This year, an additional flag has been placed in the Point of Graves honoring the American Revolutionary Patriots buried there. Captain Daniel Huntress joins Captains James Drisco, Tobias Lear, and Joshua Lang Huntress.
Daniel Huntress was the son of George (1727-1765) and Sarah (Lang) Huntress (1729-1768). He was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, September 23, 1755 and died May 5, 1820.
Daniel was a Master Mariner and served in the Continental Navy. He was captured by the British during the American Revolution and taken to the Old Mill Prison at Plymouth, England.
(reference: Mariners of the American Revolution by M. J. Kaminkow)
The inscription of his gravestone reads:
At his own special request we have
Here deposited the remains of
Capt. DANIEL HUNTRESS
who departed this life
May 5, 1820
Aged 65 Years.
A WORTHY HONEST MAN
[A verse, illegible now.]
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GENEALOGICAL RECORD vol. i. July 1903— April 1904
Daniel is buried in the Huntress plot in Point of Graves cemetery, next to his brother, Joshua Lang Huntress.