Jesse Daniel was born in Dickson County, Tenn., June 24, 1822. His parents were James and Elizabeth (Ragan) Daniel. The father was born in North Carolina January 4, 1796, and died January 28, 1871. The mother was born July 7, 1802, and died in November, 1879. Our subject began teaching school at the age of eighteen years, and taught until the close of the war, when he engaged in merchandising at Danielsville, until 1876. Since then he has looked after the interests of his farm. He was elected to the office of magistrate of Dickson County in 1864, which office he held until 1884, during which time he also served as chairman of the county court for several years. He was married, December 31, 1846, to Phoebe Cooksey, of Dickson County. To them have been born ten children:Tennessee D., Missouri H. (deceased), Bettie Georgia, Enola N., Emily A., Sallie A. (deceased), Cornelia R., Cora F., Jesse (deceased) and William H. Our subject is a Democrat.