JOSEPH DANIEL was born in Halifax County, Va., August 1, 1832, and is a son of Royal and Elizabeth (Owen) Daniel, both of whom were natives of Virginia and of English descent. Royal Daniel was educated and married in his native State, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits, the hotel business and merchandising until the spring of 1839, when he removed to Muhlenburgh County, Ky., and bought a farm four miles east of Greenville, upon which he resided for several years. He then removed to Tennessee, remaining only two or three years, when he returned to Muhlenburgh County, where he engaged in farming and teaching until his death, which occurred May 10, 1862, in his sixty-ninth year. Joseph Daniel received a good common school education in youth, and was employed on his father's farm until he was thirty years old, or until his father's death. He continued to farm until 1870, when he came to Rockport, Ohio Co., Ky., where he has been employed at the carpenter's trade, the grocery and saloon business ever since. In January, 1884, he opened a grocery store at Rockport, where he is doing a fair business. Mr. Daniel is as yet unmarried; he belongs to no secret society or church; in politics he is a Republican.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895