Hurray for you....I know the feeling of finding something that you have been searching
for forever and finally finding the proof. I like to get up and do the
"football" dance myself then run around all day with pure amazement.
My paternal grandpa was Joseph Wheeler Parcell, who I had never met, whose family came
out of Virginia (now West Virginia) but he just seemed to "fall off the face of the
earth". He died here in California but his CA. death certificate lists him as
"James" Wheeler Parcell. Because of the name mix-up, my poor grandpa was
cremated by the state and then his ashes were buried on the grounds of the crematorium
sans his name....only the date of his cremation. His family back east was really happy to
find out what happened to him.
I am interested in the names Rhodes (Rhoads) and especially Choate (Chote). How are
these two people connected to the Daniel*S? Both of these names connect to Amon Daniel in
"P. A. Miller" <gen(a)pamiller.net> wrote:
This is to introduce the new DNA test results 48481!
And a shout to Craig Rhodes and Claudia Choate - my old email addresses
for you aren't working and this applies to y'all! And hey to Sue!
The tester is the third great grandson of James Daniel (1747-1820), md.
Sally Cocke (b.1755), via their son Lewis Daniel (1783-1849, md. Martha
Lanier). James and Sally married and lived a while in Granville NC,
moved on to Caswell/Person NC, then finally moved to Trigg KY with all
their sons except Lewis who remained in Person.
This is the James Daniel who for so long was confused and melded with
the other Granville NC James Daniel (d.1786, md. Sarah LNU, but often
given as Cooke).
The results are a 37/37 match to the Chesley Daniel descendant #40078,
and a 25/25 match for brother Josiah (20230, 20231, one or both of which
is being upgraded). The record evidence was always very strong that
James was their brother, but I think it was always going to be clouded
and seen as less than conclusive because of the old Granville confusion
and because James moved on leaving no irrefutable connecting records.
This would seem to be the final evidence that answers the question!
The results are also a 25/25 match for tests 20707 (Robert C. Daniel)
and 13086 (Benjamin Daniel); I sure hope they'll upgrade to help us know
where to keep looking for them and to strengthen this Daniel line.
However, there is still a different result for another son of William of
Middlesex, James #4163 (md. Margaret Vivion), so the happy hunt goes on
for more descendants to help solve the mystery!
A write-up on James Daniel and Sally Cocke is at
A page on the evidence tying him to James of Albemarle and Jane Hicks is
haven't updated it with this news yet.
A page using the land records to add more proof to what we already have
that James of Albemarle is the son of Robert Daniel and Margaret Price
and grandson of William Daniel of Middlesex is at
Good weekend to all,
Pam in CA
(29 years of exhausting the records, some 10+ pretty exclusively on this
line - don't you know the tears were just flowing as I compared the
numbers when they came in?)
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