Philander Avery

Philander Avery (1822-1907) was born 13 Jun. 1822 in Franklin Co., Ohio. He was the son of Daniel Avery and Margaret Adams. He married Elizabeth Meeks. He was kidnapped in 1843; the event was mentioned by Wilford Woodruff in his journal. He died 9 May 1907 in Camden, Schuyler Co., Illinois.


Philander Avery (MP8T-TGR), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). Philander Avery, Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). Philander Avery, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed 11 Jan. 2022).

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    December 18, 1843 ~ Monday 18th A short time since Br Daniel Avery and his son Philander Avery were both kidnaped by some Missourians & other mob men from Illinois & taken to Missouri and put in prision, one of the kidnapers a schoolmaster was taken with a warrent & brought to Nauvoo & had his trial this day before squair Johnson his name was Elliot he was bound over to county ...
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