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 Daniel Buck

Daniel Buck

Birth
Hebron, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA
Death 16 Aug 1816 (aged 62)
Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Burial Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 7179855 · View Source
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US Congressman. Vermont House Speaker. Father of US Congressman Daniel Azro Ashley Buck. Served as soldier in Revolution, rising to rank of sergeant, fighting at White Plains, and losing an arm at Battle of Bennington. Relocated to Thetford, Orange County, Vermont, town founded largely by residents of Hebron. Studied law, admitted to bar, commenced practice, 1783. Orange County prosecuting attorney, 1783-85. Clerk, Orange County Court, 1783-84. Moved to Norwich, Windsor County, 1785. Married Content Ashley of Windsor, September 22, 1786. Fathered eleven children. Delegate, state constitutional convention, 1791. Argued for maintaining Vermont as a Republic separate from the United States, but ultimately voted in favor of Vermont joining Union. Vermont council of censors, 1792. Vermont House, 1793-95, serving as Speaker. Vermont attorney general, 1794. Elected to US House as a Federalist, 1794, served March 4, 1795 to March 3, 1797. Unsuccessful candidate for reelection, 1796. Windsor County state's attorney, 1802-03. Vermont House, 1806-07. Moved to Chelsea, 1809. Arrested for debt likely brought on by alcoholism. Obtained "freedom of the prison," which enabled him to reside and practice his profession within limits of jail. Continued practice of law almost until his death.

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  • Added: 12 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7179855
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Buck (9 Nov 1753–16 Aug 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7179855, citing Old Chelsea Cemetery, Chelsea, Orange County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .