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by Clarence McDaniel, April 9, 2014

This site will have downloadable files which contain genealogy relating to the Paschal/Paschall families of America with some British connections for a few lines. History note: Modern Paschal research was instituted by Edward Early Paschal(1866-1930),K536. Many, many people have contributed to these files besides myself over the last 40 years. Many of the old errors are corrected(see biographies below). Only the Paschal line is researched in depth but spouse data is included.SOURCE notes by the 1000's are included. I believe in FREE genealogy!! Please send data/corrections to: Clarence E. McDaniel; email to: cemcdan AT replace AT with the symbol @, no spaces; put word paschal somewhere in subject line.


When I receive an email with info about a P'l ancestor(name, time, place) I proceed to look up in my file and ID the line, etc. I then ask the person submitting the info for their permission to post the info citing their name, city, state. If I get a query asking about the submitter, I send it them so they can decide what to do. Several persons have met lost cousins in this manner. My only request is that they keep me in the loop so that ALL Paschal's benefit. There are over 8800 P'ls & spouses in my file, most born before 1900. I believe people should do their own leg work after 1900...they can start with the free 1940 census and work back.Those that can not do this may send me the info and I will do what I can.(no charge)

My new genie program, Ancestral Quest(AQ) has added several types of files that may be put in their scrapbook for each person. I am adding documents to these scrapbooks daily. They are accessed from the individal files right after the name by the word, "scrapbook". For example look at William, C, the 1st name in the "William Paschal of the NC land grants" to see his Bible,Will and signatures.

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Main Genealogy Files

Here is a list of of my web files made with Ancesral Quest. They are in .htm format with indexes.

Here is a list of of my Paschall write ups. Paschall Biographies

A brief history of Paschal-Paschall genealogical research. Paschall Family Research history

Since the AQ RIN numbers are useless, I have placed the ID codes as the first line in the notes for each person surnamed Paschal(l). This code is more than a number; Please refer to this code when writing for info.

The purpose of the Identification Code(ID) is to allow systematic listing and identification of persons of common lineal descent. Unlike past schemes a system understandable to both people and computers is desired. A tag(capital letter) has been used previously to identify the main lines of the Paschal(l) family. This tag is suffixed to the given name. Years ago the following convention was adopted and was in use by the Paschall Genealogical Committee(Johnstons of Texas):

       A Line ..........England
       B Line ..........Thomas of Pennsylvania
       C Line ..........Will'm(william) of the NC Land Grants
       T Line ..........Jeremiah/John/Benjamin, Phila.

Will'm's children(son's by order of his will) By rights these should be designated, Cxxxxx, but the letters D-P have a long, previous, usage and so are retained here.

              D Line             Samuel
              E Line             John
              F Line             Isaiah
              G Line             William
              H Line             Elisha
              I Line             James
              J Line             Dennis
              K Line             Thomas
              L Line             Sarah
              M Line             Dianna
              N Line             Rachel
              O Line             Ruth
              P Line             Reliance

              U Line             Unknown persons

In this work the author retains the above convention but suffixes an additional character to each letter for each succeeding generation of the particular line. In second and subsequent generations the numbers 1-9 are used for the first nine children, then the small letters a,b,c for child numbers 10,11,12 and so forth. This is a modification of the paragraph referencing in use by corporations and the military for contracts. In the modified version no period between generations are necessary and only one digit per generation is used. For example:

standard paragraphing =

modified paragraphing = 1b2e

The modified version is highly useful in computer listing as the computer sorting function will put all the descendants in family order automatically which is a boon to the overworked compiler. The generation listing may not always be in the exact order of birth as the birth information often follows after the listing or is later modified by new data. The small letters v,w,x,y,z are sometimes used to signify generations where some doubt as to parentage exists. This usually occurs when there are two or more brothers present and no records to indicate to which brother the children belong. This usage does not indicate illegitimate births. These are generally indicated by a line descended from only a mother. Notes on above:

         1. The number of digits in code is the generation; ie. 5 digits
            equals the 5th generation; it is also the level of indentation
            or tabbing.
         2. In correspondence the following convention is used;
                George M, I451
             This avoids the awkward naming of parents, wife, etc to
             identify a particular person with a common given name.
         3.  The author has put the ID code in the 1st line of the Notes for each
             Paschal(l) in the file. 

