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61. William Clark AVERY11 was born on 24 November 1837 in Illinois.11,14 He died on 16 January 1902 at the age of 64 in Schuyler County, Illinois.11

Schuyler Co, IL, DB 27, p.245
Ira Irva & Wife to William C. Avery
Recd. Jany 31st 1859
This deed made and entered 31st Jan 1859.. Ira Irvin and Eliza Irvin his wife of Schuyler Co, Illinois of the first part and William C. Avery of the second. For the sum of $200 paid by Avery, have conveyed a parcel of land in Schuyler County: East 1/2 of the NE Quarter, Section 5, Twp 1 N, Range 2 of the fourth principal meridian, 72 acres more or less. signed Ira Irvin, Eliza Ann (+) Irvin.
Wit: James H. Browning, William P. Hall.
Deed was proved by the same and Eliza Ann examined and relinquished her dower. James H. Browning, JP

DB 28, p.408
William C. Avery to Ira Irvin
Recorded March 3rd 1860
Indenture made 11th March 1859 between William C. Avery of Schuyler County, Illinois of the first part and Ira Irvin of the second part. Sum of $200, land described as 72 acres, the East 1/2 of the NE Quarter, Section 5, Twp 1 North, Range 2 West of the 4th principal Meridian. Signed: William C. (X) Avery.
On the same day William C. Avery acknowledged the deed.

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 & wife Rebecca sold this same tract to George Little on the same day the previous deed was filed, 4 Mar 1864.[


1865 Illinois State Census. Woodstock Twp
William C. Avery: 1 male under 10. 1 male & 1 female age 20-30.


A second marriage is given in Schuyler Co IL for a William C. Avery - Mattie Morgan on 21 Sep 1868, but this must not be the same William. In 1870, William's wife in the census is still listed as Nancy. Avery file information indicates only one wife, Nancy, and she outlived William.

Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints:
William C. Avery was baptized and confirmed a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 11 February 1869 at Schuyler County, Illinois, by D. J. Wetterbee. He attended the Illinois branches at Alma and Beardstown.
Born Nov 1837. Died Jan 1902.

1870 Census.
Living with William and Nancy and their daughters Sarah & Ida in 1870 is Marshal Cubey, age 13, b. IL. William C. was 32. Nancy 28. Sarah G. 2 and Ida V., 7 months old.

1880 Census. Woodstock, Schuyler Co, IL, Hh 100
William C. Avery, 42, farmer, b. IL, father b. Ohio, mother b. N.J.
Nancy, 38, wife, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. OH
Sarah J. 12, dau. Ida Viola, 10, dau. Richard 8, son. William W. 4, son.

1900 Census. Woodstock, Schuyler, IL, Hh 67
William C. Avery, b. Nov 1837, age 62, married 29 years, b. IL, father b. Ohio, mother b. PA
Nancy, wife, b. Dec 1841, age 58, had 8 children - 3 are living, b. IL, father b. NY, mother b. Ohio

According to the Avery file, William was a preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

FindAGrave.com:
Greenlief/Pickle Cemetery, Schuyler Co IL
William C. Avery 1837-1902 Died at 64 years, 1 month, 22 days.
Nancy Black Avery 1841-1919

William Clark AVERY and Nancy BLACK were married on 28 February 1861 in Schuyler County, Illinois.40 Nancy BLACK, daughter of Bernard BLACK and Rachel OWENS, was born in December 1841 in Illinois.11 She died on 25 August 1919 at the age of 77 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois.22

Nancy Avery was baptized and confirmed a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 11 February 1869 at Schuyler County, Illinois, by D. J. Wetterbee. She attended the Illinois branches at Alma and Beardstown.
Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1910 Census. East Beardstown, Cass Co, IL, Hh 21
Moses Vail, age 44, married twice, the last time for 20 years
Sarah J., wife, 42, 3 children, all living
Oscar Y., son, 19. william L., son, 17. Oliver R., son 8.
Nancy Avery - Mother-in-law, 68, widow, 8 children - 3 are living

Illinois Deaths & Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Nancy Avery, born 15 Dec 1841, died 25 Aug 1919, Bearstown, Cass, IL, age 77. Buried 27 Aug 1919, Pickle Cemetery. Father was Barney Black, mother Rachael Owens, b. Ohio.
A copy of her death certificate found on Ancestry.com notes that the informant was Moses Vail. she died of cerebral hemorrhage (a stroke).

William Clark AVERY and Nancy BLACK had the following children:

101

i.

Marselle AVERY was born on 27 June 1863 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.22 She died on 2 October 1865 at the age of 2 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.22

102

ii.

George Edward AVERY was born on 16 October 1865 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.22 He died on 27 February 1867 at the age of 1 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.22

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iii.

Sarah Jeannette AVERY.

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iv.

Ida Viola AVERY.

105

v.

Richard AVERY was born on 24 April 1872 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.22 He died on 5 November 1881 at the age of 9 in Schuyler County, Illinois.22

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vi.

William Dudley AVERY.