Seventh Generation


64. Philo AVERY11 was born in December 1830 in Ohio.11,14 He died on 22 September 1910 at the age of 79 in Mason County, Illinois.22

Woodstock, Schuyler Co IL, State Census, 1855
Philo Avery: 1 male between 20 and 30; one female under 16, 1 female, 20-30.

Living with Philo's family in 1860 is Isaac "Peckell" age 25, born in Ohio. He is likely an uncle - Margaret, mother of Philo, did have a brother named Isaac, but that Isaac would be more likely age 35 in 1860. Isaac was apparently mentally handicapped and may not have appeared his age. In 1870, Isaac was living with Philo's sister - in his old age he was admitted to the almshouse as a pauper and feebleminded.
In the 1870 Census, Rebecca has apparently passed away as she isn't present. Mary A., Sarah, Joseph, George, William & Henry are all living with their father. Philo's name is given as Philip in this census.

DB 31, p.23
William C. Avery to Philow Avery, 4 Mar 1861.
William C. Avery and Nancy his wife to Philow Avery for $300. The SE 1/4 of the NE Quarter of Section 31, Twp 2N, Range 2 West. 40 acres. Signed by Avery; Nancy made her mark. Deed acknowledged and Nancy relinquished dower the same day.

July 1863. Ninth Congressional District which includes Schuyler Co.
Civil War Draft which included males between the ages of 20 and 35, and unmarried males between 35 and 45.
Beuna Vista Township, Philo Avery, age 34 on the 1st of July 1863, white, Farmer, born Ohio.


DB 32, p.162
Wm C Avery & wife Nancy to Philo Avery. 25 Aug 1863.
For $250. The East half of the South half of the NW Quarter, Section 31, Twp 2N, Range 2W. Acknowledged and dower released on the same day. Filed 4 Mar 1864
Philo sold this tract and made a nice profit...
DB 32, p.163
Philo Avery & wife Rebecca to George Little. 4 Mar 1864. For $465. The East half of the South half of the NW 1/4 of Section 31, T2N, R2W. Signed: Philo Avery, Rebecca X Avery.
Wit: James L. Anderson, County Judge & ex officio JP. The deed was acknowledged the same day and filed. Rebecca relinquished dower.

1865 Illinois State Census. Woodstock Twp.
Philo Avery: 4 males and 1 female under 10; 1 female 10-20; 1 male & 1 female age 30-40; a total of 5 males, 3 females in the household.

1870. Woodstock Twp, Schuyler Co IL, p.o. Rushville Hh 46
"Philip" Avery, 38, Farmer, b. IL as was the whole family
[wife has apparently died since the birth of Henry in 1868]
Mary A. 18. Sarah 14. Joseph 11. George W. 9. William 7. Henry 2.

1880 Census. Lynchburg, Mason Co, IL, Hh 75
Philo Avery, 49, Farmer, b. Ohio, father b. NY, mother b. NJ.
Elisabeth, 26, wife, b. IL, father b. Virginia, mother b. IL
Henry 13, son. David, 5. son. Berry, son, age 1.
William Avery, 18, nephew, log cutter.

1900 Census. Lynchburg, Mason Co, IL, Hh 33
Philo Avery, b. Dec 1830, age 69, married at 29, b. Ohio, father b. NY, mother b. NJ, Fisherman
Elizabeth, wife, b. Jan 1854, 46, was 28 at marriage, 7 children - 6 are living, b. IL
Solmon, son, b. Nov 1881, age 18
Samuel, O., son, b. Oct 1887, age 12
Daniel, son, b. Aug 1891, 8
Jessie, son, b. Jan 1896, age 4

1911 City Directory, Beardstown, Cass, IL
Elizabeth Avery, (wid Philo), r 908 Wall.
Daniel Avery, wks Burl, r. 908 Wall

Philo AVERY and Rebecca HASLETT were married on 6 February 1851 in Schuyler County, Illinois.11,23 Rebecca HASLETT, daughter of William HASLETT, was born in 1837 in Illinois.11 She died before 1870 at the age of 33.11

Birth year given as 22 in 1850 census which would make her a 13-year-old bride - I believe this is an error.

