Elijah Daniel (1780 - 1822)
and
Elizabeth Womack (ca1782 - ca1822)

Elijah Daniel was born circa 1780, the second son of James Daniel and Sarah "Sally" Cocke. The family was settled in what was then Granville by 1772 (see the story of James Daniel and Sally Cocke for information about their land location). They were eventually located by 1786 in what would become Person County (formed 1791). Elijah spent his boyhood and young manhood in the Flat River area about 4 miles south of Roxboro in the district of St. James (the southeastern portion of Person County).

Elijah was only about 16 years old when he first bought land, bidding on land that had been forfeited in a court case to recover a debt from a certain Stephen Wood. Person County Deed Book B shows three land transactions for Elijah Daniel, all written on 5 March 1796. Page 344, shows that William Cocke, as sheriff, had been commanded to collect 39.14.5 and 3.18.7 from the estate of Stephen Wood and that sometime in September or October 1795 he took possession of 100 acre tract, bounding William Allen, Allen Love, and Gants Creek. At the auction Elijah Daniel bid 45.5 and it was therefore deeded to him. The deed was written on 5 March 1796 and says that the justices should have the money by the first Monday in December; the witness was John Washington. The deed was recorded at court in June of 1797.

The same day a similar deed was executed from William Cocke, sheriff, to Elijah Daniel. This was to recover 46.11.1 and 4.9.1 from David Ford. The land (870 acres) was taken in July 1796 [I must have the year in error?]; it adjoined the Virginia line, Allen Love, James Paterson, and Hedgman Warren. Elijah bid and won the land for 45. The witnesses to the deed were James Daniel and James Roberts. This was recorded in September of 1797 in Book C, p. 12. Immediately following this deed on p. 14 is another reversing the transaction, with the same price, description and witnesses. Both were recorded in September of 1797.

The third deed of that day, 5 March 1796 was again from William Cocke, sheriff, to Elijah for 42 shillings, for a tract of 28 acres on the waters of the Hico adjoining the Virginia boundary, said to be the property of Allen Love taken for taxes, bounding the Virginia line, William Cockes formerly David Ford's, and Roger Atkinson's line called Foley's Old Place. The witness was Richard Lyon and this deed was recorded in September 1803 in Book C, p. 365.

About a year later, 1 February 1797, Elijah sold back to William Cocke the first piece of property, the 100 acres on Gants Creek (Book B, p. 344), adjoining William Love and Allen Love, formerly belonging to Stephen Wood and sold by an executor and purchased by Elijah Daniel. This sale was witnessed by John Washington and recorded at the June court of 1797 in Book B, p. 342.

Elijah is still enumerated with his parents in the 1800 census for Person County and he is not shown as a poll on the tax lists of 1800 or 1801 (these tax lists were returns for the previous year). The complete tax lists are posted for Daniel names in Person for easier reading. On the 27th of February 1801 Elijah is listed as a bounding neighbor in a land grant of 500 acres to William Waite. The other boundary descriptions are that the land is on Tapley Creek adjoining Robert Payne and Trayler. Strictly following the dates of land deeds this would indicate it was bounding on Elijah's 28 acres in the far north of the county (Book C, p. 365). But the location makes it clear it is farther south where Elijah was truly settled on the 179 acres his father sold him later [more about this land a bit farther down].

On 1 March 1801 Elijah Daniel was married to Elizabeth Womack. The bondsman was William Dickens and the witness was Jesse Dickens. Elizabeth Womack was the daughter of John Womack and Lucy Pryor. However, there may never be any documentary evidence of this: her father did not deed any land to Elijah as was often done, and Elizabeth seems to have died before him and was not included in his will. However, John Womack is the only Womack in Person County at this time and he does have unidentified daughters of marrying age in the 1800 census. The names Elijah and Elizabeth gave to their children also show Womack/Pryor family names, e.g. Lucy, Green P., Jacob Pryor Daniel.

Both Elijah's and Elizabeth's parents were original members of the Flat River Primitive Baptist Church in 1786. The males and females are listed separately in the minutes book, but in an order so it is easy to see married couples. There is no mention of Elijah or Elizabeth Womack Daniel joining in the various later lists of members, although Elijah's brother Lewis did join many years later.

