Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

Daniel McDaniel (MacDaniel, Mack Daniel)

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There were some McDaniels in Perquimans area late 1600s and early 1700s but I find nothing specific to connect him to the Roanoke river.  As a matter of fact I find no “Daniel”.

I’ve found a few references to a Daniel McDaniel in Surry Co., VA :

Surry VA  1702/3

A List of tythables belonging to Lawnes Pish Taken p Tho: Holt In ye Year 1702

Mj Hen: Tooker for Mr. Geo: Gollond,  Lodwick Crafford,  Danll. Mackdanll.,  Amos, Tim, Jack, Mary & doll Neg.     (sic)     7

p Wm. Browne Junr

A List of tythables in ye lower precinct of Southwark pish taken the 9th of June 1703 per me the Subscribed

Mr. Joseph Iron (?), Daniell Mackdaniell 2

(the above Browne is not connected to IOW Brownes…MA)

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Will of

Lawrence Fleming:  Leg.- To Robert Watkins my plantation I live on with all the land thereto belonging. To James Davis the use of the Plantation John Revell now liveth on until ye said Revill’s youngest Son that now is, shall come to ye age of 21 years, then I give sd. Plantation to son of sd. Revelle.  To John Revelle the debt he now oweth me and to be disposed to schooling of his youngest son to whom I likewise give a cow.  To Daniel Macdaniell the debt he oweth me to be disposed of as schooling his son, John Macdaniell, and give him a cow.  The rest of estate I give to be equally divided between Mr. John Watkins, his six children, wife, four sons and two daughters.  Appoints Mr. Robert Watkins, Exer. To Phillis Fort my riding horse.  8 Dec, 1710.  prob: 25 Feb., 1710.  Wit: Edward Bayley, Sam’l. Williams, Elias Fort.  Book 6, p.44.

(Wills and Admin of Surry County, VA 1671-1750, Eliz. T. Davis)

Since he has a young son, his age is probably at least in his twenties… and it indicates a likely first wife…

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7 Nov 1710 At a court held at Southwark… A commission of administration is granted Martha Jordan on the estate of Robert Jordan deceased… Daniel MackDaniel & David Andrews presenting themselves securitys for Martha Jordan’s due administn. of the estate… Joshua Proctor, William Rose, and Willm. Rogers appointed to appraise the estate of Robert Jordan decd… [Surry Orders 1691-1713, p351]

20 Feb 1711/2 Special Bail: In the suit of Richard Rogers vs. Daniel MackDaniel, the plaintiff demanded special bail whereupon Richard Blow became the defendant’s bail, and judgment granted plaintiff for 50 shillings. [Surry County Orders 1691-1713, p389]

(One of my commenters, Rogers Smith, is researching some Rogers that made their way down to where the father-in-law of Daniel McDaniel lived… it adds a bit of weight to this theory)

Most all of the folks mentioned above can be found on this map near Cypress Creek in Surry County… my guess in McDaniel was an indentured servant, then “hired hand”,  in these early years…

McDaniel map

 Also see Bob Baird for some history of Blow… his site is “Bob’s Genealogy Filing Cabinet”.   

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This patent is the father-in-law of McDaniel  1700 (Nansemond, VA)…

Brown_T_headrights 1700

See map here for his property near Potacasi Creek and Thomas Browne…

https://andersonnc.wordpress.com/roanoke-r-to-chowan-1863-civil-war-map/

McDaniel also bounced around near the Nottoway Swamp in Virginia around 1717… hard to say exactly where he was living…

MacDaniel, Daniel. Bertie Precinct  (Grimes)

April 16, 1733. May 2, 1734. Sons: Nicholas, Daniel, James (negroes to each). Daughters: Ann and Sarah McDAN(EL. Wife and Executrix: Sarah. Witnesses: John Anderson, Alex. Wight, John Bryan. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1722-1735, page 295.

Bertie Co. NC, County Court Minutes 1724-39  Haun

Aug 15, 1733   The last Will & Testament of Danll. MCDANIEL was proved by the Oaths of John BRYANT & John ANDERSON Evidences thereto and at the same time Zerah MCDANIEL whole & Sole Exx. thereto took the Oath of an Execx.

Chowan #755 p.177 Thomas Brown of Chowan and wife Christian to Daniel

McDaniel 19 July 1715, gift to son in law 100 ac adj Old Tree Swamp. wit.

Jacob X Lewis. Val X Brasswell

(above shows that Daniel McDaniel had married Brown’s daughter at least by 1715)

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This Patterson roster from 1720 notes a “Daniel MacDonnell” … this is McDaniel… Thomas Brown died in 1718 so he would not show up obviously… many other names are of interest, i.e., Braswells, Boons and others…         from Worth S. Ray book…
(the William Brown listed may be son of Thomas Brown…)
Deed Book B #1, Chowan Co., NC#1184 pg. 644 CHRISTIAN BROWN of Albemarle Co., widow to JOHN ROGERS (residence not given) 21 8ber 1718
for 1000 pounds of good Merchantable Tobacco 118 acres more or less, joining ye River pocoson and WILLIAM BROWN
Wit: (not given) Reg. 27 Feb. 1718
Patterson Roster

A side note on the Patterson roster above… evidently the good colonel wrote his will in 1717 but did not die until after 1720.  Of note in that will are these bequests:

Item. I give unto my well beloved friend James KEEN one hundred acres of

land at a place commonly known by the name of GRUBBY NECK next beginning a line which

was Thomas BROWNS, I say unto the said James KEEN and to the heirs of his

body lawfully begotten forever.

and this:

Item. I give unto Andrew ROSS the son of Andrew Ross of Nansemond County

and Mary his wife one hundred acres of land lying and being upon a place

known by the name of the Beaverdams adjoyning to the land of Daniel McDANIEL,

I say unto the said Andrew Ross and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten

forever.     Evidently the old boy was a close neighbor…

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I’ve finally got around to abstracting the Thomas Brown will…

Will of Thomas Brown 1718

April 1718… Albermar County… sick & weak

… to Christian… my wife… plantation whereon I now live beginning at the corner tree above the inden parth so running down the Line to potocati Creeke and so including six hunderd ackers of Land and Like wise six hunderd ackers of Litwood Land for the use of the sd plantation and for the maintanance of his children beginning? at Thomas Conners corner tree and Line and so running to bells branch and so up ye sd…

—-fold—- illegible

… wife c all my moveabel estate within and withoute untell hirr children come of age or marries then if can be spend_______? to have to cowes and calfs a peace Except my son Thomas brown when he is of age or maners? marries? the to him three cowes and calfs if they can be spard

and my dafter Sarah mackdaniel I give unto her twenty shilings

and every one of my children _______? or ______? as they come of age if (any?)(they?) can be spend

… unto son Thomas… to hunderd eakers and twenty eakers of land being and lying upon potacati Creeke

… son William the half of the upper sirveys beginning at the ____? tree swamp

… son Thomas… other half of ye sd sirveye

… son John and Edward Brown my Land that Lies on ye South side of meharin Creeke and (land that is left of the Land that I sould to George Stevins)

… son Howell and James… the sd plantation and all the land belonging after my wifes deses…

Thomas (X) Brown

Judeth (X) Perry

Thomas (X) Perry

abstract by Marc Anderson 2013

Brown_Potecasi

 It seems apparent that Daniel McDaniel relocated to Roanoke River about 1722…  since Sarah McDaniel is mentioned in Brown’s will of 1718  (and ALL the other kids seem to be underage) she likely was a young pup when she wed… perhaps 15-18 … not much more than 18 if she was the oldest?   I’m highly skeptical that the wife of Thomas Browne was Christian [Maule]… she seemingly married Thomas around or before 1700… William Maule does not seem to arrive in North Carolina until 1710, plus he did not mention a daughter Christian in his will.. it just does’t add up.  William Maule did however live only a few mile SE of Thomas Brown (on Chowan River).  Maule also relocated to Roanoke River very near Daniel McDaniel and William Browne.

