CAPTAIN DANIEL EGERY of Dartmouth was a Lieutenant in Captain Benjamin Terry's Second Dartmouth Company, Colonel Thomas Gilbert's 2nd Bristol County Regiment in July, 1771. Captain Daniel Egery and Nathaniel Pope with twenty-five or thirty men. recaptured two small vessels which had been captured by Captain Linzee in the "Falcon", Sunday, May 14, 1775. On the Lexington alarm of April 19, 1775, he marched as Captain of a Company of Minute Men. May 24, 1775 he was engaged as Captain in Colonel Timothy Danielson's Regiment, and served most of the time through this year in that organization. The records seem to indicate that for a short time in June, he and his company were attached to Colonel David Brewer's Regiment. His later military record has been given in connection with the Colonel Timothy Danielson Regiment.
The Massachusetts Magazine: Devoted to Massachusetts History ..., Volume 10 Google Books
Old Hardwick Cemetery, Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts
It seems to be well established, though not extensively known, that the people of this village, then a portion of Dartmouth, may claim the honor of the first naval capture in the Revolution. On May 14, 1775, Lieut. Nathaniel Pope and Capt. Daniel Egery, commanding the sloop " Success," captured two tenders of the British sloop-ofwar " Falcon," off West Island. A council was held to determine what disposition to make of the captives, but the captors, fearful for the result, marched them off hurriedly to Taunton ere the decision was reached. A rusty swivel lashed to a timber-head was the only carriage-gun on the craft. The men added two or three buckshot to the bullet in each charge of their muskets. The first verbal report of the transaction before the Provincial Congress gave the number of prisoners as fifteen, although, when the question of disposition finally came up, but four were mentioned.
History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: With Biographical Sketches ..., Part 1 edited by Duane Hamilton Hurd page 269 Google Books
Daniel Egery is listed as a selectman of Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts.
History of Worcester County, Massachusetts: With Biographical ..., Volume 2 edited by Duane Hamilton Hurd page 1137 Google Books
Birth & Death
Branches & Twigs: Newsletter of Genealogical Society of Vermont, Volumes 22-24 page 144