Daughter of Welden Avery and Mary Buckingham, wife of Rev. Jared Sweet Tillinghast, whom she married on July 14, 1906 in South Haven, NY.
In 1880, Anna Avery, aged 25, was living in South Haven, NY, in the home of Theodosia Smith, aged 60. She was shown to be a school teacher. Also living in the household was servant, Elsey Jones, aged 17.
In 1900, Anna E. Avery, aged 48, was living on South Country Road, Brookhaven, NY. She was shown to be a farmer. Living with her were her widowed mother, Mary E. Barteau, aged 71, and servant, Louise S. Rapevyea, aged 22.
Marriage - South Haven, July 14, (1906), Anna E. Avery, of South Haven, to Rev. Jared S. Tillinghast, of Griswold, Connecticut.
In 1915, Anne E. Tillinghast, aged 63, was living on South Country Road, Brookhaven, NY.
In 1920, Anna E. A. Tillinghast, aged 68, married, was living on South Country Road, Brookhaven, NY. Also living in the household was houseman, Frederick B. Hedge, widowed, aged 76.
Obituary - Mrs. Anna E. Avery Tillinghast died at six o'clock this morning at her home in Brookhaven after a long illness, aged 68 years. She was the daughter of the late Welden and Mary Buckingham Avery and was a niece of the late Capt. Jacob and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith. She was born in the Smith homestead on North Main Street in this village. Her father* died when she was a young girl and she became the adopted daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Smith. She was a cousin of Miss Ida F. Gillette. The funeral is to take place on Monday at 1:30 p.m. from her late residence in Brookhaven and the interment will be in the family burial plot in Patchogue. Relatives and friends will attend without further notice.
In 1920, Jared Tillinghast, aged 55, born in Connecticut, was living on Main Road, in Southampton, NY, boarding in the home of Juliette Maynard, aged 63, a widow. No occupation was recorded.
April 29, 1921 - "Jared Sweet Tillinghast, of Speonk, formerly a Methodist minister, who was locked up in the jail in Riverhead, late last week on a charge of disorderly conduct, has been sent to the Central Islip State Hospital for the Insane."
Obituary - The body of Rev. Jared S. Tillinghast, who died in Center Islip, L.I., was brought to Pachaug church Sunday afternoon for a funeral service and was taken to Pachaug Cemetery for burial. He was the son of Sarah Dawley and Rev. Thomas Tillinghast. Years ago the family lived in Pachaug. He received his education at Wesleyan university, Middletown. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Nettie Tillinghast Videon, of Long Island.
Thursday, March 9, 1922 - "The following brief testimony of the late Rev. Jared Sweet Tillinghast, who has made his home in my family for about sixteen years, was found among the writings, dated October 2, 1920, with the request that it be published in the papers.
I bear witness to the fact that this gentleman's constant persecutions because of righteousness, for over two years, which culminated in an absolutely false commitment to the New York State Hospital at Central Islip, Long Island and his sudden death in that institution in less than two weeks, which occurred last May.
I am prepared to give a detailed statement of the facts concerning his arrest and the experiences leading up to the absolutely false committal, and also of the facts concerning what occurred in the State Hospital, as I was there four times in one week.
The motto on the Tillingast coat-of-arms reads "Justice Without Fear."
Mrs. Juliet Wilbur Maynard, Speonk, L.I., N.Y., Feb. 28, 1922"
(South Side Signal., August 11, 1906, Page 2; 1920 US Federal Census; The Suffolk County news., April 29, 1921, Page 6; Jared S. Tillinghast in the New York, Death Index, 1880-1956, Certificate Number: 30361; The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), 09 Mar 1922, Thursday, Page 30)
(South Side Signal., August 11, 1906, Page 2; 1915 New York State Census; 1880, 1900, S Federal Census; Suffolk County News (Sayville), Friday, February 13, 1920, Page: 4; The Suffolk County news., April 29, 1921, Page 6; Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, Connecticut), 16 May 1921, Monday, Page 6)
Jared Sweet Tillinghast
Joseph William Avery
Gravesite Details located in the Union section of the Waverly Avenue cemeteries. *Obituary says mother.
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