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My O'Daniel Roots 

Generation No. 1

1.  O'DANIEL1.  He married ??.
 
Children of O'DANIEL and ?? are:
2. i. JOHN O'DANIEL, b. Abt. 1755, Orange Co. NC; d. Bef. February 1825, Orange Co. NC.
 ii. HENRY O'DANIEL, b. 1752, Orange Co. NC; d. October 16, 1829, Orange Co. NC; m. (1) JANE THOMPSON, 1767-1795; m. (2) MARGARET CONKLIN, 1771-1801.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN2 O'DANIEL (O'DANIEL1) was born Abt. 1755 in Orange Co. NC, and died Bef. February 1825 in Orange Co. NC.  He married AGNES MCCOWN 1774-1802.

JOHN O'DANIEL:
The research of Bill O'Daniel reveal: "The earliest mention of the O'Daniel name in Orange County, NC is in 1761 in the "Abstracts of the Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of Orange County, North Carolina".    In the minutes of the February court of that
year, John O'Daniel and William O'Daniel are named in a list of men who were ordered, with
their taxables, to work upon the road laid out "from James Cantril's to Taylor's Road..."
  The Orange County O'Daniel families may have emigrated from Ireland in 1760.  The following data support this line of reasoning:   A Miss Elizabeth O'Daniel married William
McDaniel in 1770 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She had emigrated with her parents
from Ireland in 1760.  A William O'Daniel was granted 200 acres on Raeburn's Creek, a
tributary of the Reedy River, on 31 Sep 1769 (Laurens County).  In two reference books
regarding the life of Col. David Fanning (a notorious Loyalist) it was stated he lived some
of his teenage years with the John O'Daniel family in Orange County, NC. Afterwards, he joined a William O'Daniel, a "brother or close relative" to John O'Daniel, in South Carolina on the "PeeDee" (should read Reedy) River.   A John and a William O'Daniel were mentioned
(as noted above) in 1761 in Orange County, NC records.  Also from the Granville Proprietary
Land Office records for Orange County, NC on 5 Sep 1761, John O'Daniel, Jr., took out a
warrant for 700 acres of land on the waters of Back Creek, waters of the Haw River, which
included the plantation on which lived William O'Daniel.  (This warrant was later voided by
Robert Tate's entry and John's money returned).   It is assumed that this William in Orange
County records, who does not appear in any later records in this county after 1761, is
the same William in Orange County records, who does not appear in any later records in
this county after 1761, is the same William of Laurens County, SC who got the land grant
on Raeburn's Creek.  It thus appears that John, William and Elizabeth were related, possibly brothers and sister.  If this is correct, they were all born in Ireland and emigrated with their parents in 1760.   Another possibility is that William is the father of John and Elizabeth.  There are two more O'Daniels in early Orange County: (1) Henry, born 1752, who may been another
brother to the above O'Daniels (see separate section on Henry O'Daniel), and (2) a Samuel
O'Daniel who was ordered to work on the roads with others in 1783 (nothing further is
known of this Samuel)."    Bill O'Daniel continues his narrative about John..."The one article also refers to him [John] as "John Jr."  The date of his birth is unknown; in the 1800 U.S. Census, John is listed as age 45 or older; therefore he was born no later than 1755.  Place of birth is probably Ireland.  In an article written in Arkansas about John's son Green, this Green was said to be of Irish parents.   He married Agness McCown.  John could sign his name; Agness used her mark "X".   In the book "Revolutionary Incidents" by Rev. E. W. Caruthers, D.D., in the section on the infamous Tory Col. David Fanning, the John O'Daniel (O'Deniell) family is stated to have taken in this David Fanning when he was a young lad and cared for him.  They taught him to read and write.  This indicates that at least John O'Daniel had had some education (i.e., Agness could not sign her name).   Later on during the Revolution when Col. Fanning was wrecking havoc in Orange County, and elsewhere, it would not be presumptous to assume he visited his previous benefactors, the O'Daniel family, to whom he owed so much.   The children of John and Agness were:  William, John, Henry, Susanna, Jane, James, Jesse, Green and Peggy.  The exact dates of their births are unknown.  In the will of Genet McCown, mother of Agness McCown Daniel, written in 1785, she mentions the O'Daniel grandchildren William, John, Henry, Susanna, Jane and James, thus making them born at least by 1785."  There are numerous deeds, tax records, and court records regarding John in Orange County.  Some of them are: 28 Nov 1772, 50 acres were granted to John by a deed from Henry O'Daniel, James Boll and Thomas Cate; this land was located on a fork of Cain Creek, the north side of the Haw River...Aug 1778, John was appointed overseer of the road from Woodies Ferry to John Moores...9 Dec 1778, 400 acres of land on Little Cain Creek were surveyed for John by warrant from the State of North Carolina...1779, listed on tax records, 2075 pounds (value of real estate and property)...1781, tax record, Caswell District of Orange County, John had 2 Negroes, 600 acres, 4 horses, 12 cattle, total value of his property was 3880 pounds sterling; his tax was 10 pounds...25 Aug 1782; bought from Henry O'Daniel, for 25 pounds, 280 acres on Hardens Creek, crossing twice a fork of Cain Creek, adjoining his own lands...25 Aug 1782, bought from Henry O'Daniel 50 acres along a fork of Cain Creek for 15 pounds...27 Nov 1782, Civil Action papers - Margaret M. Mullin was summoned to appear in County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions on 4 Monday in Feb 1783, to testify in behalf of John O'Daniel plaintiff vs. Thomas Pickard, defendent...1782, tax record, John had 535 acres, 1 Negro age 7-16, 1 Negro age 16-40, 5 horses & mules, 2 cattle, valued at 400 pounds...May 1783, served on a Grand Jury for Orange county...Sep 1784, appointed as a juror for the next court...Nov 1784, served on a Grand Jury...1784, tax record, John had 1200 acres, 2 Black men...May 1785, served on a jury....Nov 1785, served on a jury...30 Aug 1786, John O'Daniel took a girl named Lucy, aged 5 years, on June 23, 1786, til age 18 and was to teach her to read and write; also the art and "mistery" of a
Spintress. (Further evidence that John could read and write)...10 Oct 1787, deed, John &
wife Agness sold to Henry O'Daniel 50 acres on Cain Creek for 15 pounds (same land that
John bought from Henry in Aug 1782)...1788, tax record, John had 906 acres...1792, tax
records, John had 650 acres, 3 Blacks...26 Aug 1793, involved in a guardianship suit for one Richard Edwards, deceased...1806, Tax List for Orange County, NC, John O'Daniel lived on Cain Creek and had 656 acres valued at $3600.   John wrote his will on 20 April 1821;
evidently his wife Agness had already died as she is not mentioned in his will.   His will is dated 20 April 1822 and was proven in  court, Feb 1825.   Notes regarding John's children were taken from the notes of Bill O'Daniel of Littleton, Colorado.
 
