Facts and Events
John was in King Philip's War and was a land owner in Stonington, Groton and Preston, Connecticut
July 7, 1691 John, of New London, sold land in Stonington to Daniel Shaw. In 1692 and 1693 John was appointed Ensign "on the east side of the river at New London". In 1697 John was appointed "Captain of the train band at New London on the east side of the river". In 1700 he became one of the original proprietors of New Lebanon (now Lebanon). In 1704 his name appears with this title in the patent for New London, granted by the General Court October 14, 1704 and as late as May 1705 the General Court confirmed him in the possession of lands in that town. He then owned land in Preston in 1706. In 1708 he lived in Groton with his son John, Jr.
- Wildey, Anna Chesebrough. Genealogy of the descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Mass. (New York: T.A. Wright, 1903), page 18.
- ↑ Avery, Elroy McKendree, and Catharine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery. The Groton Avery Clan. (Cleveland, Ohio: Privately Published, 1912).
- Sweet, Homer De Lois. The Averys of Groton, genealogical and biographical. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972), 27, 404.
- ↑ New London [CT] Vital Records, in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol 1, pa 1.
John Avery sonne of James and Joannna Avery born ye 10th of February 1653.
- Freeman in New London May 12, 1681.
- April 7, 1724 deeded land to son Nathaniel.