Capt Samuel Avery

Photo added by Mark Hall

Capt Samuel Avery

  • Birth 5 Sep 1785 Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 11 Oct 1862 New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Lot 13 G1
  • Memorial ID 58853024

Samuel Avery (John, Charles, Jonathan, Thomas, James, Christopher), son of Reverend John and Ann (Hazard) Avery, was born September 5, 1785 at Stamford, CT. After his father's death Sep 1791, his mother married David Ripley. Samuel Avery married Lorinda Morehouse, daughter of Stephen and Esther (Taylor) Morehouse, 2 December 1817 at Westport, CT. She was b. Oct. 27, 1796, at Westport. Captain Avery was a ship owner and sea captain; had many exciting experiences in the War of 1812, and the Napoleonic wars. He was captain of "The Black Warrior," a China Tea Clipper ship. Children were Edward Morehouse, Helen Morewood, Mary Hazard, Jane Ann, Elizabeth Jane, John Hazard, Margaret Lorinda, Charles Hazard, and Stephen Morehouse. He d. at New Albany, Ind; she d. Oct., 1862, at Webster Groves, Missouri (The Groton Avery Clan, 1912, p. 506).
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New Albany "Daily Ledger" (NADL) 13 Oct 1862 p2 c4: Died, on Saturday night, 11th inst. Samuel Avery, in the 77th year of his age. (Courtesy of contributor to right.)
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Sue P. Carpenter provides plot information: Samuel Avery is listed in Fairview Cemetery Plat Book on Plat 4 Range 8 Lot 13 G1; Jane A. Avery purchased this lot 25 Apr 1862; Plat book pg 333; there is no entry in the burial register for him; his obit was dated 13 Oct 1872. [Jane Ann Avery was a daughter of Samuel and Lorinda Avery.]
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Findagrave volunteer, Mark Hall, kindly provides a photo (to right) of the probable resting place of Samuel Avery:
This is Plat 4, Range 8, Lots 13 & 14. Both of these lots were purchased by Jane Avery and there is only one marker. Captain Samuel Avery, theoretically, is buried just behind the Scherrer marker.


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  • Created by: Jane Denny
  • Added: 18 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58853024
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Samuel Avery (5 Sep 1785–11 Oct 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58853024, citing Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jane Denny (contributor 46932556) .