JOHN T. DANIELS, grocer, one of the leading business men of Toronto, Ohio, was born April 29, 1841, near Hollow Rock camp ground, in Jefferson county, Ohio. He is a son of Abram Daniels, who came to Jefferson county about 1825, and engaged in supplying the Ohio river steamers with wood at Port Homer, Ohio, which was his occupation until his death in 1848. He was married to Sarah Myers in 1838, and by this union had five sons, three of whom are living. John T., one of the survivors, found his first employment in the brick yards, and during the season for navigation, was engaged in the river traffic, running between Pittsburgh and New Orleans. He followed this pursuit until 1867, when he embarked in the grocery business at New Cumberland, and remained there until 1878. He then removed to Toronto, and at that place, in 1879, opened the store which he still conducts. He occupies a high rank among the business men of the county, and is popular in all social relations. He is a member of the Masonic order, with which he united in 1866, of the Knights of Honor, and the I. O. O. F. in all its divisions. In politics, he is devoted to the interest of the democratic party. On May 3, 1864, Mr. Daniels was married to Artemisia Grafton, of Wellsville, and they have had eight children: George W., Emma E., Mary, John J., Samuel D., Thomas m and two who died in infancy. He and wife are members of the Methodist Protestant church.
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