Household 18  - Contributed by Gail M. Walczyk
Daniel Mifflin

HH 18

[A184]

Daniel Mifflin was noted in 6 Procession Districts in the 1795/96 Procession; Accomack Parish District 1 Accomack Parish Parish District 2 Accomack Parish Parish District 3 Accomack Parish Accomack Accomack Parish District 4 Accomack Parish Parish District 10 and Accomack Parish Parish District 11 (Walczyk Processions: no page). Accomack Parish Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4 adjoin one and other and are all on the seaside. This is District 3. SEE: MAP It was noted in the 1795/96 Procession as: Between Rules Mill Branch & Mifflins Mill Branch to Wallops Road at Oak Hall and up said road between Warrington & Patterson (Walczyk Processions, p. 1). The southern section of Daniel Mifflin's "Mansion Plantation" as it was named, was either included in or bordered this District and he probably resided here. Note [A184A] . . . also that of the Mifflin family . . . The old 1799 survey showed a grain house at this site, but no dwelling, so perhaps the Mifflin house had burned, shortly after the death of Daniel (Whitelaw: 1374).

Daniel Mifflin was the son of Edward Mifflin and Mary Eyre. He was born circa 1721. Daniel was a Quaker and member of the Duck Creek in Delaware. The text reads:
Daniel Mifflin of Accomack County in Virginia not having opportunity of having joined to any MM of Friends [Quakers] more convenient to him (than this?) requests to be joined to us which request is granted. [Duck Creek Monthly Meetings]
He married three times (Whitelaw p. 1373). He married Mary Warner circa 1744 in Accomack Co., VA. Mary was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1727. Mary died circa 1747. He married Ann Walker circa 1756 in Accomack Co., VA. Ann was born circa 1730. Ann died after 8 August 1775 (Accomack Deeds 1777-1783, p. 335, 336). He married third Mary Pusey circa 1776.

