My ancestor's family name was alternately spelled McDaniel or McDanel depending on the generation and the document involved. Gregg McDaniel(McDanel) moved to Illinois in the 1820's and settled in Ottercreek, Jersey Co, Il. One of his sons was named Springer McDaniel(McDanel). Since this was an unusual name I thought it might be a family name. I found a Springer McDaniel in New Castle Delaware on the 1850 census. His birth date would be abt 1798. Does anyone have any information relating these two? Specifically I am looking for the parents of Gregg McDaniel or any information that might lead to his ancestry.