Thanks so much for your reply - I have read Byrd's diaries of the trip,
where they couldn't cross without going miles downstream, flora, fauna,
rivers, the old Indian village sites, observations, etc, very
fascinating, but as I recall, he had to take his survey back to
(wherever) and get it all approved, which I think was sometime later. In
a History of Pittsylvania Co. there was a mention of people who didn't
move an inch who were surprised to find they were suddenly in VA. I have
looked through the VAGenWeb site, but maybe I missed that part of it??
Wouldn't both VA and NC have had to agreed on it? I think the old Antrim
Parish, VA (which became Pittsylvania Co., VA by 1776, as well as
Halifax, Mecklenburg, out of Brunswick) may have extended down into NC
territory (namely Surry/.Stokes) earlier on, because I have three or more
collateral surnames who were Vestrymen in Antrim Parish records, who are
all later on the 1784-1787 NC Census I refer to.
Understood - that this census was taken over a period of three years, and
not many of the District Capts. put a date on their Lists, so I guess
anyone on that Census could have left for points west or GA anytime
between 1784 and 1787, including the subject - John Daniel - shown on
that Census in Surry Co. . My b. 1786, GA. Thomas Daniel, believed
orphaned by 1807, had to have a Daddy somewhere. I've tried all Land
Records I can find on-line, but I think I need one of Pammy's maps,
because I'm sure Land Records and Wills weren't packed up and sent on to
the new counties!!
Almost all the collateral surnames to my other direct maternal line,
Faulkner (John, b.1750, VA/NC, ) are also collateral to b. 1786 Thomas
Daniel in GA. by at least 1807 - just because they were new neighbors?? I
don't think so. All were into GA. between at least 1785 to 1790, and
include Meredith, Dillard, Smith, Lovvorn, Camp, Almand/Almond, Rucker,
David, Tinsley, Stanfield, and Vernon (into NC from John Caldwell's
Quaker/Presbyterian Cub Creek Settlement, Southside VA), almost all on
the above NC Census during 1784-1787.
As the King of Siam said to Mrs. Anna, "'Tis a puzzlement!"