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Martha "Patsy" Field McDaniel
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Birth: 1795
Randolph County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1863
Posey County
Indiana, USA

Martha "Patsy" Field was the first of eleven children born to Jeremiah Field (c. 1764-1830) and his wife Eleanor Sherwood (1776-1859) of Randolph County, NC. Her paternal grandparents were Col. William Field, Jr. (c.1726-1805) and his wife Lydia Elswick (1743-c.1829), of Randolph Co.; and, her maternal grandparents were Daniel Sherwood III (1749-1838) and his first wife Frances Linthicum (1749-1806), originally from Maryland, but later of Guilford Co., NC.

Martha married Miles McDaniel (1783-1838) on 22 September 1814, in Randolph Co. They subsequently moved to Posey Co., Indiana. They appear on the 1830 Indiana census with 4 sons, 3 daughters and a lady between 70 and 80 years of age, presumably Miles' mother. Martha McDaniel appears on the 1850 Black Twp., Posey Co., Indiana census with sons Benton, age 33, and David, age 23, and Caroline, presumably a granddaughter, age 13. Also in the household are two small boys, Walter Platte, age 6, and Miles McDaniel, age 4, perhaps grandsons? Martha is listed in the 1860 Mt. Vernon, Posey Co. census with Caroline and Miles.

Martha died 2 Feb. 1863. Miles is listed in two cemetery books, one gives his birth year as 1782 and one as 1783. Neither of them list Martha as being buried here, but I imagine she would have been.

While the 1830 census suggest Miles & Martha had at least seven children, only five were listed in Miles' estate settlement in 1838/41. Apparently a son born 1821-25, and a daughter born 1826-30, died before their father. The children who survived him were:

John McDaniel (c. 1815), no further information.

Benton B. McDaniel (c.1817-?) m. Nancy Ship in 1850.

Emily E. McDaniel (1819-1888) m. Thomas C. Curtis (1811-1903) in 1848, bur. Black's Cemetery, Posey Co., Indiana.

Eleanor F. (probably Field) McDaniel (c.1823-c.1863) m. William P. Jeffries in 1849.

David L. McDaniel (1828-1874) m. Electa Ann Reno in 1856.
Family links: 
  Jeremiah Field (1764 - 1830)
  Eleanor Sherwood Field (1776 - 1859)
  Miles McDaniel (1783 - 1838)
  David L. McDaniel (1828 - 1874)*
  Martha Field McDaniel (1795 - 1863)
  Benton Field (1797 - 1871)*
  Elswick Sherwood Field (1808 - 1867)*
  Mary Ethel Field Craven (1813 - 1908)*
  Eleanor Field Teague (1815 - 1899)*
  Tabitha Field Taylor (1818 - 1897)*
  William Field (1820 - 1852)*
*Calculated relationship
Dunn Cemetery
Posey County
Indiana, USA
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Mar 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50461257


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