Buell, Andrew Norton, 1798-1880

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Buell, Andrew Norton, 1798-1880

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        1798-1880

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        Andrew Norton Buell (1798-1880) was a lawyer, businessman, soldier, District Treasurer and Registrar in the Brockville area, and Master of the Court of Chancery of Upper Canada.

        He was born at Elizabethtown (later Brockville), Upper Canada, and was the son of William Buell, the town's founder. He articled with David Jones and entered the legal profession in 1821. He was also commissioned, in 1823, as a Lieutenant in the Leeds Militia. He briefly operated in partnership with his brother in a dry goods store, and wrote for the Brockville Recorder. In 1834, he began constructing culverts for a number of St. Lawrence canals. However, this business venture brought him to the point of bankruptcy and from 1838 to 1841 he worked on canals in New York. When he returned to Upper Canada, he was able to secure the positions of district Treasurer and Registrar in the Brockville area. In 1850 he was appointed Master of the Court of Chancery and moved to Toronto. At the time of his retirement in 1876, Buell returned to Brockville.

        Buell was married, first to Calcina Richards, then to Ann Eliza Thorp. There were four daughters and two sons from his first marriage but no issue from his second.

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