Avery, John (2), Dd
Avery, John (2), D.D.
a clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church, graduated at Yale College in. 1813, and was ordained deacon Oct. 22, 1817. In 1820 he was rector of St. Paul's Church, Edenton, N. C., where he remained until December, 1835, when he removed to Greene County, Ala. There he organized a Church called. St. John's in the Prairies, and served this Church and the one at Greensborough at the same time. In the Convention of Alabama in 1836, he was chosen president, and he died Jan. 17, 1837, on board the steamboat on which he was returning home from Mobile. He was distinguished for his extensive theological learning and sound judgment. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, v, 754.