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Timothy Danielson (1733-1791)

was a captain of Minute Men in 1775, and served in Massachusetts' first three Provincial Congresses, the de facto legislature after the royal governor had dissolved the regular assembly.

In this latter role, Timothy was chair of the military committee. He was commissioned colonel to command a regiment raised in western Massachusetts, which he brought to join the Patriot forces around Boston. He was promoted to general following the battle of Bunker Hill.

In 1777, he was appointed the first chief justice of Hampshire County's newly organized Court of Common Pleas. After the end of the Revolutionary War, he was a member of the Massachusetts Consitutional Convention. With the outbreak of Shays' Rebellion in 1786, a group of protestors attempted to block Judge Danielson's access to his courthouse, but still a very powerful man, he is said to have picked up individual protestors with his bare hands and to have bulldozed a path for himself.

He had married Beulah Winchester in 1761, having two daughters with her. No record of Beulah's death has been found, but Timothy is known to have been a widower by 1786 when, following the Shays' Rebellion, he married Eliza Sykes, who was 34 years his junior. He and Eliza had three children

Grandfather of T.D Lincoln