Did you know a Joseph DANIEL is listed in Burke County, GA? The given
name Margaret also floats around RCD in the early censuses in Burke. I
think RCD moved to Burke in 1812 might have been because he was shafted in
some estate settlement. We know he moved to Burke in 1812 from Penelope's
1846 obit published in the SCA.
The only Daniel out of this line that died around 1812 was Josiah (1811)
and he and Elizabeth Key supposedly had a son named, Robert but a Robert is
not mentioned in this will. We know my lines DNA matches the DNA of
Josiah's descendants to a T, as it would to anyone of Josiah's brothers.
The one thing that makes me look at Chesley as a father is because the name,
Chesley, floats down in the family of RCD, through the 2nd generation and
the name, Josiah, does not and it is never seen again in this family. Now,
Robert could have been so streamed by what happened that he wrote the name
out of family lore but remember, I am a John, son of a John and a grandson
of a John.
John R. Clarke
410 Highland Ave.
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006-1311
----- Original Message -----
From: "P. A. Miller" <gen(a)pamiller.net>
To: "John R. Clarke" <Jrclarke(a)sc.rr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 1:00 AM
Subject: Re: William Daniel of Wayne
I understand what you mean, and I had thought the same at first when I
posted that smaller version of the Rebecca probate reference, but I came
later to think it might not apply to the William and Robert who actually
resided in Wayne. That ref about Rebecca as admrx of William turned out
to be only a single call down to Wayne about William's probate in
From films 2367242 Wayne Estate papers (Daniel, A-Nancy) and 2367239
-William Daniel 1791, admx Rebecca Daniel, only one doc, with cover:
summons to Burwell Morine? and John Stanton for debt of £216.7. order to
sheriff 12 Apr 1791, on back is a bondsman note: Joseph Daniel for the
plaintiff [i.e. Rebecca].
The bondsman Joseph clinches that this doc is about William of
Unless that fairly big debt is for a sale of the same land owned by
William of Wayne that didn't get completed (and there's no deed for it
from William to anybody), it could be for other land elsewhere that
William and Rebecca had sold to Burwell Moring and/or John Stanton, or it
could be for some other debt. The land that a William Daniel bought in
1748 is much farther west in today's north Johnston and central Wayne,
actually in today's Wilson, and no other record for any William Daniel in
the Wayne area shows up until the 1786 William kicks in, including census
(i.e. to name it for a non-resident); that's a long time. In other words
can the later William of Wayne you and I have been talking about be shown
to be the same as the William who d. in Edgecombe by some other means? I
especially ask this because of the fact that the "younger" William I've
been positing stays in Wayne along with your Robert who is definitely not
of the Northampton clan as you've noted.
On the other hand, yeah, it could be that your Robert of Wayne simply was
involved with some Northampton/Edgecombe Daniels who had land in Wayne
right where the Lanes were. The probate of William's estate (admrx
Rebecca) in Edgecombe doesn't help answer this except to say that he
didn't have a son William (to be the one who is in Wayne after 1791).
I've written this fast, so I may still be missing some pertinent idea or
fact to further weigh on which William is which and who and where and
when. And I'm not remotely wed to my theory, just still interested in it,
so I'm mostly playing devil's advocate!
I'm also now not clear on who has been involved in this off list
discussion or if you've just now cc'd to others, so I'm only sending to
you for the moment.
John R. Clarke wrote:
> Good Evening,
> I figured out who this William Daniel of Wayne County, NC was - he was
> a s/o Simon Daniel and Elizabeth ROGERS of Edgecomb. Rhe key was the
> name of his wife, Rebecca. listed on Pam's page and this William was born
> in 1722, which matches his buying land in Wayne in 1748. He could not
> have been the father of Robert C. Daniel of Wayne, because the DNA does
> not match, unless Joseph Danielof of nansemond was a Middlesex Daniel.
> John R. Clarke
> 410 Highland Ave.
> Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006-1311
> Phone: 803-604-5189
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