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George Avery
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1759
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1857
Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA

George Avery was the son of Job Avery and Jane Thatcher, and the grandson of the Rev. John Avery, the first minister of Truro, MA. He served as a Private in the Revolutionary War from 1775-1779 in MA., during the winter of 1780 under Capt. Benjamin Allen in CT., and in 1780 was taken prisoner during the burning of Royalton, VT. and transported to Canada where he was held until his release from captivity in June 1782. He was married on 11 Jan 1787 to Mary Sanborn, daughter of Joseph Clifford Sanborn and Elizabeth French. George and Mary were the parents of twelve children, three of which died in childhood and/or young adulthood. The family resided in Plainfield, Sullivan (formerly Cheshire Co.), New Hampshire. George wrote several manuscripts detailing his trials and tribulations during his capture by the Indians and imprisonment by the British. He wrote these multi-paged documents to several of his children and at least two original copies exist today. His cause of death is stated on his death certificate as "rheumatism". The original bible of George and Mary was found in 1996 and has been donated to the Highland House Musuem, Truro Historical Society, Truro, MA. The Bible documents the births of their children, as well as the vital records of several generations prior to George. 
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  Mary Sanborn Avery (1765 - 1857)
Gilkey Cemetery
Sullivan County
New Hampshire, USA
Maintained by: Carolyn (Johnson) Reed
Originally Created by: Karen Avery Miller
Record added: May 28, 2000
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George Avery
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 Added: Dec. 2, 2012
Thank you, on this 4th of July, sir, for helping secure our freedom for this nation.
- wvy
 Added: Jul. 4, 2011
In loving memory of my fifth Great Grandfather, George Avery, and in honor of his service as a Private in the Revolutionary War, and his endurance during his two years of imprisonment under the British in Canada.
- Karen Avery Miller
 Added: May. 28, 2000

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