Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

Sarah McDaniel (widow) and John Anderson?

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Little did I realize a dozen years ago what I was stepping into when I ran across the will of McDaniel and noticed the witness John Anderson… “I’ll just figure out who that Anderson was, I thought to myself…” 

The first problem encountered is two “misleading” abstracts of a will by Grimes: 

MCDANIELL, DANIEL        Bertie Precinct

April 16, 1733. May 2, 1734. Sons: NICHOLAS, DANIEL, JAMES (negroes to each). Daughters: ANN and SARAH MCDANIEL. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: JOHN ANDERSON, ALEX. WIGHT, JOHN BRYAN. Original missing. Recorded in Book 1722-1735, page 295.

(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 229)

MACKDANIELL, DANIEL        Bertie Precinct

April 16, 1733. Sons: DANIEL, ARCHBELL, ELEXANDER, JAMES. Daughters: MARY, ANN and SARAH MACKDANIELL. Wife and Executrix: SARAH. Witnesses: JNO. ANDERSON, ALEXR. WEIGHT, JOHN BRYAN. No probate.

(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 230)

http://www.archive.org/stream/abstractofnorthc00nort#page/228/mode/2up

I mean, c’mon Mr. Grimes… in the time it takes to flip one (1) page, how can you screw up an abstract this badly?

I’ve since simply dismissed the Grimes abstracts as hideous abberations of a hungover state of questionable sobriety- 

Two current authors (Stephen Bradley and David Gammon) give this account:

dated April 16, 1733, proved 2 May 1734

of Bartie Precinct

Son Daniell – four heifers and 3 calves, 1000 pounds of pork

Son Archbell  – Negro boy Seasur

Son Elexander – man Jack

son James – man Dick, plantation where I now live, a horse

daughtrer Mary Mackdaniell – bed

Wife Sarah – horse, bed

Daughter Anne Mackdaniell – horse

Daughter Sarah Macdaniell – horse

Rest of my moveable estate to my wife and her children that are lawfully born of her one body.

Executrix was wife Sarah

Witnessed by Jno. Anderson, Alexr.. Wright, John Bryan

(source: Bradley’s abstracts of the Sec. of State wills)

David Gammon’s abstract has the same names as above but he adds “that my remaining estate is to be divided between my wife Sarah and my children”.

Bertie County, NC, Court Minutes, 1724-1739,Book I,  Haun

90

“Courthouse on Timber Branch” Aug 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.

So, after a bit of consternation concerning Grimes in 1910, I defer to Mr. Bradley and Mr. Gammon and round out the known Daniel McDaniel family thusly:

Daniel McDaniel (b. unk – d. 1733), wife Sarah

… son Daniel

… son Archbell

… son Elexander

… son James

… dau Mary

… dau Anne

… dau Sarah

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If my theory is correct that Daniel McDaniel originally came from Surry County, VA, then he had a son by a previous marriage that apparently died.  From the will of Lawrence Fleming, 1710:

To Daniel Macdaniell the debt he oweth me to be disposed of as schooling his son, John Macdaniell, and give him a cow.

The son and first wife must have died between 1710 and 1715 as seen from this deed (after he removed to North Carolina)…

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

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The Inventory for the above will of Daniel McDaniel surfaced some 8 years later… evidently the widow had remarried  __?__ Anderson:

North Carolina

Edgecomb County

February 1741/2 To the worshipful Court Now Sitting This Being a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular of the personall Estate of Daniel McDaniel Descd By me —–

Serah Anderson Exittrix *e —-

Three Negroes

845 Head of Cattle   [this isn’t a misprint]

4 Horses and one Mare

1 Perre Auger    [a boat]

2 Feather Beds and furniture

1 Feather Bed

1 Couch

8 Chairs

3 Iron Potts with Hooks

2 Pott Racks

2 Axes &

1 Grubbing Hoe

2 Helling Hoes

Some Carpenter Tools

1 ? Iron Square

2 ? Hooks

2 Locks & Keys

1 pr of Millstone

1 Box

Iron & 3 Heaters

1 Razer & Hoan

1 p of horse flames?

one Lanchit?

