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Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs:
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[This information is from Vol. II, p. 782 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

This branch of the Avery family descend from the Pennsylvania family who were of the Groton, Connecticut, line. The absence of records prevents the connection being traced from Pennsylvania. John Avery, the first of record in the Mohawk and Hudson region, was born in Greenfield, Saratoga county, New York, May 13, 1813, died at Charlton, same county, July 3, 1897. He was a farmer. He married Marie Stevens, born in Glenville, Schenectady county, New York, August, 1822, died in Kansas, September, 1874, daughter of Richard Stevens, of Glenville. Children:

  1. Mary Jane, married Eli Claussen, both deceased.
  2. Enlitia, married William Matthews, of Glenville.
  3. Isaac, a resident of Glenville.
  4. Rachel N., married Alfred Edwards.
  5. William Henry, of Utica, New York.
  6. Charles, of St. Joseph, Missouri.
  7. John Seymour, see forward.
  8. Arthur I., of Troy, New York.

(II) John Seymour, seventh child of John and Marie (Stevens) Avery, was born at Saratoga Springs, New York, January 10, 1861. He was educated in the public schools of Milton township, and at Charlton Academy. He removed to Schenectady, New York, where for three years, until 1890, he was engaged in the express and slate roofing business. In 1890 he opened a grocery store in Schenectady on State street, removing in 1907 to a larger store on Glenwood Boulevard, where he is now located (1910), enjoying a liberal patronage. He is an active member of State Street Presbyterian church, which he has served for nine years as trustee. In politics he is a Democrat. He is a member of the Royal Arcanum, and of the Xenodchy Club connected with the church. He married, September 7, 1887, Jennie, born at Burnt Hills, Saratoga county, New York, daughter of Alfred and Harriet (Millard) Hiller, and granddaughter of Somers and Betsey (Bailey) Hiller, long time residents of Charlton, New York, where they died. Alfred Hiller, born in Charlton, June 24, 1827, died at Schenectady, New York, February, 1893. He was a farmer of Burnt Hills, Saratoga county, where he also served as school trustee. Harriet Millard, born in Saratoga county, New York, July, 1828, died in Schenectady, December 13, 1901, daughter of Deacon Sylvanus Millard and his wife Marjorie Stewart. Deacon Millard, born in Saratoga county, New York, was a prominent member of the Baptist church. His wife, Marjorie Stewart was born in Burnt Hills, daughter of Alexander Stewart, born in Scotland, and brought to America when mine years of age. He was an educated man, strict in the Presbyterian faith. His wife, born in Scotland, came to America on the same vessel with him. They married years afterward and settled in Saratoga county, New York. Children of John Seymour and Jennie (Hiller) Avery:

  1. Hazel, born March 9, 1890, died March 12, 1891.
  2. Earl Stewart, July 21, 1892.

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