James Avery (American colonist)
Bust of James Avery
|Died||April 18, 1700 (aged 79–80)
Groton, Connecticut, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Joanna Greenslade (1622–1697)|
Avery served as a captain in command of forty Englishmen from Stonington, Lyme, and New London. In 1676. He also served as captain of one of four companies which protected the frontier. In the Great Swamp Fight, a battle at Kingston, Rhode Island, Avery commanded a group of ally Pequot Indians.
Avery was among Groton, Connecticut’s early settlers, for whom Avery Point is named. A monument stands on the location of his 1656 home, called The Hive of the Averys. The home burned down in a fire started from an ember of a passing train on July 20, 1894.
- Benjamin Tinkham Marshall (1922). A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut. Lewis Historical Printing Company.
- Avery, Elroy McKendree (1893). The Groton Averys, Christopher and James. pp. 9–10.
- Harris, William (1882). The Battle of Groton Heights. New London, CT: Charles Alyn. pp. 256–257.
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