greetings! I now live in Ohio, but grew up in Newark, Dela. My grandfather was Charles McDaniel, born in Elk Mills, MD. His father was Jefferson McDaniel, son of Billy & Mary. Grandpop was the last of a slew of children and his father died before he was born so we never knew anything else about the McDaniel family except 1)we're Scot-Irish, 2)we've "been here since dirt" acc'd to Grandpop and 3)if I found any McDaniels in New Castle (I think he meant the county), we were related to them. Outside of Grandpop's family, I am in the dark. I have noted with interest the references to the Beaver Co. McDaniels--but I can't make a connection. My info comes from an old family Bible kept by Jefferson's wife Elizabeth (nee Barber). I would be happy to help you in any way if I can.
Melodie McDaniel LaNicca