Samuel Miller Dailey - Was the editor and proprietor of Benton County Journal, of Bentonville. Has born in Franklin County, Ind., in 1834, son of James and Mary A. (Miller) Dailey. The father was born in New Jersey in 1787; was of Irish descent, and a farmer by occupation. He was married in his native State, and about 1823 immigrated to Franklin County, Ind., where he passed the remainder of his life. He died in 1849. The mother was born in New Jersey in 1791, and was of German extraction.She died in 1841. Of the ten children born to her marriage, S. M. Dailey was the youngest. He was educated in Bluffton, Ind., and at the age of seventeen began teaching, which occupation he followed for several years in Wells, Adams and Allen Counties, teaching in all thirteen terms. He met with good success, and was school examiner for four years. In 1859 he was elected recorder of Wells County, served four years, and in 1867 he was elected auditor of the same county, and held the position until 1871. Mr. Dailey was residing in Bluffton all this time, and was a member of the city council one year. For several years Mr. Dailey followed merchandising in Bluffton, Ind., and then moved to Arkansas City, Kansas. In September, of the same year, he became a citizen of Bentonville, and here engaged in the grain and produce business, which he continued for one year. He then purchased the Benton County Journal, and has since been proprietor and editor. In 1867 he married Miss Lucinda Merriman, a native of Wayne County, Ohio, born in 1839, and to them have been born eight children In politics Mr. Dailey has been a life-long Democrat, casting his first presidential vote for James Buchanan, in 1856. Mr. Dailey is a man held in high esteem by all who know him, and edits a newspaper full of valuable thoughts and sentiments. The Journal was one of the ablest edited papers of Benton County, and had a circulation of 1,400, being the largest in the county. Mr. Dailey dealt out straight Democratic doctrine, and wavers neither to the right or to the left from what he believes to be right. He was a member of the I.O.O.F., being a member of Grand Lodge and Grand Encampment. He had devoted much study to this great and growing benevolent order, has been a hard working member, ever ready to fill any station where he could have been of most benefit to the order. He attended the District Deputy Grand Master of his lodge, and Grand Marshal of the Grand Encampment of Arkansas. I can find no record to there or when Mr. Dailey passed away.