1 Cart and 2p of Wheels

a parcel of Split Lightwood

a parcel of Pewter

1 Mugg

1 Salt Seller

3 Glass Bottles

1 Dressing Glass

2 Skillets

1 Butter Pott

a parcel of Nails

a parcel of Rum? and wine

a parcel of Salt & Pipes

17 1/2 yards of Linin

1 Table Cloth

2 Candlesticks

a parcel of Iron

2 Spinning Wheels

1 Flax Hachic

1 Hammer

1 Gunn

1 Loom and weavers gear

1 Tobacco Knife

1 Staple

1 Sifter

1 Bridle

1 Saddle

a parcel of sd. Descd. wearing Clothes

1 Suggar Box

a parcel of Cotton & wool

a parcell of casks

1 Knife & fork

1 Iron Spitts

1 Iron Pestle

a parcel of Leather

20 Hoggs

1 p of wool cards

1 Flax Hackle

a parcell of Books

1 flesh fork

1 Tobacco Box

2 Wheat Sives

a parcell of Plank

a parcel of Suggar

1 Chamber Pott

1 Bread Tray

1 Piggin

1 Drinking Glass

1 Old Bedstead

1 Piggin  ——–

(source: N.C. Probate Records, 1735-1970, Edgecombe, Estates 1730-1747, image 19 0f 92, familysearch.org)

I mistakenly toyed with the idea that this 1741/2 Inventory might be another generation Daniel McDaniel.  Much to his amusement and sympathy for my consternation, David Gammon has weighed in with a few observations:

“My immediate belief is that 1768 Daniel is the son of 1734 Daniel, and the 1742 inventory is related to the 1734 Daniel’s estate.  1734 Daniel may have asked that his estate be kept together until the youngest child came of age, and then certain things were to happen.  In such a case, it was almost as if the estate was on hold.  By that point, widow Sarah (who was clearly the executrix of 1734 Daniel) had had time to remarry.” 

Will of Daniel McDaniel, Edgecombe Will Book A, page 169

5 June 1768, proved Feb. Court 1769

son Daniel McDaniel – plantation where he now lives, which is part of the land where I now live.

Daughter Ann Anderson – 20 shillings

To Archible McDaniel (no relationship given) – 4 heifers

To Daniel McDaniel – 100 acres on the wood pocosin

to Camel McDaniel – land where I now live, but as long as he is underage, I lend this to my son John

Daughter Elizabeth McDaniel – 30 pounds

Remaining furniture, etc. is to be sold and proceeds divided among my sons Camel and John and my daughter Elizabeth

Executor is my oldest son Daniel, and my son John, who are to serve as guardians for my two yougnest children Elizabeth and Camel

Wit:  William Thraikill, William Clark, Speir Coffield

“(The part where the furniture is to be sold and proceeds divided among Camel, John, and Elizabeth explains the division you found.)

So then, THIS 1769 Daniel is the father of the 1792 Daniel and the 1808 Camel.  1769 Daniel must be born in the 1720s or perhaps earlier, and would fit to be the son of the 1733 Daniel.”   [Gammon]

So back to the children in the will of 1733…

Daniel McDaniel (b. unk – d. 1733), wife Sarah (nee Browne)

… son Daniel  (d. 1768)

… son Archbell (d. 1744) no children

… son Elexander (d. unk. after 1754… some leads point to his moving)

… son James  (underage in 1733 will)

… dau Mary

… dau Anne

… dau Sarah

An Accot. of Sales of the Goods & Chattles of Arch.l McDaniel Deced. for Danl McDan.l Adm.r and Sold by S. Holliman —

June ye 30th 1744 —

(a modest list of items totalling 4 pds, 16 shillings)

Samll Holliman

(Source: North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, Edgecombe Estates, 1730-1747, Image 48 of 92, Familysearch.org)

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.

Feb 1744. Edgecombe County, NC, Court Minutes, Book I (Goldenwest Mrkt. Gen.)

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Edwd: BROWN Exhibited into Court an Inventory of the Est. of James MCDANIEL an Orphan to whom the sd. BROWN is Guardian.  Ordd. that the same be Recorded. recd. 2/10.

A True and Perfect Inventory of the Estate of James McDaniel taken into my Possession as Guardian appointed by this Worshipful Court Viz. One Negro Man, one cow & calf, 2 chairs 2 Spoons 1 Pewter Dish 1 Pewter Bason 1 Iron Potrack 1 Iron Square 1 Hammer pr. me Edward Brown. Febry 19th. 1744/5

(Source: North Carolina Probate Records, 1735-1970, Edgecombe Estates, 1730-1747 Image 66 of 92, Familysearch.org)

Gammon is of the opinion that James McDaniel was the youngest son and his coming of age prompted the 8 year delay of the final inventory…

“If we presume that James McDaniel came of age in 1744, this means he was born about 1723. ”   “By February 1744/5, James McDaniel (son of Daniel) came of age, and no longer needed a guardian.  So, Edward Brown filed an inventory of what belonged to James, took it to court, and set him free.  Remember that Daniel McDaniel left James some land as well as Negro Dick.  I suspect this is the Negro man named in the inventory.”

