Tranquility Cemetery
Known later as the Daniel-Morton Cemetery

Updated September 2010
(but still incomplete!)


Several of these pictures and transcriptions were provided by Bill Seay and Ed Morton, descendants of Chesley and Judith Daniel. Thank you both!
My sister Beverly and I visited Tranquility and the cemetery in April 2009. It was a misty day and things were wet but it was very moving to visit a place that I've researched so deeply. The uncredited pictures were taken by either Beverly or me.


1st Generation


photo by Bill Seay

CHESLEY DANIEL
JAN. 16, 1731
1814
HIS WIFE
JUDITH CHRISTIAN
This is a newer stone, erected by descendants.

The stone for Chesley, Judith, and their daughter Judith
are at the far back of the cemetery.


2nd Generation

Judith was born 12 Nov 1760. Her twin Jane died in October 1814.


3rd Generation

photo by Bill Seay
ASLEEP
NATL. CHESLEY
DANIEL JULY 29, 1797
MAY 9, 1853
HIS WIFE
ANN H. BULLOCK
SEPT. 29, 1804
MAR. 25, 1883

Nathaniel Chesley Daniel was the son of James Daniel, and grandson of Chesley Daniel the founder of Tranquility. The stone has fallen from its base.


MARY J. BOOKER
SEPT. 12 1806
DEC. 1884
Beloved wife and
trusted mother

Mary Jane Daniel Booker was the daughter of
James and Ann (Venable) Daniel

SAMUEL D. BOOKER
DEC. 25 1805
JUNE 4 1876
Blessed are the
dead which die
in the Lord



THOMAS EVANS
1790-1845

Thomas Evans was the husband of Jane Beverly Daniel, daughter of Martha Daniel and husband George Daniel. Martha was the daughter of Chesley Daniel, founder of Tranquility. Martha Daniel moved her family to Marion SC after her husband's death in 1811. Thomas was visiting from SC when he died. This is a modern marker - I don't know if it replaced an older one.


4th Generation
Children of Nathaniel Chesley Daniel and Ann Harriet Bullock

JAS. BULLOCK
SON OF
N.C.& A.H. DANIEL
MAY 10, 1832
JULY 28, 1852


WM. R. DANIEL
BORN OCT. 30, 1835
DIED AUG. 31, 1909
Rest Sweet Rest


JANE EDMUNDS DANIEL
WIFE OF
WILLIAM R. DANIEL
BORN MARCH 31, 1838
DIED JULY 8, 1931
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD
WHICH DIE IN THE LORD


NATHANIEL C.
Son of
N. B. & A. H.
DANIEL
Aug. 25, 1837
May 18, 1838



photo by Ed Morton

FANNIE C.
DANIEL
BORN
JAN. 20, 1847
DIED
NOV. 25, 1923
CAPT. GEORGE
B. DANIEL
C.S.A.
BORN
NOV. 26, 1838
DIED
AUG. 21, 1912
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord
MOTHER - FATHER

George Bullock Daniel md. Fannie Crichton on 13 Aug 1867. Their grandson Ed Morton provided helpful explanations of George's descendants as well as photos.



photo by Bill Seay

N.B. DANIEL
NOV. 29, 1842
DEC. 28, 1909

HE WALKED WITH ME IN PEACE
AND EQUITY, AND TURNED MANY
FROM INIQUITY



photo by Bill Seay

HARRIET BAILEY BULLOCK
Daughter of
CHARLES L. BULLOCK
Wife of
NAT B. DANIEL
DEC. 18, 1849
MAR. 12, 1934
THY LAW IS MY DELIGHT. PSALMS 119:77

Nathaniel Beverley Daniel was the son of Nathaniel Chesley Daniel and Ann Harriet Bullock

Bill Seay explains:
"These were my great grandparents. She is the subject of a book entitled A Remembrance of Eden: Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel's Memories of a Frontier Plantation in Arkansas, 1849-1872, editied with an introduction by Margaret Jones Bolsterli, The Univ. of Arkansas Press, Fayetteville, 1993. It was commisioned by Dr. Bailey Webb. I have a copy and it is a neat read. By the way Nat and HBBD were first cousins."

