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Prudence Payson Avery

Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death unknown
New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 46586715 · View Source
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She was the daughter of Deacon John Payson and his wife Bathsheba Tileston. She married 1st Richard Wheeler. She married 2nd Christopher Avery April 1, 1714 as his second wife. Her death date is unknown.

Child by Richard Wheeler:
1. Jonathan Wheeler
2. Richard Wheeler
3. Prudence Wheeler, who m. Ebenezer Geer

Children by Christopher Avery:
1. Priscilla, who m. Joseph Breed.
2. Isaac, who m. Susanna Elderkin.
3. Hannah, who m. BenAdam Gallup
4. Jacob, who m. 1st Elizabeth Avery and m. 2nd Sylvia Eddy.
5. Temperance, who m. William Morgan (Both were Rev. War Patriots).

In 1888, some of Christopher Avery's descendants set up a brown-stone obelisk on the east side of Avery Hill, Ledyard (formerly the North Parish of Groton) not far from his former home. (Now called Hale Cemetery). The front bears this inscription: Christopher Avery, 1680 - 1753. His Four Wives. His Daughter, Temperance, and her husband William Morgan were buried in the same lot.

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Avery obelisk
Side 1
Christopher Avery
1680 1753
His four wives

Side 2
1. Abigail Park
2. Prudence S

Side 3
Erected 1888

Side 4
Esther H
*Note I couldn't tell if they were numbered as the other two wives were due to lichen
~ Inscription courtesy of Northern Neighbors

  • Created by: Shari Hanson Frey
  • Added: 11 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46586715
  • Shari Hanson Frey
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Prudence Payson Avery (1 Mar 1680–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46586715, citing Christopher Avery Cemetery, Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Shari Hanson Frey (contributor 47119699) .