Josiah Goodson DANIELAge: 63 years18161879

Name
Josiah Goodson DANIEL
Given names
Josiah Goodson
Surname
DANIEL

Squire

Name
Squire
Given names
Squire
Birth between 1816 and 1818
Birth of a sisterElizabeth DANIEL
May 25, 1817
Birth of a brotherLeonard L. DANIEL
February 11, 1818
Birth of a brotherTheophilus Jackson DANIEL
July 9, 1820 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha DANIEL
about 1822 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJohn Adams DANIEL
October 8, 1825 (Age 9 years)
Publication: index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org)
Citation details: Film # 2050997, Digital GS # 4165770, image # 90, death certificate for John Adam Daniel
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a brotherZachariah DANIEL
August 30, 1827 (Age 11 years)

Birth of a sisterPenelope Louisa DANIEL
about 1830 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames GOODSON
after December 1833 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherJane (UNKNOWN)
June 9, 1836 (Age 20 years)
Baptism of a brotherLeonard L. DANIEL
May 20, 1838 (Age 22 years)
MarriageMartha Ann SMITHView this family
November 25, 1845 (Age 29 years)
Shared note: by W. G. Smith, MG, p. 455
Source: Rootsweb
Publication: internet www.rootsweb.com
Citation details: Marriage Book 1, Surnames A - K, Lowndes, Alabama
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Note: October 2002 Marriage Book 1, Lowndes County Alabama May 30, 1830 - Feb. 13, 1848 Surnames A - K, this file was contributed and copyrighted by: Carolyn Golowka. "These marriages records were first compiled from "Lowndes Court House," by Mildred Brewer Russell and/or the Lowndes County Historical and Genealogical Society/s newsletters over the years. I then went to the microfilm available through the LDS (Morman) Church Family History Library and compared to the original marriage books. What is here is what was in the marriage books. As with Mrs. Russell's book and the newsletter, there are bound to be mistakes. Check the orighial books on microfilm to make sure of the information."
Birth of a son
#1
Willeby E. DANIEL
September 25, 1846 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sisterSarah DANIEL
1846 (Age 30 years)
Death of a brotherElias DANIEL
before 1850 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Theophilus Smith DANIEL
September 24, 1851 (Age 35 years)
Publication: Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics for the years 1890-1976. Published on www.footnote.com. Copyright © 2007-2010 Footnote.
Citation details: death of T. S. Daniel, 1933, Navarro County, Texas, certificate # 24452
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Cuba DANIEL
May 25, 1854 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ella Ann DANIEL
February 11, 1857 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Robert Hiram DANIEL
May 17, 1859 (Age 43 years)
Publication: Originally published in "The Navarro County Scroll", 1985, Reprinted with permission of the Navarro County Historical Society, http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/biographies/collections/kerens_sketches.htm, Navarro County TXGenWeb, © Copyright 2001 Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Navarro County TXGenWeb, © Copyright 2001 Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox, http://rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/obituaries
Citation details: pg90107.htm
Quality of data: primary evidence
Baptism of a brotherJohn Adams DANIEL
July 10, 1859 (Age 43 years)

Source: Daffin, Ernie
Citation details: e-mail 27 Oct 2007
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#6
Martha Ola DANIEL
October 27, 1862 (Age 46 years)
Death of a wifeMartha Ann SMITH
between 1863 and 1864 (Age 47 years)
MarriageLucy SAMPLEView this family
1865 (Age 49 years)
Death of a brotherZachariah DANIEL
March 28, 1865 (Age 49 years)
Death of a brotherTheophilus Jackson DANIEL
July 1865 (Age 49 years)
Cause: typhoid fever contracted in CSA
Source: Herwig
Death of a fatherTheophilus DANIEL
October 2, 1865 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Lula DANIEL
March 31, 1866 (Age 50 years)
Death of a sisterPenelope Louisa DANIEL
between 1865 and 1866 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sonWilleby E. DANIEL
August 15, 1867 (Age 51 years)
Death of a wifeLucy SAMPLE
1868 (Age 52 years)
Death of a sisterJane DANIEL
August 6, 1869 (Age 53 years)
Death of a motherPenelope GOODSON
1873 (Age 57 years)
Death 1879 (Age 63 years)
Burial
Unique identifier
F2D00240B01F4D7B9F9F00F179E6FD5A8086
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Last change August 13, 200613:49

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1803
3 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 months
elder brother
20 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
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himself
17 months
sister
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brother
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
23 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Family with Martha Ann SMITH - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 25, 1845Lowndes County, Alabama, USA
10 months
son
Willeby E. DANIEL
Birth: September 25, 1846Lowndes County, Alabama, USA
Death: August 15, 1867Cherokee County, Texas, USA
5 years
son
3 years
daughter
Mary Cuba DANIEL
Birth: May 25, 1854Lowndes County, Alabama, USA
Death: February 6, 1925Kerens, Navarro, Texas, USA
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
Family with Lucy SAMPLE - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1865Texas, USA
15 months
daughter
James W. SMITH + Lucy SAMPLE - View this family
brother-in-law
wife
Marriage:

