Robert Daniell arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, as captain of the ship The Daniell in 1679. Three years later in 1682, he was commissioned as major of the Goose Creek Men. By 1691, he had become a colonel and had led an expedition to St. Augustine where he participated in the Battle of the Yamassee Indians in 1702. Then, he served as the colonial governor of North Carolina from 1703-1705. He, also served as colonial governor of South Carolina from April 25, 1716, until April 30, 1717. Robert Daniell died May 1, 1718, at the age of 72, and is buried at Saint Phillips Church, 142 Church Street, Charleston, South Carolina. A memorial tablet stands on the outside wall at the back of Saint Phillips Church stating: "Here lie the remains of the Hon. Robert Daniell, a brave man, who long served King William in his wars, both on land and sea, and afterwards governed this province under the Lords Proprietors’ Majesties Army. Here, also, lies the body of Martha Logan, who was first the wife of the above Robert Daniell and afterwards of Colonel George Logan. She died the 5th day of November 1743, at the age of 58. This vault, also, contains the bodies of the above Colonel George Logan of His Majesties Army and the bodies of his son George Logan and of his son's wife, Martha, who was the daughter of the above Robert Daniell."


William Daniell was the son of John Daniell (born March 29, 1707, in Charleston, S.C.) and Sarah Raven (born 1716 in Charlestown, S. C.).  William Daniell was the grandson of Robert Daniell (born in 1646 in Cardigan County, Wales) Robert Daniell sailed from Plymouth, England, in August 1669, for America with a fleet of three ships.   Robert served King William in his wars by land and sea.  Robert Daniell served as the colonial governor of North Carolina from 1703 -1705.  He also served as colonial governor of South Carolina from April 25, 1716 until April 30, 1717.  Robert Daniell died May 1, 1718, and is buried at St. Phillips Church, 142 Church St., Charleston, S.C. A memorial tablet stands on the wall at back of St. Phillips Church.   King George II organized the colony of Georgia as a royal province and granted “head rights” to each new settler of Georgia territory.  William Daniell was deeded 200 acres in Wilkes County, Georgia, in November 1773.  On March 7, 1775, William Daniell was granted 300 acres on little river in St. Paul’s Parrish, called Wrightsboro, Georgia.  In 1775, William Daniell signed the Wrightsboro Protest. He served in the Revolutionary War under Col. Elijah Clarke.    In 1784, William Daniell received 287 1/2 acres in Franklin County, Georgia.  This site is believed to be a part of that grant. Franklin County was created Feb 25, 1784, from Cherokee Cession of May 31, 1783, and Creek Cession of November 1, 1783. William Daniell served as a representative from Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia, when the constitution of the state was ratified in 1786.   In 1790, he built a new home for his 17 year old bride, Mary (Polly) Melton, on Barber Creek in Jackson County, later Clarke County, and now Oconee County.  He joined Mars Hill Church in 1802, founded  1799, located a short distance across Barber Creek to the north.   William Daniell had 13 children by his wife, Polly.  He had 11 children by his first wife, Rachel, and two of his sons, James and Thomas, served in the revolution.