|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1790|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1866|
1136. Edward Avery (John, Charles, Jonathan, Thomas, James, Christopher) was b. Feb. 20, 17890, at Stamford; m. Dec. 28, 1823, at Steubenville, O., Jane Galbraith, dau. of John Galbraith of Steubenville. She d. Aug. 16, 1824, at Wooster, O., aged 23 years. Her only child, Caroline, d. July 4, the same year. He m. 2d, Feb. 23, 1834, at Westport, Mrs. Genette Maria (Sherwood) Brush. She was b. Dec. 1, 1799, in Conn.; d. Sept. 4, 1851, at Wooster, O. Edward Avery settled at Wooster, O., in 1817, and was one of the pioneer lawyers of that place. He was elected prosecuting attorney of Wayne County in 1819; state senator in 1824; judge of the supreme court of Ohio in 1845; resigned on account of ill health in 1851. He was a graduate of Yale and a man of great scholarly attainments. He d. June 27, 1866, at Wooster, O. No children (The Groton Avery Clan, Vol. I., pp.506-507).
Edward Avery was born, we believe, in the State of Connecticut, and, according to our information, was a graduate of Yale College.
He settled in Wooster in 1817, and was married December 28, 1823, to Jane, daughter of John Galbraith, of Steubenville. With Judge Levi Cox, he was one of the pioneer lawyers at the Wooster bar.
He was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Wayne county in 1819, and held the office until 1825. He was a member of the Senate of the State of Ohio, serving from December, 1824, to December 4, 1826.
He served in the capacity of Judge of the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio prior to the adoption of the New Constitution.
He died June 27, 1866. On the 28th of June a bar meeting was held at the office of Rex & Jones, at which George Rex, William Given and John McSweeney were appointed a committee to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting.
Judge Avery was a distinguished jurist, possessing many public and private virtues, his life long, honorable and useful to the com-munity and State. In all ways he was an enlightened, patriotic citizen, an accomplished, honorable man, and a consistent member of the Presbyterian church (History of Wayne County, Ohio, from the Days of the Pioneers and First Settlers to the Present Time (1878), p. 353).
John Avery (1752 - 1791)
Ann Hazard Ripley (1765 - 1830)
Jane Galbraith Avery (1803 - 1826)
Genette Maria Brush Avery (1799 - 1851)*
Caroline Avery (1824 - 1825)*
John Hazard Avery (1783 - 1867)*
Samuel Avery (1785 - 1862)*
Edward Avery (1790 - 1866)
HON. EDWARD AVERY
Died June 27, 1866
In the 56 Year
OF HIS AGE.
GENETTE [?] MARIA AVERY
Born Dec. 1, 1799.
Died Sept, 4, 1851.
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Aug 26, 2011
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