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Trapping a Burglar

A Connecticut Storekeeper Digs a Pit Beneath His Cash-Drawer and Rigs a Trap Over It. Norwich, Conn., January 16th.—An amusing case was tried last week in the Superior Court of this county. George Avery is a country grocer, and his store in the quiet village of Groton has almost as various a stock of goods […]

Battle of Fort Griswold

We’re very grateful to Eugene F. Gray for transcribing several great accounts he discovered in old publications. Sixth of September This day, which commemorates an important event in the history of the American Revolution, has again come, and passed; and as a people, we have permitted it to pass “without note or comment.” True, the […]

To space and beyond!

Article and photos submitted by AMA member, Ken Nagel In 1740, Anna Avery (Clan book #194) daughter of Lt. William and Ann (Richardson) Avery married Oliver Babcock, Sr. Their son, Oliver Jr., was a lieutenant in the Revolution. He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776. He was opposed to […]

An Avery Story – by Ken Nagel

My name is Ken Nagel and I live in Illinois. I am a newer member of the Avery Memorial Association and, based on what some thought to be interesting Facebook posts to the Association’s page, I have been asked to share some history articles for the newsletter. I’m no expert, but, I’ve been working on […]