Pages 238-239, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




ALBERT L. DANIELS, a resident of Carlyle township, Allen County, since 1881, and one of the substantial and progessive farmers of the county, came to the State of Kansas from Ford County, Illinois. In 1864 he went into Woodford County, that State, and resided in that county, Champaign, and Ford for seventeen years, or until his emigration to Kansas. Mr. Daniels was born at Woodbury, Vermont, January 26, 1844. His father, Luke Daniels, was born at Danville, Vermont, in 1802 and died in Woodbury in 1871. His father, the grandfather of our subject, was one of the early men and settlers of Danville, as was Luke Daniels. Their occupation was farming and these early ancestors were of the strong, rugged and honorable people of the community.

Luke Daniels married Maria Keniston, a neice of two Revolutionary soldiers, and a daughter of a soldier in our war for independence. Mrs. Daniels died in 1874 and was the mother of: Noah, who left Vermont a young man and was never heard from more; Alanson, of Vermont; Lovisa, wife of William Cook, of Hopkinton, New Hampshire; Samuel, who died in Vermont in 1898; George, of Vermont; Lovina, of Paxton, Illinois is the wife of H. H. Atwood, and Albert L., the subject of this sketch.

At twelve years of age A. L. Daniels was bound to a brother for eight years. He was liberally schooled and became competent to teach before his apprenticeship was ended. He paid liberally for the time he taught until his majority and made teaching a business till he was thirty-three years of age. He carried on farming on a modest scale the latter years of this period and between the two vocations he laid the foundation for a good degree of financial independence. As a teacher he was most proficient and successful and the five year season in the Swede settlement in Ford County, Illinois, marked an era in his career in the profession.

Mr. Daniels brought with him to Kansas a limited amount of capital. He purchased an eighty acre tract in section 17, township 24, range 19, and began its improvement and cultivation. His record as a farmer and


stock grower has come to be known, for his efforts at both have been reasonably and properly rewarded. The breeding and growing of fine hogs has claimed a share of his attention and the business has long passed the experimental point with him. The area of his farm is three times the original one and there are greater opportunities for him in the future.

Mr Daniels was married in Woodford County, Illinois in 1868 to Clara Robinson, a daughter of Rev. Sumner Robinson, a resident of Benton, Kansas. Mr. Robinson is a native of the State of Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels' children are: Lula, wife of Hervey Bowlby; Erta, wife of Newton Reno, of Yates Center; Fred, who married Jane Busley; Cordie, Walter and Floy.

In their political affiliations our subject's forefathers were Whigs. His father espoused Democracy but the sons all became followers of Fremont and Lincoln and later Republican lights. In religious matters Mr. Daniels is an earnest advocate of Christianity and holds a membership in the Baptist church of Iola.

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