Daniel A. Counts, farmer and miller, P.O. Range, is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Walker) counts, of Rockingham County, W. Va. The former was born December 1, 1780, and died January 22, 1873; and the latter was born in 1791, and died April 2, 1867. Of their thirteen children, six survive. Our subject was educated at the public schools and remained at home until 1863, when he moved onto his present farm, which consists of 328 acres. He also owns 160 acres in Southern Missouri. In April, 1863, he married Rachael Francis, by whom he has had the following children, viz.: Laura, born November 18, 1863; Jennie, born November 28, 1867; Charley, born in 1870; Edward, born in 1871; Angeline, February 3, 1872; Harry, in 1876; Orestus, in 1878; and Lewis, October 9, 1879. Mr. Counts is a genial gentleman, a practical farmer and miller, and in politics a Republican.

 

From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]