In December of 1801 a return was made on the estate sale of Benjamin Harrison; at that sale "Elisha Daniel" bought one gun stock, and his uncle William Cocke bought one vial of acquafortis. On 1 January of 1802, a neighbor Paul Jeffreys died. In March of that year an "account of the Negroes and Rent of land" belonging to his orphans was returned listing Elijah paying 34.0.6 for hire of 1 negro named Archer.

The first time Elijah shows up on the tax lists was in 1802 (tax lists are returned for the previous year). This places his birth about 1780. Elijah was already serving militia duty and was a Captain in a company named in the tax lists. He is shown with 187 acres, 1 white, 2 blacks, and no horses. Nearby is William Daniel (his brother with 100 acres, 1 white, 1 black, and no horses. The recorded land deeds do not account for Elijah's acquisition of this 187 acres so far. However, on 7 September 1801 James Daniel, Elijah's father, had purchased 179 acres for $358 from Samuel Dickens. The land adjoined Joseph Traylor, Tapleys Creek, and Jeffrey. The witnesses to the deed was John Clixby and it was recorded in September of 1801 in Book C, p. 293. James later formalizes selling this land to Elijah and this is probably part of the land listed in the taxes.

In February 1802 Elijah and Elizabeth's first child, Nancy, was born. The tax lists of 1803 and 1804 show Elijah Daniel near his father James and brother William. He has 187 acres in the 1803 listing and 2 blacks, and 179 acres and 3 blacks in 1804. Elijah was still the captain of his district for these years.

Elijah sold the 28 acres he had purchased in 1796 back to William "Cox" on 5 March 1803, as witnessed by Richard Lyon and recorded in Book C, p. 366. About a year later James Daniel sold the 179 acres to his son Elijah on 5 June 1804 for $358. The deed shows the exact same description as the original purchase deed and was witnessed by Richard Holdman (he had married Elijah's sister in 1795). This was recorded in June of 1804 in Book C, p. 441.

Sometime in 1804 Elijah and Elizabeth had their son John. Elijah was again listed for 178 acres, 1 white, and 3 blacks in 1805 and was still near his father. In the 1806-1808 tax lists the acreage is the same but the listing of Elijah's slaves went from 3 to 2. Elijah is no longer the district captain and his brother Lewis has come of age and is listed separately now. More children were born to Elijah and Elizabeth in these years, Agnes "Aggy" in 1805, Green P. in 1806 and Lucy in 1808.

At a sale for the estate of Thomas Paine who died in March of 1807, "Elizah Daniel" bought one Doctor Book for ten shillings, one Hilling Hoe for 6 shillings 8 pence, one shot Gunn for 2.2.6, and ten pounds of packed Cotton at 0.16.8 per pound. Then in early 1808 Robert Paine of the county died and probate of his estate shows that "Elizah Daniels" assumed a note for John Burchett of 5 shillings 6 pence. The returns for both of these estates were made in May of 1808.

Elijah was again listed in the 1809 taxables with 179 acres, 1 white, and 4 blacks. Sometime in 1809 before August at the estate sale of John P. Womack, Elijah Daniel bought one Decanter for 0.3.4, while his brother Lewis bought a pen knife for 0.3.4. A short time later, on 11 October 1809, Elijah sold his 179 acres for $400 to James Wiliamson. The land description says bounding Joseph Traylor, Tapleys Ck, Jeffreys, and crossing over the road. Thomas N. J. Hargis witness the deed and it was recorded at Novemeber court in 1809.

The tax lists for 1810 and after no longer list Elijah Daniel as he has moved to Kentucky, to Christian County in the Cerulean Springs area of what is today Trigg County. The family travelled with 5 small children and Elizabeth was expecting or pregnant very shortly after arriving. The 1810 census for Christian County shows, although in a very distorted version for the name Elijah Daniel: the index has it indexed as Danread, and it clearly reads that way. However, the names close to Elijah are those found in the land transactions, e.g. Richard Brownfield, Joel Thompson, and other family names associated with Elijah at this time. Elijah and Elizabeth are in the age 26-45 column (Elijah is about 30 and Elizabeth is about 26) and they have 3 boys and 3 girls all under 10. The children born in North Carolina would be Nancy, John, Aggy, Green P., and Lucy. Another son Lewis was born to them very soon after their arrival in Kentucky.

