James Denton Avery came into this world on 20 Apr 1861, just eight days after the beginning of the Civil War. He was the second son born to Thomas and Mary Avery who were living in Highland Falls, Orange County, New York at the time.
At the age of 9, he was living in Philipstown, New York with his parents, older sister, Kate (10) and younger sister, Grace (6). 
He and Mary had been married for18 years when the 1900 Census came around. Mary had had four children, but Thomas, their first born had died at a young age. They lived in Madison Township, New Jersey, with their children: Ann, Stephen, James. Also living with him was his father, Thomas Avery and Mary's mother, Ann Billings. They were well enough off to have a servant. James was well educated and was Treasurer of at his fathers brick manufacturing business. 
1910 Census - Madison, Middlesex, New Jersey; James & Mary with children Ann, Stephen, James, & Charles.
James passed away two years after "The Great War" on 30 Aug 1920 in Matawan, New Jersey and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery there. 
The 1900 Census confrims his birth of April 1861 in New York. 
↑"United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch,12 April 2016 : James Avery in household of Thomas Avery, New York, United States; citing page 42, line 35, family 333, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,576.
↑ 2.02.1 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9F5-38G, accessed 8 July 2020 : James Avery, Madison Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 34, sheet 14A, line 1, family 294, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,984.
↑ The New Jersey coast in three centuries; History of the New Jersey coast with genealogical and historic-biographical appendix. Nelson, William, 1847-1914; Ross, Peter, 1847-1902; Hedley, Fenwick Y (1902). New York, Chicago, The Lewis Publishing Co; Volume 3 - page 114. Retrieved from Internet Archive The New Jersey coast in three centuries... This is a well written story, not just facts like so many of these compilations.
↑ "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MKB7-DCZ : accessed 29 July 2017), Mary D Avery in household of James D Avery, Madison, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 8, sheet 16A, family 287, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 898; FHL microfilm 1,374,911.
↑ Find A Grave, database and images, accessed 20 November 2019, memorial page for James Denton Avery (1861–31 Aug 1920), Find A Grave: Memorial #193355019 : citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Matawan, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by pbfries (contributor 46951237) .
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with James by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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