From A Biographical
History of Central Kansas, Vol. II, p. 1167
published by The Lewis Publishing Co, Chicago & New York, 1902
One of the well known citizens of Center township, Rice county, is Daniel Tuttle, an honored veteran of the Civil war and a valued and enterprising citizen, now actively connected with agricultural interests in the Sunflower state. He is among the residents of Kansas that West Virginia has furnished to Rice county, for his birth occurred in Monongahela county, in that state on the 9th of October, 1845. His father, Daniel Tuttle, was born in the same country, while the grandfather, Joel Tuttle, was a native of New York and represented one of the old families there.
Jesse Tuttle served
as an officer in the war of 1812. The father of our subject, having arrived at years of
maturity, was united in marriage to Miss Jane Stiles, who was born in Virginia
and died at the age of twenty-eight years, leaving seven children, namely:
Cassandra; Cyrus, who was a soldier of the Twenty-first Missouri Infantry under
command of Colonel Moore; Stephen; Parmelia; Daniel; Corbry; Brice, deceased;
and Mary Ann, the wife of William Jones, of Centre township, Rice county.
By his second marriage the father had one son, Ezra, who is now living in
Bates county, Missouri. Daniel
Tuttle, Sr, died in Butler, Bates county, Missouri, at the age of seventy-four
years. He devoted his life to farm work, and in political faith was
Daniel Tuttle, whose name introduces this record, was reared in West Virginia and Missouri, spending his boyhood and youth in those two states. In 1858 he removed to Missouri and at the age of twenty-one years was united in marriage to Miss Abigail Sweet, who was born June 20, 1846, in Lewis county, Missouri, a daughter of Frank Sweet, whose birth occurred in New York and who died in Lewis county, Missouri, at the age of seventy-seven years. He was a farmer by occupation, following that pursuit in order to provide for his family. He married Miss Phoebe Morton, who was born in Ohio and died at the age of twenty years, leaving one child, Mrs. Tuttle. The father was again married, and by that union had seven children, namely: Jeremiah, Martha, Mary, James, John, Jacob, and Etta. His third wife bore him seven children, namely: Joseph, George, Daniel, Ellen, William, Elsie, and Katie.
It was not long after his marriage that Daniel Tuttle entered the service of his country as a defender of the Union cause. He became a member of Company H, Thirty-ninth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, under Colonel Kouchner, while his company was commanded by Captain Adam Tice. He served for eleven months and made a very good record for bravery and fidelity to duty. During most of the time he was in Missouri being stationed at different parts of the state in order to maintain quiet, law and order in Missouri against the rebels, guerrillas and bushwhackers. With his command he participated in a number of skirmishes and smaller engagements. On one occasion the regiment was engaged in a fight with the troops of Colonel Bill Anderson, a noted bushwhacker and guerrilla. At Centralia, Boone county, Missouri, the Union regiment went in with one hundred and fifty men, and of that number one hundred and twenty-five were killed or wounded. Company H lost twenty-five men, Captain Tice being the only officer who escaped, and many of the men were killed or massacred after the troops had surrendered to Bill Anderson. Mr. Tuttle was honorably discharged in 1865 and made his way to St. Louis, Missouri, and returned to his home, where he took up farming. Prior to his marriage he engaged in agricultural pursuits upon a farm of seventy acres in Schuyler county, but after a time he disposed of that property and purchased his present farm, which he bought in 1897. It is known as the Lehman Wright place, and comprises one hundred and sixty acres of the best land in the Kansas. It is pleasantly located five miles from Alden, and eight miles from Lyons, and the improvements which Mr. Tuttle has placed upon it constitute it a valuable and desirable property.
In politics he is a Republican and is a member of Lancaster Post No. 92, G.A.R. He likewise belongs to the Christian church and in all respects his life is such as to commend him to the respect and regard of all who know him.