The guardian of James would be his uncle on his mother’s side, as proved by this deed reference:

William Maule, to Christian Brown, widow. Behalf of her two sons John and Edward Brown, upper half of 320 acres at Petacause Swamp; September 16, 1719. Test, Wm. Dowers, Thos. Jones.   Hathaway, Vol I, pg 105

(Christian Brown(e) was the widow of Thomas Browne,  father-in-law of Daniel McDaniel.)   Numerous folks have used this deed and made an assumption that Christian Browne was the daughter of William Maule; I disagree. William Maule’s will fails to mention a daughter Christian and I have found no other records connecting the two.  My thought is that this deed may be structured because John and Edward may simply be underage to legally negotiate the deal.  A caveat is that Edward was not listed in the Grimes abstract of Thomas Brown’s will.

Edgecombe Deed Book D, page 173

April 5, 1760

James McDaniel to Speir Coffield, both of Edgecombe County

For 50 pounds

237 acres that had been a deed to John McDaniel in 1761, on south side of Fishing Creek, adj. James Castellow, Joseph Cotton, and James Moore.  Signed by Rachel McDaniel for her dower, also signed by Anne McDaniel.

Wit.  Demsie Grimes, Roger Griffith, Willis Hyat

BUT THIS WAS NOT RECORDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1769 – important to remember

Edgecombe Deed Book 1, page 70

October (no day given) 1761

James McDaniel to John Flannagan, both of Edgecombe

For 12 pounds

200 acres that was part of a deed to the said James McDaniel, Oct. 2, 1761, on the south side of Fishing Creek, adj. Joseph Cotton, the Great Branch.  Also signed by Ann McDaniel.

Wit.  John Perritt, Thomas Hiott, Dan McDaniel

Edgecombe Deed Book 1, page 292

Nov. 18, 1761

James (X) McDaniel to Elijah Hughes, both of Edgecombe

For 5 pounds

100 acres that was part of a deed to the said James McDaniel , Oct. 2, 1761, on the south side of Fishing Creek, adj. Richard Hammon, Job Basss, James McDaniel, Elijah Hughes.  Ann McDaniel, wife of James, renounced her right to dower.

Wit.  Job Bass, John (X) McDaniel, Richard (X) Hammons

Edgecombe Deed Book C, page 3

June 21, 1762

James McDaniel of Edgecombe to Richard Hammon of Halifax Co.

For 5 pounds

100 acres that was part of a grant to me, Oct. 15, 1761, on south side of Fishing Creek, adj. John Flanagan, James McDonald, John Bass, and Richard Hammon.  Cosigned by Ann McDaniel.

Wit.  Hen (?) McDaniel, John (X) McDaniel, Elijah Hughs, William Kerby

Edgecombe County, NC, Court Minutes, Book II (Goldenwest Mrkt. Gen.)

Feb 1769

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A Deed of Sale from James MCDANIEL to Roger GRIFFITH proved by Speir COFFIELD.

A Deed of Sale from Job BASS to Speir COFFIELD proved by Demsey GRIMES.

[208 cont.]

The last Will and Testament of Daniel MCDAN___ decd. was exhibited by the Exor. and proved by the Oa__ of William CLARK and Speir COFFIEL & at the sam_ time Daniel MCDANIEL one of the Exors. therein named was Quallified according to Law Ordered &c.

[210]

An Inventory of the Estate of Daniel MCDAN___ decd. was exhibited by the Exor. and ordered &c.

Aug 1769-Nov 1769

[240]

A Deed of Sale from James MCDANIEL, Rachel MCDANIEL and Ann MCDANIEL to Speir COFFIELD was proved by the Oath of Demsie GRIMES.

Gammon’s abstract of the will of William Bryant,Jun.  

21 Sept. 1749, proved Feb. Ct. 1749 (note dates – Gregorian, etc.)

Daughter Patience Bryant – house and land where I now live, slaves, etc.

Grandson James McDaniel – my cattle in his father’s care, also Negro Judy, but reserving the use of them to my daughter Rachel as long as she lives.

Daughter Sarah Myhand – Negro Sue and a bed

Son Joseph Bryan – Negro Robin

Son William Bryant – Negro Dick

Friend Thomas Heryandine – bearskin coat if he lives to enjoy it

Friend Sarah _____ (illegible) – horse and side saddle if she recovers from her present illness

Rest of my estate to be divided between Rachel McDaniel, William Bryant, Jr., Joseph Bryant, Sarah Myhand, and Patience Bryant.

I leave four pounds in the hands of John Baley to pay the quit rents on my land.

Ex. Abram Dew, Edward Brown

Wit.  Thomas Pope, William Andrews, James (M) Myhand

From these records it is apparent that James McDaniel married Rachel, the daughter of William Bryant.  Rachel dies by 1761 and James remarries “Ann ____” as noted in this deed:

Edgecombe Deed Book 1, page 292

Nov. 18, 1761

James (X) McDaniel to Elijah Hughes, both of Edgecombe

For 5 pounds

100 acres that was part of a deed to the said James McDaniel , Oct. 2, 1761, on the south side of Fishing Creek, adj. Richard Hammon, Job Basss, James McDaniel, Elijah Hughes.  Ann McDaniel, wife of James, renounced her right to dower.

Wit.  Job Bass, John (X) McDaniel, Richard (X) Hammons

James McDaniel seems to go off the radar after 1769.  Did he move?

Halifax DB 1:205                                15 Aug 1737

John Nairn and wife Christian of Tyrell to Marmaduke Norfleet of Perquimans

200 acres on south side of Marratuck known as Scotland Neck, adj. Daniel McDaniel and others   (son of first Daniel McDaniel)

Again I digress to gather my thoughts:

Daniel McDaniel (b. unk – d. 1733), wife Sarah (father Thomas Browne d. 1718)

… son Daniel  (d. 1768) b. at least by 1716

… son Archbell (d. 1744) no issue

… son Elexander (d. unk. after 1754… some leads point to his moving)

… son James  (underage in 1733 will…of age 1744;  born about 1723; youngest son)

… dau Mary

… dau Anne

… dau Sarah

Since my interest and focus on this family is the “Anderson” connection, here is what I think-  the “likely” man to marry the widow of Daniel McDaniel was the John Anderson who witnessed his will. Duh.  This would perhaps place John Anderson’s age approximate to Sarah McDaniel and Daniel McDaniel.  The daughter of the second generation Daniel-Ann Anderson baffles me but a clue may be the William Anderson who died by 1763.  I have found no hard evidence of a relationship.

But left unexplained is Owen McDaniel who left his will in 1742/3:

MCDANIELL, OWEN       Bertie Precinct

February 7, 1742-1743. May Court, 1743. Wife: ELLENER. Son-in- law and Executor: JETHRO BUTLER (“my manner plantation and six negroes”). Witnesses: HENRY HORNE, JOHN CAMPBELL, RICHARD MEDLIN. Clerk of the Court: HENRY DESON.

(Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 229)    (Butler leaves an estate in Bertie 1760  source:  https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-21486-2649-81?cc=1911121&wc=12642064)

Bertie,  E37  Owen MCDANIEL to Edward TOOLE  200ac at Jumping Run        and Flagg Run adj Thom BUSBY. Part of a patent formerly granted to John NAIRN 1720 5 Apr. Made over by conveyance to Owen MackDANIEL in    1725.

wit: John HARRELL, John HARRELL, Jr, George HOUSE   1736 1 Aug

Bertie, BK E PG. 89

Nicholas Thompson & wife Sarah of Surry Co. Va. to Green Hill    Nov 20, 1736.   20 pds  for 330 A  on NS Sandy Run adj  William Gray, Owen McDaniel, Richard Milton.    Witnesses: John Hart, Thomas Hart.    Feb Court 1736.

And also in the unexplained shadows is Nicholas McDaniel… (who possibly may have only been a speck of dust on Grimes’ spectacles).

And this John McDaniel who apparently was around between 1730 and 1755 per this deed:

pg. 207 (Hofmann, Edgecombe Precinct, Deed Bk 2)

JOHN BASS, SR. of Northampton Co. to JOB BASS (co. not identified) 19 Feb. 1755  for love and good will he bears his son  100 acres more or less on the south side of Fishing creek, joining the creek part of a grant to JAMES CASTILLAN for 494 acres   10 Apr. 1730 and which sd. land JOHN BASS bought of JOHN MCDANIEL   Wit: HENRY HORN, JOHN MCDANIEL I his mark  Reg. Edge. Co. Feb. Ct. 1755  B. Wynns C. Ct.

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.

To further confuse matters there was the George Anderson (Black) family of Bertie Co. at this time… my assumption is that this Sarah Anderson is his daughter.

NC Wills, 1662-1749, Vol II, page 48 – Bertie Co., NC Will of John Bass 18 Jan 1732/Feb Ct. 1732

Sons: Edward (my manner plantation) where I now live on except liberty of sd plantation for my loving wife Mary for her lifetime for bringing up my small children, Moses (all land on N. side of Baire Swamp which adj. my brother Edward Bass’ line), John, William (my land at ye Beaver dam), Aron (plantation on S. side of Baire Swamp), Grandson Aaron Johnston (100 acres of land).  Daughters: Jeudath (Judith) Canady (100 acres of land), Sarah Anderson (100 acres of land), Lovey Bass (100 acres of land), Mary (100 acres), Paceunce (Patience) Bass (plantation on S. side of Baire Swamp), Wife Mary.  Friend Daniel Wharton 50A on N. side of Quarter Swamp.  Exrs: sons John & Edward Bass.  Wit: Thomas Bryant, James Guie, Edward Bass.

