Hello, Daniel list, I was surprised last week when I recieved a phone call from Elizabeth
Price Daniels who is also researching our Daniel line and is a relative. She made a trip
to the Bassett Library there in VA. and asked about our family and ran across some notes
and she has also gathered some exstensive notes that I found very interesting, especially
regarding John Daniel of Henry county and wife Sarah. I am going to post what she has sent
so far, today in the mail, she just sent various notes but other documentation will
follow. She asked me to please post this to the list and she requests that interested
researchers please send their personal lineages (pictures) to her, She wants to leave her
notesbooks with exstensive research at the Bassett Historical library. She doesn't
want to publish a book because of the time and exspense it takes to publish a book, but
she certainly wants to leave behind a legacy for others who are researching this elusive
Daniels. Any one interested can email me and I will gladly give you her mailind address.
Also her phone number.
Ok, here is just a few basic notes she mailed me to let us know where we descend from.
Generation N0.1 in United States (Eastern Shore, VA. and MD.)
John Daniel came into this country as an indentured servant at the age of 17 years in
the year 1653. Mr. Sampson robins of Northampton Shire, Eng. sponsored him and they came
to the port on Virginia's Eastern Shore in Northhampton/Accomax Cty, VA.
John was indebted to the Robins family for his transportation to their country and
cam to reside on the property of Obediance Robins. In less than a year John married the
Robin's daughter, Elizabeth, It is possible they already knew each other in England as
records show many Daniels and Robins living in Northhamtoshire, Eng.
Here is a bit about Elizabeth's ancestry:
Her father was Col. Obediance Robins was born in England 1606 and married Lady Grace
O'Neale. ( Our direct ancestor who moved to Salem City, New Jersey., was named Neale
1. France married Hillary Stringer
2. Major John Robins born 1636 died 1702 married Ester Littleton of Accomac, City, VA.
7. Elizabeth marrried John Daniel
8. Suzanna married Richard Hanby, also spelled Handy
( The Hanby children joined teh Daniel children in their migrated adventured to Salem,
Cty, Nj. and then to Guliford county, NC., and Patrick county, VA.)
continued Obedience Robins (child Elizabeth"
2. Susannah Robins married Richard Hanby
(note: Richard Hanby was teh newphed and co-executor of the will of Lady Elizabeth Dale,
widow of Virginia Govenor, Thomas Dale. She bequethed land in Northhampton county, VA. to
Richard and his sons).
The above information decribes the connections of the John Daniel family and the Richard
Hanby family in their migration travels. Elizabeth Robins Daniels and Susannah Robins
Hanby were sisters. Thier children were first cousins.
It is believed the children of JOhn, Elizabeth Robins Daniel to be (probably others
Neale Daniel (named for his grandmother, Lady Grace O'neal"
The children of Richard and Susannah Hanby possibly:
William, Charles, Daniel and Sarah.
Upon the deant of JOhn Daniel, Elizabeth Robins Daniel remarried to Thomas Harnenson,
Gent. and they resided on the Daniel property until his death aboutn 1700. This property
was located on the seaside of Northhampton, City, VA. across from the Chineateaque Island,
Elizabeth inherited at least 300 acres from her father and John.
It is not know how JOhn Daniel died but there is reference to yellow fever in that
area around the time and that is a possibility. HIw will was dated in 1676 which means he
would have been around 40 years of age or more upon his death.
His children (at least Elizabeth, Neal and James" along with some of the Hanby
children moved to Salem county, NJ. around 1680. Salem city advertiesed as the land of
milk and honey and thes "guys' probably sailed up the Chessapeake Bay area to the
little nook of New Jersey know as Salem City. They became Quakers and attended the Salem
See copies of the court records from Northhampton city, VA. for actual representatives
from John and Elizabeth Robins Daniel. They were obviously very spunky and ambitious folks
as there were many neighborhood squabbles and other evidence of affluence by quanity of
Tobacco, corn, cattle and their plantation.
Second generation in NJ.
children of John and Elizabeth Robins Daniel (maybe others" born in Northhampton,
recorded generations boirn in VA. migrated to New Jersy. Elizabeth
Neale and James
Neale Daniel (our "grandfather" married (born?) Elizabeth Hancock of Salem,
NC. in 1691-1695?
Edward Hancock born 1600 England
Edward Hancock, Jr. born 1630 England
John Hancock born 1660 in London married married Chambliss children
William, Elizabeth, Sarah, Joseph and Edward
Elizabeth Hancocks brother, William built the William Hancock House and Tavern around
1734 , 3 Front Street, Hancock's Brighe, NJ. Salem city
This house is a state historic site and parks and forest -Centennial in NC. it was the
site of the massacre of the Brittish loyalist in 1778.
we believe Neale's brother James accompanied him to Salem, NJ. He married Jane
Patton 6, 26, 1700 , Elizabeth his sister married Richard Mashall 10-30- 1675
Neale and Elizabeth Hancock Daniel hat at least one son , James who married Isable
Colyer of colger, 12, 22-1713, nothing is known of Isabel at this writing.
(information from Salem Metting House Minister"
James and Isable Colyer Daniel were ancestors. we believe they were the parents of our
John Daniel Jr. who was born Salem, New Jersey 1718, We believe his brothers were James
married Elizabeth Baker in 1736, perhames William married Rebecha Vickery in 1742, perhadp
Receckah married Henry Stubbins in 1737, maybe Thomas?
Another James, sonf of James and Elizabeth Barber, married Ruth Sayre, Salem county,
6-09-1761, we believe he folloed John Sr., James and William to Rowan City in the Mid to
late 1700's and Thomas? This research thinks a Thomas Daniel fits into this research
somewhere. I have to agree with her.
there are many more Daniels listed in the Salem montly Meeting, a recorf of Quaker
meetings in the Salem, county, NC. (Alloway Creek" These Daniels are probabley our
cousins, This was located near Pennsville (William Penns descendantfs, NC who camt to
Patrick county, VA. ( Abraham Penn).
First generation of Daniels in VA in the Patrick/Henry county, area of VA.
John Daniel Sr. was born 1718 in Salem, NJ. he migrated south with a couple of brothers
via the Carolina Road and began buying land in Guliford county, NC and progressed
Land purchases show that he accumulated hundreds of acres along the Big Dan River and
South Mayp in Carolina and Virginia.
John married Sarah Lowe Witherspoon around 1750 in North Carolina, Sarah was born in
Baltimore, Maryland to Vincent Lowe, they were English.
We are not sure who the childre of John were or how many but here are a few we know and
others we "think"
1. John Daniel Jr, married Abigail
son John Franklin Daniel born 1780 who married Lavina Wilson and has son Bailey Daniel
who married Pheobe Trent. So to the people who were saying it was a far reach for John
Daniel son of Edward Daniel to marry Hannah Grange in Brunswick, NC. this just points
farther in that direction.
2. Edward Daniel who married Anna
3.Williiam Sr. children William Jr, and Granchild Robert Daniel born 1801, Mayo died
4. Martha Daniel who married Edward Tatum
5. Mary (Polly) Daniel never married went to Franklin county, VA with Tatums, Hamby and
Sarah Daniel, Martha Daniel Tatum sister to Edward Daniel died in child birth, and Sarah
Daniel left to go with Edward Tatum to help raise the Tatum children.
6. Ester Daniel married Philemon Lacy
7. George Daniel who also had a son named Edward, refused to sign the Oath of
Thats all for now, I am tired of typing, please excuse my type o's. Vic
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