DANIEL B. CASSIDY, attorney, was born September 3, 1822, in Baton Rouge, La., and is the eldest of ten children of Howard and Mary G. (Hayworth) Cassidy. Subject's grandfather, Henry Cassidy, was born in Ireland, and his grandmother, Rebecca Woods, was an English woman. Howard Cassidy was a native of Philadelphia, Penn., and came to Princeton, Ky., in 1818, when a young man. He was a tailor by trade, and while in Princeton married, and soon after, with a brother, went to Baton Rouge, La., where Daniel B. was born, and when but three months old his parents returned to Princeton, and lived there and in the vicinity until the father's death, February 2, 1864. He was many years a justice of the peace in Caldwell County. About 1838 he removed from Princeton to Eddyville, and resided there until 1854. He was a justice at Eddyville until the organization of Lyon County. In 1854 he moved to Dycusburg, Crittenden County, where he was justice of the peace and postmaster; was a strong Unionist, a Whig, and a well-read man. He was a Methodist, as is also his widow, who is still living at the age of eighty years. Daniel B. lived in Princeton with his father until his thirteenth year; attended school constantly; then went to Columbus, Ky., and learned the mercantile business with H. B. Cresap. He remained in his store six years; then, at nineteen, came to Eddyville, where his father had moved, and acted as salesman in various stores until coming of age, when he was appointed constable (it was all Caldwell County at that time), and served as such for seven years. He then taught school two years, the last two terms in Dycusburg, where he had moved. While teaching, and having then a wife and two children he began the study of law. After his school teaching he was employed as cashier and book-keeper in a store at Dycusburg for two years (during that time he read law, also). In 1854 he went into business in Dycusburg with Daniel Head, one of his former employers; continued with him until 1862, when he went into business for himself—dealing in produce—until 1865, when he was variously engaged until 1866, when he came to Eddyville and began the practice of the law, but had practiced law in connection with other business before coming. He has been in practice here ever since; was county attorney ten years; has been engaged in all important cases in the county, and given special attention to real estate litigation. He is now a notary public of the county. He has been a Mason since twenty-one years of age. His father was the master of ceremonies at the burial of Chittenden Lyon. December 15, 1846, he married Clara Wolf, of McCracken County. They have five children: Henry H., John W., Frank, Daniel H. and Maie, wife of Ed. James. Mrs. Cassidy is running the Cassidy House. Aside from their family he has reared a niece, Miss Ruth Wolfe, from infancy.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Pages 850-851.