James McDaniel or McDonald1762 - 1820 (57 years)
Name James McDaniel or McDonald Born 24 Feb 1762 of, , Scotland Gender Male Died 18 Jan 1820 , Jackson, Ohio, United States Person ID I455 Petersen-de Lanskoy Last Modified 14 Feb 2015
Family Zibiah McCarley, b. 19 Dec 1786, , , Pennsylvania, United States , d. 5 Feb 1860, Calhoun Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States (Age 73 years) Married 19 Dec 1805 Gallipolis Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States Children 1. Electa Sally or Sarah McDaniel, b. 26 May 1806, Raccoon Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States , d. 7 Mar 1857, Trader's Point (now Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States (Age 50 years) 2. Martha McDaniel, b. 24 Feb 1808, Raccoon Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States , d. 4 Feb 1873, Trader's Point (now Council Bluffs), Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States (Age 64 years) 3. Jane McDaniel, b. 24 Feb 1810, Raccoon Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States , d. 20 Jan 1890, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States (Age 79 years) 4. John McDaniel, b. 10 Jun 1812, , Jackson, Ohio, United States , d. 11 Nov 1884, Alpine, Utah, Utah, United States (Age 72 years) 5. William James Thomson McDaniel or McDonald, b. 12 Feb 1816, , Jackson, Ohio, United States , d. 11 Apr 1885, Calhoun, Harrison, Iowa, United States (Age 69 years) Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 Family ID F263 Group Sheet
1820 US: Madison Township, Jackson, Ohio, pg. 192, township had a little over 40 families; related families of Michael Stoker and Michael Graybill are in neighboring Bloomfield Township; columns are male 0-10, 10-16, 16-18, 16-26, 26-45, 45+// female 0-10, 10-16, 16-26, 26-45, 45+:
David Stoker: 2,1,0,1,0,0//1,0,0,1,0.
Peter Grabill: 1,0,0,1,0,1//0,0,2,0,1.
Nancy Henson: 0,1,0,1,0,0//0,1,1,1,0.
James McDaniel: 0,0,0,0,0,1//3,2,0,0,1. [I assume this could be the same James as this database.]
2. The book "The Henry McDaniel family, 1755-1975," by Esta McDaniel Lee, 1975, FHL 929.273 M141L, p. 82: "Other McDaniels of Gallia and Jackson Counties, Ohio. David McDaniel, b. ca. 1738 m. 5 March, 1801, Elizabeth (Betsy) McCarley in Washington County, Ohio. Gallia County was a part of Washington County at that time. David McDaniel was in Ohio long before it became a state for a son James McDaniel was born in what is now Jackson County, 24 Feb. 1762. He married 19 Dec 1805 Zebiah (Sibby) McCarley, b. 10 Dec 1786, Gallia County, Ohio, daughter of John McCarley. She died 5 Feb 1860. James died in Jackson County, 1820. They had the following children:
1. Sarah McDaniel, b. 26 May 1806, Raccoon Twp., Gallia Co., O., d. 7 Mar 1857, m. John W. Stoker, 13 Mar 1827.
2. Martha McDaniel, b. 24 Feb 1808, Raccoon Twp., Gallia Co., O., d. 4 Feb 1877, m. 1828/29 Michael Stoker.
3. Jane McDaniel, 24 Feb 1810, Raccoon Twp., Gallia Co., O., d. 20 Jan 1890, in Bountiful, Utah, m. 1836, John Stoker.
4. John McDaniel, b. 10 Jun 1812, Jackson Co., O., d. 11 Nov 1884, Alpine, Utah, m. Christina Stoker.
5. William McDaniel, b. 1814, Jackson Co., O., d. 1889 unmarried.
There could have been others."
Page 83: "Jackson County Marriage Records. C.D. Massie:
19 Apr 1827 Electa Sally McDaniel to John W. Stoker."
3. FHL film 702: "Journal of John Stoker, b. 1817; Journal starts November 1, 1869." John was the son of David Stoker and Barbara Graybill. The first 35 pages detail his mission taken from Utah to Virginia and Tennessee through Council Bluffs, Iowa, which I have summarized and included with his notes in this database. Pp. 36-227, the balance of John's journal, are genealogical notations of family. Many pages are blank. Besides family, the journal also notes many other unrelated Stokers who were probably gleaned from books and other sources. It appears as if maybe his son David may have taken over the book later. Many entries are repetitive at different times. Pertinent data for this family or individual is quoted verbatim as follows on pages:
174: James McDaniel, Zibiah McCarley, children:
Martha McDaniel (Stoker), b. July 24, 1808, Galia Co., Ohio, Raccoon Township, died July 4, 1873, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Sarah McDaniel (Stoker), b. 26 May 1805, Galia Co., Ohio, Raccoon Township, died Mar. 7, 1857, Trader's Point, Potawatamie Co., Iowa.
