Biography of Alfred A. Avery


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Avery, Alfred A., was born in the town of Leray, Jefferson county, November 30, 1824. When a young boy he came to Alexandria with his parents, Anson and Sally Avery. In 1849 he married Rhoda, daughter of Azariah Crandall, who died in 1863. In 1865 he married Lydia, daughter of Solomon Makepeace, and through life he was identified as a practical farmer, and an earnest worker in the M. E. church, of which he was class leader over twenty years. He died at his home in Alexandria in 1888, where he had lived fifty years, leaving four sons, Charles S., Frank A., Anson A. and William W. The latter resides on the old homestead, where he was born October 15, 1863. In 1888 he married Ida, daughter of John Overacker. He was educated in common schools and is one of the practical farmers of his town, serving as highway commissioner, and is recognized as a nian of sterling integrity who has ever received and merited the respect of his associates.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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