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The Daniel Cemetery is on Airline Road between Daniel and Milton streets in University Park, which is surrounded by the cities of Dallas and Highland Park. The cemetery is behind a fence and tall shrubbery and trees and can’t be seen from the street. Daniel Street borders the north side of the Southern Methodist University campus. Sorority houses are across the street from the cemetery. The Daniel Cemetery is the only cemetery in University Park. There are no cemeteries in Highland Park.

In December 1849, Frances Sims Daniel and her family moved from Pickens County, Alabama, to Dallas County, Texas. The farm she owned and the Daniel Cemetery are now in University Park and in the city of Dallas. Six of Frances Daniel’s children came to Dallas County with her: Jesse L., Francis R., John F., Thomas B., Isabella O., and Margaret S. Daniel. Jesse L. and Francis R. Daniel were married with families of their own. Her eldest child, William J. Daniel, remained in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, and her daughter, Elizabeth Daniel Windham, remained in Alabama.

A Daughters of the American Revolution marker was placed in the Daniel Cemetery, 11 April 1942. The marker was in memory of departed members buried in Daniel Cemetery on Airline Road and to honor Frances Sims Daniel, daughter of a Revolutionary soldier. The cemetery was on a farm owned by Mrs. Fannie Smith Johnston, mother of Mrs. Ann Johnston Ford, 3412 Haynie. Mrs. Lillian Smith Doggett is a cousin of Mrs. Ford.[330]

Children of John M. Daniel and Frances “Fanny” Sims:

     +85.        i.   William J. Daniel, born circa 1817, Maury County, Tennessee, died between 1857 and 1860, Marion Station, Lauderdale County, Mississippi,[331] married circa 1847, Mississippi, to Mary A. Chandler.



[330] DAR Marker —Memory of Departed Members at Daniel Cemetery on Airline Road, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 11 April 1942, p. 19.

[331] His last child was born in 1857. 1860 U.S. Census, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, p. 267, #173/172, Marion. Mary A. Daniel, age 28, was head of the family.

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