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.
His father's will, dated May 31, 1877, names Daniel to receive an equal share of the father's estate of notes and book accounts. Daniel also was named a co-executor of his father's estate, along with his brothers in law.
In 1883, when the will was probated, Daniel was stated as living in "Cananada." This is thought to be the nation of "Canada" but this is not a proven fact.
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