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To Everyone Researching The McDanel Family, Please read.

To Everyone Researching The McDanel Family, Please read.

Posted: 1233000635000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1315266498000
Surnames: McDanel, McDaniel
Hi, I noticed that there is a small group of us researching this "Tree", and it's many branches.
I was hoping to get everyones cooperation in posting names and dates of the family members that you know of, in hopes that the branches can be connected, For the benefit of all.
Let's see if we can make it work.
McDanel Descendants
B = born, D = died, M = married
Jethro McDanel B: bet 1765-1776 place unknown. D: Unknown, M: Unknown
Daughter: Eliza. B: 05 July 1796 Peters Creek, Washington Co. PA
M: Samuel Hazen. Possibly in Washington Co. abt. 1815
D: 02 Aug 1847 Franklin Twp, Beaver Co. PA
I have the Hazen descendants, but these are the only two McDanels I have

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Posted: 1241578984000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDanel
I don't know if it will help, since most of our McDanel families dropped letters to become McDanel....but here's my group so far:

John T. McDanel (McDaniel)b. unk Huntington Co, IN
m. Nancy Bane b. unk IN

Known sons of John and Nancy:
Joe McDanel
William Gibson McDanel b. 04AUG1864 Huntington Co, IN
d. 14FEB 1940 Grant Co, IN
m. Amanda Francine Bodkin b. 31DEC1867 IN
d. 20JUN1955 Grant Co, IN

William and Amanda's children:
Marie McDanel (foster-child) b. 1918
Virgil McDanel b. 22NOV1909 IN
d. JAN1981 Marion Co, IN
Daisy McDanel b. MAR 1898 IN
William McDanel b. 06JUN1889 IN
d. 06FEB1972 Harris Co, TX
m. Gertrude Alice Hoff b. 03AUG1901 OH
d. 04MAR1974 Harris Co, TX
William and Gertrude's children:
John Peter McDanel b. 1921
Nova Eleanor McDanel b. 1923
Royce Talbert McDanel b. 1924
Ellanora McDanel b. 1925 d. 28AUG1983 Harris Co, TX
Wilene M. McDanel b. 1928
William Leon McDanel b. 26NOV1933 d. 04AUG2008
Albert Otto McDanel b. 14OCT1885 IN
d. 30APR1958 IN
m. Letha Dereath Boring b. 30DEC1891 Grant Co, IN
d. 26SEP1963 Grant Co, IN
Albert and Letha's children:
Dalton B. McDanel b. 17NOV1920 IN
d. 16JUL2000 Montgomery Co, OH
m. Mildred Viola McCormick b. 26OCT1919 OH
d. 24MAR2002 OH
Dalton and Mildred's children:
Thomas Albert McDanel b. 28MAY1951
Sue Anne McDanel b. 09JUL1941
Glendora McDanel b. 1924
m. Charles R. Huebner
Glendora and Charles' children:
Suzanne Huebner
Dillard McDanel b. 26MAR1925 IN
d. 08OCT1985 NM
m. Mary Ann Davis
Dillard and Mary Ann's children:
Tracy Lee McDanel
Julie Anne McDanel
Melissa Gaye McDanel

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Posted: 1277440322000
Classification: Query
I am very new at this so please be advised that there may be mistakes in presenting the information and also the reliability of the older McDaniels here.

Samuel McDaniel b 1826 Perry County KY d July 24 1887
m Lucinda (Robins?) b 1820 KY d 1880 KY
Daniel McDaniel b 1847
James McDaniel b 1849
John McDaniel b 1850
Nancy McDaniel b 1853 d 1926
Betty Elizabeth McDaniel b 1854 d 1942

John McDaniel b 1850 Breathitt County KY d ?
m Nancie ?b 1846 KY d ?
T.J. (Thomas Jefferson) McDaniel b 1882 KY d 1965 TX
George McDaniel b. 1884 d ?
Louisy McDaniel b 1886 d ?
Delley McDaniel b 1888 d ?
John W. McDaniel b 1890 d ?
Thorten McDaniel b 1894 d ?
Lesley McDaniel b 1897 d ?
Isabelle McDaniel b 1901 d ?
Dovie McDaniel b 1906 d ?

T.J. (Thomas Jefferson) McDaniel b 1882 KY d 1965 TX (My Grandfather)
m (Lou) Emma Hollon b 1883 Wolfe County KY d 1962 TX

children: only child
Tom McDaniel b 1921 El Paso TX d 1988 TX

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Posted: 1277578052000
Classification: Query

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Posted: 1277779639000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDanel
I am the gg grandson of Sarah Angeline McDanel Shaffer (1857-1948)of North Sewickley Township, Beaver County. I have been doing my research for over 15 years. I still reside in Beaver County and am interested in sharing notes with anyone researching the McDanels of Beaver County. My tress can be viewed at both Rootsweb and Ancestry. Much of the pre 1820 information is sketchy, and some of my early research is unsourced (the perils of a self-taught genealogist!). wvdonna62 - which of the five McDanel brothers do you descend from?

