Person:Abraham Daniel (1)

  1. John Daniels
  2. Sally Daniels
  3. Selah Daniels
  4. William Danielabt 1762 -
  5. Thomas Danielsbet 1765 and 1775 -
  6. Abraham Daniel1769 - 1831
  7. Hessy Danielsabt 1770 -
  8. Mary Danielest 1772 -
  9. Rachel Danielsabt 1774 -
  10. Cicely Danielsabt 1778 -
  • HAbraham Daniel1769 - 1831
  • WMary Hickmanest 1770 - bet 1805 and 1808
m. abt 1791 and 1796
  1. William Danielabt 1798 -
  2. Joshua Danielsabt 1800 - 1860
  3. James H. Danielabt 1802 - 1883
  4. George Daniel1805 - 1819
m. ABT 1808
  1. Jacob A. Daniels1809 - 1889
  2. Elizabeth Danielabt 1812 - 1899
  3. Mary Daniel1813 - 1890
  4. Stockley Daniel1814 -
  5. William Daniel1817 - 1898
  6. James DanielABT 1820 - 1898
  7. David S. Danielbet 1820 and 1823 - 1840
  8. Stockley Daniel1821 - 1840
Facts and Events
Name Abraham Daniel
Gender Male
Birth? 1769 Sussex, Delaware, United States
Marriage abt 1791 and 1796 Sussex, Delaware, United Statesto Mary Hickman
Census? 1800 Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex, Delaware, United States
Marriage ABT 1808 to Comfort Stockley
Death? 1831 Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex, Delaware, United States
Religion? M. E. church
Occupation? Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex, Delaware, United Statesa farmer at Cedar Creek Neck
Probate? 2 Jun 1831 Sussex, Delaware, United States
Burial? Sussex, Delaware, United States

Abraham Daniel, son of William Daniel and Sarah Postles, was born in 1769 probably in Sussex County, Delaware. In one section of Runk's "History of Delaware", he was said to have been born on his father's plantation near Richmond, Virginia. Another section of the same book suggests that he was born in England and came to Sussex County, Delaware via Philadelphia as a young man. Abraham Daniel married first Mary Hickman, daughter of Jacob Hickman and Ann (--?--), between 1791 and 1796 in Sussex County, Delaware.

Abraham was a farmer. In 1800 Abraham was living in the Cedar Creek Hundred of Sussex County. His family consisted of himself, one female aged 16 to 25, two males aged 16 to 25, and two males under 10, presumably sons William and Joshua. Mary probably died about 1806. Abraham married his second wife, Comfort Stockley, daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Stockley, about 1808 in Sussex County. Abraham and Comfort were members of the Methodist Episcopal church.

In 1830, Abraham and his family were listed in Cedar Creek Hundred. Abraham died in 1831 in Cedar Creek hundred. His estate was probated on 2 June 1831 in Sussex County. His wife requested that letters of administration on the estate of her late husband, Abraham Daniel be granted to William Hickman. The 1832 tax assessment for Comfort Daniels listed 125 acres, one old horse and two colts, five cows and two calves, one sow and hog, and ten sheep.

In J. M. Runk's "History of the State of Delaware" it is said: "Mr. Daniel was a Democrat, an ardent admirer of Thomas Jefferson, a kind-hearted Christian gentleman; he was beloved and honored in the community."


Leo DeValinger, Jr., Reconstructed 1790 Census of Delaware, (Washington, D.C.: National Genealogy Society, 1962), pg. 63.

1800 U.S. Census, Delaware, Sussex County, Cedar Creek Hundred, pg. 293, National Archives microfilm series M32, reel 4.

1830 U.S. Census, Delaware, Sussex County, Cedar Creek Hundred, pg. 10.

Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware, (Chambersburg, PA: J.M. Runk & Co., 1899).

Miscellaneous information from Old Union Church Cemetery, Appoquinimink Hundred, DE, from Tatnall film p. 141. Comfort Daniels listing. Photocopy from Kay Schorah.

1850 U.S. Census, Delaware, New Castle County, Appoquinimink hundred, pg. 228, Joshua L. Bennett household, NARA microseries M432, reel 54. Other sources from Kay Schorah.