from reprint of Clarke Co. History, Lewis Pub., Chicago, 1886. p. 24
JAMES S. DANIEL, an active and enterprising agriculturist of Doyle Township, living on section 9, was born in Greene County, Indiana, December 14, 1840, a son of John Daniel, a native of Shelby County, Kentucky, who immigrated to Indiana in an early day with his wife, making the journey on horseback. James S. passed his boyhood days on the homestead farm in his native county, and there attended the rude log-cabin schools which were taught by subscription.
He came to Clarke County, Iowa, in the fall of 1856 when he settled in Knox Township, and has since made his home in this county. He was married December 15, 1861, to Emeline Worden, a daughter of Jared Worden. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, in Company B, Eighteenth Iowa Infantry to serve three years, and during his term of service participated in the battles of Poison Spring, Saline River, Springfield, besides other engagements.
He was bereaved by the death of his wife in the fall of 1866, who left two children--James and John. Mr. Daniel was again married February, 1868, to Jennie Rains, her father, Allen Rains, being a resident of Redding, Iowa. Of the three children born to this union two are living--Elmon and Ella. A daughter, Stella, died aged seven years. Since becoming a resident of Doyle Township Mr. Daniel has devoted his attention to farming and stock-raising in which he is meeting with good success, and is the owner of a fine farm of 260 acres of land under cultivation. He is a member of the Christian church.