That was a very interesting city over there in Sumter County, Alabama. Do
you have any specific details about how it got its name or is that left up
to one's imagination? <grin>
John R. Clarke
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Sent: Friday, August 29, 2003 11:26 PM
Subject: [DANIEL-L] Isham John DANIEL, b. 1829 in Sumter Co., Alabama
I am researching the family of Isham John DANIEL, b. 1829 in Sumter
County, AL. He married on 30 Mar 1848 in Sumter County, Alabama to Mary Ann
RAINEY, b. abt 1830 in either GA or AL. They appear on the 1850 census for
Intercourse, Sumter, AL, page 345 along with one child, Eugenie (sic)
DANIEL, age 10/12. Isham DANIEL may have had a brother, Samuel D. DANIEL, b.
1822 in NC, who shows up in the 1850 census on page 344. I have no other
information regarding Isham John DANIEL or the RAINEY family.
Eugene DANIEL is my 2G grandfather. He married Susannah "Shannie" Tweed
WITHERSPOON. They had six children: Mary "Mamie", b. abt 1873; Elizabeth,
1875, d. 1910; Henrietta "Rhetta" (my G grandmother), b. abt 1878, d. Mar
1961; John Witherspoon, b. abt 1881, d. 1941; Roberta "Bob" M., b. 7 Mar
1883, d. Jun 1965; Nancy "Shan", b. abt 1890.
Eugene Daniel became a minister in the Presbyterian Church. He was
1871. In 1882 he received an Honorary Degree in Divinity from
Southwestern Presbyterian Theological College, now Rhodes College, in
Memphis, TN. At this time he was residing in Fernandina, Florida. By
1890-1891 he was the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Memphis. Eugene
is listed in the 1898 Directory of Presbyterian Ministers as living in
Raleigh, NC. According to the 1930 Census he was living in Eatonton, Putnam
County, GA, which is where he later died on 14 Jan 1935.
I cannot seem to get any further back on the DANIEL side of my family. I
have a lot
of information on the WITHERSPOON line. Does anyone recognize
this family? I know that there were other DANIELs in the Sumter County AL
area that do not appear to be related, but I am not sure about this.
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