SOMETHING NOT QUITE SO OLD
THE DANIEL AND SHANKS FAMILIES UNITE AGAIN
Once again the two families united.
Fourteen year old Elizabeth C. Shanks married her cousin.
James K. Daniel was the son of her Great Uncle John Adams Daniel.
Elizabeth C. Shanks
James K. Daniel
John Adams Daniel had been at Hatcher's Run
where a brother and three cousins had died.
Then he watched as Lee surrendered.
There were many reasons to leave Alabama.
They had moved to Florida after the end of the Civil War.
Now he and his family were on the way from Florida
to Erath County in Texas where perhaps they once again
hoped to leave problems behind.
Now they found a new wife for their son as well as a new home.
James and Elizabeth had eight children, although two died at a young age.
But not all was joy in this home.
James left, and Elizabeth had to care for a large family alone,
while James began a new life and later took a new wife.
One of the children born to this family was
my grandmother, Lenore Elizabeth "Dollie" Daniel.
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