Jesse Auston Daniell (1794-1860)

Jesse Daniell was born Jesse Auston. He was born September 9, 1794 to Betty Daniell daughter of Jesse Daniell and Nancy Hardwick. Betty was married to an Auston (first name unknown). Jesse Auston appears to have been orphaned around 1800 and was provided for out of the estate of his uncle, Levi Daniell. Payments for his care, continuing to 1815, are to John Daniel, Levi's cousin and a son of William and Lucretia Bell Daniel of Edgefield Co., South Carolina, who married Martha Pearson Cook Daniell, Levi's widow. Jesse legally changed his name in 1807 to Jesse Daniell, Georgia legislative records; that is also reflected in payments from Levi's estate. All records for him after 1807 and for his descendants are as either DANIELL or DANIEL. He is Jesse DANIELL in the military records for the War of 1812.

In 1816 he married Mary Tucker, daughter of John Robert Tucker and Ann Reese. Jesse and Mary had 14 children: male Daniell (1817), Joseph, John, Arthur, Martha, Robert T., William H., Richard, Louisa C., Anabella, Daniel, James R., Mackerness and Augustus.

In 1820 Jesse lived in Baldwin County Georgia. According to census records, he lived in Washington County, 98th District (Georgia) in 1840. By 1850 he had moved to Milledgeville, Baldwin, Georgia. In the 1850 Baldwin County GA census page 124: Jessie Daniel, 56; Mary A. 51; Anabella 15; James 12; Augustus 5.  In 1860 many of this family can be found in Salem, Baldwin county, Georgia.  On the census in 1860: Mary E. 60 born in South Carolina; daughter Arabella 25 born in Georgia; son James 23 born in Georgia; and son Augustus 15 born in Georgia.  Jesse died May 22, 1860 in Salem, Baldwin County, Georgia. 

Sources: Rick Daniel, Robert Daniell, United States Census Records, and "The Georgia Black Book" by Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.

More information can be found on a website by Bob Daniell

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