NOTICE: Some of you have asked about my connection to the Paschall line. Here are some photos:

*** McDaniel line; My mother married Gene Brown McDaniel. His line came from SC(now Laurens Co area) about 1807 to the east bank of the Cumberland river just above the TN state line(Linton, KY). The patriarch here was Morgan McDaniel(c1772 - 1845). This section contains what is known concerning Morgan McDaniel and his descendants. Morgan McDaniel

There are two major lines of the PASCHAL-PASCHALL family to be found today in America. In the 1920-1930's these lines were given the designations:

A English lines(for ref only- not in Anerica)

B Philadelphia line of Thomas Paschall(1634-1718) (the T21 line has been added as a part of this line). Tom B

C North Carolina line of Willm Paschal. William(1704-1774)of the NC land grants

SHOUT it everywhere: William of NC land grants(C-line) is NOT repeat NOT descended from Thomas (B-line) of Philadelphia. This claim, began in the 1930's by Rev. J C Paschal, continues today. It was based on the name William, a grandson of Thomas. This gson died in Phila in 1751. See this document: here Also here is an extract of J C Paschal's own letter of 1937 in which he realizes his mistake. It is easier to start a rumor than stop it! here1 here2 If this doesn't convince you how about the US Supreme Court? They too decided he died before 1754!

HERE is the evidence you need to show that the grandson, William Paschall, B11, of Thomas,B, of Phila. was NOT William Paschal,C, of the NC Land Grants. The grandson, William Paschall, B11, married, lived and died in Phila. This is from the Notes of John Parker written in 1885 in Phila. The notes are on Family History Library(FHL) microfilm #0000348. here

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CENSUS UPDATES: I have updated my files to include the 1910, 1920,1930 and 1940 censuses for most of the USA. Great indexes were used to get the job done and it was a job. This should help those having problems getting started. Children born after 1901 were not included in order to keep the size down.

LIBRARY: In my home I have a collection of papers (600 pounds in 30 loose-leaf notebooks) relating to Paschal history covering a 75+ year research effort by many people. This collection is indexed by the Paschall ID's. Some of the papers are very rare and exist only in this collection. I will usually scan an item and send it to interested persons. There is no charge for this.

QUESTION: Where did the American Paschalls come from? About 1987 Dale R Paschal,F33423,(1919-1997) came by my house on one of his visits. He had been to England and brought back a pamphlet titled, "St Mary's Church Great Baddow" by David Papworth, publ 1973. The pamphlet is 24 pages and goes into great detail of the history of this church. The history of the area starts about 1071 but the area of our interest begins on the 2nd page in 1547. I will put several of the pages here in .jpg format. Note: The Bristol Paschalls used the same coat-of-arms as those of Great Baddow. There are 5 generations of Johns that are traceable; from this line the Paschalls spread out all over England. So much for "French" ideas. Note: In the 1920's, a scam circulated about a Frenchman that died leaving a large estate. The promoter offered(for a fee) to determine if you might be a heir...many persons fell for this...The author shows that many Pascall's were living in England prior to the edit of Nantes(1685).

MORE: Update 4/19/2013 Stuart Simpson of the UK, is a Pascall descendant. He is from the Pascalls that lived in Dover, England, since early times.Recently I asked him to go to Great Baddow in Essex and photograph St Mary's Church there. He very graciously took the 2 hour drive and sent me a CD disc with 409 pictures! He has determined, among other things, that the origin of the Pascalls whether it be St Mary, the Virgin, Dover, or St Mary's, Great Baddow, is uncertain; they both had Pascalls back to the first records available(c1545).


This section will contain maps. These show the NC Paschal land grants and some of the migrations of William's sons to other areas. Info is mostly from deeds.