DANIEL LIDDELL, Postmaster, Gadsden, is a native of Gwinett County, Ga., where he was born May 30, 1850. He was reared on his father's farm, and at the neighborhood schools received a good English education. Soon after arriving at twenty-one years of age he migrated to Texas, and was there for two years in the mercantile business. Coming thence into Alabama he turned his attention to farming, and on November 10, 1874, at Gadsden, was married to Miss Mary V. Nuckolls. In 1876 he again entered mercantile business, and followed it up to the time he was appointed to his present position, April, 1885. He took charge of the office on May 1st, and was confirmed by the Senate in January, 1886.
Mr. Liddell is an active Democratic worker, and was the Chairman of the County Democratic Executive Committee from 1884 until after he was appointed postmaster. He has living three children, and has buried two.
Mr. and Mrs. Liddell are members of the Baptist Church, and Mr. Liddell is a member of the I. O. O. F., Knights of Pythias and the Masonic fraternities.
The Liddell family were among the very earliest settlers of Georgia, and several of them, among whom was the grandfather of the subject of this sketch, were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Liddell's parents were William C. P. and Evaline B. (Wynne) Liddell, natives, respectively, of Georgia and South Carolina. They came into Alabama in 1556, and settled near Hokes Bluff, in Etowah County. The senior Mr. Liddell was a soldier in the Southern Army in the late war, and held the rank of third lieutenant. He was discharged from the service on account of ill-health. He entered the army from Gadsden, where he had been living since 1859.