Biography of Oliver Avery
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Avery, Oliver, the pioneer of the large and respected family of that name in Groton, was born at Charlmont, Mass., May 3, 1797, and came to this locality at the age of twenty three. He worked at his trade of cabinetmaker and carpenter at various places, in this region, and finally located at Groton, owning the first the village. April 3, 1825, he married Hannah, daughter of Nehemiah Webb, and their children were: Frederick A., born January 7, 1826; Abigail B., born December 7, 1827; Albert, born November 18, 1829; died May 3, 1831; Marcy, born June 1, 1832; Amos, born August 13, 1834; Oliver, born September 26, 1836; Hannah, born September 14, 1838; died January 14, 1839; David, born August 15, 1840, died at Carson City, Nev., March 3, 1889; and Edward M., born February 28, 1849. Most of these sons became like their father, mechanics, and useful citizens of Groton. Oliver and his wife both died in Groton, the former November 13, 1877, and the latter March 22, 1883. Oliver, jr., at the age of fourteen was apprenticed to Lyman and Charles Perrigo, machinists and founders of Groton, and after four years he became a journeyman workman and continued there several years, when he went to Owego and established himself in business. April 25, 1861, he enlisted in Co. H, 3d Regt. N. Y. Vols. and reached the front in time to participate in the battle of Bethel. At the end of his term of enlistment, May 21, 1863, he was mustered out and returned home. He went again to Owego, but a year later returned to Groton and bought an interest in the Perrigo factory, and was connected with it under various proprietorships until the concern was merged in the extensive works of the Bridge Company, since which he been in the pattern department. November 20, 1873, he married Helen M., daughter of Henry Allen, a descendant of one of Groton's pioneer families, and they have had six children, all now living.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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