Charles M. Meacham in his A History of Christian County, Kentucky, from oxcart to airplane (1930) writes of early Cumberland River Settlers, naming John Goode, James Daniel, Elijah Daniel and George Daniel. He later notes that where the Daniel and Goode (among others) families settled later became Trigg County. The James Daniel he is referring to is most likely to the "other James Daniel" who settled early in the south of Christian/Trigg counties in the Roaring Springs area.
William Henry Perrin in his County of Trigg, Kentucky : historical and biographical (1884) also discusses the Daniel families, but there is a major flaw. He blends the two James Daniels (one being Elijah's father, who came a couple years later to KY, and the other the one of Roaring Springs who was there much earlier, by 1795). However, his location of the Cerulean Springs Daniel family (ours) is probably accurate: he says they located about a mile and a half "east of the farm now (1884) owned by J. Stewart". The two Daniel families are distinguishable throughout the tax, census, and land records by the location of their lands and lateral names.

Elijah is on the Christian County tax lists of 1810 with 1 white male over 21, 2 black males over 16, 4 blacks total, and four horses, with no land listed. He is the only Daniel in this area, the others are listed in another area. There aren't land deed to reflect purchase, but in 1811 he is again alone in the area and has a 200 acre lot and a 40 acre lot, both on the Muddy Fork, with 1 white male over 21, 5 black males over 21, 9 blacks total, and 2 horses. For 1812 he is alone in the area with 3 black males over 21, 9 blacks total, 2 horses and 340 acres on the Muddy Fork.

Elijah and Elizabeth had another son, Jacob P., born about 1812. Next, at court on June 8th 1812, Elijah Daniel and Bearnard Seay signed as securities for William Johnson when he renewed his bond as Constable of Christian County. Around this time Elijah's father and several of his brothers and sisters moved to Kentucky from Person County North Carolina. The 1813 tax list shows Elijah with 1 white male over 21, 3 black males over 21, 7 blacks total, 6 horses, and 340 acres on the Muddy Fork. The next two are James Daniel and George Daniel. The listing is similar for 1814 with Elijah showing 1 white male over 21, 5 black males over 21, 11 blacks total, 7 horses , and 350 acres on the Muddy Fork. As well Elijah's brother has come of age and is listed next to him. Elijah, James, George, and John are together again in the 1815 list, with Elijah showing 1 white male over 21, 6 black males over 21, 12 blacks total, 7 horses, and three listings of land on the Muddy Fork of 300, 40, and 9 acres. Those 9 acres were a grant in Christian county on the Muddy Fork of Little River. There was a survey for these 9 acres dated 15 Feb 1813, listed in Grant Book 18. This area was originally lands for Revolutionary soldiers, but after 1797 the land was opened to settlers.

Elijah and Elizabeth's daughter Susan was born soon after in 1814. Later Elijah and George Daniel are in the list of buyers at the estate sale of Abraham Adams held 29 Nov 1815 and the four, Elijah, James, George, and John are again in the 1816 tax lists together, Elijah having 1 white male over 21, 5 black males over 21, 11 blacks total, 8 horses, and three listings of land on the Muddy Fork of 300, 40, and 9 acres.

Finally on 5 January of 1816 "Elizah" Daniel formally purchased from John B. Moore and his wife Polly, all of Christian County, paying $800 for 300a in Christian, on Horse Creek, a branch of the Muddy Fork of Little River, bounding William Frisb--/Fust--, James Upton [Jr?], Wm Johnson Senr, John Spencer, Joel Thompson. Archd McDonald, William Johnson, and George Daniel witnessed the deed and it was acknowledged in court on the 4th (or 6th?) of May, recorded 31 May 1816 in Christian Deed Book F, p.157.

The 1817 lists show the four Daniels together again; Elijah has 1 white male over 21, 5 black males over 21, 12 blacks total, 8 horses, and 4 land listings on the Muddy Fork of 300, 40, 9, and 220 acres. Shortly after, on 26 February, Richard and Sarah Brownfield sold 197 and 20 acres to Elijah for $1090. The 197 acres was on Horse Creek and its water, bounding the side of Richard Brownfield, John Good's corner and fence. The 20 acre piece was on the bank of the Creek, bounding Samuel Johnston. This deed was witnessed by John Goode, John Spencer, Elijah (by mark) Ladd, and was recorded on 8 September 1817 in Book H, p. 24. Charles Brownfield also signed the deed with Richard and Sarah.

