Robert Daniel

about 1798–about 1845 (Age 47)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Daniel was born about 1798, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, Nehemiah Daniel I, was 38 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Lyon, was 36. He died about 1845, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Nehemiah Daniel I
1760–1820
Anna Elizabeth Lyon
1762–1822
Samuel Daniels Sr
1776–1837
Rebecca A. Daniel
1780–1860
Temperance Daniel
1787–1860
Robert Daniel
1798–1845
Fanny Daniel
1800–
Drucilla Daniel
1802–
Frances `Fannie` Daniel
Sarah Daniel
1782–1860
Nancy Jane Daniel
1788–1877
Mary Polly Daniel
1790–
Nehemiah Daniel II
1803–1852
William Daniel
1813–1892

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812

Age 14

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian (Dániel), Romanian, and Jewish: from the Hebrew personal name Daniel ‘God is my judge’, borne by a major prophet in the Bible. The major 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 in spite of pressure and persecution from the Mesopotamian kings in whose court he served: Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar (at whose feast Daniel interpreted the mysterious message of doom that appeared on the wall, being thrown to the lions for his pains). The name was also borne by a 2ndcentury Christian martyr and by a 9th-century hermit, the legend of whose life was popular among Christians during the Middle Ages; these had a minor additional influence on the adoption of the Christian name. 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.2 Irish: reduced 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 .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Robert Daniels, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Robt Daniel, "United States Census, 1820"

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