John Strange’s genealogy in “Upon Our Ruins” is largely undocumented. Neither Emmet Starr nor David Hampton lists any parents for most of the McDaniels. Clara Ward’s genealogy (the earliest for this family) lists three children of “Granny” Hopper and a white trader named McDaniel, namely the Caty/Catherine who married Jack Ward, Lewis, and Alexander. James Hicks credits Alexander with three wives, one unknown, and two Wilsons, Mary and Catherine. I think the Catherine McDaniel who married Thomas Raper was probably the daughter of Alexander McDaniel and Catherine Wilson. A court case involving John McDaniel, son of Catherine and Alexander supports this circumstantially.