From "Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. III," by Nell Marion Nugent,
JOSEPH DANIEL, 205 acres (New Land) Upper Parish of Nansemond County; on
West side of the Honey Pot Swamp; adjacent Colonel Baker; on Bennetts
Creek; 16 Dec 1714, Land Office Patents No. 10, 1710-1719, p. 204.
Importation of four persons: Abigail Fitzgarrell, Dinah Milour, William
Oagle, James Watkinson. Original available online at the Library of
According to "The North Carolina Gazetteer," by William S. Powell, Honey Pot
Swamp rises in central Gates County and flows into Bennetts Creek." Gates
was formed in 1779, and most of the land had been Chowan County prior to
1759, so this grant was indeed in Chowan County, NC.
And we know that Simon Daniel, son of Joseph, was on Bennetts Creek, due to
the petition he signed at some date after 1734. I quote this full petition
at my web site.
So at this point, based on all the mentions of Bennett's Creek, Im
convinced that you are absolutely correct, and that the Simon of early
Chowan was indeed the son of Joseph, and Ill update my files accordingly.
Perhaps we can still obtain additional evidence. For example, what became
of the 204 acres? Who were the adjacent landowners? Are there any other
mentions of Joseph Daniel in Chowan County records? Where was Joseph living
prior to the 1714 grant? I find no references to him in Virginia Land
Office Patents prior to 1714.
Best regards, Lew Griffin
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Sent: Monday, December 26, 2005 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: Simon Daniel son of Joseph of Nansemond
The Colonial Records of NC (second series) Vol. VII Records of The Executive
6 Aug 1728 Read the Petition of Richard ODAM Shewing that in the year 1704
he Entered four hundred acres of Land on the Honey Pot Swamp as by <434> a
Copy of said entry appears, and that Joseph DANIEL Knoeing the said Entry
procured as Virginia Survey and patent for the same Land calling it Two
hundred and five acres altho this said Land then and now is part of this
Province [Chowan Precinct] Praying a Caveat may be Entered against the said
Josph DANIELS obtaining a Patent for the said Land and that he be permitted
to proceed and Survey his entry snd Patent the same.
Thereupon it is ordered that Summons Issue to the Partied requiring them to
Attend next Board.
Early Records of North Carolina Vol. 9
Carroll ~ Case against Cook
25 May 1724. Thomas Hamond Jr late of Virginia & Thomas Parris of Edenton in
Chowan Precinct give their bond to Christopher Gale Chief Justice in the sum
of £250. The condition of the bond was that sd Thomas Hammond Jr, who had
commenced an action on behalf of James & Daniel Carroll executors of Charles
Carroll decd, against Thomas Cook for £150 sterling to be heard at General
Court at Edenton the last in Jul next, would pay the costs & damages should
he fail to prosecute the sd suit. Wit: W. Badham, Clement Hammond. Onback:
Ann Vann age 78 testified that she knew Joseph Daniel decd late of Nansmond
Co VA & that he now has 3 living Sons & I daughter, namely, Joseph, Simon, &
William Daniel the sons & [blank]