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Daniel AVERY

(1766-1842)

AVERY, Daniel, a Representative from New York; born in Groton, Conn., September 18, 1766; attended the common schools; appointed ensign in the Sixth Company, Eighth Regiment of the Connecticut Militia, and served as lieutenant and captain until May 1794; moved to Aurora, N.Y., in 1795 and subsequently became the owner of a large tract of land which was farmed by tenants; elected as a Republican to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1815); elected to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Enos T. Throop and served from September 30, 1816, to March 3, 1817; resumed the management of his estate; connected with the land office at Albany, N.Y., for twenty years; died in Aurora, Cayuga County, N.Y., January 30, 1842; interment in Oak Glen Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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