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Gen Giuseppe Avezzana
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1797
Piemonte, Italy
Death: Dec. 25, 1879
Lazio, Italy

Giuseppe Avezzana was born in Chieri, a town and comune in the province of Turin, Piedmont, Italy. Chieri is located about 7 miles southeast of Turin.

Giuseppe was the son of Lorenzo Avezzana, who was born in Montcalvo, Italy and Caterina Molino.

Giuseppe Avezzana served under Napoleon I from 1813 until the fall of the empire, and then, joining the Sardinian army, found himself in 1815 arrayed against Napoleon I, who had made his escape from Elba.

His American career began soon after the restoration of Ferdinand VII to the Spanish throne in September 1823. Avezzana fought against the restoration, was captured, was held for several weeks as a prisoner, and sailed for America on being set free.

In 1834. Giuseppe Avezzana went into business in New York City, where he married Mary Frances Morrogh and led a mercantile life until the revolutions of 1848 in Italy. He returned to Italy was absent just a year, and returned to America after he had fought the Austrians and Sardinians at Genoa, and with a few thousand followers had defended Rome for two months against the allied armies, 100,000 strong. He returned to America and resumed his mercantile life in New York.

In 1850 Giuseppe, listed as Joseph Avezzana in the federal census for the State of New York is shown as living in the 18th Ward, in the County and City of New York, with his family. It is indicated that Giuseppe is a merchant. His wife, Mary, was born in Ireland and the children were born in New York State.

The children of Giuseppe Avezzana and Mary Frances Morrogh were:
1. Josephine Avezzana (1836-
2. Mary Victoria Avezzana (1837-1897) (John Brown Richmond)
3. John Louis Avezzana (1840-
4. Catherine Avezzana (1842-1925)
5. Pierina Avezzana (1844-
6. Felicita Avezzana (1847-

After Mary Frances died, he married her sister, Fanny Morrogh, and they had two more children.

The children of Giuseppe Avezzana and Fanny Morrogh were:
7. Mary Avezzana (1854-
8. Frances Avezzana (1853-1863) 
Family links: 
  Mary Frances Morrogh Avezzana (1814 - 1850)*
  Fanny Morrogh Avezzana (1820 - 1859)*
  Victoria Avezzana Richmond (1837 - 1897)*
  Josephine Avezzana McLaughlin (1838 - 1923)*
  John Louis Joseph Avezzana (1840 - ____)*
  Catherine Avezzana De St Seigne (1842 - 1925)*
  Pierina Avezzana Romano (1844 - ____)*
  Felicita Avezzana (1847 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
Cimitero Comunale Monumentale Campo Verano
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy
Maintained by: Debbie G Morrogh
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jun 30, 2012
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Gen Giuseppe Avezzana
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