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Sergeant Christopher Avery

Male 1760 - 1781  (21 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Christopher Avery 
    Title Sergeant 
    Born 6 Sep 1760  Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    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 
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    Person ID I35928  Nagel
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 

    Father George Avery,   b. 2 Sep 1724, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1785, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eunice Avery,   b. 19 Dec 1739, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1807, Groton, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F11460  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart