[DANIEL-L] Capt. Wm. Daniel/Middlesex, VA-Part 3b
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James DANIEL and Margaret (VIVION) DANIEL had:
34 Rachel DANIEL, born 14 Oct 1704, married Thomas AMIS, 14 Nov
in Middlesex Co., VA (Ref 1).
35* Peter DANIEL, bap 29 Sep 1706.
36* Charles DANIEL, bap 06 Mar 1709, died aft 1796.
37 Margaret DANIEL, married John TOWLES, 09 Oct 1735. Her son was
Oliver TOWLES, an officer in the Revolutionary War, for Culpeper and
Spotsylvania (Ref 4).
38* Susanna DANIEL.
39* James DANIEL, born 17 Feb 1716, died Feb 1792.
40* John DANIEL, born 19 Jan 1721, died 04 Jun 1786.
41 Phebe DANIEL, born 12 Mar 1724.
42* Vivion DANIEL, born 01 Jul 1726, died 1803.
12 William DANIEL (Son of 2), born and bap 08 Sep 1689, died 11 Oct
married Frances BOSELEY 24 Oct 1710. She died 28 Dec 1720. He died the
same year his father died, 1723. However, his will was not made until
after his father¹s death so that identification is comparatively easy
1, P 82 for marriage; P 178 for her death, P 181 for his death). (See
of Elizabeth BOSELEY in Middlesex Co., VA, 02 Feb 1700 in re
He made his will 16 Aug 1723, almost 3 months after his father¹s death.
was proved, 03 Dec 1723, and recorded in Bk 1713-1734, P 270, Middlesex
Co., VA. We have a photostatic copy of it. He was named and identified
will of John Vaus, 08 Sep 1691.
William DANIEL and Frances (BOSELEY) DANIEL had:
43 James DANIEL, born 12 May 1715, died 1779, bap Jun 1715 (Ref 1,
99). He seems to have been engaged in the merchantile business at
Middlesex Co., VA, with his uncle (18) Robert DANIEL. If he ever
and had issue, no record of such appears in the old Christ Church Parish
Register. Moreover, his will makes no mention of either wife or
He died in 1779. (Reference to the date of proving his will). His will
was made 21 Jul 1767, and proved 28 Jun 1779. A photostatic copy of the
original is in the possession of the compiler. It is very brief and
signature is in very poor handwriting. recorded in Bk T., P 144, New Bk
11, P 491, Middlesex Co., VA. Daniel Legatees includes Lydia DANIEL,
daughter of (46) William DANIEL.
44 Jane DANIEL, born 06 Feb 1717-8, married Arthur WARE in
Co., VA, 26 Jan 1733-4 (Ref 1). (A twin)
45 Constant DANIEL, born 06 Feb 1717-8, married Robert THURSTON, 03
Jun 1742 (Ref 1, 4). (A twin)
18 Robert DANIEL (Son of 2), born and bap 08 Jun 1709, died 1781
1). He married Elizabeth CARTER in Middlesex Co., 21 Apr 1731 (Ref 1,
167). He died either later in 1780 or early in 1781, from the date his
will was probated. He was a merchant at Urbanna in Middlesex Co., VA,
associated with his son (46) William DANIEL, and his nephew (43) James
DANIEL. Not only in his marriage to Elizabeth CARTER of record in the
Parish Register, but the will of her brother, John Carter, dated 24 Jan
1741 in Middlesex Co. refers to his ³brother Robert DANIEL² and his
³Elizabeth DANIEL.² John Carter¹s widow, Mary Carter, married Curtis
Hardee in Middlesex Co., VA, 23 Nov 1745.
Robert DANIEL¹S will was made 26 Dec 1780, proved 26 Feb 1781, making
death between those dates. A photostatic copy of the original will is
the possession of the Author. It appears to have been made out in his
handwriting. A copy of it follows:
Will of Robert DANIEL: Made: 26 Dec 1780, proved: 26 Feb 1781,
in Bk 14 P 434, Middlesex Co., VA.
