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Some Descendants of Captain George DENISON

Fourth Generation

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316. Benadam DENISON (William , William , George ) was born 6 Feb 1720/1721 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 23 Jun 1721 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died before Oct 1762 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 8.

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 206.
    He died befor Oct, 1762, at which time, in her father's will, Sarah is called his widow.

Benadam married (1) Anna SWAN, daughter of John SWAN 2nd and Lucy DENISON, on 3 Nov 1742 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. Anna was born 10 Mar 1727 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 29 Nov 1751.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 8.
page 24. #413

They had the following children:

+ 1067 M i Robert DENISON was born 28 Sep 1749 and died 9 Feb 1820.

Benadam also married (2) Sarah AVERY, daughter of John AVERY and Sarah DENISON, on 18 Oct 1752. Sarah was born 10 Oct 1713 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 143.

318. John AVERY (Sarah DENISON , William , George ) was born 14 May 1706 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 1766 in Franklin, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

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 205.
    John Avery and his wife were in full communion with the First Church of Groton, Nov. 22, 1727. He later moved to Franklin, Conn., where he died. He made a will, April 15, 1762; it was proved at Norwich, Feb. 4, 1766. He mentioned wife, Lydia; sons, John, Jabez, Amos, Nathan, Nehemiah, David, Roswell; daus., Lydia Gager and Sarah Avery (Norwich Wills, 3:326.)

John married Lydia SMITH, daughter of Nehemiah SMITH and Dorothy WHEELER. Lydia was born 24 Jan 1712/1713 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. She died after 4 Feb 1766 in Franklin, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

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 205.
    She inherited land from her father's estate, April 14, 1737.

They had the following children:

+ 1068 M i Amos AVERY was born about 1730.
+ 1069 M ii John AVERY was christened 2 Jan 1731 and was buried 8 Jan 1814.
+ 1070 M iii Jabez AVERY was christened 14 Apr 1734 and died 30 Jan 1779.
+ 1071 M iv Amos AVERY was christened 18 Apr 1736 and died 11 Aug 1823.
+ 1072 F v Lydia AVERY was christened 23 Jul 1738 and died 9 Nov 1785.
+ 1073 M vi Nathan AVERY was born 22 Nov 1737 and died 19 Nov 1829.
+ 1074 M vii Nehemiah AVERY was born 1744 and died 26 Sep 1789.
+ 1075 M viii David AVERY was born 5 Apr 1746 and died 16 Feb 1818.
+ 1076 M ix Roswell AVERY was born 17 Dec 1748 and died 1 Dec 1781.
+ 1077 F x Sarah AVERY was born about 1750.

320. Sarah AVERY (Sarah DENISON , William , George ) was born 10 Oct 1713 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 143.

Sarah married (1) Beebe DENISON, son of Daniel DENISON and Mary STANTON, on 10 Jan 1734 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. Beebe was born 27 Jan 1709/1710 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 26 Mar 1710 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 24 Mar 1745 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 5.

They had the following children:

+ 1078 F i Mary DENISON is printed as #704.
  1079 M ii Daniel DENISON is printed as #705.
  1080 F iii Sarah DENISON is printed as #706.
  1081 M iv Daniel DENISON is printed as #707.

Sarah also married (2) Benadam DENISON, son of William DENISON and Mercy GALLUP, on 18 Oct 1752. Benadam was born 6 Feb 1720/1721 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut and was christened 23 Jun 1721 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died before Oct 1762 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 8.

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 206.
    He died befor Oct, 1762, at which time, in her father's will, Sarah is called his widow.

321. Abigail AVERY (Sarah DENISON , William , George ) was born 25 Dec 1715 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. She died Nov 1798 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 143.

Abigail married John DENISON, son of Daniel DENISON and Mary STANTON, about 1738. John was born 21 Oct 1716 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 18 Mar 1808 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by Denison, Peck & Jacobus, page 5 and 18.
    He was a hatter by trade.

They had the following children:

+ 1082 F i Anna DENISON is printed as #726.
  1083 F ii Abigail DENISON is printed as #727.
  1084 F iii Desire DENISON is printed as #728.
  1085 M iv Avery DENISON is printed as #729.
  1086 F v Lucy DENISON is printed as #730.
  1087 F vi Mary DENISON is printed as #731.
  1088 F vii Sarah DENISON is printed as #732.
  1089 F viii Julia DENISON is printed as #733.
  1090 M ix Nathan DENISON is printed as #734.
+ 1091 M x Andrew DENISON is printed as #735.

322. Thankful AVERY (Sarah DENISON , William , George ) was born 16 Apr 1718 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. She died Jan 1813 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Avery/Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

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 143.

Thankful married Benjamin AVERY, son of James AVERY Jr. and Deborah STALLYON, about 1834 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. Benjamin was born 1696 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 5 Dec 1772 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Avery/Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

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 132 & 3.
    Born 1696, at Groton. Benjamin married Thankful Avery, daughter of John and Sarah (Denison) Avery. She was born April 15, 1718, at Groton, Conn., and died Jan. 1813, at the same place. She is recorded as No. 28 on page 406 of Sweet's THE AVERYS OF GROTON. Mr. Sweet said that this Thankful Avery was born in 1712, the daughter of Benjamin Avery, whose record appears as No. 14 on page 406 of his book. But careful search has failed to show that there was any such Benjamin, son of John Avery. The whole record that appears as No. 14, on the page in question should be cancelled. The family historian has taken care of the children; the alleged father is a myth. According to the Rev. David Avery (whose aunt she was and whom he often visited), this Thankful Avery was a daughter of John-4, the son of John-3.
    When fifteen years of age, Thankful Avery was married in a lemon-colored, brocaded, silk dress, one of three patterns brought from Paris by the captain of a merchant vessel. Two of the patterns were lemon and one was lavender in color. The captain's wife chose one of the lemon-colored ones, to the disappointment of Thankful's father who wished his two daughters to be married in gowns of the same color. The older daughter chose lavender, so Thankful had the lemon-colored one. It is supposed that the two sisters were married at the same time and that the older sister was the Sarah who married Bebee Denison, January 10, 1734. As Thankful is said to have been about fifteen years old when married and as her first child was born Sept. 9, 1735, she also probably was married January 10, 1734. Her daughter, Thankful, wore the dress when she married Elihu Avery, and in turn, her daughter, Cynthia, wore it when she married Ebenezer Lester. At the time, the dress was altered to conform to the fashion of the day. From the time to this, the dress has been unchanged. It is now in the possession of Cynthia's granddaughter, who guards it with great care.
    Benjamin-4 Avery was given the right to build a pew in the gallery, July 4, 1720. He was lister, 1731, 1732, fence viewer, 1733, 1735, 1737, 1749; surveyor, 1737; selectman, 1755-1758.
    March 16, 1617, James Avery deeded land at the head of Poquonoc's Cove to his loving son, Benjamin. This land had belonged to his honored father, Capt. James Avery, and "butted" on his brother Samuel's land (Groton Deeds, 2:391). Benjamin Avery owned (Dec. 6, 1754) two shares in the Wyoming Company that claimed land in Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna.
    Benjamin Avery's will, made Jan. 9, 1769, and probated Jan. 4, 1773, mentioned his wife Thankful: sons, Benjamin, Daniel, Solomon, Denison, daughters, Abigail Smith, Anna Avery; two oldest unmarried daughters, Sarah and Mary; two other daughters Lucy and Thankful; two youngest daughters, Deborah and Hannah; daughter, Mercy, to be cared for during her natural life (Stonington Wills, 2:38).
    His tombstone is standing in the Avery-Morgan burying-ground: "In memory of Benjamin Avery, who died Dec. 5, 1772 in ye 76 year of his age." This determines the year of his birth and makes him the youngest child. His wife, Thankful, was buried by his side.

 Source: Averys of Groton. Married Jan. 10, 1734, to Thankful Avery, daughter
of Benjamin and Sarah Avery.
 Thankful was born in 1712 and died in 1813, aged 101. Had 14 children. Must
have been very thankful when child bearing days were over.

 Family Record Group gives death date and marriage date.

They had the following children:

+ 1092 M i Benjamin AVERY was born 9 Sep 1735 and died 27 Jan 1816.
+ 1093 F ii Abigail AVERY was born 12 Dec 1737 and died 8 Aug 1797.
  1094 F iii
Deborah AVERY was born 6 Oct 1738 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 29 Oct 1738 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 1095 M iv Daniel AVERY was born 14 Nov 1740 and died 6 Sep 1781.
+ 1096 F v Sarah AVERY was born 29 Jul 1742 and died 3 Sep 1834.
+ 1097 F vi Anna AVERY was born 15 Jan 1743 and died 6 Oct 1833.
+ 1098 F vii Mary AVERY was born Jan 1748 and died 3 Jan 1820.
  1099 M viii
Solomon AVERY was christened 4 Jun 1749 in 1st Church of Groton, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 6 Sep 1781 in Fort Griswold, 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 133.
    Sergent of militia at Fort Griswold. Died unmarried.
+ 1100 M ix Denison AVERY was born 11 Jun 1749 and died 11 Oct 1846.
+ 1101 F x Lucy AVERY was born about 1751 and died Aug 1844.
+ 1102 F xi Thankful AVERY was born 5 Jul 1755 and died 1837.
  1103 F xii
Mercy AVERY was christened 6 Jul 1757 in 1st Church of Groton, 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 133.
    Died unmarried.
+ 1104 F xiii Deborah AVERY was born 2 Oct 1758.
+ 1105 F xiv Hannah AVERY was christened 30 May 1762 and died 21 Sep 1853.

326. George AVERY Sr. (Sarah DENISON , William , George ) was christened 20 Mar 1737 in 1st Church of Groton, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 16 Feb 1785 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Avery/Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L. Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

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 143.

DAR PATRIOT INDEX, page 99.
    AVERY, George,Sr. b. 9-2-1724 CT d. 2-14-1785 CT m. Eunice (Avery) Pvt. CT

George married Eunice AVERY, daughter of Christopher AVERY and Eunice PRENTICE, on 29 Mar 1758 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. Eunice was born 19 Dec 1739 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 28 Dec 1807 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut and was buried in Avery/Morgan Cemetery, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Avery & Avery, page 176.
    Eunice, b. Dec. 19, 1739. m. George Avery.

They had the following children:

+ 1106 M i George AVERY Jr. was born 24 Apr 1759.
  1107 M ii
Christopher AVERY was born 6 Sep 1760 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 6 Sep 1781 in Fort Griswold, Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 1108 M iii William AVERY was born 26 Jan 1764 and died 25 Jul 1818.
+ 1109 F iv Eunice AVERY was born 25 Sep 1767 and died 15 Sep 1829.
+ 1110 M v Abel AVERY was born 2 Apr 1769 and died 30 Dec 1806.
+ 1111 F vi Phebe AVERY was born 25 Dec 1771 and died 21 Nov 1860.
+ 1112 M vii John AVERY was born 22 Oct 1774 and died 7 Aug 1832.
+ 1113 M viii Cyrus AVERY was born 23 Mar 1778 and died Oct 1856.
+ 1114 F ix Sarah AVERY was born 14 Nov 1781 and died 6 Aug 1856.

331. George DENISON (George , William , George ) was born 3 Jul 1725 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 19 Jun 1808.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

George married Jane SMITH, daughter of Nathan SMITH and Mary DENISON. Jane was born 13 Jan 1731 in Groton, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

They had the following children:

+ 1115 F i Lucy DENISON.

333. Mercy DENISON (George , William , George ) was born 24 Feb 1730 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

Mercy married Elisha GALLUP.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

They had the following children:

+ 1116 F i Esther GALLUP.

336. David DENISON (George , William , George ) was born 29 Jan 1736/1737 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 24 Jan 1808.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

David married Keziah SMITH.

DENISON GENEALOGY, by E. Glenn Denison, Josephine Middleton Peck, Donald L.
    Jacobus, The Pequot Press, Inc. Stonington, CT, 1963. Page 9.

They had the following children:

+ 1117 M i John DENISON.
  1118 F ii
Amy DENISON died 24 May 1858 in Leyden, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.
       
Amy married Nathaniel AVERY, son of William AVERY and Sarah WALKER, on 29 Feb 1816 in Leyden, Franklin Co., Massachusetts. Nathaniel was born 28 Aug 1751 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 30 Aug 1839 in Leyden, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.

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 213.
    Nathaniel Avery was corporal in the third company from Stonington, Samuel H. Parson's reg't in 1775; was a pensioner living in Leyden, Mass., 1818 (Conn. Men in the Rev'n, pp. 74, 640).

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