biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JAMES T. DARLAND, of Adams Township was born in Warren County, Ill., Sept. 28, 1851. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1861, and settled in Poweshiek County where his father bought a farm of 200 acres, resided upon and cultivated it for five years, and then came to Mahaska County, locating in Adams Township. The subject of this sketch was married, Nov. 19, 1871, to Miss Delcena Anderson, and by this union there have been born seven children: Freddy, deceased; Lizzie M., Elva I., William M.; Victor, deceased, Sylvia and Eva. Mr. Darland resides with his family upon his father's farm of 160 acres. He is a member of the Farmer's Alliance, and in his political relations a Republican, and has held the offices of Constable and Road Supervisor. Himself and wife are members of the Christian Church. Mr. Darland is a gentleman of intelligence and large general information, well posted on all current topics, and able to express himself in a forcible manner upon all debatable questions. In business affairs he is an excellent manager, and is fairly successful. Petsonally and socially, he is highly esteemed by his friends and neighbors.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy