Veteran of the American Revolution. Killed at Fort Griswold.
He married Prudence (Avery) Morgan on Mar 10,1770/1 according to Groton Avery Clan, however her first husband did not die until Dec 1771. So the marriage date may have been 1772. It is entirely possible he had a prior wife, who may have been the mother of Caleb and possibly even Eliza. (see below)
Children: Eliza Avery Eldridge(wife of William Eldredge and mother of Florence Eldridge Pinckney Waldo), Caleb Avery(here? -- second husband of Eunice (Avery) Johnson Avery), and John J Avery. ****NOTE: Son Caleb could have been by a wife prior to Prudence. If he is the Caleb II born c.1765, the birth would have been several years before Elijah's marriage to Prudence.
In Memory of Capt. ELIJAH AVERY
Who having filled up
Private and social life
with endearing expressions
of Tenderness & affection.
Displayed a most brave & heroic Spirit
In defence of Fort Griswold
And American Liberty
& fell a sacrifice to British Barbarity
Sept 6th 1781 in the 48th year of his age.
Prudence Avery Avery
1732–1809 (m. 1771)