The North Carolina historical and genealogical register, Volume 1 edited by James Robert Bent Hathaway pg 299   John Milton, to Daniel McDaniel. 200 acres adjoining lands of John Crosby, and Thomas Vincent; July 17, 1717. Test, Robt. Hicks, William Braswell.Daniel McDaniel assigns above tract to Thomas Brown

pg. 300   Thomas Browne, to Thomas Browne. 185 acres adjoining land of Daniel McDaniel, and others; July 16, 1717. Test, Benj. Foreman, Isaac Hill, Richd. Washington.

A 155   JOHN BLACKMAN & WIFE ELIZABETH to JAMES PARKER   Feb. 12, 1722.  20 pds. for 320 A. on Yauerah Swamp “betwixt” THOMAS KIRBY & DANIEL McDANIEL, Wit: NEEDHAM BRYAN, THOMAS SEALY  Aug. Ct. 1723

A 379   DANIEL MACKDANIEL & WIFE SARAH to LAWRANCE HOBBY   Nov. 10, 1724   14 pds. for 600 A. adj. WILLIAM BRASWELL on Yorworhah Swamp.  Patent date March 9, 1717. Wit: JAMES BRYANT, THOMAS WILSON, W. MAUL  Feb. Court 1724

B 11   THOMAS WHITMEL to JOSEPH TURNER of Isle of Wight Co. Va.   Aug. 10, 1725.  40 pds. for 460 A. on SS Moratock River Adj. JOHN NAIRNE in “Cheastfield” at Cypress Swamp.  Adj. DANIEL McDANIEL, JOHN HAMILTON.  Wit: JOHN NAIRNE, JOHN BROWN.  Aug. Court 1725

B 64   DANIEL MACK DANIEL & WIFE SARAH to JOHN WILLS, JUN. of Norwick Parish, Va.  Nov. 8, 1725.  20 pds. for 240 A. on SS Moratock River. Adj. JOHN NARON, JAMES TURNER, HENRY TURNER.  Wit: JOHN BRYAN, JOHN SPEIR, WM. BROWN.  Nov. Court 1725

B 309   DANIEL MACKDANIEL & WIFE SARAH to HENRY TURNER   Aug. 7, 1727.  10 pds. for 200 A. On SS Morattock River Adj. JOHN NAIRN, JOHN WILL (JUNIERS).  Patent dated Aug. 4, 1723.  Wit: JOHN BENBO, NATHANIEL PIGOTT. August Court 1727

B 310   DANIEL MACDANIEL & WIFE SARAH to THOMAS TURNER  May 8, 1727.  10 pds. for 200 A. On SS Morattock River Adj. JOHN NAIRN, “WHITMELL’S corner”.  Patent date Aug. 4, 1723.  Wit: JAMES TURNER, JOSEPH TURNER.  August Court 1727

C 4   DANIEL MACDANIEL to ANTHONY LEWIS of Isle of Wight Co., Va.  Aug. 13, 1728.  24 pds. for 410 A. On Beaverdam Swamp at Spring Branch.  Adj. JOHN CROSBEY (CROSBY), THOMAS ____INSON.  Tract granted by patent on March 9, 1717.  Wit: LEONARD LANGSTON, JOHN NAIRRUR.  August Court 1728.  Edw. Mashborne D. C/C

Aha!… here we have Daniel McDaniel involved with a next door neighbor of William Brown’s property near the Nottoway River… could it be he was living there  in 1717?  Note also that Leonard Langston had dealings with Thomas Brown.    The plot thickens…

C 74   JOHN NAIRN (NAIRNE) to ROBERT SURGINER, cordwinder   Feb. 12, 1728/29.  5 pds. for 50 A. On SS Morattuck River Adj. DANIEL MCDANIEL, JOHN NAIRN, WILLIAM SURGINER.  Wit: GEORGE WILLIAMSON, EDWARD BROWN. Feb. Ct. 1728/9  Ed. Mashborne D. C/C

C 140   DANIEL MCDANIEL to WILLIAM BROWN   Mar. 29, 1729   30 pds. for 200 A. On SS Morattuck River at Beaver Damm adj. DANIEL MCDANIEL.  Wit: THOMAS HOLLAND, EDWARD MASHBORNE.  Aug. Ct. 1729   Thomas Crew D. C/C

D 94   WILLIAM BROWNE (BROWN) of Edgecombe Precinct to JAMES WOOD   April 13, 1734.  25 pds. for *. On SS Moratock River near Beaverdam.  Adj. DANIEL MCDANIEL.  Being land formerly bought of DANIEL MCDANIEL by Deed dated March 29, 1729. Wit: ROBERT BUTLER, JOHN BALLARD. May Ct. 1734.  John Wynns D. C/C

E 54   JAMES WOOD & wife SARAH to ABRAHAM CARNAL, SEN. of “upper Nansemond parrish in the Colony of Virginia” Nov. 11, 1736.  110 pds. for 840 A. (1) On SS Maratock River in Edgecombe Precinct bought by JAMES WOOD from JOHN WILLIAMS. Deed dated Dec. 16, 1728.  (2) “another percel” of 200 A. in Edgecombe Precinct on SS Marrattock River which JAMES WOOD bought of WILLIAM BROWNE on April 13, 1734. On Beaverdam in the River Pocosin adj. DANIEL MCDANIEL. Wit: ROBERT BUTLER, JOHN BATTLE, JOHN BROWN.  “…SARAH, the wife of sd. JAMES WOOD, being privately examined by THOMAS HANSFORD, Gent., one of the Justices of the said court, declares that she acknowledges her dowrie thereto, freely, which motion is declared registered…”  Nov. Ct. 1736 John Wynns D. C/C

G 117   JOHN LEWIS of Isle of Wight Co. Va., to BENJAMIN HILL  Nov. 3, 1740.  12 pds. for 400 A. “…Land whereon my father THOMAS LEWIS formerly lived… which the said THOMAS bought of DANIEL MCDANIEL as by said patent bearing date ninth day of March 1717…” At Beaver Dam Swamp on Spring Branch.  Adj. THOMAS VENSON, JOHN CROSBEY.  Wit: ALEXANDER MCCULLOCK, WILLIAM MANNSELL (MAUNSELL), SARAH MCCULLOCK. N.C. Court  July 27, 1748.*.

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Below is theory… an observant commenter found a reference which throws serious doubt as to the McDaniel referenced below being the same guy as near Occoneechee Neck…  a man can’t be in 2 places at the same time… or can they?  Atkins stays and dies in Carteret County… McDaniel leaves no records in that county that I can find.

1723

A List of Jurymen in Carteret Precinct.
Cap’t. Jno. Nelson 1 Jn’o. Simpson 11 Rich’d. Caneday 21
Rich: Rustull, Esq’r 2 Tho: Gillikin 12 Char. Coxdell 22
Enoch Ward 3 Rob’t. Strey 13 Wm. Wills 23
Rich: Whitehouse 4 Rob’t. Atkins 14 Levi Cressey 24
Jos. Hulford 5 Rich’d. Harvey, J’r 15 Jn’o. Shaw 25
Ed. Ward 6 Edm’d Ennitt 16 Jn’o. Fraser 26
Ross Bell 7 Mich. Packquenel 17 Jn’o. Hatten 27
Wm. Shubridge 8 Rob’t. Osborn 18 Wm. Noble 28
Jn’o. Jarret 9 George Coxdell 19 Daniel Mackdaniel 29
Rich: Williamson 10 David Shepert 20

With that challenge to my theory in mind… if you go to this NC Archives website and type in “Thomas West”:

http://mars.archives.ncdcr.gov/BasicSearch.aspx

you will find a 17 page account of the Administration of the former Treasurer of Chowan County (Thomas West… wife Martha)… the court proceedings are at Queen Anne’s Creek at Edenton… among the various summons to appear is a summons for one John Blackman and one Daniel McDaniel.  Blackman and McDaniel became neighbors near Roanoke River at about the same time… 1722/23.  I have shown above that McDaniel was living just a canoe ride north of Edenton in 1722… you be the judge of my theory.

