Biographical sketch from the "History of Dane County, Wisconsin-1880":
Daniel MAXSON, farmer, Sec.23; P.O. Albion; was born in the town of Berlin, Rensselaer Co., N.Y., March 8, 1801; is a son of Benjamin J.and Martha Sanders Maxson, natives of Rhode Island, both deaf and dumb; Mr Maxson removed to Allegany Co., N.Y., in 1821, and followed farming there till 1849, when he came to Wisconsin and located in the town of Albion; he now owns 80 acres. He was married, in Allegany Co., N.Y., in 1826, to Susan Minor, a native of Petersburg, Rensselaer Co., N.Y.; she died July 26, 1879; there are two children living --- Mariette, now Mrs. B.C. Hall, and lives in this town; Lyman H., married to Caroline Swarthout, and lives on the farm. They are members of the Seventh-day Baptist Church.