Yours Truly, C.P. Avery
This biography gives the Honorable Charles P. Avery his deserved place on the shelves of local history. A highly respected and admired man, he was honored for his wisdom and dedication by both his peers and the public. As the pre-eminent historian and first elected judge of Tioga County, New York, he is credited with preserving Indian and Early Pioneer history in the Susquehanna River Valley.
In a surprise move Judge Avery left his home in Owego, New York for Flint, Michigan to undertake the legal challenge offered by a two-decade-long court case before the Michigan Supreme Court. There he remained for sixteen years before his life took a fatal turn that brought him home for his final days.
The book includes rare images not believed to have been previously seen in print, including a 1786 Indian Lease of Owego, an 1808 pencil sketch of Owego, and an1850’s tintype of the Indian Maiden, Sa-sa-na Loft, and her family. It is a companion book to Susquehanna Scandal. (2009)
READER’S HAVE SAID:
“A literary achievement, with a nonfiction and fiction book on the same subject,” – Senior producer of NPR.
“The book shows careful research and includes illustrations and historic photographs,” – Book reviewer, Life in the Finger Lakes magazine.
“The book is well-researched with information we haven’t previously known,” – local historian and member of the board, Tioga County Historical Society.
“The author has done the community a great service by researching and writing this book on one of our founding fathers,” – community leader and Rotarian, Owego, New York.
“A well-researched and written biography on a line of our family previously unknown,” – Avery family historian, Groton, Connecticut.