Josiah Avery Sr.
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Josiah Avery Sr. (1740 - 1801)

Josiah Avery Sr.
Born in Gilmanton, New Hampshiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half] and
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at age 61 in Gilmanton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 9 Aug 2009
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Daughters of the American Revolution
Josiah Avery Sr. is a DAR Patriot Ancestor, A003995.
1776 Project
Josiah Avery Sr. performed Patriotic Service in New Hampshire in the American Revolution.

Josiah Avery, born Oct 24, 1740, died Nov 25, 1801, is honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. He signed the Association Test. Josiah married Anna X, born 1745, in 1760. Their son Jonathan Avery was born 1762; Jonathan married Dorothy Dudley, born Sept 7, 1762.[1]


Avery, Josiah, Pvt. In Capt. John Warner's Co., Lt. John Herrick's Reg. of Rangers, VT; b. 10-13-1740, Gilmanton, NH d. 11/25/1801, m. Anna b. 1745 d. 1805.

Children: Jonathan, b. 1762 m. Dorothy Dudley. Member 127997 Desc. Ethel Smith Harvey. (Edward Roscoe). [2]

Name: Josiah Avery State. [3]

Name: Josiah Avery Township: Gilmantown County: Strafford State: New Hampshire. [4]

Because Vermont joined the union as the fourteenth state in 1791, it missed the first federal census by one year. (Although there is a census labeled 1790, it was actually taken one year later.) Avery, Josiah, Event: Lived in: 1776, Place: Gilmanton. [5]

Research Notes

I believe that the record I added in the sources is a reference for his marriage to Anna Avery. The record shows him marrying Hannah Pritchet, and Hannah was often another name for "Anna". Josiah was around 50 years old when they married.Fetterly-28 23:43, 21 November 2020 (UTC)Fetterly-28.

  • Fact: Twin Josiah was a twin to his brother Joshua.


  1. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed December 2, 2017), "Record of Josiah Avery", Ancestor # A03395.
  2. Oregon state roster of ancesters [sic], Daughters of the American Revolution, 1963, Tillamook, Or.: Oregon Society, D.A.R., 1963, 407 pgs, p. 15.
  3. NH County: Belknap County Township: Gilmanton Year: 1776 Page: NPN Database: NH Early Census Index.
  4. Year: 1790 Roll: M637_5 Page: 91 Image: 0218. Source Information: Index created from United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1908. Corresponding images scanned from National Archives and Records Administration. 1790 United States Federal Census [database online] Provo, UT:, 2000. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration, 1790 Federal Population Census. M637, 12 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. Source title: Force, Peter. Source: American Archives (Series), 1774-1777 - Excerpts, Publisher: Peter Force, Publication Information: Washington, DC, Page: 885, Province: New York.
  • Marriage (most likely): New Hampshire, U.S., Marriage Records Index, 1637-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: "New Hampshire Marriage Records 1637–1947." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011. “New Hampshire Statewide Marriage Records 1637–1947,” database, FamilySearch, 2009. New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records. “Marriage Records.” New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord. Citing marriage of Josiah Avery to Hannah Critchet/Pritchet on 23 May 1793, Sanbornton, New Hampshire. FHL Film Number: 1001121.

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