Notes:

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Bertie County, NC, Court Minutes, 1724-1739,Book I,  Haun

48

“Court house on Timber Branch” 1732

A Deed of Sale from Dael. MCDANIEL to Robt. RAYFORD Ackd.

A Deed of Sale from Daniel MCDANIEL to John FORT ackd.  Danl. MCDANIEL to pay’ 40/.

49

A Deed of Sale from Danl. MCDANIEL to Phillip PEIRCE was in due form of Law Ackd.. Memd. Phillip PEIRCE Lapsed this & Issd. him ye Lapse again.

63 [Aug 1732]

A Deed of Sale from Martin CROMEN to Owen MCDANIEL was provd. by the Oath of John HARRELL.

67

The Last Will & Testament of James BRYANT was proved in Open Court in due form of Law by the Oaths of Aaron DRAKE & John MCDANIEL Evidences thereto.

90

“Courthouse on Timber Branch” Aug 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.

Aug 1734

130

Owen MCDANIELL to Jno. BUTLER ackd. JW Dr. 40/.

May 1734

143

John MCDANLL. Const. in ye Room of John SUTTON.

147

Owen MCDANIEL to Jno. WARD ackd.

Aug 1735

151

Owen MCDANIEL to Theos. PUGH ackd. L3 pd.

Nov 1735

185

A Deed of Sale from Owen MCDANIEL to Edd. TOOLE was ackd. & ordered to be Regd. 40/ pd.

Bertie Minutes, Book II, 1740-43, 1758-62, Haun

1743/3

279

Jno. PAGES Will Provd. Jrt. Own. MCDANEL & Saml. ? PAGE. Thos. PAGE Ex. Qulfd.  ?

Aug 1741

330

1 Deed of Sale from Jas. BLOUNT to Jethro BUTLERS provd. Jur. Owen MCDANLL. rd. 40/Enrol.

1742?

356

George HOUSE appd. overseer from Richd. ALLENS thro the head of Unerry? Marsh and that the sd. George HOUSES Titheables and Owen MCDANIEL & Luke LOTT and John BENTON Wm. WATSON —— David WATSONS do work on ye sd. Road.

1742

398

The Will of Owen MCDANIEL was proved by the Oath Jno. CAMPBELL & Richard MEDLIN & Jethro BUTLER took ye. Oath of an Exor.

1743

416

W. A Deed from Owen MCDANIEL to Society Parish jurt. Jno. WYNNS.

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Feb 1744. Edgecombe County, NC, Court Minutes, Book I (Goldenwest Mrkt. Gen.)

[5]

Edwd: BROWN Exhibited into Court an Inventory of the Est. of James MCDANIEL an Orphan to whom the sd. BROWN is Guardian.  Ordd. that the same be Recorded. recd. 2/10.

[15]

Danl. MCDANIEL sold a Negroe Slave belongg. to the Est. of Arch. MCDANIEL deced. by order of this Court for L60:5: Virga. Money.

Jun 1761

[290]

pd. Power of Atto. Geo. MCDANIEL to Andrew MCDANIEL ackd.   (who is this???)

Sep 1762

[346]

Ordred that the following Persons be a jury to lay out a Road from John MCDANIELS Ford on Fishing Creek to the Road that goes to Halifax, towit:

Spear COFFIED, Jno. FLANAGAN, Jas. COKER, Stephen VAUGHAN, Thos. HIET, Dempsy GRIMES, Christopher VAUGHAN, Nicholas PERRIT, Jno. FORD, Jno. SPEIR, Jno. PERRIT, Jno. MCDANIEL, Daniel MCDANIEL, Wm. SPEIR, Absalom BENTON

Edgecombe County, NC, Court Minutes, Book II (Goldenwest Mrkt. Gen.)

Jan 1763 – Apr 1763

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A Deed of Sale from Richd. HAMMON & Uxr. proved by John MCDANIEL (sic).

A Deed of Sale from James MCDANIEL & Uxr. to Richd. HAMMON proved by John MCDANIEL.

Jan 1764-Apr 1764

[52]

Ordred that James CARY Esq. (Atto. Co “crossed out”) Kings Atto. have leave to file an Information agt. John & Daniel MCDANIEL & that they shew Cause why their Recog. shou’d no be estreated and that they be subpeena’d to ans. thereto.

