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Aaron Van Daniel (231517) was born in 1821 at Britts Landing, Perry County, TN. His father was born in Wake Co., NC then moved to Dickson Co. and then to Perry County, TN, His father felt that he had unfairly lost the title to his land in Perry County, TN, and Aaron frequently inquired about this by writing to Linden County, TN officials. Aaron had just finished writing another such letter in 1880 when he stood up and fell over dead next to his desk in his home on his farm in Scott County, Missouri. The earliest known record of Aaron (and wife unknown) living in Missouri was that of the Oct. 1843 birth of his daughter Hannah Elizabeth Daniel in Mississippi County. Aaron may have had a relative in Illinois named Solomon Daniel because the 1860 census shows Hannah living in MO with Solomon's widow (who had by then remarried) and Solomon Jr. Later that year Hannah married Leander S. Stires (1828-1864).     Aaron's second marriage was to Sarah Augusta King (1831-1919) on 23 Dec. 1847 in Scott County, MO. Sarah was from nearby Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois although she was born in New Hampshire. The 1850 census showed Aaron and Sarah living in District 57, Mississippi County, Missouri. Their residence in 1860 was Tywappity, Scott County, MO. Aaron was a farmer and also had a ferry and store at "Daniels' Landing" on the Mississippi River. The site of this landing is now underwater. Aaron and Sarah had ten children: Charles 'Henry' Daniel (1849-1893); Sarah Frances Daniel (1853-1923); John Wilson Daniel (1855-1909), whose farm near Charleston, MO was on land referred to as "Texas Bend;" Archibald Levi Daniel (1859- ); Mary Ann Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Daniel (1861-1957); Aaron Van Daniel (1864-1900); Ava E. Daniel (1866-1880); Nancy 'Nannie' C. Daniel (1868- ); David E. Daniel (1870-1880); and Samuel E. Daniel (1872-1894).

Allen DANIEL (11928) was b. 1803 in NC, d. 1852 in Farmersville, Colin County, TX, m. Elizabeth (BLOUNT?) 17 Jan 1822, location unknown.  Elizabeth was b. 1806 in NC and d. 1880 in Colin County, TX. Allen Daniel was in Dickson County, TN in the early 1820s.  He was in Maury County, TN before 1832 and was listed in the 1840 census of Perry County, TN. Allen and his family left TN after 1844. It is suspected that he first traveled to AR with the Hamilton family of Perry County, TN. and then moved to Lamar, TX in 1847.  In May of 1851, Allen purchased 480 acres in Farmersville, Colin County, TX. The children of Allen and Elizabeth Daniel were: Nancy Tatum b. abt. 1823 in Dickson, County, TN. d. January 29, 1860 Navarro County, TX, m. Samuel Hamilton 1841; Mary Etta b. aft. 1823, d. 1891, m. Martin Harvick; Harriet Caroline b. 1826 TN. , m. John Hendrex; James Wilson b. 1830 TN, m. Miriam Boren 1849 in Lamar County, TX; James d. June 5, 1863 in Houston, TX during the Civil War; Martha Elizabeth m. James Oliver; Gillie McMurray b. 1832 Maury, County, TN, d. 1912 Haskell, TX, m. Christopher Columbus Frost 1857. Josephine b. abt. 1842 TN, m. E. D. McWilliams; Tennessee Polk  b. 1844 TN, d. 1907, m. D. E. Huson; Samuel b. abt. 1848 TX, killed, about age 18, falling off of a horse. DNA results prove Allen's relationship to suspected, but unproved, descendants of Roger DANIEL IV (b. ca 1595) through suspected grandson William Daniel, born ca 1700 (kits 48741, 33851, 35751, 90232and 83448) but the nature of their relationships are undocumented by primary records. No primary record evidence has been found to prove any living descendants of Roger Daniel. The Y DNA of the line of Roger Daniel has not been proved.

Allen DANIEL (tests from 2 sons, #83448, #90232), known as General Allen Daniel for his service in the GA Militia before and during the War of 1812 and for whom the town of Danielsville, GA was named, was b. 1772 in Wake County, NC, d. 1836 in Madison County, buried Daniel Family Cemetery, Madison County, GA. About 1792 he married Mary "Polly" Jones in GA, and they had four sons and six daughters. DNA results prove Allen's relationship to suspected descendants of Capt. James DANIEL [suspected to be a great grandson of Roger DANIEL IV (b. ca 1595)] and Elizabeth (WOODSON) DANIEL (kits 11928, 33851, 35751and 48741) but the exact relationship is as yet undocumented by primary records. NOTE: Recent research clarified that the Capt. Allen Daniel who allegedly was b. ca 1738 in Prince Georges County, VA, d. 1814, GA, and allegedly married Mary Allen, never existed, and that the information was based on incorrect interpretations of records available in the 1910-1920 era when such claims were made on DAR applications. Before 1990 the NSDAR disapproved those applications for citing incorrect service records and removed the name of Capt. Allen DANIEL from their Patriot Index prior to issuing the 1990 edition.   More information on this DANIEL line can be found here.
No primary record evidence has been found to identify any living descendants of Roger Daniel. The Y DNA of the line of Roger Daniel has not been proved.

Ambrose DANIEL (13024) born ca 1738 VA, died after 1795 York County, SC. He also lived in Granville and Halifax Counties, NC. He is thought to be of the Brunswick County, VA Daniel line, a son of Peter Daniel and FNU Randall. He married Sarah EDWARDS, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann Edwards, about 1773. They had the following children born in Halifax County, NC: Willis b. 1774, Brittain b. 1776, Chloe b. 1780, Jesse b. 1781, Sarah b. 1782, John b. 1784, Joseph b. 1784, Ambrose b. ca 1788, Sion b. 1791, and Mary b. abt 1792.


Baswell/Basil DANIEL (4180) [aka: Barsel, Bazil, Basdel, Bazzel, Bazel] born ca 1775 probably in NC & died after 1840.  His first sighting is 1800 Pendleton District, SC.  His travels take him through: Buncombe Co, NC; Davidson Co, TN; White Co, IL; Clay Co, IL; Shelby Co, IL; Carroll Co AR.  He seems to be of the Primitive Baptist faith.  His wife is unknown at this time. Children are: Nathaniel (4180) (1796 SC, 19 Dec 1864 IL) married Prissile LEMONS [21 Jun 1817 - Roane Co, TN], William (1800 SC, after 1850) married Martha (Patsey) MORRIS [11 Jan 1818 - White Co, IL], Levi (12914) (ca 1803 NC, 23 Dec 1858 IL) married Louvica BISHOP [Jul 1824 - Fayette Co, IL], Sarah Elizabeth (1806 SC, after 1850) married Grey Bynum FANCHER [15 Jun 1826 - Clay Co, IL], Amon (1807 TN, 8 Dec 1854 IL) married Mary FORBES [22 Oct 1832 - Shelby Co, IL], unknown daughter (1811/1815),  unknown daughter (1816/1820), and unknown daughter (1816/1820).

Benjamin DANIEL (13086) was born about 1740 in North Carolina and died in Laurens County, Georgia. He married Lauretia BURGAMONT in 1785. Their children were Pollie b. 1787, James b. 1789, William b. 1793, Elizabeth b. 1796, and John b. 1799.

Biggers Daniel ( 57188 and 225937) was born 1774 NC, and appeared on the 1820, 1830 census for Kershaw County, SC; and the 1850 census for Talbot County, GA. Other family members include: Archibald, John, Dicey, Eliza.

Brittain DANIEL (19991) was born about 1815, possibly in Lee County, Virginia, and died in 1885 in Madison County, Kentucky.  He came to Harlan County, Kentucky with his family about 1822, when he was 17 or 18 years old.  He owned land in Harlan and Clay Counties, Kentucky.  He married Mary HIBBARD on 20 July, 1837 in Harlan County.  Mary was born in 1809.  They had two children born in Clay County: John M. b. 1839, and  Margaret b. 16 Feb 1841, d. 24 Feb1899. Mary died shortly after Margaret was born. Brittain married next Massa (Massie) HACKER, daughter of Claiborne Hacker and Action Roberts,on 18 April 1846 in Harlan County. She was b. 25 Dec 1824 in Owsley County, Kentucky and d. in 1892 in Madison County, Kentucky. They had 13 children: Mary Jane, James, Martha A., Catherine, Stephen, Elizabeth "Bettie", Frank Clark, Isaac Hacker, Julius "Jule", Eliza, Louisa, Thomas, and Travis. Brittian and his family left Clay County, Kentucky because of the White-Howard fued. His wife was related to the Howards and they didn't want to be involved in the feud. It is suspected that Brittain was the son of John Daniel and Catherine "Napier" Daniel.


Davey DANIEL (16388) living 1660 New Hampshire. He was a land owner in Oyster River, New Hampshire. Thought to be of Scottish origin. It is believed he was an indentured POW from Cromwell's battle of Dunbar in Scotland and was possibly indentured at the Sauget Iron works in MA. Only 40 of these Scots were listed out of 200. Only 4 POW's were listed in ship's records out of 200. 