MY MOTHER
ALICE G. DANIEL
WIFE OF
DR. JAMES A. SMITH
BORN
Feb. 22, 1845
DIED
Sept. 16, 1868


5th Generation



MORTON
SAMUEL V. MORTON
FEB. 26, 1864
SEPT. 1, 1938

Samuel Venable Morton was the son of Ann Eliza Daniel and Joseph Morton.


FANNIE WEBB MORTON
Beloved
Wife of
Samuel V. Morton
BORN
Feb. 7, 1861
DIED
Jan. 11, 1892
Blessed are the pure in
heart for they shall see God




FANNIE C.
DAUGHTER OF
GEORGE & FANNIE
C. DANIEL
WIFE OF
JAS. T. MORTON
JUNE 11, 1868
MAR. 29, 1944



JAMES THOMAS
SON OF
JOSEPH & ANNIE
MORTON
SEPT 8, 1854
OCT 21, 1923
Asleep in Jesus
The above couple were first cousins, Fannie's father and James' mother were brother and sister, children of Nathaniel Chesley Daniel and Ann Harriet Bullock.

photo by Bill Seay

Masonic Emblem
NATHANIEL C. DANIEL, M.D.
DECEMBER 7, 1871
FEBRUARY 4, 1945
HIS WIFE
ANNIE TAYLOR DANIEL
OCTOBER 1, 1880
JUNE 1, 1961

Nathaniel C. Daniel, M.D. was the son of George Bullock Daniel and Fannie Crichton

DANIEL

SALLIE DAVIS
FEB. 18, 1898
OCT. 14, 1975

W. CRICHTON
MAY 24, 1876
DEC. 28, 1951
Winfield Crichton Daniel was the son of
George Bullock Daniel and Fannie Crichton.




HELEN GREY DANIEL
JUNE 8, 1884
DEC. 9, 1973
Helen Grey Daniel was the daughter of
George Bullock Daniel and Fannie Crichton.



JOHN ASHTON DANIEL
BORN MARCH 31, 1882
DIED JUNE 4, 1962

John Ashton Daniel, son of George Bullock Daniel and Fannie Crichton, married his first cousin once removed, Fannie Amis Morton.




FANNIE MORTON DANIEL
BORN MARCH 14, 1888
DIED OCT. 6, 1977

Fannie Amis Morton was a 6th generation descendant of Chesley Daniel; she was the daughter of Samuel Venable Morton Daniel and Fannie Webb.

ALICE G. DANIEL
DAU. OF
NATHANIEL B. & BAILEY B.
DANIEL
SEPT. 5, 1876
MAY 6, 1966


photo by Bill Seay


photo by Bill Seay

LEWIS
RICHARD MERIWETHER
OCT. 10, 1879 - APR. 19, 1951
BAILEY DANIEL
AUG. 21, 1881 - SEPT. 9, 1969

Bailey Daniel Lewis was the daughter of Nathaniel Beverley Daniel and Harriet Bailey Bullock


photo by Bill Seay

WILLIAM R. DANIEL
SON OF
NAT B. AND BAILEY B. DANIEL
OCT. 28, 1885
DEC. 4, 1972



photo by Bill Seay

LUCY E. DANIEL
WIFE OF
WILLIAM R. DANIEL
JAN. 3, 1885
JAN. 16, 1970

The above couple were first cousins. William Richard Daniel's father (Nathaniel Beverly Daniel) and Lucy's father (Samuel Venable Daniel) were brothers, sons of Nathaniel Chesley Daniel and Anne Harriet Bullock.