McDaniel1722

http://docsouth.unc.edu/csr/index.html/document/csr25-0015

…an Atkins tale…

http://ncpedia.org/biography/atkins-robert

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I hazard a guess that Daniel McDaniel was a “truck driver”.  In colonial times that would involve sailing/rowing a “periauger” down the Roanoke and unloading in Cashy Town. The Indian Traders would deposit their pack trains of deerskins at Foltera Fort and McDaniel would then haul them down the river. The Occoneechee area of NC was a “boom town” of Indian Traders during the early 1700s. Note that Daniel initially settled inland on the Urahaw Swamp property but he later acquired property directly on the Roanoke river.  Note this interesting tidbit:

The North Carolina historical and genealogical register, Volume 2   edited by James Robert Bent Hathaway

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. pg. 146

Rev. Ebenezer Taylor died on his way from Pampticoe to Core Sound, so says a letter written to Gov. Chas. Eden, Feb. 22, 1720, by Richard Rustull; he was in company with Daniel McDaniel & Son and a negro named Jack, the weather was extremely cold; he is buried on a Sand hill on the South west end of Cedar Island. He died in a canoe refusing to go on shore with the others; be had quite a large sum of money on his person, which after his death disappeared. McDaniel however showed that he delivered it and his other effects to other parties.

Also accused of nefarious activities is one Robert Atkins:

from the Colonial Records:

“Read the Petition of John Porter Gent Admr of the Estate of the Reverend Ebernezer Taylor Clerk dec̄ed with the Will annexed shewing that the said Ebnezer Taylor being possessed of a very valuable Estate consisting of Goods and money of this Government to the value of divers hundreds of pounds and in the course of his mission Travelling by water from Bath Towne to Core sound he fell sick and Dyed and not without some suspition of foule practices of Daniel Mack Daniel and others who Transported him Upon whose death the said Daniel Mack Daniel being in possession of the Goods and Money belonging to the said Ebenezer Taylor confederating with one Robt Atkins (as is Supposed) embezelled or Stole most of the Money at least Two hundred and Ninty pound”

I’ve found very little about Atkins… but this caught my attention:

http://www.downtownkinston.com/history.html

On Dec. 16, 1729, according to North Carolina records, Robert Atkins of Craven County was granted 640 acres of land by the Lords Proprietors…land which contained the present Kinston and Lenoir County. However, according to Oct. 1744 court documents, Atkins’ lands were sold to satisfy a mortgage of 100 pounds to well known New Bern lawyer William Herritage who paid 399 pounds for the 640 acres. In 1769 when Herritage died, he left the property to his son John Herritage who lived for many years near Kinston at Harrow, a house he built near Woodington.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~paday/dobbers/map_index.htm

Kinston, Lenoir County’s county seat, was acquired December 16, 1729 by Robert Atkins as part of a 640-acre tract land grant. It then lay in Craven County until 1746, Johnston County until 1758, and Dobbs county until 1791, and then to present day Lenoir County. Atkins lived between present day Kinston and Goldsboro where he ran a trading post along the Neuse River. After his death in 1731 with no heirs he assigned his estate to his lawyer William Herritage

I’m sure that both Daniel McDaniel and in particular Robert Atkins were nice guys… but it probably would not have been wise to get in a bar fight with either:  I’m paraphrasing from the Colonial Records:  (The full account is in a footnote)

Feb. 11, 1723. John Simpson, constable of Carteret Precinct in the County of Bath, attempts to arrest Robert Atkins. Atkins explains to the constable that the Justice who authorized the warrant “had nothing to do to grant a warrant for him and that [his] Authority was good for nothing.” Simpson further states that Atkins scurrilously & in Contempt did say ” the Authority might kiss his Arse and that he (the said Constable) might kiss his own Arse.” Constable Simpson, undeterred evidently, was “utterly obstructed and resisted”, i.e. ” then and there by force & Armes with the assistence of his Servants & doggs with stick staves & weapons…[was] violently & seditiously…drove away.”

Feb. 14, 1723. Constable Simpson, armed with a fresh warrant from The Honoble Christopher Gale Esq: Chief Justice and additional “aid as he thought necessary to apprehend the said Robert Atkins”, was nevertheless met again by Atkins “malitiously and in utter defyance”. He “did take his gun and present the same at the Constable & his aid” and said “Stand off at your perrill or else by God I will shoot you” and again “Go farther off or by God I will blow your Brains out”…opprobiously calling his aid Rouges & doggs.”

A year later: Apr 2, 1724. Atkins pleads Not Guilty but is evidently counciled to change his plea and humbly ask the Court for Mercy. He is fined 40 pounds and gives Security of 100 pounds to “be of Peace & good behavior for twelve months & one day”. He also,much to his chagrin I am certain, had to pay court costs. The Rouges and Doggs are not mentioned further.

I have recently found this little factoid which places a Robert Atkins within a stone’s throw of Richard Blow in Surry County in 1718.  Recall that Richard Blow provided “Special Bail” for Daniel McDaniel in 1712 in the same locale.

18 Jul 1718        Robt. Atkins appointed overseer of the highways from Richard Blow’s through the main Blackwater Swamp by Joseph Wall’s. [Surry County Orders 1713-1718, p148]

Coincidence?

See here where I had a little fun with the theory…

https://andersonnc.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/memo-to-holmes/

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Footnotes

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Minutes of the General Court of North Carolina

North Carolina. General Court

November 01, 1720 – November 03, 1720

Volume 02, Pages 408-416

Danll McDaniel & Robert Atkins being bound by Recognizance to appear at this Court and thereof failed, Ordered that a Scire fax do issue agst the same Recognizance.

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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor’s Council

North Carolina. Council

April 04, 1722 – April 05, 1722

Volume 02, Pages 450-457

Present The Honble Thomas Pollock Esqr President &c

William Reed Esqr Lds proprs Deputy

Richd Sanderson Esqr Lds proprs Deputy

Christophr Gale Esqr Lds proprs Deputy

John Lovick Esqr Lds proprs Deputy

Read the Petition of Coll Maurice Moor and Mr John Porter attorney to John Walker Admr of the Estate of Ebenezr Taylor Clerk Deced in the words Vizt that the sd Ebenezar Taylor being possessed of a very valuable Estate Consisting in Goods and Money of this Government to the value of divers hundreds of pounds And in the Course of his Mission Travelling by water from Bath Towne to Coor sound he fell Sick & Dyed and not without Suspicion of some foule practices of one Daniel Mack Daniel & others who Transported him upon whose Death the said Daniel Mack Daniel being in possession of the Goods and Money belonging to the sd Ebenr Taylor confederating with one Robert Atkins (as is supposed) Embezzled or stole most of the money at least Two hundred and Ninty pounds whereupon process being Issued against the sd Mack Daniel and Atkins who were attached to answer Felony who thereupon deposited in the hand of the late Chief Justice the aforsd sum of Two hundred and Ninty pounds that was stolen from the sd Ebenr Taylors Estate and the sd money stil remaining in the hand of the late Chief Justice as forfiet praying that the Equity the sd John Walker hath unto the said money may be considered of And that such an order may be granted them as that the sd late Chief Justice may deliver the sd money to him that so he may be Enabled to pay the Debts of the Dec̄ed &c