David DANIEL (10075) was born on 6 Oct 1804 in North Carolina. David died circa 1870 at Shongaloo, Webster Parrish, La. He was buried in 1870 at Old Shongaloo Cemetery, Shongaloo, La. He married Nancy MATHIS circa 1830 in Ga. David appeared on the census of 1850 Choctaw Co, Miss #822, Pg 64. David Daniel has been linked as a son of Littleton Daniel of Chatham Co, NC who migrated to Washington Co, GA then Heard Co, GA. This is probably correct but lacking absolute proof, David Daniel is considered Generation #1 for this test. Children of David Daniel and Nancy Mathis were as follows: Isaac Littleton, b. 21 Apr 1831 at Heard Co, GA; m. Elizabeth Mullins in Choctaw Co, MS., Martha; b. circa 1836 in Heard Co, Ga; m. Unknown Wodd., Thomas; b. circa 1838 in Heard Co, Ga; Never married; d. 20 Feb 1877 at Shongaloo, Webster Parrish, La; bur. Old Shongaloo Cemetery, Shongaloo, La., John Ed, b. circa 1840 at Heard Co, Ga; m. Elizabeth Tillery., Sarah; b. circa 1842 at Heard Co, Ga., Elizabeth; b. circa 1844 at Heard Co, Ga., Josephine; b. circa 1848 at Choctaw Co, Miss., Andrew Jackson, b. 12 Dec 1850 at Choctaw Co, Miss; m. Cora Ann Easter Cox., M. (name unknown) b. 1852 at Choctaw Co, Miss.

Dennis DANIELS was born 1 July 1766 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.  By 15 June 1795 he was living in Hampshire County, West Virginia, where he married Catherine Adams. He died 18 March 1849 in Fort Ashby, Mineral County, West Virginia (previously known as Frankfort, Hampshire County, West Virginia).  His children are: Thomas Daniels (b. 1801, m. Nancy Keller); Rachel Adams Daniels (b. 1802, m. Alexander Ward); Jacob Putman Daniels (b. 1814, m. Hannah Edmison, Elmira Alkire); and John Daniels (b. unk).  Family tradition has him as the son of John Daniel (1742-1796) a Revolutionary War veteran born in Chester County, PA, who later moved to Hampshire County and then Berkeley County, WV; and Lydia White (1740-1819), but solid documentation of these two has been hard to come by.


Edward DANIEL (4014) born 1760-1765 birthplace unknown. He married Milly DUNCAN born about 1770, birthplace unknown. George, their oldest son, was born in 1793 in VA, so we can assume they were married soon before that, probably in Virginia. By 1801 they were living in North Carolina. Edward is listed as "Edward Daniel" in the 1810 Census of Surry Co., North Carolina. Sons George, William, John, and James were born before 1800 in Virginia, James in 1799. Children Stephen, Edward, and Elizabeth were born in North Carolina between 1801 and 1810. Jesse (1813) and Jincey (abt 1817) could have been born in either NC or TN. Joseph 1818 was born in TN. Edward moved his family from North Carolina to Tennessee between 1813 and 1818. Edward or Milly have not been found in the 1820 Census records. In 1830, he is listed as "Edward Dannel" in the Warren County, Tennessee Census. Edward and Milly do not appear in the 1840 Tennessee or Illinois Census. James, Stephen, George, Jesse, and Edward moved to Marion County, Illinois between 1830 and 1840, probably in late 1830 or early 1831. In the 1840 IL Census, Stephen has an adult male living with him who is probably William. John, Milly, Elizabeth, and Jincey have not been accounted for in the 1840 census.

Edward DANIEL (10384) lived in Henry County, VA as early as 1776. He married Anna about 1775. They migrated from Henry County, VA. to Clairborne County, TN and later resided in Grainger County, TN where he died in 1833. Children: Easter/Esther b. 1776 Henry, VA m. Liggin Mayes 2 Jul 1792, Henry, VA d. Rutledge, Grainger, TN, Elizabeth/Betsy b. 1778 Henry, VA m. Dudley Mayes 9 Feb 1806, Morristown, Grainger, TN d. 1840/50 Grainger, TN, Anna/Ann b. abt 1780 Henry, VA m. Jesse Hodge 1806, Grainger, TN d. 2 Apr 1838, John b. 1782 VA m. Hannah Grange 27 Jan 1807, Brunswick, NC d. bef 1880, Grainger, TN, Joseph b. 1784 Henry, VA m. Rebecca Hodge 21 Dec 1806, Grainger, TN d. 15 Apr 1842, Grainger, TN, Edward Jr. b. 1787 Henry, VA m. Precilla Ciller Mays 22 Dec 1811, Grainger, TN d. Grainger, TN, Mary/Polly b.15 Mar 1790 VA m. John Jonathan Mayes 29 Jan 1813 Grainger, TN d. 1860/70, Lonesome Valley, Claiborne, TN Bur: Mayes Chapel Cemetery Claiborne, TN, Rebecca d. 1792 VA m. James Sunderland 8 Oct 1812, Grainger, TN, Sarah/Sally b.1795 VA m. Thomas Houston Mayes 27 Jan 1816, Grainger, TN d. Sumner, TN Bur: Sumner, TN, Jemima b. 1797 VA. m. Winfry McGee 12 Jun 1830, Grainger, TN, Williamb. 1799 VA. m. Martha May Mayes 4 Nov 1821, Grainger, TN, d. 19 May 1847, Grainger, TN, Isaac b. 1804 Grainger, TN m. Phebe/Phoebe Mayes 5 Feb 1831, Grainger, TN d. bef 20 Nov 1850, Grainger, TN. 

Edward DANIEL (14274). His will named his son, William. William moved to Benton Co., AR by 1848/49 with his son John S. Daniel whose son was born at that time and was named James Norphlette Daniel as shown in the 1850 Federal Census.

Elijah Daniel (756121) Elijah Daniel was born about 1713 in Essex County, VA and first appears in records in 1734 when he is mentioned in a road order in Orange County, VA. He was a son of William Daniel 1680-1765 of Caroline County, VA. In 1736, William Daniel Jr. of Drysdale Parish, Caroline County, VA sold Elijah Daniel of Orange County 300 acres of land in Orange County for the price of one peppercorn. William Daniel Jr. was the son of William Daniel Sr. 1680-1765 of Drysdale Parish, Caroline County, VA. Since many Caroline records are lost, this deed is likely the best primary record evidence which supports identification of Elijah as the son of William Daniel Sr.  Elijah lived in Essex, Caroline, Orange and Culpeper Counties, before returning to Caroline County, where he died in 1784 and his son Edmund was named the executor of his estate. Elijah married Mary Hawes, daughter of Samuel Hawes and Elizabeth Spencer. The names of all their children are not certain, but they probably had; Agnis married James/John Arnold, Edmund married Peggy LNU, William married Mary LNU, Samuel married Mary LNU, Jonathan and Jacob married Mary Elizabeth LNU. Elijah's descendants, from his sons Edmund and Jacob, are a DNA match to numerous other Daniel men (3347, 9727, 160425, 189806, 381227, 454068, 445720, 646872, 757153, etc.) in this project with connections to Caroline County, VA.

Ezekiel DANIEL, Sr., (44725) was born ca. 1788 in South Carolina, and died 1858 in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Circa 1806 he married a woman whose name is unknown.  They had eight known children all born in Georgia: Ezekiel, Jr., b. 1806; Sophia, b. 1816; Elizabeth, b 1817; Emily, b. 1818; Martha A., b 1819; Temperance "Tempy", b 1821; Sophronia, b 1823;and  Mary Ann "Polly," b. 11825. Based on the 1820 census report, there might have been up to six additional children who died before the 1820 census was taken. Ezekiel's first wife died shortly after Polly was born and Ezekiel married next Nancy (Garrett) BISHOP, daughter of John Garrett and unknown, on 6 Oct 1827 in Morgan County, GA. She was b. ca. 1793 in Georgia and d. before 1850. They had five children: Thomas, b. ca. 1828; Frances J., b. ca. 1830; Augustus Theophilus, b. ca. 1831; Lumpkin J., b. ca. 1834, all in Morgan County, GA; and Judge Monger, b. ca. 1839 in Pike County, GA. By 1850 Ezekiel moved his family to Lauderdale County, MS where he married his third wife Lavinia (unknown) before 1852. They had two children: William Crosley, b. ca. 1852; and Julius Calvin, b. Aug 1854, both in Lauderdale County. Ezekiel, Sr.'s, will dated 24 April 1858, proved in the July 1858 Probate Court, named his current wife and fifteen children, including seven sons (two deceased) and eight daughters. More information on this Daniel line can be found here and here.  


George DANIELS (kit #163380) was born ca 1805 in England. He married Mary [last name unknown].  George migrated to the states in 1842 with children: Harriet (ca 1830); George (ca 1832, 1880 Clay County Illinois); Emily (ca 1834); Elizabeth (ca 1836); William (ca 1838); and John Wesley (ca 1840, 1922 Garden County, Nebraska).  They were all born in England. Son George (ca 1832) married Editha Adaline DANIEL (b. ca 1837 Clay County) on 13 Nov 1856 in Clay County. They had eight daughters, all born in ClayCounty: Harriet Alice (1858-1948)married George W. MULVANY II on 4 Sept 1879 in Marion County, Illinois; Emeline Keziah (1860-1947)married Hilary L. ADAMS on 2 Sept 1880 in Marion County; Sarah A. (ca 1863-ca 1887)married William BUCKLES; Mary L. (ca 1865)married George KING; Eva Florence (1868-1913)married Ulysses Grant JAMISON on 26 Sept 1889 in Marion County; Ida M. (ca 1870-bef. 1880); Lucy A. (ca 1871-bef. 1883); Edith L. (1873-1930) married Henry E. GREEN on 16 Nov 1894 in Marion County; and one son, Thomas Arthur (1875-1955)married Atella Ellen ALDERSON on 14 Aug 1900 in Marion County.


