Wow, what a story! But can't say I am suprised with the information about the cemetery. I have been researching my husband's Daniels line for About 8 years. I have hit a real brick wall.
While we were visiting in MD this summer we went to the Fairfax CO., VA mapping office. Not the one where the maps are sold but the place where they research & print the maps. The girl that helped us was really nice and showed us the map of that area. She said that the person who was in charge of that part hadn't finished. This was the same answer I received about a year ago. Different girl same office! <grin>
We went to the location of the cemetery. Didn't walk through the owners property but did go behind it to the Nursing Home and since there was no fence walked around that portion. I truly believe that at least some of the bodies were not removed because I can't find a burial place for my husband's great-grandfather Joseph Daniels. My husband's family wasn't big on passing down family history like mine has always been so it has been hard to trace them with any success. I have to assume that the Uncle Bill you mentioned is in some way related to my husband's line.
His grandfather was Horace Wilbur Daniels b. 4 Apr 1871 at Bailey's Crossroads. Family history relates that his father's name was Joseph Daniels. I found this
Page # 292(bottom of page)
Household # 166-167 House #61 Lines 38-43
DANIELS, John 63 M/W Farmhand 200 VA Eliza J. 22 F/W Keepinghouse VA
Rebecca 20 F/W at Home Marietta 13 F/W At Home VA
Fannie 18 F/W At Home VA
Fannie noted: Cannot Write
William O 15 M/W VA ## It was noted here that Fannie & William O were Deaf, Dumb, insane or Idiotic
As you know the Cleveland family lived in dwelling 58.
I'm not sure where this John Daniels fits in.
from 1870 VA Census Index Locality Falls Ch. CO.: Fairfax Series/Roll/Page M593/1632/39
1870 Fairfax CO., Falls Church Twp., VA Federal Census
1645 Book; Page # 293; Page 21
DOVE, Robert 77 Male Farmer VA Property worth $400.00 60 Acres (b. ca 1793)
DANIELS, Joseph 23 Male Farmer Born:VA
, Amanda 35 F Housekeeper Born:VA
, Edward 22 FarmHand Born VA DOVE, Wm 26 Male Farmhand VA
DANIELS, Oscar 7/12 Male At Home VA
DOVE, Charles 14 Male At Home VA
I have Horace Daniels pension file. He was in the Spanish American War. So I know something about he & his family. His grandson told me that he enlisted twice. The second time they wouldn't let him re-enlist so it is said that he used his best friend's last name which was Cleveland. I can't put my hands on that letter so I'll have to check to see what given name he used.
Happy to hear from you and you can contact me at my e-mail address. I'd like to exchange info with you. With both of us working on this maybe we can find some answers.