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Biography of C.E. and R.W. Avery



--- C. E. & R. W. Avery are the owners and managers of a fine 460 acre farm, and are sons of the late Hon. William L. Avery, who was born November 14, 1822, in White County, Tennessee, and who married January 17, 1843, Miss Saphronia C., daughter of Major John W. and Nancy A. Williams, of Henry County. She was born December 8, 1826, in Simpson County, Kentucky. They had nine children, seven of whom are living: Nancy Elizabeth was born May 10, 1845, and married Mark F. Finks, October 20, 1864; Leonora A. was born August 2, 1847, and married John W. Coppage, October 23, 1867. Charles E. was born July 4, 1849, and married Miss Lelia Theressa, daughter of Judge M. B. and Susan A. Merritt, of this county; Robert W. was born June 15, 1851; Emma O., was born September 9, 1853, and married J. W. Wall in August, 1873 (she died January 7, 1876); Idora F., who was born February 4, 1855, married Nicholas Mars, December 19, 1870, and died September 18, 1874; Mary H. was born January 28, 1857, married Peter B. Mars, October, 1874; Lillian M. was born May 1, 1861, married Nicholas Mars, and now residing in Cedar County Missouri; John H. was born September 3, 1863. C. E. Avery, after attending the Calhoun and Clinton High Schools, took a course at the Missouri State University. He is a gentleman of good education and well cultured, yet altogether unassuming in manner. Robert W., his brother is assisting in the farm management. They are capable energetic young men, and rank high as farmers and raisers of fine graded stock. They have an excellent farm upon which are good buildings, etc. This farm was settled in 1845, by their father, who although he served the county with honor to himself, and satisfaction to her people, found time aside from legal hours, to train his sons for success in future life. He was a prominent public man, his first office being that of county assessor, which position he filled for two years, in 1850-1. He was next elected judge of the county court in 1852, and served for twelve years, or until the general ousting ordinance in 1864. He was again elected in 1870, as judge of the court of common pleas, and held the office for four years. In 1874 he became judge of the probate court, holding his seat until the time of his death, March 2, 1875. Politically these brothers are Democratic.

Owner/Source1883 History of Henry Missouri , National Historical Co., pg: 629
Linked toCharles Edward AVERY; Robert Walter AVERY; Hon. William Lane AVERY

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