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McDaniel, Richard T.

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McDaniel, Richard T.
March 16, 2007 03:31PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, p. 383.

RICHARD T. McDANIEL was born in Robertson County, Tenn., on the 16th day of
October, 1833, and is descended from Scotch ancestors on the father's side,
and Irish parentage on the side of the mother. His father, whose name was
Joel S. McDaniel, was born in Georgia in the year 1801; the mother, Mahala
McGuire, a native of same State, was born in 1804. They were married in
Tennessee in 1824, and until 1837 made their home in Robertson County,
removing thence to Montgomery County, settling near the city of Clarksville
where Joel S. Still lives, and where his wife died in October, 1880. They
reared a family of three sons and one daughter, viz.: John W., now of
Texas; Alsa, living near Clarksville; R. T. McDaniel of Hoskinsville, and
Mrs. Mary F., wife of Thomas Hoffman, of Montgomery County, Tenn. The
subject of this sketch came to the town of Hopkinsville, Ky., in 1851, and
engaged as a salesman in the wholesale house until 1860, when he was
elected to the office of Sheriff of Christian County; he was re-elected to
the same office in 1862, serving with acceptance to the close of the second
term. From 1864 until 1881 he was employed in mercantile business, and in
the last-named year was elected to the office of County Assessor, which
office he now holds with credit. Mr. McDaniel was married in Hopkinsville,
February 6, 1855, to Miss Sallie Lakin, daughter of Charles and Charlotte
(Campbell) Lakin, the former of whom died in 1835, and the latter in 1879.
They have but two descendants now living: Mrs. McDaniel, who was born in
October, 1884, and Caroline E., widow of John D. Ducker. Mr. and Mrs.
McDaniel are blessed with eight children: Carrie O., wife of A. M. Cooper;
Charles G., Katie, a teacher in the Hopkinsville public school; Sally,
Lucy, Lottie, Robert S. and John C. McDaniel. Mr. McDaniel is a member of
the Hopkinsville Lodge, No. 37, A. F. & A. M.
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