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Many thanks to Andy Clay Harris for permission to use Avery information he posted to Rootsweb as part of his family tree.




Thomas Avery

born c. 1844



c.1823-Sarah Elizabeth Avery Babb

1828-M.J. (Spencer & Bodkin)

c.1829-James F Avery

c.1830-Margaret Avery Pate

c.1832-John H Avery

c.1834-Martha Avery Tatum

c.1836-Frances Avery Booth

c.1838-Emily Avery Tatum

c.1840-Henry Avery

c.1842-William A.G. Avery

c.1846 Louisa/Margaret (Aspray)










In his father's household 1850 & 1860, but then can't track him. He is not mentioned by name in his father's 1871 will.


BGHB Avery


 Charity Brooks

spouse's parents:




maternal grandparents:

Jacob Brooks & Sarah Warrington


paternal grandparents:

Alexander Averet Jr. & Elizabeth Vinson

maternal aunts & uncles:

c.1794-Nicy (& Micajah Midyett); c.1796-John William Brooks; 1798-Benjamin Samuel Brooks; 1804-Joseph Brooks; 1806-Simeon Brooks; 1808-James Stevens Blackman Brooks; c.1810-Frederick Nash Brooks


paternal aunts & uncles:

1800-Eliza Warren; 1807-Winifred McEwen; 1809-Rev. William "Alexander" Avery; 1811-Drury Vinson Avery; 1813-Troy; 1815-John Avery; 1817-Reuben T. "Sidney" Avery; 1820-Henry Avery

1822-James A. Avery; c.1825-Sarah Elizabeth Avery (McDouglad)(Hall)

(John not proven to be brother of BGHB; Troy and Reuben T may be same person)


1850 census, Gibson County, TN., District 16, household 493:

(note that household 495 is his daughter Margaret Pate and household 496 is his brother RTS Avery)

BGHB Avery, age 47, Meth. E. Clergm., worth $5000, born NC.

Charity, 45, born NC. All others born TN.

James, 21.

John, 18.

Martha, 16.

Frances, 14.

Emily, 12.

Henry, 10.

William, 8.

Thomas 6.

Louisa 4 (she becomes Margaret in the next census).


1860 census, Gibson County, TN, District 4, post office Quincy, household 441:

BGHB Avery, age 56, MM and farmer (take that to be Methodist Minister), real estate value 14,000, pers. estate 14,000. Born NC.

Charity, 55, born NC (in this census all the children are listed as born in NC).

Henry, 20.

William, 19.

Thos. 17.

Margaret, 13 (She was Louisa in the last census).

(Household 443 is his sister Margaret Pate, household 444 is his uncle Reuben T.S. Avery and wife Mary "Polly" Babb and household 446 is his sister  Sarah A.E. Babb, and household 523 is his sister Emily Tatum)


In the 1870 census, Thomas is no longer listed in his father's household.