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Sergeant Jasper Avery

Male 1744 - 1781  (~ 36 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Jasper Avery 
    Title Sergeant 
    Christened 21 Oct 1744  Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Library book: The Groton Avery Clan 00301 
    Military Service Continental Army, American Revolution Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was 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 
    Siblings 8 siblings 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I35831  Nagel
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2019 

    Father Parke Avery,   b. 9 Dec 1710,   d. 4 Mar 1797  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Latham,   b. Abt 1716,   d. 11 Jun 1773  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1735 
    Family ID F11431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Smith,   c. 6 Oct 1751, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1789  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Cyrus Avery,   b. 15 Nov 1768, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1831, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [Birth]
     2. Mary Avery  [Birth]
     3. Elizabeth Avery,   b. 16 Oct 1772  [Birth]
    +4. Jasper Avery  [Birth]
     5. Sally Avery  [Birth]
     6. Frederick Avery  [Birth]
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F12218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart