Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 23 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.

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.

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.

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 8,775 Memorials Added
 • 12,006 Memorials Managed
 • 24 Memorials/Week
 • 1,761 Photos
 • 438 Photo Requests
 • 68 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 25,271 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 31 Fame Ratings
 • 4 Sponsorships
 • 92 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Critters (4)
USS Melvin 680 --WW II (14)
Find A Grave Friends
A.J. Marik, Anne Cady, Anonymous, Bearded Graver, Bette Hartman, Bill Boyington, Bob Brien, BobBoston, Bonnie Weller, Bonnie/Barb, cap624, Carolyn [Lee] K..., Charles Dunford, Charles Waid, Chris and Susan..., Cynthia Kaley, Dave Peck, David Edsall, Deborah A Smith, DeeB, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Kevin Avery (1017)[Leave Message]
Andrew L.
RE: Constant Avery 32760255
Added by Andrew L. on May 23, 2015 12:16 PM
S.J. McMahan
RE: NElizabeth Perry
Regarding the death of Elizabeth Perry, my source is from Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 ( database on-line.
I understand it could be in error, so if you want to leave it as it is that's ok. She was the 8th grt grandmother of my former (deceased) husband Royce Graham.
Added by S.J. McMahan on May 23, 2015 11:42 AM
William Avery
I added the info you sent me. Many thanks!
Added by Sarah on May 23, 2015 8:45 AM
Melodye Whatley
Theophilus Yale Winship
Thank you for the additional info... duly noted.
We have a cousin in the Villages. :) We had fun toodling around in one of those golf carts.

M Whatley
Added by Melodye Whatley on May 22, 2015 3:44 PM
Ephraim Winship
I am so excited to find this memorial - Thank you for your wonderful and much appreciated work!

Added by Amanda on May 20, 2015 11:21 PM
Barbara Campbell
Lauretta Sarah Murphy Erwin
Are you related? Do you wish a transfer?
Added by Barbara Campbell on May 20, 2015 2:04 PM
Charlotte and Ezra Brown
Sorry, but I don't have any info other than what was in the cemetery list.
Added by RobMinteer57 on May 20, 2015 2:02 PM
Anne Pratt Slatin
Elizabeth Avery Darbee
Kevin, I added your information to Elizabeth's bio. Thank you for the update.

We are related - Elizabeth Avery was the mother-in-law of my 4th great uncle, Abijah Paul, who married Elizabeth's daughter, Elizabeth Darbee.

Abijah was a great Presbyterian abolitionist who helped run the Underground Railroad in Erie County, NY, south of Buffalo. Abijah and Elizabeth both are buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery, in Griffins Mills, NY (just south of East Aurora).

All the Vermonters who moved to Western NY lived in the Town of Aurora, and most are buried in the Griffins Mills Cemetery. They came from Middletown Springs, Wells, and Tinmouth, VT, in Rutland County.

I have a lot of info on these folks. e-mail me if you are interested.

Added by Anne Pratt Slatin on May 19, 2015 11:35 PM
Perry W. Caldwell
Charles Woodworth
The information on the parents of Charles Woodworth has been posted.
Thank you
Added by Perry W. Caldwell on May 19, 2015 7:47 AM
Lois (Vibber) Avery
Thanks for sending the additional information. I've added it to her memorial.
Added by psc on May 18, 2015 12:44 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service