Henning DANIEL (4016) b. ca 1771/1773 ~ d. 1813. He was the son of Edmund "Uster" DANIEL and Elizabeth TEMBTE Murden, widow.  Married Hannah ASBURY 24 Dec 1799, daughter of Richard ASBURY and Elizabeth THORNTON.  Children: Edmund Samuel (1800) m. Julia Anne WELLBORN; Anne Elizabeth Frances (1802) m. Radford James GATLIN; William Henning (1804) m. Sarah PINKSTON; Cordial "Cordy" (1806) m. Anne Elizabeth WATTS; Asbury DANIEL (1807) m. Susan RANDALL; Temperance "Tempy" (1808) m Jeptha Vining DAVIS; Pennina (1810) m. Thomas WATTS; Mary Hannah (1812) m. Jesse PINKSTON. 

Hiram DANIEL (9875, 29526, 48902, 131548, 5404) . Lived in Rutherford & Buncombe Co NC 1799 to after 1810. Died before 1821, with an estate settlement in Rhea Co TN. Apparent children are John A.  (b. 1790) md. Sarah Massey; Robert C. (29526) (b. 1791 - d. 1870) md. first Nancy Kimsey and second Ann Shofner; Peter  (b. about 1795); Plummer (5404, 115291)  (b. 1797 - d. 1874) md. first unknown and second Harriet Nelson; Solomon  (b. 1808 - d. 1863) md. Jane Orr; and Jamima "Mima" (b. about 1810) md. Hezekiah Bennett. 

(12104) was born in 1814 and died after 1884.  He was born in Georgia and died in Randolph County, Alabama.  He married Elizabeth LOVVORN  b. April 16 1814 d. abt. 1880. They were married in 1834.  They had the following children Eliza b. 1835, Thomas Jefferson b. August 26 1837 d. October 4, 1928, married Susan R. Harris in 1859, Hartford Moss b. 1839, Elizabeth Ann "Bash" b. Sept. 29 1842, James A. b. 1843, John Caleb b. February 21, 1845, Gabrial Taylor b. 1847. Isaac b. 1850, William James Feb. 27 1852, Mary b. 1855.  His mother Bersheba Beck Daniel was living with him at the time of the 1850 census.


Jacob Daniel (757153)
was born about 1745 in Caroline County, VA. He married a woman named Mary Elizabeth LNU about 1769 in Caroline County. He and his wife are mentioned in a few records in Caroline County from 1772-1775. His children start appearing in records in Jefferson County, KY in the early 1790s, so Jacob may have moved to Kentucky with his family in the late 1780s and died there, leaving no records. Jacob and Mary Elizabeth had Nancy Ann b. about 1770 who married William Stewart on 17 October 1793 at Harrod's Creek in Jefferson County, KY, Reuben b. about 1773, married Isabelle "Ebby" Kirkpatrick on 19 March 1801 in Jefferson County and Frances "Fanny" b. about 1775, married Edmund or Edward Conn on 20 March 1799 in Jefferson County. Jacob is a DNA match for the descendants of William Daniel 1680-1765 of Caroline County, VA and matches kits
3347, 9727, 160425, 189806, 381227, 454068, 445720, 646872, 756121 and others. 

James Daniel (160425, 189806, 381227, 454068, 795729) was born about 1730, probably in Virginia. He appears in records of Washington, Russell, and Tazewell Counties, VA in the latter half of the 1700s up until about 1800. It is suspected that he is the son of Thomas Daniel born 20 July 1728 in Essex or Caroline County, VA. The names of his children are uncertain, though there is strong primary record evidence to indicate that he had sons, James Jr. and Wyatt. Other Daniel men, Thomas and Spilsby, appear near James Sr. in tax lists and DNA evidence proves they were related to James. Sons of James Daniel Jr. were Thomas, George and Isham/Isom, who were the ancestors of the large Daniel family of Floyd, Lawrence and Johnson Counties, Kentucky. James' line has DNA matches to William Daniel (9727), who has strong connections to Caroline County, VA, Thomas Daniel (3347) who has strong Virginia connections, John Daniel (445720) of Caroline County, VA, Elijah Daniel (756121) of Caroline County and Spilsby Daniel (646872). Descendants of Wyatt Daniel's son, Hatch, and James Jr.'s sons, Thomas and Isham/Isom, have been tested.

James DANIEL (6472) was b. ca 1784 in VA and died after 1860, probably in or around Hardin County, TX. His birthplace is given as Kentucky in the 1850 census and in 1860 as Virginia. James served in the War of 1812 from the Mississippi Territory, from the area that was later Clarke Co., AL. James owned land in Clarke County and in 1838 moved to DeSoto Parish, LA where he purchased Public Domain land and appeared in the 1850 census. He moved to Hardin County, TX by 1860 and purchased more land. He was an active farmer in 1860 at age 76, but disappears from records after the 1860 census. James married about 1805, possibly in KY or OH, to Sarah ROBINSON , b. ca 1785 in SC or GA. James and Sarah had: Carna "Carney" b. ca 1807; Elizabeth Rachel b. 1809 AL;  Aaron Kinsey b. 1813 AL; Narcissa b. 1815 AL;  Estridge b. 1816 AL , Francis Marion b. 1821 AL; Mahala b. 1822 AL; and James Jr. b. 1826 AL.  James was likely the son of Thomas Daniel (3347) and is a DNA match for other descendants of Thomas. Family tradition relates that one of Thomas' sons moved south from Kentucky about 1807 which fits what is known of James.

James DANIEL (11901) born in Georgia about 1797. Middle initial J. or S. He married Lydia DAVIS, also born in Georgia. Date and place of marriage are unknown. He was in the Monroe County, Alabama census of 1830 through 1860. They had the following children: Unamed male child prior to 1830, Joseph Stephen 1828, John  M. (probably Marcus) 1836, Nancy 1839, James Jr. 1843, Drucilla 1844, and Lydia  Eugenia 1847. James Daniel bought and sold many tracts of land. He was an attorney and in the lumber business in some way. He was also a part time Baptist  minister, conducting numerous marriages in the area. The family resided in  Monroe County until 1866 when they joined the Confederado exodus to Brazil.  They were part of the Hastings Colony that sailed from Mobile on March 25, 1866 on the steamer Margaret.  There was an outbreak of smallpox onboard after sailing. The ship put into Key West, Florida where wife Lydia and daughter Nancy died of the disease. Subsequently, James and probably the remainder of the family made their way on to New York City, intent on continuing on to Brazil.  But James Sr. died there on May 23, 1866.  He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Eldest son Joseph and daughters Drucilla, Lydia and their families did continue on to Brazil.   They and several allied families became part of the enclave of expatriots that started the town of Americana near Sao Paulo.  They all eventually returned to the United States in the 1870's.  Joseph and Drucilla resettled in Texas, and Lydia ended up in West Virginia.

James Daniel (16753) was born about 1664 according to a record made in Essex County, Virginia which gave his age. He may have been the immigrant ancestor for this line as his Y DNA does not match any other Daniel line. James Daniel was closely associated with the Harrison and Conduit families and his descendants can be easily traced due to this association. The name of his wife is not known, but he married and had at least three sons, who were named in his will proved in 1742 in Essex County, Virginia. Some compilers claim his wife's name was Mary Clapham or Chapman, but primary record support for this claim is lacking. James and his wife had James b. about 1701 d. 1764 Essex County, VA, John b. about 1703 d. after 1746 Essex County, VA and William b. about 1705 d. 1783 Henry County, VA. This line is represented by kit#s N2606, 294566, 339347 and 345612.

James Thomas DANIEL (20061) was born in Forsyth, Monroe County, Ga. April 25, 1832. His parents (names not known) were both dead by 1843 when James and his older brother Leroy and older sister Mary were placed under the guardianship of an Aunt Martha. James Thomas Daniel eventually moved to Columbus, Ga. and married Mary Hannah HOLLAND in Columbus on April 15, 1857. This union produced the following children: James Edward (1858-1930), Harry Holland (1859-1919). Mary Holland Daniel passed away on May 7, 1861 and the children were placed in the care of her mother while James Thomas Daniel served in the Civil War in Company C , 46th  Georgia Infantry (Muscogee Volunteers). James Thomas Daniel attained the rank of Captain and returned home to Columbus after the war. He married Alice Mead GRAY (1847-1931) in Columbus on October 28, 1868 and this union produced the following children: Mary L. (1870-1942), Bessie (1872-1928), Mabel (1873-????), Eva (1878-????), Edith (1884-1964), Grace (1880-1901), Edgar Hugh (1882-1949), Robert Woodham (1875-1927). James Thomas Daniel died on January 29, 1884 some 6 month prior to the birth of Edith Daniel. He is buried in Columbus in Linwood Cemetery.

