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Major Robert Daniel- arrived in this country in S. C. from Barbados in 1679. He was increasingly important in politics and sufficiently important by 1692 to be especially exempted with James Moore (later himself Governor) from the general pardon of the Proprietors to the rebellious Provincials for banishing Governor Colleton. Six years later the Proprietors had sufficiently changed their attitude to make Daniel a Landgrove and send in his care a new constitution they had composed for S. C. This the inhabitants of that province, even then believers in states rights, promptly rejected.

Later as Col. Daniel commanded the land forces in Gov. Sir Nathaniel Johnson's expedition against St. Augustine. Thrice he was Governor (1716) and Deputy Governor..

He was proprietor of plantation on Daniels Island on the Cooper River at the junction of the Wando.