2. John O'DANIEL, RW-PS-VA 6,7 (William I1) was born in 1718 in Stafford County, Virginia and died on 19 Jan 1799 in Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia at age 81. Other names for John were John DANIEL and John O'DANNELL.
General Notes: John O'DANIEL, born 1718, is a son of William and Frances O'DANIEL. Per his father's Will, circa 1724, John received part of his father's 400 acre grant, a share of 100 acres(?). John DANNEL's land, taken up by his father, was listed in the will of John's step-father, John GLADIN, as adjacent to the 300 acres GLADIN left to Sarah NELSON.
The O'DANIEL family lands were within Truro Parish. "Within this territory were the seats of the Fairfaxes, Washingtons, Masons, McCartys, Fitzhughs, Brents, Alexanders, Lewises, Mercers, Daniels, Carters, Dades, Stuarts, Corbins, Tayloes, Steptoes, Newtons, Browns, Lees, Thorntons, Balls, Smiths, and other leading families too many to mention." ("The History of Truro Parish in Virginia" by Rev. Philip Slaughter with Notes and Addenda by Rev. Edward L. Goodwin. 1907.) It was about 1740 when the O'DANIEL surname began being found as DANIEL in public records. Although John is found as DANIEL, records show he used the O' throughout his lifetime and in his 1798 last will and testament.
Marriages of some Virginia Residents, Volume 1, page 218, by D. F. Wulfeck lists "DANIEL, John, b. 1718, son of William, served in Revolutionary War. m. 1740 Elizabeth MOXLEY, b. 1721 d. circa 1760, res. Stafford Co. and Fairfax Co." John O'DANIEL and Elizabeth had eight children: Mary, Margaret, William, Catherine, John, Frances, Stephen, and Elizabeth. Elizabeth MOXLEY O'DANIEL, died about 1760.
Elizabeth MOXLEY was the daughter of John MOXLEY and Ann GUNNELL. One of the witnesses to Thomas MOXLEY's will dated January 6, 1748, and proved March 27,1750 (Fairfax Liber A, 319, 394, and 527) was Henry GUNNELL, evidence supporting the family tradition that Thomas' wife Ann was a sister of Henry GUNNELL. (Tyler's Quarterly)
The first mention of John O'DANIEL in Fairfax County records is in a 1743 resurvey for John GLADIN for land adjacent to William O'DANIEL, likely his brother. John is named in the 1748 Tithables list of Charles GREEN in Fairfax County.
John GLADIN, in his will of 1749, named John O'DANIEL as executor for bequeaths to Sarah NELSON and her mother, Ann NELSON. The land bequeathed to Sarah was regranted to William GLADIN in 1762 as a result of Sarah's death in childhood. (Revised 4/18/2003. RLD)
In his mother's will, dated 7 February 1755, John was left "all the remainder of my estate" and "Anthony EVARY". This bequeath resulted in William GLADDIN filing suit against John for the return of Anthony AVARY who was not Frances O'DANIEL GLADIN's to give. This subject is treated more fully in the text on William O'DANIEL of Kershaw County, South Carolina, believed to be John's brother.
John O'DANIEL's name appears in the records of Fairfax County Court Order/ Minute Books from September 1752 through August 1768. Some records relate to the estates of John and Francis GLADIN.
On 22 May 1754, John O'DANIEL was appointed surveyor of the Church road in the room of William SCUTT, husband of John's sister, Elizabeth. "Church Road" nearly bisected John's property from southwest to northeast. This was his father William O'DANIEL's 400 acre land grant of 1724. ("Fairfax County Road Orders 1749-1800" by Beth Mitchell, page 29, http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/03-r19.pdf)
Sometime after 1760, John O'DANIEL next married Ann "Nancy" McINTOSH, daughter of John McINTOSH of Fairfax, Virginia. They had two children, Sarah and Levina Elizabeth.
NOTE: Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine gives information about John O'DANIEL that conflicts with wills and deeds recorded in Fairfax County, Virginia. Fairfax Harrison erred when he stated in Tyler's that John O'DANIEL married Ann "Nancy" BOWLING as his second wife. Ann "Nancy" BOWLING married Peter WISE. Proof of this error is contained in five documents, the Will of John McINTOSH, the Inventory of the Estate of John O'DANIEL, the Indenture of Sale of a slave named Jack by John McINTOSH's children, the will of Gerard BOWLING, and the settlement of Gerard's will. As chance would have it though, Stephen DANIEL, son of John O'DANIEL, married Anne Wise RATCLIFFE, a niece of Ann "Nancy" BOWLING WISE. [See N.B. at the end of this narrative on John O'DANIEL] (Edited August 12, 2003)
In "Colonial Soldiers of the South", John is listed in the Virginia Militia, Major Lawrence WASHINGTON's copy of Polls in Fairfax County, Jun 13, 1748; in Fairfax County Poll, December 11, 1755, List of Voters, Captain John WEST; same date, on the roll of W. M. ELZEY; for the election poll of July 16, 1756, for Colonel George WASHINGTON's list; and same date, listed for Colonel John WEST.
In "The History of Truro Parish in Virginia" by Rev. Philip Slaughter, D. D., John O'DANIEL may be the John DANIEL named in the writings of George WASHINGTON preserved in the Library of Congress. On a single sheet of foolscap written on both sides in his most formal hand, and giving the result, first of the elections of Vestries for the two Parishes, Fairfax and Truro, held on 25 March 1765, George WASHINGTON names John DANIEL and Mr. Benja. TALBOT among "Candidates then rejected" for the Fairfax Vestry. Among those elected were Mr. Edward PAYNE, Colo. George MASON, Captn. Daniel McCARTY, Mr. Thomas Withers COFFER, C. Geo. WASHINGTON, Colo. George Wm. FAIRFAX, Captn. Lewis ELLZEY, Mr. Thomison ELLZEY, and Majr. Peter WAGENER.
In the Revolutionary War Records, Virginia, on page 70, an "O'DANIEL, John, Seaman" is named in the LIST OF NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, SEAMEN, AND MARINES, IN THE STATE NAVY, Who are entitled to Bounty Land for a service of three years, during the Revolutionary War. An "O. DAMEL, John" is listed on page 32 as part of the crew serving on the ship "Tempest" on December 7, 1779. The Officers and Men list for the brig "Jefferson" on December 20, 1779 included O.DANIEL, John, Seaman. It is unlikely that either one of these men was John O'DANIEL, born, 1718, for he would have been 61 years old and serving in the State Navy. His son, John, born before 1760, may have been one of these sailors. In addition, in a "List Of 8000 Men Who Were Prisoners On Board The Old Jersey", compiled by "The Society Of Old Brooklynites" in 1888, the name John DANIEL appears 3 times. "The Old Jersey" was a British prison ship. From his association with George Washington, Lawrence Washington, and the Virginia Militia, it would be expected that John O'DANIEL would have provided support for the Continental Army. John, like his brother, James, who provided supplies for the Continental Army in South Carolina, was much older than Militia age. John did receive a land grant for Revolutionary War Public Service.
VIRGINIA REVOLUTIONARY "PUBLICK" CLAIMS, Fairfax County, lists: John O'DANIEL for waggon, driver & 4 horses 2 days for detach. under Marquis De LaFAYETT L2-5; for waggon, 2 horses & driver 4 days L2; for damage done waggon 10s; John O. DANIEL for breakfast for 10 men 12s-6; for bu corn, 18 bundles fodder 3s-6; and His Excellency General WASHINGTON for 817 shead fish L11-9-3. Dates not given.
Fairfax County Revoluntionary War Veterans published by the Fairfax County Genealogical Society, 24 March 2007, lists:
O'Daniel John (parents) O'DANIEL William Frances (born) 1718 Stafford Co VA (Died) 1799 Centreville PS VA [Sourced to O'Daniel 1: Descendants of William O'Daniel: paynedaniel.com) The O'Daniel compilations of your compiler, Robert Louis Daniell, were originally posted on paynedaniel.com under that title. Included at the top of the listing is the appropriate caveat "The Fairfax County Genealogical Society assumes no responsibility for the correctness of the data."]
John O'DANIEL, Sr., and John, Jr., are listed among titheables in 1778 and 1779 in Cameron Parish, Loudoun, Virginia. No other reference has been located for land holdings there.
Loudoun County [Virginia] Titheables 1775-1781, for Cameron Parish, 1778, page 52, lists in Cameron Parish, 1778 a "John O'DANIEL, Negroes Tom, Esther & Tom -4"
[This record may be for John, Sr. considering the slaves, Tom and Esther, are named with John, Sr. in both 1778 and 1779.]
1779, for Robt Frier, 1779 Cameron Parish.
John Danniel, Jr. 1 tithe
John Daniel, Senr.'s Qtr., Samuel Tolbert, overseer, N. Tom and Hester
Neither John is not listed in 1780, but John, Jr.'s wife Ann O'DANIEL is on the 1780 list for Cameron Parish.
Fairfax County records of sale show that John Wheeler TURNER sold a Negro man named Hercules, about 40 years old, to John O'DANIEL on October 17, 1783. On May 11, 1784, John bought a grey mare from John Wheeler TURNER. Stephen O'DANIEL, John's son, witnessed these sales. (Revised 4/18/2003. RLD)
After the Revolutionary War, John speculated in Kentucky land, purchasing three land warrants to amass the 2701 acre tract described below. In his 1798 Will, He divided this tract between his widow, children, and two grandchildren.
As recorded in The Kentucky Land Grants - Virginia Grants, page 102, a tract of 2701 acres, located "on Waters of Licking" in Fayette County, Kentucky, was surveyed for and granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia to John O'DANIEL on October 20, 1785. The original survey reads in part "...Situate Lying and Being in the County of Fayette on the Waters of Licking about four or five miles South of the head of Salt Lick Creek Beginning at Daniel BOONE's Camp made in the year 1776 at A 2 white okes [sic] running thence North 800 poles to B a Shugar [sic] tree and Walnut thence Este [sic] 540 poles to C a ash and White oke [sic] thence South 800 poles to D a Walnut and Honey Locust thence West 540 poles to A the begining [sic]." It is signed "Daniel Boone DS" and "Tho. MARSHALL." The Marker was Isaac BOONE. Chain men were William WILLIS and Micajah CALAWAY. Originally thought to be a land grant for Revolutionary War Public Service Claims, it is not, the grant, dated 19 May 1787, was signed by Beverley RANDOLPH, the Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and cited treasury land warrants 1526, 30 Oct 1779, and 4738 & 4740 of 4 May 1780. John O'DANIEL bought Land Office Treasury Warrant 1526, dated 13 October 1779*, for one thousand and one acres for "four hundred and ten pounds, ten shillings current money, paid into the Public Treasury." On 4 May 1780, John paid two hundred pounds current money for five hundred acres, Land Office Treasury Warrant 4738, and paid four hundred and eighty pounds current money for one thousand two hundred acres, Land Office Treasury Warrant 4740. John combined the three warrants to obtain the 2701 acre Kentucky land grant dated 20 October 1785. The total purchase price of the 2701 acre tract was 1.090 pounds, ten shillings current money. The warrants are also recorded in the Fairfax County Court Booklet, pages 5, 18, and 19, and the Commissioner's Book II, page 228.
(Images on line: http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/nonmilitary/patentseries/vaandokpatents/)
(NOTE: It was common for Revolutionary War soldiers to sell their land grants. Warrant ID 1526.0; Veteran Name Welch, Robert; Assignee; Acres 200; Years Unknown; Rank Soldier; Unit Virginia Continental Line Branch; Unknown; Date 8/8/1783*. This warrant was not exercised in WELSH's name.)
[NOTE: The 1784 map of "KENTUCKE" drawn by John Filson for the Congress of the United States and George Washington shows Salt Lick Creek branching off the south side of the Ohio River about 10 miles west of Old Shawnee Town and a few miles north of the North Fork of the Licking River. This is near present day Vanceberg, Lewis County, Kentucky.]
*There is a mismatch of dates for this treasury warrant number.
"April the 11th 1785. Surveyed for John O'Daniel 590 Acres of Land, by Virtue of of an Entry made the 4th day of February 1783, on a Treasury Warrant No 14212, Situate lying and being in the County of Fayette, on Slate Creek and Lulbegrud Waters and Bounded as follows, Beginning at, A. two white oaks, the So. Corner of James Logan's and Charles Morgan's tract of 1042 Acres ... Roger Clements Ch. Carrier Stephen Kelly Marker James Morgan D.S. H. Marshall" This land was purchased by John for Nine hundred and forty four pounds 10 shillings of current money paid to the Public Treasury on 13 September 1782 and received Treasury Warrant 14212 and recorded on Grant Book 13, page 72.
"I hereby afsign over the within Survey of five hundred and ninty Acres to Isaac Halbert for Value Received as Witnefs my hand this 18 day of November 1785. [Signed] John O.Daniel" [VA 8596.0]
NOTE: Isaac HALBERT had married John O'Daniel's daughter Elizabeth.
The 1790 Fairfax County Tax Roll, page 13, lists:
March __ | John Odannell | 2 white taxables | 3 blacks above 16 | 5 Horses, mares, colts, and mules | Tax paid 2 pounds.
The Kentucky Gazette, 6 August 1796, published "Robert and Lawrence SLAUGHTER, 30 July 1796, regarding a land claim. Mentions : John O'DANIEL, Daniel BOONE, Robert S. THOM."
In an Indenture dated 13 May 1797, John O'DANIEL and his wife, Ann [McINTOSH], sold 1000 acres of John's Kentucky land grant to their son, William, who was identified in the indenture as "William O'DANIEL of the County of Edgefield, District of Ninety six and State of South Carolina". (William had dropped the Celtic "O" from his name and is in Edgefield County records as William DANIEL. He signed his name as O'DANIEL on the indenture, no doubt in deference to his father.)
In John's will, dated January 19, 1798, and proved January 19, 1799, (Fairfax Liber G, 1794-8, Robert. 423), he devises to his (second) wife, Nancy McIntosh O'DANIEL, "the tract wherein I now live on Accotink Run," a reference which confirms the family tradition that he was a son of William and a brother of James. The will also shows that he had acquired several thousand acres of land in Kentucky which he divides among his children." (Source: Tyler's Quarterly, Vol. I, pg. 165.)
The Last Will and Testament of John O'DANIEL, was transcribed by Robert Louis Daniell from the printouts from Reel 29, Fairfax County, Virginia. Capitalized surnames and words in [ ] are added. Punctuation marks were rarely discernible.
"In the name of God. Amen. I John ODANIEL of the County of Fairfax and State of Virginia being In a perfect state of mind and memory, do make this my Last Will and Testament.
First. I give my soul to god and my wordly [sic] Estate I give in Manner and form following
Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy ODANIEL all the tract of land where I Now live on Accotinck Run to her and her heirs lawfully begotten by me forever she to hold the said land without a division as long as she lives. Likewise I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife the following Negroes Viz Sam Harry & Anne & her increase to her and her Heirs lawfully Begotten by me forever she holding the same without division her life. Likewise I give and bequeath to my beloved wife five Hundred Acres of Land Lying in the state of Kentucky part of Greater track to her and her Heirs lawfully by me forever she holding the same without division during her life. Likewise I give and bequeath to my beloved wife all my household furniture stock plantation Utenshels [sic] still tools of all kinds that I possess on the plantation after my Just debts are paid to her & her Heirs lawfully begotten by me forever she holding the same her life without a Division.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Son William ODANIEL one thousand acres of land lying in the state of Kentucky part of greater track which I have made him a right to. to him and his Heirs forevever [sic]. Likewise I give and bequeath to my son William ODANIEL three Negroes Dealy & her two Children which he has in his possession to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Stephen ODANIEL Negro James Cris and her two youngest Children to him and his Heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret NELSON Negro Beck and her increase to her and her Heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to Mary TALBERT [sic, TALBOTT] two Hundred Acres of land part of a Greater Track in the state of Kentucky to her & her Heirs forever. Also I give unto my daughter Mary TALBERT a Negro Boy Named Deck to her & her Heirs forever. [See Note.]
Item. I give and bequeath to Elizabeth TALBERT [sic, HALBERT] two hundred Acres of Land part of a greater Track in the state of Kentucky to her and her heirs forever. I also give unto my daughter Elizabeth TALBERT a Negro Woman Sall & her increase to her & her heirs forever. [See Note.]
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Catherine [John] HURST two hundred Acres of Land lying in the state of Kentucky part of a greater track to her and her Heirs forever. Also I give unto my daughter Catherine a negro Woman Called Easter & her two Youngest children she had when she took her from me called Mime & Henn they & theirs increase to her & her Heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Frances [John] MAY two hundred Acres of Land lying in the state of Kentucky part of a greater track to her and her Heirs forever. I also give unto my Daughter Frances MAY a Negro girl named Cary she and her increase to her & her Heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son James ODANIEL son of John ODANIEL two hundred Acres of Land lying in the state of Kentucky part of a greater track to him & his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my Grand daughter Mary BRAKELY [sic, BLAKENEY.] Daughter of the said John ODANIEL two hundred Acres of Land lying in the state of Kentucky part of a greater track to her & her heirs forever. [See Note.]
Item. I give and bequeath unto my two youngest daughters Sarah ODANIEL and Levina Elizabeth Negro Ned Pat & her children Miles Peter and Pat's increase to be Equally divided Between them when they arrive to the age of eighteen to them and their Heirs forever.
And Lastly. I do authorise and appoint my beloved wife Exetrise & Lee MASSY Lachlan McINTOSH Executors of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills heretofore by me made. In Witness thereunto set my hand & seal this Nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & ninety eight.
John ODANIEL Signed Sealed
in the presence of James S. FERGUSON Courtney ASKIN Lachlan McINTOSH"
[Note: Elizabeth was the wife of Isaac HALBERT. Mary was the wife of Samuel TALBOTT, Jr.. Granddaughter Mary was the wife of Abel BLAKENEY, a carpenter. Lachlan McINTOSH was Nancy O'DANIEL's brother.]
Charles BROADWATER, Richard RATCLIFFE, and William GUNNELL were ordered to settle John O'DANIEL's estate accounts. Broadwater and Ratcliffe signed the report. Charles Guy BROADWATER was the husband of Catherine GUNNELL, granddaughter of Catherine O'DANIEL, John's sister. Richard RATCLIFFE was Stephen O'DANIEL's father-in-law. William GUNNELL was a son of Henry GUNNELL and Catherine O'DANIEL, John's sister.
Abel BLAKENEY, husband of John's granddaughter Mary made John's coffin. Among the accounts paid from John O'DANIEL's estate is "Paid BLAKENEY for coffin... 7 pds 10 shillings." A side note: Abel also built the coffin for George WASHINGTON.
N.B. The Second Marriage of John O'DANIEL:
The marriage of John O'DANIEL to Ann "Nancy" BOWLING, as given by Fairfax Harrison in his article "A Group of Northern Neck Families" in Tyler's Quarterly Magazine is in error. Source documents prove that Ann "Nancy" McINTOSH, the daughter of John McINTOSH, not Ann BOWLING, was the second wife of John O'DANIEL for the following reasons:
1. John O'DANIEL named Lachlan McINTOSH as one of his executors. Lachlan McINTOSH was a brother of Anne "Nancy" McINTOSH.
2. No member of the prominent BOWLING family was named in or witnessed John O'DANIEL's will.
3. When John's will was inventoried and valued on January 25, 1799, Nancy O'DANIEL, the Executrix of the will, objected to having the Negro Grace and her increase, Charles, Jack, and Osbourn being a part of John's estate, contending that they were a part of her father's estate, not yet divided. This note is part of the Inventory Record.
4. Ann "Nancy" BOWLING had married Peter WISE, proven by her inclusion as Ann WISE in the will of her father, Gerard BOWLING, written on 17 January 1779. She was still married to Peter WISE on January 17, 1798 when Gerard BOWLING's will was settled and her portion, 90 pounds, was paid to Peter WISE by Robert BOWLING. This is recorded in Deed Book A, No. 2, page 18, Fairfax County, Virginia, showing as witnesses: Peter WISE, R'd RATCLIFFE, Sam'l BOWLING, and Robert BOWLING, and acknowledged by Joseph BOWLING.
