This is a difficult part of my family to research. I am a McDaniels, as is my father and his father. My grandfather is Thomas L from Selma, NC (now residing in Elizabeth City). As I have started to research this line I am finding that they have somehow lost the "s" or the "Mc". Sometimes i might just put McDaniels and it may end up being McDaniel or Daniel. My great grandfather was William R McDaniels b.1880 d. 1962 and married Anna Pierce. His father (my grandfather says) was Willis "Mac" McDaniels b. 1821 d. 1889 and was married to Nancy "Caroline" Rains b.1836 d.1904. I have found Willie or Willis in Sampson, or Wayne and Carolina in Pikeville and Johnston. Along with William thier other child were (names might be a little shifty) Senia, Henry, Jo, Octavia "Francis", Claudia "Jane or Ellen", Mattie, Bettie, and Hattie. If anyone has any infomation on my Willis or Willie "Mac" McDaniels (his last night in whatever form it really was) or Nancy "Caroline" Rains, please let me know! I am stuck on this part and would appreciate any help!
Leslie N McDaniels
Grifton, North Carolina