Seventh Generation

68. Joseph Sidney AVERY11,22 was born in 1839 in Illinois.11,14 He served in the military in 1862 at Company C of the 119th Illinois Infantry, Volunteers in Civil War. He died in 1898 at the age of 59 in Yosemite, California.22

Marriage record says Joseph Avery to Lorena Curry 23 May 1861. Name was given as Serena in Census transcription.

1865 Illinois State Census. Woodstock Twp
Joseph Avery: 1 male under age 10. 1 male and 1 female age 20-30.

Served in Company C of the 119th Illinois Infantry, Volunteers. Mustered out 26 Aug 1865.

Occupation in 1870 was that of Cooper. The family was in Buena Vista Twp in Schuyler Co., Hh 46 Joseph Avery, age 35. Crena 25. William 8. Mary 4. and Cornelius 2.

A death date of 1898 is unlikely since in 1900, Serena had been married to Asher Kent for 17 years. Also seems unlikely he died in California. Finding Serena or Joseph in 1880 might help with this problem.

A WorldConnect database:
William Franklin Avery b: 19 FEB 1862 in Rushville, Schuyler, IL
Mary Australia Avery b: 24 JUN 1864 in Rushville, Schuyler, IL
Frederick Cornelius Avery b: 20 AUG 1866 in Rushville, Schuyler, IL
Richard Monroe Avery b: 13 JUL 1873 in Rushville, Schuyler, IL
Lydia Luella Avery b: 7 DEC 1875 in Rushville, Schuyler, IL
Ada Adell "Della" Avery b: 3 DEC 1878 in Hannibal, Marion, MO

Joseph Sidney AVERY and Serena Ann CURRY were married on 23 May 1861 in Schuyler County, Illinois.11,21 Serena Ann CURRY, daughter of Matthew CURRY and Nancy SIMPSON, was born in 1845 in Missouri.11 She died on 31 October 1925 at the age of 80 in East Saint Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois.22

Serena is said buried in Rushville, Schuyler Co IL She has proved very illusive in the censuses - perhaps she married again after the death of Joseph Avery.

In 1900, I found Sirena, b. Aug 1843, living in East St. Louis, Ward 6. She was married to Asher Kent. Her parents born Kentucky. The years married contradicts the death date of Joseph Avery seen as 1898.
Asher Kent was age 56, born Apr 1844 in Missouri.
Sirena, b. Aug 1843. Married 17 years. 10 children - 8 are living.
Nellie, dau, b. Dec 1885, age 14
Mable dau, b. Apr 1884, age 16

1910 Census. East St. Louis Ward 6, St Clair, IL, Hh 186
Asa Kent, age 65, married twice, the last time for 26 years, b. MO, parents born England. Shoemaker, own shop
Sirenia, wife, 64, married twice, 10 children - 7 are living
John Kent, age 40, widowed, b. IL - obviously a child of Asa's first marriage, carpenter, Railroad
John's children: Elsie, 16. Libbie, 12. Elvie, 10. Carl, 9.

1920 Census. East St. Louis Ward 6, St Clair, IL, Hh 320
3111 Belleview Ave
Sarina Kent, 76, widow
Harley Kent, grandson, age 18, Timer, Factory
Mary Quaite, dau, age 54, Laborer, Factory
Bertha Quaite, g-dau, age 10

Illinois Deaths & Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Serena A. Kent, born 22 Aug 1844, Kentucky. Died 29 Oct 1925, East St. Louis, St. Clair Co, IL; buried at Rushville, 31 Oct 1925. Father's name was Mathew Curry, mother was Nancy Simpson - both born in KY.

In 1850 she was living with her father Mathew Curry, and family, Schuyler Co, IL. By 1860, her mother Nancy was a widow and the family was living in Cooperstown, Brown Co, IL.

Joseph Sidney AVERY and Serena Ann CURRY had the following children:



William Franklin AVERY was born on 19 February 1862 in Illinois.11 He died on 13 October 1942 at the age of 80.

I found a Missouri Death Certificate for Joseph Sidney Avery, born 27 Feb 1909 and died 7 Aug 1910 of gastro-enteritis in Arcadia, Iron Co, MO. He had lived 18 months, 11 days. Note: this is what my grandmother called "summer complaint" that many babies starting to eat table food contracted from eating spoiled food in the summer that their elder family members' digestive symptoms had learned to tolerate.
The baby's parents were William Avery, born Rushville, Illinois and Molley Crocker, born Black River, Iron Co, MO. His father was the informant. He was buried at Pilot Knob, Ironton, MO. Missouri Death Certificate #23693.

