Elijah AVERY

Male 1734 - 1781  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Elijah AVERY  [1
    • He served as an ensign in Capt. Gallup's company of militia, from Sept. to Nov., 1776; was captain in the eighth militia, 1780 (Conn. Men in the Rev'n, 452, 561). His name appears many times on the minutes of the town books. He was one of the committee of inspection in 1776; one of a committee that enlisted twenty-seven men for the army, April 7, 1777; selectman, 1779; was on a committee to raise the town's quota of soldiers, March 13, 1780; was one of the committee to supply clothing for the soldiers, Jan. 16, 1781 (Groton Town Records). He was killed at Fort Griswold, Sept. 6, 1781. He left a good landed estate, but his personal property suffered severely from the war.

      The stone in the Avery-Morgan Burying-ground reads:

      In memory of
      Capt. Elijah Avery
      who having filled up
      Private and Social life
      with endearing expressions
      of Tenderness & Affection
      Displayed a most brave & Heroic spirit
      In defence of Fort Griswold
      And American Liberty
      & Fell a sacrifice to british Barbarity
      Sept. 6, 1781, in the 48th
      year of his age.
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    Christened 15 Sep 1734  First Church of Groton Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Sep 1781  Killed at Fort Griswold Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I73711  Main Tree
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2014 

    Father John AVERY,   b. 4 Feb 1700, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1759, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth MORGAN,   b. 10 Jul 1710, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1749, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Between 16 Jan 1725 and 1726  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F03622  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 10 Mar 1770/71  [1
    Children 
     1. John J. AVERY,   b. 17 Mar 1776, Groton, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1857, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2014 
    Family ID F29889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S5684] "The Groton Avery Clan", Elroy McKendree Avery and Catharine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery.

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