The following data is extracted from Sketches of Addison County, Vermont.
Daniels, Alexander, Middlebury, was born in Lower Canada on October 16, 1822. His parents were Alexander and Mary (Treudeau) Daniels. He was educated in the schools at Canada, and when twelve years old he came to the States and settled in Peru, N. Y., and engaged in farming; went to school in winters; remained there until 1839, when he came to Middlebury and was engaged in farming there for two years. He served an apprenticeship of three years, learning the paper-making business with Solomon Parker, and followed this occupation for thirty-three years. He was married on September 5, 1841, to Harriette Gee. They have had eleven children born to them. He has, since giving up the paper trade, engaged in various pursuits, his latest being that of book agent, in which he has been very successful. He occupies a handsome place of two acres in the village.
Source: Sketches of Addison County, Vermont