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CPT Alphonsa Calhoun Avery, Sr

CPT Alphonsa Calhoun Avery, Sr

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Death 13 Jun 1913 (aged 77)
Burial Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 23916180 · View Source
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Alphonsa (also seen in documents as Alphonso) Avery was born and reared at the old Avery home, Swan Ponds. He attended old Bingham School in Orange County, NC, and then entered the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1857 first in his class. He read law with Chief Justice Pearson until he earned his law license in 1860.

He married, first, on Feb 27,1861 at Cottage Home,NC, Susan Washington Morrison.

He married, second, on Dec 31,1888 at Asheville,NC, Sally Love Thomas.

He served in the Civil War as a first lieutenant in Company E, 6th North Carolina Regiment. He continued to rise through the ranks until on he was comissioned as colonel. He was captured by General Sherman's army and was held prisoner at Camp Chase and Johnson's Island until paroled in 1865.

When he returned to Morganton, he was elected to the state Senate. He strongly supported the expansion of the western N.C. railroad and the building of a state hospital in Morganton. He was later elected a Judge of the Superior Court of North Carolina.

(source: obituary, The News Herald, Morganton, NC. June, 1913; thanks also to the Avery family descendants for shared information)



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  • Added: 12 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23916180
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Alphonsa Calhoun Avery, Sr (11 Sep 1835–13 Jun 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23916180, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Armantia (contributor 19036309) .