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Daniel Danison
(1830- ? )


Daniel Danison was born in 1830 in Mt. Perry, Perry County, OH, the son of Absalom and Rebecca (Miner) Danison.

Daniel is thought to be the first known cousin to have lived in Canada, though little else of his life is known. 

When the federal census was taken in 1850, the 20-year-old Daniel made his home with his parents and unmarried sister Lucy. His occupation was listed as farmer.

On April 1, 1852, at the age of about 22, he was united in marriage in Perry County with Caroline Koehler (1834-1892), also spelled "Kaylor," the daughter of Maryland-borne farmers Jacob and Mary Koehler.

Federal census enumeration records show that Caroline was back in her parents' home in 1860 and 1870 in Clayton Township, Perry County. The 1870 record stated her occupation as "Helping Mother." The 1880 U.S. Census shows Caroline living with her now-widowed mother and herself marked as "widowed." Sadly, Caroline died in Madison Township on Feb. 27, 1892.

The will of Daniel's father, dated May 31, 1877, named Daniel to receive an equal share of the father's estate of notes and book accounts. Daniel also was named a co-executor of the estate, along with his brothers in law. In 1883, when the will was probated, Daniel was stated as living in "Cananada."

Nothing more about his life is known.


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