Mary Avery

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Avery was born on 23 November 1764, in Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Captain William Avery, was 40 and her mother, Mary Dolbeare, was 24. She married Major Simeon Smith Jr. on 11 September 1792, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 17 March 1799, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Major Simeon Smith Jr.
Mary Avery
Marriage: 11 September 1792
Mary Avery Smith
Charlotte Smith
Henry C. Smith
Edwin Smith
Eliza Smith

Sources (21)

  • Polly Avery, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Mary Smith, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Mary Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

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.

1783 · A Free America

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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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