8. William DANIEL 13 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) 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. Another name for William was William O'DANIEL Esq., RS-SC.6
General Notes: William DANIEL of Edgefield County, South Carolina was William O'DANIEL, born 1747 in Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia. He was a son of John O'DANIEL, proven by the below indenture recorded in Fairfax County Deed Book Z, pages 473-476, wherein John O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia, and his [second] wife Ann [McINTOSH], for love and ten dollars, deeded 1000 acres in the County of Fayette and State of Kentucky to their son, William, identified as "William O'DANIEL of the County of Edgefield, District of Ninety six and State of South Carolina."
"This Indenture made this thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and Ninety Seven Between John ODANIEL of the County of Fairfax and Common Wealth of Virginia & Ann his wife of the one part and William ODANIEL of the County of Edgefield District of ninety six & State of South Carolina of the other part Witnesseth that the said John O'DANIEL and Ann his wife for and in Consideration of the Natural Love and Regard which they have for and bear toward the said William ODANIEL son of the said John ODANIEL as also for and in Consideration of the sum of Ten Dollars to them the said John ODANIEL and Ann his wife by the said William ODANIEL in hand and paid at and before the Sealing and Acknowledgment of these presents the Receipt whereof they the said John ODANIEL and Ann his wife doth hereby Acknowledge & him the said William ODANIEL and his heirs thereof and therefrom Release and fully acquit Have Given Granted Bargained and Sold Aliened and Confirmed and by these presents Do give grant Bargain and Sell Alien and Confirm unto him the said William ODANIEL and to his heirs and Assigns forever a Tract part of a Tract on Parcel of Land Containing One Thousand Acres Situate lying and being in the County of Fayette and State of Kentucky and on the westside(?) Licking(?) And being part of a Larger Tract of Land granted To the said John ODANIEL by the Common Wealth of Virginia Bearing date the nineteenth day of May in the year Seventeen hundred and Eighty seven & Containing Two thousand seven hundred and one Acres the One thousand Acres of Land hereby intended to be conveyed is to be laid off and taken out of the said whole Tract in one Entire quantity on parcel Altogether in such part thereof as the said William ODANIEL his Heirs Executors or Assigns shall think proper or make choice of which said One Thousand Acres so to be taken out and Ascertained together with all and Singular the Houses Buildings Gardens Woods and Underwoods waters and water courses Orchards Previlidges Profits Easements Commodities Advantages Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever to the said Tract on Parcel of One Thousand Acres of Land Belonging or appertaining or with the same used or Enjoyed or excepted Reputed Taken or known as part parcel or number thereof as as (sic) belonging to the same or any part thereof The Reversion ? Reversions Remainder and Remainders yearly and other Rents Issues and Profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof To have and to Hold the said One Thousand Acres of Land with the Tenements Hereditaments and all and Singular other the premises herein before mentioned or intend to be given Bargained and Sold and Every part and parcel thereof with Every of their Rights members and Appurtenances unto the said William ODANIEL his heirs and Assigns forever. And the said John ODANIEL and Ann his wife for themselves and their Heirs the said hereby granted Land with all and Singular the Premises and Appurtenances before mentioned unto the said William ODANIEL his Heirs and Assigns free from the claim or claims of them the said John ODANIEL and Ann his wife or either of them their or either of their Heirs and all and every person or persons whatsoever claiming by from or under them or any of them shall will and Do warrant and forever defend by these presents In Witness whereof the said John ODANIEL and Ann his Wife have hereunto set their Hands and Affixed their Seals the Day and year first above written ~ Signed Sealed & Delivered In presence of... John (his X mark) ODANIEL L. S. Note the words "in hand paid and Heirs" were first Interlined before signing . . Nancy ODANIEL L. S. Rd. RATCLIFFE Cortney ASKINS Patrick McATEE Barten BOSWELL
Fairfax County to wit. Rec.d on this 13th day of May 1797 from William ODANIEL the sum of Ten Dollars the full Consideration within mentioned As Witness my hand John ODANIEL Witnesses Present Rd. RATCLIFFE Courtney ASKINS Patrick McATEE Barten BOSWELL
At a Court held for Fairfax County the 18th day of September 1797 This Deed of Gift from John ODANIEL to William ODANIEL Was proved to be Act and Deed of the said John ODANIEL by the Oaths of Richard RATCLIFFE Courtney ASKINS and Barton BOSWELL Witnesses thereto and Ordered to be Recorded~ Teste J. Wagoner Ct Cu(?)"
(Transcribed by Robert Louis Daniell from the printouts of microfilmed copies of Fairfax County, Virginia Deed Book Z1. Surnames have been capitalized and items in ( ) are added. Punctuation marks were rarely discernible.)
In his will, proven in 1799, John O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia names his son, William O'DANIEL. William had shed his Celtic O' about the time he migrated to South Carolina, using DANIEL as his surname. Most records, including his Will, show his name as William DANIEL. William was given "one thousand acres of land lying in the state of Kentucky part of a greater track", in which William had already received an indenture for $10 and "love". All of John O'DANIEL's children had dropped the Celtic O' by 1799, but John still used O'DANIEL in all his children's names in his will.
Previous information which lead Tuck Wilson and Robert Daniell to believe that William, b. 1747, was John O'DANIEL's son was:
(1) This military record: "William DANIEL - Born Centerville, Va., 1747; died Edgefield Dist., S. C., 1807. Enlisted in S. C. under General SUMTER. He married Lucretia BELL." (See D. A. R. Records 115 P. 6). Source: Family Archive Viewer, Virginia Military Records, Appendix: State-Wide and Miscellaneous Records stating that William was born in Centerville, VA, and married Lucretia BELL. The deed above proves this assignment to be true.
(Comment: As to William's Rev. Service, I reviewed several sources and can only find one William Daniel serving under Sumter. It is stated best in "Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution" by Bobby Gilmer Moss, page 231:" Daniel, William - b. 1747, NC, d 1807, m. Lucretia Bell He served in the militia under Col Taylor and Gen Sumter (moved to Georgia) A. A. 1725; McCall, III, 64." Note the b. 1747 NC and Moved to Georgia. Compare the above to this from "Georgia Rev. War Soldiers Graves" Vol 2 page 418: Laurens County Georgia - William Daniel, b. 1747, d. 1807 served in the SC militia under Col. Taylor and Gen Tomas Sumter." I think both William Daniels are getting in on one record. Your Virginia record leads me to believe our William actually served under Taylor (a neighbor). There are mistakes everywhere. Tuck Wilson)
In addition, Coy K. Johnston wrote in his work "Ancestry of Elizabeth Jonhston Nee Daniel of St. Peter's Parish (Now Hampton County), Beufort District , South Carolina" dated March 1, 1978: "William Daniel disappeared from the Pitt County records, but according to Charles Brunk Heinemann, Daniel Families of the Southern States (Washington, D. C., 1949), vol. 2, p.16, William settled in Edgefield District, S. C., and served in the Revolution under General Sumter (and that his wife was the former Lucretia Bell, citing D. A. R. Lineage books, vol. 113, p. 6)." [Note: Parenthetical information is in Mr. Johnston's work. Pitt County, mentioned here, is in North Carolina. RLD]
(2) John O'DANIEL, William and Stephen O'DANIEL's father, inherited land on Accotink Run, Fairfax, VA from his father, William (b. 1691?). John left this land to his wife, Anne "Nancy" McINTOSH, for her lifetime, and in 1854, John's son Stephen died at his place called Airhill, near Centreville in Fairfax. This 19 acre plot was purchased by Stephen and adjoined the property granted to William (1691?), willed to John, and given to Nancy as a life estate.
(3) the notation in "The History of Hancock County, Georgia" that states "After Levi's death, Martha DANIELL married Jack DANIEL, said to have been a cousin of her first husband." William DANIEL was a first cousin of Levi DANIELL, and his son, John "Jack" DANIEL was a second cousin to Levi. This assignment is in accord with that statement.
(4) the fact that others, purported to be William of Edgefield's brothers, are not named in John O'DANIEL's will, a good indication that they are not William's siblings.
(5) when James O'DANIEL left Fairfax for South Carolina, his niece, William's sister, Frances, daughter of John, went with him and married there a man named May. William migrated to South Carolina as well, where he amassed thousands of acres.
In regard to William's sister Frances who married a "man named May": On 28 November 1801, William DANIEL of Edgefield District sold to Thomas MAY of Fairfield District for one hundred and forty dollars "all that plantation or tract of land containing one hundred and eighty nine acres acres... on the waters of Little River and Creek... being part of a tract of two hundred acres originally granted toWm Walton..." It adjoined lands of Wm BILL [BELL?], Barney POPE, and Edward McGRAW[?]. The deed was witnessed by John MAY and Edward ANDREWS. [Deed_N_0428a, 1802, Fairfield, South Carolina]
These records appear to mark the locations of land and list neighbors for William DANIEL, some may not be his.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0018 Page: 00164 Item: 02 Date: 1771/10/09 Description: MCCRACKEN, James, Plat for 100 Acres in Barkly [sic] County. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/MCCRACKEN, James/HENDRICKS, Henry/DANIEL, William/PEARSON, Enoch/Locations: Berkeley County/Broad River Saluda River/Enoree River/Indian Creek.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0018 Page: 00055 Item: 02 Date: 1773/03/23 Description: MAZYCK, David, Plat for 100 Acres in Colleton County. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/MAZYCK, David/KIRKLAND, Moses/DANIEL, William/Locations: Colleton County/Edisto Creek.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0014 Page: 00223 Item: 02 Date: 1773/05/06 Description: COX, James, Plat for 300 Acres in Ninety Six District. Names Indexed: COX, James/DANIEL, William/BREMAR, John/Locations: Ninety Six District/ Dry Creek/ Saluda River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00014 Item: 01 Date: 1773/05/20 Description: GAINS, Ambrose, Plat for 100 Acres in Ninety Six District. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/GAINS, Ambrose/GRIGSBY, James/HOGAN, Joseph/DANIEL, William/Locations: Ninety Six District/Red Bank Creek/Little Saluda River.
SC Archives: Series Number :S213184 Volume: 0017 Page: 00495 Item: 01 Date: 1773/04/12 Description: PURCELL, James, Plat for 250 Acres in Orangeburg District. Names Indexed: BREMAR, James/PURCELL, James/MAZYCK, Daniel/DANIEL, William/Locations: Orangeburg District/Edisto River.
SC Arhives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0017 Page: 00496 Item: 01 Date: 1775/02/01 Description: KIRKLAND, Robert, Plat for 100 Acres in Orangeburgh District. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/KIRKLAND, Robert/DANIEL, William/Locations: Orangeburgh District/Shaws Creek.
SC ARchives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0019 Page: 00453 Item
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0014 Page: 00223 Item: 02 Date: 1773/05/06 Description: COX, James, Plat for 300 Acres in Ninety Six District. Names Indexed: COX, James/DANIEL, William/BREMAR, John/ Locations: Ninety Six District/Dry Creek/Saluda River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0015 Page: 00321 Item :02 Date: 1773/05/10 Description: HARRISON, James, Plat for 150 Acres in Ninety Six District. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/PURCELL, James/HARRISON, James/DANIEL, William/Locations: Ninety Six District/Edisto River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0021 Page: 00442 Item: 01 Date: 1773/05/10 Description: WHITEHEAD, Thomas, Plat for 200 Acres in Ninety Six District. Names Indexed: WHITEHEAD, Thomas/HARRISON, James/DANIEL, William/BREMAR, John/Locations: Ninety Six District/Edisto River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00014 Item: 01 Date: 1773/05/20 Description: GAINS, Ambrose, Plat for 100 Acres in Ninety Six District. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/GAINS, Ambrose/GRIGSBY, James/HOGAN, Joseph/DANIEL, William/Locations: Ninety Six District/Red Bank Creek/Little Saluda River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0017 Page: 00491 Item: 01 Date: 1774/05/27 Description: KIRKLAND, Benjamin, Plat for 200 Acres in Orangeburgh District. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/KIRKLAND, Benjamin/ODUM, Michael/DANIEL, William/Locations: Orangeburg District/Edisto River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00371 Item: 03 Date: 1774/05/28 Description: LINDSAY, Isaac, Plat for 150 Acres in Ninety Six District. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/LINDSAY, Isaac/DANIEL, William/Locations: Ninety Six District/Dry Creek/Little Saluda.
Edgefield District: "10 May 1775: Francis BRAZINA (?), Planter of Camden Dist, SC to Arthur SIMKINS, Esq. of Ninety-Six dist, SC for 25 pounds, sold 250 acres on PUCKETS' Creek a branch of STEVENS Creek & Savannah River, originally granted 31 Aug 1774, & adj. Ephraim PUCKETT; land surveyed on Dutch bounty; William CARR & Arthur SIMKINS. /s/ Francis BREZINA. Wit: Jesse DANIEL, William DANIEL, who swore by oath 15 Feb 1776 in Orangeburg Dist, SC before John FAIRCHILD, J. P." Jesse and William DANIEL are first cousins, sons of James O'DANIEL and John O'DANIEL, respectively, of Fairfax County, Virgina. James migrated to the Congarees in 1754 and William later joined him there. [Record posted by Audrey Pool, 4 July 2004, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SC-Genealogy/2004-07/1089000655]
William married before 1778 Lucretia BELL, daughter of Benjamin BELL and Martha TUCKER.
On 4 November 1778, John BELL in the State of South Carolina Craven County sold to William DANIEL, planter in the Sate aforesaid of the sd. part, for one thousand pound Lawful ____ money of this State 100 acres lying on the North Side of Broad River on a small branch thereof bounding on all sides by vacant land when laid out to Stephen ELLIS granted by Stephen ELLIS unto John BELL the 8th February 1774. Witnesses: Bar. POPE and Lucy POPE. In a memorandum dated 16 May 1787 headed Fairfield County, John BELL acknowledged the signing, sealing and delivering the wittin deed to William DANIEL. Certified 23 July 1787 by ____ MILLING Clerk of the Court.
This record mentions Effingham County, Georgia, but the family has no record of William being there, South Carolina Revolutionary Soldiers, Sailors Patriots & Descendants, Vol. 1, Carter-Maddox, p. 26, lists "DANIEL, William, Sr. (RS-SC) 1747-1807, Effingham Co., Ga., m. Lucretia BELL" It lists William and Lucretia's family with 10 children (they had nine) in column format: John, Jesse, James, Stephen, William, Mary, Catherine, Martha, Marsh, and Elizabeth m. ____ RAIFORD. There was no child named Marsh; Martha had married Capt. Bryant MARSH.
Victor Russell DANIEL, M.D., a 3rd great-grandson of William and Lucretia Bell DANIEL of Edgefield County, South Carolina writes: "I know that William O'DANIEL (b. about 1747) moved to SC in 1768. He apparently acquired 1,000 acres of land in "Fairfield District" before joining his uncle, James O'DANIEL (Daniell), who had moved to SC shortly before. As my grandfather wrote: James became "the owner of a thousand acre tract of land on waters of Indian Creek, 5 or 6 miles East from the present Daniel plantation." He further states that William: "soon thereafter having acquired ownership of large landed interests on waters of Little Mine Creek in Edgefield District, where he lived the rest of his life, still owned by the Daniels; his landed holdings at the time of his death in 1807 exceeded 5,000 acres." One of William's sons (named William lived with his mother in Newberry (or Newberry County) after his mother's remarriage following the death of her husband. He apparently moved back to his father's original land (currently near Saluda, SC and built a new house there in 1816 on what my grandfather referred to as "the present Daniel plantation." This building was regretfully demolished in, I believe the 1960's and the land has been sold. According to my grandfather's notes, William DANIEL, who moved to SC in 1768, married Lucretia BELL, the daughter of Benjamin BELL, Sr., who owned land nearby. She remarried Zachariah Smith BROOKS, from Newberry County. I do not know how my grandfather discovered this information, but he does cite in a bibliography, the wills of William DANIEL (father and son's wills), both recorded at the J. of P. office, Edgefield, SC. Feel free to quote my grandfather's info, if you like."
SC Archives: Series: S108092, Reel: 0030, Frame: 00375, ignore: 000, Date: 1791 C.
Description: DANIEL, William, Petition Requesting Compensation for Revolutionary Service. (2 Frances). Names indexed: DANIEL, William; TAYLOR, Thomas. Document type: Petition.
STUB INDENTS, Vol. R-T, p. 186, provides: "No. 520 Book S Issued the 20th of June 1785 to Mr. William DANIEL for Fifteen Pounds Six Shillings & five Pence Sterling for Sundries Supplied the Continentals in 1781 & 1783 as per Account Audited - Principal - £15,,6-5 - Annual Interest £1,,1-5-"
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0004 Page: 00359 Item: 00 Date: 1784/05/27 Description: DANIEL, William, Plat for 210 Acres on Waters of Little River, Camden District, Surveyed by Minor WINN. Names Indexed: DANIEL, William/WINN, Minor/DARREL, Wiliam/CHERRY, Joshua/ANDREW, James/DARREL, James/BILL, William/Locations: Camden District/Little River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0008 Page: 00434 Item: 02 Date: 1784/09/26 Description: SISSANE, William, Plat for 145 Acres on Mine Creek, Ninety Six District, Surveyed by Bennett CRAFTON. Names Indexed: SISSANE, William/CRAFTON, Bennett/DANIEL, William/Locations: Ninety Six Disrict/Mine Creek/ Little Saluda River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0004 Page: 00033 Item: 00 Date: 1784/12/27 Description: DANIEL, William Sr., Plat for 200 Acres on waters of Little River, Camden District, Surveyed by Philip PEARSON. Names Indexed: DANIEL, William Sr./PEARSON, Philip/POPE, Isaac/WOODWARD, Thomas/POTTS, John/DANIEL, William/MONTGOMERY, David/Locations: Camden District/Little River.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0012 Page: 00066 Item: 00 Date: 1785/08/22 Description: BROWN, William, Plat for 350 Acres on Waters of Little Mine Creek, Edgefield county, Ninety Six District, surveyed by John Abney. Names Indexed: BROWN, William/ABNEY, John/DANIEL, William/HART/Locations: Ninety Six District/Edgefield County/Little Mine Creek/Little Saluda River.
William DANIEL is named in the 1790 census of Camden District, Fairfield County, South Carolina, page 19, with 3 males 16 & up, 4 males under 16, and 7 females. This enumeration includes one male under 16 and two females more than his known family. William is listed seven names from his uncle James DANIEL/LL.
On 16 February 1790, Samuel WALKER, executor of the Will of Benjamin BELL [father of Lucretia BELL], sells land to [her husband] William DANIEL of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Edgefield Deed Books 1-12 Hendrix, Ge Lee Corley 12 land,SC Edgefield Executor of Will Edgefield Deed Book 1, P 255-259. These were various tracts that were originally Benjamin BELL's.
In an Indenture dated 15 June 1791, "William DANIEL and Lucretia his wife of the County of Fairfield and the State of South Carolina" transferred to "Edward ANDREWS of County an State aforesaid" "All that Plantation or tract of Land Situate in County and State aforesaid... It being forty acres more or less and part of one hundred and forty orinally granted unto the said William DANIEL by his Excellency Charles PINCKNEY Esq. Govenor [sic] in chief the fifth day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety and duly recorded there in Book B. No. 5. Page 92 ..." Witnesses were David ANDREWS and Robert RANDOL.
SC Archives: Series Number: S108092 Reel: 0030 Frame: 00375 ignore: 00 Date: 1791 C. Description: DANIEL, William, Petition Requesting Compensation for Revoluntionary Service. (2 Frames) Names Indexed: DANIEL, William/TAYLOR, Thomas.
Indenture, 7 May 1794: James WRIGHT of Charleston and state aforesaid [South Carolina] and William DANIELL planter of the state aforesaid and County of Fairfield to William DANIELL, in consideration of the sum of Twenty five pounds sterling, two hundred acres more or less, situate on the waters of little River in Craven County bounding lands of John POTTS, Stephen ELLIS, William BELL and William RUSSELL, Barnabas POPE, Edward McGraw and James ANDREWS. Witnesses: Phillip RAIFORD and James NELSON.
[Note: Phillip RAIFORD was a son-in-law of William DANIEL/DANIELL. RLD]
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0032 Page: 00091 Item: 01 Date: 1794/07/18 Description: DANIEL, William, Plat for 420 Acres on Deloachs Branch of Red Bank Creek, Edgefield County, Ninety Six District, Surveyed by Alexander B. STARK. Names Indexed: DANIEL, William/STARK, Alexander B./BROWN, William/BLAND/STARK, Robert/BROOKS/GAFFTON/BURDETT, William/TOMLIN/HUMPHREY, William/LITTLE/Locations: Deloachs Branch/Red Bank Creek/Little Saluda River/Edgefield County/Ninety Six District.
In the Edgefield County Court Minutes of January 1795, William DANIEL, Esq., produced certification as to his qualifications as Justice of the Peace for Edgefield County. Said: Arthur SIMPKINS, Esq. William acted as Justice of the Peace for a number of years as shown by numerous record entries.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0032 Page: 00554 Item: 01 Date: 1796/02/01 Description: DANIEL, William, Plat foe 500 Acres on Dry and Mine Creeks, Ninety Six District, Surveyed bt William DANIEL.
Names Indexed: DANIEL, William/COX, James/DANIEL, John/MAZYCK/HERRING, William/SISSON, Mrs./BRASWELL, Britain/Locations: Dry Creek/Mine Creek/ Little Saluda River/Ninety Six District.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0032 Page: 00553 Item: 01 Date: 1796/02/01 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/SHURLEY, Absalom/MELLON, Benjamin/WINSER/WATSON, Arthur/Locations: Mine Creek/Dry Creek/Little Saluda River/Edgefield County/ Ninety Six District.
On 17 June 1799, William DANIEL sold to Phillip RAIFORD [son-in-law] land first granted to Robert START in 1774, 1778 sold to Benjamin BELL, 1790 sold by Samuel WALKER to William DANIEL. Land on Little Mine Creek Edgefield Deed Books 19, 20, 21, 22 Wells, Carol 53 land. SC Edgefield Land Record Edgefield Deed Book 20 p. 220-223.
In the 1800 South Carolina Census, the family of William DANIEL of Edgefield County, South Carolina is recorded as 20401-12001 0 22 (Series: M32 Roll: 47 Page: 135), an excellent picture of his family which raises only one question: Who is the 4th male 16-26? William has five sons and four daughters known to this compiler. Curiously, the name "John HOLLOWAY" is written in the left margin of the page next to William's enumeration. An indication that John was in the household?
Deed Book 23, P 338- Nov 26, 1802 James Sanders GUIGNARD of Columbia, to Nathan'l. BOLTON 212 AC Mine Crk of Saluda Riv, grtd to Fulton BOLTON Aug 9, 1792, sold to James S. GUIGNARD Jan 4, 1800-Wts: Jno. GAYLE, Billups GAYLE; Pro: Oct. 25, 1803 by JNO GAYLE, Wm DANIEL, JP Rec 24 Oct, 1803.
The Last Will & Testament of William DANIEL (provided by Tuck Wilson):
In the name of God Amen. I William DANIEL of the State of South Carolina Edgefield District Do make [and] ordain this Instrument Which is Written and Subscribed with my Name to be my last Will and Testament and as touching such Worldly Estate Wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form--------
Imprimis all my Debts are to be paid.
Item To my dearly beloved Wife Lucretia DANIELS I give and bequeath the plantation Where I now live for the time of her Natural life also the Third part of my personal estate as I also do my household and kitchen furniture of Every sort and kind and after her Death to be divided among my Children.
Item To My beloved Son John DANIEL I give and bequeath all that Tract of land lying in Fairfield District on the waters of Broad River Containing one thousand acres more or Less and that my son John DANIEL do pay out of the value of the Land three hundred Dollars to Each of My Daughters, Mary DANIEL & Catherine DANIEL as their part of the real property.
Item To My beloved Sons Jesse DANIELS and James DANIELS all that tract of Land Lying in Edgefield District lying on Indian Creek to be Equally Divided between the two, James DANIEL to have the upper part where he now Lives and Jesse DANIEL the Lower part of the Said tract Containing one thousand acres more or less.
Item To my Beloved son William DANIEL I give and bequeath that Tract of Land Lying in Edgefield District on the waters of Mine and Pen Creek Beginning at a Stake Corner by a pine near Jeremiah MOBLEY's then along the old Line to the Branch then down the Branch to the old line of a three hundred acre tract then along sd. Line in a westwardly Direction as far as My Line Runs and on Philip RAIFORD's Line to the Perkins Road then Along the Perkins Road to the Dividing Line between Elisha BLAND & Paton BLAND to a Small White oak in a bottom from thence to a Corner on a White Oak Corner on a branch on Henry HERRNs' Line known by the name of the quarter branch Containing twelve hundred acres more or Less, and all the Land North of the LAst Mentioned Line.
Item To My beloved Son Stephen DANIEL I Give and bequeath My Land Where I now Live after the Death of his Mother Including all the Land Lying on both Sides of Mine Creek Containing two thousand acres More or Less.
Item To Philip RAEFORD I Give and Bequeath for Services he has done for me one hundred fifty acres of Land More or less Lying Between Perkenses [Perkins?] Road and a White oak Corner on a branch and binding on Wm. DANIEL Junr. and Henry HERREN And Sd. RAFORD.
Item To Bryan MARSH for his Wife's part of Land I Relinquish My Claim for Money Lent him Which is one note of hand for two hundred and fifty dollars, also Sixty dollars by order to Presley BLAND.
Item My Request is that all My Personal Property Including household & kitchen furniture of Every kind also my Last Plantation tools of Every Kind also My Last years Crop of cotton to be appraised with the other movable property and equally Divided after deducting? one third for their Mother amongst my Children John DANIEL, Elizabeth RAFORD, Jesse DANIEL, James DANIEL, Martha MARSH, Mary DANIEL, Catherine DANIEL, William DANIEL, and Stephen DANIEL also my Will and Desire is that all Movable Property that I have heretofore given to My Children be brought forward and Appraised with the Rest of My Estate and be Equally Divided among My heirs.
Item My Desire is that My Wife Educate My Two Sons William and Stephen DANIEL out of her Thirds also for my Money to be Equally Divided among my heirs as the other Property. My will is that my Negroes are to Continue on the premises until the Expiration of the year & for the Executors to Sell Such of the Stock as they think Proper they can Make Sale of to the best advantage for the benefit of the Heirs.
Lastly I Constitute and appoint Philip RADFORD, My Son Jesse DANIEL and My Son James DANIEL Executors of this Will and Testament.
In Witness Whereof I have Set my hand and Seal this 11th Day of March one thousand Eight hundred & seven & of the independence of the United States the thirty first.
Signed Sealed and Delivered William DANIEL
in presence of us
Proved by the oath of John PERMENTER this 6 May 1807 & at the same time qualified Philip RAFORD, Jesse & James DANIEL as executors & recorded the 11 May 1807. Jn TIMKINS, OED." [The typescript of this Will may be viewed at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=300678]
COMPILER'S NOTE (by Payne Daniel): In his book, "Daniel Families of the Southern States", Vol. 2, p. 16, Charles Brunk Heinemann relates that William married the former Lucretia Bell and that these folks were likely from Eastern Isle of Wight, Virginia. Also, a "Family Group Record - 227" of unspecified origin, states that William was born 1732, in Tyrrell Co., N. C., and married Lucretia Bell in S. C. This is an incorrect assumption because the William who married Lucretia was born in Centerville, Fairfax County, Va., in 1747. It appears that William Daniel the son of Thomas Daniel and Elizabeth Lanier of Tyrrell County, N. C., was mixed up with William Daniel who later settled in Edgefield District, S. C., and as noted, his wife was the former Lucretia Bell. We should also put to rest any connection of William Daniel of Edgefield, S. C., with John Osborn(e) Daniel of Prince Georges Co., Va., as a son number 4. In the "Franklin/Madison Co., Georgia Connections" William Daniel, b. 1740-1760, is assigned to John Osborn Daniel, formerly of Prince Georges Co., Va., but there are no statistics given for this assignment. It is quite clear from the facts enumerated above that William Daniel of Edgefield, S. C., was the son of John "O'DANIEL" of Fairfax County, Virginia.
William married Lucretia BELL,48 daughter of Benjamin BELL, Sr. 48 and Martha TUCKER,48 about 1777. Lucretia was born in 1757 in Albemarle Parish, Sussex, Virginia,48 died in 1822 in Newberry, South Carolina48 at age 65, and was buried in Daniels Cemetery, Abbeville, South Carolina.
General Notes: Lucretia BELL, daughter of Benjamin BELL and Martha TUCKER, was born in 1757 in Albemarle Parish, Sussex County, Virginia. Her parents moved to Craven County, South Carolina about 1764.
Lucretia married William DANIEL before 1778., the approximate date of the birth of their son John.
William died in 1807. In his LW&T, he made the following bequest to "my beloved wife", Lucretia, "the plantation where I now live for her natural life also the third of my personal property, household & kitchen furniture of every sort & after her death to be divided amongst my chn."
Lucretia later married second Colonel Zachariah Smith BROOKS. She died in 1822.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 43 M i. John DANIEL, Esq. was born Cal 2 Feb 1778 in Fairfield County, South Carolina and died on 29 Oct 1827 in Hancock County, Georgia about age 49.
+ 44 F ii. Elizabeth DANIEL was born about 1780 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.
+ 45 M iii. Jesse DANIEL was born before 1782 in Fairfield County, South Carolina and died before 6 Jun 1816.
+ 46 M iv. James DANIEL was born about 1784 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died in 1816 in Edgefield County, South Carolina about age 32.
+ 47 F v. Martha DANIEL was born about 1786 in Fairfield County, South Carolina and died in 1848 in Prairie Bluff, Wilcox County, Alabama about age 62.
+ 48 F vi. Mary DANIEL 49 was born on 27 Feb 1788 in Fairfield County, South Carolina49 and died on 1 Sep 1861 in Freestone County, Texas at age 73.
+ 49 M vii. Stephen DANIEL was born between 1790 and 1800 in South Carolina50 and died between 16 Dec 1839 and 6 Mar 1840 in Chambers County, Alabama.51
+ 50 F viii. Catherine DANIEL was born about 1791 in Fairfield County, South Carolina and died in 1856 about age 65.
+ 51 M ix. Major William Furman DANIEL 52 was born on 21 Jan 1794 in Edgefield County, South Carolina,53 died on 14 Oct 1870 in Edgefield County, South Carolina at age 76, and was buried in Red Bank Baptist Church Cemetery, Saluda County, South Carolina.
9. John O'DANIEL 6 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) was born circa 1750 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died before 19 Jan 1798.6
General Notes: John O'DANIEL (Jr.) of Fairfax County, Virginia, son of John (Sr.) and Elizabeth MOXLEY, is named in the Last Will and Testament of his father, John O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia who had married twice. John (Jr.) had two children, James O'DANIEL and Mary BRAKELY [sic, BLAKENEY], also named in their grandfather's will. In Tyler's Quarterly, Fairfax Harrison writes that "deceased son John, who, like the two youngest daughters then under age, was apparently a child of the second marriage." Working the math backwards from John (Jr.)'s daughter Mary, born in 1778 and married to Abel BLAKENEY in 1795, John had to be a son by Elizaberth MOXLEY. John was of age before 1778 and likely born before 1758. His parents were married in 1740. Elizabeth MOXLEY died circa 1765. Anne "Nancy" McINTOSH became John's stepmother after 1769.
John O'DANIEL married Anne CLARKE, daughter of Rosannah CLARKE of Fairfax County, Virginia before 1778 when their daughter Mary was born. Their son James was born in 1779. [Spencer Hunt, Blakeney Family Files]
There is discussion without resolution or proof as to what happened to John O'Daniel, Jr. The possibilities include his having died in the Revolutionary War while serving in the Virginia Navy, and/or his having left Virginia for South Carolina to join his uncles James and William and a brother William.
A review of the timeline from Spencer Hunt, 9 March 2009:
"As we know, in the fall of 1779, a John O'Daniel was on the Ship Tempest. Also on the Tempest were Wm. Roberts, John Wilson, John Elliott, and William George who are later listed as war patriots from Loudoun. The rolls also include Hugh Brent and Jno. Cockrille These names are familiar although I am not sure what county they were from. Unfortunately, these names are rather common ones and there could have been numerous people by those names serving from VA .
Then, presumably the same John O'Daniel is on the rolls of Brig. Jefferson. from 20 Dec 1779 to 20 May 1780. I cannot find any other listing for him on the Jefferson or any other ship after that date. Hugh Brent is also on the Jefferson during that period. However, I cannot find rolls of these ships after that time yet I know they continued.
In 1780, the Jefferson skirmished with British privateers who had blocked off the Chesapeake. In August, several ships including the Jefferson captured five privateer boats off of Tangier Island. And, the VA Navy worked in conjunction with ships from Baltimore at about this time to clear out the Bay of the British unwanted.
What does this mean for John O'Daniel? If he died in the war, mid to late 1780 would be the likely time period and that would fit with Anne marrying Abs. Wroe in 1781. However, there is no confirmation of death.
I suspect strongly that this is John O'Daniel Jr. No other family that I am aware of is claiming him. What happened to him or where he went afterward is still the question. James Daniel was likely born when his father was away or after he died.
""And, if this was the case for John, there would be no Rev War pension application. Those came out about 1833, and his widow had remarried and died, so no one was eligible for a pension." [Susan Howe]
John's son James was probably named for his uncle who had moved to South Carolina. John's brother, William, went to South Carolina to join his uncle James O'DANIEL about 1770. Did John also follow or accompany his brother, William? On 6 November 1770, a John O'DANIEL was granted land on White Oak Creek in South Carolina adjacent William O'DANIEL, believed to be his uncle. On 9 October 1771, William O'DANIEL was granted land on Indian Creek off the Saluda River, not far from Uncle James.
John O'DANIEL, Sr. & Jr., are listed among titheables in 1778 and 1779 in Cameron Parish, Loudoun, Virginia.
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 same slaves, Tom and Esther, are named with John, Sr. in 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.
Had John died before 1780? Or, had he moved to South Carolina and Anne remained in Virginia? See South Carolina notes below.
A John O'DANIEL is named as a seaman, "Navy in Virginians in the Revolution." On December 7, 1779, he was on the roster of the ship "Tempest", and on December 20, 1779 on the roster of the Brig "Jefferson." It is likely that John (Jr.), about 20, is the man, or one of the men, named on these rosters.
"April 27 , the British met with firm resistance on the part of the Virginia navy on the James River; the most important of these vessels were the ships Tempest and Renown of sixteen guns each and the fourteen-gun brigantine Jefferson. This force, however, the invaders finally overcame, capturing a number of vessels that the Americans had not time to destroy. This nearly put an end to the Virginia navy." [A naval history of the American Revolution by Gardner Weld Allen, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913, page 570.]
"In 1780 during the Revolutionary War, an armed vessel, in James River below Richmond. The ship was captured by the British, then under the command of Arnolds & Phillips. (information taken from a Rev. War Pension Application) Men under the command of Capt. Charles LITTLE, were marched to Richmond, Va, where they were put under command of Ensign James DENEAL* and sent on board the ship Tempest. The men were engaged in a battle while on board and were taken prisoners." (Unsourced, by Penny at http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:NOQiC5ZPSfcJ:www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php%3Fp%3D362167+Brigantine+Jefferson+Revolutionary+war+-Thomas&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=6&gl=us)
[*Believed to be of the James O'DENEALE family of Fairfax County, Virginia. RLD]
The name John DANIEL appears three times on the List Of 8000 Men Who Were Prisoners On Board The Old Jersey, a British prison ship. The list was compiled by "The Society Of Old Brooklynites" in 1888.
Our John [O']DANIEL may have been one of these three.
[Note: One researcher indicates this may have been John (Sr.), and that this service is the reason for the land grants given him in Kentucky. John's father would have been 61 years old at that time and most likely not a "deck hand" on a brigantine. Land records prove that John (Sr.) purchased the land warrants to the 2701 acres he received in Fayette County, Kentucky. They were not Revoluntionary War grants.]
John's wife, Anne Clarke O'DANIEL remarried to Absalom WROE [also ROE] before 1784, the year their son Samuel was born. [Spencer Hunt, Blakeney Family Files]
In the 1798 Will of his father, John O'DANIEL (Jr.) is mentioned as the father of John (Sr.)'s grandchildren James O'DANIEL and Mary BRAKELY [sic, later found as BLAKENEY/BLAKESLE]. The fact that John received no bequeath of his own indicates that he had likely died before 1798 and probably before 1780 while serving in the Virginia Navy.
SOUTH CAROLINA NOTES:
A John O'DANIEL, b. Abt 1750, died in Kershaw County, South Carolina in 1796. He may be the missing son of John O'DANIEL [Sr.] of Fairfax, VA.
In 1770, a John O'DANIEL [Jr.?] received a Royal grant for 100 Acres on White Oak Creek in Craven (later Kershaw) County. The plat is interesting in that a good sized portion of William's land extending into John's makes it look a bit like a "U." The plat can be seen at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Thumbnails.aspx?recordId=109512.
This land was first surveyed for John O'DANIEL on 6 Nov 1770. In the Royal Charter, the surveyor signed it 29 Nov 1770 and the actual Charter was dated 15 March 1771. This document links the names William O'DANIEL and John O'DANIEL, an uncle and his nephew? John's memorial was dated 23 May 1771, and signed by Reason (R) NEILSEN. John BREMAR's name appears on a number of records with James DANIEL(DANIELL) of Fairfield County, brother to William and by extension, an uncle to this John O'DANIEL. "John GUDDEN" is likely the "John GOODWIN" listed in the 1788 record below.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0016 Page: 00551 Item: 01 Date: 1770/11/06 Description: ODANIEL, John, Plat for 100 Acres on White Oak Creek. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/ODANIEL, John/GUDDIN (GLADDIN?), John/MUCKLEWRATH, Michael/ODANIEL, William/BELTON, John/Locations: White Oak Creek/Craven County.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213019 Volume: 0023 Page: 00275 Item: 00 Date: 1771/03/15 Description: ODANIEL, John, Land Grant for 100 Acres in Craven County. Names Indexed: ODANIEL, John.
SC Archives: Series Number: S111001 Volume: 0010 Page: 00445 Item: 05 Date: 1771/05/23 Description: ODANIEL, John, Memorial for 100 Acres on White Oak Creek, Craven County. Names Indexed: ODANIEL, John/GUDDEN, John/MUCKLWRATH, Michael/ODANIEL, William.
1778 - This John (O')DANIEL? - SC Archives: S363001 Volume: 04Z0 Page: 00032 Item: 00 Date: 1778 Description: DANIEL, John and Wife to John Adam MINICK, Lease and Release. Names Indexed: DANIEL, John/MINICK, John Adam/Locations: (Not given). Was this MYRICK, another surname found on other family records? This may be indicative of his and wife's return to Fairfax County, Virginia in 1778 for service in the Virginia navy?
On 23 April 1788, ten years later, John added another 41 acres to his 100 acres on the west side bounded by Henry DURGWORTH and John GOODWIN.
1788/04/23 SC Archives: S213190 Volume: 0022 Page: 00247 Item: 02 Description: ODANIEL, John, Plat for 41 Acres on Waters of White Oak Creek, Camden District, Surveyed by James BREDIN. Names Indexed: ODANIEL, John/BREDIN, James/GOODWIN, John/DUNGWORTH, Henry/Locations: Camden District/White Oak Creek/Wateree River.
The same year, John O'DANIEL sold his 141 acres to William O'DANIEL.
In January 1797 William O'DANIEL [Jr.], applied for letters of administration on John O'DANIEL's estate and signed a bond for 500 lb. sterling with Robert & William DUNLAP as securities. Assuming the family relationship from Fairfax County, Virgina, William was John's cousin.
John' estate was appraised by Benjamin SCOTT, Daniel KIRKLIN, and Zachariah WESTEN. William [Jr.] apparently bought it all, and returned an estate account in 1802, showing he had paid John ADAMS expenditures from 1797 to 1802 for the care of "Nancy , the Deceased's daughter, - 7 years..." In William O'DANIEL's Bond in the estate records for John O'DANIEL, William signed his name William DANIELL. There are two other accounts for the estate, in one he is William O'DANIEL, and in the other William DANIEL. In the final record for the Accounts against the Estate of John O'DANIEL, dated 26 Feb., 1802, given by William O'DANIEL, money paid for maintenance for one child is given, then money to schooling paid John ADDEMS, the raising of three colts amount, then total. It appears that William was responsible for the maintenance of the child and raising the colt, and John ADDEMS (ADAMS) did the schooling. Question: Since John O'DANIEL's children, James and Mary, were mentioned in their grandfather's will, why wasn't "Nancy"? Was John "out of favor" with his father? Had he a second Family? Or is John of Kershaw County, South Carolina not the son of John O'DANIEL of Fairfax?
This John O'DANIEL is still under research concerning his assignment as a child of John and Elizabeth Moxley O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. Reasons to believe he is the son of John include: his demise before 1798, date of John of Fairfax's LW&T; his close association with William O'DANIEL of Kershaw, believed to be his uncle, their proximity to James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina, his other uncle, and the presence of John's brother William who also migrated to South Carolina about 1770. (Revised: 1/26/2009. RLD)
John married Anne CLARKE,54 daughter of CLARKE 54 and Rosannah --?--,54 before 1778. Anne was born circa 1760 and died before 12 Dec 1805.
General Notes: Anne CLARKE married first John O'DANIEL (Jr.), son of John O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. Their two children, Mary BRAKELY (sic, BLAKENEY), born 1778 and James O'DANIEL, born 1779, are named in the 1798 Will of their grandfather. John (Jr.) named as father of James and Mary, received no bequeath from his father and is presumed to have died before the Will was written.
Loudoun County [Virginia] Tithables 1777- 1781, for Cameron Parish, 1780, page 77, lists "Ann O'DANIEL's Tithes: Negro Jenny -1." This is likely the wife, or widow, of John O'DANIEL, listed in Loudoun, Cameron Parish in 1778. John is listed on the roll in 1778, but not later.
"Anne Clarke O'Daniel was the daughter of Rose Clarke. Anne was documented as living without a husband in Virginia as early as 1783. We must assume he [John (O')DANIEL] died in the Rev. War and I believe he is the same John Daniel that you mentioned as serving on the Tempest and the Jefferson in the Virginia State Navy." [Spencer Hunt, Monkton, Maryland]
Anne married second Absalom WROE (ROE) before 1782, the year their son Samuel was born. She and Absalom hd four children. [Spencer Hunt, Monkton, Maryland]
Anne Clark Daniel ROWE died before 12 December 1805, when a recorded entry in Alexandria City & County Deed Book 1801-1818 details actions on her bequeath of a slave, Charlotte, to her children Mary BLAKENEY and James DANIEL.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 52 F i. Mary O'DANIEL 6,55 was born on 18 Feb 1778 in Virginia54,55 and died on 25 Nov 1865 in Baltimore County, Maryland54 at age 87.
+ 53 M ii. James O'DANIEL 6 was born in 1779 in Virginia.
10. Mary O'DANIEL 6 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) was born about 1756 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died after May 1833 in Clark County, Kentucky.
General Notes: Mary O'DANIEL, daughter of John O'DANIEL and Elizabeth MOXLEY. Mary was willed 200 acres of land in Clark County, Kentucky, by her father. "Item. I give and bequeath to Mary TALBERT two Hundred Acres of land part of a Greater Track in the state of Kentucky to her & her Heirs forever." She and Samuel TALBOT moved to Kentucky and established a plantation which they called "Locust Grove." She may have been called "Polly".
Mary's sister Elizabeth, also received 200 acres of land from the same tract in Kentucky. She was named as Elizabeth TALBERT, in her father's will, however, Kentucky land records show her husband as Isaac HALBERT, indicating a clerical error in the recorded will of John O'DANIEL. The U.S. Geological Survey-Charters Quadrangle-Lewis.Corky, Edition of 1950 lists "Elizabeth O'DANIEL, 1761-1847, and her husband, Issac HALBERT, 1750-1825.", buried in Valley Cemetery off Salt Lick Creek, below Redden Branch and above Clary Branch, a little north of a settlement called "Charters".
Samuel TALBERT, Sr. and Mary Magdalene DeMOUVELL were the parents of Samuel TALBOTT, Jr. who married Mary O'DANIEL. Mary Magdalene DeMovell TALBERT'S will, written in 1791, is recorded in Fairfax County, Virginia, where she died. (husband Samuel died in Revolution 1777) She mentions her son Samuel, who is still in Fairfax at the writing, but later removed to Kentucky. It also mentions a son Demovell TALBERT who left Fairfax also removing Kentucky (Bourbon County and Clark County). She mentions another Son Rodham TALBERT - but I have nothing on him at all - wife? etc?. He served in Revolution and died supposedly in Shelby County, Ohio, but wonder if this might not be Shelby County, Kentucky?
Demovell TALBOTT married twice as I found (1) Leanna TALBOTT, his cousin, her mother Leanna MASON, child of French MASON. Leanna TALBOTT may have died in Fairfax before Demovell TALBOTT moved to Kentucky. His second wife was Margaret "Peggy" WILLIAMS, daughter of William. They went to Kentucky after marrying. (AnneRupert@aol.com)
Mary married Samuel TALBOTT, Jr.,56 son of Samuel TALBOTT, Sr. and Margaret (Mary) Magdaline DEMOUVILLE, about 1778 in Fairfax County, Virginia.6 Samuel was born on 17 Mar 1756 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died in May 1833 in Clark County, Kentucky at age 77.
General Notes: Samuel TALBOTT, Jr., was born on March 17, 1756, in Fairfax County, Virginia. He married Constantine REGAN or REAGAN, daughter of Michael and Rebecca REAGAN in 1775. Constantine died, perhaps a result of childbirth, the next year.
Samuel then married Mary O'DANIEL after 1777. Over the next 22 years, he and Mary had eight children.
They had moved to Kentucky before February 7, 1791, when his mother wrote her will in which she stated that Samuel was no longer in Fairfax County, Virginia. They had settled in that part of Fayette County which would become Clark County in 1792, and named their homestead "Locust Grove".
The Kentucky Gazette, Lexington, June 22, 1793, published: "Samuel TALBERT, Clark County 12 April 1793, living on the Kentucky River between Boon's Creek and Juit's Creek, found a mare."
