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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
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Bio Photo If you know of any one memorialized here who served aboard the USS Melvin DD-680 in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, please let me know.

I'm a transplanted New Englander. My parents are Paul Oscar Avery(1921-2003) and Betty Wheaton Avery(1925-1992). My mom's and aunt's interest in family history was passed to me. I have been doing family history research for over 25 years, most of which has been in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

I am retired, and live in The Villages, Florida, and would be happy to find and photograph cemetery stones of your friends or family in the Sumter - Lake - Marion County area.

If you find some pictures or monuments I haven't included, I'd love to hear from you when you post them. And corrections or additions to my postings are welcome. All suggestions are responded to within 48 hours unless I am out of town. If you supply me with additional information, I will always research and double check it before posting it to a memorial. There is simply too much inaccurate information out there.

I have completed projects on all cemeteries in Hawley, Buckland, Colrain, and Charlemont, Massachusetts. And another in Sears Cemetery in Barnstable County. Current projects include the Jenks Family in Rhode Island, the Groton Avery Family, and Shelburne, Franklin Co, Mass cemeteries. If any of my entries connects to your ancestors, let me know.

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If I have not added any memorials in the last 30 days, I am very likely dead... contact Find A Grave.

Please use the EDIT button on the memorial to initiate correspondence and recommend updates. I am no longer able to respond to emails that do not provide quick and easy access to the memorial in question. Also, if your e-mail is not provided on your profile page, I won't be able to respond to you if a response is needed. The public messages are not appropriate for back and forth discussion. And, if you have no email, I will not process edits until you provide source data.

There are so many "orphan" memorials here on Find-A-Grave, many of which have been posted en masse and then forgotten. So many need identification and linking so we know who they were! After posting a memorial, please take the time to research, identify, and link the memorial properly..... it will go along way toward further establishing the credibility of this site.

Regarding transfers outside guidelines..... I will consider transfer to those who have a proven track record of collaboration on FindAGrave.

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RE: Groton Averys

I just noticed that you posted a flower for a Mattoon Nims memorial in Deerfield, Massachusetts. I also go back to the Mattoon's of Deerfield, Massachusetts. My grandmother's parents were Elsie Grace Mattoon and Fred Upson Allen. Elsie was born in Kansas, but her grandfather, Jonathan Meeker Mattoon was born in New York. Her great-grandfather, Gershom Mattoon was born in Wallingford, Connecticut. Fred Upson Allen was born in Wallingford, Connecticut, September 11, 1888. I have looked at city directories, and there were no Mattoon's in Wallingford in the late 1800's. It seems it was just a fluke that Elsie and Fred met and married in Denver, Colorado in 1910. But, the Mattoon's and Allen's both go back to Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York in the 1600 and 1700's.

In a week, I will be in Connecticut and Massachusetts on a genealogy trip to visit the cemeteries and places of significance of my ancestors. I am so excited!
Added by Bernadette on Sep 24, 2016 11:24 PM
Joyce Guinasso
Earl Henry Bresette
Hi, I have attached a copy of Earl Henry Brisette death certificate to his findagrave memorial page. I noticed that the name of the cemetery was not that of West Colrain Cemetery. I only found two cemeteries listed in Colrain. Is the cemetery listed on the death certificate a lot in the West Colrain Cemetery? Possibly for infants or toddlers? I dont know to much about this cemetery.

Also it may be better if you changed his name to Brisette since this is what is on his birth and death certificates. His parents stones also have the surname spelling Brisette.

Let me know about the cemetery. I really can not make out the name but it does not to appear to be West Colrain.

Your feedback is appreciated.

Joyce Rock Guinasso
Added by Joyce Guinasso on Sep 23, 2016 2:05 PM
RE: Barnard Photos in Shelburne
Sorry the picture quality isn't that great. Just couldn't get rid of the glare.

Added by TerryD on Sep 16, 2016 7:25 AM
Avery's of Groton, Connecticut

Are you descended from the Avery's of Groton, Connecticut? I am, by way of marriages to the Allyn's/Allen's.

My grandmother was Lois Emma Allen, her father, Fred Allen, was born in Wallingford, Connecticut in 1888. His father or grandfather must have moved from Ledyard, New London County to Wallingford, New Haven County at some point in the 1700's or early 1800's.

I am making a genealogy trip to Connecticut and Massachusetts in October and hope to visit Wallingford, Groton and Stonington. I will visit the Allyn-Satterlee graveyard. I sent a letter requesting a visit to Allyn's Point Cemetery within Dow Chemical. That was a week ago and I haven't received a response yet.

I will post and share any Allyn and Avery gravestones I am able to visit (if images aren't already posted).

Added by Bernadette on Sep 09, 2016 12:05 AM
169435955 Amelia Weld Tallant Jencks
New discovery by Ken and some helpers. Amelia was not in the RIHCC database but they found her stone pieces today and put them back together. Sent you the links through the children.

These guys are out there volunteer laboring on Labor Day! Hope yours was a good one as well.
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Sep 05, 2016 10:45 PM
RE: William Sprague's wives
Oh good! Ken and Jo-Ann worked on this yesterday after the Discovery of Polly Joslin's crumbled stone, and I am just updating the parental links today.

Jo-Ann already sent the corrective information on Mary Ann (Read) Sprague, William's second wife to Thomas, the memorial manager. Just waiting for him to update to reflect her proper name and birth date, etc. It will be much more clear once that is completed.

The children should all be linked to the new memorial for Polly (Joslin)Sprague that Jo-Ann added yesterday with the photo of the stone Ken reassembled. All you can read on it is "Polly" "W" for William , the end of the name Sprague, and that she was 37 when she passed away.
Added by FrancisMattesonLine on Sep 05, 2016 7:51 PM
C. Rose
RE: Robbins- Avery
Added by C. Rose on Aug 27, 2016 5:54 AM
C. Rose
Hi, I think Lydia or Margaret Avery married my g-g-g-grandfather John Robbins. She died around 1823/33. Do you have any info on this line? He was in War of 1812 at Fort Oswego, NY. Thanks, Charlotte
Added by C. Rose on Aug 26, 2016 10:26 AM
Cheri Belcher
RE: William Isaac Avery
Kevin: added picture for Susan, did not find a Sarah when at the cemetery. Background: there are two very large headstones for Avery, right next to each other. The first is engraved on the footer, for C. Bement Avery 1913-2001, Jane B. Avery 1947-(death blank), Charles R. Avery 1945-2000 (left side of footer) Mary Reed Avery 1915-1987 (right side of footer. B. Bement and Jane also have stones in front of the larger stone. Around that large header is also some others I don't see on the page Eliza Avery Katz 1838-1924, Florence Keene Avery 1918-1926. The second large Avery headstone is not carved with names, but directly in front of that one is William and Susan. Could Sarah have remarried (don't remember dates) and be buried with other husband)?
Added by Cheri Belcher on Aug 15, 2016 5:39 PM
Trica Willey Hazelton
Re: Joseph Call's Death Year
I am made an error on my last message: This is how I know Joseph Call was alive after 1821: a) Joseph Call married his widowed daughter Tryphenia Call Howe to her first cousin Asa Call, 25 Nov. 1823, Geauga Co., OH. Asa was the son of James Call and his second wife Hannah Masters; b) His great-niece Amanda Call Pease recorded in her family book his death date as early 1825.
Added by Trica Willey Hazelton on Aug 15, 2016 4:58 PM
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