In a message dated 11/15/2005 3:52:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Additionally, I have been reminded that Captain John Daniel of Wake/Elbert
had a grandson named Woodson? Your thoughts, Mike! Payne
As I've said before I believe John of Elbert was most probably out of the
extended family of Woodson Daniel. This would include David, James & William
(interesting as to Payne's earlier post on a William in Elbert).
Descendencies established for these gentlemen I believe would also account for the James
Daniel (another long considered a son of Woodson) that married Griselle
Clements in GA . Therefore, I would expect DNA results to approximate Woodsons
as Diane has suggested and still not solve our John dilema. There were a
crowd of Daniel's in Wake and most seemed to have some connection to Woodson.
Woodson just happens to be the most visible.
I have accepted the dating questions that Pam points out in John of Elbert's
pension app and haven't studied the family sufficiently to prove or disprove
it, however I accept it at face value until I have had time to pursue it.
Pam mentions John as bouncing between Granville and Wake and I noted this
also in that sister Elizabeth and her husband William Clements apparently were
unhappy with John (perhaps at his stewardship of Woodson's will) and sued him
in 1796. Sherrif William Ferrell ordered an execution against John's
property in Granville because "he could not find any of the property of the said
Daniels (sic) in Wake County".
Briefly back to William Daniel. He and Peleg Rogers, father of Mary Rogers
who married a John Daniel in Wake Co., are listed together several times in
"Abstracts of Henry E. McCULLOH's Survey Book & Petition to the Crown and
Warrants (money) Issued in 1787 by Governor Rich" and apparently were partners
in land buying of early McCulloh properties. William also was located in 1769
on the north side of the Neuse River near Woodson. I know that William's
wife's first name was Ann.
Incidentally Micajah Ferrell, bondsman for the Daniel/Rogers marriage was
commissioned an ensign in the Ninth Regiment of the NC line 28 Nov 1776 at
Hillsborough on the same day a James Daniel was commissioned a lieutenant and
William Little, husband of Woodson's daughter Sarah an ensign. I don't know if
this James was James of Rowan or his supposed uncle who would have been more
the age for officer material. Of course, local legend has it that James of
Rowan was the lieutenant.
Pam thanks for the thought provoking research. I wish I could trace John
but I lose him at the same time you do. As to David I'm not sure the elder
David ever goes to Rowan, however, Woodson's son David and wife Maragaret Linch
(Lynch?) definitely there and I suspect David died there. Wife Margaret is
found living with her daughters and in-laws and witnessed her son-in-law
William Adderton's will in 1831.
Well, I've rambled on again with nothing but thoughts and nothing that will
lead us to a conclusion. My opinion remains that John of Elbert is likely
not Woodson's son.