Daniel Kellogg (judge)
|Associate Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court|
|Preceded by||William Hebard|
|Succeeded by||None (Size of court reduced)|
|Preceded by||William Hebard|
|Succeeded by||William Hebard|
|United States Attorney for the District of Vermont|
|Preceded by||William A. Griswold|
|Succeeded by||Charles Davis|
|Born||February 10, 1791|
Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||May 10, 1875 (aged 84)|
Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.
|Resting place||Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vermont|
|Spouse(s)||Jane McAfee (d. 1827)|
Merab Ann Bradley (d. 1845)
Miranda M. Aldis (d. 1887)
|Children||4 (including George Bradley Kellogg)|
|Alma mater||Williams College|
Daniel Kellogg was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on February 10, 1791, the son of Daniel and Mercy (Eastman) Kellogg. He graduated from Williams College in 1810, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Rockingham, Vermont in 1814.
A Democratic-Republican and later a Democrat, Kellogg served as Windham County State's Attorney and Judge of Probate. He also served as secretary to Governors Cornelius P. Van Ness (1823-1826) and Ezra Butler (1826-1828).
In 1829 President Andrew Jackson appointed Kellogg as United States Attorney for the District of Vermont and he served until the end of the Martin Van Buren administration in 1841. Kellogg also ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 1833 and 1840.
Kellogg served as president of the Vermont Constitutional Convention in 1843. He declined appointment to the Vermont Supreme Court in the same year, and also ran unsuccessfully for governor, losing the election to John Mattocks.
In 1845 Kellogg was appointed to the Vermont Supreme Court. He served on the court until resigning in 1850.
Kellogg resumed the practice of law after leaving the court. In 1854 he relocated to Brattleboro. He was president of the Bellows Falls National Bank and a trustee of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane.
He was a Unionist during the American Civil War. He served as presidential elector in 1864, and cast his ballot for Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. He also served in the Vermont State Senate from 1865 to 1866.
Death and burialEdit
Kellogg was first married to Jane McAfee of Rockingham. After her 1827 death he married Merab Ann Bradley of Westminster, the daughter of Congressman William Czar Bradley and granddaughter of Senator Stephen Row Bradley.
After Merab Bradley Kellogg's death in 1845 Daniel Kellogg married Miranda M. Aldis of St. Albans, who survived him. Miranda Kellogg was the daughter of Vermont Chief Justice Asa Aldis, and sister of Associate Justice Asa O. Aldis.
Kellogg's children included Henry (1823-1844); George B. (1825-1875); Sarah B. (1831-1909); Daniel, Jr. (1834-1918).
Daniel Kellogg, Jr. resided in Brattleboro and held local offices including Postmaster.
- Henry Burnham, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont: Early History, with Biographical Sketches of Some of its Citizens, 1889, page 164
- Phi Beta Kappa Society of Williams College, Phi Beta Kappa of Massachusetts History, 1903, page 6
- Hiram Carleton, Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont, Volume 1, 1903, page 286
- Vermont Genealogy, Vermont Genealogy magazine, Volumes 5-6, 2000, pages 102, 151
- Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, List of Portraits of Vermont Adjutants General, 1822 - 1967, accessed August 18, 2013
- Jacob G. Ullery, Men of Vermont Illustrated, 1894, page 182
- Benjamin Perley Poore, The Political Register and Congressional Directory, 1878, page 425
- Vermont Constitutional Convention, Journal of the Convention, 1843, page 8
- Prentiss Cutler Dodge, Encyclopedia of Vermont Biography, page 35
- Vermont General Assembly, Journal of the Vermont Senate, 1845, page 245
- Austin Jacobs Coolidge, John Brainard Mansfield, History and Description of New England: Vermont, 1860, page 966
- Vermont General Assembly, Journal of the Vermont House of Representatives, 1845, page 132
- Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Justices of the Supreme Court, 1778 – Present Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine, 2011, page 4
- Hamilton Child, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windham County, Vt., 1724-1884, 1884, pages 126, 292
- Vermont General Assembly, Vermont Legislative Documents, Volume 4, 1874, page 41
- Vermont General Assembly, Vermont Legislative Directory, 1886, page 75
- Vermont General Assembly, Journal of the Senate of the State of Vermont, 1867, page 4
- Vermont Asylum for the Insane, Annals for Fifty Years, 1887, page 287
- Henry Kellogg Willard, A Memorial to Henry Augustus Willard and Sarah Bradley Willard, 1925, page 98
- University of Vermont, General Catalogue, 1901, page 224
- Prudence Doherty, University of Vermont, Lecture Spotlights Library of Allen Brothers' Ally, April 11, 2002
- Henry Burnham, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, page 164
- Jacob G. Ullery, Men of Vermont Illustrated, page 182
- Hamilton Child, Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windham County, page 120
- Jessie Haas, Westminster, Vermont, 1735-2000, 2012, page 158
- Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, The Shield, Volume 5, 1889, page 3
- United States Congress, Journal of the U.S. Senate, Volume 37, Issues 3-38, 1887, page 20
- J. T. White, The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Volume 22, 1932, page 450
- Daniel Kellogg at Find a Grave
- Jane Kellogg at Find a Grave
- Merab Ann Bradley Kellogg at Find a Grave
|Party political offices|
| Democratic nominee for Governor of Vermont
1843, 1844, 1845
| Vermont Adjutant General