|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1680|
New London County
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.
John Payson (1642 - 1719)
Bathsheba Tileston Payson (1649 - 1682)
Christopher Avery (1680 - 1753)
Richard Wheeler (1677 - 1712)*
Jonathan Wheeler (1707 - 1790)*
Richard Wheeler (1710 - 1749)*
Prudence Wheeler Geer (1712 - 1797)*
Priscilla Avery Breed (1715 - 1792)*
Hannah Avery Gallup (1719 - 1799)*
Temperance Avery Morgan (1725 - 1801)*
Priscilla Payson Williams (1674 - 1745)*
Jonathan Payson (1678 - 1760)*
Prudence Payson Avery (1680 - ____)
Joseph Payson (1686 - 1748)*
His four wives
1. Abigail Park
2. Prudence S
*Note I couldn't tell if they were numbered as the other two wives were due to lichen
~ Inscription courtesy of Northern Neighbors
Christopher Avery Cemetery
New London County
Created by: Shari Hanson Frey
Record added: Jan 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46586715