Biographies from
History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois:
"Centennial record";
By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Power, Old Settlers' Society of Sangamon County (Ill.); 1876


BRANSON, JOHN, was born Jan. 12, 1764, in North Carolina. He emigrated, when a young man, to the vicinity of Charleston, S. C, and married Sarah Jones. They had six children in South Carolina, and moved to Ross county, O. From there to the vicinity of Xenia, Green county, Ohio, before the Indians had entirely left. They had five children there. Some of the elder children married and remained in Ohio, but Mr. Branson with the younger members of his family, moved to Sangamon county, Ill, arriving Oct., 1822, in what is now Fancy Creek township. Of all his children—

ELI, born in South Carolina, married three times, died, leaving a family in Fulton county. His son, CALVIN, resides near Ipava, Fulton county.

ANDREW, born in South Carolina, and married Susannah Wilkinson. They both died, leaving several children near Athens, Illinois.

WILLIAM, born Jan. 9, 1791, in North Carolina, and was taken by his parents to South Carolina, in 1793. In 1811 the family moved to Chilicothe, Ohio, where he was married to Sally M. Graves, in 1815. He moved to Indiana, and from there to Sangamon county, Ill., about the time his father came; moved to Galena, and from there to DeWitt county, Ill. They had seven children, and Mrs. Sally M. Branson died May 10, 1840, in DeWitt county. In December, 1840, he was married to Martha Cooper, in Sangamon county. In March, 1847, he moved to Sangamon county, and March 28, 1848, he started overland with his family and arrived Sept. 15, 1848, in Polk county, Oregon. He had eight children by the second marriage. He died Nov. 16, 1860. His widow married Michael Shelley, and died Dec. 24, 1868, near Independence, Polk county, Oregon. Nearly all the descendents of William Branson reside in the vicinity of Sheridan, Yamhill county, Oregon. His son, B. B. BRANSON, Jun., born Sept. 4, 1830, went with his father to Oregon, in 1848, married there, Sept. 15, 1854, to Eliza E. Dickey, who was born Jan. 19, 1834, in Tenn. They have eight living children. Sarah A., born July 3, 1855, married Nov. 6, 1873, to C. O. Burgess, and resides near Sheridan. Josephine, Eliza Jane, Ephriam N., Elnora Sherman, Laura V., Ida M. and Orley R. reside with their parents, near Sheridan, Yamhill county, Oregon.

CATHARINE, born in South Carolina, married in Green county, Ohio, to Frederick Stipp. They came to Sangamon county, and two of their daughters reside in Springfield, namely: Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Moody. Mr. and Mrs. Stipp died several years since.

KEZIAH, born in South Carolina, married in Green county, Ohio, to Jesse Sutton. They came to Sangamon county in 1823, moved to Iowa, and both died, leaving several children in VanBuren county, Iowa.

JOHN, Jun., born Oct. 15, 1795, near Charleston, S. C. He was a teamster from Ohio during the war of 1812, and has a crippled hand from an injury received while on duty. He was married, Sept. 12, 1817, in Clarke county, Ohio, to Ann Cantrall, daughter of Zebulon Cantrall, who was a brother of William G., Levi and Wyatt. Thev had one child, ZEBULON, born June 20, 1818, in Clarke county, Ohio, married August, 1840, in Sangamon county, to Rachel Braugher, and soon after moved to Fulton county, where five children were born, namely: Emily, Caroline, Isaac, Marion and Zebulon, jun. Zebulon Branson enlisted in the 103d Ill. Inf. for three years, in 1862. He was 1st Lieut., and was killed June 27, 1864, while leading his company in a charge on the rebel fortifications at Kennesaw Mountain. His family reside near Ipava, Fulton county. Mrs. Ann Branson died, and John Branson was married, Sept. 12, 1822, in Champaign county, Ohio, to Miriam Thomas. They had five children, namely: THOMAS and CATHATINE, twins, born Dec. 1, 1823; THOMAS married, Feb. 4, 1847, to Eliza C. Kiger, who was born March 13, 1830, in Winchester, Va. They had three children. Maria T. died, aged ten years. Catharine W., born May 25, 1850, married March 25, 1869, to Thomas Neal. They had three children, namely: Charles N., died in infancy; Thomas- and Coke reside with their parents, in Mitchel county, near Cawker City, Kansas. CHARLES, born March 11, 1852, resides with his mother. Thomas Branson died March 5, 1864, and his widow resides eight miles northwest of Springfield. CATHARINE, the other twin, married Rev. Hardin Wallace. They have two children, namely: Mrs. E. M. Sharp, of Mason City, Ill., and Mrs. Carlton Gatton, of Middletown, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace reside at Bath, Mason county, Ill. CAROLINE married Giles Woods. They have seven children, and reside near Waverly. MARIA married Samuel C. Woods. They have one child living, and Mrs. W. died, August 20, 1875. Mr. Woods resides near Waverly. EMILY married Rev. Joseph H. Hopkins. They had one child, and mother and child died in 1848, at Whitehall, Ill. Mrs. Miriam Branson died, and John Branson married, Nov. 8, 1840, to Mrs. Mary Humphreys, whose maiden name was McKinnie. They had two children. MINNIE married George P. Brahm. They had one son Claude, and Mrs. B. died, May 17, 1872. Mr. Brahm, with his son, resides at Kinney, Logan county, Ill. JOHN L. enlisted in 1862, for three years, in the 13th Ill. Inf. Served about one year, and was discharged on account of physical disability. He married Nellie Cain. John Branson and wife reside one and a half miles northwest of Salisbury. He is in his eighty-first year.

