I know very little about William Daniel. The only reason I know anything at
all about him is that I have a copy of a page from a book called "The History
of Arkansas." This article is talking about Dr. Thomas Jefferson Daniel.
William's son. All it tells me is that Dr. Thomas Jefferson Daniel is one of
the well known physicians of Petit Jean Valley, located at Waveland, Yell
Count, this State. He is a native Arkansan, born near Quitman, Van Buren
County, December 9, 1857, the son of William and Jane (Haney) Daniel, natives
of North Carolina and Tennessee, respectively. The father followed farming
in Van Buren County until 1858, when he moved to White County, and died there
in the fall of 1865, at the age of sixty -- six years, and the mother dying
in 1859 at the age of fifty -- five. We are not sure if my grandfather was
really Dr. Thomas Jefferson Daniel's real son or not we know that he was
Jefferson Thomas Daniel and was born out of wedlock. Dr. Thomas Jefferson
Daniel did take him in, but he was not listed as one of his kids. We think
that Jefferson Thomas (my grandfather) may have been Dr. Thomas Jefferson
Daniel's brother son by a lady named Mary Brown.
Now that I have confused you I hope that I have also helped you.
Oh when was you're William born.