In Edward Mifflin of will on 7 September 1740 in Accomack Co., VA, Daniel was named as an heir. It was probated 31 May 1743. (Nottingham p. 128). An abstract of his will reads:
MIFFLIN, EDWARD - 7 Sept. 1740 - 31 May 1743 - To son Daniel the tract of land where I now live lying in the mouth of Swans Gut Creek, with my water mill & plantation in Maryland. To son Samuel plantation situate in the Northern Liberties of Philadelphia near Schoolcill whereon my father John Mifflin lived, containing 270 acres. To son Southy my house & lot in High Street in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, near the great meeting house. "whereas there is a dispute with my brothers & sisters children about part of my above given plantation near Philadelphia, which if they recover their claim I desire that my son Samuel Mifflin may have 200£ in lieu of what they recover". To grandaughter Ann Eyre. Bal. of estate to wife & 3 sons. Wife Mary to have her natural life in the plantation where I live, also my water mill & plantation in Maryland, the profits of my house in Philadelphia & all my plantation on Schoolkill until my sons Samuel & Southy come to the age of 21. Estate not to be divided until son Daniel is 21. Son Daniel, Joseph Maxfield & wife Mary Exrs. Witt: Joseph Maxfield, John Watson. Jacob Hill, William Gore In order of prob: Joseph Maxfield a Quaker. Daniel Mifflin heir at law.
On 28 August 1745 in Accomack Co., VA Daniel bought 500 acres from Thomas Preeson and Esther his wife. (Keddie, Leslie & Neil, Accomack Deeds 1744-1746 etc, p. 16). An abstract of the deed reads:
Thomas Preeson, gentleman of Northampton County Esther Preeson, wife of Thomas Grantee
To
Daniel Mifflin
For and in consideration of the sum of 180 pounds current money Preeson and wife convey and make over to Miflin 500 acres of land and marsh lying and being on Jingoteague Island being that land devised by Thomas Cable by his last will and testament to his daughter the aforesaid Esther and is bounded as by 2 several deeds the one by Custis Kendal to the said Thomas in his life and the other by Edmund Custis to the said Thomas Cable.
On 29 May 1753 in Accomack Co., VA Daniel from Edmund Allen of Edmund (Keddie, Leslie & Neil, Accomack Deeds 1744-1746 etc, p. 47). An abstract of the deed reads:
Edmund Allen & Anne Allen, wife of Edmund Grantee
To
Daniel Mifflin
For and in consideration of the sum of 30 pounds current money, Allen and wife conveys and makes over to Mifflin a tract or parcel of land lying and being in the said county on Jingoteague Island and is bounded beginning at a marked stake at the gut called Blake's Gut and thence ... along the bay side and by the mouth of said gut ... to the beginning being a part of a tract or parcel of land theretofore conveyed by John Blake to the said Edmund allen cont. 38 acres of land.
In his mother, Mary Eyre Mifflin will, Daniel was named by Mary to handle her estate on 18 June 1772 Accomack Co., VA. The will was probated 28 March 1775 (Nottingham Wills, p. 284). An abstract of her will reads:
MIFFLIN, MARY - 18 June 1772 - 28 Mar. 1775 - To my son Samuel Mifflin's two children Edward & Mary Mifflin whatever is due me from the estate of Samuel Mifflin, deceased, & should both die to go to my grandsons Warner Mifflin & Daniel Mifflin & my great-grandsou Daniel Nock, son of James Nock. To great-grandaughter Mary Mifflin, daughter of Southy Mifflin, deceased, I give & bequeath unto the Monthly Meeting at Little Creek. Kent County on Delaware Bay, Pensylvania, of the People called Quakers, 30£ Pennsylvania currency to be disposed of as the members of that Meeting shall see fit  Great grandson Charles Mifflin, son of George Mifflin. To Ann Roberts. To Stephen Maxfield & Susannah Beary. Great-grandaughter Mary Mifflin, daughter of Warner Mifflin. To Susannah Nelson. Son Daniel Mifflin residual legatee. Son Daniel & grandson Warner Mifflin Exrs. Witt: George Stewart, Annabellah Willet. In order of probate: Daniel Mifflin, one of the Exrs. named in the foregoing will, being of the People called Quakers, qualified
On 4 April 1775, he freed all his slaves with two Manumission Deeds (Accomack Deeds 1777-1783, p. 335, 336). Among those freed was of which was Isaac Bell (see Isaac Bell, Negro in Accomack Parish District 1). The deed reads in part:
. . .The Children of Negroe woman Named Leah (to wit) Betty Girl born the 1 mo 1760 Boy Abram born the 10th day of 1 mo 1763 Girl Sabrough born the 1sth day of 1765 & boy Samson born in the spring 1769 & boy 1 born [Blank] The Children of woman Named Sarah (to wit) boy Daniel born the [Blank] Girl Tamer born The Children of Negroe woman Named Leah (to wit) Betty Girl born the 1 mo 1760 Boy Abram born the 10th day of 1 mo 1763 Girl Sabrough born the 1sth day of 1765 & boy Samson born in the spring 1769 & boy Isaac born [Blank] The Children of woman named Sarah boy Daniel born the [Blank] . . .
NOTE: For a transcription on both Manumission Deeds See: Manumission of Slaves by Daniel Mifflin (1) and Manumission of Slaves by Daniel Mifflin (2)

In Thomas Crippens will, Daniel was named by Thomas to handle his estate on 7 November 1782 in Accomack Co., VA. The will was probated 28 January 1783 (Nottingham Wills p. 336).

In Ann Griffith Crippen's will, Daniel was named by Ann to handle her estate on 18 March 1783 in Accomack Co., VA. The will was probated 25 March 1783 (Nottingham Wills p. 337).

Daniel registered to pay taxes on 31 May 1787 in Accomack Co., VA (Yantis & Love, p. 85,108). Accomack Co., Virginia Personal Property Tax List 1787 "list A."
Mifflin, Daniel, self, 5 white males over the age of 16, 12 black males under 16, 10 horses, mares, colts or mules, Notes:124 cattle, 2 wheeled carriage. He was visited on 31 May 1787.
Daniel Mifflin was named as a neighbor in the deed on 17 June 1793 in Accomack Co., VA in which Isaac Bell Negro land bought land from an John Bell (Accomack Deeds 1797-1800, pp. 291, 292).

On 10 October 1794 in in Accomack Co., VA the lands of Francis Litchfield were surveyed and were bounded by Daniel Mifflin (Survey Book 1). The record reads:
Surveyed at the request of John Litchfield one hundred acres of land situat and lying as follows towit, On the NE by the lands of Danl Miflin on the SE by the lands of William Lucus and Dublin Drummond on the SW by the lands of William L. Lucus late of [-----] and on the NW by the lands of Geo. Bagwill lots of John Litchfield the above one hundred acres of land is the property of Francis Litchfield devised to him by the last will of Francis Litchfield Senr .
On 8 December 1795 in Accomack Co., VA, the lands of Daniel Mifflin in 10th District were processed (Walczyk, Processioners 1797-1816, p. 23). The text reads:

Decr 8th - 1796 - Processioned the Lands of ... George Fisher, Daniel Mifflin, Jno Poulson, Littleton Morgan, Stephen Bloxom, Stephen Bloxom Junr Scarburgh Bloxom, Levi Small & Crippen Johnson. Jno Northam, Nathl Bird, Heny Fletcher, Geo. Croswell, Arthur Watson, Scarbg Bloxom, Solo Johnson, James Cropper present. . .

