Looking for any ancestors of Daniel McColley. According to the 1880 census he was born in Illinois ca. 1830 and his father was from Ireland and his mother was from Illinois. The 1830 census for Illinois shows James and Samuel McCulley in Clinton County. May or may not be related. Daniel is buried with the spelling McColley but he was illiterate and so original spelling may be different.
Daniel was married to Mary Friend in McDonald County, MO 17th day of October, 1851. Daniel died March 16, 1892 in Monett, Barry County, MO. During the Civil War he was a member of Company K, Fifteenth Missouri Cavalry.
Daniel may be related to the James McCalley that arrived in Lawrence County, MO in 1841 (at the time it would still have been Barry as Lawrence wasn't formed until Feb. 2, 1845). James, a blacksmith, arrived in Mt. Vernon, MO in 1845 where he married Helen Harris on June 26, 1847.