The Kentucky Gazette, 19 March 1794, "Samuel TALBOT, living in Clark County near mouth of Boone's Creek, found a mare." [This is about 15 miles southeast of Lexingtonon John Filson's 1793 Map of Kentucky, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfayett/filsons.htm ]
Samuel bought 35 acres in Clark County from Dennis BRADLEY in 1798 (DB 3, p. 180), and another 227 acres from Samuel COMBS in 1817 (DB 13, p. 93).
Among the claims filed in the Public Record Office of London, England, was this item: "Samuel TALBOT, Jr. of Fairfax. Debt with interest due 15 Sept. '98, £3.17.8. Went to Kentucky about ten years ago; had property. Inquire of J. COFFER." (p. 136)
W. H. Perrin's History of Fayette County, Kentucky, includes a biographical sketch of Mrs. Elizabeth FISHER, a descendant of Samuel TALBOTT: "Her maiden name was TALBOTT, and she is a direct descendant of an English Scotch family of the name who came from Virginia to Kentucky at an early day, her great-grandfather, Samuel TALBOTT, settling in Clark County, between the Kentucky River and Boone's Creek. He had one son, Nicholas, whose mother died when he was but a child, and several other children by a second wife." (p. 803) Nicholas was born on November 10, 1776.
Samuel's second wife was Mary O'DANIEL, daughter of John and Elizabeth Moxley O'DANIEL of Fairfax County. When John O'DANIEL died in 1798, his will mentioned his daughter "Mary TALBERT" who was "to have land in Kentucky."
Samuel witnessed the Last Will & Testament of John TILLETT of Bourbon County, Kentucky. In an abstract: Wills: TILLETT, John - Names wife, Jane; sons, James, William, John, Giles; granddaughter, Sarah, daughter of George, deceased; daughters, Nancy COTTEN, Jane REED, Elizabeth BOGGESS, Mary SPENCER, Susanna WARREN. Written 27 Mar 1810. Proved Sep 1812. Witnesses: M. and Samuel TALBOTT, Jas. FORD. (Will Book D, p. 300)
The 1830 Clark County Census, page 89, lists Samuel TALBOTT and family: 1 male and 1 female 70-80 years old, 1 male and 1 female 30-40 years old, 1 female 20-30 years old, 2 males and 1 female 10-15 years old, 1 female 5-10 years old, and 2 females 0-5.
Samuel wrote his will on August 16, 1824, and it was proved on May 27, 1833:
I, Samuel TALBOTT of the County of Clarke and State of Kenty. living in My right Mind and Memory do make My Last Will and Testament in the manner Following
Item - I give unto my son Nicholas TALBOTT $1
Item - I give unto my son Daniel TALBOTT $1
Item - I give unto my dec'd daughter Elizabeth CARRINGTON's two youngest children $1 each
Item - I give unto my son William TALBOTT $1
Item - I give unto my dec'd daughter Nancy TINSLEY's children one dollar each
Item - I give unto my son Benjamin TALBOTT one feather bed
Item - I give unto my daughter Catherine Mc -- One Dollar.
Item - I give unto my daughter Ann RATCLIFF one dollar
Item - I give unto my son John TALBOTT the Plantation I now live on containing 227 acres the same more or less to remain in his and in his heirs possession forever. I also give unto my son John TALBOTT Negro Tom. Also I give unto my son John TALBOTT all house hold furniture and kitchen furniture of every description that I possess. It is my desire that my son John TALBOTT shall keep his mother as long as she shall live. I also give unto my son John TALBOTT all my money that is found in my possession and all that is or shall be due to me by bond or accounts. I also impower and authorize my son John TALBOT to be Executor of this my last will and testament and to revoke all others made by me heretofore. Signed and Sealed in the year of our Lord Agust 16th 1824.
Attest Samuel TALBOT
John REED Eliza B REED Sophiania OLDHAM
The above will was produced in the May Court, 1833, by John TALBOTT, Executor; and witnessed by John and Eliza B. REED
Children from this marriage were:
+ 54 M i. Daniel TALBOTT was born on 25 Oct 1779 in Spotsylvania Co., Virginia and died on 11 Nov 1862 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky at age 83.
+ 55 F ii. Elizabeth TALBOTT was born about 1781 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died in 1810 in Kentucky about age 29.
+ 56 M iii. William TALBOTT was born in May 1784 in Clark County, Kentucky and died on 19 Jul 1840 in Bourbon County, Kentucky at age 56.
+ 57 F iv. Nancy TALBOTT was born about 1789 in Clark County, Kentucky and died before 16 Aug 1824 in Todd County, Kentucky.
+ 58 M v. Benjamin TALBOTT was born about 1794 in Clark County, Kentucky.
+ 59 F vi. Catherine TALBOTT was born about 1796 in Clark County, Kentucky.
+ 60 F vii. Ann TALBOTT was born about 1798 in Clark County, Kentucky.
+ 61 M viii. John TALBOTT was born about 1800 in Clark County, Kentucky and died in 1838 in Clark County, Kentucky about age 38.
11. Frances O'DANIEL 6 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) was born circa 1760 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died in 1836 in Greene County, Alabama14 about age 76. Another name for Frances was Anne Frances MAY.14
General Notes: Frances O'DANIEL was a daughter of John O'DANIEL and Elizabeth MOXLEY of Fairfax County, Virginia. Frances was from the generation which dropped the Celtic O' to become DANIEL. Fairfax Harrison wrote in Tyler's Quarterly, "Frances moved to South Carolina with her uncle and married there a man named MAY."
Frances' uncles, James and William O'DANIEL, had land grants in Craven County, Province of South Carolina, James' dating back to 1754. This area is now Richland, Fairfield and Kershaw counties. Frances' brother William migrated in 1768 to join their uncles, James and William, in Craven County. She may have accompanied William when he left Virginia for South Carolina. William married Lucretia BELL.
In his will of 1798, John O'DANIEL left to his daughter, Frances MAY, 200 acres of land in Fayette County, Kentucky. This land is now in Lewis County, Kentucky, part of a greater tract of 2701 acres, located along the Licking River 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 "...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..." The Marker for this survey was Isaac BOONE.
Little River Baptist Church, Fairfield County, South Carolina, 1794-1820 Minutes & Membership Rolls, prepared by Lee Ann Gerhart, lists John MAY as a member and made a deacon 24 June 1803. On pages 71 and 72, after a page dated 2 September 1820, John May and Fanny MAY are named as members. (http://www.rootsweb.com/~scfairfi/lrbc.htm)
This Ann MAY?
SC Arcives: Series: S213003, Volume: 004F, Page: 00153, Item: 000, Date: 6/13/1812
Description: COOPER, James to Ann MAY, Bill of Sale for a slave named Sukey. Names indexed: COOPER, James; MAY, Ann; Sukey (Slave) Locations: [Blank]. Document type: Bill of Sale.
Frances married John D. MAY 6 circa 1786 in South Carolina.6 John was born before 1755 and died in 1825 in Greene County, Alabama. Another name for John was John MAY.
General Notes: Fairfax Harrison, author and genealogist, wrote in "Tyler's Quarterly" that Frances O'DANIEL, daughter of John O' DANIEL and Elizabeth MOXLEY of Fairfax County, Virginia, "moved to South Carolina with her uncle and married there a man named MAY." John D. MAY, who married "Ann Frances" in Fairfield District, South Carolina is believed to have been her husband. Although previously found records name her only as Frances, no doubt after her grandmother Frances O'DANIEL, Frances' father had a sister Ann O'Daniel. His having named a daughter "Ann Frances" is plausible.
This church record is for for John and Fanny MAY.
Little River Baptist Church, Fairfield County, South Carolina, 1794-1820 Minutes & Membership Rolls, prepared by Lee Ann Gerhart, lists John MAY as a member and was made a deacon 24 June 1803. On pages 71 and 72, after a page dated 2 September 1820, John May and Fanny MAY are named as members. (http://www.rootsweb.com/~scfairfi/lrbc.htm)
From "Two MAY Families of Hollow Square, Greene County, Alabama", compiled by Berenice May FULLER, 115 Al-Jo Curve, Selma, Alabama, 36701:
John D. MAY, b. bef. 1755, probably in SC, and d. 1825 in Greene Co., AL. His father was b. in SC & his mother was b. in VA. He m. 1st _____. She was b. ?c1765, d. c1788. He married 2nd Anne Frances. She was b. 1765-84 VA, d. 1836 in Greene Co., AL.
John D. MAY was a Baptist Minister, and served in the Revolutionary War, & was probably the John MAY who served as a Pvt. in the 6th SC Regiment. He is mentioned in a chart named "Statistics of Little River of Broad Church" as a messenger to the association in 1803-03. He is in the 1800-10 census of Fairfield Co., SC. He moved to Greene Co., AL in c1818 with his children. His daughter by his 1st marriage was:
Rebecca MAY, b. 1784-88 in SC. She m. Thomas LAWSON in 1835 in Marengo Co., AL (Bond James M. BONDURANT). She was living in Richland Co., SC in 1853, when she gave Power of Attorney to Collin BLACK of Marengo Co., AL to collect from her father's estate.
John & Anne Frances MAY's children were:
James F. MAY, b. c1788 in SC
John MAY, Jr., b. 1790-1800 in SC, d. 1849. He was living in LA in 1844.
Henry MAY, b. 1800-10 in SC. He m. Sarah M. GILMORE in 1825 in Greene Co., AL. They are in the 1840 census of Greene Co., AL, with a son b. 1830-35.
Thomas Taylor MAY, b. 1800 in Fairfield Co., SC
Mary Ann MAY, b. c1797 [abt 1795 per 1850 census, Greene County, Alabama] in SC, d. aft. 1850. She m. William WILLINGHAM. Their children were: Elijah, Mary Jones, Cynthia, Elizabeth, & Melissa WILLINGHAM.
Elizabeth MAY, b. in Fairfield Co., SC. She m. Thomas H. OWENS. He was in the 1820 census of Shelby Co., AL. (An Elizabeth MAY m. Collin BLACK in 1830 in Marengo Co., AL by Solomon PERKINS, Security Benjamin GLOVER). In the 1850 census, Collin BLACK was b. c1792 in Scotland, & Elizabeth was b. c1791 in SC.
Daniel C. MAY, b. c1805 in Fairfield Co., SC, d. aft. 1880. He did not marry. He was in the 1850-60 census of Greene Co., AL. He was in the 1870 census of Hale Co., AL.
Stephen David MAY, b. 1807 in Fairfield Co., SC
William MAY, b. in Fairfield Co., SC, d. 1844 in Greene Co., AL. He did not marry. He left his estate to his siblings.
Two John MAYS in the 1790 South Carolina census:
1. The John MAYE in Fairfield District:
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Fairfield District; Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 510:
John MAYS 1 2 4 . .
Reads: 1 male 16 or over [John], 2 males under 16 [James and John, Jr.?], 4 females [Anne Frances, her step-daughter Rebecca and two unknown]. These possible names appear to agree with John's family as portrayed in "Two MAY Families of Hollow Square, Greene County, Alabama" above, but with 2 additional females. Similar to the John May household in Richfield District. Considering that John and Anne Frances MAY named a son Thomas Taylor MAY, born in 1800, and a Tom TAYLOR is listed as a neighbor in 1790, it is more likely that the Fairfield district household is the family of Anne Frances "Fanny" May. Others of interest on this page:
Abner MAYE 1 3 4 . 5
2. The John MAY in Richfield District, South Carolina:
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Richland District; Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 132: [Listed in order on the page]
John MAY 1 2 2 . 9
Reads: 1 male over 16 [John], 2 males under 16 [James and John, Jr.?], 2 females [Anne Frances and her step-daughter Rebecca], 9 slaves. [This record also appears to agree with John's family as portrayed in "Two MAY Families of Hollow Square, Greene County, Alabama" above. Similar to the John Maye's household in Fairfield District where there are 2 additional females but no slaves. Others of interest on this page:
Next page, 133:
James MAY 2 2 3 . 10
Reads: 2 males 16 or over, 2 males under 16, 3 females, 10 slaves.
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Fairfield County; http://www.usgwarchives.net/sc/fairfield/census/1800/0235a.gif
Thomas MAY . 2 . 1 . || 3 1 . . 1 . 7
Reads: 2 males 10-16, 1 male 26-45; 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 45 or over [born before 1855], 7 slaves.
John MAY 3 2 . . 1 || 2 . . . 1 . 10
Reads: 3 males under 10 [ Thomas Taylor, William, and Henry], 2 males 10-16 [James and John, Jr.], 1 male 45 or over [John]; 2 female under 10 [Mary Ann and Elizabeth], 1 female 45 or over, 10 slaves. [Inserted names appear to agree with John's family as portrayed in "Two MAY Families of Hollow Square, Greene County, Alabama." Rebecca, expected age 10-16 or 16-26, not with family.]
Phillip RYLEY 1 1 2 . 1 || 3 3 . 1 . . 1
Benj'n MAY 2 . 1 1 . || 4 2 . 1 . . 8
On 25 November 1802, John MAY, William WOODWARD and Joseph GIBSON witnessed the Will of Henry WOODWARD in Fairfield District, South Carolina.
1810 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Fairfield District; Series: M252 Roll: 62 Page: 207:
John MAYS . . . . 1 || . . 1 . 1
If this is John D. MAYS, where are his young children?
Reads: 1 male 45 or over, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 or older [born before 1765].
Richard G.[?] MAYS . . 4 . 1 || . . 1 . 1
TOWN OF ERIE
Will be offered on the premises on the fourth Monday in July, about One hundred and fifty LOTS in the
TOWN OF ERIE,
On a credit of one, two, and three years.
Erie is situated on a beautiful and elevated bluff on the east bank of the Black Warrior River, about twenty-five miles below the Falls, and about twenty above its junction with the Tombeckbe [sic], combining at once as many advantages as any site in the Territory. The country for twenty or thirty miles around, is populous, healthy and fertile; being surpassed by none in the Southern Country.
The Town is supplied by several springs of never failing water and there is in the neighborhood, fine streams for Mill-seats and other water machinery. The mail road from Georgia by Cahaba [sic] to Natchez, together with the road from Nashvillle to St. Stephens passing through this place cannot fail to make it one of the most important situations for trade in this part of the country. Mechanics of every description are invited to attend and if they should improve, the most liberal encouragement will be given.
The undersigned Commissioners will make contracts for the building of several houses in the place, for which the best prices will be given.
A plan of the Town may be seen at the Land office at Huntsville, at St. Stepnens, & at Lewin's Hotel, Tuskaloosa.
A. S. LIPSCOMB,
WM. M. MARR,
ANTHONY D. KINNARD. COMMISSIONERS.
[The Halcyon, St. Stephens, Alabama, Monday, June 28, 1819, Page 4]
HISTORICAL NOTE: "Erie - Ghost Town - According to the history of Greene County, Eutaw, AL, Erie was located on the bank of the Black Warrior River in present day Hale County."[www.ghosttowns.com/states/al/erie.html]
Land records for John MAY in Greene County, Alabama:
MAY JOHN 7 21N 4E ST STEPHENS 79.8 1825/05/25
MAY JOHN 10 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.1 1824/10/20
MAY JOHN 4 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 79.58 1835/10/20
MAY JOHN 4 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 79.58 1835/10/20
MAY WILLIAM 3 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 79.985 1825/04/20 JOHN MAY
MAY JOHN 2 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.21 1825/04/20
MAY JOHN 27 21N 4E ST STEPHENS 79.795 1825/05/25
MAY JOHN 13 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.15 1824/10/20
MAY JOHN 11 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.45 1824/10/20
MAY JOHN 11 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.45 1824/10/20
MAY JOHN 23 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.185 1824/10/2
MAY JOHN 11 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.45 1824/10/20
MAY JOHN 11 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.45 1824/10/20
MAY JOHN 10 21N 3E ST STEPHENS 80.1 1825/04/20
MAY JOHN 30 20N 5E ST STEPHENS 80.1875 1823/10/01
MAY JOHN 30 20N 5E ST STEPHENS 80.1875 1823/10/01
"United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH5M-SGK : accessed 18 Aug 2013), Jonathan May, 1850. Greene county, Greene, Alabama. Affiliate Publication Number: M432, Affiliate Film Number: 6, Family Number: 382
Jonathan May M 60 South Carolina
Ann May F 60 South Carolina
Harriet H May F 19 Alabama
Benjamin F May M 17 Alabama
A John D. MAY, Confederate veteran, is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Pike County, Alabama. A picture of his gravestone is on Find A Grave Memorial# 5839804:
There ar no dates or other information on the stone.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 62 M i. James F. MAY 14 was born circa 1788 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died after 1870.
+ 63 M ii. John MAY 14 was born between 1790 and 1800 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died in 1849.
+ 64 F iii. Mary Ann MAY 14 was born about 1795 in Fairfield District, South Carolina.
+ 65 F iv. Elizabeth MAY 14 was born about 1797 in Fairfield District, South Carolina.
+ 66 M v. Thomas Taylor MAY 14 was born about 1800 in Fairfield District, South Carolina.
+ 67 M vi. William MAY 14 was born in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died in 1844 in Greene County, Alabama.
+ 68 M vii. Daniel C. MAY 14 was born about 1805 in Fairfield District, South Carolina.
+ 69 M viii. Stephen David MAY 14 was born in 1807 in Fairfield District, South Carolina.
+ 70 M ix. Henry MAY was born between 1800 and 1810 in Fairfield District, South Carolina.
12. Margaret O'DANIEL 6 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) was born between 1760 and 1770 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died in Jul 1845 in South Carolina. Another name for Margaret was Margaret DANIEL.
General Notes: Margaret O'DANIEL was a daughter of John O'DANIEL and Elizabeth MOXLEY of Fairfax County, Virginia. Her family dropped the O', becoming DANIEL during the mid to late 1700s. Her father is often found as John DANIEL in Fairfax County records. Margaret's birth date is thought to be about 1762.
Margaret married _____ TURNER before 1780. They had a son, William. William's father died before 1788 when the widow Margaret Daniel Turner married second James Nelson in Fairfield District, South Carolina, per an 1845 deposition by their son Jesse Nelson to a Fairfield County court. Margaret was James' second wife. He was first married to Margaret Woodward, daughter of Thomas Woodward, The Regulator, and Jemima Collins.
In 1798, Margaret's father wrote his last will & testament using the O'DANIEL surname for himself and his sons. In his will, John wrote, "I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret NELSON Negro Beck and her increase to her and her Heirs forever." He died in 1799. The estate wasn't settled until 1807, the last known use of our O'Daniel in Virginia.
In the 1800 census of Fairfield District, James Nelson's wife is marked as age 26-45, born between 1756 and 1774. In the 1830 census of Fairfield District, South Carolina, James' wife was marked as a female age 60-70, born between 1760 and 1770.
That Margaret was a daughter of John Daniel of Fairfax County, had first married a Turner, had a son, William Turner, in Fairfax County, and in 1800 was the wife of James Nelson of Fairfield County, South Carolina is proven by this record:
"James and Margaret Nelson of State of South Carolina, District of Fairfield, power of attorney to our dutiful son William Turner of State of Virginia & County of Fairfax, Carpenter, to ask for and demand of John Daniel of the State of Virginia and County of Fairfax the sum of money left by the said John Daniel as a Legacy to the said Margaret Nelson (late Margaret Daniel) or other goods & chattles or ____ to ___ __ ___ to the share of her the said Margaret Nelson of the estate of her father the said John Daniel deceased...3 July 1800.
Jas Nelson (N) (LS), Marg. Nelson (X), Wit: Wm. Robertson, Senior; William Robertson Jur." [Fairfield County Deed Book N, Pages 54-55 (SC Archives Microfilm C301). As shared by JoAnn "Jodi" Cooper Killen]
[NOTE: The Robertson witnessess were also from Fairfax County, Virginia.]
Margaret's son, William Turner, is believed to be the subject of this newspaper advertisement in the Alexandria Times, November 25, 1800:
"Six Pence Reward. RAN away on the 15th inftant, an apprentice lad named WILLIAM TURNER. He is 20 years and 7 months old, is about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high; had on a light coloured cloth coatee, caffimer waiftcoat and narkeen[?] pantaloons. Whoever delivers the faid apprentice to me, fhall receive the above reward and no charges. Abel Blakeney. Nov. 24."
William ran away about 5 months after the power of attorney to "our dutiful son William Turner", carpenter, by James Nelson and Margaret Daniel Turner Nelson. William Turner, age 20 yrs, 6 mos. was born then about April 1780 and was apprenticed within the extended O'Daniel family. Abel Blakeney's second wife was Mary O'Daniel, niece of Margaret Daniel Nelson, granddaughter of John O'Daniel, Sr, daughter of John O'Daniel, Jr., who died before 1798. Offering only a six pence reward, Abel may not have been concerned about having William returned. Perhaps he knew where William went and was fulfilling his responsibility for William by publishing notice and a reward.
Margaret and James Nelson lived on a plantation on Mill Creek, Fairfield District, South Carolina, about four miles from Winnsborough. He was living there when called into service during the Revolutionary War and was living there in 1832 when he made depostion of his service. James died May 28, 1835.
Margaret had nine children by James Nelson: Jesse, Mary, Catherine, Harriet, Thomas, John, Daniel, and James. She was step-mother of Samuel Nelson, James' son by his first wife, Margaret Woodward.
In James' Will, he devised "to my beloved wife Margaret Nelson the plantation or tract of land on which I reside Supposed to Contain four hundred acres, more or less, exceptiong thereout a Mill Seat and fifteen Acres above the place where he Shall erect the dam to be measured therefrom up the Creek on each side thereof for my son Jesse his heirs and assigns forever- The devise of the Said tract to my said Wife to be for and during the term of her natural life and at her death Idevise the Same Subject to the above exception to my Son Daniel his heirs. and assigns forever. I bequeath to my said Wife for and during the term of her Natural life four feather beds, bedsteads & furniture all my household and kitchen furniture of every kind and description Also all my slaves to wit Abram, Peter, Sarah, Sam, Adam, Jack, Jim, Phoebe and her two female children Serena and Caroline, and five of the best Cows and Calves all the Stock of hogs and sheep, horses & mules, my wagon, cart, gears, and all the plantation tools and implments of husbandry; my Said Wife to have the entire disposal of Crops and the proceeds of Same. I direct however that My Son Jesse shall have the management of the planting interest during her life, and be allowed to retain or receive a liberal compensation for his Services. If a crop Should be Commenced at the time of my decease the Same shall be Considered as included in the above devise of land to my Wife."
On 28 March 1846, in Fairfield District, South Carolina, James and Margaret Nelson's son, Jesse Nelson, age 55, declared in open court deposition that James Nelson married Margaret Turner in 1788 and were husband and wife until James died on 28 May 1835 and that his widow Margaret did not remarry and died 23 or 24 July 1845.
Margaret married TURNER. TURNER was born circa 1760 and died before 1788.
General Notes: Who was the TURNER who married Margaret O'Daniel before 1780?
The child from this marriage was:
+ 71 M i. William TURNER was born about 1780.
Margaret next married Pvt James NELSON, RS-SC 56 in 1788.6 James was born on 6 Aug 1748 in Orange County, North Carolina and died on 28 May 1835 in Fairfield County, South Carolina at age 86. Another name for James was James NELSON Sr.
General Notes: 8 June 1774, John Sibley of Craven County, SC, to James Nelson of same, by grant bearing date 10 January 1772 to John Sibley, tract of 300 acres on a branch of Little River of Broad River called Mill Creek adj. bounds lands, Thomas Woodward, now for L50... John Sibley (LS), Wit: John Woodward, Thos Woodward (T). Proved 14 July 1775 by the oath of John Woodward. Recorded 2 Nov 1790. [Fairfield County Deed Book E, Pages 13-16]
James Nelson of Fairfield District South Carolina married first Margaret Woodward about 1776. She was a daughter of Thomas Woodward, The Regulator, and Jemina Collins. Margaret had a son, Samuel, and died before 1788 when James married second Margaret Daniel Turner, the daughter of John O'Daniel of Fairfax County, Virginia. In 1801, James and Margaret gave power of attorney to their "dutiful son" William Turner of Fairfax County, Virginia to receive Margaret's inheritance from her father John Daniel [O'Daniel] who died there in January 1799.
"Papers received from the Fairfield County Museum were mostly handwritten notes prepared by individuals researching Thomas Woodward, The Regulator. Margaret Woodward, a daughter of Thomas Woodward, was the first wife of James Nelson. James Nelson's second wife was Margaret Daniel Turner. Some DAR applications submitted by descendants of James Nelson and his second wife Margaret Daniel Turner have been proven to be incorrect and records have been "flagged" at DAR. Some descendants of James Nelson and his second wife Margaret Daniel Turner claimed Revolutionary War Patriot Thomas Woodward as an ancestor. As stated above, Thomas Woodward's daughter Margaret was James Nelson's first wife and they had one son named Samuel. It took a mountain of records to correct the problem and the DAR Corrections Genealogist said it was the largest file they had ever received (up to the early 1990s, anyway). I established James Nelson as a Revolutionary War Patriot at DAR. The children of James Nelson and his second wife Margaret Daniel Turner may join the DAR through James Nelson." [JoAnn "Jodi" Cooper Killeen, email, 2 February 2014]
This record, provided by Nelson McLeod of South Carolina, descendant of James Nelson, Sr. of Orange County, North Carolina, later Fairfield District, South Carolina, husband of Margaret Daniel Turner, has provided the first strong indicator of who married Margaret O'Daniel, daughter of John O'Daniel of Fairfax County, Virginia. O'Daniel became Daniel in the mid to late 1700s.
Fairfield County, South Carolina Deed Book B N., pages 54-55, SC Archives film C301, as cited by Brent Howard Holcomb, Holcomb, Certified Genealogist:, in a report to Mrs. Calhoun J. Killeen of McLean, Virginia, dated September 15, 1992. [Copy shared with this compiler. RLD]
"James and Margaret Nelson of State of South Carolina, District of Fairfield, power of attorney to our dutiful son William Turner of State of Virginia & County of Fairfax, Carpenter, to ask for and demand of John Daniel of the State of Virginia and County of Fairfax the sum of money left by the said John Daniel as a Legacy to the said Margaret Nelson (late Margaret Daniel) ... 3 July 1800. Jas. Nelson (N) (LS), Marg. Nelson (X), Wit: Wm. Robertson, Senior; William Robertson, Junr."
SC Archives: Series: S213190, Volume: 0007, Page: 00039, Item: 002, Date: 6/27/1784. Description: NELSON, James, Plat for 127 Acres in Camden District, Surveyed by Minor Winn. Names indexed: HAMPTON, H.; HUNTER, John; NELSON, James; RAYFORD, P.; WILLINGHAM; WINN, Minor. Locations: Camden District.
Revolutionary War Pension Application, James NELSON (Margaret) W 9588 [NARA Series 804, Roll 1806, Number 8045] Margaret NELSON, deceased, widow of James NELSON who was a Private in the SC Militia, Husband died 28th May 1835. James NELSON, Sr. of Fairfield Dist., SC, was a private in the company commanded by Capt. TAYLOR under Col. WINN.
[Note: Capt. James TAYLOR married Sarah DANIEL, daughter of Maragret's uncle, James DANIEL (O'DANIEL) of Fairfield District. RLD]
South Carolina, Fairfield County:
1790 - Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 164
James NELSON 2 4 6 . . 4
[2 males, 16 and over, 4 males under 16, 6 females, 4 slaves]
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Fairfield, No Twp; Series: M32 Roll: 47 Page: 219:
Joseph WILEY 1 1 2 . 1 || 1 . . . 1 || . .
James NELSON 3 1 2 . 1 || 2 1 3 1 . || . 4
[3 males under 10, 1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-26, 1 male 45 and over; 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 3 females 16-26, 1 female 26-45; 4 slaves]
Alex KENNEDY 3 1 4 . 1 || . 1 1 . 1 || . 10
1810 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Fairfield District: Series: M252 Roll: 62 Page:192:
James NELSON . 1 1 . 1 | . 2 1 . 1 || . 5
Reads: 1 male 10-16, 1 male 16-26, 1 male45and ober; 2 females 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 45 and over; 5 slaves.
Note: William Robinson and William Robinson on same page.
Thomas NELSON 1 . . 1 . || 1 . 2 . . . || . 3
Reads 1 male under10, 1 male 26-45; 1 female under 10, 2 females 16-26; 3 slaves.
Samuel NELSON 1 1 . 1 . || 1 1 1 . . || . 6
Reads: 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45; 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26; 6 slaves.
Thomas NELSON 2 1 . . 1|| 3 1 1 1 . || . .
Reads: 2 males under 10, 1 male 10-16. 1 male 45 and over; 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 16-26, 1 female 26-45.
State of South Carolina, Fairfield District. James Nelson of
District of and state aforesaid, whereas William Robertson, Esquire, Benjamin Owens, Roling Williamson, John Woodward and the said James Nelson of the same district, have built and erected on a tract of land now in possession of and claimed by the said James Nelson a certain house for the purpose of having divine worship performed therein by the ministers of the Baptist Church as well as any other minister of the christian religion that may occasionally be invited thereto...regular Baptist Society...two acres of land...25 June 1817.
James Nelson (N) (LS), Wit: Jas Hart, Wm. Stone.
[Fairfield County Deed Book Z, Pages 101-106 (SC Archives Microfilm C304)]
1820 U.S. Censuses for Nelson and Turner in Richland County, South Carolina - Series: M33 Roll: 118:
James W. NELSON, age 26-45: . . . . 1 . || 4 . . 1 . | . 2| . . | . . . . | . 1 . .
Daniel NELSON, age 16-26: . . . 1 . .|| . . 1 . . . | . | 1 | . . 3 . . .| 4 . . .
Thomas NELSON, age 26-45: 1 1 . . 1 . || 3 . . 2 . | . 2 | . . | . . 1 . | 1 . . .
James NELSON, age 45+: . . . 1 . 1 || . . 2 . 1 | . 8 | . . | 1 1 2 . | 1 1 2 . [wife 45+]
Alexander TURNER, age 45+: 2 . . 1 . 1 || 1 . . 1 1 | . 2 | . . | . . . . | 1 . . .
William TURNER, age 26-45: 1 1 . . 1 . || 1 1 . 2 . | . 1 | . . | . . . . | . . . .
Thomas NELSON, age 45+: 1 1 . 2 . 1 || 1 1 1 1 . || . 3 |. . . . . . . . . . [near John W, Phillip Senr., and George B. PEARSON]
James W. NELSON, age 40-50: 1 1 . . . . 1 . . . . . . || 1 1 2 2 . 1 . . . . . . .
1830 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Fairfield District, Series: M19 Roll: 169 Page: 395:
[selected names on page]
Line 2 Urban Shedd, age 20-30
Line 4 George Shedd, age 60-70
Line 5 William T. Woodward, age 30-40
Line 6 Benoni Robertson, age 50-60
Line 8 James Nelson, age 70-80: . . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . || . . 1 . 1 . . . . 1 . . . || 5 male slaves || 5 female slaves
Reads: 1 male 10-15, 1 male 70-80; 1 female 10-15, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 70-80.
Line 9 John Shedd, age 30-40
Line 12 Benjamin Rooks, age 20-30
Line 14 William Shedd, age 40-50: 2 . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . || 2 1 1 . . 2 . . . . . . . || 7 male slaves, 9 female slaves
Reads: 2 males under 5, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 40-50; 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 2 females 30-40.
Line 17 Elisha Haigood, age 40-50
Line 24 Osmund Woodward, Jr., age 20-30
James Nelson died in 1835 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.
SC Archives: Series: S108093, Reel: 0011, Frame: 00935, Item: 000, Date: 8/3/1835. Description: NELSON, James [Sr.] of Fairfield District, Fairfield County Will Typescript (MSS Will: Fairfield District Estate Record Book M, Vol. 14, Page 362; Estate Packet: File 60, Pkg. 926) (2 Frames).
In the name of God amen. I James Nelson Sr. of the District aforesaid do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
In the first place I devise to my beloved wife Margaret Nelson the plantation or tract of land on which I reside Supposed to Contain four hundred acres, more or less, excepting thereout a Mill Seat and fifteen Acres above the place where he Shall erect the dam to be measured therefrom up the Creek on each side thereof for my son Jesse his heirs and assigns forever- The devise of the Said tract to my said Wife to be for and during the term of her natural life and at her death I devise the Same Subject to the above exception to my Son Daniel his heirs and assigns forever. I bequeath to my said Wife for and during the term of her Natural life four feather beds, bedsteads & furniture all my household and kitchen furniture of every kind and description Also all my slaves to wit Abram, Peter, Sarah, Sam, Adam, Jack, Jim, Phoebe and her two female children Serena and Caroline, and five of the best Cows and Calves all the Stock of hogs and sheep, horses & mules, my wagon, cart, gears, and al the plantation tools and implments of husbandry; my Said Wife to have the entire disposal of Crops and the proceeds of Same. I direct however that My Son Jesse shall have the management of the planting interest during her life, and be allowed to retain or receive a liberal compensation for his Services. If a crop Should be Commenced at the time of my decease the Same shall be Considered as included in the above devise of land to my Wife. At the death of my Said Wife I bequeath the boy Jack to my daughter Mary Kennedy, I bequeath to my daughter Catherine Delanny Phoebe and her two children Serena and Caroline, to my daughter Harriet Shedd the boy Adam. I further direct that after the decease of my Said Wife Mary Kennedy shall have one feather bed, Catherine Delanney shall have one feather bed, my loom and all the gear belonging to the Same, And that Harriet Shedd shall likewise have one feather bed; and my Son Thomas Nelson shall have One feather bed. I bequeath to my Son John Nelson my clock, and to my Son Jesse the bed bedstead and Sideboard. None of the above bequeaths to take effect until after my Sad Wifes death. The residue of my Stock of Cattle I direct my executors herein after named to Sell immediately After my decease, and pay over the proceeds to my said Wife to whom the Same is also bequeathed. All the rest and residue of my property not Above herein disposed of, I direct my Said Executors to Sell and distribute the proceeds equally Among all my Surviving children, Lastly I appoint my Sons Thomas Nelson and Jesse Nelson Executors of this my last Will & Testament, In Witness hereof I have Set my hand and seal the 15th day of May 1833 in the year of our Lord One thousand and eight hundred & thirty three.
James (his mark) Nelson
Witnesses: John Dellany George Robinson William T. Nelson
Proved 3 August 1835
Posted by: Jimmy Ault at
NELSON, JAMES Ancestor #: A114363 Service: SOUTH CAROLINA Rank: PRIVATE Birth: 8-6-1748 ORANGE CO NORTH CAROLINA Death: 5-28-1835 FAIRFIELD DIST SOUTH CAROLINA Pension Number: S*W9588ServiceDescription: 1) CAPTS JOHN WOODWARD, JOHN TAYLOR & 2) KEMPT STROTHERS
1) County: FAIRFIELD DIST - State: SOUTH CAROLINA
Spouse: Number Name
2)MARGARET DANIEL TURNER
I also believe, but have no proof, that James Nelson (17??-1835), born in Orange County, NC, who was living in Fairfield County, SC, near Thomas Nelson, was Thomas's brother or cousin. Both married into theWoodward family: Thomas Nelson married Susannah Woodward. James Nelson married Margaret Woodward, daughter of Thomas Woodward ("the Regulator") and his first wife Jemima Collins. James Nelson's will, proved 3 August 1835, lists the following family names: wife, Margaret; sons, Jesse, Daniel, John, and Thomas; daughters, Mary Kennedy, Catherine Delenney, and Harriet Shedd.
Thomas Nelson, Sr., moved his Scotch-Irish family in to the area of what is today known as Rutherfordton, North Carolina sometime prior to1745, where Thomas Nelson, Jr. was born on November 25, 1745. The family moved to Fairfield District, South Carolina, circa 1750, probably because of Indian uprisings in that area which killed a number of white settlers in Western North Carolina. The Thomas Nelson, father and son, served in the South Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. Circa 1799, Thomas Nelson, Jr. married Susannah Woodward, of the family of Thomas Woodward, "The Regulator", a captain in the South Carolina Militia.
I am a descendant of the sister of the Thomas Nelson who married Susannah Woodward. Her name was Nancy Precilla Nelson. She married Phillip Mathews and died in Crawford Co., GA in 1850. I'm searching for info on their father, Thomas Nelson, Sr. I have an article from a book published by the Pike Co. GA historical society which says that both Thomas Sr. and Jr. served in the Rev. War but can find no other info. Thomas Jr. lived to over 100 and split 100 rails to celebrate his100th birthday.
1 1 2 3
Birth: 6 AUG 1749 in Orange Co. NC
Death: 28 MAY 1835 in Fairfield District South Carolina
Father: Thomas Nelson b: ABT 1719 in <Yorktown, VA>
Mother: UNKNOWN Unknown
Marriage 1 Margaret Woodward b: 1748 in Virginia
Mary Nelson b: 1765 in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, USA
Children from this marriage were:
+ 72 M i. John NELSON was born about 1788 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died on 20 Nov 1834 in Kershaw District, South Carolina about age 46.
+ 73 M ii. Jesse NELSON was born on 16 Aug 1790 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died after 25 Jul 1845.
+ 74 F iii. Ann NELSON was born between 1790 and 1800 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died between 11 Oct 1823 and 11 Dec 1823 in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
+ 75 F iv. Mary NELSON was born between 1790 and 1800 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died between 15 May 1833 and Jul 1845.
+ 76 F v. Catherine NELSON was born between 1790 and 1800 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died between 15 May 1833 and Jul 1845.
+ 77 M vi. Thomas NELSON was born between 1790 and 1800 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died between 15 May 1833 and Jul 1845.
+ 78 M vii. Daniel NELSON was born in 1794 in Fairfield District, South Carolina, died on 3 Sep 1883 at age 89, and was buried in Sandy Level Baptist Church Cemetery, Richland County, South Carolina.
+ 79 M viii. James NELSON was born between 1800 and 1810 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died before 11 Oct 1823.
+ 80 F ix. Harriet NELSON was born between 1800 and 1810 in Fairfield District, South Carolina and died between 10 Jul 1841 and Jul 1845.
13. Elizabeth O'DANIEL 6 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) 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.
General Notes: Elizabeth O'DANIEL, daughter of John O'DANIEL and Elizabeth MOXLEY, was born 8 April 1761. She married Isaac HALBERT in 1777 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Her family is found first in the Virginia State Census, Fairfax, 1782: Isaac HALBERT - 5 whites, 2 blacks.
She and Isaac moved to Kentucky in Spring of 1785.
In his will, John O'DANIEL left his daughter, Elizabeth TALBERT, 200 acres of land in Fayette County, Kentucky. Kentucky land records show the last name was "HALBERT". Elizabeth's sister, Mary, married Samuel TALBOTT, Jr. but was named as Mary TALBERT in her father's will. The use of "TALBERT" for both daughters' names in John's will must have been a scribe's error in writing or recording the will because of similar sounding names.
1840 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Lewis County, No Twp Listed; Series: M704 Roll: 117 Page: 60:
Israel THOMAS 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 || 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1[a female 70-80, likely Israel's mother-in-law, Elizabeth O'Daniel HALBERT, age 79. Israel married Elizabeth's daughter Catherine HALBERT. RLD]
The U.S. Geological Survey-Charters Quadrangle-Lewis.Corky, Edition of 1950 lists "Elizabeth O'DANIEL, 1761-1847, and her husband, Isaac HALBERT, 1750-1825." They are buried in Valley Cemetery off Salt Lick Creek, below Redden Branch and above Clary Branch, a little north a settlement called Charters. Also in the cemetery are Stephen HALBERT, 1753-1849, and wife, Mary COTTINGHAM, 1757-1829; Israel THOMAS, 1778-1855, and wife, Catherine HALBERT, 1787-1855.
Elizabeth married Isaac HALBERT in 1777 in Fairfax County, Virginia.6 Isaac was born on 8 Mar 1750 in Scotland, died on 3 Jun 1825 in Salt Lick Creek, Mason County, Kentucky at age 75, and was buried in Valley Cemetery, Near Charters, Kentucky.
General Notes: According to family history, Isaac HALBERT, was born in Scotland, about 1750, and came to America prior to the Revolutionary War, probably around 1770, settling in Fairfax County, Virginia. His name is first mentioned in public records in the 1782 Fairfax County census (list of John GIBSON). On the same list is Aaron HALBERT, who was born 1752 according to Revolutionary War Records. It seems probable that Aaron was a brother. A record proving it has not been located. Both Isaac and Aaron migrated to Lewis County, Kentucky. In 1833 Aaron was a Revolutionary War pensioner, 81 years of age, living in Lewis County, Kentucky. His wife's name was Elizabeth. He was listed in tax records etc., from 1820, dying in the 1840s, apparently having outlived all of his family members and his substance.
Isaac HALBERT settled near Alexandria, Virginia. About 1777. He married Elizabeth O'DANIEL, daughter of John O'DANIEL and Elizabeth MOXLEY, of Accotink Run, Fairfax County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born April 8, 1761. The O'DANIELs, MOXLEYs, and other associated families, the GUNNELLs and RATCLIFFEs, were freeholders of Fairfax County, and generally speaking, wealthy.
The 1782 State Census for Virginia, Fairfax County, Tax List of John GIBSON includes the family of Isaac HALBERT, 5 whites, 2 blacks. Isaac's family included Elizabeth, and three sons, James, born about 1778, Henry, born April 10, 1780, and Jesse, born 1871. Also named on this list is Arron HALBERT with 6 whites, his relationship to Isaac, if any, is not known. [http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/fairfax/census/1782/1782tax09.txt]
In March of 1785, Isaac HALBERT and family migrated to Kentucky by floating down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh to Limestone (now Maysville), Kentucky, at that time the first white settlement below Pittsburgh, on either bank of the river. River travel was extremely dangerous, as Indians infested both banks and tried to ambush the flat boats. Limestone was a principal port of entry, settlers going from there to central Kentucky by a trail leading to Lexington, Kentucky. He then took the old Buffalo Trail to Boonesborough station.
In 1785 John O'Daniel did "hereby assign over the within Survey of five hundred and 90 Acres to Isaac Halbert for Value Received as Witness my hand this 18 day of November 1785. [signed John O'Daniel" 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. The 590 acres were "...Situate lying and being in the County of Fayette on Slate Creek and Lulbegrud waters..." and surveyed 4 February 1783, signed by James MORGAN, D.S. Isaac was the husband of John's daughter Elizabeth.
Isaac HALBERT was a friend of Daniel BOONE. Isaac acquired large tracts of land, one of which was surveyed by BOONE. Virginia Land Office Treasury Warrant, No. 12212, date Sep 13, 1782, granted to Isaac HALBERT, assignee of John O'DANIEL, a tract of 590 acres. This tract was located in Fayette County (now situated in Montgomery Co.) on Slate Creek and Lubegrud Waters and was surveyed on Apr 11, 1785, by James MORGAN, D.S., assisted by Roger CLEMENTS and Stephen KELLY. The tract was a rectangle, ¾ x 1-1/4 miles, located about 7 miles NW of Stanton. It is probable that the 590-acre tract was surveyed after their arrival though the survey doesn't show Isaac's presence.
On April 21, 1785, a much larger tract containing 12,311 acres was surveyed by Charles MORGAN, D.S., for Isaac HALBERT, Charles MORGAN, Richard RATCLIFF, and Henry, Robert, and William GUNNELL. Isaac was present and acted as a Marker for the survey. This tract was located on the Hinkston Fork of the Licking River, in the present counties of Bourbon and Nicholas, between Millerburg and Carlisle and was a rectangle approximately 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 miles. It had been purchased on six treasury warrants, dated March 2, 1784, at a cost of approximately one pound per acre. A patent survey for Kentucky land dated April 21st, 1785, 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 Hinkston'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 GUNNELLs and RATCLIFF, and possibly the JONES men, were related to Isaac by marriage. Survey images at: http://landofficeimages.kysos.com/landofficeimages/jukeboximage.aspx?DocDb=OLD+KENTUCKY+WARRANTS&DocTitle=OK+398.0&Title=OK+398.0]
A third tract was surveyed for Isaac on July 2, 1785, by Daniel BOONE, D.S. Andrew RULE and Daniel M. BOONE were Chainmen and Isaac HALBERT was the Marker. This tract was 200 acres, part of a 300 acre warrant, entered on Dec 2, 1782, located on the Kentucky River at the mouth of the Jessamine Creek, now in Jessamine County., and adjoining Daniel BOONE's property. It is doubtful whether Isaac was able to occupy any of this land at that time. Indians from Ohio were constantly penetrating the area in bands and attacking isolated settlers. Isaac's family at this time consisted of his wife and three or four children, the oldest being about seven. Family tradition has it that they lived at Boonesboro for several years. On 4 May 1780, Isaac Halbert paid 120 pounds current money for Virginia Treasury Land warrant 4741 for 300 acres of land. Survey No. 4226 for 200 acres "part of a 300 acre warrant Duly Entered the 24th December 1782 No. 4741 Situate lying and being in the County of Fatette between Jessmine and Kentucky adjoining Daniel BOONE on the west and bounded as follows..." Chainmen were Andrew RULE and Danl M. BOONE, Isaac Halbert was the marker, Daniel Boone D.H. and Thoms Marshall surveyors. The land was on and "near the mouth of Jassamine." Jassamine Creek is in "Jessamine; Fayette County" [http://apps.sos.ky.gov/land/reference/gazetteer.asp]
[Survey page can be viewed at: http://landofficeimages.kysos.com/landofficeimages/jukeboximage.aspx?DocDb=VIRGINIA+PATENTS&DocTitle=VA+8621.0&Title=VA+8621.0]
About 1784, or 1785, Daniel BOONE, having been dispossessed of property at Boone's station, moved to Limestone and opened a tavern and store. Limestone was an ideal spot for trading - an ideal spot, in fact, too for a man interested in locating, surveying, buying and selling land. BOONE was a Deputy Surveyor for Fayette and Lincoln Counties, and made many surveys as he knew the country thoroughly.
In late September, 1786, 700 to 800 men under LOGAN crossed the Ohio River at Limestone and attacked the Indians, killing about twenty and capturing about seventy or eighty. The Kentuckians primarily wanted prisoners to exchange for captive white men whom the Indians held captive. These prisoners were held at Limestone and Boone's tavern and store supplied provisions and Daniel BOONE did much of the negotiations as he was trusted by the Indians. By August 1787 the Indians were ready to make peace; however, this did not stop minor raids and horse stealing, and even after Kentucky became a state in 1792, it was still necessary to have guards patrol the Ohio River and the Wilderness Road. It wasn't until Gen. Anthony WAYNE, in command of some regulars and about 1600 Kentucky Militia, on August 20, 1794, defeated the Indians at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, near the mouth of the Maumee River, in Northern Ohio, that the settlers were left in comparative peace until the outbreak of the War of 1812.
On May 29, 1787, probably at Boonesboro, Catherine, fifth child and first daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth, was born. In 1803, Catherine married Israel THOMAS.
Tax records of 1788 list Isaac HALBERT as having 1 white male over 21, 2 blacks over 16, and 3 horses. No land is listed. What became of the land that Isaac owned for the 3 years is unknown. Family tradition is, that the 590 acre tract near Slate Creek was a home place until they moved to Salt Lick Creek.
Sometime in 1790 Daniel BOONE moved from Maysville to Point Pleasant, Kanawa Co., Virginia, now West Virginia. He was commissioned Lt. Colonel of Kawana County Militia and otherwise distinguished. However, in 1795 we find him building a cabin on Brushy Fork, a branch of Hinkston Creek, on land apparently belonging to his son, Daniel M. BOONE in present Nicholas County, Kentucky. This would appear to be about the center of Isaac HALBERT's 12,311 acre tract, surveyed in April 1785.
By this time, Daniel BOONE, through carelessness in not complying with the land laws and other reasons, had lost his entire first rate Kentucky land and was badly in debt. Worse still, the country was getting too thickly populated and the game was thinning out. His son, Daniel Morgan BOONE, Jr. had been out in the Missouri Territory, was hospitably received by the Spanish Governor, and offered land grants for himself, his father, and other settlers. Daniel pulled up stakes in Kentucky and reached St. Louis, Missouri in October 1799. In July 1800 he was appointed Syndic for the Homnme [Hominy?] Osage and given 1000 arpents (850 acres) of land. He was influential in attracting many old acquaintances and others to the new country. Among them, was his old friend Isaac HALBERT.
The Kentucky Gazette, published "Isaac HALBERT and Graham HAZELRIG, 26 October 1798, executors of Charles HAZELRIG, dec'd, regarding land for sale."
In 1799, Isaac HALBERT purchased nearly five thousand acres of land on Salt Lick Creek in what is now Lewis County. He erected a home on his land in 1800, only the third house built in Lewis County. Before 1800 Isaac and Elizabeth had five more children; John b. 1790; George b. 1792; Stephen b. Apr 26, 1793; Nathan b. 1791; and Daniel b. May 8, 1797. From the Fayette County, Ky. census - Apr 26, 1800 - Isaac HALBERT - James HALBERT November 7, 1800. (Second census of Kentucky by Clift compiled from early tax lists.)
At the settlement of the Charles HAZELRIGG Estate, Isaac HALBERT acquired a tract of 4900 acres at the forks of Salt Lick in Mason Co. Indenture was acknowledged by the District Court Clerk on Feb 5, 1801, and shortly afterwards Isaac and family moved to this land. At various times thereafter, Isaac sold parts of this land to his sons or to neighbors.
By 1804 Isaac had been enticed by tales of the Missouri country and was ready to pull up stakes and join his friend Daniel BOONE. From the Lexington Gazette: Salt Lick Creek, Mason County, Kentucky, Feb 10th, 1804. "To be sold at public venue, for ready money, on Thursday the first of March next, all property am possessor of- consisting of lands, negroes, stock of all kinds, - Also my household furniture, and farming utensils. All those who have bonds on me for Lands are desired to come forward to receive their deeds, on or before that day, as I expect to leave the State after that." "ISAAC HALBERT"
Apparently his family talked him out of his idea of moving. In Jun 1804, Isaac sold eight parcels totaling 1005 acres to neighbors and 3467 acres to his son Henry, also his home place of 282 acres to Henry. These total 4764 acres. In March 1802, Isaac gave an acre to the Trustee of the Regular Baptist Church "for consideration of the Lord's will and the cause of "Christ". On April 20, 1804, Isaac and Betsy, his wife, sold to George THOMAS, 51 acres and to William HARPER, 52 acres.
Isaac's father-in-law, John O'DANIEL, died sometime before January 21, 1799 when his will was probated. The will dated January 19, 1798, disposed of his Accotink Run Estate, 24 Negroes and 2700 acres of land in Kentucky, 200 hundred acres of which was left to Isaac's wife, Elizabeth. Her step-mother, Ann McINTOSH, later married a HAWES. The Estate of John O'Daniel, of Accotink Run, Fairfax Co., Va., was settled on Sep 17, 1808. (Will Book "J", Page 81). An item was "To cash paid Halbert, $5.12, as witness as suit." John's bequest to his daughter, Elizabeth, was Negroes - Sail and her increase, and 200 acres in Kentucky. Lewis County tax records for 1812 show Isaac HALBERT listed as 1 white male over 21, 200 acres on Cabin Creek, entered, surveyed and patented by J. O'DANIEL.
Fayette County, Virginia (later Kentucky) was formed from Kentucky County, Virginia. One of the first three counties of Kentucky (with Lincoln and Jefferson Counties), it was created on 30 Jun 1780. Page 310. Most records for before 31 Jan 1803 were destroyed by fire. A second fire on 14 May 1897 also destroyed some early records.
Bourbon County, Virginia (later Kentucky) was formed from Fayette County, Virginia. The 5th to be formed was created on 1 May 1785. Page 104. Some records were lost in a fire on 8 May 1872.
Mason County, Virginia (later Kentucky) was formed from Bourbon County, Virginia. It was the 8th county to be formed. Page 614.
Lewis County, Kentucky was formed from Mason County. It was created on 2 Dec 1806. Page 548. (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisonrep/Census/kycounty.htm)
1810 U.S. Census, Kentucky, Lewis County, No Twp Listed; Series: M252 Roll: 7 Page: 102:
Isack HOLBERT 0 3 0 1 0 || 1 1 0 1 0 0 6.
In 1812, Henry HALBERT is on the tax list with 1 white male over 21, 6 negroes, 7 horses, 700 acres on Salt Lick Creek (HAZELRIGG patent). at this time we know Henry was married and had at least two children. By 1814, Henry had move to Quick's Run and John, George and Stephen HALBERT are on the tax list but without data. Both John and Stephen were married at that time.
During the War with Great Britain the following saw service in the campaigns in the Northwest: 1812 - Richard, John, George, and Nathan, 1813 - Henry, Stephen, Nathan, 1813-1814 - Isaac, Henry. In addition: Isaac's son-in-law, Israel THOMAS, served in 1812 and 1813.
KENTUCKY sct. -- Nicholas Circuit[?]. June Term, 1814
Isaac Halbert, Richard Radclif., Henry Gunnell, Humphrey Marshall Complaintants, against Samuel Harris and others Defendants in Chancery.
This day came the complaintants by their cousel, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the court that the defendants Aylett Harris, Walker Harris, Thomas Buckner, and Elizabeth his wife, late Elizabeth Harris, Richard Buckner, & Charlotte his wife, late Charlotte Harris, & Richard Hawes are not inhabitants of this commonwealth, and they not having entered their appearance herein agreeably to the law and the rules of this court. Therefore on the motion of the Complaintants, It is ordered that the said defendants do appear here on or before the first day of the next September Term of this court, and answer the Complaintants' Bill or on failure thereof the same shall be taken as confessed against them, that this order be inserted in the Western Citizen printed at Paris for Eight weeks successively. A copy att LEWIS H> ARNOLD, c. c, n, c. [The Western Citizen, Paris, Kentucky, Saturday, July 30, 1814, Page 2]
Isaac HALBERT died at his home on Salt Lick, Jun 3, 1825. Elizabeth survived him until Jul. 13, 1847, dying at the home of her daughter, Catherine THOMAS, on Salt Lick. Both are buried in the Valley Cemetery." The U.S. Geological Survey-Charters Quadrangle-Lewis.Corky, Edition of 1950 lists "Elizabeth O'DANIEL, 1761-1847, and her husband, Isaac HALBERT, 1750-1825." They are buried in Valley Cemetery off Salt Lick Creek, below Redden Branch and above Clary Branch, a little north a settlement called Charters. Also in the cemetery are Stephen HALBERT, 1753-1849, and wife, Mary COTTINGHAM, 1757-1829; Israel THOMAS, 1778-1855, and wife, Catherine HALBERT, 1787-1855.
The children of Isaac HALBERT and Elizabeth O'DANIEL were James, born about 1778, Virginia, Henry, born Apr 10, 1780, Virginia, Jesse, born about 1781, Virginia, Richard, was probably born about 1784, Virginia.?, Catherine, born May 28, 1787, at Boonesboro, Kentucky, John, born about 1790, in central Kentucky, George, born about 1792, Stephen, born in central Kentucky, Apr 26, 1793, Nathan, born in central Kentucky about 1794, Daniel, born in central Kentucky 8 May 1797, Elizabeth, born in Lewis County, Kentucky about 1802, and Pamelia, Lewis County, Kentucky, about 1804.
Research by William Carter Halbert, Sr. (1891-1958), William Carter Halbert, Jr. and Robert Louis Daniell. Much of the above was submitted to and printed in the Lewis County Herald, Vanceburg, Kentucky in February and June 2003.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 81 M i. James HALBERT was born in 1778 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
+ 82 M ii. Henry HALBERT was born on 10 Apr 1780 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died in 1852 in St. Francis County, Arkansas at age 72.
+ 83 M iii. Jesse HALBERT was born about 1781 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died after 1804.
+ 84 M iv. Richard HALBERT was born in 1784 in Virginia and died in 1813 in Lewis County, Kentucky at age 29.
+ 85 F v. Catherine HALBERT 57 was born on 28 May 1787 in Boonesboro, Kentucky57 and died on 5 Jun 1859 in Lewis County, Kentucky58 at age 72.
+ 86 M vi. John HALBERT was born about 1790 in Kentucky and died about 1845 in St. Francis County, Arkansas about age 55.
+ 87 M vii. George HALBERT was born about 1792 in Kentucky and died in Aug 1813 in Lewis County, Kentucky about age 21.
+ 88 M viii. Stephen HALBERT was born on 26 Apr 1793 in Mason County, Kentucky and died on 29 Mar 1849 in Lewis County, Kentucky at age 55.
+ 89 M ix. Nathan HALBERT 59 was born in 1794 in Central, Kentucky,60 died on 26 May 1867 in Williamson County, Texas at age 73, and was buried in Coryell County, Texas.
+ 90 M x. Daniel HALBERT 61 was born on 8 May 1797 in Kentucky, died on 25 May 1863 in Lewis County, Kentucky at age 66, and was buried in East Fork Cemetery on Chalk Ridge, Lewis County, Kentucky.
+ 91 F xi. Elizabeth HALBERT was born about 1802 in Mason County, Kentucky62 and died after 1850 in Lewis County, Kentucky.63
+ 92 F xii. Pamelia HALBERT was born about 1804 in Mason County, Kentucky and died before 13 Jun 1837 in Lewis County, Kentucky.
14. Stephen O'DANIEL 6,15 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) was born about 1765 in Fairfax County, Virginia16 and died on 8 Feb 1854 in Fairfax County, Virginia about age 89. Another name for Stephen was Stephen DANIEL.16
General Notes: Stephen O'DANIEL is a son of John O'DANIEL and Martha MOXLEY. He is named as O'DANIEL in the 1798 will of his father. (Fx. C: 423); however, Stephen had shed his Celtic O'. Most records, including his will, show him as Stephen DANIEL. The 1826 obituary for his wife, Ann W., lists them as DANIELL. The 1840 census enumerates Stephen as 70-80 years old, born between 1760 and 1770. The 1850 census shows his age as 85, born about 1765.
About 1780, Stephen married Ann "Nancy" Wise RATCLIFFE, daughter of Richard RATCLIFFE and Louisiana "Locian" BOWLING.
Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, Vol. 3, 1775-1800, p. 148 records Stephen obtaining 19 acres, apparently from his father. V-550: T.W. 131: 1 May 1790 Stephen O'DANIEL asne. of John ODANIEL 19 A. (8 Jan 1791) in Fairfax Co. adj. O'DANIEL's Br., William ODANIEL now John ODANIEL, Accotink Run. 15 June 1792."
From John O'DANIEL's Will dated 19 January 1798, " I give and bequeath to my son Stephen ODANIEL Negro James Cris and her two youngest Children to him and his Heirs forever."
Stephen O'DANIEL was listed five times as a buyer at his father's estate sale, three of those times as "Stephen DANIEL."
According to Fairfax Court records, Aug 19, 1799, p. 1628, Stephen DANIEL was to be commissioned a Lieutenant in the Virginia militia.
On 12th of February 1800, Stephen sold his 19 acre tract to Richard RATCLIFFE, his father-in-law, for eighty-five dollars and 50 cents "Current money." Apparently Stephen was allowed to continue living on this land, because in 1854, at the age of 94, "Stephen died at his home, called Airhill, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia"; this being the 19 acre plot Stephen received in 1790 adjoining the land bequeathed to his father's widow, Nancy O'DANIEL.
1810 U.S. Census, Virginia, Fairfax County, No Twp; Series: M252 Roll: 68 Page: 371:
DANIEL Stephen 2[under 10, Richard Jonathan & William Stephen] . . . 1[45 and over, Stephen] ||2[under 10, Julia Ann & Jane Pearson] . . 1[26-45, Ann] . || . 28[Slaves].
1820 U.S. Census, Virginia, Fairfax County; Series: M33 Roll: 137 Page: 69:
Stephen DANIEL 1 1 0 1 0 1 ||0 2 0 1 0
Reads: 1 male under 10 (Robert); 1 male 10-16 (William); 1 male 16-26 (Richard); 1 male 45 and over (Stephen)|| 2 females 10-16 (Julia and Jane); 1 female 26-45 (Ann).
Extracts from The Daily National Intelligencer, Saturday, November 12, 1825, Number 3997, posted at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/4759/intelligencer.html contains this entry: "An Excellent Farm for Sale. This farm lies in Fairfax County, consisting of 4 or 500 acres, called Mount Rocky, adjoining the land of Mr. John LLOYD, Mr. Stephen DANIEL, Mr. Charles C. STUART, and others; it is well timbered and watered, of excellent quality, and very healthy, and a very good neighborhood, &c. This Farm has a tolerable good Dwelling House, with other necessary improvements on it."
1840 U.S. Census, Virginia, Fairfacx County, No Twp; Series: M704 Roll: 558 Page: 145: Stephen DANIEL
1M 5-10, 1M 20-30, 1M 70-80 (Stephen) || 1F 5-10, 1F 20-30.
The male 20-30 may be Stephen's son, Robert, with an as yet unknown wife and children?
Stephen's son, Richard J. DANIEL, and family are enumerated on the same page.
1850 U.S. Census, Virginia, Fairfax County, 7 September 1850; M432 Roll: 942 Page: 137: 446 446 Stephen DANIEL 85 M W Farmer 23968 VA; Lucy 47 F W VA; Nancy 9 F W VA; Charles W. RATCLIFFE 21 M W Farmer TN; Robert DANIEL 38 M W None VA Idiotic.
Next door is Stephen's daughter Jane Pearson and husband:
447 447 James P. ALLISON 35 M Farmer 820 VA; Jane P. ALLISON 40 F VA; Julia RATCLIFFE 19 F VA.
On the 8th instant, at his residence near Centreville, Fairfax County, Va., Stephen Daniel, at an advanced age. [The Alexandria Gazette, Alexandria, Virginia, Saturday, February 18, 1854, Page 2]
Stephen's will is dated March 13, 1849 and was proved March 20, 1854 (Fairfax Liber X, 183). From his will and the detailed land records book, BEGINNING AT A WHITE OAK, by Beth Mitchell, it appears that he had acquired a number of Fairfax plantations aggregating several thousand acres. He names grandchildren Richard Nelson DANIEL, John Hooe DANIEL, and Nancy Wise DANIEL, children of his deceased son Richard John DANIEL; his daughter Jane Pearson ALLISON, and her husband James Gordon ALLISON; grandson Stephen Daniel FOOTE, only surviving child of late daughter Julia Ann JACKSON; grand-daughters Mary Elizabeth, Anne Catherine and Frances Eugenia, children of late son William S. (Steven) DANIEL, and son Robert Ratcliffe DANIEL". Pages 582 - 586, GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES, VOL. IV (W -Y and Appendix)
The Last Will and Testament of Stephen DANIEL, below, was transcribed from a photocopy of Fairfax County, Virginia, Will Book X1, page 180. There are no editorial comments within the will. Stephen used parenthetical comments in his will, e.g., ("Called Airhill"). While this example looks odd, it is as written. The transcriber used parentheses containing question marks when words or letters were not distinguishable:
In the Name of God. Amen. I Stephen DANIEL of the County of Fairfax and State of Virginia, being weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament, in manner and form following, (that is to say) I give and bequeath unto my grand sons Richard NELSON and John Hooe DANIEL and my grand daughter Nancy Wise DANIEL, the children of my son the late Richard J. DANIEL that certain tract of land, lying on Elk Lick and adjoining the lands of Andrew HUTCHISON and others, being the same on which the said Richard J. DANIEL resided at the time of his death, to be equally divided amongst the three said grandchildren. I further give and bequeath unto the said three grandchildren one half of my servants not otherwise disposed of in this my last will and testament to them and their heirs forever.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane P. ALLISON all that part of the farm on which I now reside ("Called Airhill") lying north of the old mountain road between Flat Lick and Rocky Run and to her heirs forever. I further give and bequeath unto my said daughter Jane P. ALLISON and to her heirs forever one half of all my servants not otherwise disposed of in this my last will and testament. I further give and bequeath to my said daughter Jane P. ALLISON my single horse pleasure carriage.
I give and bequeath unto James Gordon ALLISON in trust for my grandson Stephen Daniel FOOTE, the only surviving child of my late daughter Julia Ann JACKSON, and his heirs forever all that certain tract of land called Wood Lawn adjoining the lands of SALISBURY (??) being the same land purchased by me of William H. FOOTE of Alexandria.
I further give and bequeath unto the said James Gordon ALLISON in trust for my said grandson Stephen Daniel FOOTE and his heirs forever my negro man Charles BETTS and my servant woman Lucy with her children Laura with all their future increase.
I give and bequeath unto my three grand children Mary Elizabeth, Ann Catherine and Frances Eugenia the children of my son the late William S. DANIEL all my land not otherwise disposed of by this my last will, lying on the south side of the old mountain road embracing the lands I purchased of Thomas NEAL's heirs, James A. SPINDLE and others, and adjoining the lands of Jas. A SPINDLE and others, to them and their heirs forever.
I further give and bequeath to my three said grand daughters, the children of my said son William S. DANIEL, and to their heirs forever, my negro man Celestian(?) BETTS, my servants women Sarah (daughter of Servant Rose) Leah(?), daughter of servant Aymee) and Maria together with all their increase.
I give and bequeath unto James Gordon ALLISON in trust, for my son Robert Ratcliffe DANIEL, all that tract of land called Turner's Place, lying on Piney Branch, and adjoining the lands of John SHAID, John BARNES & others, containing three hundred and twenty eight acres, be the same more or less to him and his heirs forever.
I further give and bequeath unto James Gordon ALLISON, in trust for my said son Robert Ratcliff DANIEL & his heirs forever, my servants woman Jimima and Aymee and Mary Jane the child of Aymee, together with all their future increase.
I further will and direct that all my remaining estate of any description whatever, including a certain house and lot in the town of Centreville (at present occupied by William FORSYTHE) shall be sold and the moneys arising from such sale, after the payment of all my just debts, shall be equally divided amongst my heirs.
I further give and bequeath unto my aforesaid daughter Jane P. ALLISON, my three old servants Michael BETTS, Patty HARRIS and Letty COX, and hereby will and direct that they shall be supported out of that portion of my estate, given in this my last will and testament to my said daughter Jane P. ALLISON.
I further will and direct that my Servant man (E.?) HARRIS, shall (on account of his faithful services and good behavior) be free, and that my Executors shall pay to him the sum of one hundred dollars out of my estate not otherwise herein disposed of.
I hereby appoint James Gordon ALLISON and Richard Nelson DANIEL, Executors of this my last will and testament, and hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal this 15th day of March, in the year 1849.
Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the above named Stephen DANIEL to be his last will and testament, in presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator A. S. GRIGSBY Jas.(?) A. EVANS B. F. ROSE
Stephen married Ann Wise RATCLIFFE,64 daughter of Richard RATCLIFFE 66,67 and Louisiana BOWLING,67 about 1800 in Fairfax County, Virginia.65 Ann was born about 1782 in Virginia and died on 20 Nov 1826 in Fairfax County, Virginia about age 44.
Marriage Notes: "DANIEL, Stephen, b. ca 1760; d. 1854, of Fairfax Co., son of John; m. Nancy Wise RATCLIFFE, dau. Richard and Louisiana (BOWLING). 1T165"
General Notes: Ann "Nancy" Wise RATCLIFFE was likely named for her mother's sister Ann "Nancy" (BOWLING) WISE. Circa 1798, Ann married Stephen DANIEL, son of John O'DANIEL of Fairfax, Virginia.
In her father's will, dated 29 March 1815, Richard RATCLIFFE bequeathed "...and that after my said wife's death my desire is that all the houses & lotts of mine in providence, may be equally divided among my five daughters Penelope JACKSON, Nancy W. DANIEL, Jane MOSS, Patsey RATCLIFFE, and Locian RATCLIFFE Except the brick store house & lott and Hagues house, & that halfs, his lott, next to Payne Street..."
Died At Air Hill, on Monday, 20th inst. Mrs. Ann W. DANIELL [sic], wife of Stephen Daniell [sic], Esq. of Fairfax County, in the 44th year of her age..." [The Alexandria Gazette, Alexandria, Virginia, Saturday, November 25, 1826, Page 3]
In 1825 when her inheritance was claimed by her husband, Stephen DANIEL. "When our town founder, Richard Ratcliffe, died in 1825 his land was devised to his heirs. The Sisson House stands on a portion of that land which Ratcliffe owned outside of the then town limits. Richard Ratcliffe's Will directed that his land outside of Providence, as Fairfax was then known, be divided among his daughters as they may choose. Stephen Daniel, the husband of Ann W. Daniel, a deceased daughter of Richard Ratcliffe, as her legal heir, chose a ten acre parcel encompassing the site of the present Sisson House. The transfer of this property to Stephen Daniel was halted by a suit brought by Thomas Moss, and others, to settle debts on the estate of Richard Ratcliffe. The result of this suit was the distribution of Ratcliffe's land to special commissioners for benefit of the estate. These commisioners were directed to sell "Lot 4" of the estate of Richard Ratcliffe consisting of ten acres. Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh acquired Lot 4 of Ratcliffe's estate from these commissioners on December 29, 1845." (The Fare Facs Gazette, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Fall 2004, http://www.historicfairfax.org/HFCI24.pdf)
Stephen Daniel's Will of 1849 does not name or mention a wife. Wesley Pippenger in "John Alexander" writes that Julia Ann DANIELS (sic) was the daughter of Stephen and Janet DANIELS (sic).
Children from this marriage were:
+ 93 M i. Richard John DANIEL 64 was born between 1800 and 1810 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died before 1854.
+ 94 F ii. Julia Ann DANIEL 68 was born between 1800 and 1810 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died on 9 Oct 1833 in Fairfax County, Virginia,68 and was buried in Fairfax County, Virginia.68
+ 95 M iii. William Stephen DANIEL 8 was born in 1806 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died before 15 Mar 1849 in Jefferson County, Virginia.
+ 96 F iv. Jane Pearson DANIEL 16 was born about 1810 in Fairfax County, Virginia16 and died after 1850.
+ 97 M v. Robert Ratcliffe DANIEL was born about 1812 in Fairfax County, Virginia16 and died before 1868.
15. Catherine O'DANIEL 6 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) 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.
General Notes: In his will, John O'Daniel left his daughter, Catherine Hurst, 200 acres in Fayette County, Kentucky.
Catherine O'Daniel HURST is buried in the Hurst Cemetery In the Field, Jefferson County, West Virginia. A picture of her headstone is on Find A Grave Memorial# 46464607:
to the memory of
who departed this life
on the 25th day of April 1825 possessed
of all the virtues that could adorn
the wife mother mistress and neighbor.
Catherine married John HURST,69 son of James H. HURST 40,69 and Mary GUNNELL,40 about 1790.6 John was born on 3 Oct 1766 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died on 30 Apr 1850 in Jefferson County, Virginia at age 83, and was buried in Hurston, The Garden, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
General Notes: From Bill O'DANIEL, Littleton, Colorado.
John HURST, b. 3 Oct., 1766, Berkley Co. Virginia; died 30 April, 1850, Jefferson, Virginia; buried, Jefferson Co., West Va. Married Catherine O'DANIEL, b. ca. 1772, Frederick Co., Va. Son, James G. HURST, b. 1794, Frederick Co., Va., died 1869; He married Catherine GUNNELL, 16 Aug., 1825,
Frederick Co., Va. John is named as a son of James HURST in the 1849 settlement of the estate of his Uncle William HURST.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 98 M i. Capt. James Gunnell HURST 70 was born on 21 Dec 1791 in Virginia, died on 5 Feb 1869 in Jefferson County, Virginia at age 77, and was buried in Edge Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
+ 99 M ii. William HURST 70 was born on 23 Sep 1793 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died on 8 Apr 1863 in Jefferson County, West Virginia at age 69, and was buried in Edge Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
+ 100 F iii. Catherine G. HURST 69 was born on 17 Nov 1802, died on 12 Dec 1874 in Jefferson County, West Virginia at age 72, and was buried in Edge Hill Cemetery, Jefferson County, West Virginia.71
+ 101 M iv. John S. HURST was born in 1810, died on 22 May 1832 in Virginia at age 22, and was buried in Hurston Graveyard In the Field.
16. Sarah O'DANIEL 6 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) was born after 1781.
17. Levina Elizabeth O'DANIEL 6 (John, RW-PS-VA2, William I1) was born after 1781.
18. William DANIEL III 18 (William II3, William I1) 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. Another name for William was William O'DANIEL III.72
General Notes: William O'DANIEL, later DANIEL, was born 19 February 1755, probably Camden District, SC or Fairfax County, Va. His father, William O'DANIEL, born about 1720 in Stafford County, Virginia, is believed to be a son of William and Frances O'DANIEL of Stafford County, Virginia.
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Lancaster County, No Twp; Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 243: Wm. DANIEL 1 1 2 . 3
William's birth occurred during a transition period between 1753 and 1757 when William and James O'DANIEL, two sons of William O'DANIEL of Stafford County, Virginia, were migrating from Fairfax County, Virginia to the area of what is now Kershaw and Fairfield counties in South Carolina. It was also during the period 1750 to 1800 that the O'DANIEL surname in this family from Fairfax was changing into DANIEL and DANIELL. During the next half century, William can be found in the records with his name spelled in all three versions. In one census, even DANIELS shows up. The transition was completed in his children who were all named as DANIEL in his will, although his son William continued to use O'DANIEL on some legal documents pertaining to wills as late as 1807.
Records from Kershaw County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1791-1799 by Brent Howard Holcomb that would apply to this family:
p. 14 - 1792 March 5; overseers of the different roads: Granys Quarter Bridge to White Oak both Roads, W'm Daniel
p. 16 - 1792 May 22; William Daniel petit juror no. 20
p. 34 - 1793 May 21; overseers of the Roads: W'm Daniel
p. 35 - 1793 May 21; grand jury no. 19 W'm Daniel Jun'r
p. 72 - 1795 May 8; overseers of the several Districts of Road: . William Daniel Jun'r
p. 94 - 1796 Feb 12; overseers of the several districts of roads: . W'm Daniel Jun'r
p. 95 - 1796 May 19; William Daniel grand juror no. 7
p. 141 - 1799 Aug 9; William Daniel petit juror no. 18
His father bequeathed to William all of his 291 acres of land, and named him executor of his will. William married Eleanor, called "Ellen". Her maiden name may have been MARLOR.
November 8, 1796, William O'DANIEL received letters Testamentary on the Last Will and Testament of his father, William O'DANIEL deceased. (Kershaw County Court Minutes)
Jurors named for Kershaw County in Nov. 1797 were : John MCDONALD, Patrick BROWN, William DANIEL, Daniel FAUST, and Peter CRIM.
On January 7, 1797, William O'Daniel applied "for letters of administration on the Estate of John O'DANIEL Deceased late of the County." February 7, 1797, William received the letters of administration. The Securities were Robert DUNLAP and William DUNLAP.
In the Kershaw County Court Minutes for 9 May 1797, William O'DANIEL was on the list of Persons appointed overseers of the Several Districts of Roads Within this County for the ensuing year.
1800 U. S. Census, South Carolina Kershaw County; Series: M32 Roll: 49 Page: 409:
William O'DANIEL 0 0 0 1 0 || 1 0 0 1 0 || 0 5
Reads: 1 male 26-45; 1 female 0-10; 1 female 26-45. This is William, his daughter, Jane, and wife Eleanor. They had 5 slaves.
Page 427: John DANIEL 2 2 0 0 1 || 2 0 0 0 1 || 0 0
Page 427: John DANIELS Jr 2 2 0 1 0 || 2 0 0 1 0 || 0 0
In another document on February 26, 1802, "William DANIELL (sic) accoumpt (sic) against the Estate of John DANIELL (sic) Deceasd" to the maintainance of one child 34-10-8, to schooling paid John ADDEMS 0-18-8, to rasing three colts 20-11-4, the amount 56-0-8." What is significant here is that when writing this accounting, William dropped his O' and spelled his name and John's name as "DANIELL", possibly linking himself and John O'DANIEL with the family of James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina and Hancock County, Georgia, believed to be their uncle. In concluding the administration of John O'DANIEL's estate on March 1, 1802, "William O'DANIEL came and made oath that the above Amount is just and true. (signed) William DANIEL Administ. Sworn before me J. ALEXANDER J. P." This record shows William as O'DANIEL and DANIEL in the same document.
Samuel GOODWIN, on August 31, 1807, sold 130 acres on White Oak Creek to William O'DANIEL for $600. This tract of land was bordered by land of William O'DANIEL, Elizabeth STROBRIDGES, Moses REEVES, and George GEYDEN. Witnesses were Richard SCOTT and Daniel GARDNER.
In the 1810 U. S. Census for Kershaw County, two William DANIELS are listed. One as William DANIELS age 45 and up; a male age 0-10; two females age 0-10; one female age 10-16; and one female age 45 and up. The other as William DANIELS age 45 and up; two males 0-10; two females age 0-10; and one female age 45 and up. The first record may be our William. The three girls and a boy closely match their known family, but considering that there were children born to William and Eleanor up until 1816, her being marked as 45 and up in 1810 is questionable. She died in 1842, Lowndes County, Alabama at age 69, "in her 70th year." which indicates her age in 1810 as about 38.
On November 7, 1810, Mary WOOD, William's sister, sold to William a negro woman for $200. The sale was signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Jesse MARLER, Jane D. DANIEL and Thomas ARCHER. Jane D. DANIEL was William's daughter.
1820 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Kershaw, No Twp; Series: M33 Roll: 119 Page: 292:
DANIEL William 2 . 1 3 3 1 || 1 1 . . 1 || 0 19 2 . 6 6 5 2 2 5 2 2
SC Archives: Series Number: S213192 Volume: 0046 Page: 00345 Item: 02 Date: 1820/10/24 Description: JONES, Darling, Plat for 10 Acres on White Oak Creek, Kershaw Disrict, Surveyed by Thomas ARCHER. Names Indexed: JONES, Darling/ARCHER, Thomas/CALVERT, John/GOODWYN, John/DANIELS, William/Locations: White Oak Creek/Wateree Creek/Kershaw District.
William (O')DANIEL wrote his will on August 25, 1828, excerpts as copied from the typescript at the SC Archives:
"In the name of God amen - I William DANIEL of Camden in the state of South Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament. First - ...when all my just Debts are fully paid...Second...unto my beloved wife, Eleanor DANIEL...unto my son Francis L. DANIEL...the one third part of my Lands on White Oak...to my children Mary D. COOK, William H. Daniel, Milberry S. DANIEL, John J. DANIEL, Francis S. DANIEL and Eleanor A. DANIEL...Third...unto my daughter Jane D. YOUNG...the sum of two hundred Dollars...Fourth... unto my son William H. DANIEL...one third part of my Lands on White Oak...Fifth...unto my daughter Milberry S. DANIEL...Sixth...unto my son John J. DANIEL, one third part of my lands on White Oak...my house and premises on Market Street in Camden...Seventh...unto my son Francis S. DANIEL...and my Gold Patentsilver Watch...Eighth...unto my daughter Eleanor A. DANIEL...Ninth...All the rest and residue of my Personal Estate unto my children...to be equally divided between them, share and share alike...Tenth...that my House and Lot on Broad Street in Camden, and also my Pine Lands on Branches of Gum Swamp, be sold...the proceeds of said sales be equally divided between my three youngest children, John J. DANIEL, Francis S. DANIEL, and Eleanor A. DANIEL, share and share alike...Lastly...appoint my sons in law Lavick YOUNG and John J. COOK, and my son William H. DANIEL, Executors...(Signed ) W. DANIEL...in the presence of us Ben BENCHAM, C. MATHESON, Jn. J. BLAIR. This will is on file in Kershaw County, South Carolina Will Book N, pages 202-3, 1829.
SC Archives: Date: 1829/01/22 Description: DANIEL, William of Camden, Kershaw District, Will Typescript (3 Frames) (Estate Packet: Apt. 19, Pkg 625) Names Indexed: DANIEL, William/DANIEL, Eleanor/COOK, Mary D./DANIEL, William H./DANIEL, Milberry S./DANIEL, John J./DANIEL, Francis S./DANIEL, Eleanor A./YOUNG, Jane D./Jack (slave)//Leana (slave)/Ben (slave)/Frederick (slave)/Tom (slave)/China (slave)/YOUNG, Lavick/COOK, John J./BINEHAM, Ben/MATHESON, C./BLAIR, Jonathan J./SCHROCK, D./Locations: Kershaw District/Camden/Market Street/Broad Street/Gum Swamp/Topics: White Oak Plantation
There are differences in this version of the Will of William DANIEL, provided by Carolyn Golowka, was recorded in Lowndes County, Alabama, among them, daughter "Milberry S. DANIEL" is named as "Milling S. DANIEL" and two executors, Lovick YOUNG and John J. COOK are omitted.
Lowndes County, Alabama
Will Book B, pages 58 - 60
In the name of God, amen. I, William DANIEL, of Camden in the state of South Carolina, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last Will and testament.
First, it is my will and desire that my planting interest at White Oak including Negroes and Stock of all description Plantation tools etc. may be kept together and the Plantation worked to the best advantage under the direction of my Executors hereinafter named until the ___ whole of my debts are paid and where all of my just [debts] are fully satisfied and paid that my estate, real and personal, be divided bequeathed and distributed as herein directed.
Second I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Elianor DANIEL, for and during the term of her natural life and no longer one part of all my lands on White Oak, one third part of my house and premises on Birado Street in Camden and also one third part of all my personal property after taking there from the several specific legacies under mentioned; and from and immediately after the decease of my said wife, Elianor DANIEL, I give, devise and bequeath unto my son, Francis L. DANIEL, the aforesaid one third part of my lands on White Oak, to him, his heirs and assignees forever, and the aforesaid one third part of my personal property, I give and bequeath to my children Mary D. COOK, William H. DANIEL, Milling S. DANIEL, John J. DANIEL, Francis L. DANIEL and Elanor A. DANIEL, to be equally divided between them, share and share alike.
Third I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Jane D. YOUNG, who now possesses a competency, the sum of two hundred dollars in full of her portions of my estate.
Fourth I give, devise and bequeath unto my son William H. DANIEL, his heirs and assignees one third part of my lands on White Oak and also one Negro boy named Jack.
Fifth I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Milling S. DANIEL one Negro girl named Lands.
Sixth I give devise and bequeath unto my son John J. DANIEL one third part of my lands in White Oak, also my house and premises on Market Street in Camden and a Negro boy named Ben, to him and his heirs and assignees forever.
Seventh I give and bequeath unto my son Francis L. DANIEL a Negro boy named Frederick and also my Gold Pattent ____ Watch to be kept as a family timepiece.
Eighth I give and bequeath unto my daughter, Eleanor A. DANIEL, a Negro by named of Tom and a Negro girl named Ch___.
Ninth All the rest and residue of my personal estate not herein above disposed of I will and bequeath unto my children Mary D. COOK, William H. DANIEL, Milling S. DANIEL, John J. DANIEL, Francis L. DANIEL and Eleanor A. DANIEL, to be equally divided between them share and share alike.
Tenth Should my wife, Elianor DANIEL, give her consent thereto or otherwise at the determination of her life Estate, it is my will and desire that my house and lands on Birado Street in Camden and also my ____ lands on B_____ of G___ _____ be sold by Executors on a liberal credit and payable in three installments and that the proceeds of said sale be equally divided between my three youngest children, John J. DANIEL, Francis L. DANIEL and Elinor A. DANIEL, share and share alike. But in case said sale is made in the lifetime and by consent of my wife, Elinor DANIEL, she is to hold her life Estate in one-third part of the proceeds. At her decease, the same is to be distributed as last above directed.
Lastly, I nominate my son, William H. DANIEL, Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Camden this twenty fifth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight.
W. DANIEL (SEAL)
Signed Sealed, Published and declared
By the said William DANIEL as his last Will and testament in the presence of
John J. BLAIR
In the court of Ordinary, Thursday the 22nd day of January 1829 came Christopher MATHISON who being duly sworn as the law directs made oath that he saw William DANIEL above named who was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of this deponents knowledge and belief, signed and sealed the foregoing instrument of writing that he heard him declare the same to be and contains his last will and testament and that he, the deponent, Ben BENHAM and John J. BLAIR at the request of the testator in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed their names as witnesses to the ___ executions thereof.
Sworn in open court
D. Scirck, Ordy., KD
Recorded in Lowndes Co., AL on Jan. 31, 1834
Christopher MATHESON presented the will of William DANIEL in court on January 22, 1829. The inventory and appraisement of his Goods and Chattels was done on 4 Feb and 1 March 1829. The estate value was $17,410.42. There were 40 Negroes valued at $13,425.
William DANIEL, III, died October 1, 1828, and is buried on the old estate in the woods above White Oak Creek. His tomb, a brick sarcophagus, has a marble stone cover, inscribed:
"This Stone Covers the Remains Of a Sincere and upright Christian A kind and affectionate Husband A tender and Indulgent Father And as a Citizen, Few men excelled in honesty and Integrity. WILLIAM DANIEL Was born the 10th Feb.y 1755. And died the 1st of Oct.r 1828. Aged 71 years 7 months and 20 days."
as read from a picture of the marble stone.
In an e-mail on 11/25/2002, William O'DANIEL of Littleton, Colorado, who visited the gravesite and provided pictures of it, commented: "It was a super find in the woods! I'll never forget how excited we were when we discovered it. As you can tell from the photo, the tomb had been broken into, but I don't recall us looking inside." The math on William's life span according to the stone is worth commenting on as well. "71 years 7 months and 20 days" added to "10th Feb.r 1755" equals 1826 Sept 30. Because William DANIEL wrote his will on August 25, 1828, the year 1826 can't be the answer. His age at death using the 1755 birth date would have been 73 years, 7 months, and 20 days. The Kershaw County, South Carolina Cemetery Survey, Volume One, 1991 states that William is buried off Kirkland Cemetery Road in Flint Hill area off Road 696, Kershaw Co., SC.
Family cemetery? The "Daniel, W., Family Cemetery, Flint Hill area, US 97 to Road 697, go 1.4 mi. to Road 696 and turn left, go 3/10 mi., turn left on Kirkland Cemetery Road.; June 1988" (http://www.palmettoroots.org/CemeteryInfoKershaw.html)
William married Eleanor MARLOR, daughter of William MARLOR, about 1790 in South Carolina. Eleanor was born about 1773, died on 8 Sep 1842 in Lowndes County, Alabama about age 69, and was buried in Oakview Cemetery, Lowndes County, Alabama.
General Notes: "I have that the wife of William DANIEL (1755-1828) was MARLOR or MARLOWE. She was a young Irish girl who lived down the road from William. William's sister got her to come and take over the house for William. He married her. Edmund A. POOLE, my ancestor, boarded at her home." (Pauline Bell Lauderdale, author: "Wyatt Thomas Bell (1848-1910) Ancestors - Descendants - Connections", by e-mail, 10/22/2003.)
Mrs. Eleanor DANIEL is believed to be Eleanor MARLOR, likely a daughter of William MARLAR who served in the Militia in 1759 as part of a unit raised on either Kershaw or Lancaster County and appears to have been there from 1759 until after 1800. Jesse Marlar, possibly her brother, obtained a passport from Kershaw County (Now Lancaster) in 1803 to go into Indian lands in Tennessee from the Gov. of Georgia. The deed of sale below is witnessed by Jesse MARLER, lending some evidence for this starement.
On November 7, 1810, Mary WOOD, William DANIEL's sister, sold to William a negro woman for $200. The sale was signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Jesse MARLER, Jane D. DANIEL and Thomas ARCHER. Jane D. DANIEL was William's daughter. Jesse MARLER may be the brother of William DANIEL's wife, Eleanor.
In August 1828 Eleanor "Ellen" MARLOR resided on Broad Street, Camden, Kershaw District, South Carolina. In the 1830 U.S. Census, Eleanor DANIEL is listed, age 50-60; also in household 2 males, age 15-20; 1 male 30-40; 1 male 60-70; 1 female age 10-15 and 1 female 30-40.
After William DANIEL died, Ellen moved to Lowndes County, Alabama to be with some of her children. Her sons, John J., and his wife, Hulda Hill DANIEL and Francis Levi DANIEL lived there. Her daughter Eleanor "Ellen" A. DANIEL and her husband Edmund A. POOLE had also moved to Lowndesboro, Alabama. After Edmund's death in 1834, Ellen married James MEADOWS on 17 Jul 1841 in Lowndesboro, Alabama.
The Last Will and Testament of Ellen DANIEL is recorded in Lowndes County, Alabama:
I Ellen DANIEL of the County of Lowndes and state of Alabama aforesaid being weak in body but of sound mind and disposing of mind and understanding and considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and that I may be the better prepared to leave this worldwhenever it shall please God to call me away do therefore make ordain and declare this as and for my last will and testament in manner and form following (to wit)
I commit my soul into the hands of my Creator who gave it and direct that my body be decently entered in a suitable place selected by my friends. And as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same as follows
I direct that all my debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon after my decease as possible and of the first moneyes that shall come into the hands of my executors herein after mentioned from any portion of my estate real or personal. To my daughter Ellen A. MEADOWS I direct and do hereby give and desire all that my whole land and tenement situate lying and being in the county of Lowndes and state of Alabama to have and to hold to her by said daughter exclusive use for and during the term of her natural life and not to be subject to her husbands debts or to the debts of any other person or persons and at her death to be equally divided between her children to and for their use and benefit absolutely. Also I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Ellen A. MEADOWS the negro slaves named Venus, Scipper, Grace, Peter, Prince and Betty. To have and to hold for her exclusive use and not be subject to either her husbands or any other persons debts during the term of her natural life and at her death the said negro slaves and their increase shall be equally divided between her children, that is to say share and share alike to and for their use and benefit absolutely.
Also I give unto my daughter Ellen A. MEADOWS my carriage and horses, and stock of all kinds, hogs, horses, mules, cows (?)
Also to my said daughter I give all my household goods bedsteads bedding plate and furniture of all kinds. also waggon and cart Blacksmith tools to have and to hold for her exclusive use as aforesaid To my son John DANIEL I do hereby give and bequeath the negro slaves named Frederick and Aggy to have and to hold for his own use and benefit absolutely
Also I give and bequeath to my grandson William Scott DANIEL son of John DANIEL my gold watch to have and to hold during his natural live and at his death it is my will that it shall go the youngest male in the family named DANIEL successively at the death of each so that it may continue in the family
To my grandson William POOLE child of my daughter Ellen A. MEADOWS I give the cream pony to have for his absolute use and benefit. I hereby constitute and appoint my beloved son John DANIEL and my daughter Ellen A. MEADOWS executor and executress of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd of October 1841
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us this 22 October 1841 Geo M ELDRIDGE John A McRAE Wiley TURNER
The State of Alabama Lowndes County
This day appeared in open court George M. ELDRIDGE in his own proper person who after being duly sworn deposeth said oath that he was present and saw Ellen DANIEL deceased in her lifetime sign seal publish and declare the within instrument in _____ as her last will and testament and that the said Ellen DANIEL was at the time of making and signing the same said instrument perp--- as aforesaid to be her last will and testament was of sound disposing mind and memory and of the said Ellen DANIEL deceased did with John A McRAE and Wiley TURNER sign and subscribe the same as witnesses thereto in the presence of each other sworn to and subscribe in the open court this 19th day of Sept 1842
Thomas M WILLIAMS ICCSC
Sept 19, 1842 examined and admitted to probate to record and to be filed. ("Wyatt Thomas Bell (1848-1910) Ancestors - Descendants - Connections." by Pauline Bell Lauderdale.)
Eleanor Marlor DANIEL's gravestone in Oakview Cemetery, Lowndes County, Alabama states "Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Ellen Daniel a native of South Carolina wife of William Daniel who died the 8th of September 1842 In the 70th year of her age". Her grave is indexed as "Daniel, Ellen Mrs. (abt. 1772) Sep 8, 1842 Wife of William Daniel, in the 70th year of her age" (Oakview Cemetery, Lowndes, Alabama http://files.usgwarchives.net/al/lowndes/cemeteries/oakview.txt)
Children from this marriage were:
+ 102 F i. Jane D. DANIEL 73,74 was born before 1797 in South Carolina74 and died between 1850 and 7 Mar 1853 in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
+ 103 F ii. Mary D. DANIEL 73 was born after 1800 in South Carolina.
+ 104 F iii. Milberry Serena DANIEL 73,75 was born about 1810 in Kershaw Disrtrict, South Carolina,76 died on 20 Feb 1877 in Charleston County, South Carolina about age 67, and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston County, South Carolina.
