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William Tecumsah Avery
Birth: Nov. 11, 1819
Bolivar
Hardeman County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 22, 1880
Arkansas, USA

U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Jackson College, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began to practice law in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1840. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, in 1843. In 1857, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses, serving until 1861. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate Army, during the Civil War. After the war, he resumed the practice of law and was clerk of the criminal court of Shelby County, Tennessee, (1870-74). At age 60, he accidentally drowned in the Ten Mile Bayou, Arkansas. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nathan Avery (1792 - 1846)
  Rebecca Jones Rivers Avery (1793 - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Chastelett Jones Avery (1835 - 1887)
 
 Children:
  Emma Blythe Avery Stratton (1856 - 1943)*
  William Thomas Avery (1860 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Tecumsah Avery (1819 - 1880)
  Elizabeth Edmonds Avery Meriwether (1824 - 1916)*
  Amanda Avery Trezevant (1828 - 1916)*
  Cornelia Estelle Avery Lamb (1830 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Chapel Hill Section, Lot 39
 
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Record added: Aug 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7786930
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For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Nov. 11, 2016
Thank you for Serving! RIP
- FayFaith
 Added: Aug. 19, 2016

- Alan Brownsten
 Added: May. 22, 2016
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