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Benjamin Franklin Avery
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1801
Aurora
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1885
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Benjamin Franklin Avery, was the founder in Louisville in 1847 of one of the largest plow factories in the world. He was born in Aurora New York in 1801, the son of Daniel Avery and Abigail Smith Avery. His plow factory was called B.F. Avery and sons and was the biggest factory in Louisville located at 15th and Main Street.

His factory is registered as a historical site in Louisville. After his death in 1885 at age 84, the factory passed on to his sons George Capwell Avery and Samuel Look Avery and a nephew. The company is still in operation today in Louisville they make plows and tractors.

He married Susan Howes Look on Apr 27,1844 at Utica,NY.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel Avery (1766 - 1842)
  Abigail Smith Avery (1780 - 1817)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Howes Look Avery (1817 - 1915)*
 
 Children:
  Lydia Arms Avery Ward (1845 - 1924)*
  Samuel Look Avery (1846 - 1907)*
  Gertrude Arms Avery Shanklin (1849 - 1923)*
  George Capwell Avery (1852 - 1911)*
  Helen Blasdell Avery Robinson (1855 - 1943)*
  William Sidney Avery (1858 - 1910)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alfred Avery (1791 - 1854)**
  Edwin Avery (1795 - 1856)**
  Daniel Lewis Avery (1797 - 1868)**
  Sidney Smith Avery (1800 - 1869)*
  Benjamin Franklin Avery (1801 - 1885)
  Ashbel Avery (1805 - 1870)*
  Lydia Avery Arms (1810 - 1893)*
  Abigail Avery (1813 - 1815)*
  George Avery (1815 - 1849)*
  Abby Avery Leech (1817 - 1901)*
  James Avery (1825 - 1864)**
  William Avery (1829 - 1852)**
  Maria Avery Howard (1833 - 1893)**
  Byron Avery (1838 - 1841)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Burial Date: 03/04/1885,
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section O Lot 189
 
Created by: Michele Hilgert
Record added: Feb 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65524188
Benjamin Franklin Avery
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Benjamin Franklin Avery
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Benjamin Franklin Avery
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- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Jan. 14, 2016

- Kevin Avery
 Added: Aug. 18, 2015

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 Added: Feb. 15, 2014
 
 
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