The Daily family in Hamilton County

The Daily Family in Hamilton County


DALY

The surname (O) Daly ( and its variants Daily, Dailey, Daley etc.) is O Dalaigh in Irish, deriving form Dalach meaning ‘one who is present at assemblies’; the root word is Dail, now the official title of the parliament of the Republic of Ireland. A connection is possible between the meaning of the name and the long tradition of scholarship and poetic achievement associated with those who bear it, since the ollamh of Gaelic Ireland had a place of honour at the tribal dail as a man of learning and a poet. The medieval genealogists located their homeland in the present Co Westmeath, and they spread throughout the county by acting as ollamhs to the most prominent families. From a very early date families of the name were also prominent in Co. Cork, and especially in the area around the peninsulas of Muintervarra, or Sheep’s Head, in west Cork. The likeliest explanation is that the name had a separate origin in the south. Even so, the O’Dalys of Desmond had an equally strong association with poetry and learning: so potent were the poems of Aonghas O Dalaigh of Ballyroon that he was murdered by one of the victims of his satires. The name is now common throughout Ireland, with the greatest concentrations in the south and west, and in Co. Westmeath. (MORE)


John W. Daily (Dailey or Daly), Sr. was b. ca 1777 in VA and d. 26 Oct 1865 in Hamilton Co., IL. at age 88.  He and his wife, Polly Maulding ( Parents ) , are buried in Ten Mile Cemetery.  He was a charter member of this church which was started in 1820, one of the three oldest churches in IL.  He was in Virginia prior to 1803, NC prior to 1807, then back in Virginia and in KY prior to 1812, and was one of the early settlers of Hamilton Co., for he and his family were there prior to 1815. (It is interesting to note that possibly Polly was born in 1763 and that there was a stepson William.)

His father was John Daily born ca 1763.  Who had married Elizabeth Wilson, dau. of George Wilson.  He was a private in the Revolutionary War, enlisting 5 Mar 1781 from Berkley Co., VA and served in a Company of the 4th Virginia Regiment in a Battalion composed of the different Regiments of the Virginia Line commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Posey.  Since the biographies state that Posey was at Yorktown, it seems quite probable that John Daily was at the seige and the surrender of Yorktown on Oct 19, 1781, one of only 9,000 continental troops.   Between 1 Sep and 1 Dec 1782, he was transferred to a Company that was designated at various times as captain Clough Shelton's 1st Company and a Company of the 6th Virginia Regiment, same Battalion.  On 21 Jun 1785, he was granted 200 acres (Virginia Land Warrant) for service in the war.  John Daily made application for pension 25 May 1818 at which time he resided in Hampshire Co., VA.  His pension was allowed for two years and six months actual service as a private in the Virginia Troops, Revolutionary War. The pension started on July 31,1820 when he was 72 years old and was for $96.00 annually. For his service he was granted 300 acres of land on June 21, 1785. He later died in Springfield, VA on May 7, 1830
NOTE: The information above is mostly found at http://hamilton.ilgw.org/misc/faminf01.htm , but , seems inconsistent due to the closeness of the two given birth dates of 1763 and 1777 for proposed father and son! Unless there are errors in these dates which is not unusual for geneological records. In the 1800 Virginia tax list at http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Virginia TaxListCensuses/ 1800index/ 1800D-index1.htm there are two John Daileys listed, one in Mecklenberg and one in Norfolk county. The one in Mecklenberg can be ruled out since he was a land owner and he had a large family at that time. Interestingly also in Norfolk was an Eilzebeath and an Enoch Dailey. Elizabeth being the name of the wife of the John Dailey in West Virginia, the Rev. War Vet given as the proposed father. None of this family are on the available tax lists in 1790.

Known children of John W. Daily, Sr. and Polly Maulding:
1. Lewis Daily,(possibly born in 1820, thus not the first son) m. 15 Nov 1838 to Celia T. Maulding
2. William Daily, b. ca 1800 VA ( a stepson?), d. 24 Aug 1874, m. (1) to Harriett Hughes, (2) 16 Aug 1827 to Hannah Hughes
3. Anderson Daily, b. Aug. 15, 1801 VA, d. 22 Jul 1889 IL, m. 30 Nov 1824 IL to Susannah Bond b. Dec. 14, 1808 KY d. Feb 24, 1888 IL
4. Nancy Daily, b. ca 1805 VA, d. ca 1851
5. Jane Daily b. 1-Jul-1809, d. 16-Sep-1890, buried: Blooming Grove Cem., Husband - Daniel Tolley b. 8-Mar-1804, d. 26-Nov-1878.
6. John W. Daily, Jr., b. ca 1812, m. 8 Mar 1831 to Jane Arnold
7. Levi Daily, b. 7 Jan 1813 in KY, m. Nancy Staugh
8. Harvey J. Daily, b. ca 1814, d. 6 May 1870, m. 2 Feb 1836 to Jiney Ingram
9. Mary E. Daily, b. 2 Feb 1820 (possibly 1810), d. 6 Feb 1897, m. John Standefer
10. Elizabeth Daily, b. ca 1822, d. ca 1878, m. 5 Aug 1838 to John Bond
11. Vincent Daily, b. 30 No 1834, d. 26 Nov 1856, m. Elizabeth Bond

There were numerous recorded land purchases between 1826 to 1855.

