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DANIELSON, Timothy, patriot, born in Brimfield, Massachusetts, in 1733" died there, 19 September 1791. He was graduated at Yale ill 17,56, and studied theology, but did not preach. He was chairman of the Hampshire County convention in September 1774, and a delegate to the provincial congress that met at Con-cord in the following month. In May 1774, being a representative, he was chosen a member of the council, but Governor Gage annulled his election. In February and May 1775, he attended the provincial congress at Cambridge and Watertown. He commanded one of the twenty-five regiments of provincial militia organized under the act of May 1775, but served the cause of independence chiefly in the legislative body, where he sat for several years. He was a member of the State constitutional convention of 1779, and afterward of the senate and executive council. In his last years he was chief justice of Hampshire County.
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