BLAISDELL, Daniel, (1762 - 1833)


BLAISDELL, Daniel, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Amesbury, Mass., January 22, 1762; attended the public schools; served in the Revolutionary War from August 1776 to August 1777; moved to Canaan, N.H., in 1780; taught school and also acquired some legal knowledge; engaged in agricultural pursuits; held several local offices; member of the State house of representatives in 1793, 1795, and 1799; served as a member of the executive council 1803-1808; moderator of Canaan in 1808, 1809, 1812, 1822, 1824, 1826, and 1830; elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811); served in the War of 1812; again a member of the State house of representatives, in 1812, 1813, 1824, and 1825; served as selectman of Canaan in 1813, 1815, and 1818; resumed agricultural pursuits; member of the State senate in 1814 and 1815; chief justice of the court of sessions in 1822; died in Canaan, N.H., January 10, 1833; interment in Wells Cemetery.