John Mattocks(1777 ~ 1847)
JOHN MATTOCKS was born March 4, 1777, in Hartford, Hartford Co., CN, shortly after the beginning of the Revolutionary War. In 1778 his parents moved their young family to Tinmouth, Rutland Co., VT.
He studied law in Middlebury, Addison Co., and Fairfield, Franklin Co. up next to Quebec, Canada. He was admitted to the bar in 1797 at the age of 19. He then practiced law in Danville and Peacham in Caledonia Co. He married Esther Newell in Peacham. He also was a member of the State House of Representatives in Montpelier in 1807, 1815, 1816, 1823, and 1824. During the War of 1812, he was brigadier general of the Connecticut militia.
He was elected to the Seventeenth Congress 1821-1823, the Nineteenth Congress 1825-1827, and the Twenty-seventh Congress 1841-1843.
Mattocks was judge of the Vermont State Supreme Court 1833 and 1834. And he served as governor of Vermont 1843 and 1844.
He died three years later.
The above biography was provided by descendant David Buchroeder at Rootsweb's WorldConnect.
John Mattocks was the son of Samuel Mattocks (1739-1804) of Hartford Co., CN.