All info says John F McDaniel was b. Randolph Co, NC. But Randolph Co wasn't created until 1777. The area that later became Randolph Co was in Rowan Co in 1765. Several people say his father was Abraham McDaniel who fought in the Rev. War. The only source I can find for this is a history of Poinsett Co, Ark, - but it was written about 130 years after his birth (hardly a primary source). And I can't find any records for an Abraham McDaniel as a Rev War veteran. Is there any evidence about John's father?