Feb 1769

[208]

A Deed of Sale from James MCDANIEL to Roger GRIFFITH proved by Speir COFFIELD.

A Deed of Sale from Job BASS to Speir COFFIELD proved by Demsey GRIMES.

[208 cont.]

The last Will and Testament of Daniel MCDAN___ decd. was exhibited by the Exor. and proved by the Oa__ of William CLARK and Speir COFFIEL & at the sam_ time Daniel MCDANIEL one of the Exors. therein named was Quallified according to Law Ordered &c.

[210]

An Inventory of the Estate of Daniel MCDAN___ decd. was exhibited by the Exor. and ordered &c.

Aug 1769-Nov 1769

[240]

A Deed of Sale from James MCDANIEL, Rachel MCDANIEL and Ann MCDANIEL to Speir COFFIELD was proved by the Oath of Demsie GRIMES.

Nov 1769- Feb 1770

[246]

Ordred that Dempsy GRIMES Esqr. (William COTTEN & Alexander “crossed out”) John FORT & William CLARK Esqr. or any two of them divide the Estate of Daniel MCDANIEL decd. among the Proper Representatives & report &c.

May 1770

[265]

An Acct. of the division of the Estate of Daniel MCDANIEL decd. returned by the Persons who divided the same Ordred &c.

Aug 1770

“Road Orders” list with Daniel MCDANIEL

Aug 1771

[311]

A Deed of Sale from Amos COTTEN & Zilpha COTTEN his wife to Daniel MCDANIEL proved by Roger GRIFFITH.

[315]

A Deed of Sale from David MCDANIEL to John FLANAGAN proved by Willis HYATT.

Edgecombe County, NC, Court Minutes, 1775-1785, Book III (Haun)

May 1779

[76] “Searchers” list… includes Daniel MCDANIELS

[77]  “Jurors” List… includes Daniel MCDANIEL

[92]  grand jury list

Nov 1780

[132]

A Deed of Sale from Campbell MCDANIEL to Spencer RAFFIELD, by the Oath of John GOODMAN, proved.

[132 cont]

A Grant to John MCDANIEL.

A Deed of Sale from John MCDANIEL & wife to Thomas DRAWN.

Nov 1781

[157] Juror… Daniel MCDANIEL

Aug 1783

[227]

Daniel MCDANIEL entered into Bond of L200 with Leml. JELKS  and David FOUNTAIN Secys. for keeping a base born child off the Parish begotten by him on the body of Volinder HARE.  Ordered that the said Danl. MCDANIEL pay down to the aforesd. Volinder HARE the sum of Three pounds for her expenses of lying in &c. also the sum of Five pounds for one years maintainance of sd. child and that he further pays the sum of L5 p:year for four years for its future maintainance;  David FOUNTAIN became Security for the payment of the aforesaid sums.

The aforesd. (John crossed out) Daniel MCDANIEL is Ordered to pay down the sum of Three pounds to the sd. Volinder HARE for the expences &c. of lying in of another child begotten on her by sd. MCDANIEL also the sum of Five pounds for one years maintainance of sd child And that he further pays the sum of five pounds p:year for four years for its future maintainance; Lemuel JELKS became security for the aforesaid sums of money.

Nov 1783

[240]

Ordered that an Exon. issue agt. (John crossed out) Daniel MCDANIEL at the insistance of Volinda HARE for a fine imposed on him last Court for one years maintainance &c. of two bastard children &c. &c.

[247]

A Grant to Daniel MCDANIEL.

Nov 1784

[292]

A Grant to Daniel MCDANIEL.

May 1785

[325]

A Deed of Sale from Daniel MCDANIEL and others to Gresham COFFIELD proved by Benjamin DICKEN.

Book IV (Haun)

May 1788

[123]

Acct. Current agt. the estate of Elizabeth HORN decd. by Daniel MCDANIEL exo. returned on Oath.

Nov 1792

[440]

A deed os Sale from Andrew HAMILTON to William ROBINSON proved by John MCDANIEL Jr.

[435]

The Last Will and Testament of Daniel MACDANIEL decd. was proved by D. COFFIELD and Richard HARRISON.  The executors therein named were duly qualified and took out Letters.

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Edgecombe Deed Book D, page 173

April 5, 1760

James McDaniel to Speir Coffield, both of Edgecombe County

For 50 pounds

237 acres that had been a deed to John McDaniel in 1761, on south side of Fishing Creek, adj. James Castellow, Joseph Cotton, and James Moore.  Signed by Rachel McDaniel for her dower, also signed by Anne McDaniel.

