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Prudence Payson Avery
Birth: Feb. 1, 1680
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: unknown
New London County
Connecticut, USA

She was the daughter of Deacon John Payson and his wife Bathsheba Tileston. She married 1st Richard Wheeler. She married 2nd Christopher Avery April 1, 1714 as his second wife. Her death date is unknown.

Child by Richard Wheeler:
1. Prudence Wheeler, who m. Ebenezer Geer

Children by Christopher Avery:
1. Priscilla, who m. Joseph Breed.
2. Isaac, who m. Susanna Elderkin.
3. Hannah, who m. BenAdam Gallup
4. Jacob, who m. 1st Elizabeth Avery and m. 2nd Sylvia Eddy.
5. Temperance, who m. William Morgan (Both were Rev. War Patriots).

In 1888, some of Christopher Avery's descendants set up a brown-stone obelisk on the east side of Avery Hill, Ledyard (formerly the North Parish of Groton) not far from his former home. (Now called Hale Cemetery). The front bears this inscription: Christopher Avery, 1680 - 1753. His Four Wives. His Daughter, Temperance, and her husband William Morgan were buried in the same lot. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Payson (1642 - 1719)
  Bathsheba Tileston Payson (1649 - 1682)
 
 Spouses:
  Christopher Avery (1680 - 1753)
  Richard Wheeler (1677 - 1712)*
 
 Children:
  Jonathan Wheeler (1707 - 1790)*
  Richard Wheeler (1710 - 1749)*
  Priscilla Avery Breed (1715 - 1792)*
  Hannah Avery Gallup (1719 - 1799)*
  Temperance Avery Morgan (1725 - 1801)*
 
 Sibling:
  Prudence Payson Avery (1680 - ____)
  Joseph Payson (1686 - 1748)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Avery obelisk
Side 1
Christopher Avery
1680 1753
--
His four wives

Side 2
1. Abigail Park
2. Prudence S
Wheeler

Side 3
Erected 1888

Side 4
Esther H
Prentice
Susanna
*Note I couldn't tell if they were numbered as the other two wives were due to lichen
~ Inscription courtesy of Northern Neighbors
 
Burial:
Christopher Avery Cemetery
Ledyard
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Shari Hanson Frey
Record added: Jan 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46586715
Prudence <i>Payson</i> Avery
Added by: Northern Neighbors
 
Prudence <i>Payson</i> Avery
Added by: Northern Neighbors
 
Prudence <i>Payson</i> Avery
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Added by: Irma
 
 
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- Heattown
 Added: Sep. 15, 2013
Thinking of you my eighth great grandmother
- Heattown
 Added: Sep. 15, 2013

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 Added: Jun. 20, 2013
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