The following is a perfect example of how families named their children, and
the migration of same. Notice how DANIEL * VIVION used the names.
Someone on the List was looking for an Oliver DANIEL. (See birth of an
Oliver DANIEL below.)
Middlesex Co, VA: 1687-1831:
"Page 77. may 24. 1710 from RICHARD DANIELL of M, to John SMITH and James
SMITH of M, for the value of 5 L 10 shillings sterling, 8.5 acres in M,
being part of 115 acres sold to William DANIELL by Cuthbert POTTER by bill
of sale dated mar 17, 1669, and now belonging to the said Richard DANIELL.
The 8.5 acres are bounded by the mill dam belonging to said John & James
SMITH, the line that parts this land of Alexander SMITH. Signed - Richard
DANIELL, John SMITH, James SMITH. wit___Jno *VIVION, John KEIGHLEY,
Elizabeth (___her mark), John (J his mark)
CLARK. ( No recording date given)"
Vivion Son of James & Margaret DANIEL born July ye 1st baptized July 29
1726, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex Co, VA.
Oliver DANIEL & Mary STEVENS married January 1st 1780, Christ Church Parish,
Middlesex Co, VA.
Quite a few DANIELS in Middlesex County, but no time today to work on them.
Spotsylvania County, VA:
On the will of Joseph COLLINS are these witnesses:
Signed: Susannah (x) COLLINS
Witnesses: Rich'd THOMAS, Reubin DANIEL, *Vivion DANIEL, Thos MERRY, July
Kentucky: Clark County, Winchester
"VIVIAN, Daniel Will Book 1, page 270--Names daughter, Margaret DANIEL.
Sons, John DANIEL, Peter DANIEL, daughter Jane, wife of George QUISENBERRY.
Daughter, Frances DEALE'S 3 children, viz: Elizabeth DEALE, Daniel DEALE
and Janet DEALE. Daughter Nan OLDHAM. Wife, Nancy DANIEL. Exec's:
*Dillard COLLINS and David BULLOCK. Written June 25, 1802. Witnesses:
Robert STEEL, Isabella STEEL, Samuel STEEL. Probated: Feb 7, 1803"
DILLARD is a surname/family from Middlesex County, VA.