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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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Thomas L. Daniel, member of the grocery firm of Reed & Daniel, was born in Mercer County, Ky., in 1850, and is a son of John S. and Mary E. (Coleman) Daniel. The father was born in Virginia in 1814, and when a young man went to Mercer County, Ky., where he married Mary E. Coleman. She was born in Kentucky and died in 1860. Soon after her death Mr. Daniel moved to Madison County, Ala., and there married Miss Kate M. Bronaugh, who was born in Alabama in 1840. About 1862 Mr. Daniel came to Van Buren, afterward resided a short time in Hempstead County, Ark., and for quite a number of years has resided ten miles north of the county seat of Crawford County. Thomas L. Daniel passed his youth upon a farm, and in 1872 married Miss Sallie C. O’Bryan, daughter of Arnold O’Bryan. Mrs. Daniel was born in Crawford County in 1857 and is the mother of four children: Arnold, Ella and Emma, twins, and John. Mr. T. L. Daniel farmed until 1885, and then engaged in street sprinkling in Van Buren for two years. January 10, 1887, he went into partnership with James F. Reed and his brother, William R., in the grocery business, the firm now being known as Reed & Daniel. They are good business men and have a liberal patronage. Mr. Daniel is a stockholder in the Van Buren Ice and Coal Company, and is the owner of seven acres of land in Logtown and eighty acres near Van Buren. In politics he is a Democrat, and himself and wife belong to the Christian Church.

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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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