In the name of God, Amen, I Robert DANIEL of the County of Middlesex and
Parish of Christ Church, being in sound sense and memory, but weak in
so make this my last will and Testament in manner and form hereafter
FIRST: I give unto my son William DANIEL and his heirs, one shilling
no more of my Estate.
ITEM: I give unto my Grandson, John Daniel, one shilling and no more of
ITEM: I give unto my son Christopher DANIEL all my household goods and
stock in case my daughter Mary Stamper or her heir should not return,
in case she should return or her heir, then half the aforesaid household
goods to be given to the said Mary Stamper or her heir.
ITEM: I give unto my son Robert Daniel, all my land and plantation with
the appurtenances thereunto belonging and likewise my negro woman,
to him and his heirs forever.
ITEM: I lend unto my loving wife, Elizabeth Daniel all my Estate that
before mentioned during her natural life.
ITEM: I constitute and appoint my loving wife, Elizabeth Daniel and my
son, Robert Daniel, executors to this my last will and testament,
all other wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have
set my hand and seal this 26th day of Dec 1780.
Signed, Sealed and Delivered in presence of
Robert Daniel, Robert McTyre
At a Court held for Middlesex Co. at the Court House in Urbanna on
the 6th day of Feb 1781: This last will and testament of Robert Daniel,
deceased, was this day presented in Court by Robert Daniel, one of the
executors therein named who made oath according to law and the same was
proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded
on the motion of the said Executor, Certificate is granted him for
obtaining a Probate in due form, he giving security whereupon he with
Robert McTyre, his security, entered into and acknowledged their Bond in
the penalty of Thirty Thousand pounds with condition according to law
leave for Elizabeth Daniel the other Executor to qualify.
Teste: Will Churchhill
Truly recorded Teste: Will Churchill, Clk.
Robert DANIEL and Elizabeth (CARTER) DANIEL had:
46* William DANIEL, born 22 Jan 1732.
47* John DANIEL, born 17 Feb 1733, died 1772.
48* Christopher DANIEL, born 27 Sep 1736, died 1793.
49 Garrett DANIEL, born 19 Jan 1739, died 20 Jan 1739.
50 Peter DANIEL, born 06 Feb 1740, died 08 Mar 1740.
51* Robert DANIEL, born 21 May 1741, died 1782.
52 Mary DANIEL, born 28 Jan 1743, married Mr. STAMPER.
19 Obadiah DANIEL (Son of 2), born 13 Jan 1711, died 1778 (Ref 1),
married Sarah MOSELEY in Middlesex Co. abt 1735. They moved to
Co., VA, where he left a will made 17 Jul 1777, proved 15 Jun 1778.
Goochland Will and Deed Bk 12, P 147. She was born 02 Oct 1718. We
copy of his will.
Obadiah DANIEL and Sarah (MOSELEY) DANIEL had:
53 Mary DANIEL, born 11 Sep 1741, married John LOVELL (Ref 1 on
(See Ichabod Daniel¹s will).
54* Moseley DANIEL, born 13 Jun 1744, died 12 Oct 1795.
55 Ezekiel DANIEL, died 1790 in Goochland Co., VA (Ref 7). His
was made 24 Nov 1780 and proved 19 Jul 1790
(Goochland WB 15, P 586). He never married. Compiler has a
of the will.
56* John DANIEL.
57* Ichabod DANIEL, born 10 Aug 1756, died 1829.
22 Robert DANIEL (Son of 3), born 21 Sep 1691, died 08 Jul 1742. He
married twice. His first marriage was to Elizabeth BEVERLEY? They had
children. She died 03 Mar 1730. His second marriage was to Mary
or MITCHEM, 08 Oct 1730, and they had 4 children. Mary died 09 Mar
He left a will in Middlesex Co., VA, proved 1742.
Robert DANIEL had:
58* William DANIEL, born 03 Dec 1716, died 1779.