4. The following is a partial quote from an article entitled: "The Michael and Catherine Eller Stoker family as early Mormons in Ohio and Missouri," by Jimmie "B" Stoker, November 24, 1993, as reprinted in the book "Our Stoker Family Histories 1731-1881," Vol. II, comp. and ed. by Elayne Stoker, 2004, printed by Stevenson's Genealogy Center, Provo, UT. See the notes of Michael Stoker (1762-1838) for the full transcript of this article:
"The Stokers join the LDS Church.
Mormon missionaries come.
During the fall of 1833 Michael Stoker (1762-1838) and his family, living in Bloomfield Township, Jackson County, Ohio first heard the preaching of the missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These missionaries exhorted them to join the new church and told them about Joseph Smith receiving inspired revelations from God. In addition the Church was noted for its new scripture, the Book of Mormon.
The Stokers were drawn to the message. Many accepted baptism before the end of 1833. They included sixteen-year-old John Stoker (1817-1881) who was baptized November 13, 1833 by Seymour Brunson(1) and four days later his double cousin, fifteen-year-old Joseph Levi Graybill, who was baptized by John A. Fisher.(2) These two grandsons of Michael Stoker (1762-1838) were among the first of the Stoker family to embrace the new church.
In 1834 Seymour Brunson moved his family to Bloomfield and organized a branch of the Church.(3) John's parents, David (1795-1852) and Barbara Graybill Stoker, joined the branch during that year. David's younger brother, Michael, Jr., (1805-1858) was affiliated with the Mormons. Evidence of his affiliation with the church comes from the fact that his son, born on July 10, 1834 was named, "William Moroni." Clearly the name Moroni marked Michael as having read the Book of Mormon. Moreover, in his journal Michael, Jr., writes, "The names of the members who were baptized by me in February, 1836. Baptized James Toinbuson and ordained him an elder." He also baptized William and Barbara Stoker that year.(4) Michael held the Mormon priesthood to officiate in these ordinances. The Stokers and their relatives were very enthusiastic about their new church. They contributed to its growth and sustained its leadership.
The McDaniel connection.
The children and grandchildren of MIchael Stoker (1762-1838) had an affinity to marry the children of James McDaniel and Zibiah McCarley, neighbors in Jackson County. John W. Stoker (1802-1857) married Electa Sarah McDaniel (1806-1857) on April 19, 1827. Michael Stoker, Jr., (1805-1858) married her sister, Martha Carr McDaniel, on Jan 1, 1829. A grandson, John Stoker (1817-1881), and a granddaughter, Christine Stoker (1815-1854), children of David Stoker (1795-1852), married Jane McDaniel (1810-1890) on January 21, 1836 and John Riley McDaniel on February 8, 1835. Nineteen-year-old John, in addition to marrying Jane, also adopted her son, Alma. Family tradition says that Alma's father would not consider joining the LDS church so Jane left him. About a month after her son's birth, Jane married John Stoker, the nephew of her two brothers-in-law.
The Kirtland Temple is dedicated.
In the spring of 1836, some members of the Bloomfield branch made the 200 mile trip north to Kirtland, Ohio to attend the dedication of the temple. In that group was Michael Stoker's son-in-law and grandson, Michael Graybill, Sr., and Joseph Levi Graybill. Michael Graybill's wife, Polly Stoker (1792-1864), was expecting the birth of her eleventh Child, a son who was born April 6, 1836. She didn't go with them. Michael Graybill while at the conference and temple dedication at Kirtland was impressed by Sidney Rigdon's two and a half hour sermon. Upon returning to Bloomfield, he named his newly born son, Sidney Rigdon Graybill.(5)
Picture p. 3: "Barbara Graybill and her son, John Stoker."