HAMILTON COUNTY ILLINOIS LAND RECORDS

Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
HAMILTON County
Sale Legal Sect- Twn- Ra- Meri- Acres Price Total Soc. Date Co. or State of Name of Purchaser Type Description ion ship nge dian Bought Per Acre Price Stat Purchased Purchaser Vol. Page ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DAILEY ABNER FD SESW 23 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 11/02/1853 HAMILTON 112 033 DAILEY ANDERSON FD NESE 32 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 03/19/1851 HAMILTON 111 003 DAILEY ANDERSON FD SWNW 33 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 04/17/1839 HAMILTON 110 144 DAILEY JOHN W FD SWNE 33 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 11/09/1853 HAMILTON 112 035 DAILEY LEVI FD SESW 27 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 03/13/1854 HAMILTON 112 089 DAILEY LEVI FD SWSW 27 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 12/29/1850 HAMILTON 110 259 DAILEY LEWIS FD NENE 36 06S 05E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 09/13/1853 UNKNOWN 105 161 DAILEY VINCENT FD SENE 12 05S 05E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 03/19/1851 HAMILTON 111 003 DAILEY WILLIAM FD SENW 35 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 11/06/1851 HAMILTON 111 020 DAILEY WILLIAM FD NESE 27 04S 06E 3 40.00 .13 5.00 MALE 03/27/1855 HAMILTON 112 173 DAILEY WILLIAM FD SESE 27 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 05/24/1847 HAMILTON 110 205 DAILEY WILLIAM FD NWNW 35 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 05/24/1847 HAMILTON 110 205 DAILY ANDERSON FD NESW 34 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 04/01/1852 MASSAC 111 037 DAILY ANDERSON FD E2NW 33 04S 06E 3 80.00 1.25 100.00 MALE 12/15/1836 HAMILTON 110 083 DAILY ANDERSON FD NWNW 33 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 10/31/1849 HAMILTON 110 241 DAILY GEORGE FD NENE 15 04S 07E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 03/08/1853 UNKNOWN 105 122 DAILY HARVY JONES FD SWSW 08 05S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 07/09/1850 HAMILTON 110 253 DAILY JOHN JR FD NESE 05 05S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 12/15/1836 HAMILTON 110 083 DAILY JOHN SEN FD SWSW 28 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 12/15/1836 HAMILTON 110 083 DAILY LEVI FD NESE 28 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 10/18/1851 HAMILTON 111 019 DAILY LEVI FD SESE 28 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 10/31/1849 HAMILTON 110 241 DAILY MASTIN W FD NWSW 05 05S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 07/26/1850 HAMILTON 110 253 DAILY WILLIAM FD NENW 35 04S 06E 3 40.00 000.00 WARRANT MALE 10/15/1852 UNKNOWN 105 072 DAILY WILLIAM FD SWSW 26 04S 06E 3 40.00 1.25 50.00 MALE 12/15/1836 HAMILTON 110 083

Many marriages were recorded in the years to follow.

A compilation of Hamilton Co., IL marriage records to 1940

GROOMS - DAILY


From: Court Records, Bible Records, Obituaries, etc.

