History Revisited: A memorial to Groton’s Avery clan

17 Jul 2019

Community Interest

July 20 will be a special day of remembrance for many descendants of the Avery family of Groton. The date will mark the 125th anniversary of the tragic fire that destroyed Old Avery Homestead in Poquonnock Plains in Groton.

By way of historical explanation, in the year 1630 Christopher Avery and his only son, James, came from England to America. In 1649, James Avery, who at this time was known as Captain James Avery, became a resident of New London.

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