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Joseph Conant Avery
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1817
Tunkhannock
Wyoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 16, 1876
Corvallis
Benton County
Oregon, USA

Joseph Conant Avery was born in Tunkhannock, Wyoming Co., Pennsylvania to Cyrus and Lydia Marcy Avery in 1817. They immigrated to Oregon and became one of the first white families to settle in what is now Corvallis, Oregon arriving in 1845. He settled near what is now Avery Park. He first named the new city Maryville but to avoid confusion with Marysville, California he renamed the town Corvallis.

In the winter of 1847-48 Joseph C. Avery began to lay out the community now known as Corvallis. The first lots were sold about 1849. Joseph C. Avery was the first owner of the site of Corvallis. He died in 1876. Avery made up the name Corvallis by compounding Latin words meaning heart of the valley. The post office was established January 8, 1850, with J.C. Avery as postmaster.

Joseph Avery was married 13 March, 1841 to Martha Marsh in Stark, Illinois. Children were Gertrude, Chatham, Charles, Arthur, Punderson, Florence, Frances, George, James & Napoleon. Several of the children died young.

Capt. James Avery was one of the principal pioneers of Groton CT, and there's a very tall monument to him in Groton. He was the 4th GGF of Joseph Conant Avery, who is written up on page 611 of "The Groton Avery Clan"..information from a distant cousin Marty Irons. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cyrus Avery (1771 - 1833)
  Lydia Marcy Avery (1772 - 1817)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Marsh Avery (1824 - 1911)
 
 Children:
  Charles Avery (1842 - 1861)*
  Punderson Avery (1843 - 1912)*
  Florence Avery Jones (1845 - 1928)*
  Frances Avery Helm (1849 - 1919)*
  George Washington Avery (1850 - 1928)*
  Arthur Avery (1852 - 1854)*
  James Conant Avery (1854 - 1870)*
  Chatham Avery (1857 - 1863)*
  Napoleon Bonaparte Avery (1859 - 1912)*
  Frederic Avery (1861 - 1863)*
  Gertrude Avery Irvine (1868 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Miles Avery (1791 - 1848)*
  Zebulon Avery (1794 - 1854)*
  Cyrus Henry Avery (1803 - 1877)*
  Abel Marcy Avery (1811 - 1843)*
  Joseph Conant Avery (1817 - 1876)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crystal Lake Cemetery
Corvallis
Benton County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Suzanna ღ Ashworth
Record added: Mar 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18139862
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- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Oct. 21, 2015

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