The THOMAS AVERY family dates back to 1657 as having lived in NH. In 1827, descendant Jonathan Avery moved to Boonville, NY.
According to "The Groton Avery Clan
" (E. M. Avery & C. H. Avery-1912), Thomas AVERY
, a blacksmith and the progenitor of the Portsmouth (NH) Branch of the AVERY Family, came to America in 1633 on the ship "Mary & John" which departed from Southampton, England. He is the only Avery listed on the passenger list and is noted as bound for Salem, MA. He subsequently moved on to Portsmouth, NH.
According to "The AVERY Family of Greenland, NH
" (William Manning of Ayer, MA-1904) which is part of the Essex Institute Historical Collections, Thomas AVERY
) was a land owner in Portsmouth, NH in 1657 and his wife Joan verified his estate in 1681. In 1693 a 2nd Thomas AVERY (?-1744) had a seat in the meeting-house and there is a marriage recorded in Dover, NH in 1697 between Thomas and Abigail COOMBS. Robert AVERY of Greenland, NH (probably a son of 2nd Thomas) was a witness to a deed executed by Thomas and Abigail AVERY in 1710.
Robert and his wife Mary had the following children: Edward, Benjamin, Jeane, Abigail (who married Abraham HARRIS in 1728) and Robert2 (?-1756) who in 1724 married Sarah PETTS, the daughter of John (1681-1757) and Abigail HARRISON (1685-1735) PETTS , the former of whom was one of the earliest settlers on a tract of land which became incorporated as Townsend, MA in 1732. Sarah PETTS' siblings were John (1713-1767), Ebenezer (1717-?), David (1719-?), Mary (1721-?), Abigail (1725-?), Anna (1725-?) and Jonathan (1727-?).
In 1752 Jonathan1 AVERY married Mary (Molly) FARNSWORTH (1735-?) of Lunenburg, MA daughter of Isaac1 (1701-1744) and Sarah PAGE (1703-1746) FARNSWORTH who were married in 1723. Mary's siblings were: Esther (1737-?), William (1725-1806), Lydia (1730-?), Sarah (1727-?) and Isaac2 (1723-1812). Isaac FARNSWORTH1 was the son of Benjamin (1667-1733) and Mary (1674-1735) PRESCOTT FARNSWORTH of Groton, MA and the grandson of Matthias FARNSWORTH who was born in Lancashire ENGLAND in 1615, came to America prior to 1657 and died in Groton, MA in 1689. Mary PRESCOTT's lineage can be traced back to John PRESCOTT born in 1604 in England and departed 1661 in Lancaster, MA.
Jonathan1 and Mary (Molly) FARNSWORTH AVERY lived for a time in Pepperell, MA and apparently relocated to Temple, NH in Hillsborough County prior to 1768 as Jonathan is one of the signers of the Petition of Incorporation of the Town of Temple, NH and he also signed an Oath of Allegiance there in 1776. Jonathan & Mary had children Jonathan2 (1753-1776), Timothy (1754-1775), Samuel (1758-?), all 3 of whom were killed in the Revolutionary War; Peter (1762-?); Joel (1764-?); Aaron (1766-?) who married Sara Thomson in 1795; Mary (1768-?); and John2 (1760-1845) who in 1794 married Hannah FISH also of Temple. John & Hannah had the following children: John3 (1796-?); Nathan; Asa (1805-?); Esther; Hannah who married Parker BURNHAM; Mary "Polly" (1802-?) who married Moses PALMER (1798-?) (and had children Calvin, Asa, John, Elizabeth, Moses and Caroline); and Jonathan3 (1799-1888) who married Mary PALMER (1803/4-1867) in 1821 in Peterborough, NH.
Jonathan3 and Mary PALMER AVERY had the following children: Jonathan4 (1822-1889) who married (1) Saphenteus POTTER (?-1858) and (2) Margaret MORROWS; James (1824-1891) who married (1) Orissa HUBBARD and (2) Achsah PALMER MANZER, (1831-?) daughter of Joseph4 PALMER; Abigail (1825-1918) who married Linus BIRDSEY (1815-1890); Eliza (1826-?) who married Elkanah WARD; Mary (1829-1872) who was James Sackett's 2nd wife, John4 (1833-1907) who married Eliza PALMER (1839-?) daughter of Joseph4 PALMER; Ruel (1836-1840); Emily (1835-1905) who married Sanford THAYER (1835-?); Esther (1839-1930) who married Elbridge G. PALMER (1836-1911) son of Benjamin3 PALMER; Mila (1841-1906) who was James H. SACKETT's (1830-1896) 4th wife; Garrett Smith (1844-?) who married Emily HEALD (1854-?); Clarissa (1845-?) who married Owen HEALD (1846-?), brother of Emily; and Elizabeth Jane (1831-?), who in 1853 married Heman2 WARD of Vernon, NY
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