James AVERY

Male 1698 - 1759  (60 years)


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  • Name James AVERY  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • He was tythingman, 1730; constable, 1733; justice of the peace from 1736 to 1741; deputy to the general court, 1736, 1737; commissioned lieutenant of the first military company of Groton, Oct. 1738 (Conn. Col. Rec., 8:195). His commission, signed by Gov. Talcott, is in the possession of the family. He was a member of the school committee, 1745; deacon of the First Church of Groton, 1748. In his will, dated April 30, 1759, he mentioned wife, Elizabeth; sons, James, David, Peter, John and Aaron, to each of whom he gave a farm, and among whom he divided his swords and arms, giving to James his "Silvered Helted Swoard;" daus., Elizabeth Starr, Prudence Avery, and Hannah Avery (New London Wills, G:367). [1]
    Christened 29 Aug 1697  First Church of New London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 27 May 1697/98  Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 May 1759  Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I03039  Main Tree
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 

    Father James AVERY,   b. 20 Apr 1673, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1754, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary GRISWOLD,   b. 02 Feb 1673, Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1750, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1696  New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Family ID F25051  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth SMITH,   b. 17 Nov 1700, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1761, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1710  Groton, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married 13 Dec 1719  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 
    +1. Prudence AVERY,   b. 16 Mar 1732, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1809, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     2. Peter AVERY,   b. 22 Feb 1730, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1807, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F02984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 May 1697/98 - Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1710 - Groton, Mass. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1719 - Groton, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 02 May 1759 - Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5684] "The Groton Avery Clan", Elroy McKendree Avery and Catharine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery.

    2. [S02984] RootsWeb: Freepages - Some Descendants of Thomas Wheeler.

    3. [S03166] RootsWeb: World Connect - Leporacci, by: Eva-Marie Leporacci.

    4. [S03445] The Family Forest Descendants of Sir Robert Parke, Bruce Harrison, (Name: Name: Millisecond Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    5. [S04079] "The Griswold Family" England-America by Glenn E. Griswold, Edward of Windsor, Conn., Francis of Cambridge, Mass., Matthew of Lyme, Conn., Michael of Weathersfield, Mass.

    6. [S03412] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Griswold and Groton.