Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Daniel Laughlin

DANIEL LAUGHLIN,* one of the leading agriculturists of Mount Pleasant township, Labette county, Kansas, is a native of Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, and was born in 1838. He is a son of William and Sarah (Nisbett) Laughlin.

William Laughlin was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, in 1808, and died in Clay county, Indiana, in 1885. He married Sarah Nisbett, who was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, and died in Clay county, Indiana, in 1866. They reared the following children, namely: Margaret (Terril), of Labette county; Daniel, the subject of this sketch; James, deceased; and Eli E., of Labette county.

Daniel Laughlin lived in the state of Pennsylvania until he was fourteen years old, when he moved to Clay county, Indiana, with his parents. In 1861 he went to South Park, Colorado, and in 1862 enlisted in Company M, 1st Reg., N. M. Vol. Cav. He was ambushed and wounded by the Indians at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, and was mustered out at Fort Sumner, New Mexico, in 1863. He then returned to Kansas, where he settled on a farm in Johnson county, and in 1869 located in Labette county, where he now resides. He is living in section 22, Mount Pleasant township, where he carries on farming and stock raising extensively. He thoroughly understands the tilling of the soil, and is a thrifty and conscientious worker.

Mr. Laughlin was united in marriage with Hannah Smith, a daughter of William Smith. She was born in Hamilton county, Ohio, in 1850. William Smith was born in 1818, and his death occurred in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1900. Mrs. Smith, who was a Miss Wheller, was born in Ohio, in 1820, and her death occurred in 1852. Mr. Laughlin and his wife have been blessed with five children, namely: Jessie, deceased; Clifford, of Labette county; William, of Kansas City, Missouri; and Effie and Goldie, of Labette county.

Mr. Laughlin has been treasurer of Mount Pleasant township for four terms. He is a public spirited citizen, and is highly respected throughout the community.