Archibald G. McDaniel, ex-clerk of the circuit court at Camden Tenn., was born in Benton County, January 9, 1851. He was raised a farm in this county, securing an ordinary English schooling. In 1873 he began mercantile life as a clerk and continued but one year when followed farming and school-teaching until 1878. He was then elect clerk of the Benton County Circuit Court, serving one term of four years. He was re-elected in 1882 and has served faithfully and efficiently to the present time. April 4, 1877, he married Miss Melvina B. Kelly of this county, and they have three children: Anna, Ora and Wm. Thomas. Mr. McDaniel is a Democrat in politics, a Mason and a member of the Agricultural Wheel. Himself and wife are members of the Method Episcopal Church.