Not in the 1870 Census with the family. Died sometime after Henry was born in 1868 and before this Census.

Philo AVERY and Rebecca HASLETT had the following children:

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Mary Allis AVERY was born on 2 February 1852 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.11 She died on 25 March 1933 at the age of 81 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois. She was buried on 27 March 1933 in Snicarte Cemetery, Bath, Mason County, Illinois.

Illinois Deaths & Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Mary A. Curry, born 2 Feb 1852, Rushville, IL; died 25 Mar 1933, Beardstown, Cass Co, IL. Buried Lynchburg, Mason, IL on 27 Mar 1933, Snicarte Cemetery. Her father was Filo (sic) Avery, born in Ohio; her mother Rebecca Hazlett, born in Rushville. Spouse - M. J. Curry.

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Sarah AVERY was born on 5 December 1856 in Schuyler County, Illinois.11 She died on 15 December 1943 at the age of 87 in Woodstock, Schuyler County, Illinois. She was buried on 16 December 1943 in Palm Cemetery, Woodstock, Schuyler County, Illinois.

Illinois Deaths & Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Sarah Clark, born 5 Dec 1856, Schuyler Co, IL; died 15 Dec 1943, Woodstock, Schuyler, ILL; buried on 16 Dec 1943, Palm Cemetery. She was 87. Her father was Philo Avery, born Ohio; mother Rebecca Hazellet, born Ohio. Her spouse was James L. Clarke; she was widowed.

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Joseph C. AVERY.

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George W. AVERY was born in 1861 in Illinois.11

Married Mary Howard on 25 Apr 1884, Schuyler Co IL

Is this George & Mary?
1920 Census. Moline Twp, Rock Island Co, IL, Hh 69
George W. Avery, 59, parents b. Iowa (?), Crane Operator, Steel Mill
Mary B., wife, 52
Horace J., son, 17, Machinist Apprentice, Gov. Arsenal

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William AVERY was born in 1863 in Illinois.11

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Henry AVERY was born on 16 February 1868 in Schuyler County, Illinois.11 He died on 12 June 1949 at the age of 81 in Bath Twp, Mason County, Illinois. He was buried in Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Saidora, Mason County, Illinois.

Henry Avery, age 25, of Saidora, Mason Co, IL, married Miss Sadie Platt, age 17, Mason Co on the 17th of October, 1893. Rev. J. M. Branson was the minister.

Henry died of Nephritis. Wife Sadie was the informant for his death certificate. He was 83 years, 3 months, 26 days at his death; a farmer.

A funeral card online noted that his funeral services were at Bethel Baptist Church on Thursday, June 16, 1949 and he was interred, Bethel Cemetery.

Sadie's funeral card states she was born 30 Jul 1876, died 18 May 1954 - her services were held at the same church and she was buried Bethel Cemetery.

Philo AVERY and Louisa J. VANAMOUR were married on 24 July 1871 in Schuyler County, Illinois.24 Louisa J. VANAMOUR, daughter of Amos VANAMOUR, was born (date unknown).

Philo AVERY and Louisa J. VANAMOUR had the following children:

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David AVERY.

Philo AVERY and Elizabeth TURNER were married on 24 August 1876 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois.22 Elizabeth TURNER was born in January 1854 in Illinois.

Elizabeth was apparently the widow Elizabeth Parks when she married Philo Avery. The marriage in Cass Co, IL on 24 Aug 1876 has Philo Avery and Elizabeth Parks.

1911 City Directory, Beardstown, Cass, IL
Elizabeth Avery, (wid Philo), r 908 Wall.
Daniel Avery, wks Burl, r. 908 Wall

1920 Census. Lynchburg, Mason, IL
Elizabeth Avery, was age 67, widowed. Jessie, age 23, was living with her; said to be divorced.

