|Source:||The Annals of Iowa, Vol. VI - III Series.|
|A Historical Quarterly.
Edited by Charles Aldrich, A. M.
Published by The Historical Dept. of Iowa.
Des Moines. 1903-5.
John A. McDaniel was born in Licking county, Ohio, April 11, 1827; he died at Vinton, Iowa, May 7, 1904. He was a pioneer of Benton county, having located at Vinton in 1856, where he was engaged for twenty-one years in a large mercantile business; later he gave his attention to the development of fine stock. He served on the city council, as member of the school board, and was for a long time president of the Benton County Agricultural Association. He was an abolitionist in politics, his father's home in Ohio having been a station on the "Underground railroad."