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 Robert B Avery

Robert B Avery

Birth
Shelburne, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 30 Dec 1879 (aged 83)
Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Burial Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 24617745 · View Source
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Robert Avery was born in Massachusetts Feb. 20, 1796; his ancestors were from Bristol, England, and came to America before the Revolutionary period; his parents died in New York, and he moved to Illinois; from thence to Missouri. While in Missouri, he married Nancy Brown, a native of North Carolina; born Sept. 1, 1798; they had ten children, Henry, the only son, lived in Union township, two daughters, Clarissa, wife of Calvin Gage, and Sarah Ann, wife of A. W. Comstock, lived in Mt. Pleasant; soon after his marriage, Mr. Avery returned to Illinois, where he lived until 1836 ; then came to this State and located in Union Tp., where, with the exception of five years spent in Mt. Pleasant, he has since resided. In early life, Mr. and Mrs. Avery joined the Methodist Church, he in 1821, she in 1820; she remained a faithful and consistent member of the same until her death in this township Jan. 18, 1879. In politics, Mr. Avery's attention was early called to the Anti-slavery question, and he remained a faithful supporter of the cause until he saw his fond hopes realized in the issuing of the emancipation proclamation. In 1837, Mr. Avery was appointed County Surveyor, and occupied that position until 1840. While farming, both in Illinois and this State, Mr. Avery gave his attention to fruit growing, and in that line he was among the most successful.


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  • Created by: dirk bailey
  • Added: 14 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24617745
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert B Avery (20 Feb 1796–30 Dec 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24617745, citing Shiloh Cemetery, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by dirk bailey (contributor 46969067) .