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Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. pp. 331 - 332.


"CYRUS B. DAMAN, residing on section 3, Jefferson Township, was born in Ontario County, New York, February 22, 1817, his father, Benjamin Daman, being a native of Connecticut, and among the early settlers of Ontario County, New York. Our subject passed his youth on the home farm, where he was reared to agricultural pursuits, receiving such education as the rude log-cabin schools of that early day afforded. He accompanied his parents to Medina County, Ohio, in 1833. He was united in marriage, October 15, 1840, to Miss Fannie A. Dake, daughter of John Dake. They are the parents of eight children -- Eunice A., W. Adelia, John H., deceased; Aurelius O., Sarah E., Rosanna A., Charles B. and Francina M. Mr. Daman came to Iowa with his family in 1852, when he located in Marion County, where he followed farming till 1859. In 1857 he came to Ringgold County, and after purchasing his present farm he returned to his home in Marion County, settling on his farm in Jefferson Township in 1859, which was then entirely unimproved. On first locating in this county he experienced many of the hardships incident to a life in a new country. His nearest milling place was at Osceola, and he drove his hogs to market to Afton. He has met with success in his farming pursuits, and is now the owner of 215 acres of choice land, most of which he has rented out to tenants. Since becoming a resident of Jefferson Township Mr. Daman has held the office of township trustee for two years, and has been a member of the School Board several years. In his religious views he is a Disciple."

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