Benton County

John C. McDaniel

John C. McDaniel was born in Lincoln County, Tenn., March 2, 1811, son of John and Mary (White) McDaniel, natives respectively of Virginia and Kentucky. John C. removed to Alabama with his family when quite young, and was reared to manhood in that State on a farm. He came to this county with his parents about 1820, and has resided here ever since, engaged in farming principally and has also conducted mercantile and tobacco business in Camden. He ran a tobacco factory here before the war, and was an old time Whig before that event-since then he has been a Democrat in politics. In 1865 he was elected county trustee, serving one term of two years, and was a magistrate in the First District six years. In 1831 he married Martha White, who died following year leaving one daughter now living, Martha, the wife of J.D. Fry, of Harris Station, Obion County. By the second marriage with Harriett Menzies, he has two living children: Archibald G. and William Neal. The second wife died in 1852, and later he married his present wife, Olivia Fry, and they have nine children: John C., Millard F., Michael Alonzo, Wiley, Eugene, Mary (the widow of Oliver Black), Beulah, Beta and Sarah. Mr. McDaniel is a Royal Arch Mason and member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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