Avery, Robert was born on September 22, 1839 in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Abel Marcy and Euphemia Pell Avery.
Educated Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pennsylvania. Admitted to bar, 1870.
Captain 102d New York Infantry, December 17, 1861. Promoted through grades lieutenant colonel and retired, December 31, 1870. Advanced to rank of colonel retired, by act of April 23, 1904.
Bvtd. lieutenant colonel vols., March 13, 1865. “for gallant and meritorious services at Chancellorsville”. Colonel and brigadier general, March 13, 1865, for same at Lookout Mountain (lost right leg).
Major general vols., March 13, 1865, for same. President Union Loan & Investment Company, Niagara Tin Smelting Company, Argenteau Kennels. Vice president Burlington and S.E. Railway Company, Della Realty Company Home: Brooklyn, New York.