Daniel made a will on 22 December 1795 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 27 April 1796. (Nottingham p. 433). An abstract of his will reads:
MIFFLIN, DANIEL - 22 Dec. 1795 - 27 Apr. 1796 - Confirms to Levin Hickman 30 acres of land on Assateage Beach, being part of a larger tract purchased of Thomas Gore, to John Lewis & Arthur Cherix 80 acres of the above tract, & to John Blades 155 acres being part of two tracts of land one called Floyd's Lot & the other Mifflin's Purchase, situate in Pitts Creek Hundred in Worcester County, Maryland, not having given them deeds for the said land. To son Warner Mifflin 5 s. together with what he has already had I consider his full proportion of my estate. To son Daniel Mifflin 200£ which with what he has already had I consider his part of my estate. To grandson Jonathan Walker Mifflin. To daughters Patience Hunn, Elizabeth Howell Eyre Mifflin, Rebecca Mifflin & my grandaughter Ann Hunn the balance of my estate, real & personal. Refers to "my former wife Ann". Sons Warner & Daniel Exrs. Witt: John S. Ker, John Davis, William Booth.Codicil - That part of my personal estate which is included in my wife's dowerto be her own property and at her own disposal. Same witnesses
On 15 January 1796 the lands of Daniel Mifflin's heirs in this District [3] were noted. The procession reads in part: Lines between Mifflin's heirs & John Kendal's heirs. Lines between Mifflin's heirs & George Wallop (Walczyk, Processions: 18).

On 1 February 1796 the boundaries of the lands of Daniel Mifflin heirs and were processioned. (Walczyk, Processions, p. 15). The text reads in part: First District - Feby 1st 1796 - . . . Danl Mifflin's heirs & George Marshal. Lines between Danl Mifflin's heirs . . .

A survey of the lands of Daniel Mifflin was taken between Sept 12, 13, 14, 1799. (Survey Book 2).

Daniel Mifflin and Mary Warner had the following children:

+I. Warner Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 21 August 1745 (Wright, K & S Delaware Vitals, 77). Warner died in October 1798 (87). He married twice. He married Elizabeth circa 1767. Elizabeth, was born circa 1749. Elizabeth, died in September 1783 (87). The Children of Warner Mifflin and Elisabeth his wife: Mary Mifflin first daughter 21 April 1769; Elisabeth their second daughter b 14 February 1770; died same day; Elisabeth their third daughter b 26 January 1771; Sarah their fourth daughter b 4th mo. 1773; died same day Ann their fifth daughter b 20 September 1774; Warner Mifflin their first son b 6 April 1777; Susanna Mifflin their 6th daughter b 24 August 1779; Hannah Mifflin their 7th daughter b 30 October 1781; Sarah Mifflin their 8th daughter b 9 December 1784. Eliza. Mifflin mother of the above said children died 3 June 1786 (60).

He married Anna circa 1789. Anna, was born circa 1771. The children of Warner and Anna Mifflin; Samuel E. Mifflin 6 April 1790(81), Lemuel Mifflin 23 March 1792 (81), Mary Ann Mifflin in March 1795 (87).

In his grandmother, Mary Eyre's will, Warner was named by Mary to handle her estate on 18 June 1772 in Accomack Co., VA. The will was probated 28 March 1775.

On 2 February 1797 in Accomack Co., VA the lands of William Hinman were surveyed. William Hinman lands were bounded by Warner Mifflin. (Survey Book 2).

ii. Edward Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 15 July 1747 (Wright, K & S Delaware Vitals, 77).

iii. Ann Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 2 October 1748 (77).

iv. Sarah Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 10 February 1751 (77).

+ v. Daniel Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 7 April 1754 (77). He married Debby Howell no father circa 1778 in Delaware. Debby was born in Philadelphia, PA circa 1761. Children of Daniel and Debby Mifflin; Daniel Mifflin 39 September 1778 (82), Ann Mifflin 28 July 1781, Samuel Mifflin 16 January 1784, Joshua Howell Mifflin 28 August 1786 (82), Edward Mifflin 5 June 1789 (82), Mary Mifflin 25 August 1791 (82), Debbe Mifflin 26 January 1794 (82), Thomas Mifflin 13 July 1796 (82).

