He was appointed ensign of the 3d company of militia, 8th reg't, May, 1788; lieutenant of 2d company, October, 1789; captain of 3d company, October, 1792 (Ms. State Papers, Hartford). He was a pensioner. He survived the battle at Ft. Griswold.
He married Hannah Lord on Mar 1,1781 at Groton,CT.
Children: David Avery, Asa Lord Avery, Rufus Avery Jr, Guerdon Avery, and Lydia Lord Avery Walworth.
CAPT RUFUS AVERY
DIED July 30, 1842
Aged 83 years 8 mos
WIFE OF CAPT RUFUS AVERY
Died April 19, 1836
Aged 77 years