Children of JOHN O'DANIEL and AGNES MCCOWN are:
 i. JANE3 O'DANIEL, b. Abt. 1773, Orange Co. NC; d. Aft. April 20, 1821; m. ISAIAH CATES, February 10, 1794, Orange Co. NC.

 ii. JAMES O'DANIEL, b. 1776-1779; d. May 1830; m. MARY "POLLY" MARSH, January 31, 1815, Chatham County North Carolina.

 iii. WILLIAM O'DANIEL, b. Abt. 1781; d. Bef. 1825.

 iv. JOHN O'DANIEL, b. Abt. 1783; d. Bef. February 1836.

 v. HENRY O'DANIEL, b. Abt. 1785; d. Bef. February 1847.
 

vii. JESSE O'DANIEL, b. Abt. 1793; d. Bef. 1843.
 

3.      viii. GREEN O'DANIEL, b. Abt. 1795; d. Bef. December 1871, Western Grove, Newton County, AR.
 
ix. PEGGY L. O'DANIEL, b. Abt. 1797; d. Aft. 1821; m. THOMAS THOMPSON, May 08, 1811, Orange Co. NC.
 

Generation No. 3

3.  GREEN3 O'DANIEL (JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born Abt. 1795, and died Bef. December 1871 in Western Grove, Newton County, AR.  He married NANCY O'DANIEL April 10, 1825.

