Biography of Nathan Avery of Oakfield, NY

Nathan Avery, a native of Groton, Conn., was an ensign in the militia in the war of the Revolution. He was at Fort Griswold, and aided in saving it from destruction by fire. He died at Groton at the age of 77 years. His wife was Lucy Swan, of Stonington, Conn., and their children were Christopher, who was for many years a physician, and died in Windham County, Conn.; Mary, who died young; Lucy, who married Isaac Gallop, of Vermont, where she died; Isaac, who died in Lebanon, Conn.; William, who lived and died in Windham County, after serving in the War of 1812; and Nathan, a native of Groton, Conn., who married Matilda, daughter of James and Margaret Babcock, and had eight children, viz.: Nathan S., Elias B., Phebe, Ardelia, Lucy A., James B., Amos G., and Albert G. Nathan, the father, died at Groton, where he lived. Albert G. Avery came to Elba in 1869, and settled on a farm, where he resided 17 years, when he removed to Oakfield village, where he nbw resides. He married Emily, daughter of Joseph and Lura (Witter) Gere, of Groton, and his children are Francis G., John F., Lura M. (deceased), and Charles B. Mr. Avery served one term as superintendent of schools in Orleans County, and the oldest son, Francis G., served in the 27th N. Y. V., under Col. Slocum, and participated in the battle of Bull Run. Charles B. Avery came to Elba from Yates, Orleans County, in 1869. He removed in 1884 from Elba to the farm on road 19, in Oakfield, where he still lives. He married Phebe J., daughter of William H. and Jane M. (Edgerton) Baldwin, of Elba. They have one daughter, Fern L.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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