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Birth: Sep. 5, 1779
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1862
Pike County
Ohio, USA

Pike Co. News Watchman
Feb. 2, 2015

This week’s article features the Daily family in Pike County, Ohio. The late Ruth Lute sent me a copy of the Old Folks Interview dated Oct. 12, 1972 which ran in the Waverly Watchman. Note: This was the newspaper which was printed in the building now housing Helton’s Feed & Seed on West North Street in Waverly. This original interview was published in the late 1880s.

William Daily was the person interviewed and this is part of that story. His dialogue follows.

There are some in the county who spell their surname Dailey and they are my relatives. My father spelled his surname Dailey. But I have three brothers who along with me spell it Daily. And John and Charles Dailey of Daleyville continue to spell their surname as their father and my father did theirs.

My grandfather, Ralph Daily, resided on the south branch of the Potomac (River), in Virginia, and my father, whose given or Christian name was Daniel was born there, Sept. 5, 1779. He came to Ohio in 1800 when about 21 years of age, remained awhile, and went back to his home in Virginia, but soon afterwards returned and settled permanently in what is now Pike County, Ohio.

In the old family Bible, now in possession of my brother Raymond, it is recorded that on the second day of October, 1802, he married Susannah Wynn. She was an elder sister to William S. Wynn, now residing in Pee Pee Township. They at first resided on what is now known as the Vanmeter farm in Seal Township. My father died Aug. 29, 1862, when nearly 83 years old — lacking only seven days.

My parents had nine children — five sons and four daughters: Elizabeth, Mary, William (myself), Mildred, Ralph, Eleanor, John, Charles and Raymond. Note: Until a few years ago, a Raymond Daily was an attorney in Waverly.

Elizabeth was born April 14, 1805. She married John A. Conelly of Kentucky, March 26, 1826.

Mary was born Nov. 7, 1806. She married John James Dec. 24, 1830. They had six children.

I was born Oct. 3, 1808 and went to school but was only permitted to learn the “3 Rs — Reading, Riting and Rithmetic” and was taken out of school to work on the farm. At this time, we resided on Little Beaver, near what is now the Vanmeter farm.

I married Jane Guthery Dec. 16, 1830. We have lived together 42 years, and perhaps, a married pair never lived more happily together so many years than we, never having allowed a hard word pass from one to another.

We have eight children — five sons and three daughters. Susannah — born Dec. 5, 1831 and died July 23, 1838. John — born Aug. 23, 1834 who now resides in Piketon and is in the grocery and drug business. They have five children by his wife Cordelia Stedman. Moses — born July 12, 1837, a farmer who married Nancy Talbott and have two children. Charles C. — born March 2, 1843. He is a school teacher in Piketon and has an interest in the store with his brother, John. He married Nancy S. Sargent and has one son. Daniel — born Jan. 24, 1848 and is not married who lives with us. Silas — born July 14, 1852 and lives at home but intends to be a teacher as his life occupation. Eliza Jane — born Jan. 4, 1855.

If I was deprived of the privilege of obtaining more than a very ordinary education, I have been careful to afford my children as great advantages as the limited fortune at my command would justify.


1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Daniel Daily
Age: 70
Birth Year:abt 1780
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Seal, Pike, Ohio, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 581
**Daniel Daily 70
Susannah Daily 68
Ragmond Daily 26
Daniel Jones 15

1860 United States Federal Census
Name:Daniel Dailey
Birth Year:abt 1779
Birth Place:Virginia
Home in 1860:Seal, Pike, Ohio
Post Office:Piketon
Family Number:362
Raymond Dailey 37
Sophia Dailey 33
Ralph Dailey 6
Anesley F Dailey 4
William E Dailey 2
John R Dailey 2/12
Daniel James 26
**Daniel Dailey 81 
Family links: 
  Susannah Wynn Daily (1781 - 1857)*
  Mary Daily James (1806 - 1876)*
  Mildred Daily James (1811 - 1837)*
  Raymond Daily (1823 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship

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Mound Cemetery
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Ohio, USA
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Record added: May 12, 2014
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