Abel Avery

Brief Life History of Abel

When Abel Avery was born on 3 February 1801, in East Charlemont, Charlemont, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Amos Avery, was 42 and his mother, Eunice Avery, was 33. He married Emeline Huldah Andrews on 11 October 1826, in Groton, Groton, Tompkins, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dansville, Steuben, New York, United States for about 10 years and Blair Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 19 April 1880, in Monroe Center, Green Lake Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79.

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Abel Avery
Emeline Huldah Andrews
Marriage: 11 October 1826
Paulina Louisa Avery
Amos Warren Avery
Horace Andrus Avery
Lucius Abel Avery
Edwin Cicero Avery
Matilda Sarah Avery
John Alfred Avery
Augusta Emeline Avery
Joel Grant Avery

Sources (13)

  • Abel Avery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abel Avery, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Abel Avery, "Michigan, Deaths, 1867-1897"

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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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