1. "The Life of John Stoker," compiled by Eunice Stoker Southwick
2. "Early Members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," Vol. III G.K. compiled by Susan Easton Black. Provo: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993. p. 149.
3. "Seymour Brunson," LDS Biographical Encyclopedia Vol. 3 compiled by Andrew Jenson. Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901. p. 331.
4. "The Howard, Leytham, Stoker, Von Dollen Family Histories and including the Bell, Teeple, Mackland, Bardsley, Graybill, Eller, Dick, Oman, Smith, and Koons Families," compiled by Doris Lewis, 2017 So. 80th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. p. 92.
5. Vivian Graybill, "Michael Graybill, Sr." Typescript sent to Jim Stoker by Alice Graybill Russell, 6120 Wincanton Dr., Shreveport, LA 71129 on October 6, 1993."
5. Gallia County was formed on March 25, 1803 from portions of Adams and Washington counties. Jackson County was formed March 1, 1816 from Ross County. Both Raccoon Twp., Gallia Co. and Bloomfield Twp., Jackson Co. adjoin each other.
6. Ancestry.com accessed 28 Feb 2013 from Claudia Ray
"Zibiah Mc Carley.
Also known as Sibby Mc Carley; Shebby Mc Daniel, Zibiah Birdino
Zibiah was born 10 Dec 1786 to John Mc Carley and Martha Carr.
She was born in Pennsylvania, moved with her family to Virginia and then to Ohio. In Ohio she met and married James McDonald the 19 Dec 1805 (film 0,317,652) here they spelled her name as Sibby Mc Carley. They were married in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio by Charles Buck Jr. They lived in Raccoon Twp near the Raccoon river in Gallia County, Ohio.
They had five children, three girls and two boys. Electa Sarah, Martha, Jane, John and William, James died in 1820, leaving Zibiah with five children ages four to twelve years old. (1820 census.)
The 20 of April 1823 Zibiah married Charles Birdino. Here she used the name of Shebby Mc Daniel. Her using the surname of Mc Daniel may indicate the Mc Donald clan using Mc Daniel for Church events. (Film 0,317652) They had two children, Nemiah Wood Birdino and Elizabeth Gabrielle Birdino.
Charles had several spelling variations of his surname. It was spelled Birdino on his marriage certificate. Burdinano, Beirdneau and Birdino in the land grant papers. In the 1830 census his name was listed as Charles Burdino. His children always seemed to use the Birdno spelling.
Charles Birdino had enlisted in the army and fought in the war of 1812. Because of this he received warrant no. 3809 for 160 acres of bounty land. I believe that his bounty land was located in Jefferson County, Ohio, because Charles Burdino, John Stoker, Michael Stoker and Michael Stoker Jr were all living in Steubenville; Ohio, in the 1830 Census.
From the location of their residences next to each other Charles Birdino and Michael Stoker may have both receive bounty lands from the war of 1812. James Mc Donald may have also enlisted in the army for the war of 1812.
The 1830 Ohio Census shows a Charles Burdino record with 1 male 5-10 Nehemiah Birdno, 1 male 10-15 William Mc Donald, 1 male 15-20 John McDonald-Mc Daniel, 1 male 60-70 Charles Birdno & 1 female under 5 Elizabeth Birdno, 1 female 20-30 Jane Mc Daniel and 1 female 40-50 Zibiah. (Census)
This census proves that Zibiah did not have three more sons with James Mc Donald. If she did they would have been shown on this census record. The three extra sons Van D. Mc Daniel born 13 May 1815, John E. Mc Daniel born 5 Dec 1817 & Andrew G. Mc Daniel born 30 Mar 1820. If she did the census would have shown 2 Males 15-20 & 3 Males 10-15. These three never appeared as sons of James and Zibiah on any records until a computer match and merge was done to create the I.G.I. They should be removed as sons of Zibiah in the New Family Search.
Next was the John Stoker family with one male under 5 one male 20-30 John & 1 female under 5, one female 20-30 Electa Sarah Mc Daniel.
Next was the Michael Stoker family with one male 10-15, one male 15-20 John, one male 60-70 & one female 10-15 Christina, one female 50-60.