James Wesley DANIEL (4063)  b. March 18, 1827, Washington County, GA; d. May 8, 1907, Laurens County GA. Though not proven, family believes his birthplace was Washington County, GA.; James married Mary Elizabeth WATKINS, Sept. 13, 1859,  daughter of Dr. Isaac and Ann WATKINS.  It is believed that his mother was named Mary (an older, Mary DANIEL is listed in the household of James, and later in the household of the person we believe to be James' half-brother, Seaborn JONES).  Researchers of James Wesley DANIEL and also Seaborn JONES of Marie Community, Laurens County, GA have not discovered any other siblings of James or Seaborn, and it is believed that they are the only children of Mary.  It is also believed that Seaborn is the only child of the to-date-unknown Mr. JONES, and that James is the only child of the to-date-unknown Mr. DANIEL.  James Wesley DANIEL and Seaborn JONES movements parallel - both are found in Washington County until the mid-1850's, and then they both moved to Laurens County, GA.  The location of James' land holdings could place early records in Washington, Laurens, and even Wilkinson County.  All three courthouses have burned at various times (some more than once), and reconstructed records are incomplete, undiscovered, or non-existent. More information on this DANIEL line can be found here

Jesse Daniel (339347) born 1790 Laurens, SC, died 1862 Cobb County, GA. He married Sarah ? Jesse served in the War of 1812, Private, Co. of Artillery, commanded by Capt. George Bowen, Regiment of Volunteer Footman, commanded by Col. Reuben Nash. He volunteered at Laurens Dist, SC on 1 Jan 1814. Discharged in SC, near Potersburg, GA on 23 July 1814. He migrated to Cobb Co., GA in 1849 where he petitioned for a Land Grant in Cobb Co., GA on 6 Nov 1850. He purchased property 30 Jan 1851 known as Josiah Land, 16th Dist., 2nd Sect., Cobb Co., GA. 3 August 1859 sold to Wm. Ulrich. He and Sarah had: Robert b. 1825, m. Irena Talitha Jones; Joseph Kelsey b. 1829, m. Elizabeth Jane West; William M. b. 1833, m. Sarah A.; Jesse Efford Owen b. 1833, m. Elizabeth Gantt; James b. 1811, m. Emily R.; Mary Ann b. 1813, m. Richard Gaines; David b. 1824. 

John DANIEL (35751, 33851), known as Capt. John DANIEL for Revolutionary War service, b. 23 May 1762, Wake County, NC, d. 13 Jun 1841, Gaines District, Elbert County, GA. Court documents from Granville County, NC and Elbert County, GA proved that on 22 Sep 1791 in Granville County John married Elizabeth Jenkins , b. ca. 1765 in Granville County, NC, d. Nov 1841 in Elbert County. They had ten children, the first four of whom were born bet. 1792-1800 in NC. They had: James J. (35751) b. 1792 NC, m. Margaret "Peggy" MEANS; Nancy b. 1794, NC; m. Franklin CUNNINGHAM; David b. 1799, m. Frances "Fanny" MEANS;  Martha b. 1800 NC, m. Miles RILEY; Elizabeth Ann b. 1803 GA; m. John CRAFT, Jr.; Mary "Polly" b. 1804 GA, m. Washington CRAFT;  Sarah b. 1805 GA,  m. John A. CUNNINGHAM, Jr.;  Allen (33851) b. 1810 GA, m. Mary "Polly" CASH; John F. b. 1811 GA, m. 1st Avarilla FANNING, m. 2nd Eliza ALEXANDER, m. 3rd Sarah Ann MEWBORN; Lucinda b. ca. 1812. DNA results prove John's relationship to suspected, but unproved descendants of Capt. James DANIEL (b. ca 1595) who is suspected to be a great grandson of Roger DANIEL IV and Elizabeth (WOODSON) DANIEL, (kits 11928, 48741, 83448 and 90232). The relationship between the ancestors of the donors for these kits is unproved. More information on this DANIEL line can be found here. No primary record evidence has been found to identify any living descendants of Roger Daniel. The Y DNA of the line of Roger Daniel has not been proved.

John DANIEL (4116) (pronounced Dannel by older ancestors) was born 9 Oct 1809 in NC. He was a farmer and money lender. His headstone is located Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery highway 30 West of Baldwyn MS Prentiss MS.  His spouse Nancy HOLMES born TN. Census information 1850 & 1860 Southern Division and Carrollville Tishomingo County, now Prentiss County MS. His eldest son Calvin M. born TN 1831 died MS 1857 buried beside his father, Calvin M. had three sons: John W 1854-1861, Thomas J 1856-1926, & Calvin Louis 1858-1945, all born MS. These boys returned to Wayne County TN with their mom where they are buried. Their descendants remain there today. William Green 1836-1922 First Sgt CSA/farmer (served with General Bedford Forrest) Blackland MS moved 1870 w/wife & family to Cooke County TX buried Olney Young County TX. His descendants mostly remain in northern TX& NM. James Madison 1837-1932 PVT CSA/farmer moved 1870 to IT/ Red River area, wife and family in 1876 to Marietta Chickasaw Nation Love CO OK area settled in Case Township now Cleveland County OK (one of the first Commissioners of Cleveland County).  Family descendants remain in OK except for one branch in Seymour Baylor County TX.  John Buckley 1849-1924 moved to Bloomfield Cooke county TX. Descendants remain TX. There were 6 females born to John & Nancy of which the 2 youngest born MS are not located, of the other 4 born TN, two moved to TX with their families, descendants remain OK,TX, FL +, of the remaining 2 one is buried Simmons private family cemetery near Guntown MS & one in Hardin County TN. 

John DANIELL (12018) was born about 1630 and died about 1679 in Isle Of Wight County, VA., about age 49. His will was written 30 March 1679 and recorded in Isle of Wight County, Va. Record of Wills 1661-1719, Vol. 2. The will lists, wife Elizabeth and two sons, Thomas & William. The will was witnessed in 1679 by Philip Thomas.

John Daniel (445720) b. ca 1730 Caroline County, VA d. aft 1797 Shelby County, KY. He was a son of William Daniel Jr. ca 1705-1782 and Elizabeth Coleman, and grandson of William Daniel 1680-1765 of Essex and Caroline Counties, VA. John and his family left Virginia in the 1780s, moved to Lincoln County, KY and later settled in Jefferson and Shelby Counties. John and his sons received large grants of land in Kentucky. John's son, Walker Daniel, moved to Kentucky in 1781 and was appointed Attorney General of Kentucky in 1783, before being killed by Indians on 12 August 1784. The town of Danville, built on land donated by Walker Daniel, was named for him in 1787. John is last mentioned in records in 1797 when he and his son Martin presented the estate of his son Robert for appraisal in Shelby County. John married Ann about 1750 in Caroline County. The maiden name of John's wife is not known. John and Ann had Walker 1750-1784, Robert 1752-1797, Martin 1754-1808, Elizabeth 1766-, Susannah "Sukey, Chloe, Thomas 1760-1816 and Coleman 1761-ca 1820. (This line matches kit#s 3347,6472, 9727, 160425, 189806, 381227, 757153 and others).

John Elin DANIEL Sr. (79679), b. ca. 1744, d. before Nov 1812, Grainger County, TN, first appeared in Tennessee land records on 4 Jan 1779 when Samuel Smith purchased land on the "North side of Holston River adjoining John Danniel's land," although no record was ever found showing John's purchase of his own land. On the same day, James Daniel acquired 200 acres in the same area. Then on 25 Jan 1779, James Daniel sold "200 acres, including improvements where Daniel lives, tranferred by John Daniel". John, James and Francis Daniel appeared in the Grainger County tax records in 1799. In 1804 and 1805, John Daniel, Sr., John Daniel, Jr., Francis Daniel and Edward Daniel were listed. These records also showed only black polls for John, Sr., so presumably he no longer had to pay poll tax, shich he did have to pay in 1799. About 1798, James Daniel moved from Grainger County to Wayne County, KY. On 15 Aug 1803, James Daniel gave John Daniel of Grainger a Power of Attorney to represent him in the sale of James' land on Holston River. By 1812 when John Elin. Daniel, Sr., died, James had moved to Lincoln County, TN. Initially, Edward Tatum, who married a Martha Daniel, was appointed administrator of John's estate, then James Daniel, by his attorney-in-fact, Jesse Daniel, sued to be named administrator of John's, estate, posting a bond of $100 together with two securities. This was the last known record documenting John Elin. Daniel, Sr., of Grainger County, TN. None of the extant documentation stated John's relationship to any of the other Daniels who lived near him or other people named in land transactions or other court documents. However, some of those documents suggest that Martha Daniel might have been a daughter, and that James Daniel probably was a son of John Elin. Daniel, Sr. James died in Greene County, AL before 5 Nov 1821, leaving an extensive will which named all his children, including four sons, John, Jesse, Nathaniel and William. Jesse Daniel was the only one of James' sons known to have had children. Jesse moved from Lincoln County, TN to Bowie County, TX in the 1840s. His descendants still live there.

James DONNELL (Daniel) (177135, 772298, 278841, 184048, 183628) lived and died in Prince Edward Co., VA in 1786. His first appearance in primary records is in land records in Amelia Co., VA in October 1738.  His place of residence later fell into Prince Edward Co., VA when it was created in 1754. During that period, he was a plaintiff in suits against John Dabney and men named Mullins, Lawrence, Darby, Callahan, Gibeon Marr who had been his attorney in a previous suit, and Joseph Chatwin (Amelia Co., VA Order Book 1735-1746, pp. 54, 274, 318 and 319. Order Book 1746-1751, pp. 22 and 309). James married Jean Kelso who died in Prince Edward Co., VA in 1780. James and Jean had six children all born in Prince Edward Co., VA: James Daniel 1745-1821 d. Wilkes Co., GA m. Elizabeth Cunningham, Margaret Daniel 1750-1804 d. Washington Co., AL m. Francis Coleman, Jean Daniel 1753-1820 d. Maury Co., TN m. Samuel Cunningham, William Daniel 1754-1815 d. Greene Co., GA m. Hannah Cunningham, Mary Daniel 1755-1834 d. Beford Co., TN m. Samuel Ewing, John Daniel 1758-1830 d. Prince Edward Co., VA. The spelling of the surname is shown to vary prior to 1776. It was often spelled as Donald, Donnell, Donnel and Daniel until it was finally established as Daniel.