Ordered That Coll Frederick Jones late Chief Justice have notice hereof and that he attend this Board at Mr Badhams house at Edenton to morrow by Ten a Clock in the forenoon either in person or by his attorney to Shew Cause why the sd money should not be delivered as prayed for

Thursday morning this Council met according adjournmt

Present as before

Coll Frederick Jones having been ordered to attend this Board upon the petition of Maurice Moor and John Porter &c this day and the sd Jones not appearing nor sending any satisfactory message

It is the opinion of this Board that the moneys lodged in the hands of the sd Coll Jones, late Cheif Justice as a pledge for the appearance of Robt Atkins and Daniel Mack Daniel at the General Court ought to have been delivered to the present Chief Justice with the General Court papers and records And thereupon It is Ordered that the sd Coll Frederick Jones do imediately pay to Christopher Gales Esqr Chief Justice or his order whatever money he has in his hands as aforsd for the appearance of the aforsd Robt Atkins and Daniel Mack Daniel and for his so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and in case of failure hereof The Attorney Genll is hereby ordered to take proper measures for the recovery of the same

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Minutes of the General Court of North Carolina

North Carolina. General Court

March 27, 1722 – April 07, 1722

Volume 02, Pages 463-473

At a Councill held at Edenton April the fifth 1722

Present the Honble Thomas Pollock Esqr President &c

William Reed Esqr Lords Deputy

Richd Sanderson Esqr Lords Deputy

Christophr Gale Esqr Lords Deputy

John Lovick Esqr Lords Deputy

Thos Pollock Junr Esqr Lords Deputy

Collo Fredrick Jones having been Orderd to appear before this Board this day by Ten a clock upon the Petition of John Walker &c which he not complying with, nor sending any satisfactory message:

It’s the Opinion of this Board that the money lodged in the said Collo ffredk Jones hands late Cheif Justice for the appearance of Robert Atkins and Daniel Mackdaniel at the Genl Court ought to have been deliverd to the present Cheif Justice with the Genl Court Papers & Records

Orderd that the said Collo ffredrick Jones late Cheif Justice doe immediately pay to Christopher Gale Cheif Justice or his Order whatever moneys he has in his hands lodged as aforesaid for the security of the appearance of the said Robert Atkins and Daniel Mackdaniel at the genl Court and for so doing this shall be his Warrant and in case of failure hereof the Attorney Genl is hereby Orderd to take proper measures for the recovery thereof

A Copy

J. LOVICK Secry

To which Order Collo ffred Jones Answerd that he would not deliver the money therein mentiond but to whom he should think fitt and as for the Kings Attorney he might take what measures he pleases for he shall take noe Notice thereof

Test THOMAS HARVEY Provost Marshll &c.

Upon motion of Daniel Richardson Esqr Attorney Genl made in obedience to the foregoing Order of Councill

Orderd that a Scire ffacias do issue out thereby requiring the aforementiond ffredrick Jones Esqr to be and appear att the next Genll Court to be held for this Governmt at the Court House in Edenton on Queen Annes Creek the last Tuesday in July next then & there to render an Accot upon Oath what money he rec̄d from Robert Atkins and Daniel Mackdaniel aforesaid as security for their appearance &c to answer &c as by Recognizance Dated the sixteenth day of June 1720 doth appear and likewise to shew cause (if any he has) why the money so rec̄d by him as Cheif Justice is by him detained and refused to be deliverd in disobedience to the aforementiond Order of Councill &c.

and then

Adjourned to the next Court in Course

C. GALE Ch. Just.

Test

W. Badham Clk.

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Minutes of the North Carolina Governor’s Council

North Carolina. Council

August 02, 1723 – August 03, 1723

Volume 02, Pages 491-496

Present

The Honoble William Reed Esqr Presidt &c

Chris Gale Esqr Lds Proprs Depty

Richard Sanderson Esqr Lds Proprs Depty

John Lovick Esqr Lds Proprs Depty

Thos Pollock Esqr Lds Proprs Depty

Read the Petition of John Porter Gent Admr of the Estate of the Reverend Ebernezer Taylor Clerk dec̄ed with the Will annexed shewing that the said Ebnezer Taylor being possessed of a very valuable Estate consisting of Goods and money of this Government to the value of divers hundreds of pounds and in the course of his mission Travelling by water from Bath Towne to Core sound he fell sick and Dyed and not without some suspition of foule practices of Daniel Mack Daniel and others who Transported him Upon whose death the said Daniel Mack Daniel being in possession of the Goods and Money belonging to the said Ebenezer Taylor confederating with one Robt Atkins (as is Supposed) embezelled or Stole most of the Money at least Two hundred and Ninty pound Whereupon process being Issued against them the sd Mack Daniel and Atkins and were Attached to answer the said felony and thereupon deposited in the hands of the late Chief Justice Jones the sum of Two Hundred and ninty pound for the securing the appearance of the sd Atkins to answer the felony aforsd and the sum becoming forfeit for want of the said Atkins appearance the same was afterwards paid into the hands of the present Chief Justice Christopher Gale Esqr by the Exrs of Frederick Jones Esqr late Chief Justice pursuant to an order of Council bearing date the fourth day of April Anno Dom 1722 in whose hands that same sum of Two hundred and Ninety pounds still remains praying That the right which he hath (in his Capacity aforesaid) unto the said money may be considered of and that such an order may be granted thereon that the same moneys now remaining in the said Cheif Justices hands may be paid unto him that he may thereby be enabled to preform the will of the dec̄ed or that such further orders may be taken concerning the same as shall be Agreeable to Justice

And this Board desiring the opinion of Daniel Richardson Esqr Recr General whether in case of fines and forfietures it was in the power of this Board to remit or appropriate the same he gave in Answer that According to an Article in his Instructions it was and It plainly appearing to this Board that the prosecution of the said Atkins was principally carryed on to Induce the payment of the said money to be made to the Admrs of the said Taylor and Mr Chief Justice Gale informing the Board that he had acquainted the Lds proprietors that such a sum of money was lodged in his hands and that it was his opinion that the money of right belonged to the Petitr and that he believed an Order of Council would pass from this Board for delivering the money to the said Taylors Adminstr promising their Lordships that he would take security that in case their Ldps should within twelve months Signifye that they were against the money being so disposed that then the persons receiving the same should refund it according to their order.

Whereupon It is hereby Ordered That Mr Chief Justice Gale deliver the said Sum of Two hundred and Ninety pound lodged in his hands as mentioned in the Petition the Petr giving Bond with sufficient Security to him to refund the same agreeable to the assurances he has made to the Lds Proprs

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Minutes of the General Court of North Carolina

North Carolina. General Court

March 26, 1723 – April 02, 1723

Volume 02, Pages 507-510

Present

Christopher Gale Esqr Cheif Justice

John Worley Esqr Assistanst

Edmd Gale Esqr Assistanst

Adam Cockburne Esq Assistanst

Henry Clayton Esq Assistanst

And now here at this day vizl &c. came the Extors of Collo ffredrick Jones deced. late Cheif Justice who by Edward Moseley their attorney appear, and deliverd to the Honoble Christopher Gale Chief Justice two hundred and ninety pounds being the money lodgd in the hands of the said Jones by Robert Atkins and Daniel Mackdaniel for the Security of the Recognizance by them forfeited.

