Col Simeon Avery


Col Simeon Avery

Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Death 1 Aug 1796 (aged 42)
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Groton, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 70875690 View Source
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Son of Park Avery and Mary Latham. He married Lucy Swan Feb 25, 1777. He was an officer in the Army of the Revolution, 8th Connecticut Regiment.
From the Register of the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published in 1899, page 368:
Ensign, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, & Adjutant in Col. Jedidiah Huntington's Regiment Connecticut Militia; participated in battles of Germantown, Monmouth and Stony Point, and wintered at Valley Forge. Two brothers were killed and one desperately wounded at the massacre of Fort Griswold. Their father, the Rev. Park Avery, was pastor of a church in Groton, and every male member of his congregation was either killed or wounded in that battle.
He married Feb 25, 1777 Lucy Swan, daughter of Joseph Swan and Elizabeth (Smith) Swan. After her death on June 28, 1794, he married Elizabeth Billings, daughter of Stephen Billings and Mary (Avery) Billings. They were married Feb 12, 1795.
Children of Simeon and Lucy are:
Lucy b. Jan 20, 1778 d. July 16, 1791
Elisha b. Dec 11, 1780
Stephen b. Nov 13, 1783 d. April 21, 1798
Robert Niles b. Sept 1, 1785
Joseph Swan b. Oct, 1787
Frederick Allyn b. March 5, 1789
Mary b. Dec 22, 1790
Lucy b. Sept 12, 1792 d. March 20, 1864
Simeon b. March 22, 1794 d. Nov 10, 1825
Child of Simeon & Elizabeth:
Martha Billings Avery b. March 17, 1796

From "The Groton Avery Clan" by Elroy McKendree Avery, 1912, Volumes 1 & 2, pages 169, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268


In the 43rd year of his age

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Simeon's parents are incorrectly listed as being buried in the Col. Ledyard cem, but are indeed buried in the Avery Morgan Cem according to the Hale listing, and also the photo's available at

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