Joseph DANIEL (8746) was born Aug 05, 1797 Liberty County, Georgia. Married Hulda Elvira Mehetabel McCULLUM in Burke Co. abt 1827 Their children: Luvina, Permilea, Jeremiah N., Amanda, Elvira M., Margaret, and Joseph. Hulda went home to visit family and never returned so the story is told. On April 14, 1842, Joseph married Emily (Emmaline) BROOKS in Barbour Co. Al. Their children: Columbus C., Philmon LaFayette, Charles Ferdinand, Thomas L., Apolin Henry, George W., John S. born in 1857. Joseph Daniel died January 1, 1858 in Clarke Co., MS. He is buried in Snull, MS.

Joseph (Jobe/Job) Daniel, b. abt 1745, soldier in the American Revolution, married Elizabeth Callaway 1778, d. abt 1814, buried south of Lynchburg Tenn. Known children are: Abner, John md. Avis (4116, 13589, 32867), Isaac md. Unknown Faircloth (133944), William md. Argent (14965), Anne md. William Arthur Sanders, Callaway md. Lucinda Cook (Their son Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel owned a distillery in  Lynchburg TN), Reuben md. Susan Ann Watts (21205) and Nancy md. Jeremiah Dean. Descendants of these known children of Jobe Daniel have a DNA match with descendants of (188665) William Daniel, born est 1735, died 1804.

Joseph DANIEL (48876), believed to be the only child of John DANIEL and Mary MASON, born May 9, 1788, Washington County, GA. Joseph, d. Oct 19, 1849, buried Washington County, m. 1st 1810, Washington County, Temperance Ann "Tempe" LEE (d/o Sampson LEE and Geain (Jane) LEE), b. Feb 21, 1789, Sampson County, NC, d. Nov 1, 1843, buried Washington County. They had a total of thirteen children, all born in Washington County, GA: Mary Jane, b. 1810, m. ca. 1835, Drury GILBERT; Moses Mosely b. 1812, m. Sarah Frances CRAFT; Judge Sampson b. 1815, m. Mary SMITH; Mills b. 1816 GA; Kitsy b. 1818; Joseph, Jr., b. 1820; Nancy Ann b. 1822, m. John F. MASON; Silas L., b. 1824, m. Rebecca May IRWIN; Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" b. 1825, m. William Alexander IRWIN; John Barnes b. 1828; John Rufus DANIEL b. 1829; Jasper Newton b. 1830, m.1st 1859 Elizabeth M. FLAKE b. 1842 MS; m. 2nd 1862 Edith Elizabeth MANLY b 1845 AL; Jonas Jackson b 1832. Joseph DANIEL m. 2nd. Jul 9, 1844, Washington County, GA Elizabeth Nance RUTHERFORD (d/o Robert RUTHERFORD, Jr. and Julia MITCHELL),. b. Dec 31, 1795, GA, d. bef. Nov 2, 1876. Joseph and Elizabeth had no children together, although Elizabeth had a total of twelve children with her first husband, William Lee Gary, and her second husband, Jared Wood. More information on this DANIEL line can be found here.  

Josiah DANIEL (3718) b. 1804/5 in Georgia. It is reported he was the son of William and Betsy Watts Daniel of Emanuel County.  He migrated to Jackson County Florida about 1824 probably with Jonas Daniel and Elijah Hosea Callaway.  He married S. A. Caroline CALLAWAY, daughter of E. H. Callaway, November 14, 1833 in Jackson County.  By the time Josiah died he was farming a large acreage, had signed many petitions to the US Congress and Senate beginning in 1831, and had received a Territorial appointment as Justice of the Peace in 1849. He died at an early age July 22, 1853 leaving seven children for his wife to rear.  The two surviving sons were William J. Daniel, who became a banker in Marianna, Florida and James Nixon Daniel who later took over the operation of the Daniel plantation and was also in the mercantile business.  Elijah was killed in the Civil War. The daughters were Elizabeth,Sarah, and Frances.  


Lott A. DANIEL (14965) was born in North Carolina 1814. He married Catherine BREWER, dau of Solomon Brewer and Sarah Cockman. She was b. ca 1819. They had James K. Polk Daniel  who m. Mary Elizabeth Butler, the dau. of Joshua Butler and Anna Bennett. Lott and Catherine settled in Wayne County, Tennessee abt 1830 in the area of Shawnettee Creek and the Butler Creek area near Collinwood, Tennessee. They remained there the rest of their lives. This is all confirmed in the County Records of Wayne County, Tennessee. It is commonly believed that the parents of Lott were a William Daniel and a woman named Adian or Argent, however this is not verified as of yet.


Moses “Squire” DANIEL (211356), Florida Pioneer, was born 1819-1820 in Georgia, likely Washington County. Moses moved to Jackson County, FL around 1823 with a large Daniel group from Washington County, GA (including Stephen Daniel, a perfect DNA match), and Liberty County, GA. Jackson County borders GA and AL, and is next to Gadsden County where other Daniels moved around this time. Josiah Daniel (3718, also a perfect DNA match) became his guardian in 1834 when Moses turned 14 (of note, Jonas Daniel died in 1832 and Moses inherited land from his estate). Moses was drafted into the Florida Militia in Campbellton 1838 and after 6 months service moved to Barbour County, Alabama, in 1839 where Joseph Daniel (8746, a close DNA match) lived. Moses married Martha Ann Louisa WILLIAMS (also born in Georgia) May 13, 1841. Their first son, William Littleton Daniel, was born Oct 24, 1844. Other children they had in Alabama were Mary, Sarah and Amanda. In 1852 Moses and his family moved to Hernando County, FL to live in the wilderness with a land grant in mind. Their next son, Franklin Pearce Daniel, was born shortly after in 1854, and was likely named after the 14th president who was in office. Moses served in the Florida Indian War several times between 1853-1857. Moses died Jan 15, 1891 and was buried in Trilby Cemetery, Pasco County, FL, the same resting place as his wife and sons Littleton and Franklin Pearce.William Littleton Daniel married Louise “Lou” COOK between 1872-1876. Their son John Thomas Daniel was born Jun 18 1877 in Macon, FL. John married Fannie Ether LEE May 8, 1898 and died Jan 24, 1961. 


Nathan DANIEL (7745) was born ca 1800, probably in Kentucky. Nathan d. before 12 Dec 1836 in Greene County, IL, when an administrator was appointed to manage his estate. Nathan married Louisa ALLEN 5 June 1823 in Greene County. They had: James Irwin b, 1824, William Lee b. 1827, Nathan b. 1833, Margaret b. 1833, and Rebecca Jane. Nathan was likely a grandson of Thomas Daniel (3347) by his son, William or possibly a late son of Thomas. His DNA matches that of the descendants of William Daniel 1680-1765 of Caroline County, VA. Nathan Daniel and Martha Daniel, widow of Walker Daniel, were co-administrators of the estate of Walker Daniel, son of Thomas Daniel (3347) in 1828 in Greene County. There is some speculation that he may have been a son of Thomas (3347) by his second wife, Delila.

Nehemiah DANIELS (60791) was born 1718 in New London CT, and died 1802 in Hebron, Tolland County, CT.  He married Elizabeth WORTHINGTON 19 Dec 1743 in Colchester, CT. Children were Rhoda; Mehitable;  Elizabeth;  Mary; Ezekiel b. 1754; m. (1) Elizabeth PERRIN, and m. (2) Elizabeth OLCOTT; SarahJonathan b. 01 Jun 1760; m. Elizabeth CHAPMAN; Amasa b. 19 Sep 1762; Nehemiah, II b. 12 Aug 1763; m. (1) Elizabeth FREEMAN 20 Jun 1791, and m. (2) Elizabeth MALONEY Aug 1794.  In the early 1800’s the family moved to Morris, Otsego County, NY.  A 2nd great grandson wrote a letter in which he mentioned hearing Nehemiah (II) tell stories of his service in the Revolutionary War, and about his father (Nehemiah I) being in the British Navy, (apparently based in  New London) before the war, at which time he deserted for the side of the colonists. 


Plummer DANIEL (5404) born in NC in 1797. d. 29 May 1874, Wayne County, TN. Sometime after 1815 he had located in Rhea Co. TN. In 1821, he along with a gentleman named George Gillispie were named the administrators of the estate of Hiram Daniel. (we believe Hiram to be his father, but unable to prove). This occurred in Rhea Co. TN. About 1830 Plummer relocated to Bedford Co. TN. where he is listed on census and land records. In 1854 he relocated to Wayne Co. TN. where he died.  Plummer and his first wife (name unknown) had the following children all born in TN. Sarah Malinda born 1824, Nancy born 1826, James A. born 1828, Robert C. born 1834, Mark Oliver born 1840, Matilda born 1842. After his first wife died, Plummer married Harriet (? Nelson) from S. C. They had the following children, Eliza J. born 1848, John H. born 1850, Mary A. born 1852, William W. born 1854. These children married into the Brewer, Thompson, Bennett, Newman, Mccrory lines of Southern Middle TN. Most of these children lived in Wayne co. TN at least part of their lives with some moving to Arkansas, and Texas. 


