This post has most (not all) of the wills and a few key deed records of the Daniels in all of the Virginia Counties, where the Daniels appear.
Dateline Virginia: Tuesday, August 3, 1619. The earliest colonists, borrowing their customs and laws from England, did not mess around with insubordination from the lower classes.
The Daniels are the most numerous in this county than in any other county. This post goes from 1686 to 1854.
In this short post, women folk were rare in 1624, so they had the upper hand in the marriage contract. They were betrothed to two or more men—usually two—by verbal agreement.
After the Father of the Constitution dies on June 28, 1836, his wife, Dolley P. Madison, has to distribute $9,000 within three years to his many nephews and nieces. Here are the court records of the ordeal, to fulfill the conditions of the President’s Last Will and Testament. These records also reveal the names of his nephews and nieces, for anyone doing genealogical research.
Dateline: Edgefield County, South Carolina, 1810-1847. This is a list of church members who attended Bethany Baptist Church. Both slaves and owners went to the same Christian community—certainly blacks and whites attended together.
Dateline Virginia: 1619. His Majesty’s Council in Virginia enacted these laws. Would you like to live under them?
This is the long version of their troubles, and it is startling.