My Hiram Reeves McDaneld was born in Indiana 1844, and moved to Livingston Co., MO after the Civil War, along with two of his brothers, Nathan R. and William H. H. You find the name spelled various ways in census and other documents, but my branch of the family consistantly spelled it McDaneld from Hiram's generation down. There is a possibility of a connection. I guess our Hirams could be cousins. Just don't know. I do have a lot of data on my McDanelds. Hiram's father was Josephus, who was the son of John. They came to Indiana from Ohio, and before that were in PA, I believe.