5. A transcribed document, stated to be recorded in Drawer X, Fairfax County, Virginia, states: "Fairfax County to Wit To all Persons to Whom these presents shall Come or Concern, be it Known that We Benjamin KING, Nancy O'DANIEL, & Catherine McINTOUSH, all of the County aforesaid, for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars Current money, to us in hand Paid by Mordecai MILLER, of the Town of Alexandria & County aforesaid, the Receipt whereof , we do for ourselves our Heirs, etc, acknowledge & him the said Mordecai MILLER his heirs etc Thereof and therefrom forever Acquit, an also for & in Consideration of the particular Covenants herein after Expressed & by & on the part of him the said Mordecai MILLER to be done & performed, have bargained & Sold, and by these presents do for ourselves Our Heirs etc Bargain and Sell unto the Said Mordecai MILLER, a Certain negro man Slave Named JACK, which Said Slave JACK, Decended to us by the Last Will etc of John McINTOUSH, Late of this county, Dec'd. Which Said Slave we Sell on the Express Terms following, Viz: that he the Said Slave JACK is not to be Subjected to, or Compell'd to Serve the Said MILLER for Any longer Time than four yars from the Date of these presents, And that from and after that period he the Said Slave Jack is to Stand Released, Acquited, & forever free, and fully Emancipated from the Claim of us Our Heirs etc, and also from the Said MILLER do Acknowledge the Same on his part in due form According to the meaning & Intent of the Said Sale & as Expressly Agreed by & between the parties Contracting. In Witness Whereof we the said KING, O'DANIEL, & C. McINTOUSH have hereunto Set Our hands & Affixed Our Seals this 13th day of January in the year Eighteen Hundred. Benj. KING Seal; Nancy O'DANIEL Seal; Katherine McINTOUSH Seal Signed & Acknowledged In presence of us - John McINTOUSH; Thomas McINTOUSH; Thomas BOTTS as to Benj. KING Wm. MOSS as to do Seal"
6. This abstract of the will of John McINTOSH confirms that Anne, Catherine, Valinder, Lochlin, John, and Thomas were siblings. J23 May 1769-20 Jun 1769 John McINTOSH, Colchester, Fairfax Co. Will Bk C. Wife Elizabeth, sons: Lochlin, (Lochlin to have lots and houses in town after youngest daughter age 18) John (John to have plantation 93 acres after youngest 18), Thomas (Thomas to have 100 acres after youngest 18) . Dau: Catherine, Anne, Valinder. Exec: wife & son Lochlin. Wit: Alex. Henderson, H. Ross, E. Washington. (FHL 975.5291 P2k Fairfax Co Abstr Wills. Also Fairfax Co. Wills Bk C # 1 pg 55-57. )
CONCLUSION: From the above Presents, John McINTOSH, in his will proven on 20 June 1769 gave to his children the Negro Grace, Charles, JACK, and Osborn, as part of his estate. The fact that Nancy O'DANIEL objected to the inclusion of these Negroes as part of her husband John's estate on the grounds that they were a part of her father's estate, undivided, confirms they were not John O'DANIEL's property, but a part of her inheritance from her father, John McINTOSH. All of the above shows Nancy O'DANIEL was Anne 'Nancy" McINTOSH, particularly with Nancy O'DANIEL's objection in January 1799 to having the Negroes, Grace, and her children Charles, Jack and Osborn, be inventoried as a part of John's estate, stating that they were "a part of her father's estate, not yet divided." (A quote from the Inventory Record) A year later, on 13 January 1800, Nancy O'DANIEL, along with her sister, Catherine McINTOSH, and a brother-in-law(?), Benj. KING sold the slave JACK . The wording "We Benjamin KING, Nancy O'DANIEL, & Catherine McINTOUSH, all of the County aforesaid, for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars Current money, to us in hand Paid by Mordecai MILLER, of the Town of Alexandria & County aforesaid, the Receipt whereof , we do for ourselves our Heirs, etc,...a Certain negro man Slave Named Jack, which Said Slave JACK, Decended to us by the Last Will etc of John McINTOUSH, Late of this county, Dec'd.... " solidifies those relationships. Couple that with the settlement of Gerard BOWLING's will in 1798 and the payment of 90 pounds to Peter WISE as Ann BOWLING WISE's share, and this conclusion is proven.
References: As cited in the text and "William Moxley, Westmoreland Co., VA" by J. H. Sorensen, and the "O'DANIEL Lineage" web site of RubyMc@home.net, a now invalid address.
John married Elizabeth MOXLEY,8 daughter of Thomas MOXLEY 10 and Ann --?--,8,11,12 in 1740 in Virginia.9 Elizabeth was born in 1721 in Virginia and died after 1767 in Virginia.
Marriage Notes: "DANIEL, John, b. 1718; d. 1799, son of William; served in Rev. War; m. 1740, Elizabeth MOXLEY, b. 1721; d. cir 1760; res. Stafford and Fairfax Co. Mas."
General Notes: Elizabeth MOXLEY married John DANIEL [O'DANIEL] in 1740. "Marriages of some Virginia Residents, Volume 1", D. F. Wulfeck, page 218, also records that she was born in 1721 and died "circa 1760." The marriage was likely in Prince William County, Virginia, that portion taken from Stafford County in 1731. From what I have found, I believe she died about 1767, probably in Fairfax County, Virginia, that portion taken from Prince William County, in 1741.
John GLADIN, in his will of 1749, named John O'DANIEL as executor for bequeaths to Sarah NELSON and her mother, Ann NELSON. One of the witnesses to this will was Elizabeth O'DANIEL, believed to be John's wife, Elizabeth MOXLEY.
Elizabeth MOXLEY's legacy from the will of her father, Thomas MOXLEY, was paid to her husband, John O'DANIEL, in the settlement of Thomas' estate in 1750. (Fairfax Will Book A)
Elizabeth and John appear to have been the parents of eight children before Elizabeth's death. Although her death was listed as "circa 1760," it is more likely she died in Fairfax County, Virginia, after 1767, about the year of her daughter Catherine's birth.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 8 M i. William DANIEL 13 was born in 1747 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died between 11 Mar 1807 and 6 May 1807 in Daniel Plantation, Abbeville, South Carolina, and was buried in Daniel Plantation, Abbeville, South Carolina.
+ 9 M ii. John O'DANIEL 6 was born circa 1750 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died before 19 Jan 1798.6
+ 10 F iii. Mary O'DANIEL 6 was born about 1756 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died after May 1833 in Clark County, Kentucky.
+ 11 F iv. Frances O'DANIEL 6 was born circa 1760 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died in 1836 in Greene County, Alabama14 about age 76.
+ 12 F v. Margaret O'DANIEL 6 was born between 1760 and 1770 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died in Jul 1845 in South Carolina.
+ 13 F vi. Elizabeth O'DANIEL 6 was born on 8 Apr 1761 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died on 23 Jul 1847 in Salt Lick Creek, Mason County, Kentucky at age 86, and was buried in Valley Cemetery, North Of Charters, Kentucky.
+ 14 M vii. Stephen O'DANIEL 6,15 was born about 1765 in Fairfax County, Virginia16 and died on 8 Feb 1854 in Fairfax County, Virginia about age 89.
+ 15 F viii. Catherine O'DANIEL 6 was born on 19 Mar 1768 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died on 25 Apr 1825 in Jefferson County, Virginia at age 57, and was buried in Hurst Graveyards, in The Field, Jefferson County, Virginia.
John next married Anne McINTOSH,6,17 daughter of John McINTOSH and Elizabeth UNKNOWN, after 1769 in Fairfax, Virginia. Anne was born about 1750 and died after 1807. Another name for Anne was Nancy O'DANIEL.6
Marriage Notes: Ann McINTOSH was named in the 1769 LW&T of her father, John McINTOUSH. It appears that she married after that date.
General Notes: Anne "Nancy" McINTOSH was the daughter of John and Elizabeth McINTOSH of Fairfax, Virginia. The 1769 Will of John McINTOSH confirms that Anne, Catherine, Valinder, Lochlin, John, and Thomas were siblings.
Nancy's father died in 1769. An abstract of his will, proven 20 Jun 1769, does not indicate that she was married. She married John O'DANIEL after the death of his first wife, Elizabeth MOXLEY, probably after this date. (Note: Fairfax Harrison in his article "A Group of Northern Neck Families" in Tyler's Quarterly Magazine provides that John O'DANIEL's second wife was Ann "Nancy" BOWLING. Source documents prove that Ann "Nancy" McINTOSH, the daughter of John McINTOSH was the second wife of John O'DANIEL. This is explained in the General Notes for John O'DANIEL.)
When John O'DANIEL died, he had two under age daughters: Sarah and Levina Elizabeth. He also named in his will two grandchildren, James O'DANIEL and Mary BRAKELY [BLAKENEY] by his deceased son, John O'DANIEL. Fairfax Harrison wrote that "John, like the two under age daughters, probably was a son of his second marriage, to Nancy." Considering that this son's daughter was old enough to be married by 1798 indicates that his son John was likely born before 1760, and a son by Elizabeth MOXLEY, not by Nancy McINTOSH.
Anne's husband John O'DANIEL's will of 1798 states in part "I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Nancy ODANIEL all the tract of land where I Now live on Accotinck Run to her and her heirs lawfully begotten by me forever she to hold the said land without a division as long as she lives. Likewise I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife the following Negroes Viz Sam Harry & Anne & her increase to her and her Heirs lawfully Begotten by me forever she holding the same without division her life. Likewise I give and bequeath to my beloved wife five Hundred Acres of Land Lying in the state of Kentucky part of Greater track to her and her Heirs lawfully by me forever she holding the same without division during her life. Likewise I give and bequeath to my beloved wife all my household furniture stock plantation Utenshels (sic) still tools of all kinds that I possess on the plantation after my Just debts are paid to her & her Heirs lawfully begotten by me forever she holding the same her life without a Division."
Nancy's brother, Lachlan McINTOSH was one of John O'DANIEL's executors.
When John's will was inventoried and valued on January 25, 1799, Nancy O'DANIEL, the Executrix of the will, objected to having the Negro Grace and her increase, Charles, Jack, and Osbourn being a part of John's estate, contending that they were a part of her father's estate, not yet divided. These individuals were not included in John's estate. A transcribed document, said to be recorded in Drawer X, Fairfax County, Virginia, states: "Fairfax County to Wit To all Persons to Whom these presents shall Come or Concern, be it Known that We Benjamin KING, Nancy O'DANIEL, & Catherine McINTOUSH, all of the County aforesaid, for and in Consideration of the Sum of Two Hundred Dollars Current money, to us in hand Paid by Mordecai MILLER, of the Town of Alexandria & County aforesaid, the Receipt whereof , we do for ourselves our Heirs, etc, acknowledge & him the said Mordecai MILLER his heirs etc Thereof and therefrom forever Acquit, an also for & in Consideration of the particular Covenants herein after Expressed & by & on the part of him the said Mordecai MILLER to be done & performed, have bargained & Sold, and by these presents do for ourselves Our Heirs etc Bargain and Sell unto the Said Mordecai MILLER, a Certain negro man Slave Named Jack, which Said Slave Jack, Decended to us by the Last Will etc of John McINTOUSH, Late of this county, Dec'd. Which Said Slave we Sell on the Express Terms following, Viz: that he the Said Slave JACK is not to be Subjected to, or Compell'd to Serve the Said MILLER for Any longer Time than four yars from the Date of these presents, And that from and after that period he the Said Slave Jack is to Stand Released, Acquited, & forever free, and fully Emancipated from the Claim of us Our Heirs etc, and also from the Said MILLER do Acknowledge the Same on his part in due form According to the meaning & Intent of the Said Sale & as Expressly Agreed by & between the parties Contracting. In Witness Whereof we the said KING, O'DANIEL, & C. McINTOUSH have hereunto Set Our hands & Affixed Our Seals this 13th day of January in the year Eighteen Hundred. Benj. KING Seal; Nancy O'DANIEL Seal; Katherine McINTOUSH Seal Signed & Acknowledged In presence of us - John McINTOUSH; Thomas McINTOUSH; Thomas BOTTS as to Benj. KING Wm. MOSS as to do Seal."
Nancy O'DANIEL was listed 22 times as a buyer at her husband's estate sale, only once as "Nancy DANIEL."
Slave Manumissions in Alexandria Land Records, 1790-1863
"1/13/1804 Mordecai MILLER [freed] Jack CALBERT Calbert ("man") was conveyed to Miller by Benjamin KING, Nancy O'DANIEL and Catherine McINTOSH 1/13/1800, to be freed after four years' service. [witnesses] Abram HEWES, Robert W. DYER [Recorded in book:pabe] I:379"
In a settlement of the Estate of John O'DANIEL, deceased, "with his Executrix Ann HEWES late Ann O'DANIEL" dated 1807 and signed by her representative Jeremiah MOORE, we find the evidence that Ann remarried before 1807 to a man named HEWES. QUESTION: Was Nancy's second husband the Abram HEWES above?
No additional information on Ann HEWES has been located.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 16 F i. Sarah O'DANIEL 6 was born after 1781.
+ 17 F ii. Levina Elizabeth O'DANIEL 6 was born after 1781.
3. William O'DANIEL II (William I1) was born about 1720 in Stafford County, Virginia and died before 8 Nov 1796 in Kershaw County, South Carolina. Other names for William were William DANIEL, William DANIELL, and William DANNELL.5
General Notes: William O'DANIEL was a son of William and Frances O'DANIEL of Stafford County, Virginia. In the 1728? will of his father, it is likely William O'DANIEL received 100 of the 700 acres his father was granted. This assumption is made from known bequeaths of 100 acres to his brothers and sisters. In a 1740 survey of 300 acres for John GLADDING, this land was adjacent to that of William O'DANIEL, and would have madec William's inheritance a part of the 400 acre grant on the south side of Accotink Creek.
The O'DANIEL family lands were within Truro Parish. "Within this territory were the seats of the Fairfaxes, Washingtons, Masons, McCartys, Fitzhughs, Brents, Alexanders, Lewises, Mercers, Daniels, Carters, Dades, Stuarts, Corbins, Tayloes, Steptoes, Newtons, Browns, Lees, Thorntons, Balls, Smiths, and other leading families too many to mention." ("The History of Truro Parish in Virginia" by Rev. Philip Slaughter with Notes and Addenda by Rev. Edward L. Goodwin. 1907.)
It was about 1740 when their O'DANIEL surname began being found as DANIEL in public records. William is found as O'DANIEL in most records in Virginia. He is DANIEL on some records in South Carolina, but he continued to used the O' throughout his lifetime and in his 1795 last will and testament.
In John GLADDIN's will of 1749, William O'DANIEL was named Executor for bequeaths left to John's wife, Frances GLADDIN, William's mother. William and his brother, John O'DANIEL, named as Executor for bequeaths to Ann NELSON and her daughter, Sarah NELSON, presented the GLADDIN's will at a Fairfax County court on 26 December 1749. On the same date, William and Henry GUNNELL signed a Bond of Estate for William's part, as did John O'DANIEL, William Payne, Jr., and Thomas Wren for John's part.
In William's mother's will, dated 7 February 1755, Frances O'Daniel GLADIN bequeathed to William a Negro, Joe. In her will, Frances names her sons as "James DANNELL, William DANNELL, and John O'DANNELL. If there was a riff between brothers which may caused a difference in the surnames they used, as surmised, this naming in the will may be indicative of its having begun before 1755.
The name William O'DANIEL is found in extant records of the Fairfax County courts from 1753 to 1757. In the November 1757 case, William is represented by an attorney, indicating he may not have been in Fairfax at this time. The records show the cases as "William GLADDIN vs William O'DANIEL - in replevin - continued". Fairfax County Court Order/Minute Books record the following:
"William GLADDIN, Plaintiff, against William O'DANIEL, defendant - in Replevin - This day came as well the aforesaid William GLADDIN as the aforesaid William O'DANIEL by their attornies and thereupon all and singular the promisess being seem and by the Court here and fully understood and mature deliberation thereupon had it considered that the said William GLADDIN recover against the said William O'DANIEL the mulatto boy named Anthony AVERY in the declaration mentioned and one shilling damages and also his costs by him in this behalf expended and the said William O'DANIEL in mercy ____ from which judgment the said William O'DANIEL prays an appeal to the most General Court which is granted him and John O'DANIEL and Joseph MOXLEY acknowledge a bond for prosecuting the same with object." This lawsuit started because the mulatto boy, Anthony AVERY, was left to John O'DANIEL in the will of Frances GLADIN; however, Frances' deceased husband, John GLADIN, had bequeathed Anthony AVERY to Sarah NELSON. Sarah NELSON died "as an infant". William GLADDIN, brother of the deceased John GLADIN, acquired ownership of Sarah's bequeaths, apparently including AVERY. Arguably, William demanded that John O'DANIEL return AVERY to him. John protests that he does not have AVERY and that his brother, William, has him. William GLADDIN then sues William O'DANIEL to recover Anthony AVERY or his value. Why and where did William O'DANIEL have him? In a probable scenario, William O'DANIEL goes to SC cir. 1754. Frances GLADIN lets him take Anthony AVERY with him as a servant for his family, but then gave Anthony to John O'DANIEL in her will. Anthony was not hers to give because he was part of John GLADIN's estate bequeathed to Sarah NELSON, his god-daughter. William O'DANIEL may have been in South Carolina and not available to appear in person, thus, represented in the suit by his attorney and leaving his brother, John O'DANIEL and Joseph MOXLEY to protect his interests and post his bond to the court. (William's being in South Carolina during this period is strengthened by this record in Brent H. Holcomb's "Petitions For Land From The South Carolina Council Journals.Vol. 4 - 1754-1756 - Meeting of Tuesday A.M. 5 August, 1755: - The Petition of William O'Daniel humbly setting forth That the Petitioner had four persons in family for whom he never had warrant of survey or grant of land, prayed for two hundred acres of Land between Broad and Saludy Rivers and that the might have a grant for the same. Dated July 4th, 1755. William O'Daniel. The prayer thereof was granted."
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0006 Page: 00191 Item: 03 Date: 1756/07/06:
"South Carolina. Pursuant to a precept from Wm. DeBrahm Esq. Surveyor General, dated the 5th day of August A.D. 1755, I have measured unto William O'Daniel a tract of two hundred acres of land on Indian Creek, in the fork between Broad and Saludy Rivers: and is bounded on all sides by vacant land: and hath such form as the above plat represents. Certified th. 6th day of July A. D. 1756 by me Joseph CURRY D.S." [Although the plat distinctly reads "William O'DANIEL," it is indexed as "William DANIEL." View plat at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=96626]
William O'DANIEL is listed among the names receiving militia pay disbursements in Henings Statutes At Large - Va. for Fairfax County, September 1758. No dates of service were mentioned in this excerpt. William O'DANIEL is also listed as a sergeant in the book, Virginia Colonial Militia, Fairfax County, September, 1758. This William is likely the son of William and Frances O'DANIEL of Stafford [now Fairfax] County.
The next mention of a William O'DANIEL in Fairfax County, Virginia records is in August 1768. The court ordered John O'DANIEL to pay 550 pounds of tobacco to one William O'DANIEL for having attended 22 days as a witness for John O'DANIEL in a case against John DALTON. (Fairfax County, Virginia, Court Order Book 1768-1770, page 28) The identity of the William O'DANIEL in this case is uncertain; it may be one of two Williams of age at this time, John's brother, returned from South Carolina to testify, or John's son, age 21, who migrated to South Carolina about this time.
Questions: What happened to William O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia? His brother, James O'DANIEL had petitioned South Carolina for a land grant in 1754, before he sold his inherited land in Fairfax in 1757. William's last legal record in Fairfax is also 1757, in which John O'DANIEL posted bond for William. It appears that both William and James severed their final ties to Fairfax, Virginia, in 1757 to live their lives in South Carolina. South Carolina land grants to both William O'DANIEL and James DANIEL were on the Broad River at about the same time, 1754, contributing to the evidence of their connection. William's grant was in what is now Kershaw county, , and James' grant was in now Fairfield county, which counties abut each other. The locations of these O'DANIEL children are close to each other. They likely migrated together. On March 23, 1773, William DANIEL and his nephew, Jesse DANIEL, son of James DANIELL, were witnesses to the lease by Moses KIRKLAND to Arthur SIMPKINS of land located between the Savannah and Saluda Rivers. Another show of kinship? William and James' brother, John O'DANIEL, had a son, William, who migrated to Fairfield County, and then to Edgefield County, South Carolina. He is known to be John's son by his parents indenture of land in Kentucky to him in 1797, recorded in Fairfax County, Virginia. John's daughter, Frances, "followed her uncle to South Carolina and there married a man named MAY." Which uncle was not specified, but had to have been James because William was not named in the article. Two of William of Edgefield's sons were closely associated with Josiah L. DANIEL, son of William O'DANIEL of Kershaw County, South Carolina. Josiah L. DANIEL married his cousin, Mary DANIEL, daughter of William DANIEL of Edgefield. Another link to show close familial ties between William O'DANIEL of Kershaw County and James and John O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia.
Who was the fourth person in William's household in 1755? Anthony AVERY, subject of the lawsuit by William GLADDIN against William O'DANIEL in the Fairfax County, Virginia court in 1757? Or James O'DANIEL who was having problems with his land grant at the time?