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Atkins

Minutes of the General Court of North Carolina

North Carolina. General Court

March 31, 1724 – April 04, 1724

Volume 02, Pages 542-551

William Little Esqr his Majestys Attorney Genl comes to prosecute a Bill of Indictment found by the Grand Jury against Robert Atkins for obstructing and contemning the Authority of this Government in these words vizl

North Carolina—ss.

To the Honoble Christopher Gale Esqr Cheif Justice & to the rest of the Justices of the Generall Court &c.

The Jurors for our Sovereign Lord the King on their Oath present that Robert Atkins of Carteret prcinct in the County of Bath in the province aforesaid planter maliciously intending to move sedition and to obstruct and contemn the lawfull authority of this Government Vizl in the Parish of St John’s in the prcinct of Carteret & County of Bath aforesaid on the eleventh day of ffebruary one thousand seven hundred & twenty three John Simpson Constable of the said parish by virtue of a lawfull warrant to him directed by Joseph Bell Esq: one of his Majesty’s Justices of the said prcinct the said Robert Atkins according to Law apprehending he the Said Robert then & there did resist and utterly refuse to yield obedience thereto and did publickly then & there seditiously and contemptuously say the said Joseph Bell (the aforesaid Justice meaning) had nothing to do to grant a warrant for him and that the Authority (the Authority of this Government meaning) was good for nothing. And further scurrilously & in Contempt did say the Authority (the Authority of this Government again meaning) might kiss his Arse and that he (the said Constable) might kiss his own Arse and he the said Robert then & there by force & Armes with the assistance of his Servants & doggs with sticks staves & weapons the aforesaid John then & there in the Execution of his office being, violently & seditiously did assault and drove away and utterly obstructed and resisted. And that thereupon the said John Simpson complaining of the assault and contempt aforesaid to the Honoble Christopher Gale Esq: Cheif Justice of this province who by his warrant required the said John the Constable aforesaid with such aid as he thought necessary to apprehend the said Robert Atkins the aforesaid assault & contempt of Authority aforesaid to answer & in pursuance thereof he the said Constable the aforesaid Robert Atkins apprehending vizl in the parish aforesaid on the fourteenth day of the said Month of February He the said Robert Atkins malitiously and in utter defyance of the Authority of this Government did take his gun and present the same at the said Constable & his aid these following threatning words & speeches seditiously then & there uttering. Stand off at your perrill or else by God I will shoot you (the said Constable & his Ayd meaning) and again Go farther off or by God I will blow your Brains out (then again the said Constable & his aid then & there in the Execution of their office meaning) opprobiously calling the said & his aid Rogues & doggs with divers other threats & menaces and utterly resisted the said Constable and him violently & seditiously in the Execution of his office did obstruct & hinder by force & Armes to the great contempt of the Authority of this Government manifest danger of raising sedition & contention & subverting the good and wholesome Laws and Constitution against the peace of our Lord the King that now is his Crown & dignity & Contrary to the form of the Laws & statutes in such case provided &c.

To which Indictment the said Robert Atkins pleaded not Guilty but being called to the Barr a second time in Order for his tryall he prayed leave to withdraw his plea which being granted he then pleaded Guilty and humbly moved the Court for Mercy: Whereupon it was Considerd and adjudgd that he pay a fine of fourty pounds & further that he give good & Sufficient security in the sum of one hundred pounds that he be of the Peace & good behaviour for twelve months & one day and pay costs, and that he stand committed till this Sentence is performed







Written by anderson1951

October 16, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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  1. Whoever did this research, please email me, I am researching my families history and its interesting that both John Browne’s seem to be crossed at times, here’s what we know, John Sr was born in 1626 in Ingatestone, married Bridgett Lewis, they had John Jr in 1650 who married Mary Boddie. John Sr had made more than one trip to the colonies.

    Danny P. Brown

    July 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  2. I am Marc Anderson
    I am not so sure that the John Browne connected with the arrival of Boddie in Isle of Wight is the father of the Brownes who wound up in North Carolina… see under “Pages”… TTT John Browne of Kingsale for more specifics.

    Marc

    anderson1951

    July 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  3. Our connection is John Sr Born 1626 Ingatestone,Eng Died Chowan 1712, married in Isle of Wight 1644, Bridgett Lewis Born in Herfordshire,Eng 1627/28, Died in Chowan Co 1713. One son was John (Jr), Born 1650 in Ingatestone, married in IOW to Mary Boddie, Born 1653 in Ingatestone.my line is connected to their son Thomas, B 1675 in IOW, Died in 1718 in Chowan (Wake Co), he was married to Christian Maule, Born 1680 in Chowan, Died 1719. One of their sons was William, Born 1708 IOW, married 1734 in Bertie NC, Died 1779/80, William married Charity Holmes, Born 1710. Their son James was born 1745, died 1818 in Bertie, NC, he was married Patty redding, born 1755, died 1810 in Bertie NC. Their son was Jacob, b 1777 in Martin NC, died 12/10/1819, he was married to Susannah J. Hyman, their son was Thomas Hyman Brown, born 1805, married Asenith Mayo (close landowner) in 1825, their son was Jacob Wilson Brown. We the “Patriot” connection to James and Jacob Brown(e).

    Danny P. Brown

    July 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

  4. Danny P. Brown

    July 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

  5. I found your fascinating entry about Daniel McDaniel the “truck driver” and his legal difficulties regarding the death of Rev. Ebenezer Taylor. However, in researching the Colonial and State Records of North Carolina at docsouth.unc.edu, I discovered that Daniel Macdaniel was selected as a juryman on 11/23/1723, in Carteret Precinct which is a very long way from Bertie and Edgecombe counties where your Daniel was patenting and selling land like crazy. “Truck driver” Daniel is associated with Charles McDaniel. It’s always neat to include anecdotes like that about our ancestors, but sadly, I don’t believe this one applies.

    Jan Christie

    February 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    • Well that certainly throws a monkey wrench in the theory. I had looked into the Charles McD folks and never found a connection before that… have you found any other connections? The Atkins character wound up around Kinston, NC which could advance your speculation.

      anderson1951

      February 15, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  6. Daniel McDaniel was my upteenth great grandfather…I forget the exact count.
    He was captured at the battle of Keppoch…Scotland…by the English and was given the choice of death or servitude. He made the wise choice and was given to Thomas Browne. Years later, Thomas Browne’s daughter, Sarah, fell in love with him and they were married with the Brownes consent. They even gave them a parcel of land on which to farm.
    That is the reason for the crossing of the paths of these two men.

    Byron Jones

    August 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    • Great story… I’ve read something of the account you suggest but have never seen any proof. Can you direct me to any documents to substantiate the facts. I’ve yet to account for the Thomas Browne you mention also. Your account would seem to have Browne and McDaniel each coming from Scotland… but again, I have seen no proof.
      Marc

      anderson1951

      August 22, 2012 at 3:54 am

      • The Battle of Preston occurred in November of 1715 so the Daniel McDaniel who was captured there was not the one already married to Sarah Brown in Chowan Precinct in July of that year.

        earth2chad

        March 1, 2017 at 2:09 pm

  7. I just stumbled into your site and it seems we hold a similar interest in but I find the blogging format confusing, as I it does not seem to be searchable and I cannot tell if you have other McDaniels posts. May I ask, since this leaves me wondering if there are two men being discussed here, just when and where does your Daniel McDaniel appear? I am interested in two McDaniel families one in Virginia and the other in North Carolina. I would be glad to discuss anything I know about them, but would like to have a better handle on your Daniel first.v

