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Part of this information comes from Nell Murchison, Jean Murchison, Connie Lane, Martha Avery Molly (Mullins) Hoffman and Mrs. CC James, Crockett Co. TN Historian. Part of it comes from Mary Lou Hardison Barnett Foutch, granddaughter of Sally Rosamon Avery. Many thanks also to Sherri Sontag for permission to use Avery and Boswell information from her website www.ourtennesseefamilytree.com

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Sarah N. "Sally" Rosamon Avery

c. 1849 to c. 1888



1829-Henry C Rosamon

c.1831-Margaret Rosamon (Henderson)

c.1833-Nancy Rosamon (Bell)

c. 1835-Julia Ann Rosamon (Smith)

1838-Mary J Rosamon (Warmath)

c. 1839-George M Rosamon

1842-John Wesley Rosamon

1844-LDH (boy) died 1845

1846-Ruthy Lucinda Rosamon (Warren)

married 9-9-1866


William A.G. Avery

c.1842 to c. 1888



c.1865-Charles Avery

c. 1868-Sam Avery

c.1870-Laura Avery Warmath

1876-Ida Tennessee Avery (Hardison)

1878-Tom Avery

Joe Avery





John D. Rosamon


 Elizabeth Hefley

spouse's parents:

BGHB Avery


 Charity Brooks

maternal grandparents:

Michael Hefley and Peggy Hamilton


paternal grandparents:

Henry Rosamon & Nancy Rowe

maternal aunts & uncles:

1801-Mary (Dunlap), 1804-Nancy (Letsinger), 1806-Sarah (Carter), 1811-William, c.1812-James, 1816-Henry


paternal aunts & uncles:


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copy of photo copy of Avery family, click to read label

her daughter Ida Tennessee Avery Hardison

her daughter Laura Loudora Avery Warmath

her son Thomas Green Avery c. 1963

1850 Census, Madison Co. TN (Now Crockett Co), Dist. 9:

John Roseman, age 43, farmer, born in NC.

Elizabeth, 42, born in SC.

Henry C., 20, born in SC

Margaret, 19, born SC.

Nancy, 17, born SC

Julia Ann, 15, born TN.

Mary J, 13, born TN.

George M, 11, born TN.

John W., 8, born TN.

Ruthy L, 5, born TN.

Sarah N., 1, born TN


1860 census, Madison Co. TN (Now Crockett), Dist. 18:

Jno D. "Rosamond," age 52, born in NC, farmer.

Lizzie, age 52, born in NC.

Julia, age 25, born in NC.

John, age 18, born in NC.

Lou, age 16, born in TN.

Sarah, age 10, born in TN.

Lou must be Ruthy Lucinda. The birth states of the wife and first two children were given as SC, not NC in the previous census.



1870 census, Gibson TN, District 16:

W.A. Avery, age 29, saw miller, no value of real estate listed but personal estate worth $200, born TN

Sarah, 20, keeps house, born TN (as are the children)

Charles, 3, at home.

Saml, 2, at home

Laura, one month.

Also in the house is a name I can't read, age 19, Mill labor.


1880 census, Crockett County, TN, Quincy: VERY FADED INK

William A.G. Avery, age 38, farmer and MD.

Wife Sarah Avery, 30, housekeeper.

Son Charles B., 15, laborer.

Son Samuel D., 12, laborer.

Daughter Laura L., 10.

Daughter Ida T., 4.

Son Thomas G., 1.

Letter from Mary Lou Hardison (Sarah's granddaughter via Ida T) to Nell Murchison (Sarah's granddaughter via Tom Avery) from 1981: "... we checked the 1900 Crockett Co census and of course that was 20 years later and our grandparents were dead and all the children living some other place so I can't find out what year Uncle Joe was borned after your father, but Uncle Joe must have been a baby when Grandfather Avery died, for my mother said after he died Grandmother Avery took over his practice as a Doctor and that she exposed herself and her health and did not live long. If you notice the ages of Grandmother and her oldest son, she was only 15 years old when he was born. It is all so sad when I think about it. Mother always thought the oldest son Charlie and the other son Sam and Aunt Laura maybe could have kept the family together if it had not been for Troy and Drew Avery who took over the farm. They must have been Grandfather's brothers (NOTE: in a phone conversation July 2007 Wendell Avery said he thought the farm was sold for back taxes, and in fact was never taken over by Troy and Drew Avery)...concerning my mother's side of the house I just do not know too much about the older ones that passed on. As far as I know Uncle Sam never did marry. I know Uncle Charlie did and that's where my mother and father married was at his house for my father had it recorded in his Bible. And I'm sure he had a son named James--we always called him Jim Avery, and of course Pearl and Milburn were Uncle Joe's children. And I think their mother's name was Minnie same as your mother but I can't remember if ever knew who their mother was before Uncle Joe married her... Do come back to see us and be sure to keep us informed about Miss Velma..." (Note, her reference to her mother marrying at her uncle's house from this notation in Hardison family Bible regarding GW Hardison and Ida T. Avery: "They were married Sept 1st 1892 by Elder D.P. Leggett at the residence of C.B. Avery in the presence of J.W. Clark, W.H. Phillips, Frank Shelton and others in the county of Dyer, State of TN. They had 7 children." (C.B. Avery= her brother, Charlie. J.W. Clark= husband of GW's sister Sally Clark)

Regarding the Drew and Troy Avery and Doc Boswell spoken of by Mary Lou--Email July 2007 from Sherri Sontag said in part, regarding the children of James Avery, "Most of their kids married into my Boswell family...My great-great-grandfather, Napoleon Boswell, was the only one who did not marry an Avery.

John Thomas Boswell was the father of the Boswell family.

James Thomas Boswell married Emeline Jane Avery

Lucy Boswell married Drew Avery

Charles Boswell married Rose Ann Avery

John "Doc" Boswell married Nancy Avery.

Drew and Troy were brothers"