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Capt Daniel Bray
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1751
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1819
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA

Captain Daniel Bray was the Kingwood Township, New Jersey farmer who, with other members of the Hunterdon County Militia under his command, collected all of the boats on the upper Delaware.

Boats were gathered from Easton to Bordentown, being then hidden on Malta Island so the British could not follow Washington as he escaped across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. Daniel Bray was the leader of the "Boat Gatherers". He also fought at Millstone, Germantown, Monmouth, Paramus, Passaic, Woodbridge, Passaic Falls, Springfield, Byers, Elizabethtown Point, and
Quibbletown.

This action was part of Washington's retreat across New Jersey prior to the famous Battle of Trenton, Christmas night 1776, when he moved his army back into New Jersey and defeated the British and Hessians, reversing the course of the war. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Mary Wolverton Bray (1756 - 1840)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Bray Rittenhouse (1775 - 1845)*
  John Bray (1779 - 1818)*
  Hannah Bray Blackwell (1783 - 1858)*
  Andrew Bray (1789 - 1849)*
  Wilson Bray (1793 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of Daniel Bray, born October the 12th, A. D. 1751, and departed this life December the 5th, A. D. 1819, in the 69th year of his age.
 
Burial:
Rosemont Cemetery
Rosemont
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Duke Thatcher
Record added: Jun 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11192245
Capt Daniel Bray
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Capt Daniel Bray
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Capt Daniel Bray
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- Sue Eakin
 Added: Aug. 1, 2011
The United States of America Proudly salutes you for your Service and sacrifice in our country's time of need.
- Wayne Apgar
 Added: Jan. 20, 2011
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