    Vivian Markley

    January 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

    • Glide over to the right hand side of the main page … scroll down and you will find a “search” window.
      I only have my speculation as to the “progenitor” of the Halifax area McDaniel… I simply can’t find any concrete evidence of where he came from. My research has been posted for a couple of years now but no one seems to be forthcoming with any facts… so I am left speculating. You ask if there are two men being discussed and there may well be… a commenter suggests that there seems to be another McDaniel at about this same time in Carteret Precinct and may be correct that they are different men… a bit of proof would be nice! (smiling).
      I looked back as far as my resources go to the early McDaniels of Perquimans County and frankly did not find any reference to a “Daniel” McDaniel in that crowd… period…. someone show me ANY evidence and I will gladly pursue it. That is the reason I “suggest” the flimsy evidence of the “possible” connection to the Virginia McDaniel…. that’s it … its all I have.
      Thanks for stopping by my little blog…
      Marc

      anderson1951

      January 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  8. New acquaintances ! I have overlapping genealology( plus historical analysis and maps)with John Browne, of Kingsale Swamp Is. of Wt and his two sons William and Thomas Brown (e). Thomas Brown and joining neighbor John Rogers II w/ Mary Booth were very close friends, Thomas Brown , born in 1659 and John Rogers in1660. The original John Rogers I w/ Mary ye elder lived on Cypress Cr. Surry Co. John Rogers II and Mary lived in I of W Beaverdam Swamp as it vertually touches an uppermost prong on the Kingsale Sw. headwater. Adjoining Beaverdam to the NORTH is Corrawaugh Sw.(locale of an Indian Fort, See- Boddie 17th Century I of Wt.)The Rogers property came from his brother-in-law Richard Booth w Elizabeth. Booth’s other in law was a Thomas Mann.. Richard Booth and John Browne were both Indian Traders (per ITT John Browne report, ) Booth began as an indentured servant on the Plantation of Benjamin Harrison in Surry. Interestingly enough, Richard Booth, because of his exploration south by canoe, was an early arriver to N.C. at Wiccocon Cr. on the Chowan. (also Thomas Mann Jr. (ca. 1702). William Browne, Thomas Brown, John Rogers II & III(/wife Bridgett Cooke) plus Joseph Darden of Is of Wt moved to the N.S. of the Meherrin in 1706-1715. This was less than 5 miles E. from Murfreesboro at a river crescent later called Cheshire’s Ferry then Hill’s Ferry. This was a “Kings Landing”( public trading location for ship’s, See historian Tho. Parramore).Leading from the north across the Rv. was “the great road”, and it moved on easterly toward the Chowan R. below Winton. William Brown’s first N.C.patent was 1706 at the ferry location. Thomas Brown and John Rogers actually moved together in 1700 from Is of Wight to adjoining property on Sommerton Cr. at todays Va./N.C. border, then called Nansemond Co. Some of these Rogers properties originated from a William Howell patent, see Pioneers and Caveleers- Nugent (Benjamin Joseph, John, Robert, and Thomas Rogers
    After this, Thomas Brown and John Rogers moved to the SW across the Chowan R. into NC on the N.S. of the Meherrin R. Thomas Brown also bought property North of and also South of nearby Potecasi Cr. ( ca 1715 a short distance below). The property to the N. side was near Bells Branch and given/sold to Thomas Brown Jr. w. Jane Williams and Dan. McDaniel/w. Sarah Brown. By ca. 1720 Mc Daniel had moved down to the Uraha and then to SS of the Morratuck ( as said previously). Interestingly Mc Daniel had property trades near William Maule. He was the father of Christain Brown wife of Thomas. and a William Brown. This William as descendant of Thomas ( I THINK). He is of the same family. Maule, being the Surveyor General of N.C. was heavy into property as was McDaniel and the Browns. As you see all of these men were early on taking advantage of the rush for hew land.
    I am a descendant of Jonathan Rogers who in 1762 lived on the N.Side of Potecasi at Old Tree Sw. near it’s junction with the Catawhiskey Cr. This was a part of the original land of Thomas Brown land just to the south of Bells branch mentioned above. (later owned by James Denton 2nd spouse of Christain Brown)

    Benjamin Rogers Smith: The Rogers Family of Ouachita Co. Ark., The Search For Jonathan Rogers by Land, The North Side of the Meherrin River. Uncopyrighted,avail in some southern libraries incl. N.C. State Lib. in Raleigh; Cordova, Tennessee

    Benjamin Rogers Smith

    April 17, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    • Interesting… it sounds like you have come to some of the same suspicions that I have. (independently from me, which is telling).

      In 1702 a William Brown(e) was associated with a Braswell and acquired property in the area you reference across the Meherrin River… I think you and I each are on the right track…

      Patent-William Browne IOW 1702
      Lib of Va. Deed Bk 9, pg 471
      To all &tc Whereas &tc Now know yee… Francis Nicholson…give & grant unto William Browne [156 acres] in the County of Isle of Wight on the South side of the main blackwater beginning at a point of land where a Pocoson & a branch called Anthony’s Delight meets & soe runing up the various Courses of ye sd Pocoson to a red OOake marked at the mouth of a small branch & thence North [34] degrees E 78 pole to a Hiccory thence S 55 deg E 129 pole to a Hiccory thence S 3 deg E 40 pole to a white Oake at the head of the aforesaid branch & soe down the aforesd branch to ye beginning… transportation of four persons… 28th Day of October 1702
      Nicholas Smith
      Robert W*ld
      Anne *ru*kney
      abstract: Marc Anderson 2010

      http://www.braswell-genealogy.com/Land%20Records/VA-Land%20Records/1703-9%20Oct.htm
      [1703-9 Oct] William Brown sells land to Richard Bracewell, Jr.
      To all People to whom these presents shall Come be it known that I WILLIAM BROWN & my wife of the Lower Parish of the Isle of Wight County . . . by a certeyn sume of money . . . in hand . . . for us our heirs Exrs Admrs or Asns forever, doe hereby . . . bargain, aleinate make over sell & deliver all our hole right, Tytle & interest of a parcell of Land as followeth to RICHARD BRACEWELL JURr, to him his heirs Exrs Admrs Asns forever, It being part of a pattent of one hundred fifty six Acres of Land granted unto WILLIAM BROWNE bearing date ye 28th day of Octobr in the year of 1702 It being on the South Side of ye Maine Blackwater in the County & Parish aforesd, wherefore I the sd Wm BROWNE me my heirs Exrs Admrs or Asns doe warnt the Sale of Thirty five acres of Land, more or less wth the aforsd pattent to RICHARD BRACEWELL aforesd, to him his heirs Exrs Admrs or Asn lyeing & begining att the mouth of ye aforesd Wm BROWNES Spring Branch, runing up the northwest side of the aforesd Spring Branch, to a Red Oak marked wth two notches, and thence to a small White Oak Sapling, thence to a pine marked wth three notches att the aforesd Wm BROWNs Side Lyne, all ye Land on the Northwest Side of his aforesd Bounds to the foresd RICHARD BRACEWELL TO have & hould to him, his heirs Exrs Admrs & Asns wth all privlidges & appurtenances & . . . . thereunto belonging . . . . . this 9th day of Octbr 1703
      THOMAS MANDEW WILLIAM BROWNE (seal)
      Wm W Bracewell (mark) MARTHA BROWN (mark & seal)
      DEED BOOK 1, 1688-1704, PAGE 401

      Immediately following the above instrument (pp. 401-402):
      WILLIAM and MARTHA BROWN to THOMAS BROWN of Nansemond County, for “a certeyn sume”, 50 acres of the same patent of 156 acres to WILLIAM BROWN that is mentioned above, this tract to begin “at the mouth of a Branch called ANTHONYS GOLIGHT Branch . . . to a Red Oak Saplin a corner tree standing on ye side of a pocoson, called ANTHONYS GOLIGHT corner tree standing on ye side of a pocoson, called ANTHONY GOLIGHT Pocoson . . . ”
      Signed October 22, 1703 and witnessed by RICHARD EXUM and ROBERT GUILS (?).

