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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 35 items)|
|Abstract||Correspondence, financial and legal material, account books, and other material of Nathaniel Chesley Daniel and Anne H. Bullock Daniel (1804-1883), and of other Daniel family members from Tranquility Plantation, Granville County, N.C. Two photographs of three former slaves of the Daniel and Bullock families are included.|
|Creator||Daniel, Nathaniel Chesley, 1797-1853.|
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Nathaniel Chesley Daniel, son of James Chesley and Ann Venable Daniel, was born 20 July 1797 and died 9 May 1853. On 24 January 1828, he married Anne H. Bullock, daughter of James Bullock of Warren County, N.C. Anne was born 29 September 1804 and died 25 March 1833. The Daniels had eleven children, of whom the eldest was Nathaniel Beverly Daniel, born 1842.
The Daniels lived at "Tranquility" in Granville County, N.C., a plantation of several hundred acres. From 1830 to 1837, Daniel and his brother, James B. Daniel, Jr., owned general stores in Waterloo, N.C., and Clarkesville, Va.Back to Top
Chiefly correspondence among members of the Daniel family. Many of the letters are from or to Anne H. Bullock Daniel and her children. Others are to or from brothers and cousins. None of the letters were written by Nathaniel C. Daniel. Most letters are about daily events in the lives of family members. Of interest is an 1856 letter informing Anne that she had inherited a slave. Only one letter is from the Civil War period
Also included are legal and financial papers, writings, and biographical information. The legal and financial material consists of a legal brief regarding a suit by James B. Daniel, Jr., 1860; an 1864 tax statement of account; a copy of the 1876 will of James Daniel; a 1753 land indenture from Granville County, N.C. (OP-4251/1); and tax receipts. The writings include a history of Holland Mill Chapel near Gastonia, N.C., and material relating to Daniel family history.
There are also two volumes, an account book, 1848-1856, of Nathaniel C. Daniel (14 pp.) and an account book, 1854-1862, of Anne H. Daniel (107 pp.), with records of purchases made by the family. Also included are two copies of a photograph (P-4251/1-2) of three former Daniel and Bullock family slaves--Jim, Rose, and Lawson.Back to Top
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-4251/1|
Processed by: Faye Phillips, June 1981, Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top