+ vi. Walker Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 8 May 1758 (77). He married Sarah Blundel on 1 January 1789 in Delaware (76). Sarah was born circa 1770. Child of Walker and Sarah Mifflin; Jonathan Walker Mifflin 2 January 1790 (53).

+ vii. Mary Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 11 June 1760 (77). Mary died on 4 November 1785 (86). She married Nathaniel Hunn on 1 August 1781 in Delaware (70). Nathaniel was born in Delaware on 29 September 1759 (77). Children of Mary and Nathaniel Hunn; Daniel Hunn 27 May 1782 (82), Ann Hunn 4 July 1785 (82),

viii. Ann Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 10 October 1762 (77).

ix. Patience Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 17 December 1766 (77). She married Jonathan Hunn circa 1784 (Accomack District, p. 196) Jonathan was born in Delaware on 22 January 1764. Jonathan was the son of Jonathan and Ann Hunn (Wright, K & S Delaware Vitals, 70). On 5 November 1800 in Accomack Co., VA Charles Stockley bought eleven hundred and thirteen acres of land from Patience Hunn and Elizabeth Howell and their husbands, Eyre Mifflin and Rebecca Mifflin (District Deeds, p. 196). . A transcription of the deed in part reads:

This Indenture made this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred . . . Witnesseth that the said Jonathan Hunn the said Jonathan Hunn & Patience his wife Samuel Howell & Elizabeth his wife, Eyre Mifflin & Rebecca Mifflin saving & reserving to themselves & to the heirs Mifflin late decd of the county of Accomack aforesaid forever, the whole of Graveyards at the Mansion Plantation where the said Daniel Mifflin resided in his life & to the time of his death, in which said grave yards the said Daniel Mifflin, his ancestors, Children and relatives are interred with free access thereto for themselves & the heirs of the said Daniel Mifflin decd forever Have for and in consideration of the sum of Eleven thousand two hundred dollars lawful money of the United States of America by the said Charles Stockly to the said Jonathan Hunn & Patience his wife, Samuel Howell & Elizabeth his wife, Eyre Mifflin & Rebecca Mifflin in hand paid & secured to be paid at and before the Sealing and delivery of these presents, Granted bargained & Sold & by these presents do grant bargain and sell to the said Charles Stockly all the residue & remainder of the Plantation aforesaid, usually called the Mansion Plantation being the late residence of the said Daniel Mifflin deceased with the appurtenances situate, lying and being in the county of Accomack aforesd in the said State of Virginia and adjoining the lands of Doctr Fenwick Fisher the Virginia line, the lands of William Chapman decd Gingoteague Bay & Swan Gut containing by a late survey eleven hundred and thirteen acres of land, be the same more or less To have & to hold the above granted bargained and sold premises with the appurtenances to the said Charles Stockly his heirs & assigns for to the only proper use benefit & behoof of the said Charles Stockly his heirs & assigns forever.

On 1 April 1802 in Accomack Co., VA Charles Stockley mortgaged the land he bought in 1800 (District Deeds, p. 204).

x. Sarah Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 21 May 1773 (Wright, K & S Delaware Vitals, 77).

xi. Eyre Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 26 June 1774 (77). She married Thomas Berry circa 1801. Thomas was born circa 1775.

xii. Rebecca Mifflin was born in Accomack Co., VA on 21 April 1777. She married Joseph Galloway Rowland circa 1801. Joseph was born on 13 April 1780. Joseph was the son of Isaiah Rowland and Ann his wife. (77).

xiii. Elizabeth Mifflin was born circa 1779 (77). She married Samuel Howel circa 1797 (Walczyk, Gail M., District Court 1800 - 1806, 78). Samuel was born circa 1781.


Sources:

_____ . Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1777-1783.

_____ . Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1797-1800.

_____. Accomack County Virginia District Court Wills & Deeds, 1800-1806.

_____. Accomack County Virginia Survey Book 1.

_____. Accomack County Virginia Survey Book 2.

Keddie, Leslie & Neil. Accomack County Virginia Land Deeds 1744-1746 & 1746-1749. Salisbury MD: Family Tree Bookshop 2007.

Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990.

Walczyk, Gail M., District Court Wills & Deeds 1800-1806. Coram NY: Petersrow, 2007.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Processioners Returns 1797-1816. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2004.

Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties, 2 Volumns. Gloucester MA: Peter Smith.

Wright, F. Edward. Vital Records of Kent & Sussex Counties Delaware 1686-1800. Westminster MD: Willow Bend Books.

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