+ 105 M iv. William H. DANIEL 73 was born circa 1810 in South Carolina.
+ 106 M v. John J. DANIEL, CSA 73 was born about 1810 in South Carolina77 and died before 12 Feb 1880 in Lowndes County, Alabama.78
+ 107 M vi. Colonel Francis Levi DANIEL 73 was born on 4 Oct 1813 in Kershaw County, South Carolina, died on 29 Sep 1840 in Lowndes County, Alabama at age 26, and was buried in Oakview Cemetery, Lowndes County, Alabama.
+ 108 F vii. Eleanor Amelia DANIEL 73,79 was born about 1818 in Camden, South Carolina79 and died before 1880 in Lowndesboro, Alabama.
19. James DANIEL 19 (William II3, William I1) was born about 1760 in Camden District, South Carolina and died in 1826 in Barnwell County, South Carolina about age 66. Another name for James was James O'DANIEL.
General Notes: James DANIEL was a son of William O'DANIEL of Kershaw County, South Carolina. James' mother's name is not known. James' father, in his 1795 LW&T, left him one feather bed.
James DANIEL first married Elizabeth ERWIN, parents unknown. James and Elizabeth had a son, Nathaniel DANIEL, born Abt 1785. In James' Last Will and Testament, he names no children and leaves all he has to his second wife, Ann SALLEY, the widow of Joseph PENDARVIS. Nathaniel is presumed to have died before the date of the Will, 11 September 1804.
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. 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." (SCMAR, Vol. XVI, Summer 1988, No. 3, p. 170, from John R. Clarke.) Is this, James DANIELL/O'DANIEL of Fairfield, SC and Hancock County, GA, or James DANIEL, son of William DANIEL/O'DANIEL of Kershaw and nephew of James of Fairfield? HARDAGE is a variant of HARDWICK, the maiden name of Nancy, the second wife of James DANIELL of Fairfield.
SC Archives - S213190 Volume: 0029 Page: 00148 Item: 01 Date: 1793/10/03
Description: DANIEL, James, Plat for 1,000 Acres on Tinkers Creek, Orangeburgh District, Surveyed by Nathanael WALKER. Names Indexed: DANIEL, James/WALKER, Nathanael/Locations: Orangeburgh District/Tinker Creek/Savannah River. Note: There are seven of these records for 1,000 acres on or near Tinker Creek, six saying near Tinker Creek and one citing Tinker Creek and Upper Three Runs, accounting for 7,000 acres in all. In each only the names James DANIEL and Nathanael WALKER are indexed.
SC Archives: Series Number: S108093 Reel: 0029 Frame: 00199 item: 00 Date: 1796/03/01 Description: MCFADDEN, Patrick of York County, Will Typescript (Estate Packet: Case59, File 2688) (2 Frames). Names Indexed: MCFADDEN, Patrick/CLINTON, William/WHITE, Agness/MCFADDEN, John/DANIEL, James/DANIEL, William/ANDERSON, Patrick/CHAMBERS, David/ANDERSON, Willum[sic]/CURRIE, Youttanaiah/Nancy (slave)/ANDERSON, Catrom/VEICH, William/CLEIGHTON, Charles/HAMELY, John/MONTGOMERY, George Locations: York County/White Oak Creek.
A James DANIEL was a witness to this LW&T: 1811/11/20 of HICKMAN, John of Orange County, Will Typescript, Barnwell County (MSS Will: Book A, Page 128; Estate Packet: BDL 18, Pkg 2) (3 Frames). Names Indexed: HICKMAN, John/COATS, Pollard/RUTLEDGE/FAVAR/COATS, Emilia/HICKMAN, Thomas/WROTTEN, Rebeckah/HICKMAN, Serah/TYLOR, Henery/HICKMAN, Elizabeth/HICKMAN, Charles/COATS, Helena/GLOVER, Nancy/TYLOR, Elizabeth/GLOVER, Pete/GLOVER, Abner/TROTTI, Gaspar/DANIEL, James/ROTTEN, Henry. Locations: Orange County/Barnwell County.
1820 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Barnwell, No Twp; Series: M33 Roll: 119 Page: 34:
Jas DANIEL 3 3 1 0 0 2 || 1 0 0 1 1 0 10. Reads: 3 males under 10, 3 males 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 45 and older; 1 female under 10, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45 and over.
"James DANIEL, Barnwell Dist. S. C. for good will and affection which I have for George W. JENNINGS and Jacob H. JENNINGS, Deed of Gift sg. 4 Jan. 1824, all that tract of land being part of a larger tract originally granted George DOUGHTERY, 12 Aug,. 1788, for 200a. in Orange [sic] County, now Barnwell District, lying on South side of South Fork of Edisto River on great road leading from Charleston to Augusta and Long Cane, bound by lands of KELLY, Charles WILSON, formarly Dr. BUDD's Estate, remaining part of sd. George DOUGHTERY's land, land formerly Dr. FARRAR's and afterward Daniel CANNON. I also grant unto Ursula JENNINGS the mother of the aforesaid Geo. W. JENNINGS and Jacob H. JENNINGS, the use of the property for her lifetime; also give to sd. Geo. W. and Jacob H. JENNINGS one bay mare four years old having a blazed face and white feet, and the privilege of Ursula JENNINGS, mother of the aforesaid Geo. W. and Jacob H. JENNINGS to ride and work the mare when she wishes to do so. Wit.: Edward HAYS, James PENDARVIS. (Barnwell Co. S. C.: D-Bk. 0-365-366)." [Documented notes on Jennings and allied families, Doughtie, Beatrice Mackey, Decatur, Ga., Bowen Press, 1961, p. 744]
James DANIEL's Last Will & Testament was dated 1804 and proved 1826, Barnwell, South Carolina:
WILL OF JAMES DANIEL
In the Name of God amen I James DANIEL, of the County of Orange planter being in perfect health of Body and of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God Calling unto mind the mortallity [sic] of my Body knowing that it is appointed for all menn once to Die, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say, principally and first of all, I Give and Recommend - my soul into the hand of Almighty God, that Gave it, and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in a decent Christian burial, at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Reveive the same again, by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God, to Blefs me in this life with, I Give devise and bequeath to Ann DANIEL my dearly beloved wife whom I likewise Constitue [sic] make and ordain the sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament all my lands and all my Slaves together with all my stock of horses Cattle hogs sheep and Goats also all my households and kitchen furniture and all and singular my whole Estate what I am pofsefsed of at my decease together with all debts or sums of money that is due to me or that Shall become due to me hereafter and Remain unpaid untill my decease whether it be by Bond promifsary note mortgage Book accompt [sic] or otherwise by her freely to be pofsesed [sic] and Enjoyed during the term of her natural life, and at her decease to dispose of as she shall se [sic] Cause, and I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and disannull all and Every other former will or Testament Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament in witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eleventh Day of September - In the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and four and in the twentyninth [sic] year of the Independence of America signed sealrd published pronounced and declared by the said James DANIEL as his last will and Testament -------------------- James DANIEL
In the precence [sic] of us who in his precence [sic] and in the precence [sic] of Each other have hereunto subscribed our names
Recorded in Will Book "C" Page 1.
Recorded December 1, 1826.
Orsamus D. ALLEN, Ordinary Barnwell district.
Bundle 47, Package 2.
James married Elizabeth ERWIN about 1785. Elizabeth was born about 1760.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 109 M i. Nathaniel DANIEL was born about 1785 and died before 11 Sep 1804.
+ 110 F ii. Ann [Not Proven] DANIEL was born circa 1785 in South Carolina.
James next married Ann SALLEY, daughter of Henry SALLEY, Jr. 80 and Magdalene HUBER, after 1793. Ann was born on 16 Dec 1752 in Orangeburg, South Carolina and died in May 1828 in Barnwell County, South Carolina at age 75.
General Notes: Ann SALLEY married first Joseph PENDARVIS and second James DANIEL, both of Camden District and York County, South Carolina. Ann and James moved to Orangeburgh, South Carolina after 1791, that part later to become Barnwell District.
In her last will and testament, Ann lists her children in the following order: Ursula JENNINGS, Elizabeth ZEIGLER, Ann ZEIGLER, William PENDARVIS, and James PENDARVIS, perhaps their order of birth.
Ann (Salley Pendarvis) DANIEL's Last Will & Testament in SC Archives: Series Number: S108093 Reel: 0005 Frame: 00411 item: 00 Date: 1828/05/14. South Carolina Will Transcripts (Microcopy No 9)
WILL OF ANN DANIEL
In the name of God Amen, I Ann DANIEL of Barnwell District in the State of South Carolina being of Sound mind and disposing memory and inderstanding do make and publish this my last will and testament, as follows, that is to say, I give devise and bequeath my plantation whereon I now live, my negro boy slave called Phil, my negro dirl [sic] called Patirnce one third part of all my household and Kitchen furniture including bedding of every description, my mare usually called Jenny, my horse called Belford, one third part of my Stock of cattle, hogs, and Sheep, my loom all my spinning wheels and cards, the Whole of my stock of Poultry, my Waggon and geers, all my blacksmiths and carpenter's tools, one third part of my plantation tools, my riding chair and all my saddles and bridles, one half of all the provisions of every description, and all the money that I may leave at the time of my decease, unto my grandson Joseph JENNINGS his heirs executors and afsigns [sic] in trust and upon this exprefs [sic] condition and in confidence that he the said Joseph JENNINGS will permit and suffer my daughter Ursula JENNINGS to have use and enjoy all the said property real and personal for and during the term of her life without being subject or in any way liable to the control or interference of her present or any future husband, or to his or their debts or contracts. upon the decease of my daughter the said Ursula JENNINGS, I then give devise and bequeath all the said property real and personal unto the children of my said daughter who may be living at the time of her death Share and share alike. The ifsue of any deceased child or children taking between them if more than one, the share which his her or their father or mother if alive would be entitled to; for ever -
All my estate real and personal of every nature or discription not herein otherwise disposed of as follows I do dispose of as follows; my will and desire is that the same may be divided into four equal parts and one of those parts, I give devise and bequeath unto the children of my deceased daughter Elizabeth ZEIGLER the late wife of Conr[a]d ZEIGLER, foe ever share and share alike; one other part I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Ann ZEIGLER wife of Jacob ZEIGLER for and during her life, and upon her death unto her children then living share and share alike for ever; one other part I give devise and bequaeth unto my son William PENDARVIS for and during his life, and upon his death, unto his children then living foe ever share and share alike; and the other part, I give devise and bequeath unto the children of my son James PENDARVIS deceased foever share and share alike and my will and desire is that if any child or children should die leaving ifsue [sic], that such ifsue [sic] do take between them, if more than one the part or share which their parent if alive would take, and if but one, that he or she do take his or her parents part ot [sic] share; My will and desire is, and it is my exprefs [sic] entention [sic] that this my last will and testament shal not affect or in any way dispose of any right or interest which I may have in the estate real or personal of my former husband Joseph PENDARVIS deceased. Witnfs [sic] my hand and seal this eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven signed, sealed and published by the said Ann DANIEL as and for her last will and testament before us who at her request and in her presence subscribed our names as witnefses [sic] thereto
Ann X DANIEL L S
G I TROTTI
Recorded in will Book "C", Page 36.
Recorded May 14, 1828.
Orsamus D. ALLEN Ordinary Barnwell District.
Bundle 50, Package 3.
DANIEL, ANN OF BARNWELL DISTRICT, WILL TYPESCRIPT (MSS WILL: BOOK C, PAGE 36; ESTATE PACKET: BDL 50, PKG 3) (2 FRAMES).
Description: DANIEL, Ann OF Barnwell District, Will Typescript (MSS Will: Book C, PAGE 36; Estate Packet: BDL 50, Pkg 3) (2 Frames). Names Indexed: DANIEL, Ann/Phil (Slave)/Patience (Slave)/JENNINGS, Joseph/JENNINGS, Ursula/ZEIGLER, Elizabeth/ZEIGLER, Conrad/ZEIGLER, Ann/ZEIGLER, Jacob/PENDARVIS, William/PENDARVIS, James/PENDARVIS, Joseph/BRUTON, B./TROTTI, G. I./PATTERSON, A. Locations: Barnwell District.
As of 1828/05/14, who are:
Ann (Salley Pendarvis) DANIEL, d. 1 May 1828, 2w/o James DANIEL, 1w/o Joseph PENDARVIS, d. 1791
Ann (Daniel) ZEIGLER, w/o Jacob ZEIGLER (This Ann d/o James and Ann Salley DANIEL)
Jacob ZEIGLER, h/o Ann DANIEL (?Allendale Co. Info: Jacob ZEIGLER vs Wm. B. Cetchinton? Mon. 29 Mar. 1824 Assumpsit? Gantt & Trotti layers, decree for plntff for $25.50 int. From 1 Jan. 1821 (BCH Common Pleas Journal 1822-32 page 125). Jacob ZEIGLER vs James MILHOUSE! - Assumpset? Gantt & Trotti, Jury #2 for pltff $120 int. From 22 Jan. 1821 till paid & costs, Jno. Allen foreman (Mon. 3 Nov. 1823)(BCH Common Pleas Journal 1822-32 page 83) Source: http://sciway3.net/clark/allendale/zeigler.html#ToZeigler (http://sciway3.net/clark/allendale/zeigler.html)
Ursula Pendarvis JENNINGS, w/o Phillip JENNINGS, m. Abt 1760.
Elizabeth (Pendarvis) ZEIGLER, d. Nov 1828?
William PENDARVIS, s/o Joseph & Ann Salley PENDARVIS
James PENDARVIS, s/o Joseph & Ann Salley PENDARVIS, d. Bef 1828?, mentioned as deceased?
Jacob ZEIGLER, d. Bef 1828?, mentioned as deceased?
B. BRUTONG. I. TROTTI
(Source: http://www.familyworkings.com/gedcoms/pendarvis/dat0.htm#8 http://www.familyworkings.com/gedcoms/pendarvis/dat0.htm.)
?Henry HUTTO born 1815, Bamberg, South Carolina, married 1846, in Bamberg, South Carolina, Martha Mildred ZEIGLER, born 2 Dec 1815, Bamberg, South Carolina, (daughter of Jacob ZEIGLER and Ann PENDARVIS) died 18 Jun 1858, Bamberg, South Carolina. Henry (HUTTO)died 12 Apr 1865, CSA. He was rich, had two plantations, and 60 Negro slaves. Henry was also in the Indian Wars.
Children: i Henrietta Minerva L. HUTTO born 7 Jun 1858, Bamberg, South Carolina, married 11 Sep 1884, in Bamberg, South Carolina, William Elliott SPANN, born 29 Nov 1859, Lexington, South Carolina, (son of Phillip Churchill SPANN and Jane Adella STEADMAN) died 12 Mar 1946, Bamberg, South Carolina. Henrietta died 29 Feb 1908, Bamberg, South Carolina. (Source; http://members.tripod.com/~jack0204/gen/hutto/orangeburgh.htm)
Cases listed in Barnwell Equity and Chancery Court Microfilm Box 22, Group no. 43-44 - FHL US/CAN Film 192328, BOX 22 GROUP 44, frame 372 Joseph ROBINSON Exors of John ROBINSON vs James W. MAXWELL Admr of Ann DANIEL 11-15-1830
20. Sarah DANIEL 18,20 (William II3, William I1) 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. Another name for Sarah was Sarah O'DANIEL.
General Notes: Sarah DANIEL, born 11 June 1762, is the daughter of William O'DANIEL of White Oak Creek, Camden County, later Kershaw District, South Carolina. Her mother's name is not known. As did all of William's children, Sarah dropped the O' from her surname. She married James ERWIN in 1777 in Camden District, South Carolina. They had twelve children.
Sarah's father, in his Will dated 4 November 1795, wrote "First I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah IRWIN one Shilling Sterling."
NOTE: Sarah DANIEL is wrongly assigned by some as the daughter of William DANIELL of Clarke County, Georgia, born 1743, a descendant of Robert Daniell (d. 1718 South Carolina). The error is found in various locations, including the records of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Annie Elizabeth Miller's book, Our Family Circle, published in 1931, may have been used as a source for the mistake or contributed to it. In reference to the two possible fathers of Sarah DANIEL that the book presents, it is important to note that she states "no proof has been submitted as to the truth of either claim." On page 486, in the chapter "House of Daniel", is this comment:
"Note--Two claims regarding Daniel ancestors are given below, although no proof has been submitted as to the truth of either claim.
First claim. Robert Daniel came from England to Barbados Island in 1697, then came to South Carolina, and in 1698 was made Landgrave. After becoming Governor of South Carolina, he was sent to North Carolina to straighten out affairs in that province. His son, Robert Daniel, Jr., lived in Camden District, S. C., near St. Stephen, and it is claimed that this Robert, Jr., was the father of William Daniel who married and had fourteen children, among them, Sarah, wife of James Erwin. (Note--No proof has been submitted so far that Sarah Daniel was a descendant of Governor Robert Daniel, although an Erwin descendant in Columbia, S. C., states she has seen the proof of this claim)
Among family data gathered by Robert Munro Erwin is a copy of a letter written June 5, 1907, by Mrs. A. E. Thompson of Blacksville, S. C., to Mrs. T. Grange Simons, of Charleston, S. C. In this letter Mrs. Thompson calls herself the granddaughter of Sem Daniel, and Mrs. Simons (Serena Aiken), a granddaughter of William Jr., Sem's brother. She states that William, Sr., had fourteen children, among them, William, Jr., Sem, Mary (Aunt Polly), Sarah, and Joseph."
Comments in parentheses in the quotes above are part of the author's text. The second paragraph is not specified as "second claim", but presents the alternative to the "Robert Daniel" claim and points directly to William O'DANIEL as Sarah's father. (See N.B. below on Robert Daniel.)
Annie Elizabeth Miller also included this comment on page 430 in her chapter on "House of Erwin":
"Sarah Daniel's name is spelled in the old Erwin Bible, Danielle, and history shows that the name of Gov. Daniel was written Daniel, Daniell, and Danielle." Its placement subtlely suggests that James ERWIN's wife was a descendant of Gov. Robert DANIELL of the Carolinas, but she is not.
Three records combine to prove William O'DANIEL is Sarah's father:
1. The Last Will & Testament of William O'DANIEL of White Oak Creek, Kershaw County, South Carolina, which names "Sarah IRWIN" and her O'DANIEL siblings, William, David, Josiah, Sem, James, and Mary (called Polly).
2. The 1850 census of Barnwell County, South Carolina (Series: M432 Roll: 849 Page 441) in which Mary WOOD (Aunt Polly), 75, resides in the household of her nephew, James Daniel ERWIN, son of James and Sarah Daniel ERWIN.
3. The 1860 census of Barnwell County (Series: M653 Roll: 1213 Page: 383) in which Mary WOOD (Aunt Polly), 85, resides in the household of her niece, Rebecca AYER, daughter of James ERWIN and Sarah DANIEL and wife of Lewis Malone AYER.
The two censuses support these comments in Our Family Circle that Mary, known as "Aunt Polly," is said to have had two children, presumably by Mr. WOOD. They are thought to have died young. Mr. WOOD is said to have become a drunkard who deserted Mary, after which, she lived with various members of her family.
Sarah Daniel ERWIN is buried beside her husband in Antioch Cemetery, in present day Allendale County, South Carolina, previously part of Barnwell County. Her memorial plaque reads:
MAJOR JAMES ERWIN
IN CAMDEN DISTRICT
N.B.: Kenneth Daniell of Mableton, Georgia, descendant of Robert Daniell (d. 1718 South Carolina), provided this correction to the information:
- Robert Daniell, Sr. (d. 1718 South Carolina) did not travel from England to Barbados Island in 1697. He was already resident in South Carolina in 1677, possibly earlier.
- He became acting governor of North Carolina several years prior to being acting governor of South Carolina, not vice versa.
- Robert Daniell, Jr., did not live in Camden District, S. C. He lived near his father on Daniell Island, Berkeley County, near Charleston.
- Robert, Jr. had only two sons, Robert and Marmaduke. He could not possibly be the father of Robert, Sr.'s grandson William since Robert, Jr. died in 1709 or 1710, 33 years before the grandson William was born.
- William Daniell (b. 1743) was the son of John Daniell (b. 1707), who was the son of Robert, Sr. by his second wife. William Daniell was married twice and had a total of twenty children, not fourteen. He was not the father of Sarah Daniel, wife of James Erwin.
Sarah married Major James ERWIN, RS-SC 81 in 1777 in Camden, South Carolina.81 James was born on 25 Mar 1752 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died before 30 Jun 1815 in Midway Plantation, Barnwell County, South Carolina, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Allendale County, South Carolina.
General Notes: Our Family Circle lists several potential parents for James ERWIN and includes the statement "So far, no conclusive proof has been presented as to the names of James' parents." [Our Family Circle, p. 418.] The very next line is "Robert Monro Erwin, now of France, has proof that John Erwin and Sarah Robinson married in Dublin, Ireland, and came to Philadelphia in 1739. According to his belief, this couple were the parents of James Erwin who married Sarah Daniel at Camden, S. C., in 1777."
"It is claimed by Dr. James D. ERWIN that the first four children of James and Sarah ERWIN were born in Camden Dist. near St. Stephen, and the others, eight in number, were born at their parent's plantation near Midway, thirty-five miles northeast of Erwinton." (Our family circle, Annie Elizabeth Miller, p. 432) James and Sarah had twelve children.
James ERWIN's wife was Sarah DANIEL (1762-1815), daughter of William DANIEL (O'DANIEL), Jr., her mother is not known. Their first four children were born in St. Stephen, Camden District, South Carolina. They then moved to Orangeburg District, later to be in Barnwell County and lived on Midway Plantation, later to be in Allendale County, and are buried at Antioch Cemetery, Allendale County, South Carolina. [Notes: St. Stephen in in present day Berkeley County. Barnwell County was created from Orangeburg District in 1800. Allendale County, South Carolina was created in 1919 from portions of Barnwell and Hampton counties. James and Sarah were buried in that part of Barnwell now part of Allendale County.]
"James ERWIN, b. about 1754, d. 1812[*] on his Midway plantation, between Branchville and Bamberg, S. C. The Charleston Year Book 1893, and the Journal of council of Safety, Jan. 18, 1776, mentions James ERWIN as officer in Revolutionary War. He was a Lieutenant in RATHMALER's Regiment and afterwards was Captain in CANTY's Co., MARION's Brigade. The D.A.R.'s have admitted ERWIN ladies to membership on 119144, the national member." ("Our family circle", p. 429)
[*Note: The 1812 date is premature. James signed his Will on 29 October 1814 in Barnwell County.]
SC Archives: Series: S108092 Reel: 0042 Frame: 00157 ignore: 000 Date: 1776 C. or later. Description: ERWIN, James, Account Audited (File No. 2238) of Claims Growing Out of the American Revolution. Names indexed: ERWIN, James.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0018 Page: 00166 Item: 02 Date: 1786/03/10 Description: MILHOUS, John and Robert MILHOUS, Plat for 183 Acres on Mill Branch, Orangeburgh District, Surveyed by John MILHOUS. Names Indexed: MILHOUS, John/MILHOUS, Robert/MCCLENDON, Jesse/ERWIN, James/MILHOUS, Samuel/ Locations: Orangeburgh District/Mill Branch/Lemon Creek.
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0015 Page: 00263 Item: 02 Date: 1786/09/22 Description: ELLIS, William, Plat for 158 Acres on Kings Creek, Camden District, Surveyed by James PINKERTON. Names Indexed: ELLIS, William/PINKERTON, James/ERWIN, James/RANDEL, Jacob/JENKINS, William/Locations: Camden District/Kings Creek
SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0015 Page: 00339 Item: 01 Date: 1786/09/27 Description: MILHOUS, Samuel, Plat for 300 Acres on Cow Branch, Orangeburgh District, Surveyed by John MILHOUS. Names Indexed: MILHOUS, Samuel/MILHOUS, John/PETERS, C./ERWIN, James/MILHOUS, John JR./Locations: Orangeburgh District/Cow Branch/Lemon Creek
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Orangeburg, Orange (South side of Edisto River); Series: M32 Roll: 49 Page: 509:
"James ERVIN [sic, Erwin] 2 1 . . 1 || 2 3 2 1 . . 4" James was 48, his wife Sarah DANIELL was 38, correct time frames. James and Sarah had three sons and eight daughters. One daughter is absent from this household. Four slaves are recorded.
1810 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Barnwell, No Twp; Series: M252 Roll: 60 Page: 83: James ERWIN 0 1 0 0 1|| 0 1 1 1 1 0 8
SC Archives: Series Number: S213192 Volume: 0043 Page: 00090 Item: 01 Date: 1811/09/05 Description: ERWIN, James Sr. and Others, Plat for 1,000 Acres on South Edisto River, Barnwell District, Surveyed by Gasper TROTTI. Names Indexed: ERWIN, James,, Sr../DUNCAN, Hansford/MOSS, Stephen/TROTTI, Gasper/TOUCHSTONE, Frederic/PENDARVIS, William/CANNADY, Edmund/DOUGHTY, James/TROTTI, Laurence/BRUTON, George/Locations:South Edisto River/Barnwell District.
[Notes: Stephen MOSS married Ann Marion ERWIN, James, Sr.'s daughter; William PENDARVIS is probably the son of Joseph and Ann Salley PENDARVIS; Ann married second James DANIEL; Hansford DUNCAN married Mary ERWIN, James, Sr.'s daughter.]
The Last Will and Testament of James ERWIN, transcribed from a W.P.A. document provided by George Salley of Savannah, Georgia. All words and spellings are as in the typed document:
Will of JAMES ERWIN
In the Name of God Amen. I James Erwin Senior being of Sound mind and memory but Calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to dye I do make Constitute and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form as follows.
First, I give and bequeath unto my Wife Sara two Negroes, Slaves, named Tony, and Philis, one feather bed and furniture to be at her Disposual as She may think propper. Also my plantation house and third of my household and kitchen furniture. With all my Stock of hogs horses Sheep and one Eighth part of my Stock of Cattle, except (one filly) During her life. and after to be divided Equeally between two of my daughters, and one of my Sons Viz: Rebecca, Elizabeth and William;
Secondly I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Rebecca one Negro girl Slave Named Lizey one feather bed and furniture one filly one third part of my household and kitchen furniture, one Eighth part of my Stock of Cattle also Eighty Acres of Land bounding on the fishpond Tract and Land Laid out for hell (her?). being part of a Tract of Land Containing two hundred and Seventy five acres; To her her heirs and afsigns.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my Son William three Negrois, Slaves, Named hanoble, Adam, and harry, my house plantation and all my land Joining the plantation with all the appertainances thereunto, one horse Valued at Eighty Dollars, one Eighth part of my Stock of Cattle, and one Feather Bed and furniture, when he becomes of age: to him his his heirs and afsigns.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth, two Negrois Slaves Named Abram and mary one third part of my household and kitchen furniture one mare or guilding Saddle and bridle Valued at Eighty Dollars, also one Eighth part of my Stock of Cattle. to her her heirs and afsigns.
Fifthly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah one Eighth
WILL OF JAMES ERWIN - Page 2.
part of my Stock of Cattle to her, her heirs, and afsigns.
Sixthly, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann one Eighth part of my Stock of Cattle also one half of my part of a tract of land laid out for Stephen Mofs, Hansford D. Duncan and myself to her, her heirs, and afsigns.
Seventhly. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary, one Eighth part of my Stock of Cattle also One half of my part of a tract of land, laid out for Stephen Mofs, Hansford D. Duncan and myself - to her, her heirs, and afsigns.
Eighthly, I give and bequeath unto my Son James One Eighth part of my Stock of cattle to him, his heirs, and afsigns.
Ninthly and lastly I constitute and appoint Stephen Mofs Hansford D Duncan and my Son James Erwin Junr my Sole Executors, to this my last will and testament disannuling and revoking all other testaments wills or Cordicils of Wills my me made, given under my hand and Seal, this twenty ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand Eigh hundred and fourteenth.
Signed Sealed and delivered Jas Erwin (Seal)
by the Said James Erwin Senr
as his last will and Testament
in the presince of us who in his
presence and in the presence of
Each other have hereunto Subscribed
Josiah (his mark) Horn
Recorded in Will Book "A", Page 233.
Recorded June 30th, 1815.
Orsamus D. Allen, C.B.D.
Bundle 24, Package 10.
James ERWIN is buried beside his wife, Sarah DANIEL, in Antioch Cemetery, Allendale County, South Carolina: Memorial Plaque: "Major James Erwin; Married 1777 - Died 1815; Great-Grandfather of; Robert Gallaudet Erwin; 1854 -1906; Late President of the Atlantic Coast Line Railway; Erected by his son; Robert Munro Erwin; 1937." [http://www.sciway3.net/clark/allendale/cemantioch.html]
Find A Grave Memorial# 23356096 for Major James Erwin presents this bio for Major Erwin:
James Erwin, son of John Erwin (1725 – 1783) and the former Elizabeth Platt (1726 – 1795), was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1752.
By 1776, James was living in Charleston, South Carolina and was on the Council of Safety. During the American Revolution, James Erwin served as a Lieutenant in Col. Job Rothmaler's South Carolina Regiment and later served as a Captain in General Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion's Brigade. This well-known brigade was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden. James was promoted to Major at the close of the war and returned to his home, Midway in Bamberg County (later part of Allendale/Barnwell).
In 1777, James Erwin married Miss Sarah Daniels, daughter of William and Rachel Daniel of Camden District, South Carolina. This union had nine known children*: Elizabeth (1778-1780), Abigail (1779-1780), Mary (1783-1847), Ann Marion (1784-1850), Rebecca (1786-1864), John (1790-1800), James Daniel (1791-1852), Jane (1792-1794), William R. (1799-1856).
Children from this marriage were:
+ 111 F i. Elizabeth ERWIN 82 was born on 6 Jan 1778 in St. Stephen, South Carolina and died circa 1780 about age 2.
+ 112 F ii. Abigale ERWIN 82 was born on 10 Aug 1779 in St. Stephen, South Carolina and died circa 1780 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina about age 1.
+ 113 F iii. Mary ERWIN 82,83 was born on 9 Feb 1783 in St. Stephen, South Carolina, died on 1 Mar 1847 in Barnwell District, South Carolina84 at age 64, and was buried in First Baptist Church (Red Hill) Cemetery.84
+ 114 F iv. Ann Marion ERWIN 20 was born on 26 Oct 1784 in St. Stephen, South Carolina, died in 1850 in South Carolina at age 66, and was buried in Norway Cemetery, Orangeburg, South Carolina.
+ 115 F v. Rebecca ERWIN 20,85 was born on 20 Oct 1786 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina and died after 24 Aug 1860.23
+ 116 M vi. Brigadier General James Daniel ERWIN 20,86 was born on 5 Dec 1788 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina, died on 8 Nov 1852 in Barnwell County, South Carolina at age 63, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Barnwell County, South Carolina.
+ 117 M vii. John ERWIN 82 was born on 16 Jun 1790 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina and died before 1798 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina.
+ 118 F viii. Jane ERWIN 82 was born on 26 Jul 1792 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina and died circa 1794 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina about age 2.
+ 119 F ix. Sarah ERWIN 20,82 was born on 14 Mar 1794 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina.
+ 120 M x. John ERWIN 82 was born on 28 Apr 1798 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina and died circa 1800 about age 2.
+ 121 M xi. Dr. William Robinson ERWIN 20,87,88 was born on 5 Jan 1799 in Midway, Orangeburg, South Carolina and died on 17 Nov 1856 in Erwinton, Barnwell County, South Carolina at age 57.
+ 122 F xii. Elizabeth ERWIN 82,89 was born on 28 Jul 1801 in Midway Plantation, Barnwell County, South Carolina and died after Oct 1814.
21. Sem DANIEL 18 (William II3, William I1) was born on 30 Mar 1766 in Camden District, South Carolina and died in 1837 in Barnwell County, South Carolina at age 71. Another name for Sem was Sem O'DANIEL.
General Notes: Sem O'DANIEL was born 30 Mar 1766, a son of William O'DANIEL. Sem later dropped the O' from his name, as did all of William's sons, but William, in his will, named his "sun" as Sem O'DANIEL and gave him one feather bed and furniture.
Sem DANIEL first married Ann ALLEN and second, Mary Agnes Elizabeth RICE, who became his widow.
"Sem & Mary Agnes Elizabeth Rice Daniels are my 4 great-grandparents." (Sybile Pierce, http://www.oldplaces.org/bamberg/vitals/sybile3.html)
"Sem DANIEL"?? Provided this is Sem, the enumeration fits his known family: Sem, about 24, wife Ann ALLEN, and a son born about 1789.
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Orangeburgh District, South Part; Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page 248:
Line 3 Samuel DANIEL 1 [male child] 1 [Sem] 1 [Ann] 0 0
Reads 1 male 16 and over, 1 male under 16, 1 female, no slaves.
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Orangeburg, Orange (South side of Edisto River); Series: M32 Roll: 49 Page: 513
Line 25 Sam [sic, Sem] ODaniel 1 1 . 1 . || 3 1 . 1 . || . .
1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 25-45; 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45.
Line 27 Right Rice 3 . 1 1 . || 1 2 1 1 1 || . 1
Line 28 David Rice 1 . 2 . 1 || 2 2 . . . || . .
1810 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Barnwell District: Series: M252 Roll: 60 Page: 78: Line 23 Sem DANIEL . . . 1 . \\ 2 . 1 . . . 2
Reads: 1 male 26-45 [Sem], 2 females under 10 [Elizabeth Jane & Mary R.], 1 female 16-26 [Mary Agnes Elizabeth RICE], 2 slaves.
Related? Same page: Line 34: David RICE . . 1 1 . \\ . . 1 . .
Reads: 1 male 16-26, 1 male 26-45 [David?], 1 female 16-26.
1820 U.S. Census, Barnwell County, No Twp; Series: M33 Roll: 119 Page: 19:
Sim [sic] DANIEL 0 0 0 1 0 1 \\ 0 1 1 2 0 \\ 0 7 0 0 5 1 2 0 7 3 1
1 male16-26 [unknown], 1 male over 45 [Sem]; 1 Female10-16 [Elizabeth Jane], 1 female16-26 [Mary R.], 2 females 26-45 [Mary Agnes Elizabeth and unknown*]
*Unknown may be Sem's sister, Mary Wood, about age 45, said to have been abandoned by her drunkard husband.
1830 U.S. Census, Barnwell County, page 166:
Sem DANIEL . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . \\ . . . 1 . . 1 . . . . . .
Reads: 1 male 60-70 [Sem]; 1 female 15-20 [Elizabeth Jane?], 1 female 40-50 [Mary Agnes Elizabeth].
SC Archives: Series Number: S165005 Year: 1831 Item: 00192 Page: 01 Date: 1831/12/14 Description: List of Appointees to Vacant Offices in Abbeville, Barnwell, Chester, Chesterfield, and Sumter Districts and Salem and Claremont Counties as Justices of the Peace and Quorum. (3 Pages)
Names Indexed: ...ALLEN, John M....DANIEL, David...COLLIER, Edward...HILL, Hamilton...DANIEL, Sim. Locations: Abbeville District, Barnwell District, Chester District, Chesrterfield District, Claremont county, Salem County, Sumter District.
Some say that Sem married three times. That is understandable based on records which name his second wife as Elizabeth and his widow as Mary Agness; however, the research of Sybile McMillan Pierce states that Mary Agness and Elizabeth RICE were the same person.
"Sem DANIEL, 2nd ch. of William DANIEL, Sr., was b. 1758(?); received such education as he could get at that time in the country schools. He became a magistrate of that section of the country, and had ambition enough to give his children better advantages than he had had. Sem DANIEL mar. 3 times; lost the only ch. by the first marriage, and lost a son by the second. His third wife was the mother of 2 girls, one of whom became the mother of Mrs. A. E. THOMPSON [William Holman THOMSON], of Blacksville, S.C." ("Our family circle", p. 488)
Sem's two daughters were Mary R. DANIEL, born 1807, who married Charles W. RICE, and Elizabeth Jane DANIEL, born 1809, who married John William RUSH. The dates of Sem's marriages are undiscovered at this time.
Sem died in Barnwell County, South Carolina, leaving a will dated 1833 and recorded in 1837.
"Cases listed in Barnwell Equity and Chancery Court Microfilm Box 9, Group no. 17-18 FHL US/CAN Film 0192315 BOX 9, GROUP 17 Frame Number Case Name Date filed 181 C. H. RICE & John W. RAST [RUSH] Exors of Sam [Sem] DANIEL vs. 01-02-1840 Mary A. DANIEL [widow, "Mary Agnes"], Henry W. McMILLAN & Hansford D. VARN" (http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/sc/barnwell/court/idx1.txt)
Rice/Thomson "Old Barnwll District" S.C... Partition Filed 3/06/1851
"W. H. THOMSON & Wife vs. Chas. H. RICE, Sr. et al.
Sem DANIEL,the grandfather of Mrs. Adeline E. THOMSON, wife of Wm. H. THOMSON made his will on 11/11/1833, and died in Barnwell District, on (blank date) and the will was probated in Ordinary's court of said dist, on 2/28/1837 and Chas. H. RICE Sr. and John W. RAST, qualified as executors. This will devised to the testator's wife certain property and the residue of his estate to his daughters Mary R. RICE, the mother of said Mrs.THOMSON, and Elizabeth J. RAST, for their lives and at their deaths to their children surviving. A division of the lands of dec'd was had between the two daughters, and Mrs.RICE rec'd a tract of 386 acres in said district and she died intestate 3/?/1850 in said district, leaving surviving her five children viz: Emma HAZELL (the wife of T.W.HAZELL), Chas H. RICE , Jr., Lewis RICE and Isabella RICE (the last named two being minors). Petitioners desire partition. It is agreed to.
Land was ordered sold for partition, and was sold to W.H.THOMSON for $390.00 4/5/1852.
Orig. Power of Attorney in the file, one from Chas. H. RICE Jr. to Wm. H. THOMSON dated 3/10/1853, executed at Beaufort, S.C.and another from Thomas W. HAZELL and Emma his wife of Beaufort Dist. dated 3/19/1853 to THOMSON, authorizing him to act for them in these proceedings" [Posted by Eve Royce, January 15, 2010 [SCBARNWE] O'Daniel, Daniel, Daniell, Daniels, URL change. Minor editing, punctuation, spacing, and spelling by RLD]
Sybile McMillan Pierce posted this Partion Proceedings from the probate of Sem "DANIELS" estate (http://www.oldplaces.org/bamberg/wills/SemDaniels.html):
Benjamin J. RAY et. ux. vs. J. W. MATHENY, et. al.
Barnwell District, S.C.
Partition Proceedings, Filed February 15, 1861 -
Sem DANIELS of Barnwell District, S.C., died testate in 1837; his will dated November 11, 1833, was probated, and it devised to his wife Mary Agnes DANIELS certain slaves for life, with other property, and at her death same was to go to his two daughters, Mary R. RICE and Elizabeth J. RUSH and their children. Said widow has died, Said Elizabeth J., has also died, dying in September 1860, survived by her husband John W. (William) RUSH, and the following children biz: Mary SPEARS wife of Welcome SPEARS, Eliza MATHENY wife of John W. (Walker) MATHENY, Julia FREE wife of Allen F. FREE, Rebecca KELLY wife of James KELLY, Martha A. RAY wife of the petitioner Benjamin J. RAY, Sem RUSH, Charles C. RUSH, Lewis RUSH, Caroline SANDERS wife of Moses SANDERS, Ella RUSH, Sarah RUSH and Elizabeth RUSH. Welcome SPEARS and wife reside in the State of Florida. The said Caroline SANDERS, Ella and Sarah and Elizabeth are minors.
Some of Sem DANIELS land bordered the property of my 3 great-grandfather James McMILLAN. After the death of Sem DANIELS my 3 great-grandfather bought the land bordering his property. Sem and his wife Mary Agnes Rice DANIELS are my 4 great-grandparents.
After the death of my 3 great-grandfather James McMILLAN, Allen F. FREE bought the Sem DANIELS property. I think that it was about 204 acres of land.
Allen F. FREE and Julianna RUSH are my great, great-grandparents.
Welcome SPEARS was the 2nd husband of Mary RUSH. She was 1st married to John Gabrell FREE, the brother of Allen F. FREE who married her sister Julianna RUSH
Benjamin J. (Jefferson) RAY who married Martha A. RUSH are my 3 great-grandparents.
Sybile McMillan Pierce
@ Sumter, S.C.
Sem married Ann ALLEN about 1787. Ann was born circa 1770 and died between 1790 and 1806.
The child from this marriage was:
+ 123 M i. DANIEL 90 was born about 1789 and died about 1790 about age 1.
Sem next married Mary Agnes Elizabeth RICE 91 before 1807. Mary was born between 1780 and 179091 and died before 15 Feb 1861.
General Notes: Mary Agnes Elizabeth RICE was the second wife of Sem DANIEL. Sem died in Barnwell District, South Carolina 1837. Mary A. DANIEL is head of household in 1840 living with an unidentified female age 20-30. Several census pages away are Sem's ERWIN cousins by his sister, Sarah, wife of Major James ERWIN.
1840 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Barnwell Disrtict, No Twp; Series: M704 Roll: 508 Page: 184:
Mary A. DANIEL No males \\ 0 0 0 0 1 (20-30, Unknown) 0 0 1 (50-60, Mary A.) ... and 14 slaves.
Three names away is a cousin to Sem:
James H. PEARSON 1 (under 5) 1 (5-10) 0 0 0 0 1 (40-50) ... \\ 0 0 0 0 0 1(30-40) 0 0 1 (60-70) ...
Children from this marriage were:
+ 124 F i. Mary R. DANIEL 90 was born in 1807 in South Carolina and died before 1 Jun 1850 in Barnwell County, South Carolina.92
+ 125 F ii. Elizabeth Jane DANIEL 90,93 was born on 4 May 1809 in South Carolina and died on 8 Sep 1860 in Barnwell County, South Carolina at age 51.
22. David DANIEL 18 (William II3, William I1) 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. Another name for David was David O'DANIEL.
General Notes: David DANIEL, born 1769, son of William O'DANIEL, mother not discovered, is named as David O'Daniel named in his father's Will. He was bequeathed 1 shilling.
According to the Joseph Hart Family Papers, David DANIEL married Mary MULDOON who died before 1819. David and Mary had only daughters: Dorcus Rebecca DANIEL (died after 1821), Sarah Jane, Harriet Eleanor, Cynthia, Mary, and Artemisia.
In 1788 David witnessed a deed of a John O'DANIEL to William O'DANIEL in Lancaster County, later Kershaw County, South Carolina. John is believed to be William's youngest brother.
Records from Kershaw County, South Carolina Minutes of the County Court 1791-1799 by Brent Howard Holcomb show on p. 20 - 1792 July 31; David DANIEL vs John TRANTHAM & Rachel TRANTHAM, Judgement by default with costs.
In a letter from David to his brother, Josiah, in 1809, David said his wife (Mary MULDOON) was a sister of John MULDOON, apparently they had been married since 1802. David requested an answer to his letter be addressed to the Chester County Court House.
SCMAR, Vol. II, Fall 1974, No. 4, p.217.
1810 U.S. Census, South Carolina, York County, No Twp; page 266A
David DANIEL . . . 1 . || 4 2 . 1 . . . 1
Reads: 1 male 26-45 [born between 1765-1784]; 4 females under 10 [born 1800-1810], 2 females 10-16 [born 1794-1800], 1 female 26-45 [born between 1765-1784], 1 slave.
Four names below David is:
Sarah DANIEL . . 2 . . || 1 . . 1 1 . 5
The relationship, if any, between this Sarah and the the family of David Daniel has not been discovered. An identical entry for a Sarah DANIEL in neighboring Chester County was lined out. Perhaps she resided on the boundary line between the counties. A Jesse[?] EDWARDS entry next to Sarah was also lined out.
David DANIEL was sued in 1816 in the York District Court of Common Pleas by Philip RAIFORD and Jesse DANIEL, executors of the Last Will and Testament of Josiah L. DANIEL. On Feb. 13, 1810, David DANIEL had borrowed $80.00 from Josiah L. DANIEL which he had neglected to repay. The suit is recorded in the York County, S. C., Court of Common Pleas Judgment Rolls, 1800-1839, No. 697. A letter was presented as evidence by the plaintiffs. The letter mentioned, above, starts off "Brother Josiah." Granted, this salutation could mean a lot of things but if you read his letter to Josiah then you come away with the general assessment they are brothers, as well as the fact that David does not give express concern for Lucretia's kids. There is no evidence to the contrary. (SCMAR, Vol. II, Fall 1974, No. 4, p.217, David Daniel and His Family Troubles)
1820 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Chester County: Series: M33 Roll: 120 Page: 88: David Daniel - one male over 45, 2 females 10-16, 2 females 16-26, one female over 45; seven slaves, 3 males, 4 females.
David's daughter, Sarah Jane DANIEL, married James McCREIGHT. David witnessed the Will of her father-in-law, Robert McCREIGHT, on 5 August 1828.
1830 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Chester County; Series: M019 Roll: 169 Page: 334:
D. DANIEL one male under 5, one male 50-60, one female under 5, two females 20-30, one female 60-70.
SC Archives: Series Number: S165005 Year: 1831 Item: 00192 Page: 01 Date: 1831/12/14 Description: List of Appointees to Vacant Offices in Abbeville, Barnwell, Chester, Chesterfield, and Sumter Districts and Salem and Claremont Counties as Justices of the Peace and Quorum. (3 Pages) Names Indexed: ...ALLEN, John M....DANIEL, David...COLLIER, Edward...HILL, Hamilton...DANIEL, Sim. Locations: Abbeville District, Barnwell District, Chester District, Chesterfield District, Claremont county, Salem County, Sumter District.
SC Archives - Series Number: S108093 Reel: 0006 Frame: 00761 item: 00 Date: 1832/05
Description: DANIEL, David of Chester District, Will Typescript (MSS Will: Estate Record Book L, Page 33; Estate Packet: Apt 15, Pkg 260) (2 Frames). Names Indexed: DANIEL, David//DANIEL, Mary Ann/Jack (Slave)/Sharlott (Slave)/Minty (Slave)/Chaney (Slave)/DANIEL, Cynthia/DANIEL, James//Ephriam (Slave)/DENNIS, Harriet/CLINE, Cynthia/DOLK [sic, POLK], Mary/DANIEL, Artemesea/LEE, James/MONTFOMERY, John/ALLEN, Samuel/LEE, Henry. David's will is in Chester County, South Carolina Will Book 2, page 5.
