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General Allen Daniel

On Sunday December 6, 2015 The General John Baytop Scott chapter of the National Society United Daughters of 1812 held a grave marking ceremony for General Allen Daniel.

General Daniel is best known in Gwinnett County as the namesake for Fort Daniel but he's also the namesake to Danielsville, the county seat of Madison County. Allen Daniel was born in 1772 in Virginia and came to Georgia with his parents William Daniel Sr. and Ann "Nancy" Daniel. They settled in Wilkes County on Beaverdam Creek by 17861, an area that was later Elbert and in 1811 became Madison. He married Mary "Polly" Jones circa 1792 likely in Franklin County and they had 10 children: Frances Daniel Powell, Nancy Daniel Strickland, Russell Jones Daniel, Lucinda Synthia Daniel Ware, William C. Daniel, Mary Ann Daniel Griffith, Jane Daniel, Captain James W. Daniel, Allen C. Daniel, and Elizabeth Daniel Sorrells.

Allen Daniel owned and operated a ferry on the nearby Broad River 100 yards south of the current bridge on Wildcat Bridge Road (Ga 281). Besides serving as Brigadier-General of the First Brigade of the Fourth Division of Georgia Militia (1807-12) and Major General of the Fourth Division of Georgia Militia (1812-17), he was Tax Receiver, Elbert Co. (1795); Member of Ga. House of Representatives, Elbert Co. (1802-3); Extra Session member of same (1803-4); Same except he resigned before the Extra Session (1805); Member of Ga. House of Representatives Extra Session (1807-8); Member of House of Representatives Elbert County (1808, 1809, 1810, 1811). While serving as a member of the House in 1811, he was instrumental in passing the act creating Madison County and helped organize the first Superior Court for the new county. He was then State Senator, Madison Co. (1812, 1813, 1814, 1815); Justice of Inferior Court (1814-31); Foreman of Grand Jury, Madison County, (1812, 1814, 1816, 1822, 1830); Member of Ga. House of Representatives, Madison County (1821, 1823, 1827); Speaker of the House of Representatives (1822); and Speaker Pro-Tem. (1823). Allen Daniel died in 1836 and was buried near his home. For those who wish to view his grave, it can be found at these GPS coordinates: 34.160467, -83.174867.

Frances m. Oliver C. Powell
Nancy m. Ephraim Strickland
Russell Jones (1796-1880) m. Elizabeth Gilbert
Lucinda Synthia m. Elisha Ware
William C. m. Frances Hackney
Mary Ann m. a Griffith
Captain James W. (1794-1869) m. Narcissa Brown
Allen C. Daniel m. Elizabeth M. Jones
Elizabeth Daniel (1812-aft1870) m. William S. Sorrells

1 William Daniel received six Grants totalling 3105 acres which can be found in Plat books A70(1784), Q70, Q72(1787), Q76, Q77(1788) Beaverdam creek, and VV148(1806) Long creek.

(Photo attached to the original article was not my own and is not included here)