I'm looking for info on McDannel/McDaniel families in or near Blount County, Tennessee in the late 1700s or early 1800s. I have a Frederick McDonold (spelling on marriage record) who married Lockey Davis in Blount County in September 1817. Frederick's surname was later spelled with every variation you can think of, including McDannel, McDonnell, etc. His sons finally ended up using McDaniel. Most of his sons later lived and died in the central part of Arkansas in Faulkner, Van Buren, Cleburne counties. Frederick and Lockey were last enumerated on the 1850 Blount County, Tennessee census as Fredrick McDannel & Lacky McDanniel. (The children's surnames were all spelled McDannell.) This is the last time we find the parents. Can anyone help shed light on who my Frederick came from? Some related surnames (spouses of the children) are Steel, Sneed, Sherrill, Cupp, Hubbard & Oliver.