The following was contributed by Jerri Hall:
"In the name of God Amen. I David DANIEL of Chester District & State of South Carolina being of Sound and disposing Mind and Memory but Weak in Body and Calling to mind the uncertainty of life and being desirous to dispose of such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with do make and ordain this my last will in Manner following that is to Say, I give to my wife Mary Ann DANIEL during the time of her natural life, Four negroes that is a negro Man named Jack a negro woman named Sharlott a negro girl named Minty and another small negro Girl named Chancy, Two beds & furniture One large Chest Two Cows and Calves. One bay mare and Riding gig and Harness one Iron pot & Hooks One dutch oven __ & Hooks. I also give and Bequeath to my Grand Son that is my daughter Cynthia's son James DANIEL a negro boy named Ephraim to him and his heirs forever, which negro boy I will and desire that he be hired out annually till my said Grandson James arrives to the age of Twenty one years, and that the proceeds of his hire be applied to the Schooling & Clothing of my Said Grandson James and i desire that my Said Grandson James may be taught to read well and write a good hand, that that he may be Instructed in the Rules of arithmetick as far as Trigometry, and appoint my Executor hereinafter named to be his Guardian and at the proper age to bind him an apprentice to the trade either of a watch maker of a Cabinet maker and see that he is properly Instructed in the art and mystery of the trade all the rest of my Estate Both real & personal of what nature or quality Soever it may be not herein before particularly Disposed of I will and desire that it may be Immediately after My Discease Sold off after the Crop is made and gathered and out of the moneys arising therefrom that all My Just debts & funeral Expences be paid, and that the remainder after paying My Daughter Harrit DENNIS fifty Dollars Extraord___ be Equally Divided between four of My Daughters that is My Said Daughter Harrit DENNIS My Daughter Cynthia CLINE My Daughter Mary POLK & My Daughter Artemesia DANIEL To them and their heirs forever and all My property which is willed to My wife Mary Ann during her natural life, I will and desire that Immediately after her Discease that the Same be Sold and of the money arising from the Sale thereof to be Equally Divided amongst my four Daughters = herein before named and I the Same to them & their heirs forever. and lastly I do Constitute and appoint James Lee My Said Executor of this my last will and Testament by me heretofore made in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 12th day of May 1832
Signed Seald published & declared last will and Testament of the above named . David DANIEL L. S.
David DANIEL in the presence of us - John MONTGOMERY Salley ALLEN Henry LEE"
His will was sworn in the Court of Ordinary for Chester District by the subscribing witnesses on 28 May 1832. Appraisers were Henry FERGUSON, Joseph FERGUSON, John RIVES & John PITTMAN, and the appraisement of his personal property, including five slaves, amounting to about $1800.00, was filed 5 June 1832.
David DANIEL died 1 June 1832 in Chester County, South Carolina. The Charleston Observer printed his death notice on 9 June 1832: "Died in Chester, S. C., on the 1st inst., David Daniel, Esq. aged 63."
David and Mary Ann Daniel were buried at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Edgemoor, Chester County SC [NE part of the county]
David Daniel Esq. d. May 21 1832 [aged 63]
Mary Ann Daniel d. January 11 1834 [ aged 77 /stone near large tree stump/]
[From Virginia W Turner, email 6.17.2013]
[Note: David died 1 June 1832 per his published obituary. RLD]
David - Find A Grave Memorial# 157311872
Mary Ann - Find A Grave Memorial# 157311951
At the Estate sale on 18 December 1832, items were purchased by the widow, William HAYS, Joshua SWEAT, William WYLIE, Senr., Jesse ASHCRAFT, John L. DAVIS?, W. T. INGRAM, James WATSON, Jonathan DAVIS, Wm. WYLIE, James LEE, Hugh MONTGOMERY, Hugh DRENNEN, Esq., Joel ASHCRAFT, Thomas WYLIE, John CULP, Dr. Charles BOYD, C. S. CLINE, John POLK, Mrs. Harriet DENNIS, Nathaniel McCAMON, John MONTGOMERY, Jr., Joseph McELWAIN[?], Lewis CHAMBERS, Patrick FITZ JEROL, Lewis HARDIN, Wylie PITTMAN, James KENMORE, John M? HAMILTON, Henry FERGUSON, Wm M HAYS, James SMITH, Alexander HUSTON, William TODD, Miss Artamesia DANIEL, James LEE. Seven slaves were sold: Negro girl Tena to John CULP, boy Sandy to Dr. Charles BOYD, boy Will and girl Mariah to C. S. CLINE, girl Mary to John POLK, girl Betsy to Mrs. Harriet DENNIS and girl Caroline to the widow.
On 2 June 1834, James LEE made a return on the Estate from June 1833 to June 1834. The following paid receipts to the Estate: Peter WYLIE, Nancy McCRIGHT, Thomas W. FARIS, Sarah JONSON, Margrate KEFLEY?, Wm. BRANON, C CLINE, Elisha DUNLAP by C. CLINE, John MONTGOMERY, James MCRIGHT, Artimesiah DANIEL, Mathew McCANCE, Maryann DANIEL, Samuel KELSEY, Isac McFADDEN, Thomas McCULAR, Wm WYLIE, Wm T INGRAM, Sarah ROWEL, George BROWN, James WHITE, Wm MAFFET, R. G. MILS, Hyder A DOVE?, Adam WILIE, Joseph CROOK, John CANMORE, John G CARTER, James MCRIGHT Exor. of Robert MCRIGHT.
Another appraisal of the Estate was authorized to Joseph FERGUSON, Dura H. PITTMAN, Henry LEE & Jesse ASHCRAFT on 1 February 1839. Probably this reappraisal was necessitated by the death of his widow. (See deeds listed for Artemisia DANIEL). On 21 November 1840 bond of $2,585.00 was given by C S CLINE, Artemisia DANIEL and William WYLIE for James LEE, Executor of the Estate of David DANIEL. Wit: Susanna LEE, Nancy INGRIMA (sic). Subsequent bond was given by Reuben & Harriett DENNIS and by Cha S CLINE as Admr. of Estate of Mary POLK. The final payment to all heirs was made on 19th January 1842. The amount of $4,999.40 was divided four ways, with some adjustments for debts due the Estate, and paid to Arter Mesiah [sic, Artemesia] DANIEL ($1275.36), C. S. CLINE, R. DENIS and C. S. CLINE as Admr. of Mary POLK.
David married Mary Ann MULDOON, daughter of David MULDOON and Mary --?--,94 about 1796. Mary was born about 1785 in Pennsylvania, died in 1819 in Chester County, South Carolina about age 34, and was buried in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.
General Notes: Mary MULDOON was a daughter of David and Mary MULDOON. She married David DANIEL, Esq. (1769-1832) of Chester County, South Carolina. Mary's father was an attorney who had bailed "poor David" DANIEL out of trouble on numerous occasions.
Mary DANIEL was not named in the Will of her father, David MULDOON, but her husband was named executor of the Will.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 126 F i. Harriett Eleanor DANIEL 95 was born on 1 Dec 1797 in York District, South Carolina96 and died on 2 Jul 1885 in York County, South Carolina at age 87.
+ 127 F ii. Dorcus Rebecca DANIEL was born circa 1800 and died after 1821.
+ 128 F iii. Sarah Jane DANIEL was born circa 1803 in South Carolina.
+ 129 F iv. Cynthia DANIEL 95 was born in 1803 in York County, South Carolina,97 died in 1862 in York County, South Carolina at age 59, and was buried in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.
+ 130 F v. Artemisia DANIEL 95 was born on 18 Jan 1809 in Chester District, South Carolina,98 died on 22 Dec 1884 in York County, South Carolina99 at age 75, and was buried in Neely's Creek Associate Reformed Church Cemetery, York County, South Carolina.
+ 131 F vi. Mary DANIEL 95 was born about 1810 in York County, South Carolina and died before 19 Jan 1842.
David next married Mary Ann --?-- 95 after 1819. Mary was born about 1757, died on 11 Jan 1834 in York District, South Carolina about age 77, and was buried in Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina.
General Notes: Mary Ann _____ was the second wife of David Daniel, married before 1820. Mary Ann, born about 1757, as indicated by the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery record below, was about 12 years older than David. In the 1830 census, David has a male under 5 in his household. Mary Ann was about 68 in 1825 and would not be the boy's mother. The boy is most likely James Daniel, daughter of David's daughter,Artemesia. David names the grandson in his will in 1832.
David died in 1832. In October 1832, Mary Ann Daniel is listed as granting a deed to Artemesea Daniel, et al., no description of property. Deed Book Z, page 60. Same page next line, Reuben Dennis is the granter of 112 acres to Mary Ann Daniel in Nov 1832. Deed Book Z, page 77.
[Cross Index to Deeds, Etc. - Chester County, S. C., page 2.]
David and Mary Ann Daniel were buried at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Edgemoor, Chester County SC [NE part of the county]
David Daniel Esq. d. May 21 1832 [aged 63]
Mary Ann Daniel d. January 11 1834 [ aged 77 /stone near large tree stump/]
[From Virginia W Turner, email 6.17.2013]
[Note: David died 1 June 1832 per his published obituary. RLD]
23. Mary DANIEL 18,22 (William II3, William I1) was born about 1774 in Camden District, South Carolina and died after 24 Aug 1860.23 Another name for Mary was Mary O'DANIEL.
General Notes: Mary DANIEL, born about 1774, was a daughter of William O'DANIEL of White Oak Creek, Kershaw County, South Carolina. His LW&T provides "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." She was unmarried at the time of her father's death in 1796. As did all William's children, she used the surname DANIEL.
Mary DANIEL married a Mr. WOOD before 1810 when she executed a deed for a Negro woman named Amy to her brother, William DANIEL, in Kershaw County, South Carolina. The deed was signed Mary (X) Wood.
In Our Family Circle by Annie Elizabeth Miller, Mary, known as "Aunt Polly", is said to have had two children, presumably by Mr. WOOD. They are thought to have died young. Mr. WOOD is said to have become a drunkard who deserted Mary, after which, she lived with various members of her family.
The 1790 census of Lancaster County, lists a "Wm Wood 2 1 1 . 2" which describes a family as portrayed above. It is not known if this is Mary DANIEL and her WOOD family.
Mary's sister, Sarah, married Major James ERWIN in 1777. James and Sarah lived in Barnwell County, South Carolina. Some time before 1820, Mary had also moved to Barnwell County. There are several census records which may enumerate her. In one, a Mary WOOD is a head of household, in another, Mary may be the unknown female 26-45 in her brother Sem's household.
1820 U.S. Census, Barnwell County, No Twp; Series: M33 Roll: 119 Page: 19:
Sim DANIEL 0 0 0 1 (16-26, unknown) 0 1 (over 45, Sem) || 0 1 (10-16, Elizabeth Jane) 1 (16-26, Mary R.) 2 (26-45, Mary Agnes Elizabeth and unknown*) 0 || 0 7 0 0 5 1 2 0 7 3 1 [*Unknown may be Sem's sister, Mary Wood, about age 45, said to have been abandoned by her drunkard husband.]
1820 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Barnwell County; Series: M33 Roll: 119 Page: 14:
"Mary Wood 1-0-0-1-0-0-1-1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0". Reads: 1M under 10, 1M 16-26, 1F under 10, 1F 10-16, 1F 26-45 (Mary, born about 1774). The male under 10 and the female 10-16 may be her children who are thought to have died young. Others in the household are not known.
Some WOOD researchers offer that a William WOOD may have been Mary's husband. There is a William WOOD, three homes away, on the same page:
"William Wood 1-1-1-0-0-1-2-1-2-1-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0". (1M over 45 and 1F 26-45 and 8 possible children). Considering the DANIEL and ERWIN family recollections of Mary's husband and the word drunkard, this would not seem to be her husband. William's family looks very stable.
George WOOD is Mary's next door neighbor:
"George Wood 0-0-0-2-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0", he is over age 45, with two males 16-26, and one female 26-45 in his household.
Mary WOOD is about 55 in 1830. Possible WOOD enumerations in the 1830 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Barnwell District which may include Mary Daniel WOOD:
page 151: Patsy WOOD 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10; 1 female under 5, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40-50.
page 153: Elizabeth WOOD 1 male 15-20; 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60.
page 177: Mary WOOD 2 males under 5, 1 male 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 2 females under 5, 1 female 15-20, 2 females 20-30, 1 female 40-50, 1 female 70-80.
Next door on page 177: George WOOD 1 male 20-30; 1 female 5-10, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 30-40.
Census possibilities:1840 U.S. Census, Barnwell District No Twp; Series: M704 Roll: 508 Page: 184:
Mary A. DANIEL (Why not WOOD?) No males; 1 female 20-30, 1 female 50-60. (Age off by 10 years. Who is this?)
The 1850 and 1860 censuses confirm that Mary, "Aunt Polly", lived with different relatives, at least in her later years.
1850 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Barnwell County; Series: M432 Roll: 849 Page 441, shows Mary WOOD, age 75, living in the home of James and Sarah ERWIN. James Daniel, son of James ERWIN and Sarah DANIEL, is Mary's nephew.
1860 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Barnwell County, Blackville; Series: M653 Roll: 1213 Page: 383, shows Mary WOOD, age 85, living in the home of L. M. and Rebecca AYER, Sr. Rebecca, daughter of James ERWIN and Sarah DANIEL is Mary's niece.
Mary passed away in Barnwell, South Carolina after 1860.
Mary married WOOD 22 before 1810. WOOD was born circa 1770.
Marriage Notes: Based on the 1796 will of Mary's father William O'DANIEL which named Mary by her maiden name.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 132 U i. WOOD
+ 133 U ii. WOOD
24. Josiah L. DANIEL (William II3, William I1) 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. Other names for Josiah were Josiah L. DANIELL and Josiah L. O'DANIEL.
General Notes: Josiah L. DANIEL, born 22 May 1776, was a son of William O'DANIEL. His mother's name has not been found. William bequeathed 1 shilling to Josiah in his will of 1796. Josiah and his siblings dropped the O' from their surname.
In 1800, Josiah L. DANIEL was 24 years old. John R. Clarke provides that a "Josiah DANIE?? - 11010-30010 - 0, 32 and it could be DANIEL" is listed on the 1800 Census of Chester County, South Carolina, Series: M32 Roll: 47 Page: 90. There are only 5 letters in the surnmane and the head of household is age 26-45. This compiler reads the entry as Joseph DAVIE or DAVIS. A "Felia DAVIS" is listed 14 names below "Joseph."
In 1808, at age 32, Josiah married Mary DANIEL, his first cousin, once removed. She was a daughter of William DANIEL and Lucretia BELL of Edgefield District.
1810 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Edgefield County, No Twp; Series: M252 Roll: 62 Page: 75:
"Josiah DANIEL 0 0 0 1 (Josiah, age 26-45) 0 || 0 0 1(Mary, age 16-26) 0 0 0."
Josiah and Mary's son William Francis DANIEL was born in 1811. Three years later, Josiah died.
SC Archives: Will of Josiah L. DANIELL (typescript)
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN
I Josiah L. DANIELL of the State of South Carolina Edgefield District do make and Ordain this Instrument, which is written and Subscribed with my Name to be my last Will and Testament and as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it has pleased God to blefs me in this I give demise [devise?] and dispose of in the following Manner and Form.
Imprimis All my debts are to be paid
Item To my dearly beloved wife Mary DANIELL I give and Bequeath one third part of the Plantation whereon I now live together with the Buildings of every description during her natural life and at her death to my beloved son William Francis DANIELL I also give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary DANIELL one negro man named Dick also the household furniture of every description to be disposed of as she thinks proper also one negro boy named Joshua to have and pofsefs as long as she lives single and no longer but if she never marries to hold the same boy her natural life and at her death my will is that my son William Francis DANIELL shall have the said boy Joshua I also give and bequeath to my wife Mary DANIELL all my stock of horses and cattle also my riding carriage
I give and bequeath to my son William Francis DANIELL two thirds of the land also one negro man named Boson a negro child named Simon and one bed bedstead and furniture; My will is that my wife Mary DANIELL shall give my son William Francis DANIELL when he becomes of age one horse and saddle. My will and desire is that if my son William Francis DANIELL should die before he comes of age his mother to be his only heir.
I enjoin it on my executors that if my wife Mary DANIELL should marry and my Son Wm Francis DANIELL is ill treated by his Step-father he shall be taken away and placed in the best situation he can also my desire is that he shall be as well educated as a small portion of property will admit of I also wish my executors to keep all of my property together until the debts are paid or until my wife remarries, and tend to any or all of the plantation whereon I now live.
Lastly I constitute Philip RAIFORD Jefse DANIEL my beloved wife Mary DANIELL Executors and Exectrix of this my last will and testament in Witnefs whereof I have set my hand and seal this 27th day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirteen and of the Independence of the United States the thirty eighth.
Josiah L. DANIEL (Seal)
Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
South Carolina Edgefield District By John SIMPKINS Esquire Ordinary ---------
Personally appeared before me William DANIELL who being Duly Sworn do make Oath and say that he was present and saw Josiah L. DANIELL Sighn Seal and deliver the within to be his last will and Testament and that the Said Josiah L. DANIELL was then of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of this Depponent Knowledge and belief and that Allen ROBERSON together with this deponent did Sign his Name as witnfs thereto at the Request of the Testator and in his presence and at the Same time Qualified Jefse DANIELL and Phillip RAIFORD Executor to the within Given under my hand at my office the 14th Jan 1814----- Jn. SIMKINS O. E. D.
Recorded in Will Book "A" Page 229
Recorded June 7 1814
Jn SIMKINS O. E. D.
Box #9 Pkg. #310
Allen ROBERSON (ROBISON) was the husband of Sarah Grigsby HILL, sister of Mary HILL who married James DANIEL, brother of Jesse and Mary.
The surname spelled as DANIELL is unusual in Josiah L.'s family line, but it does reflect the surname as used by his uncle James DANIELL of Fairfield, South Carolina. In contrast, the surname of Mary's brothers, Jesse and William is DANIEL, as used by her family line.
Josiah was listed as Josiah L. DANIEL in an 1816 civil suit made by his executors, Phillip RAIFORD and Jesse DANIEL against his brother, David O'DANIEL/DANIEL. Phillip RAIFORD and Jesse DANIEL were a son-in-law and son, respectively, of William DANIEL of Edgefield, SC, who was a grandson of William O'DANIEL of Stafford County, VA. This information is from the South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 7, #4, 1974, pages 217 - 219. York District, S.C. Court of common Pleas, 12 October 1809. Re; David and Josiah L. DANIEL. Child of Josiah O'DANIEL and MARY is: i. William Francis DANIEL.
Excerpts from Edgefield County Records: Edgefield Probate 9-310. Prov. 14 Jan 1814 Wife: Mary-Ex'x Son: William Francis DANIELL (sic)-minor Exor's: Philip RAIFORD and Jesse DANIEL.
Wit: William DANIEL and Allen ROBISON.
Shows: "Pd. Philip RAIFORD, Jr. 15 Nov 1816" by Philip RAIFORD, Ex.
Shows abstracts for Mary's brother, Jesse.
Jesse DANIEL-dec'd. Edgefield 9-311
Martha DANIEL, Adm'x Bond 6 June 1816
S: John P. BOND and Philip RAIFORD-asked to be excused in 1827
Final shows: Martha S. SPANN -w- Henry SPANN 1818 paid W. DANIEL Dist. share. Paid Walter S. DANIEL full Dist. share 1834 and Thomas S. DANIEL* in full Dist. share 1836.
To Boarding: John W. DANIEL, 1 year
Sumter DANIEL, 1 year
Walter DANIEL, 1 year
H. H. HILL Adm'd. in 1833 "in right of his wife"
*Thomas S. is Thomas Sumter DANIEL.
Josiah married Mary DANIEL,49 daughter of William DANIEL 13 and Lucretia BELL,48 on 17 Nov 1808. Mary was born on 27 Feb 1788 in Fairfield County, South Carolina49 and died on 1 Sep 1861 in Freestone County, Texas at age 73.
General Notes: Mary DANIEL was born on 27 Feb 1788 in Fairfield County, South Carolina, a daughter of William DANIEL and Lucretia BELL. Mary first married her cousin Josiah L. DANIEL of Kershaw County, South Carolina on 17 November 1808. Their son, William Francis DANIEL, born 25 August 1811. Josiah died on 20 December 1813, leaving Mary a widow with a two year old son.
Five and a half years later in Edgefield County on 17 Jun 1819, Mary took Jeremiah HATCHER as her second husband. Jeremiah was a Revolutionary War soldier and the Sheriff of Edgefield County. He and Mary had three children: Richard Johnson HATCHER, born 5 May 1820 in Edgefield; Mary A. Daniel HATCHER, born 10 July 1822; and Catherine Amelia HATCHER, born 7 Dec 1826. Mary was again widowed with young children when Jeremiah died in 1827.
(NOTE! Some have written that Mary DANIEL married Daniel HATCHER. NOT TRUE! Daniel HATCHER was a corruption of the surnames of Mary's two husbands. No one named Daniel HATCHER was involved in this relationship. Robert Louis Daniell)
Information from the book Edgefield County South Carolina Records, page 53, which mention some of William and Lucretia Bell DANIEL's children in an excerpt lists Mary DANIEL twice, the second entry notes that William Washington and Martha S. Washington are children of Mary DANIEL. These are two different women named Mary DANIEL; the first is Mary, William and Lucretia Bell DANIEL's daughter, who married Josiah L.; the second is Mary "Polly" Hill DANIEL, wife of James DANIEL (son of William and Lucretia Bell DANIEL), and the mother of William Washington and Martha Sarah. he comment that William W. and Martha S. were entitled to property from their grandmother "Mrs. BROOKS" confirms that Lucretia Bell DANIEL, who died in 1822, had remarried to Col. Zachariah Smith BROOKS sometime after William DANIEL died in 1807.
April,7, 1827: unto Mary Hatcher of Edgefield Co. SC 665 acres and 415 acres land of Jeremiah Hatcher, now deceased. [Edgefield Co, SC Deed Book 42, p. 348]
1830 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Edgefield District, Edgefield; Series: M19 Roll: 172 Page: 176:
Mary HATCHER . 1[5-10, Richard Johnson HATCHER] . 1[15-20, William Francis DANIEL] . . . . . . . . . || 1[under 5, Catherine Amelia HATCHER] 1[5-10, Mary A. Daniel HATCHER] . . . . 1[40-50, Mary Daniel HATCHER] . . . . . .
Mary Daniel HATCHER moved to Butler County, Alabama where an 1838 Land record in Butler Co., AL shows her with 141 acres.
W. F. [William Francis] DANIEL, Mary's son, witnessed the will of Major James HATCHER, a first cousin of her deceased husband Jeremiah, in Dallas County, Alabama in 1838.
Mary owned 46 slaves.
Mary HATCHER is in the 1840 Wilcox County, Alabama census, Roll M704_16, p 308 "Mrs HATCHER, 1M 15-20, 1M 30-40, 1F 10-15, 1F 15-20, 1F 50-60" This accurately portrays her family, Richard J. HATCHER, 20; William Francis DANIEL, 29; Catherine Amelia HATCHER, 14; Mary A. Daniel HATCHER, 18; and Mary HATCHER, 52. Mary had a number of cousins and a sister, Martha Daniel MARSH, also living in Wilcox County at this time.
In October 1850 she was living in Carlowville, Dallas County, Alabama in the home of her son R. J. HATCHER.
Soon after the 1850 census, Mary and her family had moved to Freestone County, Texas, Mary HATCHER is in the household of her son William Francis DANIEL, who lives next door to her other son, Richard J. HATCHER, a dentist.
On the 1860 Freestone County, Texas Tax Roll, Mrs. Mary Hatcher By W. F. Daniel is listed as owning five negroes valued at $2000 paying $2.50 State Tax and $1.67 County Tax.
Mary died on 1 September 1861 in Freestone County, Texas, at age 73. In her Last Will & Testament, dated Feb 5, 1858, Mary bequeathed "to my son Wm F DANIEL, my negro man, Riley, a blacksmith......." [History of Freestone County, Texas, Volume I, p. 401.]
The child from this marriage was:
+ 134 M i. William Francis DANIEL 100 was born on 25 Aug 1811 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, died on 12 Sep 1872 in Freestone County, Texas at age 61, and was buried in Fryers Springs, Freestone County, Texas.
25. O'DANIEL (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born circa 1750.
General Notes: This "Child" O'Daniel represents one of the two children claimed by James O'Daniel, as James Daniel, in his petition for a land grant from the South Carolina Council in April 1754. No other information about this child has benn found. This child was most likely born in Fairfax County, Virginia where James was located in the early 1750s. This child was not listed in James Daniell's bible. His, or her, mother's name is not known.
26. Ann [Possible] DANIEL (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born in 1753 and died before 4 Nov 1839 in Jones County, Georgia. Another name for Ann was Ann [Not Proven] DANIELL.
General Notes: CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE strongly suggests, but does not decisively prove, that Ann DANIEL, 1753-1839, who married Absalom EILAND, is a daughter of James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Location, interaction, and inter-family names are compelling. The case for Ann being James' daughter is presented below.
It is worth noting that Ann Daniel EILAND has not been found attached to any other DANIELL or DANIEL line of descent.
Any assistance, correction, or additional information are welcome and appreciated.
Robert Louis Daniell
2 August 2009
Based on the premise that Absalom EILAND's wife, Ann "Nancy" DANIEL born between 1750 and 1753, was James' daughter, she was probably born in Fairfax County, Virginia, where James was located in the early 1750s. The 1830 census of Middlebrook, Jones County, Georgia, page 450, enumerates Nancy EILAND's household and provides her age range as 70-80, born between 1750-1760.
James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina, was born James O'DANIEL in Stafford County, Virginia in 1721. He migrated from Fairfax County, Virginia to South Carolina about 1754 and died in Hancock County, Georgia in 1798. In records, he is often found as James DANIEL.
On 2 April 1754, James DANIEL claimed a wife and two children in his petition for a land grant to the South Carolina Council. The names of his wife and these children have not been found. Ann's birth in 1753 fits this record.
Was James' wife, the mother of Ann, named Ann? Or was it Elizabeth? In the Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume IV, page 12, a transcript of James DANIEL's Bible, said to be in possession of Mrs. D. F. Barrow, Athens, Georgia, states "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 .....12-2-1754" is the first child listed. Other transcripts do not list "wife Ann." Attempts to verify the transcript have failed. James' Bible is said to have been donated to the University of Georgia Library by the James BARROW family. So far, despite personal visits and internet lookup requests, the university's Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library has not been able to find James' Bible. A Mitchell family file there lists "Elizabeth" as James wife.
No record has been found to confirm the marriage of Absalom EILAND to Ann DANIEL of Fairfield County; however land records show the EILAND and DANIELL families in proximity from which they may have known each other or allowed Absalom and Ann to become acquainted.
Absalom EILAND was in South Carolina as early as 1749 when his father, George obtained a 350 acre land grant on the North side of the Santee (Congaree) River, bounded North by John BOWLES' land near Butler Creek.
On 5 May 1754, George claimed improvements to his 350 acres and pleaded poverty for failing to record the grant "of a tract near Congree [sic]"and praying for an extension of his warrant. He said "the said land he lives upon has been run out by Jacob SUMMERALL." His prayer was denied. George was subsquently granted another 350 acres located on waters of Stephens Creek in the fork of Noble's Creek [later called Horns Creek] and Cedar Creek located in Granville County. This land is located about 10 mile west of current Edgefield, South Carolina. George and his family resided there until 1774 when George sold the land to Absalom, who in turn sold the land several months later to John RAINSFORD. James DANIEL and his nephew William had lands within 20 miles east southeast of Edgefield in addition to holdings in the Fairfield and Richland county areas.
On 10 August 1770, Absalom became a landowner in his own right, receiving a grant of 100 acres in St. Johns Parish, Berkeley County, South Carolina . No other location was given for this land. St. John's Parish is on the Santee River below the junction of the Congaree (Saluda) and Wateree Rivers in the area of Dorchester. Absalom paid the memorial for this land on 8 April 1771. Names indexed on the grant are John BREMAR, Absalom MILAND [sic, EILAND], Peter GREEDING, Bengman MERCAIN, and Andrew STEVENSON. [Effective in 1767[?], headright grants of 100 acres could be given to anyone aged 18 or over. A grant of 100 acres no longer implied that a person was married or had a second person with them.]
In August 1774, Absalom bought his father's 350 acres in the fork of Horns [Nobles] and Cedar creeks in Edgefield County, South Carolina. He then sold it to John RAINSFORD, recorded 21 April 1775. A reference to this sale recorded on 3 Dec. 1782 shows Benjamin GREEN of Burke County, Georgia, planter and son and heir of Thomas GREEN of St. Matthews Parish, Georgia, planter, decd., deeded to John RAINSFORD of Horns Creek, 96 District, South Carolina, 350 acres bought from Absalom EILAND of Colletons [sic] County, South Carolina, on Cedar Creek and Nobles Creek. [SC DEED ABSTRACTS 1776-1783, Books Y-4 through H-5, SC Deeds H-5, 9-11; Brent H. Holcomb, Columbia: SCMAR, 1994, p. 239] This shows Absalom living in Colleton County in 1775, perhaps on his 1770 grant of 100 acres.
Per Eiland family research, Absalom EILAND married Ann DANIEL, daughter of James DANIEL of Fairfield County, South Carolina in 1775. A later record states: "EILAND, Absolom, Hancock Cty RS, w.(ife) Ann DANIEL." [Information on Some Georgia Pioneers, p. 58, page heading is "Family Heads 1805 Georgia"]
Absalom and Ann resided in Orangeburgh District in 1778: The SC Early Census Index, 1778, lists: Absalom EILANDS State: SC; County: Orangeburg District; Township: No Township Listed; Year: 1778 [Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. South Carolina Census, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.]
Absalom and Ann remained in South Carolina until at least 1778-1779 when he is named on the list of Petit Jurors Between the North and South Fork of Edisto River.
"Absalom EILAND was in Wilkes Co., Ga. by 1779, as he later filed a claim for loss due to Indian raids in that year. Absalom also served as a Revolutionary Soldier in Ga., and is included in the D.A.R. Patriot Index. He was given grant No. 259 for 287 1/2 acres in Washington Co., Ga., June 28, 1785. This tract was crossed by Island Creek. This land touched land of his Brother John EILAND and of his Brother Isaiah EILAND, both Brothers' award land for having served as Revolutionary War Soldiers."" [Cecil Little, Clanton, Alabama]
Ann is next named with Absalom on 2 May 1787 in Georgia when "Absolom EILAND and his wife Ann" of Washington County sold 287 and a half acres of land in Greene County, Georgia to "James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina." Levi DANIELL, James' son, and George HARDWICK, James' brother-in-law, witnessed the sale. (Greene County, Georgia, Deed Book 1, p. 34) This land was later in Hancock County. This record clearly associates Absalom and Ann Daniel EILAND with James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina and his son Levi. Coupled with the birth of Levi Daniel EILAND in the early 1790s they clearly support a family attachment.
About 1793-95, Absalom and Ann named a son Levi Daniel EILAND. He is believed to be named for Levi DANIELL, "Ann's favorite and youngest brother" who witnessed the 2 May 1787 land sale. This and the record above are the most compelling evidence that Ann is James DANIELL's daughter.
Although James had lands in Georgia in the mid 1780s, James did not move his residence from South Carolina to Hancock County, Georgia until after the 1790 census. He signed his Will 11 May 1797 and died there before 5 March 1798.
For the record, neither Ann nor Absalom EILAND are mentioned in James DANIELL's Will. That may be of no particular consequence if Ann and Absalom, wealthy in his own right, had previously received property or money representing a share of James' estate.
Jones County, Georgia was established in 1807 on territory ceded by the Creek Indians. The territory was distributed by land lottery in lots of 202.5 acres. Absalom and Ann moved to Jones County, Georgia. Absalom is in Jones County records by 1809 and died there before 1 August 1814.
Ann remained in Jones County and died there before 4 November 1839.
The mother of Ann DANIEL, born 1753, is not known. In fact, none of the mothers of James DANIELL's children are known. What is certain, though, is that Ann "Nancy" DANIEL's mother was not James' widow Nancy DANIELL. The widow Nancy was about four years younger than Ann "Nancy" Daniel EILAND. James BARROW married the widow, Nancy DANIELL. She was Nancy HARDWICK, born 6 Jan 1758 in Westmoreland County, Virginia and died 18 April 1814 in Baldwin County, Georgia. Bible records prove this. Levi DANIELL, Ann's brother, as this compiler concludes he is, was born 21 Dec 1759. He refers to James' widow as "my step-mother, Nancy DANIELL" in his Will dated 8 December 1800, necessarily meaning she was also his older sister Ann's step-mother.
From the research papers Cecil Little sent to Jere Fletcher of Tyler, Texas in March 1995:
"One will discover many names repeated in the various Eiland Family units. "Daniel" comes from the maiden name of the Wife of Absalom EILAND. She was Nancy Ann DANIEL. Nancy had a favorite brother named Levi DANIEL, so she and Absalom named a Son born 1791 Levi Daniel EILAND. Absalom's Son, Enoch EILAND, named his first Son born 1802 John Daniel EILAND then his Grandson Zachariah named a Son John Daniel EILAND."
[Comments: John Daniel EILAND is an interesting reference for Mr. Little to include here.Levi DANIELL's cousin John DANIEL married Levi's widow, Martha Pearson COOK of Hancock County, Georgia. John Daniel EILAND's namesake?
John and Martha DANIEL's 19 year old daughter, Martha C. DANIEL, died in 1827 in Clinton, Jones County, Georgia., where Ann Nancy EILAND received mail. Relevant?
Juliet Anna DANIELL, daughter of Levi and granddaughter of James DANIELL, married Col. Warren JOURDAN in Jones County, Georgia on 24 June 1823. Ann Daniel EILAND's being a daughter of James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina, would have made her Juliet her niece. Was Juliet in Jones County in conjunction with the family of Absalom and Ann EILAND? RLD]
Ann married Absalom EILAND, RS-SC, son of George EILAND and Sarah --?--, in 1775 in Fairfield District, South Carolina. Absalom was born before 3 Oct 1749 in North Carolina and died before 1 Aug 1814 in Jones County, Georgia. Another name for Absalom was Absolom EILAND.
Marriage Notes: Absolom EILAND I born in Johnston County, N.C.; married Nancy Ann DANIELS in 1775 in Fairfield County, S.C.; died in 1814 in Jones Co., Ga. (Unsourced.)
General Notes: Absalom EILAND was a son of George and Sarah James (?) EILAND of Virginia and North Carolina. Absalom is said to be his eldest son. George claimed a wife and four children in his petition for land in South Carolina on 3 October 1749, proving his children were born before that date. That being true and the four children being Absalom, John, Isaiah, and James, Absalom may have been born about 1740, probably in Princess Anne County, Virginia or Currituck Precinct, North Carolina as the provinces' border bisected his father's property. If born after 1745, he may have been born in Johnston County, North Carolina.
Absalom's name is found in various spellings: Absalom, Absolom, Absolem, Absolum, etc.
The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. III, Eiland, Lineage Records, pg 447, lists "5-Absolom (b bet. 1750-55-1814), served with Ga. troops in Am. Rev.; received a grant of 2871/2 acres in Washington Co., 1785; deacon Bapt. Church of N. Buffalo Creek; moved to Jones C.; m. 1775, Nancy Anne Daniel? (1753-1839)[sic]" Absalom is shown a son of George and grandson of Richard EILAND of North Carolina.
"here is something to ponder on concerning the pronunciation of Eiland. There is evidence that it was not only pronounced eye-land and ee-land but also ay-land (probably the earliest pronunciation) and el-land and I find newer spellings every day. Ailand and Ellaund are two recent examples to add to Eiland, Eyland, Eland, Elant, Elland, Ealand, Iland, Illand, and Island, all from the same original family in West Yorkshire!" (Raydon Eiland Alexander, email@example.com)
Records prove that Absalom was in South Carolina from 1754 until 1778, but there are contradicting postings about where and whom Absolom EILAND married in 1775, in either Fairfield County, South Carolina or Johnston County, North Carolina. It is generally accepted that he married Ann "Nancy" DANIEL, born 1753, said to be the daughter of James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina., but there is a remembrance published in Southern Letters and Life in the Mid 1800s by Susan Lott Clark that his wife was Ann CARR; however, Absalom and Ann's descendants carry the given names Levi and Daniel in their lines. Levi DANIELL was the youngest son of James DANIELL of Fairfield County. The name Carr is not used by their descendants.
The information below is from a paper written by Cecil Little, deceased, of Clanton, Alabama . He sent it to Jere Fletcher of Tyler, Texas in March 1995 who kindly shared it. [Note: Errors have been found in parts of this paper. No record has been found to support the purported marriage of James DANIEL of Fairfield County, South Carolina to a Nancy SANKEY or a record of the marriage of Ann Sankey DANIEL, to Absalom EILAND occurring in Fairfield County, South Carolina. RLD]
Mr. Little wrote:
"One will discover many names repeated in the various Eiland Family units. "Daniel" comes from the maiden name of the Wife of Absalom EILAND. She was Nancy Ann DANIEL. Nancy had a favorite brother named Levi DANIEL, so she and Absalom named a Son born 1791 Levi Daniel EILAND. Absalom's Son, Enoch EILAND, named his first Son born 1802 John Daniel EILAND then his Grandson Zachariah named a Son John Daniel EILAND."
"Absalom EILAND, Son of George EILAND, married Nancy Ann DANIEL about 1775 in South Carolina. She is believed to have come from Fairfield County, S.C. Absalom is listed as a petit juror in Orangeburg District, S.C. in 1777 and 1778. Absalom EILAND was in Wilkes Co., Ga. by 1779, as he later filed a claim for loss due to Indian raids in that year. Absalom also served as a Revolutionary Soldier in Ga., and is included in the D.A.R. Patriot Index. He was given grant No. 259 for 287 1/2 acres in Washington Co., Ga., June 28, 1785. This tract was crossed by Island Creek. This land touched land of his Brother John EILAND and of his Brother Isaiah EILAND both Brothers award [sic] land for having served as Revolutionary War Soldiers."
(Two paragraphs later)
"Absalom EILAND's Wife was the Daughter of James DANIEL and Nancy Sankey DANIEL. Absalom and Nancy Anne EILAND named a Son for her Favorite Brother, Levi DANIEL."
(A later paragraph)
"Levi Daniel EILAND was born 1791. He was named for his Mother's favorite Bro. Levi DANIEL who died in Jones Co., Ga., 1800. Levi Daniel [EILAND] married Miss Katie SHAW. He served as a Justice of Peace in Old Montgomery Co., Ala. when the County included present Bullock County and additional area. Levi Daniel [EILAND] died 1872."
(Note: Levi DANIELL/L, said to be Ann DANIEL's brother is a proven son of James DANIELL/L of Fairfield County, South Carolina. Levi died in 1800 in Hancock County, Georgia. Jones County did not exist in 1800; it was Indian Territory. RLD)
Records establish the presence of Absalom's father, George EILAND, in South Carolina before 13 May 1754 when George EILAND obtained a land grant in South Carolina. An Absalom MILAND* obtained land there in 1770 and the name Absalom EILAND is on two Lease and Release Deeds in 1775, increasing the possibility that Absalom was married in South Carolina. *The original spelling of this name on the land plat is "Absalom HIGHLAND" but the GH is lined out. "MILAND" appears to be added later, a transcriber's addition?
1754 - SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0005 Page: 00466 Item:02 Date: 1754/05/13 Description: EILAND, George, Plat for 300 Acres in Granville County. Names Indexed: EILAND, George/HUNTER, George/CHATWIN, Joseph/Locations: Granville County/Savannah River. [The plat actually shows 350 acres.]
1755 - SC Archives Series Number: S213019 Volume: 0006 Page: 00269 Item:00 Date: 1755/03/08 Description: EILAND, George, Land Grant for 350 acres in Granville County. Names Indexed: EILAND, George. Locations: Granville County. [This was a headright grant for George, his wife, four children, including Absalom, and a slave. Barbara Hunt, Silver City, New Mexico]
1756 - SC Archives Series Number:S372001 Volume: 02R0 Page: 00108 Item:00 Date: 1756-1757 Description: EILAND, George to William NICHOLS, Lease and Release for 350 Acres of Land on Nobles Creek, Granville County. Names Indexed: EILAND, George/NICHOLS, William. Locations: Nobles Creek/Granville County.
"Absolom MILAND", as indexed in SC Archive records, is Absolom EILAND owned land in South Carolina at least as early as 1770.
1770 - SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0018 Page: 00395 Item: 01 Date: 1770/08/10 Description: MILAND, Absolom, Plat for 100 Acres in St. Johns Parish. Names Indexed: BREMAR, John/MILAND, Absolom/GREEDING, Peter/MERCAIN, Bengman/STEVENSON, Andrew/Locations: Saint Johns Parish/Berkeley County. [No location given on this land, but St. John's Parish is on the coast in what is today the southern part of Charleston County.]
The plat for this 100 acres reads: "South Carolina. Pursuant to a precept from John BREMER Esq. Dep. Sur. and dated 7th day of Augt. 1770, I have measured and laid out unto Absalom HIGHLANDS* [the letters "gh" are struck through] a plantation or tract of land containing one hundred acres, in Saint John Parish, and Berkley County Bounded NW on lands laid out for Benjamin CUMMINGS and NE on lands laid out for Peter GREEDING and S.E. on vacant land and SW on lands laid out for Benjamin McCAIN, and on the other side by vacant land. And hath such shape form and marks as the above plat doth represents. Certified this tenth day of August 1770 pr me Andrew STEVENSON D.S. "MILAND" [Transcription of original plat by Robert Louis Daniell, asterisk information as on plat. RLD]
SC Archives: Series: S213019 Volume: 0023 Page: 00127 Item: 000Date: 2/22/1771 Description: MILAND, Absalom, Land Grant for 100 Acres in Berkley County. Names indexed: MILAND, Absalom. Locations: Berekeley County. Document type: Land Grant.
1771 - SC Archives: Series Number: S111001 Volume: 0010 Page: 00380 Item:04 Date: 1771/04/08 Description: MILAND, Absalom, Memorial for 100 Acres in St. Johns Parish, Berkley County. Names Indexed: MILAND, Absalom/COMMINGS, Benjamin/GREEDING, Peter/MARION, Benjamin/.
Pertinent in identifying Absalom? Thomas ISLAND had land on the Saluda River by 1772.
1772 - SC Archives: Series Number: S213184 Volume: 0013 Page: 00304 Item:01 Date: 1772/09/23 Description: BOYLE, Charles, Plat for 150 Acres in Colleton County. Names Indexed: BOYLE, Charles/ISLAND, Thomas*/ANDERSON, Thomas/FOSTER, Henry/CUNNINGHAM, Patrick/BREMAR, John/Locations: Colleton County./Saluda River. *Who is Thomas ISLAND?
"On 3 Dec. 1782, Benj. GREEN of Burke Co., GA, planter and son and heir of Thos. GREEN of St. Matthews parish, GA, planter, decd., deeded to John RAINSFORD of Horns Creek, 96 Dist., SC, 350 acres bought from Absalom EILAND of Colletons Co., SC, on Cedar Creek and Nobles Creek in Granville Co., 3-4 Oct. 1749. The land had been surveyed on 4 Oct. 1749, renewed 4 May 1749 [sic] to George EILANDS of Savannah River, granted in 1755. Wit. Ben HARRIS, Lewis HARRIS, pr. by Ben HARRIS in 96 Dist. 4 Dec. 1782, rec. 30 May 1783 (SC Deeds H-5, 9-11; in Brent H. Holcomb, SC DEED ABSTRACTS 1776-1783, Books Y-4 through H-5 [Columbia: SCMAR, 1994], p. 239)." [Posted by Bob Thompson, 2006-01-22, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=longcanes&id=I1940] [This may have been an action by John RAINSFORD to settle all claims on the land had bought from Absalom in 1775. Thomas GREEN had previously purchased these 350 acres from William NICHOLS who had purchased the land from Absalom's father, George, in 1755. Thomas was unable to register a title to the land because William failed to record and was unable to produce the titles he received from George EILAND. Benjamin had likely inherited the unrecordable title and was willing to settle the matter with RAINSFORD. RLD]
Absalom EILAND "registered with Creek Indian tribe, married Nancy Anne DANIEL in 1775." (Posted by Pamela Alexander, Dec 5, 2002, firstname.lastname@example.org: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2330080&id=I509127677)
1775 - SC Archives Series Number: S372001 Volume: 04Q0 Page: 00345 Item:00 Date: 1775 Description: EILAND, George to Absalom EILAND, Lease and Release. Names Indexed: EILAND, George/EILAND, Absalom/Locations: [blank]. (Was this a wedding present to Absalom for 1775 marriage to Ann DANIEL? RLD)
1775 - SC Archives Series Number: S372001 Volume: 04Q0 Page: 00349 Item:00 Date: 1775 Description: EILAND, Absalom to John RAINSFORD, Lease and Release. Names Indexed: EILAND, Absalom/RAINSFORD, John/Locations: [blank] /.
[SC Archives: Series: S213190 Volume: 0017 Page: 00170 Item: 000 Date: 7/25/1785 names John RAINSFORD on a plat of 191 acres surveyed for John MOSELEY on Horn [previously called Nobles] Creek in Ninety Six District. View indexed name and locations at http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/RecordDetail.aspx?RecordId=187479]
The SC Early Census Index, 1778, lists: Absalom EILANDS State: SC; County: Orangeburg District; Township: No Township Listed; Year: 1778 [Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp.. South Carolina Census, 1790-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.]
Absalom EILAND is named on the list of petit jurors for Orangeburg District, South Carolina for 1778 and 1779.
1783 - SC Archives: Series Number:S363001 Volume: 05I0 Page: 00147 Item:00 Date: 1783 Description: EILAND, George to William NICHOLLS, Affidavit. Names Indexed: EILAND, George/NICHOLLS, William/Locations: /.
"ISLAND, JOHN. Two certificates of E. Clarke, Col., Feb. 2, 1784. Petitioner prays 287 1/2 acres in Washington Co.
ISLAND, ABSOLEM. Certificate of Elijah Clarke, Col., Feb. 2, 1784."
[Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, LUCIAN LAMAR KNIGHT, LL. D., F. R. S., State Historian and Director of the Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Ga., INDEX PRINTING CO., 1920, BOUNTY SUEVEYS, p. 99]
"ISLAND, ABSOLEM. 287 1/2 acres, Washington Co., bounded all sides vacant, lot 630. Warrant 573. May 17, 1784. p. 214." [Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, LUCIAN LAMAR KNIGHT, LL. D., F. R. S., State Historian and Director of the Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Ga., INDEX PRINTING CO., 1920, BOUNTY SURVEYS, p. 207]
1785 June 28 - Land Bounty: "EILAND, Absolem. 287 1/2 acres, Washington Co., bounded E. WRIGHT, other sides vacant, p. 112." (Georgia's roster of the Revolution, Lucian Lamar Knight, Atlanta, Ga., Index Print. Co., 1920, p. 259)
From Soldiers And Patriots Of Georgia:
EILAND, Absalom [CS SC] b c 1750-55 d 7 - -1814 GA m Anne (Nancy)
EILAND, Isaiah [Sol GA] bc1750-55 VA d 1806 -08 PA m Maria Magdalena Fenstemacher
1786 - "Hancock Deed Book AB 278 - 279 - 7 March 1786 - Absolum and Nancy ISLAND to Roger THORNTON - all of Washington County. 287.5 acres on Fort Creek in Washington County. Bounded NW by WRIGHT and Vacant land and on all other sides by vacant land. NO LAND DESCRIPTION. Witnessed by Zerobabel WILLIAMSON, Joshua SCURLOCK and Edward BEAZER. Registered 25 October 1796. "
1786 - "Early Records of Georgia" Vol. 1 Wilkes County, Grace Gillam Davidson, Page 244 - (An abstract from Wilkes County Deed Book C, 1787, page 128 -DLW) "EILANDS, Absolom and wife Nancy to Levi PRUETT 100 acres on Middle Creek. Nov. 6, 1786" (There is a Middle Creek 3 miles north of Washington County in Wilkes County - David Loen "Tuck" Wilson.)
On 2 May 1787, Absalom EILAND and wife Ann sold 287 and a half acres of land in Greene County, Georgia to "James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina." James' son Levi DANIELL, and George HARDWICK, James' brother-in-law, witnessed the sale. (Greene County, Georgia, Deed Book 1, p. 34)
Records of Washington County, Georgia, Headright and Bounty Grants, page 9, lists:
EILAND, Absalom 1790
ELANDS, Asalom 1793
The Early Records of Georgia, Volume II, Wilkes County, Page 58 lists Absolom ISLANDS in the List of Capt. Bishop's District, Received by John Rutherford, Esqr.
"Absolom Islands, 2 polls, 2 slaves, 300 acres Wilkes Co. 2 tracts 287 1/2 acres each Washington Co."
1793 - "Early Records of Georgia" Vol. 2 Wilkes County, Grace Gillam Davidson, Page 288 - (Here the author abstracts Original Papers, not bound, found loose in attic of courthouse-DLW): "Spencer, Peter dec'd. Francis BILLINGSLEA appointed administrator March 11, 1794. Inv. Sundry debts due the est in Washington, Burke and Wilkes Counties. Francis BILLINGSLEA's account June 1793 to one Beaver hat, and 3 gal. whiskey. Returns 1795, an arithmetic claimed by Wm. HURLEY, another book by Major M. WILLIAMSON, gent. n. Correspondence in regard to land claimed by Peter SPENSER. Letters from Thomas and William SPENSER to Edward MOUNGER in Louisville, December 23, 1800 saying it appears from a plat of land that Mr. Absalom EILANDS had with him that it covers a part of survey made by Sanders WALKER to John T. SPENCER and conveyed by him to us. 'Please see Mr. WALKER and have a matter settled etc.'. Benj. CATCHINGS writes that he and Mr. EILANDS went in search of the land, later Mr. ELANDS (sic) went alone and found people in possession and cultivating it. Mr. EILANDS writes that he wants 10 Guineas for his trouble. These letters are originals written by the men themselves." [David Leon "Tuck" Wilson]
Was "Capt. EILAND" Absalom EILAND? No, as named on the Tax list pages, the Captain was James EILAND, ostensibly Absalom's youngest brother.
"Thomas [VICKERS] is in the 1794 and 1795 Tax Digest of Hancock Co. Georgia along with Martin ARMSTRONG, John C. ARMSTRONG and John ARMSTRONG in Capt. EILAND's District. (Hancock was taken from parts of Greene and Washington Counties, Ga. in 1793.) [Source: http://kvickers.tfc.edu/William_Washington_Butts.htm]
"EILAND, Absolom, Hancock Cty RS, w.(ife) Ann Daniel." (Information on Some Georgia Pioneers, p. 58, page heading is "Family Heads 1805 Georgia")
1807 - Jones County, Georgia was established on territory ceded by the Creek Indians. The territory was distributed by land lottery in lots of 202.5 acres.
"December 2, 1808, David and Mary JAMESON, his wife, of Baldwin Co., GA. sold to Absalom EILAND of same county for $350.00, 202 and a half acres, Lot 41; recorder Jones Co., GA." (Barry, BCE1891@cs.com, 9/09/2006)
Excerpts from the Jones County Georgia Superior Court General Index to Slaves Direct & Reverse. 1791-1864 Compiled by Miss Mary Mulligan, Deputy Clerk in Superior Court Clerk Office Jones County, Gray, Georgia:
Grantor Grantee Kind of Instrument Book/Page Date of Instrument Description
"EILAND, Abraham [Absalom?] Stephen EILAND Deed Gift B/307 10-3-1809 Slaves etc."
"EILAND, Abraham [Absalom?] L____? [Levi] EILAND Deed Gift F/27 6-13-1814 Slaves"
"THOMPSON, James Alsalom? EILAND Deed D/209 1-25-1818 Slaves"
Abraham is more likely Absalom EILAND. Two of Absolom's sons were Stephen and Levi. Absolom EILAND died before 1 August 1814; the Absalom in 1818 is Asa Absalom, another of his sons.
"ABSALOM EILAND 2 REGIMENT (PRAY'S), GEORGIA MILITIA. War of 1812" Considering Absalom was over 60 in 1812, this record is more likely for Absalom's son Asa Absalom EILAND.
Will of Jones County, Georgia: ELAND (sic), Absolem, Jones Co, Ga. -- will written July 26, 1812; probated Aug 1, 1814. Bequeaths entire estate to beloved wife, Nancy. Witnessed by Thomas RAINEY, Stephen EILAND; attested in probation by Hugh M. COMER. In settlement of estate, Nancy EILAND gave property to her heirs by Absolem EILAND: James ISLAND [Eiland], Asa Absolem EILAND, Levi D. EILAND, Stephen EILAND, son-in-law James FELTS; daughters Nancy WILSON and Elizabeth THOMPSON. [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~eilandfamily/html/nti01033.htm]
Published in the Georgia Journal, Milledgeville, Georgia, Wednesday, October 30, 1816, Page 4: "Pursuant to an order of the honorable the court of Ordinary of Jones county Will be sold in the town of Clinton, on the first Tuesday in December next, one improved lot of land No. 56 in 9th District of formerly Baldwin now Jones county, it being part of the real estate of Absalom Eilands [sic], dec'd -- sold for the benefit of his heirs. ASA EILANDS, STEPHEN EILANDS, Adm'rs.
Published in the Federal Union, Dec. 3, 1839, Page 4: "ADMINISTRATORS' SALE. - Agreeably to an order of the inferior court of Jones county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, will, on the first Tuesday in January next, be sold, within the usual hours, before the court-house door in the town of Clinton, Jones county, the LAND and NEGROES belonging to the estate of Absalom EILAND, deceased. Terms cash. October 28, 1839 STEPHEN EILAND, adm'er. with the will annexed."
Absalom EILAND married an Ann DANIEL said born 1753 and married in Fairfield County, SC or born and married in Johnston County, NC. James DANIEL/LL may have married Ann SANKEY before 1753 and resided in Craven/Camden,/Fairfield, SC. The conflict is that James DANIELL's widow was not Ann SANKEY as claimed by some, but Nancy HARDWICK. James' son Levi DANIELL named "my step-mother Nancy DANIELL" in his LW&T of 1800. Several web sites and posts claim Ann "Nancy" SANKEY as the widow of James DANIEL, d. 1797 or 1798 in Hancock County, Georgia. James DANIELL of Fairfield County, SC was James O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia, born 1721 to William and Frances O'DANIEL. He migrated to SC before 1754 when he petitioned land citing a wife and two children. (Note: this marriage and these two children are NOT in transcriptions of James' Bible, but then neither is James' second marriage to Nancy HARDWICK, nor any children by her, possibly two.) James obtained land in Green and Washington counties, Georgia starting in 1784. He is listed on the 1790 census of Fairfield District, South Carolina, afterwards moving to his land now in the newly created Hancock County, Georgia where he wrote his Will in 1797 and died before March 1798. The Will did not mention a daughter Ann or the name EILAND. This "James DANIELL of Fairfield County, South Carolina" did buy Absalom's 287 acres in Greene County, Georgia in 1787. James' son, Levi DANIELL, named in James' Will, witnessed the deed. Curiously, Absalom and Ann Daniel EILAND have a son, Levi Daniel EILAND, b. 1791. The coincidences of Ann being possibly married in, or being from, Fairfield Co., SC; Fairfield being the homestead of James DANIELL in 1754; the purchase of Absalom EILAND's bounty by James; and their both residing in the vicinity of Greene/Hancock/Baldwin/Jones counties increase the possibility that Ann may be James' daughter. Conceivably, an Ann SANKEY may have been the mother of all James' children (first named in the Bible was Jesse, born 2 Dec 1754, and last in Bible was Mary, born 20 Feb 1765). James first wife probably died before 1775. James widow, his second wife, Nancy HARDWICK was born 1758, and was five years younger than the Ann DANIEL who married Absalom. Nancy HARDWICK's marriage to James, circa 1775 may have been both the timing and reason for Ann DANIEL, if a daughter if James of Fairfield, to leave home and marry Absalom. After James' death in 1798, Nancy Hardwick DANIELL remarried to James BARROW of Baldwin County. This is the Nancy who died 18 Jan 1814 in Baldwin County, not Nancy Ann SANKEY.
Note: There is a (Nancy) Ann Daniel SANKEY in Greene County, Georgia before 19 July 1815. She is Ann Thompson Daniel SANKEY, widow of John T. SANKEY, d. 1813, and daughter of James DANIEL and Ann THOMPSON of Greene County who migrated from Virginia. This Nancy Ann Daniel SANKEY married second to Drury TOWNS on 17 October 1814. The following records relate to her father, deceased husband, and second husband.
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.")
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."
COMMENT: We are dealing with two individuals named James DANIEL in the same vicinity, one died 1798 in Hancock County, the other living in Greene County, both with wife named Nancy and another with a sister Ann who married John Thompson SANKEY, apparently causing confusion in the identifications of Nancy HARDWICK DANIELL and Ann Thompson DANIEL SANKEY TOWNS.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 135 M i. James EILAND was born in 1778 in Georgia and died in 1809 in Jones County, Georgia at age 31.
+ 136 M ii. Asa Absalom EILAND was born in 1780 in Jones County, Georgia and died in Oct 1821 in Perry, Alabama at age 41.
+ 137 M iii. Enoch EILAND was born about 1782 in Willkes County, Georgia and died after 1850.
+ 138 F iv. Nancy EILAND was born about 1785 in Georgia.
+ 139 M v. Judge Stephen EILAND 101 was born on 1 Aug 1788 in Washington County, Georgia101 and died on 7 Nov 1853 at age 65.
+ 140 M vi. Levi Daniel EILAND, Sr, J. P. 102,103 was born between 1792 and 1795 in Georgia104 and died in 1872 in Covington County, Alabama.
+ 141 F vii. Elizabeth EILAND was born on 9 Nov 1794 in Georgia.
+ 142 F viii. EILAND was born circa 1795.
27. Jesse DANIELL 24 (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born on 2 Dec 175424 and died about 1788 in Washington County, Georgia about age 34.
General Notes: Jesse DANIELL, born 2 December 1754, is a son of James O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. James migrated to South Carolina circa 1754, dropped the O' from his name, and spelled it DANIELL. Jesse is named in James' Bible transcription published in the The History of Hancock County, Georgia, referencing an old Bible "which originally belonged to James DANIELL."
There is precious little information available on Jesse. He is first found witnessing deeds in 1770 in South Carolina.
31 Jul 1770 Moses KIRKLAND, gentleman, of Berkeley Co., to William MOULTRIE, of Charleston, for £250 currency, 222a, being the NE part of 300a in Saxe-Gotha Township, granted 5 Jun 1742 by Lt. Gov. William BULL to Julius CREDY, bounding NE on Santee (Congaree) River; SE on John LIEVER; SW on vacant land; NW on Saludy River & John Ulrich SHILLIG. CREDY died intestate & his eldest son, Jacob inherited; & by L & R dated 12 & 13 Jun 1765 sold to Moses KIRKLAND. Wit: Farmer DEWEES, Jesse DANIELL. Before Philip PEARSON, J.P. Recd 1 Nov 1770 by Henry RUGELEY, Register. Plat certified 20 Jul 1770 by Philip PEARSON, D. S. (Daniel Land Records 1718-1773, extracted from Clara A. Langley's "South Carolina Deed Abstracts", 4-148=R3-366, http://home.comcast.net/~p.a.miller/genealogy/docs/DanielLand.htm).
9 September 1770 SC Edgefield Deed Joseph WALKER to Samuel WALKER, land in St. Paul's Parish originally granted in 1765. Witn: Jesse DANIEL and Richard KIRKLAND. Land records transcribed by Francis Gill. This is from Deed Bk 7, pp. 129-133.
On March 23, 1773, William DANIEL and his cousin, 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. William, a son of John O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia, is James' nephew.
James DANIELL and his oldest son, Jese (Jesse) DANIELL were witnesses to a lease of land by Reuben GILDER to William SMITH on June 2, 1774. The leased land was off Enoree River on Abners Creek between the Broad and Saludy Rivers.
Edgefield District: "10 May 1775: Francis BRAZINA (?), Planter of Camden Dist, SC to Arthur SIMKINS, Esq. of Ninety-Six dist, SC for 25 pounds, sold 250 acres on PUCKETS' Creek a branch of STEVENS Creek & Savannah River, originally granted 31 Aug 1774, & adj. Ephraim PUCKETT; land surveyed on Dutch bounty; William CARR & Arthur SIMKINS. /s/ Francis BREZINA. Wit: Jesse DANIEL, William DANIEL, who swore by oath 15 Feb 1776 in Orangeburg Dist, SC before John FAIRCHILD, J. P." Jesse and William DANIEL are first cousins, sons of James O'DANIEL and John O'DANIEL, respectively, of Fairfax County, Virgina. James migrated to the Congarees in 1754 and William later joined him there. [Record posted by Audrey Pool, 4 July 2004, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SC-Genealogy/2004-07/1089000655]
From the SC Archives: Series Number: S213190 Volume: 0016 Page: 00173 Item: 02 Date: 1786/06/27 Description: WATSON, Abner, Plat for 200 Acres on Indian Creek, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Robert LANG. Names Indexed: WATSON, Abner/LANG, Robert/DANIEL, Jesse/ Locations: Ninety Six District/Indian Creek/Clouds Creek.
After 1786, Jesse has not been found in South Carolina records. He may have gone to Georgia with his father and brother, Levi. Both are on land records there in Green and Washington counties between 1784 and 1787 when James had acquired land there.
In the "History of Hancock County, Georgia", Fannie Phillips MITCHELL contributed the DANIELL family information. In it, she relates the story that Jesse DANIELL may have been killed by either Indians or the British. "When I was quite a small child my great-grandmother used to tell a story of an attack by Indians (I believe) and how some of the children were saved by an old Negro nurse who hid them in a depression in the ground overgrown by weeds. I have a rather hazy notion as to who these people were, but I know they were my great-grandmother's close kin, and I remember the story very distinctly." (Note: Fannie Phillips MITCHELL was the great-granddaughter of Catherine B. DANIELL, whose father, Levi, was Jesse's brother.)
The British and Loyalists had used the Indians as allies during the Revolutionary War. The tribe involved here may have been either Seminole or Uchee. The "History of Wilkinson County, Georgia" states "In addition to this tribe it seems that the bloody Uchee tribe which was usually closely allied with the Seminoles was doing its part in this immediate section. On through 1788 the war was raging. White's Statistics of Georgia, pages 677, 678, tells of the bloody scenes occurring in the neighborhood of Kemp's fort in Washington county."
Combining the Fannie MITCHELL family story and the fact that Jesse's father, James DANIELL, had purchased land in 1784 in Green County and in 1787 in Washington County, with Jesse's brother, Levi, witnessing the 1787 deed. It is reasonable to believe that Jesse may have been in Washington County, Georgia in the late 1780's.
The following article from the Augusta Chronicle of March 29, 1788, page 2, column 3, is a possibility for what happened to Jesse DANIELL:
"Extract of a Letter from Washington County, dated March 26.
The Indians seem to be very numerous in this county ---last Sunday week they killed and scalped Lieutenant Hogan near Kemp's Fort; on Friday after a Mr. Daniell met with same cruel death; and on Tuesday last they killed Mr. David Jackson's family, consisting of his wife and four children, his brother and two Negroes, and scalped another young girl.
On the same day, Capt. Wood of the State troops, with four of his men, accompanied by Capt. Kemp, went reconnoitering on the river Oconee, and near the Long Bluff came on sign of about 30 or 35 Indians -- upon which Capt. Wood's party turned back towards the fort, but had rode but a small distance when the Indians fired at them, and killed one man on the spot. Capt. Wood is missing; we have since found his horse without saddle and bridle, and very much bloody from which circumstance we suppose he was either killed or taken. The Savages have burnt three houses near Irwin's fort, and killed a number of cattle and hogs."
The above article, transcribed by "Cherl" and provided by Tuck Wilson, is indexed under "Cmr. J. DANIELL" in the index books at Washington Memorial Library. These books are found in the Richmond County section of the library and the story is repeated in "Historical Collections of Georgia" by George White, New York: Pudney & Russell, 1854, c1853, 723 pgs, page 677.
NOTE: Diane C. Bradford states that this "Mr. DANIELL" is her 4th great-grandfather, John DANIEL, RS of Washington County, GA, who was killed by Indians near Daniel's fort in Mar 1788, a story contained in DAR Application #161120 dated Dec 23, 1920 and accepted by the National DAR on Feb 9, 1921, submitted by Miss Sarah Marguerite Smith of Tennille, Washington County, Georgia. Other than family lore in the DAR application, no specific documentation proves this. She may be correct, but, other than the indexed "Cmr. J.", there is no information at hand identifying "Mr. DANIELL". "J." may be John or Jesse. The spelling DANIELL may help identify this as Jesse whose family regularly used the DANIELL spelling. Cheryl posed an interesting question: "How did the person indexing these newspapers know or come up with the "Cmr. J" part of Mr. DANIELL's name since the article doesn't give that? What does the abbreviation "Cmr" represent?)
If Jesse DANIELL died about the time of the Revolutionary War as believed, he would have been about 34 years old if killed in 1788. Whether he ever married or had children is not known.
28. Sarah DANIELL 24,28 (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born on 4 May 175624 and died on 6 Dec 1793 at age 37.
General Notes: Sarah DANIELL, born 4 May 1756, is a daughter of James O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. James migrated to South Carolina circa 1754, dropped the O' from his name, and spelled it DANIELL. Sarah is named in James DANIELL's Bible transcription published in the The History of Hancock County, Georgia. Sarah married Captain James TAYLOR, becoming his second wife.
Sarah died 6 December 1793, only three weeks after giving birth to her seventh child, her namesake, Sarah, born 15 November 1793. Doubly tragic, her daughter died soon after in 1794.
Sarah and her husband are named in her father's Last Will & Testament in Hancock County, Georgia in 1797. "Pages 284-286: Will of James DANIELL of Hancock County ...to the heirs of my daughter Sarah and James TAYLOR.... James DANIELL (SEAL), dated May 11, 1797. Wit: Wm. BIGGINS, Wm. JONES, James H. JONES. Proven March 5, 1798."
Sarah married Capt. James TAYLOR, Sr., RS-SC,28,105,106 son of John TAYLOR and Lucy Lynn BURGE, on 2 Dec 1772 in Camden District, South Carolina.107 James was born circa 1745 in Amelia County, Virginia and died in Aug 1806 in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina about age 61.
General Notes: This short biography of James TAYLOR is in Edwin L. Green's A History of Richland County South Carolina::
"JAMES TAYLOR James TAYLOR's date of birth is unknown; his death took place in August, 1806. He married Mary HIRONS April 5, 1768, and after her death April 22, 1772, he married December of the same year Sarah DANIEL, daughter of James DANIEL, who died December 6, 1793. His home was near the intersection of Washington and Marion Streets. At this time a bold spring was near by, the water of which flowed down Marion to Taylor Street and thence to Harden Street and Rocky Branch. During the Revolution,, according to Johnson's Traditions, he took the oath of allegiance, but later, considering that the British had broken faith, he joined the patriots and was captured and would have been put to death had it not been for the false swearing of a neighbor. No record, however, shows this story to be true. Capt. James TAYLOR was commissary under Sumter and was stationed at the Congarees. At the census of 1790 he was the richest slaveholder in Richland County, being credited with 160 slaves. He was a commissioner in 1791 for the government of Columbia and was later a justice of the quorum for Richland County."
James TAYLOR recorded a deed on Jan. 14, 1771 for 150 acres between Horse Branch and the Congaree River. Names indexed in this deed are Ann HADDINGHA, Hester PESHEW, Casper FAUST, Henry WEAVER, Henry SEESTRUNK.
There is apparently no record on file of James TAYLOR's service during the Revolutionary War, but he is often referred to as in charge of the commissary, especially at the Congarees. He signed documents as assistant State commissary. (Green, "History of Richland County", p. 103-4.)
"After the Revolutionary War a strong feeling developed throughout the state that the seat of the state government should be changed from Charleston to a more central location. Many sites were discussed and in March, 1786 the General Assembly passed an Act providing for removal of the South Carolina capital from Charleston to a site "near Friday's Ferry on the Congaree River, including the plain of the hill whereon Thomas and James Taylor, Esquires, now reside". One reason for the choice of this location was that it was practically the geographical center of the state; another, that the head of the Congaree River had long been recognized as the natural gateway to the Up Country." ("A Guide to Columbia: South Carolina's capital city" by Jane Kealhofer Simons, page 11.)
James and his brother Colonel Thomas TAYLOR were elected representatives of Richland county to serve in the convention in Columbia for the purpose of revising, altering, or forming a new constitution for South Carolina. [The City Gazette, Charleston, South Carolina, Monday, February 15, 1790, Page 3]
In the 1790 census, Richland County, South Carolina, Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 140, James TAYLOR's household is shown as "1 3 4 - 160". He lives next door to his brother Thomas TAYLOR. In addition, he shown as executor on three estates: Wm. TUCKER, Thomas DORTCH, and John TAYLOR.
SALES OF LAND Mortgaged for the Paper Medium... on the Fourth Wednefday, being the 30th snfant, ... unlefs the defaulters, in the meantime, make payment of the arrears of intereft...
3. "James Taylor, 200 acres of land, near the Congaree, on the north-eaft fide of faid river, to the north-eaft on land not then laid out, to the fouth-eaft on land of John Pearfon, to the fouth-west on land part not laid out, and part laid outto John Fairchild, and to the north-weft on land of John Fairfield. Alfo 100 acres, adjoining the above, both originally granted to John Fairchild. [The City Gazette, Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday, March 9, 1796, Page: 2]
"My maternal 5th great-grandfather was Captain John TAYLOR (b. 1746 m. Sarah HIRONS d. 1 Feb 1781; wounded twice, at Fort Moultrie and Sullivan's Island, and died of smallpox during the war - captured with Colonel Thomas TAYLOR [b. 10 Sept 1743 & John's brother...] at Fishing Creek but escaped while being carried to Camden, SC), one of 3 brothers who, I believe, fought in the American Revolution for the SC Militia. Their father, another John TAYLOR, b. ca. 1723, migrated from VA in 1754 to the east bank of the Congaree River, 10 miles south of Columbia, SC. The 3rd brother was James TAYLOR who married both Sarah's sister, Mary HIRONS, & Sarah DANIELL." (Taylor info: http://www.geocities.com/bcvsmith/ 19 April 2002)
James TAYLOR who died in August 1806, married (1) Mary HIRONS (died April 21, 1772) on April 5, 1768. After Mary's death, James married (2) Sarah DANIEL on December 2, 1772. (http://www.palmettoroots.org/RichlandFamilies.html)
SC Archives: Series Number: S165015 Year: ND00 Item: 04436 ignore: 00 Date: 1803 C. Description: TAYLOR, Thomas, Sr., Trustee for James TAYLOR, Sr., Petition Asking to Settle the Debt Owed to James TAYLOR's Estate for Land It Purchased to Build the City of Columbia (4 Pages) Names Indexed: TAYLOR, Thomas Sr.///TAYLOR, James Sr./ Locations: Columbia// Type: Petition//Topics: State House//Town Lots/Towns, Establishment; And: Series Number: S165005 Year: 1803 Item: 00015 Page: 00 Date: 1803/12/12 Description: Committee Report on the Petition of Col. Thomas TAYLOR, in Behalf of James TAYLOR, Concerning His Claim (4 Pages) Names Indexed: TAYLOR, Thomas/TAYLOR, James/ Locations: / Type: Report of Legislative Committee
In "A History of Richland County", p. 247, under Richland County, Will Books: Book E, "Page 39. James TAYLOR, Sr. (called Capt. James TAYLOR). John TAYLOR, adm., November 30, 1806." [Includes the entry in parentheses.]
Children from this marriage were:
+ 143 F i. Mary D. TAYLOR was born about 1773.
+ 144 M ii. Ensign Jesse TAYLOR was born on 2 Oct 1774 in Richland County, South Carolina and died before 13 Apr 1804 in Richland County, South Carolina.108
+ 145 M iii. James TAYLOR, Jr. was born on 2 Feb 1777 in Richland County, South Carolina and died on 23 Apr 1803 in Richmond, Virginia at age 26.
+ 146 F iv. Mary TAYLOR 109 was born on 1 Jun 1779 in Richland County, South Carolina and died on 15 Sep 1846 in Caddo Parish, Louisiana110 at age 67.
+ 147 F v. Patience TAYLOR was born on 4 Oct 1781 in Richland County, South Carolina and died on 12 Apr 1811 at age 29.
+ 148 F vi. Martha TAYLOR was born on 18 Jan 1784 in Richland District, South Carolina and died circa 1811 in Richland District, South Carolina about age 27.
+ 149 F vii. Sarah TAYLOR was born on 15 Nov 1793 in Richland County, South Carolina and died in 1794 in Richland County, South Carolina at age 1.
29. Jose DANIELL 24 (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born on 6 Dec 1757 in South Carolina24 and died on 26 Mar 1799 in Charleston, South Carolina29 at age 41. Another name for Jose was Joseph DANIELL.111 He had no relationships and no children.
General Notes: Jose DANIELL, born 6 December 1757, is a son of James O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. James migrated to South Carolina circa 1754, and dropped the O' from his surname, and spelled it DANIELL. Jose's birth is recorded in a transcription published in the The History of Hancock County, Georgia, referencing an old Bible "which originally belonged to James DANIELL".
Although Jose is not found as "Joseph" in any family reference, records naming him as Joseph DANIELL or DANIEL corrolating to his location, neighbors, and his death indicate he was Joseph. Fourteen references have been found for Jose DANIELL (1757-1799). Ten name him as "Jose"; and four as "Joseph."
Jose appraised the estate of Nathan CENTER, per an abstract from Green's "History of Richland County", page 213: "Box 14, No. 147. CENTER, Nathan. Will, December 21, 1782-January 16, 1783. Wit.: Solomon PETERS, Elizabeth Jackson, Lucy HOWELL. Ex.: Thomas TAYLOR, James TAYLOR, William HOWELL. Sons: Nathan, John, William. Dau.:Elizabeth. Wife: Martha. Property appraised by R. EVANS, John BOYD, Ethel HEATH, Jose DANIEL."
The 1790 Census lists Jose DANIEL in Richland County, Camden District, South Carolina with no family and 28 slaves. No record of Jose being married or having children has been found. Jose's neighbors, the ten named each side of him were: Duncan LIVINGSTON, Petigrew SALISBURRY, Rich WHITEMORE, Hix CHAPPELL, John HOPKINS, Green RIVES, Thomas McCLENNON, Wm. NAZEY, Jacob MYERS, Tho. HUTCHISON, Jose DANIEL, Robt. HOWELL, Wm. WESTON, Silas RIVES, Sarah WESTON, Nathaniel CHAMBLISS, Moses CROFT, Wm. ADAMS, Martyn STATLER, Junr., John HIRONS, and Jonathan WISE.
Jose DANIELL named as Joseph:
SC Archives: Series: S165010 Year: 1791 Item: 00001ignore: 000 Date: 11/19/1791 Description: Camden District, Presentment Concerning the Compensation of Jurors. (2 Pages) Names indexed: BAY, Elihu Hall; BOYKIN, Francis; BRUNSON, Daniel; DANIEL, Joseph; DURANT, Henry; FOST, Jacob; HEATH, Ethel; HOWELL, Arthur; MCFADDIEN, Thomas; McMORRIS, William; MILLER, Charles; REES, Hubert; SINGLETON, John; WRIGHT, Thomas. Locations: Camden District.
SC Archives - Series Number: S165010 Year: 1791 Item: 00001 ignore: 00 Date: 1791/11/19 Description: Camden District, Presentment Concerning the Compensation of Jurors. (2 Pages) Names Indexed: SINGLETON, John//REES, Hubert/HEATH, Ethel/MILLER, Charles/McFADDEN, Thomas/DURANT, Henry/BOYKIN, Francis//HOWELL, Arthur/BRUNSON, Daniel/DANIEL, Joseph/BAY, Elihu Hall/FOST, Jacob/McMORRIS, William/WRIGHT, Thomas.
Two abstracts from Richland County Will Book B raise questions:
"Page 227. Richard DANIEL. Will. January 26, 1792 - February 14, 1792. Wit.: Christopher TATUM, Margaret TATUM. Ex.: John HITONS[HIRONS?], Joel ADAMS. Legacies to Joel ADAMS, John MORRIS, Arthur HOWELL, John HIRONS, PEARCE. (A History of Richland County, p. 226)
SC Archives: S108093 Reel: 0021 Frame: 00468 item: 00 Date: 1792 C. Description: HOWELL, Arthur of Richland County, Will Typescript (MSS Will: Book B, Pages 235-236; Estate Packet: Box 15, Pkg 363) (1 Frame). Names Indexed: HOWELL, Arthur/HOWELL, John/HOWELL, William/HOWELL, Martha/DANIEL, Joseph/HOWELL, Robert/MEYER, William/Locations: Richland County/Pond Branch. From the typescript: "And I do nominate - Constitute and appoint my beloved brothers [sic] William and Martha HOWELL and my beloved Cousin Joseph DANIEL Exr's of this my last will and Testament."
A second abstract of Arthur HOWELL's Will from A History of Richland County, p. 226-7: Will Book B "Page 235. Arthur HOWELL. Will, March 22, 1792-n. d. Wit.: Robt. HOWELL, John HOWELL, Wm. MEYER. Ex.: William HOWELL, Martha HOWELL, Joseph DANIELL. Wife: Mary. Son: John. Brother: William (whose wife was Martha). Cousin: Joseph DANIELL." [Note: Mary HOWELL was not named in the Will, but referred to as "my beloved wife." RLD]
Jose DANIELL was Robert HOWELL's neighbor in 1790, contributing to the thought that Jose and Joseph.are the same person.
Does Richard DANIEL's legacy to Arthur HOWELL (Jr.) reflect a family relationship for Robert and Arthur to Joseph DANIELL, called "my beloved cousin" in Arthur's Will?
Who is the link to Joseph and Arthur HOWELL (Jr.) being cousins? Arthur's father died before 9 Mar 1753, wife Sarah, maiden name not found.
Is Martha HOWELL, wife of William, Jose DANIELL's sister born 22 Jan 1762? Martha HOWELL and Joseph (Jose?)DANIELL are both executors of Arthur HOWELL (Jr.)'s Will. Joseph is called "cousin."*
*"Cousin" in the 1700s was used to mean "nephew or niece." [Virginia Historical Genealogies, John Bennett Boddie, p. ix] How was Jose DANIELL related to Arthur HOWELL?
Kershaw County Records - WPA Transcripts, 1791 - 1799
17 Nov 1794 - Jurors drawn to serve at next court from box 3 to box 4:
1. CHARLES CONYERS, Claren
2. RICHARD SINGLETON, Claren
3. WITE JOY, Lanc
4. GEORGE KING, Ker
5. JOSEPH GIBSON, Ffd
7. ARCHIBALD OWENS, Kershaw
8. WILLIAM BELL, Ffd
9. JOHN GAYTON, Kers
10. JOHN HODGE, Clarend
11. WILLIAM BRIDGES, Lanc
12. HUGH COFFEE, Lanc
13. JOHN MORRIS, Richl
14. ROBERT GASTON, Lanc
15. LEWIS GRANT, Kers
16. GEORGE ASFORD, Ffd
17. WILLIAM SCOTT SENR, Richl
18. GOLDEN WILLIAMS, Lanc
19. WILLIAMS SAUNDERS, Rich
20. FERGUSON HAILE, Lanc
21. MATHEW GAYLE, Clarend
22. HEZEKIAH REAMS, Claren
23. RICHARD EVANS, Richl
24. ROWLAND EVANS, Rich
25. WILLIAM DANIEL, Ffd
26. WILLIAM STEPHENS, Lanc
27. DAVID JONES, Kers
28. GEORGE CURRY, Lanc
29. JOHN CALVERT, Richl
30. ROWLAND WILLIAMSON, Ffd
31. FRANCIS BELL, Kers
32. JOSEPH DANIEL, Rich
33. WILLIAM HOLLADAY, Rich
34. SAMUEL PERKINS, Kers
35. DEVALE FUNDERBURGH, Lanc
36. JACOB MARTIN, Clarend"
Jose DANIELL was named executor of the estate of John MIERS in his Last Will and Testament, dated 1 March 1797. Edwin L. Green published this in A History of Richland County, South Carolina: Will Book C, "Page 151. John MIERS (MEYER, MYER, MEYERS) Sr.. Will, March 1, 1797- April 5, 1797. Wit: Martyn H. LARY, William HOLLIDAY, John CULPEPPER. Ex: Jose DANIELL. Nieces: Patsey, dau. of Jacob MIERS; Catherine MEIRS. Step-dau.: Narsessee HARRISON and Ann Harriet HARRISON." For expansion, the SC Archives provide: S108093 Reel: 0021 Frame: 00511 item:00 1797 C. MIERS, John of Richland County (MSS Will: Book C, Page 151; Estate Packet: Box 21, Pkg 512) (2 Frames). Names indexed: MIERS, John/MIERS, Patsy/MIERS, Jacob/MIERS, Cathareine (sic)/HARRISON, Nursessee/HARRISON, Ann Harriot (sic)/GOODWYN, William/ Nan (Slave)/LARY, Martyn H./HOLLADAY, William/CULPEPER, John/DANIELE, Jose. Locations: Richland County." The "DANIELE" here may be "DANIELL" on the original, the second "L" being mistaken as "E" when transcribed. The MYERS families were neighbors of Jose in the 1790 census. When Jose died in 1799, Jacob MEYERS was appointed administrator for John MEYERS. (Richland County Will Book D, page 22)
Jose, along with his brother, Levi DANIELL, and William HARDWICK Jr. were named executors of the 1797 LW&T of James DANIELL of Hancock County, Georgia in which he was given "three hundred acres of land lying on the Congaree River and 400 acres in 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."
The death of Jose DANIELL was reported in both the South Carolina Gazette of April 5, 1799: "Died in Charleston, on Tues. the 26th ult. Mr. Jose DANIEL of the Congaree." and in the "City Gazette and Daily Advertiser" (Charleston of 1799): "Died on March 26 (issue of March 28) in Charleston Mr. Joseph DANIEL of the Congarees." These two records also present that Jose is Joseph.
On April 6, 1799, Levi DANIELL, along with Matthew HOWELL, were named administrators of the estate of Jose DANIELL in Richland County, South Carolina. Recorded in Will Book C, page 233. (Edwin L. Green in "A History of Richland County South Carolina" page 236, with and added note of "Cf. Book D, pg. 75")
On December 23, 1801, Robert HENDRICK, Jesse TAYLOR and James TAYLOR, Jr. were named administrators for the estate of Jose DANIELL. (Edwin L. Green in "A History of Richland County South Carolina" page 239) Levi DANIELL had died on 10 December 1800. Matthew HOWELL was the other original administrator for this estate who also seems to have been replaced. Recorded in Will Book D, page 75.
Jose died about 14 months after his father, apparently unexpected and intestate. A record of suit against the estate of his father James DANIELL is recorded in Hancock County, Georgia, Deed Book C, p. 543. "We, James TAYLOR and Matthew HOWELL of South Carolina, and the said HOWELL being an administrator of the goods and chattles of Jose DANIELL, deceased, have appointed Doctor Robert HENRICK (HENDRICK) of the same place, our true and lawful attorney, for us, in our names jointly, to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive such legacies & c which said James TAYLOR and Matthew HOWELL jointly or either in own right or as administrator for the said Jose DANIELL, may be entitled by law to receive from the estate of James DANIELL, late of State of Georgia, deceased. This 8th Jun 1801. Wit: Peter BREMER. Recorded 15th Jul 1801."
This Deed of Conveyance, said to start on Edgefield South Carolina Deed Bk. 29, page 494, was transcribed by Robert Daniell from electronic copies of original pages graciously provided by Martha Taylor of La Pine, Alabama. Portions of the edges of the pages were not visible, causing missing page numbers and omission of words where indicated by "..."
"Robert HENDRICK To William DANIEL Deed of Conveyance South Carolina Whereas on the suggestion of Robert HENDRICK and Mary his wife late Mary HOWELL the Relict of William HOWELL deceased of Richland District and State aforesaid that a certain Jose DANIEL of the same District and State died seized and possessed of sundry Lands and tenements in fee simple and among others of a certain Tract or parcels of Lands laying and situate in Edgefield District in the State aforesaid containing four hundred Acres more or less of which said Lands and tenements the said Robert HENDRICK and Mary his Wife together with Jesse TAYLOR James TAYLOR (now dec.d) Mary TAYLOR (Wife of Thomas) and Martha TAYLOR as legal Representatives of the said Jose DANIEL are entitled to partition by Virtue of the act of the general Assembly of the State entitled an ... for the obletion of the rights of primogeniture (unreadable) of partition did issue in the Court of common pleas for Richland District directed to certain commissioners therein named to make partition thereof, and whereas by the return of the said commissioners it did appear to the said Court that the lands and tenements above mentioned could not be divided and parted out between the several claimants should be sold on a credit of twelve months by the said Robert HENDRICK above mentioned, Administrator de bonis non of the said Jose DANIEL Dec.d and that the proceeds of such sale be divided among the representatives of the said Jose DANIEL as will more fully appear by the judgement, record and proceding of the said Court. Now know all men by these presents that I Robert HENDRICK in obedience to and in pursuance of the Judgement and order of the said Court of Common Pleas aforesaid and for the consideration of four hundred Dollars ... in hand paid by a certain William DANIEL of the District of Edgefield ... State aforesaid the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have bargained, sold, released and confirmed and by these presents do bargain, sell, release, ... unto the said William DANIEL the above mentioned Tract or parcels of Land situate, lying and being in Edgefield District aforesaid four? hundred Acres more or less, the same being a part of the afor... Tenements of which the said Jose Daniel died seized and possessed shape, marks and bounds as a plat of the same hereto annexed ... To have and to hold the aforesaid Tract or parcels of Land to ... members and appertenances thereto belonging unto the said ... his Heirs and Assigns forever. And I the said Robert HEN... my Heirs, Executors and Administrators do covenent and ... the said William DANIEL his Heirs and Assigns to warr... the aforesaid Tract of Land with its appurtenances against all ... from by or under me. In Testimony whereof I have hereunt... Seal this (blank) day of October eighteen hundred and thre... Witness: Tho H. EGAN Phil. E. PEARSON (Signed) R. HENDRICK
So Carolina Memo random that on the 24th day of Oct...our Lord eighteen hundred and nine par... before me one of the Justices of said State Tho H EGANS and ...he did see the above named Robert HENDRICK sign, seal a... and deed this deed and to and for the uses there... Phil E PEARSON subscribe his name as a witness thereto above written. Sign... Tho... Wm SPRAGIUS
Plat map of land herelower portion of page not visible
...ters of Clouds Creek & Saluda River on the Road that goes from the Ridge to ..nty Six, bounding S. E. wards on Robert STARKS Esq. and part on Robert PRINGLES Esq...nd No E wards on Thomas KIRKLAND's land No Wt wards on Land owners (illegible)... and So Wt wards on vacant land, and also (illegible) a Tract of John DOOLEY...hath such shapes (illegible) and marks as the above platt doth represent, Certified...the 22nd day of June Anno Domini 1794
...urveyor Generals Office ...tober 1st 1803 Columbia Moses KIRKLAND Dept Sur. I do hereby certify that the within is a true Copy taken from the original Plat and ...mined by John BYNUM Senr. Surv. Gen. Recorded 24th October 1809"
Known relationships of Jose DANIELL to individuals in the above may lead to additional discoveries:
William DANIEL, husband of Lucretia BELL, a grandson of John O'DANIEL of Fairfax, Virginia, cousin of Jose DANIELL, and grandnephew of James DANIELL, (died 1798) of Hancock County, Georgia.
Capt. James TAYLOR, a brother-in-law, married 2 Dec 1772 in Columbia, SC to Sarah DANIELL who died 6 Dec 1793. James DANIELL's 1797 Will included bequeaths: "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."
Dr. Robert HENDRICK, brother-in-law, married to Mary DANIELL, 21 May 1795, in Columbia, South Carolina. James DANIELL's 1797 Will included bequeaths: "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 50 acres of land on the Broad River to him and his heirs forever." and "Item. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Patsy HANDRICK three Negroes viz Joe, Ruker, 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." Both Mary DANIELL and her daughter Patsy HENDRICK were deceased before this Deed of conveyance was filed.
"Mary HOWELL the Relict of William HOWELL" is proven to be Mary STANLEY, daughter of Samuel STANLEY and Unknown PAISLEY. She was the mother of Louisa Maria HENDRICK.
Matthew HOWELL, relationship unknown, possibly a brother of Jesse Malachi HOWELL (son orf Malachi and Martha Epps Goodwyn HOWELL) who married circa 1798 Martha TAYLOR, Jose's niece, daughter of Capt. James and Sarah Daniell TAYLOR.
William HARDWICK, Jr., brother of Nancy Hardwick DANIELL, widow of James DANIELL.
Phil. E. PEARSON, grandson of John PEARSON and Mary RAIFORD of Camden County, South Carolina, and 1st cousin of Martha Pearson COOK, wife of Jose's brother, Levi DANIELL of Hancock County, Georgia.
Peter BREMER, relationship unknown, likely a son of John BREMER/AR, a neighbor of James DANIEL/LL indexed with James on numerous land transactions in South Carolina.
Moses KIRKLAND, husband of Patience RAIFORD and a neighbor of James DANIELL.
The MIERS Jose's neighbors as listed in the 1790 census.
William GOODWYN possibly a cousin through the GOODWYN, RAIFORD, HOWELL, PEARSON and DANIELL (DANIEL) marriages.
30. Levi DANIELL, Esq. RS-SC 24,30 (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born on 21 Dec 1759 in South Carolina24 and died on 10 Dec 1800 in Hancock County, Georgia31 at age 40.
General Notes: Levi DANIELL, born 21 December 1759, was a son of James O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. James migrated to South Carolina circa 1754, and dropped the O' from his name, spelling it DANIELL. Levi's birth is recorded in a transcription published in the The History of Hancock County, Georgia, referencing an old Bible "which originally belonged to James DANIELL". Levi is the only son of James known to have a male descendant line.
Levi DANIELL was born in South Carolina and moved to Hancock County, Georgia after the Revolutionary War. There is some confusion as to his birth date as his daughter's Bible has him born in 1769 (too young to be a soldier in the Revolution), but his father's Bible has him born in 1759 which groups him in with his other siblings and makes him old enough to have served in the Revolutionary War. Levi was "a true patriot" per his obituary and is believed to have served in South Carolina, but his service record has not been found. "Levi Daniel 12/21/1769 11/1800" is named on page 316, Volume 1 of "Georgia Revolutionary War Soldiers' Graves", compiled by H. Ross Arnold, Jr. & H. Clifton Burnham. c. 1993 by the Georgia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Levi died in 1800, but a Levi DANIEL drew in the 1805 Georgia land lottery as a veteran; if our Levi, it would have been for his orphans but "orphans of" is not indicated. [http://www.1805georgialandlottery.com/d.shtml] Levi's father, James DANIELL, older than militia age, provided Public Service to the Continental Army and his sister was married to Captain James TAYLOR of Richland, South Carolina. It would be surprising if Levi did not serve along side his in-laws and cousins known to have served. Comments by James L. Haynsworth in the article "ORGANIZATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S REVOLUTIONARY ARMY" add credence to Levi's service despite the lack of a record found: "On June 6, 1775 the Provincial Congress of South Carolina (later to become the General Assembly) ordered 2 regiments of foot and one regiment of cavalry raised for the protection of the province. The first two regiments were recruited and officered, for the most part, be residents of Charlestown and its vicinity. (See ALL IN THE FAMILY on page 3). Command of the two regiments was given to Christopher Gadsden and William Moultrie. The third regiment, called "Rangers", was commanded by Col. William Thomson and was recruited primarily from the area around Orangeburg. In November, 1775 a regiment of artillery was raised, and command was given to Lt. Col. Owen Roberts. Soon it became necessary to enlist still more troops, and in February, 1776 two additional regiments of "expert riflemen" were raised and were commanded by Thomas Sumter and Isaac Huger. At the same time, two more units of the artillery regiment were organized at Georgetown and Beaufort, commanded by Capt. Paul Trapier and Capt. William Harden. On September 14, 1776 these six regiments were taken onto the Continental establishment; that is, they became a part of the regular army or "Continental Line" which had been organized by the Continental Congress. The South Carolina militia was composed of some 10 regiments of troops, each representing a geographical area in the state. All adult males were subject to militia service, and were called up periodically. They served for a specified period of time and went home. The militiamen, who were part-time soldiers., correspond to the National Guard or Reserves of today, while the Continental troops, who enlisted for a specified number of years, or for the duration of the war, served continuously and correspond to our regular army." (THE CAROLINA HERALD, Volume 2 Number 3 Summer 1973, the quarterly newsletter of the South Carolina Genealogical Society)
Levi's younger life in South Carolina, education, and service record are a mystery. He moved to Hancock County, Georgia with his father and many neighbors when the new Indian lands were opened up and granted to Revolutionary War veterans, about 1790. His homestead was on Island Creek, a short distance off the Oconee River. His neighbors included his father and stepmother, James and Nancy DANIELL, his future in-laws, Captain John COOK and his wife Martha, and John HARBIRT (executor of Levi's will) and his wife Sarah, all from Fairfield County, South Carolina. In 1794, the tax record lists him as one of only 18 people in the county with 15 of more slaves. He also acquired land around Shoulderbone Creek and in 1796, paid taxes for lands in both Lewis' and Sanford's districts.
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: "GOULSBY, Jonathan. 287 acres, Washington Co., bounded N. Wm. MORGAN, E. & S. vacant, W. Jno. RAGAN. Cut by Eiland creek, survey 257. Nov. 8, 1784, p. 131."
On 11 September 1796, Levi married Martha Pearson COOK. In 1797, his father James DANIELL died, leaving a large estate to Levi and his siblings. On 10 Dec 1800, Levi died at age 41, only two days after making his will and only four years after his marriage to Martha Pearson COOK. He leaves three children under three years of age and a twenty-three year old widow. (Tuck Wilson)
The only known indication that Levi may have been a "Dr." is in this comment referring to a Texas DAR Index appended to the Revolutionary War record of Levi's father-in-law:
Georgia Revolutionary Soldiers, Sailors, Patriots, & Descendants, Vol I by Mary Carter 929.3758 C324G:
COOK, John: RS Capt VA, NC, SC, c. 1740 - 1799 Hancock Co., GA. In the battles of Eutaw Springs, Cowpens, Guilford Courthouse, & others. Married 1st Betty Brown and 2nd Martha Ann Pearson. Children: known and perhaps others: Philip 1775 m. Martha Wooten and Martha m. John Daniell (a Texas DAR index has Martha/Patty? m. 1st Dr. Levi Daniell and 2nd Jack Daniell) [Texas DAR, Vol 1-C, part 2 with call number R 929.3764 D 238 R (or possibly P), pages 492-493,
provided by Alexis Spiritas, 12.28.2008]
The History of Hancock County, Georgia, page 138, records three children named in Levi DANIELL's Bible:
Jesse Daniell Austin....Sept. 9, 1794
James Daniell Austin..July 11, 1797
Caty Daniell Austin....March 4, 1799
Note: James and Caty were not AUSTIN. Levi and Martha were married two years after Jesse was born. Levi names his children, James, Catherine, and Juliett in his LW&T dated 8 December 1800. Jesse Daniell AUSTIN, living, was not named."my grandson Jesse Daniell AUSTON, son of Betty AUSTON", as named in his grandfather's LW&T, was Levi's nephew. The Austin surname was apparently carried down for Levi's children as well.
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
These land records are found in the work of Helen and Tim Marsh, LAND DEED GENEALOGY OF HANCOCK COUNTY, GEORGIA, 1997, Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC, pp. 92, 136, 156, 230, 241, 279.": "Hancock County, Georgia, Deed Book B, p. 356: 20 April 1796. Jesse CONNEL of Hancock county to Levi DANIEL of the same place for the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County containing two hundred acres, being part of a tract originally granted to John BRYANT dated 17th May 1784 for four hundred and sixty acres. Wit: Robert SIMMS, J. P., Will DENT, J. P. and Obahiah RICHARDSON.
Hancock County, Georgia, Deed Book B, p. 11-13. 6th August 1796, Jesse CONNELL of Hancock County, GA to Peter DENT of same place for sum of two hundred Spanish milles dollars for all that land being formerly in Washington, but now in Hancock County, being part of a tract originally, on the sixth September 1785, granted unto John BRYANT, for 460 acres on Rocky Fork and Shoulderbone. Adj. land conveyed by Jesse CANNEL to Levi DANIEL. Containing 260 acres. Wit: Will DENT, J. P. and Robt. SIMMS, J. P. Reg: 30th April 1798.
Levi DANIELL, along with Joseph DENSON and Hubert REYNOLDS, witnessed the Will of Thomas HARBIRT, Sr. written 2 April 1797. Levi, John HUMPHRIES, and Mat KINCHIN appraised the estate as well. John (Jr.), George and Thomas HARBIRT were executors of this will, and John HARBIRT, Levi's neighbor, would later be an executor of Levi DANIELL's estate.
On April 6, 1799, Levi DANIELL, along with Matthew HOWELL, were named administrators of the estate of Jose DANIELL, Levi's brother, in Richland County, South Carolina. Recorded in Will Book C, page 233. (Edwin L. Green in "A History of Richland County South Carolina" with and added note of "Cf Book D, pg. 75")
Levi's father died before 5 May 1798 when his Will was proven. In it, James DANIELL wrote:
"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."
"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."
Hancock County Will Book AA page 36-39 records: January 3rd 1799. "Then received of William HARDWICK, Jr. as executor of James DANIELL decd twenty five Negroes, stock of every kind and all my legacy that was will'd to me by said James DANIELL decd. I also received of said HARDWICK six hundred and sixty seven dollars on approved account which money was paid out of money belonging to the estate of said James DANIELL decd. Given under my hand this 3rd day of January 1799. Levi DANIELL". Also: "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 out the account of Levi DANIELL. Given under our hand. Levi DANIELL Nancy DANIELL".
An abstracted obituary of Levi DANIELL from "Marriages and Deaths, 1763-1820" by Mary Bondurant Warren, from extant Georgia newspapers, page 27, reads: "DANIELL, Levi, Esq, d. at his seat at Hancock Co. 12/10/1800, wife and children, "a true patriot". Augusta Chronicle 12/27/1800.
Hancock County, Georgia, Deed Book E, p. 74. I, Mat KINCHEN of Hancock County for the sum of five hundred dollars paid by David CLEMENTS of same place for two negro boys named Harry and Wyley. Wit: Hubt. REYNOLDS and Levi DANIELL, J. P. Reg: 18th February 1801." Note: This deed was recorded after Levi's death on 10 December 1800. Levi served as a Justice of the Peace for Hancock County until his untimely death.
The Will of Levi DANIELL, 1801 Hancock County Will Book AAA page 37, was provided by Tuck Wilson:
In the name of God Amen I Levi DANIELL of the State of Georgia and the county of Hancock, being at this time in a low state of health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following (Viz) I lend unto my beloved wife Martha DANIELL during her natural life one hundred and fifty acres of land, including the dwelling house and premises whereon I now live on Island Creek to be laid off on a square adjoining a dividing line that may be hereafter run between my step-mother Nancy DANIELL's and myself, agreeable to my father's will, and to adjoin the lands of John HARBIRT, and also I lend to my said wife during her natural life the following Negroes (to wit) Abby, Ivey, Lucy, March, Sam, Friday, George, Flora the younger, and Maggy, and after my wife's decease, it is my will and desire that the said land and Negroes be equally divided between my three children hereinafter named.
Item. I give and devise unto my son James DANIELL one hundred acres of land on Island Creek to be laid off adjoining the land herein before lent to my wife and adjoining Robert CARR's lands and John RAGAN's. I also give unto my said son James all the use and profits of the one half of a tract of land lying in Washington County in the same manner as I am interested in and to the same by the last will and testament of my father James DANIELL deceased. I also give and bequeath unto my said son James the following Negroes (to wit) Will, Rose, Sampson, Aleck, Moses, Bill, Hannah, Milly and Molly. All the said lands and Negroes I give, devise, and bequeath unto my said son James in manner above mentioned to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and devise unto my daughter Catherine DANIELL the one half of the remainder of the lands that I am now possessed of on the waters of Island and Rockey Creek to her and her heirs and assigns forever. I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Catherine the following Negroes (to wit) Cato, Flora the Elder, Toby, July, Simon, Harriot, Cynthia and John, to her and her heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and devise unto my daughter Juliett all the remaining part of my lands on the waters of Island and Rockey Creek on a division with my daughter Catherine, be there one hundred acres more or less to her and her heirs and assigns forever. A also give and bequeath unto my daughter Juliett the following Negroes (to wit) Joe, Nan, Armor, Jack, Abram, Sue, Davy, Ben, Siller, Tom, and Dinah to her and her heirs and assigns forever. It is my will and desire that all the lands lent to my step-mother Nancy DANIELL by my father in his last will adjoining the lands whereon I now live which falls to me at my said step-mother's decease agreeable to said will, that the said lands be equally divided among my said three children namely James, Catherine, and Juliett after the said Nancy DANIELL decease, and to be theirs, their heirs and assigns severally forever. It is my will and desire that all my stock of horse creatures, cattle and hogs be divided between my said wife Martha and three children herein before named in the following manner (Viz) My wife to have one third part thereof and the balance to be equally divided among my said three children. It is also my will and desire that my wife shall have the use of all my household furniture and plantation and other tools during her natural life and after her decease, for the same and every other thing herein given or lent to her to be equally divided among my said three children. I also give to my said son James one thousand dollars cash in hand or to be collected of debts that are due me, or raised out of my crop or crops and for the said sum to be laid out to the best advantage by my executors hereinafter named to procure land for my said son James. I also give unto my daughter Catherine the sum of five hundred dollars cash to be raised or to be made in the same manner mentioned for my son James and applied to and for her use in the same manner as expressed above in the case of my son James. I also give to my daughter Juliett the sum of five hundred dollars cash to be raised or made in the manner mentioned in the case of my son James, and to be applied to and for her use in the same manner as expressed to him in his particular case. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my trusty friend Robert McGINTY Senior and John HARBIRT Executors to this my last will and testament. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eight day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred, and (the) twenty-fifth year of American Independence.
Signed, sealed, pronounced, and declared in the presence of
Stephen HORTON Levi DANIELL
Georgia, Hancock County - the forgoing will proven in open court and ordered to be recorded this 5th day of January 1801.
M. GREENE CCO
(Note: Executor, Robert McGINTY, and witnesses, John LAMAR and Stephen HORTON, are members of the Island Creek Baptist Church, as was Levi's father, James, and step-mother Nancy. Phillip COOK is Levi's brother-in-law.).
At a Court of Ordinary, January 5, 1801, letters testamentary were granted to Robert McGINTY and John HARBIRT to carry into effect the Will of Levi DANIELL. Thomas LAMAR, John RAGAN, Henry LOW, & Lazarus BATTLE were appointed to appraise the estate.
The estate records of Levi DANIELL are very interesting and revealing. The estate was kept "open" for many years, operating like a business, providing money for the food, clothing, and education of the very young minors. The slaves bequeathed to the children were rented out annually for a good bit of money and other slaves worked the farm. Levi DANIELL must have had a very prosperous farm that kept producing for the estate as it sold hundreds of bushels of corn and thousands of pounds of cotton. It sold brandy, cornmeal, and even rented smithy tools. I suspect that Levi had a store that sold these things and that he got it from his father. Both died with many people owing them small (and large) amounts of money, as if the DANIELLs were extending credit. Levi had 57 accounts and notes of people owing him money at the time of his death. There is much in the Hancock County Will Books documenting all this. see AAA page 36-38, AAAA page 73, E page 126,146,151, F page 200.
The way the money was spent is even more interesting. Every penny was accounted for and much of Hancock County Guardian Book B is filled with this. Levi's children were boarded, well educated, and well dressed.
Here are two estate accounting reports of the estate of Levi DANIELL. Apparently, the estate was left open until the children were either married or 21 years old. The slaves of the children were hired out and the farm paid out for the raising and education of the children and it was highly profitable. (Tuck Wilson)
DANIELL Levi Estate 2 page 126 Will Book E
Account of cash received for the estate of Levi DANIEL decd by John HERBERT one of the executors of said estate.
27 Jan 1801 - cash received from Robert McGINTY for wheat, corn, pork & brandy 88.67 ½
1 May 1801 - of Robert McGINTY for 6 gallons brandy 1.00
of William BUTLER for 18 3/4 gallons 3.50
22 Nov 1802 - of Tapley COLT (?) for 250 _______ 8.12
5 Jan - of Edward WRIGHT for beef 19.13
22 April - of Francis BOYKIN for pork 52.75
17 May - of John W_____ for 104 bushels of corn 52.00
1 July - of Jon HALSBAD(?) For 425 bushels of corn 292.18
1 July - of John W____ for cornmeal and fodder 14.12 ½
22 July - of John BUTLER for corn sold by him 55.00
30 July - of John BUTLER for fodder sold by him 29.50
10 Feb 1803 - of John HERBERT for 14 ½ lbs. Iron 1.45
18 Feb 1803 - of Scarlett & Norton for Corn fodder 70.44
18 Feb 1803 - of Alex BELLAMY for fodder sold by him in Savannah 109.90
5 Mar 1803 - of Philip COOK for 4295 lbs. Cotton 662.02
5 Mar 1803 - of Philip COOK for 600 bushels corn 300.00
10 Mar 1803 - of Geo. (?) PORTER for corn 19.71 ½
26 Mar 1803 - of John BUTLER for fodder sold by him as ____ 15.55
26 mar 1803 - of John BUTLER for corn sold 12.50
26 Mar 1803 - of John BUTLER for pork sold by him 20.30
15 Apr 1803 - of Jacob YOUNGBLOOD for 80 bushels of corn 40.00
12 Nov 1803 - of William BROWN for 1313 lb. Cotton sold by him ___ ___ 196.95
1 Feb 1804 - of Jacob YOUNGBLOOD for 14 1/4 bushels corn 7.12 ½
14 Feb 1804 - of John DANIEL for 3283 lbs cotton sold by him in Augusta 409.65
12 Mar 1804 - of Philip COOK for 303 bushels corn 227.25
11 Dec 1804 - of John DANIEL for 108 ½ bushels corn sold by him 119.11 ½
12 Jan 1805 - of John BUTLER for 166 ___ 5.00
3 Feb 1805 - of Thomas GLEN for hire of Smithy tools 15.00
9 Feb 1805 - of John DANIEL for 2151 lbs cotton sold by him in Augusta 322.26 1/4
1 May 1805 - of William SMITH for 200 bushels corn 150.00
1 May 1805 - of Jesse (?) MOOR for 225 bushels corn 118.75
1 May 1805 - of William BUTLER for cotton sold by him in Savannah 603.12 ½
15 July 1805 - of Thomas DILLARD for 794 lbs cotton sold in Augusta 127.04
17 Jun 1806 - of John SCOTT for corn 30.00
24 Dec 1807 - of J. HUMPHRIES for same 15.00
24 Dec 1807 - of A. HARRIS for corn 125
15 Nov 1807 - of William BUTLER for cotton 8.18 1/4
John HERBERT, executor
DaniellLeviEstate4 page 151 Will Book E: Account of cash paid for the estate of Levi Daniell decd by John Herbert, one of the executors of the said estate.
31 Dec 1804 - to John Daniell for clothing, lodging of Iesse [Jesse] D. Auston
for the year 1802, 1803, 1804 @ 12/year 36.00
31 Dec 1804 - same for goods taken up in Aug. for said estate 91.23
1 Jan 1805 - same for the work of Negroes on James Daniell's plantation 300.00
1 Mar 1805 - same in right of his wife in furnishing Negroes clothes of said(?) estate 1801, 1802, 1803, 1806, 1805 54.25
31 Dec 1805 - same for ___ ___ furnished for said(?) estate 4.85
30 Dec 1807 - same for articles furnished Iesse[Jesse] D. Auston in 1805,1806,1807 8.62 ½
31 Dec 1807 - same for boarding, clothing James L. Daniell in 1805, 1806, 1807 187.00
31 Dec 1807 - same for Catherine Daniell 195.00
31 Dec 1807 - same for Juliet Daniell 195.00
31 Dec 1807 - same for Iesse [Jesse] D. Auston 195.00
31 Dec 1807 - same for articles furnished James Daniell, 1805, 1806, 1807 25.65 ½
31 Dec 1807 - same for articles furnished to Catherine Daniell 35.31
31 Dec 1807 - same for articles furnished Juliet Daniell 29.29 ½
18 July 1808 - paid John Chambers for Myles Greene for recording
______ for said estate 3.00
30 Dec 1808 - paid Jno. Daniell for articles furnished ____ 25.81 1/4
31 Dec 1808 - same for boarding James Daniell 31.00
31 Dec 1808 - same for boarding Catherine Daniell 28.00
31 Dec 1808 - same for boarding Juliet Daniell 28.00
28 Jan 1809 - paid ___ Langford 50c for silk for Juliet and a ball of thread for Catherine .75
2 May 1809 - paid Charlotte Kis__ey in part for boarding and tuition of Catherine and Juliet Daniell, each equal in this year 21.00
11 May 1809 - paid John Danielly Ordin in favor of Nath Lee Stewart teacher, for the tuition of Iesse [Jesse] Daniell, Catherine Daniell, each 4.93 3/4 in the year 1807 19.75
20 May 1809 - paid Fred Sanford for a bonnet for Catherine Daniell 5.00
20 May 1809 - same for Juliet Daniell 5.00
3 June 1809 - Willis Clark to buy iron ___ for said estate 4.00
11 July 1809 - James Barker for making a pair of leather shoes for Juliet Daniell _____ ____ 1.12 ½
11 July 1809 - same for Catherine Daniell 1.12 ½
24 July 1809 - paid ___ Lansford for a ___ of papers for Juliet Daniell .34 ½
Amt forward 1535.15 1/4
DaniellLeviEstate3 page 200 An account of the hiring for one year for Negroes belonging to the children of Levi Daniel Dec 27 1810 - viz
James (Levi) Daniell's Negroes:
James Rumfield hired Phil and Rose 80.00
John McGinty hired Sampson 75.00
William Ackecago (?) hired Aleck 36.00
Pelig(?) Rogers hired Moses 51.00
John Daniell hired Bill 31.00
McGoode hired Molly and child Lena 36.00
John Humphries hired Milly and child 53.25
10 Jan 1811 - land rented to Samuel Lawry for Catherine Daniell's Negroes 300.00
Catherine Daniell's Negroes:
Samuel Buffington hired Cato, Flora, Ephraim, Sophia, Milly & Absalom 61.00
Samuel Turner hired Toby 65.25
James Lewis hired July 81.00
Benj. Vinson hired Simon 32.00
John Daniel hired Tom, Harriet, Jacob, & Charlotte 31.00
Elijah Clarke hired Catherine 40.00
James Lewis hired John 101.50
Juliet Daniell's Negroes:
Robert Rivers hired Joe, Nan, Roda and Dinah 20.50
Thomas Miles hired Sue 20.25
Samuel Buffington hired young Rose 21.75
Herbert Reynolds(?) hired Abram(?) 42.00
Hugh Hickling hired Dave 50.00
John McGinty hired Ben 41.50
James Rumfield hired Sella 30.00
John McGinty ___ ___ ___ ___ 92.50
An account sales of property belonging to the heirs of Levi Daniell, decd
Thomas _____ - one wagon and gear 50.50
James Rumsfield - one yoke oxen and cart 41.12 ½
Robert McGinty Jr(?) - one cow 8.00
Washington McGinty - one cow and calf 12.00
William Tomkins - one cow and calf 11.50
Robert McGinty Jr. - one cow and calf 13.00
DANIELL Levi Estate 1 Guardian Book B page 146
The following is in the amount of hire arising form the Negroes belonging to the estate of L. DANIELL decd for the year 1814.
Viz James DANIELL's Negroes -
Negro man Samson to W. MITCHELL 76
Negro Do Ellick to R. W. ELLIS 76
Negro woman Rose to J. BARRON 15
Negro woman Milly and two children to John PRIDE 25
Negro woman Molly and two children to E. LUNSFORD 26
Negro woman Hannah and children to J. ROBERTS 31
Negro Bill to John DANIELL 38
Catherine DANIELL's Negroes
Negro man Simon to John GRACE 24
Negro man John to W. MITCHELL 75
Negroes Cato, Nan and children to J. COX 42.50
Negro man July to B. TARVER 76.50
Negro boy Ephraim to Sam RUFFINGTON 31.25
Negro girl Sophia to _______(?) 20
Negro man Toby to Joseph YOUNGBLOOD 50
Negro boy Tom to Peter McARTHUR 15
Negro boy Jacob to Edward JORDAN 13
Negro woman Harriet to John DANIELL 20
Juliet DANIELL's Negroes
Negro man Jack to John SCOTT 90
Negro boy Ben to John SCOTT 44
Negro Davy to James MOSS 80.50
Negro Abraham to Josiah JONES 42.50
Negro girl Rose to Samuel BUFFINGTON 34
Negroes Joe, Nan and five children to Isaac SIMON 5
Returned by R. McGINTY, one of the executors of the said estate.
Sold to A. MILES by John HIRBERT and Robt. McGINTY, executors of the estate of L. DANIELL decd, : March 1806 - 21 bales of cotton weighing 5588# in Savannah(?) ____. The carriage being ducted reducing the net proceeds to $864. This crop was made in 1805. This cotton being sold on some credit, John HIRBERT took the note and thought he had made the return of the sale thereof to Court, Afterwards he gave me the note for collection and it is to be noticed(?) here that I collected $100 of the note in 1806 and improperly made a return of said amount in consequence of which I desire the Court will consider the executors responsible only on the principal of this return. $764
Also sold to John ROBINSON 180# of old waggon (sic) irons belonging said estate @ 8 cents on 1 Jan 1815. $14.40. Certified my me this 30th of May 1815. Robert McGINTY, Executor
Expenditures of the estate of L. DANIELL as stated in the margin
14 Nov 1814 - paid William FLOURNOY 5.56 1/4 for the use of $100
eight months and 12 days for the use of the estate. 5.56
March and April - cash paid sundry persons at face 38 ½
March and April - paid Moses WADDELL for sundries at face 82.77
March and April - deduction of seven months hire of Negro
man will to Samuel BUFFINGTON occasioned by death @ 2.75/mo. 19.25
1 Jan 1814 - paid Robert HILL as principal (?) 2
24 Mar 1815 - paid Robt. RUTHERFORD as principal (?) 7
7 May 1815 Levi PERRY as principal (?) 2.25
27 May 1815 John DANIELL on receipt 2.50
Fanny MUKLEJOHN (?) midwife fee 3
Tax collector for James DANIELL 2.52
Tax collector for Catherine DANIELL .25
Tax collector for Juliet DANIELL 1.50
April 1813 - ______ of Wellington S. DEFOE(?) 3 mo board
of James L. DANIELL when under M. WADDELL tuition @ $8/mo 24
Returned by Robert McGINTY, executor
Baldwin Co. and Hancock Co. are separated by a river. It could be that the Levi DANIELL land was on both sides of the river. There were several acres in the tax digest listed for him in Baldwin County. It could be that they moved across the river into Baldwin Co. There are a few DANIELLs in Baldwin Co., also. In fact in 1810 the tax roll lists James, Catherine, Juliette, and Levi, dec'd. on the Tax List for Capt. GUNNS District. There is no 1810 Census for Baldwin Co., because that census was destroyed by the British in 1812. As a result, the Tax List is the next best thing to determine who was in the county at that time. In Capt. HILL's District there is a William DANIELL, as yet unidentified. In Baldwin County's 1820 Census there is a Jesse DANIEL. Jesse is most likely Jesse Daniell Austin DANIEL, grandson of James DANIELL, d. 1798. I think Washington, Greene, Hancock, and Baldwin counties were where our Levi DANIELL family lived. Levi's grave has not been located but it was probably in the now destroyed DANIELL Cemetery, along with his father James, on Mrs. Tallulah West's place on Island Creek. (Teresa Griffis)
Levi's widow, Martha Pearson COOK, remarried to Levi's cousin John (Jack) DANIEL who was living in Hancock County. Jack became the guardian of Levi DANIELL's children. There is a suggestion that he and Martha also became the guardian of Levi's sister, Betty Daniell Austin's child (Jesse Daniell AUSTIN). Jack and Martha then had six of their own. (Tuck Wilson)
Levi married Martha Pearson COOK,113 daughter of Capt. John COOK, Sr., RS-SC 114,115 and Martha Ann PEARSON,114 on 11 Sep 1796. Martha was born on 27 Mar 1777 in Broad River, Cook's Ferry, South Carolina, died on 9 Sep 1842 in Barbour County, Alabama at age 65, and was buried in Ivey Cemetery, Russell County, Alabama.
General Notes: Martha Pearson COOK was born 27 March 1777, her father was Captain John COOK and her mother his second wife Martha Ann PEARSON. She was raised on their homestead, Cooks Ferry, on the Broad River in what is now Fairfield County, South Carolina. Sometime after 1790, the COOK family moved to her father's bounty lands in Hancock County, Georgia.
Martha married Levi DANIELL in 1796 and bore him three children, James Levi, Catherine B., and Juliet Anna, before Levi died in 1800 at age 40, leaving Martha a widow at 23 with three children under the age of four.
Levi DANIELL bequeathed, ... "To my beloved wife Martha during her natural life, 150 acres land including the dwelling house and premises wheron I now live on Island Creek, to be laid off on a square adjoining a dividing line that may be hereafter run between my stepmother Nancy DANIELL an myself agreeable to my father's will, and to adjoin the lands of John HARBIRT. I also lend to my wife Negroes Abby, Ivey, Lucy, March, Sam, Friday, George, Flora the younger, and Maggy. After my wife's death the land and Negroes to be equally divided between my three children hereinafter named. ..."
After two and a half years as a widow, Martha remarried to Levi's cousin, John (Jack) DANIEL in 1803, making her Martha Pearson COOK DANIELL DANIEL. Martha had eight more children by Jack. They took in one of Levi's nephews, Jessie Daniell AUSTON who legally changed his name to Jessie DANIELL in 1807.
Martha was widowed again in 1827 when John was thrown from his horse and killed. She was left with their five youngest children still between 5 and 17 years old.
John DANIEL provided for Martha in his will: "It is my will and desire that all the Negroes of which I may be possessed, together with every other species of personal property should be kept together upon my two plantations, vis, the plantation on which I now live, and ___ Mill (?) place for the natural benefit of my wife and children,...And it is further my said desire that both my said plantations should be kept in good repair for cropping whether rented or not; and the particular profits arising from crops shall be applied to the use of my wife and the caring and education of my children share and share alike...and desire that when my wife marries or any of my children arrive at the age of twenty one years or marry, they or either of them upon the happening of such event shall be entitled a distributive share of my whole personal estate..."
The Hancock County census of 1830 (Series: M19 Roll:18 Page 151) line 21 shows Martha DANIEL, 50-60 (age 53), with 2 males 10-15 (Levi Lawrence David and Benjamin Franklin Bell), two males 15-20 ( John William and unknown), one male 20-30 (unknown), one female 15-20 (Carolyn Grace) and 55 slaves. Benjamin may have been marked in the 15-20 box and the second male 10-15 may then have been Martha's grandson, Levi Cake, who is not enumerated in his fathers' household, listed same page line 7.
In 1835, Martha's son, James Levi DANIELL moved his family to Russell County, Alabama. Martha, some of her children by Jack, and a number of Hancock County neighbors moved to Glennville, Russell County, Alabama about the same time. On November 2, 1835, on a motion, the Hancock County Court of Ordinary ordered that Arthur J. BUTTS, Henry GAREY, James W. SIMMONS, Benjamin HARPER, and William BUTTS are appointed Commissioners to lay off and set apart to Caroline DANIEL her distributive share of the estate of her father and report their proceedings to the Executor. Martha DANIEL, widow, requested that her name be added to this motion. The Court so ordered.
Martha died September 9, 1842 in Barbour County, Alabama. (This part of Barbour County later became Russell County.) She is buried in Ivey Cemetery, Glennville, Russell County, Alabama near her son and daughter-in-law, James Levi DANIELL and his wife, Elizabeth Clements BUTTS. Martha's headstone is broken off at it's base, still in place, and lies on the ground. It reads:
MARTHA P. DANIELL
Sept. 9, 1842,
in the 65th year
of her age.
"Blessed are the dead which die in
the Lord, that they may rest from
their labors and their works do
Compiler's note: I visited Ivey Cemetery on 1and 3 December 2006. Mr. Wilfred Davis, who lives nearby, escorted me to the cemetery. He said that Barron I. and Charlotte Pirie Shacklette, recent owners of the property, reclaimed the cemetery from massive overgrowth of vegetation and the cemetery is cared for. Barron and Charlotte are deceased and buried there, he in 2001 and she in 1993. The good sized cemetery is located off the southern dead end of a single lane clay road, about 50 yards to the right of a large white house at 250 Continuation Street, Pittsview, Alabama. There is room in it for numerous unmarked graves. According to dates on gravestones, Ivey Cemetery was in use from 1842 until 1875. Sadly, many graves are damaged and gravestones broken. Inscriptions are expectedly weathered. Some graves appear to have been robbed of foundation bricks or other materials. A small section of mortar and beautiful red brick lies among other materials by the southern fence line. Large slabs from many of the graves are either askew, broken (probably from being dropped when removed from their bases) and/or partially buried. The grave of my great-great-grandfather, Rev. James Levi DANIELL, 1797- 1846, over half sunken, still has its brick foundation, although a few bricks are missing. A number of unmarked small slabs with etched borders and possibly foot and side of grave markers are in piles or leaned on trees. The cemetery, bordered on three sides by pasture is fenced, but a back gate to the pasture is broken down, allowing horses and cows to wander about. The area is well fertilized. (Robert Louis Daniell)
Ivey Cemetery is mentioned in the Marie Godfrey cemetery compilation (1960's) as: "8. cemetery on MITCHELL place, west of Glennville Plantation", also referring to it as the "IVY Family cemetery." She lists the following graves there:
DANIELL, Jas. L. ? July(?) 1797 Hancock CO, GA 14 April 1846 age 48 years, 9 mo 3 days
DANIELL, Martha P. died 9 Sept 1842, age 65 years.
The following written in pen - they may or not be buried here;
DANIEL, Eliza C. 23 July 1802 Hancock Co, GA 5 Oct 1857 (Gravestone found there in 2006. RLD)
BUTTS, Francis C. 24 Sept 1821 Hancock Co, GA 9 Feb 1859 (Husband of James and Eliza's daughter Catherine Eleanor DANIELL) (Gravestone found there in 2006. RLD)
RURAL LAND OWNERS OF BARBOUR COUNTY, ALABAMA, Godfrey, Marie H.,1990, Southern Historical Press, Inc., Greenville, SC., p. 31., refers , Russell County, AL.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 150 M i. Rev. James Levi DANIELL, M.G. 116 was born on 11 Jul 1797 in Hancock County, Georgia,117 died on 14 Apr 1846 in Barbour County, Alabama117 at age 48, and was buried in Ivey Cemetery, Russell County, Alabama.
+ 151 F ii. Catherine B. DANIELL 113,116 was born on 4 Mar 1799 in Hancock County, Georgia,118 died on 19 Jul 1880 in Russell County, Alabama118 at age 81, and was buried in Glenville Cemetery.118
+ 152 F iii. Juliet Anna DANIELL 113,116 was born on 15 Oct 1800 in Hancock County, Georgia and died in May 1834 at age 33.
31. Martha DANIELL (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born on 22 Jan 1762 in South Carolina24 and died before 1797.
General Notes: Martha DANIELL, born 22 January 1762, is a daughter of James O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. James migrated to South Carolina circa 1754, dropped the O' from his surname, and spelled it DANIELL. Martha is named in James DANIELL's Bible transcription published in the The History of Hancock County, Georgia., but is not named in his Last Will & Testament in Hancock County, Georgia in 1797. No other record concerning her has been located. She likely died before 1797.
Possible clue: Abstract from Richland County Will Book B: "Page 235. Arthur HOWELL. Will, March 22, 1792-n. d. Wit.: Robt. HOWELL, John HOWELL, Wm. MEYER. Ex.: William HOWELL, Martha HOWELL, Joseph DANIELL. Wife: Mary. Son: John. Brother: William (whose wife was Martha). Cousin: Joseph DANIELL." (History of Richland County", p. 226-7)
QUESTION: If this Joseph is Jose DANIELL, a neighbor and the son of James DANIELL, then who is the link to Joseph being Arthur, Jr.'s cousin? Arthur's father, Arthur HOWELL, d. bef 9 Mar 1753, married Sarah, last name not found. Another consideration: Jose (Joseph?) DANIELL had a sister named Martha, born 22 Jan 1762. Is she this Martha HOWELL?
SPECULATION: NEW ASSIGNMENTS AND RATIONALE, 10 Dec 2005:
(1) Martha DANIELL, previously listed as Martha Elizabeth, wife of Unknown AUSTON and mother of Jesse Daniell AUSTON, is now listed as unmarried and without the middle name "Elizabeth."
(2) Betty DANIELL, wife of AUSTON and mother of Jesse, is now separately listed as a possible daughter of James DANIELL and his second wife, Nancy HARDWICK.
(3) Martha Elizabeth DANIELL - There is no proof that Martha DANIELL was "Martha Elizabeth," the middle name Elizabeth is deleted. Other than speculation, there is no way to support the assignment of "Betty AUSTON" as Martha Elizabeth. In reconsidering "Martha Elizabeth", I believe it necessary for both Martha and Betty to be individually named in the family file by other than by a comment in Martha's General Notes.
(4) Betty Daniell AUSTON - Because Betty is not named in James' Bible, she may have a daughter by Nancy HARDWICK, James' second wife, tentatively assigned so as of this date.
(5) James Daniell and Caty Daniell AUSTIN/AUSTON are no longer being assigned as children of Betty AUSTON for three reasons: "James Daniell AUSTIN" was born before James DANIELL wrote his will and was not mentioned as a grandson; the names and birth dates of James and Caty match the names and birth dates of Levi DANIELL's two oldest children, James Levi and Catherine B., highly unlikely; lastly, Jesse is the only child with the AUSTIN surname in one transcript of Levi's Bible. The AUSTIN surname may have been inadvertantly brought down as the surname for Levi DANIELL's children; ergo, there were no children named James Daniell AUSTIN and Caty Daniell AUSTIN and their records have been deleted.
(6) Unknown AUSTON - No evidence proves that Martha married the Unknown AUSTON. He is removed as her spouse and assigned as husband of Betty DANIELL and father of "my grandson Jesse Daniell AUSTON, son of Betty AUSTON" in accordance with James DANIELL's LW&T.
32. Mary DANIELL (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born on 20 Feb 1765 in South Carolina24 and died before 11 May 1797 in Richland District, South Carolina.
General Notes: Mary "Polly" DANIELL, born 20 February 1765, is a daughter of James O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. James migrated to South Carolina circa 1754, dropped the O' from his surname, and used DANIELL. Mary is named in James DANIELL's Bible transcription published in the The History of Hancock County, Georgia, referencing an old Bible "which originally belonged to James DANIELL."
Polly DANIEL married Dr. Robert HENDRICK on May 21, 1795, in Columbia, South Carolina. The marriage was published in The SOUTH CAROLINA GAZETTE, Jun 8 , 1795. Mary was 30 years of age at this marriage, which begs the question, was it a second marriage? Mary and Robert had a daughter, Patsy HENDRICK, born between January 1796 and 11 May 1797, determined from nine months after the marriage and the date of Mary's father's Will.
Mary probably died soon after Patsy's birth and before her father's will was written. She was not named in the Will, but both her husband and daughter were. James DANIELL's bequeaths to them read:
"Item. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Robert HANDRICK [sic] one tract of land on Alligator Creek which land he has my titles for. Also 50 acres of land on the Broad River to him and his heirs forever."
"Item. I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Patsy HANDRICK [sic] 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."
The bequeaths to Robert HENDRICK were singularly for "him and his heirs" which supports the prior death of Mary.
Before 1803, Robert had remarried to Mary STANLEY, the widow of William HOWELL of Richland County, South Carolina.
Mary married Dr. Robert H. HENDRICK,119,120 son of Mary --?--, on 21 May 1795 in Columbia, South Carolina. Robert was born circa 1760 and died before 4 Oct 1805 in Richland County, South Carolina. Another name for Robert was Robert HENDRIX.
General Notes: Robert HENDRICK is a son of Mary HENDRICK. His father's name has not been found. In his Will of 1805, Robert names his mother "Mary HENDRICK." and his sisters, Martha DUKES and Sarah HENDRICK.
"Dr Robert H Hendrick was an out-of-wedlock son born to Mary Hendrick in Louisa Co VA. Mary Hendrick also had two out-of-wedlock daughters, one of whom (Martha) married Samuel Stanley. Said Samuel Stanley's daughter by first marriage was Mary Stanley. As a widow of William Howell, Mary Stanley married Dr Robert H Hendrick after his first wife died (she being Mary "Polly" Daniel)." [Will Hendricks, Chattanooga TN, Administrator, Hendricks DNA project, FTDNA. 12 Nov 2013]
1794 - Robert HENDRICK was in Richland County, South Carolina. That year he witnessed the Will of Herbert RIVES. [SC Archives: Series: S108093, Reel: 0021, Frame: 00487, Item: 000: Will Typescript (MSS WILL: Book C, Page 99; Estate Packet: Box 26, Pkg 634.]
1795 - On May 21, 1795, Dr. Robert HENDRICK married in Columbia, South Carolina, Mary "Polly" DANIELL, daughter of James DANIELL of Fairfield, South Carolina and Hancock County, Georgia. [South Carolina Gazette, Jun 8, 1795] Mary, born 1765, was 30 years old at this marriage. Considering Mary's age, Robert was born circa 1760.
1796 - SC Archives - Number: S213190 Volume: 0032 Page: 00558 Item: 02 Date: 1796/01/28 Description: HENDRICK, Robert, Plat for 187 Acres on Duncan's Creek, Ninety Six District, surveyed by Abel PEARSON for said PEARSON on March 15, 1788. Names Indexed: HENDRICK, Robert/PEARSON, Abel/CASEY, Levi/DUCKET, Joseph/HILL, Henry/EDWARDS, Obediah/CANADY, Margaret/ Locations: Duncan Creek/Enoree River/Ninety Six District Type: PLAT/
1797 - Mary Daniell HENDRICK was not mentioned in her father's Will of 11 May 1797 in Hancock County, Georgia. She likely died before it was written. James provided:
"Item. I give and bequeath to my son in law Robert HANDRICK [sic] 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." [The Alligator Creek tract was 400 acres in Fairfield County that James acquired on 26 May 1784.]
Item. I give and bequeath to my grandaughter Patsy HANDRICK [sic] 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." [James' widow, Nancy Hardwick DANIELL remarried to James BARROW on 17 February 1802.]
1798 - R. HENDRICK witnessed the LW&T of Robert CHAPPELL, June 14, 1798. The other witnesses were Jesse TAYLOR and G. H. LUCAS. Hicks CHAPPELL and John GOODWYN were the executors. ("History of Richland County", p. 235.) An index of names in the South Carolina Department of Archives and History also names "R. HENDRIX" as a witness to this will.
1799 - An abstract in Green's "History of Richland County", shows that William HOWELL, first husband of Mary STANLEY, died in 1799.
About 1800 - Dr. Robert HENDRICK married Mary Stanley HOWELL, the daughter of his brother-in-law, Samuel STANLEY, husband of his sister Martha.
1800 - Robert HENDRICK, various spellings, not found in the U. S. Census. The Richland County census has been lost. In Feb 1800, Mary HOWELL is named as a purchaser of items from William's estate. Soon after, Robert married Mary, widow of William HOWELL. Mary was the daughter of his brother-in-law, Samuel STANLEY, husband of Robert's sister, Martha.
1801 - Jose DANIELL, brother of Mary Daniell HENDRICK, died intestate on 26 Mar 1799, about 14 months after his father. A record of suit against the estate of his father James DANIELL is recorded in Hancock County, Georgia, Deed Book C, p. 543. "We, James TAYLOR and Matthew HOWELL of South Carolina, and the said HOWELL being an administrator of the goods and chattles of Jose DANIELL, deceased, have appointed Doctor Robert HENRICK [HENDRICK] of the same place, our true and lawful attorney, for us, in our names jointly, to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive such legacies & c which said James TAYLOR and Matthew HOWELL jointly or either in own right or as administrator for the said Jose DANIELL, may be entitled by law to receive from the estate of JAMES DANIELL, late of State of Georgia, deceased. This 8th Jun 1801. Wit: Peter BREMER. Recorded 15th Jul 1801."
1802 - Robert HENDRICK became a commissioner of the City of Columbia. Being appointed 16 years after the commission was established, he was not one of the original five men selected to layout the city. Columbia was one of the few planned cities in the US. "The commissioners elected to layout the new town were Commodore GILLON of Charleston, Judge Henry PENDLETON of Saxe Gotha, General Richard WINN of Winnsboro, Camden District, Colonel Richard HAMPTON of Saxe Gotha, Colonel Thomas TAYLOR of Taylor's Hill, Camden District." (History of Richland County, p. 149, Green) "The commissioners, five in number, who had been appointed for the purpose of laying out the new town of Columbia, appear to have been a continuing body. Their bonds were signed April 15, 1786 (Misc. Records, B, 67-72). Some new names appear in succeeding years occasioned by death or resignation. Benjamin WARING, Robert LITHGOW, James TAYLOR signed bonds as commissioners on June 11, 1791 (Misc. Rec. A, 474-476). The bonds of David E. DUNLAP (Dec 6, 1802), and of Robert HENDRICK (May 18, 1802, 16 years after the original committee of five was appointed), were also found in Miscellaneous Records (B, 192, 197)." (History of Richland County, p. 166, Green)
1803 - A Deed of Conveyance from Edgefield South Carolina Deed Bk. 29, page 494, transcribed by Robert Daniell from electronic copies of original pages graciously provided by Martha Taylor of La Pine, Alabama, clearly identifies Robert HENDRICK's wife as the widow of William HOWELL, at the same showing Robert's connections to the Daniell (Daniel), Taylor, and Howell families:
"Robert HENDRICK To William DANIEL Deed of Conveyance South Carolina Whereas on the suggestion of Robert HENDRICK and Mary his wife late Mary HOWELL the Relict of William HOWELL deceased of Richland District and State aforesaid that a certain Jose DANIEL of the same District and State died seized and possessed of sundry Lands and tenements in fee simple and among others of a certain Tract or parcels of Lands laying and situate in Edgefield District in the State aforesaid containing four hundred Acres more or less of which said Lands and tenements the said Robert HENDRICK and Mary his Wife together with Jesse TAYLOR James TAYLOR (now dec.d) Mary TAYLOR (Wife of Thomas) and Martha TAYLOR as legal Representatives of the said Jose DANIEL... "
1803 - SC Archives: Series Number: S165015 Year: 1803 Item: 00016 ignore: 00 Date: 1803/11/28 Description: WARING, Benjamin, David E. DUNLAP, and Robert H. HENDRICK, Commissioners of Columbia, Petition Asking Permission To Cancel Thomas Tudor TUCKER's Purchase Price on his land, so the land can be relinquished by him and set aside for public buildings. (4 pages) Names Indexed: WARING, Benjamen/HENDRICK, Robert H./DUNLAP, David E./TUCKER, Thomas Tudor/ Locations: Columbia/ Type: Petition/ Topics: Columbia, Commissioners of Public Buildings (http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/search/details.asp?index=10422&table=AllArchivalData&tableLook=LegislativePapers)
1804 - Doctors Robert HENDRICK, John S. FOWKE, and Brian GUNTER were listed as a purchaser from the estate of Dr. Charles Wm. KOESTER. Mary KOESTER and Isaac TUCKER were administrators. John S. FOWKE, Green RIVES, John HOWELL, and Wm. R. TUCKER were the appraisers. (A History of Richland County, South Carolina, Green, p. 261)
1804 - SC Archives: Series Number: S108093 Reel: 0021 Frame: 00566 item: 00 Date: 1804 C. Description: DOBBINS, Joseph of Richland County, Will Typescript (MSS Will: Book D, Page 169; Estate Packet: Box 8, Pkg 176) (2 Frames). Names Indexed: DOBBINS, Joseph/Uittilda (slave)/CARSLEY, Dr./JONES, Thomas/GRANT, Hugh/PEARL, James/PERRY, Jesse/FOSTER, John/DUNLAP, David E./DUNLAP, Susanna P./WADE, Thomas H./Amey (slave)/WARING, Benjamin/HENDRICK, Robert/WADE, Daniel. Locations: Richland county/Columbia/Taylor Street (Columbia)
1805 - "Dr. Robert HENDRICK's Will, written September 18, 1805, was filed October 4, 1805. His wife, a daughter of Samuel STANLEY, was the widow of Wm. HOWELL, who died in 1799. She married for her third husband, Chestian E. WILLIAMSON [an executor of Robert's estate]; after his death she married William HILLEGAS. She died at a great age and is buried in the Stanley plot at the northeast corner of the First Presbyterian churchyard." (History of Richland County, p. 136.)
Robert HENDRICK's Will, a transcript from the South Carolina Archives:
"In the name of God Amen I Robert HENDRICK being of sound mind and memory doth make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner following; First I will that my Just debts and funeral expenses be paid with all convenient speed after my decease; I give devise and bequeath to my mother Mary HENDRICK the following Negroes Viz: Eley, a fellow named Tom, one other fellow named Armistad during her natural life, and at her death the said Negroes to be divided equally between my two Sisters Martha DUKES and Sarah HENDRICK to them and their Heirs and assigns forever. I give devise and bequeath to my said Mother the House wherein she now lives with a quarter Acre of Land containing fifty two feet front on Washington Street and two hundred and eight feet deep to be enjoyed by her during her natural life and at her Death I give and bequeath the said House and Land to my s'd two Sisters Martha DUKES and Sarah HENDRICK to them and to their Heirs and assigns forever. I give devise and bequeath to my friend Doct'r Edward FISHER my right to the Shop furniture and Skeleton, I give devise and bequeath all my Books to be equally divided between Mr. Thomas BRIGGS and Mr. William BRAINTHWAIT all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate both real and personal to be equally divided between my beloved Wife Mary HENDRICK and my daughter Louisa share and share alike to them and their Heirs and assigns forever. It is also my will and desire that my Mother and two Sisters shall have one year's provisions from the Plantation sufficient for the Family's use, lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Executrix and my friends John HOPKINS and Daniel FAUST Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Guardians to my said Daughter Louisa In Witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and Seal this Seventeenth day of September in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and five. R. HENDRICK----Seal
Witness, the words "Street and deep" being first interlined-- Bn. WARING, J. J. FAUST, Charles WILLIAMSON.