NoteRootsweb
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Citation details: County Commissioner's Report 1861 - 1865, Book C, Navarro County
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txnavarr/war/civil_war/commissioners_report/book_c.htm, © Copyright 2001 Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox
Marriage
by W. G. Smith, MG, p. 455
Shared note
On the Robert Stokes Daniel, Jr. FGS, "Old Northwest Texas", Vol 1-B, Navarro Co, 1846-1860; 1980 Nancy T. Samuels & Barbara Knox, is cited. Joe Daniel (Josiah M., Jr.) says they were married in Montgomery, AL. Verify. Josiah was in Bradley's Company of the Confederate Army. Josiah Goodson Daniel, a son of Theophilus and Penelope (Goodson) Daniel, was born in Georgia (reportedly Rome) in 1813. He moved, with his parents, to Alabama in 1825. The 1850 census locates him and his wife, Martha Smith Daniel (they were married Nov. 25, 1845). She was the daughter of Robert Smith and Nancy Ann Wells Smith), and one son Willaby E. in Lowndes County, Alabama. (Willaby is a very common family name in Martha Smith Daniel's family.) Josiah was also a farmer and surveyor. While in Alabama, he served as County Surveyor. In 1855 he moved with his family (now composed of his wife Martha, son - Willaby E., a son Theophilus Smith, and a daughter Mary Cuba) to Navarro County, Texas. They came by wagon train, in a party of 114 - including slaves. This group established a settlement called Wadeville (named for Telemachus - called Mack - Wier Wade, one of their party.) Josiah settled on the 640 acres which his father had claimed some two years previously. With slave labor, he cut oak logs and built a house on this property. When completed, this house contained four rooms and a dog run (wide hall through the center). Later a kitchen was added. It also had an attic where they put their sweet potatoes, pears, etc, to ripen. Away from the house, they built separate rooms where the slaves carded the cotton, spun it into thread and wove material. There was also a tool room, a smoke house where they took care of their meats, and a large barn. They went to Shreveport, Louisiana, and hauled cypress logs from there with which to build the eaves and upper part of the house. This house is still in comparatively good condition. It was on the mail route a few miles from the Trinity River crossing at Bradenburg's Ferry. The "mail routers" would often spend the night at the Daniel home. They brought peach seeds, crepe myrtle, bridal wreath, lilacs, rose bushes and other shrubs and flower seeds from Alabama, and they were always known to have a beautiful yard. In making the long trek from Alabama to Texas - it took them six weeks - Martha Smith Daniel rode in a carriage. Theophilus, the son of Josiah and Martha, who was then 4 years old, and Gus Colbert - a slave of the same age - rode in the feed box on the back of the wagon where they fed the oxen. The oldest slaves were Uncle Bob and Aunt Ann Colbert. Josiah, who was always called "Squire", later deeded them the land on which they lived. Their descendants still live on this property. Josiah was a soldier in Bradley's Company in the confederate Army. Martha Daniel died from a spider bite in 1865. Within the year, Josiah married his sister-in-law, Lucy Sample Smith - the wife of Martha's younger brother. She had been left a widow with two small children. She and Josiah had one daughter - Lula. This second wife died in 1868. Josiah died of flux in 1879. They are all buried in the Jamerson Cemetery near Wadeville, south of the town of Kerens, Texas. Josiah had a brother, John, who settled in the Mexia, Texas, vicinity. He later lived with his son, Bruce, in Waco, Texas. He died there. John also had a son, Leonard (this is incorrect), and other children. There were other children of Theophilus, Sr., but we do not know the number or names. It is reported that two of his sons were killed in the Siege of Vicksburg. I have not been able to verify this, however, in the cemetery where the soldiers were buried in Vicksburg, there are only two by the name of Daniel buried there. One is W. J. Daniel, Co. K, 34th Ga. died April 22, 1863 at City Hospital, buried Potters Field Grave No. 1030 (UDC Book page 29). The other is W. Daniel, Co. Q 41st Ga. Died June 20, 1863 at City Hospital, buried Potters Field (UDC Book, page 28). Be careful, some of this information is incorrect, especially regarding Leonard Daniel who was Josiah's brother, not his nephew. Also, John Adams Daniel finally settled in Erath Co., TX after a brief stay in Mexia area with his brother, Leonard. In 1863, his home was chosen by the Court of Navarro County to be the voting place for "beate no. 3." There is a Josiah Goodson on the 1850 census and the 1850 slave census for Pike Co. (next to Crenshaw Co.), AL. Could this be a connection to his mother Penelope Goodson?