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Seventh Generation

53. Philo AVERY10 was born in 1830 in Ohio.10,13 He died on 22 September 1910 at the age of 80 in Mason County, Illinois.21

Living with Philo's family in 1860 is Isaac "Peckell" age 25, born in Ohio. He is likely an uncle - Margaret, mother of Philo, did have a brother named Isaac, but that Isaac would be more likely age 35 in 1860. Isaac was apparently mentally handicapped and may not have appeared his age. In 1870, Isaac was living with Philo's sister - in his old age he was admitted to the almshouse as a pauper and feebleminded.
In the 1870 Census, Rebecca has apparently passed away as she isn't present. Mary A., Sarah, Joseph, George, William & Henry are all living with their father. Philo's name is given as Philip in this census.

DB 31, p.23
William C. Avery to Philow Avery, 4 Mar 1861.
William C. Avery and Nancy his wife to Philow Avery for $300. The SE 1/4 of the NE Quarter of Section 31, Twp 2N, Range 2 West. 40 acres. Signed by Avery; Nancy made her mark. Deed acknowledged and Nancy relinquished dower the same day.

DB 32, p.162
Wm C Avery & wife Nancy to Philo Avery. 25 Aug 1863.
For $250. The East half of the South half of the NW Quarter, Section 31, Twp 2N, Range 2W. Acknowledged and dower released on the same day. Filed 4 Mar 1864
Philo sold this tract and made a nice profit...
DB 32, p.163
Philo Avery & wife Rebecca to George Little. 4 Mar 1864. For $465. The East half of the South half of the NW 1/4 of Section 31, T2N, R2W. Signed: Philo Avery, Rebecca X Avery.
Wit: James L. Anderson, County Judge & ex officio JP. The deed was acknowledged the same day and filed. Rebecca relinquished dower.

1865 Illinois State Census. Woodstock Twp.
Philo Avery: 4 males and 1 female under 10; 1 female 10-20; 1 male & 1 female age 30-40; a total of 5 males, 3 females in the household.

1870. Woodstock Twp, Schuyler Co IL, p.o. Rushville Hh 46
"Philip" Avery, 38, Farmer, b. IL as was the whole family
[wife has apparently died since the birth of Henry in 1868]
Mary A. 18. Sarah 14. Joseph 11. George W. 9. William 7. Henry 2.

Philo AVERY and Rebecca HASLETT were married on 6 February 1851 in Schuyler County, Illinois.10,22 Rebecca HASLETT, daughter of William HASLETT, was born in 1837 in Illinois.10 She died before 1870 at the age of 33.10

Birth year given as 22 in 1850 census which would make her a 13-year-old bride - I believe this is an error.

Not in the 1870 Census with the family. Died sometime after Henry was born in 1868 and before this Census.

Philo AVERY and Rebecca HASLETT had the following children:



Mary Allis AVERY was born in 1852 in Schuyler County, Illinois.10



Sarah AVERY was born in 1856 in Schuyler County, Illinois.10



Joseph C. AVERY.



George W. AVERY was born in 1861 in Illinois.10 Married Mary Howard on 25 Apr 1884, Schuyler Co IL



William AVERY was born in 1863 in Illinois.10



Henry AVERY was born in 1868 in Illinois.10

Philo AVERY and Louisa J. VANAMOUR were married on 24 July 1871 in Schuyler County, Illinois.23 Louisa J. VANAMOUR, daughter of Amos VANAMOUR, was born (date unknown).

Philo AVERY and Elizabeth TURNER were married on 24 August 1876 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois.21 Elizabeth TURNER was born (date unknown).