Dailey, Abner Denton, Rebecca September 20, 1852
Dailey, John Westly Cox, Julia Ann July 27, 1852
Dailey, Anderson Bond, Susan November 30, 1824
Daily, Anderson Riley Sarah Amanda Newby January 31, 1867
Daily, Arabia M. Nancy Dietz September 7, 1857
Daily, Charles E. Dial, Alice July 9, 1901
Daily, Douglas W. Echols, Flora December 16, 1885
Daily, Francis Marion Ellen L. Allen March 8, 1866
Daily, Francis Marion Malissa E. Dale (Doman) January 13, 1891
Daily, George Hutchcraft, Mary Charlotte May 22, 1858
Daily, George C. Leetuck, Zerelda F. December 3, 1924
Daily, George Henry Leslie, Anna M. September 04, 1889
Daily, Harvey J. Ingram, Gincey February 1, 1836
Daily, James A. Anderson, Ellen June 22, 1879
Daily, James H. Wilson, Mary E. June 8, 1859
Daily, James H. Holland, Delilah M. June 1, 1871
Daily, James H. Compton, Chanie October 15, 1882
Daily, James M. Maulding, Margaret Sarah February 02, 1853
Daily, James N. Coker, Matilda March 26, 1868
Daily, Job Woodruff, Mary November 24, 1852
Daily, Job Todd, Mary August 27, 1855
Daily, John Lowery, Sarah March 23, 1878
Daily, John H. Goss, Angeline February 10, 1861
Daily, John Thomas Moore, Elizabeth October 11, 1858
Daily, John Thomas Bowers, Emma October 7, 1885
Daily, John Thomas Eddington, Nellie June 2, 1901
Daily, John W. Boyd, Eliza November 17, 1875
Daily, John W. Chamber, Nancy July 18, 1887
Daily, John W. Sapp, Mahala Sapp December 3, 1901
Daily, John Wesley Louisa Elizabeth Maulding December 27, 1856
Daily, John Wesley Julia Ann Cox July 27, 1852
Daily, John Wesley Mrs. Mahal Sapp December 1901
Daily, Joseph E. Bowers, Lucy October 17, 1888
Daily, Landy C. Trotter, Louisa May 3, 1864
Daily, Leroy Parmley, Ida E. September 22, 1901
Daily, Levi Stobaugh, Nancy Ebbington September 19, 1846
Daily, Levi M. Holland, Ida December 11, 1881
Daily, Lewis Nanny, Elisa May 10, 1866
Daily, Lewis M. Maulding, Mary Ceeley  November 10, 1838
Daily, Madison M. Boyer, Ida Dora June 15, 1893
Daily, Maston M. Dale, Polly September 5, 1844
Daily, Mastin Bond Wooldridge, Harriett M. September 7, 1854
Daily, Maston Bond Mrs. Eliza J. Hunt March 17, 1908
Daily, Milton French, Bertie September 15, 1907
Daily, Rabe Head, Ida May 18, 1893
Daily, Riley A. Nunley, Amanda January 31, 1869
Daily, Robert A. Simpsen, Lillie May 20, 1889
Daily, Silas Hullinger, Malinda March 18, 1887
Daily, Steven A. Eddington, Nellie June 2, 1901

BRIDES - DAILY

Edwards, George C. Daily, Ada April 9, 1885
Cravens, William C. Daily, Angie February 22, 1893
Carr, Otto Daily, Dora August 18, 1898
Bond, John Daily, Elizabeth August 5, 1838
Adcock, Wilburn Daily, Irena March 29, 1866
Asberry, Joseph T. Daily, Julia E. November 18, 1887
Boyer, Samuel Daily, Louisa May 12, 1864
Bush, John A. Daily, Luanna E. April 20, 1870
Standerfer, Samuel Marshall Daily, Lettie Florence October 01, 1890
Rush, John A. Daily, Luana E. May 24, 1864
Deitz, Lawrence O. Daily, Maggie A. October 30, 1915
Dial, J. T. Daily, Malissa E. March 4, 1869
Echols, Bailey P. Daily, Mary E. December 24, 1879
Allen, Calvin Y. or G. Daily, Mary Jane April 20, 1854
Appel, Frederick (44) Daily, Mattie E. (37) October 8, 1890
Redfearn, R. H. Mary E. Daily March 10, 1872
Tedford, George P. Daily, Mary Ann January 15, 1852
Ward, Harry James Daily, Mamie  November 06, 1901
Guill, Andrew J. Daily, Mina April 28, 1892
Ingram, William A. Nora Victoria Daily June 2, 1947
Standerfer, John B. (s/o Job) Daily, Nancy J. Deitz (Mrs.) March 12, 1866
Black, Henry (48) Daily, Sarah (32) June 29, 1882
Bowers, E. M. Daily, Polly February 22, 1855
Echols, George T. Daily, Sarah J. November 18, 1867
Standerfer, Reuben Daily, Sophia A. January 10, 1882

Many were buried at Ten Mile and Blooming Grove cemetaries.

