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Daniel Buck
Birth: Nov. 9, 1753
Hebron
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 1816
Chelsea
Orange County
Vermont, USA

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. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Content Ashley Buck (1772 - 1850)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Buck (____ - 1826)*
  Alpa Buck (1787 - 1803)*
  Daniel Azro Ashley Buck (1789 - 1841)*
  Samuel Ashley Buck (1790 - 1820)*
  Portus Buck (1799 - 1804)*
  Thomas Osker Noldo Buck (1801 - 1802)*
  Alpha Buck (1804 - 1807)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Chelsea Cemetery
Chelsea
Orange County
Vermont, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7179855
Daniel Buck
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Daniel Buck
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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Dear 4th great grandfather - Thank you for your service to our country.
- Elizabeth
 Added: Sep. 6, 2012
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