Biography of Daniel Dutton
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Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]

Daniel Dutton is one of the family of Robert and Sarah (Fowler) Dutton, a sketch of whose life we give in connection with that of George F. Button in another place. Daniel was the youngest son and child; his birth occurred at Columbus, Chenango Co., N. Y., March 7, 1825. At the age of thirteen he came with an elder sister to Clinton Co., Mich., and lived with George F. three years; then one season with William F. Dutton in Westphalia. Then lived with Robert Dutton, Portland, Ionia Co., until past twenty. Then went to Cass County, obtained a few tools, and set himself up as a carpenter and joiner, commencing business for himself; remained four years; returned to Clinton County, and in 1850 purchased forty acres in the town of Westphalia. Jan. 1, 1852, he married Mary R., daughter of Richard and Lucette (Wheeler) Farman, who emigrated from Oswego County in 1838. He continued at his trade and farming until 1864, when he exchanged for eighty acres on same section. Considerable clearing had been previously made, but only a log house erected. He immediately set about erecting a suitable building, and a few years sufficed to render it one of the pleasantest locations in town. Their large family of children were early taught that steady application to their calling, with economy, was the true way to success, as exemplified by them. Their children number ten, as follows: Alfred E., born Jan. 12, 1853; Hattie L., Oct. 3, 1854; Ida S., June 24, 1857; Judson H., Nov. 2, 1858; Dora A., July 22, 1860; Emma I., Dec. 26, 1861; Charles R., July 2, 1863; Elmer E., Jan. 17, 1865; Laura A., Nov. 2, 1868; Ellen N., Jan. 3, 1876.

In politics he affiliates with the Republican party; has held several local offices, but has never sought or desired them, preferring the peace and comfort of home life to the anxiety experienced by office seekers.

History of Shiawassee and Clinton Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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