      IOW Deed Bk 1, 1688-1704, Hopkins
      ……………….

      There are extant Virginia patents to substantiate the above… the full story here is still untold. I have never been able to find a “smoking gun” proof to connect the Wm. and Thomas Browne brothers of Occoneechee Neck, NC to the Indian Trader John Browne of Kingsale, VA. Nor have I been able to establish any conclusive proof of where McDaniel came from.

      anderson1951

      April 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

      • Anderson 1951- I am greatful for youir blog. Particularly the history of Richard Booth and Indian trader Joh Brown. UNLess I misread the above you quoted the 1702 land deal about William. This is Isle of wight.
        I loved it that he quoted Thomas Brown OF NANSEMOND Co. It added to the proofing and story of Thomas Brown Cabin Swamp, Sommerton Cr. Thus for a good many years “his story is the story of John rogers II and III”. Thomas Brown was born in 1659 as indicated in court I of Wt.minutes……John Rogers ll 1660. Rogers, John Brown, Strickland, Booth and Thomas Mann are wit:s in other deeds. (neighbors) My work is heavy in deed map locale and “neighborhood” families. This is because ther are almost no wills in three successive John Rogers I,II,III,IV. I have about 15 maps. The NGS map shows one road from NE to SW into Bells Branch as still called Tom Brown road. (this is fun) Two years ago I went to the Raliegh library & the Murfreesboro Historical Society. I came home with a few new things. One was The Stout Map done about 1970 per county. One 81/2 11 copy per page will not cover a map page. It is to scale and includes some streams, swamps not labeled on early maps. Also, I now have a document covering new recruits into the Hertford Co Militia dated Nov 5 1778 tha includes my Jonathan Rogers. It names about 90 men incl. /Williams Brown in Capt Sharps Co. that includes Jacob Johnson, Isaac Chamblee, Walter Blake, William Doughtie, Robert Owens.. I recognize many of the names in this Meherrin River group but none of the 5 names above.. THIS IS a draft…. not the whole regiment. Jonathan Rogers was too old and I do not know if he served a day. Perhaps they were all older….Cornwallis came throuigh NC you will remember.
        Fiinally, I purchased three small paper bound books by Thomas C. Parramore ( a distinguished NC historian.
        The most helpful to me was the early history of the movement into the Meherrin River area
        “Murfreesboro, North Carolina and the Founding of the American Republic 1608- 1781 “.
        One last question: Daniel MacDaniel had a son, Alexander, who married a Rogers..Rebecca, Penelope, or
        Pricilla. It’s buried here some where??? Do you know who her father was? Thank you, and I hope to learn more. Oh yes, and this might help some. The Anthony’s Golight Br. (1702above) refers to Antthony Lewis, The l lewis family is in early Bertie.

        RSmith

        Benjamin Rogers Smith

        April 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      • It is my suggestion that William and Thomas were neighbors and friends with John Rogers while they grew up. This is the reasom they are together in two successive locations, Nansemond and on the Meherrin.

        I believe that it would be interesting to the Brown recearchers that the 1702 deeds were @ the Anthomy Golightley ( also referred to as Delight) vis. Anthony Lewis. This interest would be because a forefather, John Brown, married a Bridgett Lewis. from mempory MacDaniel also had contact with Anthony Lewis ..??

        RS

        Benjamin Rogers Smith

        April 19, 2013 at 10:37 am

  9. The son Alexander (Elexander) is a bit of a mystery, as are most of these folks…

    Deed Book Two, Edgecombe Precinct, (Hofmann)

    pg. 23 ALEXANDER MCDANIEL (co. not identified) to JOHN BASS, SR. of Northampton Co. 10 May 1754 15 pounds lawfull money of England 100 acres more or less on the south side of Fishing creek, joining the creek part of a grant to MR. JAMES CASTILLOW for 494 acres 10 Apr. 1730 the sd. land belonging to my brother ARCHIBALD and he dying without children, the inheritance became mine Wit: HENRY THORNE, JOHN BASS, JR., ELIZABETH THORNE X her mark Reg. Edge. Co. May Ct. 1754 B. Wynns C. Ct.

    See the “Page” : Sarah McDaniel (widow) and John Anderson?
    ……………..

    I will probably make a new post concerning your John Rogers starting about 1666 or so in Surry County, VA… and thank you for bringing him up… there are simply too many instances where your guy interrelates with many of mine to disregard…

    anderson1951

    April 18, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    • I need to e-mail you my latest research document. possibly a couple of maps. Your e-mail address??

      First, Daniel Mac Daniel was @ the Uraha Cr. prior to SS of the Morrotuck. At that location specifically
      Uraha Cr, Antonkey and Plaquit Br. This location is being used by myself and relatives as documentation of the Robert Rogers Group (same one I mentined at Sommerton Cr.) a Robert Rogers married Ann Wood. The James Wood family and the John Bass family were in that area. Part of that group was a Daniel Rogers..who was connected by neighborhood to most of the folks at Antonkey / Plaquit. this is because nearly all of them previously resided in the ” Bells Branch, Potecasi cr. , Hot House Branch area.

      I have to simply follow all of these folks to identify the Rogers envolved
      RS

      Benjamin Rogers Smith

      April 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

      • Now that we have made a general connection between the John Brown family and the John Rogers II family
        in Isle of wight, I will state the real link to the Rogers family.

        Jonathan Rogers bn. ca 1735-40, deed 1762 on Potecasi Cr.,Hertford Co. Died Wayne Co. N.C. 1793
        m. Elizabeth Daniel (Rogers) 2(Issac Dickinson) (Elizabeth had Bible Gen.)

        Jonathan Rogers (Jr.) b.1793 d. Ouachita Co. ARK d.1791
        m. Sarah Rountree 1794 m. 1812

        Ephraim Daniel Rogers # 3 of 1 b. 1817 Ga d. 3-7-1901 (photo)
        m. Martha Ann L. Booth m 1838 both died in Ouachita Co. ( Camden) SW Arkansas

        Ephriam was my Gr. Great Grandfather and the Key to the Rogers, Brown, Daniel, and Dickinson relationships.

        His namesake was:
        Ephriam Daniel , who m. Brambley Caroline Brown, He was a best friend of Jonathan Rogers Sr. His father, Joseph Daniel, lived just South across the Potecasi Cr. , Samuel Brown, who m. Jane Hart. also lived across the Potecasi . Their daughter was BRAMBLEY Caroline. Samuel Browm = son of John Brown= son of Thomas Brown w/ Christain Maule

        Here is the particular deed abstract that began all of my Meherrin River research abt. 1998.

        Chowan Precinct abstracts: Thomas Brown Chowan Precinct and Christain, his wife, to John Dickinson of the precinct afrsd., 2 Aug. 1715, 5 and 30 pounds current money 120 acres more or less on the NS of the Meherrin River, joining John Applerite, a Long Pond, John Rogers and the River Pocosin Wit: Joseph Rawlinson, John Molton, William Collins ( indicates that Ths Brown and J. Rogers moved here prior to 1715)

        William Brown: (brother) issued Land grant here in 1706
        John Dickinson: would move to the NS of the Catawhisky(SS of the Potecase) raise a large family
        John Applewraight: a large land investor in Is of Wt.
        John Rogers II; Thomas’ neighbor in Nansemond 1700, Is of wt 1782-1699
        John Molton: had land Gr. in Nansemond near John R. and Thomas B.
        William Collins: had land very close to Rogers and Brown on the Corrawaugh Sw. Is of Wt.
        Joseph Dardin: (Durdain) soon moved adjacent to Rogers and Brown. His name is on many deeds here.
        His father had a grist Mill ” Dardin’s Mill” on Corrawaugh Sw.
        “Corrawaugh Swamp Isle of Wight mouth on the Blackwater’
        adj. & below is Beaverdam Sw. ….adj.&below B’dam is Kingsale Swamp.

