James Knox Polk Daniel

Brief Life History of James Knox Polk

When James Knox Polk Daniel was born on 25 October 1844, in Grants Lick, Campbell, Kentucky, United States, his father, Beverley S. Daniel, was 49 and his mother, Anna D Stephenson, was 42. He married Sarah Frances Jacobs on 6 April 1876. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Iuka, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Tetonia, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 31 January 1930, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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James Knox Polk Daniel
Sarah Frances Jacobs
Marriage: 6 April 1876
Harry Bridges Daniel
Ira Oscar Daniel
Harvey Isaac Daniel
Beverly Arachilaur Daniel
Lura Easter Daniel
Edith Melvina Daniel
Edwin Eldridge Daniel
Homer Knox Daniel
Sarah Belle Daniel

Sources (39)

  • James R. P. Daniel in household of B J Daniel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James K P Daniel, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James K. Daniel, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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Historical Boundaries: 1867: Marion, Illinois, United States

Name Meaning

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Jewish, Assyrian/Chaldean, West Indian (mainly Haiti), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania); Breton (rarely Le Daniel); Hungarian (Dániel): from the Biblical personal name Daniel, Syriac (Assyrian/Chaldean) Dānīʾēl, Hungarian Dániel (from Hebrew Daniyyel ‘God is my judge’), borne by a major prophet in the Bible. The chief factor influencing the popularity of the personal name (and hence the frequency of the surname) was undoubtedly the dramatic story in the Book of Daniel recounting the prophet's steadfast adherence to his religious faith despite pressure and persecution from the Mesopotamian kings in whose court he served: Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, and Darius. The name was also borne by a 2nd-century Christian martyr and by a 9th-century hermit, the legend of whose lives were popular among Christians during the Middle Ages. Among Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe the name was also popular as being that of a 4th-century Persian martyr, who was venerated in the Orthodox Church. In France, this surname is most common in Brittany.

Irish (Tipperary and Waterford): shortened form of McDaniel , which is actually a variant of McDonnell , from the Gaelic form of Irish Donal (equivalent to Scottish Donald), erroneously associated with the Biblical personal name Daniel. See also O'Donnell .

Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Danijel: from the Biblical personal name Danijel ‘Daniel’ (see 1 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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