THOMAS, born Feb., 1798, in South Carolina, was married Aug. 12, 1829, in Clark county, O., to Eleanor Thomas, and came to Sangamon county with his father in 1822. They had three children, and Mrs. B, died in Sangamon county Jan 24, 1840. Thomas Branson married Louisa Cole. They had five children, and in 1857 moved to Texas. Of Mr. B.'s children by the first marriage, ADALINE, born Oct. 9, 1833, was married Oct. 3, 1849, to W. S. Dunham, of Waynesville, DeWitt county, Ill., where she died May 29, 1852. ALIDA, born Sept. 21, 1837, in Sangamon county, Ill., is unmarried, and resides in Mansfield, Texas. REBECCA, born Nov. 30, 1839, in Sangamon county, married Lieut. Frank King, U. S. A., in Dallas county, Texas, Oct. 14, 1862. Lieut. King was killed in Louisiana, May 8, 1864. Mrs. King was married Nov. 2, 1865, to Rev. D. D. Leech, in Dallas county, Texas, and she died Aug. 23, 1866, in Ellis county, Texas, leaving one child, Frank K., born Aug. 22, 1866, in Ellis county, and resides with his aunt Alida, in Tarrant county, Texas.

Of the children of the second marriage, ELEANOR, born March 10, 1842, was married Dec. 24, 1862, to Samuel Uhl, of the 12th Texan Dragoons. They have five children, viz: Sue E., Addie C, Louisa, Charles and Alma, and reside in Dallas county, Texas. EMILY, born May 21, 1844, in Sangamon county, married April 10, 1867, to Thomas Uhl, in Dallas county, Texas. They have one child, William S., and reside in Dallas county. THOMAS C, born April 27, 1848, in Sangamon county, Ill., was married July I, 1875, to Virginia Hill, in Dallas county, where they now reside. BENJAMIN L., born Oct. 7, 1850, in Sangamon county, is unmarried, and resides in Lancaster, Dallas county, Texas. AUGUSTA, born June 13, 1853, in Sangamon county, married Aug. 24, 1873, to F. Fox, and resides in Slate Spring, Miss. Thomas Branson died Oct. 21, 1864, and Mrs. Louisa Branson died July 5, 1865, both near Lancaster, Dallas county, Texas.

MARY, born in Green county, O., married in Sangamon county, Ill., Sept. 23, 1824, to Abraham Onstott. They have five children. Mrs. Onstott died June, 1875. The family reside in Clinton, BeWitt county.

REBECCA, born in Ohio, married Elijah Harper, and died, leaving several children in Clark county O.

BENJAMIN B., born Feb., 1810, in Ross county, O., married in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon county, Ill., May, 1837, to Mary Thompson. They have two children, viz: HENRIETTA, born Aug. 27, 1839, on Fancy creek, Sangamon county, married in Mechanicsburg, Aug. 27, 1861, to A. G. Barnes. See his name. HENRY, born Dec. 2, 1842, on Fancy creek, married June, 1867, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Clara L. Lathrop. They have two children, and reside at Ottawa, Kan. Benj. B. Branson and wife reside in Jacksonville, Ill.

