Danielson, James

Battle:Battle of Dunbar in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland
Ship/Arrival:Unity, Dec 1650
Prisoner and List:James Danielson, #7 on the “Scots at Lynn 1653. Iron Works Inventory”
Name Variations:McDaniel, Daniels, Daniells, Danielson
Residences:Lynn, Massachusetts; Block Island, Rhode Island; Danielson, CT
Other SPOW Associations:
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Published on: 9 Nov 2016, Updated: 22 Mar 2019
Page contributors: Andrew Millard, Teresa Rust

According to Christopher Gerrard, Pam Graves, Andrew Millard, Richard Annis, and Anwen Caffell, Lost Lives, New Voices: Unlocking the Stories of the Scottish Soldiers at the Battle of Dunbar 1650, (England: Oxbow Books, 2018), on page 246, James is categorized as:

Definite [that he is a Dunbar prisoner transported on the Unity]

Appears: 1653. b. c.1633. d.?1728. [Exiles; Banks; DR; SPOWS; Ch.7 & 8]

For explanations of the category, abbreviations and references see List of Dunbar prisoners from Lost Lives, New Voices.

First Generation in the New World

1. JAMES DANIELSON, was born, presumably, in Scotland and died in probably Danielson, Windham County, Connecticut.

Children of James and (_____) Danielson:
2. i. JAMES DANIELSON, “General“, is considered the founder of Danielson, CT.

The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States
By Henry Gannett
Stackpole, Everett Schermerhorn (1850-1927) and Lucien Thompson. History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with Genealogical Notes, (Durham, New Hampshire: Town of Durham, 1913).