Peter Avery and Mary Yaple Avery migrated to Alabama from Tennessee about 1818. At least two of their sons, David and Allen, also lived in Alabama. Peter Avery was one of the "Over-the-Mountain-Men" who took up arms against the British and their Indian allies during the Revolution. I am including some information below pertaining to him and Mary. To my knowledge none of Mary Yaple's siblings migrated to Alabama.
Peter Avery was born May 26, 1739 and was baptized in the Dutch Reform Church as Poughkeepsie, New York.He enlisted in Capt. Isaac Terbush's company in Dutchess County, New York June 21, 1761.Peter was described as being 22 years of age, with fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, and a cordwainer (leather worker) by trade.Peter Avery married (6-20-1778) Mary Yaple (1758).McElwee lists Peter Avery as a non-pensioner Revolutionary War soldier.No record of his war service has been found, but he no doubt saw service against the Indians, and probably in specialized services, such as scouting. ------------History of Roane County Tennessee
"Recently while looking through an old trunk at the home of Mrs. Jewel Noble, Route One, Attalia an old Bible dating back to the early 1700's was found.The first record was the birth of PETER AVERY, born 1739 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.It stated that Peter was the son of Myer and Doricas Fredericks Avery, and that he married Mary Yaple. The births of 11 children are listed from January 15, 1779 to October 26, 1805.There are also the birth records for four generations of this family as well as the birth and death dates of the parents of some of the husbands and wives of the children. Peter Avery came to Alabama soon after it became a state, and settled in what is now known as Murphree's Valley near Aurora.He is buried in a grave at the foot of Sand Mountain near the old Morton's Mill.A story that has come down in the family is that on the way to the cemetery the horses drawing the wagon which carried his body ran away down the mountain.The casket was thrown out and there was not time to build another one.A grave was dug and he was buried at that spot.A few years ago a marker was still there, but it cannot be located at the present time. Of the eleven children of Peter and Mary Avery only one remained in Alabama.The others migrated to Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi. ---------Little Known Burial Sites and Cemeteries, Etowah County, Alabama