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Info taken from E-Mail text from Virginia Easley DeMarcy : 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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