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 was born in Cornwall, England and emigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony as a child with his parents. As an adult he received several land grants in the vicinity of New London, in Connecticut.
Avery was among Stonington, Connecticut’s early settlers, for whom Avery Point is named. A monument stands on the location of his 1656 home in Groton, 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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