NANCY, born June 4, 1806, in Ohio, married in Sangamon county to Dr. Charles Winn, who was born Aug. 13, 1800, in Virginia. He received his medical education at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky. He came to Sangamon county and practiced his profession on Fancy creek; moved from there to Waynesville, Ill., and from there to Springfield, O. They had seven children. CORILLA died Nov. 8, 1855, aged twenty-five years. BYRON died March 16, 1854, at McKendree College, in his twenty-first year. RICHARD D. died in St. Joseph, Mo., March 15, 1872, in his thirty-eighth year. CHARLES L., born Nov. 11, 1838, married July 22, 1859, in Jackson county, Mo., and died, leaving a widow and two children in Kansas City. ROBERT B., born July 11, 1840, resides in Chicago. EMMA H., born Dec. 29, 1842, near Springfield, O., married in Sangamon county to A. G. Pickrell. See his name. FLORENCE M., born June 12, 1846, near Springfield, O., married Wilham T. Hall. See his name. Dr. Charles L. Winn died Aug. 17, 1847, near Springfield, O., and Mrs. Nancy Winn died Nov. 4, 1852, at Columbus, Adams county, Ill.

Mrs. Sarah Branson died in Ohio, and her husband, John Branson, Sen., died in 1845, in Sangamon county, Ill., aged eighty-one years.
[Source: "History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Harris Power, 1876 - Transcribed by Andaleen Whitney]



COOPER, STEPHEN L., born May 6, 1840, in Sangamon county, enlisted in Springfield, July 20, 1861, for three years, in what became Co. B, 11th Mo. Inf., served full term, and was honorably discharged Aug. 1, 1864. He was married Oct. 11, 1865, to Rebecca Summers, who was born Nov. 5, 1842, in Bracken county, Ky. They have two children, RUFUS and ALVEY, and live near Dawson. [Source: "History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Harris Power, 1876 - Submitted by K. Torp]

DAWSON, JOHN, was born Nov. 24, 1791, in Fairfax county, Va. His parents moved to Bracken county, Ky., in 1805. He enlisted in Bracken county in the war against England in 1812, and was wounded and captured at the battle of River Raisin. After being held as a prisoner in Canada by the Indians who had captured him, his friends paid a ransom for him, and he returned home. Cary Jones was born May 22, 1801, in Nicholas county, Ky. John Dawson and Cary Jones were married in Nicholas county, Oct. 9, 1817. They had one child in Nicholas county, and moved to Bracken county, where they had three children, and the family moved to Sangamon county, Ill., arriving Oct. 24, 1827, north of the Sangamon river, in Clear Lake township, where they had six children. Of their ten children—

- NAPOLEON B., born June 10, 1820, is an invalid, and resides with his mother.
- MARIA L., born July 22, 1822, in Bracken county, Ky., married in Sangamon county to George B. Merriman. See his name.
- LUCY M., born March 7, 1825, in Bracken county, Ky., married in Sangamon county to Lindsay Ridgeway. See his name.
- BERTRAND, born April 10, 1827., in Bracken county, Ky., is unmarried, and resides adjoining Dawson on the south. He is an extensive farmer and stock raiser.
- MARTHA W., born Oct. 21, 1829, in Sangamon county, married Sept. 24, 1850, to James Vanvoris, of Pennsylvania. She died April 2, 1853, in Washington county, Pa.
- MARY J.., born Dec. 17, 1831, Sangamon county, married John S. Merriman Nov. 9, 1848. See his name.
- ISABEL, born Dec. 22, 1833, resides with her mother.
- SARAH E., born July 31, 1837, in Sangamon county, resides with her mother.
- JOHN, Jun., born March 22, 1840. He went to Cairo Ill., in 1862, and enlisted in the United States navy, served one year, and died at home Oct. 26, 1869.
- DICK A., born April 3, 1842, in Sangamon county, died at eleven years of age.


