Reuben Daniel was in the 1800 tax list and
1810 census of Jefferson County, KY. Several Daniels and related
families relocated to Jefferson County, KY from Caroline County,
VA in the 1780s and 1790s, including some of Reuben's Daniel
cousins, Sneeds, Blantons, etc. Reuben married Isabelle "Ebby"
Kirkpatrick on 19 March 1801 in Jefferson County. She was born
in 1778 in Scotland, a daughter of Moses and Mary Johnston
Kirkpatrick. Her ancestry is proved by a deed she and Reuben and
the other heirs of Moses Kirkpatrick made in Jefferson Co., Ky
(Deed Book 10, pp. 347 & 348, Jan. 8, 1814). Sometime after
1810, Reuben and Ebby moved to neighboring Hardin County, KY and
Reuben appeared in the 1820-1850 censuses there. Ebby died in
1817 and Reuben married a much younger women, who's name is not
known. Reuben had at least two siblings, sisters, Nancy Ann who
married William Stewart on 17 October 1793 at Harrod's Creek,
Jefferson County, KY and Frances "Fanny" who married Edmund or
Edward Conn on 20 March 1799 in Jefferson County.
Reuben and Ebby had: Frances "Fanny" born
1805, Moses Kirkpatrick Daniel, 2 December 1806 to 18 August
1834 (buried McCormick Cemetery, West Point, Hardin County, KY),
Jacob b. 1810 died about 1834, John S. b. 1812, James R. born
1814 died 1848 Hardin County, KY and Richard B. born 1816. Birth
dates of most of Reuben and Isabella's sons are estimated from
census records. Census records indicate that Reuben and Isabella
had at least five sons, but only the line of Richard B. Daniel
has been successfully traced, so far. Tax lists of Hardin
County, KY 1815-1839 and will records list all of his known
sons. Unfortunately tax lists after 1839 have not yet been
digitized. Examination of later tax lists may reveal if Reuben
had other sons. A letter from a nephew of Isabella Kirkpatrick
notes that Reuben and Isabella had five sons and all lived to
manhood, but none had children. This was obviously an incorrect
statement since at least three grandchildren of Reuben and
Isabella were living in 1850, presumably the children of Richard
B. and Angelica Robinson Daniel. NEED TO ADD INFORMATION ABOUT
RICHARD AND JOHN'S MARRIAGES.
Reuben Daniel was living with his son Richard
B. Daniel in 1850 in Hardin County, KY. Both Reuben and Richard
were apparently widowed at that time. Also in the home were
Richard B. Daniel's children Isabella b. 1840, (James) Reuben b.
1841, and Charles b. 1846. Richard B. Daniel died about 1852 and
Reuben moved to adjacent Franklin County, KY to live with his
daughter Fanny Crutcher, where he died in 1857. Luckily, as
noted earlier, he died during the brief time that Kentucky
required statewide death records be kept. Reuben Daniel and
Fanny Crutcher are buried in the Grassy Creek Church Cemetery in
Woodford County, KY, which adjoins Franklin County. Richard B.
Daniel's children Belle, (James)Reuben and Charlie Daniel were
living in the home of a young couple named Smith (George
Washington "Wash" Smith and spouse Sarah Elizabeth Withers) in
the 1860 Meade County, KY census. Each had $1000 in real estate
and Belle and (James) Reuben had $550 in cash, probably part of
the settlement of their father's or grandfather's estate.
Charlie did not have any cash, probably because he was he
was a minor and had not received his share of that part of the
James Reuben Daniel death record, Jefferson
County, KY Death Records
James Reuben Daniel was born about 1842 at
West Point, Hardin County, KY and died of dysentery on 1
February 1898 in Jefferson County, KY according to his death
record in Jefferson County. He is buried in the Cave Hill
Cemetery in Jefferson County. In 1870 James R. (Reuben) and
Annie Daniel were living in Garnettsville, Meade County, KY.
James Reuben's and his family were living in West Point, KY
during the 1880 census. He seems to have gone by James or James
R. as an adult, but the death certificate of his daughter, Kate
Daniel Mossbarger in Kentucky death records gives his first name
as Ruben. He married Anna "Annie" M. Applegate b. ca 1846 in
Hardin County, KY about 1869. James Reuben and Anna had; Minnie
b. 1870, Jesse B. (son) b. 1872 d. 16 March 1913, Alfred Thomas
b. 4 February 1874 West Point, KY d. 2 July 1926 New Albany, IN,
John b. 1876, Sam b. 1878 and Kate b. 21 September 1878 West
Point, KY d. 2 January 1924 Hardin County. There may have been
other children. I have not been able to locate Annie after 1880.
A posting to the Ancestry.com Daniel message
board in 2013 shows that the spouse of a male Daniel descendant
of Alfred Thomas Daniel, son of James Reuben and Anna Applegate
Daniel, is actively researching this line, but I have not been
able to contact her yet.
"I KNOW THIS IS
A FEW YEARS OLD BUT I AM SEARCHING MY HUSBAND LINE NOW.
AND I HAVE TRACED IT BACK TO JACOB AND MARY DANIEL. HIS
GR-GR-GRANDFATHER IS JAMES REUBEN DANIEL MARRIED TO ANNA
M . APPLEGATE...AND THEIR SON ALFRED T. AND HIS SON
THOMAS A AND HIS SON THOMAS IS HIS DAD. IF I CAN HELP
ANYWAY AND SHARE THE INFO THAT I FOUND I'LL BE GLAD TOO.
TY FOR UR TIME,
Another researcher/descendant is also
researching this line and posted in the same post. I have been
able to contact her but she is not in contact with any male
Daniel descendants from the line of Jacob and Mary Daniel:
"Seeking ancestry and siblings of FRANCES "FANNY"
DANIEL and REUBEN DANIEL. Mother MARY father possibly JACOB;
however, only Mary found on Jefferson Co. tax records.
1799 FRANCES married EDMUND "Edward" CONN. 1801 REUBEN married
EBBY KIRKPATRICK. Both families later moved or land fell into
newly formed HARDIN CO. REUBEN later went with daughter Fanny
(Daniel) Stewart Mudd Crutcher to Forks of Elkhorn, Franklin
Co. Reuben's 1857 death record shows he born 1773 CAROLINE CO.
KY and parents MARY and JACOB DANIEL. After her husband's
death, FANNY DANIEL CONN moved to Wayne Co., IL.
Fire destroyed many Caroline Co.,VA records and have been
unable to find any data on a Jacob Daniel nor his wife. The
other Daniels in Jefferson Co. from the same area of VA. How
are they related? Any help appreciated."
The only son of James Reuben Daniel I have
been able to trace, so far is Alfred Thomas Daniel. He married
Lillian "Lillie" Mae Harris, b. 10 May 1876 in Covington,
Kentucky d. 2 August 1950 in New Albany, on 12 April 1897 at
Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN. She was the daughter of Edward
and Mary Miller Harris. Thomas Daniel of New Albany, IN was
listed as the informant on Lillie's death certificate. They had
Jessie L. (dau) b. November 1898 KY, Lilly Alberta b. November
1899 IN, Thomas Alfred b. 29 December 1900 d. 22 September 1969,
Harry J. b. 1903 IN, Roy E. b. 1906 IN, William Earl b. 1901 IN
d. 1973 and Dorothy M. b. 1916 IN d. 1924. Alfred and family
were living in Louisville, KY in 1900 where he was employed at
an iron works, in New Albany, IN in 1910 where Alfred worked as
puddler in an iron mill, and New Albany in 1920 where Alfred was
a puddler in a rolling mill.