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Ezekiel Rollins Daniels


Ezekiel Rollins "E.R" Daniels, the son of Charles Skinner Daniels & Elizabeth (Basnight) Daniels, was born in Wanchese, Currituck Co., NC on April 5, 1856 and died Oct. 8, 1933.  He married Eugenia A. Pugh (1859-1920) on Jan. 15, 1880.  Eugenia was the daughter of Little John Pugh and Cynthia (Tillett) Pugh"E.R" and Eugenia had 9 children.
   1) Arthur S. Daniels (1880-1955); married Edna Petre
   2) Lloyd Sylvester Daniels (1883-1953); married Lillie Morris Mann
   3) Lennon Gregory Daniels (1884-1922 Buncombe Co., NC); married Geraldine Willis
   4) Maynard Preston Daniels (1890-1954); married Sallie R. Montague
   5) Mattie B. Daniels (1893-1974 Pasquotank Co., NC); married Frank M. Harris
   6) Roscoe C. Daniels (1895-1936); married Ophelia Marie Montague
   7) John Pugh Daniels (1897-1934); married Gladys Merle Spence
   8) Charles Skinner Daniels (1900-1924); married Hilda Seabright Montague
   9) Edna Daniels (born between 1901-1910 & died at 2 months)

You may view a younger E.R. Daniels on this Currituck Co. page that was submitted in 2005.

The left photograph is the E.R. Daniels home in Wanchese, NC and the right picture is his store.  These 2 photos were submitted by Lou Ellen Daniels Quinn who stated ".... My parents (Jimmie Tucker Daniels & Merle Jean Wescott) bought the old house and lived there for many years.  I lived there until I was 2 years old.  The store had the first Wanchese Post Office, established in 1886.  I have documentation that states that his wife Eugenia Pugh Daniels was actually the postmistress.  She ran it until 1914 when Hubby Davis became postmaster..."

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