59* Robert DANIEL, born 28 Jan 1719, died 1771.
60* Reuben DANIEL, born 22 Apr 1721, died 1779.
61 Margaret DANIEL, born 20 Apr 1723, died 05 May 1727.
68 Mary DANIEL, born 22 Mar 1725.
62* George DANIEL, born 23 Sep 1727; died 1758.
63* Samuel DANIEL, born 05 Feb 1729.
64 Esther DANIEL, born 05 Aug 1732, married Jeremiah SHEPHERD, 08
1756 (Bond: Ref 74). He died in Essex Co., 1786.
65 Millicent DANIEL, born 18 Nov 1734, died 26 Jan 1736.
66* Benjamin DANIEL, born 04 Jan 1736, died 1774.
67 Katherine DANIEL, born 27 Feb 1741, died 1774.
25 Henry DANIEL (Son of 3), born 15 Mar 1701, died 1767. He was
twice. His first wife was Mary JOHNSON. They were married 11 Feb 1728.
They had 3 children; she died 21 Feb 1734. He then married Betty. They
had 6 children. (His son Henry DANIEL (73) named his mother as Betty
in 1775). A Betty DANIEL, believed to have been his widow, married
Kemp 18 May 1769 (P 199). Two times in his father¹s will as recorded he
called Harry DANIEL, and twice called Henry DANIEL. The will of Henry
DANIEL, made 17 Mar 1764, proved 07 Jul 1767. Recorded Bk 9, P. 341,
Middlesex Co., VA. The compiler has a photostatic copy of it.
Henry DANIEL had:
70 Margaret DANIEL, born 03 Mar 1729, died 22 Mar 1729.
71 George DANIEL, born 17 Mar 1730, died 1794 (Ref 1), married
DANIEL (98), 19 Sep 1763 (Ref 39). They had no children. He was
in Middlesex Co. in 1767-8 (Ref 31). He also is referred to as Colonel
George DANIEL, but this was probably for Colonial Militia Service (Ref
Frances DANIEL, his widow, survived him and deeded property, 28 Dec 1807
Middlesex Co., VA (DB 12, P 531). She left a will in Williamsburg, VA,
made 16 Oct 1794, proved Jan 1808. It will property to her niece, Ann
CURTIS, and nephew, Thomas ROANE. It is recorded in Middlesx Co., WB 2,
387. In Middlesex Co. DB 11, P 405-7, she also deeded land to Thomas
ROANE, 06 Oct 1795.
72 Jane DANIEL, born 13 Nov 1739, died 10 Mar 1740.
73 Mary DANIEL, born 12 Feb 1734. She first married (62) George
DANIEL, a cousin, 22 Dec 1752, and after his
death, she married Henry SHEPHERD, 03 Nov 1760. He died in
74 Henry DANIEL, born 07 Mar 1740, died 07 Sep 1743.
75 Catherine DANIEL, born 25 Jun 1743, died 21 Aug 1743.
76 Robert DANIEL, born 18 Oct 1744, died aft 1794 (Ref 1). He was
still alive when his brother, George DANIEL (70) died in 1794. He
77 Rachel DANIEL, married John PRICE.
78 Henry DANIEL, bap 06 Jun 1758, died 1775. So far as we can
he never married. The will of Henry DANIEL, made 05 Apr 1775, was
24 Apr 1775. Recorded Bk 10, P 395, Middlesex Co. Compiler has a
26 Garrett DANIEL (Son of 3), born 07 Jul 1705, died intestate 28 Jan
1745. He married Clara SMITH. After his death the widow married George
BLAKEY of Spotsylvania Co., VA, 28 Apr 1746. (Ref. 1, 74). George died
Garrett DANIEL and Clara (SMITH) DANIEL had:
79 Ann DANIEL, born 21 Feb 1742.
27 James DANIEL (Son of 3), born 05 Nov 1709 (Ref 1), married Jennie
HICKS in Middlesex Co., 01 Nov 1725. His will was made 30 Oct 1760,
12 Feb 1761, Albermarle Co., VA (Ref 73).
Judge Newman seems to have cleared up the confusion caused by earlier
biographers in regard to this James. By his method of tracing his
movements, he has shown him to have been identical with the James who
in Albermarle Co., VA, and not the same as the other James of Goochland.
The latter was from the line of John Daniel of York and collateral to
line of Senator John Warwick Daniel.
(Albermarles Co., VA, was organized the 4th Thursday of Feb, 1745, on
plantation of Mrs. Scott near the present Scottsville, where the next
was directed to be held. Among the first officers appointed were:
Fry, County Lieutenant; Peter Jefferson (father of Thomas) Lieut. Col.;
Allen Howard, Major; Captains: William Cabell, Joseph Thompson, Charles
Lynch, Thomas BalLou, David Lewis, James Daniel, James B. Nevill and
Judge Newman furnishes the following notes:
06 May 1735 James Daniel and his wife Jane executed a deed to
Roane, in Middlesex Co.
21 Nov 1735 James Neville (see above) sold ³James Daniel of
400 acres of land, then in Goochland, now in Cumberland Co. ³at the
of Watkins creek, on the South Bank of the Fluvanna river² - this being
part of the land patented to Neville, 28 Sep 1732.
20 Aug 1740 James Daniel acquired patents to an island of 16 acres
the river and 400 acres adjoining. Description same as in the deed from
Neville, 21 Nov 1735.
14 Nov 1741 James Daniel sold 95 acres of this 400 acres described
being adjacent to William Cannon¹s land, and 400 acres bought from one
MeggiNson in 1742 also adjoined the land of William Cannon.
1743 James Daniel bought 150 acres from Margaret Abbott ³on the South
side of Fluvanna river over against Tindall¹s island.²
1748 James Daniel acquired by patents an island of 7 acres and 150
of Tindall¹s or Burnt Island. this may have been the land he bought of
A few days after the execution of his will, James Daniel procured patent
for a large tract of land in Lunenberg Co., VA.
The land in Cumberland Co., VA was owned by his son Abraham Daniel from
1781 to 1798 and taxes assessed to him for same. He also acquired land
Halifax Co., which he sold in 1752.
Though James Daniel was never sheriff of Goochland Co., he WAS sheriff
Albermarle Co. His home was on one of the islands in the river, now in
Fluvanna. After the organization of Albermarle Co. out of Goochland in
1745 he is always referred to as ³James Daniel of Albermarle.² James
Daniel is not shown to have lived in Goochland prior to 1741.
James DANIEL and Jennie (HICKS) DANIEL had:
80* Chickeley or Chesley DANIEL, born 16 Jan 1731, died 1814.
81 Ruth DANIEL, born 03 Jul 1728, died aft 1761.
82* Abraham DANIEL, born 13 Jan 1735.
83 James DANIEL, born 1738, died aft 1761. He is said to have
to Person Co., NC. Hayden reported that a William DANIEL of Berea,
Granville Co., NC, was a descendant of this man.
84 Jane DANIEL, born 1740, died 10 Mar 1740.
85 Leonard DANIEL, born 1741, died aft 1761.
86 Susannah DANIEL, born abt. 1743, died aft 1761. She married Mr.
REDFORD, according to her father¹s will.
87* Josiah DANIEL, born 1745, died aft 1761.
88* John Minor DANIEL, born 1747, died abt 1790.
89 Mary DANIEL, born 1749, died aft 1761.
90 Nancy or Mercy DANIEL, born 1752, died aft 1761.
91 Margaret DANIEL, born 05 Jul 1728 died 17 Mar 1734.
28 William DANIEL (Son of 5), died 28 Nov 1746. He married Ann WATTS,
Dec 1721 (Ref 1). An historical document concerning the descendants of
William Daniel is a deed of partition between his heirs dated 20 Aug
and recorded in the DB of Middlesex Co., VA, when considered in
with his will. Ann (WATTS) DANIEL was dead before 1767. The will of
William DANIEL was made 17 Nov 1745; proved 03 May 1746. (Recorded in
2, P 207-8 Middlesex Co., VA.)
William DANIEL and Ann (WATTS) DANIEL had:
92 Josiah DANIEL, born 13 Jul 1725, died 21 Dec 1746.
93* Robert DANIEL, born abt1727, died 1784.
94 Agatha DANIEL, born 05 Jul 1729, died 29 Dec 1746.
95 Sarah DANIEL, born 12 Nov 1731-2, died 1779-80, married William
ROANE of Gloucester Co., VA, 15 Feb 1754 (Ref 51).
96 Rachel DANIEL, born 09 Nov 1734, married John MURRAY, 03 Jan
in Middlesex co., VA (Ref 1).
97 Ann DANIEL, born 18 Oct 1737, died 25 Nov 1746.
98 Frances DANIEL, born 09 Nov 1740, married George DANIEL (no.
See his number.
99 Lucy DANIEL, born 21 Apr 1723, married Robert DANIEL (No. 59),
33 Richard DANIEL (Son of 5), born 17 Mar 1721, died abt 1770. He
Intestate in Middlesex Co., VA.
Ann DANIEL, nee BRISTOW, was mentioned as his ³sister² in the will of
Charles BRISTOW in Middlesex Co. His will was made 22 Mar 1749, proved
Jul1750. Charles and Vivian DANIEL were witnesses (Ref 73, P 120).
In the will of Elizabeth SMITH, made 18 Sep 1756, proved 04 Jul 1758,
Richard DANIEL is named as her executor until his son William DANIEL
comes of age.
Elizabeth Smith is identified as Nee Elizabeth Wortham who married
Daniel (5) and survived his death in 1727, later marrying a Mr. Smith.
Richard Daniel later married Sarah Tuggle and she was named a
in the will of Sarah Tuggle in Middlesex Co., proved 03 Jun 1760. When
report was filed by Sarah, who was an executrix, she signed as Sarah
Daniel, wife of Richard Daniel (Ref. 72, P 68).
Whether he was the same Richard Daniel reported as having married
Guttery (probably Guthrie) in Middlesex Co., VA, 02 Oct 1764 is not
but he seems to be the only one of this line to fit that record.
We accordingly list this man¹s marital record as follows:
1. He married Ann Bristow around 1743. It was definitely prior to
Mar 1749. (This is a proper deduction drawn from the above. After Ann
(Bristow) Daniel died, Richard Daniel married:
2. Sarah Tuggle or Tugwell, prior to 03 Jun 1760. This deduction
seems fully supported by the above. He next married:
3. Margaret Guthrie or Guttery, 02 Oct 1764. This deduction is not
supported by satisfactory evidence. Only because he seems to have been
only Richard Daniel in that area at that time.
Richard Daniel and Ann (Bristow) Daniel had:
100 William DANIEL, born 09 Mar 1744, died aft 1758. He was given
the land held by his grandmother, Elizabeth (WORTHAM) DANIEL, who
Mr. SMITH after the death of his grandfather, Richard DANIEL in 1727.
will was made 18 Sep 1756 and proved in Middlesex Co., VA 04 Jul 1758
72, P 450). He is believed to have been the William DANIEL, Senior, who
was in Northampton Co., NC when he made a deed, 02 Sep 1768, deeding
on Dragon¹s Swamp in Middlesex Co., VA. Deed is recorded in Middlesex
101* John DANIEL, born 23 Sep 1746.
102 Richard DANIEL, born 16 Apr 1750. We are without any record of
this child or man subsequent to his birth record in Christ Church Parish
103* Oliver DANIEL, born 18 Nov 1751, died 1785.
104 Elizabeth DANIEL, born 01 Mar 1755-6, married James LEE, 06 Feb
1774 (Ref 1).
105 Ann DANIEL, born 20 May 1758.
106 Agatha DANIEL, born 29 Mar 1748.