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Aaron Leland
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Birth: May 28, 1761
Holliston
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1832
Chester
Windsor County
Vermont, USA

Vermont Lieutenant Governor. He was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1785 and settled in Chester in 1786. Leland was a successful pastor and preacher, building up a church which gave rise to congregations in Andover and Grafton, Massachusetts, and Weathersfield and Jamaica, Vermont. Active in politics as a Democratic-Republican, Leland served in local offices including Town Clerk and Selectman, and was Windsor County Assistant Judge for eighteen years. He also served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1801 to 1811, and served as Speaker three times. He was also a member of the Governor's Council and served as one of Vermont's presidential electors in 1820. Leland served as Lieutenant Governor from 1822 to 1827, and declined to be nominated for Governor in 1828, preferring instead to continue serving as pastor of his church. Though he had been a Mason, in the late 1820s Leland became active in Vermont's Antimasonic movement. 
 
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 Parents:
  Asa Leland (1739 - 1822)
 
 Spouses:
  Joann Leland (____ - 1787)*
  Sarah Leland (____ - 1838)*
  Eunice Leland (____ - 1799)*
 
 Sibling:
  Aaron Leland (1761 - 1832)
  Abigail Leland Comstock (1766 - 1843)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brookside Cemetery
Chester
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: May 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26824655
Aaron Leland
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Aaron Leland
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Aaron Leland
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