David Avery

Male27 December 1757–4 June 1817

Brief Life History of David

When David Avery was born on 27 December 1757, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Avery, was 11754 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 6 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, 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
Charles Avery

Sources (11)

  • 1840 United States Federal Census
  • David Avery, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • David Avery, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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  • Marriage
    11 January 1781Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (9)

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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 Middle English and Anglo-Norman French personal name Aevery, a Norman form of Alfred . Among the 17th-century Puritan settlers in New England, there was some confusion with Averill . Compare Averett .

    Altered form of French Canadian Hévey (see Hevey ). Compare Avey 3.

    History: Christopher Avery emigrated from England to Salem, MA, in or before 1630. — William Avery (alias Averill) was one of the Puritan settlers who emigrated from England to Ipswich, MA, in or c. 1637. — Some of the American bearers of the surname Avery are descendants of Nicolas Hévé/Devé from France, who was in QC by 1672 (see Hevey ).

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

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