Ordinary's Office Richland District) Appeared before me Charles WILLIAMSON Esqr. who made oath that he saw Doct'r Robert HENDRICK sign seal and acknowledge the within instrument of writing to be his last Will and Testament and at the same time of making the same the s'd Dr. Robert HENDRICK appeared to be of sound mind memory and understanding; and that he this deponent together with Benjamin WARING and Jacob J. FAUSTS subscribed their names in the presence of each other and in the presence of the Testator as Witnesses to the due and faithful execution of the said last Will and Testament Sworn to before me the 4th October 1805 Sim: TAYLOR Ord'y. Charles WILLIAMSON Recorded in Will Book D Page#264 Box#14 Package# 328."
1805 - On a list of "Physicians Practicing in Richland County, South Carolina before 1830", posted to Ancestry.com by Helen Skipper, is "Dr. Robert HENDRICK d. 1805".
In 1806, payment from Robert's estate was made to cover purchases by Mary and Sarah HOWELL, Robert's step-daughters by Mary's first husband, William HOWELL.
1814 - Estate records show Robert's estate property being sold "in order to make a division between Mrs Mary WILLIAMSON, formerly HENDRICK, and daughter Louisa HENDRICK consisting of Horses, Cattle, Mules, Household & Kitchen furniture and ____." The request for the sale was signed by C. E. WILLIAMS and D. FAUST, Executors. Louisa was then about 14.
28 April 1823 - J. Clairborne CLIFTON of Columbia, South Carolina signed a $20,000 bond to take the original Will of Robert Hendrick out of Richland County to be used as "Evidence out of the District." The Will was delivered to him and to be returned "before the first day of October next" to James S. GUIGNARD, Ordinary. The bond does not say where the Will was taken or why it was needed.
1829 - "Page 348. Robert HENDRICK. Estate settled February 7, 1829. Heirs and representatives: Charles O. DUKE, Robert STANLEY (minor), Martha STANLEY (minor), Robert GREY, David GREY. (History of Richland County, p. 292. Will Book H, page 348.)
The child from this marriage was:
+ 153 F i. Patsy HENDRICK 33 was born between Jan 1796 and 11 May 1797 in South Carolina33 and died before 17 Sep 1805 in Richland District, South Carolina.121
33. Betty DANIELL 33 (James, RW-SC4, William I1) was born circa 1780 and died before 1797.
General Notes: Betty DANIELL is named in the 1797 Last Will & Testament of James DANIELL of Hancock County, Georgia in a bequeath to "my grandson Jesse Daniell AUSTON, son of Betty AUSTON." Betty is not named in transcriptions of James' Bible, but there are no Bible entries after 1765. Her mother and her date of birth are not known. No other record concerning Betty or her AUSTON husband has been found.
Betty and her AUSTON husband are thought to have died before 1797 because James did not make a bequeath to either in his Will, and, after 1800, Jesse AUSTON is supported by payments from the estate of his uncle Levi DANIELL.
Might this story be part of the answer to what happened to Betty and her AUSTON husband and how Jesse Daniell AUSTIN was orphaned?
In the "History of Hancock County, Georgia", Fannie Phillips MITCHELL contributed the DANIELL family information. In it, she relates the story that Jesse DANIELL may have been killed by either Indians or the British. "When I was quite a small child my great-grandmother used to tell a story of an attack by Indians (I believe) and how some of the children were saved by an old Negro nurse who hid them in a depression in the ground overgrown by weeds. I have a rather hazy notion as to who these people were, but I know they were my great-grandmother's close kin, and I remember the story very distinctly." (Notes: Fannie Phillips MITCHELL was the great-granddaughter of Catherine B. DANIELL, whose father, Levi, was Jesse's brother. Betty was Jesse and Levi's sister. In 1807 in Hancock County, Georgia Jesse Daniell AUSTON, age 13, legally changed his surname from AUSTON to Jesse DANIELL.)
DISCUSSION: ASSIGNMENTS AND RATIONALE:
As of 25 August 2010, this compiler has chosen to assign Betty as an unrecorded daughter of James and his unknown first wife. She may be Elizabeth "Betty"
There are at least three possibilities for who Betty DANIELL was. (2) She may be Martha Elizabeth "Betty." There is record to support the assignment of "Betty AUSTON" as Martha Elizabeth. Although named in James' Bible, no additional information about her has been found. I believe it necessary for both Martha and Betty to be individually named in the family file.
(3) She may be a daughter by James' second wife and widow, Nancy HARDWICK, but there is only 1 female in James household in the 1790 census.
Although listed in a transcription of Levi DANIELL's bible, there were no children named James Daniell AUSTIN and Caty Daniell AUSTIN. They are not children of Betty Daniell AUSTON. The AUSTIN surname was inadvertantly assigned to Levi DANIELL's children. In explanation: "James Daniell AUSTIN" was born before his grandfather, James DANIELL, wrote his will and was not mentioned as a grandson as was Jesse Daniell Auston. James' and Caty's birth dates match the names and birth dates of Levi DANIELL's children, James Levi and Catherine B. Both James Levi and Catherine were named as children in Levi's Will.
Betty married AUSTON OR AUSTIN 33 before 1794. AUSTON OR AUSTIN was born circa 1770 and died between 1793 and 1798.
General Notes: An Unknown AUSTON, AUSTIN, or OSTEN/OSTEEN was the husband of "Betty AUSTON" named in James DANIELL's Bible as mother of "my grandson Jesse Daniell AUSTON." No other information on Betty or her husband has yet been found. They are thought to have died before May 1797 when Betty's father wrote his LW&T. Unlike James' other children or their spouses, neither received a bequeath. Jesse, born 9 September 1794, is named as an AUSTIN per his Uncle Levi's Bible and in the 1807 record of his official name change to Jesse DANIELL. In Levi's estate records, Jesse is once named as OSTEN. The 1850 census shows Jesse was born in Georgia.
The 1798 Georgia Tax List names Wm J(?) ASTEN and Robt ASTEN in Capt E. D. KING's District, Greene County and Robert ASTIN 150 acres and Wm. L. (misread S.?) ASTIN 157 in Capt. Wm S. ASTINs District, Greene County.
RELATED? "Mary Elizabeth Austin Jan 16 1801 Daughter of William and Mary AUSTIN": This christening is from the records of St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina, an area where numerous DANIELL kin resided. Same family: Sarah Elisabeth Austin Aug 17 1806 Daughter of William and Mary Austin.
AUSTIN Heads of Households in South Carolina in 1790 and 1800. [There are no AUSTON families indexed in South Carolina in the 1790 or 1800 censuses.] Of particular interest are the ones in Fairfield County where his grandfather, James DANIELL, resided from about 1756 and owned property until his death in 1798.
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Fairfield County, No Twp;
Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 154:
James AUSTIN 2 4 4 0 0
Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 148:
Wm AUSTIN 1 2 6 0 5
Wm DANIEL 3 4 7 0 15
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Charleston County, St Phillips & St M;
Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 276:
Robert AUSTIN 2 3 6 0 10
Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 325:
Turtless(?) AUSTIN (Illegible) 4 0 0 0 5
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Greenville County, No Twp;
Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 110:
Wm AUSTIN 1 2 3 0 3
Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 111
Nathaniel AUSTIN 5 1 1 0 0
Francis AUSTIN 1 1 1 0 0
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Laurens County No Twp;
Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 440
John AUSTIN 2 0 5 0 0
Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 445:
Wm AUSTIN 2 2 4 0 0
John AUSTIN 1 1 1 0 0
Mary AUSTIN 1 1 2 0 0
1790 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Spartanburg County, No Twp; Series: M637 Roll: 11 Page: 24:
Jesse AUSTIN 2 1 5 0 0
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Abbeville County, No Twp;
Series: M32 Roll: 47 Page: 21:
Cornelius AUSTIN 2 0 0 1 0 || 0 0 0 1 0 || 0 0
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Charleston County, No Twp;
Series: M32 Roll: 48 Page: 78:
Catherine AUSTIN 3 0 1 0 0 || 1 2 0 2 0 || 0 0
Series: M32 Roll: 48 Page: 94:
William AUSTIN 0 0 0 1 0 || 0 0 1 0 0 || 0 3
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Fairfield County, No Twp;
Series: M32 Roll: 47 Page: 213:
Betsy AUSTIN 0 0 0 0 0 || 1 1 0 1 0 || 0 0
Series: M32 Roll: 47 Page: 235:
James AUSTIN 1 1 0 0 1 || 0 0 0 1 1 || 0 0
Thomas MAY 0 2 0 1 0 || 3 1 0 0 1 || 0 7
John MAY 3 2 0 0 1 || 2 0 0 0 1 || 0 10
Thomas SCOTT 3 2 1 1 0 || 0 0 1 1 0 || 0 0
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Laurens County, No Twp;
Series: M32 Roll: 50 Page: 20
Nathaniel AUSTIN 1 0 0 1 0 || 2 1 1 0 0 || 0 0
Series: M32 Roll: 50 Page: 21:
John AUSTIN 0 0 0 1 1 || 0 0 1 2 1 || 0 0
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Spartanburg County, No Twp;
Series: M32 Roll: 50 Page: 206:
Amos AUSTIN 0 0 3 0 0 || 0 0 0 0 1 || 0 0
1800 U.S. Census, South Carolina, Union County, No Twp;
Series: M32 Roll: 50 Page: 230:
John AUSTIN 0 0 0 2 0 || 2 1 1 1 0 || 0 0
The child from this marriage was:
+ 154 M i. Jesse DANIELL 122 was born on 9 Sep 1794 in Georgia24,122 and died on 22 May 1860 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia122 at age 65.
34. John GUNNELL 36 (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) was born circa 1742 in Fairfax County, Virginia37 and died before 21 Jul 1800 in Fairfax County, Virginia.36
General Notes: John GUNNELL, son of Henry and Catherine GUNNELL, acquired land in BOLING's Pre-emption in Kentucky. He was a member of the Vestry for Truro Parish in 1774, Collector of Parish Tithes in 1773 and Justice for Fairfax in 1798. He was a Deputy Surveyor in Loudoun County and a militia Captain.
Loudoun County [Virginia] Tithables 1775-1781, page 52, lists in Cameron Parish, 1778 "John GUNNELL, Wm GUNNELL, Dulick WILLIS, Negroes Sam Mander, Peg, & Jenny -7." In John's WILL, he gave "Sam to my Brother, WILLIAM GUNNELL, and Particularly desire and request that he may be well used and kindly treated, and should the said WILLIAM not desire to accept of him, I give him to one of my three following Brothers, vizt. THOMAS, HENRY, ROBERT,that is, meaning to the one of the three last named that Sam may Choose to go to."
John never married and died in 1800 disposing of all his worldly possessions in the following will:
IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I John GUNNELL of the county of Fairfax county and the commonweath of Virginia do hereby make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following , that is to say, I give to my Brother, THOMAS GUNNELL, one Negro lad named Abram, to him and his heirs forever.
I give to my Brother, ROBERT GUNNELL, my tract of land (that I purchased of my Brother, HENRY GUNNELL. and wife) laying on WOLF TRAP RUN in Fairfax County to him and his heirs forever. I also give to my Brother ROBERT GUNNELL, that part of tract of land know by the name BOWLINGS PREEMPTION of one thousand acres lay in the State of KENTUCKY that was sold for Taxes and again Purchased by me together with all my right & title and interest to said PREEMPTION, to him and his heirs forever; And I also give my Brother, ROBERT GUNNELL, one Negro man named London, one Negro woman named CHLOE and her Child named George, to him and his heirs forever;
My old faithful Servant named Sam, whose moderation and goodness of heart has attached me much to him, I greatly desire his future welfare. I give the said Sam to my Brother, WILLIAM GUNNELL, and Particularly desire and request that he may be well used and kindly treated, and should the said WILLIAM not desire to accept of him, I give him to one of my three following Brothers, vizt. THOMAS, HENRY, ROBERT,that is, meaning to the one of the three last named that Sam may Choose to go to.
I lend to my Cousin WILLIAM GUNNELL, one feather bed. bedstead and furniture with Forty Dollars, also one cow and yearling now in his possession to be for his particular and indivial use during his natural life, not to be sold or otherwise disposed of under any pretence whatever during said term, and at the expiration of which, I give the aforesaid bed and cattle to his son WILLIAM.
My desire is that my Negro Child Named Martin, three yrs old the second day of April last, be free at the age of Twenty four years, and that he serve my Brother ROBERT GUNNELL, till he arrive to age of sixteen or eighteen years of age, then be bound by him the said ROBERT to some trade till he attain the age above mentioned and then be free from all servitude forever.
All my land in the State of Kentucky not heretofore disposed of, part of which is entered in my own name, now under the direction and superintendence of WILLIAM BERNARD SEERS, and the other in two entries, one of which is entered in the name of PHILIP PORTER, and the other in the name of CHARLES BRENT, both of the last two mentioned entries is now under the superintendence of THOMAS LEWIS PATTERSON; it is my will and desire that my Engagements entered into with the above named two men be severally complied with, And all of that land thereafter coming to my part, I give to my Nephew, HENRY GUNNELL. Son of THOMAS, to him and his heirs forever;
Whereas the WIDOW HARL deceased, Relict of JOHN HARL deceased, did by her last Will and Testament devise to me two thirds of her Estate of whatsoever kind it might be, leaving me and my Brother, HENRY GUNNELL, Executors to said Will,as by reference to the records of LOUDOUN County Court will more fully appear, as her Executor, I brought suit against JOHN HARLE, Administrator of JOHN HARLE, for money due said WIDOW HARLE, Now one half of all money willed to me by said WIDOW HARLE that may be recovered by the suit aforesaid, I hereby will to my Brother, WILLIAM GUNNELL, on condition of his paying one half of all expences that may necessarily attend the recovery of said money, whether by one sit or many, said expences to be advanced by him from time to time, and at all times when wanting, this being agreeable to bargin entered into some time past between him and myself, The other half of the said money coming to me from or by the Will of said WIDOW HARLE, I give to be equally divided between Brothers, THOMAS GUNNELL and HENRY GUNNELL.
I give to my Sister, MARY HURST, Wife of JAMES HURST, Two hundred dollars to be paid by my Executors herein after the manner herein after directed,
My share of my Mother's Estate willed to me at my decease I will to be equally divided between all my Brothers & Sisters, My will and desire is that all my Estate real and personal not heretofore disposed of be sold and disposed of on the manner and form following, Vizt., The crop now growing or so much thereof as will be sufficient to raise the balance of the money due MRS. HARDIN for land I purchased of her, be sold for ready money and applied to the discharge of said debt and provided the Deed for the same is not Previously made to me, I desire that it be made to my Executors;
All the rest of my personal Estate reserving as above, together with my share of two small pieces of land taken up in partnership with my Brother HENRY GUNNELL, to wit, one piece of about eleven acres lying on WOLF TRAP RUN, the other lying on SCOTTS RUN, of about thirteen acres, to be sold at twelve months credit observing to sell Merick and his Wife and children all in one lot; All the rest of my land not heretofore disposed of, my desire is that it be sold for credit of one two and three years, vitz., one third part of the purchase money to be paid at the end of twelve months, one third part at the end of two years, and the last third part at the expiration of three years; Now my will and desire is that out of the money arising from the above sales, all my just debts be paid and necessary expences, and also the Legacy of Two hundred dollars willed above to my sister, MARY HURST, And the residue of money so arising to be equally divided among my Six Brothers and Sisters named as follows, vitz., THOMAS GUNNELL, WILLIAM GUNNELL, JAMES GUNNELL, HENRY GUNNELL, ANN BRENT and CATHARINE COFFE, share and share alike, with the following Proviso, That if any one or more of my six Brothers and sisters last named do claim my property that I die possessed of or bring any account against my Estate after my decease, it is my desire that all those so doing be precluded from any share in said division, and the whole to be divided among the rest that may not preclude themselves of the right by setting up claims or bringing in accounts aforesaid;
It is my will and desire that my Executors endeavour to have Merick and his Wife and Children sold to some person that they think will use them well or has the general character of being kind to their servants, and tho' by so doing they sell for less money than they otherwise would do, my Executors shall not be answerable for the loss.
I do hereby constitute and appoint my three Brothers, vitz., THOMAS GUNNELL, WILLIAM GUNNELL, HENRY GUNNELL, Executors of this my last Will and Testament. in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this fifth day of July in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred. N. B. The word (one) and the word (half) interlined before
signed JOHN GUNNELL
signed Sealed & Acknowledge in presence of Daniel LEWIS, William JONES, Thomas POSTON, John SAUNDERS
At a court held Fairfax county the 21st day of July 1800 The Last Will and Testament of JOHN GUNNELL deceased was presented in court by THOMAS GUNNELL, WILLIAM GUNNELL,and HENRY GUNNELL, Executors therein named, who made oath thereto,and the same being proved by oaths of DANIEL LEWIS, WILLIAM JONES, JOHN SAUNDERS,and THOMAS POSTEN, witnesses thereto, is ordered to be recorded; and the said Executors having performed what the Law requires in such cases, a Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Test G. DENEALE C. C. FAIRFAX COUNTY WILLS 1798-1801, pg 70-72, pp 133-137.
John married someone.
His child was:
+ 155 M i. Martin GUNNELL was born on 2 Apr 1796 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
35. Ann GUNNELL 38 (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) was born on 16 Feb 1744 in Fairfax County, Virginia39 and died on 2 Jun 1826 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 82.
General Notes: Ann GUNNELL married Charles Brent, Sr., son of Charles BRENT and Hannah INNES.
Ann GUNNELL (BRENT) received a share of the estate of John GUNNELL in his will of 1800.
Ann BRENT's Will was probated on 6 June 1826 in Frederick County, Virginia.
Ann married Charles BRENT, Sr., son of Capt. Charles BRENT 39,123 and Hannah INNES,39,123 in 1761.39 Charles was born on 11 Jun 1735 in Stafford County, Virginia,39 died on 11 Apr 1822 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 86, and was buried in Winter Hill Brent Cemetery, Frederick County, Virginia.
General Notes: "B. BRENT, Charles, son of Charles and Hannah Brent, June 11, 1735." [The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia, 1723-1758, p. 11]
Charles Brent married Ann Gunnell
Loudoun County [Virginia] Tithables 1775-1781, page 50, lists in Cameron Parish, 1778 "Charles BRENT, Negroes Ned, Beck, Bett & Cate -5."
1810 U.S. Census, Virginia, Frederick County, Pughtown; Series: M252 Roll: 68 Page: 345:
Charles BRENT Senr. . . . . 1 || . . . . 1 . .
Reads: 1 male over 45 [Charles]; 1 female over 45 [Ann.
WILL Excerpts: of Father Charles Brent Jr. Dated 1822, Frederick Co., VA (Source: Bequests -
Sons: William & Charles - $1 each having already advanced them a portion of
Daus: Ann Porter, Mary Talbott, Frances Connely - $1 each having already advanced them a sufficient portion of the estate
Grandchildren: Unnamed children of daughters of Catherine Moore and Hannah Williams - $1
Dau: Elizabeth Green - a negro girl named Lucy to have and to hold during her lifetime and at her decease...I desire (Lucy & any issue) may be equally divided between the children of said Elizabeth and her late husband, William Green.
Wife: Ann - all the rest & residue for the term of her natural life, then to be equally divided among 3 sons - Innis, Robert, George
Sons Robert and George
Witnesses: Isaac Baker, James G. Ficklen, W.M. Holliday.)
Will-Estate Inventory: 1822, Frederick Co., VA (Source: Frederick Co., VA
Will Book, W.B 3, p. 83, Slaves (ages) Male: Joshua (40), George Newton (40), Jettson (21), John (17) - absent, Heirom (7), William (7), Moses (1) Female: Polly (42), Phyllis (30), Chloe(23), Hannah(20), Jane (12)-sick,
Minama (11), Betty (8) - absent, Mahaley (4), Charlotte (3), Emily (infant)
Inventory included 6 beds, 6 Windsor chairs, 8 split bottom chairs, 1 rocking chair, 1 dining table(leafed), 5 cows, 1 bull, 3 horses, 2 colts, 1 wagon, 2 plows.Total valuation: $3658.)
Reference Number: 1757
Children from this marriage were:
+ 156 M i. William BRENT was born about 1763 in Frederick County, Virginia and died after 1840.
+ 157 M ii. Colonel Charles BRENT, Jr. was born about 1765 in Frederick County, Virginia, died before 4 Jan 1830 in Frederick County, Virginia, and was buried in Frederick County, Virginia.
+ 158 F iii. Nancy Ann BRENT 124 was born on 11 Feb 1766 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Jan 1850 in Nelson County, Kentucky at age 83.
+ 159 F iv. Anne BRENT was born about 1768.
+ 160 F v. Frances Ann BRENT was born on 14 Dec 1769 in Fauquier County, Virginia, died on 12 Feb 1838 in Nelson County, Kentucky at age 68, and was buried in Bloomfield Baptist Church Cemetery, Nelson County, Kentucky.
+ 161 M vi. George Washington BRENT was born about 1771 in Frederick County, Virginia and died after 1840.
+ 162 M vii. Henry M. BRENT was born about 1772 in Frederick County, Virginia and died after 1820.
+ 163 F viii. Hannah Anne BRENT was born about 1773 in Frederick County, Virginia and died in Jun 1826 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 53.
+ 164 M ix. Innis BRENT was born about 1773 in Frederick County, Virginia and died before 23 Oct 1822 in Frederick County, Virginia.
+ 165 F x. Sarah BRENT was born about 1774 in Frederick County, Virginia.
+ 166 F xi. Mary Ann BRENT was born on 5 Aug 1779 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 17 Mar 1836 at age 56.
+ 167 F xii. Elizabeth BRENT was born about 1783 in Virginia and died in 1856 about age 73.
+ 168 M xiii. Robert B. BRENT was born on 15 Sep 1787 in Fauquier County, Virginia and died on 16 Aug 1852 in Cooper County, Missouri at age 64.
+ 169 F xiv. Catherine Moore BRENT was born on 21 Jul 1811 in Frederick County, Virginia and died on 8 Mar 1862 in Frederick County, Virginia at age 50.
36. Mary GUNNELL 40 (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) 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
General Notes: Mary GUNNELL (HURST) received from her brother John in his will of 1800 the following: "I give to my Sister, Mary HURST, Wife of James HURST, Two hundred dollars to be paid by my Executors herein after the manner herein after directed,...that out of the money arising from the above sales, all my just debts be paid and necessary expences, and also the Legacy of Two hundred dollars willed above to my sister, Mary HURST..."
Mary married James H. HURST,40,69 son of John HURST 125 and Elizabeth SUMMERS, about 1765. James was born on 10 Jun 1744 in Fairfax County, Virginia,40 died on 27 Jan 1829 in Jefferson County, Virginia40 at age 84, and was buried in Hurston Graveyards, in The Garden, Near Johnsontown, West Virginia.40
General Notes: James HURST received from his father's will the warrant for 1000 acres "to be hereafter laid in some of the back countries", located the lands, and moved from Fairfax to a part of Berkeley County which became Jefferson County, Virginia.
In November, 1849, when the Will of William HURST, James' brother, was settled, the Superior Court Record states:
"To the Heirs of James HURST one of the brothers of Wm. HURST Dec. $76.13 to be divided amongst his twelve children or their heirs to wit, To John HURST the one twelfth part $6.34. To M. C. KLEIN & Mary Ann his wife, James, Hannah and Sally children of James HURST dec'd $6.34. To Harriet OBANNON wife of Bryan OBANNON, Minor HURST children of Wm. HURST dec.$6.34. To Hannah HURST in her own right and as devisee of Catherine HURST $12.68. To Elizabeth MOORE wife of John MOORE $6.24. To Mary GUNNELL $6.34. To Sarah CAMPBELL wife of Thomas CAMPBELL $6.34. To Peter HURST $6.34. To Mildred STANHOPE $6.34. To Nancy STANHOPE $6.34. To Harry (Henry) HURST $6.34."
Children from this marriage were:
+ 170 F i. Catherine HURST died about 1855 in Woodford County, Kentucky.
+ 171 M ii. William HURST was born after 1764 and died before 1849.
+ 172 M iii. John HURST 69 was born on 3 Oct 1766 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died on 30 Apr 1850 in Jefferson County, Virginia at age 83, and was buried in Hurston, The Garden, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
+ 173 M iv. Major Henry Gunnell HURST was born in 1769 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died on 1 Jan 1855 at age 86.
+ 174 M v. Peter M. HURST was born on 14 Apr 1774 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died on 9 Feb 1846 in Woodford County, Kentucky at age 71.
+ 175 F vi. Mary HURST 70 was born in 1780 and died after Sep 1850.
+ 176 M vii. James HURST 126 was born on 9 Jan 1784, died on 31 May 1836 at age 52, and was buried in Hurston, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
+ 177 F viii. Mildred Amelia HURST was born about 1785.
+ 178 F ix. Ann G. HURST was born about 1788 and died after 1855.
+ 179 F x. Elizabeth HURST was born about 1790 and died after 1848.
+ 180 F xi. Hannah HURST was born on 15 Apr 1791 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died on 29 Sep 1862 in Jefferson County, West Virginia at age 71.
+ 181 M xii. Van HURST died before 1855.
+ 182 F xiii. Sarah HURST was born about 1792 and died after 1860.
37. Thomas GUNNELL 41 (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) was born circa 1749 in Fairfax County, Virginia41 and died in 1801 in Fairfax County, Virginia41 about age 52.
General Notes: Thomas GUNNELL is listed as an Overseer of the Poor in Truro Parish during the period 1787 to 1802.
Thomas married Elizabeth MINOR, daughter of Capt. Nicholas MINOR 128 and Frances SPENCE,128 before 1770. Elizabeth was born circa 1752 and died about 1827 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 75.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 183 M i. Henry GUNNELL 129 was born in 1770 and died on 21 Jul 1835 in Hurston, The Garden, Jefferson County, West Virginia at age 65.
+ 184 M ii. William GUNNELL 129 was born about 1772 and died in 1822 about age 50.
+ 185 F iii. Anne GUNNELL 129 was born about 1774.
+ 186 M iv. James GUNNELL 129 was born about 1776 and died in 1810 about age 34.
+ 187 M v. Thomas GUNNELL 129 was born about 1778 and died in 1802 about age 24.
38. William GUNNELL 42 (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) 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.
General Notes: "1 The John GUNNELL House was built on land which was part of the original 676 acres purchasedfrom Bryan FAIRFAX by William GUNNELL III and his wife, Sara Coleman GUNNELL, in 1791 when the entail established by Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax, was finally broken.
2 Part of Fairfax's Great Falls Manor, the property was probably occupied by John GUNNELL's grandfather earlier while managing Fairfax's farm leases. This land was added to an adjoining 450-acre parcel Gunnell purchased from John HARLE in 1785, creating the plantation on which he and his family resided. William GUNNELL III was active in Fairfax County politics, serving in many public offices. His surviving heirs included four sons and four daughters.
3 At his death in 1822, his daughter Elizabeth Gunnell MIX inherited the 216-acre parcel where the John GUNNELL House would be built.
4 She died in 1824 "bearing an infant son Oscar."
5 Her husband Lewis MIX died soon after, leaving Oscar in the care of his uncles, John and George GUNNELL. John married Sarah Ann SPENCER in 1825 in the District of Columbia. Oscar conveyed his land to his uncle John in 1844.
6 He went to medical school, as had his uncles, Drs. James S. and William H. GUNNELL, and became a respected doctor in Charlottesville."
VIRGINIA REVOLUTIONARY "PUBLICK" CLAIMS, Fairfax County lists: William GUNNELL for 3 days waggonage publick stores L2-5; for 7 days do. L5-5; for 9 days do. L6-15. (Undated)
William is listed in the 1810 census of Fairfax County, Virginia as over 45. In his household are 1 male 16-26, 3 females 10-16, 1 female 16-26, and one female over 45. He has 41 slaves. (Series: M252 Roll: 68 Page: 378)
William GUNNELL is buried in the Gunnell Family Cemetery located at the old homestead known as "Gunnell's Run" (formerly "Graceland") which was built in the 1750's. It is currently located at 600 Innsbruck Avenue, Great Falls, Virginia. His tombstone is transcribed:
"In memory of WILLIAM GUNNELL the 3rd. son of Henry & Catherine Gunnell who was born on the 30th. of Jany. 1750.....(Bottom half missing)". His mother was Catherine O'DANIEL, daughter of William and Frances O'DANIEL of Stafford County, Virginia.
Gunnell Family of Virginia and England, Wesley E. Pippenger, p. 69 provides an alternate birth date of 1735 making William the first child of William and Catherine O'Daniel GUNNELL.
William married Sarah COLEMAN,42 daughter of Colonel James COLEMAN and Jane/Jean CRITCHER, before 1783.42 Sarah was born on 27 Nov 1761,42 died on 5 Jun 1819 in Fairfax County, Virginia130 at age 57, and was buried in Gunnell Family Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia.
General Notes: Sarah Coleman GUNNELL is buried in the Gunnell Family Cemetery located at the old homestead known as "Gunnell's Run" (formerly "Graceland") which was built in the 1750's. It is currently located at 600 Innsbruck Avenue, Great Falls, Virginia. Her tombstone is recorded as reading "In memory of SARAH GUNNELL, Wife of William Gunnell the 3rd. & daughter of Col. James and Jane Coleman who was born on the 27th. of Novr. 1761......(Bottom half missing)".
Wesley E. Pippinger, in a report dated May 20, 1996 and commissioned by Natalie Hughes, writes "Tombstone, Gunnell's Run, seems to give 5 JUN 1812, yet she is mentioned in the 1817 will of her father." He provides an alternate date of death of 5 Jun 1819.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 188 F i. Sarah GUNNELL .131
+ 189 F ii. Catherine GUNNELL 131 died before 1842.
+ 190 M iii. George GUNNELL 131 was born on 8 Sep 1783 and died about 1847 about age 64.
+ 191 M iv. Dr. William H. GUNNELL 131 was born on 5 Jul 1786,42 died on 29 Sep 183442 at age 48, and was buried in Gunnell Family Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia.
+ 192 F v. Elizabeth GUNNELL 42 was born in 1790, died in 1824 at age 34, and was buried in Fairfax County, Virginia.
+ 193 M vi. Colonel John GUNNELL 131,132 was born on 7 Mar 1793 in Virginia,133 died on 23 Jun 1874 in Vienna, Virginia at age 81, and was buried in Andrew Chapel Cemetery.
+ 194 F vii. Ann "Nancy" GUNNELL 42 was born on 13 Sep 1796,42 died on 23 Sep 182242 at age 26, and was buried in Gunnell Family Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia.
+ 195 F viii. Jane GUNNELL 131 was born on 17 May 1800 and was buried in Fairfax County, Virginia.
+ 196 M ix. Capt. James S. GUNNELL, D.D.M. 131,134 was born about 1801134 and died in 1891134 about age 90.
39. Catherine GUNNELL (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) was born circa 1754 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died before 1 Feb 1817 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
General Notes: Catherine GUNNELL married Francis COFFER. She is named as Catherine COFFE in the 5 July 1800 LW&T of her brother John GUNNELL.
Catherine was not mentioned or provided for in the 1 February 1817 LW&T of her husband Francis COFFER, presumed to have died before 1817
Catherine married Francis COFFER,135 son of Thomas Withers COFFER 136 and Mary FERGUSON,137 before 1773 in Fairfax County, Virginia.135 Francis was born in 1748 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died between 1 Feb 1817 and 18 Aug 1817 in Fairfax County, Virginia.
General Notes: Francis COFFER married Catherine GUNNELL, daughter of Henry GUNNELL and Catherine O'DANIEL of Fairfax, Virginia. Francis followed in his father's place, serving as a Vestryman in Truro Parish, Virginia from 1776 to 1785. He is listed as an Overseer of the Poor in Truro Parish during the period 1787 to 1802.
"Will book L1-158 Fairfax Va.
In the name of God Amen, I Francis COFFER of Fairfax county in the Commonwealth of Virginia being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testment in manner following,
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas COFFER one tract of land I bought of John ARUNDLE to him and his Heirs forever, also one negro Man named george.
I give and Bequeath unto my son Francis COFFER one tract of land which i now live to him and his heirs forever;
also my two Daughters Catherine and sarah COFFER shall have the priviledge of living in the house I now live in as long as they remain single
I give bequeath unto my son Francis COFFER three negroes, namely, davy, Henry,and Siner(siver?) and her furtue increase also bed and furniture.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary SANGSTER one nergro woman named Sarah with her present and furture increase (except? a negro girl named Lett) Also one hundred dollars bed and furniture,
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine COFFER one negro girl named Phillis with her present and future increase also bed and furniture
I give and Bequeath unto my daughter Sarah COFFER one negro boy named Iuber? also two negro girls named Lett and Mary with thier future increase Also bed and furniture and all my plate
I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren Namely John F WILKINSON, Ann M. WILKINSON and William h. WILKINSON two hundred dollars each to be paid to them as they arrive to the age of twenty one years, and all the rest residue and remainder of my salves and other Estate not here in before devised? after paying all my just Debts to be hired? out by my Exc.or adm. to pay the moneys I have already will'd after paid the said property to be equally divided between my children namely Thomas COFFER, Francis COFFER, Catherine COFFER and Sarah COFFER.
lasty I appoint my sons Thomas COFFER and Francis COFFER sole Exc. of this my will and revoke all other wills by me hereto inade? and in Tetmony I hereunto set my hand and seal this 1st day of feburary eighteen hundred and sevevteen
Francis COFFER Seal
Thompson lo VIOLETT
At a count held for Fairfax county the 18th day of august 1817 the last will and testament of Francis COFFER Deceasedwas presented in court by the Excutor therein named and the same being proved by the Oath of Thomas PAYNE and Thompson le VIOLETT is addmitted to record and at a court-held for the said county the 20th october 1817. Thomas COFFER and Francis COFFER the Excutors herein named into court and having performed wht law requires certificate is granted them for obtaining probate thereof in due form Test wm MOSS cl"
(theresa vanosdol, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=theresavan&id=I352)
Children from this marriage were:
+ 197 M i. Francis COFFER .
+ 198 F ii. Catherine COFFER .
+ 199 M iii. Sarah COFFER .
+ 200 F iv. Mary COFFER 138 was born between 1770 and 1780 in Virginia138 and died in 1853.
+ 201 M v. Thomas COFFER 135 was born in 1773 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died in 1862 at age 89.
40. Major Henry GUNNELL, Jr., RS-VA 43,44 (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) was born on 30 Jul 1758 in Fairfax County, Virginia and died on 14 Jan 1822 at age 63.
General Notes: Henry GUNNELL was a son of Henry GUNNELL and Catherine O'DANIEL of Fairfax County, Virginia. Young Henry married on August 10, 1786 to Sarah "Sally" WEST, daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth Minor WEST.
Capt. Henry GUNNELL is listed on the 1810 census for Fairfax County, Virginia, shown with 2 males under 10, 1 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 26-44 and 10 slaves. He is named on the same page as James L. GUNNELL and William GUNNELL, Esq. (Series: M252 Roll: 68 Page: 378)
He was known as "Major Henry" from his Virginia Militia rank and was a wealthy man. His home in what is now Vienna, Virginia was elaborately furnished. In addition to large land holdings, he owned numerous slaves to work his plantations. Curiously though, he may not have approved of slavery, for in his will, he entreats his children "to use those negroes given to them in a human manner, for I think slavery a cruel thing in the reached (sic, wretched?) world, who can account for it?"
In his Will, Major Henry had provided in great detail for his children. This last measure was not appreciated by his wife as she renounced his Will and in her own Will left to her sons "fifty cents and no more, the reasons of which is that they were left rich by their father, the late Major Henry GUNNELL." Henry had also bequeathed five acres of land and fifty dollars to construct a Baptist church.
Henry married Sarah WEST,43,44 daughter of Hugh WEST, Jr. 44,140 and Elizabeth MINOR,44 on 10 Aug 1786. Sarah was born in 1765 in Fairfax County, Virginia, died on 17 Jan 1837 in Clarke County, Virginia at age 72, and was buried in Hooe Family Cemetery.
General Notes: Sarah "Sally"WEST married Henry GUNNELL on August 10, 1786. Henry was a wealthy man who provided Sally with a luxurious mansion in which to raise their seven children.
"Henry Jun. Gunnel" is listed in the 1774 Rent Rolls of fairfax County, Virginia
In his Will, Major Henry provided in great detail for his children. This last measure was not appreciated by his wife as she renounced his Will and in her own Will left to her sons "fifty cents and no more, the reasons of which is that they were left rich by their father, the late Major Henry GUNNELL."
After Henry's death in 1822, Sally moved to Clarke County, Virginia to live out her life in the care of her daughter Mary Ann HOOE. Sally died January 17, 1837 and was buried in Clarke County.
In conflict with the burial in Hooe Cemetery, Clark County, Virginia, is Find A Grave Memorial# 20015294, created by: Audrey on Jun 21, 2007, which shows a picture of Mrs. Sarah GUNNELL's headstone in Fairfax City Cemetery, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Virginia, transcribed as:
"IN / Memory of / MRS. SARAH / Consort of / Mr. Major Henry Gunnell / who departed this / life Jan. 17, 1847 Aged / 72 years." The picture of the gravestone is unclear as to the date of death.
Children from this marriage were:
+ 202 M i. Hugh West GUNNELL, Sr. 141 was born about 1787 and died on 7 Jul 1857 about age 70.
+ 203 M ii. Colonel George West GUNNELL 142,143,144 was born on 22 Sep 1789 in Wolftrap, Fairfax County, Virginia,143 died on 8 Jan 1878 in Wolftrap, Fairfax County, Virginia143 at age 88, and was buried in Andrew Chapel Cemetery, Vienna, Virginia.143
+ 204 F iii. Catherine GUNNELL 126 was born in Mar 1792 in Fairfax, Virginia,145 died on 23 Oct 1826 in Vienna, Virginia at age 34, and was buried in Broadwater Family Cemetery, Fairfax County, Virginia.
+ 205 F iv. Sarah W. GUNNELL 126 was born in 1796 in Virginia,146 died on 2 Oct 1879 in West Virginia at age 83, and was buried in Hurston, Jefferson County, West Virginia.
+ 206 M v. William Henry GUNNELL 132,147 was born in 1799 in Virginia,132 died on 20 Jan 1884148 at age 85, and was buried in Congressional Cemetery, District of Columbia.
+ 207 M vi. Bushrod GUNNELL 141 was born about 1802 and died in 1867 about age 65.
+ 208 F vii. Mary Ann GUNNELL was born in 1804.141
+ 209 M viii. Joshua Coffer GUNNELL 141 was born on 25 Apr 1811 in Virginia and was buried in Oct 1864.
41. James GUNNELL (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) was born circa 1767 in Virginia and died on 1 Jan 1819 in Fauquier County, Virginia45 about age 52.
General Notes: James GUNNELL, husband of Ann DENEALE, was named as a preparer in the division of slaves from the Will of William SMITH. Will Book 3 page 476 Fauquier County, Virginia - SMITH, William - Apprmt - 22 Oct 1803, 24 Oct 1803, value of estate 4323 pounds, 6 shillings, 3 pence for horses, household items, plantation utensils, stock & slaves; Nace 100 pounds, Tom 90 pounds, Joseph 100 pounds, Jacob 90 pounds, Patience 70 pounds, Cumboo 40 pounds, Judah 60 pounds, Frank 60 pounds, Manuel 45 pounds, Lewis 125 pounds, 10 shillings, 6 pence, Lydia 45 pounds, David 90 pounds, Rose 36 pounds, Jenny 36 pounds, Kitty 30 pounds, Scipio 36 pounds, Charles 36 pounds, Harrison 35 pounds, Kingston 20 pounds, Clary 60 pounds, Phillis & child 70 pounds & Ben 20 pounds, slaves living at Great run Quarter; Elijah 50 pounds, Daniel 50 pounds, Bill 100 pounds, James 90 pounds, Winney 60 pounds, Sarah 70 pounds, Judy & child 70 pounds, Nelly 50 pounds, Patty 50 pounds, Limus 50 pounds, Spencer 40 pounds, John 36 pounds, Andrew 30 pounds, Nancy 30 pounds, Betty 30 pounds & Susan 25 pounds, Spencer 40 pounds, John 36 pounds, Andrew 30 pounds, Nancy 30 pounds & Susan 25 pounds, slaves at Cedar Run:Gilbert 50 pounds, Hunger 100 pounds, Bristoe 100 pounds, Samuel 90 pounds, Dick 100 pounds, Willis 100 pounds, Peter 90 pounds, Truelove 70 pounds, Sarah 50 pounds, Agatha 30 pounds, George 40 pounds & Dilla 40 pounds, report prepared by Wm Brown, C. Peyton & Presley Morehead, received by f. Brooke;
SMITH, William - Division of Slaves-23 July 1804, 10 Dec 1804, into 8 portions.
1. Elizabeth SMITH (widow ) received Joseph, Thomas, Jacob, Francis, Samson, Emanuel, Andrew, Sarah, Deller, Cumbo, Judah & Lydia.
2. Caleb SMITH received: Samuel 100 pounds, Abraham 90 pounds, Gilbert 50 pounds, Sarah 50 pounds, Jane 25 pounds & Nancy 75 pounds.
3. Walter A. SMITH received Wm 10 pounds, George 60 pounds, Scipio 40 pounds, clary 75 pounds, Judah
4. child 70 pounds & Susan 20 pounds.
5. Joseph D. SMITH received: Willis 100 pounds, Limcis 55 pounds, Harrison 25 pounds, Patience 75 pounds, Clary & child 80 pounds & Betsy 35 pounds
6. Miss Kitty H. SMITH received: Lewis 100 pounds, brister 75 pounds, John 35 pounds, Hammer 45 pounds, Phillis & child 75 pound & Kitty 30 pounds
7. Wm OBANNON received: Nace 100 pounds, James 90 pounds, Dick 55 pounds, Daniel 40 pounds, Aggy 50 pounds & Charles 30 pounds.
8. Wm R. SMITH received: Dick 90 pounds, david 95 pounds, Spencer 50 pounds, Benj 25 pounds, Winney 60 pounds & Pat 50 pounds.
9. Miss Elizabeth D. SMITH received Hunter 90 pounds, Peter 90 pounds, Elijah 30 pounds, rose 40 pounds, Nelly pounds, Truelove 75 pounds, report prepared by James Hunton, C. Peyton & James GUNNELL, received F. Brooke; Book 4, 11. (http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np114.htm)
The 1810 U.S. Census of Fauquier County, Virginia lists James GUNNELL, over 45, and one female 26-45 and having 18 slaves. If James and Ann had children, they no longer live with their parents. (Series: M252 Roll: 68 Page: 493 )
James married Ann DENEALE, daughter of James C. DENEALE I and Theodosia CONYERS, after 1783 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Ann was born circa 1768 and died on 6 May 1822 in Fairfax County, Virginia149 about age 54.
General Notes: Ann DENEALE was the only daughter of Capt. James Oduneal (DENEALE the elder) by his first wife Theodosia CONYERS.
From Fairfax County Court Records: "1783 - Susanna HURST made a public confession of slandering the good name of Ann DENEALE, daughter of Captain James DENEALE." It seems that Miss HURST was spreading rumors about the relationship of Miss DENEALE with James GUNNELL. But it was Captain James who demanded that the slander be corrected and it was to him, not Ann, that Susanna HURST made her apology.
Ann DENEALE later married James Gunnell.
(Provided by Don DENEAL of St. Louis, Missouri, http://home.earthlink.net/~ddeneal/)
42. Robert GUNNELL 46 (Catherine O'DANIEL6, William I1) was born about 1770 in Virginia and died in 1821 in Fairfax County, Virginia46 about age 51.
General Notes: Robert GUNNELL, born abt 1770, is said to be the son of
Henry GUNNELL and Catherine O'DANIEL. Robert married Elizabeth MINOR, widow of his brother, Thomas, after 1801.
1820 U.S. Census, Virginia, Fairfax County; Series: M33 Roll: 137 Page: 76:
George W. GUNNELL . . . 1 . . || . . 1 . .
Robert GUNNELL 1 . . . . 1 || . . . . 1
Robert's household reads: 1 male under 10, 1 male over 45; 1 female over 45. It seems unlikely that the male under 10 was Robert and Elizabeth Minor GUNNELL's son. She was about 47 in 1800. Her first child was born in 1770 by Thomas GUNNELL, her first husband and Robert's older brother.
Robert died in 1821 and Elizabeth died about 1829 in Frederick County, Virginia.
Who are the Robert GUNNELLs recorded below?
1830 U.S. Census, Virginia, Fairfax County, No Twp; Series: M19 Roll: 201 Page: 251: GUNNELL, Robert:
1M 10-15, 1M 50-60 (Robert); 1F 50-60.
1840 U.S. Censis, Virginia, Fairfax County, Fairfax, No Twp; Series: M704 Roll: 558 Page: 171: Born then 1770-80.
Robt GUNNEL . . . . . . 1 ==== || . . . . . . 1 ====
Robert age 40-50, wife 40-50.
The 1850 census record may be the Robert in 1830.
1850 U.S. Census, Virginia, Fairfax County, No Twp; Series: M432 Roll: 942 Page: 194: 1356 1356 Robert GUNNELL 80 M Farmer 2590 VA; William H. GUNNELL 34 M Farmer VA.
Robert married Elizabeth MINOR, daughter of Capt. Nicholas MINOR 128 and Frances SPENCE,128 after 1801. Elizabeth was born circa 1752 and died about 1827 in Frederick County, Virginia about age 75.
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