GREEN O'DANIEL
Green is listed on the muster rolls of the soldiers of the War of 1812, detached from the Militia of North Carolina, Orange county, 2nd Regiment.   Green's married Nancy O'Daniel. The marriage bond names her as O'Daniel. She may have been the daughter of Samuel and Mary Trousdale O'Daniel. If so, she and Green would be cousins.   In the "Hillsboro Recorder", 31 Aug 1825, Green ran an ad listing land for sale.   Green O'Daniel migrated to the Territory of Arkansas, probably via the state of Tennessee.  He next appears on the tax rolls for Carroll County, Arkansas, 1833.   He and his family appear in the 1850 Newton County, AR census.
 Green served in the Mexican War, 1846-48.  Soldiers who served in this war were to receive 160 acres of free land in Arkansas as bounty land warrants.  This privelege was not taken advantage of until about 1850.   The act of 1820 provided that in certain parts of the county one could purchase up to 80 acres of land at $1.25 per acre.  Before the county of Newton was formed from Carroll County in 1842, few people bought and held title to the land on which they resided.  They were usually squatters and migratory hunters and trappers.   The Preemption Act of 1841 gave the right to settle and improve non-occupied land in the county with the privilege to buy.  By an act of 1842, renewed in 1848 and 1854, all military land warrants could be located upon any of the public lands subject to sale at private entry.   It thus appears that Green O'Daniel took full advantage of his military warrant for the Mexican War in late 1850. This land was located near or in what was later to be the town of Western Grove.  Many of his children and grandchildren lived in this area to the turn of the century.   Green was named in his father's will. He was also named in his brother Henry's will in Feb 1846 in Orange County, NC. Green was the county treasurer for Newton County, AR from 1848-1852.   Green wrote his will on 12 Nov 1870. He had died by Dec 1871.  His will was probated on 11 Dec 1871 by his sons Jesse and Green.
 
Child of GREEN O'DANIEL and NANCY O'DANIEL is:
4. i. SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, b. June 18, 1811, North Carolina; d. June 25, 1891.
 

Generation No. 4

4.  SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS (GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born June 18, 1811 in North Carolina, and died June 25, 1891.  She married ISAAC F. MORRIS 1832-2856.

Notes for ISAAC F. MORRIS:
Disappeared during the Civil War.  (Confederate)

Marriage Notes for SARAH O'DANIELS and ISAAC MORRIS:
They were in Newton County, Ar in 1850.
 
Children of SARAH O'DANIELS and ISAAC MORRIS are:
 i. RICHARD THOMAS5 MORRIS, m. MARY GLADDEN, March 05, 1876.

Marriage Notes for RICHARD MORRIS and MARY GLADDEN:
lived in Newton County, Arkansas

5. ii. ELIZABETH JANE MORRIS, b. March 21, 1838, Tennessee; d. November 15, 1930, Boone County, Arkansas.
6. iii. NANCY JANE GREEN MORRIS, b. March 06, 1840, Tennessee.
 iv. ELIZA JANE MORRIS, b. May 24, 1844, Newton County, Arkansas; m. WILLIAM HURST, Abt. 1868.
7. v. MINERVA ANN MORRIS, b. April 11, 1846.
 vi. JIM MORRIS, b. 1835-1860; d. 1841-1941.
 

Generation No. 5

5.  ELIZABETH JANE5 MORRIS (SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born March 21, 1838 in Tennessee, and died November 15, 1930 in Boone County, Arkansas.  She married EDWARD HUDSON WALLIS 1850-1880 in Tennessee, son of JOHN WALLIS and NANCY HUDSON.

ELIZABETH JANE MORRIS
Elizabeth Wallis (Wallace) or Granny or Aunt Liz as she was known to her family and friends often told of the hard times during the Civil War.  She hid her sheep in caves to keep the carpet baggers from killing them.  This was important to her as sheep was one source of income.  She sheared the sheep, cleaned the wool, spun it into thread on her spinning wheel and wove it into cloth which was called "linze".
She would tell many stories in the early days both before and after she was married.  One of special interest was seeing a sister, Nancy Green Harp, attacked by a racoon when they were dipping water from a spring.  The coon jumped on her shoulders and began tearing flesh before she was freed by their guard dogs which were kept to guard their livestock and homes.  She was scarred for the remainder of her life.
Granny Wallis was truly a pioneer woman of the late 1880's and 1900's.  Her house, as all Wallis homes, was always clean, beds beautiful with starched spread and pillow shams; all handmade.  She lived to be 93 years old, dying in 1930.  Her husband died in 1905 at the age of 77.  He was buried on the homestead as well as one son, Dan, who died in 1950.
Times were hard in teh early days of this era, but the Wallis families, as many others, were a happy people.  They complained not of their way of life, but got the most out of each day they lived.

