Daniel S. Horton was born in 1812 or 1819 in Tompkins County, New York.
Daniel left New York and moved west, eventually settling in Michigan. Daniel S. Horton married Connecticut native Eunice Maryette (b. 1819), and they had at least seven children: Sarah (b. 1839), Martha M. (b. 1840), Elnathan (b. 1842), Mary (b. 1843), George B. (b. 1845), Ebenezer (b. 1848) and Peter F. (b. 1848). They settled in Michigan sometime before 1839 when Sarah was born.
By 1850 Daniel was operating a large farm (he owned $1,000 worth of real estate) and living with his wife and children in Otisco, Ionia County in 1850; also living with them was Nathaniel Horton (b. 1808 in New York), probably Daniel’s older brother. Next door lived Elam Moe who would enlist in Company D, 3rd Michigan infantry in 1861. Curiously, it seems that Nathaniel and Maryette were married in Iowa in 1854 and she along with her children were living with Nathaniel in Cass, Webster County, Iowa in 1856. By 1865 Nathaniel and several of the children were living in Ozawkie, Jefferson County, Kansas but there is no mention of Eunice or Maryette.
Daniel stood 6’0” with blue eyes, sandy hair and a light complexion and was a 55- or 43-year-old farmer probably living in Ionia County when he enlisted in Company I on March 11, 1862, at Saranac, Ionia County for 3 years, and was mustered the same day at Detroit.
Daniel died of typhoid fever in the hospital at Bottom’s Bridge, Virginia, on June 5 or 15, 1862, and was buried in Seven Pines National Cemetery: section D, grave no. 408 (old no. 74).
No pension seems to be available.