Reuben DANIEL (37697) was born Abt. 1800 in TN(?), and died 1850 in Monroe, KY. He married Sarah Isabella JOHNSON Abt. 1830. She was born Abt. 1805 in KY, and died 21 Aug 1874 in Neosho, Newton, MO. He is sometimes confused with Reuben Daniel 1774-1857, son of Jacob (757153), who married Isabella Kirkpatrick and lived in Jefferson, Hardin and Franklin Counties, KY. Reuben Daniel of Monroe County, KY had the following siblings: John, Zachariah, Richard, Marmaduke, Nancy, Sarah, Dicey, Susannah. Reuben first shows up in Monroe, KY in 1826 on the tax roll. Children: James Oliver, b. 28 Dec 1832, Mud Lick, Monroe, KY; d. 24 Sep 1920, Mud Lick, Monroe, KY., Richard A., b. 18 Aug 1834, Monroe, KY; d. 16 Aug 1864, Andersonville, GA., Sarah A., b. Abt. 1835, Monroe, KY; d. Aft. 1910, OK., Marmaduke, b. Abt. 1837, Monroe, KY; d. 20 Apr 1923, Neosho, Newton, MO., Nancy D., b. 25 Jan 1837, Monroe, KY; d. 31 Dec 1881, Moscow Village, Nez Perz, ID., Catherine M., b. Abt. 1838., John N., b. Sep 1841, Monroe, KY; d. Bef. Jan 1902, Franklin, IL., William Riley, b. Jun 1844, Tompkinsville, Monroe, KY; d. 07 Jul 1884, Neosho, Newton, MO.   

Robert C. DANIEL (9875, 29526, 48902, 138548) b. 18 July 1791 NC, d. 1870 Bedford Co,TN. He married Nancy KIMSEY (b. 1793 d. 1858). Their children all born TN were: Hiram (b. 1813), Benjamin K. (b. 1815), Thomas K. (b. 1817), James A. (b. 1819), Mary P. (b. 1821), William M. (b. 1823), Humphrey P.K. (b. 1825), Solomon K. (b. 1827), C.K. (b. 1828), Robert C. (b. 1832), Elizabeth M. (b. 1837), Robert W. (b. 1839). In 1858, Robert C. married Drucilla Anne (Evans) SHOFNER (b. 1825). Their child was Andrew Jackson (b. 1860).  

Robert DANIEL (12540) was born ca 1779, most likely in Edgecombe County North Carolilna. He died in Washington Parish. Louisiana in 1849. He shows up on grand jury lists and land records in the Laurens and Pulaski County Georgia area between 1805 and 1818.  He apparantely left that area between 1818 and 1820 since he shows up in Lawrence County, MS in 1820.  He had three children at the time:  Elizabeth(m Andrew Hartzog), William , and Delana (m Jesse Ward).  The mother of those children is unknown.  In 1821,  he married Sarah MORROW who bore him 4 more children.  Sometime in the 1840s, he moved to Washington Parish, Louisiana where he lived until his death in 1849. 

Robert DANIELL (81294) was b. ca 1592 in East Anglia, England, and d. 6 Jul 1655, in Cambridge, MA. In the winter of 1634/35 the Daniell family consisted of Robert, his wife, Elizabeth Morse Daniell, and two young children, Samuel and Elizabeth, both b. before 1634. Robert's in-laws, along with their son Joseph Morse and Robert’s young daughter, Elizabeth Daniell, sailed from London to Boston aboard the Increase in the Spring of 1635, and then traveled 10 miles to Watertown. The passage of Robert, Elizabeth, Samuel and most likely their infant son, Thomas, was not recorded in any known manifest. The first record documenting Robert Daniell's presence in the Massachusetts Bay Colony occurred when the town's freemen allotted parcels of land to the 120 Townsmen of Watertown on 25 Jul 1636. Robert’s third son, Joseph, was born in 1638. Robert moved to nearby Cambridge in approximately late 1639, after which two additional children were born: second daughter Sarah ca 1640 and third daughter Mary, b. 2 Sep 1642. On 2 Oct 1643, Robert’s wife Elizabeth died at age 37. Robert sold his home in Cambridge in May 1644. Just one year after his wife’s death, Robert's 9-year-old son, Thomas, died in early Nov 1644. At least one line of Robert’s male descendents, through his son Joseph Daniell (1638-1715), continued to reside in the vicinity of Medway, Norfolk County, MA until approximately 1800, after which a 4th great grandson apparently moved the family to nearby Sherborn in Middlesex County during the early 1800s, and prior to 1876 a 6th great grandson and his wife crossed the country to Cherokee County, Iowa. His male descendents continued to reside in Aurelia, Cherokee County, IA until the 1940s, and elsewhere in IA until the 1990s.


Spilsby Daniel ( 646872) was born about 1765 in Bedford County, VA, according to his Revolutionary War pension file (S21158). Much of what is known about Spilsby comes from this file. He married Sarah “Sally” Asberry in Wythe County, VA according to the file, probably around 1800. Spilsby is a given name used by the Coleman family of Caroline County, VA which has led some researchers to link him to William Daniel who married Elizabeth Coleman or James and Sarah Daniel of Russell County, VA, but this is unlikely, though his descendants' DNA is a match for both of these Caroline, VA Daniel lines. Spilsby enlisted in the army in the spring of 1780 while living in Washington County, VA, the part that was later cut off into Russell County.  From his pension file: “he was verbally discharge by his said Captain in the spring after the Battle of Kings Mountain (October 1781) he knows not the month or date he then continued to live in the western part of Virginia about twenty years after the end of the war and then moved to Cumberland (KY) staid there many years, thence to Wayne County Kentucky staid their several years thence to Overton County Tennessee staid there eight or ten year’s thence to where he now lives (Fentress County, TN) he was born in Bedford County Virginia his parents died when he was young”.  The fact that Spilsby claims that he was born in Bedford County, VA and that his parents died while he was young seems to eliminate him as a son of William and Elizabeth Coleman Daniel or James and Sarah Daniel. He did serve under William Bowen during the war, and the Bowens were the neighbors of James and Sarah Daniel. There was a William Daniel in Bedford County, VA records around the time that Spilsby says he was born there. Marriage records in Caroline  County, VA do not survive, so it is possible that his mother may have been a Coleman, hence the use of his given name. It is suspected that he was a son of William Daniel b. 1 October 1732, son of Thomas Daniel and Mary Rowzee. Spilsby died on 15 March 1852 in Clinton County KY. There does not appear to be a probate for Spilsby, so the list of his children is deduced from various records. Spilsby and Sally had: James, Thomas, William, Hardin, John and Spilsby Jr.

Stephen DANIEL (3718,8746,13303, 12018 and others) was born 1793 in Georgia and died 15 May 1863 at Orange Hill in Washington County, Florida.  He married (1) Rhoda IRWIN, (2) Nancy IRWIN, both daughters of John Lawson Irwin of Washington County, Georgia -- Stephen and Rhoda had one daughter, Rebecca (born 14 Feb 1816 died 28 March 1900), who married William T. Whitaker.  Stephen and his 2nd wife Nancy had children (1) Lawson (1819-1865) married Emaline Tabor (2) Jonas (1825-1908) married Elizabeth Jane Wynn (3) William (1828-1893) married Elizabeth ? (4) Stephen "Stever" (1830-1900) married Caroline W. Everett (5) Nancy (1836-?) (6) Jane 1840-?) never married.  All four of Stephen's sons were Confederate Soldiers.  Lawson, his oldest, died in the union prison at Elmira, N.Y. Stephen was living in Washington County, Ga. in 1820 and moved to Jackson County, Florida in the early 1820's but was living in Dale County, Ala. in 1830. He moved to Orange Hill in Washington County, Florida shortly after 1830 and lived there until he died in 1863.


Theophilus DANIEL (tests from 2 sons) was born abt 1786 North Carolina, died abt 1865 in Honoraville, Butler Co., Alabama. Married Penelope GOODSON abt.1803, supposedly in S.C. Children: Elias, Abel, Jane, Wiliam Eli, James, Sarah, Josiah Goodson, Elizabeth, Leonard, Theophilus Jackson, Martha, John Adams, Zachariah, and Penelope Louisa. According to church records, Theophilus and family were in Washingon Co., Georgia by 1807, and per land transactions, were in Alabama by the early1820s, and finally in Honoraville, Butler Co., Alabama  where he appeared on census records from 1830 through 1860. There are tests from Theophilus' sons William Eli (B1458 & 164357) and Abel (15150 & 141208). Theophilus Daniel supposedly had the following brothers: Francis Marion, William, Abel, Young, Thomas, Kenoth, and sister Elizabeth who married Henry Britton McDonald. Would like to connect with descendants of Theophilus' brothers as well as Theophilus' other sons to further explore DNA testing to aid in identifying the father of Theophilus, who is undocumented at this time, Some researchers refer to Theophilus' father as the "Elusive" William Daniel who married Elizabeth Skinner, although no records have been found to identify and support this couple as parents of Theophilus.

