Biography of Daniel Q. Burley
Winona County, MN Biographies

DANIEL Q. BURLEY, born September. 1821. in Caledonia county, Vermont; parents born in New Hampshire; removed to New Hampshire with his parents when a child; received a common school education, and remained on a farm till the age of twenty two years, when he went into a cotton-factory and worked three years. At the age of twenty four years he married Miss Naomi Randlett, of New Hampshire; removed to Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1846 and learned the trade of stone cutting, which he followed for five years; removed back to New Hampshire and remained there until he joined the "Western Farm and Village Association" and came out with the first colony to Minnesota City on May 18, 1852. His family remained behind, but joined him in about two and a half years. Mrs. Burley died in 1856, when he married Ann Rowley, a native of England, who is still living. Mr. Burley, in 1863, enlisted in Co. B. 7th reg. Minn. Inf., and participated in all the battles in which that regiment was engaged until the close of the war, when he was discharged. Mr. Burley has had eight children, five of whom are still living. Mr. Burley owns about 375 acres, which is in Sec. 35, T. 108, R. 8.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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