Samuel Avery
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Samuel Avery (1664 - 1723)

Capt. Samuel Avery
Born in New London, New London County, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Oct 1686 in Connecticut Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 58 in Boston, Norfolk, Massachusettsmap
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Samuel Avery was born on 14 AUG 1664 New London, CT. to James Avery and Joanna Greenslade Avery.


Susannah Palmes married Samuel Avery.[1] on 25 October 1686 in[2]Swansea, Massachusetts.[3] [4] [5] [6]


Susannah and Samuel and had ten children together: [4] [6]
  1. Samuel Avery. Born 11 Aug 1687 and died 7 Aug 1714.
  2. Jonathan Avery. Born 18 Jan 1689 and died 12 June 1761.
  3. William Avery. Born 25 Aug 1692 and died 20 Feb 1718.
  4. Mary Avery Walworth. Born 10 Jan 1695 and died in May of 1739. She married William Walworth. [3] [7]
  5. Christopher Avery. Born 10 Feb 1697 and died 17 Jab 1768. He married 25 Jun 1719 to Mary Latham.
  6. Humphrey Avery. Born in Groton 4 July 1699 and died there 28 Mar 1788. He married 25 Feb 1724 to Jerusha, dau of William Morgan and Margaret Avery.
  7. Nathan Avery. Born 30 Jan 1702. <-- not traced in Avery source
  8. Lucy Avery. Born 17 Apr 1703.
  9. Waitstill Avery. Born 27 Mar 1708. Married 1st to Deborah Williams on 18 Sep 1729 and 2nd Margaret Childs.
  10. Grace Avery. Born 2 June 1712


Samuel died 1 MAY 1723 at Boston, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Samuel was burial 1723 Ledyard, N. Groton, New London, CT. "He is buried about a mile northwest of Seth Williams' farm in Ledyard, on the farm of C.H. Stanton." (Ohler) Find A Grave: Memorial #62175748 states he is buried in Avery-Morgan Burial Ground with his wife, gravestone picture included. [8]
Susannah died on 2 OCT 1747 in Groton, New London, Connecticut. [4] [6]
She is buried in Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London, Connecticut [9]

Research Notes

Note, removed Susan Palmer-22 as a wife.
Note: The following information appears on p. 115 of The Groton Avery Clan pertaining to the children of this Samuel Avery:
This list corresponds to the one printed by Mr. Sweet [The Averys of Groton], with one exception. The "John" given by him is omitted. All the other children are found recorded on the Groton books, but there is no "John " among them. Mr. Sweet himself was in doubt in regard to the matter. Investigation shows that the John mentioned by Mr. Sweet belongs to the line known as the Thomas Avery line of Portsmouth, N. H. (see p. 24), and that he and all of his descendants must be transferred to that clan.
On the basis of this information, as well as the same error captured by other editors of the [Avery-32] profile, it has herewith been detached from these parents.[JRF]


  1. Richardson, Douglas. 'Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. Vol. IV, p. 330.
  2. Clara May Paine Ohler. Ancestors and Descendants of Captain John James and Esther Denison of Preston, Connecticut (Lima, Ohio, 1912), p. 181, Internet Archive
  3. 3.0 3.1 WalworthR: Page 3-7
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Avery: Vol. 1, Page 114-115 #9 Samuel Avery with Susannanh and children
  5. Wheeler: Page 201, # 11 Samuel
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Milliken: Vol 2 Page 189, # III Samuel
  7. Avery: Vol. 1, Page 153 #46 Mary with William and children
  8. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 23 August 2020), memorial page for CPT Samuell Avery (14 Aug 1664–1 May 1723), Find A Grave: Memorial #62175748, citing Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Bradley Moody (contributor 47097169) Gravestone picture
  9. Find a Grave, database and images (accessed 29 July 2020), memorial page for Susanna Palmes Avery (1665–2 Oct 1747), Find A Grave: Memorial #70822502, citing Avery-Morgan Burial Ground, Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by David Leighr (contributor 47748900)
  • Walworth, Reginald Wellington. Walworth-Walsworth Genealogy, 1689-1962 Descendants Male & Female of William Walworth & Mary Abigail Seaton (Queen Anne's Pub. Co., Centerville, Maryland, 1962)


Bradley Moody on 10 Aug 2020 RE: Samuel Avery tombstone picture You may do so. Are you descendant from Samuel? I am working adding info in my own wikitree. My profile is at

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Was the location of his death in Boston (Suffolk or other county designation at the time), or was it in Norfolk County, for which the county seat is (was) Dedham?
posted by John French Ph.D.
Hi, I'm wondering if this is the same Samuel Avery who was father to Althea Avery (later Allyn) by Elizabeth Ransford.
posted by Joe Allyn

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