- Born: Between 1825 and 1826, Montgomery County, Ohio
- Marriage: Rachel McElroy in 1844
- Died: 1888, Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana
1850 Indiana census (Putnam county) shows his occupation as "miller", and his real estate value at $1000.
DANIEL M. REEL was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, on October 25, 1825. In June, 1826, he was brought to Putnam County and reared on a farm until 14 years of age. John, his father, built a carding machine and leased it to an Englishman, Wm. Heap, who operated it for two years. He carded wool and manufactured cloth. He sold it to Wm. Neese. Daniel worked in the mill for some time. He was married November 28, 1844, to Rachel A. McElroy who was born in Muskingum Co., OH in 1827. Her father was Wm. McElroy, born in Pennsylvania of Irish parents. Her mother was born in Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania Scotch parents.
Daniel married Rachel McElroy in 1844. (Rachel McElroy was born in 1827 in Muskingum County, Ohio and died in 1908 in Reelsville, Putnam County, Indiana.)