John McDaniel, b. 1834
|JOHN MCDANIEL was born
Janaury, 1834, in Pulaski County, Ky., and is the fifth
of the nine children of John and Unia Elizabeth
(Littlejohn) McDaniel, natives of Kentucky, and of
Scotch and Irish descent. John, our subject, was reared
to the plow, and in 1852 came to this county, lived with
an uncle and worked by the month for several years. About
1858, he lived in Missouri and Kansas, and afterward was
employed to drive a cattle team across the plains. From
Salt Lake he assisted in driving one thousand head of
cattle to California, where he engaged in farming by the
month, but soon afterward returned to his present
location. April 1, 1862, he enlisted in Company H,
Thirty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, the regiment
marching immediately to join the Army of the Cumberland,
which took part at the battles of Franklin, Cumberland
Gap, the Atlanta campaign and the march through Georgia.
While in the hospital, his regiment was captured, by the
enemy, and he was thereafter assigned to the heavy
artillery, in which he remained for ten months, and was
discharged April, 1865. Janaury 11, 1866, he married Mary
A., daughter of James and Ellen Martin, which union
was cemented by six children--James H., William
Franklin, John E., Clinton H., Kelle B. and Ella J.
Mr. McDaniel is owner of eighty acres, being a good farm
and comfortable home. He is a member of the G. A. R., and
of the Baptist Church, also an active Republican.
of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and
Biographical., Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F.
A. Battey & Co., Publishers, 1884. BAKER TOWNSHIP,
MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA PAGE 367
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