The tax list for 1818 is gone, and 1819 is the last year this Daniel group is listed in Christian County. Elijah has 1 white male over 21, 5 black males over 21, 11 blacks total, 7 horses, and three listings of land on the Muddy Fork of 300, 40, and 9 acres.

Nancy Daniel, Elijah and Elizabeth's oldest child, was married to Benjamin (Morton) Goode. The bond is from Christian County, dated 31 January 1820 (so they might have actually married in early February). Elijah wrote and signed a consent for Nancy (about 18 years old) to marry. The marriage was reported in the Kentucky Reporter on March 1, 1820 as between Benjamin Goode and Miss Nancy Daniel, daughter of Capt. Elijah Daniel.

It is not too surprising that Elijah Daniel does not show up in the 1820 tax lists for either Christian or Trigg counties. The county formation was brand new and people were missed in the transition. However, the 1820 census for Trigg County shows:
Elijah Daniel
1 male 26-45 (Elijah 38)
1 female 26-45 (Elizabeth, about 36)
1 male 16-25 (John, about 16)
1 male 16-18 (John again in the special category)
2 females 10-16 (Agnes 15, Lucy 12)
2 males 10-16 (Green P. 14, Lewis 10)
1 male under 10 (Jacob P. 8)
2 females under 10 (Susan 6, Frances 4)

The Trigg tax list (returns for the previous year) of 1821 now show Elijah and his brothers (father James had died) in Trigg. Elijah has 1 white male over 21, 4 blacks over 16 (the list doesn't indicate males), 11 blacks total, 9 horses, and land listings of 300 acres on Horse Creek plus one town lot, 40, 9, and 220 acres, all on Horse Creek.

Elijah sold land to his son-in-law, Benjamin M. Goode, on 15 May 1821. Both are named as being of Trigg County. Benjamin paid $250 for 49 acres of land in Trigg on the waters of the Muddy Fork of Little River, bounding at the corner of John Goode's field. The land was part of a 197 acre survey patented to Richard Brownfield, so it was part of the land they sold him in February of 1817. John Goode and Braxton Wall were the witnesses and it was recorded 15 October 1821 in Trigg Deed Book A, p. 140.

Elijah and Elizabeth's last child, Joshua H., was born 21 August 1821. Elijah is on the 1822 tax list with 1 white male over 21, 3 blacks over 16,10 total blacks, no horses, no scholars, and 5 land listings, 300, 40, 9, 170, and 167 acres all on the Muddy Fork of the Little River.

The Trigg Estray Book shows that Elijah Daniel, living on the waters of the Muddy fork, took up "a bright bay mare with a few white hairs in her forehead about fourteen hands 2 inches high appraised to 45$ [sic] before me this 3rd day of May 1822". J. P. Wilkinson J.P. The date this is listed under is 6 December 1822, which might be when it was entered into the book.

The 1823 tax lists (for the year 1822) are more complete in naming who the lands were first patented and surveyed for. Elijah's 300 acres was patented in the name of James Upton, the 40 acres by John Moore, the 70 acres by James Bradley and then Richard Brownsfield, the 176 acres by Ninian Edwards. The other info is listed with the 176 acres and shows no males over 21, 4 blacks over 16, 10 blacks total, 5 horses, valuation at $6 an acre, and a total value of $8696.

Elijah was not too old to be tithed or taxed in this list. From Trigg County Will Books (beginning with A, p. 58) we see that he has died before the October 1822, and thus no taxable male was reported. The estate of Elijah Daniel is quite large and involved. The first return is dated 14 November 1822 and explains that by a court order of October 1822 John McCaughan, Samuel Goodwin, and William Hopson met at the "former dwelling house of Elijah Daniel decd" to take an inventory. The report they submitted was also signed by George Daniel as Administrator. The total personal property was valued at $6422.50. There was a sale 15 Dec 1822 of some of the estate and on the return is a note that "heirs prepaid and retained 16 hogs and 140 barrels of corn for family use".

The estate, inventory, sales, guardianship, and division among the heirs of Elijah Daniel is too massive to show in this writing. Here is a transcription of the estate of Elijah Daniel, including inventory, appraisal, sales, accounts, and settlements with the heirs.