William and Molley lost a second little boy, Oliver Franklin Avery, born and died on the 8th of February 1912, Edgehill, Iron Co MO. Cause of death was stated as "died of spasms - child was marked over entire body, caused by mother seeing a child have spasms"
Father was listed as William Avery, born Illinois, mother as Mary Alice Crocker, born Goodwater, MO. Anna Crocker was the informant - the undertaker was Rich. Crocker. The baby was buried Stricklen Cemetery, Edgehill. Missouri Death Certificate #5099.



Mary A AVERY was born in 1866 in Illinois.11 She died on 4 February 1956 at the age of 90.

Married John Henry queen, 2 Jan 1883, Brown Co, IL. Married 2nd to Elijah Buckner, 7 Jan 1891, Troy, Lincoln Co, Missouri.



Frederick Cornelius AVERY was born on 28 August 1867 in Illinois.11 He died in 1952 at the age of 85 in Duval County, Florida.

This child has the same name but the family was probably already in Missouri and the later censuses would not suggest he was blind.
1880 Census. Listed at 1st Ward of Jacksonville, Morgan Co, IL at the Illinois Institution for the Education of the Blind.
Cornelius F. Avery, age 12, pupil, Learning Trade, b. IL, parents both b. IL
Note at the end of list of pupils: The foregoing School closed Jun 1 1880 and immediately thereafter the pupils left for their homes.

WorldConnect database;
ID: I26490
Name: Frederick Cornelius Avery
Sex: M
Birth: 20 AUG 1866 in Rushville, Schuyler, IL 1 2 3 4
Death: 2 JUL 1952 in Jacksonville, Duval, FL 5

Note: 1. 1900 census, 15 Jun, East St Louis Ward 7, St Clair, IL, Roll T623)341, Pg 14A
Fam 290, Fred C Avery 32, single, b. Aug 1867 in IL, Laborer in Packing house, b. IL
brother Richard Avery 27, single, b. Jul 1872 in IL, Laborer in Packing house, b. IL
sister Della Avery 21, single, b. Dec 1878 in MO

1. 1920 census, 4 Feb, Jacksonville, Duval, FL, Roll T625_219, Pg 38B
Fam 210, Fred Avery 51, Master Mechanic, Lumber Mill, owns home, b. IL
wife Mollie 42, b. IL
son Harvey 17, b. IL
mother (mother in law) Johanna Colvert 75, widow, b. IA

2. 1930 census, 22 Apr, Jacksonville, Duval, FL, Roll 314, Pg 6B\
Fam 134, Frederick C Avery 55, Carpenter for Refining Co, owns home value 1,000, b. IL
wife Molly H 53, married 25 years at ages 30 & 27, b. IL

3. 1935 Florida State census, 1935, Pct 13, Duval, FL, Series S5, Roll 9, Pg 127
Line 37, Fred C Avery 60, Carpenter, owns home, b. IL
wife Mollie 55, b. IL

4. 1945 Florida State Census, 1945, Pct 4d, Duval, FL, Series: S1371, Roll 12, Pg 20
Line 31, Frederick C Avery 77, Retired, College education, b. IL
wife Molly?? 66, b. IL, High School Education, housewife, b. IL



Dellie M. M. AVERY was born on 20 August 1868 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. She died on 15 March 1869 at the age of 0 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois.



Lora O. AVERY was born on 24 June 1870 in Schuyler County, Illinois. She died on 13 September 1871 at the age of 1 in Schuyler County, Illinois.



Richard Monroe AVERY was born on 13 July 1873 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. He died on 11 June 1941 at the age of 67 in St Clair County, Illinois.

Married Viola Olive Cobb, 7 Sep 1900, Belleville, St. Clair, IL



Lydia Luella AVERY.



Ada Adell AVERY was born on 3 December 1878 in Illinois. She died on 1 February 1960 at the age of 81.

Married Alexander Lee Cob, 25 Feb 1901, East St. Louis, St. Clair Co, MO - he died the next year. Married Harry Jackson Heady, 2 Dec 1904, Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO.