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  • ID: I17721
  • Name: Peter Daniel 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 09 SEP 1706 in Middlesex Co., VA. 2
  • Christening: 29 SEP 1706 Middlesex Co., VA. 3
  • Event: Land Contract 20 SEP 1751 Louisa Co., VA. 4
  • Reference Number: 4880.052
  • Death: ABT 1777 in Stafford Co., VA. 5
  • Event: Land Contract 20 SEP 1751 Orange Co., VA. 6
  • Note:
    Peter settled originally in Northumberland Co., VA., but eventually relocated to Stafford Co., VA. He was a vestryman at the old Aquia Church in 1757. He is referenced as a Justice in Stafford as early as 1744 and again from 1766 til 1770. At the time of his death he is believed to have been the Presiding Justice of the court. He was a zealousadvocate fo the freedom of the colonies years prior to the Revolutionary War. He signed a petition against what he considered to be intolerable acts of the soverign British Government as early as 5 October 1765. In 1774, he was a member of the Stafford Committee.

    Mr. Peter Daniel of Stafford County was granted 75 acres in said county surveyed by Mr. John Mauzy on Accomac Run, by a young maple marked formerly shown my John Page to a jury who then claimed it to be cornertree of Patent granted John Blagrave on 25 October 1669, adjacent to Jeannot Holebrook, Thomas Bedon, Captain Robert Jones, John Withers, Rawleigh Travers on 24 march 1747 (Ref: Northern Neck Grants, Vol. II -Book F., p. 286).

    Thomas Ludwell Lee, Esq. fo Stafford County, an island of 3 acres in Potomack Creek on main channel opositer Mr. Peter Daniel and others on2 October 1767. (Ref. Northern Neck Grants, Vol. II - Book O, p. 97).

    Peter Daniel, Gentleman, (1706-1777), son of James and Margaret (Vivian) Daniel of Middlesex County, moved to Stafford County when a young man and became one of its most prominent citizens. His marriage on July 15, 1736 to Sarah Travers (171?-1788) as the first marriage recorded in The Register of Overwharton Parish and here too we find the births of their only three children. With Peter Hedgman, John Hooe, Phillip Alexander, Henry Washington, Richard Bernard, Richard Foote and John Peyton, he served as a justice of Stafford County in 1754 and for many years thereafter. He was a zealous advocate for the freedom of thecolonies years before the Revolutionary War and as senior presiding justice of Stafford County was the first to sign one of the many protests against the iniquitous Stamp act. This document, dated October 5, 1765, and addressed to the Honorable Francis Fauquier, Esq., the Lieutenant Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Virginia, desired him to appoint a new commission for Stafford County in which they “may be left out,” was signed by Peter Daniel, John Alexander, Travers Daniel, WilliamBronough, William Brent, John Mercer, Thomas Ludwell Lee, Samuel Selden, Gowry Waugh, Thomas Fitzhugh and Robert Washington, justice of Stafford County court.

    Peter Daniel was a member of the Committee of Safety for Stafford County in 1774. His will was recorded in now lost Stafford County Will Book “N” (1767-1783), page 344. His wife, nee Sarah Travers (1717- 1788), survived him; she was one of the three children of Rawleigh Travers (16 - circa 1722), a justice of Stafford County in 1714, and HannahBall (circa 1683- 1748), his first wife, daughter of Colonel Joseph Ball (1649-1711) of Epping Forest, Lancaster County, who married secondly Captain Simon Pearson (16 -1733). Her only brother, Raleigh Travers (17 -1749), died without issue and her only sister Elizabeth Travers married John Cooke, Esq., (died 1733), late of Youghall, County Cork, Ireland, and left issue. It is an error in Hayden’s Virginia Genealogies, page 295, where it is stated that Sarah Travers, at the time of her marriage to Peter Daniel, was the widow or a certain Captain Christopher Pearson. It was her mother, Hannah (Ball) Travers, widow, who became the second wife of Captain Simon Travers (16 -1733) and wasknown as Madam Pearson. She had no issue by Captain Pearson but he had four children by his first wife.

    Joseph Ball, Esq., (1689-1760), brother of Hannah (Ball) Travers Pearson, was solicitous of her three children when he wrote his half-niece the following letter:

    Stratford by London 2nd Nov. 1749

    Couz. Betty

    I have sent you by your brother Major Washington a Tea Chest, and in it Six Silver Spoons, and Strainer, and Tongs, of the same; And in oneCanister ¼ pound of Green Tea & in the other as much Bohea; and the Sugar Box is full of sugar ready broke: So that as soon as you get yourChest you may sit down, and drink a Dish of Tea.

    I rec’d your Mother’s Letter; give my Love to her, and all your brothers and sisters; and to Rawleigh Travers & Mrs. Cook, and Peter Danieland his wife. We are all well, I thank God; and wish you all so. My wife and Daughter Join with me in Compliments. I am

    Your Loving Uncle Joseph Ball

    To Miss Eliz. Washington, Nigh the falls of Rappahannock, By fav’r. of Major Lawrence Washington”

    Peter Daniel, Gentleman, and Sarah Travers, his wife, had three children, viz:

    1.) Hannah Ball Daniel (1737-1829) whose three marriages have been mentioned on page 216 under the sketch of Major Peter Hedgman.

    2.) Travers Daniel (May 26, 1741-June 28, 1824) married on October 7,1762, Frances Moncure (1745-1800), daughter of the Reverend Mr. John Moncure. Their tombs, with other members of the Daniel family, are in the family cemetery at Crow’s Nest. Travers Daniel was a justice of Stafford County in 1765 when his father was senior presiding justice and a member of the Committee of Safety for Stafford County in 1774. Travers and Frances (Moncure) Daniel had eleven children who are detailed in Hayden’s Ref: Virginia Genealogies, pages 304-305, but I will here mention only their youngest son, the Honorable Peter Vivian Daniel(1784-1860), who has left us the interesting account of the Potomac Creek section of Overwharton Parish which is quoted on pages 205-206.

    3.) Elizabeth Travers Daniel born May 16, 1745; died in infancy.




    Father: James Daniel b: 1680 in Middlesex Co., VA.
    Mother: Margaret Vivian b: 02 APR 1684 in Middlesex Co., VA.

    Marriage 1 Sarah Travers
    • Married: 15 JUL 1736 in VA. 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Hannah Ball Daniel b: 09 SEP 1737 in VA.
    2. Has Children Travers '' Daniel Sr. b: 26 MAY 1741 in Mt. Pleasant, VA.
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth Daniel b: 16 MAY 1745 in VA.

    Sources:
    1. Title: Electronic Internet (unverified)
      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Needs Verification

      Page: Under the Unicorn - The Daniel Family 1998, G. Payne Daniel / gpdfla@@msn.com
    2. Title: Virginia State Records
      Note:
      Source Medium: Civil Registry

      Page: Orange County Historical Society - Daniel Family File: Several FamousFamilies of Orange Co., Virginia, 1934 by D.N. Davidson
      Text: One source suggests that his birth was on 29 September 1706 (?)
    3. Title: Virginia State Records
      Note:
      Source Medium: Civil Registry

      Page: Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol I, Tylers Quaterly, 1981
      Text: p. 493
    4. Title: Virginia State Records
      Note:
      Source Medium: Civil Registry

      Page: Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol I, Tylers Quaterly, 1981
      Text: p. 494. Peter received 800 acres in Louisa County, on both sides of Rogers branch, beginning at James Daniel's corner.
    5. Title: Electronic Internet (unverified)
      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Needs Verification

      Page: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vastaffo/pioneers/peterdaniel.htm
    6. Title: Virginia State Records
      Note:
      Source Medium: Civil Registry

      Page: Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol I, Tylers Quaterly, 1981
      Text: p. 494. Peter received 390 acres in Orange County, on the branches of the Pamunkey River
    7. Title: Virginia State Records
      Note:
      Source Medium: Civil Registry

      Page: Virginia Genealogies, Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, Baltimore - 1992, p. 295
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