Daniel David was born Abt. 1749 in Pennsylvania, and died 17 Apr 1832 in his home, Bald Eagle Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania518, 519. He married UNKNOWN UNKNOWN on 1767.
Notes for Daniel David: DANIEL DAVID, EARLY SETTLER IN THE BEECH CREEK AREA By Harry A. and Vera A. Lingle Historical writings indicate that in the late 1700's the Daniel David family moved from Berkshire County, Massachusetts to Pennsylvania, and settled first in the Wilkes Barre area. Shortly thereafter they came to Beech Creek. Next they went to Oil City or thereabouts and later to French Creek. Apparently preferring the Beech Creek area over the other territories through which they had traveled and squatted, they later returned and established permanent residence here. This information, plus that which is to follow, is being extracted from material on hand. It seems certain that if old records, particularly those stored at the Centre County Historical Museum in Bellefont were searched, additional and interesting material would be found. According to official records the above flittings of the Davids were complete just after the dicennial census was taken for the year 1800, but before our county (then Centre) assessments were prepared in the latter part of that year for the year 1801. For 1801 taxes Mr. David was assessed here for 250 acres of land and 5 COWS. For the year 1802 his sons, Isaac F. and James, both still single, were assessed for their occupations. For the year 1807 Isaac was first listed among the married taxpayers. Our Beech Creek area remained a part of Centre County until Clinton County was formed in 1839. Our county seat was Bellefonte. The death of Daniel David of Beech Creek on April 17, 1832 at age 83 was reported by the Centre Democrat, a Bellefonte weekly newspaper which had been established in 1827 by General Philip Benner. According to the newspaper account, Mr. David, a Revolutionary War veteran, had fought in the Battle of White Plains. He and his wife (name not given) had spent upwards of fifty years together, and reared a large family. Since our county had a limitednumber of Revolutionary veterans it seems certain that publisher Benner and Mr. David had known each other. Starting in 1801 and until the time of his death Daniel David was listed on each assessment and census list for our area. His son, Isaac, was taxed through the year 1835 for a large tract of land, several horses and cows and a yoke of oxen. By 1836 Isaac was in the process of reducing his land and livestock holdings. By 1839 he had disposed of all his taxable property. This may have been an indication of failing health and death shortly thereafter, because his name did not appear on any subsequentassessment of census list. However, he may have planned to move elsewhere and made preparation well in advance. Records indicate that Daniel's son, Alexander, died around 1820, and left a widow, Mary, and perhaps several children. Alexander, rather than his father, may have been the first burial in the David cemetery in Beech Creek Township. Rhoda Ann David, daughter of Daniel, married John Counsil, whose birth state is listed as Delaware. All the Counsildescendants of our general area trace back to John and Rhoda. Present day kin includes Clair Lindsey of Beech Creek; Walter Winslow, Beech Creek postmaster; Mabel Ross of Mackeyville; Harriet Van Heuten of Cameron Park, California; and Isabel Lumpkin of San Antonio, Texas, who is presently doing some family tracing. Incidentally, the tragic death of Walter Winslow's ancestor, William Counsil, is recounted in the History of Beech Creek - 1981. Additional Counsil-David descendants include Harris and Dr. Kenneth Brickley of Lock Haven. Rhoda Counsil a daughter of John and Rhoda (David) Counsil, married William Gardner, a son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Lucas) Gardner. Their daughter, Eliza Jane, married Temple Smith, a son of Joseph M. and Janetta (David) Smith. This reveals that the descendants of Temple and Eliza Jane have the distinction of being able to trace back to Daniel
More About Daniel David: Burial: Aft. 17 Apr 1832, David Cemetery, Beech Creek Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.520 Military service: Revolutionary War.521, 522
More About Daniel David and UNKNOWN UNKNOWN: Marriage: 1767