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Surnames: Daniel Daniell O'Daniel
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No, this James Daniel was born in 1721 in Fairfax Co., VA, went to Craven Co (Fairfield
and Richland districts), SC around 1750, and lastly Hancock Co., GA after 1790.
This is the write-up I did on my website:
James Daniell (1721-17??)
James Daniell was born in 1721 in Stafford County, Virginia. He was the son of William and
Frances O'Daniell. He lived in Fairfax County Virginia until around 1750 when he moved
to Craven County, South Carolina. He was married twice. The first wife is unknown. The
second is Nancy Hardwick, daughter of William Garland Hardwick and Kessiah Cynthia
A 1757 deed of sale by James of his 100 acres inherited from his father, William, in
Fairfax Co, Virginia gives detail to the time James moved his family from Virginia to
South Carolina. After identifying himself as "James O'DANIEL of the Province of
South Carolina" in the preamble of the deed, he signs four parts of the deed as James
DANIELL. According to the History of Hancock County, Georgia, page 138, "James DANIEL
is thought to have been the James O’DANIEL who came to South Carolina about 1749 or 1750
from Virginia." His 8 children were likely to have been born in South Carolina.
After the 1790 South Carolina census, James moved his family to Island Creek in Hancock
County, Georgia, where he and Nancy joined the Island Creek Baptist Church. He kept a home
near Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, later bequeathing it to his son, Jose
DANIELL. James DANIEL moved to Hancock County Georgia after the Revolution. Whether he
took an active part in the War of the Revolution or was too old to do so is not known, but
that he was one of those who "aided and abetted" the cause of the Americans is
an established fact. His name is mentioned in the official records of South Carolina as
giving aid to the Americans. He also mentions in his will, signed in 1797, his "three
bounties" in Hancock County. The last will and testement for James Daniell is in the
courthouse in Sparta, Georgia. His will was proved March 5, 1798. In a letter, dated
October 27, 1927, to Mrs. Louisa Floyd Wilson of Macon, Georgia from the South Carolina
Historical Commission, Mr. A. S. Sa!
lley, Jr. states that there is a record of pay to James DANIELL for supplies furnished to
the Continental Army. "In the volume marked on the enclosed list of publications of
this Commission you will find a record of pay issued to James DANIEL for supplies
furnished during the Revolutionary War."