Daniel was born in Johnson County Kentucky the son of James Tackett and Nancy (Blevins) Tackett. On April 24, 1877 he was married to Amanda Jenkins the daughter William Jenkins and Sarah Montgomery. Their children are: Catherine Tackett 1878–1967 Serepta Tackett 1881 Columbus "Lum" Tackett 1883 Alonzo Tackett 1885–1970 Harrison Tackett 1889–1971 Dora Tackett 1893–1976 Ray Tackett 1893–1893 Alafare Tackett 1896
Daniel Tackett married Manda Jenkins on 24 April 1877 at the home of James Tackett. Witness: Alfred Crase, Milton Jenkins, and J. W. Tackett. Thomas Howard performed the ceremony.