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John W. Avery

born 1815 in Johnston Co. NC




1800-Eliza Warren

1803-BGHB Avery

1807-Winifred McEwen

1809-Rev. William "Alexander" Avery

1811-Drury Vinson Avery

1813-Troy (prob same person as Reuben T)

1817-Reuben T. "Sidney" Avery

1820-HDC Avery

1822-James A. Avery

c.1825-Sarah Elizabeth Avery (McDouglad) (Hall)

married 1839

in Gibson County TN


Margaret Hicks

born c.1825 in TN





 c.1847-Dabey? female





Alexander Averet Jr.


Elizabeth Vinson

spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

Drury Vinson & ?

paternal grandparents:

Alexander Averet Sr. & Sarah

maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

c.1764-Margaret "Peggy"; c.1766-female Avery (m. Seals); c.1768-female Avery (m. James); c.1772-Christian Keziah Duncan; c.1776-Sally Norris


1840 Gibson County TN census: John Avery 0-0-0-0-1-0-0 female 1-0-0-0-1-0-0, possibly 4 slaves and one person in agriculture

(household after is Green Smith, and just up the page is John's brother, BGHB Avery)


1850 census, Gibson County District 4 (after household of his mother & sister Winifred McEwen, then his brother James)

JFM McEwen, age 20/27/29 born TN

John W. Avery, age 36, born NC

Margaret Avery, age 34, born TN

Jim Avery, age 11

Charity Avery, age 7

Dabey? (female) age 3

Herbert Browder, age 20, black male laborer, born TN


1860 census, Gibson County District 20, post office Quincy, household 2716:

JW Avery, age 47, born NC

Margrett, age 45 born TN

Cassandria, age 8

(household 2725 is his brother James Avery; household 2726 is his brother Henry DeWitt Clinton Avery; household 2727 is his brother Drury Vinson Avery; household 2729 is Thomas Boswell whose daughters and sons eventually marry many of James Avery's children)


1870 census, Gibson County TN, District 20, Post Office Robinsonville (in a line with many other Avery families)

JW Avery, age 57, born NC

Maggie, age 55

Charity, age 25

Cassie, age 17