The following information came from Dare County. The envelope has a red $.02 stamp. The postmark is illegible. It was addressed to my great-aunt, Ella Wynne Tatem. I found the letter just recently while going through correspondence from the estate of my cousin, Polly T. Leary of Columbia. Written by Mittie Wynne Fagan, the date at the top is 1926.
When I was at Roanoke Island summer before last, I copied some things from an old Bible at Cousin Willett Matt Tillett's, and I have copied them to-night and am sending them to you to look at when you've nothing else to do, and want to know who your folks are."
I quote exactly:
"Belcher Daniel, & wife Sarah (as far back as the old Bible gave any account.)
Spencer Daniel son of Belcher, and Sarah Daniel, was born March 15" 1784. Died Oct. 28" 1859. Married Dec. 6" 1807. He married Sophia Mann, the daughter of Thos. & Elizabeth Mann. Spencer Daniel has an iron fence, and a tomb at Wanchese, N.C.
Spencer, & Sophia Daniel's children are --
Eliza Daniel, Born Oct. 25" 1808
Clarica Daniel, Born Nov. 27" 1809
Matilda Daniel, Born July 28" 1811 (Mittie Wynne Fagan's grandmother)
Betsy L. Daniel, Born Jan. 28" 1813
Joseph M. Daniel, Born Sept. 4" 1814
Harriet E. Daniel, Born Aug. 9" 1816
Spencer & Sophia Daniel's daughter Eliza married Woodsie Daniel Born Oct. 13" 1802, Died Jan 5" 1871 They had only one child, and her name was Sophia, she married Thomas Tillett of Nags Head, and to this union was born --
Eliza M. Tillett, Born 8 1861
Thomas C. Tillett, Born 9 1863
Woodsie D. Tillett, Born 11 1866
Willett Matt Tillett, Born 22 1868
Martha J. Tillett, Born 29 1870
Those are Mittie Wynne FAgan's second cousins.
Joe Tom Daniel son of Joseph M. Daniel was born ________
Died Sept 17" 1925, at his home in Wanchese, N.C.
Thomas Wynne, son of Matilda Daniel Wynne and Silas Wynne was born Nov. 16" 1838 Married Jan 27" 1860. Died Aug 17" 1916. Buried at his old home near Columbia N.C.
Thomas Wynne married Elizabeth Ann Hassell daughter of Joshua & Mary Hassell of near Columbia, N.C. Elizabeth Ann Hassell Wynne was Born Jan 17" 1839. Married Jan 27" 1860. Died Feb. 22" 1913.
To this union was born Lindia Gertrude Wynne Died Young Nov. 8" 1860 born Oct. 30" 1862 died Harriet Virginia Wynne Died Young Born Feb. 1st, 1863. Died Aug. 16" 1869.
Charles Thomas Wynne Never married. Born Aug. 28" 1865. Died Jan. 5" 1894, aged 29. Mittie Eloise Wynne Born Dec. 27" Married Chas Carroll Fagan of Martin County, March 18" 1891. Husband Born Jan 13" 1858 Died Jan. 21" 1922 of paralysis.
Clarica Daniel daughter of Spencer & Sophia Daniel married Joseph B. Daniel, and lived at the old home where she is buried, her sister Matilda Hassell is buried beside of her (Matilda is Thomas Wynne's mother.) Clarica Daniel had six children, four died young. Their names are,--Joseph Gideon Daniel (called Gildeon.) Edwin Berry Daniel.
Joseph Gideon Daniel was the Father of Sarah Caroline who married Joe Gaskill of Wanchese, N.C. Sarah Caroline, or (Lina as she is called) has the following children. -- Walter Chandon Gaskill (Has two boys,--Jack Sherwood & Mack Loraine Gaskill.) Lloyd Vernon Gaskill (Keeper of Bodies Island Light House, has 2 boys, 1 girl. Lloyd Vernon, John Filmore, Dorothy Caroline.) Izetta Matilda Scarborough has two girls, and one boy, -- Robt. Gaskill, Margaret Leone, Sarah Gray, and Lockwood Filmore Gaskill. James Thomas Gaskill, (married) I think he has a child now."
Harriet E. Daniel was my great-great grandmother. She married Frederick Melville Wynne of Tyrrell County. Their only child, Spencer Daniel Wynne, married Sarah Frances Walker. Their youngest child, Viola Mozetta Wynne, married Maynard Meekins Davis. They had one daughter, Esther Mae Davis, who married Ralph Bryan Johnson. These are my parents.
If anyone shares any of this ancestry, I'd love to hear from you. I am always so very happy to find "family!"