Solomon Avery
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Solomon Avery (1729 - 1798)

Solomon Avery
Born in Groton, New London County, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Feb 1751 in Groton, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvaniamap
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Biography

Solomon Avery participated in the American Revolution
SAR insignia
Solomon Avery is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-105882
Rank: PS

This Solomon Avery was born 17 JUN 1729, Groton, New London County, Connecticut.

He served in the American Revolutionary War. SAR Ancestors #018983, #027221, #036138, #051091, #074415, #123285, #125446. SERV: PS Pa.

[Following paragraph is extracted from The Groton Avery Clan, p. 224; whereas the Boston Gazette publication inflated the casualty losses at Forty Fort (Wyoming) on the Susquehanna, it is illustrative of the Revolutionary wartime tenor across the Northeast, which ramified throughout the Colonies]: Solomon Avery was one of the grantees of Chiswick, N. H., and one of the proprietors of the Susquehanna land company. The Boston Gazette and County Journal, July 27, 1778, contained a letter from Mr. Samuel Avery, of July 15, 1778, "giving the disagreeable intelligence brought by Mr. Solomon Avery this moment returned from Wyoming on the Susquehanna River, which says 'the informant conceives that of about five thousand inhabitants one half are killed and taken by the enemy prisoners and the others fleeing away naked and distressed!' " (Winsor's Narrative and Critical History of America, 6:662). April 25, 1780, Solomon Avery, Richardson Avery, and other inhabitants of Wilkesbarre, Penn., asked for help to build a fort and for arms and ammunition "In the name and in behalf of themselves and the Rest of the People that are driven from their settlements at Westmoreland on the Susquehanna River by the savages" (Western Land Documents, Hartford, 1:118). July 11, 1783, Solomon Avery wrote from Groton to his brother, Col. Waightstill Avery of North Carolina, telling him of the battle of Groton Heights, Sept. 6, 1781. He says: "Eleven Averys were killed in the fort at Groton and seven wounded. Many Averys have been killed in this county, but there have been no Tories among them of our name." The letter is in the possession of a descendant of Waightstill Avery.

Solomon Avery lived in New London, Connecticut [1]

Solomon Avery died 23 Dec 1798 at Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, so he must have returned to the Susquehanna River settlements after the war.

Research Notes

Connecticut Birth Sources have Solomon Avery born Jul 17 1728 in Groton, new London, Connecticut, died Aug 1728. His parents were Humphrey Avery and Jerusha Morgan. [2] [3] [4]

Connecticut Birth Sources have another Solomon Avery, born Jul 1728 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. His parents were Comphry Avery and Jerusha Morgan . [5]

There are multiple Solomon Avery in New London, Connecicut area, so it is difficult to determine what service relates to each person.

  • One died Sep 17 1776 in Parsons Regiment as a Private. [6]
  • Military Service Oct 31 1776 in Connecticut with Capt Gallups Company [7]
  • a Lt served Aug 1778 in Connecticut with Capt John Shaminary's Company. [8]


Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1790," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKV-HXD : accessed 27 January 2020), Solomon Avery, New London, Connecticut, United States; citing p. 16, NARA microfilm publication M637, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1; FHL microfilm 568,141.
  2. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7WY-9H3 : 7 January 2020), Solomon Avery, 1728.
  3. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F77W-QV4 : 7 January 2020), Solomon Avery, 1728.
  4. "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG1P-THNY : 21 September 2019), Solomon Avery, ; citing Birth, , Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State Library, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL microfilm 008272212.
  5. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:4VPF-J16Z : 7 January 2020), Solomon Avery, 1728.
  6. "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG2M-BN5S : 18 March 2018), Solomon Avery, ; citing Military Service, , Citing various published state rosters, United States; FHL microfilm 101711093.
  7. "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DG-KZCV : 15 March 2018), Solomon Avery, 31 Oct 1776; citing 31 Oct 1776, Connecticut, United States, citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980. FHL microfilm 830,306.
  8. "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2DG-41Y7 : 15 March 2018), S Avery, Aug 1778; citing Aug 1778, Connecticut, United States, citing NARA microfilm publication M246. Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1980. FHL microfilm 830,282.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 15 November 2018), memorial page for Solomon Avery (17 Jun 1729–23 Dec 1798), Find A Grave: Memorial #143884240, citing Marcy Pioneer Cemetery, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642)

Acknowledgement

  • GEDCOM file submitted by Thomas Gull - from Rootsweb.com gedcom file, tmrgull@msn.com. Imported on 30 April 2010.
  • This profile was created through the import of family.ged on 21 September 2010.


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