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Earliest known ancestor Daniel Driskill b.~1740, Campbell County VA.

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Second Generation

2. John Henry DRISCOLL was born4 on 18 Jun 1917 in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA. He died5 on 26 Feb 1977 in Winston Salem, Forsyth,, North Carolina, USA. He was buried on 28 Feb 1977 in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA. He married6,7 Inez CARTER on 23 Oct 1935 in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA.

Third Generation

4. David Preston DRISKILL ""Dave"" was born9 on 9 Jul 1886 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA. He died on 3 May 1964 in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA. He was buried on 5 May 1964 in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA. He married Bessie Mae LASTER on 24 Dec 1912 in Greensboro, Guilford County,, North Carolina, USA.

5. Bessie Mae LASTER was born on 29 Sep 1890 in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA. She died on 21 Dec 1983 in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA. She was buried on 23 Dec 1983 in Reidsville, Rockingham, North Carolina, USA.

BIRTH: Personal knowledge of Mrs. Bessie Mae Laster Driskill told to John W. Driscoll before her death.
MARRIAGE: Guilford Co. North Carolina Marriage Register.
DEATH: Rockingham Co. North Carolina Death Register Book 97 Page 383. Buried in Greenview Cemetery.

Fourth Generation

8. Napoleon Watt DRISKILL 17 was born18 on 14 Dec 1832 in , Amherst, Virginia, USA. He died on 31 Dec 1906 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA. He was buried on 1 Jan 1907 in Lynchburg,, Virginia, USA. He married Mary Ellen BRYAN on 5 Sep 1872 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA.

9. Mary Ellen BRYAN was born19 on 22 Aug 1847 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA. She died on 25 Mar 1926 in Lynchburg,, Virginia, USA. She was buried in Lynchburg,, Virginia, USA.

Fifth Generation

16. Daniel DRISKILL 36,37,38 was born39 in 1800 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. He died40 on 30 May 1886 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA. He married Sarah HOLT on 21 Dec 1818 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA.

17. Sarah HOLT 41,42,43 was born on 2 Jun 1800 in Prince Edward Co., Virginia, USA. She died on 11 Jan 1861 in Appomattox County, Virginia, USA.

Sixth Generation

32. Adam DRISKILL was born about 1769 in Bedford County, Virginia, USA. He died in 1835/1836 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA. He married Sarah BAILEY on 14 Jul 1794 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA. 33. Sarah BAILEY was born about 1776 in Virginia, USA. She died before Jul 1823.

BIRTH: Age 26-46 1810 Census Campbell Co. Virginia.
Age 26-45 1820 Census Campbell Co Virginia.
MARRIAGE: Campbell Co. Virginia. Marriage Bond Book

Seventh Generation

64. Daniel DRISKILL was born about 1740 in Campbell County Virginia, USA. He died on 9 Feb 1813 in , Campbell, Virginia, USA. He married Anne WOMACK about 1765 in Virginia, USA.

BIRTH: AGE Over 45, 1810 Census Campbell Co. Virginia.
MARRIAGE: Anne Womack; In a letter from Connie Ausec to Joyce Womack: "Ann Womack was married to Daniel Driskill." This fact is confirmed in a Bible in the possession of the descendants of William Driskill, son of Daniel and Ann.

MARRIAGE: Agnes Hawkins Lunenburg Co. VA Marriage Bond Book

Daniel Driskill was probably married thee times. It is possible that he first married a daughter of Thomas Watkins, then Ann Womack and then Agnes Hawkins. Daniel was included in the will of Thomas Watkins indicating that he was probably a son-in-law. Further research is needed to prove the marriage to a daughter of Thomas Watkins.

Daniel Driskell is named in the will of Thomas Watkins of Bedford County Virginia. The will is dated 25 November 1769 and was proved 26 July 1773. The entry concerning Daniel Driskell is as follows: To Daniel Driskell all the upper end of my survey of land which is to be patented by my executors that is all lying above a branch which makes into Falling River just above the Island ford. Note: This places Daniel in Bedford County, Virginia before 25 November 1769.

