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View Tree for Daniel EASLEYDaniel EASLEY (b. Abt. 1720, d. Abt. 1786)

Daniel EASLEY (son of John EASLEY and Mary BENSKIN) was born Abt. 1720, and died Abt. 1786 in Halifax Co. VA..

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: CHAPTER III, SECTION F. DANIEL EASLEY OF HALIFAX
CO., VA, D. 1786, AND HIS WIFE ANN DAVID. Information on descendants
from: J.D. Easley, Three Centuries of Easley Genealogy Carrington,
History of Halifax Co., Va. W. H. and Edna Manning, Our Kin. NOTE:
Manning has more on the descendents of Daniel Easley in the female
lines than has been included here. Dr. Nathaniel H. Wooding, River
Bend Clinic, Halifax, Va. Mrs. Mary Baumgardner, Ipava, IL. SEE:
"Descendants of Daniel David," by Mary Baumgardner, 1939. Copy
provided by Lucile Moehl, 2863 W. Telegraph Rd., Fillmore, CA 93015.
Mrs. Lyle Harbaugh, 701 Leyda, West Plains, MO. Mrs. John A. Hoopes,
203 Dolomita, Borger, TX Mrs. Billie Douthitt, Box 6, Flynn, TX Mrs.
Betty Worthley, Rt. 1 Box 74, Upperville, VA 22176 Ms. Beverly Long, 8
U Via Castilla, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 Mr. Walter Moore, 1219
Claremont Ave., Richmond, VA 33227 Mrs. Betty L. Swisher, Route 2, Box
38, Green Castle, MO 63544 Delbert Easley, 2623 Deborah Dr., Salina,
KS 67401 1.1.6 Daniel Easley of Halifax Co., VA, was b. c. 1720--d.
1786, Halifax Co., VA. m. (1) after 1744, Ann David, dau. of Pierre
(or Peter) and Anne ( ) David, Huguenot refugees in
Manakin-Town, Va. She was b. 10 May 1722 (according to the Douglas
Register) or 23 December 1722 (according to Brock's Huguenot
Emigration to Virginia)--d. between 19 February 1763 and 18 April
1765. The will of Peter David was executed 28 May 1729 and probated
in Goochland Co., Va., 18 August 1730. It named children Isaac David,
Peter David, Ann David, and Mary Ann David. The will of Anne (
) David was executed 18 October 1750, and was probated in Cumberland
Co., Va., the folloiwng month. It named as children Ann Easley, Mary
Ann Burton, and Peter David (who m. Elizabeth ). Isaac David
had died in the meantime. Ann (David) Easley died about 1764/65.
Daniel Easley m. (2) probably c. 1765 and certainly by 20 February
1772, Elizabeth Echols, d. c. 1812, dau. of William Echols. She m.
(2) 2 February 1791, Halifax Co., VA, Richard Phillipps. Sur.:
Richard Finch; m. by Rev. Hawkins Landrum. It cannot at present be
determined which wife was the mother of Daniel Easley's youngest son,
Daniel Jr. The other children were definitely by Ann David. Daniel
Easley gave civilian service (provision of supplies) during the
American Revolution, which makes his descendants eligible for the
D.A.R. In 1751, Daniel Easley, then of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co.,
VA, purchased land in Cumberland Co., VA. John and Mary (Benskin)
Easley lived in Dale Parish when it was in Henrico Co., Va. In 1761,
of Cumberland Co., he purchased land in Halifax Co., VA. In 1763 he
deeded some land in Halifax Co., Va., to Stephen Easley. In the
opinion of this compiler, on the basis of the following evidence, he
should probably be considered a sixth son of John and Mary (Benskin)
Easley. There is, however, at present no direct proof of this
attribution of parentage. There is also a major caveat. Stephen
Easley, son of John and Mary (Benskin) Easley, was the second husband
of Mary Ann (David) Burton, sister of Anne (David) Easley. Of the
proven sons of John and Mary (Benskin) Easley, Daniel seems to have
been closest to Stephen, and this makes the evidence somewhat less
conclusive, since the wives of the two men were sisters. The
similarity of names used in the two families might also be of David
origin. This Daniel has usually been treated by family genealogists
as a son of William and Mary (Pyrant) Easley, with no proof given (his
descendents did not often use the name William). Weisiger, Vol, I, p.
140. Henrico Co., Va. Wills & Deeds 1725-1737, p. 447. Will of
Gilbert Gee of Henrico Parish, dated 20 April ; recorded August
1734. Wife Catherine to be executrix. To Daniel Esly, 100 acres next
to John Wolldridge, Peter Subly, Seth Ward, and John Roberts. Wit:
John Perdue, John Belsher, John Ferguson. Goochland Co., VA, Deeds &
Wills No. 4 (1741-1745), p. 549-551. Feb. 14, 1744. From Ann David
widow and Peter David to Benjamin Harris. Land patented in 1715 to
Peter David dec. Wits.: Saml. Jordan, Elizabeth Popham, Ann "X"
David. Elizabeth, wife of Peter David, relinquishes dower rights.
Goochland Co., VA, Deed Book # 5 (1745-1749), p. 491-492. Nov. 28,
1748. From John Popham to William Burton. Wits.: Daniel "X" Easly,
Shelton "X" Raile, Peter David. Cumberland Co., VA, Deed Book 1,
1749-1752, p. 411-413, Sept. 23, 1751. Deed from Matthew Branch
Jun'r. of Chesterfield Co. and Dale Parish to Daniel Easley of the
same parish and county, for 35 lbs., land in Cumberland Co. lying on
both sides of Pole Cat Branch of the Lower Manacan Creek, 400 acres,
formerly granted unto Thomas Dawson. Wits.: Jacob Mosby, Littleberry
Mosby, Abraham Salley. Chesterfield Co., VA, Order Book # 1, p. 166.
Jan. Court 1751/52. Stephen Easley granted letters of administration
on the estate of Robert Easley Junr. decd. Daniel Easley his sec. in
a 100 lb. bond. [Stephen and Robert are known to have been sons of
John and Mary (Benskin) Easley.] Cumberland Co., VA, Order Book
1752-1758, p. 97. May Court 1753. Daniel Easley attaches the estate
of William Easley, who has absconded. [There is no indication of a
close relationship between Daniel and William Easley here. William's
estate is in the hands of Warham and Mary Easley.] Cumberland Co.,
VA, Aug. Court, 1753. Above case continued. Cumberland Co., VA, May
Court, 1754. Above attachment dismissed, Daniel Easley having
recovered his money. Weisiger, Chesterfield County, Virginia Deeds
1756-1764, p. 35. p. 212 21 June 1760, John Roberts and Jean his
wife, of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., to Benjamin Harris of King
William Parish, Cumberland Co., for L 50, plantation where said
Roberts lives, 100 acres, bounded by land said Harris lately bought of
Abraham Salle, and by lands of Philip Mayo, Richard Dean and Robert
Wooldridge, and parted from Daniel Easley's land by a small water
course, and also ajoining land of Peter Lewis Soublett; and is part of
400 acres formerly in Henrico Co., granted by patent to Gilbert Gee
and John Trent on 24 March 1725. Wit: James Harris, Abraham Salle,
John Chastain, Jr. and Rob't Scott Signed: John Roberts, Jane (+)
Roberts Reocrded 5 Sept. 1760 p. 216 26 Jan 1761, John Roberts
and Jane his wife, of Chesterfield Co., to Benjamin Harris of King
William Parish, Cumberland Co., for L 100, 200 acres in Dale Parish,
being part of a tract patented by John Trent and Gilbert Gee on 24
March 1725, adjoining the French line and the land John Roberts dwell
on that he lately sold to said Benjamin Harris, and another tract that
Harris lately purchased of Daniel Easley, where David Stanford now
dwells, and lands of John Bransford, James Harris and Edward Hill.
Wit: Charles Amonet, Francis Roberts, James Harris, Daniel (+)
Easley, Rob't. Scott Signed: John Roberts, Jane (+) Roberts
Recorded May 1761 Ibid., p. 44-45. p. 411. 13 Dec. 1760, Daniel
Easley and Anne his wife, of King William Parish, Cumberland Co., to
Benjamin Harris of same, for L 55, 100 acres, part of 400 acres
granted to Gilbert Gee and John Trent on 24 March 1725, and willed by
Gilbert Gee to said Easley; bounded by John Roberts, Robert
Wooldridge, and Edward Hill. Wit: Anne White, George Smith, Robt.
Scott, John (+) Murphy Signed: Dan'l (X) Easley Recorded May 1761
Ibid., p. 51. p. 492 15 Dec. 1760, Robert Wooldridge and Magdalene
his wife, of Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., to Abram Salle of King
William Parish, same county, for L 150, land next to John Martin,
Edward Wooldridge, Thomas Lacy, Daniel Easley and land Benjamin Harris
bought of John Roberts, and line fo William Wooldridge and Falling
Creek, 452 acres; 300 acres being Robert's father's old tract said
Robert bought of Henry Cary. Wit: Benja. Harris, Charles Clarke,
Thomas Smith, William Wooldridge Signed: Robt. (W) Wooldridge
Recorded May 1761 Robert's wife released her dower Cumberland Co.,
VA, Deed Book 3, p. 165. May 13, 1761. Daniel Easley of the County of
Cumberland and Ann his wife to William Street of the County of
Cumberland for 150 lbs., 400 acres of land in the County of Cumberland
lying on both sides of Pole Cat Branch of the Lower Manakin Creek . .
. bounded by land of Daniel Guerrand (now Benj's. Harris) . . . Thomas
Dickens . . . Stephen Chastain . . . Daniel Guerrand, dec'd. . . said
land granted to Thomas Dawson by Patent bearing the date Sept. 20,
1745, and by him conveyed by Power of Attorney to Matthew Branch of
whom the sd. Daniel Easley purchased . . . Wit.: Jos. Bingley, Isac
Bryant, Mary Bryant. Ann Easley, wife of said Daniel, relinquishes
dower. Cumberland Co., VA, Order Book 1758-1762, p. 351. June Court
1761. Daniel and Ann Easley acknowledge deed to William Street.
Fretwell, Shela S., Abstracts of the Cumberland County, Virginia
Court Order Books from May 1756 to June 1762 ([Waterloo, IA]:
Privately printed, 1988). p. 154. (p. 350) 22 June 1761. An
Indenture of Feoffment between Daniel Easly and William Street was
recorded, and Ann Easley, wife of Daniel, relinquished her right of
dower. Chesterfield Co., VA, Order Book # 3, p. 122. May Court 1761.
Daniel and Ann Easley acknowledge deed to Benjamin Harris. Reynolds,
Abstracts of Cumberland County, Virginia Will Books 1 and 2 1749-1782,
p. 64. Page 220; Will of BENJAMIN HARRIS of the Mannican town, dated
24 April 1776. Pro. 23 September 1776 . . . lands I purchased of
James Sublet and Peter David . . . all I purchased of John Roberts,
Daniel Easley, Edward Hill and Sion Spencer . . . . Halifax Co., VA,
Deed Book 3, p. 102. April 16, 1761. Deed from Wm. Russell to Daniel
Easley, 591 acres on Banister River. Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 3, p.
302, May 20, 1762. Deed from Brady Owen & wife to Daniel Easley. 154
1/2 acres on Bannister River. Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 4, p. 286,
April 22, 1763. Deed from Daniel Easley of the Parish of Antrim and
County of Halifax and Stephen Easley of same. For 50 lbs., 150 acres,
more or less, on the south side of Bannister River, adjoining said
River and lands of John Scurlock and Daniel Easley. Wits.: Ezekiel
Slaughter, Lewis Brandon, John Grezal [?], Ann "X" Easley. Ann, wife
of Daniel, relinquished dower. Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 4, p. 291.