John Dawson died Nov. 12, 1850, in Sangamon county. His widow resides on the farm where they settled in 1827. It is three miles southwest of Dawson. Mr. Dawson was Captain of a company from Sangamon county in the Black Hawk war of 1831. He was elected to represent Sangamon county in the State Legislature of 1831 and '2. He was again elected in 1835, and continued, by re-election, to represent the county until 1840, and was consequently one of the " Long Nine" who secured the removal of the State capital to Springfield at the session of 1836-7. [See article: "Long Nine."] Mr. C. was also a member of the convention that framed the State constitution of 1848. The ball received in his lungs at the battle of River Raisin was never extracted, and was the cause of his death.
[Source: "History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Harris Power, 1876 - Submitted by K. Torp]


GREENING, JOHN F., brother to Thomas A., was born Nov. 20, 1806, in Powell's Valley, near Cumberland Gap, Claiborne county, Tenn. His parents moved, in 1808, to Clark county, Ky. He was married in Bracken county, May 26, 1831, to Elizabeth G. Rose, who was born Sept. 6, 1814, in that county. They had one child in Kentucky, and moved, in the fall of 1834, to Hamilton county, Ind., where they had one living child, and the family moved to Sangamon county, Ill., arriving Oct., 1839, on German Prairie, northeast of Springfield, where they had two children, and in Feb., 1844, moved to Buffalo Hart Grove, where they had four children. Of their eight children—

- URSULA L, born May 4, 1832, in Kentucky, married Sept. 30, 1856, in Sangnmon county, to Thomas F. Burns. See his name.

- SARAH E., born July, 4, 1838, in Indiana, died Dec. 29, 1861, at Buffalo Hart Grove.

- GERSHOM K. born May 31, 1841, near Springfield, enlisted July 25, 1862, in Co. I, 114th Ill. Inf., for three years, served full term, and was honorably discharged Aug. 8, 1865, was forty-seven days under fire at the siege and capture of Vicksburg, was with Gen. Thomas at the battle of Nashville, and was at the siege and capture of Mobile, and now—1874— lives with his brother Zachary T.

- MARY F., born Jan. 8, 1844, married Adam H. Constant. See his name.

- ZACHARY T., born Aug. 3, 1846, in Sangamon county, married Dec. 27, 1871, to Mary Elder. They have one child, GEORGIE, and live two miles south of Buffalo Hart station.

- WINFIELD S., born March 27, 1849, in Sangamon county, lives with his brother Zachary T.

- ISADORE A., born May 22, 1852, and JOHN F., Jun., born July 29, 1857, live with their parents.

John F. Greening and his wife are both living—1874—and reside one and one-half miles east of Buffalo Hart station, Sangamon county. [Source: "History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Harris Power, 1876 - Submitted by K. Torp]



WILLIAM B. KING, was born April 23, 1783, in Fauquier county, Va., and when a young man went to east Tennessee. Anna R. Greening—a sister to Thomas A. and John F. Greening— was born July 5, 1788, in Fauquier county, Va., and taken by her parents to east Tennessee. William B. King and Anna R. Greening were there married about 1807, and at once moved to Fayette county, Ky., and from there to Clark county, Ky., where they had four children; and the family moved to Bracken county, Ky., about 1815, where seven children were born, and all the family, except the eldest son, moved to Sangamon county, Illinois, arriving Oct., 1830, and settled three miles east of Springfield, where one child was born. Arriving so late in the season gave but little opportunity to prepare for winter. They built a log cabin, roofed it with clap-boards, and cut out a place for a door and a chimney; but the snow come on before they could build a chimney, make a door, or chink and daub the cracks. They spent the winter with the cabin in that condition. Thirty-one snows fell that winter, making the "deep snow." Of their thirteen children—

- THOMAS A., born April 22, 1809, in Clark county, Ky., married Nov. n, 1830, in Bracken county, to Ann Mann, and came to Sangamon county, arriving Oct., 1831, and settled three miles east of Springfield. They had twelve children in Sangamon county; five died young. ELIZABETH, born April 16, 1832, married Anderson Todd; have ten children, and live in Illiopolis township. WILLIAM, born Nov. 21, 1835, died Jan. 23, 1862. MELVIN, born Oct. 6, 1839, enlisted July, 1862, for three years, in Co. I, 114 Ill. Inf. Served full term, and was honorably discharged Aug., 1865. He was married in Sangamon county Nov. 12, 1867, to Artamesia M. Kipps, who was born July 2, 1850, in Cobb county, Georgia. They have two children, Annie A. and Linnie J., and live half a mile east of Riverton. URIAH, born Aug. 20, 1842, enlisted at Chicago, June 17, 1861, in Co. E, 24th Ill. Inf., for three years. He was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 19, 1863, and captured the next day, and after enduring the horrors of nearly all the famous rebel prisons, at Richmond, Danville, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Thomasville, and back to Andersonville, was released March 20, 1865, and returned, via Vicksburg and St. Louis, to Springfield, and was honorably discharged June 7, 1865, being within ten days of one year over time. Uriah King was married Oct. 1, 1868, to Melvina Bailey, who was born March 17, 1850, in Sangamon county. They have two children, Julia Belle and Manetta, and live one and one-quarter miles east of River-ton. JOHN H., born June 28, 1848, lives with his parents. JULIA A., born Dec. 6, 1851, married Dec. 11, 1872, to John G. Turney, who was born July 27, 1844, in Northumberland county, Canada West. They live one mile east of Riverton. THOMAS A., Jun., born July 29, 1855, lives with his parents. Thomas A. King and wife reside where they settled in 1831. It is one mile east ol Riverton, Sangamon county, Illinois.

