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Captain James Avery

Captain James Avery

Male Abt 1620 - 1700  (~ 80 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name James Avery 
    Title Captain 
    Born Abt 1620  Abbotskerswell, Teignbridge District, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration / Naturalization 1640 
    Biographical Information 1650 
    About 1650 James came to the area which would become known as New London, Connecticut. 
    James Avery House
    James Avery House
    In 1656 James built a house that would stand for over two centuries. It became known as the "Avery Hive". It might still be standing today but in 1894 a spark from a passing locomotive landed on the roof of the house and the resulting fire destroyed it.

    From "The Battle of Groton Heights, A Story of the Storming of Fort Griswold, Containing Also, The Narrative of Rufus Avery, From the Original Manuscript and Other Interesting Matter". Published Bingham Paper Box Company, New London, Connecticut, 1903 Page 21.
    Avery Memorial.
    Avery Memorial.
    In 1900 the Avery Memorial was dedicated. A tall granite column topped off with a bronze bust of James. The nearby piles of stone are the remnants of the homes chimneys. The base is engraved with the generations of Averys that occupied the home.

    Captain James Avery 1656-1700
    Captain James Avery Jr. 1700-1728
    Colonel Ebenezer Avery 1728-1752
    Elder Park Avery 1752-1797
    Lieutenant Park Avery Jr. 1797-1821
    Youngs Avery 1821-1837
    Park William Avery 1837-1868
    James Denison Avery 1868-1894

    Picturesque New London and its environs, Groton, Mystic, Montville, Waterford, at the commencement of the twentieth century; notable features of interest, by American Book Exchange, New London, Connecticut, 1901. Page 190.
    Military Service Continental Army, King Phillips War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Apr 1700  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated Smith Lake Cemetery, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I35563  Nagel
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2018 

    Father Christopher Avery,   b. Abt 1590, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687, Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 97 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mrs Avery 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F11381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joanna Greenslade,   b. 1622, Exeter, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1693, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1643 
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Avery,   b. 11 Oct 1644, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. James Avery,   b. 15 Dec 1646, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1748, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 101 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary Avery,   b. 19 Feb 1848  [Birth]
    +4. John Avery,   b. 10 Feb 1654  [Birth]
    +5. Thomas Avery,   b. 6 May 1651,   d. 5 Jan 1737  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     6. Rebecca Avery,   b. 6 Oct 1656  [Birth]
     7. Johnathan Avery,   b. 5 Jan 1658,   bur. 15 Sep 1681  (Age ~ 23 years)  [Birth]
     8. Christopher Avery,   b. 30 Apr 1661,   d. 8 Dec 1683  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Samuel Avery,   b. 14 Aug 1664, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1723, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     10. Joanna Avery,   b. 1669  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail Ingraham 
    Married 4 Jul 1698 
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11384  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart