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Below is a family biography from the book,  The History of Crawford County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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John S. Daniel, father of Thomas L. and William R. Daniel, was the son of John R. Daniel, and grandson of William M. Daniel, or Orange County, Va. John S. Daniel was born in Spottsylvania County, Va., June 4, 1814, and moved to Kentucky in 1829. He attended the Catholic school at Bardstown, Ky., and after leaving which he worked for Samuel P. Weisigar, at Frankfort, Ky., and afterward for John Postlethweight, at the Phoenix Hotel, Lexington, Ky. After marrying he opened the Smiley House, in Bardstown, Ky., and kept it about four years. In 1860 he immigrated to Crawford County, Ark., which has been his permanent home ever since, with the exception of two years during the Rebellion, when he made his home in Hempstead County, Ark. He, like a great many other Virginians and Kentuckians, was on the losing side of the late unpleasantness between the North and the South. In politics his first vote for President was for Andrew Jackson. In 1860 he voted for John C. Breckenridge, and in 1888 for Grove Cleveland.

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This family biography is one of 222 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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