So far the only info. I have of him being here is his name in the G.A.R. book. This shows him as native of Licking Co., Ohio, residence Nevada City. Page 3 of The CA 1890 Great Register of Voters Index has a J. D. Channell age 45 birthplace OH, Res. Darwin Co: Inyo Reg. Date: 15 Sept 1888. The 1860 census has him in the household of A. V. and Adaline Channel in Washington Twp, Licking Co. Ohio. His brother Joel D. is in the household also, he too was a Civil War Vet. 14 year old brother H. S. may be Henry S. who also served. There is a 57 year old John D. Channell on the 1900 census in Boise Idaho. This may be him, if so he may have died in Idaho. Finding much other concrete evidence about him via the census has not been too successful.