Married by Lyndes L. Latimer, JP. Consent of her father Minard Pickle. Witness: David Avery Jr.
Living in the household of William & Margaret in 1850, is Barbara Pickle, age 56, born in New Jersey. Margaret's mother.
MARGARET PICKLE and WILLIAM AVERY were married on 25 February 1828 in Franklin County, Ohio.1,12,13 WILLIAM AVERY9,12,13,14, son of DANIEL AVERY and SARAH SARGENT, was born on 11 May 1803 in Otsego County, New York.9,12,15 He was blessed on 8 January 1846 at by John Smith, Patriarch in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.16 He died on 14 July 1870 at the age of 67 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.15
According to email correspondence (and the LDS Ancestral File) William's father was Daniel Avery Jr, his father was Daniel, his father was David, his father was Robert. This is yet to be confirmed. There are some serious problems with the years between generations and some of the locations in this material. However, since I first received the database, I have been able to find enough documentation that I believe that lineage is correct.
The link from William to his father Daniel is proved by circumstance and proximity. [also by the recipt of William's Patriarchal Blessing which states his parents were Daniel & Sarah.] They were in Franklin Co, Ohio, together. They came to Schuyler Co, IL at the same. Solomon Wixom, an elder in the Mormon church and William's brother-in-law, kept a Dairy. A Few of his entries make substantiate these relationships. On the 6 of Aug 1835, he said "Then went to the Avery's and baptized four more, Margaret Avery, the wife of William Avery, and Margaret, the wife of Dan Avery, and Sarah Avery and her daughter." On the Sabbath, the 7th of Feb 1836, Wixom held a meeting at William Avery's; and on Wednesday at Father Avery's. On Monday, 14 Feb 1836, Wixom was married to Sarah Avery [the daughter of "Father" Daniel Avery & his wife Sarah]. A later note refers to the laying of hands on Brother William Avery's child who had been scalded very bad. "The fire came out and in the morning it was perfectly well". He had also laid hands on Mother Avery and his own wife and child, all who recovered immediately. He mentions several other meetings as Father Avery's [obviously his father-in-law].
William Avery and Margaret Pickle were married by Lyndes L. Latimer, JP, in Franklin Co OH
1840 Census, Schuyler Co IL, Precinct 4, p.112. William Avery, 1m -5 [William], 1m 10-15 [Philo], 1m 30-40 [William]; 2f -5 [Elisabeth & Mary J], 1f 10-15 [Sarah], 1f 30-40 [Margaret]
William Avery was paid for 6 days of Jury duty on the Grand Jury in Schuyler Co IL, April Term 1842.
The family of William Avery lived next door to Ira & Eliza Irwin in 1850. Mary J. born 1835 seems to be the first of their children born in Illinois. The oldest daughter of William & Margaret, Sarah who married Goveneur Butterfield, was in the household just before theirs. Sarah appeared to have a 3 year old son William and a year old daughter named Almira. The children of William & Margaret living at home were Philo, Mary J., William, Joseph, Emma, David, and Solomon. Also living with them was Barbara Pickle, age 63, probably Margaret's mother.
In 1860, Eliza J. Roberts, age 20, born in VA lived with William & Margaret Avery. Their children still at home were William, age 23, Joseph 21, David 14, Solomon 11, Hiram 8, Margaret 6, and Rosetta 4. Daughter Emma, married to Willis Lewis was the next household enumerated, and they had a year old son named Elias. "Philow" was next. Philo and Rebecca had Allis 8, Sarah 4, and Joseph 2, as well as Isaac "Peckell" age 25 living with them. The family enumerated after Philo was his sister Mary J. and her husband Elbridge [spelled Abbridge] Morrell and their two-year-old Samantha. The next three households were Irvins - first Elizabeth Ann Avery's in-laws, Robert & Lavina; then her husband's brother Harrison and his family; then Eliza A. and Ira with William age 9, Edith 4 and Robert F. 2. This accounts for the entire Avery family with the exception of oldest daughter Sarah and her husband Governour Butterfield.
1865 Illinois State Census. Woodstock. On the same page with Robert & Ira Irwin.
The following data was found online, but I was able to order a copy of the Patriarchal Blessing of William Avery from the LDS Church. Most importantly it does state that William Avery was the son of Daniel & Sarah Avery and was born May 11, 1803 in Otsego County, New York.
I have seen an alternate death date of 21 Dec 1867 - no proof for either date. Neither William nor Margaret appear in the 1870 Census.
MARGARET PICKLE and WILLIAM AVERY had the following children: