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3. Hannah AVERY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (James , Christopher ) was born 11 Oct 1644 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 22 Aug 1721 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Taugwonk, North Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 79 & 80.
    Was born Oct 11 1644, at Gloucester, Mass.; m. June 20, 1666, at New London, Conn, Ephraim Minor, son of Thomas and Grace (Palmer) Minor, of Stonington, Conn. He was baptized May 1, 1642, at Hingham, Mass. He lived at Stonington, Conn.; was a farmer; freeman, 1669; deputy to the general court, 1676, 1677, 1781, 1690-1693, 1699, 1701-1706, 1713; lieutenant of train band. He served in the King Philip war and for his service received arable land and cedar swamp in Voluntown.
   Thomas Minor, the father of Ephraim, in his famous diary, records: April, 1666: "The 11th day wensday The maoth was made up between Ephraim and hanah Averie I gave the 2 horses to Ephraim and Joseph to buy Their weding suts sabath day the 15th Sabath day 22 Ephraim and hanah Averie was put over the meeting house dore."
    In June of the same year he writes: "wedsday the 20, our Ephraim was married."
    "Ephraim sonn of Thomas Minor and Hanah daughter of James Averie were married ye 20 day of June 1666 by me Obediah Bruen." (Stonington Records.)
    From Minor's diary we learn that Ephraim was one of the nine who "begun the Church at Stonington in June 1674."
    The records often read: "Church met at Ephraim Minor's house."
    Mrs. Hannah Minor died Aug. 22, 1721; Mr. Ephraim Minor died May 19, 1724, both at Stonington, Conn.

MINOR'S DIARY, by Thomas Minor,
    Feb. 1674-5. "the 28 day was sabath day Ephraim's wife was ppounded to the Chruch.
    "The 14. of March 1675. Hanah minor Ephraim's wife was admitted."

THOMAS MINOR DESCENDANTS, by John Augustus Miner. pp. 21.
   Hannah died 22 August 1721 and is buried in Taugwonk, North Stonington.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, pages 201.
    3. Hannah, b. at Glouscester, Oct. 11, 1644, m. Ephraim Miner, June 20, 1666, (No. 15) that family.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 260.
    Elizabeth Miner (No. 42), daughter of Ephraim and Hannah (Avery) Miner.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 466.
    15. Ephraim, bapt. in Hingham, Mass, May 1, 1642, m. Hannah Avery, Jan. 20, 1766.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 467.
    Ephriam Miner (No. 15) married Hannah Avery June 20, 1666 (No. 3), that family.

Hannah married Ephraim MINER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, son of Thomas MINOR and Grace PALMER, on 20 Jun 1666 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. Ephraim was christened 1 May 1642 in Hingham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. He died 16 May 1724 in Narragansett, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Taugwonk Cemetery, North Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Ephraim was christened 1 May 1642 in Hingham, MA.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 79, 80.
    He lived at Stonington, CT, was a farmer, freeman, 1669, deputy to the general court, 1676, 1677, 1681, 1693, 1699, 1701-05, 1713; lieutenant of train band. He served in the King Philip war and for his service received arable land and cedar swamp in Voluntown, CT.

SWAMP YANKEE, by James Allyn, page 34.
    Ephriam was thirteen years old when his family left Hingham. There he had known eleven year old Hannah Avery, daughter of James Avery. Ten years later they were married after the Averys moved to Groton. He faught in King Philip's War when he was thrity-three. He left ten children, and was buried at Taugwonk.

THOMAS MINOR DESCENDANTS 1608-1981, by John Augustus Miner, Trevett, ME 1981, pages 20, 21, 22.
    He was an Ensign in 1675 and 1699 and a Lieut. in King Philip's war in 1714. He died 16 May 1724 in Stonington and is buried in Taugwonk, North Stonington. A large stone bearing the Minor Coat of Arms carved in it lies over his grave.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 260.
    Elizabeth Miner (No. 42), daughter of Ephraim and Hannah (Avery) Miner.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 376.
    Hannah, daughter of Ephraim Miner (No. 40), Miner family.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 466.
    15. Ephraim, bapt. in Hingham, Mass, May 1, 1642, m. Hannah Avery, Jan. 20, 1766.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 467.
    Ephriam Miner (No. 15) married Hannah Avery June 20, 1666 (No. 3), that family. He was buried at Taugwonk. He served in King Phillip's war.

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They had the following children:

  13 F i
Hannah MINER was born 5 Apr 1667 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 25 May 1667 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 467.
    Not listed.
+ 14 M ii Ephraim MINER was born 22 Jun 1668 and died 19 Feb 1739/1740.
  15 M iii
Thomas MINER 1, 2 was born 17 Dec 1669 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 16 Jun 1672 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 8 Sep 1688 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 80.
    Unmarried.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 467.
    39. Thomas, b. Dec. 17, 1669, died 1688.
+ 16 F iv Hannah MINER was born 20 Apr 1671.
+ 17 F v Rebecca MINER was born 17 Sep 1672 and died 15 Jan 1746.
+ 18 F vi Elizabeth MINER was born 30 Apr 1674.
  19 M vii
Samuel MINER 1 was born 9 Dec 1675 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died before 1680 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 467.
    43. Samuel, b. Dec. 1676, died young.
  20 F viii
Deborah MINER was born 15 Apr 1677 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 3 Jun 1677 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died Aug 1678 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 467.
    Not listed.
+ 21 F ix Deborah MINER was born 29 Apr 1678 and died 8 Sep 1697.
  22 M x
Samuel MINER 1, 2, 3, 4 was born 28 Aug 1680 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 13 Mar 1680 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 8 Dec 1717 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 80.
    Ensign in train band.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 339.
    56. Ann, b. Oct. 3, 1684, m. 1st Samuel Minor (No. 45).

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 342.
    Ann (No. 56), daughter of Capt. John Denison, and widow of Samuel Minor.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    45. Samuel Miner, b. Aug. 1681, m. Anna Denison, April, 1702 (No. 56), that family.
       
Samuel married Anna DENISON 1, 2, daughter of John Borodell DENISON and Phebe LAY, on 7 Apr 1702 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Anna was born 3 Oct 1684 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts and was christened 13 Feb 1685 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 339.
    56. Ann, b. Oct. 3, 1684, m. 1st Samuel Minor (No. 45); 2d, Edward Denison (No. 5(), of Westerly, Rhode Island.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 342.
    Edward Denison (No. 59) had two wives: second wife was his cousin, Ann (No. 56), daughter of Capt. John Denison, and widow of Samuel Minor, to whom he was married March 2, 1718.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    45. Samuel Miner, b. Aug. 1681, m. Anna Denison, April, 1702 (No. 56), that family.
+ 23 M xi James MINER was christened 9 Apr 1682 and died 3 Jun 1726.
+ 24 F xii Grace MINER was born Sep 1683.
+ 25 M xiii John MINER was born 19 Apr 1685 and died 1717.
  26 M xiv
Son MINER 1 was born 22 May 1687 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 22 May 1687 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    49a. twin son, b. March 21, 1687, died same day.
  27 M xv
Daughter MINER 1 was born 22 May 1687 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 22 May 1687 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    49a. twin daughter, b. March 21, 1687, died same day.

4. James AVERY Jr. 1, 2, 3 (James , Christopher ) was born 15 Dec 1646 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 22 Aug 1728 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried 24 Aug 1728.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    James Avery Jun. sonn of James Avery, was marryed unto Deborah ye daughter of Edward Stallyon - 20th of February 1669.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 80-102.
   Was born Dec. 16, 1646, at Gloucester, Mass. He married Feb. 20, 1669, at New London, Conn Deborah Stallyon, daughter of Edward and Margaret Stallyon. The New London town records for 1669 contains the following entry:
    "James Avery jun, sonn of James Avery was marryed unto Deborah ye daughter of Edward Stallyon - 20 of February."
Feb. 12, 1670, James Avery's wife Deborah was baptized in the First Church, New London.
    Jan. 12, 1670/1, Edward Stallyon and Margaret, his wife, deeded land to their son-in-law, James Avery, jun., which land they gave him with their daughter. "Debora, his now wife." Also a farm, upland and meadow, in or about Birch Playne on both sides of the river or creek which Stoney Brook runs into, with house and barn, &c.; provided it is agreed James Avery is to keep for the use of the said Edward Stallyon and Margaret his wife during their life 12 head of cattle which he is to keep and look to both summer and winter. This document is signed by Edward Stallyon and James Avery. (New London Deeds, 5:18)
    He received numerous tracts of land from his father, one (March 28, 1679) being enough to make up a hundred acres "near the cart path that goes to John Morgans, near the county road." May 29, 1702, Capt. James-3 and Capt. John-3 Avery, Ephraim and Joseph Myner sold three hundred acres of land in Preston called Pachaug.
  James-3 Avery early disposed of his land on the General Neck, land that came to him from his father and grandfather, and lived on the east side of the river. Like his father, he took an important part in the affairs of the colony. The took the oath of freeman, Oct. 14, 1669. He was several times selectman of Groton, also justice of the peace; he was deputy from New London to the general court seven times (1690-1702), and from Groton nine times (1707-12); he was made sergeant of the train band, New London, June 5, 1683; he was commissioned lieutenant in May, 1690, and later became captain; he was counselor and advisor of the Pequot tribe and, in 1720, became their guardian; in 1723, he instituted suits to recover lands of which they had been deprived; he several times acted as interpreter to the council; he was often on committees to settle boundary disputes and the location of public lands, and often served on the grand jury. (See Conn. Col. Rec.)

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.
    4. James, b. at Glouscestor, Dec. 15, 1646, m. Deborah Sterling, or Stallyon, Feb. 18, 1669.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard Ansel Wheeler, pages 201.
    Lieut. James Avery, Jr., (No. 4) m. Deborah, daughter of Edward Sterling, or Stallyon, Feb. 18, 1669. Like his father he was an important man of affairs. Their names are first in the list of those who were in full communion in the church of Groton, in the old church record, begun by John Owen, pastor, before 1727. He was lieutenant in the Connecticut Colonial forces during the frontier wars. Mr. and Mrs. Avery are buried near the centre of athe west burying ground at Pequonoc. He d. August. 22, 1748; she d. Mar. 27, 1729.

James married Deborah STALLYON 1, daughter of Edward STALLYON and Margaret, on 20 Feb 1669 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. Deborah was born 20 Feb 1649/1650 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 27 Mar 1729 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 80 & 81.
    Daughter of Edward and Margaret Stallyon.
    Feb 12, 1670, James Avery's wife Deborah was bap. in the First Chruch, New London.
    Jan. 12, 1670/1, Edward Stallyon and Margaret, his wife deeded land to their son-in-law, James Avery, Jun., which land they gave him with their daughter, "Debora, his now wife;" also a farm, upland and meadow, in or about Birch Playne on both sides of the river or creek which Stoney Brook runs into, with house and barn, &c.; provided it is agreed James Avery is to keep for the use of the said Edward Stallyon and Margaret his wife during their life 12 head of cattle which he is to keep and look to both summer and winter. This document is signed by Edward Stallyon and James Avery. (New London Deeds, 5:18.)

  Sources: Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London, CT; Early
History of the 1st Church of Christ of New London; New London Vitals; NEHGR
50/485; Diary of Joshua Hempstead; Groton Avery Clan; National Society,
Daughters of Colonial Wars.
  Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London, Connecticut, says three
things in three different places: Name is (1) Stallyon and (2) Stallyon or
Sterling, and that (3) she was the daughter of Edward Sterling of Stallyon
Others also say she was a Sterling. There was a place name in Connecticut
called Stallion Hill. Some say the name could originally have been Sterling.
  Deborah was baptized in the 1st Church of New London on Feb. 12, 1670 (which
is about a year after her marriage), according to The Groton Avery Clan.
  "The Early History of the 1st Church of Christ of New London, Conn." says
she was baptized 1 Feb. 1670. Her husband, James Avery, was listed as a member
of the church before 5 Oct. 1670.
  Genealogical and Biographical Record of New London County, Conn., calls her
Deborah Stallyme.
  NL Vitals: Married 20 Feb. 1669.
  NEHGR 50/485: Marriages performed by Daniel Wetherell, commissioner, in New
London County included that of James Avery Jr. and Deborah Stullion (sic) on 18
Feb. 1669 (found in New London County Court records in Norwich).
  Hempstead: 26 March 1729--"Ms Avery died aged 78 yr Wid of Capt James."
Page 208.
  Col. Wars: Deborah Sterling or Stallyon, born 1651, New London; died 27
March 1729.

They had the following children:

+ 28 F i Deborah AVERY was born 1 Aug 1671 and died before 17 Dec 1739.
+ 29 M ii James AVERY was born 29 Feb 1672/1673 and died 18 Sep 1754.
+ 30 F iii Margaret AVERY was born 6 Feb 1674 and died 28 Jul 1755.
+ 31 M iv Edward AVERY was born 20 Mar 1675/1676 and died 14 Apr 1759.
+ 32 M v Ebenezer AVERY was born 1 May 1677 and died 19 Jul 1752.
+ 33 M vi Christopher AVERY was born 23 Jan 1679/1680 and died 20 Jan 1753.
+ 34 M vii Jonathan AVERY was born 9 Nov 1681 and died about 1741.
  35 F viii
Mary AVERY 1 was born 4 Feb 1683 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 19 Jul 1685 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died in her youth.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Mary the daughter of James & Deborah Avery born ffebruary 4th 1683.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.
    20. Mary, b. Aug. 4, 1683, died young.
+ 36 F ix Hannah AVERY was born 4 Mar 1685.
+ 37 F x Sarah AVERY was born 10 May 1688 and died 20 Apr 1732.
+ 38 M xi Joseph AVERY was born 9 Aug 1691 and died 27 Jun 1753.
+ 39 M xii Benjamin AVERY was born 1693 and died 5 Dec 1772.
+ 40 F xiii Mary AVERY was christened 2 Jul 1693 and died Apr 1780.

5. Mary AVERY "Marie" 1, 2, 3, 4 (James , Christopher ) was born 29 Feb 1647/1648 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 2 Feb 1708 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 102.
    Was born Feb. 19, 1648, at Gloucester, Mass. She married Oct 23, 1668, at New London, Conn., Joseph Minor, son of Thomas and Grace (Palmer) Minor, of Stonington, Conn. He was baptized Aug. 25, 1644, at Hingham, Mass. He lived at Stonington and was a farmer and physician. He became a freeman 1669; deputy to the general court, 1696, 1706; selectman, 1694-98, 1704, 1709, 1719. He served in King Philip war and for his services received arable land cedar swamp in Voluntown.
    Thomas Minor records in his diary, March, 1667/8: "wensday the 18, we made an End between Jossepth and Marie Averie."
    On the Stonington town books in the following:
    Joseph, son of Thomas Minor and Marie, daughter of James Averie of New London, married the 23d of October [1668] by Lieut. James Averie.
    Joseph Minor and his wife, Marie, were admitted to the church at Stonington, April 11, 1675. She died Feb. 2, 1708, at Stonington. Dec 7, 1709, he married Bridget Chesebrough, widow of William Thompson, by whom he had a daughter, Bridget, who was bap. In March, 1711, and m. Nov. 4, 1730, at Stonington, Jonathan Chesebrough. Joseph Minor died Feb. 1, 1711/2, at Stonington. He was buried beside his wife Marie, at Taugwonk.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard Ansel Wheeler, pages 201.
    5. Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1648, m. Joseph Miner, Oct. 28, 1688, (No. 16) that family.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 466.
    16. Joseph, bapt. in Hingham, Mass., Aug. 25, 1644, m. Mary Avery.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    Dr. Joseph Miner (No. 16) married Mary Avery Oct. 23, 1668 (No. 5), that family. She died Feb. 2, 1798. [need to check this. NAN]

Marie married Joseph MINER 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, son of Thomas MINOR and Grace PALMER, on 23 Oct 1668 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. Joseph was christened 25 Aug 1644 in Hingham, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. He died 1 Feb 1711/1712 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Taugwonk Cemetery, North Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Joseph was christened 25 Aug 1644 in Hingham, MA.

E HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard Ansel Wheeler, pages 201.
    5. Mary, b. Feb. 10, 1648, m. Joseph Miner, Oct. 28, 1688, (No. 16) that family.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 293.
    24. Bridget, b. March 25, 1669, m. Dr. Joseph Miner (No. 16), Miner family.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 294.
    Mary, daughter of Joseph Miner (No. 51), Miner family.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 466.
    16. Joseph, bapt. in Hingham, Mass., Aug. 25, 1644, m. Mary Avery; 2d Mrs. Bridget (Chesebrough) Thompson.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    Dr. Joseph Miner (No. 16) married Mary Avery Oct. 23, 1668 (No. 5), that family. She died Feb. 2, 1798. He married 2d, Mrs. Bridget (Chesebrough) Thompson (No. 24), Chesebrough family, relict, of William Thompson, Dec. 7, 1709. He served in Kings Phillip's war. He was buried at Taugwonk.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 618.
    William Thompson's widow married Joseph Miner of Stonington (No. 16), of that family Dec. 7, 1709.

They had the following children:

+ 41 M i Dr. Joseph MINER was born 19 Sep 1669 and died 8 Feb 1739/1740.
+ 42 F ii Marie MINER was born 6 Oct 1671 and died 29 Nov 1706.
+ 43 F iii Mercie MINER was born 21 Aug 1673.
+ 44 M iv Benjamin MINER was christened 25 Jun 1676 and died 28 Feb 1710.
  45 F v
Sarah MINER 1 was christened 30 Mar 1679 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 24 Nov 1753 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    55. Sarah, bapt. March 30, 1679.
       
Sarah married Nathaniel TRACY on 21 May 1706 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Nathaniel died 12 Mar 1751 in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.
  46 F vi
Joanna MINER 1 was born 12 Dec 1680 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 13 Mar 1681 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 15 Jan 1726 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 103.
    Admitted to First Church of Stonington, April 26, 1702.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    54. Joanna, b. March 30, 1681.
       
Joanna married Stephen RICHARDSON.
  47 M vii
Christopher MINER 1, 2, 3 was born 28 Dec 1683 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 13 Jun 1684 in 1st Church of Stonington, Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died before 12 Apr 1709 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 103.
    Died before 12 Apr 1704, at Stonington, at which time his brother, Joseph, administered his estate. (New London Probate Court Journal, 1:80.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    57. Christopher, bapt. July 13, 1684, m. Mary Lay March 9, 1704; she m. 2d, Samuel Denison (No. 62), the family.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 343.
    Mrs. Mary (Lay) Minor, the widow of Christopher Minor (No. 57), Minor family, whom she married March 9, 1704, and her maiden name was Lay.
       
Christopher married Mary LAY 1, 2, 3, daughter of Robert LAY Jr. and Mary STANTON, on 9 Mar 1704 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Mary was born 3 Oct 1685 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 340.
    62. Samuel, bapt. 1686, m. Mrs. Mary Miner. See that family (No. 57).

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 343.
    Samuel Denison (No. 62) married Mrs. Mary (Lay) Minor, the widow of Christopher Minor (No. 57), Minor family, whom she married March 9, 1704, and her maiden name was Lay.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 468.
    57. Christopher, bapt. July 13, 1684, m. Mary Lay March 9, 1704; she m. 2d, Samuel Denison (No. 62), the family.
+ 48 F viii Prudence MINER was christened 6 May 1688 and died 17 May 1726.

6. Thomas AVERY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (James , Christopher ) was born 6 May 1651 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 5 Jan 1737 in Montville, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.
    6. Thomas Avery, b. May 6, 1651, m. Hannah Miner, Oct. 22, 1677.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    Thomas Avery (No. 6) m. Hannah Miner (No. 21) that family, Oct. 22, 1677; she d. 1692. Married 2nd, Mrs. Hannah Buckley, widow of Edward Buckley, M.D., Mar. 11, 1693. He was in King Philip's war and was a successful Indian interperter. During that part of his life he removed to Montville, Conn. He d. Jan. 5, 1737; she d. 1692.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 467.
    21. Hannah, b. in Stonington Sept. 15, 1655, m. Thomas Avery Oct. 22, 1672 (No. 6), Avery family.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    Thomas Avery (No. 6) m. Hannah Miner (No. 21) that family, Oct. 22, 1677; she d. 1692. Married 2nd, Mrs. Hannah Buckley, widow of Edward Buckley, M.D., Mar. 11, 1693. He was in King Philip's war and was a successful Indian interperter. During that part of his life he removed to Montville, Conn. He d. Jan. 5, 1737; she d. 1692.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 78 & 103 & 104.
    He was in King Philip's War and was a successful Indian interpreter. During the latter part of his life he removed to Montville, Conn.
    Thomas-3 Avery may have for a short time at Stonington, but most of his life was spent at New London, first on the east side of the river in what is now Groton, and later in the North Parish, now called Montville. May 12, 1681, he was made a freeman of New London; May, 1693, he was commissioned captain of the train band on the east side of the river, New London; in 1694, he was deputy ot the general court.
    It is evident that James Avery and Thomas Minor had a clear understanding concerning the marriage portions to be given to their children. One the twenty-sixth of December, 1677, Captain James Avery and his wife, Joanna, executed a deed which was owned and subscribed before Thomas Minor as commissioner. The deed ran as follows:
    This prsnt writing witnesseth to all it doe or may concerne that I James Avery of the couonty of New London, in ye Collony6 of Connecticott for divers good reasons & considerations known to myself and with my wife Joane Avery's consent fully give to my sonn Thomas Avery and his wife Hannah Avery my whole right of my parcell of land that I borght of Amos Richardson of Stonington be it more or less wh formerly was laide out and bounded to Mr. Obadiah Bruen of New London and also thirtie acres of upland upon Poquanys Plaine as it was formerly bounded to me from the swamp to the river, moreover one halfe of one hundred acres of upland and meadow as it was carried out and bounded and recorded to me at Pachauge next to Mr. Thomas Stanton, sen., his land. Also a piece of land joyning to Mr. Nehemiah Smith his playne lying betwixt Nehemiah Smiths land & ye comon I say all and every of these tracts and parcels of land I I doe give grant pass over alyeanate & confirm all my whole right and title to my sonn Thomas Avery & his wife Hannah Avery with all the privilledges & appurtenances to them belonging to them their heirs, executors and assigns forever to have & to hold possess & enjoy to use & improve for their best advantage provided that if either he or she shall have occasion to sell any one or more of these particular tracts or parcells of land they shall first make tender of it to the said Thomas Avery's Brothers and if they accept of the profer to give a rational price for it to sell it to no other person I doe hereby bind my other sonnes to make him or her the like tender upon the same terms and to the ture performance of and to every particular hereof we set our hands & seals this 26th of December, 1677.
   Signed seaaled and delivered
     in the presence of                     James Avery
        William Mead                        Joane Avery
       Jonathan Avery
(New London Deads.)
    Thomas Minor and Grace his wife had already deeded, Dec. 17, 1677, 150 acres of land to their daughter Hannah and her husband, Thomas Avery:
    To daughter Hannah Avery, during her natural life and to her husband Thomas Avery during his natural life although my said daughter should die before him and in case my daughter shall have any child or children at the time of her departure then living it shall be theirs forever to have and to hold possess and enjoy to use and improve with all the meadows joining to it, I say all the one hundred and fifty acres of upland and meadow as it was laid out to me with all the privileges & appurtenance belonging thereunto. And in case my daughter should die without any child then she shall have by deed full power to dispose of it to any one or two of my son Clement Minor, his sonnes as she shall see meet. Provided it shall not prevent her husband of it during his natural life if she die before her husband. I say my one hundred and fifty acres of upland and meadow lying at Anagomenacunuck as it was laid out to me and bounded and recorded at Hartford and in Stonington books of records. And hereinto we set our hands and seals this seventeenth day of December one thousand six hundred and seventy and seven.
Witness
    James Noyes                         Thomas Minor
    Samuel Avery                        Grace Minor Acknowledged before James Avery Commissioner.
(New London Deeds, 5:34)
    Thomas Avery probably built upon one of these plots of land, as the following would indicate:
    March, 1667-8. "the 23. Thomas Averys house was raysed."
    June, 1668. Tuesday 25, Hannah went to her owne house."
                                    (Minor's Diary.)
    Thomas-3 Avery received his share of his grandfather's estate by deed from his father, James Avery, April 1, 1685, and three weeks later sold it to his brother, Samuel. He also owned other land in New London. He was in the King Philip war of 1675, and, for his services, hat lot No. 10 of arable land and lot No. 154 of cedar swamp allotted to him in Vol.untown. He was in the illfated Fitz-John Winthrop expedition of 1690 which was to advance from Albany by way of Lake Champlain to Montreal. In his diary, Winthrop gives an account of the difficulties that they encountered. Under the date of Aug. 4, 1690, is found the following:
    "I consulted with the officers & twas concluded to march forwards, & then devided our provition, wch was about 35 cakes of bread for each souldr, besides pork, which was scarce eatable. At this post (Saratoga) i left Liut Tho. Avery with some souldrs tp gaurd our provition to us wch was coming up the river". (The Winthrop Papers, Massachusetts Hist. Col., Fifth Series, 8:314).
    For an account of this expedition, see Avery's "History of the United States and Its People," vol. 3, pages 263, 264.
    The latter part of his life he lived near the Mohegan Indian reservation. On the 22d of June, 1720, Capt. Thomas Avery and his brother Capt. James Avery were appointed interpreters for the Mohegans in a suit then pending before the governor and council. In 1721, Caezer, the sachem of the Mohegans, conveyed to Thomas Avery 160 acres of land in consideration of the kindness shown them by Captain Avery and his family. Upon this land Thomas Avery lived; the house he built there is still standing. About ten years before his death, in consideration of love and good will and on account of the infirmities of age, he conveyed this land to his son, Abraham.
    The last entry of accessions to the church of New London during Mr. Bradstreet's ministry reads: "Sept. 10, 1682, Thomas Avery and wife were added to the Church." They were among the organizers of the church of the North Parish, afterward called Montville. Their names appear first on the list of original covenanters. Before the North Parish could enjoy religious services, a long-standing quarrel had to be settled. October, 1721, the parish petitioned the general court for liberty to form a separate church. The first name on the petition was that of Thomas-3 Avery, the third was that of Abraham-4 Avery. (Connecticut Ecclesiastical Archives, 2:251.)
    Finally, Jan. 17, 1721, it was agreed that the meeting-house should stand on Raymond Hill, land being given for the purpose. In his church record, Mr. James Hillhouse, the first minister, says:
    "I was installed October the 3d day, 1722.
    Mr. Adams preached from Acts 16:9. There were seven that belonged to the Church at my installment - Capt. Avery, Capt. Denison, Mr. Nathl Otis, Mr. Allen, Mr. Vibber, Charles Cambell and one Deacon."
    Thomas-3 Avery died at Montville, Jan. 5, 1736. His widow died Jan. 28, 1742, at Norwich.
    It has been found very difficult to arrange the record of the children of Thomas Avery by his two wives. Thomas Minor died Oct. 23, 1690. The following items are taken from his diary:
    1655, Oct. "Satterday the 15 my wife was delivered of hana"
    "Tho: Averie and Hanah Minor was maried the 22 of october 1677."
    1679, April. "20 day Hanah son was borne."
    1680, Nov. "Monday the 15, hanahs second sonn was borne."
    The second of October 1682 Tho: Averys daughter was borne."
    1684, Aug. "Tuesday the 12, Thomas Avery his childe was buried."
    Hanah Avery her children.
         Tho Avery
         Samuell Avery
         Ephriam Avery
         Hanah Avery."
    This last item has no date but must have been written shortly before his death. The births of Thomas and Samuel are recorded on the New London town-books. The baptisms of Thomas, Samuel, Abraham, Joshua, and a "child" (Oct. 25, 1704) are recorded on the books of the First Church of New London; the baptisms of Hannah and Ephraim are found on the books of the First Church of Stonington; those of Charles, Isaac and Peter appear on the books of the First Church of Norwich. Mr. Baker, in his history of Montville, says that Jonathan was b. Dec. 9, 1691, but he was not able to give any satisfactory authority for that statement and it is hardly possible that Jonathan could have been born in December, 1691, and Abraham baptized March 6, 1692.
    Dec. 2, 1736, Samuel Avery, Abraham Avery and Hannah (Avery) Minor seem to be the only surviving children of Thomas-3 and Hannah (Minor) Avery. At that time, in connection with Thomas Minor, the husband of Hannah (Avery) Minor, they sold the 150 acres of land that came to them from their honored grandfather and his wife, Grace. This land had been given by Thomas Minor and his wife, Grace, to his daughter, Hannah Monor Avery, and her husband Thomas-3 Avery for their life. When both were dead, the land was to revert to Hannah Minor Avery's surviving children. (See deed). The children, Ephraim and Thomas, were dead. Samuel, Abraham and Hannah, as heirs-at-law, sold the land. Jonathan Avery was, at this time, very much alive, but he did not join in the sale. It seem improbable that he was the son of Hannah (Minor) Avery.
(Preston Land Records, 5:7).
    Thomas-3 Avery had a daughter Mary by his second wife Hannah Raymond. Mary (Smith) Raymond, widow of Samuel Raymond, and daughter of Nehemiah Smith, made a will May 8, 1705. This was probated at New London. She mentioned cousin Hannah Avery, Elizabeth Avery, daughter of cousin Martha Ransford deceased, and cousin Mary Avery. She was the aunt of Hannah Raymond Avery. Thomas and Hannah (Raymond) Avery probably had a daughter Elizabeth, as an Elizabeth Avery was maarried to Sylvester Baldwin, at Montville, May 9, 1724, by the Rev. Mr. Hillhouse.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 15.

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Thomas married (1) Hannah MINER 1, 2, daughter of Thomas MINOR and Grace PALMER, on 22 Oct 1677 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Hannah was born 15 Sep 1655 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 1692 in Montville, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Hannah Myner, daughter of Thomas and Grace Miner - born ye 15th of Sept. 1655.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Thomas Avery sonn of Capt. James Avery was marryed unto Hannah daughter of Thomas Miner of Stonington the 22nd of October 1677.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    Thomas Avery (No. 6) m. Hannah Miner (No. 21) that family, Oct. 22, 1677; she d. 1692.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 467.
    21. Hannah, b. in Stonington, Sept. 15, 1655, m. Thomas Avery Oct. 22, 1672 (No. 6), Avery family.

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They had the following children:

+ 49 M i Thomas AVERY was born 20 Apr 1679 and died before 25 Nov 1711.
+ 50 M ii Samuel AVERY was born 15 Nov 1680 and died 25 Feb 1749/1750.
  51 F iii
daughter AVERY 1 was born 2 Oct 1682 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 12 Aug 1684 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    28. a daughter, b. Oct. 2, 1682.
  52 M iv
Jonathan AVERY 1 was born 1683 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    29. Jonathan, b. 1683, m. Elizabeth Bill.
       
Jonathan married Elizabeth BILL 1.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    29. Jonathan, b. 1683, m. Elizabeth Bill.
+ 53 M v Ephraim AVERY was christened 18 Oct 1685 and died 9 May 1719.
+ 54 F vi Hannah AVERY was born 4 May 1686 and died 9 Dec 1762.
  55 F vii
Mary AVERY 1, 2 was born 1688 in Montville, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 138.
    Mary Avery married Benjamin Baker, son of Joshua and Hannah (Tongue-Minter) Baker. He was baptized May 6, 1711 at the First Church of New London.
    "Benja. Baker & Mary Avery" were published Sunday, Aug. 3, 1718 (Hempstead's Diary, page 78).
    Benjamin Baker deeded land that he had of his father, Joshua Baker, to Samuel Avery, April 1, 1719. Abraham Avery was one of the witnesses (New London Deeds, 7:306). Benjamin Baker conveyed his interest in the common lands to John Bolles, Feb. 24. 1742/3. "being four-tenths part of land allotted to Joshua Baker, the elder, deceased, by the proprietors of New London" (Baker's History of Montville, p. 89).

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    33. Mary, b. 1688, m. Benjamin Baker of Farifield.
       
Mary married Benjamin BAKER 1, 2 on 1718. Benjamin was christened 6 May 1711 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 138.
    Mary Avery married Benjamin Baker, son of Joshua and Hannah (Tongue-Minter) Baker. He was baptized May 6, 1711 at the First Church of New London.
    "Benja. Baker & Mary Avery" were published Sunday, Aug. 3, 1718 (Hempstead's Diary, page 78).
    Benjamin Baker deeded land that he had of his father, Joshua Baker, to Samuel Avery, April 1, 1719. Abraham Avery was one of the witnesses (New London Deeds, 7:306). Benjamin Baker conveyed his interest in the common lands to John Bolles, Feb. 24. 1742/3. "being four-tenths part of land allotted to Joshua Baker, the elder, deceased, by the proprietors of New London" (Baker's History of Montville, p. 89).

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    33. Mary, b. 1688, m. Benjamin Baker of Farifield.
+ 56 M viii Abraham AVERY was christened 6 Mar 1691/1692 and died 23 Jun 1761.
+ 57 F ix Elizabeth AVERY was born 1692 and died 17 Jul 1728.

Thomas also married (2) Hannah RAYMOND 1, 2, daughter of Joshua RAYMOND and Elizabeth SMITH, on 11 Mar 1693 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Hannah was born 8 Aug 1668 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 28 Jan 1742 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Hannah - dau. Joshua & Elizabeth Raymond born 8th August 1668.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    Thomas Avery (No. 6) m. 2nd, Mrs. Hannah Buckley, widow of Edward Buckley, M.D., Mar. 11, 1693.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 15.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
Wethersfield March 13- 1692/3.
    This may certify whome it may concerne that Mr. Thomas Avery & Mrs. Hannah Buckley both of New London in their Majesties Colony of Conn. in New England married at Wethersfield afor'sd on the said day of the date of those presents.
    By or bofore me - John Chester, Justice of Peace. True Copy.

They had the following children:

+ 58 M x Joshua AVERY was christened 25 Aug 1695.
  59 F xi
Daughter AVERY 1 was born 1697 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    37. Daughter, b. 1697.
  60 F xii
Daughter AVERY 1 was born 1699 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    38. Daughter, b. 1699.
+ 61 M xiii Jonathan AVERY was christened 25 Oct 1704 and died before 28 Sep 1702.
  62 M xiv
Charles AVERY 1, 2 was christened 27 Oct 1706 in 1st Church of Norwich, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut. He died in his youth.

HE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 140.
    He is supposed to have died young. The town of Norwich owed Charles Avery 2s, for plank, Jan. 4, 1726/27 (Town Meeding Book, 2),

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    40. Charles, b. 1704, died young.
+ 63 M xv Isaac AVERY was christened 17 Jul 1709 and died 3 Apr 1777.
  64 M xvi
Peter AVERY 1 was christened 5 Aug 1711 in 1st Church of Norwich, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 109.
    Nothing further known.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    Not listed.

7. John AVERY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (James , Christopher ) was born 10 Feb 1653/1654 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died after 1724 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    John Avery ye son of James & Joanna Avery was marryed unto Abigail ye daughterr of Samuel Chesebrough ye 29th of November 1675.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Pages 78, 109.
    We are not able to give the date of his death, but he deeded land to his son Nathaniel, April 17, 1724.
    John-3 Avery was an extensive land owner, holding, in addition to the place upon which he lived, land in several other towns. February 16, 1688, Capt. James-2 Avery, "out of love," gave to his son, John-3, the land that he had bought of Thomas Hungerford at the head of "poqeuannock plaine," also land that was originally Joacb Waterhouse's also a parcel of meadow on a brook commonly called Stony Brook: and "all that meadow each side that I bought of William Meader." (New London Deads.)
    John-3 became a freeman of New London, May 12, 1681. His name appears on the patent for New London, Oct. 14, 1704. In the list of the inhabitants of Groton in 1708 and 1712 are found the names of Capt. John-3 Avery and his son, John Avery.
    Capt. John-3 was townsman of Groton, 1706. He was chosen with his brother, James, member of a committee to lay out 100 acres of land to Mr. Woodbridge, July 15, 1708. He was a member of the church of Groton, Nov. 22, 1727, as his wife is not mentioned, it probable that she was then dead.
    The general court record, May 13, 1697, we learn that "John Aurey (was) appointed Captian of the train band at New London on the east side of the riuer." (Conn. Col. Rec., 4:212.)

GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM CHESEBROUGH OF BOSTON, REHOBOTH, MASS., by Anna Chesebrough Wildey, New York, Press of T. A. Wright, 1903. Page 18.
    He was in the King Philip's War; was an owner of land in Stonington, Groton and Preston, Conn.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.
    7. John Avery, b. Feb. 10, 1654, m. Abigail Chesebrough.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    John Avery (No. 7) m. Abigail Chesebrough, Nov. 29, 1675, (No. 15) that family. He owned land in Stonington, Groton and Preston, and was in King Philip's war.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 292.
    15. Abigail, b. Sept. 30, 1656, m. John Avery (No. 7), Avery family.

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John married Abigail CHESEBROUGH 1, 2, 3, 4, daughter of Samuel CHESEBROUGH and Abigail INGRAHAM, on 29 Nov 1675 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. Abigail was born 30 Sep 1656 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 23 Jun 1672 in 1st Church of New London, New London Co., Connecticut, by Simon Bradstreet. She died after 1713 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 109.
    5 Jan 1713/4 Abigail Chesebrough, relict of Samuel Chesebrough, but now Abigail Avery, made a deposition relating to a gift of land by Samuel Chesebrought to "my daughter, Abigail Chesebrough, now Abigail Avery".

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.
    7. John Avery, b. Feb. 10, 1654, m. Abigail Chesebrough.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    John Avery (No. 7) m. Abigail Chesebrough, Nov. 29, 1675, (No. 15) that family. He owned land in Stonington, Groton and Preston, and was in King Philip's war.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 292.
    15. Abigail, b. Sept. 30, 1656, m. John Avery (No. 7), Avery family.

They had the following children:

  65 F i
Abigail AVERY 1 was born 15 Jan 1676/1677 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 18 Jul 1677 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Abigail Avery the daughter Jno. & Abigail was born ye 15th of January 1676/7.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Abigail Avery ye daughter of John & Abegail Avery dyed ye 18th of July 1677.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    41. Abigail, b. Jan. 15, 1677, died young.
+ 66 F ii Abigail AVERY was born 18 Jan 1679 and died 10 Nov 1722.
+ 67 F iii Mary AVERY was christened 14 Nov 1680 and died Feb 1762.
+ 68 M iv John AVERY was christened 1 Apr 1683 and died Oct 1762.
+ 69 M v Benjamin AVERY was born 1686 and died 3 Dec 1762.
+ 70 M vi William AVERY was born 1687.
  71 F vii
Elizabeth AVERY was born 27 Oct 1690.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    Not listed.
+ 72 F viii Anna AVERY was born 1692.
+ 73 M ix Nathaniel AVERY was christened 19 Jun 1692 and died before 28 Jun 1770.
+ 74 M x Joseph AVERY was christened 19 Jun 1692 and died before 1 May 1714.
+ 75 M xi Elisha AVERY was christened 9 May 1697 and died 14 Jul 1726.
  76 F xii
Desire AVERY 1, 2 was born 1694 and was christened 9 May 1697 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    49. Desire, b. 1694 (twin).
    No record of any children has been found.
       
Desire married Jeremiah BURROWS 1, son of John BURROWS and Mary CULVER.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard A. Wheeler, page 279.
    9. Jeremiah, b. ____.
  77 M xiii
Josiah AVERY 1 was born 1697.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    50. Josiah, b. 1697, m. Miss Edmund.
       
Josiah married Miss EDMUND 1.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    50. Josiah, b. 1697, m. Miss Edmund.
+ 78 M xiv Daniel AVERY was born 5 Nov 1699.
  79 M xv
Nathaniel AVERY 1 was born 1701.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    52. Nathaniel, b. 1701, m. Abigail ____.
       
Nathaniel married Abigail 1.
  80 M xvi
Thomas AVERY 1 was christened 1703 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard A. Wheeler, page 202.
    53. Thomas, b. 1703.

8. Rebecca AVERY 1, 2 (James , Christopher ) was born 6 Oct 1656 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 112.
    Sept. 19, 1717, Capt. James Avery, Capt. Thomas Avery, Capt. John Avery, and Samuel Avery, "out of love," deeded land to their sister Rebecca Potts, and to her husband, William Potts. (Groton Deeds, 1 :830) Jan. 4, 1727, William and Rebecca Potts deeded land to their loving son-in-law, Joshua Bill, husband of their daughter, Joanna, deceased and to their heirs. The reserved the right to cut firewood on this land during their natural lives. (Groton Deeds, 2 :297).

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Rebecca, ye daughter of James & Joanna Avery - was born ye 6th of October 1656.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    William Potts of New Castle old England was marryed unto Rebecca ye daughter Capt. James Avery of New London ye 5th of August 1678.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.
    8. Rebecca Avery, b. Oct. 6, 1656, m. William Potts of New Castle, England, Aug. 5, 1678.

