The assumption among researchers of the Capt. Allen Daniel family is that
this William Daniel and wf Nancy were related, but no one knows the exact
relationship. He could have been a son, a brother, an uncle, a nephew, a
cousin, an in-law...most anything...we just don't know. So little is known
about him, in fact, that I don't even carry him in my database at this time,
although I will probably add him as an unlinked individual now that we have
all these deeds from Pam. If we could ever connect Capt. Allen DANIEL's
line to one of the VA DANIEL family lines, we might be able to make more
sense of all of these folks.
This William Daniel was no longer in Elbert or Madison counties by the time
the 1820 census was taken, so I, personally, have never found him on a
census report. Therefore, I have no way to even "guesstimate" his age
bracket. All we can say for sure is that he was old enough to buy and sell
property and enter into contracts by the late 1780s. There was a deed
recorded in early Wilkes County, GA records dated 1788 (before Elbert County
was created) in which William ALLEN purchased land on Beaverdam Creek from
William DANIEL and wf Nancy, with [Capt.] Allen DANIEL as witness. These
are all the same folks who later appeared in the Elbert County deeds that
Pam listed. William ALLEN was also thought to be a kinsman, probably
related to Capt. Allen DANIEL's wife, Mary ALLEN.
I think the deeds that Pam listed, such as the one below, tend to support a
family relationship of some degree since they were living in close proximity
and were buying/selling land among themselves.
All I can suggest at this point is that you carry this William DANIEL as an
unlinked individual, but with a note regarding his possible relationship to
both Capt. Allen DANIEL and to William ALLEN, along with events listing
these deeds in which he appears. One possible scenario would be that this
William DANIEL was a son of Capt. Allen DANIEL and Mary ALLEN, and a nephew
of William ALLEN, for whom he was named, but I cannot prove that.
What do you think? Comments anyone?
Diane Carrington Bradford
From: Payne Daniel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 8:50 AM
Subject: [DANIEL-L] Inquiry
Is this William Daniel in the Capt. Allen Daniel family and what are his
29=A106 William Daniel and wf Nancy to James Matkin all Elbert 17 Oct
1791, £100 in fee simple, 200a in sd co on both sds Beverdam Ck adj
Wammack Blackingship, Nathan Chiles, William Allen. wit Allen Daniel,
Daniel Matkin, Reuben Allen JP. $recpt. wf relinq 20 Oct 1791. recd
16 Oct 1792.
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