Daniel Bland was an early settler of Arkansas Territory. He signed a petition to Congress as early as 12 November, 1818. His daughter, Lydia married Jethro P. Henderson 15 June, 1837 in Saline Co. AR.
Daniel Bland may be the brother to Jesse Bland who also settled in Saline Co. Jesse was an early settler of Arkansas having come from Kentucky about 1823. He was born about 1778 in Nelson Co. KY. and died 14 February, 1843 in Saline Co.
Jesse was a Baptist Minister who was known as "Old Hardsides" because of his preaching ability.
Jesse's daughter Malinda born 1815 AR. and died 28 May, 1874 AR. She married first to Joseph Rutherford, and second to Samuel T. Henderson.
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