Daniel Blaisdell

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Daniel Blaisdell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
Preceded by Peter Carleton
Succeeded by Josiah Bartlett, Jr.
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1824–1825
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
1814–1815
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1812–1813
Personal details
Born (1762-01-22)January 22, 1762
Amesbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died January 10, 1833(1833-01-10) (aged 70)
Canaan
Grafton County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Resting place Wells Cemetery
Canaan, New Hampshire
Citizenship US
Political party Federalist Party
Spouse(s) Sally Springer Blaisdell
Children Johnathan Blaisdell
Timothy K Blaisdell
Parritt Blaisedell
Elijah Blaisdell
Profession Teacher
Farmer
Politician
Judge
Military service
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch Contenental Army
United States Army
Battles/wars AmericanRevolutionary War
United StatesWar of 1812

Daniel Blaisdell (January 22, 1762 – January 10, 1833) was an American teacher, farmer, politician and judge. He served as a United States Representative from New Hampshire, as a member of the New Hampshire Senate and as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives during the early 1800s.

Early life[edit]

Born in Amesbury, Massachusetts, Blaisdell was the son of Elijah and Mary (Sargent) Blaisdell.[1] He attended the public schools and served in the American Revolutionary War from August 1776 - August 1777. After his war service, Blaisdell moved to Canaan, New Hampshire in 1780. He taught school, engaged in agricultural pursuits and acquired some legal knowledge.

Political career[edit]

He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1793, 1795, and 1799 and served as a member of the Governor's council from 1803–1808.[2] He was a moderator of Canaan in 1808, 1809, 1812, 1822, 1824, 1826, and 1830.[3]

Elected as a Federalist candidate to the United States House of Representatives, he served in the Eleventh Congress from March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811.[4] After leaving Congress, he served in the War of 1812.[5] He again being a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and served in that capacity during 1812, 1813, 1824, and 1825. He served as selectman of Canaan in 1813, 1815, and 1818.[6] He resumed his agricultural pursuits, and was a member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1814 and 1815.[7] He served as Chief Justice of the court of sessions in 1822.[8]

Death[edit]

Blaisdell died in Canaan, Grafton County, New Hampshire, on January 10, 1833 (age 70 years, 354 days).[9] He is interred at Wells Cemetery in Canaan.[10]

Family life[edit]

On January 19, 1782, Blaisdell married Sally Springer and they had nine sons and three daughters, including Johnathan, Timothy, Parritt, and Elijah.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crane, Ellery Bicknell (1907). Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts: With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity, Volume 2. Lewis Pub. p. 162. 
  2. ^ "DANIEL BLAISDELL". Ancestry.com. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wallace, William Allen (1910). The history of Canaan, New Hampshire. The Rumford press. p. 678. 
  4. ^ Capace, Nancy (2001). Encyclopedia of New Hampshire. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 394. 
  5. ^ Stearns, Ezra S. and Whitcher, William Frederick (1908). Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 618. 
  6. ^ Wallace, William Allen (1910). The history of Canaan, New Hampshire. The Rumford press. p. 678. 
  7. ^ United States. Government Printing Office (1918). Congressional serial set. U.S. G.P.O. p. 481. 
  8. ^ U.S. Government Printing Office (1961). Congressional serial set. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 562. 
  9. ^ United States. Government Printing Office (1918). Congressional serial set. U.S. G.P.O. p. 481. 
  10. ^ Spencer, Thomas E. (1998). Where They're Buried: A Directory Containing More Than Twenty Thousand Names of Notable Persons Buried in American Cemeteries, with Listings of Many Prominent People who Were Cremated. Genealogical Publishing Com. p. 221. 
  11. ^ "Daniel Blaisdell". Rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  12. ^ Crane, Ellery Bicknell (1907). Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts: With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity, Volume 2. Lewis Pub. p. 162. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Peter Carleton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's At-large congressional district

1809–1811
Succeeded by
Josiah Bartlett Jr.