This memoir affords the Honorable Charles P. Avery, first elected judge of Tioga County, New York, his deserved place on the shelves of history. Judge Avery was highly respected, admired for his wisdom and dedication, and honored by both his peers and the general public. As the preeminent historian of Tioga County he was the first to record Indian and Pioneer history in New York's Southern Tier. In a surprise move he left his home in New York for Flint, Michigan as a lawyer on the historic Saginaw Treaty land case, where he remained for sixteen years before his life took a fatal turn that brought him home for his final days. The book includes photographs not seen in print such as a 1786 Indian Lease of Owego, and 1808 pencil sketch of Owego, and the full portrait of the Indian Maiden Sa-sa-na Loft and her family. This biography is a companion to the fictional romance, "Susquehanna Scandal," ISBN 9780976050018.
|Publisher:||Shank, Oliver & Associates|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
He has published numerous articles and recently completed the story of a breast cancer survivor based on a series of letters she wrote to her support group under the working title, Love, Kilby. He is working on his next novel, Hotbed in Tranquility, the story of a fictional town and pristine river valley inundated by the natural gas industry, and of the attractive town supervisor who wins a seat in Congress. With the help of a native son and her old high school flame they are able to bring down an international gas cabal, determined to obtain all land and water rights in the valley. Still to be completed is his novel, Oboruni, a story of international intrigue and romance set in West Africa.
He has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Louis University, a Masters degree from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School and a Doctorate in Ministry from The Hartford Seminary Foundation. He has belonged to one or more writer critique groups for years, has led writing workshops and actively appears before readers groups, historic societies and community organizations. An avid ice dancer, he has been a pilot and is currently a volunteer mediator with a community center for conflict resolution.