Feb. 19, 1763. Deed from Daniel Easley of Antrim Parish in Halifax
Co. and Stephen Easley of same. For 100 lbs., 1000 acres in the
Parish and County aforesaid beginning at Luke Moore's line . . .
Wit.: Berriamin Hubbard, Joel Hubbard, Lewis Benten [or Burton?].
Ann, wife of Daniel, relinquished dower rights. [Where did Daniel get
this land?] Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 5, p. 318. April 18, 1765.
From Daniel Easley of Halifax County and William Eckhols of the same
Co. For 10 lbs., 50 acres on the south side of Banister River being a
part of a patent of a Greater quantity granted to William Russell.
Wits.: Joseph Collins, Thomas Watkins, Benja. Dixkson. Halifax Co.,
VA, Deed Book 5, p. 309. April 18, 1765. From William Echols of the
parish of Antrim and in the County of Halifax and Daniel Easley of the
same Parish and County. For and in consideration of the Natural Love
and Affection which he hath and beareth unto the said Daniel and For
the Better maintenance and livelyhood of him the said Daniel Easley .
. . 50 acres, being part of a Patent granted to John Connor . . .
Wits.: Joseph Collins, Thomas Watkins, Benjamin Dickson. Chiarito,
Marian Dodson, List of Voters for Elections of burgesses 1764 - 1769
Halifax County, Virginia (Nathalie, Va., The Clarkton Press, 1986).
17 July 1765. p. 8. Daniel Eazley. p. 12. Daniel Easley. 2
December 1768. p. 20. Dan. Easley. p. 22. Danl. Easley. p. 23.
Daniel Easley. p. 24. Daniel Easley. Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 8,
p. 357. Feb. 20, 1772. From Daniel Easley and Elizabeth his wife to
Richard Carter, 400 acres, for 60 lbs., part of an order of Gunsoll
granted to Richard Anderson Paulin Anderson & John Watkins and
Conveyed by a deed to the said Daniel Easley. Wits.: John Brown,
John Anderson, William Echols, John Chapman. Chiarito, Marian Dodson,
Will Book 0 1752-1773 Halifax County Virginia (Nathalie, Va., The
Clarkton Press, 1982). p. 54. (p. 325) BENJAMIN HUBBARD Inventory
& Appraisement (part missing) Appraisers: John Milner, Daniel
Easley, William Sydnor. Returned: April 1772. p. 55. (p. 329)
BENJAMIN HUBBARD Inventory & Appraisement. Dated: 17 November 1770.
Appraisers: John Milner, Daniel Easley, William Sydnor. Returned:
1772. Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 11, p. 17. May 21, 1778. From
Daniel Easley to John Easly his son. For 5 lbs., the land the said
John now lives on. No wits. Betty, wife of the said Daniel,
relinquished dower. Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 12, p. 252. Oct. 17,
1782. Deed From John Clardy & wife to Daniel Easley. 100 acres on
Bannister River. Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 13, p. 81. Sept. 16,
1784. Deed from James Bailey to Daniel Easley. 204 acres near the
Bannister River. Halifax Co., VA, Deed Book 14, p. 143. Oct. 19,
1786. Deed from Isaac Easley, Daniel Parker, and Hawkins Landrum,
Exors. of the last Will & Testament of Daniel Easley dec'd of the
County of Halifax and Richard Anderson eldest Son and Heir at law to
Paulin Anderson dec'd of the said county. Whereas the aforesaid Daniel
Easley on the 6th Feb. 1779 did sell unto Paulin Anderson 206 acres of
land for 2000 lbs. . . [confirmation of the grant]. No wits. Halifax
Co., VA, Will Book #2, 1783-1792, p. 174-165. In the name of God
amen. I Daniel Easley of the County of Halifax being sensable of the
onostability of my body tho at present Injoying of my sences and right
mind tho weak in body at Present and in this frame of mind and body I
do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner and
form following to wit I Commit my body to the Earth from whence it was
taken and my soul to god who gave it unto me before whom I must stand
before in Judgment in a coming day to answer for myself in that day
and as for my Domestick affairs I leave in manner and form following
Item I leave to my beloved wife Elizabeth Easley during her life one
negro woman named Liddy and her youngest Childred and also negroe