        William Brown would move on to greener pastures SS. of the Morratuck and Beale Brown would remain.
        John Rogers II, III. lV and poss. another generation would be born here. The wives of II and III woiuld sign the 1731 Bertie Co. will of Abraham Ricks. . Mary & Bridgett Rogers. The sons and grandsons of Thomas
        Brown would settle the land on the NS of the Potecasi near Old Tree Sw. and Bells Branch.
        Jonathan Rogers would purchase his plantation from William Brown ( Thomas’ lineage) in 1762 on the north bank of the Potecasi which had been owned by James Denton w/ Christain (Brown) Denton.

        The land granted in1706 to William Brown on the Meherrin River became known as Cheshire’s Ferry and later Hill’s Ferry. It was a “Kings Landing” and one of the most important trading and shipping areas of the new N.C. colony. R.S.

        Benjamin Rogers Smith

        April 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  10. I found the “Rogers” account in Volume 2 (Southside Virginia Families, Volume 2
    John Bennett Boddie)… Boddie’s account seems to substantiate that the Surry Rogers did indeed move to Nansemond. My own research places at least one Rogers in Nansemond surrounded rather closely with the other culprits we are investigating (John Browne and possible sons William and Thomas Browne)… the puzzle pieces seem to be falling into place. The mystery guys Daniel McDaniel and John Anderson “perhaps” were “hired hands” of some of these folks?

    anderson1951

    April 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  11. The research paper should have every thing you need. i.e. Nansmeond- Cavileers and Pioneers and
    chowen/ Bertie deeds about the Hills Ferry location. Bear in mind there are quite a few more here as it was a prime location. No douby that Thomas and William Brown were the First to locate here. I would think John Rogers was there at the same time as Thomas or very close to it.

    History about Thomas Brown has been an indespensible and major part of my preponderance of evidence on Jonathan Rogers. The only records left on Hertford Co. (old Northampton) are small tax records on Hertford about 1778-1782. who is there, how many acres, and a few other tid bits it one is lucky.

    My history about Thomas extends to Christain’s next marriage to James Denton as his fingerprints are on the old Thomas land NS of the Potecasi. R.S.

    Benjamin Rogers Smith

    April 20, 2013 at 9:02 am

  12. I just spotted your Thomas Brown USGS map which perfectly depicts The Thomas Brown land which lies north of the Potecasi near Bells Branch. Old Tree Seamp is moving south. I will be sending yoiu a fragment of this USGS area. It shows the Old Tree that meets the Potecasi ;and the Catewhiskey is coming North into the south Potecasi bank just east of the Old Tree 1 mile or less. Thomas Brown’s land touches the Old Tree Mouth and also extends on south of there as noted by the script in his will. My Jonathan Rogers is at that Old Tree Junction. this puts him in the thick of old blood Brown land and new blood Brown Land”.
    I was thrilled with myself when I figured this out a few years ago. RS

    Benjamin Rogers Smith

    May 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    • What proof do you have for his widow remarried to Denton?

      The Virginia patents are somewhat easy to plot… all the patents are online at Library of VA. Unfortunately I don’t have a source for the NC patents. I would love to see the Chowan books online… but alas.

      anderson1951

      May 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

  13. I do not think I have the deed abstracts to send you on James Denton but its there . Chowan Precint I think.

    I will look as he and Christain are mentioned together. One is selling some of the Hill’s ferry prooperty to John Rogers I think.

    RS

    Benjamin Rogers Smith

    May 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

    • I found one for Roanoke River… sounds like you reference another for Potecasi Cr.

      Deed Book B, 32
      7 Dec. 1727 – JAMES DENTON & wife, CHRISTIAN to CAPT. JOHN SPIER – 180
      pounds, for 580 acres on South side Morattock River, according to patent dated
      6 April 1722.Witnesses: THOMAS BRYAN, PETER WEST. Nov. Court 1727

      Lots of Dentons to sift thru tho’, one seems to stay at home another moves? Which is which?

      File No. 543, James Denton
      Years:1722
      Acres:580
      Grant No:
      Issued:Sept. 8, 1722
      Surveyed:
      Warrant No:
      Entry No:
      Entered:
      Book No:3
      Page No:106
      Location: S. side of Morattock river
      ——————-

      File No. 94, James Denton
      Years:1760
      Acres:700
      Grant No:
      Issued:Mar. 22, 1760
      Surveyed:
      Warrant No:
      Entry No:
      Entered:
      Book No:14
      Page No:272
      Location:Lying on the No. side Poticase Creek
      ———–

      This looks like a son of Thomas d.1718…

      Ibid A-127 Thomas BROWN and wife Jane to James DENTON 11 May 1723 12 pds 240
      ac on north side Pattacasie Br of Meherrin Cr. pat 30 Aug 1714. Wit. Robert
      BRASSWELL, John BROWN.

      Ibid B-182 Thomas BROWN and wife to John ROGERS Junr 1000 pds tobacco 110 ac
      on north side Meherin River adj River Islands & Joseph DARDEN part of 640 ac
      pat. Wit. Jacob BRACEWELL, Mary BRACEWELL.

      1735

      James Moor is a witness to a transfer by John Speir to Robert Hilliard. May 10, 1735. 80 Pounds
      “silver mony at the weight now current in Virginia” for 710 Acres on Southside Cypress Swamp
      at Dividing Branch at James Denton’s Headline adjacent Benton and Speir. At Kekoekey (?) Swamp
      on Southside Marratock River. Part of 580 Acres granted James Denton April 6, 1722 ‘wheref is
      two hundred and sixty acres of the said Pattent as will more largely appear by Deed dated the
      Seventh day of December (1727)…to Speir by James Denton…the other (450 Acres) by patent dated April 6, 1722….”
      Altogether 710 acres. Witnesses are John Wilks (?), Benjamin Johnston, James Moor. May Court 1735. *

      1756… back at Potecasi…

      Deed Book H., 403
      9 Nov. 1756 — ISRAEL JOHNSON, joyner, to LEONARD LANGSTON, 10 pounds, for
      100 acres adjoining JAMES DENTON at Bell’s Branch. Wit. LUKE LANGSTON, ROBERT
      YEATES, JAMES DENTON. April Court 1757

      Still nothing to hang a genealogist’s hat on… ???

      anderson1951

      May 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

  14. Hello, In order to help identify: Leonard Langston, Yeates, JAMES WOOD, Benton Moore, Peter West, probably Thomas Bryan (all above with MacDaniel) are found on Bells Branch (North of the Potecasi) and/or south of the Potecasi on HOT HOUSE BRANCH( N-S). Another cr. adjacent to HotHouse is Blue Water(E-W).
    I know the names because of my research of Daniel and Tristram Rogers, two sons of Robert Rogers and Mary.. There are many others in this
    Hot House/Bells Branch neighborhood. these men often moved to NEW locations together. One of those new neighborhoods was Uraha Cr. and yet another was SS of the Morratuck as you see in your proofing.
    The pairing off of these families has aided me indentifying the Rogers group. You will soon have a map or tow that show this small area. RX

    Benjamin Rogers Smith

    May 3, 2013 at 9:50 am


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