Sorry it took me so long to respond to this post but the FREELAND
connection is interesting. Another name you left out was SKINNER.
Catherine Skinner FREELAND (1830-1903) married Smith Coffee DANIELL, Jr.
(1826-1861) in 1849, probably in Claiborne County, MS. His mother was a
Pricilla SKINNER and his father, SCD, Sr. was the son of Charles DANIEL and
Elizabeth COFFEE of Greene County, GA. His grandmother, ECD, died in
Claiborne County, MS in 1832.
Pricilla SKINNER (1830-1882) was the d/o an Addington SKINNER and
Catherine McGRUDER and I do not know where they were from. Smith, Sr.
(1794-1836) married her in 1825 in Claiborne County, MS which means they had
to live in the vicinity.
I am sure you have probably seen the listing of the William DANIEL RS-GA
of Washington County, GA who was married to an Elizabeth SKINNER. They say,
he was "of Ireland" and married her in NY state. I take a lot of this with
a grain of salt but I do know there was a SKINNER family in that area of GA
in that time frame and I think they were from NC, or at least, passed
through it at some point and they were close to a BRANTLEY family, another
early family we also see in Washington County, GA.
I also have the WINDSORS attached to my RICHTER bunch in Madison. In
the late 1800's they were of Bolinbroke, Bibb County, GA which is located
about at the junction of I-75 and I-475 in northern Bibb County, GA.
Originally, according to my information, the WINDSORS were of Fairfax
County, VA -- the fraternal home of the O'DANIELS, also from Ireland. I
have also always liked the name, Bolingbroke, because it must signify a
BOLLING who "went broke" and the BOLLINGS were of Southside, as well as
upstate VA, where a lot of these families were from.
Another interesting point, these DANIELS of Greene County, GA went by
the spelling of DANIELL and they have definite links back to Hancock County,
GA. Do you want to know who also had links back to Hancock and also spelled
their name, DANIELL? The O'DANIELS. You can also bet your boopy the
O'DANIELS met this same financial profile as did this Greene County, GA
The O'DANIELS are also a family I look at real closely for my bunch
because Robert C. DANIEL of Burke County, GA is listed as Robert C. DANIELL
but Robert DANIELL, this families primary researcher, and I have ever been
able to find the given name, Robert, in this bunch from Fairfax County, VA.
However, my bunch also meats their profile, to a tee.
As a rule of thumb, I would consider her FREELAND family, as well as the
SKINNER and DANIELL and COFFEE families, as a part of the same overall
bunch, if I were you. This simplifies everything and even if you later find
this not to be exactly the case, it is a good starting point.
One thing we know about some of the DANIEL folks up around Morgan and
Greene County, GA is they were DARNELL at some point and kind of convoluted
the name into DANIEL. Another family I am looking real closely at is the
DARELL family of London because it, too, may have become DANIEL or DANIELL,
later - right naming patterns and right collaterals. In fact, this DARNELL
and DARELL may have been part of the same overall family back in the old
John R. Clarke
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clay Daniels" <clay_1(a)airmail.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 6:30 AM
Subject: [DANIEL-L] Re: Claiborne County Mississippi
Down in my neck of the woods now...
John Clark said: "Also, both William Coffee DANIEL and Smith Coffee
sons of Charles DANIEL and Elizabeth COFFEE of Greene County, GA met
financial profile of the CUNNINGHAMS to a tee. WCD owned property all
the place, including a plantation named, Oglethorpe, in Burke County,
SCD was a real shaker and mover over in the Claiborne County, MS area and
a similar statue. Mrs. Elizabeth Coffee DANIEL died in Claiborne
and was then living with her son, SCD."
My Tennessee Daniel line (NOT related) came to Claiborne Co in 1851, after
Smith Coffee Daniell. My father & grandfather were born there near Port
Gibson. The Windsor home built by Smith Coffee Daniell was probably the
finest home ever built in Claiborne County to this day. So fine that even
the descendants of slaves who worked there take pride in having been
People in Mississippi are proud of their heritage. My Harrell uncle
record of the birth of his slaves in his family Bible. This is a short
extract from a very astute Negro lady who is a correspondent of mine:
"With the help of another genealogy buff in my family, I have been able to
crack the 1870 barrier. (I'll just outline the facts.) My family has a
documented Windsor connection: My great-grandfather's grandparents,
accompanied Frisby Freeland from Maryland to Mississippi. As slaves,
then passed to Frisby's son, Thomas Freeland. Thomas then passed them and
their children (including my great grandfather's parents) down to
Freeland who was married to Smith Coffee Daniel. So now, I
my great-grandfather came to name one of his sons Smith Daniel. It would
also appear that this lends credence to the stories that came down from
great grandmother that she knew Windsor as a child because her mother
in the kitchen. I suspect that Windsor may be where she met her
husband. Her parents had Paine and Wilkins as surnames. That will be the
next search. Wish me luck.
I also recently learned information about relative in Tippah (now Benton)
County and followed him back through the diaries of the slaveowner Francis
Terry Leak (held in the Southern History Collection at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill and available on microfilm). I think it
be useful to now look for similar material from any of the Freelands
Meanwhile, my direct ancestor H.P.K. Daniel worked as an overseer for his
brother-in-law Wilford D. Boren. After Emancipation, some former slaves
the names of their owners, but many did not. We do find black Daniel
Boren families in the 1880 Claiborne Co census and consider this a sign of
respect. All of us, black and white, are interested in finding out more
about our families. We have more in common with each other than people
other parts of the country would ever understand. Despite what you
heard about Mississippi, it is a very friendly place.
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