John Woodard Daniels, Sr. (July 1821- July 1865) was born in North Carolina, the son of Woodard and Nancy (Watson) Daniels who died in Henry Co., Tenn., and John died in Clay Co., Ark. John was married 13 June 1841 in Henry Co., Tenn. to Louisa Faircloth (1810-1892) who had been previously married to Bright Faircloth and had two daughters, Francis and Alice Faircloth. John W. and Louisa had these children: Nancy Anne E. W. Daniels, Martha Ann Clementine Daniels, James Woodard Daniel, Jr., Axey Loisanna Daniels, Millicent Fairchild Louise Jane Daniels, and William Thomas Daniels.
Nancy Anne E. W. Daniels (1842-1894), daughter of John W., and Louisa, was born in Henry Co., Tenn. and married John Albert Crews (1841-1898) in Clay County about 1865. They had John Clifton, William Leroy, Julis Ola, Leander S., Martha A., Louisa, Minnie, Maggie, and Lola M. Crews.
Martha Ann Clementine Daniels (1843-1901), daughter of John W. and Louisa, married in 1863 to William Stapleton Malone (1830-1897) and they had seven children: (1) Margaret Lorance Malone married Hampton Wade Thomas in 1883 and had William Fred Thomas, Jeffie Ballard Thomas, Burnie Holmes Thomas, and Julius Wade Thomas. Margaret married Joseph E. Hollis in 1898. (2) Fannie L. Malone married Andrew Walter Langley in 1881 and had Vera; Zora married Jessie C. Latta; Marion W.; Frederick Hilbert; Ivan Bordell; and A. Otho Langley. (3) John R. Malone died young. (4) Willie Nora died young. (5) Nelli Genoa died young. (6) Lucy Isle Malone married Louis Spence. (7) H. Eddie Malone married Lillian Wells and taught school in the Indian Territory. (8) Robert Liddell Malone married Ella Fletcher and ran a barber shop in Miss.
John Woodard Daniels, Jr. (1845-1915), son of John, Sr. and Louise, was born in Henry Co., Tenn. and died in Clay County. HE married Virginia Langley, daughter of A. J. and his third wife, Mary Ann Goodman Langley, and had ten children: John Leota died at age 19; Mary Bertha died age 22; Andrew Arthur married Stella Belle Shasteen and had Ethel Lucille who married Alvin O’Dell; Robert D. Daniel; Luda Wepper Daniel married Samuel T. Lawrence and an Ackley and had eight children; Willie Eva Daniel married Hester Price Dunscomb; Fannie O. Daniel died in Phoenix, Ariz.; Vinnie Leah Daniels is buried at Gravel Hill; and Agnes Virginia Daniels married Albert John Pillow and had Daniel, Joyce, and Alberta Pillow and is buried at New Hope. John, Jr. received a Civil War Pension for his service in the Fifth Ark. Inf., Co. E., Clay Co., Reg. and Virginia applied in 1915 after his death. John and Virginia are buried in Gravel Hill Cemetery.
Axey Ann Lois (Loisanna) (1847-1893), daughter of John, Sr. and Louisa, married George Milton Oxley (1847-1940) about 1873 and they had Lillian L. who married Ida Mae Hall and had Delmar Courtney, Gladys Autrey, George Denver, and Edith Jewell Burgfield; Dovie Oxley; and Matchez Dealer Oxley.
Millicent Fairchild Louisa Jane Daniel (1849-1899), daughter John, Sr. and Louisa, married William Thomas Holifield, son of tHomas Marion and Nancy Angeline Holifield. William Thomas was a Methodist Preacher Circuit Rider and a self-taught doctor. He was also the first pastor of the Piggott Presbyterian Church. Their children were (1) Mary (Dollie) Louise Jane Holifield who married James (Dick) Hamlett and they had two children (Dixie Lee and Lillie Mae). Her second marriage was to Robert Gibson Whitley and they had six children. (2) Mary Francis Holifield married Henry Robert Boyd and they had Eva G., Clyde Earl, and Leslie Vernon Boyd. (3) John Wesley Holifield married Laura. (4) James Rufus Holifield married Ella Agnes Whiteside. (5) William Moody Holifield was thron from a horse as a teenager and died. (6) Johnnie Holifield had epilepsy and drowned on a fishing trip. (7) Alonza Holifield married Minnie and had three children. (8) Floyd Elbert Holifield, a farmer and schoolteacher, married Nora E. Burkhead and had Doris Irene Floyd Jesse. (9) Anna Pearl Holifield married Grover C. Meyers and had Millicent, Jouce M., and James Monroe Myers.
William Thomas Daniel (1852-1853), son of John, Sr. and Louisa, died young.