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 (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). Philander Avery, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/philander-avery, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). Philander Avery, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/philander-avery, accessed 11 Jan. 2022).
Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)Excerpt: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 court under $3000 ...Dates:December 18, 1843 December 19, 1843 December 20, 1843 December 21, 1843 December 22, 1843