William was married before 1755, the year of his first son's birth. His wife's name has not been found, but the given names of some of his sons, Josiah, Sem, and David, are unusual names among O'DANIEL descendants and may help to identify their mother.
William DANIEL is in the Saluda River area of South Carolina by 1755, named in a document with a number of others who petition the Georgia Trustees in Savannah to send troops to protect the settlers. He signs the document as William DANIEL.
In the South Carolina Council Journal, January 6, 1755 to August 18, 1755, page 281, is a record that William O'DANIEL personally petitioned the Grand Council of South Carolina for 200 acres of land. This is about the same time his brother, James O'Daniel/Daniel also petitioned this council for land. At this time South Carolina Royal Grants were given for 50 acres to a head of household and 50 acres for each additional member of the household. This would establish the fact that there were four individuals in William's family, William, his wife, his son, William, and a fourth person, unknown, who may have been a relation, an unidentified child who died young, or Anthony AVERY. "200 acres on Indian Creek in the Fork between Broad and Saluda Rivers, bounded on all sides by vacant land" were granted to him on May 8, 1758. The plat had been certified on July 6, 1756. At the top of the grant, a handwritten note states "4 October 1758 delivered to Joseph CURRY." The grant is listed in South Carolina Royal Grants, Volume 8, page 291, and in 2009 is in Edgefield County roughly 5 miles north of Mount Willing. The required Memorial is not recorded. Land memorials were required of everyone who owned property from about 1730 to 1776. William may have abandoned or sold this land because of the Cherokee Wars which lasted until 1761. That would explain his presence in Fairfax County, Virginia in the late 1750s and his later return to South Carolina and acquiring land in Craven County in 1763.
This acquisition was for 50 acres on Granney's Quarter Creek in Craven County. It was bounded westerly on land surveyed for Henry SUMMERFORD, southerly on said creek, and on other sides vacant land. The plat was certified on April 5, 1763 and the grant made on May 8, 1763. The Memorial for this land was signed as William O'DANIEL on July 13, 1763, as can be found in South Carolina Land Memorials, Volume 6, page 102. William sold this land on November 5, 1789 in a deed to Henry EADY for ten pounds. The land was, by then, in Lancaster County, proved there on July 17, 1790, but not recorded until August 1, 1793 in then Kershaw County in Deed Book B, page 297. Modern maps show Granney's Quarter Creek as the first creek North of the city of Camden in Kershaw County. This area was historically part of Craven County, 1682-1785; Camden Judicial District, Craven County, 1769-1785; Lancaster County, 1785-1791; and Kershaw County, 1791 to present.
Beginning in 1765, William started accumulating land on White Oak Creek, the next creek North of Granney's Quarter Creek on the East side of the Wateree River. At his death, this land was listed as his place of residence. A plat for 100 acres, bounded by vacant land on all sides, was certified on May 10, 1765 and the grant was made on October 31, 1765. William's memorial for this land was dated November 25, 1765, and signed "for the memorialist by John LANDERS". A plat of this land can be viewed at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=99056.
William added an additional 50 acres, bounded to the South by land of William O'DANIEL and on all other sides by vacant land, plated on November 17,1766 and granted on February 17, 1767. William presented his memorial for this land on February 17, 1767. By the end of 1766, William had been granted 400 acres here, apparently headrights for himself, wife and six others. He sold 250 acres of the total, keeping 150 acres of his grants for himself.
William O'DANIEL and John O'DANIEL are listed among the Names of Individuals with Accounts At "Clermont" (Rugeley's Fort) Camden District, SC 1776-1778 (John R. Clarke, 12 May 2004, http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/daniel/2004-05/1084409137) Rugeley's Fort was located twelve miles north of Camden on "Clermont", the plantation of Colonel Henry RUGELEY, in the fork of Grannies Quarter and Flat Rock creeks in Kershaw County west of modern state secondary road S-28-58 and north of S-28-40.
1778 DANIEL WILLIAM Camden District SC No Township Listed SC Early Census Index SCS1b904865
On page 13 of "Camden District, S. C. Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787" by Holcomb and Parker, three men, James DANIEL, William DANIEL, and Lewis POPE, are listed as appraisers of the estate of Elizabeth CHAPELL (apt 15, pkg 476). Her will was proved 27 Oct 1782. Purchasers at the sale of property include both William DANIEL and John COOK. This record shows James and William DANIEL together, and is the only document yet found that does. This William DANIEL is either William O'DANIEL/DANIEL (1721?-1796), James' brother, or William, son of John O'DANIEL of Fairfax, Virginia , and nephew of John's brothers, James and William. Both the POPE and COOK families were associated through marriages with James DANIELL's family. William was later of Kershaw County, and James of Fairfield County, South Carolina.
On December 4, 1788, William bought 141 acres from John O'DANIEL for 15 pounds sterling. The land was recorded as on both sides of White Oak Creek, bounded on the North by John GOODWIN, South by land of Michael McELWORTH and the said William O'DANIEL, Southeast by land granted to said William O'DANIEL, South by land granted to Henry DUNGWORTH and all other sides by vacant land, as per two plats of land. The deed was witnessed by David (X) BALLARD, Thomas GARDNER, and David DANIEL,William's son, and recorded December 12, 1788 in Lancaster County. This purchase completed William's estate of 291 acres as given in his will.
The 1790 census for South Carolina, Camden District, Lancaster County, Printed Edition, page 26 shows "William DANIL" with 1 male age 16 & upwards, 1 male under 16, 2 females, and 3 slaves.
William's will, dated 4 November 1795, probated 8 November, 1796, and recorded in Kershaw County Will Book C, page 260, was transcribed as follows:
"South Carolina Kershaw County White Oak Creek - - -
In the Name of God Amen - I William ODANIEL Senr being of Sound Mind and memmory by Cauling to mind the Mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die I Do make Consittute and ordain this my Last Will and testament in the manner and form as followeth - - - -
Imprimis - First I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah IRVIN [sic, ERWIN. RLD] one Shilling Sterling.
Secondly - I Give and bequeath to my Sun David ODANIEL one Shilling Sterling & No more
Thirdly I Give and Bequeath to my Sun Josiah ODANIEL one Shilling Sterling and No more
Fourthly - I Give and Bequeath to my Sun Sem ODANIEL one feather bed and furniture and No more
Fifthly - I Give and bequeath to my Sun James ODANIEL one feather bed and furniture and No more
Sixthly - I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary ODANIEL forty weight of new feathers one Grey Philley two years old last Spring a fold of A grey Mare Cauled tib - two Cows two breading sows one Flax Wheal one pot and frying pan one Dish one bason and four plates - No more -
Seventhly - the Above Leagusseas to be paid of at the Discrestion of the Executor who I shall Hereafter Annorminate and appoint -
Eightly I Give and Bequeath to my Sun William ODANIEL two hundred and Ninty one acres of land and all the appertainances thereunto belonging To him and to his Heirs and afsigns for Ever - and all the Rest of my Goods and Chattles Not Disposed of to the Said William ODANIEL without any Set hinderrance or Mollistation Freely by him to be Injoyed - according to the true intent and Meaning of this my last Will and testament -
Ninthly and Lastly - I Constitiute and appoint My Sun William ODANIEL soul Executor to this my Last Will and testament Disannulling and Revokeing All other testaments Wills or Cordicils of Wills by me made Ratifying this to be my last Will and testament -
In Witness Where of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Fourth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninty five -
Signed Sealed pronounced and Declared in the presence of us John GOODWIN, Benjamin SCOTT, Rich.d CLAYBROOK, Daniel GOODWIN. (Signed) William ODANIELs."
A flourish of his pen may have looked like an added "s". William did not mention a wife, and left all of his 291 acres to his son, William, who presented the will for probate on 8 November 1796.
(The notes of Catherine Bonds Gheesling and contributions by William O'Daniel, Jr., of Littleton, Colorado were very helpful in compiling the above. RLD)
William married UNKNOWN before 1754.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 18 M i. William DANIEL III 18 was born on 19 Feb 1755 in Camden District, South Carolina and died on 1 Oct 1828 in Kershaw County, South Carolina at age 73.
+ 19 M ii. James DANIEL 19 was born about 1760 in Camden District, South Carolina and died in 1826 in Barnwell County, South Carolina about age 66.
+ 20 F iii. Sarah DANIEL 18,20 was born on 11 Jun 1762 in Camden District, South Carolina, died in 1815 in Midway Plantation, Barnwell County, South Carolina at age 53, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Allendale County, South Carolina.
+ 21 M iv. Sem DANIEL 18 was born on 30 Mar 1766 in Camden District, South Carolina and died in 1837 in Barnwell County, South Carolina at age 71.
+ 22 M v. David DANIEL 18 was born in 1769 in Camden District, South Carolina, died on 1 Jun 1832 in Chester County, South Carolina21 at age 63, and was buried in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.
+ 23 F vi. Mary DANIEL 18,22 was born about 1774 in Camden District, South Carolina and died after 24 Aug 1860.23
+ 24 M vii. Josiah L. DANIEL was born on 22 May 1776 in Kershaw County, South Carolina and died on 20 Dec 1813 in Edgefield District, South Carolina at age 37.
4. James O'DANIEL, RW-SC 1 (William I1) was born in 1721 in Stafford County, Virginia, died between 11 May 1797 and 5 Mar 1798 in Hancock County, Georgia, and was buried in Mrs. Tallulah West's Place, 104Th M. Dist., Hancock County, Georgia. Other names for James were James DANIEL, James DANIELL, and24 James DANNELL.25
General Notes: James O'DANIEL, son of William O'DANIEL, was first known to your compiler from this entry in the History of Hancock County, Georgia, p. 138, "James DANIEL is thought to have been the James O'DANIEL who came to South Carolina about 1749 or 1750 from Virginia. In Stafford County, Virginia, there are records of the sale of land by "James O'DANIEL of the Province of South Carolina". In the deed he says this land was left to him in the will of his father, William O'DANIEL, of Accotink Run, Stafford County, Virginia. James DANIEL moved to Hancock County Georgia after the Revolution. Whether he took an active part in the War of the Revolution or was too old to do so is not known, but that he was one of those who "aided and abetted" the cause of the Americans is an established fact. His name is mentioned in the official records of South Carolina as giving aid to the Americans. He also mentions in his will, signed in 1797, his "three bounties" in Hancock County. James DANIELL's will is in the courthouse in Sparta, Georgia."
We now know James O'DANIEL was born in 1721, one of three sons of William and Frances O'DANIEL of Stafford County, Virginia. In the earliest found mention of James, he and William SCUT were listed as chain carriers on a survey of 300 acres of land for John GLADDIN on 7 June, 1740. James' surname is found as O'DANIEL, DANIEL, DANNELL, and DANIELL in Virginia records. After migrating to Craven County, South Carolina circa 1754, and later to Hancock County, Georgia circa 1790, he is found only as DANIEL or DANIELL. He used DANIELL as the surname for himself and children in his 1797 last will and testament. Many of his descendants have continued to use the DANIELL spelling, some now use DANIEL and DANIELS.
The O'DANIEL family lands were within Truro Parish. "Within this territory were the seats of the Fairfaxes, Washingtons, Masons, McCartys, Fitzhughs, Brents, Alexanders, Lewises, Mercers, Daniels, Carters, Dades, Stuarts, Corbins, Tayloes, Steptoes, Newtons, Browns, Lees, Thorntons, Balls, Smiths, and other leading families too many to mention." ("The History of Truro Parish in Virginia" by Rev. Philip Slaughter with Notes and Addenda by Rev. Edward L. Goodwin. 1907.)
John GLADDIN's survey and resurvey of land for on 3 Sept. 1741 by WARNER with chain carriers William SCUTT & James O'DANIEL and again on 8 Feb 1743 by George BYRN with chain carriers John O'DANIELL and John ANDERSON. The land was described as 300 acres on Accotink Run at the Beaverdam, adjacent to Ravensworth, WATTS and HARRISON, Mr. MASON, Wm O'DANIEL and Michael ASHFORD, Major John FITZHUGH, and John WARNER. Land plants show this 300 acres to be on Accotink at the mouth of and across O'Daniel's Branch from William O'DANIEL's 1724 land grant. (Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrents and Surveys 1710-1780, Vol III-IV, p. 109, 110)
On February 8, 1743, James O'DANIEL and his brother, John, were named as chain bearers for a survey of land for his stepfather John GLADDIN on land adjoining that of their deceased father William O'DANIEL (the 400 acres on the west bank of O'Daniels Branch and Accotink Creek), et al, on Accotink Run, Fairfax County, Virginia. John GLADDIN married William's widow, Frances.
The first election for a burgess was held in Fairfax County in July, 1744. Among the freeholders of Fairfax who voted in this election and supported a neighbor, Captain Lawrence WASHINGTON, were William BOWLING, Thomas MOXLEY, James DANIEL [O'DANIEL], William GUNNELL, William GUNNELL, Jr., and Henry GUNNELL. John HURST, who married Catherine O'DANIEL, voted for Captain Lewis ELZEY. During the preceding twenty-five years, these "well-to-do" families had migrated up the Potomac Valley from older Northern Neck settlements and were now living on the Fairfax County streams of Accotink, Sugarland, Difficult Run and Goose Creek. (Fairfax Harrison, Tyler's Quarterly.)
James appears in the records of the Fairfax County Court Order/Minutes from May 1749 to January 1757.
Fairfax Court records abstracts May 17, 1749 show James DANIEL as a plaintiff in a case of trespass, assault and battery against William PAYNE, Jr., and on April 2, 1750 awarded 10.0.0 pounds sterling and costs in the case. Edward WASHINGTON, Frances EMMET, John HUNTER, and Elizabeth BROADWATER were paid as witnesses providing evidence against William PAYNE.
James is listed as a juror in four cases during court proceedings dated 3 April 1750: Carlyle Gent. vs Remy; Carlyle Gent. vs Alexander Gent.; Carlyle Gent. vs Alexander Gent.; and Alexander Gent. vs English, Harland Brewster. In the same year, James sued William PAYNE, Jr. and was himself sued by George JOHNSTON.
In 1752, James was ordered to pay Truro Parish a judgment of 10 shillings; was ordered to give a deposition in another case; and was listed in the inventory and sale of the possessions of Captain George HARRISON, paying £4.18.2 as his balance on Harrison's book.
By 1753, however, life was becoming decidedly more complicated (in Virginia) as British and French rivalry over the Ohio Valley and Virginia's western claims fueled the forthcoming confrontation of the French and Indian War (1755-1763). Likely one of the reasons for numerous families from Virginia moving to South Carolina in the 1750s, but it wasn't much more peaceful there.
The earliest record of James DANIEL being in South Carolina deed may be this: Book O-O, p 697: "10 Jan 1754 L & R - "James (his mark) WESTON, planter, & Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas HOWELL, planter, both of Craven Co., for £ 200 currency, 100 a. on N side Congaree River, bounding SW & NW on vacant land; & on 'old lines' & on Vinson SIMMONS; bounding NE & SE on vacant land; as by grant from Gov. James GLEN in Council Chamber 8 Aug. 1753. Witnesses: James DANIEL, Charles STROTHER, John ALYNCK (MYRICK?). Before Stephen CREEL, J. P. William HOPTON, Register." (South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1719-1772 Vol. II, 1740-1755, Books V-P-P, p. 335, abstracted by Clara A. Langley)
Less than three months later, James requests a grant of 200 acres for himself, a wife, and two children. Two entries in "Petitions For Land From The South Carolina Council Journals, Vol. 4, 1754-1756" by Brent H. Holcomb record the outcome of his request. The first: Meeting of Tuesday A.M., 2 April, 1754 - The Petition of James DANIEL humbly setting forth: That the Petitioner hath a wife and two Children for whom nor yet for himself has any warrant been granted and being willing to Cultivate and Improve some of his majesty's vacant Land, he prays to lay out 200 acres of Land on Broad River or any of the waters of Santee so that he may have a Grant for the same, Charles Town, the 2d of April, 1754. James DANIEL. The prayer thereof was granted. Twenty-one months later, a second entry shows that James had not fulfilled the requirements to obtain the grant. His legal problems in Fairfax, Virginia in 1755, noted above, may have been partly responsible for this failure, causing him to be absent from South Carolina. James then requested an extension of time to meet the land grant requirements: Meeting of Tuesday A.M. 6 January, 1756 - The Petition of James DANIEL humbly setting forth that he had obtained his Excellency's Warrant dated 2d of April, 1754 for the survey of 200 acres of Land on Broad River or the waters of Santee but through mistake of the Petitioner the time for passing it into a Grant was elapsed as would appear from the Warrant herewith produced, prayed to prolong the said Warrant six months from this Date, and that he might have a Grant for the same. Dated December the 18th, 1755. Ja's DANIEL . The prayere thereof was granted.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213197 Box: 0001 Item: 00288 ignore: 00 Date: 1757/11/04 Description: DANIEL, James, Unrecorded plat for Land Not Granted, 200 Acres near Cedar Creek, Santee River, Surveyed by John HAMELTON. Names Indexed: DANIEL, James/HAMELTON, John/MCDANIEL, Walter/Locations: Santee River/Cedar Creek.
In January, 1755, William PAYNE, Jr. won a suit against James DANIEL, who was required to sell "1 bed & furniture, 1 chest of drawers, 1 writing desk of Daniel's" and render the proceeds to the plaintiff to satisfy the judgment and costs. Payment was 4 pounds, 12 shillings, 2 pence. James' mother, Frances O'DANIEL GLADIN, bequeathed, in her will, dated 7 February 1755, a bed, chest and writing desk to James. This was most likely her effort to replace the items lost as a result of William PAYNE, Jr.'s suit against him. In Frances' will, she names hers sons as "James DANNELL, William DANNELL, and John O'DANNELL. If there was a rift between brothers as thought, the way the sons were named in the will may be indicative of its having begun before 1755.
James DANIEL's plat for 400 acres, in the low grounds of the Congaree River, bounded SW by same, and all other sides vacant was surveyed by John PEARSON on 13 September 1756. The plat is redated for James DANIEL on 5 September 1758 and "Recertified for Jas RANDOLS on 25 December 1758. [View plat at: http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=97236] Note: John PEARSON's granddaughter, Martha Ann COOK, would marry James DANIELL's son, Levi, in 1796.
On March 17, 1757 in Fairfax County, Virginia, James DANIEL was a plaintiff vs John (Sampson lined out) TRAMMELL's executors in chancery court. Ezekial Hickman was called as a witness.
In 1757, the year his mother died, James cut his final ties to Fairfax County when he sold his 100 acres of land bequeathed by his father. "By deed dated August 16, 1757, (Fairfax Liber D, 458) his son James O'DANIEL of the Province of South Carolina Conveys to the Rev. Charles GREEN, of Truro Parish, 100 acres left to him by the last will and testament of his father, William O'DANIEL, being the lower part of a tract of land granted by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck to the said William O'DANIEL by deed dated April 19, 1717, for 300 acres." (Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogy Magazine, Volume I, pages 164-165). Although identified in the indenture of sale as James O'DANIEL, he is named on each of four items completing the sale as "James DANIELL". The sale price of the land was fifteen pounds sterling. Witnesses were Thomas WREN, Peter TURLEY, and Jeremiah HAMPTON. Included with the sale, James signed a bond of thirty pounds with William SCOTT to save Charles GREEN harmless from any claim of dowers of his mother or any wife James may have. This bond proved that James' mother was still alive at the time of the sale. This indenture is the oldest known use of James' surname as DANIELL, not considering his mother's 1755 Will naming him as James DANNELL. Although his name is often found as DANIEL in records of the time, James named himself and members of his family as DANIELL when listing his children in his Bible and in his will of 1797.
As an aside, Rev. Charles GREEN and Margaret his wife later sold James' 100 acres to Bryan FAIRFAX for £25, minus a small meadow to remain in possession of GREEN during his residence on Glebe Land. (Fx. Deeds E:l. 8 June 1761). Bryan FAIRFAX leased to Margaret GREEN, widow of Charles GREEN, for her lifetime, 197 acres between Accotink and Long Branch where Bryan FAIRFAX lately dwelt, purchased from Charles GREEN in 1761 and known as Green Hill. Daniel McCARTY handled the lease and the token rent was 1 peppercorn. (Fx. Deeds G:2~. 14 September 1766)
There is a question about what happened to James O'DANIEL's brother, William. Both James and William are absent from Virginia records after 1757. We believe William O'DANIEL who was in Craven County, South Carolina by 1754 is the brother of James and John of Fairfax County, Virginia. John O'DANIEL's son, William O'DANIEL (DANIEL) who settled in Edgefield County and two of his sons were closely associated with Josiah DANIEL, a son of William O'DANIEL of Kershaw County. James and William migrated to South Carolina about the same time (1754) and received land grants not far from each other. Both James and William conducted legal affairs in Fairfax County, Virginia in 1757, and are absent from Virginia records after that year.
James likely built his home on the 200 acres near Cedar Creek on the Santee River. He begins to buy land also on another Cedar Creek on the Broad, near Little River, accumulating several hundred acres there. This is where he was living according to the 1790 census of Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina. This census shows he has in his household an unidentified male under 16, a female (wife, Nancy HARDWICK), and 42 slaves. He also had a 500 acre farm, purchased from Moses KIRKLAND in 1774, which was located on Indian Creek, Clouds Creek, and the Saluda River in Ninety Six District. James appears in some early 1750's property records in the Congaree River area and also had property on the Congaree River which he bequeathed to his son, Jose, in 1798.
James DANIELL and his family were indeed pioneers, attested to by Edwin L. Green in "A History of Richland County, South Carolina" when he wrote: "In the year 1757 John PEARSON was captain of the company in the Congaree Fork, in which were 125 privates, eight alarm men, with forty slaves, whose duty it was to act as pioneers. The territory represented in this company included the present Richland County. Only a few hundred people were then living in the fork of the Congaree and Wateree." The names of the officers and privates in Captain PEARSON's company have not been preserved. Because James, 36 years old in 1757, was John PEARSON's neighbor, and because James' son, Levi, married John PEARSON's granddaughter, Martha Pearson COOK, it is reasonable to believe James was part of Pearson's company.
The 1750s and 60s, the Upcountry of South Carolina was a dangerous place to take up land. As early as 1753 the Assembly in Charlestown put a huge bounty (100 pounds, later 50 pounds) on the heads of Northern Indians, Senecas, Mohawks, and other Iroquois tribes - who moved up and down the Appalachians raiding both white and Indian settlements.. The native Chickasaw and Cherokee Indians presented numerous problems for the new white settlers as well. Conocautee (Old Hop) and other chiefs of the Cherokee nation signed the Saluda Old Town Treaty July 2, 1755 with Gov. James Glen of South Carolina. According to Historian Roy Vandergrift of Saluda, South Carolina, this treaty ceded a large part of what became Ninety Six District, which included all or large parts of the present day Spartanburg, Cherokee west of the Broad River, Union, Newberry, Laurens, Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, Saluda and a small part of Aiken counties. War with the Cherokees broke out in 1758. The Long Canes massacre occurred in 1760. In December 1761, the Cherokees and colonial government in South Carolina signed another treaty, setting the Indian Territory boundary forty miles from the Indian town of Keowee, as proposed by the Cherokees, a straight line from the Savannah River where the Anderson County-Abbeville County line is today up to the Reedy River and thence a straight line northward to Tryon Mountain in North Carolina. This boundary was surveyed in 1766 and is drawn on a map in Meriwether's Expansion of South Carolina, p 212. This treaty led to a large influx of settlers into the Upcountry of South Carolina, more than six years after James and his brother William received their land grants.
The name of James O'DANIEL's first wife is not yet discovered. For James to have the 2 children he claimed on his 2 April 1754 petition for a South Carolina land grant their marriage would have occurred before 1751.
NOTE: James O'DANIEL DID NOT marry Theodosia Congers in Fairfax County, Virginia on October 19, 1755 as Fairfax Harrison wrote in Tyler's Quarterly and he did not have a son, William Scott, by her in 1756. Theodosia CONYERS, daughter of Captain John CONYERS or CONNERS, is proven to be the wife of James ODUNEAL (O'DENEALE/DENEALE) of Fairfax County, Virginia. See N. B. below for details. RLD]
Was James DANIELL's first wife named Ann, Elizabeth, or another? Two items are of interest here:
1. James' Bible is now said to be in the University of Georgia Library, part of an donation by the James BARROW family. But repeated efforts to find the Bible there and in internet lookup requests, library specialists have not been able to locate it. The Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume IV, page 12, presents a transcript of the Bible of James DANIEL said to be in possession of Mrs. D. F. Barrow, Athens. "James DANIEL was the first husband of Mrs. James Barrow, wife of James Barrow of Milledgeville, Ga. BIRTHS: Children of James DANIEL and wife Ann: Jesse DANIEL .....12-2-1754; Sarah DANIEL ......5-4-1756; Jose DANIEL ......12-6-1757; Levi DANIEL ......12-21-1759; Martha DANIEL .. 1-22-1762; Mary DANIEL ......2-20-1765" (Other transcriptions show DANIELL. These children were probably born in South Carolina, but it is possible that Jesse, Sarah, and the two unknown children claimed in April 1754 may have been born in Virginia.)
CAUTION: Before believing "Ann" was the mother of James' children consider that "Ann" may refer to Nancy HARDWICK, the stepmother, born 6 Jan 1758. She was too young to be the mother of these children, but was James's wife as known to the BARROW family of Hancock County, Georgia. However, all known records of Nancy HARDWICK list her as Nancy, not Ann. None of James' known daughters were named Ann or Nancy, but circumstantial evidence suggests that the Ann DANIEL, born 1753, married to Absalom EILAND may be one of the two children James claimed in his 1754 petition for land in South Carolina. The questions remain; "Ann" may be correct.
2. In a MITCHELL Family folder donated to the Archives of Arizona, a section therein on James DANIELL's family a short descendant chart provides that James' wife was named Elizabeth, but no other document yet corroborates this. Followup on this MITCHELL information has not been fruitful. (James' granddaughter, Catherine B. DANIELL, daughter of Levi, married Julius Caesar Bonaparte MITCHELL on 4 May 1817 in Hancock County, Georgia.)
The History of Hancock County, Georgia, page 138, also refers to an old Bible "which originally belonged to James DANIELL." It does not name James or Ann but lists James' children: Jesse b. December 2, 1754; Sarah, b. May 4, 1756; Jose, b. December 6, 1757; Levi, b. December 21, 1759; Martha, b. January 22, 1762; Mary, b. February 20, 1765. Who was their mother? When and where did she die?
Between 1779 and 1787 James married Nancy HARDWICK, his second wife and widow, named in his will of 1797. No documentation proves James and Nancy had children. Nancy was born January 6, 1758 and was younger than five of James' children, counting the two claimed in the 1754 petition.
Previously, an abstract from Hancock County Deed Book C, page 223, summarized a 22 November 1798 deed of gift of a Negro girl "Jinny" from Nancy DANIELL to "my son John Daniell..." suggesting that James and Nancy had a son; the abstract is in error.
On 28 December 2008, Alexis Spiritas provided a full transcription of Nancy's 22 November 1798 "Deed of Gift" which shows the gift to be to "James DANIELL, Infant..." NOT to "my son, John DANIELL..." "James DANIELL, Infant" is most likely James Levi, the four year old son of Levi DANIELL, Nancy's stepson.
"To all people to whom these presents shall come. I, Nancy Daniell do send Greetings knowing that the said Nancy Daniell of the State of Georgia and County of Hancock for and in consideration of the Love, good will, and affection which I have and bear towards James Daniell, Infant of the State and County aforesaid, have given and granted and by these Presents do freely give and Grant unto the said James Daniell, his heirs, Executors or administrators a Negro girl named Jinny and her increase. But the condition of the above Deed of Gift is such that it is not my intention for the said James Daniell to be possessed with the above mentioned Negro Jinny nor her increase until my Death. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this twenty second day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
Signed and sealed
In the presence of us
Peter F. Flournoy
Sworn to before me this 28th January 1799
DISCUSSION: Why did James not have offspring named James, William, Frances, or John, after himself, his father, mother, or brothers? Notice also the six year gap between the birth of Levi and his sister, Mary, and the two "missing" children he claimed in 1754.
It is reasonable to think James had a son named for himself and a daughter named for his wife. James may have had at least nine children, but records do not yet prove who they are. James' petition for land grant in April 1754 in South Carolina, claims that he has a wife and two children, both would be older than the six named in his Bible. (Makes 8.) A grandson, Jesse Daniell AUSTON, son of "Betty AUSTON" is named in his will, but the Bible does not name a daughter Elizabeth or Betty. (Makes 9, unless Betty is a nickname. Martha is the only proven daughter whose family, if any, has not been discovered.) James' widow is known, but she, Nancy HARDWICK, is too young to be the mother of the six children in the Bible. She is named in the LW&T of James' son, Levi, as his step-mother.
In James' LW&T, he names two sons, Jose and Levi, and two sons-in-law, James TAYLOR, husband of Sarah (deceased, not named in the will), and (Dr.) Robert Handrick (HENDRICK), husband of Mary (assumed deceased, not named in the will). Jesse is said to have been killed "by Indians or the British" and Martha is known only from her birth recorded the Bible.
Some descendants of Absalom and Ann EILAND of South Carolina contend that Absalom's wife was Ann DANIEL, born 1753 in either Fairfield County, South Carolina or Johnston County, North Carolina, the daughter of James DANIEL/LL and Ann SANKEY. Absalom is named in South Carolina land records as early as 1770. His father, George EILAND, had a land grant on Nobles Creek (later called Horns Creek) off Stevens Creek in Granville County, later part of Edgefield County by 1771. Some state that Absalom and Ann were married in 1775 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; others say Johnston County, North Carolina. Absalom is named in the "The Jury List of South Carolina, 1778-1779", page 70, for Orangeburg County on the List of Petit Jurors between the north and south forks of the Edisto River. Absolom and family migrated from South Carolina to Greene County (later Hancock and Baldwin counties), and lastly to Jones County, Georgia. Absalom EILAND and wife Ann sold 287 acres of land in Greene County, Georgia to "James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina" in 1787, witnessed by Levi DANIELL, James' son. About 1791 Absalom and Ann named a son Levi Daniel EILAND. No source records prove our James DANIELL married an Ann SANKEY or that he had a daughter named Ann. However, in 1754, James DANIEL did petition for a grant of 200 acres on the Broad or Santee (Congaree) Rivers for himself, his wife and two children, supporting the contention that James was married before 1750 and had two children younger than those named in his Bible record. Two questions from this: Was an Ann SANKEY the wife claimed in 1754 and mentioned in the D.A.R. record above? Was Ann Daniel EILAND one of those two children? Additionally, EILAND family lore also claims that Nancy, the widow of James DANIELL, who remarried to James BARROW and died in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia on 18 January 1814 was James' first wife, Ann SANKEY, but THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE. Nancy, daughter of William HARDWICK and Kessiah Cynthia PARKER. was the second wife of James DANIELL.
On May 11, 1767, as listed in "Abstracts of the Wills of the State of South Carolina 1760-1784" compiled by Caroline Moore:
James DANIEL witnessed the will of Jesse GOODWYN. He appears in the will along with Isaac RAIFORD, Philip PEARSON, and many GOODWYNs. Each of these families were related to James' descendants through the marriages of his children.
On May 18, 1770, James DANIEL is named on a plat of 40 acres surveyed by John CALDWELL for James JOHNSON in Craven County, on the waters of Little River. In addition to James, neighbors are Samuel FORD, Daniel PITTS and Charles PITTS. This plat was reordered to William GILLILAND on 29 September 1772. [SC Archives: Series: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00098 Item: 03, view plat at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=108480]
On 20 March 1771, James DANIEL is named on a plat for 100 Acres surveyed by John CALDWELL for Levi PITTS in Craven County on waters of Little River, Carsons Branch. In addition to James, neighbors are Samuel FORD, Michael CAY, Charles CARSON, and James GRIFFIN. [SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0019 Page: 00193 Item: 01, view plat at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=112304]
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0021 Page: 00015 Item: 01 Date: 1771/08/22 Description: DANIEL, James, Plat for 500 Acres on Cedar Creek. Names Indexed: DANIEL, James/WILKINSON, John/SIMMONS, William/PEARSON, Philip/BREMAR, John/ Locations: Cedar Creek/Broad River/Persimmon Branch. [North of Mount Willing, Edgefield District, a Persimmon Creek, branches off Big Creek on the north side of the Little Saluda River, near a Cedar Creek. The Little Saluda empties into the Saluda River above Spring Branch, both tributaries of the Little Saluda River.] [View plat at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=114620]
29 Feb 1772 Daniel (his mark) HAUBICK, of Berkeley Co., to Henry BROWN, tanner, of Craven Co., for £250 currency, 100a in Saxe-Gotha Township, bounding NE on Santee River; SW & S on vacant land; NW on Christian BRAVANT; granted 20 May 1747 by Gov. James Glen to Christian ZIMMERMAN; being part of 150a formerly surveyed for Jacob Hans STAINER. In 1755 ZIMMERMAN sold the 100a to Christian BRAVANT; who by L & R dated 14 & 15 Dec 1768 sold to HAUBICK. Wit: James DANIEL, William PEARSON. Before Philip PEARSON, J.P. Recd 19 May 1772 by Henry RUGELEY, Register. (http://home.attbi.com/~p.a.miller/genealogy/docs/DanielLand.htm)
SC Archives: Series Number: S111001 Volume: 0012 Page: 00114 Item: 01 Date: 1773/02/22 Description: GILLELAND, William, Memorial for 40 Acres on Little River, Craven County. Names Indexed: GILLELAND, William/FORD, Samuel/JOHNSTON, James/DANIELS, James/PITTS, Daniel/PITTS, Charles. Locations: Craven County/Little River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0014 Page: 00304 Item: 02 Date: 1774/06/22 Description: DANIEL, James, Plat for 500 Acres in Ninety Six District. The plat reads: "Pursuant to a precept from Jno BREMAR, Esq Dy Sur: Gen: to me directed, dated the 17th day of May last, I have surveyed and laid out unto James DANIEL a plantation or tract of Land containing 500 acres situate in Ninety Six District on a small Creek called Indian Creek the waters of Clouds Creek and Saludy river & on the Roads that goes from the Ridge to Ninety Six; Bounding SErd on Robert STARKS Esq's and part on Robert PRINGLE Esq's Lands, NErd on Thomas KIRLAND's Land, N.W.rd on Land the Owner's name not known, and S.W.rd on vacant land: and also enclosed a tract of John DOOLEY's and has such shapes form and marks as the above plat doth represent. Certified for the 22d day of June A. Dom. 1774. Moses KIRKLAND DS" [View the plat at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=106520. Location: South of Mount Willing and northwest of Batesburg, Edgefield District, Indian Creek, west of Jacob Branch, flows into Clouds Creek, a tributary south of the Little Saluda River. The "Roads" were the new road and the old road from the Ridge to Ninety Six.]
"James DANIELL's plantation on the Saluda River was an investment begun in 1774 in Ninety Six District, probably with the lease and release purchase of 500 acres from Moses KIRKLAND, although the deed is not clear. Until now I had no evidence that he ever lived on it. The Clouds is a creek that empties into the Saluda River about 30 miles west of Columbia. It is now all in Saluda County. I assume that Indian Creek is a small unmarked creek that joins it just before in empties into the Saluda River. This land is flooded today by the damming of the Saluda to form Lake Murray. It is difficult to determine just where this property is on current maps. To be in Ninety Six District and still be close to the homestead, it has to be in eastern Saluda County and flooded by Lake Murray, a lake formed by the damming of the Saluda. The creeks, Indian and Clouds, are not on current maps (now on the "SC Gazetteer" by Delorme)." (Tuck Wilson)
The following references apply to the Saluda plantation:
1774 - Moses KIRKLAND to James DANIELL, Lease and release no location specified;
22 Jun 1774 - James DANIELL Plat for 500 acres on Indian Creek, Clouds Creek, Saluda River in 96 District. 4 Jan 1775 - Robert PRINGLE Memorial 500 acres Clouds Creek 96 District. Names indexed James DANIELL, Robert STORK;
16 Feb 1775 - Memorial for James DANIELL for 500 acres on Indian Creek, Clouds Creek, Saluda River 96 District. neighbors: Robert STARK, Robert PRINGLE, Thomas KIRKLAND, John DOOLEY;
3 May 1775 - Moses KIRKLAND memorial for 500 acres on Clouds Creek, 96 District. Names indexed Arthur WATSON, James DANIELL, Robert STARK, Edward STARK, Edward ROUCH.
SC Archives: Series: S111001 Volume: 0013 Page: 00216 Item: 004 Date: 1/4/1775 Description: PRINGLE, Robert, Memorial for Two Tracts, One for 500 Acres on Clouds Creek, Ninety Six District, and One for 500 Acres on Little Stevens Creek, Ninety Six District. Names indexed: BOUCH [ROUCH], Edward; BUKELOW, Janet; BUKELOW, Richard; DANIEL, James; PRINGLE, Robert; STORK [STARK], Robert; WATSON, Arthur; WATSON, Michael. Locations: Clouds Creek; Little Stevens Creek; Ninety Six District.
SC Archives: Series Number: S111001 Volume: 0002 Page: 00332 Item: 03 Date: 1775/09/07 Description: MUCKINFUSS, Michael, Memorial for Two Tracts of 500 Acres Each on Persimmon Fork, Craven County. Names Indexed: MUCKINFUSS, Michael/DANIEL, James/WILKINSON, John/SIMON, William/Locations: Craven County/Cedar Creek/Persimmon Branch/Cedar Creek/Broad River/Camden District. Type: Memorial. [View plat at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=114621]
Ninety Six District, South Carolina Journal of the Court of Ordinary Inventory Book 1781-1786, Brent H. HOLCOMB, G.R.S., 1978, Southern Historical Press, Easley, South Carolina. "41-2 Will of William GOLDING of South Carolina, Ninety Six District...to my son Reuben GOLDING one tract and plantation that I purchased of James DANIEL, containing 300 acres on Little River adjoining the land I now live on....4 Sep 1777."
On 26 May 1784 James DANIEL received 400A on a warrant for land on Alligator Creek in now Fairfield County, bordering, among others, on William DANIEL's land. The following day William DANIEL exercised a warrant for 210A bordering some of his land and James DANIEL's land. Both may be found in some of the public records, such as those for inquests and other court duties, in the records of Fairfield County, South Carolina. James later bequeathed this tract of land on Alligator Creek to his son-in-law Dr. Robert HANDRICK, husband of his daughter Mary. This William DANIEL is most likely James' nephew, the husband of Lucretia BELL and son of John O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0004 Page: 00360 Item: 00 Date: 1784/05/26 Description: DANIEL, James, Plat for 400 Acres on Aligator [sic] Creek, Camden District, Surveyed by Minor WINN. Names Indexed: DANIEL, James/WINN, Minor/ELLISON, Robert/DANIEL, William/ANDREW, John/WADKINS, John/Locations: Camden District/Alligator Creek.
In 1790, this notice of sale of lands for failure to pay "Purchafe Money into the Treasury" was among numerous others published:
14. Daniel James, 400 acres,fituate on alligator Creek, in the district of Camden, bounding North-Eaft on John Anderfon's land, South-Eaft on John Watkins land, and John Martin's land, South-Weft on Robert Ellifon's land, and North-Weft on William Daniel's land. [The State Gazette of South-Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, Thursday, January 7, 1790. Page 4]
"Deed Book 16, Edgefield, SC: "James DANIEL of Fairfield County, planter, to Wats (Watts) MAN (MANN). L&R, 9/10 may 1787, L200 old SC Currency, 150 acres on a branch of Clouds Creek of Little Saluda River granted 16 Jan 1761 by Lt Gov Wm BULL unto Linerd SUMMOTT (?) 150 acres, by Linerd SUMMOTT to Moses KIRKLAND and sd KIRKLAN to JAMES DANIEL. Wit: Wm DANIEL, John MAY, John DANIEL. /s/ James DANIEL. Proven 25 October 1798 by John DANIEL; Russell WILSON, J. P.. Rec 8 Jan 1799" [Record posted by Audrey Pool, 4 July 2004, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SC-Genealogy/2004-07/1089000655]
In 1790 James DANIEL witnessed a deed for WATSON on Cloud's Creek. ""Pp. 20-24. 23 Jul 1790: Arthur WATSON to Thomas FORTNER, both of Edgefield Co, SC for 10 pounds, sold 157 acres on Peters Creek of Cloud Creek adj. No JAMES DANIELS; SE Robert PRINGLES; due W Robert STARK; Arthur MIDDLETON & NE Thomas WATERS. /S/ Arthur WATSON. Wit: Abner WATSON, Arthur Rice WATSON, John FORTNER, who swore by oath 13 Oct 1790 before Arthur SIMKINS, J. P. . (no date)." [Record posted by Audrey Pool, 4 July 2004, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SC-Genealogy/2004-07/1089000655] James was an adjacent landowner to WATSON and PRINGLE on Cloud's Creek in 1786. (Tuck Wilson)
On page 13 of "Camden District, S. C. Wills and Administrations, 1781-1787" by Holcomb and Parker, three men, James DANIEL, William DANIEL, and Lewis POPE, are listed as appraisers of the estate of Elizabeth CHAPELL (apt 15, pkg 476). Her will was proved 27 Oct 1782. Purchasers at the sale of property include both William DANIEL and John COOK. This record showing James and William DANIEL together may the only document yet found that does. This William DANIEL is likely William O'DANIEL/DANIEL (1720?-1796), James' brother, but may be his nephew William, husband of Lucretia BELL. Both the POPE and COOK families were associated through marriages with James DANIELL's family. William was later of Kershaw County, and James of Fairfield and Richland County, South Carolina. William, James' nephew, was of Edgefield County.
SC Archives: Series Number: S108092 Reel: 0030 Frame: 00217 ignore: 00 Date: 1776 C. or later Description: DANIEL, James, Account Audited (File No. 1720) of Claims Growing Out of the American Revolution. Names Indexed: DANIEL, James.
Revolutionary War service dates: "DANIEL, James. Provisions recd. by [Col.]Thomas TAYLOR*" [History of Richland County South Carolina, Green, p. 94.] [*Col. Thomas TAYLOR was a brother-in-law of James DANIEL's daughter Sarah who married Capt, James TAYLOR.]
In a letter, dated October 27, 1927, to Mrs. Louisa Floyd Wilson of Macon, Georgia from the South Carolina Historical Commission, Mr. A. S. Salley, Jr. states that there is a record of pay to James DANIELL for supplies furnished to the Continental Army. "In the volume marked on the enclosed list of publications of this Commission you will find a record of pay issued to James DANIEL for supplies furnished during the Revolutionary War. Women are joining the Society on these records of supplies furnished. As a general rule, where there is a record of pay issued for supplies furnished by a certain man and no record of pay issued to him for services, it is an indication that he was above militia age (45)." From Book Q, No. 444 - "Issued to Mr. James DANIELL for three hundred thirty-eight pounds, sixteen shillings, eleven pence and half penny sterling, for sundries for Continental and Militia use and 790 bushels of corn for state troops as per accounts audited. Principal - £338-16-11½, Annual Interest £23-13-4." In addition, there is an audited account on microfilm at the South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History (series #S108092, Reel 0030, Frame 00217) of other supplies furnished to the Continental Army, 772 lbs. wheat flour and 15 bushels of oats. There is a Militia Captain, James DANIELS, listed in Bobby Gilmer Moss' "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution" on page 231. Most likely, this is not James DANIELL who, at age 55 in 1776, was above militia age. (Tuck Wilson)
The Daughters of the American Revolution files list "DANIELS JAMES" Ancestor A029615 recording Service: South Carolina; Rank: PATRIOTIC SERVICE; Birth (Circa) 1741 Virginia; Death 1798 Hancock Co Georgia; Service Description: 1) FURNISHED SUPPLIES.
The DAR Patriot Lookup Service provides:
DAR Patriot Lookup: Reference Code RPGTJTK
Birth: VA Circa 1741 [Now known to be 1821. RLD]
Death: GA 1798
Patriot Pensioned: No; Widow Pensioned: No; Children Pensioned: No; Heirs Pensioned: No; Spouse: (2) Nancy X Spouse: X
I believe this is the one you are looking for. Good Luck Sue Graham
On 6 September 1784, James Daniel is listed on a plat for 191 acres for Robert LYELE [sic] on the Congaree River in Camden District. Others indexed, likely James' neighbors, are Henry BROWN, John GEE, Jacob GEIGER, John HOPKINS, John George KAPPY, Drury WYCHE, and Philip PEARSON, the surveyor. [SC Archives:Series: S213190 Volume: 0009 Page: 00132Item: 002]
A "Daniel, James" is on "The Harvey List" (Georgia's roster of the Revolution, Lucian Lamar Knight, Atlanta, Ga., Index Print. Co., 1920, p. 411, also page 412)
"Soldiers And Patriots Of Georgia" lists "DANIELS, James [PS PS SC]1741 VA 1798 GA Nancy ?" and refers to James DANIELL who died in Hancock County before 5 March 1798; however, James was born in 1721, determined from his age at death, 77, in 1798. (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/topic/military/argeorgia/pat_sol.htm)
In James DANIELL's Will, he twice refers to "three bounties." Identifying them is problematic. The "Index to the Headright and Bounty Grants of Georgia 1756-1909" by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., lists the following, several of which may be James' bounties:
James DANIELY Washington County Grant Book GGG, p. 113, 287.5 acres 1785
James DANIELY Washington County Grant Book GGG, p. 58.72 575 acres 1785
James DANIELY Washington County Grant Book GGG, p. 446 575 acres 1785
James DANIEL Washington County Grant Book LLL p. 250 200 acres 1786
James DANIELLY Washington County Grant Book OOO p. 187 287.5 acres 1787
[James DANIELLY, Book OOO, is part of the DANLEY line according to Lois Danley of Panama City, Florida.] Hancock County was created from parts of Greene and Washington Counties in 1793. James' properties were then in Hancock County, Georgia. He had acquired several tracts of land in Hancock, bequeathed in his Will.
Other possible lands:
"DANNELLY, James. 287 1/2 acres, Washington Co., bounded S. vacant and Oconee river, other sides vacant, survey 137, Aug 16, 1784. Warrent 137, p. 47." (Georgia's roster of the Revolution, Lucian Lamar Knight, Atlanta, Ga., Index Print. Co., 1920, p. 230)
"DANNELLY, James. 287 ½ acres, Washington Co., bounded N. vacant, E. Benj. LOCKHART, S. Oconee river, W. Wm. FRANKLIN, survey 136. Aug. 16, 1784. Warrant 137, p. 47."
"DANIELLY, James. 287 ½ acres, Washington Co., bounded N. GRANTEE, E. & S. vacant, W. surveyed, lot 1050. Warrant 971. Jan. 3, 1785. P. 341."
"LOCKHART, Benj." 287 ½ acres, Washington Co., bounded S. vacant and Oconee river, other sides vacant, survey 137. Aug 16, 1784. Warrant 1653, p. 47."
"DANELLY, James. 575 acres, Washington Co., bounded W. Chestly DAVIS, N. Altamaha river, othersides vacant, survey 737. June 25, 1784, p. 354." (Georgia's roster of the Revolution, Lucian Lamar Knight, Atlanta, Ga., Index Print. Co., 1920, p. 280
The earliest record found of James DANIELL buying property in Georgia comes from abstracts of Greene County, Georgia records: 16 Jan 1787 deed to James DANIEL of Fairfield County, South Carolina land in Washington County. Less than four months later, on 2 May 1787 a deed recorded in Greene County, Georgia, Deed Book 1, p. 34, shows that Absolom EILAND and his wife Ann of Washington County sold 287 and one half acres "on waters of Rocky and Island Creek in Green County" to "James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina". The land was "bounded S by John PERKINS, N by John RAGAN's and John EILAND and on all other sides vacant, granted the said John SAPP 13 Oct 1785". The land was sold "in consideration of three negroes". This latter deed was witnessed by James' son Levi DANIELL and George HARDWICK, James' brother-in-law. This Greene County record may be for this property: "1789 Tax Rolls Georgia Greene DANIEL, James GREENE GILBERT 1789 29." The tract was a bounty land grant to Absolom EILAND :"EILAND, ABSOLEM. 287 1/2 acres, Washington Co., bounded E. Wright, other sides vacant, survey 218. June 28, 1785, p. 112." (Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, Lucian Lamar Knight, LL. D., F. R. S., Index Printing Co., 1920)
"Deed Book 16, Edgefield, SC: "James DANIEL of Fairfield County, planter, to Wats (Watts) MAN (MANN). L&R, 9/10 May 1787, L200 old SC Currency, 150 acres on a branch of Clouds Creek of Little Saluda River granted 16 Jan 1761 by Lt Gov Wm BULL unto Linerd SUMMOTT (?) 150 acres, by Linerd SUMMOTT to Moses KIRKLAND and sd KIRKLAN to JAMES DANIEL. Wit: Wm DANIEL, John MAY, John DANIEL. /s/ James DANIEL. Proven 25 October 1798 by John DANIEL; Russell WILSON, J. P.. Rec 8 Jan 1799" [John DANIEL, witness, is likely John "Jack" DANIEL, son of James' nephew, William DANIEL of Edgefield County, South Carolina. "Jack" later married Martha Pearson COOK, the widow of James' son Levi DANIELL. John MAY is most likely the husband of Frances O'DANIEL, James' niece, a daughter of John O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia, and sister of William (O')DANIEL of Fairfied and later of Edgefield, South Carolina. RLD]
SC Archives: Series: S213190 Volume: 0027 Page: 00169 Item: 002 Date: 1/28/1790 Description: WATSON, Atrher [sic], Plat for 157 Acres on Peters Creek, Ninety Six District Surveyed by Willim WRIGHT. Names indexed: DANIELS, James; MIDDLETON, Arther; PRINGLE, Robert; STARK, Robert; WATERS, Thomas; WATSON, Arther; WRIGHT, William. Locations: Clouds Creek; Ninety Six District, Peters Creek; Saluda River.
Co-location of names and neighbors:
SC Archives: Series: S213190 Volume: 0032 Page: 00553 Item: 001Date: 2/1/1796 Description: DANIEL, John, Plat for 500 Acres on Mine and Dry Creeks, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District. Surveyed by William DANIEL. Names indexed: DANIEL, John; DANIEL, William; MELLON, Benjamin; SHURLEY, Absalom; WATSON, Authur; WINSER. Locations: Dry Creek, Edgefield County; Little Saluda River; Mine Creek; Ninety Six District. [Just north of Indian Creek and Peters Creek off of Clouds Creek.
The Reconstructed 1790 Census of Greene County, GA. from the 1789 Tax Lists contains these DANIELL names: Charles DANIELL, Eustace DANIELL , James DANIELL, Thomas DANIELL, and William DANIELL; and the Reconstructed 1790 Census of Greene County, GA. Deed Book #1, 1786-1790 shows: Grantors: James DANIELL, William DANIELL, Mary DANIELL. Grantees: Thomas DANIELL. Witnesses and Owners of Adjoining Land: Edmund DANIELL, Levi DANIELL, William DANIELL. (Posted to Rootsweb DANIEL-L by Jack V. Butler, November 10, 2002, Subject: Re: [DANIEL-L] Augusta Chronicle) James DANIELL and his son Levi, because of the above deed from Absalom EILAND, appear to be two of the names. Charles, Eustace, Thomas, and William DANIELL named here are not known to be part of James and Levi DANIELL's family. This interesting collection of names contains four who may all be part of the James DANIELL family from Richland and Fairfield counties, South Carolina. James' children include Levi DANIELL, known to own land there, and Mary DANIELL who in 1795 married Robert HENDRICK in Columbia. William DANIEL(LL?), RS-SC, of Edgefield, South Carolina was James' nephew, and may have had RW bounty land adjacent his Uncle James and cousin Levi. The comments on William and Mary DANIELL are speculative.
In 1790 James DANIEL witnessed a South Carolina deed for Arthur WATSON on Cloud's Creek. ""Pp. 20-24. 23 Jul 1790: Arthur WATSON to Thomas FORTNER, both of Edgefield Co, SC for 10 pounds, sold 157 acres on Peters Creek of Cloud Creek adj. No JAMES DANIELS; SE Robert PRINGLES; due W Robert STARK; Arthur MIDDLETON & NE Thomas WATERS. /S/ Arthur WATSON. Wit: Abner WATSON, Arthur Rice WATSON, John FORTNER, who swore by oath 13 Oct 1790 before Arthur SIMKINS, J. P. . (no date)." James was an adjacent landowner to WATSON and PRINGLE on Cloud's Creek in 1786. (Tuck Wilson)
The 1790 census of Fairfield County, South Carolina, was not completed until as late as 1793. It lists James DANIEL with one male over 16, himself, one male under 16, not identified*, wife Nancy, and 42 slaves. [Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 149]
*James is not known to have had a son born later than 1769. James O'DANIEL, James' grandnephew and grandsonson of his brother John in Fairfax County, Virginia, is known to have been in South Carolina sometime before 1800. Because several of John's children also moved to South Carolina to be with their Uncle James, this may be John's grandson,
James nephew. William DANIEL, son of John of Fairfax, is listed seven names from his uncle.
Samuel ALSTON, 1 2 1 . 7, lives next door to William DANIEL. QUESTION: Is this possibly the family of James DANIELL's daughter Betty named as "Betty Daniell Auston" in his LW&T in 1797, Hancock County, Georgia?
Wm AUSTEN, 1 2 6 . 5. is 14 names from James, another possible family associated with Betty DANIELL.
James moved his family to Island Creek in Hancock County, Georgia after 1790. He kept a home near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, later bequeathing it to his son, Jose DANIELL as well as various other plantations or tracts in South Carolina.
On 6 September 1791, James DANIEL is named on a plat for 430 acres on branches of Clouds Creek, Little Saluda River, 96 District. sold to Benjamin ARRINGTON, originally surveyed by William WRIGHT for Thomas KIRKLIN [KIRKLAND]. In addition to James listed are John HITSON, James NUMAN, and Arthur WATSON. [SC Archives: Series: S213190, Volume: 0027 Page: 00296 Item: 001]
SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Summer 1988, No. 3, p.170: Page 188 - 27 July 1792 - James HARDAGE of Fairfield Co., deed of gift (at his death) of a negro boy named Elish and a parcel of land on Dutchmans Creek joining POWER's (?) land and the fork of said creek, mentions the original plat. [Name of recipient omitted] Wit: James DANIEL. 31 May 1793 James DANIEL proved the deed of gift from James HARDAGE to William HARDAGE before S. W. YONGUE, J.P. "Memorialized 1st June 1793." [HARDAGE is another spelling of HARDWICK. James was married to William's daughter Nancy.]
An October 30, 1794 deed record for Benjamin BRASWELL shows the sale of 100 acres of land in Hancock County, located on Rocky Creek, adjacent Stephen JOHNSON, Mary PARKER, and James DANIELS. Another deed to Philip COOK on July 4, 1794 for 287.5 acres on Rocky Creek also names John COOK, Sr. and John COOK, Jr., all part of the family of Martha Pearson COOK who later married Levi DANIELL, James' son who also came to Hancock County from South Carolina.
The 1794 Tax Roll for Hancock County, Georgia, page 52, lists James DANIEL, 47 slaves, 862 1/2 acres on Island Creek, tax paid $17.07, and 300 acres at Oconey Swamp in Washington County tax paid $3.55 and a quarter cent. Levi was listed beside his father, one slave, no land and taxed 62 and 1/2 cents. Separately, Levi is named on page 69, with 169 acres adjoining John RAGAN on Island creek. His tax was 1 pound, 18 shillings, 4 pence. Ten years earlier this creek was listed as EILAND creek.
James and Nancy are named on the roster of the Island Creek Baptist Church as James DANIELL, member number 17, and Nancy DANIELL, member number 18. Listed on the same page are William DISMUKE, member number 29, Finney DISMUKE, member number 30, and Martha DISMUKE, member number 31. (Island Creek Baptist Church, Reel 303, Tarver Libary, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia; page copy received from Jerry McGinty.)
James died before 5 May 1798 when his Will was proven. His grave site cannot be visited. According to story, this land was purchased by an individual who, in the 1930's or 1940's, bulldozed everything, including the graves. The Cemeteries of Hancock County website lists the "James Daniel Gravesite" and indicates one burial there:
Description: All info from Kimbrough's list.
Location: Not found. Directions from Kimbrough list are: "On Tallolah West's place in the Island Creek vicinity." GMD: 104 Cemetery Status: Inactive
Predominant race: White
Indexer(s) or Contributor(s): Kimbrough list
1 Mr. James Daniel 1798 Age 77.
In the directions, Kimbrough says he is James Daniel, Sr. All info per Kimbrough list. Not found in 2003.
(Friends of Hancock County Cemeteries, http://www.friendsofcems.org/Hancock/default.htm)
Susan Herrington, from Friends of Hancock County, Georgia Cemeteries, replying to a question about any additional information on Kimbrough's list, wrote: "Information about the gravesite comes from a cemetery listing done by Effie Kimbrough as part of a WPA project. In November 1942 when making what she called an "index" (actually a table of contents) to the cemetery listing, Lora West (who may or may not be related to Tallulah West) called the cemetery, #18. Daniell (with 2 l's) p.6. Whether she had seen the cemetery or had other personal knowledge concerning the family is unknown."
The same book lists of members of Island Creek Baptist Church, including James and Nancy DANIELL. Received by baptism before 1806. Remarks by James entry: Dismissed by death.
Nancy: Dismissed 5-31-1806 by Letter.
The Last Will and Testament of James DANIELL is recorded in Hancock County Will Book A, starting on page 284. This transcript is as read by Robert Louis Daniell from photocopies of the original provided by David Leon "Tuck" Wilson III and Teresa Lee Griffis. To the extent possible, original spellings were kept. Dashed lines were used to finish lines to the edge of the paper. Surname capitalization was added.
"In the name of God amen, I, James DANIELL of the state of Georgia and the county of Hancock, being weak in body but of perfect sound mind and memory and knowing the mortality of my body and that it is appointed of God for all men once to die and Come to Judgment, do make and ordain this My last will and testament. And as I hope to die in the Christian faith and be buried in a Christian Like manner, there needs no further preamble. And to what worldly Goods it hath been pleased God to endow me with I give devise And bequeath in the manner and form following - and first and Principally it is my desire that all my Just debts be paid without trouble or suits of law. - - - - - - - - - - - -
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son in law James TAYLOR three Negroes, (Viz) Jack, Hannah, and Jane to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give and bequeath unto the heirs of my daughter Sarah and James TAYLOR five negroes, viz, Hollon, Jubiter, Abram, Solomon and Prince to them and their heirs forever. - - - - - - -
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Jose DANIELL three hundred Acres of land lying on the Congaree River and 400 Acres at a place called The Ridge and ten Negro slaves, viz, Buchrage And his wife Magga and their three Children; also a negro man named Sippia and Judy his wife and their Children Sarah, Stepney, and Long Tom and Shaba Also one feather bed to him and his heirs forever. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Levy DANIELL twenty five Negro slaves (Viz) Toby, Sampson, Simon, July, Cato, Flory, Hannah, John, Mary, David, Will, Rose, Elick, Seller, Moses, Joe, Dan, Jack, Milly, March, Sinthy, Vamer, Old Tom, dino? Harriatt, and two feather beds furniture. Also one half of the Tract of Land I now live on the whole of which contains three bounties. Also, I lend him the use of half of a tract of land lying on the Oconey River in Washington County During the time of Eighteen years. - - -
Item. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Nancy DANIELL four Negro slaves, viz, Linder, Cary, Little Rachell, and Nancy, two feather beds and furniture and all my household furniture to her and her heirs forever. I also give her one note of hand of James TAYLOR of two hundred and forty one Pounds Sterling - I lend my wife twenty-one Negro slaves, viz, Tom the weaver, Hecter, Biner, George, Fillaner, Sanco, Peter, Rose, Pompey, Silvy, Acre, Driver, Rachell, Meriah, Hester, Cate, Dover, Charlotte, Zouer, Daphney, Harry. I also lend her one half of The Three Bounties of Land I now live on together with my Dwelling House and plantation also one half of My stock of Every kind. I likewise lend her one half of my Tract of Land on the Oconey River in Washington County during her natural life.
Item. I give and bequeath unto William HARDAGE one Negro man Dimbo.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son in law Robert HANDRICK one Tract of Land on Alligator Creek which land he has my titles for. Also fifty Acres of land on Broad River to him and his heirs forever. - - - - - - - - - -
Item. I give and bequeath to my grandaughter Patsy HANDRICK three Negroes, viz, Joe, Rukker, and Fillis. I also give her one half of the Negroes that I have lent to My Wife after the death of My Wife to her and her Heirs forever. - -
Item. I give and bequeath to my grandson Jesse Daniell AUSTON son of Betty AUSTON, when he Comes of age, the Land Lying on the Oconey that I lent to my son Levi DANIELL. I also give him one half of the Negroes I have Lent my wife after the death of My Wife Nancy DANIELL. Now My Will is that if Either of my two grand children Patsey HANDRICK or Jesse Daniell AUSTON should die without a Lawfull heir of their bodies that the other Should heir it's Estate - - - - - - - -
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my son Levi DANIELL after the Death of My Wife the ballance of the three bounties Whereon I now live and that half of the stock that I lent my Wife during her life - - - - - -
Item. I Give and bequeath unto my grandson Jesse Daniell AUSTON after the death of My Wife the other half of The tract of Land lying on the Oconey River - My Will further is that if Either of My two sons Jose DANIELL or Levi DANIELL should die without a lawfull heir of their body that their Estate shall go to the other and I do hereby utterly avow and disannull all other of My Wills and Testaments and for the prosecution thereof. I do appoint, impower and Authorise Levi DANIELL Jose DANIELL and William HARDWICK Junr. Executors For This my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I do hereby set my hand and Seal This Eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven - - - - - - -
James DANIELL seal
Signed Sealed in the presence of us
Wm. BIGGINS Wm. JONES James H. JONES"
James' will was proven March 5, 1798 by testemony of the three witnesses. Pages 287-289: Inventory & appraisement of est. of James DANIELL, April 2, 3, & 4, 1798.
Accounts of James DANIELL, late of Hancock Co. dec'd Inventory and appraisal of part of the Estate as shown to us by Levi DANIEL and Wm. HARDWICK Exors. Total 254.20. James DANIELL's estate records (Hancock Will book AA, page 36-39) indicate he raised, among other things indigo. He also had book accounts of people owing him small amounts of money, indicating he might have had a store. There was also a note in hand on his son-in-law, James TAYLOR for 1036.94. His wife Nancy and son Levi inherited these notes, which became complicated when Levi and Jose died shortly afterward. Jose DANIELL's estate must have owed money to James TAYLOR for in 1801, James TAYLOR (a son-in-law of James DANIELL) and Robert HOWELL, adm. of Jose DANIELL's estate, hired Robert HENDRICK (a son-in-law of James DANIELL) to sue the estate of Levi DANIELL to recover that part of James DANIELL's estate that was now part of Levi DANIELL's estate that rightfully belonged to Jose DANIELL's estate. See Hancock county Deed Book D, page 543. (Tuck Wilson)
When Levi DANIELL died in 1800, that left William HARDWICK, Jr., as the sole executor of James' estate. His Executorship was unsuccessfully challenged in 1816 by John DANIEL, second husband of Martha Pearson COOK, Levi's widow, and guardian of Levi's three children. In 1824, it was again challenged, this time successfully, by James L. DANIELL, Levi's only son.
After James' death, Nancy married James BARROW, who had served in the North Carolina Continental Army, and moved to Milledgeville, Georgia. James BARROW had no children by Nancy DANIELL, who was 44 years old when they married. After Nancy died in Milledgeville in 1814, James BARROW married Patience CRENSHAW, and had two children by her. His daughter, Patience BARROW married William McKINLEY. James BARROW died in 1828 in Baldwin County, Georgia. Apparently, Nancy DANIELL had kept James' Bible. It later came into the possession of Mrs. D. F. BARROW of Athens, Georgia and is said to have been donated to the University of Georgia as part of the BARROW family collection. In January 2006, efforts to locate James' Bible in the Hargrett Library of the University of Georgia were unsuccessful.
Strange but true: Beth Mitchell in her book Beginning at a White Oak... states that Accotinck Creek, James O'DANIEL's boyhood waterway in Virginia, was also called "Island Creek." James later lived and died on "Island Creek" in Hancock County, Georgia.
(Compiled from research by David Leon "Tuck" Wilson III, Teresa Griffis, and Robert Louis Daniell.)
N.B.: James O'DANIEL did not marry Theodosian CONGERS. James DENEALE (ODUNEAL) married Theodosia CONYERS.
In TYLER 'S QUARTERLY HISTORICAL and GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE:, Volume 1, page 165, Fairfax Harrison wrote: "It seems probable that this James O'DANIEL is the James DANIEL who voted at the Fairfax ( Co. , Virginia ) election in 1744, and who, before he migrated to South Carolina , married, October 19, 1755, Theodosian CONGERS, and in the following year had a son, William Scott O'DANIEL." Harrison cites Boogher's Overwharton Parish Register (1899), 136, as a reference. The marriage date, October 19, 1755 , and the birth date of William Scott O'DANIEL, August 10, 1756 conflict with birth dates for the first three of the children listed in James O'DANIEL's Bible. Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607 - 1800, Series I, Volume 5, page 126, by Dorothy Ford Wulfeck, also lists the marriage of James O'DANIEL to Theodosian CONGERS, October 19, 1755 , citing Tyler's as the source. However, on the same page of Wulfeck's work, immediately above the O'DANIEL name are two other marriages, under the name "O'DUNEAL", " Elizabeth m. William THORNBERRY" (undated) and "James m. 19 Oct., 1755, Theodosian CONGERS. OPR.", indicating Overwharton Parish Register.
The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Virginia 1723-1758 and Sundry Historical and Genealogical Notes, compiled and published by George Harrison Sanford King, Fellow, American Society of Genealogists, Fredericksburg, Virginia, dated 1961, contains these entries:
"Married: CONYERS, Sarah Pattison alias, and Thomas HAMPTON, June 1, 1749";
"Married: CONYERS, Anne Holland and Edward PAYNE, February 27, 1750";
"Married: CONYERS, Theodosia and James ODUNEAL, October 19, 1755."
Additional research found the DENEALE/DENEAL family in Stafford County, Virginia during the same period as the O'DANIEL family. Beginning at a White Oak... by Beth Mitchell 1977, page 278, number 54, indicates that Theodosia inherited 300 acres of land on Popeshead Creek from her father, "married James DENEAL. DENEAL, or DENEALE, found surplus of 252 acres and received a Northern Neck grant for 552 acres (NN I:210)". This grant basically combined Theodosia's 300 acres with the surplus found by James. It was bounded by land of Edward PAYNE, Lewis ELLSEY, Thomas FORD, William KINCHELOE, and Joseph POLLARD. As coincidence would have it, the name G. DENEALE appears as "Test G DENEALE", after entries on motions by Nancy O'DANIEL, Administrix of the will of James' brother, John O'DANIEL in 1801. (Ann "Nancy" O'DANIEL was the daughter of John McINTOUSH. "G. DENEALE" was the brother of James DENEALE who married Theodosia CONYERS, and was the First Clerk of Fairfax County at this time and recorded the motions mentioned.)
Two documents, graciously provided by Don DENEAL of St. Louis, Missouri, are key to proving that James O'DANIEL did not marry Theodosia CONGERS/CONYERS. They are copies of the original Northern Neck Grant I:210 to James DENEAL of Fairfax County, (Virginia) 552 acres on 1 July 1772, and the will of James C. DENEALE, dated the twentieth day of July 1805.
In part, the NN Grant reads: "The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia....Whereas James DENEAL of Fairfax County....& that the said David WAUGH conveyed the same to Capt Henry CONNER who by his last Will & Testament....to his Daughter Ann HOLLAND & the residue more or less to his Daughter Theodosia who marrying the said James DENEAL the Property of the said Residue is hereby vested in him....Given at my Office in Frederick County under my Hand & Seal Dated this First Day of July 1772. Fairfax ts: Tho. ___ Martan(?)" This grant documents both that Theodosian CONGERS was indeed Theodosia CONYERS, the daughter of Captain Henry CONYERS(CONNER) of Stafford County, and verifies her marriage to James DENEAL. Additional research proved that Theodosia was his fourth daughter, and third child by his second wife, Jennette PATTERSON(PATTISON).
The Last Will and Testament of James C. DENEALE reads in part, "In the name of God, I James C. DENEALE in the County of Fairfax, State of Virginia....to my beloved wife Priscilla DENEALE the tract of land....to my son William, two hundred acres of land in the State of Kentucky in Wilson and Washington counties....I give to my daughter Theodosia DENEALE the following....I hereby set my hand this twentieth day of July 1805....(sd) James C. DENEALE Witnesses John TYLER John WRENN". This son, William DENEALE, has been found to be William Scott DENEALE, erroneously named as William Scott O'DANIEL, the son of Theodosia CONGERS and James O'DANIEL in Tyler's Quarterly. The reference to his daughter Theodosia shows that she was most likely the daughter of James DENEALE and Theodosia CONYERS, and named after his wife. James had married Priscilla after Theodosia had passed away. The given name Theodosia is not found in the O'DANIEL family.
On April 2, 1754, James (O'DANIEL) DANIELL was in South Carolina, married with two children, when he petitioned for 200 acres of land on the Broad or Santee (Congaree) Rivers as recorded in Petitions for Land From the South Carolina Council Journals, Brent Holcomb, Volume IV, page 48. This fact alone should separate him from any controversy concerning the marriage to Theodosia.
In 1772, when James DENEAL was receiving his Northern Neck land grant, James (O'DANIEL) DANIELL was established in Camden District, South Carolina, raising his family, and increasing his land holdings; he died in 1798 in Hancock County, Georgia, will dated 1797, married to Nancy HARDWICK at the time of his death.
It seems certain that the orthography of O'DUNEAL (DENEALE) and O'DANIEL had been confused. In fact, the DENEALE surname, other than as listed in The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., Virginia 1723-1758 and Sundry Historical and Genealogical Notes, has not been found as "O'DENEALE" according to contributor, Don DENEAL. James DENEALE died after 1825 in Fairfax County, Virginia. James O'DANIEL died in 1798 in Hancock County, Georgia. The DENEALE family does not appear to be related to the O'DANIEL family, but were contemporaries in Stafford, later, Prince William, and Fairfax Counties. In more recent findings, James O'DANIEL's nephew, James GUNNELL, a son of Henry GUNNELL and Catherine O'DANIEL married Ann DENEALE, the daughter of James DENEALE and Theodosia CONYERS. Another nephew, Stephen DANIEL, son of John O'DANIEL, married Anne Wise RATCLIFFE, a niece of Ann "Nancy" BOWLING WISE who was wrongly said to be the second wife of James' brother, John O'DANIEL. (Addressed in John's General Notes.)
Considering all of the above, the reported marriage of James O'DANIEL to Theodosia CONGERS/CONYERS/CONNER did not happen.
Fairfax HARRISON contributed the section entitled "A GROUP OF NORTHERN NECK FAMILIES" printed in TYLER'S QUARTERLY HISTORICAL and GENEALOGICAL MAGAZINE, VOLUME I., Editor: LYON G. TYLER, M. A., LL. D., RICHMOND, VA. 1920. Fairfax married Hester "Hetty" CARY, a daughter of John Brune CARY and Frances Eugenia DANIEL, and a third great-granddaughter of William O'DANIEL of Stafford County, Virginia, from the line of his son John. With the exceptions of the marriage of James O'DANIEL to Theodosian CONGERS and the second marriage of John O'DANIEL to Ann BOWLING, Fiarfax Harrison's information has proven to be correct concerning the DANIEL (O'DANIEL) family.
Robert Louis Daniell, 4th Great-grandson of James DANIELL, nee O'DANIEL.
James married UNKNOWN before 1750. UNKNOWN died before 1777.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 25 U i. O'DANIEL was born circa 1750.
+ 26 F ii. Ann [Possible] DANIEL was born in 1753 and died before 4 Nov 1839 in Jones County, Georgia.
+ 27 M iii. Jesse DANIELL 24 was born on 2 Dec 175424 and died about 1788 in Washington County, Georgia about age 34.
+ 28 F iv. Sarah DANIELL 24,28 was born on 4 May 175624 and died on 6 Dec 1793 at age 37.
+ 29 M v. Jose DANIELL 24 was born on 6 Dec 1757 in South Carolina24 and died on 26 Mar 1799 in Charleston, South Carolina29 at age 41.
+ 30 M vi. Levi DANIELL, Esq. RS-SC 24,30 was born on 21 Dec 1759 in South Carolina24 and died on 10 Dec 1800 in Hancock County, Georgia31 at age 40.
+ 31 F vii. Martha DANIELL was born on 22 Jan 1762 in South Carolina24 and died before 1797.
+ 32 F viii. Mary DANIELL was born on 20 Feb 1765 in South Carolina24 and died before 11 May 1797 in Richland District, South Carolina.
James next married Nancy HARDWICK, daughter of William Garland HARDWICK, Sr. RS-SC and Kessiah Cynthia PARKER, between 1779 and 1787. Nancy was born on 6 Jan 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia and died on 18 Jan 1814 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia32 at age 56.
General Notes: Nancy HARDWICK was born 6 Jan 1758, the date recorded in both the Bible of her father, William HARDWICK, and her second husband, James BARROW. Her parents were William Garland HARDWICK and Keziah Cynthia PARKER. Nancy was named for a deceased sister, Nancy, born 4 April 1755.
The Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume IV, page 12, presents a transcript of the Bible of James DANIEL said to be in possession of Mrs. D. F. Barrow, Athens. "James DANIEL was the first husband of Mrs. James Barrow, wife of James Barrow of Milledgeville, Ga...." However, some researchers say Nancy HARDWICK first married a TAYLOR and that their daughter, Nancy Hardwick TAYLOR, was born 22 Aug 1779. An undocumented World Connect source dates the marriage about 1778. The below deed of gift from Union County, South Carolina is cited as proof of the marriage. In the deed, Garland HARDWICK names "my loving Nancy Hardwick TAYLOR" and his sister "Nancy TAYLOR her mother." Nancy DANIEL witnesses the gift. This "first marriage" appears to be based on the assumption that Garland's sister Nancy is both "my sister Nancy TAYLOR" and "Nancy DANIEL" the witness, who married James DANIEL/LL of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Garland HARDWICK, brother of Nancy, wife of James DANIELL, was born 22 May 1768 and would have been 19 years old at the date of this deed of gift. If that be the case, why then does Garland turn around a year later and give Moriah to "Nancy HARDWICK," instead of to Nancy DANIEL or Nancy TAYLOR, in his 1788 deed of gift?
"Garland HARDWICK of county of Union, SC, Ninety Six dist, planter, for good will and affection to my loving Nancy Hardwick TAYLOR of same county, and the heirs of her body, in default of such heirs to fall to my sister Nancy TAYLOR her mother and the heirs of her body, one negro girl Mariah. 10 Oct 1787 Garland HARDWICK [seal]. Wit: Wm HARWICK, Nancy DANIEL [x] Molley HARDWICK [x] (UNION CO SC WILL ABSTRACTS 1898-1849, Brent H. Holcomb, Certified Genealogist, 1987 P 5 [pg 32-33])
A second abstract refers to Nancy Hardwick TAYLOR, about 9 years old, as an "infant," a term used for anyone who had not reached the age of legal maturity. "Union Co SC Misc. Records, Book 1, pp. 32-33: Dated 10 Oct 1787 - Garland Hardwick of Union Co., SC, deed of gift of 1 negro girl named Mariah to his niece, Nancy Hardwick Taylor, infant. If she died or had no issue, Mariah to go to my sister, Nancy Taylor, her mother. Witnesses: William Hardwick, Nancy (X) Daniel, Molly (X) Hardwick. No recording date." (Silas Emmet Lucas, Some South Carolina County Records, Vol. 2 (Easley SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1989)
Nancy Hardwick TAYLOR apparently died about six months later because Garland records a deed giving Moriah [Mariah] to Nancy HARDWICK [DANIELL?].
PG. 156 [ORIG P 185] 26 Mar 1788. a deed of gift from "Garland HARWICK to Nancy HARDWICK for one negro girl name Moriah acknowledged in open court and ordered to be recorded.". ("UNION CO, SC, MINUTES OF THE CO COURT 1785-1799, Brent H. Holcomb, C.A.L.S., 1979.)
Nancy HARDWICK became the second wife of James DANIELL, a very successful planter in Fairfield County, South Carolina. No marriage date has been found. If Nancy DANIEL in the 10 October 1787 deed is James' wife, the marriage was before that date. An unsourced posting on the Internet provides about 1779. If so, the unidentified first husband TAYLOR died between 1779 and 1787.
Nancy was younger than three of James' six known children. James' son, Levi DANIELL, mentions "my stepmother, Nancy DANIELL" in his will dated 8 December 1800.
The 1790 U.S. census of Fairfield County, South Carolina enumerates James DANIEL's family as one male over 16 [James], one male under 16 [unknown], and a female [Nancy]. After the census, James moved his household to his plantation and bounty lands in Hancock County, Georgia, where he died in 1798.
In her husband's will, proven March 5, 1798, James DANIELL gives "unto my well beloved wife Nancy DANIELL four Negro slaves viz. Linder, Cary, Little Rachell, and Nancy, two feather beds and furniture and all my household furniture to her and her heirs forever. I also give her one note of hand of James TAYLOR of two hundred and forty one? pounds Sterling. I lend my wife twenty-one Negro slaves viz. Tom the weaver, Hecter, Biner, George, Fillaner, Sanco, Peter, Rose, Pompey, Silvy, Acre, Driver, Rachell, Muiah, Hester, Cate, Dover, Charlotte, Zouer, Daphne, Harry. I also lend her one half of the three bounties of land I now live on together with my dwelling house and plantation. Also one half of my stock of every kind. I likewise lend her one half of my tract of land on the Oconey River in Washington County during her natural life."
On 22 November 1798 at a sale of property from the estate of her deceased husband, Nancy bought a negro girl "Jinny." From the record below, Nancy immediately gave "Jinny" to James DANIELL, Infant of the State and County aforesaid [Hancock]..." but withheld transfer of ownership until after her own decease. Interpolation of family members indicates this James is most likely the four year old son of Levi DANIELL, Nancy's step-son.
Hancock County Deed Book C, 223: To all people to whom these presents shall come. I, Nancy Daniell do send Greetings knowing that the said Nancy Daniell of the State of Georgia and County of Hancock for and in consideration of the Love, good will, and affection which I have and bear towards James Daniell, Infant of the State and County aforesaid, have given and granted and by these Presents do freely give and Grant unto the said James Daniell, his heirs, Executors or administrators a Negro girl named Jinny and her increase. But the condition of the above Deed of Gift is such that it is not my intention for the said James Daniell to be possessed with the above mentioned Negro Jinny nor her increase until my Death. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this twenty second day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
Signed and sealed
In the presence of us
Peter F. Flournoy
Sworn to before me this 28th January 1799
An abstract of this record conflicts with the above:
"Hancock County, Georgia, Deed Book C, p. 223. I, Nancy DANIELL, of Hancock County, Georgia, for the love and good will and affection which I have for my son John DANIELL of the same place, give unto him a negro girl named "Jenny" and her increase. Wit: [illegible] and Reubin JONES. Reg: 4th February 1799."
Previously, this abstract lead to speculation that Nancy may have had a son John by James. That is no longer thought to be true. [Revised 9 January 2009]
No documentation proves Nancy HARDWICK and James DANIELL had children.
SPECULATION: Nancy HARDWICK was born 6 Jan 1758, her marriage to James may have occurred as early as 1779, ample time for her to have had "my son, John" [now apparently an abstraction error] and Betty as children. In his will, James DANIELL names his grandson, Jesse Daniell AUSTON, son of Betty AUSTON. It is the only record naming a Betty DANIELL who apparently married an AUSTON. Neither Betty nor an Elizabeth is named in transcriptions of James' Bible. Is Betty a child of James and Nancy? Nothing found to the contrary, Betty is assigned as such, primarily to present her name, her husband's surname, and her son as a separate family recorded in something other than a footnote. "Betty" may also be a nickname for James' daughter Martha DANIELL whose birth in 1762 was recorded in James' Bible; no other record of Martha has been found.. More discoveries about Nancy's marriage to James DANIELL are necessary to complete the records.
Hancock County Will Book AA page 36-39 records: January 3rd 1799. Then received of William HARDWICK an executor of James DANIELL decd, four Negroes given and twenty-five Negroes lent me by said James DANIELL decd, and stock of every kind, also beds and furniture and all household furniture received by me this 3rd day January. Nancy DANIELL. Same date: We do certify that we have in our hands the balance of the money that was left in the house and has been collected after takin (sic) out the account of Levi DANIELL . Given under our hand. Levi DANIELL Nancy DANIELL. And lastly, on 3 January 1799, Nancy DANIELL signed for receipt of "4 Negroes given me and 21 Negroes lent me by said James DANIELL dec'd.' and stock of all kinds, also beds and furniture, etc." from William HARDWICK, executor of James' estate.
Nancy acquired six Negroes as recorded in Hancock County, Georgia, Deed Book E, p. 338. "We, John COX, William BALLARD and Whitley SASSER have sold and delivered unto Nancy DANIELL of Hancock County, six negro slaves, viz., Georgia [George] and his wife, Flora, and her child Glassy, Bridget and her two sons Aaron and Moses, for the sum of seventeen hundred and fifty dollars. Wit: [illegible WATSON and William HARDWICK. This 20th October 1801. Reg: 2nd December 1801."
Nancy Hardwick DANIELL married her second (third?) husband, James BARROW, on 7 February 1802. He had served in the North Carolina Continental Army. James and Nancy BARROW certified "that we have received of William HARDWICK surviving executor of James DANIELL decd a note of hand __ James TAYLOR willed by James DANIELL to his wife Nancy DANIELL now Nancy BARROW, dated 28 May 179_ for two hundred and forty two pounds nineteen shillings Sterling and this is his received in full as an executor of James DANIELL decd from us.", April 18th 1803.
Nancy was 44 years old when she married James BARROW. They had no children. These three excerpts are from the James Barrow Family Bible:
Nancy and James Barrow were married 7th Feb 1802.
Nancy Barrow was born 6th January 1758.
Nancy Barrow 2nd wife of James Barrow died 18th Jan 1814 half after 6 o'clock evening. 56 years old.
(James Barrow Bible, Milledgeville, GA File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Laura Stotler. Source: "Family Bible Records" collected by the Elijah Clarke Chapter in 1938 (Family History Center Microfilm US/CAN #7110)
January 26, 1814: "Deaths! Departed this life on the 18th inst. half past 6 o'clock in the evening Mrs. Nancy BARROW, the amiable consort of James BARROW, Esq. of Baldwin County. She was an affectionate Wife, greatly endeared to her servants, an excellent neighbor..." ( "Genealogical Abstracts From the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, Vol. 1, 1809-1818" by Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz, Vidalia, Georgia, 1990, p. 244)
"NANCY: wife of James Barrow, Esq of Baldwin Co., GA, d 18 Jan 1814, funeral from her home on Island Creek., GJ [Georgia Journal] 26 Jan 1814 and 20 April 1814. SOURCE: page 6 of Marriages and Deaths 1763 to 1820 , Abstracted From Extant GA Newspapers by Mary Bondurant Warren, printed in the US by Heritage Papers, Danielsville, GA, copyright 1968. Book is at the Little Rock Public Library, Little Rock, AR" (http://www.geocities.com/jdbfagan/barrow/barrn.htm)
Abstract: Baldwin County Will Book B (1806-1929), p. 71: Nancy BARROW, 11/16/1812: 3/7/1814 - Husband: James. Nieces: Patsy LEWIS, Patsy NELSON (formerly DAWKINS), Nancy Barrow HARDWICK, dau of bro., William HARDWICK, and Nancy FITZPATRICK, dau. of sister Molly FITZPATRICK. Heps (sic, Neps?): John, eldest son of bro., Garland HARDWICK; Garland, George, Daniel and Reuben, sons of sister, Haney DAWKINS; William HARDWICK, son of bro., George HARDWICK. Brothers: William, Garland and George HARDWICK. Sisters: Peggy, Haney DAWKINS, Molly FITZPATRICK. Witnesses: Robert McGENTRY, Rachel THORNTON, Jacob BARROW. (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/fulton/georgia_research/GAWILLS.pdf)
This abstract of the will of Nancy BARROW was posted at Rootsweb on the Baldwin County, Georgia pages: BARROW, Nancy 11/16/1812 - 3/7/1814 Husband: James. Children: not named. Others mentioned: Brothers - William HARDWICK, Garland HARDWICK, George HARDWICK; Sisters - Peggy HARDWICK, Haney DAWKINS, Molly FITZPATRICK; Nieces - Patsey LEWIS, Patsey Dawkins NELSON, Nancy Barrow HARDWICK (dau. William HARDWICK), Nancy FITZPATRICK (dau. Molly FITZPATRICK); Nephews: John HARDWICK (eldest son of Garland), Garland DAWKINS, George DAWKINS, Daniel DAWKINS, Reuben DAWKINS (sons of Haney), William HARDWICK (son of Peggy), Richard HARDWICK (son of William), George HARDWICK (son of George); Robert McGENTRY; Rachel THORNTON, Jacob BARROW.
Nancy's will may have been recorded in more than one place, but Alabama may have been inadvertantly typed in place of Georgia in another abstract posted at http://www.gulftel.com/tigerag/Html/n_38.htm giving reference to Warren County, Georgia and Baldwin County, Alabama:
BARROW, Nancy, Will: Date: 10 AUG 1812 Place: Warren County, Georgia
Note: Abstract of Baldwin County, Alabama Will Book "A" (1806-1829)
Husband: James. Nieces: Patsey LEWIS, Patsey NELSON (formerly DAWKINS), Nancy Barrow HARDWICK, daughter of William HARDWICK, and Nancy FITZPATRICK,daughter of sister Molly FITZPATRICK. Nephews: John, eldest son of brother, Garland HARDWICK; Garland, George, Daniel and Reuben, sons of sister, Handy DAWKINS; William HARDWICK, son of sister, Peggy; Richard HARDWICK, son of brother., William HARDWICK; George HARDWICK, son of brother, George HARDWICK; Brothers: William, Garland and George HARDWICK. Sisters: Peggy, Haney, Molly FITZPATRICK. Witnesses: Robert McGENTRY, Rachel THORRON, Jacob BARROW. [Baldwin County, Alabama was established in 1809.]
On 12 March 1814, James BARROW filed "a schedule of all the Negroes with their increase now in life (except one Negro man Sanco sold by James BARROW) that were lent by the last Will and Testament of James DANIELL dec'd. to his widow and relict Nancy DANIEL, afterwards Nancy BARROW, wife of James BARROW, during her natural life: Old Tom, Zouer(?), Old Rachel, Charlotte, Hester, Flander, Acre, Daphney, George, Moriah, Hictor, Biner, Dover, Caty, Peter, Pompy, Peggy, Ned, Ellinney, Billy, Moriah, Levin, Becky, Bob, Rachel, Hector, Sam, Sally, Sucky, Driver, Jupiter, Bob, Ellick, Pompy, Flander." It was witnessed by Jacob COBB and Garland HARDWICK and recorded in the Hancock County records. In January 1815, "William HARDWICK, Executor of the last will and testament of James DANIELL, dec'd, returned an account of Negroes which were lent by said will to Nancy DANIELL, wife of the said James, afterward Nancy BARROW during her natural life, together with their mansion which was ordered to be recorded." as recorded in the minutes of the Hancock County, Court of Ordinary. Half of these Negroes, lent to Nancy by James DANIELL, were bequeathed to "Patsy HANDRICK" upon Nancy's death.
(Note: Patsy HANDRICK, born about 1796, was the daughter of Dr. Robert HENDRICK of Richland County, South Carolina and Mary DANIELL, James' daughter deceased before 11 May 1797. Additional research shows that Patsy must have died young. Robert named his only surviving child, Louisa, in his Will dated 1805. She was Louisa Maria HENDRICK, born after 1800, his daughter by then wife Mary STANLEY. Louisa married Michael J. RUDULPH, Jr. in 1816. RLD)
This paragraph from the Last Will & Testament of James BARROW 20 March 1827, Baldwin County, Georgia, relates to carrying out of the will of Nancy Hardwick Daniell BARROW:
"Rachel and her family consisting of Rachel, Simon, Charles, Dinah, Isaac, Saressy, Nancy, Josiah and Sam, I wish delivered to Mrs. Patsy LEWIS as soon as my Executors can properly divest my business and get her receipt according to the will of her late aunt Mrs. Nancy BARROW now on record in Baldwin County."
A CONFLICT IN NANCY's IDENTITY AND THE POSSIBILITY OF A DANIELL/L-SANKEY-EILAND CONNECTION:
An Ann SANKEY is said to have married a James DANIEL circa 1750 in North Carolina. Their daughter, Ann Sankey DANIEL, b. 1753, is said to have married Absolom EILAND in 1775 in Fairfield County, S. C., or Johnson or Currituck County, N. C. In 1787, "Absolom EILAND and wife Ann" sell 287 acres in Greene Co., GA (RW land bounty) to "James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina." witnessed by Levi DANIELL, James' son. In 1791, Levi Daniel EILAND was born to Absolom and Ann; Eiland family narratives say he was named for her favorite brother. (Note: If the same Levi DANIELL, s/o James of Fairfield, South Carolina, he is her youngest brother. RLD) Is this Ann DANIEL, born 1753, a daughter of James DANIELL and an Ann SANKEY, of Fairfield County?
Some EILAND family researchers contend that the Ann SANKEY above is Nancy DANIELL, widow of James DANIELL of Hancock County, Georgia, who married second James BARROW, and died in Baldwin County, Georgia on 18 January 1814. A body of evidence in legal records proves that Nancy HARDWICK, born 6 January 1758, was the second wife and widow of James DANIELL of Hancock County. Nancy is not the mother of Ann DANIEL, born 1753. She was five years younger than Ann and younger than three of James' known children and too young to have been the mother of any born before 1773. Levi DANIELL in his Will of 1800 referred to her as "my step-mother, Nancy Daniell."
Eiland researcher Jere Fletcher provided four abstracts from the Georgia Journal, said to be from the work of Cecil Little (deceased), to support the assignment of Nancy SANKEY as James DANIELL's widow and James BARROW's wife. Verification of the abstracts in the referenced source showed the name SANKEY was NOT in the original. It appears that a well-intentioned researcher who confused the two James DANIEL families who lived in proximity to each other added the SANKEY name to reference material to present a maiden name for her in support of his belief. The altered abstracts are the likely to source of the misidentification of Nancy HARDWICK as Nancy Ann SANKEY. Comparisons of these abstracts are below:
From: Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper, 1809-1840, by Fred R Hartz; Emilie K Hartz; Tad Evans, Publisher: Vidalia, Ga. : Gwendolyn Press, 1990-1995. (Ref F285 .H27):
1. ERROR. [Note inclusion of the name "Sankey"] Jan. 26, 1814: "DEATH! Departed this life on the 18th Inst. (this month) at half past 6 o'clock in the evening, Mrs. Nancy Sankey Daniel BARROW, the amiable consort of James BARROW, Esq. of Baldwin County...She was an affectionate wife, greatly endeared to her servants; an excellent neighbor."
CORRECT from the original: January 26, 1814: "Deaths! Departed this life on the 18th inst. half past 6 o'clock in the evening Mrs. Nancy BARROW, the amiable consort of James BARROW, Esq. of Baldwin County. She was an affectionate Wife, greatly endeared to her servants, an excellent neighbor..." (Note that another death was listed as well, explaining the plural "deaths.")
2. ERROR. [Note missing portion and text errors below]: July 19, 1813: "Georgia, Greene County, Court of Ordinary, July Term 1815, Upon the Petition of Family of James DANIEL (In right of his wife, Nancy) Administrator of the Estate of her Father, Dr. John T. SANKEY, deceased, prayed to be dismissed from the Administration of said Estate. Signed: Ebenezer TORRENCE, C.C.O."
CORRECT from the original: July 19, 1815 "Georgia, Greene County. Court of Ordinary, July Term, 1815. Upon the petition of James DANIEL and Drury TOWNS (in right of his wife) administrators of the estate of John T. SANKEY, deceased, praying to be dismissed from the administration of said estate... (Signed) Ebenezer TORRENCE, C.C.O.")
Note: An additional abstract in follow up concerning the estate of John T. SANKEY: February 7, 1816 "By order of the...Court of Ordinary of Greene County, will be sold on the first Tuesday in March next at the town of Greensborough, one tract of land containing 700 acres, lying on the road leading from Greensbrough to Washington...being part of the real estate of John T. SANKEY, deceased...(Signed) James DANIEL, Adm'r., Drury TOWNS, Adm'r. in right of his wife." Recall that James DANIELL died before 5 March 1798 and his widow, Nancy BARROW, died 18 Jan 1814. This James and Nancy were alive in 1816.
3. ERROR. [Note inclusion of the name "Sankey"]: August 2, 1815: "Georgia, Greene County. James MORRIS came before me..saith, that some time in Dec. 1814, he being in Company with a Certain William HARDRIDGE otherwise William HARDWICK and sometimes called William H. HARDRIDGE who told him that he..had a bond against Mrs. Nancy Sankey DANIEL of Hancock County, signed while she was the widow of James DANIEL, deceased, for the amount of $1000...Signed James MORRIS. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of June 1815..Signed John BROWNING. Justice of the Peace. From the well known character of the above named HARDWICK, I think it probable that if he holds such a bond, and has therefore taken this method to apprise the public of such debt that it is an outright forgery. Signed: James BARROW."
CORRECT from the original: August 2, 1815: "Georgia, Greene County. James MORRIS came before me...saith, that some time in...Dec. 1814, he being in company with a certain William HARDRIDGE, otherwise William HARDWICH, and sometimes called William H. HARDRIDGE, who told him that he..had a bond against Nancy DANIELL of Hancock County, signed while she was the widow of James DANIELL, deceased, for the amount of 1000 dollars...(Signed) James MORRIS. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 26th day of June 1815. (Signed) John BROWNING, J.P. From the well known character of the above named HARDWICH, I think it probable that he holds such a bond, and have therefore taken this method to apprise the public that it is a forgery. (Signed) James BARROW."
4. ERROR. [Note inclusion of the name "Sankey"]: Sept. 20, 1815: NOTICE: "Whereas James DANIEL of Hancock County, did by his Last Will lend to his Wife, Nancy Sankey DANIEL, who afterwards became my Wife, that during her life certain property..my said wife died the 18th of Jan. 1814, on which day my claim to her property expired. The Executor of James DANIEL, deceased..received the aforesaid property, except a herd of goats.. I have tolerated them and cared for them with usual care , but will consider them under my care only ten days from this notice at which time I will drive them entirely from my plantation. Signed Sept. 11, 1815: Signed: James BARROW, Esq."
CORRECT from the original: September 20, 1815 "Notice.--Whereas James DANIEL of Hancock County, did by his last will...lend to his wife, Nancy DANIEL, (who afterwards became my wife) during her life certain property...my said wife died the 18th of January 1814, on which day my claim expired...The executor of James DANIEL, deceased...received the aforesaid property, except a stock of goats...I have taken my usual care of the said Goats, but will consider them under my care only ten days after this notice. I will then drive them entirely from my plantation...Given under my hand this 11th day of September, 1815. (Signed) James BARROW"
NOTE: None of the above precludes the possibility of claims that Ann DANIEL, b. 1753, who married Absolom EILAND in 1775 in Fairfield County, South Carolina (per citation of DAR #232154), was a daughter of James DANIELL of Fairfield County, SC or that James may have married an Ann SANKEY who may have been her mother; however, no documentation for those assignments has surfaced. No Ann Nancy SANKEY of age to be James wife before 1753 has been found. Circumstantial evidence that Ann, wife of Absolom, may have been James' daughter still exists in: James' claim of a wife and two children in his 1754 petition for land in South Carolina; in Absolom EILAND's presence in South Carolina from 1754, Berkeley County, to at least 1779, Orangeburg County; in the sale of Absolom and Ann's land in Greene County, Georgia to James DANIELL in 1787, witnessed by James' son Levi; and in the naming of Levi Daniel EILAND, born about 1791 to Absolom and Ann probably in Greene County, that part which later became Hancock County. However, if Ann DANIEL is the daughter of our James DANIELL, her mother died sometime before his remarriage to Nancy HARDWICK, between 1779 and 1787.
The child from this marriage was:
+ 33 F i. Betty DANIELL 33 was born circa 1780 and died before 1797.
5. Elizabeth O'DANIEL (William I1) was born about 1723 in Stafford County, Virginia and died after Apr 1753.
General Notes: Elizabeth O'DANIEL married William SCOTT, a friend of her brother, James.
In 1746, William was listed as owning land formerly belonging to her father, William O'DANIEL. Their marriage undoubtedly took place before that date. IMPLIED MARRIAGES OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA by Marty Hiatt lists the following on page 194:
SCUTT, WILLIAM and Elizabeth O'DANIEL, dau of William O'DANIEL (Drawer X ( will dtd 24 Jan 1726/27);
SCUTT to SUMMERS -1792. The dated marriage may be that of a descendant of the marriage of William and Elizabeth.
On 7 April, 1753, William and Elizabeth (O'DANIEL) SCOTT and her sister and husband, Henry and Katherine (O'DANIEL) GUNNELL, signed an indenture selling 200 acres of land to Francis SUMMERS. These two hundred acres were part of the four hundred acres granted to William O'DANIEL on the 16 March 1724, and belived to have been bequeathed to his daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine, in the his will, dated 24 January 172?. The indenture was witnessed by Lewis ELLZEY, James HAMILTON, William PAYNE, William SUMMERS, James? STEPHENS, John LANE, and James HANDY.
Elizabeth was not named in the 7 February 1755 will of her mother, Frances (O'DANIEL) GLADIN. She may have died before then. Proving nothing at this point, the marriage of a William SCOTT to Mildred BUNBURY, 18 June 1756 is recorded in St. Paul's Parish Register (Stafford- King George Counties) 1715 - 1798 , p. 9, Nicklin.
Elizabeth O'DENEALE, NOT Elizabeth O'DANIEL
This record is for is Elizabeth O'DENEALE, sister of James who married Theodosia CONYER on 19 October 1755.
"68. OPR. William THORNBERRY and Elizabeth O'DANIEL [sic] m. July 10, 1746.
Anne, dau. of Wm. and Elizabeth THORNBERRY, b. April 9, 1747" ( St. Paul's Parish Register: Stafford-King George Counties, Virginia, 1715-1798 , p. 78, Compiled by John Bailey Calvert Nicklin, 1962, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore Maryland, ISBN-10: 0-8063-4591-8)
"B. William, son of William and Elizabeth THORNBERRY, Mar. 20, 1748/49."
"B. John Deneal, son of Wm. and Elizabeth THORNBERRY, Dec. 4, 1753."
(Ibid, p. 64)
Elizabeth married William SCUTT before 16 Mar 1746. William was born about 1720.
General Notes: Early Stafford County, Virginia information: "Burke Spring Timeline"
1715 — English colonist William Darrell receives patent for substantial tract of land south of Pimmit Run between present-day Kirby Road and Old Dominion Drive. 200 acres of the land is leased to William SCUTT. [Father of William SCUTT, husband of Elizabeth O'DANIEL?]
1738 — SCUTT's 200 acres is leased to John Cockerill and two others, for an annual sum of 730 pounds of tobacco. Cockerill owns six slaves. The Pimmit tributary on the property is known as "Cockerill's Spring Branch." [http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=309743&paper=68&cat=104]
"23 July, 1739. Bond of John Going, William SCUTT and John Hollis unto Denis McCarty, Gent., justice. For £100, 23 July, 1739. John Going is administrator of Catherine Padderson, deceased. Witness: John Bowie, 23 July, 1739, Acknowledged and Ordered" ["Prince William County Will Book C" by John Frederick Forman]
William SCUTT (SCOTT) and James O'DANIEL were listed as chain carriers on a survey of 300 acres of land for John GLADDIN on 7 June, 1741.
Before 16 March 1746, William married Elizabeth O"DANIEL, James' sister and daughter of William and Frances O'DANIEL. In Northern Neck Land Grant F-316, William SCUTT is listed then as adjacent to "Lewis SAUNDERS the younger of Fairfax Co." on land formerly granted to Elizabeth's father, William O'DANIEL, in 1724. (Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrents and Surveys 1710-1780, Vol III-IV, p. 117)
William SCOTT signed an Administrator Bond for Ruth CANTERBURY, Fairfax County,Virginia Will Book A-1, part 2, Page 360, 31 March 1750: Know all men by these presents that we Samuel CANTERBURY, Robert BOGGS, and William SCOTT are held and firmly bound unto John COLWILL the first Justice in the Commission of the peace for Fairfax county for and in behalf,and to the sole use and behalf of the Justices of the said county and their successors in the sum of five hundred pounds Sterling to be paid to the said COLWILL, his executors, administrators and assigns to the which payment, well and Truely to be made we bind ourselves and every one of us and every of our heirs, Executors and administrators jointly and firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, dated the 31st day of March 1750. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of Samuel CANTERBURY (Seal) R BOGGS (Seal) Wm SCOTT (Seal) At a Court Continued and held for Fairfax County the 31st March 1750 Samuel CANTERBURY, Robert BOGGS, and William SCOTT acknowledge this Bond to be their acts and Deeds and admitted to record. Teste John Graham Clerk.
"Prince William County Virginia Will & Inventories 1731 – 1732" Richard Taylor: Pages 75-76. Late of Parish of Overwharton in Stafford....bound unto George Turbervile of Westmorland Gent. in sum of 100 lb. currant money... dated Nov, 21, 1750. Richard Taylor.
Wit: H. Watson, Wm, (X) Gunhill Jr., Wm. (his mark) SCUTT, James Thomas Jr. John Perry, John Edwards, and Thomas (T) McBoyd. [http://www.rivahresearch.com/westmorelandcty/vitals/resources/wills/willabsmisc.htm]
On 23 November 1752, on the petition of Lewis Sanders Jr.: “…Ordered that John Cotton James Halley, William Scutt & William Kitchen or any three of them view the road by the Petitioners plantation & report upon oath whether the same may be conveniently turned Lewis Sanders Jr. petitions the court for road repairs by his plantation…” The Kitchen family will maintain a long association with the Sanders family. Lewis receives permission to turn the road in June of 1753. Page 407, Ibid. [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sandersgenealogy/FairfaxSanders.html]
On 7 April, 1753, William and Elizabeth O'Daniel SCOTT, together with her sister and husband, Henry and Katherine O'Daniel GUNNELL, signed an indenture selling 200 acres of land to Francis SUMMERS. These two hundred acres were the south west half of the four hundred acres granted to William O'DANIEL on the 16 March 1724, apparently bequeathed Elizabeth and Katherine, in his will, dated 24 January 1728?. The indenture was witnessed by Lewis ELLZEY, James HAMILTON, William PAYNE, William SUMMERS, James? STEPHENS, John LANE, and James HANDY. The 1760 interpretive map of Fairfax County by Beth Mitchell shows Francis SUMMERS land adjoining that of John O'DANIEL. A William SCOTT's land is just north of John's.
Fairfax County Road Orders 1749-1800 by Beth Mitchell lists William SCUTT in three instances:
23 Nov 1752 - On petition of Lewis SANDERS junr. Ordered that John COTTON, James HALLEY, William SCUTT & William KITCHEN or any three of them view the road by the Petitioners' plantation & report on oath...;
20 June 1753 - On Petition of Lewis SANDERS for liberty to turn a road... James HALLEY, William SCUTT...;
22 May 1754 - John O'DANIEL, Elizabeth's brother, was appointed surveyor of the Church road in the room of William SCUTT. (http://www.virginiadot.org/vtrc/main/online_reports/pdf/03-r19.pdf) Church Road bisected John's property.
On 10 October 1755, William SCUTT was a private in the Fairfax militia company of Capt. Lewis ELLZEY which was sent to the assistance of Frederick and Hampshire counties. Among the other soldiers was Joseph Jones.
Additional information on William SCUTT received from Russell Hall of Germantown, Tennessee, a GLADDIN researcher, provides that William reported Ann NELSON for having a base born child; that John CARLYLE, admr. of Ann GLADIN, filed a suit against William SCUTT and John DRAKEFORD; and that William was an appraiser of the Frances GLADEN estate (died in 1757).
The Fairfax County, Va. - Census - Taxlist of Thomas Lewis 1782 names a "Scutt, William" with 7 whites and 3 blacks. [http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/census/1782/1782tax03.txt]
ALL BELOW IS SUPPOSITION! -
Elizabeth O'Daniel SCUTT may have died before 1755, as neither she nor William were named in her mother's will signed 7 February 1755.
In 1748, a WILLIAM SCOTT, received a tract of land west of the Wateree River above the Richland County line. This preceded the land grants to James O'DANIEL and his brother William O'DANIEL in 1754 in the same area. Based on this William SCOTT's will of 1810, he had two sons and one daughter: William SCOTT, Samuel SCOTT (whose second wife was Jane ROSS), and Elizabeth SCOTT who married Lewis DINKINS. The daughter named Elizabeth and the proximity of many members of the extended O'DANIEL family make a circumstantial case for this to be the William SCOTT family from Fairfax, Virginia. This is NOT proven.
It is also possible that she and William had moved to South Carolina with James and William O'DANIEL (II) and was not mentioned because of her absence. Noting that John O'DANIEL replaced William SCUTT as surveyor of the Church road on 22 May 1754 in Fairfax County, Virginia, and that both of Elizabeth's other brothers have land records in South Carolina in 1754, adds to that possibility.
William and Elizabeth SCOTT sold their 100 acres in Fairfax County, Virginia inherited from Elizabeth's father, William O'DANIEL on April 7, 1753. On 10 Jan 1754 in South Carolina, James DANIEL (O'DANIEL) witnessed lease and release deed by James (his mark) WESTON, planter, & Elizabeth his wife, to Thomas HOWELL, planter, both of Craven County, for 100 acres on the North side of the Congaree River.
On 10 October 1755, William SCUTT was a trooper in the Fairfax militia company commanded by Capt. Lewis ELLZEY. They were sent to the assistance of Frederick and Hampshire counties. William was paid 300 pounds of tobacco for 30 days service. Among the troopers was a Joseph JONES. [Virginia's Colonial soldiers, Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, p. 161]
In 1757 the year Frances GLADIN, late O'DANIEL, died, both William SCUTT and James DANIELL were in Fairfax, Virginia. William as an appraiser of Frances' estate and James to sell the 100 acres he had inherited from his father. Did they return from South Carolina together to terminate their affairs in Virginia upon the death of James and Elizabeth's mother? In 1760 though, a William SCOTT has property in Fairfax, not far from Elizabeth's brother, John O'DANIEL.
Possible??: Near William O'DANIEL, brother of James: SC Archives: Series Number: S111001 Volume: 0011 Page: 00134 Item: 02 Date: 1772/02/24 Description: SCOTT, William, Memorial for 300 Acres on White Oak Creek, Craven County. Names Indexed: SCOTT, William/SCOTT, Daniel/BEEK, John/GOODIN[GLADDIN OR GOODWIN?], John/DANIEL, William/LEWIS, James/NELSON, Reason/Locations: Craven County/White Oak Creek Type: Memorial.
The 1782 State Census for Virginia., Fairfax County lists:
William SCUTT 7 whites, 3 blacks on the LIST OF THOMAS LEWIS.
William SCOTT - 1 white, 11 blacks on the LIST OF HENRY DARN. Cause to think that Elizabeth may have died and William either returned or did not go to South Carolina?
A William SCOTT was the St. Andrew's Parish Representative to the South Carolina U.S. Constitution Ratification Convention of Sep 17, 1787, voting for ratification May 23, 1788. It is reasonable to think that William SCOTT and James DANIELL moved together because of their close relationship in Viginia, but that in itself doesn't prove this William is the same William SCUTT from James' youth in Fairfax.
Did the SCUTT family cut ties to Fairfax circa 1753 and move to South Carolina with Elizabeth's brothers, William and James? A group migration from Virginia by James and William O'DANIEL (II) and William SCUTT?
ajspiry (View posts) Posted: 2 Aug 2000 6:00AM Classification: Query
Surnames: Hill Scott Talbott
William Scott, who was the author of the Nelson Co.Ky. Will which was proved in May of 1805 was originally of the Fairfax Co, Va. area. He is listed on the 1760 Fairfax County Map. Wm. Scott had a three-lives-lease from George Mason as did his neighbors, Wm. Stone, Wm. Kitchen, John Bronaugh (sic)and John Cotton. These deeds are all dated between the 7th Oct 1757 and the 15th of November 1757.
In his Will, Wm. Scott declares that John Scott is deceased and left two daughters, Nancy and Betsy Scott. Wm.Scott, the son, was a Reverend. Son Thomas Scott married
Nancy Redmond the 3 Oct 1785 in Nelson County,Ky. Daniel Scott married Nancy Floyd 4 Feb 1807 in Nelson Co, Ky. James Scott bca. 1786 d.1 Sept 1824, married 16 Mar 1809 to Mary
Weaver in Nelsn County. Elizabeth Scott was the wife of Wm.
Talbott, who died shortly thereafter in Nelson Co.Nancy Scott was the wife of Nathaniel Cotton (s/o John Cotton of
Nelson Co.) Sarah Scott married Wm. Snelling in Nelson Co.
on 2 Feb 1788, and Mary (Molly)Scott married Wm.Hynes, 21 Oct 1790 in Nelson County. Wm. Taylor, the Baptist Minister
married this last couple.
The Hill's were neighbors of the Scotts, thus since they
witnessed the Will, two of the three witnesses had to prove
the Will according to Kentucky Law. Kentucky was and still is called a Commonweath, and its laws are the same as Virginia which is also a Commonwealth.
6. Catherine O'DANIEL 5 (William I1) was born about 1725 in Stafford County, Virginia and died after 20 Feb 1792.
General Notes: Catherine O'DANIEL married Henry GUNNELL. Henry was a bondsman for the estate of Catherine's stepfather, John GLADIN, indicating that they may have married before 1749.
In the following Indenture, Catherine is spelled with a "K": On 7 April, 1753, Henry and Katherine GUNNELL, and her sister and husband, William and Elizabeth SCOTT, signed an indenture selling 200 acres of land in Fairfax County, Virginia to Francis SUMMERS. These two hundred acres were part of the four hundred acres granted to William O'DANIEL on the 16 March 1724 , and bequeathed to his daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine in his will, dated 24 January 172 ?. The indenture was witnessed by Lewis ELLZEY, James HAMILTON, William PAYNE, William SUMMERS, James? STEPHENS, John LANE , and James HANDY.
Frances O'DANIEL GLADIN, in her will dated 7 February 1755 , gave Katherine "a trunk, butter pot, 1 earthen dish and two plates."
In his will of January 21, 1792 , Henry GUNNELL names his wife, Catherine, and children John, Robert, Thomas,James, William, Henry, Anne BRENT, Mary, (later married to James HURST), and Catherine (later married to COFFER). Henry wrote in his LW&T: "my will and desire is that my beloved wife Catherine have the whole use and profits of the following slaves stock household furniture etc during her life Vitz. Negro Brister, Ned, Cloe, Dennis, Sue, Betty and Charles Three beds and furniture Ten heads of sheep Twevle head os cattle One black mair one young bay horse and one young black horse and all my hogs at my home plantation a seal skin trunk a black walnut chist walnut and pine tables half a dozen Flag'd bottom chairs two looking glasses a frying pan and warming pan three pots and pot hooks all my knives and falks all my pewter Chaney & earthen ware half dozen hoes one bar shear one duch plow one cart and all the geer thereunto belonging one dutch Fan and forty barrels of Indian Corn together with all the rest my land that I have not heretoforewilled to my three sons John, Thomas, Robert I say my will and desires is that my beloved wife have the use and profits of the said land slaves etc aforesaid during her life but not to rent out any part of the land".
Catherine married Henry GUNNELL,34 son of William GUNNELL 35 and Martha CORBIN?, before 1744 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Henry was born about 1710 and died before 20 Feb 1792 in Gunnell's Run, Fairfax County, Virginia.
General Notes: Henry GUNNELL, the youngest son of William GUNNELL and Martha CORBIN?, was born about 1710.
Fairfax County Deed Book A, part 1, 1742-1744: "This 17th day of October 1741, I William GUNNELL, Planter, of Truro Parish in Prince William County for love and affection I bear my two sons, William GUNNELL and Henry GUNNELL both of said County give 800 acres" [http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/fairfax/deeds/fairland.txt]
He married Catherine O"DANIEL before 1744. Henry and Catherine were the parents of nine children, six boys and three girls.
Henry is named as one of the men who voted in the 1744 election of Burgesses in Fairfax County. He was involved in public service throughout his life, serving as a Vestryman of Truro Parish in 1756-1765, Church warden in 1761-1763, justice of Fairfax County between 1757 and 1764, county sheriff in 1772, and a member of the Committee of Safety in 1774.
The Last Will & Testament of Henry GUNNELL is recorded in Fairfax County Will Book F 22 Feb 1791 - 19 May 1794 Pg 9& 10 / PP 58-61:
In the Name of God Amen I Henry GUNNELL of County of Fairfax and Commonweath of Virginia being weak of body but of perfect mind and sound memory do make this my last Will and Testament. Imprimis I do desire that my body be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors and that they pay all my just Debts.
I do give and bequeath to my son John GUNNELL two hundred and seventy acres of land to be laid of on the west or upper end of the tract whereon I now live by a strate line from difficult or piney branch as the quantity may be found to require so that the whole two hundred and seventy acres lays on the upper side of piney and also to include the plantation whereon William GUNNELL now lives.
I give and bequeath to my son Robert GUNNELL all that tract of hundred acres of land that I purchased of William A. LEE of the co of Stafford also all the rest of the land on the upper side of piney branch that I have not heretofore willed unto my son John GUNNELL also the lot of land where my quarter now are which I am to have a lease for from Mr. William LYLES also one negro girl called Nel which is now in his possession together with ten pounds cash whereas I some years ago made a deed of gift to my Thomas GUNNELL for upwards of two hundred acres of land whereon he now lives and is apprehensive the said deed may be defective to prevent the mischiefs that may arise thereby I do now give and bequeath to my son Thomas his heirs of assigns forever all that land mentioned in the bounds of the said deed my will and desire is that my beloved wife CATHERINE have the whole use and profits of the following slaves stock household furniture etc during her life Vitz. Nergo Brister, Ned, Cloe, Dennis, Sue, Betty and Charles Three beds and furniture Ten heads of sheep Twevle head of cattle One black mair one young bay horse and one young black horse and all my hogs at my home plantation a seal skin trunk a black walnut chist walnut and pine tables half a dozen Flag'd bottom chairs two looking glasses a frying pan and warming pan three pots and pot hooks all my knives and falks all my pewter Chaney & earthen ware half dozen hoes one bar shear one duch plow one cart and all the geer thereunto belonging one dutch Fan and forty barrels of Indian Corn together with all the rest my land that I have not heretoforewilled to my three sons John, Thomas, Robert I say my will and desires is that my beloved wife have the use and profits of the said land slaves etc aforesaid during her life but not to rent out any part of the land and at her decease, I do give and bequeath all my land except that I have herein before willed to my three sons John, Thomas, Robert to be equally divied between my sons William GUNNELL, Henry GUNNELL and James GUNNELL, to them their heirs and assigns forever and the stock negroes household furniture and every other article that I have hereby given my beloved wife except the land be sold and the money to be equally divided between all my sons and daughters share and share alike.
I give and bequeath to my sons and daughters and their heirs and assigns all the negroes stock etc that they have herefore had .
I do give and bequeath to my daughter Ann BRENT, one negro girl called Doll.
And Lastly my will and desire is that all my Estate that I have not heretofore willed be sold and the money airising from the sale of the same be equally divided between my nine children Vizt. John, Thomas, James, William, Henry, Robert, Ann, Mary and Catherine and also my will and desire is that my beloved wife Catherine should have the tenth part of all the money I should have at my death and of all the debts that are due me and my will and desire are that if either of my sons or daughters should die before a division should take place of either the land negroes stock or other articles of which they have share by this my last will that the heirs of the deceased should have their share.
I do hereby appoint my three sons John GUNNELL, Thomas GUNNELL and William GUNNELL Executors of this my last will and testament and in Witness whereof this twenty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety two.
Presence John STONESTREET, Simon CARVER, Richard X GOODEN, Wm. GUNNELL Junr, Daniel LEWIS
At Court held for Fairfax County 20th Feby 1792 This Will was presented in court by the Exors therein named who made oath thereto and the same being proved by the oaths of John STONESTREET, William GUNNELL, Junr. and David LEWIS is ordered to be recorded and said Exors having performed what the Law requires a Certificate is granted them for obtaining a Probate thereof in due form.
(Henry Gunnnell's wiill posted by Anne Rupert, 30 October 2004, http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/VAFAIRFA/2004-10/1099129135)
Henry GUNNELL was buried at his Gunnell's Run home near Falls Church. However, he and Catherine lived and died on his 800 acres inherited partly from his father; the other 400 acres he acquired from his brother William, who lived on the 400+- acres at Falls Church. His home was on the west side of the land which now is Meadowlark Regional Park. Recently a gravesite at the east end of Henry's 800 acres has been acquired by the Fairfax County. Only one marker, for Mary GUNNELL, I think it is, remains. This gravesite is not now contiguous to Meadowlark Park, because pieces of the 800 acres were sold over the years. It is off Clark's Crossing Road, just south of Old Courthouse Road. (Natalie Hughes)
The website, http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/parks/gmp/laheyreport.pdf, provides much information about Henry GUNNELL's land and its passage through time and his descendants to present day, part of the Lahey Lost Valley Park, administered by the Fairfax County Park Authority. The park includes the GUNNELL brick home, one of the oldest existing buildings in Fairfax County.
"Henry Gunnell, Sr. VA" is named in the Fairfax County Chapter NSDAR, Vienna, Virginia Chapter Members' List of Patriots. (http://www.marshallhall.org/dar/patriotslist.html)
1761 GUNNELL HENRY Fairfax County VA Rent Rolls Rent Role VA Early Census Index VAS1a1365432
1782 GUNNELL HENRY Fairfax County VA 17 05 19 Continental Census VA Early Census Index VAS1a1365433
1782 GUNNELL HENRY Fairfax County VA 17 05 19 Continental Census VA Early Census Index VAS1a1365435
(LDS Film Number: 2034415)
Children from this marriage were:
+ 34 M i. John GUNNELL 36 was born circa 1742 in Fairfax County, Virginia37 and died before 21 Jul 1800 in Fairfax County, Virginia.36
+ 35 F ii. Ann GUNNELL 38 was born on 16 Feb 1744 in Fairfax County, Virginia39 and died on 2 Jun 1826 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 82.
+ 36 F iii. Mary GUNNELL 40 was born about 1746 in Fairfax County, Virginia,40 died on 1 Jul 1827 in Jefferson County, Virginia40 about age 81, and was buried in Hurston Graveyards, in The Garden, Near Johnsontown, West Virginia.40
+ 37 M iv. Thomas GUNNELL 41 was born circa 1749 in Fairfax County, Virginia41 and died in 1801 in Fairfax County, Virginia41 about age 52.
+ 38 M v. William GUNNELL 42 was born on 30 Jan 1750 in Fairfax County, Virginia,42 died on 30 Oct 1820 at age 70, and was buried in Gunnell Family Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia.
+ 39 F vi. Catherine GUNNELL was born circa 1754 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died before 1 Feb 1817 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
+ 40 M vii. Major Henry GUNNELL, Jr., RS-VA 43,44 was born on 30 Jul 1758 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died on 14 Jan 1822 at age 63.
+ 41 M viii. James GUNNELL was born circa 1767 in Virginia and died on 1 Jan 1819 in Fauquier County, Virginia45 about age 52.
+ 42 M ix. Robert GUNNELL 46 was born about 1770 in Virginia and died in 1821 in Fairfax County, Virginia46 about age 51.
7. Ann O'DANIEL 5 (William I1) was born about 1726 in Stafford County, Virginia and died after 1755.
General Notes: Ann O'DANIEL is known only from the will of her mother, Frances (O'DANIEL) GLADIN, dated 7 February 1755. She is named in the will as "dafter Ann JONES". Ann was left "all my wearing clothes."
RESEARCH Clies to Ann O'Daniel's Jones family
From "Index to Loudoun Co Deed Books A-Z" by Pat Duncan:
"Bk:Pg: K:305, 307 Date: 1 Aug 1774 Returned to court: 10 Oct 1774
John PHILIPS & wife Deliverance of Ldn to yeoman James DILLON of Ldn. Lease/release of 200ac adj Daniel JONES, William HARRIS, George BUSSUN. Wit: William DILLON, Josiah DILLON, John DILLON, Amos DILLON."
John JONES, lessee's son. 30 Nov 1772 3300 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. Alexander Spotswood of Spts. Co to Richard JONES and his sons Francis and John, etc 17 Jun 1773. See "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania Co., 1721-1800, Vol I, Book/Page "H"" by William Armstrong Crozier, Ref: from Virginia Land Marriage and Probate Records, FTM disc #513. RLD
*!!!!!!!!A patent survey for Kentucky land dated April 21st, 1785, which reads, "for Isaac HALBERT, Richard RATCLIFF, Henry GUNNELL, Robert GUNNELL, William GUNNELL and Charles MORGAN. Afs. 12311 Acres of Land by virtue of an Entry made the 2nd day of March 1784, on Six Treasury Warrants No. 15557,19090, 14546, 19154 and 19156, situate lying and being in the County of Fayette, on Hinkston's fork of Licking and bounded as followeth (to wit)Beginning at, A, ...the first fork that empties into Hinston's fork...below the mouth of Flatlick Creek, commonly know as Clement's fork...crosfing Hinkston's fork three times to the Beginning~ Charles MORGAN, DS. John JONES & Francis JONES, C.C. Isaac HALBERT Marker". The HALBERT, RATCLIFF, and GUNNELL families are related by marriage to the O'DANIEL family of Fairfax, Virginia.
John JONES & Francis JONES may be part of Ann's family, if so, likely a husband and son, or two sons. At the date of this survey, Ann O'DANIEL JONES would have been about 50 years old, born before 1726. All the names in the patent above, with the exception of Charles MORGAN who may yet be, are closely related to the O'DANIEL family of Fairfax.
No other information about Ann has yet been uncovered. See the reseach notes for her Unknown JONES.
Ann married Unknown JONES before 1755.
Marriage Notes: Ann was named as Ann JONES in her mother's Last Will and Testament of 1755.
General Notes: Did this family go to Kentucky with numerous others from Fairfax County, Virginia?
Deed Book H Deeds Recorded May 1820 - September 1824:
p. 7 Deed of 11 Feb 1822 from Henry Owsley & Polly, his wife, of Lincoln Co. to John Jones, of Garrard Co. Three tracts comprising 50 acres, 200 acres and 150 acres, on the waters of Drakes Cain Creek for $2000. No witnesses. Reg. 16 Feb 1822.
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