One, I think we can say with pretty good certainty that General Beverly
DANIEL of Raleigh, NC was the son of Chesley I (Chesley and Judith Woodson
Two, the marriage bond for Chesley DANIEL's 1811 marriage to Eliza
WAITMAN or WEIGHTMAN in Raleigh was signed by Beverly DANIEL, then US
Marshall for NC, a position he held for 30 years, according to his obit.
Three, we have two possibilities. One, Chesley II and his new wife,
Eliza, followed George and Martha Julia's daughter, Jane Beverly DANIEL, to
Marion, SC -- or she and her husband, H. Thomas EVANS, followed them,
whichever the case may be but since H. Thomas EVANS was from Marion, SC my
guess is that Chesley and Eliza followed them to Marion.
Four, a lot of people were left out of their father's will. so this is
not something I would worry about too much.
In the face of no information to the contrary, I like to go with an old
saying my mother taught me -- "birds of a feather flock, together."
John R. Clarke
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Sent: Sunday, December 29, 2002 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [DANIEL-L] Chesley DANIEL - comments
Recapping some of my Chesley records:
Your Chesley Daniel II. I hesitate to place him as son to Chesley I
because there was no mention of him in Chesley I's Aug. 1814
this same will doesn't mention Martha (I don't find a lot of
inclusion in this family) or John Daniel either (although there is
support for John). The four Chesley I sons (James, John, Woodson and
acquired property in Granville Cty operating as James Daniel and
If Chesley II were a brother it would be unlikely, although not
that he would have been excluded from the family business.
Chesley Daniel Senior was son of Joseph Daniel and Nelly Crews. He did
Agnes Williams but according to his father's will and a Granville
Guardian bond Chesley Sr died before 1819 and wife Agnes was named as
guardian for his two orphans (Nathaniel William and Joseph Richard).
Therefore it appears unlikely that he married Nancy Simms. This
I believe belongs to Chesley son of John Daniel and Elizabeth Morton
stated in a Halifax Co. Mar. record:
"Chesley m. 25 Apr 1800, Nancy Simms. John Daniel, father of Chesley,
the certificate. Wit. John Morton and Martha Daniel."
Chesley, son of Josiah and Elizabeth Key, I believe may have never
A Granville record states: "Book 7 258 June 20, 1812 - proved
1812-Chesley Daniel wills to sister Elizabeth Daniel after debts paid:
Woodson Daniel. Wts. James B. Johnson, Sam'l Race." I'm
certain this record applies to this Chesley but at this point he is the
one I'm aware of with a sister, Elizabeth.
As to Chesley that married Eliza Weightman I've yet to establish a
link I can support. There is, as we've discussed before,
evidence that he
may have been close to George and Martha Daniel but it is quite a stretch
pertinent dates to place him as a child of George and Martha.
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