David Avery

27 December 1757–4 June 1817 (Age 59)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of David

When David Avery was born on 27 December 1757, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Avery Sr, was 53 and his mother, Dorothy Denison, was 35. He married Sarah Palmer on 11 January 1781, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 4 June 1817, in East Hamilton, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Graham Cemetery, Hubbardsville, Hamilton, Madison, New York, United States.

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David Avery
Sarah Palmer
Marriage: 11 January 1781
David Avery
Oliver Avery
Palmer Avery
Elizabeth Avery
Olive Avery
Gurdon Avery
Lucy Avery
Frederick Avery

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11 January 1781
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 24

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 31

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Auvery, a Norman form of Alfred . It could also be from a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Aubri ( see Aubrey ). At least in the case of the original Puritan settlers in New England, there has been some confusion with Averill .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David Avery, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • David Avery, "Find A Grave Index"
  • David Avery, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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