LEAVES of the TREE
Descendants of Thomas Avery of New HampshireThe surname Avery is seen with multiple and widely varying spellings. And many times the various spellings are preceeded by the given name Thomas. Certainly more than one man named Thomas Avery lived in Portsmouth and Greenland in what is now New Hampshire, but was once part of Massachusetts. There may well have been multiple Johns and Roberts as well. This has caused confusion and contradiction concerning this man and his descendants. The generations have been given questionable dates - such as brothers born some 45 years apart. Records have been stated that suggest the same man was living in two divergent places at the same time. Locations have been misstated as areas that did not yet exist. This Thomas Avery probably did not come to America on the Mary and John, and he did not ever live at Salem or Groton in Massachusetts.
I am very sure that the lineage of this family as most often seen in online databases cannot be quite correct. I have arranged the family somewhat differently from what you will find in other databases; just my opinion based on the records I have found and you are welcome to disagree. I am always open to discussion and corrections, but please do not cite online databases that are not backed by documentary proof.
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