Illinois Deaths & Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Elizabeth T. Avery, b. 26 Jan 1854, Illinois; died 4 May 1929, Lynchberg Twp, Mason Co, IL; buried 6 May 1929, Lynchberg. Her father was Berry Turner, b. Ohio; her mother was Jennie, b. Illinois. She had resided in the city for 60 years.

Philo AVERY and Elizabeth TURNER had the following children:

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Berry AVERY was born on 5 February 1880 in Illinois. He died on 27 February 1897 at the age of 17. He was buried in Snicarte Cemetery, Bath, Mason County, Illinois.25

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Solomon AVERY.

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Samuel Otis AVERY was born on 8 October 1887 in Illinois. He died on 26 April 1941 at the age of 53 in Bath, Mason County, Illinois. He was buried in Snicarte Cemetery, Bath, Mason County, Illinois.26

World War I Draft Registration at Lynchburg, Mason, IL on 5 Jun 1917
Samuel Otis Avery, age 29, Rt. 2, Bath, Illinois.
Born 8 Oct 1887, Snicarte, Illinois
Fisherman. supports wife and four children
Medium height, stout build; light blue eyes, dark brown hair

1920 Census. Lynchburg, Mason, IL, Hh 720
Otis Avery, 33, Fisherman
Dell, wife, 33
Harold, son, 15
Nelda, dau 9. Hilda, dau, 5. Lester, son, age 3 years, ?8 months

1930 Census. Lynchburg, Mason, IL, Hh 88
Otis Avery, 43. married at 26, Fisherman, river
Clara D., wife, 43, married at 18
Hilda, dau 15. Lester, son 13
Harold Morris, stepson, 24, laborer, odd jobs

1940 Census. Lynchburg, Mason, IL, Hh 55
Lived in same house in 1935
Oatis Avery, 52, b. IL, Common Laborer, Road Construction
Clara Dell, wife, 53, b. IL

Illinois Deaths & Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Born 8 Oct 1887, Lynchburg Twp, Illinois; died 26 Apr 1941, Lynchburg Twp, Mason Co, IL
Buried 28 Apr 1941, Snicarte Cemetery
He was a Fisherman
Father was Philo Avery, born Pennsylvania or Ohio; mother was Elizabeth Turner, b. Schuyler Co, IL; spouse, Dell Avery

FindAGrave, Snicarte Cemetery
C. Dell Avery 1887-1974

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Daniel AVERY was born on 19 August 1891 in Snicarte, Mason County, Illinois. He died in 1959 at the age of 68.

1911 City Directory, Beardstown, Cass, IL
Elizabeth Avery, (wid Philo), r 908 Wall.
Daniel Avery, wks Burl, r. 908 Wall

Married Mabel E. Richard about 1914.

5 Jun 1917 World War I Draft Registration
Daniel Avery of Rt. 2, Bath, IL was born 19 Aug 1891, Snicarte, IL. He was a Fisherman. He had a wife and 2 children to support. He was short, stout with light blue eyes and dark brown hair.

1920 Census. Snicarte, Lynchburg Twp, Mason, IL, Hh 121
Daniel Avery, 28, b. IL, Labor, Fisherman
Mable E., wife, 25
Athol C., son, 5
Adath E., dau, 3 years, 4 months

1930 Census. Lynchburg Twp, Mason, IL, Hh 91
Daniel Avery, 38, married at age 22, Fisherman, River
Mabel, wife, 34, married at 18
Athol, son, 15
Ada, dau, 13
Allen, son, 2 years, 7 months
David J, son, one month old

1940 Census. Bath, Mason Co, IL, Hh 26
Lived in Rural Mason Co in 1935, Laborer, Road Construction
Daniel Avery, 47
Mabel E., Wife, 44
Athol C., son, 25
Allen, H., son, 12
James D., son,10
Bessie M., dau, 5
Henry R. Richard, father-in-law, 75, widowed, b. IL, lived in the same house in 1935.

