- Laylon Wayne Jordan
Hand, Daniel (16 July 1801–17 December 1891), merchant and philanthropist, was born in East Guilford (now Madison), Connecticut, the son of Daniel Hand, a farmer, and Artemesia Meigs. The Hands were a distinguished family with deep roots in Calvinist New England, and Daniel was the third of that name. The first Daniel Hand was his grandfather, a captain in the revolutionary war; the second was his father, a local judge as well as a successful merchant-farmer. He was educated at home by his parents, supplemented by a few terms in the district school and a lifetime of serious reading, especially in the Bible. The scholarly John Elliott (b. 1768), a graduate of Yale and the great-great-grandson of ...