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Posted: 1277791051000
Classification: Query
I'm so new at this I dont even know who the five McDaniel brothers are that all of the American McDaniels descended from. The furthest back I can find is Samuel McDaniel (my gggrandfather) born 1826 Perry County KY.

I cant even find my great grandmother married to John McDaniel born 1850. I read in an obit on this message board that Dovie McDaniel (my grandfather's sister) had a mother named Nancy Brewer, but I cant find documentation to connect Nancy Brewer to John McDaniel. There were a number of my mcdaniels from Breathitt County KY. My dad , only child, was the first one born in Texas. I have never been to KY, but am extremely interested in all of that part of the family I have never been able to know about.

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Posted: 1277815903000
Classification: Query
I didn't know about the five brothers either. can you list them with whatever birth date you have. It's these lists that will hepl us all out in the long run.
I haven't done a lot on this family in about a year but I did find three men in the 1790 census for what used to be Washington territory (county) PA.( had to look at Pa census on line, not on Ancestry) one of them is my grandfather... I am leaning with Archibald but I have no proof. the name Jethro does not show on that census or on the 1800. so it must be a nick name. and of course thats the name that I have to go on. Thanks to everyone who replied here the web is slowly becoming untangled.

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Posted: 1277831202000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDanel, McDaniel, Barrett, Hinkle, Dimond, Diamond, Hill, Vought
The McDaniels (McDanels) listed in these posts do not apply to my McDanels except the one about McDanels of Beaver County, Pa. Where my McDanels were before Pa I have no idea. I have not researched them that much as they are basically related through marriage. My ggrandfather, James A. Barrett b. 25 Oct 1818 d. married Margaret S. McDanel b. 01 Jun 1820, d. 14 Dec 1895, James and Margaret both died in Columbiana County, Oh at their son, Charles W. Barrett's farm. They were married 15 Nov 1842 in Beaver County. These are from the Barrett family bible. Other McDanels listed were: Eliabeth McDanel d. 18 Jan 1866 age 80, Joseph McDanel d. 14 Oct 1878 age 6?. Other names in the bible are: Hinkle, Dimond (Diamond) Hill, Vought.
I live not far from Beaver County, so I have been up there doing research. I knew there were still McDanel's living there, just never contacted any.

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Posted: 1277864389000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDanel
As requested, here is some of the information I have on the progenitors of the entire McDanel Family of Beaver County Pa.

The following excerpt (in part) is from the "Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County," Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914, Page 915

"It is no extraordinary occurrence, in fact it is a daily happening, for one of a family to be seized with a desire for new scenes, new faces, new opportunities, and new life. It is, however, worthy of more than passing mention, when an entire generation hears the call of the wanderlust, leaves home and parents, and fares forth into a strange, undeveloped country, whence come stories of wild men and beasts far wilder than the stories. But such was the truth in the case of five McDanel brothers - William, Eli, Smith, John, and Joseph, who came to America from Scotland prior to the Revolution. All purchased large tracts of land in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, on which they erected, after clearing the land, homes of logs, the farm owned at the present time by Samuel McDanel, being one of those originally belonging to the five brothers. They were the American fathers of a family that has become a large and prominent one in Pennsylvania, and from which branches have spread into the neighboring states."

Although the five aforementioned brothers appear to be the progenitors of the actual McDanel surname in Beaver County, they were not the only McDanel family to come to Beaver County. There were potentially sisters and/or first cousins that came as well. One was Eliza McDanel mentioned in another of the posts in this thread, wife of Samuel Hazen. Another is Rachel McDanel (1783 - 1847), wife of Samuel Mecklem. Rachel is a sister of the five brothers.

Several areas of my research bear mentioning:

I have every reason to believe, the above text was provided to the writers by Richard Baxter McDanel, son of Abraham & Anna Moore McDanel, and grandson of William - eldest of the five brothers. Bear in mind, the account was provided circa 1913 - 1914, over one hundred years after the family migrated to Beaver County.

In the account, I have reason to believe a couple of inaccuracies exist.

First is the reference in the above excerpt to "leaves home and parents." Although it is quite possible the five brothers arrived in Beaver County first, I am 100% positive their parents either came with them or arrived at a later time. I base this fact on a copy I have of Archibald McDanel's (father of the five brothers) last will and testament, which was recorded in the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas on the 23rd of July 1819. It specifically bequeathed his belongings to his wife Margaret, the five brothers (by name), and three daughters - Mary, Rachel, and Eliza. Footnotes to this paragraph are two point of interest. 1. Archibald's wife is quite often mistakenly referred to as Rachel in many of the on-line trees. Possibly a middle or actual first name; or quite possibly a mistake. 2. Specifically addressed to Carolyn (, I am not sure your Eliza you refer to as the daughter of Jethro McDanel, is not the Eliza in the above referenced will. I would love to compare notes and sources with you.

