Birth: Sept. 20, 1842 Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana.
Death: Jan. 11, 1917 Avery Island Iberia Parish Louisiana.
Businessman, politician. Born, Baton Rouge, September 20, 1842, eldest son of Daniel Dudley Avery and Sarah Craig Marsh. Education, local schools, attended Princeton University. Civil War: enlisted 1861, served with Fourth Louisiana Infantry; elected lieutenant, 18th Louisiana Regiment. Wounded, Battle of Shiloh. Took part in all engagements of Red River Campaign.
Married, March 23, 1865, Mary Louise Richardson, daughter of Daniel DuBose and Mary Alexander Richardson of Bayside Plantation near Jeanerette, La.
Children: Daniel Dudley, Kate Richardson, John Leeds, and Dudley, Jr.
After war engaged in planting and salt production on Avery Island. Organized the first militia company outside of New Orleans after Civil War, The Iberia Guards. Served in the state senate in the 1890's. Charter member, U. C. V. Camp 1788, New Iberia.
Parents: Daniel Dudley Avery (1810 - 1879) Sarah Craig Marsh Avery (1818 - 1878)
Wife: Mary Louise Richardson Avery (1845 - 1875).
Children: Daniel Dudley Avery (1866 - 1922), Kate Richardson Avery Clark (1868 - 1951), John Leeds Avery (1870 - 1930), Dudley Avery (1874 - 1906).
Siblings: Mary Eliza Avery McIlhenny (1838 - 1915), Sara Marsh Avery Leeds (1840 - 1918), Dudley Avery (1842 - 1917), John Marsh Avery (1844 - 1891), George Marsh Avery (1846 - 1846), Margaret Henshaw Avery Johnston (1848 - 1925).
Burial: Avery Island Cemetery Iberia Parish Louisiana.