Daniel A. Moreland


DANIEL A. MORELAND, farmer and dealer in coal, of Island Creek township, Jefferson county, was born in Knox township, March 31, 1838. His father, David Moreland came to Jefferson county from Maryland, his native state, and settled in Knox township, where he remained until 1845, when he moved to Island Creek township, and a short time later changed his residence to Steubenville and started the first express line in that city, which business he continued in during the remainder of his active career. He died May 1883. Beofre coming to Ohio he was married to Arty Morgan, a native of Maryland, who bore him seven children, three of whom are living. The wife died in 1845, and in 1852 he was married to Hannah Liggett, who survives him and is the mother of four children, of whom one is deceased. Daniel A. Moreland, a son of the above, by his first marriage, after completing his studies in the common schools, began a career as a farmer, which he has continued in since. He has also opened a coal bank on his farm, and has given considerable attention to the developement of this source of wealth. He has also for several years engaged in threshing grain. At the outbreak of the war he was among the patriotic sons of Ohio, who came promptly to the defense of the Union and he enlisted October 7, 1861 in the First Ohio infantry, and served until October 27, 1864, participating in such famous engagements as Pittsburgh Landing, Stone River and Missionary Ridge, and marched with Sherman as dar as New Hope Church, where he was wounded, losing two fingers from his right hand. This compelled him to return home for a time, and as soon as he could he started to rejoin his regiment, but met it on its way to Columbus, for muster out. Mr. Moreland was married January 19, 1865, to Mary A., daughter of William Finley, of Island Creek township, by whom he has seven children: William F., Arty L., George T., Frank S., Emma V., Charles R and Albert W. Mr. Moreland is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and his wife of the Presbyterian church. He is also a comrade of the G. A. R. He is an influential citizen, and has served as assessor of his township for seventeen years, and is at present a member of the board of education of his township, proving always a good friend of the schools.

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