Wit.  Demsie Grimes, Roger Griffith, Willis Hyat

BUT THIS WAS NOT RECORDED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1769 – important to remember

Edgecombe Deed Book 1, page 70

October (no day given) 1761

James McDaniel to John Flannagan, both of Edgecombe

For 12 pounds

200 acres that was part of a deed to the said James McDaniel, Oct. 2, 1761, on the south side of Fishing Creek, adj. Joseph Cotton, the Great Branch.  Also signed by Ann McDaniel.

Wit.  John Perritt, Thomas Hiott, Dan McDaniel

Edgecombe Deed Book 1, page 292

Nov. 18, 1761

James (X) McDaniel to Elijah Hughes, both of Edgecombe

For 5 pounds

100 acres that was part of a deed to the said James McDaniel , Oct. 2, 1761, on the south side of Fishing Creek, adj. Richard Hammon, Job Basss, James McDaniel, Elijah Hughes.  Ann McDaniel, wife of James, renounced her right to dower.

Wit.  Job Bass, John (X) McDaniel, Richard (X) Hammons

Edgecombe Deed Book C, page 3

June 21, 1762

James McDaniel of Edgecombe to Richard Hammon of Halifax Co.

For 5 pounds

100 acres that was part of a grant to me, Oct. 15, 1761, on south side of Fishing Creek, adj. John Flanagan, James McDonald, John Bass, and Richard Hammon.  Cosigned by Ann McDaniel.

Wit.  Hen (?) McDaniel, John (X) McDaniel, Elijah Hughs, William Kerby

===========================

Will of Daniel (X) MacDaniel of Edgecombe

Wil Book C, page 205

Nov. 17, 1792, proved November Court 1792

son John MacDaniel – 300 acres called the Mill Tract

wife MAry Ann MacDaniel – lend a life estate in the land where I now live, and at her death this land shall fall to my son Charles MacDaniel

Daughter Mary Ann MacDaniel – 100 acres known as the Piney Woods tract, where Zilerna (?) Horn now lives, but if she dies underage or without issue, this land is to be sold and proceeds divided among my surviving children or their heirs.

Daughter Sally MacDaniel – bed

Residue of estate to be sold and proceeds divided among my wife and my children John, Sally, Ann (or Sally Ann), Charles, and Mary Ann.

Executors – my son John MacDaniel, my brother Camiel McDaniel

Witnessed by David Coffield, Richard Harrison

Gammon abstract?

=================================

locating Owen McDaniel

Bertie  COUNTY  NC  Land Deeds – Flag Run – Runeroy Marsh Bryant, Ellis, Hodge family

Copyright.  All rights reserved.

http://www.usgwarchives.net/copyright.htm

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by

Cathy Faris  cfarris@mail.pacific.net

http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/bertie.htm

29 Nov 1999

This outline is on Flagg Run, and Runeroy Marsh…in

various spellings. Widow BRYANT, Aaron ELLIS, Michael

BRYANT, and a faint feeling of William BRYANT, with Robt

HODGE and Needham BRYANT are located in this area.

I am collecting entries to try to pinpoint William BRYANT

and how Michael obtained the land he sold to Aaron ELLIS

in 1757…Cathy Hart FARRIS.

from Virginia CRILLEY and the NCBertie list… David

Hoggard and I have determined, after talking to local

historians, farmers, and hunters who know the Lewiston-

Woodville area, the following:

1)Jumping Run was a pre civil war church, probably

Methodist, just a few blocks from the center of town of

present day Lewiston-Woodville where the  Eason house was

built afterwards.  (The Eason house burned around 1960).

2)Jumping Run is a small stream that empties into

Griffin’s Mill Pond, and into Flag Run Gut/Wharf (neither

Jumping Run or Flag Run are named on the CSA-Woodville

map on the Bertie Page, but are just above Griffin’s

Mill.).

3)Jumping Run was also a path.  On the road from

Lewiston-Woodville to Kelford (308) there was a cart path

leading to the Roanoke River near Griffin’s

Quarters/Griffin’s Mill Pond.  The area was mostly

swampland and almost impassable, so the locals got

together in the mid 1800s and cut poles to place them in

the swamp bottom to provide a road bed.  Only a “good”

mule could make it across and then ONLY if the driver

would “jump and run along” beside him. “Jump and Run”

became, over time, Jumping Run.

So Jumping Run was a church, a stream, and a path, and,

when mentioned in deeds, defined an area approximately

where the path and stream were. The church was not

located in that immediate area of the stream/path.

4) Flag Run was a path/road at one time leading from the

Indian Woods area and through the Woodville part of

present day Lewiston-Woodville to the Gut/Wharf known as

Flag Run Landing near Griffin’s Mill shown on the CSA

Woodville map..  There is a portion of that road today

(paved!) still named Flag Run Road.  Apparently, there

was never a Flag Run Stream.