Elizabeth Womack probably died very near the time of or shortly after her husband's death: she did not buy anything at any of the estate sales; there is no annual allotment of provisions to the widow (also the note above of the heirs prepaying and retaining goods for the family use); she is not involved in the guardianship of her minor children (there are no guardian or administrator bond books available for that time period however); she is not listed in the tax lists even though the land remains in the estate (the Trigg lists are very good with this: widows are usually listed on the land within 1-2 years of the death of their husbands); and there are divisions and payments of the estate to the minor heirs begun in December of 1825. We know for sure that Elizabeth Womack is deceased at least by 29 December 1825 based on this memorandum in a division and settlement to the heirs (the guardian referred to is Elijah's brother, George Daniel):

"N.B. We would just observe to the court that in making the foregoing settlement with the guardian it appears that the expence [sic] and accounts of some of the heirs has overwent the profits of their share of the estate, but as there was no regular accounts kept of presented to us, we had no key to show what temporary debt of credit each heir was entitled to, and was obliged to present the a/cs as above stated, the guardian stating to us, that it was the desire of the deceased parents and also his own wish and also that of the heirs' relations in general, to keep the heirs together from being bound out, and also states that he has full confidence that he can yet bals each heirs account out of their estates, &c, &c, &c. Given under our hands this 29th day of Dcer 1825. John McCaughan, William Hopson, Joseph Caldwell, Seth P. Pool, Samuel (his mark) Goodwin, Commissioners."
The 1824 tax lists now shows George Daniel as Admr of Elijah Daniel decd: the land is the same, but the 167 acres is described as being in Christian & Trigg, there are 3 blacks over 16, 6 total blacks, and 4 horses. The 1825 listing is the same, but with no tithes, slaves, or horses. The last time Elijah Daniel's estate appears in the tax records is in 1826 (for the year 1825).

The final divisions of the estate are in March through July of 1826, and guardian returns continue after that for several years. The children married as time passed as shown on the family group sheet for Elijah and Elizabeth. There are no records of a grave found for Elijah or Elizabeth in Trigg or Christian counties. My ancestor Nancy Daniel and her husband Benjamin Morton Goode eventually moved to Texas and were there by 1860 in Grayson County.

There are wonderful segments about the Daniel family from chapters 1 and 12 in a book on Trigg families that I want to include here. The editor, Barney Thompson explains first:

These articles are the complete text of the publication, "Pioneers of Trigg County, Kentucky, as Seen Through the Biographical and Genealogical Articles of Cyrus Thompson in the Kentucky Telephone and the Cadiz Record, 1889-1899," which I edited in 1996. They discuss many of the earliest settlers of Trigg County, and include an interesting account of a Fourth of July celebration in the earliest days of settlement of the Trigg County lands between the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers.

[Chapter 1 tells of...]
William C. Thompson was pretty much reared in Cadiz, and resided there until about 1835, when he removed to Missouri, and located at Osceola on the Osage River. He was a saddler by trade, and for a number of years carried on the saddler's business in Cadiz in copartnership with Thomas S. Thompson, and he also worked at his trade when living in Missouri. He was an unusually good looking young man, possibly the best looking in his young manhood of all the Thompson family, and was amiable, honorable and then moral. He married in 1828 or 1830 Miss Lucy Daniel, a sister or niece of George Daniel, one of the first sheriffs of Trigg county, who was thought to have been one of the handsomest young ladies in the county at that time, and in her day. His family accompanied him to Missouri, but about two years after going there his wife died, leaving four children, all daughters, and these he soon thereafter took back to Kentucky and to Cadiz and placed with my mother, who reared them.. He remained in Missouri until about 1843, when he returned to Cadiz and remained there until his death in about 1869. He was a generous man and warmhearted young man, unobtrusive in his manners, but smartly lacking in energy, and was not, I think, a success in any line of business he ever pursued-- dying poor.

[from P. Miller, author of this webpage - Chapter 12 next is just delightful. Mr. Thompson has some errors about the early background of the family, but he was not living at that time and would not have heard directly about it. However, his descriptions of the people are first hand knowledge. He does not include the oldest children of Elijah and Elizabeth, but they were long married by the time he was growing up (he was born in 1819)...]

