Unnamed  Avery

Avery's man drowned, The Connecticut Courant. June 13, 1791

Avery's man drowned, The Connecticut Courant. June 13, 1791

  • Record ID #: 16
  • Ancestry tree: Avery Family Tree
  • Confidence Level: Highly Confident
  • gender: Male
  • Race/ethnicity: Black
  • Age at death: 28
  • Date of death: 06/12/1791
  • Master / Mistress: Mr. John Avery
  • Most recent residence: Hartford, CT
  • Notes: Drowned. Age not provided in the newspaper, but is in the church record. Census: appears as the 1 slave of John Avery. This enslaved man worked for the owner of a tavern and inn. US Supreme Court Justice John Jay stayed at the inn while riding circuit. Jay's diary has entries for Oct. 11, 13-15 and 17.
  • Bibliographic sources: Hale; "Article 8 -- no Title." Connecticut Courant (1791-1837), Jun 13, 1791; Federal Census of 1790; CTCHRec, Reel 505, records and papers, 46; Doc Hist of Sup. Ct., 2: 99 fn 1.
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