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Tranquility Plantation

Location: Granville Co., NC
Constructed: 1764

History: Chesley Daniel had inherited four slaves from his father James Daniel in 1760. He took these slaves with him to Lunenburg before finally settling in Granville. In 1764 Chesley Daniel purchased the 1250 acres on which Tranquility Plantation was built. Part of Tranquility was inherited by Chesley's sons John Woodson and Beverly Daniel, which was later deeded to their nephew Nathaniel Chesley Daniel. By the time of his death, Nathaniel C. Daniel had amassed many slaves and a large amount of debt. Ownership of the land and slaves finally passed to his widow Ann H. Daniel.

Associated Surnames: Daniel

Associated Plantations: Red Hill Plantation (Granville Co., NC)


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1760: Slaves bequeathed to Chesley Daniel from his father James Daniel
From the Will of James Daniel, 1760, contributed by Pam Miller

1767: Slaves of Chesley Daniel
From Granville Tax Records, contributed by Pam Miller

1798: Slaves of Chesley Daniel given to his nephews (surname Edwards)
From Granville Deed Book Q392, contributed by Pam Miller

1800: Slaves of Chesley Daniel
From the 1800 Census Schedules of Granville p. 508, contributed by Pam Miller

1810: Slaves of Chesley Daniel
From the 1810 Census Schedules of Granville p. 882 , contributed by Pam Miller

1814: Slaves of Chesley Daniel given to sons John G. Woodson and Beverley Daniel
From Granville Deed Book W263

In addition, to son Beverly

1814: Slaves of Chesley Daniel bequeated to wife Judith Daniel
From the Will of Chesley Daniel, April 17, 1814, contributed by Amanda Werhane; also submitted by Pam Miller

1821: Slave purchased by Nathaniel C. Daniel
From Granville Deed Book 1-85, contributed by Pam Miller

1824: Slave purchased by Nathaniel C. Daniel
From Granville Deed Book 2-53, contributed by Pam Miller

1830: Slaves of Nathaniel C. Daniel
From the 1830 Granville Census Schedules, p. 4, contributed by Pam Miller

1831: Slaves purchased by Nathaniel C. Daniel
From Granville Deed Book 5-83, contributed by Pam Miller

1850: Slaves of Nathaniel C. Daniel (listed by age, gender and race)
From the 1850 Granville Census Schedules (Goshen District), contributed by Pam Miller

1851: Slaves named in probate records of Nathaniel C. Daniels
From Probate documents of Nathaniel C. Daniels, contributed by Pam Miller

Hired out and sold to James Hale in 1851

Also named in collection of receipts

1860: Slaves of Ann H. Daniel, widow of Nathaniel C. Daniel (listed by age, gender and race)
From the 1860 Granville Slave Schedules (Goshen District)

1851: Slaves named in probate records of Nathaniel C. Daniels
From Probate documents of Nathaniel C. Daniels, contributed by Pam Miller

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