Daniel Driskill is listed on a Colonial Military Roster for Bedford County, Virginia which is a list of soldiers of Bedford County who were engaged in warefare with the Indians, French and British before the Declaration of Independance, as appears from Hening's Statutes at large and records of the County Court, and a few in the Revolutionary War. The records do not contain a complete list of those engaged in any war.(Historical Sketch - Bedford County Virginia 1752-1907, p37-38.)

Daniel Driskill proved to the satisfaction of the court that he served as a regular soldier in the year 1758 under General Forbes and that he never transfered his claim to any land which he might be entitled to for such service which is ordered to be certified to the register of the Land Office. Bedford County, Virginia Court Order Book #6, page 271, dated 28 Feb 1780.

Mary Holt (Mrs. Jon) of Sterling CO in researching the Holt family, copied some Holt data in a library in Cassville, Missouri in 1996, and in this history is Daniel and Agnes Driskill of Campbell Co., VA and neighbors of the Holt's. This history also mentions their son, Thomas T. Driskill, also William Mason (security for Alexander Womack's will) and two of his daughters, Judith Mason who married Leonard Holt and Susanna Mason who married Asa Holt. These people were on the tax list of 1810 in Campbell Co., Virginia.

DEATH: Will Dated 8 Feb 1813 was probated 21 Oct 1815. Campbell Co. Virginia. Will Book No. 3, Page 400.

Campbell County Virginia Court Orders Book 11 Page123 December Court 1813 A paper purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Daniel Driskill decd. produced in court and offered for probate and on the motion of David Driskill who contests the establishment, the same is continued until the next court. (NOTE: The continuation of this matter could not be found in the next or subsequent courts.)

Daniel Driskill fought in the French & Indian War under General Forbes (1758) and was a Revolutionary War Patriot.

Daniel Driskill is listed as A Private on a list of soldiers of Bedford County Virginia who were engaged in warfare with the Indians, French and British before the Declaration of Independence, as appears from Hening's Statutes at large and the records of the County Court.

ADDITIONAL: Several people have written to me indicating that the following are names of children born to Daniel Driskill and his three wives: William, John, David, Alexander, Allen, Joshua, Mahal, Peter, Thomas, Elizabeth, Obidiah, Ann (Anney)*, Daniel*, Adam*, Richard, Jeremiah, Sarah and Moses. There is no proof as to who the mother was of most of the children or exactly what the birth order was. (* Marriage Bond for Anney shows that Daniel Driskill paid the bond and Daniel Driskill and Adam Driskill were witnesses.)

Campbell County Virginia Deeds
1786 Daniel Driskill to Gregory Matthews 80# 80 acres East side of Falling River to corner near Michael Pruitt thence across river near the mill dam past mill dam to the mouth of Dog Creek
5 Apr 1805 Daniel Driskill to William Driskill 30# 30 acres
5 Apr 1805 Daniel Driskill to Adam Driskill 40# 40 acres
5 Apr 1805 Daniel Driskill to Davey Driskill 100# 90 acres
18 Apr 1806 Daniel Driskill to Alexander Womack 250# 160 Acres Signed Daniel & Agnes Driskill
12 Oct 1807 to Daniel Driskill from Alexander Womack 8-44
11 Feb 1809 To David Driskill from Daniel Driskill 8-416

