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Robert B Avery
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1796
Franklin County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1879
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA

Aged 83-10-10

Robert Avery was born in Massachusetts Feb. 20, 1796; his ancestors were from Bristol, England, and came to America before the Revolutionary period; his parents died in New York, and he moved to Illinois; from thence to Missouri. While in Missouri, he married Nancy Brown, a native of North Carolina; born Sept. 1, 1798; they had ten children, Henry, the only son, lived in Union township, two daughters, Clarissa, wife of Calvin Gage, and Sarah Ann, wife of A. W. Comstock, lived in Mt. Pleasant; soon after his marriage, Mr. Avery returned to Illinois, where he lived until 1836 ; then came to this State and located in Union Tp., where, with the exception of five years spent in Mt. Pleasant, he has since resided. In early life, Mr. and Mrs. Avery joined the Methodist Church, he in 1821, she in 1820; she remained a faithful and consistent member of the same until her death in this township Jan. 18, 1879. In politics, Mr. Avery's attention was early called to the Anti-slavery question, and he remained a faithful supporter of the cause until he saw his fond hopes realized in the issuing of the emancipation proclamation. In 1837, Mr. Avery was appointed County Surveyor, and occupied that position until 1840. While farming, both in Illinois and this State, Mr. Avery gave his attention to fruit growing, and in that line he was among the most successful. 
Family links: 
  Robert Avery (1765 - 1810)
  Lydia White Avery (1763 - 1849)
  Nancy Brown Avery (1798 - 1879)*
  Henry Avery (1821 - 1888)*
  Clarissa Avery Gamage (1824 - 1906)*
  Sarah Ann Avery Comstock (1828 - 1906)*
  Daniel Clark Avery (1791 - 1859)*
  John W. Avery (1793 - 1877)*
  Orrin Smith Avery (1794 - 1836)*
  Robert B Avery (1796 - 1879)
  Lydia Avery (1797 - 1862)*
  Amelia Avery Fisher (1802 - 1899)*
  Arvilla Avery Anderson (1808 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Shiloh Cemetery
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Created by: dirk bailey
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
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