Thomas DANIEL (4327) was b. abt. 1686, Isle of Wight County, VA and d. Aug 1749 in Tyrrell County, NC. Thomas m. Elizabeth LANIER abt. 1714 in Chowan District, NC. Elizabeth was b. 1698, Surry County, VA, d. 9 June 1752, Tyrrell County, NC. Children include: Robert Lanier b. abt. 1718, Chowan Dist., NC, d. aft. 11 Nov 1782, Pitt County, NC; John b. abt. 1722, NC; Thomas, Jr., b. abt. 1728, NC, d. aft. 1785; Sarah b. abt. 1730, NC, d. bef. Jul 1749; William b. abt. 1730, NC; Aaron, Sr., b. 1733-1739, NC, d. 1790, GA; Elizabeth b. abt 1734; Mary b. 1734, NC, d. 1809. SC; Ruth, b. aft. 1736; Priscilla b. abt. 1738. This Thomas was s/o Owen DANIEL, b abt.1663, Isle of Wight County, VA, d. Mar 1701, Chowan Dist., NC. Owen was s/o Thomas DANIEL, The First, b. abt. 1631, Middlesex County, England, d. 1709, Isle of Wight County, VA. Thomas, The First, was s/o John DANIEL, b. abt 1610, Middlesex Co, England & d. 1665-1666 in Middlesex County, England and his liaison, Ann JONES, b. abt. 1616 in Middlesex County, England, d. 1676-1678 in London, England. My Line is Robert Lanier DANIEL, s/o Thomas & Elizabeth DANIEL.

Thomas DANIEL (3347) b. ca 1750 Virginia d. aft. 25 Nov 1825. He last appeared in records in Greene County, Illinois where he resided for several years. His first wife's name is unknown. Thomas was residing in Kentucky by 1789. He lived in Madison, Clark and Montgomery Counties, KY. He moved to the Indiana Territory about 1806. This area later became what is today Williamson County in southern Illinois. He lived in Randolph, Johnson, Madison and Greene Counties, IL. Thomas married second, Delila, before 1810 in Kentucky or Illinois. She was much younger than Thomas, and there is no record of children from this marriage. Thomas' children by his first marriage scattered widely about 1806 to AL, KY, OH and IL. Children by Thomas' first wife include: John b. 1773 VA d. 1849 OH; William b. 1775 d. aft. 1829 IL; Thomas b. 1777 VA d. 1843 OH; Estridge b. 1782 VA d. 1852 KY; James b. 1784 VA or KY d. aft 1860 TX; Elizabeth b. ca 1789 d. aft 1816; and Walker b. ca 1790 d. 1828 IL. Thomas' line has DNA matches to James Daniel (94729, 160425, 189806, 381227) of Russell County, VA, William DANIEL (B11177) of Todd County, KY who has close ties to Caroline County, VA, Spilsby Daniel (646872) of Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky and John Daniel (445720) of Caroline County, VA and Shelby County, KY. More on this family on WorldConnect. 

Thomas DANIEL (13863) died 1828 in Shenley Church End, Buckinghamshire, England. He married (1) Susannah RUDKINS 9 September 1787 in Little Woolstone. She died 1800 in Shenley Church End, Buckinghamshire, England. Thomas married (2) Judith STEARS 29 June 1803 in Loughton, England. She died 1826 in Shenley Church End, Buckinghamshire, England. Children of Thomas Daniel and Susannah Rudkins are: Thomas Daniels, b. 1788, Robert Daniels, b. 1790, John Daniels, b. 24 June 1791, Elizabeth Daniels, b. 1797, and Richard Daniels, b. 1798. Children of Thomas Daniel and Judith Stears are: Joseph Daniels, b. 1805, >Edward Daniels, b. 1807, and George Daniels, b. 1808.

Tilman R. Daniel (76193) was born 1790, in Virginia, and died 1871, in Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. His first marriage was to Nancy Lucy, 29 June 1812, in Warren County, North Carolina. She was born about 1794, and was the daughter of Joshua Lucy and Elizabeth Kelly, of Brunswick County, Virginia. Two children were born to the couple before Nancy died in 1815. Mary Ann was born in 1813, and died 9 October 1876, in Montgomery County, Arkansas. She married Jason A. Buchanan. Theophilus P. was born in 1815, and died, 29 August 1846, in Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. He married Sarah Frances Buchanan, 31 October 1833, in Lawrence County, Tennessee. She was born 9 January 1819, and died 1906, in Groesbeck County, Texas. Sarah was the daughter of Maximillian Haynie Buchanan and Ethelinda Bumpass. Tilman married second, Mary Nicholson, 30 October 1816, in Davidson County, Tennessee. She was born about 1801, in Tennessee, and died before 1870, in Okolona, Chickasaw County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Elisha Nicholson and Margaret McNairy. Two children were born to this union. Margie C. was born March 1818, in Tennessee, and died 11 October 1840, in Giles County, Tennessee. She married William J. Buchanan. William A. was born 1824, in Giles County, Tennessee, and died 1871, in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. He married Jane M. Gordon.


Walker Daniel (62623) was born ca 1788 in Kentucky, possibly Madison County. Walker was a son of Thomas Daniel (3347) and came to Illinois with him in 1807. He first appears in records on 23 June 1809 when he was appointed an Ensign in the Third Regiment of the Randolph County, Illinois Territorial Militia. He was promoted to Lieutenant during the War of 1812 and his widow received bounty land for his service. He appears in the 1810 and 1818 Illinois Territorial censuses and in the 1820 Illinois census. He married Martha "Patsy" Vincent on 3 July 1812 in Union County, IL. He purchased several hundred acres of land in Madison County, IL in 1814 and was living in Greene County, IL in 1818. Walker Daniel was a prominent local citizen in Greene County, but died suddenly on 5 February 1828 and his estate was probated there. Walker and Martha Vincent had: Sarah m. Stephen Reddish, Eastridge m. Rachel Cantrel, Clarinda m. 1. Garrison Medford and 2. William P. Witt, Rebecca m. William Tompkins, Elizabeth m. William Larue, Lydia, John Clark m. Mary Abigail Palmer and Delila.

William DANIEL d. 1698 Middlesex County VA.
Children by first wife (name unknown):
     William Jr. d. 1723, md. Constance Vause and Mary Moseley, tests from 2 sons:
        •Obadiah (100256) d. 1778, md. Sarah Moseley.
        •Robert d. 1781, md. Elizabeth Carter (tests 142779 and 119371 are from his son Robert (d. 1782, md. Sarah Mickelborough) - they define a branch based on marker #447 (23 instead of the modal 22)).
    Robert d. 1720, md. Margaret Price, tests from 3 sons:
        •Robert (126627) d.1742, md. Elizabeth --- and Mary Meacham.
        •Henry (108355) d. 1767, md. Mary --- and Betty ---.
        •James of Albemarle d. 1761, md. Jane Hicks, tests from 3 sons:
            -Chesley (40078) d. 1814, md. Judith Woodson Christian.
            -Josiah (20230, 20231, 143930) d. 1811, md. Elizabeth Key.
            -James (48481) d. 1820, md. Sally Cocke.
Children by second wife Jochebed:
    James d. 1748, md. Margaret Vivion, tests from 2 sons:
        •Peter (4163) d. 1777, md. Sarah Travers.
        •Charles (59830) d. 1799, md. Jane Mickelborough.
    Other children of William and Jochebed: Mary d.1678, Richard 1678-1727, Agatha 1684-1721, John b. & d. 1686, Catherine d. 1736, Elizabeth d. 1720, Ann d. 1739.

Notes: (1) DNA test results for William Jr. and Robert match each other but differ from James' whose tests reflect a 66/67 match to a Samuel Davis. Looking for testers from Richard's descendants to clarify. (2) There are two tests matching the lines of William Jr. and Robert whose links to Middlesex are currently unknown: see Benjamin above (13086); Robert C. (20707).

William DANIEL (6266) b. 1760-70, place unknown, was living in Emanuel Co., GA in 1820, according to the census.  Some older members of the family stated he married Betsy WATTS, daughter of Lt. Col. John Watts of Washington Co., GA.  It is not known if this was his first or only marriage.  Whether he died in GA or moved to Jackson Co., FL or Dale Co., AL is not proven.   William had two sons who came to Jackson Co., FL before 1825.  They were: Josiah, born abt. 1804 and Williams A., born abt. 1806/07. Josiah married Sarah Ann Caroline Callaway, daughter of Elijah Hosea and Elizabeth Banks Callaway in Jackson Co., FL.  Their children were Elizabeth b. 1836, Elijah b. 1840 (died in Civil War), Sarah M. b. abt. 1842, William Joseph b. Dec. 3, 1844, Frances C. b. Feb. 21, 1847, Edward C. B. 1848, and James Nixon b. May 13, 1852.  Josiah lived in Jackson Co., until his death in 1853. Williams A. married Candis, last name unknown.  Their children born in Jackson Co., FL were Elizabeth b. 1827, Williams A., Jr. b. 1830, Jordan b. abt. 1834, and Jonas b. abt 1839 (died in Civil War).  Their children born in Dale Co., AL were Tabitha Jane b. Nov. 3, 1842, John Andrew b. abt. 1844, and Sarah F. born June 7, 1850.  Williams' family was back in Jackson Co., FL in 1860 and was still there in 1884 when he deeded his property in Geneva Co., AL to his living children.  

William P. Daniel (3719) b. 1808 in Va.  He lived in Bedford County, TN during the 1830s into the 1850s.  He died about 1856/57 probably in Henderson County, TN. 

