You've done an outstanding job researching! This family is difficult! Your response about "selling the family farm" answered a question I was preparing to ask! Mary inherited "significant acreage" from her father I wondered why the family did not settle in Van Zandt? Digression: John's brother Jonathan wed Artie/Arty Evans 31 May 1866 in Van Zandt. Believe their father Andrew's last marriage was to Artie's widowed mom: Alice? Did you research probate records for Andrew Daniels?