6th Generation



MARGARET COLE
MORTON
MAR. 21, 1873
NOV. 18, 1931
Precious in the sight of the
Lord is the death of his saints



ANNIE VENABLE
MORTON
SEPT. 21, 1875
OCT. 18, 1946
SHE HATH DONE
WHAT SHE COULD.


A LOVELY LIFE
FRANK B.
SON OF
N.D. & M.C. MORTON
JAN. 9, 1893
SEPT. 21, 1916
Resting in hope of A Glorious
Resurrection
The above three, Margaret Cole Morton, Annie Venable Morton and Frank B. Morton, were the children of Nathaniel Daniel Morton, son of Joseph Morton and Anne Eliza Daniel, the daughter of Nathaniel Chesley Daniel and Anne Harriet Bullock.



GEORGE DANIEL MORTON
MARCH 31, 1897
MARCH 3, 1976

George Daniel Morton was the son of James Thomas Morton and Fannie Crichton Daniel, so he was 6th generation by both his parents.




CORNELIA WRIGHT
WIFE OF
GEORGE D. MORTON
JAN. 24, 1899
DEC. 16, 1954



SAM MORTON DANIEL
SON OF
FANNIE MORTON &
JOHN ASHTON DANIEL
BORN SEPTEMBER 29, 1912
DIED NOVEMBER 14, 1956


JOHN ASHTON DANIEL, JR.
SON OF
JOHN ASHTON & FANNIE MORTON DANIEL
BORN OCTOBER 18, 1922
DIED IN THE SERVICE OF HIS COUNTRY
OCTOBER 21, 1944
The above brothers were 6th generation Tranquility Daniels on their father's side and 7th generation on their mother's.



NATHANIEL CHESLEY DANIEL, JR.
CPL. ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
JUN 8 1918 ;  ;  AUG 11 1975

Nathaniel Chesley Daniel, Jr. was the son of Nathaniel Chesley Daniel and Annie Taylor.




DANIEL
WINFIELD CRICHTON, JR
JUNE 2, 1927
MAY 17, 2002

Winfield Crichton Daniel, Jr. was the son of Winfield Crichton Daniel and Sallie S. Davis.


NAT DANIEL
INFANT SON OF
MR. & MRS.
R. M. LEWIS
SEPT. 22, 1916
SEPT. 27, 1916


BAILEY DANIEL LEWIS
AUGUST 14, 1917
AUGUST 31, 1988

Bailey Daniel Lewis was the son of Richard M. Lewis and Bailey Daniel.


photo by Bill Seay

WILMA DANIEL
INFANT DAU. OF
REV. & MRS.
J.F. COLEMAN
1918

Wilma Coleman was the daughter of Sara Morton Daniel who was the daughter of Nathaniel Beverley Daniel and Harriet Bailey Bullock.

Bill Seay explains:
Sara Morton Daniel (my maternal grandmother) b. 10 Apr 1878, d. 20 Jul 1956, m. 15 Jul 1910 to James Franklin Coleman of Soddy, TN. James, a Davidson College graduate, was a Presbyterian minister who upon completing his course at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA in 1909 took his first church at the Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church in Stovall, NC and supposedly also preached at other churches in the area. It was while here that he met Sara. They had one child at Stovall, then two in Morganfield KY, then one in Diana TN (my Mom) then two in Roswell Ga, (one died), then one in Millboro Springs VA. He took his last church in Murat VA and retired in Buena Vista VA where they both resided until their deaths.
Wilma...died in Roswell GA during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. Her folks were not able to accompany her body to Tranquility due to Rev. Coleman, my grandfather, conducting 3 to 4 funerals a day at the time. Her stone is an infant stone maybe 1 and 1/2 feet tall with a lamb on top.


7th Generation
There are several 7th generation people noted in the above groups, either by descent from one of their parents, or spouses of 6th generation folks.


8th Generation



GEORGE DANIEL
MORTON, III
MAR. 22, 1960
DEC. 18, 2001

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