Kathy, My DANIEL families were also in Heard, Coweta and Troup Counties about the same time as your Rufus Andrew DANIEL's family.We've never been able to make any connection toIsham J. DANIEL or his father, John DANIEL, born January 12, 1803, or John's parents, Littleton DANIEL and Elizabeth HINDS... however, there are some interesting notes that I've made regarding these DANIELS from records sent me from the Heard County Library by my cousin Sue.
First, your Rufus Andrew DANIEL's aunt, Piety A. DANIEL, born April 6, 1846 ~ died April 14, 1903... sibling to Rufus' father Isham J. DANIEL... Piety married John Henry LANE, born April 16, 1844 ~ died June 12, 1924.
The 1880 census, Red Bone** District 779 ~ 246 (page 37) shows Piety's family:
1.LANE, John T., 36 years, White, Male, GA., GA., S.C.
2.LANE, P. (Piety) A., 35, W., Wife, born in GA., Father born: South Carolina, Mother born: Georgia.
3.LANE, Elizabeth, 4, W, daughter, GA., GA., GA.
4.LANE, ASBURY**, 3, son, GA.
5.LANE, John D., 1, son, GA.
6.DANIEL, Elizabeth, 49, single, sister, born in GA., father in South Carolina; Mother in Georgia.(Betty, born June 20, 1831 ~ March 11, 1926, no record of marriage found.)
Other notes I have indicate Piety A. DANIEL~LANE and John (H., T., or both) LANE also had:
1.James W. A. LANE, born February 18, 1872 ~ died October 13, 1893.(Maybe this date should be 1873, since not on 1880 census?Or, he was ASBURY**, above, and that three should be an eight?)
2.John D. LANE, born December 30, 1878 ~ died June 23, 1890.This would be child five above, with census taken before his second birthday in December 1880.
3.Collins L. LANE, born December 30, 1882 ~ died June 24, 1884.
**Now, my DANIEL families lived in the Red Bone District too... Edmund DANIEL (m. JULIA** Anne WELBOURN) with his brothers William Henning DANIEL (m. Sarah A. PINKSTON~?)and ASBURY DANIEL (m. Sarah RANDLE or RANDALL).Their parents were Henning DANIEL and Hannah ASBURY** who had married in 1799 Georgia.
Your Isham J. DANIEL, born March 14, 1835 ~ died January 29, 1909... married Barbara A. MILLER, born June 16, 1840 ~ died January 26, 1914.(They are both interred at Miller Cemetery, Franklin District, Heard County, Georgia.)Isham was the son of John DANIEL, born January 12, 1802 in NORTH Carolina (note above under Piety and Elizabeth in the census)and Dovie DANIEL, born 1810 Georgia ~ died February 27, 1876.(They are both interred at Daniel~Lane Cemetery, Heard County.)
**John and Dovie DANIEL also had a son named Andrew Jackson DANIEL, born in the year 1844.In the 1860 Heard County Census, MY Temperance Pennina DANIEL had married Thomas WATTS and with them and their son, Daniel M. WATTS, age 24, is shown Andrew J. DANIEL, age 17... do you know who this Andrew may have been?He was at the right age to have been John and Dovie's son.
**Besides your Julia DANIEL, born 1864, whose parents were Isham and Barbara... there are other christian names within your families of DANIEL like mine... Delilah or Delila, born 1839; Jeptha, born 1878, and probably others.
I don't have anything regarding your Rufus Andrew DANIEL and his spouse; but, I see an Alexander P. DANIEL, born September 14, 1814 ~ died September 24, 1887, also in Heard County, Georgia, who married an Amanda UNKNOWN and they named their children:
1.John A. DANIEL, born 1841
2.Mary DANIEL, born February 15, 1843
3.William DANIEL, born 1844
4.Missouri DANIEL, born 1845 ~ died 1911.Married unknown SIMONTON.
5.RUFUS Alexander DANIEL, born 1847 ~ died 1858
6.ZYPHLIA or ZILPHEY S. DANIEL, born 1849
7.JULIA DANIEL, born 1851 ~ died 1920.Married John LIPHAM (1849~1936).Children:Amanda, born February 4, 1882 ~ died May 7, 1890; Homer, born March 7, 1884 ~ died May 8, 1890; Reuben, born July 30, 1888 ~ died May 9, 1890; J. L. LIPHAM, born December 9, 1877 ~ died October 16, 1929.
8.Sarah A. DANIEL, born 1852/53.
9.Rebecca DANIEL, born 1853/54.
10. Joseph E. DANIEL, born 1854/55.
11. Lucy DANIEL, born 1855/56.
12. Martha D. Z. DANIEL, born 1859/60.
Family of your John DANIEL, born January 12, 1802 and Dovie DANIEL, born 1810 ~ died February 27, 1876:
1.Elizabeth DANIEL, born June 20, 1831 ~ March 11, 1926
2.Sarah DANIEL, born 1833
3.Benjamin DANIEL, born 1830
4.ISHAM J. DANIEL, born 1835.Married Barbara A. MILLER.
5.Edwin DANIEL, born June 3, 1838 ~ died January 1, 1895.Married Antoinette OWENSBY, born October 14, 1848 ~ died August 27, 1940.Both interred Old Owensby Family Cemetery, Heard County, Georgia.No children, they reared their niece Angelyn WILSON when her mother Angeline Owensby WILSON died.
6.Delila DANIEL, born 1839.May have married Clement G. HARRIS.
7.John J. DANIEL, born 1840.
8.ANDREW J. DANIEL, born 1844.Married Mary V. UNKNOWN.
9.PIETY A. DANIEL, born 1846.Married John H. (T.~?) LANE.
10. James LITTLETON DANIEL, born 1852.
11. Dovie DANIEL, born April 21, 1855 ~ died March 14, 1877.
Littleton DANIEL, born October 8, 1758, son of Isham DANIEL, married Elizabeth HINDS, born May 10, 1786.Children:
1.John DANIEL, born January 12/14, 1802 ~ died February 16, 1876.Married Dovie UNKNOWN(Family above.)
2.William David DANIEL, born October 6, 1804 ~ died after 1880 Hill County, Texas.
3.Sarah DANIEL, born August 29, 1806 ~ died November 4, 1879 Hill County, Texas.
4.Littleton DANIEL, Jr., born November 8, 1808 ~ died 1869 Tallapoosa County, Alabama.
5.Burwell DANIEL, born June 27, 1810 died in Carroll County, Georgia.
6.Isham DANIEL, born September 16, 1812/14 ~ died 1889 Troup County, Georgia.Married Catherine UNKNOWN.
7.Jeptha Hill DANIEL, born July 15, 1815 ~ died November 26, 1898, Franklin, Georgia.Married Emily B. HEFLIN
8.Benton (Benjamin) DANIEL, born January 20, 1815/19 ~ died 1897 Hill County, Texas.
9.Delilha "Dilly" DANIEL, born December 23 1817
10. Andrew Jackson DANIEL, born January 18/20, 1822 Washington County, Georgia ~ died October 12, 1888 Heard County, Georgia.Married Amanda M. HEFLIN.Their children:
A.Andrew Jackson DANIEL, Jr., born August 15, 1848/50 Alabama ~ died September 29, 1909.
B.Sarah A. E. DANIEL, born 1850 ~ married Joseph "Joe" SHACKLEFORD, born 1844.Known children:Martha E., born 1867; Jeptha T., born June 8, 1875 ~ died November 8, 1884.
C.James Robert DANIEL, M.D., born March 12, 1852 ~ died December 1, 1911.May have married Florence VICKERS.
D.John Wyatt Heflin DANIEL, born 1854.Married M. E. UNKNOWN.Known child:Julia Heflin DANIEL (1896~1898).
E.Emily, or Emmas, S. DANIEL, born December 6, 1855 ~ died March 8, 1883.Married Levi T. LANE, born 1851.
F.Amanda P. DANIEL, born 1859.
G.Mary Virginia DANIEL, born June 14, 1861 ~ died October 25, 1882.Married Walter Ross ECHOLS, Sr., born May 1, 1858 ~ died December 21, 1930.After Mary Virginia died, he remarried and had children by his second wife.
H.Penonia DANIEL, born January 31, 1864 ~ died February 9, 1945.Married Joseph Duke SHACKLEFORD, born February 1, 1860 ~ died February 9, 1905.Children:Albert Eugene and Thomas Heflin SHACKLEFORD, born September 4, 1885 and died in an auto accident August 23, 1956 with his son Jimmie Claire SHACKLEFORD, born May 10, 1930.
I.Ida L. DANIEL, born 1866/67 ~ died 1932.Married Walter E. LANE, born 1866 ~ died 1912.
Do you know if Alexander P. DANIEL, born 1814, (Family above) was a son of your Littleton DANIEL, born 1758?
Or, from Heard County also, do you know who Lemuel DANIEL, born 1823, ~ married Elizabeth C. UNKNOWN may have been?
Your thoughts?And, additions or corrections appreciated.