Samuel AVERY

Male 1664 - 1723  (58 years)


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  • Name Samuel AVERY  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Like his brothers, Samuel Avery was an extensive land owner. he bought the rights of his brothers, Thomas and John, in their grandfather's land on the General neck, in 1685. In 1693, he received from his father, James Avery the homestead farm on which his father was then living. Uncas, the Indian chief, deeded to him several hundred acres of land, the consideration being an Indian woman, Betty, who was one of the captives taken by James Avery in the King Philip war. Samuel Avery spent most of his life on his farm in Groton and there his children were born. He calls himself husbandman and merchant. he early took a leading part in Groton affairs. In December, 1705, he and his brother James were members of a committee to make up the accounts with New London. Upon the legal organization of the town, December 1, 1705, he was made first townsman and moderator; he held that office until his death. He was one of the committee authorized in 1706 to sell two hundred acres of the town's land to pay its debts. When the schoolmaster was engaged, May 28, 1706, to tach the children in the different houses until the school-house was built, he was to teach first in Mr. Samuel Avery's house. April 12, 1710, Samuel Avery was one of the commission to allot lands. March 20, 1715-16, he was a member of a committee to seat the meeting-house. He was town clerk from 1718 until his death, and justice of the peace from 1719 to 1722 inclusive. In the division of the Nawayunk (Noank) lands, he received lot No. 35.

      He also took an important part in the affairs of state, being deputy to the general court from New London in 1693, and from Groton in 1709, 1716, 1718 and 1719. He possessed the same military spirit as his brothers, being commissioned ensign by the general court in May, 1705, lieutenant in may, 1710, and captain in May, 1716.

      May 15, 1717, he was witness to a deed given by his father to his brother James....

      Samuel Avery, the youngest of four brothers, was the first of them to die, May 1, 1723. he was buried in Ledyard, then the northern part of Groton. His widow, Susannah Avery, was in full communion "at the ordination" of the First Church of Groton, Nov. 22, 1727. She died Oct. 2, 1747, at Groton. [1]
    Born 14 Aug 1664  Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 May 1723  Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6
    Person ID I03079  Main Tree
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2014 

    Father Capt James AVERY,   b. Abt 1620, Devonshire Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1700, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
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    Mother Joanna GREENSLADE,   b. Abt 1622, Devonshire Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1693, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
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    Married 10 Nov 1643  Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7
    Family ID F03500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah PALMES,   b. 1665, Swamsea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1747, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1686  Swansea, Bristol Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mary AVERY,   b. 10 Jan 1695, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1739, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [Birth]
     2. Christopher AVERY,   b. 10 Feb 1697, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1768, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +3. Humphrey AVERY,   b. 04 Jul 1699, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1778, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F08035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Aug 1664 - Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 May 1723 - Ledyard, 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. [S01665] Ahnentafel of Susannah Starks by Rod Schroeder.

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

    4. [S03286] RootsWeb: World Connect - They Came To Milton by Jon Saunders.

    5. [S03420] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New London.

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

    7. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.