David, and one feather bed and furniture and my young mare Snip and
her riding sadle two first choice of Cows & Calvs the whole during her
natural life Item I give and bequeth to my son Daniel Easley the Land
and Premises whereon I now live Containing three hundred and Eighty
five Acres more or less and also negroe James and son with one feather
bed and furniture and the old mare called Jeanny and her Filley Colt
and I give him also all the Cash I have by me as also all debts Justly
due to me with my Crop of Tobacco I hav now in hand the whole be his
after paying off all my Just debts and after my wife has had the first
choise in Cattle then for him to hav four the next Choice with my work
stears and Cart and also my still the whole to him and his heirs for
ever Item I give and bequeth to my son Isaac Easley the Land I bought
of James Bailey on Banester River where on Isaac now lives Containing
two hundred and four acres more or less and one negroe Girl Sal and
One Horse Colt being the fole of the old mare Jeaney got by Stith
Harrisons horse two head of Cattle the next choice to Daniel to him
and his heirs for ever Item I give to my Daughter Ann Easley one
negro named Hannah to her and her heirs for ever. Item I give to my
Daughter Mary Ann Parker one Negroe named Harkless to her and her
heirs forever. Item I give to my Daughter Phebee adams one negroe
named George to her and her heirs for Ever. Item I give to my grandson
Robt. Easley being the son of John Easley one negroe named Rachel to
him and his heirs for ever. Item I give to my grand Daughter
Elizabeth Easley the Daughter of John Easley one negroe named Tom to
her and her heirs for ever As for my hogs and sheep and the working
tools and the remainder of the household furniture (Except my saddle
and one feather bed and furniture) stands just so for the use of the
Plantation so long as my wife and Daniel lives together and if they
should disagree and live apart the same to be Divided between them at
the direction of my Executors whom I shall name hereafter and my wife
to hold her part so long as she lives and no longer. The ballence of
Negroes (Except old Dick which I leav on the plantation to be used
well as long as he lives) and the ballence of Cattle and my saddle and
feather bed (as I mentioned before) The whole to be made sail of
Privately among the Children and the money arising from them to be
equally divided among my Children both sons and Daughters to them and
their heirs for ever. My Will and desire is that my Estate should not
be apraised I also appoint Isaac Easley, Daniel Easley, Daniel
parker and Hawkins Landrum to be my Executors of this my last will and
Testament Revoking all other wills by me made heretofore Given under
my hand and seal this Twelfth day of January one thousand seven
hundred and eighty six. TestDaniel "X" Easley (LS) Charles Old
Robert Chappel Samuel Landrum N.B. My will and desire is that my
wairing Clothes whats made and what is not be Equally divided between
my two sons Isaac and Daniel Easley and my wives part of Negroes,
stock of all kind and household stuff be Equally Divided between all
my Children including sons and Daughters to them and there heirs for
ever witness my hand and seal the day and date above--
TestDaniel "X" Easley Charles Old Robert Chappel Samuel Landrum
At a Court held for Halifax County the 19th day of January 1786 this
last will and Testament of Daniel Easley was Exhibited into Court and
Proved by the Oaths of three of the witnesses thereto & ordered to be
recorded and on this motion of Hawkins Landrum, Daniel Parker Daniel
Easley and Isaac Easley Executors there in named who made Oath hereto
according to law Certificate is granted them for obtaining Probate
hereof in due form they giving security where upon they together with
George Wood James Smith and Benjamin Dickson their Securities entered
into and acknowledged bond as the Law directs. Test. Geo. Carrington
Clk. 1812 Oct. 26th adm. with the will annexed granted Thomas Easley.


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