McDaniels/McDonalds of Southwest Virginia and the
Suttons/Petersons of Pennsylvania
12/21/2016 02:09 PM
The McDonald/McDaniel family pages have been
completely updated as of December 2016 with the addition of our book,
"The James Sutton Peterson Family of New Jersey and Crawford
County, Pennsylvania." All of the linked pages and files
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The McDaniel and Peterson families are our two
main family lines. The McDaniel side includes Gannaway, Sexton, Cox,
Bishop, Hays, Buchanan, Bonham, Lammie, and Campbell connections,
and others. On the Peterson side, family names include Sutton,
McIntyre, Wilson, Black, Seavers, and Abbott, among others. Both
family lines originated out of the northeastern U.S.; primarily New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland.
Is the information we have correct? It's
as correct as we could make it. There are certainly
"blanks" in the family lines for information which we just cannot verify to our satisfaction or for which simply no
information exists. We've used
Census data, official birth, death, and marriage documents, and
family documents like bibles, narratives, and personal writings.
That said, there are, no doubt, errors in our information.
That becomes a task for future generations to research and
For the McDaniel family, great credit is due to Ray G. Hulburt of Chicago
who, in 1939, wrote his McDaniel family history which was found in
1987 in my mother's belongings after her death and which has provided the basis for all of our
McDaniel/McDonald research since then. His detailed research made
our job much easier and gave us a huge leg up on the process. Since
May 2011 we have been privileged to make several trips to Smyth, Wythe, Washington and Montgomery
Counties, along with the Maryland State Archives in Baltimore, the Library of Virginia and Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.
During our trips, we've walked the hills and cemeteries which are
tied to the Columbus McDaniel family from the late 1700's and were
able to gather much additional
information. Our thanks, particularly, go to Mr. C. Fox Hays of
Chilhowie, Va. for his knowledge of the Rich Valley area. We also
want to thank Jane Domjanovich Rosen and her sister Nancy Adnil
Domjanovich for their assistance in identifying Columbus' daughter
Agnes Ara Menter who we would never have known of without their
help. We also
thank the Washington County Historical Society in Abingdon, Va., Wythe
County Historical Society in Wytheville, Va., Smyth County Court
House in Marion, Va., along with the Library of Virginia and
Virginia Historical Society, both in Richmond, as well as the Anne
Arundel County Historical Society in Glen Burnie, Md., all of which
have been extremely helpful with our research.
As for the Sutton/Peterson family, aside from
available documents on Ancestry.com and Find-A-Grave.com, the
majority of our research was aided by Jay Wade through his
Ancestry.com page, "The Culver Family Tree, Peterson Famly Tree,
Allied Branches." We sincerely appreciate his assistance
and for accumulating more than 20,000 documents and photos.
Also we want to thank Mary Lou Peterson Carlson for providing us
a large packet of information on the greater Peterson family
which yielded a lot of useful information.
In addition to the above, we want to
acknowledge some publications that helped immensely in our
"The Cox/Sexton Chronicles" by Carlotta
Sanders Franklin (undated)
“Pioneer Heritage: Genealogy of One Branch of the Hutton
Family” by Roy Ball Hutton (1960)
"Smyth County History and Traditions" by Goodridge Wilson
"Pathfinders and Patriots" by Elizabeth Lemmon Sayers (1983)
McDonald family collection
"Cox/Sexton Chronicles," Carlotta Sanders Franklin
Mr. C. Fox Hays, Chilhowie, Va.
Ms. Katherine Beattie, Chilhowie, Va.
Mr. Larry Douglass, Schertz, Tex.
Jane Domjanovich Rosen and Nancy Adnil Domjanovich, Calif.
Jay Wade (The Culver Famiy Tree, Peterson Family Tree, Allied
McDaniel-McDonald/Sutton-Peterson Family Tree A
complete family tree related the McDaniels, McDonalds,
Gannaways, Sextons, Lamies, Bishops, Petersons, Crowleys, and
many other families.
Historical Society of Washington County (VA)
Smyth County Genealogical Society
Wythe County Genealogical & Historical Association
Virginia Historical Society
Library of Virginia
Anne Arundel County Historical Society
Rambling Roots website (Diana Powell)
12/21/2016 02:09:43 PM.
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