- REUBEN, born Jan., 1811, in Clark county, Ky., came with his parents to Sangamon county in 1830, and was a soldier in the Black Hawk war in 1831-32. He was married to Susan Howell. They raised a large family in McLean county, and moved to Iowa, where Mrs. Susan King died, and he married a second time. When the rebellion commenced, he enlisted in the 12th Iowa Inf., at fifty-two years of age, and was killed at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, April 6, 1862. His son, THOMAS, enlisted in 1862 in Co. I, 114th Ill. Inf. Served to the end of the rebellion, and was honorably discharged. He died in McLean county in 1874. JAMES enlisted in the 10th Mo. Cav., and was never heard of after the Price raid of 1862 in Missouri. ISABEL married George Arnold, and lives in McLean county, ten miles east of Lexington. She is the only living member of Reuben King's family.

- ELIZABETH, born March 2, 1812, in Kentucky, married in Sangamon county to Uriah Mann. See his name.

- JAMES M., born Jan. 30, 1815, in Clark county, Ky. He went to the Wisconsin lead mines, in 1834, and worked for three and one-half years at smelting lead for William S. Hamilton, son of Alexander Hamilton, who was killed by Aaron Burr. He married, Nov. 14, 1839, in Sangamon county, to America Elliott. They had nine children; three died young. CLIFTON H., born Sept. 18, 1840, enlisted July, 1861, at Springfield, in what became Co. B, 9th Mo. Inf., served three years, and was honorably discharged, at St. Louis. He was married, March 7, 1865, to Alida Yocom, had one child, Alida, and Mrs. King died March 27, 1866. He was married Dec. 12, 1867, in Sangamon county, to Martha Wilson. They have three children, Arthur W., Luella and Margaret, and live in Murray county, near Worthington, Noble county, Minn. CLARISSA A., born Jan. 6, 1843, died Oct. 12, 1863. HESTER F., born July 3, 1845, married John E. Constant. See his name. WILLIAM T., born June 30, 1849, married Sept. 25, 1873, at Petersburg, to Mary F. McCrea, and live three-quarters of a mile cast of Barclay. MARY F., born May 26, 1853, and RUFUS H., born Dec. 25, 1855, live with their parents, three-quarters of a mile east of Barclay.

- WILLIAM G., born in 1817, in Bracken county, Ky., raised in Sangamon county, married in New Orleans to Sarah R. Tonguelet, had two children, went to California in 1849, and died there in 1871.

- HENRY J.., born in 1819, in Bracken county, Ky., married in Sangamon county, in 1840, to Louisa Fowkes. They had six children, and moved to the vicinity of Marshaltown, Iowa. His son, WILLIAM, enlisted in an Iowa regiment, and died at New Madrid, Missouri. SARAH, born in 1821, in Bracken county, Ky., married in Sangamon county to Nathaniel B. Neal. See his name. He died, and she married Hudson Lanham, and had four children. ROSA married John Brantner, and resides in Springfield. Mrs. and Mrs. Lanham died an Riverton.

- STEPHEN, born in 1823,in Bracken county, Ky., married in Sangamon county to Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, whose maiden name was Hendrix. They had seven children: ALBERT died, aged fourteen years. NELLIE, LINCOLN, CHARLES, WILLIE, KATIE and EDDIE, and reside four miles southeast of Williamsville.

- HESTER F., born Jan. 21, 1825, in Bracken county, Ky., married in Sangamon county to Culvin S. Churchill. See his name.

- ANNA R., born August 21, 1826, in Bracken county, Ky., married in Sangamon county, Nov. 10, 1843, to Christopher Mann. See his name.

- FIELDING A., born Nov. 14, 1828, in Bracken county, Ky., raised in Sangamon county, went around Cape Horn to California in 1849, enlisted and fought Indians there three years during the rebellion, is unmarried, and resides at You Bet, Nevada county, California.