Ten Mile Cemetery

Name Birth Death Other
Daily, Ellen E. _ _ Info. not available
Daily, James _ December 10, 1882 26yrs/9mos/0days
Daily, James A. February 15, 1857 December 10, 1882 25yrs/9mos/20days
Daily, John _ October 26, 1865 88 years
Daily, Mastin _ _ Pvt. Co. A, 87th Ill. Inf.
Daily, Mary A.  _ June 12, 1862 d/o J & M Daily
Daily, Polly _ _ illegible (w/o John Daily_
Daily, Sarah E. July 4, 1844 September 16, 1856 d/o M. B. & H. M. Daily
Daily, Thomas V.  August 8, 1861 March 13, 1862 s/o M. B. & H. M. Daily
Daily, Vincent _ November 1866 63yrs/8mos/16days

Blooming Grove Cemetery

Daily, A. Wyne 1886 1949 _
Daily, Cetelia w/o Frank D. 1894 1931 _
Daily, Daylas W. 1862 1942 _
Daily, E. Bington 1848 1874 _
Daily, Emma w/o Thomas _ 1896 age 30
Daily, Annie M. w/o George H. 1860 1938 -
Daily, Levi M. _ _ Brother to J. W.
Daily, Flora D. w/o Daylas 1867 1957 _
Daily, Frank D. 1891 1959 _
Daily Gertrude w/o A. Wyne 1893 1957 _
Daily, George H. 18850 1908 _
Daily, Ida Dora w/o Madison Monroe 1873 1946 _
Daily, James Alfred W. 1886 1943 WWI
Daily, James M. 1840 1913 Civil War co. A 87 IL Inf.
Daily, Joseph E. 1869 1937 _
Daily, John W. 1830 1902 _
Daily, Julia Ann w/o John W. 1835 1955 _
Daily, L. C. _ 1918 Sgt. Co. D 6 IL Cav.
Daily, Laura 1837 1874 _
Daily, Laura C. w/o William 1889 1940 _
Daily, Lelia A. 1863 1864 _
Daily, Levi 1813 1892 _
Daily, Lila w/o Robert 1877 19__ _
Daily, Louis Jesse _ 1940 Army
Daily, Lucy w/o Joseph E. 1869 1925 _
Daily, Madison Monroe 1867 1932 _
Daily, Malinda J. w/o James Alfred W. 1848 1930 _
Daily, Malissa 1864 1865 _
Daily, Marine R. 1903 1919 _
Daily, Martha w/o William 1845 1937 _
Daily, Martha B. 1853 1950 _
Daily, Martha Jane w/o Wilford 1857 1930 _
Daily, Minerva A. 1868 1887 _
Daily, Nancy w/o Levi 1827 1872 _
Daily, Samuel L. 1862 1892 _
Daily, Sophia A. 1867 1901 _
Daily, Robert  1876 1961 _
Daily, Thomas Leroy 1875 1940 _
Daily, Wilford C. 1851 1927 _
Daily, William 1887 19__ _
Daily, William 1838 1932 _
Daily, William C. 1857 1935 _
Arabia M. Daily is not buried in Hamilton County having died of sickness at Vicksburg on 7/31/63 and is buried there. The following served in the Civil war from Hamilton County and there were a total of 85 that served from Illinois.
DAILEY, ABNER                          PVT      H    6 IL US CAV        MC LEANSBORO          
DAILEY, ARABIA M                       PVT      A    87 IL US INF       HAMILTON CO           
DAILEY, JAMES H                        1LT      D    6 IL US CAV        MC LEANSBORO          
DAILEY, JAMES N                        PVT      A    87 IL US INF       HAMILTON CO           
DAILEY, JOHN S                         PVT      A    87 IL US INF       HAMILTON CO           
DAILEY, MARTIN B                       CPL      A    87 IL US INF       HAMILTON CO           
DAILEY, WILLIAM W                      PVT      H    6 IL US CAV        MC LEANSBORO          	

Son of Arabia M. Daily was George Henry Daily who married Anna McClellan Leslie on Sep. 4 1889. George was a school teacher for 30 years and many of those years at Shady Grove school. Also he was one of the founders of the Fairview school district and the first teacher at Fairview. He and Anna are shown below.

They were also store keepers and Anna and family ran a Daily country store in the Fairview district after George passed away.

Herman Wesley Daily, Imogene Daily, Mabel Edna(Neal)Daily, Anna Daily

Herman Wesley wrote of his life in Hamilton County in his autobiography titled
"Eight to Eighty".
To read The Hamilton County portions only (9 pages) click here .
or to read the entire autobiography (25 pages) click here .

Herman Wesley Daily and Mabel Edna (Neal) Daily

Herman as a young teacher at either Shady Grove or Pig Ridge near Norris City.

Most of the descendants of George and Anna Daily have moved from Hamilton County, but for many years they had a reunion on every Memorial day at Blooming Grove where George and Anna are buried. Most would first visit Ten Mile and then go on to Blooming Grove. Below are Herman, Leslie, and Harry Daily at one of the Blooming Grove reunions. Herman and Harry were twins, born on 7 Aug. 1892 in Hamilton county.


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