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Captain Elijah Avery

Male 1734 - 1781  (46 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Elijah Avery 
    Title Captain 
    Born 15 Sep 1734  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Sep 1734  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Library book: The Groton Avery Clan 00266 
    Military Service Continental Army, American Revolution Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Killed at The Fort Griswold Massacre. 
    The Fort Griswold Massacre
    The Fort Griswold Massacre (17)
    The fort Griswold Battle was one of the last of the American Revolution. It occurred September 6, 1781 in a fort by the town of Groton, Connecticut. Eighty-eight brave men lost their lives. Most of them were slaughtered after the fort was surrendered. It was particularly costly to the Avery family which took a huge blow.





    Killed:

    Captain Elijah Avery

    Captain Elisha Avery

    Captain Samuel Allyn (Son of Hannah Avery)

    Captain Hubbard Burrows (Husband of Sarah Avery)

    Captain Youngs Ledyard (Son of Mary Avery)

    Lieutenant Ebenezer Avery

    Ensign Daniel Avery

    Sergeant Christopher Avery

    Sergeant Jasper Avery

    Sergeant Solomon Avery

    David Avery

    Thomas Avery

    Simeon Morgan (Son of Dorothy Avery)

    Elisha Perkins (Husband of Sarah Avery)

    Christopher Woodbridge (Son of Susannah Avery)

    Henry Woodbridge (Son of Susannah Avey)



    Wounded:

    Ensign Ebenezer Avery

    Lieutenant Park Avery

    Corporal Ebenezer Avery

    Amos Avery



    Taken Prisoner:

    Sergeant Rufus Avery

    Caleb Avery

    Captain Peter Avery


    Died 6 Sep 1781  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Captain Elijah Avery Headstone.
    Captain Elijah Avery Headstone.
    From the book; "The Battle OF Groton Heights: A Collection Of Narratives, Official Reports, Records, Etc. Storming Of Fort Griswold, The Massacre Of Its Garrison, And The Burning Of New London By British Troops Under The Command Of Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold, On The Sixth Of September, 1781." Page 203. By William H. Harris. New London, Connecticut 1888.
    Capt Elijah Avery Headstone.
    Capt Elijah Avery Headstone.
    Capt Elijah Avery Headstone.
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Person ID I35820  Nagel
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 

    Father John Avery,   b. 4 Feb 1700,   d. 11 Jul 1759  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Morgan,   b. 10 Jul 1710, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1749, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1729 
    Family ID F11430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Prudence Morgan 
    Children 
     1. Eliza Avery,   b. 1 Dec 1771  [Birth]
     2. Caleb Avery,   b. 1772  [Birth]
    +3. John J Avery,   b. 17 Mar 1776, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1857, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11445  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart