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Alphonsa Calhoun Avery, Sr
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1835
Death: Jun. 13, 1913

Alphonsa (also seen in documents as Alphonso) Avery was born and reared at the old Avery home, Swan Ponds. He attended old Bingham School in Orange County, NC, and then entered the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1857 first in his class. He read law with Chief Justice Pearson until he earned his law license in 1860.

He served in the Civil War as a first lieutenant in Company E, 6th North Carolina Regiment. He continued to rise through the ranks until on he was comissioned as colonel. He was captured by General Sherman's army and was held prisoner at Camp Chase and Johnson's Island until paroled in 1865.

When he returned to Morganton, he was elected to the state Senate. He strongly supported the expansion of the western N.C. railroad and the building of a state hospital in Morganton. He was later elected a Judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina.

(source: obituary, The News Herald, Morganton, NC. June, 1913; thanks also to the Avery family descendants for shared information) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Isaac Thomas Avery (1785 - 1864)
  Harriet Eloise Erwin Avery (1795 - 1858)
 
 Spouses:
  Susan Washington Morrison Avery (1838 - 1886)
  Sara Love Thomas Avery (1862 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Anna Julia Avery (1869 - 1871)*
  Isaac Erwin Avery (1871 - 1904)*
  Alphonso Calhoun Avery (1874 - 1941)*
  Alfred Lee Avery (1876 - 1898)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Waightstill Avery (1816 - 1864)*
  Infant Son Avery (1816 - 1816)*
  Theodore Horatio Avery (1817 - 1822)*
  Clark Moulton Avery (1820 - 1864)*
  Adelaide Leah Avery (1822 - 1897)*
  Isaac Erwin Avery (1828 - 1863)*
  Mary Ann Martha Avery Chambers (1831 - 1890)*
  Harriet Justina Avery Chambers (1833 - 1902)*
  Alphonsa Calhoun Avery (1835 - 1913)
  Laura Myra Avery (1837 - 1912)*
  Willoughby Francis Avery (1843 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Armantia
Record added: Jan 12, 2008
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Alphonsa Calhoun Avery, Sr
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Alphonsa Calhoun Avery, Sr
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He married, first, on Feb 27,1861 at Cottage Home,NC, Susan Washington Morrison. He married, second, on Dec 31,1888 at Asheville,NC, Sally Love Thomas.
- Kevin Avery
 Added: Apr. 27, 2015
Alphonsa Calhoun Avery, Senior
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Mar. 26, 2015
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014
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