- JOHN F., born Dec. 12, 1831, in Sangamon county, married Oct. 18, 1860, also in Sangamon county, to Mary J. Threlkeld. She was born Jan. 5, 1838, in Bracken county, Ky. They have seven children, ELMA E., JOHN L., JESSIE V., CHARLES W., THOMAS M., HENRY O. and TILLIE M., and reside two miles southeast of Riverton, Sangamon county. John F. King was commissioned as Justice of the Peace in 1858, and served until he enlisted, July 18, 1862, in what became Co. I, 114th Ill. Inf. He recruited the company, and was elected Captain, but was not commissioned, but when the regiment was organized he was elected and commissioned, Sept. 18, 1862, as Lieutenant Colonel. He was commissioned August 23,1864, as Colonel, but never mustered, because the regiment was then reduced to a minimum. He resigned Dec, 9, 1864. Col. King was commissioned, in 1866, as assistant assessor in charge of distilleries. Commissioned as gauger in 1867, and in 1869 as U. S. Storekeeper, all in the eighth district of Illinois. He served three years as Secretary of the Old Settlers' Society.

William B. King died Oct. 19, 1863, and Mrs. Ann R. King died March 27, 1873, both in Sangamon county, Illinois. [Source: "History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Harris Power, 1876 - Sub. by K.T.]


McDANIEL, JAMES, an elder brother to Robert, was born Sept. 2, 1781, in Pennsylvania. His father, Robert McDaniel, was a Revolutionary soldier, served three years and six months, and was present when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Va. When James was a child the family moved to Stroude's station, Clark county, Ky. He was there married to Mary Matthews. They had one child there, and moved to Bracken county, where they had three living children, and the family moved to Sangamon county, Ill., arriving, in 1838, at Buffalo Hart Grove. Of their four children— JEPTHA, born in 1806, in Clark county, Ky., married in Bracken county, and came to Sangamon county with his father in 1838. They had one child in Kentucky and seven in Sangamon county. ELIZABETH married Levi McDaniel. See his name. MARY married William Matthews, have five children and live in Buffalo Hart township. MARTHA married Oliver McDaniel. See his name. JOHN T., unmarried, is a teacher. Mrs. Sarah McDaniel died in 1852, and Jeptha [Source: "History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Harris Power, 1876 - Submitted by K. Torp]



McDANIEL, ROBERT, was born Feb. 14, 1799, in Clark county, Ky. He was married in Bracken county, March 25, 1825, to Jemima Correll. She was born July 10, 1799, in Montgomery county, Ky. They had five children in Bracken county, and moved to Sangamon county, Ill., arriving in the fall of 1835, in Mechanicsburg township, and the next year to Buffalo Hart grove, where one child was born. Robert McDaniel and his wife now— 1876—reside three miles east of Buffalo Hart Station, on the farm where they settled in 1836. Of their six children:

- GEORGE born June 9, 1826, in Bracken county, Ky., married Oct. 31, 1854, in Sangamon county, to Louisa J. Constant. They had two children, EDWIN A. and ELMER W.,and live three miles southeast of Buffalo Hart Station, Sangamon county, Illinois.

- LEVI, born Dec. 3, 1827, in Kentucky, married Feb. 16, 1871, to Elizabeth McDaniel, and lives with his parents.

- JOSEPH, born Dec. 12, 1830, in Kentucky, married Feb. 16, 1864, in Sangamon county, to Mary E. Furrow. She was born August 7, 1836, near Piqua, O. They live in Buffalo Hart township, Sangamon county, Illinois.

- MARY H., born Jan. 24, 1833, married Nov. 26, 1856, to Nathaniel F. Matthews. See his name.

- HARRISON, born June 2, 1835, in Bracken county, Ky., married in Sangamon county, Feb. 6, 1868, to Clarrissa M. Priest, who was born Oct. 20, 1846, in St. Lawrence county, N. Y. They had three children, two of whom died in infancy. ROBERT F. resides with his parents, one mile east of Buffalo Hart Station, Sangamon county, Illinois.

- OLIVER, born Dec. 27, 1837, in Sangamon county, married July 16, 1867, to Martha McDaniel. They have three living children, BERTHA MAY, GRACE LOU and JOSEPH A., and live in Buffalo Hart township, Sangamon county.

[Source: "History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Harris Power, 1876 - Submitted by K. Torp]



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