November 30, 1828, Yonkers, New York.

June 3, 1897.

Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newburgh, New York.

In 1850, MacFarlan married Mary Jane Merritt (1829–1905) of Middle Hope, New York. He worked as a clerk for his father, Thomas MacFarlan, who was a financial agent for Peter Gerard Stuyvesant and Hamilton Fish. Daniel left his father’s employ in 1853 to pursue such ventures as maple syrup refining and running a coal business. He lived in New York City until 1860 when he moved with his wife and daughter, Helen Rutherfurd Stuyvesant MacFarlan, to Yonkers. Later in life, he was a real estate broker (1884) and a traveling inspector for the Mutual Fire Insurance of Yonkers (1887).

McFarlan was also Secretary of the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church as of 1862, according to records of the Conference’s 73rd Session. He was still in the Conference as of 1881. The 1891 Methodist Year Book stated he was in Yonkers, New York. His works include:

  1. Tell Me, Jesus
  1. Gramercy Park