Tampico Area Historical Society
30 Jul 2007
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Burrell V. Daniels, farmer, section 5, Union Grove Township, has been a resident of Whiteside County since 1849. He was born in Canada, Feb. 14, 1833. His father and mother, Asa and Almira (Vance) Daniels, were natives of Vermont. They were residents of Canada after they were married, and returned to Vermont, whence the father came, in 1846, to the township of Ustick and located on section 32. In 1850 his family joined him. The senior Daniels met his death April 15, 1874, by a fall from a load of hay. The mother is living in Ustick Township. Their family included seven children,--David, Warner, Amos and Asahel (twins), Sylvia, Burrell V. and Martha.
Mr. Daniels came to Whiteside County in June, 1849, and has since been engaged in farming. He is now the owner of 310 acres of land in the township of Union Grove and has placed 250 acres under tillage. His stock includes 18 horses, 20 head of cattle and he fattens an average of 40 hogs annually. He is identified with the Republican party in political sentiment and action.
The marriage of Mr. Daniels to Mary E. Cass took place Feb. 14, 1855, in Ustick Township, and they have had three sons,--Wallace M., Wyman F. and Adelbert W. The second child died when one year and eight months old. Mrs. Daniels is the daughter of Jehiel and Sally (Scott) Cass. Her parents were natives of Vermont and had nine children, --Cynthia, Rosina, Maria, Mary E., Sarah, George, Alonzo, Emily and Estella. Mrs. Daniels was born June 4, 1836, in Canada; at the age of 3 years, her parents moved to Irasburg, Orleans Co., Vt., where they lived until they came to Whiteside County in 1854. Her mother died July 26, 1869, in Union Grove Township. Her father is a farmer in Dakota where he went in the fall of 1883. He is in his 79th year.
Mr. Daniels, and also his children, are zealous and able Republicans, advocates of temperance and opponents of secret societies.