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James McDaniel
Born 1815
JAMES McDANIEL, farmer, Clay Twp., Sec. 32; P.O. Onslow; was born in Frederick Co., Md., in 1815; while he was a child, his parents emigrated to Knox Co., Ohio, where he received a liberal education. He married, in Knox Co., Miss C. Allison a native of Geauga Co., Ohio; in 1855, they emigrated to Iowa and settled in Jones Co., which has been their home since. Their children are David A., who was a soldier in thc 24th I.V.I., during the war of the rebellion, and was wounded near Winchester; he married Miss E. Gates; they now live in Missouri. Orlando, he also fought to sustain the Union in the war of the rebellion; he served in the 9th I.V.I.; was discharged on account of severe wounds received at Pea Ridge; he married Miss C. Lightfoot, and lives in Clay Township. Elizabeth, now the wife of T. C. Bester, Thayer Co., Neb.; he was a soldier in active service during the war of the rebellion; and James W. Mr. McDaniel, the subject of this sketch, is a "straight" Republican; he has taken a lively interest in public affairs, and, as a consequence, has been elected to various offices of honor and trust; in all of them he has left a clear record; he owns 230 acres of land, and is one of Clay's most enterprising citizen.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 703.


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