William Daniell (9531) born 1661 in Canterbury Kent England. He was probably the son of Nicholas Daniell born c 1633 or of the latter’s father also Nicholas born 1595-1605. There had been a Daniell or Danyell presence in Canterbury and surrounding East Kent from at least 1375 (Robert Danyell) and that presence continues unbroken to the present day. A branch of the Canterbury Daniell’s have claimed descent from the Cheshire Daniell’s but the links are uncertain. William’s descendants were staunch nonconformist protestants and remained so until the nineteenth century. As in many families, some were wealthy landowners while others were far less fortunate. There was migration of some lines to other parts of England from at least the nineteenth century. Some Daniels (the form of the name used by most of our known family members) moved to Australia in the nineteenth century and more followed in the mid 20th century. There was some emigration to the USA in the 20th century but it is not clear whether any earlier movement may have occurred.

William Daniel (756121) born about 1680, possibly in Rappahannock County, VA, d. late 1764 or early 1765 in Caroline County, VA. He first appears in records in Essex County, VA in 1707 when he purchased land there. He later purchased several hundred more acres of land in the part of Essex that was cut off into Caroline County in 1728. He married FNU Williams, daughter of Robert Williams. William owned a grist mill in Caroline County and was a constable there. The kit number shown for William is for a descendant of William's son, Elijah. With the loss of probate and deed records in Caroline County from the Civil War, no primary records exist to positively identify William's children, but the primary records that remain in Caroline County, and primary records from Orange County, VA, make a strong case for this connection. Remaining Caroline records suggest that William had: Sarah b. 1700 married James Lindsay, Mary b. 1703 married Edward Walker, William b. 1705 married Elizabeth Coleman, Thomas b. 1708 married Mary Rowzee, Elizabeth b. 1710 married James Coleman, Elijah b. 1713 married Mary Hawes and Moses b. 1715. The following kits are connected to William: 3347, 6472, 7745,  9727, 62623, 94729, 160425, 189806, 320285, 381227, 442419, 445720, 454068, 646872, 756121, 757153, 795729, B11177 and N60678.  Descendants of this line are FGC13899 > FGC18232 > R-BY64626. As of January 2020, only descendants of William Daniel have the R-BY64626 Terminal SNP.

William Daniel (B11177) b. bef 1765 probably in Caroline County, VA, d. 1840 Todd County, KY. William married Verlinda SIMMONS, daughter of Samuel Simmons and Verlinda Willett, on 4 Oct 1791 in Nelson Co., KY. Verlinda was born about 1773 and died after 10 Jul 1848. William has strong links to Phillip and Tabitha Daniel Buckner of Caroline County, VA and Kentucky. William Daniel and Verlinda Simmons had: Richard Mortimer b. ca 1793 d. 1838, Horace b. 1802 d. 1859, Rice b. 1806 d. 1896, Elizabeth b. 1808 d. 1858,Willis b. 1806, Lewis b. 1810, and Mary B. b. 1812. 

William Daniel (188665) was born estimated 1735, place unknown; died March 1804, Sussex County, Delaware; married Sarah Postles; resided Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. Known children: William, Thomas, Abraham, Rachel, and Selah. Possible children: Sally, Hessey, and John. 

William Daniel () born ca 1800 TN, died ca 1890 unknown. He married Elizabeth MELTON born ca 1804 TN, died ca 1904 unknown. Known children are William Mack b. 1 Oct 1845 TN, d. 28 JAN 1924 Denton Co. TX. Spouse: Jane Anderson b. 14 FEB 1847 MO, d. 20  JUL 1925 Denton Co. TX. Not sure about first name, John or James Henry b. ca 1852 unknown, d. ca 1932 unknown. William Mack & Jane Anderson children are: James Marshall b. 1869 unknown, d. 1951 Cass Co. TX. Spouse: Sallie White Cromer b. 1869 GA, d. unknown. White Cromer b. 1869 GA, d. unknown. Nancy Virgina b. 21 JAN 1873 AR, d. unknown. Spouse: Felix Lee Wylie b. 1868 MS, d. unknown. John William b. 30 JAN 1888 TX, d. 23 JUN 1936 Grayson Co. TX. Spouse: Ada Martha Horne b. 14 MAY 1881 TN, d. 26 JUN 1950 Grayson Co. TX. Lewin B. b. 20 JUL 1889 TX, d. 5 FEB 1976 Grayson Co. TX. Spouse: Mary Merle Perry b. 14 JUN 1905 unknown, d. 10 MAR 1999 Grayson Co. TX.

William Daniel (129987, 776172 ) was born circa 1760 in VA he married Lucinda LNU. A deed record in Shelby Co., KY reads "wife Partheny", so possibly a second wife or another name for Lucinda. William moved to Kentucky between 1790 and 1800. He is found in the tax list for Mercer county in 1800. He then moved to Shelby co. between 1802 and 1806 (one son was married in Mercer in 1802 and another was married in Shelby 1806 ). William served in the KY militia in 1806 in Capt. Taylor's company. William died sometime before July 1828. A deed was signed by eight of his children on July 12 1828. His known children are: Nathaniel (Susanna Eberly ) b. 1783 VA d. 1866 ? Clarke Iowa: John (married  1. Mary "Polly" Briscoe, 2. Maria Hite, 3. Elizabeth Briscoe Taylor) b.1785 VA d. 1852, Buchanan MO: Jeremiah (Sarah Burge ) b. 1788 VA d. 1852 Anderson Co. KY: Delila (Bartlett Alsop ) b. 1790 VA d. circa 1880 Owen Co., IN: Pleasant (Rosanna LNU ) b.1793 KY d. after 1870 Shelby Co ,KY: Elizabeth ( John Moffett) b. 1796 d. unknown KY: Lucinda "Lucy" (James Corn ) b.1798 d.after 1839 KY: Sarah "Sally" ( Thompson Conley) b.1800 d. 1828 KY: William (Eliza Hite) b.1803  KY d. 1856 Greene co. IN. This line, kit # 129987 has a 60/67 match to Tillman R Daniel (76193) other close matches include kit numbers: 182668,194947, 838919, 24752, 10075, 37795, 46994, 255717 and 91033. There is strong circumstantial evidence, that these lines connect in the Brunswick Co., VA area, with the Waqua Creek group, but just how is not yet clear.

William O'DANIEL (20687) b. ca 1691, d. ca 1728, of Stafford County, VA. Called a "recent immigrant" by Fairfax Harrison in Tyler's Quarterly, William received two Northern Neck Land Grants, 1717 and 1724, on Accotink Creek in the area that became Fairfax County in 1742. He married Frances UNKNOWN before 1718. Sons: John, b. 1718, died in Fairfax, VA in 1799; William, b. ca 1720, migrated to Craven Co., SC in 1754, died in Kershaw Co., SC in 1796; James, b. 1721, migrated to Craven Co., SC in 1754, then moved to Hancock Co., GA circa 1790 where he died in 1798. Daus: Elizabeth (William SCUTT) ca 1723 - bef 1755, died Fairfax, VA?; Catherine (Henry GUNNELL) ca 1725- aft 1792, died Fairfax, VA; Ann ( Unknown JONES) ca 1727 - aft 1758. This was the last generation that used the Celtic O'. Between 1740 and 1800, John's and William's families became DANIEL;  James' family became DANIELL. The O' had vanished by 1800. O'DANIELL, O'DANNELL, DANNELL, DANNEL, and DANNIEL have also been found for members of this family. The O'DANIEL granddaughters married into the HALBERT, TALBOTT, HURST, MITCHELL, JORDAN, ERWIN, TAYLOR, HENDRICK, AUSTON, MAY, and NELSON families.

William McDaniel (924358) was born 28 Feb 1808 in Irwin County, Georgia, a son of Henry McDaniel and an unknown mother. He married twice, first to Ann Gilbert on 11 Oct 1835 in Laurens, GA and second to Sarah Ann Elizabeth Green about 1847, in Irwin County, GA. William had: William Andrew McDaniel, Mary N. McDaniel, Henry T. McDaniel, Martha Elizabeth (McDaniel) Coppedge, Sarah A. J. McDaniel, Pleasant Worth McDaniel, James Warren McDaniel, David John McDaniel, Joel Joseph McDaniel, Lieurancy Jane McDaniel, Charles N. McDaniel and Fort Jasper McDaniel. William died 31 May 1863 in Irwin County, Georgia.

Woodson DANIEL (48741) was b. probably 1730s in VA and d. before Sep 1791 in Wake County, NC.  He m. Nancy GOUGE about 1750;  b. unknown, d. sometime after 1804.  Their children were James b. 1751 VA, d. 1817 Rowan County, NC, m. Rebecca Travers Adderton 1778;  Benjamin Woodson b. 1753, d. Stewart County, TN 1847, m. Elizabeth Moore;  David, b. 1750s m. Margaret Lynch 13 Feb 1781, probably d. Rowan County, NC, date unknown; John b. 1750s, d. unknown, m. Mary Rogers 29 Oct 1781; Elizabeth b. 1757, m. William Clemments 1779; William b. 1760s; Frankey dates or spouse unknown; Charlotte m. James Parker before 1792;  Winnifred m. Spencer Talley;  Sarah m. William Little. DNA results prove Woodson's relationship to suspected descendants of Capt. James DANIEL [speculated, but unproved to be, a possible great grandson of Roger DANIEL IV (b. ca 1595)] and Elizabeth (WOODSON) DANIEL (kits 11928, 33851, 35751, 83448 and 90232) but the relationships are as yet undocumented by primary records. No primary record evidence has been found to identify any living descendants of Roger Daniel. The Y DNA of the line of Roger Daniel has not been proved.

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