Brig. General Timothy Danielson (Continental Army)

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Timothy Danielson

Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: September 19, 1791 (57)
Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Danielson, Sr. and Margaret Danielson
Husband of Elizabeth Eaton
Father of Timothy Danielson; Eli Danielson and Sarah Lincoln
Brother of John Danielson; Nathaniel Danielson; Sarah Wallis and Mary Anderson

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About Brig. General Timothy Danielson (Continental Army)

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Timothy Danielson was the son of John Danielson, Sr., and Margaret Mighill, and the husband of 1) Beulah Winchester and 2) Elizabeth Sykes. He graduated with a theology degree from Yale College in 1756, but chose not to become a minister. He first became a teacher, then a trader, and finally an officer in the army. When the American Revolution began he immediately joined. He served in battle at the siege of Boston. He was rapidly promoted, reaching the rank of Brigadier General during the war. General Horatio Gates commended him for his energy in recruiting soldiers and forwarding supplies to the army during the war. He was a member of the first and second Provisional Congress, serving as chairman of the military committee. After the war he was a senior major general of the MA state militia. Although not a lawyer he was also appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Upon his death he left an estate worth 1,658 pounds, including a library of forty volumes.

According to oral family history, Gen. Danielson had a "Herculean frame, combined with Herculean strength."

Timothy's male line died out with the early death of his two sons. His nephews and cousins changed the family surname from "Danielson" to "Donaldson," believing that "Donaldson" was the original family surname back in 1600's Scotland.

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Brig. General Timothy Danielson (Continental Army)'s Timeline

1733
December 6, 1733
Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1787
1787
Age 53
1789
1789
Age 55
1791
September 19, 1791
Age 57
Brimfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1793
1793
Age 57