p. 500 - A listing of the county officers. William McDaniel is listed as the coroner, from Beetown, 1849-50.
p. 762 - A history of Potosi. "Immigration in 1839 was immense, coming chiefly from Missouri and Illinois. Among these were ... William McDaniel..."
p. 769 - Continuing the history of Potosi. Warren Lodge, No. 4, F. & A. M. "During the year 1845, Bros. Joseph Petty, James F. Chapman, Lewis Reynolds, Gendower M. Price, Joseph Woolley, Cyrus K. Lord, William McDaniel, and many other well-known citizens of the county, made application for admission to the lodge, and were raised to the sublime degree of Master Masons."
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