Locations of Flagy Run from C&P Vol III, These are very

early entries of this name Flagy Run, I believe to be the

same place as the Bertie Flagg Run.

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Written by anderson1951

January 4, 2012 at 4:11 am

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  1. Here is my corrected message

    (1): Sarah Ann McDaniel: (Aunt): (Daughter of Daniel and Sarah). She was born about 1715 in Chowan County NC. She died in 1798 Jones County North Carolina. She went by her middle name of Ann.
    Her first husband was John Anderson. He died shortly after 16 April 1733. John’s plantation was about 19 miles ESE of Halifax, NC on the Urhaw Swamp and north of the Roanoke River. It was located below James Anderson’s plantation and Ann’s parent’s plantation.
    John was one of the witnesses for Ann’s father’s will.
    They had a number of children. Their names of their 11 sons were James Anderson named after John Anderson’s father, Daniel Anderson named after Ann’s father, John Anderson, George, Peter, Isaac, William, Isom, Christopher and Alexander named apparently after brothers in both families. If they had any daughters I haven’t found their names.
    Ann married again to George Martin. It was a very short marriage as he died before October 1734.
    After his death Ann bought 50 acres from Thompson on 11/21/1735. She had returned to her first married name, Anderson. The 50 acres are located South of the Roanoke River, across the river from James Anderson’s old plantation and across the river and West of John Anderson’s old plantation and South of the Conoconnara Swamp.
    Ann married for the third time to Joseph Anderson before 21 November 1735. He was Attorney General from 16th April 1741, to the 27th of October 1742, and afterwards from the 6th July 1743, to 17th May 1747, at £80. per annum.
    Joseph died about 1757.
    Family records say that her son Isaac fought under Washington at Valley Forge during the Revolution.
    Found online:
    “Ann Mackdaniel Anderson Martin Anderson becomes a matriarch. Ann gained political influence through subsequent marriages to an Attorney George Martin and Judge Joseph Anderson who was also the King’s Attorney for the Colony. We believe she was responsible for obtaining large land grants for her Anderson children and grandchildren as well as her Mackdaniel brothers on the Cape Fear River, South of the Grandville line.”
    Added note: I don’t believe Sarah, wife of Daniel I remarried. Several records show her dying soon after her husband died. I believe the Sarah Ann Anderson who signed the property list for Daniel I was their daughter, my Aunt Sarah Ann McDaniel Anderson shown above.

    Dukki Brown

    February 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    • Hi Dukki

      Thanks for the comments. In your added note concerning Sarah, wife of Daniel, you mention “Several records show her dying soon after her husband died.”… Do you have a source you can cite for these records?

      Marc

      anderson1951

      February 2, 2012 at 8:36 am

  2. Hello,

    You ask about John McDaniel? I believe that he was, in fact, Daniel McDaniel’s (1734) youngest son; and Sarah (Brown) McDaniel was with child (John) when Daniel passed.

    John McDaniel’s father-figure may have very well been John Anderson.

    What are your thoughts?

    MKM

    Kevin

    March 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

    • I can’t get past the “hunch” stage with this John Anderson… I simply can’t find any hard proof to identify or explain him.

      anderson1951

      March 11, 2013 at 1:48 pm

  3. Earlier you mentioned the son of Daniel MacDaniel, Alexander. I remember back ( Means that I do not remember) that Alexander married a Rogers…Rebecca perhaps but I never knew who her father was. Only John Rogers (iv) lived on or near Fishing Creek with a son Jacob ca 1734+. I know, Fishing Creek is huge. Anything come to mind.

    RS

    Benjamin Rogers Smith

    May 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    • I think that Alexander goes off the radar about 1754… I can’t find him after this… might be he sold his holdings and moved???

      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.

      anderson1951

      May 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      • i’m thinking this might be the Alexander McDaniel that moved to Marlboro County, S.C. with George McDaniel (born 1755). George’s first wife was an Earle from Fishing Creek, as he was, but I have never known for sure who George’s father was. I have to assume it was Alexander. any ideas?

        johnx

        August 9, 2014 at 9:40 am

      • Johnx

        I lose track of this Alexander McDaniel (from Edgecombe) about 1754. Since there are no death records (I can find) it seems logical he simply moved. If you have hard evidence of a connection to Edgecombe (a possible daughter-in-law from Fishing Creek) it seems like a good lead to follow. Good luck hunting…
        Marc

        anderson1951

        August 10, 2014 at 5:38 am

  4. Do you think Ann McDaniel could have been born earlier than 1715 possibly by a former wife? The dat I have of her marriage is 1722 and even for that time that is a little young.

    joy5050

    July 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm


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