27 Apr 1942 World War II Draft Registration
Daniel Avery of Bath, Mason Co, IL, was age 50, born 19 Aug 1891 in Snicarty, IL. Mrs. Mabel Avery would always know his address. His employer was the State of Illinois, Natural History Research, Urbana, IL. 5'5" Tall, 181 lb. Blue eyes, brown hair.

Died 1959. Buried Bath Cemetery, Bath, Mason Co, IL. Joint marker with Mabel Elizabeth Richard Avery, b. 1895, d. 1962.

Athol Chalmar Avery was born 23 Sep 1914, died 14 Jun 1988, Bath, Mason Co, IL and is buried Bath Cemetery. He married Rosina "Dinah" Miller, 12 Mar 1947, Havana, Mason Co, IL. He served as a Sgt in the US Army in World War II.

Adah E. Avery Peterson was born 16 Aug 1916, Mason Co IL, died 31 Aug 1998, Havana, Mason Co, IL and is buried Bath Cemetery. She married Donovan Charles Peterson, 5 Sep 1936.

Social Security record: Allen Henry Avery was born 10 Aug 1927, Snicarte, Mason Co, IL; died 17 Dec 1999. Parents were Daniel Avery and Mabel E. Richard. Allen died in Kissimmee, Osceola Co, FL and is buried Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Titusville, Brevard Co, FL. He was married to Rosalie J. Finch.

According to Illinois Death Records, David James Avery was born 6 Feb 1930 in Mason Co, IL; died 1 Nov 1976 in Brookfield, Cook Co, IL

Bessie M. Avery McMullen, b. about 1935, d. 31 Mar 2014, Venice, Sarasota Co, FL. Survivors include her children, Michael W. (Carol), Rebecca E. Campbell and Steven W. (Susan); grandchildren, Rick, Elizabeth, Emily and Ellen; great-grandchildren, Meagan, Mariah, Mary and Lilly; daughter-in-law, Teri McMullen; and special friend, Roy Auvil.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Richard A., and her son, Richard Allen.

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Jesse AVERY was born on 2 January 1896 in Illinois. He died on 15 October 1955 at the age of 59.

World War I Draft Registration. 5 Jun 1917
Jessie Avery lived at Rt. 2, Bath, Illinois.
Born 2 Jan 1896. Fisherman by trade. His mother was his dependent.
He was of medium height, stout, with light blue eyes and brown hair.

During World War I, he served as a private in Battery D, 61 Artillery, CAC
Application was made for his military marker, 10 Jun 1958, by Mrs. Nora Avery Johnson, P. O. Box 124, Industry, Ill. (remarried widow).
He enlisted on 3 Apr 1918 and was discharged, 7 Mar 1919.
Even the application disagreed on the spelling as Jessie or Jesse.

1920 Census. Lynchburg, Mason, IL
Elizabeth Avery, was age 67, widowed. Jessie, age 23, was living with her; said to be divorced.

1930 Census. Chandlerville, Cass, IL, Hh 165
Jessie Avery, 34, married at age 33, laborer, odd jobs
Lula, wife, 22, married at 22, b. IL
William Bety, son, age 1, b. IL

1940 Census. Beardstown, Cass, IL, Hh 275
1017 1/2 East 47th St. Lived in Beardstown in 1935. Laborer, road construction
Jess Avery, 49
Lenora, wife, 33
William Beatty, Stepson, age 11

World War II Draft Registration. 27 Apr 1942
Jesse Avery lived at 1209 E. 10th St., Beardstown, Cass Co, IL and was 46 years old.
Mrs. Nora Avery would always know his address.
His employer was the WPA.
He was 5' 9 1/2" tall and weighed 165. Blue eyes, brown hair, dark complexion. Had tatoos on his right arm.

Buried Beardstown City Cemetery.