Capt William AVERY

Male 1724 - 1787  (62 years)


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  • Name William AVERY  [1, 2
    • William Avery was town clerk and treasurer of Groton from Jan. 27, 1768, until his death in 1787. During the Revolution he served on many war committees.....

      September 21, 1779, William Avery was chosen to represent the town at a general convention to be held at hartford. he was also on a committee that year to obtain soldiers for the town's quota. In 1780, he was one of the committee to raise a bounty for the soldiers. He was also on a committee to see if Groton possessed any public lands that could be sold for that purpose. In 1781, he and four others were appointed to assess the estates of the town and to raise 198 pounds, "solid money," for bounties for the soldiers.

      On a stone in the Starr cemetery is the following:

      "This monument, sacred to the memory of William Avery, Esq., who departed this life, May 4, A Dom., 1787, in the 63rd year of his age.

      The wise, the just, the pious and the brave,
      Live in their death and flourish in their grave,
      Grain laid in earth repays the pleasant care,
      And evening suns but set to rise more fair." [1]
    Prefix Capt 
    Born 25 Nov 1724  Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 May 1787  Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I73709  Main Tree
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary LATHAM,   b. 18 Feb 1698/9, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1754, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 25 Jun 1719  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F29892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary DOLBEARE,   b. 19 Aug 1740, New London, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1774, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 16 Sep 1761  Groton, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F29888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hannah WOODBRIDGE,   b. 18 Jan 1743, Upper Mystic, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1831  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1775  Groton, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F29887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1724 - Groton, New London County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Sep 1761 - Groton, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Mar 1775 - Groton, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 May 1787 - Groton, New London County, 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. [S9806] Andrew Warde and His Descendants 1597-1910 , George K. Ward, A.M.