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Daniel Avery, Ens.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Groton Heights, New London, Connecticut, United States
Cause of death: Killed
Place of Burial: Avery-Morgan Burying Ground, Groton, New London Co., CT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Avery and Thankful Avery
Husband of Deborah Avery
Father of Daniel Avery, Congressman; Elias Avery; Dudley Avery, M.D.; Isaac Avery, Lieut.; Deborah Avery and 3 others
Brother of Benjamin Avery Jr.; Abigail Smith; Deborah Avery; Sarah Hicks; Anna Avery and 8 others

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About Daniel Avery, Ens.

Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781

THE GROTON AVERY CLAN, Vol. I, by Elroy McKendree Avery and Catherine Hitchcock (Tilden) Avery, Cleveland, 1912. Page 188.

Revolutionary War Patriot, served during the Fort Griswold Massacre led by Benedict Arnold of the British forces _____

"Ensign Daniel Avery, the second son of Benjamin and Thankful Avery, was born in Groton, November 14, 1740. On hearing the alarm, he mounted with his son Daniel Jr. behind to bring back the horse and rode to the fort. His son returned home and the next day, returned with a team to bear away the body of his father." source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...

By William Wallace Harris, p 254 

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He was ensign in Capt. Gallop's company, in 1776 (Conn. Men in the Rev'n, p. 452), and was killed at Fort Griswold. In the Avery-Morgan burying-ground, his tombstone is still standing. It has the following inscription:

  "In Memory of Ensign Daniel Avery who nobly Sacrificed his Life in Defence of fort Griswould & the Liberties of America sept 6 1781 in ye 41st year of his Age."
   His widow, Deborah; sons, Daniel, Elias, Dudley, Isaac, Latham, Abel; daus., Deborah and Rachel, each received a share of his estate which was divided Oct. 2, 1792 (Stonington Wills, 6:463).

DAR PATRIOT INDEX CENTENNIAL EDITION, PART I, A-F, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial Administration, Mrs. Eldred Martin Yochim, President General, Washington: 1990, page 98.

   AVERY, Daniel, b. 11-14-1740 CT, d. 9-6-1781 CT, m. Deborah Avery Ens CT

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Ensign Daniel Avery - Killed, Age 41

Gravestone Inscription: In Memory of Ensign Daniel Avery who nobly nobly Sacrificed his Life in Defence of fort Griswould & the Liberties of America sept 6th 1781 in ye 41st year of his Age

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Daniel Avery and Deborah were cousins; his parents were Benjamin Avery and Thankful Avery, also cousins. Daniel was an Ensign in Capt. Gallop's company, in 1776 ("Connecticut Men in the Revolution", p. 452), and was killed at Fort Griswold. His tombstone bears the inscription: "In Memory of Ensign Daniel Avery who nobly Sacrificed his Life in Defence of Fort Griswold & the Liberties of America Sept 6, 1781 in ye 41st year of his Age. His widow and children each received a share of his estate which was divided Oct 2, 1792 (Stonington Wills, 6:463).

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Daniel Avery, Ens.'s Timeline

1740
November 14, 1740
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1741
August 9, 1741
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1744
January 12, 1744
Age 3
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1765
November 14, 1765
Age 25
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1766
September 18, 1766
Age 25
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1768
April 6, 1768
Age 27
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1770
March 19, 1770
Age 29
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1772
March 30, 1772
Age 31
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1775
December 19, 1775
Age 35
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
1777
August 10, 1777
Age 36
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States