He was a farmer and conducted a tannery. He was widely known for his hospitality and for his charitable deeds.
A. Nixon refers to him as Tanner Daniel Finger.
Found him on the 1850 Lincoln County, North Carolina census (img 28) as Daniel Finger
age 44, farmer Also living with the family is Margaret Fox
age 24. He is living next door to John Finger
age 34, his wife Delilah Finger
age 24, and J. M. Finger
age 5, and 3 dwellings away from his brother Michael
Found him on the 1860 Lincoln County, North Carolina census (img 11) as Danl Finger
age 54, farmer. His wife is not listed with the family [she died in 1857]. Found him on the 1880 Newton, Catawba, North Carolina census (dist 47 img 6) as Daniel Finger
age 72, farmer.