John Riley McDaniel

20 May 1839–21 July 1909 (Age 70)
Adams, Burton Township, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Riley

When John Riley McDaniel was born on 20 May 1839, in Adams, Burton Township, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, John McDaniel, was 26 and his mother, Christina Stoker, was 23. He married Sarah Ann Watkins on 17 January 1863, in Atchison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 July 1909, in Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Alpine Cemetery, Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States.

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John Riley McDaniel
Martha Jane Watkins
Marriage: 18 October 1869
Aldora McDaniel
Mary Catherine McDaniel
Martha Jane McDaniel
Archibald Alfonso McDaniel
Olive Jane McDaniel
Robert Ernest McDaniel
Florence Afalona McDaniel

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  • Marriage
    18 October 1869Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 2
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: altered form of McDonnell , itself an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill ‘son of Donal’, from association of the Gaelic patronymic with the Biblical personal name Daniel .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    John Riley McDaniel Life Sketch

    John Riley McDaniel was a pioneer and the son of a pioneer of the great west. James McDaniel (his grandfather) and his wife, Zebiah McCarley McDaniel were among the early settlers of Ohio. One of th …

    Sources (31)

    • John Riley McDaniel in entry for Silas Arthur McDaniel, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • John R Mcdaniel, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John R Mcdaniel, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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