Capt. Reuben Daniel
d.25 February 1779
Facts and Events
Reuben Daniel was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Land Grant Surveys in Virginia:
- Page 117 - Reuben Daniel, 248 acres, Briery Branch of North River of the Shenandoah. Adjoining James Hanna. July 8, 1768. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 43].
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 262.--22d March. 1770. James Divier (Dever) and Betty to Reuben Daniel, £50, 400 acres patented to James Dever, 20th May, 1763. Delivered: William Walker, 4th April, 1771. (Note: Reuben Daniel was the father-in-law of James Dever).
Records of Reuben Daniel in Orange County, VA
From Orange County, Virginia Records:
- 22 Apr 1756, On the motion of Reubin Daniel and Anthorit his Wife, Executors of Peter Mountague, deceased, and John Stevens who intermarried with Sarah, one of the Decedent.'s [sic] Daughters, it is ordered that Richard Thomas, Elijah Morton, John Pendleton and Roger Bell or any three of them examine state and settle the Account of the administration of the Decedent's Estate and make a report thereof to the next Court. [Orange County, Virginia Order Book 6, p.233]
- Pages 234-35. Bond of Reuben Daniel as guardian of Elizabeth Mountague, orphan of Peter Mountague. Unto Thomas Chew, Alexander Waugh, Rowland Thomas and Richard Thomas, justices. For £100 current money. 23 Sept. 1756. Security, Owen Thomas. (signed) Reuben Daniel, Owen Thomas. 23 Sept. 1756. Acknowledged. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 49].
- Page 236. Peter Mountague. Division of estate. Made pursuant to order of 22 April 1756. Division to Capt. Reubin Daniel who maried the deced's widow, to John stevens who entermaried with Sarah one of the deced. daughters, and to Eliza. Mountague the orphan of the deced. 26 Oct. 1756. (signed) Richd. Thomas, JOhn Pendleton, Roger Bell. 28 Oct. 1756. Returned. [Orange County Virginia Will Book 2, Dorman, pg. 49-50].
- OB17-303 Bond, James Divers of Rockingham Co VA obliged to pay to Elizabeth Daniel, John Conner, Nancy Daniel, Frankey Daniel, William Merry Daniel, £100,000...9 Feb 1780. wit James Coleman, Edmund Dear. Condition: whereas James Divers claims a part of the negroes belonging to Reuben Daniel decd by marrying his dau, Negroes Reuben recovered by law came by his wife, Penny, and Mother to Robert Daniel, Molly Seager and Betty Diver, now wf to above Diver. Above Conner and Daniel [sic singular] have agreed to give Diver negro boy named Major, discharge Conner and Daniel fr all claims relating to sd Negroes. wit Edmund Dear, James Coleman. recd 23 Mar 1780
- OB17-334 Bond, James Divers of Rockingham Co bond to Robert Daniel of Orange, £100,000, 8 Feb 1780. condition: article of agreement 30 Jun 1773, Robert Daniel to deliver up to James Divers half of all Negroes before suit in chancery was determined, brought by James Divers v. Reuben Daniel in Orange now decd and others. James Divers agrees he will not claim any slvs given up by will or received by Robert Daniel in sd suits mentioned, of that line of negroes received of Mary Sea or William Breadlove by Reuben Daniel and Robert Daniel. wit John Conner, William Daniel. recd 25 May 1780
- OB17-335 [next] bond James Divers to Robert Daniel, £50,000, 8 Feb 1780. condition: shall dismiss all suits in law v. Robert Daniel or raise any controversies over negro Cate and her incr that Reuben Daniel recoverd of Mary Sea and William Breedlove in General Court at Williamsburg 1753 or 4 Reuben Daniel Administrator and next friend of Robert Daniel...being heir at law to sd Negroes...Robert Daniel giving up to James Divers one negro boy George about 12 yrs old and £400...sd Robert oblige myself never lay any claim agt George if Divers complies with intent above written. wit John Conner, William Daniel. recd 25 May 1780
Records of Reuben Daniel in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Zack Taylor's Declaration, August 27th, 1832: Age 72; entered in 1776; Capt. Joseph Spencer, Seventh Regiment, Continental Line; Col. Daingerfield, Major Nelson, Lieutenants William White and Garland Burnley. In 1778-79 served under Col. Stubblefield, Capt. Reuben Daniel; was substitute for Francis Tackett against the Indians under Capt. Cravens at the head of Greenbrier; was also at the surrender of Cornwallis.