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John Daniel, farmer, Hogansville, Troup Co., Ga., son of John
and Deva (Plaster) Daniel, was born in 1841. His paternal
grandparents, Littleton and Elizabeth (Hinds) Daniel, were
native North Carolinians. His father was born in North
Carolina in 1802, came to Georgia when sixteen years of age,
and settled in Jones county. He lived there one year and made
a crop, and then went back to North Carolina for his parents,
when the family came in ox-carts to Georgia and settled in the
virgin forest, living in tents until they could build cabins.
His maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Sallie Plaster, were
natives of North Carolina, who, early in the present century
came to Georgia. Mr. Daniel was raised on the farm and
received his meager education in the common county schools. In
1862 he enlisted in Company K, Capt. Speerman, Fiftieth Georgia
regiment. He was in the battle of Baker's Creek (where he was
wounded in the side), in the battles of Missionary Ridge and
Rocky Face Gap. May 18, 1864, he was wounded in the knee and
disabled for service. He, however, so far recovered as to
return to the army, and remained with it until the surrender.
He returned home after the war and began life anew, his only
capital being good health, a resolute and upright character,
and thirty-five cents. He owns now a paid-for, well-improved
1,000 acre plantation, and as a prosperous and reliable citizen
is the peer of any man in Troup county. Mr. Daniel was married
in 1868 to Miss Susan E. Philpot, born in Heard county in 1843,
daughter of David A. and Litha (Modesty) Philpot. To them five
children have been born: Andrew, Allen, Edmond, Ecton and Dove.
Himself and wife are devoted members of the Methodist church.
John R. Clarke
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