DANIEL DELANEY was born in county Kerry, Ireland, in 1836. He emigrated to America in 1852 and settled in New York state, where he worked on a farm and in the nursery business. He continued there until October 28, 1858, when he came to Girard, where he engaged in selling nursery stock and working upon a farm. He afterwards engaged in different pursuits, until 1876, he was appointed deputy under sheriff Heaton, with whom he continued until the expiration of his term of office, after which he accepted of a similar position under Sheriff Sunderland, with whom he is at present. In the office of deputy sheriff Mr. Delaney has been industrious and entirely trustworthy. He has made numerous acquaintances throughout the county, and wherever known he has received the approbation of the parties with whom he has done business.
In 1859 he was untied in marriage to Miss Catherine Carey. She is also a native of Ireland, but was a resident of Macoupin county at the time of her marriage. Five children, three girls and two boys, have been born to them. In politics he is an uncompromising democrat, and cast his first vote for Stephen A. Douglas, in 1860.