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Kevin Avery (#47024642)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo If you know of any one memorialized here who served aboard the USS Melvin DD-680 in the Pacific Theatre during WW II, please let me know.

I'm a transplanted New Englander. My parents are Paul Oscar Avery(1921-2003) and Betty Wheaton Avery(1925-1992). My mom's and aunt's interest in family history was passed to me. I have been doing family history research for over 25 years, most of which has been in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine.

I am retired, and live in The Villages, Florida, and would be happy to find and photograph cemetery stones of your friends or family in the Sumter - Lake - Marion County area.

If you find some pictures or monuments I haven't included, I'd love to hear from you when you post them. And corrections or additions to my postings are welcome. All suggestions are responded to within 48 hours unless I am out of town. If you supply me with additional information, I will always research and double check it before posting it to a memorial. There is simply too much inaccurate information out there. Please do not use the edit feature for 17th century memorials. Consideration of updates to these memorials requires correspondence with specific documentation.

I have completed projects on all cemeteries in Hawley, Buckland, Colrain, and Charlemont, Massachusetts. And another in Sears Cemetery in Barnstable County. Current projects include the Jenks Family in Rhode Island, the Groton Avery Family, and Shelburne, Franklin Co, Mass cemeteries. If any of my entries connects to your ancestors, let me know.

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If I have not added any memorials in the last 30 days, I am very likely dead... contact Find A Grave.

Please use the EDIT button on the memorial to initiate correspondence and recommend updates. I am no longer able to respond to emails that do not provide quick and easy access to the memorial in question. Also, if your e-mail is not provided on your profile page, I won't be able to respond to you if a response is needed. The public messages are not appropriate for back and forth discussion. And, if you have no email, I will not process edits until you provide source data.

There are so many "orphan" memorials here on Find-A-Grave, many of which have been posted en masse and then forgotten. So many need identification and linking so we know who they were! After posting a memorial, please take the time to research, identify, and link the memorial properly..... it will go along way toward further establishing the credibility of this site.

Regarding transfers outside guidelines..... I will consider transfer to those who have a proven track record of collaboration on FindAGrave.

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Mary Avery Morgan
Hi; You have her as burial unknown, but Hale Cemetery Inscriptions shows her buried in Avery-Morgan Burial Ground. That's generally a very reliable source. Find A Grave Memorial# 143670955
Added by Ray on Oct 09, 2017 2:52 PM
jane austin
Melwell Malcolm Avery, Cherokee, IA 65529256
Hi, Kevin,

I added family grave photos to the referenced memorial and family members' memorials today, too. I hope that they are helpful to you. :)

Added by jane austin on Oct 04, 2017 11:26 PM
Cheri Belcher
Marcy Pioneer Cemetery
Kevin: We walked thru the cemetery last week (very small), and unfortunately, there are no stones that could be identified as the Averys you are looking for. Either the stones were too worn, or broken without the remaining piece. There were many stones that were basically blank stones placed as headstones with no carvings. Sorry we couldn't help.
Added by Cheri Belcher on Sep 28, 2017 1:34 PM
According to the Silvernale/ Silvernail Family Records, Allen Co. Library, Ft. Wayne , In.
Page 104. The Children of Conrad and Elizabeth (Avery) Silvernale were;

Mary Jane, born Nov. 21,1838, married Solon Dederick

Katherine Valeria (born Maria),born March 16,1837, married Richard Stanley Smith

Lucinda E. born Jan. 1,1832, married Thomas Dennis Cook. she died Apr. 6,1866 at Milwaukee, Wi.

Harvey Jacob, born Kinderhook, N.Y. Dec. 27, 1841, married Elvira Rankin, died May 4 1922.
Added by DORRIS SICKELS SMITH on Sep 27, 2017 10:13 PM
Shannon Watts Michael
RE: Micah Thayer and Lois Thayer
Thanks for the clarification on the conflicting marriage dates. Much appreciated.
Added by Shannon Watts Michael on Sep 26, 2017 8:45 AM
Vicki C.
Mary Cole Van Valkenburg
Thanks, Kevin for pointing out the error I made on my 3rd Great-Grandmother's memorial. I made it in 2005! Are you related to her also?
Vicki C.
Added by Vicki C. on Sep 10, 2017 1:53 PM
RE: Byron Avery and wives.
You are very welcome. Thank you for your work.
Added by Martha on Sep 04, 2017 2:11 PM
Many thanks!
Added by Memerizion on Sep 03, 2017 2:26 PM
Mark Phillips
Emma Avery Neeld 1856-1930
Is she a relative of yours and do you know what became of her children George and Lawrence? I have photographs of them that might interest their living relatives.
Added by Mark Phillips on Sep 02, 2017 7:24 PM
Richard Sears photo
I have never been successful requesting a photo be removed so I will move its order.
Added by ditdit on Aug 30, 2017 5:49 AM
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