Thanks for the quick reply.We might be getting somewhere.
This is what I have also:
When you say the father of Daniel I am guessing you refer to the man we have been calling Daniel Stephen. The only William I can think of is the son of Daniel Stephen who married Deborah HUGHES.CORRECT.
Daniel Stephen had a son Daniel who was b. 1760 and killed 1784 m. Eliz. REED. His son was also named Daniel b. 1784 and d. Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois. CORRECT.
THE PROBLEM I'M HAVING IS WHO WAS DANIEL RADCLIFF (WITH ELIZABETH REED) FATHER?THE JAMES I HAVE WAS BORN 1645 AND MARRIED A MARY RAWSTHORNE.That leaves too much time between Daniel and James?????I also cannot find info on Daniel's father.Somebody is missing in between???
The following is a note attached to Daniel Stephen and Elizabeth Reed.
Little is known about the English born Daniel Stephen Radcliffe.The Stalnaker Family Bible record claims he made his way up the "James River" or South Branch of the Potomac to the frontier area of Hampshire County, Virginia. There he raised a large family of many sons who became scouts, hunters, trappers and farmers. Four sons served together in the Revolutionary War-Stephen, William, Benjamin and Edward. As the sons matured they moved into western Virginia, Kentuckventually Ohio and Illinois. Daniel died in 1784, killed by Indians while visiting Harrison County, in what is now West Virginia, where two sons resided. Harrison court records show a man named James Arnold was charged initially with Daniel's murder and with haken Henry Flesher's horses. Arnold was acquitted months after the incident. The account of Daniel's death was recorded in an early history by Alexander Scott Withers, Chronicles of Border Warfare: The foregoing event happened in September, and in a few days after, as Daniel Radcliff was proceeding to the Brushy Fork of Elk Creek on a hunting expedition, he was shot (probably by the Indians who had been at Flesher's) tomahawkecalped in a shocking manner. A conclusive list of the Daniel's offspring does not exist and the name of his wife or wives is yet unknown. One of the great difficulties tracing Radcliff ancestry is the indiscriminate spelling of the surname in local records andes. It is variously written Ratliff, Ratcliff, Radcliffe, etc. with Radcliff becoming more predominant in modern usage. Page 100.--11th January, 1754. Daniel Ratcliff to James Scags, 104 acres patented to Samuel 22d August, 1753, on Meadow Creek of New River. Chalkley's Chronicles Augusta County 1745-1800 Deed Book No. 6, Pages 1 - 438 From: Hacker's Creek Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pg. 99: Extracts of Land Certificates Issued in 1781 by the Commissioner to Settlers of Lands in Monongalia Co. (Later included in Harrison County Created in 1734) Compiled by Robert B. Smith Jan. 30, 1983: 1. Benjamin Ratcliff, 400 acres on Hackers Creek adjoininglands clained by William Ratcliff, to include his settlement made 1774 with preemption of 1,000 acres adjoining. 2. Thomas Stough, 400 acres on the main fork of Elk Creek, adjoining lands clained by John Ratcliff in right of residenceto include his improvements made in 1775 with a preemption of 200 acres adjoin. 3. Richard Ratcliff, 300 acres on Tygarts Valley River on the west side adjoining lands of John Reger to include his settlement made in 1771. 4. John Ratcliff, 400 acres on Elk Creek adjoining lands claimed by Jonathan Stought, in right of settling a tenant thereon, to include his settlement in 1773. 5. John Ratcliff, 400 acres on Tygarts Fork at Pringles Ford to include his settlement made in 1773. 6. John Ratcliff, assignee of Martin Queen, 400 acres on main forkof Elk Creek adjoining lands of Thomas Stout to include his settlement made in1773. 7. Stephen Ratcliff, 400 acres of Lost Creek adjoining lands of Henry Runion to include his settlement made in 1773. 8. William Haymond, assignee toDaniel Veach, 400 acres on Hackers Creek adjoining lands of Benjamin Ratcliff to include his settlement made in 1771. 9. William Ratcliff, 4oo acres on Hackers Creek adjoining lands of John Whendy to include his settlement made in 1771. 10. Edmund West, 400 acres on Hackers Creek adjoining lands of William Ratcliff including his settlement made in 1773. Note: The Surveyors Office for Harrison County was opened in 1784 at Clarksburg and surveyed 80 different tracts ofland. These were returned and entered into record. Documentation: P-1373PAGE 76 Resident of Hampshire Co., (W) VA.The only brother to remain in Kentucky. First wife Christian Lyons (b. abt 1735 in Ladiston, Ireland)