Esther Avera

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Avera was born on 15 October 1786, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jacob Avera, was 44 and her mother, Ann Fail, was 39. She married Colonel Hillory Madison Wilder on 14 January 1803, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in St. Matthews Township, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1850. She died on 9 November 1857, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States.

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Colonel Hillory Madison Wilder
Esther Avera
Marriage: 14 January 1803
Nancy Wilder
Elizabeth Ruffin Wilder
Emeline Wilder
Frances J Wilder
Mary Henley Wilder
Gaston Hillary Wilder
Esther Ann Wilder
Hillory Madison Wilder MD
Caroline Wilder

Sources (12)

  • Esther Wilder in household of Gaston H Wilsen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Esther AVERA - birth-name: Esther AVERA
  • Esther Avera, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

1789 · Becomes 12th State

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.


Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

Altered form of English Avery .

History: Richard Avery, from Fillongley, Warwickshire, is recorded in Surry, VA, in 1672. The surname was changed to Avera in the following generation and later also to Avara. A Jacob Avera is recorded in Johnson County, NC in 1764.

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

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