Land Grants
Bedford County Virginia
Daniel Driskill 300 Acres
1 Sep 1780

Thomas Jefferson Esquire of the Commonwealth of Virginia to all whom these presents shall come greeting. Know Ye that in consideration of the amount compensation of 30 Schillings Sterling paid by Daniel Driskill into the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto the said Daniel Driskill a certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred acres by survey bearing date the twelfth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty as assignee of part of an entry made in the name of Thomas Watkins dated March the fifth one thousand seven hundred and fifty four for four hundred acres on the East side of Falling river beginning at his own corner three hundred acres of land situated in Bedford County on Falling river bounded as followeth to wit. Beginning at the mouth of Island branch thence South twenty five degrees west eight poles up the river to a Locust on the bank of the west side of the river thence by the bank thereof North thirty three degrees west forty poles North fifty four degrees west sixty two poles thence across near Michael Pruitt's Mill Dam. North thirty four degrees East ten poles to a red oak on the East bank of the river. Thence up passing the end of the Mill dam North seventy four degrees west eight poles to the mouth of Dog Creek thence up the Creek as it meanders to a white Oak on Lon Todds line, thence along his lines South fifty degrees west six poles to his corner pointers South thirty degrees East ninety four poles to his corner pointers North seventy four degrees East two hundred and sixty poles to his corner pointers North nineteen degrees West twenty poles to Watkins corner shrub white oak thence along Watkins lines South fifty two degrees East seventy six poles to his corner pointers South fifty four degrees west one hundred and ninety poles to his corner pointers South twenty eight degrees west thirty poles to a poplar just above the head of the island branch thence down the said branch as it meanders to the first station with its appurtenances; to have and to hold the said parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Daniel Driskill and his Heirs forever. In witness whereof the said Thomas Jefferson, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia have hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the first day of September in the year or Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty and of the Commonwealth Tho Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Campbell County Virginia
Daniel Driskill 285 Acres
1 Mar 1810

John Tyler Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. To all whom these presents shall come greeting: Know Ye that by virtue of an exchanged Treasury Warrant Number fourteen hundred and thirty two issued the 3rd day of June 1803 there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Daniel Driskill a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and eighty five acres by survey bearing date the twenty seventh day of February 1808 lying in the county of Campbell on the waters of great Falling Creek and bounded as followeth to wit: Beginning at the red oak near a branch on the estate of Patrick Henry decd. thence with his line North thirty one and an half degrees East ninety six poles - to a poplar near the said Branch corner to the said Henry's estate, South eighty two degrees east seventy two poles to a white oak corner to Pendleton Hendrick; south eighty two degrees east eighty two poles to an old pine corner to said Hendrick; East fifty poles to pointers near a branch corner to said Hendrick, South forty eight degrees east eighty six poles to a (post) oak corner to Robert Holt; South forty eight degrees west seventy eight poles to pointers corner to Thomas Bayley and said Holt; North thirteen degrees West fourteen poles to a white oak corner to said Bayley; North fifty degrees West thirty two poles to a large white oak corner to said Bayley; South thirty three degrees West eighty eight poles to a black oak corner to said Bayley; South Seventy four degrees West thirty four poles to a pine stump corner to Daniel Driskill; South sixty three degrees West seventy six poles to an oak stump his own corner; South thirty eight degrees West one hundred and four poles to a stake near the house; and thence North sixteen degrees East two hundred and ten poles to the beginning with it's appurtenances; To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land with its appurtenances to the said Daniel Driskill and his heirs forever. In witness whereof the said John Tyler Esq. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia hath hereunto set his hand and caused the lesser seal of the said Commonwealth to be affixed at Richmond on the first day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten and of the

Commonwealth the thirty fourth.
John Tyler Esq.

Court Orders of Campbell County, Virginia
June 1803 Book 6, page 284
Ordered that John Irvine, John Marshall, B.S. Publias Jones, Griffin Lewis ________ Charles Walker and Daniel Driskill be appointed processioners within the following Bounds, to wit--- ___dolphs Road Little Falling River and the county line.

September 1804 Book 5, page 284.
A deed Francis' atto to Rosser proved by 2 witnesses- Thomas Bailey applied and received from Island ford on Falling to Charlotte Co. line In _____ of Daniel Driskill and usual hand are ordered ----

65. Anne WOMACK was born about 1745 in Virginia, USA. She died about 1785.

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