EDWARD HUDSON WALLIS
Edward Wallis was born in England in 1828.  He was 17 years old when he came to the United States, which would have been in the year 1845.  He married Elizabeth Morris and they came to Boone County from Tennessee in the early 1850's.
They homesteaded their farm in the southeast end of Boat Mountain.  No records were kept before 1872 at which time he got a "patent" as it was called then.  In 1876 he got a deed.  They built their cabin on land he thought was his, but when it was surveyed he was on another man's land, which meant he had to move.  So carrying his rifle and with the help of his oxen he moved the cabin, log by log, to  the place where he lived the remainder of his life.  All the Wallis children were born on this homesite.  The oldest was Jeff Wallis, born 1856, then came Frank, Bill, Gord, Loss, Pete, Seab, Hugh, Dan, Mary, Katherine, and Julia Ann. Edward Wallis was a tanner and shoemaker.  He had a large rock on which he tanned the hides for shoes.  This rock in later years was moved to the big spring in Valley Springs.  Edward was also a Baptist preacher. Six of his sons and one daughter (Mary) stayed in Boone County or Carroll County as it was known then.  Boone County was not formed until 1869.  Loss and Hugh went to Oklahoma and Texas.  Katherine and Julia Ann went to Oklahoma.

Newton County Cemeteries Book, states that Edward Wallis was born November 7, 1828 and died August 29, 1905.

Submitted by Jetti Crutchfield.  Chandler, Texas:  12/9/1997

Some of the sons of Edward and Elizabeth changed the spelling of Wallis to Wallace.  I don't know when or why.  I found that at one of the reunions in Harrison, Arkansas, several years ago.  The children of some of the Wallace sons married Harps.  There also was Cherokee Indian in Mary Elizabeth Morris. I don't know how much.  Sarah Catherine's picture really shows it.

More About EDWARD HUDSON WALLIS:
Fact 1: buried Boat Mountain Homestead, Boone County, Arkansas
 
Children of ELIZABETH MORRIS and EDWARD WALLIS are:
8. i. THOMAS JEFFERSON6 WALLIS, b. October 13, 1855, Boone County, Arkansas; d. October 29, 1908.
 ii. JAMES FRANKLIN WALLIS, b. Abt. 1858, Boone County, Arkansas; d. 1933; m. MARTHA C..

More About MARTHA C.:
Fact 1: buried in Wesrern Grove Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas

9. iii. MARY JANE WALLIS, b. Abt. 1862, Boone County, Arkansas; d. Aft. 1928, Boone County, Arkansas.
10. iv. WILLIAM RILEY WALLIS, b. Abt. 1863, Boone County, Arkansas.
11. v. ISAAC LAOS WALLIS, b. Abt. 1866, Boone County, Arkansas.
 vi. HIRAM G. WALLIS, b. February 14, 1868, Boone County, Arkansas.
 vii. JOSEPH M. WALLIS, b. Abt. 1870, Boone County, Arkansas.
 viii. JOSEPH SEABURN WALLIS, b. Abt. 1871, Boone County, Arkansas.
 ix. PETER WALLIS, b. May 15, 1873, Boone County, Arkansas; d. September 23, 1947; m. MARY M..
12. x. SARAH CATHERINE WALLIS, b. April 1875, Boone County, Arkansas.
 xi. DANIEL FULBRIGHT WALLIS, b. May 16, 1879, Boone County, Arkansas; d. May 14, 1950, Arkansas.

More About DANIEL FULBRIGHT WALLIS:
Fact 1: buried at Boat Mountain Homestead, Newton County, Arkansas

 xii. HUGH EDWARD WALLIS, b. April 1880, Boone County, Arkansas.
 xiii. JULIA ANN WALLIS, b. May 20, 1882.

6.  NANCY JANE GREEN5 MORRIS (SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born March 06, 1840 in Tennessee.  She married SAMUEL HARP.
 
Children of NANCY MORRIS and SAMUEL HARP are:
 i. SARAH E.6 HARP.
 ii. SAMUEL H. HARP.

7.  MINERVA ANN5 MORRIS (SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born April 11, 1846.  She married GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER Abt. 1859.

GEORGE WASHINGTON COOPER
Enlisted in Fayetteville, Ark at age 27.  Branch of service - Infantry, Grade - Private.  Regiment - 1st Ark. Infantry. Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove.  Helped bury first Civil War victims at Fayetteville Military Cemetery Discharged: August 10, 1865 February 12, 1863, fought in Civil War for the Union until abt. 8-10-1865
 
Children of MINERVA MORRIS and GEORGE COOPER are:
 i. LILLEY MAY6 COOPER, b. March 04, 1888, Yardell, Arkansas; d. November 02, 1918, Yardell, Arkansas; m. INGLEBERT F. MORRISON, October 08, 1908.

