George Avery Gravestone 1750-1853

Family of George Avery (1764-1853)

George Avery was born in North Carolina. According to his Revolutionary War Pension Application below, he enlisted in Edgecombe County, North Carolina in August 1782, at age 18, just as the Revolutionary War was ending. He served as a Private in Capt. Peter Bacot’s Company, Col. Archibald Lytle’s North Carolina Regiment, was engaged in no battles, and served until about August 1, 1783. He then lived in Edgecombe County for four or five years. He was married to Elizabeth Allen about 1787. They moved to the North Fork of the Holston River in Virginia for one year, then to Lincoln

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Goodspeed History of Tennessee, 1887

Moore County Tennessee Biographies

Biographical Sketch of T. G. Bailey Biographical Sketch of S.A. Billingsley Biographical Sketch of S.E.H. Dance, M.D. Biographical Sketch of Jack Daniel Biographical Sketch of Benjamin M. Edens Biographical Sketch of Rev. James S. Ervin Biographical Sketch of Alexander Forester Biography of Hon. W.W. Gordon Biographical Sketch of John E. Gore Biography of H.B. Morgan Biography of J.W. Motlow Biographical Sketch of Dr. A.H. Parkes Biographical Sketch of M.N. Parkes Biographical Sketch of Hon. R.A. Parks Biographical Sketch of Parks, Rufus B. Biographical Sketch of Thomas H. Parks Biography of E.Y. Salmon, M.D. Biographical Sketch of John N. Sullivan Biographical

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Goodspeed History of Tennessee, 1887

Moore County, Tennessee Organization

The county of Moore was organized in accordance with an act of the General Assembly of the state of Tennessee, entitled “An act to establish a new county out of portions of the territory of Lincoln, Franklin, Coffee and Bedford Counties, to be called the county of Moore, in honor of the late General William Moore, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, one of the early settlers of Lincoln County, Tennessee, a soldier of the war of 1812, and for many years a member of the General Assembly of the state of Tennessee,” passed December 14, 1871. The act provided that the county

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Moore County, Tennessee Early History

Moore County lies in the south central portion of Tennessee, and is bounded on the north by Bedford, east by Coffee, south by Franklin, and west by Lincoln. It contains about 170 square miles, and its surface is greatly diversified. About one-half the county lies on the Highland Rim, and the remainder of the county lies in the Central Basin. The eastern portion has a high, flat, slightly-rolling surf ace, known as the “barrens,” which breaks off to the south and west into ridges and ravines, some of the latter having a depth of 300 to 400 feet. These ridges

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