10, 1643, as appears by the records of Gloucester:

    "James Avery married Joane---- November 10, 1643."
    That her name was Joanne Greenslade is learned from her letter of dismissal from the church at Boston to the one at Gloucester in 1644. The first volume of admissions of the First Church of Boston contains what little information we have been able to glean concerning Joane Greenslade. On page 63 is a list of six names of which hers stands third among the admissions as follows:

    "The 18th day of ye 4th Moneth 1643 Joan Greenslade, a single woman."

    On page 66 of the same volume is an entry showing her dismissal to the church of Gloucester: "the 17th day of ye 1at Moneth 1644 Our Sister Joan greenslade now ye wife of one James Averill of Gloster had granted hir by ye Churches silence Ires of Recomend to ye Church at Gloster."

    She, however, seems to have retained her connection with the First Church at Boston, for on page 97 of the book of admissions is the record:
    "oe Sister Joan Avery with ye Consent of ye whole church was dismist unto ye church of christ at Pekot on ye 31 of ye 6th mo 1651.".....

    He soon became active in military affairs and is generally spoken of by the title of ensign, lieutenant, or captain. The region in which he lived was formerly the chief seat of the formidable Pequot tribe that, a few years before, had been almost exterminated by the English. The Pequot Fort, taken in 1637 by Captain John Mason in command of the Connecticut troops and their Mohegan and Narragansett allies, was on the Mystic River, on the eastern line of Groton. After the Pequot War, a few survivors of that once dreaded tribe still lived in the haunts of their fathers, with the Narragansetts on the east and the Mohegans under their sachem, Uncas, near by on the west. In 1657, the Narragansetts made a wild foray and Uncas fled from the blood and fire that marked their course. He took refuge in a fort and was besieged by his unrelenting foes. but, just in time, "Lieutenant James Avery, Mr. Brewster, Richard Haughton, Samuel Lothrop, and others well armed, succeeded in throwing themselves into the fort; and the Narragansetts, fearing to engage in a conflict with the English, broke up the siege and returned home." The legislature approved the measures that had been taken for the protection of the faithful ally of the English.....

    In 1668, James Avery and Cary Latham were chosen by the town to settle the boundary line with the sachem, Uncas. The L15 that secured the desired formal deed was paid by James Avery and two others in consideration of which each received 200 acres of land from the town. Captain Avery's services seem to have been often called for by the town and by individuals in the settling of such controversies. In 1678, the commissioners, granted Captain Avery five pounds "for his good service in assisting in the government of the Pequots for sundry years."........

    James Avery represented New London as deputy to the general court for many years. The record runs as follows: May, 1659, Oct. 1660; Oct. 1661; Oct., 1664; May and July 1665; May and Oct 1667; April and May 1668; May and Oct., 1669; May, 1675. Oct 1675, he was reported as absent. He was serving his country elsewhere-raising troops for the Indian war that terminated in the great swamp fight of December 19, 1675. We find him again a member of the general court 1676; also May and Oct., 1677; May, 1678; Oct., 1679; Oct., 1680 oct., 1682; May, 1683, May and July, 1684; May and Oct., 1685; Oct., 1686......

    In studying the record of those days, the careful student is strongly impressed with the fact that Capt. James Avery was a very remarkable man. Living as he did in stirring times, he was a leader among strong men, enjoying their confidence and respect because he deserved them. Especially is it to be noted that, although the state took cognizance of affairs that we now call private and interfered in the details of family life and personal relations in a way that would not now be tolerated, he was never censured or "presented" for any shortcoming or alleged dereliction of duty or propriety. Eminent in all the relations of life, his descendants look upon him with pride and affection as one SANS PEUR ET SANS REPROCHE.

    James married Joanna GREENSLADE 10 Nov 1643, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Joanna was born Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England; died 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Joanna GREENSLADEJoanna GREENSLADE was born Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England; died 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Hannah AVERY was born 12 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Aug 1721, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried 24 Aug 1721, Taugwonk, New London, Connecticut.
    2. 4. James AVERY, Jr. was born 15 Dec 1646, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 22 Aug 1728, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    3. Mary AVERY was born 9 Feb 1647/48, Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts; died 02 Feb 1697/98, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Thomas AVERY was born 06 May 1651, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 05 Jan 1735/36, Montville, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    5. John AVERY was born 10 Feb 1654, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 17 Apr 1724, North Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    6. Rebecca AVERY was born 06 Oct 1656, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 28 Apr 1707.
    7. Jonathan AVERY was born 05 Jan 1657/58, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Aug 1681, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Christopher AVERY was born 30 Apr 1661, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 08 Dec 1683, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Samuel AVERY was born 14 Aug 1664, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; died 01 May 1723, Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.
    10. Joanna AVERY was born 1669, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died Between 1670 and 1763.

  3. 10.  Edward STALLION was born , England.

    Edward — Margaret ?. Margaret was born , England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Margaret ? was born , England.
    Children:
    1. 5. Deborah STALLYON was born 20 Feb 1648/49, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA; died 27 Mar 1729, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut; was buried , Avery-Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
    2. Sarah STALLYON was born Abt 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA.

  5. 12.  Edward GRISWOLD was born 1607, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England (son of Unknown GRISWOLD); died 1687.

    Edward — Margaret ?. Margaret died 30 Aug 1670, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Margaret ? died 30 Aug 1670, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. Anna GRISWOLD was born 19 Aug 1642.
    2. Mary GRISWOLD was born 05 Oct 1644.
    3. John GRISWOLD was born 1635; died 1642.
    4. Francis GRISWOLD was born 1629; died Between Oct 1671 and 1674.
    5. Deborah GRISWOLD was born 28 Jun 1646, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Between 17 Feb 1716 and 1717, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Joseph GRISWOLD was born 22 Mar 1648; died 14 Nov 1716.
    7. George GRISWOLD was born 1632; died 03 Sep 1704.
    8. 6. John GRISWOLD was born 01 Aug 1652; died 07 Aug 1717, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Congregational Cemetery, Clinton, Conn..
    9. Samuel GRISWOLD was born 18 Nov 1649; died 06 Jul 1672.
    10. Sarah GRISWOLD was born 1630; died 06 Nov 1715, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

  7. 14.  James BEMIS

    James — Sarah DIMOND. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Sarah DIMOND (daughter of John DIMOND and Rebecca BEMIS).

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of John and Rebecca (Bemis) Dimond

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary BEMIS died 27 Oct 1679.