More About LILLEY MAY COOPER:
Fact 1: buried at IOOF Cemetery
Cause of Death: Swine Flu

 ii. LAURA COOPER, b. 1859-1887; d. 1866-1970.
 

Generation No. 6

8.  THOMAS JEFFERSON6 WALLIS (ELIZABETH JANE5 MORRIS, SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born October 13, 1855 in Boone County, Arkansas, and died October 29, 1908.  He married MARY C. COLE.

More About THOMAS JEFFERSON WALLIS:
Fact 1: buried in Western Grove Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas

More About MARY C. COLE:
Fact 1: buried in Westrern Grove Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas
 
Child of THOMAS WALLIS and MARY COLE is:
 i. ASBURY7 WALLACE, b. October 22, 1886.

More About ASBURY WALLACE:
Fact 1: buried in Westrern Grove Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas

9.  MARY JANE6 WALLIS (ELIZABETH JANE5 MORRIS, SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born Abt. 1862 in Boone County, Arkansas, and died Aft. 1928 in Boone County, Arkansas.  She married (1) ?? GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER.  She married (2) ?? WALLACE.

Notes for GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER:
There was a Gallagher that owned 160 acres of land around Boone County, Arkansas.

Children of MARY WALLIS and GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER are:
 i. JOHN7 GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER.
 ii. *MARVIN GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. Bef. 1893; d. August 08, 1893, Boone County, Arkansas.
Notes for MARVIN GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER:
*Possible son of ??Gallagher and Mary Jane Wallis.

Eoff Cemetery in Boone Co.
96. Floyd, Capt. E. N. - 25 July 1829 - 25 June 1904 Mason 8th Ark. Vol. (wf./Martha)
97. Floyd, Ertie - 30 Nov. 1886 - 8 Apr. 1888 dau./Dr. C. J. & F.
98. Floyd, Martha - 5 Sept. 1822 - 23 Jan. 1911 (next to E. N.) (wf.)
99. *Gallagher, Marvin - 8 Aug. 1893 son/W. T. & M. J. THIS COULD BE THE BROTHER OF MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER.
100. Gallager, W. T. - n d Co. A 6 Ill. Cav. (federal military mkr.) ( a fieldstone beside this no inscription)

 iii. MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER, b. July 02, 1889, Valley Springs, Arkansas; d. February 1986, Bristow, Oklahoma; m. WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS, 1905, Valley Springs, Arkansas.

MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER
All three children that Mary and William had were born in Valley Springs, Arkansas, where Mary's Mother lived.  No matter where they were living, Mary always went home to her Mother to have her babies. Granny was a hard working woman.  She canned peaches, blackberries, did wash ing (using a washboard) and ironing for people.  When they had chickens, she sold eggs.

More About MARY FLOYD GALLAGHER/GALLIGHER:
Fact 1: buried in Bristow, Oklahoma
 
Child of MARY WALLIS and ?? WALLACE is:
 iv. CLAUDE LEA7 WALLACE, m. ?? BETHANY.

10.  WILLIAM RILEY6 WALLIS (ELIZABETH JANE5 MORRIS, SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born Abt. 1863 in Boone County, Arkansas.  He married MARY.
 
Child of WILLIAM WALLIS and MARY is:
 i. DOT7 WALLACE.

11.  ISAAC LAOS6 WALLIS (ELIZABETH JANE5 MORRIS, SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born Abt. 1866 in Boone County, Arkansas.  He married ALDORA.
 
Child of ISAAC WALLIS and ALDORA is:
 i. HOWARD7 WALLACE.

12.  SARAH CATHERINE6 WALLIS (ELIZABETH JANE5 MORRIS, SARAH JANE4 O'DANIELS, GREEN3 O'DANIEL, JOHN2, O'DANIEL1) was born April 1875 in Boone County, Arkansas.  She married ANDREW JACKSON KNIGHT.
 
Children of SARAH WALLIS and ANDREW KNIGHT are:
 i. DELLA LAURA7 KNIGHT.
 ii. JAMES EDWARD ESKER KNIGHT.
 iii. ETTA KNIGHT. 



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