Rebecca married William POTTS 1, 2, 3 on 5 Aug 1678 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. William was born about 1655 in New Castle, England. He died before 1729 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 112.
    He was of New Castle, EN, a constable.
    Mr. Potts was one of the Narragansett volunteers and received land in Voluntown for his services. His name appears on the list of freemen in Groton in 1708 and 1711. He was surveyor of highways in 1705. He and his wife were members of the First Church of Groton " at the ordination," Nov. 22, 1727.
    April 24, 1729, Humphrey Avery spoke of William Potts, "late of Groton;" Mr. Potts probably died about this time. According to the Voluntown records, land was confirmed to his heirs in 1730. April 8, 1732, Joshua Bill, jrn., sold land that was his honored father's, William Potts deceased (Groton Deeds, 3:63,64).
    No baptisms are recorded in the First Church of New London from 1684 to 1691. During this period, William and Rebecca Potts undoubtedly had a son Jonathan. This Jonathan m. Mary Geer, Nov. 10, 1713, at Groton. They had Mary, Abigail, Rebecca, William, Joanna, Elizabeth - the last four names are suggestive. Jonathan was living at Smithfield, Penn, in 1742. (Groton Land Records, 2:411)

BABCOCK & ALLIED FAMILIES. p. 87.
    William Potts of New Castle, EN emigrated to New London CT where on Aug 5 1678 he married Rebecca Avery. Their dates of death are not known. They were both living on Sept 19 1717, when four of her brothers "out of Love" deeded land to their sister Rebecca Potts ahd her husband William Potts. The diary of Humphrey Avery on April 24, 1729, refers to William Potts as "late of Groton," so it may be inferred that he was then dead.
    William Potts was a constable. He was one of the "Narragansett Volunteers" (in King Phillip's War), and received land at Voluntown for his services. This land grand was confirmed to his heirs in 1730. He laft New London to settle at Groton, CT where he was made freeman in 1708. He was surveyor of highways in 1705, and both he and his wife were members of the First Church of Groton on Nov. 22, 1727 "at the ordination."

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN., by Richard Ansel Wheeler, page 201.
    8. Rebecca Avery, b. Oct. 6, 1656, m. William Potts of New Castle, England, Aug. 5, 1678.

They had the following children:

+ 81 F i Joanna POTTS was born 20 May 1679 and died 3 Nov 1718.
  82 M ii
William POTTS was born 13 Mar 1680 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 17 Apr 1681 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 113.
    No further information.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Wm. Potts sonn Wm. & Rebecca Potts born ye 13 March 1680.
+ 83 F iii Patience POTTS was christened 12 Aug 1683.
  84 M iv
Jonathan POTTS was born 1684/1691 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died after 1742 in Smithfield, Pennsylvania.

GEORGE GEER AND HIS DESCENDANTS, by Walter Geer, 1905, New York, Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1814, page 19.
       
Jonathan married Mary GEER, daughter of Jonathan GEER and Mary, on 10 Nov 1713 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. Mary was born in Preston, New London Co., Connecticut.

GEORGE GEER AND HIS DESCENDANTS, by Walter Geer, 1905, New York, Tobias A. Wright, Printer and Publisher, 1814, page 19.
+ 85 F v Mary POTTS was born 1684/1691.
  86 F vi
Hannah POTTS was christened 5 May 1685 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.
  87 F vii
Abigail POTTS was christened 5 May 1685 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

11. Samuel AVERY 1 (James , Christopher ) was born 14 Aug 1664 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 1 May 1723 in Ledyard, New London Co., Connecticut.

VITAL RECORDS OF NEW LONDON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN.
    Samuel Avery ye sonne of James & Joanna Avery - was born ye 14th day of August 1664.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard Ansel Wheeler, pages 201.
    11. Samuel, b. Aug. 14, 1664, m. Susannah Palmes, dau. of William Palmes and Ann Humphrey, Oct. 25, 1686, of Swanzey, Mass. He was a large farmer, and was chosen moderator upon the legal organization of athe town of Groton in 1704, and its first townsman at the first town meeting in 1705, and held that office until his death, May 1, 1723. His farm was in what is now South Groton. He is buried about a mile northwest of Seth Williams' farm in Ledyard, on the farm of C.H. Stanton.

Samuel married Susannah PALMES 1, daughter of William PALMES and Ann HUMPHREY, on 25 Oct 1686 in Swanzey, Massachusetts. Susannah was born 1665 in Swansea, Massachusetts. She died 9 Oct 1747 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE HISTORY OF STONINGTON CT, by Richard Ansel Wheeler, pages 201.
    11. Samuel, b. Aug. 14, 1664, m. Susannah Palmes, dau. of William Palmes and Ann Humphrey, Oct. 25, 1686, of Swanzey, Mass.

They had the following children:

  88 M i
Samuel AVERY was born 11 Aug 1687 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 13 Mar 1691 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 7 Aug 1714 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 115.
    Samuel died unmarried.
  89 M ii
Jonathan AVERY was born 18 Jan 1689 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
  90 M iii
William AVERY was born 25 Aug 1692 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 7 Oct 1692 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 20 Feb 1718 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 115.
    William died unmarried.
+ 91 F iv Mary AVERY was born 10 Jan 1695 and died May 1739.
+ 92 M v Christopher AVERY was born 10 Feb 1697 and died 17 Jan 1768.
+ 93 M vi Humphrey AVERY was born 4 Jul 1699 and died 28 Mar 1788.
  94 M vii
Nathan AVERY was born 30 Jan 1702 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
  95 F viii
Lucy AVERY was born 17 Apr 1703 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 5 Sep 1703 in 1st Church of New London, New London, New London Co., Connecticut.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Found in the DAR Library, Washington DC. Page 158.
    Born April 17, 1703 and baptized September 5, 1703 at the First Church of New London, New London Co., Conn. She deeded land in Groton, New London Co., Conn., June 6, 1721.
+ 96 M ix Waitstill AVERY was born 27 Mar 1708 and died before 7 Nov 1737.
  97 F x
Grace AVERY was born 2 Jun 1712 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

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