WILLIAM McDANIEL

This gentleman is the son of Thomas and Rebecca (Britain) ,McDaniel, and was born in Jefferson County Tennessee, June 23, 1810. His father was a soldier of the war of 1812, and was with Gen. Jackson at the battle of New Orleans. In 1818 they moved to Roane County, Tennessee, and in 1821 they again moved to McMinn County and lived there and in Monroe County until 1836, when he came to Greene County, Missouri, and settled in Pond Creek Township. When he came, there was but one man living in the township, David Reynolds. He has passed through all the experiences, hardships and excitement of pioneer life. He had his milling done forty miles south of him, taking a week to make the trip with an ox team. He settled the place upon which he now lives in 1838, and improved a fine farm of two hundred and forty acres. He reared a large family. Four of his sons were, in the Union army, and one rose to the rank of captain. Mr. McDaniel has been a member of the Methodist church, for over forty years, part of the time class-leader. He was rnarried August 28, 1836, to Miss Sarah A., daughter of Edward and Penelope (Maynard) Blades, of McMinn County, Tennessee. Her parents were originally from North Carolina, and came from Tennessee at the same time, 1836, and settled in Pond Creek township. Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel were blest with ten children, nine of whom are living: Jackson, John W., James C., Jesse W., Ransom T., Elijah A., William, Henderson C., and Sarah J. M.

                                        from the Blade's Genealogy Information