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My grandmother was also a female but I was lucky because I have the Reneau-Richter
Family Bible and it listed who her father was, R. W. Daniel, but listed no location where
he lived, but from that little tid-bit- I began my search almost 20 years ago. It did not
take me long to find out where RWD was from - Jefferson County, GA and then I narrowed it
down to Bethany, now Wadley, Jefferson County, GA. It really became convoluted after that
until I met the late Smith Banks of Statesboro, GA, who was married to a Daniel
descendant. Smith had retrieved a list of the Daniel children, supposedly transcribed
form the Daniel Bible and iisted names, dates of birth for all of RWD's siblings.
Snith even knew the name of his father and mother - Robert C. and Penelope Lane Daniel.
The real ephiny was when I turned ofer an ant coated gravestone in the Bethany Cemetery in
Wadley and it said James Daniel, RWD's younger brother, James Lane Daniel and it
listed his age at death which m!
atched the information from Smith Banks, which allowed me to accept his information as
Someone wrote a nice piece on the Oglethorpe County bunch several years ago and it is
in the Daniel-l archives. Since they were not my Middlesex family; I did not save it -
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