I am a direct descendent of Linvil McDonald / McDaniel and carry his yDNA, Haplotype R1b, R-L193+
We have an autosomal match that takes his parentage back to his father John McDaniel (1741-1835) and presumed grandfather John McDaniel who died prior to his 1813? will probate in Orange County, North Carolina. The autosomal match is via Linvil's aunt Sarah (McDaniel) McMasters' two daughters Sarah and Sophia.
A yDNA match of 37 of 37 markers was also made to 2 descendents of John McDaniel's second Wife's son Thomas S. McDaniel