Biography of Clark Daniels of Stafford, NY

Clark Daniels, born in Danville, Vt., in 1794, was the seventh child of Solomon Daniels. Only a common school education was afforded him. Entering the army at an early age he fought in the War of 1812, and is one of the few surviving pensioners of that struggle. He came to Stafford in 1815, when all around was a forest, and well remembers the cold summer of 1816, when wheat and corn could not grow, the latter being sold for $3 per bushel, and frozen at that. That year he bought the "'Alfred Fisk" farm. He was burned out in 1818, and the same year married Laura Beswick, of Massachusetts. In 1827 he moved to Allegany County, where he lived until 1832, when he returned and bought the farm where Francis Darbee now resides. In 1835 his wife died, leaving seven children. He then sold his place and bought the "Beswick farm," and in 1836 married Mrs. Hannah Powers, by whom he had one child, Charles Daniels. In 1849 the "Beswick" farm was sold, and the "Allen" farm purchased. His second wife died in 1848, and he married, later, Huldab, daughter of James Courer, who died in 1862. The "Allen" place was then sold and the "Watson" farm bought. His son Charles entered the army in 1862 and fought under Gen. Dix. In 1864 Mr. Daniels married, fourth, Sarah Ware, widow of Jacob Bushman. She, at the age of 84, is still living. In 1875 the "Watson" farm was sold and the old "Lathrop" place purchased, which Mr. Daniels still owns. He cast his first vote for James Monroe in 1817, and has always voted the Republican ticket. He has been a member of the Christian Church for 50 years.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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