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Biographical Sketch of Solomon Avery

(V) Solomon, son of Humphrey and Jerusha (Morgan) Avery, was born in Groton, June 17, 1729, died there, December 23, 1798. He married there, February 18, 1751, Hannah, daughter of the Rev. Ebenezer Punderson, who was born about 1783 and died February 5, 1775. Children: 1. Zipporah, born February 8, 1752. 2. Esther, born November 19, 1754. 3. Solomon, born August 13, 1757, died May 13, 1833; married Sarah Bugbee. 4. Miles, born September 5, 1760, died June 27, 1850, married in November, 1783, Malinda Pixley. 5. Stephen, born August 13, 1762, died in October, 1842; married (first) in 1780, Sarah Bement, (second) Renewey (Carpenter) Maxson and (third) Anna (DeLap) Reynolds. 6. Ebenezer Punderson, born May 21, 1765, died September 10, 1840; married, January 12, 1787, Lovina Barnes. 7. Henry, referred t0 below. 8. Cyrus, born May 12, 1771, died February 28, 1833, married, May 16, 1791, Lydia Marny. 9. Humphrey, born January 17, 1775, died February 8,...

Biographical Sketch of Humphrey Avery

(IV) Humphrey, son of Samuel and Susanna (Palmes) Avery, was born in Groton, July 4, 1699, died there, March 28, 1788. He married there, February 25, 1724, Jerusha, daughter of William and Margaret (Avery) Morgan, who died September 20, 1763. Children: 1. Humphrey, born March 10, 1725, married, June 19, 1745, Mary Baldwin. 2. William, born September 13, 1726, married Abigail Williams. 3. Solomon, referred to below. 4. Samuel, born October 17, 1731, married (first) in 1760, Sybil Noyes, and (second) Mary Ann Rose. 4. James, born August 13, 1733, married Williams. 5. Jerusha, born June 17, 1735, married Latham Avery. 6. Palmes, born April 3, 1737. 7. Christopher, born May 3, 1739, died July 3, 1778, in Wyoming, Pennsylvania. 8. Waitstill, born May 10, 1741, died March 13, 1821, married in 1778, Leah, daughter of Captain William, and niece of Sir William Peyton, of Virginia, and widow of Franks. 9. Isaac, born October 27, 1743, married (first) Margaret Strothers, and (second) Stringer. 10. Nathan, born November 20, 1746, died in July,...

Biography of Hon. Sylvester Pennoyer

HON. SYLVESTER PENNOYER. – Sylvester Pennoyer, the present governor of Oregon, was born in Groton, Tompkins county, in the State of New York, on July 6, 1831. His father was a pioneer in that section of the country, having moved from Dutchess county in the same state just after his marriage, and settled upon a piece of government land while it was a wilderness, and which he afterwards, by his own labor and with the help of his sons, transformed into one of those beautiful and valuable farms for which New York State is so famous. The Governor inherited from his father, Justus Powers Pennoyer, a native of Amenia, Dutchess county, an admixture of German and French blood, and his mother Elizabeth née Howland, of Kinderhook, in the same county, a further admixture of English, Scotch and Welsh blood. His father was one of the largest farmers in Groton, and one of the foremost men of the town in all public enterprises; and at one time, although no politician whatever, he represented his county in the New York assembly. In fact, the Governor has fair reason to be somewhat proud of his ancestry. In the year 1670, William Pennoyer, of Norfolk county, England, who had previously removed from France to the New Haven colony and thence to England, died, leaving by his will his estate in such county subject to a rental charge of forty pounds per annum, which sum, by the terms of the will, was to be sent to Harvard College in Massachusetts, to be applied to the education of the descendants of his brother, Robert Pennoyer,...

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