Daniel Family, Cerulean Springs Families, and Linn Boyd
Creedmoor, Travis Co., Tex.,
February 8, 1892
Editor, Kentucky Telephone:
I have not hitherto mentioned in any of my communications the family of Daniels, who, in early times, resided in the vicinity of the Cerulean Springs, and who were conspicuous.
The progenitor, James Daniel, was one of the pioneers of the county. He came, as I believe, from Virginia in the early part of this country, long before Trigg county was organized, and settled near the Cerulean Springs. Of him and his sons, save George Daniel, I have no recollection, as they died before my day.
George Daniel, Maj. Geo. Daniel as he was titled, and his nephews and nieces (three or four of each), children of a deceased brother, I very distinctly remember, particularly Joshua Daniel, the youngest of the sons, who I pleasantly met on my visit to Kentucky in the summer of 1890, who lives near Cadiz, and who was one of my school mates, and Lucy, the eldest of the daughters (whom I knew), and who married my brother, William C. Thompson.
Maj. George Daniel never married as I remember, at least he never reared a family unless it was that of his deceased brother. He was a man of much prominence in his day. He had a fine physique, was about five feet eleven inches in height, with a well filled frame, and weighed about 190 pounds. He had a pleasing face and prepossessing manners. His fine form and pleasing address made him attractive. He had a good mind and fine business qualities, although he had been only plainly educated. His other characteristics were truth, honor, dignity and sobriety. With these attributes, he could not have been otherwise than popular. He was the first active Sheriff of Trigg county, having been a deputy under Capt. Thomas Raleigh, the first appointee, but soon succeeded Capt. Raleigh by appointment, and filled the office through several years and with credit to himself and satisfaction to the people. He was once a candidate for the Legislature, being a Whig and the candidate of the Cadiz party, running against Maj. Abram Boyd, a Democrat, who was the candidate of the Canton party as against Cadiz for the permanent location of the county seat, or seat of justice. He was defeated by Maj. Boyd, who was considered invincible, by a very small vote, less than half the majority of the Democrats in the county. He died in my youth, and in the prime of manhood honored and respected.
Green Daniel, a nephew of Maj. George Daniel, and the oldest of the brothers, was reared on a farm near the Cerulean Springs. He was a good looking, sprightly and active young man, but was truthful, honorable and respected. As I remember he was a carpenter, but had a penchant for trading and never worked assiduously at his trade, nor did he ever succeed well in any pursuit in which he engaged, and in my time never laid up anything for a "rainy" day, which every man ought to do. He married in early manhood and soon thereafter came to Cadiz to live, and spent several years there. His wife was a Miss Grant, a lady of more than ordinary mind and culture, with much personal and family pride. She was a sister of Dr. Joshua Grant, who was much about Cadiz in his boyhood, but after studying his profession, located and practiced medicine for several years at Lafayette. She was also a kinswoman of Maj. Malcolm McNeill, of the neighborhood of Lafayette, who, in his day-- about 1835- 40-45-- was one of the wealthiest and most cultivated and courteous farmers and gentlemen in Christian county.
Jacob Daniel, brother of Green and Joshua, was a quiet, unpretentious, honorable and good looking young man. He, too, was a carpenter, worked at his trade, and for some time had his home in Cadiz. His habits were good, and he promised to become a good and useful man, but in his early manhood he left Cadiz and I then lost sight of him entirely.
Joshua Daniel, the youngest of the brothers, was in his boyhood quiet, amiable and honorable, and bid fair to make a good citizen, and I am sure he has done so. His habits and principles were good in boyhood, and as the "twig is bent the tree is inclined." He has been blessed with longevity and a most excellent wife, who did me the honor of making my acquaintance when in Kentucky in 1890, and with whom I had a long and pleasant talk; but as Mr. Daniel lives in your immediate neighborhood and is well known, I leave him to speak for himself, and when he passes away it will be near the finish of my school mates, remembering now only two others who are alive.
The eldest of the Daniel sisters that I know was Lucy, one of the handsomest young women of her day. She was a tall, well formed and graceful brunette. She became the wife of my brother, William C. Thompson, who, for some years resided in Cadiz, but then removed in about 1838, to Osceola, Mo., where, after a short residence, the wife died, leaving three or four children, who were brought back to Kentucky and largely reared by my mother.
Frances Daniel-- always called Frankie by the family-- was the youngest sister. She married John Cameron, then of the county, but who afterwards removed to Cadiz, where he resided for a number of years. He was, as I remember, a gun smith, worked at his trade, and was a good and useful man, was industrious, honorable and kind hearted. Within the last year or two I saw a published notice of his death as occurring in Princeton, and conclude that he removed from Cadiz and probably had been living in Princeton several years.
Are those the most charming descriptions or what?!?! (Sorry, can't resist a personal comment.)

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