|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1815|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1897|
Vitula Rachel McCreery was born on 3 December 1815 in Hartford, Kentucky, to Dr. Charles McCreery, Sr., and his wife, Anne Wayman Crow. Her father was an Army surgeon in the War of 1812 and the first physician in Ohio County, Kentucky. He was also a Greek scholar; Vitula and her brothers and sisters were given Greek names to distinguish them from their many McCreery cousins.
Vitula's father died when she was eleven years old. She and her siblings appeared with their widowed mother on the U.S. Census of 1830 in Hartford. The McCreery girls were counted among Hartford's most attractive and popular young women.
Vitula married Vivian Daniel, 25 or 27 September 1836, as witnessed by James Taylor and Robert Brown. Vivian was a farmer and mercantile merchant, as well as the owner of a hotel and a tavern. They had nine children: Capt. Peter Vivian, Charles McCreery, Vivian Clay, Anna Mary "Annie", Phocion McCreery, Clara Crow, Vitula Clay "Tula", Leila Hunt, and Frederick Morton Daniel. Little Vivian died, an infant, and Peter was killed at the Battle of Chicamauga while serving in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War.
Vivian and Vitula appeared on the Census in Breckenridge County, Kentucky, in 1850 with six children. The Daniel family lived in a brick mansion known as Ivy Hill, which still stands at 209 East Second Street in Hardinsburg; they were known as the wealthiest family in the county, prior to the Civil War. When Vivian and Vitula appeared again on the Census of 1880 in the same county, only two of their adult daughters still lived at home.
Vitula McCreery Daniel was one of the oldest and most respected citizens in the community when she died, the afternoon of 7 December 1897, four days after her 82nd birthday in Hardinsburg. She was buried at Old Ivy Hill Cemetery in Hardinsburg.
Charles McCreery (1785 - 1826)
Anne Wayman Crow McCreery (1792 - 1869)
Vivian Daniel (1798 - 1890)
Peter Vivian Daniel (1837 - 1863)*
Charlie McCreery Daniel (1839 - 1872)*
Vivian Clay Daniel (1841 - 1842)*
Anna Mary Daniel Beardsley (1843 - 1899)*
Phocion McCreery Daniel (1845 - 1925)*
Clara Crow Daniel Ely (1848 - 1922)*
Vitula Clay Daniel (1850 - 1920)*
Leila Hunt Daniel (1852 - 1881)*
Fred Morton Daniel (1857 - 1940)*
Statira Nettie McCreery McGary (1812 - 1841)*
Vibella P. McCreery Clay (1814 - 1885)*
Vitula Rachel McCreery Daniel (1815 - 1897)
Acrata McCreery Hargadine (1822 - 1897)*
Charles McCreery (1825 - 1850)*
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