Second, is the reference in the above excerpt to "who came to America from Scotland prior to the Revolution," implying the five brothers immigrated to America. Our McDanel immigration to America occurred quite some time prior to the Revolution. Dr. James Roy Harris of Orem Utah, Professor Emeritus Ancient Studies, a McDanel descendent via Rachel McDanel Mecklem's line, and an earlier researcher of the family, who made several trips to Scotland and Ireland, documents in a 1991 publication (in which most of the research occurred during the 1960s and 70s) (and again, which I have a copy of) the original immigrant to America as Brian MacDonnell (Brian McDonald) (note McDonald is the anglicized version of MacDonnell). For you fellow history enthusiasts, Brian is reported to have been a lieutenant in Colonel Thomas Tool's Irish Volunteer Regiment in the cause of King James II at the Battle of Boyne. On a land grant dated November 18, 1689, prior to his immigration, Brian obtained 590 acres on William Penn Jr.'s Manor in one of the "three lower counties" of colonial Pennsylvania, which would eventually become the state of Delaware. The land was in or near the village of Brandywine Springs on the Red Clay Creek, in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County (Delaware), six miles west of Wilmington. Brian reportedly immigrated to the colonies from County Wicklow, Ireland, circa 1691. According to Dr. Harris, our line, (Archibald McDanel - father of the five brothers), descends from Brian's brother Archibald, who immigrated at some point soon after his brother (Brian), and also settling in Mill Creek Hundred. Brian's brother Archibald is apparently the first in four successive generations of Archibalds. Brian's brother Archibald, which I'll refer to as Archibald Sr. and an unknown wife, had Archibald Jr. who married Abigail [unknown maiden name]. Archibald Jr., subsequently had Archibald III who married Margaret Smidt (anglicized Smith - and reportedly the namesake for the numerous given names of Smith in the McDanel, Mecklem, and Hazen families, e.g., Smith McDanel Hazen, for one!), who in turn, had Archibald IV, born c. 1751, and married Margaret [unknown maiden name] - parents of the five brothers, who died in Beaver County c. 1819.

I hope everyone is following along! I'm getting confused typing this small dissertation!

Of note in Dr. Harris' work is one of the earliest remaining headstones (and that may have been 30 to 40 years ago) in Delaware is that of a Mary McDanell (note the spelling) who "departed life on September 11, 1743." Also, the fact one of the earliest known works on this family was Frank V. McDaniel's (again note the spelling), "Contributions to the Early History of Bryan McDonald and Family," Winterburn, Cambridge U. Press, 1878.

It probably goes without saying, but, it appears during the early 19th century and before, the names of MacDonnell, McDonald, McDaniel, McDaniels, McDanel, McDanell, McDannel, etc., were often used by our early ancestors. Obviously, it would be an insurmountable project to piece all of our clan back together. However, I have set a personal goal of patching together all of the Beaver County descendents of this family. If you are a descendent of a known Beaver County ancestor of this family, I would love for you to send me a "Register Report," if you are a Family Tree Maker user, from your earliest Beaver County ancestor. I would also consider establishing a McDanel Family gathering place at Ancestry's My Family site, if there is enough interest. There, and by invitation only, I would post much of this information I have gathered.

Finally, and I could go on, I am the gggg grandson of Eli (1788-1874). I am a genealogist with OCD!!! LOL!!! Is there any other type? As such, I consider all information I have gathered on Eli's line to be 100% accurate. I do not exude same confidence regarding the other lines. Much of the information on collateral lines has come from fellow researchers. As mentioned in a previous posting in this thread, my trees can be viewed at both Rootsweb and Ancestry. The tree on Ancestry in maintained more frequently than the one on Rootsweb.

I'll be glad to entertain any further inquiries, but please do not always expect this detailed a response (this took me all evening!) or this timely a response!

Kevin Futato
Marion Township, Pennsylvania
(sight of first McDanel land purchased in Beaver County)

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Posted: 1277902019000
Classification: Query
This is awesome!!!
It's going to take a while for it to all sink in.
My research was limited to what I found on line because I didnt know of the Beaver Co. connection all I had was that Eliza was born in Peters Creek, which used to be in Washington Co. which led me to Archibald (The Jethro I referred to came from the Hazen Family in America by Tracy Hazen & bio's of Beaver Co.)
The Peters Creek area is of intrest to me as this was a large tract of land set aside and "given" to those who fought for independance in the Revolution. (still researching this one)
Thanks again for posting this.
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