Then the Michael Stoker Jr. family with one male under 5, one male 20-30 & one female 5-10, one female 20-30 Martha Mc Daniel. Charles Birdino had received a leg wound while serving in the war of 1812 while fighting in Canada. There was a military hospital in Kanawha, Virginia where he had gone to have his leg checked. He died in Kanawha in 1840 leaving Zibiah a widow again. This time most of her children were grown and married.
An article in the Wellston, Jackson County, Ohio Historical Society published in August 19?? gives the following information about the Graybeal and Stoker families. (In 1815 Peter Graybeal Sr and his wife left Ashe County with their son Michael, his wife Mary Stoker and their two young children. Their daughter Barbara Graybeal and her husband David Stoker, Mary's brother and their Stoker in-laws Michael and Catherine Eller Stoker. They were on their way to the Great Western Reserve, which would become Ohio. They selected a location in what became Bloomfield, Jackson County Ohio. Here they learned of the early Latter Day Saint Church and every member of this group of baptismal age became members in 1833. The spelling of their name was changed to Graybill to set them apart as Mormons.)
Some books say that the Mc Donald clan was a violent clan so when they joined a church they would change their name to Mc Daniel.
Because of the Mc Donald clan using the surname of Mc Daniel I believe that Zibiah and her children who joined the Church were baptized as Mc Daniel.
Our John Mc Daniel was baptized in 1 February 1833 by Seymour Brunson. Seymour Brunson's diary says that he baptized a large number of people in Ohio. I believe that Zibiah and her children that were baptized and joined the Church used the name Mc Daniel.
All of Zibiah's Mc Daniel children married Stokers except for William who never married, never joined the church and never used the surname of Mc Daniel.
Zibiah's oldest daughter Electa Sarah was born 26 May 1806 (film 184,658). She married John W. Stoker. They joined the Mormon Church and came west to Nauvoo and then to Council Bluffs, Iowa where they both died in 1857. They died at Traders Point, Iowa
Her next daughter Martha married Michael Stoker Jr. They also joined the church and came west to Nauvoo, and then to Iowa where they both died. Martha died in Council Bluffs, Iowa 4 Feb 1873.
Zibiah, her sons John Mc Daniel, William Mc Donald and Nemiah Wood Birdino and daughter Elizabeth Gabriell Birdino also came west with the rest ofthe family as far as Iowa.
In the 1850 Iowa census Zibiah and her daughter Elizabeth Birdino were living with Zibiah's son William Mc Donald. His surname was spelled Mc Donal in this census.
Jeremiah Birdeno, his wife America and daughter Emily were living next door, or with them.
Zibiah remained in Iowa where she died in 1860 at the age of 73 years 16 days and was buried in the Calhoun Cemetery, (film 1,579,041) which is in Harrison County. Harrison county had been a part of Pottawattamie county until 1855.
William remained in Iowa and was a farmer. At his death an obituary was printed saying. (William McDonald came in 1854 with his mother, who was of the Mormon Faith. She went to Utah, but he refused to go. He remained in Calhoon township and lived a single life ever afterwards. He accumulated over fifty thousand dollars worth of property. He died in 1885 and his estate was sold at auction.) (film 0,934,944 pg. 454) The probate of William's estate can be found in the (film 1,510,110 pgs 493, 404-496, 504, 510).
It tells the names of his sister's family coming to claim his estate.
William is buried next to his mother in the Calhoun Cemetery. (Film 1,579,041) I don't think the people who wrote his obituary knew that Zibiah Birdno was the mother of William Mc Donald."
7. Erroneous entries in the old LDS Ancestral File improperly added the following three sons to James McDaniel and Zibiah McCarley: Van D. McDaniel, John E. McDaniel, and Andrew G. McDaniel. According to the 1850 census for Morgan, Gallia, Ohio these three individuals were children (ages 16, 10, and 7 respectively) in another family with parents William McDaniel, b. 1806 Ohio, and Sarah ___, b. 1812 Virginia.
1. In the following census, James' son William notes his father's birth in Scotland.
1. Email dated 27 Feb 2013 from Claudia Ray
with a scanned image of the following marriage entry (also available on Ancestry.com): "I do hereby certify that I have joined in the Bond of Matrimony according to Law James McDonald and Sibby McCarley on the 19th day of December Given under my hand the 29 day of December Anno Dom. 1805 State of Ohio Gallia county Gallipolis Township. Charles Buck J.P."
1. Ancestral File 4.19 (27 May 2001).