|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1755|
|Death: ||Oct. 24, 1845|
New York, USA
Calvin Danielson/Donaldson served in the American Revolution along with his father and five brothers. Calvin was a private and later corporal in Capt. Joseph Thompson's Co., Col. Timothy Danielson's Regiment. Calvin fought at Bunker Hill, crossed the Delaware with General Washington, and participated in the capture of Hessian troops at Trenton. In 1787 after the war he again reenlisted and fought against the rebels in Shay's Rebellion.
He was the son of John Danielson and Ruth Blodgett and the husband of Catherine McMaster.
In the 1790's Calvin and his family moved from Massachusetts to Otsego County, New York.
After his wife's death in 1841 this researcher believes he remarried to Eunice _____, who lived 1795-aft1860.
About 1833 Calvin Danielson along with his children, siblings, and cousins, changed his name from 'Danielson' to 'Donaldson', believing that 'Donaldson' was the original family name back in 1600's Scotland. He was listed in the 1840 census as 'Calvin Donaldson,' and also appeared under that name in the authoritative "History of Otsego County, New York," by D. Hamilton Hurd (1878). However, his family buried him under the older name 'Danielson.'
Much of the best research on the Donaldson/Danielson family was done from 1925-1965 by Harriet H. Donaldson Wilkinson.
Children (in addition to those listed in familylinks below):
Calvin Donaldson, Jr.
There is no evidence of a child named Frederick Calvin.
Sophronia Donaldson Rockwell (1819-1900)
Rev. Francis Donaldson (1822-1857)
Narcissa Donaldson Kendall (1817-1912)
Cornelia Donaldson Cain (1830-1903)
John Chester Donaldson (Chester's son)
Daniel Danielson/Donaldson (1823-1850, no children)
Rev. Josiah Blackman Blakely (1846-1925)
Clarence R. Blakely (1848-1927)
Mary Emily Blakely Frazier (1850-1918)
Clement Danielson Blakely (1853-1872)
John Danielson (1727 - 1815)
Ruth Blodgett Danielson (1728 - 1807)
Catharine McMaster Danielson (1752 - 1841)
John Danielson (1784 - 1811)*
Louis Danielson (1788 - 1811)*
Polly Danielson (1790 - 1811)*
Emily Danielson Blackman (1794 - 1864)*
Oct. 21, 1845
Aged 90 Years
New York, USA
Maintained by: GWC
Originally Created by: Tom Price
Record added: Sep 13, 2006
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