FROM: The History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1887).  P. 705-706.

          Daniel Hanagan, farmer, was born in Queens County, Ireland, in 1815, the son of Hugh and Margaret (Duley) Hanagan. The father, born in 1770, in Ireland, a farmer by occupation, passed his entire life in his native country, and the mother, born in 1780, in Ireland, had twelve children, five of whom came to America, Daniel being the first one. He lived and was educated in his native county. When about twenty-one left his home, and in 1836 came directly to Middleton, Conn., where he worked in the stone quarries. September 1, 1842, he married Margaret Miller, who was born in Queens County, Ireland in 1825. Seven of their eleven children are living: Michael C., William, Lizzie D., Daniel F., Patrick H., Mary A. and Thomas. He immediately bought eighty acres of his present farm in Crook Township, and although beginning as a poor man he has acquired about 1,200 acres of land, making him the largest land owner in his township and one of the largest in the county. He has given so much to his children, however, that he now owns 320 acres, 160 being in White County. He is one of the old and most esteemed citizens of the region. He is a Democrat, casting his first vote for Polk, and is a member of the Catholic Church.

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